This book could've been writtin in under 400 pages, but it seems the author was concerned w/details. With the number of characters and detail it made this a long book which wasn't a good pick for a BOTM read. One of our members choose it as our monthly read, we have reveiwers in our group, and members who have personals reads they want to get to and a life...Trying to fit in a book is already a challenge but one over 400 pages is huge.
How all the characters were connected in some way, blood, marriage or sisterhood.
Knowing that the author cared enough about his readers to use his own voice, I appreciated that.
Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala - this book is narrated by Jim Cymbala and its fantastic. It opens the listener up to understanding more of God in a simple way, but very real. Francis Chan has the same skill.
This is my first but I have watched his videos on his site and his inflection and pace of wording is the same superior.
I believe this book changed me and my relationship with God.
What a remarkable story by first time author Anaya Mathis. We journey with Hattie Shepherd and her disconnected family as they fight for a connection with her.The story opens with her newborn twins Philadelphia and Jubilee’s death from pneumonia.
As if the death of her children weren't enough Hattie’s comes to realize that her husband August, reveals himself to be a cheat and a piss poor provider. So Hattie finds happiness with another and leaves August and goes to Baltimore,but as fast as she leaves she returns, memories from her past quickly begin to prick her heart. You see, when a sick heart is longing for another it’s hard to love the ones you’re with, but it’s easier to become cold. Hattie’s children began to feel that coldness which moved into her heart, and they began to resent her.
Will they come to terms with the fact that their mom cannot love them? Is it too much to ask children to understand that you are preparing them for the hurt in the world that is sure to come?
Mathis writes a beautiful but sometimes heart wrenching story of overcoming life’s challenges. Very interesting story of family crisis, love and pain.
This is clearly one of my top listens, the subject: Jesus and the delivery was fantastic. Clear concise and no divinity degree required.
It helped me to understand the book of John better than my reading it as self study. I have listened to this book 2 or 3 times since buying it.
Character? Umm not sure I guess listening to Jesus tell Peter 3 times he would deny him before the crow crows was outstanding but the narrator really kept the story moving.
Even if you know the book of John experience this listen, you won't be disappointed.
Yes, I want to send this book to everyone I know, I wish when I started my journey I was introduced to this book, but it is never too late. I learned that reading the bible is essential as part pf a Christian life.
So much in our world is changing quickly and we have to come up with new ways to handle things, well its the same with reading the bible. Finding newness in your spirit while reading because the bible is alive and it ought to revive you. This book helps with that.
His emphasis on certain action words and confidence in the reading made e want to pause the CD and do some research for myself.
This book made me think more about how I read Scripture, the resources I use and how to use them us to get the most from them.
One of my favorite quotes was "you can understand the basic message of the bible" the newspaper and some of these blogs are harder to read. Refresh your devotion time with a new improved way to reading the bible.
Absolutely, the lessons learned on the nature of God and the principals of grace are invaluable. I love how Mr. Lucado says "don't settle for Whimpy grace" We have yet to tap into real grace, after reading this book I plan to us the tools and do it.
After listening to Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala I compare the two because of content. Valuable lessons about the Holy Spirit and Grace.
The analogies used to help the listener understand grace really was several Aha!!! moments.
It did make me smile and in some places I also laughed out loud at the sarcasm.
It challenged me to look at my life as a Christian
The Holy Spirit
The Apostle Paul
Excuse me, what's NORMAL?
this book is for believers and non-believers its for PEOPLE
I will listen to this audiobook again and again and again, I learned so much abut the Holy Spirit, Pastor Cymbala has a vast knowledge of the Holy Spirit and the arrangement of the chapters were right on time.
I brought this listen to understand more and I got more then i expected.
Honestly this is a one of a kind. I brought books on the Holy Spirit before this one and I returned one and the others were just ok.
Absolutely, his knowledge, and his storytelling skills simply was enjoyable..
Yes, but I didn't have that kind of time, but I did it in 2 sittings.
If you are looking to learn about the Holy Spirit, His illustrations, His power and glory this is the listen.
I couldn't finish this listen because the narrator's voice Joyce Bean didn't resonate with my spirit. I wanted so badly to finish it but only was able to get to chapter 1.
I guess in the beginning taking so much time to tell us what the book is was not necessary.
I don't know, my last 3 listens have not encouraged me at all to listen again, I will but not sure what.
She spoke as if she was just learning to read her sentences were robotic almost mechanical.
Anger because I love Beth Moore's bible studies I am actally on my 3 study by her and right now week 6 of Esther: Its Tough being a Women so its not the material its the reader...
I think this one I have to return...Sorry
I would but I would need to listen to a sample first. I was expecting to hear a lesson on the Holy Spirit actions in our everyday lives, It seems this listen was filled with a lot of scripture which I could have referenced myself.
No not at all, I was hoping the author would talk more about the Illustrations/symbols of the Holy Spirit
Yes, I enjoy the voice tone and pace.
Many of the Scriptures I can reference my own bible for that. Maybe the Scriture could've ben listed in th summary/details?
This listen left me feeling like I needed more, so I'm going to search ther titles on the Holy Spirit.
Absolutely Corey Allen did an excellent job of voice switch over w/out confusing the reader.
The gift Jefferson gave Senator Abernathy
Jefferson had such a tenderness to him and I liked that.
Obadiah I would like to understand why he left Mama Max and lived with another
An exciting read..and I WANT more
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