Yes, BUT I wish it would not have been abridged.
a sense of personality of the author
This book is not for me....I only made it partially through. I find my preachers sermons more interesting than trying to listen to this book.
It has been impossible to find time to READ this book and it was expensive to buy. By purchasing the audio edition, I was able to hear the book more than once and truly meditate on it.
Max Lucado's inimitable style comes through again with a message that is sure to touch your heart and life.
I was not happy listening to this, I thought it was a audiobook on overcoming fear and it was more over a book on theology, which is nice if your beliefs are in-line with the authors. But to me it was a 2 hour re-reading of the bible. I want my money back...
Elder Statesman Doctor
This book should bear a label (and I fault Audible for the lack of it) warning: only for christians who literally believe many of the fables found in the Bible!
This book would be a total turn off for anyone who is: a) Jewish, b) Muslim, c) Buddhist, d) Zoroastrian,
e) atheist, f) Hindu, g) Jain, h) Universalist, i) non-Dualist, etc. It repeatedly talks about Jesus as the only way to God, gives inaccurate and incorrect info about Him as if He was ever actually separate from God, talks as a man does who has "studied" the bible all his life but never actually investigated it.
In other words, he says things that are outrageously incorrect. For example, he speaks of a quote from the book of Matthew as if Matthew himself said it. Apparently he has never actually studied ABOUT the Bible, or he would know it was written 70 to 100 years after Jesus's death, and he would know that Matthew was written up by an unknown author, who most likely never even met Jesus in the flesh, and wrote it based on the then still existant stories of Jesus, some of which were likely already inaccurate due to the way people telling each other stories they heard from someone else have a tendency to unconsciously alter them in the telling.
Aside from that, it pushes the idea that everything depends on believing in Jesus, which is basically a repulsive concept to people who also or alternatively believe in Buddha, Mohammed, Zoroaster, Meher Baba, Baha' u' llah, or any of multiple other high spiritual Masters who may have been fully in Union with or One with God.
Audible.com should issue a warning on all books like this that preach only to the christian community. I have probably wasted money on a dozen books that say nothing about being for christians only and give no indication that they are other than scientific or therapeutic books and do not advertise they are methods of spreading a particular religions philosophy.