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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (216 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: May 2011 ISBN: 9781455199488
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A succinct statement of Christian doctrine from one of Christianity’s most beloved thinkers

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, as well as to Lewis’ ideas and apologetics.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I read Lewis for comfort and pleasure many years ago, and a glance into the books revives my old admiration.”

    John Updike

  • “If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites…Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.”

    New Yorker

  • “C. S. Lewis treats listeners to a snapshot of Christian beliefs. These classic essays, excerpted from his bestselling book Mere Christianity, were originally heard over BBC radio during WWII. Narrator Ralph Cosham delivers what Lewis views as the core teachings of the Christian gospel. Cosham captures Lewis’ logic and witty writing style in comfortable vocal tones. His delivery engages the listener and gives legitimacy to Lewis’ views on morality, forgiveness, charity, hope, and faith. The production works as an introduction to the Christian faith or a review of its timeless truths.”

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  • “Cosham captures Lewis’ logic and witty writing style in comfortable vocal tones.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 1/12/2014

    " Written by a wonderful Christian author, this book is enlightening and filled with the Spirit of the Lord. It's also a very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Frazier | 12/7/2013

    " Read it everyday for two weeks and I still have more concepts to grasp. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/11/2013

    " I find this book fascinating. C.S. Lewis read this book on the radio during WWII. That is what hooked me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 7/26/2013

    " Picked this up as a CD at the library to listen to while on a 400-mile road trip. I really enjoyed it and listened to it several times both coming and going to my niece's wedding. But, I'm a Lewis fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dieter | 3/3/2013

    " Insightful; so smooth and lucid in his conveyance of ideas. I've never read any of his literature, but this sure makes me want to "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 12/19/2012

    " I listened to the version available from OverDrive. It was interesting to hear Lewis tackle many of the obnoxious things people say about Christianity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 7/30/2012

    " Excellent, very thought provoking! A good read for atheists and christians also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 5/14/2012

    " I enjoyed the insights into Christianity from this classic writer, although I don't agree with all of it. It was a quick read, and one I will probably pick up and read again to fill in an hour or so... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Gregg | 4/26/2012

    " This is simply a condensed version of "Mere Christianity." If you don't have time to read "Mere Christianity" read this book, it will give you some good highlights on the Christian beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/29/2012

    " C.S. Lewis makes more sense than most Christian writers I've been reading lately. He lays Christian faith out to the very basics without a lot of personal chatter. It's a quick little read for anyone interested in what it is that Christians believe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick\ | 12/31/2011

    " Beleifs have evolved since this little book. For the good? Answer is out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylynn Johnsen | 12/29/2011

    " A short book with a wonderfully written persuasive definition and defense of Christianity. You have to choose a door. Choose wisely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 7/8/2011

    " Quick, powerful read. Excerpted (sp) from another work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Werebot | 6/9/2011

    " This is just the a publishing of the second part of Mere Chrisianity, which I didn't realize until I started the latter. Just read Mere Christianity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/13/2011

    " More C.S. Lewis wisdom and understanding about basic Christian doctrines. His logic and reasoning still amazes me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 4/9/2011

    " This book was really good. Typical C.S. Lewis though. Just very straight forward and possibly contraversial, but also good and thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 12/23/2010

    " This turned out to just be the second half of Mere Christianity but it was good to read again. C.S. Lewis' lecturing writing style isn't my favorite, but his ability comprehend and explain complex religious topics is amazing. "

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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. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.