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The Weight of Glory

Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

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

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Profoundly influential.

It doesn't get much more significant than much of what is examined in this. Lewis floods so much seemingly ordinary stuff with huge quantities of biblical light.

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thoughtful and comforting insights

loved the insights on Christian faith and how we should become better Christians finding peavey through love, courage and humility

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  • Lyle
  • 17-01-12

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.

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  • OldWolf
  • 23-05-15

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.

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  • Mark
  • 20-04-15

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.

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  • Knitting Nerd
  • 23-11-13

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.

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  • Jim
  • 13-04-15

Good and insightful

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

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  • Dan
  • 08-07-12

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

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Greatness

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  • Seth
  • 28-05-15

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.

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  • llandeb
  • 23-03-17

more than worth the time

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

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  • ZenBowman
  • 24-02-17

Sublime

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

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  • Audra Dorie
  • 31-05-16

Love

Probably one of my favorite book ever. Incredibly insightful. He makes you see the world, the Lord, and purpose of life in clear focus. Grateful for this work.

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