30 June 2007

Lovely Things

My husband recently bought me a copy of the 2 CD set of C.S. Lewis' "The Four Loves". Read by the author. Unabridged. A 32 page study guide is included. What better way to find a way to think of things that are lovely, that make for love and kindness and affection, than to pull up a chair and listen to an older Christian man, who is a very thoughtful person, explain the meanings that he finds behind the old Greek words which we translate all into the broad word, "love".

From AudioFile
The four Greek words for our word love are "storge" (affection), "philia" (friendship), "eros" (sexual or romantic love) and "agape" (selfless love). In what is claimed to be the only professional recording of C.S. Lewis's voice, one can hear the mother of all audio programs about love and its vicissitudes. The speaker sounds stiff and academic at first--not as warm as he is in print--but this impression evaporates after a few minutes of listening because the essays are so pithy, exciting and surprisingly relevant in today's climate of impetuous relationships. The four cassette sides are integrated by the refreshing seamlessness of Lewis's thinking and many illuminating examples. For those interested in C.S. Lewis the person or those involved in any kind of love relationship, repeated listening will be utterly involuntary. T.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the edition of this title which was available at one time on cassette tape.
One reviewer quoted and wrote: "For news of the fully waking world you must go to my betters": But Lewis is a Great Place to Start.

Please look into listening or reading "The Four Loves," by C. S. Lewis.
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