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JAMES

LEANDER, TEXAS, United States

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  • Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Carrier
    • Narrated By Richard Carrier
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness Without God answers these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. Arguing that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, noted historian and philosopher Richard Carrier presents and defends a complete worldview, one in which we can live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

    JAMES says: "Heady, Impervious, Soulless Lecturing"
    "Heady, Impervious, Soulless Lecturing"
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    Would you try another book from Richard Carrier and/or Richard Carrier?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Richard Carrier’s story?

    This book makes me think of the kind of book a calculator might write using circuitry logic and algebraic equations.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Richard Carrier’s performances?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Regret for its purchase.


    Any additional comments?

    A bit heady and impervious for your average reader—there’s no heart, soul, or passion in it. It's just a 15-hour brain-numbing lecture.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (1089)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (346)

    Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

    Jesse says: "Changed my thoughts"
    "Alternates between the obvious and the absurd."
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    What would have made Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life better?

    The inclusion of useful, practical, and revolutionary concepts and practices.


    Has Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What didn’t you like about Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s performance?

    He sounds a bit disingenuous.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life?

    This is a difficult question to answer as a short description. Edits I'd have made are numerous and nearly constant throughout.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter Rollins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Whether listeners are devout believers or distant seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we must lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist certainty in order to open listeners up to a more loving, active manifestation of Christ’s love. In contrast to the usual understanding of the "Good News" as a message offering satisfaction and certainty, Rollins argues for a radical and shattering alternative. He explores how the Good News actually involves embracing the idea that we can’t be whole, that life is difficult, and that we are in the dark.

    Evert says: "A Lot to Think About"
    "Thought-provoking, but Goes Nowhere"
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    Would you listen to The Idolatry of God again? Why?

    No. I've pursued the thought-provoking insights the book has to offer, but they ended up getting me no further in my spiritual quest and, in fact, left me a little depressed about the whole subject.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book has no characters.


    What about Peter Rollins’s performance did you like?

    He doesn't rush the reading, but some of the words he speaks are difficult to understand due to his thick accent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A thought-provoking journey into depression.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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