Well...I am not saying God can't or doesn't speak to people with a spoken voice. That said, it is VERY rare, even in the Bible (Saul, Moses, and only a handful or others). The author mentions it as a matter of fact that God tells him things in a spoken voice, like this is normal. This makes it very difficult to trust the author without him at least providing some explanation for this....but he doesn't, therefore I won't support this book.
Typical notions of judgement used...a courtroom (how dull). The Jesus narrator was awful. Way overdid the Christian lecturing. I know that 1+1 = 2.
I think I am done. This was book 2.
In many ways. The Jesus narrator sounded like a boy and Hitler was a man, so it was like a boy lecturing to man...The whole first chapter (scene) stank of Job's friends...if you know what I mean.
I am not a fan of lecturing of this type, which at it's core is ALL this book is. It is not an exploration of Hitler and Jesus discussions. it is just rehashing the author's interpretations of the Bible. I realize anyhow who would speculate on their conversation might be incorrect, but that is why I read books. I want an author to think of this (that is truly creative). If I wanted to read the Bible, I would just do that.
Biggest complaint: Jesus. Understand that being the narrator for Jesus is a tall order for anyone, that said, I found the performance to be forced, slightly whiny, and unappealing.
Biggest compliment: The voice of Job was outstanding.
A little less retelling of Bible stories...I don't buy a book to hear it retell another (even if it is the Bible)
I don't understand the authors whole section on driking beer. I understand that he felt hiding it was wrong, but personally if you aren't getting drunk, what exactly is the sin there? Just don't hide driking a beer, there is nothing wrong with it (Paul and Jesus drank wine afterall!...I don't believe beer was availabe in that era, or perhaps they'd be having a beer too!). Anyhow, either way, the section on this was long and distracting and was't the best story to make a point.
I liked the book, but it isn't at all a Love Wins book. Rob seems a little uninterested during his reading of the book at times.
This is my first Peter Rollins book and he strikes me as intelligent and educated. That said, I had a hard time listening to this book and it's content. The book strikes me as a pool of philosophy and doesn't really answer questions. I guess if that is the sort of thing you enjoy then great, this book might be enjoyable.
I get that churches and wrong images of god can be idolized, but God (the real one) cannot be idolized.
The book borrowed too many themes from The Shack. I didn't find the story as engrossing and I got bored with it.
It's a compilation of Christian testimonials about miracles.
Reader's voice was clear and well read, I just don't particularly care fore the "nice guy sappy voice".
I appreciate the reporting of the testimony in a logical way. Not speculating (at least too much). The speculation that was there was fair.
I was expecting something more than a boring discussion. Far too comprehensive with little detail.
Heaven has been a far too ignored topic, so I have to appreciate the author taking on the task. That said, he makes a lot of statements of fact, that are really statements of speculation. I am fine with speculation, just state you are doing so (which he doesn't). He also intermingles his own doctrinal views (as fact), which is too bad.
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