Yes, I will listen to it again as there are so many valuable lessons throughout the book.
It looks at the world of money not as the way it should be, but as it is. It then gives lessons on how to prosper based on the cash flow quandrant, and why it is imperative to move into the business owner and/or investor quadrant as quickly as possible.
Robert talks about his rich dad and his poor dad a lot. You feel bad for his poor dad because he worked hard and was highly educated but never really got ahead. We've all known people like this in life so it's easy to relate to.
I can say in all honesty this book is more valuable than any book I read in college. I'm not happy or proud to say that, especially considering the money I spent on college. I majored in business and took numerous finance, economics, and accounting classes. None of them however really taught me the realities of money in the real world, but rather trained me to be in the E or S quadrant. I'm very grateful for this book and I will be listening to it again as soon as I can.
Increase your faith
When the author was speaking to a Charles Templeton (a prominent atheist), Lee and he were talking about Jesus. At one point Templeton starting crying and said "I miss him".
I have to be honest here and say I could not stand the performance. This may just be a personal thing, but I really struggled to even finish the book because of it. The performers style may work for a lot of people, but I did not like it. The performer sometimes laughed, sighed, and even cleared his throat in an attempt to create the effect of a conversation between Lee and those he interviewed. Again, for me, I did not care for it. To the performers credit, he was good at creating unique voices for each person interviewed and you can tell he put thought and effort into that. Still, it just didn't work for me.
The interview with Templeton was probably the most moving.
This is a good book, particularly for those new to apologetics. If you are, this is a great place to start, along with Strobel's other books. Once you have done that, consider getting the books of the people he has interviewed such as William Lane Craig and others. They dive much deeper into the topics touched on here.
A Remarkable Conversion
Nabeel brings emotion to the reading of this book, not because he is good at reading an audiobook for people to listen to (although he may be), but because it was his personal experience.
Not one moment in particular, but more toward the latter part of the book, where he had overwhelming evidence to become a Christian but struggled so much with what he had been raised with his whole life. The emotional strife that Nabeel struggled with because of how he knew it would hurt his family was sad.
This is a very good book and shows the battle of one man whose previous beliefs were challenged, and how he looked into his own beliefs, then those of Christianity, and chose to follow Christ.
Yes. The book and the person reading were both excellent. I think people should be aware of what our military, particularly special ops guys sacrifice.
This book was not what I expected. I expected this book to be a series of accounts of bravado and battle. Instead, this book was a very honest and open account by the author of his successes and failures. I did not expect him to be open about any failures, yet that is a great deal of what the book was about.
The performer did a great job. I would be very happy to listen to another audiobook read by him. He gave just enough emotion in the reading to give great meaning to the book while not going over the top.
There were several moments that were particularly moving. I'm sure most people who read this have different moments for them. For me, when the author was sent to Ranger School and had to wait a month before it started, he was put on trash detail, and that really moved me. I thought to myself, my goodness, this guy passed BUD's, had gone all the way through SEAL training, was an officer, had been in a combat environment, graduated Suma Cum Laude from college, and they have him on trash detail picking up other people's used cigarettes!!! I really felt for the author at that point. I know Ranger School is no walk in the park and for him to have to go through that after going through BUD's was really something.
The numerous acts of bravery also moved me. His fellow Seal Al, who helped him when Jason was injured was just awesome. In the epilogue, Jason talks about the organization he founded called Wounded Wear. This moved me above all. He talked about some of the guys who have been a part of it and the injuries they have sustained in battle.
It also moved me greatly how Jason's wife was there for him, and it troubled me how high the divorce rate was for the special ops guys. These guys sacrifice so much.
Even if this kind of topic does not interest you, you really should read this book so you can understand just what our military and specifically special ops guys sacrifice. It's not just what they give up, it's what their families sacrifice also. It's important that we respect what these people sacrifice and not disrespect them through ignorance and apathy.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to thus far.
I did not have one favorite character per se, but there were many interesting one's throughout the book.
No this is the first performance I have listened to of his. He gave an good performance. My only problem was that his voice would sometimes fluctuate a little low and quiet. This was only a problem when I was in the car. Other than that is was great.
The section outlining some of the interviews with prominent liars of the last few years troubled me greatly. This is because by the time the authors layed out the interviews with these liars, they had spent the entire book outlining all the various indicators of deception. After doing so, most of the lying was just so blatant, easy to see,...and truly troubling.
Excellent book for your work, relationships, and day to day interactions. I highly, highly recommend it, and will reread it.
Yes, I have gone through many books on Audible, but this one really was one of the best, if not the best. The author takes you through the selection process for Delta Force with all the incredible physical and psychological demands. In the second half of the book, he goes into many different missions that Delta Force was involved in. Having gone through this book, I now feel as though I was very ignorant about some of the historical events Haney describes and the details and reasons for those events.
There was a Master Seargant that I really liked. Just in terms of personality and the way the reader depicted him. These guys had been through such hard battles and experiences and yet they were able to keep a light outlook on things. Just one more incredible aspect of their personalities.
Of course the main person, Eric Haney was great. He never tries to portray himself as some tough guy super soldier, although that is exactly what he is. I'll always remember his account of going on the "forty miler" and making a mistake in navigation that made him go over 50 miles. This was also with a heavy rucksack. Truly unbelievable.
The Master Seargeant who I believe was a primary figure during selection. He was very laid back and this was not consistent with the authors experience with Master Seargeants in the army. He was a cool character.
I finished this book last night. For the first half of the book I was like man this stuff is so cool with all the training and preparation and everything. The second half of the book dove into the realities of Delta Force, which was a lot of danger, self sacrifice, members getting wounded very badly and/or killed, and questionable missions with questionable motivations on the part of those at the top ordering them. At one point Haney says he felt he was under a microscope by God. These guys have to do some pretty rough things so we can all sleep safe at night.
I began to feel very sad towards the last third or so of the book. All these amazing guys who put their lives on the lines in far off places, in wars and missions most of us will never even know about, and we'll never even know most of their names. That's how you know their not in it for the accolades or applause.
Also, when Haney drove away from the Delta compound for the last time, it made me very sad for some reason. I guess that's because in the book he did such a great job of bringing us along verbally in his journey, and you realized it was over.
There are things I learned in this book that have affected me and I will not be able to forget; things about our nations past that we have done or have not done, but should have.
Yes, this book affected me a lot.
If I could shake Eric Haney's hand I would, but I would feel unworthy to do so. What these guys have given up, gone through, endured, and seen, is more than most can imagine.
This book also gave me great appreciation for the Rangers and other Special Ops. Haney describes various missions that utilized other Special Ops, and all these guys are truly awesome. I'm so grateful we have such amazing men in our military.
I cannot say enough good things about this book.
Yes, There are so many great ideas and concepts presented in this book, it is worth listening to again. It will be great to go back and review certain ideas and concepts.
The authors put forth their arguments for the existence of God, and also refute many of the arguments made against the existence of God. The concepts are well thought out and are made so the common person can grasp them.
I really did not like the performance at all. In fact that is the only thing about this book I did not like. Her inflection and tone were overdramatic most of the time. In fact it was so annoying that it would be the only reason I would not listen to this book again.
I have read many books of this nature over the last 15 years or so. This is by far the overall best one. The authors spend a great deal of time on the philosophical arguments for the existence of God. There is a method and format to producing a sound argument with a logical conclusion, so if you have never taken a college level philosophy of logic class this may be new and different to you. Once putting forth the philosophical arguments for the existence of God, the authors then address the notion that some atheists make; namely that science is the only real way to determine truth. The authors clearly break this argument down by showing that such a statement in and of itself is not provable through the scientific method, and is in fact a philosophical statement itself, thereby nullifying the argument.The authors address the idea of evolution, albeit somewhat briefly compared to the rest of the book. An entire book could be written on this and indeed many have, but the authors do give some serious challenges to the idea of life arising out of non-living matter, and the idea of macro-evolution as a whole. The authors also spend a considerable amount of time answering the question of who is Jesus. They address in detail the different theories regarding Jesus death and resurrection, showing that the primary alternative theories, such as the swoon theory, the idea the apostles stole Jesus body, or that Jesus never actually lived, to be absurd when looking at the facts and evidence. The authors also take a good amount of time to address the ancient Hebrew prophecies found in the old testament regarding the Messiah. This section alone was very interesting, especially considering that some of the ancient manuscript copies date from before Christ was on earth. I would recommend this book to any Christian who wants to strengthen their faith, and anyone who is honestly trying to search for the truth and wants to evaluate the arguments for why one should believe in God and why Jesus is the Messiah.
The person reading the book did a good job. His voice was not annoying or overly dramatic.
He gave just enough fluctuations in his voice to be appropriate, but not so much that it was annoying as I have found with others doing the voicing for audio books.
The story of what makes some groups highly successful in America.
This book had some interesting insights, however the information is not all that surprising or shocking. Most people in America are not shocked to know that Jews, Indian Americans, and Asians are highly successful. Perhaps the reasons for that success are surprising to some but to me it seemed somewhat intuitive. The book briefly touches upon groups or sub-groups that have not had great success, but is careful not to insult those groups. Rather, the authors offer their view on how those groups have not managed to experience success. As with pretty much any book which deals with the psychological, a certain degree of interpretation of data and opinion is inserted into this book. This was an interesting read but not a must-read.
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