The Four Loves

  • by C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by C. S. Lewis
  • 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable audio, C. S. Lewis shows why millions of listeners have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in this century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated as love in English:


Storge (affection)
Philia (friendship)
Eros (sexual love)
Agape (selfless love)

But instead of giving you a dry theological treatise, Lewis makes the subject extremely personal and practical by showing you how easily natural loves can go wrong and pollute your relationships. He shows that what you often tend to excuse as natural behavior is really selfish and destructive.
Lewis exposes these pitfalls in your loves in order to lead you to the solution: godlike agape love, the kind of love God has for men and women and the kind you must develop and nurture in all relationships.
As in his writings, Lewis doesn't merely tell; he shows these loves in action with vivid and often humorous descriptions. The metaphorical images are so realistic and so alive, you are sure to recognize someone you know or live with - or maybe even yourself.

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Outstanding

If you are a fan of C.S. Lewis you will adore this program. If you're not a fan I believe you will still be enriched by this brilliant writer. Highly recommended! Be aware, this is an older recording of CS Lewis himself, so the quality while very listenable is not on par with a newer recording. None the less this is one great program.
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- Michael

Great Audio Tape!

This is a great audio download to understand the Lewis's theological and philosophical outlook on love. But, if you are looking for an audio of the academic print by Harvest Books on "The Four Loves" this is not the same reading. It does not follow with the text but rather is Lewis's own lecture(which is amazing). Remember, it is not at all word for word from text. But a great lecture by one of literature's superb writers!
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- Horatio

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-19-2001
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers