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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.

©2005 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites…Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.” ( New Yorker)
“I read Lewis for comfort and pleasure many years ago, and a glance into the books revives my old admiration.” (John Updike)

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  • RayChu
  • 20-09-14

Incredible.

Lewis gets straight to the heart of what being Christian actually is. He hits the hard stuff swiftly and doesn't waste time. He uses solid logic around the issues he had as a believer and when he didn't believe. It's a fast listen and absolutely wonderful.

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  • Raymond
  • 01-06-12

A jewel from C.S. Lewis

As a diehard fan of C.S. Lewis, I enjoy all of his books. This one, "What Christians Believe" is a concise review of the major doctrines of western Christianity - I never knew C.S. Lewis had written such a book. This little book covers what Christians believe in an entertaining, nonconfrontational, and informative manner. His simple, direct style makes some important concepts and ideas obvious, that otherwise had been dull and foggy. The narrator was excellent! His presentation was clear and soothing, but also lively and entertaining - it will never put you to sleep.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-20

Brilliant

CS Lewis is brilliant and brilliantly explains Christianity.
I hope that everyone who reads his book or listens to the audiobook does themself the favour of being honest and allows the words to confront and challenge their beliefs.

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  • Theo Tsourdalakis
  • 26-11-12

SHORT BOOK BUT WORTH A LISTEN

I found this book very interesting and educational

It is a very short book (under 60 min) I was disapointed that it was not longer.

Some deep theology but presented in an interesting and clear maner.

It's pretty profound

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  • Karen
  • 11-05-11

Rated on Content

This was a tough listen for me on audio, but I will listen again. The content is true to C.S. Lewis and always an encouragement. He is able to present Jesus in a manner that cannot be argued.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-21

The man is practical on subjects that often divide

The man is practical on subjects that often divide...

From salvation to how the Christians pictures others and many more.

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  • Braden K
  • 15-04-21

Great

It is a nice little book on Christianity. C.S. Lewis is probably one of the best Cristian writers of all time.

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  • James Moran
  • 14-04-21

A very good glimpse of Christianity.

C.S.Lewis masterfully sketches the Christian life in a brief 50 minutes. For those with apprehensions, objections or interest, this ‘keynote’ talk is sure to answer some questions and pose others.

Ralph Cosham reads Lewis’ writings with excellent clarity, metre, and inclination. His narration only helps to make Lewis’ thoughts the more accessible.

A wonderful read.

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  • Tami Hermann
  • 12-04-21

concise but powerful

CS Lewis is thought provoking as always. The narrator does a great job. overall great version.

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  • Collin
  • 09-04-21

A Succinct Explanation

Lewis' work is a succinct explanation of orthodox Christian doctrine. This is a quick and easy reading for anyone interested in the basics of Christian belief that does not have the time to delve deeply into Christian thought.

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  • Patricia
  • 23-12-12

Fascinating and enlightening

I found this book takes a lot of listening as complex concepts are explored; but it is so worth the while. Don't be put off by the slightly old fashioned language in places 'cos it was written in the 1940/50's? The explanations and insights provided are like sunlight breaking through a storm cloud or a muddy pool suddenly becoming crystal clear; not only is it enlightening but inspiring and answers questions you didn't even realize were bothering you. I cannot recommend it more highly and I have read and reread it many times. I am quite certain I will continue to do so in the future. It should even encourage one to get the paperback copy of the original which has a few more parts to it and provides more material for contemplation.