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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455176359
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Mere Christianity is C. S. Lewis’ forceful and accessible doctrine on Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books—The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality—Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of his religion.

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, C. S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that “at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The most influential book of the most influential Christian apologist of the century.”

    National Review, 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

  • “Few authors can command a spot on the bestseller charts for close to ten years. There are even fewer authors, perhaps just one, who can do that long after their death…[Mere Christianity] continues to resonate.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ralph Cosham’s performance is superb; he is clear and unhurried, giving just the right emphasis and/or inflection…Whether or not one agrees with Lewis’ arguments, it is a pleasure to hear such a skillful reading of an eloquent work.”

    Library Journal

  • Mere Christianity is well-suited to being read…[it is] written in an informal, conversational style…[Cosham] sounds like a friendly academic and reads with appropriate pauses and emphasis. His subdued Oxbridge…accent is inviting and pleasant, showing none of the pretension one might expect from an Oxford don.”


  • “This recording captures Lewis’ finely crafted arguments and opinions…[Cosham’s] melodic, subtly British-accented voice could easily have been Lewis’ own.”

    Today’s Librarian

  • National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigette | 3/11/2013

    " The most fantastic book I've read in a long while! The author offers us in his highly readable discussion both his intellectual reflections about faith and then the inner workings of faith itself. A rare and perfect blend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.D. Boesch | 12/18/2012

    " A must read for anyone wanting to understand not only the philosphical meaning of Christianity but the psychological reasoning that logically invokes Christianity as the only true religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magen Mccrarey | 7/15/2012

    " Every Christian's guide and the intro to a life of Christianity to any non-Christian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad Kittle | 4/24/2012

    " Simply C.S. Lewis. A wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 6/30/2011

    " My husband and I read this together. I liked it, but it was pretty deep. It was very thought-provoking and we had some really good discussions together about it. I would recommend it, although it is not light or easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dillon | 6/26/2011

    " This book lays out the fundamentals of Christian belief very clearly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/23/2011

    " I love CS Lewis, wise and unbelievably well reasoned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 6/20/2011

    " Mere Christianity is one of the few books I have read more than once. Every time I read it, about every ten years, I get more out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katelyn | 6/15/2011

    " Challenging, thought provoking, and wonderful. I'll have to read it several more times extremely slowly to wring out everything I want to keep with me from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 6/13/2011

    " I liked this book until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 6/10/2011

    " Perhaps the best intro to dogmatics available. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 6/7/2011

    " A wonderful read and brillant apologetics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 6/5/2011

    " I need more stars for this one! Another of those books I read every few years, and always find something new in it. "

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About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.