Book Reviews of The Four Loves

The Four Loves
The Four Loves
Author: C. S. Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780156329309
ISBN-10: 0156329301
Publication Date: 9/29/1971
Pages: 156
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A little hard to get into, but once you're engaged there are some really useful and thought-provoking ideas.
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In these remarkable tapes, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers 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 love in English:
Eros(sexual love)
Agape(selfless love)
But instead of giving us a dry, theological treatise, Lewis makes the subject extremely personal and practical by showing us how easily natural loves can go wrong and polute our relationships. He shows that what we often tend to excuse as natural behavior is really selfish and destructive.
Lewis exposes these pitfalls in our loves in order to lead us to the solution-Godlike agape love, the kidn of love God has for men and women and the kind we must develop and nurture in all our relationships.
As in his writing, Lewis doesn't merely tell, he shows these loves in action with vivid and often humorous illustrations. The images are so relistically drawn and so alive you are sure to recognize someone you know or live with-or maybe even yourself.
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Lewis takes us in, explaining the four loves of the world. At first, I found myself disagreeing with his definitions. As I read on, however, I found his reasoning sound. This book has given me insight to better understand how people view different kinds of relationships. I found the definition of 'friendship' extremely helpful to me personally.
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Discusses the different kinds of love by the author of "The Screwtape Letters".
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You will hear the voice of C. S. Lewis on these tapes. There are very few recordings of his voice.
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Read by C. S. Lewis himself
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New Your Times Book Review says this book will be come a classic .

souls, virtue, love
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Talks about the 4 different types of love from christian view point
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classic book
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Lewis does his usual great job of stripping the dross off a topic, and presenting it so that "normal" people can get a handle on Great Truths. While not a typical "Christian Book", (like any of Mr. Lewis' books are!), this is definitely a gem for those who wish to delve deeper into the structure of Christianity and the love God has for us all.
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This book was amazing! I loved the chapter on Friendship love - life and relationship changing!