• The Weight of Glory

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-10-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (11 ratings)


Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt. "The Weight of Glory", considered by many to be Lewis’s finest sermon of all, is an incomparable explication of virtue, goodness, desire, and glory.
Also included are: “Transposition”, “On Forgiveness”, “Why I Am Not a Pacifist”, and “Learning in War-Time”, in which Lewis presents his compassionate vision of Christianity in language that is both lucid and compelling.
Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than 30 books, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.
©1949 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; renewed 1976, revised 1980 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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“Lewis combines a novelist’s insights into motives with a profound religious understanding.” ( New York Times Book Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By rebecca on 11-04-17

thoughtful and comforting insights

loved the insights on Christian faith and how we should become better Christians finding peavey through love, courage and humility

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lyle on 17-01-12

Indispensible Lewis

Would you consider the audio edition of The Weight of Glory to be better than the print version?

Both are wonderful
Since Weight of Glory was a sermon - it's great to hear it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weight of Glory?

Lewis's logic in Why I am not a Pacifist

What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

easy to understand and done with appropriate emotion.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By OldWolf on 23-05-15


I was totally amazed, I must admit , by all the stories that I have listened to here. Being my first time listening to Lewis's writings I loved the way he describes his thoughts on christiananty. Lewis writings make you think.

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