Honest, Interesting, Entertaining
It might be a stretch, but it reminded me a little of Paper Lion. I am sure the sports theme had a lot to do with it but one thing I really like about both is the frank, unassuming nature that was used to tell each of the stories.
I was impressed that Abbott read the story himself and I though it added to the entertainment value knowing it was his story.
No especially but a couple parts made me laugh out loud.
I bought this book because Jim has always been a sentimental favorite of mine which is probably not a reason he would of approve of for buying his book, but none the less, that is what first caught my eye. However once I got started the book is well written and interesting enought to stand on its own.
This book was very much worth making a review. I read a lot of Christian material but this was my first Max Lucado book. I have heard of him and some of his material but this was the first full book. He tackles what is a very tough issue in a very biblical way. If you know the Lord and you are dealing with something very painful I highly recommend this book. Even if you aren't (at the moment) it is a great resource to go deeper with who our Father in heaven is, what he did for us thru His son Jesus Christ, who we are and how he wants us to know ourselves and him. I will listen to this again for sure.
My brother gave me a 2nd hand paperback copy of this book years ago. It sat on my shelf dusty for at least 5 years before rediscovering it and finally reading it, at a time wouldn't you know, where I was thinking about letting God be somebody more in my life that someone I may or may not visit on Sunday if I didn't feel a really strong need to sleep in. I could write at length about this book and other works Brennan gave us but to keep this short I would like to relate my favoirte thing about this book.
The phrase "Jesus loves you as you are and not as you should be" is permanently engrained into my awareness because of the Ragamuffin Gospel. That truth all by itself makes this a great book. Accpting this unlocks doors.
I have given dozens of copies away to people and the response is usually "that was weird" or "I never thought of it that way". I hope you read this and say the latter.
I enjoy Lewis' writings so I thought I would take a stab at his entry into the realm of Science Fiction. I enjoyed the book and was pleasantly surprised. It took a while to reach 'can't put down status' but it did and before long it was over. Book listens in about 5 and a half hours so there isn't much investment for what turns out to be a pretty well thought and told story.
Very good book. I almost decided against listening to it because of its length but I am glad I did and now understand why this book is so popular. Interesting story, good character development and I even thought the reader, Scott Brick, did a nice job in bringing the story to life. First and foremost, the book is meant to be philosophical but Rand's points are clearly and entertainingly made within the fictional tale. Say what you will about how much you agree or disagree with her viewpoints, you can not argue the timeliness of its assertions and it's depictions of what faces us today. I found it to be almost eerie considering the book was written in 1957.
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