I needed to listen to this 3 times over, and rewound several times. The content is good food for thought - the execution can seem a little dry and clinical. Though I haven't read it, I imagine it might be easier to digest the content properly with the print version, as it does require some reflection.
Overall, though, some good thoughts and ideas. As for life-changing as some other reviewers have stated, I'm not so sure. If you are into self-help and prepared to also take a good hard look at yourself - this is not feel-good stuff- then you'll like this.
Somehow, in the preamble to this book, I missed that the word "God" was a euphemism for the fundamentalist, born-again Christian God, and not the generic God that many books use to cover any one of a zillion belief systems for which wisdom can be found and applied. Within the first few minutes, the Christ-centred living tenet came up, and I knew this was a fundo manifesto. I turned it off. Somehow, I missed that this audio book has the born-again Christian agenda, and whilst this might appeal to some and be exactly what they are looking for, it's not for me, and if this type of Christian-centric content is not what you are after either, then avoid this book. It's just a pity that the introductory editorial blurb does not make it clear enough that this book is about being a good follower of Jesus and living your purpose for Jesus. Had I known this, I would not have purchased it.
Reasonable content, terrible narration. The issue has come up before, and here it is again: just because you wrote a book, doesn't mean you have the skill to read it! The author's narration is flat and monotone with frequent hesitations as he begins another segment of text. It's almost like listening to your 6 year old stammer over his homework reading because he doesn't know how to pronounce the next word. This book is a little like that in many places. I bought the book because years ago I read the hard copy version and remembered that it had some good content. However, not so the audio version.
The content could be useful, but because he delivers like a robot with the caps lock on, I found I couldn't focus enough on the message to make it useful. Potential authors note; this issue of bad narration comes up frequently in audible reviews, and has certainly steered me away from a book more than once.
I purchased this because of all the great reviews. I found the delivery dry and dull, as if reading a list from the Guiness Book of Records or an Encyclopedia a lot of factoids collected from various schools of thought. Wasn't cohesive enough for me, so I stopped half way. I will try and listen to it again and if I change my mind, will amend review.
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