This book can help lift the ceiling on our beliefs to achieve a more genuine connection with God through workable, sensible, honorable methods of prayer in the empowering way that was intended by the Ancients. Knowledge of the past can break the bonds of modern fear-based religious conditioning and dispel superstitions which encourage us to close our minds and refrain from questioning. The Lost Mode of Prayer provides a better understanding of our part in the process of prayer and can return both joy and responsibility to our relationship with the Divine. Gregg's endless enthusiasm, academic brilliance, spiritual wisdom, and utterly unpretentious manner make this an additionally delightful selection. Highly recommended.
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files is one of my top 10 series of all time. Rarely does any series delivery a better, more exciting story than the original with each new volume. Book 15, Skin Game, is by far the best of the series so far -- and that's saying something! I'm consistently surprised with Butcher's ability to imagine unique, dynamic, and interesting story lines, to lay them out beautifully, smoothly, believably, and at the end, tie all together in a manner that brings satisfaction and fulfillment to the reader. I hope he keeps writing Dresden forever!
There are no comparisons that come to mind. This is a truly unique and dynamic series.
My favorite character is, of course, Harry Dresden. I also love his vampire half-brother and the amazing chemistry between them. I have thoroughly enjoyed the evolution of Molly, Dresden's acolyte, and now the Winter Lady. And Bob the Skull -- well, the stories just wouldn't be the same without Bob.
Yes and no. I didn't want to stop listening -- it was SOOOOO excellent. On the other hand, I knew I'd have to wait another year for the next installment, so wanted to savor the volume for as long as possible. It ended up taking two days -- and that was with a great deal of self-restraint.
Butcher is an excellent author and I have enjoyed other of his works, but he truly shines brightest when channeling Harry Dresden more so than any of the other characters he's created. His imagination and creativity has brought a great deal of joy to his many readers. Thanks, Jim! Keep up the good work!
This is a great series. Not the same old vampire story -- fresh, original, enticing mythology -- with a fabulous narrator, James Marsters! I can't wait for book 3!
Anansi Boys was fabulous! Neil Gaiman is a masterful storyteller with imagination and understanding of the supernatural world usually reserved for the oral traditions of indigenous peoples who pass down their tales through generations. I was inspired! Thank you, Neil!
This book is full of awesome good sense, presented in a way that directs the reader's focus to taking one sensible step at a time to reach their goals. Re-minds us of common sense strategies that aren't so common. Excellent read!
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