What Christians Believe

Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 48 mins
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Master storyteller and essayist C. S. Lewis here tackles the central questions of the Christian faith: Who was Jesus? What did he accomplish? What does it mean for me?

In these classic essays, which began as talks on the BBC during World War II, Lewis creatively and simply explains the basic tenets of Christianity. Taken from the core section of Mere Christianity, this book provides an accessible way for people to discover these timeless truths. For those looking to remind themselves of what they hold true, or those looking for a snapshot of Christianity, this book is a wonderful introduction to the faith.

©2005 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Incredible.

Lewis gets straight to the heart of what being Christian actually is. He hits the hard stuff swiftly and doesn't waste time. He uses solid logic around the issues he had as a believer and when he didn't believe. It's a fast listen and absolutely wonderful.

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A jewel from C.S. Lewis

As a diehard fan of C.S. Lewis, I enjoy all of his books. This one, "What Christians Believe" is a concise review of the major doctrines of western Christianity - I never knew C.S. Lewis had written such a book. This little book covers what Christians believe in an entertaining, nonconfrontational, and informative manner. His simple, direct style makes some important concepts and ideas obvious, that otherwise had been dull and foggy. The narrator was excellent! His presentation was clear and soothing, but also lively and entertaining - it will never put you to sleep.

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SHORT BOOK BUT WORTH A LISTEN

I found this book very interesting and educational

It is a very short book (under 60 min) I was disapointed that it was not longer.

Some deep theology but presented in an interesting and clear maner.

It's pretty profound

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This was a tough listen for me on audio, but I will listen again. The content is true to C.S. Lewis and always an encouragement. He is able to present Jesus in a manner that cannot be argued.

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My favorite by Lewis!

This work by C.S. Lewis is very enlightening. Packed with knowledge and answers. It makes alot of sense. The narrator was comforting, had me hanging on every word and wishing the book would never end.

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Amazing thought process!

This is a must read for anyone. The thought process for human existence and the issues of religion are so well laid out that any person’s brain will benefit from at least the contemplation of it!

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Brilliant writer, very well narrated.

Excellent writing. Narration was excellent as well. Could have listened for hours. Great length considering how thought provoking the subject matter. All fans of Lewis will love this. Narrator did the material justice. Well done.

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I give this to any one who asked me that question

C.S. Lewis explains what we Beleive in a straight forward simple way as to not confuse the non believers.

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Ain't it so brothers!!! read it...listened to it .

This was a surprise ..a very short read with facts upon facts of logic from a man that had been a full blown athesist...

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C. S. Lewis at his best.

Would you consider the audio edition of What Christians Believe to be better than the print version?

I have listened to this several times and learn something every time. This is a concise description of the Christian tenets of faith. Beautifully written and masterfully read.

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Fascinating and enlightening

I found this book takes a lot of listening as complex concepts are explored; but it is so worth the while. Don't be put off by the slightly old fashioned language in places 'cos it was written in the 1940/50's? The explanations and insights provided are like sunlight breaking through a storm cloud or a muddy pool suddenly becoming crystal clear; not only is it enlightening but inspiring and answers questions you didn't even realize were bothering you. I cannot recommend it more highly and I have read and reread it many times. I am quite certain I will continue to do so in the future. It should even encourage one to get the paperback copy of the original which has a few more parts to it and provides more material for contemplation.