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Seek The Truth
When Jerry was sitting on the couch and was told to leave his wife and son to follow the church and he had the realization of how the bible should be studied. The bible should be studied, its history, its authors, it characters. I get tired of being told, "because the bible says so". So!
This is my first review. I have listened to several of Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, the Bible and many others on audible seeking to solidify my own journey to finding the truth. I too was raised in the Christian Pentecostal world, as an adult looking back on my childhood, I felt tortured, lied to and rob of peace-of-mind. You're going to burn in hell!
In today's world with the unlimited access of information there is no reason that the truth about religion and all that goes with it cannot be dismissed. The god of life after death is the only god we haven't dismissed....but we will.
This is a great book that demonstrates that when you seek the truth that we all will come to the same conclusion. There is no god. Many people, good people, get caught in the god delusion but never question what they believe and therefore will never be free to really understand and enjoy life.
This is a great book for the believer and non-believer. If you are on the fence about what you believe, if what you reason and what you were taught about a religious beliefs never seem to line up, read this book!
You have heard the cliché, “I couldn’t put the book down” well I never have used that phrase before until now. This book has kept me captivated from word one. I’m about half-way finished but wanted to write a little about it because it is so interesting and full of information, and what a concept, “Big History!”. If I did believe in a deity this is what I would have expected a bible to read like.
This was an extremely interesting book. I listened to it twice. If you want to really understand how evolution works, how the environment molds and shape species then this is the book to get. If you doubt evolution is real...listen to this book. It's probably the best case study of evolution in motion.
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book, but I didn't enjoy it very much. The only parts that I found somewhat interesting we his interventions (scenarios of typical Christian reasons for believing and how to respond or intervene). I didn't care for his numbering of everything...Number 1...Number 2...(if you purchase you'll see what I mean). Also, he just seemed to ramble at times and I had no idea what his point was. I give this book two thumbs down.
I found out about this book from a public radio station interview with the author. The concept sounded interesting but was unsure from the interview what to expect. This book was superb from start to finish, it was well laid out and extremely interesting to listen to. I was expecting another typical presentation of the global warming and the gloom and doom that usually goes with it. I have always believed that global warming was over hyped as a human cause and more of a just a cycle of the earth and the solar system going through its cycles. This book is more about the disruption that humans cause in the natural cycle of the earth eco systems and how those changes effect the possible future of the earth and it inhabitance. The author takes you on trip around the world to different place and provides evidence to support the title of her book. I think what made this book so good for me was that it written like a story being told by this person that took a journey and came back to share what they experience. There were not a bunch of scientific terms to wade through or uncommon words that authors sometimes used to make themselves seem more intelligent. This author get's her message across and when you finished you go...WOW! I also enjoyed the narrator as well, her voice was very pleasant and allowed you to enjoy the story!
This is one of the better books I have listened to on evolution. I've listened to it twice! The book was well organized and the points were well thought out. It was easy to follow and grasp the concepts.
I have believed in evolution from the first time it was presented to me, but it is nice to have solid information to support that belief. Evolution for me is common sense and you will find yourself nodding in agreement a lot during this book. This book is excellent for those who believe evolution is the truth and those who doubt or would like to have a better understanding of how evolution works.
I have listened to many books from Audible and the narrator can sometimes interfere with be ability to concentrate or enjoy the book, Victor Bevine delivers the audio superbly. I really enjoyed listening from start to finish.
I really enjoyed this book. I have never believed in the Noah's ark fable, I have read of this tale being told in many different cultures throughout history. One would assume that ancient people could have only described floods at a level of their current understanding of the world. A god being the default filler of explanation. One would also assume that stories passed along through the generations would be embellished. I am amazed that modern people continue to believe in fables when our current understanding of world answers many of the questions with rock solid evidence. Facts ignored are still facts.
This book takes the reader around the world examining ancient floods, provides supporting evidence of how life has evolved, how continents, mountains and land formation have been created...showing that the rocks don't lie.
Shorter, more to the point. Most of the time I didn't really follow his analogies or they didn't seem to relate to the idea.
This was my first Daniel Dennett book. I only got it because I heard someone mention it was their favorite author of the non-believer genre. I have others in my wish list, but will probably get passed over for other books.
Cut out all of the referencing, made me wonder if Daniel actually had any of his own ideas. Put them in a PDF...it was very annoying.
I have to agree with the first review of this book. Boring!!!! It is like a bad movie that you keep waiting to take off, it did for a little while than came crashing down again. The analogies were awful and most of time I had a difficult time figuring out where we were going or what point we were trying to make. The continual interruption of giving references was very disruptive when listen to the book. I also could not finish this book, I got about 3/4 through it and that was probably way too much. I got nothing from this book, waste of a credit.
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