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  • Confessions

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By St. Augustine
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (55)
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    (54)

    Saint Augustine is one of history's most prolific geniuses. With great eloquence and passion, his Confessions - a masterpiece of Western literature - explores enduring questions that continue to stir millions. Perhaps the most moving record of a soul's journey to grace, Confessions appears midway in Saint Augustine's prodigious body of theological writings and remains his most influential work.

    Jeffrey says: "Perfection"
    "A Profound Confession From a Great Man of God"
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    What made the experience of listening to Confessions the most enjoyable?

    The narrator of this story has a great grasp of the tone and expression contained in St. Augustine's Confessions. He seamlessly renders this story with great emotion exactly as I imagine Augustine himself speaking it. To top off the experience, the narrator did not try to over-emphasize the "poetic rendering" style so often associated with these kinds of classics.

    Most profound is that the confessions of Augustine are a truly beautiful piece of work from a man truly inspired of God.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Confessions?

    The humility and immense transformation expressed in the mind and heart of Augustine as he relays his confessions.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This work has helped open my eyes to the nature of what confession means before a great and mighty God.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly recommend this book to all Christians from every walk of life; no matter your association, this book will help you in the pursuit of truth we each must follow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Bunyan
    • Narrated By Max McLean
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Few books besides the Bible have been translated, printed, and read as often as The Pilgrim's Progress. John Bunyan's classic allegory of Christian, the Pilgrim, on his perilous journey to the Celestial City has touched hearts and minds for more than 300 years, and still the demand continues.

    William says: "A well read update of the classic"
    "One of my all time favorites!"
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    There are a few books in addition to the Bible that I think every Christian is tremendously blessed to read, and this is one of them (and high on that list if I had to number them). In addition to that, Max McLean does a fantastic job narrating this book!

    My wife and I listened to it together and greatly enjoyed it.

    I believe every Christian will benefit immensely from the thought-provoking message and spiritual content of "Pilgrim's Progress".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pursuit of God

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By A. W. Tozer
    • Narrated By Mark Moseley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (161)
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    (161)

    During a train trip from Chicago to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, and when the train arrived at his destination, the rough draft was done. The depth of this book has made it an enduring favorite.

    Michael says: "Great classic book to include in your library!"
    "Profound"
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    I dearly love this book and recommend it far above most other books. It is a book of profound wisdom written by a man whose life was dedicated to the humble pursuit of God.

    There are only a few books that I make a habit of reading/listening to at least once every year, and this is among that selection of books.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Knowledge of the Holy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By A. W. Tozer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (73)

    What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God's majesty and truly live in the Spirit? This beloved book, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God's presence in our daily lives.

    Douglas says: "Once again, Tozer's Message..."
    "Profound and Reverent"
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    Would you listen to The Knowledge of the Holy again? Why?

    Yes: I will probably listen to this on a regular basis.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book pricks my heart with deep reverence every time I hear/read it.


    Any additional comments?

    The Knowledge of the Holy is a book that Christians in our modern world desperately need to read/hear. Tozer writes in this book about the inexplicably disastrous effects of having a Church that does not study who God is through His revealed attributes manifested to us in His Word. And we need just to look around in the churches today to see the apathy and deadness all around us caused by our irreverent or "low" (as Tozer put it) view of God. God says that He opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble: this book helped reveal the spirit of humility to me because it purely exalts God high as He truly is the Most Hight, above all else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    John Barrett, anchorman for News Six at Five, has a problem. He's caught his producer skewing a story to suit her own prejudices, then lying to cover her tracks. The "accidental" death of John's father is also now in question, after the father's controversial testimony. And a young girl has been murdered, and John is the only one who can prove it.

    Dean says: "A Very Good Listen"
    "An Amazing Story: Narrator Lacking"
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    If you could sum up Prophet in three words, what would they be?

    I would sum this up with the phrase, "Amazing Story: Narrator?"


    What did you like best about this story?

    Frank Peretti captured the struggle of the characters life wondrously.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator placed far too much emphasis on acting out different characters voices, and selected a hill-billy voice for the prophet, which was not how I would have imagined him.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story and is worth listening to despite the weaknesses of the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mao: The Unknown Story

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before, and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this is the most authoritative biography of Mao ever written.

    Jene says: "Fills many gaps! Very good..but!"
    "A Revealing Look into a Very Nefarious Character"
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    If you could sum up Mao in three words, what would they be?

    Mao is "complex", "sophisticated", and "Nefarious".


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt the story was told from an objective first hand experience.


    What does Robertson Dean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The depth and understanding that Robertson Dean brought to the story is something that would take a great deal of effort to bring out from the written text alone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment that particularly moved me was more like a gradual realization of the momentum of the story as a whole that brought me to the point of understanding that Mao was the culmination of what happens when a mind accepts no principles but his own. Left to rule himself by his own desires, Mao caused the deaths of millions of people in China and left a nation wrecked by moral degradation: the country we now see before us today.


    Any additional comments?

    Mao may have been one of the most influential people in the modern world because of the profound effect he had on the political philosophy of China, and even beyond. Anyone wishing to gain a deeper insightful understanding of China should listen to this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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