While this 8th book in the series is as good as the 7 prior, I sure miss Mr. Ferrone as narrator of the unabridged versions. Mr. Muller's character accents took some getting used to.
I so looked forward to this book, but what a disappointment! The author strains so hard to turn a phrase the book reads like a high school creative writing essay. That could be overlooked, perhaps, if conclusions reached were based on sound logic. Instead of an honest attempt to paint a rich picture of Abraham on top of the charcoal outline we already know, the author seems to reach for whatever might be the most fantastic or controversial conclusion even when it contradicts the very research he presents. This book is clearly not of a journey to the heart of three faiths. It is more like opening a tabloid in line at the grocery store.
What a wonderful, upbeat and moving narrative. It felt like a conversation with the author rather than hearing a book read. I couldn't wait to get in the car to listen to the next segment. After getting to know the author so well through her story, I will never look at parapalegics the same way again. I highly recommend this book.
After listening to this book, I bought 6 paper copies and shipped them to my parents and five sisters. Very inspiring. I've since listened to several other Yancey books. All have been good, but this one's the best.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, start to finish. While not a replacement for Bible study, it is easy to follow, thoroughly entertaining, and brings to life the Bible stories. Definitely worth the time. My 80 year old mother heard some of it and said, "that's really in the Bible?"
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