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cherry

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  • Genesis

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dr. Bill Creasy
    • Narrated By Dr. Bill Creasy
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (110)

    In Genesis the curtain rises on our story. Genesis introduces most of the major themes in the Bible. Listen closely as Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy takes you through the story of creation, the fall of man, grace, atonement, faith, justification, redemption and much more in this extraordinary story of beginnings.

    Shari says: "Dr. Creasy brings the Bible to life!!!"
    "Surprising great"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Genesis to be better than the print version?

    This is a lecture, wouldn't work the same in print. There are a lot of relevant joke points, which are funny and descriptive, but would not be half as funny if they are made in print.


    What other book might you compare Genesis to and why?

    Sadly, there aren't many commentary audiobooks out there. I think there are still many questions about the events that were not explored, but this is really good, consider genesis is a very rich book. If you are reading Genesis for the first and second time, I would highly recommend this book.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    I love his jokes. I read someone wrote about his awesome humour, and I was skeptical about it. He is a humble man who wants to share his knowledge with people, so it's not much about him but what he knows, I love the historical elements he brings to the table, I have been waiting for something like this for a very long time, less theological, but more historical, at the same time still draw people closer to God.


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

    When the author talks about the life of Jacob, some of the things about his characters and how he would have hurt the feelings of his brother. Often time I think we do not think much about Esau, which is fair, the Bible didn't provide a lot about him, but the interaction of Esau with Jacob also paints the flaws of Jacob. Abraham, Issac, Jacob, the stories of love, marriage, off-springs, brotherhood and powder, Dr. draws a very clear picture of these family affairs.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it, you won't regret it, it's not expensive anyways. If you haven't get out of Egypt (can't finish the part where Moses was going out) or worse yet, you are still stuck in Eden, then this audio is for you to hear.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donald Miller
    • Narrated By Donald Miller
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (214)

    Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if her were a character in a movie. Years after writing his best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.

    Scott says: "Inspiring me to live a better story."
    "Not a religious book, but Donald is Christian"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Million Miles in a Thousand Years the most enjoyable?

    This is not a religious book, I got this for my non-Christian friends. I read books about existential questions by authors who are New-age, Jews, Muslim, agnostic, or non-religious. Donald is Christian, and there are issues in life that he narrate from a Christian's perspective, like how God loves us, how God is present in our lives, but not in the mission to convert the audiences.

    I love the fact that Donald narrated his own book, his monotone is embedded with his great sense of humour, and you can hear that subtle cheekiness in the beginning, slowly move to heavier issues he witnessed. He talks about his experiences in life without focusing solely on himself, but people he came across who live not only to write a better life story for themselves, but for strangers, too.

    I listen to many of my audio books more than once, and this one, I listen to it a few times already.


    What other book might you compare A Million Miles in a Thousand Years to and why?

    This is not a self-help book, and author didn't reflect on his life was hard for him, and how others have wronged him, so I don't know what other books to compare this with.


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

    I like how he is not giving you an answer as if he knows what life is all about, but though his experiences and people he met, he realized there are some common elements to a good story line of one's life. He talks about his own struggles, his friend's baby's birth, and friend's wife's death, he talks in the way that brings us to the experience. I feel like I had a long walk with Donald and he told me all these things he observed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The words brought me tears, the struggles in a broken family, the sadness of losing your love one. A very honest book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Edwene Gaines
    • Narrated By Edwene Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Years before she became the celebrated speaker and Unity minister she is today, Edwene Gaines was raising her daughter in abject poverty. Overwhelmed and terrified, she turned toward her faith for reassurance, sustenance, and finally for direction. What seemed impossible at the time, she did anyway. She gave away 10 percent of every cent that came to her, and when her income tripled in a matter of six months, she knew it was the work of God.

    Molly Jacobson says: "This is the Real Thing"
    "Beware, more new age than Christian"
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    What disappointed you about The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity?

    In a nut shell, I tried to finish the book, but I doubt her "Christian theology" as soon as she talked about her tribal "healing experience" by stripe naked in front of some young men, indeed she said felt "ashamed" not because she has to be naked, but that in her age, most of the things are pointing south, so she felt "ashamed" to be naked in front of them. She saw fire coming out from the tribal leaders and sees dragon flying around. You be your own judge if you want to buy this book.

    Her theology is extremely weak, and nearly non-existent. Picking up a few verses here and there to support her argument. She is basically telling God what to do, instead of listening to His voice. I really do think she is not a Christian, but seeing Christianity a good market to target. It is really a scam in my opinion. In her sample, she didn't include any of those scary ideas, or else I would not buy this.

    She believes God calls her to be rich, she would turn down a ministry because it does not provide monetary wealth. Her idea of God's blessings builds only on material wealth, the extreme opposite of most Christian believe. I don't think God calls all of us to be in poverty, yet I don't believe God asks us to live a lavish life.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Edwene Gaines again?

    Not again for sure.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Her theology is weak.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    not really, it's more like a scam.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not buy this book.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • What's So Amazing About Grace?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Yancey
    • Narrated By Bill Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    The author of 6 Gold Medallion award-winning books challenges Christians to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, what's so amazing about grace? Philip Yancey gives the listener a probing and impassioned look at grace: what it looks like - but more importantly, what it doesn't look like. Yancey contends that grace is a concept at the heart of God's plan for salvation, and that it is the responsibility of every Christian to reveal the grace the world is searching for.

    Cary says: "Great Book!"
    "Challenging thoughts"
    Overall

    My minister introduced me this book when I told him I can't pray to God. although I know in mind that God cares and loves me and forgives me, that I matters to Him, my heart feels otherwise. The first 10 chapters talks a lot about worldly grace, how people are touched by grace or how people freely offer grace, I thought it was great, but made no personal relevant to me. From Chapter 11 on, however, Yancey propose a lot of hard real issues about Christianity and grace. It opened my eyes to wonder about God's grace all over again. This book is biblical and at the same time discuss how we propose how we can live our modern life with the grace of God. This book is not dry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Donald Miller
    • Narrated By Donald Miller
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a post-modern culture, for anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, for anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life...Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.

    Joseph says: "Searching for people like me"
    "Mono Tone means fun, seriously funny"
    Overall

    I have heard complains about Don reading his own book with mono tone, but I love his version much more than the one by a professional reader. Don is reading his experience as if he is sharing with a friend, and the way he reenacts his conversations with his friends and pastor is so lively !

    I have been struggling with God for the past 5 years, and I finally opened up to God again after listing to Don's book, I share similar struggles with Don in some of his years. The world looks gloomy, and the church can be so cold; I also become one of those "Christian" who often say "God be with you" and "I will pray for you" while I don't think God was with nor do I even pray for myself, I became one of those Christian I used to hate before I was a Christian. This book brought me tears and laughters, a very honest, authentic and passionate book.

    Mono Tone 10 thumbs up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • You're Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bill Rancic
    • Narrated By Bill Rancic
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Being on The Apprentice made Bill Rancic an overnight celebrity. But his winning strategies were developed long before that, and in You're Hired, he uses examples from his own life to prove that the secrets of success can be found within us all.

    Kade Dworkin says: "A good listen missing that little bit extra"
    "a dreamer builds his dream, so can we"
    Overall

    I am a big fans of Apprentice, the show has inspired me, I never thought I can start a business until I saw the show.

    Bill stood out as an honest and smart, articulate guy, and I am excited to find his book. His book has not disappointed me as I think he gave very sincere review of how he came about. He did humbly admit on his luck for his hard work, he is very positive, funny, and encouraging. A path of building your dream life is not easy, and this guy gave me great advice and encouragement with his book. Thanks Bill
    I am listening to the book for the second time now. Never hurt to hear how a dream reached his dream.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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