Very interesting book on how a church and a nation can cave in and lose their way when they feel they need to appease the masses. Presbyterian USA members would be well advised to read this book after what happened at the July 2011 conference. This has happened in the past and could very well happen again.
This was a very informative book and well worth the credit. The book provided a unique look at what goes on behind the scenes of a mega bureaucracy. The only negative I have is that I would have preferred the book to be read by Gates himself. The narrator did a good job but he miss pronounced some of the words and it would have had a greater impact coming from the man himself.
This is an educational and objective look at the spiritual world. The narration is exceptional and the narrator brings you in with his ability to switch to many different voices. Definately worth the credit and it will have you taking an extra look around the bedroom when you turn the lights out.
Great listen and well worth the credit. Not a family road trip book but it will make you laugh, as long as you don't get offended by tough language. I am glad the author did the narration because it would not have been the same coming from someone else.
When I read the reviews of this book I was intrigued but worried that it may have been written totally for a female audience. This was a very enjoyable listen no matter what your gender. Very honest and a well balanced mixture of life on the PCT and the sotry of the difficulties she faces in her past life. Well worth the credit.
I appreciated hearing the perspective from the German fighter pilot's side of the war. I have a whole new appreciation of what they were about and what they were fighting for. This is a remarkable book and one of the best that I have ever listened to. Get it now. You will not be dissapointed.
If the author really has received a prophecy, why does he have to put it in the form of a novel? Why not just spell out exactly what the prophecy is? I kept having this thought as I tried to listen to the book. I got about 3/4 of the way through and had to move on.
I have read a couple of Gladwell's books and they are informative but I find they all start running together and even have some of the same information in each book. I found this interesting at times but not enough to get excited about.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and think the story is compelling and needs to be told. I enjoyed having the author read the book because he could put his own emotions into it. I really wish the author would have put more details into what it was like having a drug addicted son. What were the early signs? What did it do to the rest of the family? What exactly went on? I feel like this was glossed over and the book would have had much more impact if the cold hard facts were laid out for the reader. It was almost as if the author really wanted to tell the story but was embarassed by the details. I still would recommend the book because this is such an important topic and the story is good.
While I was listening to the book I kept asking myself how someone could live like that but in reality I believe we all think it would be cool to live like a rock star. He seems to be totally genuine and tells it like it is. The behind the scenes revelations are particularly interesting. I went to the 5150 tour when I was a kid and it sucked because I thought they were all wasted and put on a terrible show. After listening to his story, my intuitions were right.
He has had a strange and unbelievable life and I love his spirit and drive. I couldn't wait to get back in my car after work so I could listen to some more. I never realized he was such a great business man. Well worth the credit but don't get it if you get offended by the F bomb and lots of sex.
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