I gave this a two because it was just down right dull. The narrator does not do Sherlock Holmes justice. Even so, this is perhaps the most uneventful, slow moving mystery I have ever read. It is however within a compelling backdrop which makes it tenable (barely).
Reza posits a theory based on a pre-supposition that denies the divinity of Jesus and the supernatural. To deny the supernatural brings one back to the ultimate conscious/subconscious question for all and that is origins - were we created by an uncaused first cause (God) or we must explain how something came from nothing which is impossible by definition and logic. I did find ithis an interesting read although I did not agree with many of his propositions, assumptions, speculations and innuendos. For better coverage on the subject I would recommend Hank Hanegraaff's "Has God Spoken - Proof of the Bible's Divine Inspiration" and the for a more experiential understanding "Destined to Reign" by Joseph Prince.
Even though Dawkins denies it, this is a fundamentalist advocacy of atheism and "religion" of Darwinism (natural selection) as to a worldview. Although this is observable within species it breaks down transitionally as well as to the creation of the cosmos. Dawkins denies any possibility of the supernatural to explain the unexplainable but yet relies on it to allow natural selection as the first cause of creation...
Additionally this includes a "gross" misreading of the Bible, taking scripture out of context, not acknowledging the redemption of Jesus Christ and abrogation of the old testament theocracy laws - which demonstrate the fallen, sinful nature of man and the gift of grace - forgiveness of sin (no condemnation/unmerited favor) and the imparting of righteousness through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
To balance these assertions I would recommend reading "Has God Spoken? Proof of God's Divine Inspiration" by Hank Hanegraaf, and other resources online
False religions have long been around and have been warned about throughout the Bible. The solution is not "religion" but "relationship" and knowledge of the Bible and Jesus Christ. This age of scientific enlightenment continues to support the inspired word of God.
The author would like you to believe there must be an undirected explainable explanation of all phenomenon. The age of scientific enlightenment dispells this myth that something came from nothing as the author leaves it with the "big bang theory". This first cause must be from an "uncaused" entity that directed all intelligence, as is commonly called God, that exist trans temporallly beyond known dimensions. Why universal myths describing similar phenomenon? - I would prepose that God has obviously provided "General Revelation" in the "book of nature" - this is the "light of creation and consciousness" the God gives all persons of all time that none may be without excuse for believing in God. God also has given "special revelation" through the spiritually inspired scriptures backed up by manuscript evidence, archealogical evidence, prophecy and the science of statistical probability as well as countless eyewitness accounts. In addition, evolution is certainly a mechanism of change within species, but as the fossil record clearly reveals, does not change one species to another. A mechanism for adaption, intelligently guided.
Anyway it was an interesting account which, when all is said and done, comes down to faith - either in a fatalistic view of life on earth and eternity or faith in the only living God Jesus Christ who chose to die and be resurrected to forgive mankind, through faith in Him, of all sin, by giving believers the righteousness of Christ and eternal life with God, hallelujah. Go online for more information and a better explanation of all things involving origins, Christianity and other religions.
Someone looking for religion but NOT a relationship with Jesus Christ as a born again believer in the Grace (unmerited favor of God).
At least make up a different name for his religous belief proposal. He is historically inaccurate to call this Christianity.
By his own definition Mr. Borg is not a Christian. He fails to take into account the overwhelming biblical and historical accounts as well as compelling evidence (The Christian Research Institute). Without Grace (unmerited favor in the forgiveness of ALL our sins past, present & future - through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ) there is no Christianity - but Hallelujah through the blood of Christ we have the righteousness of Christ to live in His glory! Mr. Borg presents religion, not true relationship through Jesus Christ.
Yes - the unabridged version - well written, a great account of American history by a great American character.
The Last Lion
WWII - decision to drop the atomic bomb; Korean War - the issue with MacArthur
Yes- a great story of a very common man of great character who became a very great president during a very contentious period of American history.
Great narration by David McCullough - made me want the unabridged version - very enjoyable audiobook.
Trans- formative experience
The reality of this story and performance make you feel like you are witnessing the events. Excellent historic fiction.
Liked them all - masterful performance by author
My reaction was a pity to see further evidences of life without A relation with Jesus Christ - not religion but relationship.
I've now put East of Eaden on my wish list!
Yes - well written and performed.
The ending, the persona of Tracis McGee
On the whole, he does a good job with all the characters. He takes nothing from the story and certainly adds to the drama.
Yes, unfortunately that was not an option.
I'm looking forward to the next volumes!
Good narration, well written in Grisham style
I found the story so-so, I found the characters mostly uninspiring and somewhat depressing.
He brings the story to life, very appealing presentation of characters.
no, see above
so many behind the scene revelations
The basis for the decisions to go to war in Afghanistan & Iraq
yes - about 9-11
This book takes you behind the scene in the highest politics in Washington for over 3 decades to give you a up-close view of the history of country during this time. It is well narrated, it seems like it's Cheney himself reading. Well written book, enjoyable.
yes, incredible story, well written and narrated
How Louis persevered captivity, and when released depression and alcoholism to find Christ and turn his life around be a blessing to others.
I liked them all they were so well done
A 5 star book all the way.
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