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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,327 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: C.S. Lewis Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc. Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2001 ISBN:
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In this remarkable audio, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in this century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated love in English:

  • Storge (affection)
  • Philia (friendship)
  • Eros (sexual love)
  • Agape (selfless love)

    But instead of giving you a dry, theological treatise, Lewis makes the subject extremely personal and practical by showing you how easily natural loves can go wrong and pollute your relationships. He shows that what you often tend to excuse as natural behavior is really selfish and destructive.

    Lewis exposes these pitfalls in your loves in order to lead you to the solution - Godlike agape love, the kind of love God has for men and women and the kind you must develop and nurture in all relationships.

    As in his writings, Lewis doesn't merely tell, he shows these loves in action with vivid and often humorous illustrations. The images are so realistically drawn and so alive you are sure to recognize someone you know or live with - or maybe even yourself. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mobanika | 2/15/2014

      " Na to ako som sa tesila na dalsiu knihu od Lewisa, som nebola uplne nadsena. Vela peknych myslienok, ale ako celok ma neocarila. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 2/10/2014

      " As usual, there are a lot of interesting things to think about after reading this book. I felt as though Lewis went off on more tangents this time around, or maybe the tangents just weren't as good, but the core of the thoughts are good. Also, I thought he could have elaborated more in the Eros section without the Venus being involved. I think the core ideas of Eros love got lost in all of the Venus talk. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amon | 2/4/2014

      " Oops.. I actually did finish this one "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 1/24/2014

      " Lewis is generally wise about how humans behave and what obstacles they tend to put in the way of being good to one another, even if you don't share his Christianity. The places where he fails to convince, however, are spectacularly large, because his social conservatism and his bigotry against other faiths can't help but come out, being much of what define his thinking. But he belongs to a small group of English conservative writers--Evelyn Waugh and Saki are the others--whose levels of insight and talent keep me reading them, even if their condescension (extending, of course, towards "liberated" women) is unpalatable. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate Walker | 1/23/2014

      " Every page is delightful. In many ways the study is autobiographical - one can see Mrs. Moore in Affection, the Inklings in Friendship, and Joy Davidman in Eros. Mrs. Fidget in the chapter on Affection is a new favorite Lewis character. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Smith | 1/18/2014

      " Lewis never fails to pull me in.... I fall every time when he explains the unexplainable so convincingly. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stewartw22 | 1/5/2014

      " Labor of love. Emphasis on LABOR... "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fritz van Deventer | 12/18/2013

      " A nice outline of the different kinds of love we can experience in a lifetime as well as the importance of these different kinds of love. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 11/15/2013

      " Of course, C.S. Lewis is always amazing. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annabelle | 11/13/2013

      " Lewis is one of the best theologic philosophers in history but this one was difficult for me to get through. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Thompson | 10/29/2013

      " Lewis is humble and brilliant in this exposition of the most substantial and significant inter-human emotion. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Davis | 10/26/2013

      " Lewis examines the many facets of love with his keen mind and remarkable logic. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 10/17/2013

      " I think this book was eye opening and inspiring for me. I had never catagorized love and it was interesting to read love catagorized in this way. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham | 9/25/2013

      " A discourse on Love in four of its forms. Not the easiest of reading, but really touching. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 1/15/2013

      " CS Lewis has some amazing analogies and helps me to think deeper about things I take for granted. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Rainey | 8/24/2012

      " anything C.S. Lewis wrote is golden "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Magda | 6/22/2012

      " As gin is not only a drink in itself but also a base for many mixed drinks, so Affection, besides being a love itself, can enter into the other loves and colour them all through and become the very medium in which from day to day they operate. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/16/2012

      " I love reading this book. As many times as a I read it I always find something new and refreshing. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 3/1/2012

      " Amazing! I had to read it out loud to myself for it really sink in though. I want to read it again! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/18/2011

      " This book provides C.S. Lewis' take on various types of human relationships, including friendship, romantic love, and Christian/spiritual charity. The book is thought-provoking, and provides some very clear warnings for ways in which human love can get off-track. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 10/15/2011

      " I didn't completely finish it, but I think I got all the way to Eros. The book itself is a really good text on love. It's CS Lewis with his usual style and graceful writing that makes complicated things almost make sense. It is, at the least, a very interesting insight on how he interprets love. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 5/25/2011

      " I finally finished this book after much perseverance. I love C.S. Lewis' writing, but this book was more philosophical than I expected. It was still a worthwhile read (obviously, because Lewis is a genius). "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 12/10/2010

      " The chapter on Friendship was extraordinary. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/6/2010

      " Also read in 1993 "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 7/29/2010

      " I did not finish the book. The beginning was really interesting but the end did not hold my attention. Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime. "

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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.