I have never had a work of fiction actually hurt my heart like this one did. I've read a lot of fiction that moved me and caused me to cry, but this one physically hurt my heart because these characters, while fiction, represent what people feel and think. The Choices they make can damn them forever and in this depiction, they just didn't fully understand or get it. That is the part that hurt. Selfishness was so obstructrive to their own site that they couldn't see the truth even though it was right in front of their eyes. It made me wonder just how many people here on earth may not be saved because of these very things. I would recommend this book so that people can possibly see.....damnation isn't something I'd wish on anyone.
What I liked most is that this made me re-think how I see and feel about anyone. We are all broken, but so many of us end up finding ourselves judgemental of people for whatever reason. Some of the characters in this truly couldn't see that their behavior was selfish. They were so broken that they didn't even realize they were manipulating others or doing anything.
Robert was awesome! He made each character believable. And his voice kept my attention fully.
I was actually just thinking that I'd love to see this as a movie, but a tagline? I have no idea.
I learned so much about behavior and the human brain, and how you can change it and form new wavelengths and patterns.
It was logical and concise and informative.
Well, I listened to this while driving, so he brought me vocals so I wouldn't crash. lol
No, it's far too long with far too much to process.
Absolutely, and I have recommended it. It covers a vast array of the aspects of married life. I think this book along with Love and Respect cover most of the areas that couples struggle in.
Love and Respect, because it is also based on biblical marriage.
They were both good.
Oh my gosh, I learned so much. I've used what I've learned to talk to other people and to help them in their marriage struggles.
This book definitely makes you think, but I feel there were some discrepencies in the theology.
He was good.
Sure, it would be a hollywood success I'm sure. Some big name actors would make it really suspenseful.
Probably not, I don't typically read books more than once unless they are some sort of self help book or the Bible.
I loved Marcus, because he had amazing comrodary and respect for his fellow Seals. He pumped up all the others to be better than himself which made him stand out all the more.
There were really too many to pick a single favorite.
Finding out that Seals say prayers, and that while he cursed a lot he had a lot of faith and hope. Knowing he prayed prayers that was taught from a young age and held onto those things through the lonely rought times.
I would. I bought this as one of the buy one get one book deals not really expecting much out of it, and I was pleasantly surprised and moved by much of the story and the heart of the people in the story. It also helped me to increase my faith as well as have a lot more grace for those who follow different faiths.
I don't know, this isn't like a book I would ordinarily purchase.
Amazing Grace from broken people.
This book was able to show me how the way I say things and phrase things can be taken as disrespectful by my husband. I thought I was being helpful and loving, but I was actually making him feel badly, like he was not capable of meeting my needs.
My husband and I are opposites in every way. I've always been more like most men where emotions are concerned and my husband is more emotional and reactional. He is the one who needs to talk and I am the stonewaller, but it did help me to understand how the way I word things or expressions can be taken wrong.
I always think it's great to have the author as the reader. It helps you "connect" with the author better, especially when it is a book designed to help you better yourself.
I wanted to, but it's a bit long for doing that.
Absolutely. This book took procrastination and broke it down to all the reasons why someone does it, how the brain has been affected, and how patterns have been set. It cross references things such as ADD and ED and how we were raised with Cognitive thinking and awareness. This book breaks things down in a logical format that is understandible and helps you to not condemn either yourself or your loved one who is a procrastinator.
I'm currently listening to "Everyone's a Theologian: An Introduction to Theology" by R.C. Sproul.
No, this was the first book by her. She pronounces a few words a little differently than I would, but otherwise it was good.
Journalling for awareness as well as talking to the procrastinator in my life very differently.
I sure wish I could get my procrastinator to listen this book.
I didn't read the print version, but I loved that this was a recording of CS Lewis directly. It was completely awesome to know what the writer sounds like and to hear such an amazing theologen speaking.
Learning how all the loves intertwine as well as the differences between them. It breaks down love to the point where you can understand things like loving your enemy verses those who you love with feeling.
There were no characters.
No, this book did not make me laugh or cry, but rather just helped to open my eyes to the dynamic of love. I also wish English had various words to break down this single word that has so many meanings.
This is just a logical book. It tells you what Christianity is. There's no fluff, there's no "I'm better because I'm a Christian" in this, but rather it's just a logical basis of what it means to be a Christian. Not the church goers you see at the office, not even a lot of the churchgoers you see at church but what the religion itself is, and what it means. I am a Christian and this was the first christian book I've ever listend to or read that breaks down Christianity logically. I am a numbers person and very logical minded, not an emotional based person and I thought it was fabulous just how simple he made it to understand. I would recommend this to Christians and non Christians alike.
This book has no characters as it is a summation of lectures put together in book form.
I thought he was a great narrator.
The entire book was so logical. There were very many "ah ha" moments for me.
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