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.
The humility and immense transformation expressed in the mind and heart of Augustine as he relays his confessions.
This work has helped open my eyes to the nature of what confession means before a great and mighty God.
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.
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".
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.
Yes: I will probably listen to this on a regular basis.
This book pricks my heart with deep reverence every time I hear/read it.
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.
I would sum this up with the phrase, "Amazing Story: Narrator?"
Frank Peretti captured the struggle of the characters life wondrously.
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.
This is a great story and is worth listening to despite the weaknesses of the narrator.
Mao is "complex", "sophisticated", and "Nefarious".
I felt the story was told from an objective first hand experience.
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.
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.
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!
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