I listened a chapter of this book each day on the way to and from work. Gary Thomas is interesting and easy to follow. His book isn't full of happy fluff, but rather a practical examination of God's real intention for marriage. He asks us to fulfill our unique rolls in marriage without expectation, as God intended.
Gary Thomas is a very enthusiastic author and reader. He's very easy to listen to.
The book itself was so helpful. Not only did it help me identify my own "spiritual temperaments", but it also encouraged me to pursue other ways of connecting with God. This book was great for someone seeking to deepen their relationship with God.
I think one could mistakenly interpret this book as attempting to limit experience with God to one or two ways, but the author encourages readers to relate with Him in ways that might be foreign. He explains that Jesus had ALL of the spiritual temperaments - to really be like Christ, we should challenge ourselves to relate with God in new ways.
**I would not purchase an audiobook narrated by this person again.**
The narrator reads very very slowly and her annunciation is totally unnatural. I honestly had the book on 2x speed and it was more bearable to listen to.
This book was encouraging. I have a real problem with negative thinking, and it has helped me reevaluate my thinking.
I disagree with her presentation of prosperity though. God calls us to trust in him for what we need and them to be content, but that we should ultimately focus on heavenly things. She overemphasized material things.
Her intent is good, but the theology seems a bit shallow and focused on temporal things rather than eternal.
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:20
Easy to understand and entertaining. It was exactly what I expected to be. Not a challenging or life changing story, but lots of fun!
It was often hard to hear the end of her sentences. The story was alright, but not fantastic. I'm not entirely sure what she was going for, and I'm not sure she was either. She came off a bit self-absorbed, but really what else should I expect from someone talking about herself? Maybe I'm just not the autobiography type. Meh.
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