I read a lot of books and someone highly recommended this but I didn't find a lot of content and wouldn't read or listen to it again. It is really short, so it doesn't waste a lot of your time.
Wow what an awesome book!!! I wish I had had this when I was a younger man coming thru my teens and 20's. A must read and give it away. This is powerful healing stuff
Everyone told me to read this, so I finally did and wow! I really enjoyed the narrator as well. The story is so powerful and as a Christian I find it awesome and amazing how God changed this man's life and so many because if him. So well written! You are immersed into each scene in such vivid clarity and feel the pain, joy...full emotion add the story unfolds. The journey of a man's life and the rippling effects of knowing he could survive anything and survived more than most will ever imagine in their nightmares.
I strongly recommend this for anyone looking for hope, encouragement...perspective. It is a deep and moving story that the movie shamefully missed the heartbeat of.
I'm a HUGE Frank Peretti fan so when I heard this was out, first long trip this was getting listen to for sure. I was wildly disappointed and discouraged even. Has Frank spent too much time with Dekker? Me thinks so. I think girls will love this book as for me, it was painful to listen to, long and boring and the conclusion was disappointing. I thought at least if I made it to the end it would be good but he failed big time in accomplishing his "six sense" story, I had it figured out long before and the twisted craziness you can get all day long from Ted Dekker. I'm wondering where the Frank Peretti of This Present Darkness is? Where is the Christian writer writing with a mission to bring to life the Bible and Christian life with words? Where is the one that tells a great story but also leaves me hungry for God and desiring to be a bolder, more Christ like, prayer warrior...???
He needs to go back to his first 3 books and wounded spirit speech and ask why they were so huge, why they moved people so much... back to stories that reach the soul of men and women and cause them to want to rise up, want to be closer to God, stronger in their faith
Please Mr Peretti, please come back to us, get back in the Word, find whatever it was and draw close to God that you might through fiction lead us through a great story but also one that speaks to our soul, to what we know will come or is there. That causes us to want to remember who we are as Christ followers. Please!
Every Father of a Daughter should make it his goal in life to read this book. WOW! I'm not a father yet but I am a man and I am trusting God for a family one day soon. I want to be prepared and Dave Ramsey highly recommended this book so I read it. I've since given it out to several people. It is a powerful book and because it's written by a women about women/girls, it really helped me understand the way they think a little more, at least in terms of how they perceive their Dad, men, and how they really feel even though often their words are farthest from it... Please read, please know it will impact your family and generations to come if you do with great blessings. Some of the content is hard to read and hear... hard to believe and hard to take in, but if you can open your eyes you can then be aware and with awareness you can reach out and FIGHT for her, be her warrior that she needs even when she is screaming against you.
WOW too many things to mention here... Mostly I learned how to listen better and actually hear better what the girls in my life are saying when they speak. Also how to approach them and love them better, deeper, with greater understanding and love.
Thanks Meg and Dave, great book! Life changer!
I listen and read a lot of books but I couldn't continue with this one even though it came highly recommended. As a Christian I am really always weighing stuff out with the Bible and just a short ways in there were too many times I said "that isn't true, that isn't in the Bible, that is scriptural, that he is twisting..." I feel like there is a movement going on where thousands and millions go to church every Sunday, rock out, hear a sweet little message and then live like the world and call themselves Christian. The HOLY BIBLE teaches nothing of that. I know so many people kids to adults that do and live like the world, even to the point of affairs, living together, sex before marriage, drinking, drugs, and then call themselves Christians and go to church on Sunday. The Devil has sold a lie and we measure success by worldly standards so we think these mega churches are successful, right? Some are, some are truly preaching, teaching and speaking God's word and changing lives and their members are living godly lives, they are convicted and uncomfortable, they grow more like Christ... but most of them are only seeming to be successful and are more like businesses, make you feel good, get a dime, have a good week, but nothing deep, soul deep, Holy Spirit deep is happening, they come in with their sin and leave with it without any prick to their soul... Just a caution.
I had just finished this a few days before hearing of Dr Covey's death on July 16, 2012. Broke my heart and I felt cheated (selfishly) because I didn't get a chance to follow his tweets, take one of his courses, go to one of his lectures, here him speak... I was so glad that he read this book himself.
You will feel like your sitting on the floor looking up at someone who has much wisdom to offer. You will also find this book is so deep that you will need to read it several times to grasp the gold inside. I am amazed at how I just simply think about things differently and how my perception changed from things that now seem like "of course" I should have known that.
Please put this at the top of your list, this is a MUST READ for any human alive and kicking. There is also one for Teens and Children. I wish I had read this as a kid and a teen and now as an adult, it would be my 3rd dose at least and wow, how powerful would that have been.
7 Habits are so Powerful, Common Sense and yet deep deep. I am changed and better for reading this book, I believe.
No, but I certainly will now.
I laughed and cried several times through out the book
My prayers are with Dr Covey's family and friends. Thank you for using your life to bless mine and millions of others.
I felt like he touched on a lot of stuff but didn't explore it and go deep enough like I would have liked. I really was hoping after it was over, that there was more. It felt like the entire book nearly was an introduction and we were going to get to the answers, reveal some stuff that I'm searching for answers to, but it just ended. I do recommend, with that said, that men read it. You will gain and benefit a lot from it!
Point Man, King Me, Way of the Wild Heart, Wild at Heart
WOW! Every man and boy alive should read this book. Certainly every father or father to be of a son should read this book. Man so powerful and speaks to my heart so deeply. I'm not a Father yet but I know that when I am I will re-read this and I am more prepared to be so, but not only that, more prepared to live in the world as a Christian man, son, husband, brother, leader, employee, employer... This book is life changing!
How to be a better more intentional male adult. Also more about myself and finding that other men struggle with the same things I do, not some, all. I want to be a man that lives in relationships intentionally in my actions and conversations that build, encourage, teach, and grow those around me and certainly those under me that I'm responsible for.
Can't wait to read Steve's other books and can't thank him enough for this one!
I'm a John Grisham fan and have been since the beginning. It's a great story, relaxing for me on my trip and I enjoyed it.
Yes, in an audiobook the narrator is everything and he did a great job.
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