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Mere Christianity

Written by: C.S. Lewis
Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide.

This audiobook brings together C. S. Lewis' legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, Mere Christianity provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

©1980 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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An Excellent Introduction

C.S Lewis has a brilliant mind, but if you delve into his more philosophical and complex works- I've tried many times to work my way through Miracles, but haven't managed to reach the end- it can be difficult for the casual reader or listener to make headway. None of that is a problem here however, as C.S Lewis puts his brilliant mind towards the unenviable task of communicating what Christianity is in a logical, relatable, accessible and understandable manner. Not so much for Christians already made, but for those who are curious and want to learn more about it.

Yet despite the challenge he measures up to it well, tackling questions like what is morality, why we can believe a solid one exists, why it points to the existence of a God or gods, and why the God of the Bible specifically makes sense (and this is just the first third of the book!), with apparent ease. More over, the chapters are all rather concise; something easy to take 10 minutes (sometimes less) to read on your own, and reflect on, so it's quite digestible.

Moreover, this audiobook version specifically is excellently done: Julian Rhind-Tutt reads in a steadying, reassuring and intelligent voice that carries that perfect note of introspection when he speaks. If it weren't for there being an actual recording of Lewis available at present, his voice to me would be the perfect one to represent Lewis. Before you know it, you find yourself drawn into the arguments he as Lewis' proxy presents to you the listener, and 10 to 20 minutes will go by before you know it.

So, whether you be a Christian looking for a good audiobook or not a Christian but wanting a clear and digestible way to explore it, this audiobook comes highly recommended. :)

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Great!

Amazing book. What a gift for everyone to read. Highly recommended if you’re verging on faith, don’t know much about Christianity or even if you are already a believer

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Wow this is insightful, consice, deep, excellent

I feel it is a perfect collection of many valuable things I have found on my journey from atheism to Christianity, said in much clearer and shorter ways! And it goes further too (and I am only in chapter 3!)....

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Simple and effective case for Jesus

Very Good read that flows easily and shows how cs was saved by Jesus our lord

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The most revelatory book ever written

it was beautifully written. learning the depth about the Christian faith and what it really means

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Inspirational.

Easy to follow and yet supremely insightful. I love all the analogies and description. Lovely philosophy.

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Surprisingly Easy Listen

I was thinking that this would be an extremely heavy listen with difficult theology, but CS Lewis took some very difficult concepts and made them simple to understand.

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Fantastic Read, Highly Recommended!

The Reading was well paced and smooth. Great principles shared in the content. Quite pleased overall!

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Best book explaining fundamental of Christianity

This book will wake you up whether you are a Christianity or not. Experience genius thinking of C.S. Lewis.

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Great

I highly recommend this book. Also, the voice is clear and easy to listen to.

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  • Anna Marie B. Oakes
  • 2015-06-02

wonderful. life-changing. eye-opening.

so easy to listen and let it wash over you. so simple. so true. put into such simple terms that make complete sense. very Orthodox in it's truth

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  • Todd
  • 2015-01-18

Fabulous. A must read!

Fabulous. A must read! This book is all "meat" and not a quick listen; the kind where you listen to a chapter or two a day and let it digest. I highly recommend it!

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  • Linda M.
  • 2015-01-30

Mere Christianity, complex ideas in simple terms

C.S. Lewis was a Britt, so it's only fitting to have a British narrator. The content was originally intended for radio, so listening flows naturally. The chapters are short too-- 10--20 minutes. A great starter!

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  • Austin
  • 2015-02-24

incredible

Narrator speaks at the perfect pace. Easy to understand and very powerful. A must read for everyone Christian or not

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  • Andrew
  • MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE, United States
  • 2017-07-17

Clear Christianity

First off, I must give Julian Rhind-Tutt's narration five stars. It was easy to understand his words due to excellent diction. Also, when a passionate, or emphasized, word or phrase was to be told, it was delivered very well, sometimes giving goosebumps.

As far as the author, I give C.S. Lewis high praise for the ease in which he explains every idea. No matter what the subject, he'll give an analogy that even the simplest of minds (like mine) will clearly understand. You'll finish listening to the sentence saying "That makes perfect sense."

I was once an atheist (as Lewis was) and this inspired my purchase of the book a while ago. I did not actually read/listen to it - thinking that our different denominations would come into ply - but my pastor gave it as a side-read earlier this month. So, I dove in and I found, despite our different denominations, Lewis explained the path to salvation clearly, with the highest common sense imaginable.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2015-03-27

Captivating

I'll listen to this several more times. Packed full of wisdom and insight.

The delivery of the speakers was easy to follow and enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Helm
  • 2015-03-04

Excellent!

A wonderful help to building one's faith. A great help to understanding key points of Christianity I had not ever considered. :-)

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  • Pastor Ehrich
  • 2015-09-08

timeless book

Would you consider the audio edition of Mere Christianity to be better than the print version?

no i still like the print but i love being able to listen while i drive and to have it on in the back ground while i work

Any additional comments?

every time i read this book i learn something new. i picked up this audio book to add to my devotional time. and i am glad i did

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  • Richard
  • 2015-09-09

Great christian insights from another era

Lewis makes some good points in this but also a few mundane ones. Overall, it makes for a nice and easy listen.

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  • Scott
  • 2015-04-01

Relevant thoughts from a Timeless perspective.

I've read this book years ago, and to listen to it was refreshing and allowed me to capture different thoughts that I had previously missed.
The audio performance was spot on, and easy to follow.

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