This wasn't a light read. It's definitely a haunting book that will stay with you for awhile. I will likely have to read it again at some point in my life because it makes some pretty profound points when it comes to claiming to be a religious person.
It tells of an early Christian missionary in Japan at a time when Christianity was banned. The main character was a pious Christian priest and takes us through the ups and downs of believing something with our whole hearts.
An idea that was shared at the beginning of the book and haunted me through the rest was that we all one day come to see us become like Judas. It points out that we need to constantly need to guard our testimonies and that they are a lot more frail that we would like to admit.
Well worth the time but is really heavy.
I'm new to the fantasy genre but have thoroughly enjoyed the Mistborn series. The story of a girl and her efforts to save a people from an unknown enemy. Strong characters, strong story, and well-read!
I love when I get lost in a book. That is one of the best feelings ever. I'm not much of a fantasy reader, but totally enjoyed book #1 of the Mistborn series. It seems everywhere I turn, someone is talking about Brandon Sanderson and what an excellent author he is. I would now add my voice to that crowd.
The Mistborn series is about a group of slaves trying to defeat the lord ruler. Engaging, well-written, with good characters. All in all, a very fun read. And I'm very glad that there are more books in this series!
I'm not a follower of the Freakonomics podcast so I found this book especially interesting! Loved the insights into thinking like a freak, as well as the stories told. Well written, well performed!
Old time radio, with the scratchy sounds, is so charming to me. This is an excellent compilation of Jimmy Stewart classics, performed by the masters.
I really love the great Lucy Maude, but this book was probably a low point for me. If you are interested in this book, I would say spend the time re-reading one of the Anne books.
I really enjoyed Rob's first book, I felt like we were besties when I was finished. He is such a fantastic story-teller and writer that it makes the book very engaging. The overall point about us needing to love life was a great one. Enjoyable read.
I am an Austen purist and not really into the whole zombie thing and was nervous to venture into the P and P and Zombies but I loved every minute of it. Katherine Kellgren was EXCELLENT and made the book even better. Thoroughly silly and enjoyable!
Well read, well written, great story. Adam Brown really is a national hero. He gave his life for our freedom. The author did a great job sharing what drove this hero to give and give to a cause he believed in. It makes me more and more grateful for those who volunteer to serve and protect the United States. I'm also grateful for all that was shared about his faith and spirituality. It is the underlying theme of Adam's life and in turn this audio production.
I love the way Dickens writes. I enjoyed Great Expectations "far, far" more than I expected to. It made me eager to read more of his works.
I am continually stunned by this authors ability to make words truly delicious! His analogies, insights into human nature, and humor is completely enjoyable for me. I've never really enjoyed watching movies based on Dickens work but his books are incredible. Strong characters, delightful conversation, and very human. Sigh. I just really really loved this book.
Simon Vance did an excellent job of reading. It is like listening to a one man play.
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