I am glad that I saw the movie which, I thought was awesome. Now, That I have read the book I kinda feel cheated. Because, This book was fantastic. It is more detailed than the movie. Which, I guess the books always are. I think anyone who listens to this will enjoy this book as much as I did.
I often struggle with narration for audiobooks, but the narrator on this book really complemented the story, not detracting from the content at all.
The author's were not afraid to tackle the tough issues of fatherhood, and the responsibilities fathers face. It is definetly a thought-provoking read. I am hoping to see the movie created by the author's also. I recoomend it!!
I really like Randy Alcorn's work and have read several of his offerings. So far I am only less than two hours in the first part and don't feel I will proceed any further. For me, there is too much time wasted developing unnecessary characteristics of each of the novel participants and mundane homey details concering their interactions. I kept waiting for some real meaty story features but none have developed in almost two hours of listening.
Roger Mueller attempts to represent each character via a voice inflection/accent but does not get it quite right because of the many ethnic/gender/age variations in the story.
Because this such a long read and I can't seem to get into the rythem of the presentation, I will put it aside for the time and maybe revisit it again in the future. If I eventually complete the novel, I will update my evaluation.
I listen to audio books to help me fall asleep. This one kept me sleep deprived for several nights as I listened. The book made me laugh, cry and cheer. Roger Mueller does an awesome job narrating, even the women sound believeable.
listening this novel i laughed and cried more than i ever done listening any book. i learned so much on what it means to be a good father, i am so excited on what God is doing in my life as i practice this principles taught in this book. both the movie and the book are really good. highly recommended.
the "Christian LIGHT" philosophy....very predictable and not much spiritual depth.
Good narrator, just didn't have much of a story to work with.
The message of Father's taking responsibility, MEN BEING MEN and guiding their families to spiritual truth is good, but it's all about what GOD can do for ME, no deep Christian teaching. Very "protestant" - in theology.
Nice hopeful story - shallow theology, without substance. This is a "JESUS LOVES ME" kind of book for beginners. Prayer gets the characters thru some tough times. Church is all about fellowship and friends, but not about giving back to GOD. The men are there to guide and help the younger men and that's a good message. The action of publicly taking responsibility in an oath type of ceremony is fine and full of emotion if your faith is based on emotions and social peer group.