It was too long and detailed for lay readers. It ought to be advertised as a book for scholars and those who want to get way down into the weeds of molecular biology.
If you want to join post grad students and scientists in extremely detailed aspects of the subject, this is the book for you. For me, I was looking for a broader view of the subject and this book was disappointing in that sense.
I was able to hear the closest modern English translation of the original Hebrew, with the correct pronunciations of names, cities and events. It's not like it varies tremendously from the "standard" bible. But it adds another layer that just doesn't come out in a traditional protestant or Catholic bible. If you really want to hear the true bible that is often called the Old Testament, get the Jewish Audio Bible. You will not regret it.
Hey Gentiles! Here's the real deal!
Definitely. Reading Judges in the bible can be a real emotional roller coaster... Things are good, bad, good, bad..more bad, and more bad. You want to bang your head against a wall. But Keller takes this book and brings it to life, puts it all together, and gives a much more broad and thought provoking view of this book. It makes sense to me now.
Judges Ain't What You Thought It Was
Surprising, Amazing, Shattering
The author takes a historical event that we have heard from one viewpoint, emphasis and conclusion - and overturns it without taking away from the overall spiritual aspect of story. Really masterful.
Everything You Never Considered About David and Goliath
Very interesting read. I am a Christian and I am interested in learning about viewpoints that differ from mine. I thought this might be an "attack on religion" book. But I found it to be very well written and I was challenged with some very thought provoking ideas. And Sam Harris packs a lot into a relatively short work.
The author does a great job reminding us about human nature and that we live in an imperfect world. A wake up call to rid ourselves of being overly self critical and putting too much emphasis on how others view us. Definitely worth the money and the time.
This book brings to life an aspect of the birth of Christ that isn't discussed much - what Mary went through in a personal sense, her perspective.
The others by Francine Rivers on Rahab, Ruth, etc. Same great quality.
Her tone of voice and inflection brings energy and life to the story. Turns a biography into a much more real-life feel.
The story is great, I have to give it high marks for that.... presents a sense of being in the real world in first century Palestine. Love the book. I bought the others in the series.
The woman who narrates has a high voice and her impressions of male voices is really bad. And in a story set in first century Palestine there are a lot of males! So consider that...BUT I am still glad I have the book. It was worth it because the writing is terrific.
No, it's rather long so it wouldn't be practical.
The author could have markedly shortened his personal background. It should have been no more than one chapter instead of the first five.
It is not until Chapter 6 that the author starts talking about actual interactions with people as the title implies. So much of this book is more a discussion of himself and his thoughts and opinions as opposed to what he actually did.
Not very rich
Almost all of the first 5 chapters so he would get into his actual "service, as the title implies.
Very disappointed with this book. I was hoping for so much more.
Dr. Davis takes all the myriad details of human chemistry, biology, anatomy and metabolism and sifts it down into everyday language that anyone can understand. Plus, he puts is all together in a neat package of 30 minutes. Tells you everything you need to know to actually DO this.
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