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  • Through Gates of Splendor

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Elliot
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    In January 1956, a tragic story flooded headlines around the world. Five men, spurred by a passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ, ventured deep into the jungles of Ecuador. Their goal: to make contact with an isolated tribe whose previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers.Through Gates of Splendor, the story of Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Jim Elliot, was first recorded in 1956 by Jim's widow, Elisabeth.

    Kent says: "Compelling and Authentic"
    "Amazing story but the telling was a bit dry"
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    What did you love best about Through Gates of Splendor?

    The five men and their wives were called to this mission in amazing ways and they endured with inspiring faith.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Through Gates of Splendor?

    In the epilogue we learned that the relationship with the Auca indians has improved greatly


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed hearing about the first visit the Auca's made to Palm Beach and their initial interactions with the five men.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ability of the 5 wives to handle the news with peace.


    Any additional comments?

    A good portion of the book is comprised of journal entries of the five men and their wives. The way a person writes in the journal is not necessarily always very entertaining. i appreciate that we got to hear their actual thoughts and feelings, but the journal entries were a bit dry and bland at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Reluctant Prophet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Nancy Rue
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    A novel that tackles the question: Do I truly do the Jesus thing – or do I stay safe? In obedience to a divine Nudge, 47-year-old Allison Chamberlain buys a Harley and waits for further instructions. Those instructions turn her into a reluctant prophet who points out the narrow fears of her church group and take her into the darkest parts of her city.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very Good Christian Fiction"
    "Average story that left me wanting more"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish Alison was more relate-able as a christian. You never hear her praying except for "Please God Please God". You never see her make mistakes in her christian walk. I wish she would have been more human in her christian walk, but stumbled at times in a relate-able way and was then redeemed from her mistakes.


    If you’ve listened to books by Nancy Rue before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accents helped me quickly differentiate who was speaking. It was helpful.


    Could you see The Reluctant Prophet being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Alison would be played my Helen Hunt and Chief would be Tommy Lee Jones.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redeeming Love

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (830)

    Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

    JDP says: "Not Just For Girls"
    "Lived up to the hype"
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    If you could sum up Redeeming Love in three words, what would they be?

    Tormented soul redeemed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Redeeming Love?

    When Angel leaves Michael the second time I felt her torment and was pleading inside for her to change her mind and stay with him.


    Who was the most memorable character of Redeeming Love and why?

    Angel was the most memorable character. She is a product of her childhood but in the end is not completely defined by the terrible events of her past.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter, Dana Wilkerson
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was and no recollection of their relationship.

    michelle,michelle,michelle,michelle says: "pretty good"
    "Amazing story of commitment and faith"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This story inspires me to want to be a better spouse. It causes you to re-examine the vows made at marriage and want to respect them even more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kim's commitment was unbelievable. His determination to get to his wife's side right after the accident was so moving and then his decision to stay true to his wife despite the numerous obstacles and challenges. His story is amazing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! The story just keeps unfolding and leaves you wanting more.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fresh-Brewed Life: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nicole Johnson
    • Narrated By Eleni Pappageorge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Do you need hope for the daily grind? Are your responsibilities and commitments robbing your life of joy? Are you sleepwalking through your days? Are you on the sidelines of your life as a spectator instead of fully participating? This is your wake-up call to a Fresh-Brewed Life.

    LMD says: "Didn't hold my attention"
    "Didn't hold my attention"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. I purchased this audiobook as part of my book club and would listen in the car. I kept finding myself tuning in and out of her message. It just didn't hold my attention.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nicole Johnson? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I didn't feel like the author had anything deeply relevant to my life to share.


    Could you see Fresh-Brewed Life being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, this is more of a self-help book and would not be appropriate for tv/movie


    Any additional comments?

    The author spends a lot of time talking about her journaling which is not something I can see myself doing. I wish that less time was spent on this topic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out without Selling Out

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Driscoll
    • Narrated By Art Carlson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Reformation is the continual reforming of the mission of the church to enhance Gods command to reach out to others in a way that acknowledges the unique times and locations of daily life.

    LMD says: "Not what I was expecting"
    "Not what I was expecting"
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    What did you like best about The Radical Reformission? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the humor and any practical examples Driscoll gave of how to reach out to the current culture.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More practical examples of how to do what Driscoll is encouraging, and less theory.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Did The Radical Reformission inspire you to do anything?

    Is broke down some anxiety about entering modern culture in order to better understand the lost.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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