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Dowleen

Lake Forest, Il, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • You Are Made for More!: How to Become All You Were Created to Be

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lisa Osteen Comes
    • Narrated By Lisa Osteen Comes
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    "Whatever difficulties you face," Lisa Osteen Comes encourages readers, "I believe you are made for more." Lisa shares from her own life stories of facing birth defects, limiting labels as a young woman, an unwanted divorce, criminal attack, infertility, and broken dreams. With every story, in every chapter, she delivers biblical truths and practical help for overcoming hardship and loss.

    Carolyn Bowlen says: "Interesting and Inspirational"
    "Very Inspiring!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I can listen to a chapter or 2 on the go and hear faith building principles that keep me centered. Helps me remember that God is our source, not the economy, government, or our employers.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Are Made for More!?

    How she overcame periods of depression and anxiety.


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Osteen Comes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have listened to her messages at Lakewood Church, and mp3s. She is very humble, down-to-earth, and practical.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How the babies the adopted were so perfect for their family.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (949)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (356)

    At the end of her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government....

    Nancy says: "Perfect timing"
    "Disappointing, esp after EAT, PRAY, LOVE"
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    What did you like best about Committed? What did you like least?

    content stale


    What could Elizabeth Gilbert have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    don't know


    What aspect of Elizabeth Gilbert’s performance would you have changed?

    seemed like she just wanted another book to sell, not nearly as interesting as other books.


    Do you think Committed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Joel Osteen
    • Narrated By Joel Osteen
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (561)

    Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate Friday's level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows listeners how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.

    A User says: "Life Changer"
    "Great how-to apply Spiritual Help"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Every Day a Friday to be better than the print version?

    no, just convenient to listen as i'm out and about.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Practical applications.


    What does Joel Osteen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    his calm, placid demeanor, he's a humble man, despite his success.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    focus on the good


    Any additional comments?

    Although I've read his other books, and listened to his sermons, this book sort of wrapped up many ways to encourage myself, and stay Positive.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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