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Alan

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  • How Great Is Our God: Classic Writings from History's Greatest Christian Thinkers in Contemporary Language

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ignatius, C. S. Lewis, John Calvin, and others
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    Daily readings drawn from every century and every tradition of the Christian faith. Christianity through the ages... Ignatius, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Polycarp, John Wesley, Karl Barth, and Billy Sunday. These names, and so many others, fill the pages of church history. Yet they remain strangers to most of us. How Great Is Our God will introduce you to Christianity’s most influential thinkers from every century and every tradition—modernized for today’s reader.

    Alan Rither says: "Tedious"
    "Tedious"
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    This is like listening to someone read from one of those 'Page-a-Day' calendars, but without the passion. The narrator sounds like a pleasant young man who was given a reading assignment. For example, when he introduces each day's reading, he gives a brief biographical note on the author of the quotation and then -- without changing his inflection to indicate that he is now quoting the author -- he instantly transitions into the quotation itself. To say that it is distracting is an understatement. Jarring would be a better word. The quotations are mostly interesting, but the book is not meant to be read (or listened to) for more than about 5 minutes at a time -- the quotation of the day.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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