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Before Mere Christianity — C.S. Lewis Vintage Broadcast Talks

Imagine you live in a flat in London, and it’s 1941.

It’s night. As you hear the now familiar drone of propellers, you brace yourself. Within minutes, bombs drop from the skies and explosions erupt. You feel helpless, hopeless, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.

When at last it’s quiet , you fumble your way to the radio, your hand shaking as you turn the dial. A calm, reassuring voice fills the room, delivering the first of what will be a series of radio broadcast talks. This one is titled: “Right and Wrong: A clue to the meaning of the universe.”

His words mesmerize you. They sound sensible, down-to-earth, yet profound.

The speaker’s name is C.S. Lewis.

(Click the picture of C.S. Lewis to hear the only surviving recording of from his broadcast talks.)

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Did you know that Mere Christianity was adapted from a series of radio broadcast talks C.S. Lewis gave between 1941 and 1944?

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