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Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Non-Fiction: Christianity. Audio from Blackstone Audio. Published in 1942, recorded in 2000. 5 hours and 52 minutes. Read by Geoffrey Howard. Purchased from Audible.com.

I tried to read Mere Christianity years ago and had a hard time understanding the first chapter. So, I gave up. This semester the teen bible class at church is doing a study of Mere Christianity and I decided to give it another try. But, rather than reading it, I listened to it this time. I still had some trouble grasping everything in the first chapters, but was able to make it all the way through to the second half of the book. From there on it was not as much of a struggle. There is some good stuff in this book. Definitely worth the extra effort to understand the first part. The second half of the book can stand alone and I’d recommend reading it even if you don’t want to read the philosophical stuff in the first half.

Publisher’s summary:
Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis’ forceful and accessible doctrine of 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 the 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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