The Reading Life

The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others' Eyes
Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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The revered teacher and best-selling author reflects on the power, importance, and joy of a life dedicated to reading books in this delightful collection drawn from his wide body of writings.

More than 50 years after his death, revered intellectual and teacher C. S. Lewis continues to speak to booklovers, thanks not only to his intellectual insights on Christianity but also his wondrous creative works and deep reflections on the literature that influenced his life. Beloved for his instructive novels including The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and The Chronicles of Narnia as well as his philosophical books that explored theology and Christian life, Lewis was a lifelong writer and book lover.

Cultivated from his many essays, articles, and letters, as well as his classic works, The Reading Life provides guidance and reflections on the love and enjoyment of books. Engaging and enlightening, this well-rounded collection includes Lewis’ reflections on science fiction, why children’s literature is for all ages, and why we should revisit two old books for every new one we read or listen to.

A window into the thoughts of one of the greatest public intellectuals of our time, this collection reveals not only why Lewis loved the written word, but what it means to learn through literature from one of our wisest and most enduring teachers.

©2019 C. S. Lewis (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Loved every minute.

If you’re already C.S. Lewis fan, you’ll smile through every word. He rejuvenate my already passionate love of reading.

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Love, will listen to again and again

I love C.S. Lewis's works. I love listening to John Lee. This was an enjoyable listen!

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Valuable insights on reading

Really opened the door to seeing the world through other’s eyes. Loved his remark regarding being wide and shallow vs narrow (focused) and deep.

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Insight into the mind of C.S. Lewis on reading

If you want to gain insight into the mind of C.S. Lewis and his thoughts on reading and many of his contemporary authors, get this one. I suspect you will want to go read your favorite book again when you are done.

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Awesome book!

Highly recommended!

This book is well edited in print and the audible version was complementary to my reading of the text itself.

Reverend Stephen York