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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life (audiobook) by Armand M. Nicholi

Fantastic. A most interesting book.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
The Question of God is a fascinating book. I heard it is an audiobook. I listen to audiobooks as an interesting diversion during my commute to work and I found this book to fit the bill perfectly. It is narrated wonderfully by Robert Whitfield.

Fans of Freud have complained about the book because they think that Lewis comes out of these debates much stronger than Freud. I agree. But, I do not think Freud was disparaged or misrepresented in these "debates."

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Large, generous quotes from both men are the main feature. Both men speak for themselves with Nicholi adding relevant supporting information with occasional discussion of his own research. The arguments flow naturally and I cannot recall a time when the discussion seemed forced.

Lots of biographical material is included as well. The reader (or, in my case, the listener) does not need to be an expert on either Lewis or Freud to enjoy the experience.

The audio version lasts about 8 hours.

I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.

This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Question of God
Reviewed on March 14, 2009.

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