Listen free for 30 days

  • The Weight of Glory

  • Written by: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

1 credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
The Plus Catalogue—listen all you want to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks.
$14.95 a month plus applicable taxes after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
The Weight of Glory cover art

The Weight of Glory

Written by: C. S. Lewis
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Try for $0.00

$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $16.90

Buy Now for $16.90

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt. "The Weight of Glory", considered by many to be Lewis’s finest sermon of all, is an incomparable explication of virtue, goodness, desire, and glory.

Also included are: “Transposition”, “On Forgiveness”, “Why I Am Not a Pacifist”, and “Learning in War-Time”, in which Lewis presents his compassionate vision of Christianity in language that is both lucid and compelling.

Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than 30 books, 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 Planet, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

©1949 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; renewed 1976, revised 1980 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the critics say

“Lewis combines a novelist’s insights into motives with a profound religious understanding.” ( New York Times Book Review)

What listeners say about The Weight of Glory

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great miscellaneous read

Good, quite heavy at times. Great reader as always. I would have appreciated a little bit better defined separation between chapters as this is a collection of not necessarily connected writings. Sometimes I was halfway through a chapter before realizing that we were on a new topic. Lewis tends to go off on a tangent as well as finish a thought abruptly. This combined with a less noticeable chapter transition proved slightly confusing at times hence the 4 stars on performance. Could even play a little ingle or something in between.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • R.
  • 2022-04-20

great

I would have appreciated knowing where some of these essays were taken from while listening so as to more quickly find their source material later on, but the reading was wonderful and I enjoyed getting these thought provoking snippets!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lyle
  • Lyle
  • 2012-01-17

Indispensible Lewis

Would you consider the audio edition of The Weight of Glory to be better than the print version?

Both are wonderful
Since Weight of Glory was a sermon - it's great to hear it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weight of Glory?

Lewis's logic in Why I am not a Pacifist

What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

easy to understand and done with appropriate emotion.

17 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for JPak
  • JPak
  • 2013-11-23

Thought provoking and deeply encouraging

Wonderful selection of Lewis' writings, full of encouragement and deep thought. The title essay is particularly valuable and made me long to know Jesus better.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark
  • Mark
  • 2015-04-20

Love this book

This is a book I will listen to over and over and over again. I've never read an author who could say so much with so few words.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dan
  • Dan
  • 2012-07-08

Amazing

If you could sum up The Weight of Glory in three words, what would they be?

This book can change your life, this is CS Lewis at his finest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weight of Glory?

First chapter

What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

The perfect voice of CS Lewis

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Greatness

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for OldWolf
  • OldWolf
  • 2015-05-23

Amazed

I was totally amazed, I must admit , by all the stories that I have listened to here. Being my first time listening to Lewis's writings I loved the way he describes his thoughts on christiananty. Lewis writings make you think.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jim
  • Jim
  • 2015-04-13

Good and insightful

A lot of good theology in this, I felt some of this was a little over my head though. Xxx

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Seth
  • Seth
  • 2015-05-28

CS Lewis...always worth a read (or listen)

CS Lewis...always worth a read (or listen) in my opinion. I'm constantly being challenged and inspired by Lewis' profound statements and analyses of the human heart.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Duane Linstrom
  • Duane Linstrom
  • 2017-06-03

Delightful

This is a reading of several of CS Lewis' lectures (sermons) on Christianity. Lewis wrote on a highly intellectual level in a U.K. vernacular, and the book was read by a man with an English accent, giving the it a delightful, almost biblical (KJV) tone. The ideas come quickly, one after another. I've ordered a printed copy of this book and look forward to savoring it idea by idea.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for llandeb
  • llandeb
  • 2017-03-23

more than worth the time

I have listened to this many times. deep challenging thoughts. has impacted my life and walk with God

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ZenBowman
  • ZenBowman
  • 2017-02-24

Sublime

Lewis' understanding and application of theology to life is unparalleled. Both his faith and his power of reason come across brilliantly.

4 people found this helpful