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Fr Adrian G. Head

Member Since 2011

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  • 7 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • Led by Faith

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Immaculee Ilibagiza
    • Narrated By Immaculee Ilibagiza
    Overall
    (25)
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    (20)
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    (19)

    For three months in the spring of 1994, the African nation of Rwanda descended into one of the most vicious and bloody genocides the world has ever seen. Immaculée Ilibagiza, a young university student, miraculously survived the savage killing spree that left most of her family, friends, and a million of her fellow citizens dead. Immaculée's remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.

    Rachael says: "Interesting perspective"
    "A marvelous factual heartrending story"
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    This story is an eyeopener to the facts of the genocide in Rwanda by one who was in the middle of it and was very close to being discovered and brutally murdered herself. Her ability to have genuinely forgiven all the killers, especially the man who killed some of her family, is amazing and powerful. This audiobook is very professionally narrated by Lisa Renee Pitts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Firm a Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Marcus Grodi
    • Narrated By Kevin O' Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Stephen LaPointe believed in Jesus. For him, the Bible was the only sufficient, firm foundation for his life. He wanted to obey God in all things, and had given up a career to become an ordained minister. He loved to preach the Word and knew that one day he would stand before God, accountable for everything he preached.

    Fr Adrian G. Head says: "Marvelous story. Inspiring. Worth listening to"
    "Marvelous story. Inspiring. Worth listening to"
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    This is a marvelous story, a fictional novel based to some extent on reality, of the agonizing
    journey of a conversion. Both as a book to read and as an audiobook it grips one's attention and one's interest.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pillar & Bulwark

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcus Grodi
    • Narrated By Kevin O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    After nearly losing his life to an assassin, Stephen LaPointe resigned from his pastorate as a Congregational minister. He made this radical decision as the result of a crisis of truth. This decision had many immediate ramifications for his vocation, his career, and most significantly for his marriage and family. Now, a year later, no one knows where he is. He has disappeared. Out of love, as well as remorse, several people - an old friend, his estranged wife, and a potential enemy - set out separately to find him.

    Connie says: "Glad to see this one on Audible!"
    "Follow-up to How Firm a Foundation"
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    Story

    Marcus Grodi made us hanker for this follow-up with the fascinating tale of Rev Stephen LePointe in HFAF regarding the agonies that come with the thought of converting. Personally I would have preferred Marcus to be the reader - as in HFAF - but the chosen reader does very well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Defend, and Explain the Catholic Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Scott Hahn
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    In Reasons to Believe, Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism, explains the "how and why" of the Catholic faith - drawing from Scripture, his own struggles, and those of other converts, as well as from everyday life and even natural science. Hahn shows that reason and revelation, as well as nature and the supernatural, are not opposed to one another; rather, they offer complementary evidence that God exists. He is someone, and He has a personality, a personal style, that is discernable and knowable.

    Fr Adrian G. Head says: "Amazing person, Scott Hahn"
    "Amazing person, Scott Hahn"
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    Scott is a man with a big commitment and an intellect to get to the depth of things. He is no halfhearted person. Good reader for this book is Grove Gardner.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin
    • Narrated By Lisa Renee Pitts
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (122)

    In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza's world was ripped apart when her native country of Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Miraculously, Immaculee survived the slaughter.

    Kim says: "What a triumphant spirit"
    "Awesome"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story is inspiring and can only do good. Also some people cannot spend much time reading but can listen to the story on a CD as they drive or on a CD or iPhone as they work


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Immaculee, obviously


    What about Lisa Renee Pitts’s performance did you like?

    Very clear and reflects the emotions felt


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sadness, yes, but also joy at Immaculee's readiness to forgive.


    Any additional comments?

    It is refreshing to see that Immaculee's Catholic Faith came out very clearly. I am grateful to Steve Erwin who organised the publishing of this book that he did not omit or downplay this. Wunderbar!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2518)
    Performance
    (1853)
    Story
    (1889)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "Inspiring"
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    It is good to have it as an audible because it helps whileaway the weary hours for me who drive many,many kilometres. Also the skill of the voice presentation of the reader makes it much more interesting.
    Father Adrian

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Orthodoxy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    • Narrated By Stephen Gammond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Orthodoxy, first published 1908, is Chesterton's spiritual autobiography. Subtitled, 'The romance of faith', Chesterton declares that people need a life of 'practical romance; the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure.'

    Jim D says: "Interesting book, poor editing of audio"
    "Orthodoxy is a classic by a very great writer"
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    Would you listen to Orthodoxy again? Why?

    Because it is solid worthwhile writing by a man with tremendous perspicacity about the realities around us.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orthodoxy?

    I haven't got very far into it yet


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ditto


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ditto


    Any additional comments?

    Chesterton was capable of deep and serious matters and yet could write things like

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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