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Judy Lokits

Deerfield Beach, FL, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Five Love Languages of Teenagers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Chris Fabry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (77)

    Who is your teenager listening to? Teenagers today are bombarded by messages from their peers, the Internet, music, movies....the list goes on. As parents, you may wonder if your words mean anything at all. If so, take heart: all research indicates that the most significant influence on the life of a teenager comes from his or her parents. Yes—parents!

    Judy Lokits says: "Eye-opener"
    "Eye-opener"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Five Love Languages of Teenagers to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I read the book first, then ordered it in audio form as a gift to my son who has two teenagers. I knew he would nerver sit down and read it, but he would listen to it on his way to work.


    What other book might you compare The Five Love Languages of Teenagers to and why?

    I can't think of any at this time.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I found the author's stories of his and others' actual experiences with using the right love language with their teen helpful. Also, his suggestions about using these love languages at the end of each section gave us lots of ideas that were new to us. He also stressed how important it is to find the right love language for each individual teenager, and gave lots of help in how to do that.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    I especially remember the author's explanation of the fragile ego of the teenager and how a seemingly insignificant criticism can be very destructive to their self image. This is a real eye-opener to parents and grandparents, and may explain some of the bad attitudes teens so easily slip into.


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps too much time is spent at the beginning going through the many pressures and changes in our society that have a major effect in our teens lives. Most people are very much aware of these depressing issues in our everyday lives. I did not really want to plow through them all to get to the author's ideas on how to help teens.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4702)
    Performance
    (4020)
    Story
    (4023)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Kelli N. Perkins says: "Still Thinking About This Tale Weeks After"
    "A heart grabber for parents"
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    It was easy to step into the family emotional struggles that play out throughout the book and identify with many of them. You always know that this is a very unusual story that may rock your socks at the end. And it really does just that. I couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Farthest Star: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene
    • Narrated By Bodie Thoene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    When a nativity display on public property is torched by a former US Senator, the media spotlight falls on the forgotten small town of Leonard, Texas, and the new pastor of its only church - Adam Wells. Emboldened by the prospect of leading his tiny congregation in a nationally-televised, first amendment debate that he considers to be a “fight for the heart and soul of America,” Pastor Wells determines not to let anything or anyone, including his wife and his rebellious sixteen-year old daughter, stand in his way.

    GrandmaG says: "Enjoyable"
    "A great values story"
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    As my first Thoene book that was not a historical fiction novel, I felt a little dissappointed in the lack of detail and historical veracity given. But then it was not meant to be a story that opened up my understanding of some far away place. Perhaps that's why it felt so different.
    The problem, I came to eventually see, was that the challenges each member of this family travailed through were just a little too close to those of families I've known or personally could relate to. They weren't pretty and bigger than life. They were the ugly effects of the culture in which we now live. Even being a Christian was not enough to keep them from being victimized by the Evil One and those he influences.
    In an agonizing process, the power of God made itself known and each member of this family responds, but there is some suspense as to when this would happen. I was relieved that God and forgiveness and obedience and many other values were vindicated, and that I was left with hope for our difficult times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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