I have listened to it 3 times since purchasing it a few weeks ago. The concept and participation of receiving God's unconditional love for me and His most awesome grace is always a battle within our human condition. Brennan speaks so clearly to that.
There is a chapter called "Healing" that steps out at this time from the rest and really hit me. Brennan speaks of how God is calling each of us to participate in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. He goes on to say, "Healing is the response to a crisis in the life of another person. It's enough of a response, a satisfactory response to a crisis in the life of another. And wherever the word "crisis" is used in the Greek New Testament (krisis), it is translated in English as "judgement". That's right - judgment. Healing is a response that I make to a decisive moment in the life of a brother or sister; whether I respond or not, I have made a judgment. Healing becomes the opportunity to pass off to another human being what I have received from the Lord Jesus; namely His unconditional acceptance of me as I am, not as I should be. He loves me whether in a state of grace or disgrace, whether I live up to the lofty expectations of His gospel or I don't. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am."
In a world of condemnation and doubt, we need to judgment like this to share with one another! It reminds me a bit of something C.S.Lewis said in a sermon years ago called "The Weight of Glory". How we either can bless a person towards God or curse a person further away from God by our words, thoughts, and deeds as we interact with that person. It has been a while since I have read that, so I am paraphrasing from my memory. But that whole idea of acceptance and blessing which we cannot do until we have received the same from our Lord Jesus, and made it a part of ourselves - not just head knowledge - is so good!
I like his voice - it sounds like Brennan.
gritty humorous wellwritten
The author has published a number of Jesse Stone books and I happened into the series via Netflix. The main actor is someone I love watching - Tom Selleck, who plays a no nonsense laid back kind of police chief in a small town where stuff happens far too much for the city council to want him poking around in! There are plenty of characters and personalities to make this series a lot of fun to follow through. Unfortunately, on Audible I have only found 2 of the series available. There are a set of 8 dvd's out there and it appears that there are lots more written by the author. The sad thing is that the author has died, so the series will not be continued unless someone else is inspired to take the ball and run with it. I have seen that done before - i.e. the Hopalong Cassidy novels that Louis L'Amour wrote - they were originally written by someone else.
If you grew up watching the old b&w Perry Mason shows on tv, here is a chance to here what the original character was like, along with Della and that savvy detective. Perry Mason is a bit more edgy and considered a bit of a maverick in these. Worth checking out for the fun in it!
This is well written book BUT it takes a bit to get to the story of the actual place where the Badger Boy is developed. It is mostly like a story about the texas ranger who found him for 5 hours and then a "Paul Harvey" rest of the story of how the Badger Boy comes in to the picture.
Jericho Road should be listened to it afterwards, not before as I did by the same author. I actually enjoyed JR more than BB, but the writing is still well done.
Very seasoned reader transitioning between voices in the book. I like his sound and narrative.
There is a place in the first half that the highminded Lieutenant learns that he doesn't know everything about indians. Then the story develops later on to when Rusty meets his old flame, and then the support of a exslave. The second half was the way of how BB adjusts to new surroundings and the way he thinks. Well written!
No wonder they made a movie out of this book! This book is outstanding! The fascinating lives of the family tree that begins out east and moves across the continent kept me hooked, wanting to keep listening to see how the story would unfold. I sat up late night at night skipping sleep to listen to the book, not wanting to stop but keep going. Great book, well written!!! Highly recommended!!!
It begins in a totally different time frame than most of L'Amour's books which I wasn't sure I would enjoy as much. But as I listened to the story develop it brought in the things I love about his writing. The history and details that go back into history of how the west was settled, and how it related to the area that he was writing about now. The story was not predictable of which I appreciated as well. It begans in a more modern day time set and then as the lead person investigates the story he finds himself in situations not unlike being in the old west working with other characters that also fit the western subject matter. A very good read or listen!
Jason Culp is one of the best vocalists I have heard read from various books.
The whole series of books that are available that Louis L'Amour wrote with the character Hopalong Cassidy are very good and well written. I highly recommend listening to the series as they all are well written and well done on audible.
I listened to The Man Called Trent and then ordered this one. Same story. It appears it is a little longer, but it starts word for word. The book is good. Just don't get caught with the two titles!
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