• The Search for God

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (707 ratings)

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The Search for God

By: C. S. Lewis
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
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Publisher's summary

This volume of short essays and other pieces by C.S. Lewis is part of a larger collection, C.S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems, C.S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues and the nature of literature and storytelling. Within these pages is a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

This volume includes:

  • "The Grand Miracle"
  • "Is Theology Poetry?"
  • "The Funeral of a Great Myth"
  • "God in the Dock"
  • "What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?"
  • "The World's Last Night"
  • "Is Theism Important?"
  • "The Seeing Eye"
  • "Must Our Image of God Go?"

©1980 C.S. Lewis (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great voice for a great book.

I love how relatable Lewis is in everyday life. The voice goes well with the feel of Lewis as well.

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C.S. Lewis at his finest, deepest, most profound-

I'm a devotee of Lewis and his extremely simple approach to the unknown. He lets the facts lead to the logical conclusions. He asks in Chapter 8, what is the reaction when a writer puts himself in a play? Yet when we read his books - like this one, and letters he has written "to Malcom", e. g.- I can see Professor Kirk so very plainly. "It's just logic! What do they teach the children in these schools, anyway?"

And this is C.S. Lewis's approach to the search for God. It is a series of essays, but reads a bit like a journal. He's just so brilliant, and at times I felt like I was trying to capture a moonbeam or the glimpse of a red-winged blackbird's flash in the corner of my eye. Ephemeral, often just out of reach, yet so clearly reality.

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great read

great read 👍 👏 it nice to read a book that you can tell time and thought was put into it

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Mostly Unique Set of Essayse

Some of the essays are found in other C.S. Lewis works, but this is still a unique compilation. This one has some of his comments about how gospel truth envelopes all truth including science, while science can't realistically envelope its own truth because of how it verifies information. It also has the author explaining much more how he doesn't see himself as an example for either camp because he sees that he has received gifts from God while in both camps and has quite often been a poor example of each so is therefore not to be seen as an example. I myself see mostly the gifts that he has received and am grateful for his humble approach at trying to help whomever he could with his writing.

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Great book

Easy to follow. It’s C.S. Lewis. You can never go wrong. Thought intriguing and challenging to the imagination

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A Condensed Collection of Lewis Essays

A collection of 9 Lewis essays and articles relating to humanity’s search for God (and His search for us). Theses essays are published in various other Lewis collections. For example, several were from God in the Dock (including the essay from which that collection derives its name). I think only 2 or 3 were new for me, so the experience was kind of like a greatest hits album that has 2 or 3 new tracks on it.

Being a more concentrated selection might be good for those who want to read more Lewis but not necessarily all of Lewis. It is also then good for those who might not necessarily interested Lewis so much as they are interested in these particular topics. I could also see its more narrow scope having a more effective apologetic/evangelistic benefit. It could be shared with someone with a particular set of questions for instance.

It’s definitely good Lewis and worth the listen.

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goodness gracious great book

good book by cs lewis here im glad i stumbled across this one for sure

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Awesome

Another awesome title by CS Lewis. Once again making you think beyond the normal things

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Excellent Content from One of My Favorite Writers

This book will really get you to think. I grew up in a Christian home so I never really felt the need to Search for God. However, Lewis unashamedly brings forth viewpoints I had frankly never heard before or thought of and I really appreciated that immensely! I saved MANY bookmarks from this Audiobook and already have re-referenced this book since listening. Ralph Cosham reads many of the C.S. Lewis books and does an excellent job—great reader. Highly recommended Audiobook for Christians and for nonbelievers that want to Search for God!

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Beautiful!

This was very beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I highly recommend it to anyone!

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