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.
I could feel the characters in he way Mim Drew told the story, the audio made it more real. As I listened I kept wondering as a police office how did Penny keep her faith?
I'm sure at times it was challenged, but it certainly didn't take anything from the storyline.
I love Inspiration/Christian Fiction with some mystery thrown in.
I did like it, she has a voice that pulls you in.
Penelope's First Case
Activation is Key
Forgotten God by Francis Chan
Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala
The Holy Spirit by Kevin L. DeYoung
She had a voice that kept me listening
Only is Guidance
I won't compare the audio to the print version, yes I have both and use both for different purposes. While at work I listen and during study time in a small group at church, but I also listen when it comes time to doing homework and I also read the print version.
So I like both for different and the same reasons.It all depends on whether you are visual or audio being.
The Holy Spirit is always my favorite character during study because He leads us into all truth and will help me to remember. In this listen you clearly can feel the Holy Spirit showing you how to walk in these Disciplines.
Sound - and being able to apply the sound with the words, you can hear them, they don't get muddled with other books you read, because audio is personalized to the story teller.
ReTHINK Your LIfe or
Disciplines are a necessity
In the same way we have work ethics, and morals for our personal life we really need to look at these Disciplines for our Spiritual life.
The author has several videos on his website which was a great accompaniment of this audio book.
The Holy Spirit because without Him we would have nothing. Francis Chan the author says "God put His Spirit in us so we could be known for our power. Sadly, most believers
and churches are known for talent and intellect rather than supernatural power"
In Chapter 7 the author shared that God talks to the disciples about peace in John 14-16, I enjoy learning new things about the bible that I've missed
Nothing Happens Without Him
I think it was even though I didn't learn/hear anytihng I didn't already know the re-inforcement of the information was valuable, because this listen put it in the forefront of mmy mind once again.
Bishop Jakes is a dynamic speaker in the pulpit, on stage and his TV presence is phenomal, which is why I was confused about this narration.
I'm not sure I would listen to another Jakes book unless I can sample it first. This was my first and he talked slow and he sounded sad. I shut it off many times for these reasons. I wonder if he was going through something regarding forgiveness and this title brought it all back. I wanted to cry for his sadness.
his voice was sad and slow I was so glad my phone has a speed feature so I set it to I think 1.5
No way, this is strictly a resource book not made for TV.
This one ranks pretty high on my list of self help motivational reads. I learned quite a bit.
There are not any characters in this book, but none are needed because this one is personally about you!
This is my first, but it won't be my last.
I totally enjoyed the "frog analogy" Mr. Maxwell shared while speaking about people who do, and I will share with you:
5 frogs were sitting on a log, 4 decided to jump off how many was left?
the content is for ALL women, single, married or in the meantime.
This was not a character book, it is filled with information shared by Priscilla and the The Holy Spirit. So I would have to say my favorite was the Holy Spirit.
Emphasis on certain phrases and actions she read which in her mind was totally important for the reader to grasp and book mark.
This book made me want to be a better, sister, daughter, partner and overall person.
I'm not the type of woman who makes resolutions each year, but this has me re-thinking making them.
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.
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