This book is in my top 20
YES. I recommend this story. It one of the greatest I have ever read. I read it first 15 years ago and listened to it--thanks to Audable-- last month. It is rich!
Yes, nice voice
When Hudson Taylor's daughter dies, then later, his wife dies. And that man loved his family, you can feel that in the way he loves and accepts the Chinese he loves and adores his own family. The loss of those dear people was heartbreaking and inspiring all at once.
Hudson Taylor was one of the first missionaries to accept woman as equal, equal in the work and equal in their value to God. He was a great man. If there was another biography (with lots of excerpts from his own corrospondance--I love that in a book!) then I would buy anohter version of his biography.
Intimate Adoring Conversation
That it is 400 years old and translated into the exquisite language of 19th century English. That it is the way to learn to live the first and most important reason you are here: to love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
Brother Lawrence in a letter writes, ``you may think this is all I talk about, It is true.`` I love that line, It is true. The narrators voice brings the heart of BL to life! Bravo Scott Brick! I can see, feel and aspire to his pure heart of integrity, to `think nothing, say nothing and do nothing but for the love of God. Imagine a man like that, a women like that! I love how BL uses feminine pronouns to describe his soul.
It makes me fall on my knees. It makes me change the way I think, speak, reflect.
He ``suffered much`` the first ten years practicing the presence of God. It`s not like flipping a switch it is a consistent forming of the mind and spirit. If it would take me ten years to pursue the heart of God, and find it the way Brother Lawrence found it, then I will start my quest now.
Mary Queen of Scots, for the similar soul-wrenching circumstances of the lead lady
The bio's of Hart Massey, Bert Massey, Florence Eustace . . . all the players in the drama come off the page. I cannot pick one scene. Many of the names and stories are new to me while others are familiar. But they all overlapped in this era of Toronto's history. They used the same old streets that are there now, Spadina, Yonge, Adelaide, and shopped in the same stores, Eaton's, Simpson's. The book is like walking through a black and white picture veil of 1915 and on the other side it is all brought back to life, colour and action!
I will listen to it again so I can soak up all the beautifully presented history.
YES. I will listen again! Wrecked is good coaching on HOW to live. I need reminding, regular reminding. I will listen, am listening, again.
The reason we do humanitarian work is to feel better about ourselves. Right?
NO philanthropy is not self-medication.
Compassion means, "suffer with".
"It will hurt a little, maybe even a lot."
We find purpose in suffering.
Jeff's sister Marissa, her collage experience, wanting to find purpose and find it without failing in the process. I get you Marissa.
And Dustin in the chapter The Great Cliche.
Find yourself, the self you were meant to be.
Then, do it.
The stories, illustrations were captivating Idleman historical and contemporary.
The biblical insight that Jesus stopped giving away bread he did not preach to win approval.
Not A Fan is my first Idleman book
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