I completely disagree with the idea of having affairs when married as long as you keep it quiet.
However, I do agree with the idea that there should be mystery with a woman with her man. The section on beauty is fantastic. I agree Americans want understanding and ruled ways of life, boxed up and easy to digest in a false happiness.
Also, the battle of the sexes and true feminism in America is a serious issue and is discussed in the book also.
Ironically some of these french ideas are very biblical (despite the book blaming protestant ideals being America's biggest problem but many protestant ideals weren't biblical either!)
Overall, it's a great book and the narrator is easy to listen to.
Guts is funny and brutally honest through the eyes of Kristen Johnston. I enjoy her perspective on everything going on and the comedic way she was able to describe some of the most horrible situations.
The bottom line is tell the truth. Be honest with yourself but lets face it, that's hard to do and she makes this clear.
I am also thrilled the author read her book. She has a lot of energy in the way she reads and to me it comes off exactly how she would be thinking it in her head which brings so much life into it.
Lewis gets straight to the heart of what being Christian actually is. He hits the hard stuff swiftly and doesn't waste time. He uses solid logic around the issues he had as a believer and when he didn't believe. It's a fast listen and absolutely wonderful.
I really enjoyed this book. Its beautifully written and I enjoyed the way this book not only stuck with cinematic examples but dove into French culture including literature and other art forms.
My only issue is the clear bias that shows up within the book. I picked this book to read about French cinema, not to read about what other cinema styles and choices should be according to this author.
I'm sure over time there will be (and this is slowly happening now) a combining of styles from all countries. We each as individuals will still have our preferences and theres no need to bash what is not approved according to our decision.
Overall, I really appreciated the way this was written and will probably listen to it again in the future.
A bit long winded. Kind of Tolkein like in the sense of immense details to get to one simple point. Despite this it was poetic and lovely to listen to.
Simply written explanation of the complex relationships with ourselves, others and God involving love, condemnation, fear, etc.
Easy listening, well written, and perfect explanation of Christ's conflict resolution. This definitely sticks to biblical principles and even addresses believer and non believer conflicts.
I'd heard variations of this info but it was nice the way it was organized. The narrator does a great job, the book has great info. The basic point is get back to organic veggies, good meats, nuts, some fruits and your body should normalize from avoiding processed, wheat laden foods.
The last two hours for me were the most informative on how to start this program.
Keep up with your friends that matter most. Know when to let go and when friendships naturally seperate. Get out of yourself but also know when you need your privacy.
This is the basics of the book. The rest of the book are those things elongated.
Phil Cooke is very blunt and straight forward. I enjoy to the point narration and listened straight through. I can understand if someone leaves this book wanting more and I don't think it's the authors fault but rather because it leaves you with the desire to find your one big thing which no one else but you can answer.
This book successfully guides you in directions of various ways that you can discover what you're really good at, what's really in your skill sets, honestly evaluating what you do best. There were many questions he asks for you to answer that I never even thought about.
This book posed more questions for me at the end of it rather than any conclusion, but I believe it's a good thing. He asks what your one big thing is and only the listener can finish the book with their answer.
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