If you're looking for a concise history of how the bible as we know it came together, you'll be disappointed. In my opinion, the author is an intellectual who uses entirely too many words. After 2 hours, I finally gave up listening. Maybe I'm inpatient, but if an author can't grab my attention from the first or second chapter, I'm not sure I want to read his book. It's definitely not what I would classify as a "good book." I was really hoping to find a decent audio version about bible history, but I guess I'll have to resort to reading, perhaps the book, "The Story of the Bible" by Larry Stone.
I like CS Lewis, especially the modern movie renditions of his works. However, this book was just way too wordy for me, more like poetry. I think if you're an intellectual highbrow you might enjoy it, but I'm just way to concise to wade through the prose. If he had cut out about half the words it would have been a better read for me.
This is not a book, but a collection of what appears to be magazine articles on christian history. I was hoping for a book or at least a more chronological history of the bible explaining how the books of the bible came together to form the "canon" or inspired scripture. Instead, this audio book starts in the 1500's with the translation of the King James Bible and then reverts back to 100-200 AD in subsequent articles. It then jumps around a bit more from article to article, but not in a smooth chronological format. However, I did enjoy learning about John Wycliffe and William Tyndale and the amazing role they played in church history and the English bible translation. Their lives are fascinating and I would really like to read a biography on each them.
This is the most comprehensive material I've found on conflict resolution for the Christian. Abundant scripture references really show God's deep concern that we be reconciled and live in peace with others, including difficult people.This is a terrific reference manual for anyone facing conflict, especially in a troubled marriage. God spoke to me very clearly through this book. Maybe he will speak to you too!
I bought this audiobook on a hunch I might need to work on myself in this area. Wow! I didn't realize just how much I struggle with character discernment. Great book, very practical, logical and well written. Cloud and Townsend are excellent authors. There's so much good material here I may have to order the hard copy to study it again. I highly recommend this book.
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