I must compliment the writing skills of this author, and the deliverance of the novel given by the narrator. However, throughout the book there is a casual attitude of promiscuity which I do not endorse or enjoy in recreation or entertainment. There are no overt sexual scenes, at least to the point where I stop reading the novel, it's just the matter-of-fact attitudes that I saw displayed in the personal relationships. But then, I am a prude. Others may really enjoy this book.
This story began very well. Midway it got muddled down in the homosexual character development of one of the main characters. I found this offensive and did not finish the volume. There was an occasional use of profanity which did not overwhelm the narrative in itself. And there were a couple of scenes which a man kissed another man, nevertheless, at least to the point that I stopped listening, there were no graphically descriptive scenes of sexual activity but I felt there was too much time spent on this character development and I therefore did not finish the volume.
Excellent! I was cruising books using the word "rescue" as a guide thinking I would find a nice book with some adventurous activity along those lines. This is what the Lord had waiting for me! You might think I'm nuts but I believe it to be true. This book is an unpretentious wake-up call for CHRISTIANS no matter how far along your walk with God has progressed. Thank you Lord.
At first I thought that this was outdated and pretentious. As I listened to the story I realized that even though economic and social issues were different (at least for me), the main focus in living was the same. I believe that God calls each of us to make a sacrifice in living which is unique to us as individuals, besides the fact of generally living with Christian attributes. We know and He knows what that calling is and that is what He holds us accountable for. I think that is what this story is about.
This is an excellent read. It's a fast paced drama that held my attention from beginning to end. I am not fond of romantic novels. Boy meets girl is really a part of life, including the Christian life, but that phase does not overshadow life as a whole. I think that is especially so for the Christian. This novel handles that phase of living very well, along with the more pressing issues that make up this story. The narrative was also very well done.
This is an excellent story. The reason for my 4 star rating in the story category is that I don't like profanity. The story is sprinkled with it. At first I was reluctant to continue but the volume itself overrode my objections to some of the language that was used. Mind you this narrative is by no means vulgar or obscene. I recommend this volume as an excellent read.
This book is sadistic at best. A society has been created that has evolved into religious extremism. A gross interpretation of the biblical passage concerning Hagar's role to provide an heir for Abraham (along with a perverse literal description of the act itself) was what caused me to stop listening. It's no wonder that the heroin of the story wanted to escape. I hope she succeeded but frankly I did not want to take the journey to find out.
This was a very engaging read. At one point I became so affected by the scene that I wanted to give a critique of the character involved and rate the novel accordingly. I'm glad that I pressed on. I've read a few novels lately (audio books) that have taken the dressing off of Christian life so that we can see what's underneath and this was one. I highly recommend it.
This book is FUNNY! Sometimes you find the best treasures in books for kids. It lasted just long enough for me to do my wash in the apartment laundromat.
This teaching is very well orchestrated and delivered. It banishes some preconceived notions that I had about the attitudes in that period of time. Very well done.
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