©2004 Andy Andrews (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
"Christian author and motivational speaker Andrews effectively combines self-help with fiction to catch readers' interest, sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking." (Publishers Weekly)
I not only would recommend this to a friend, I'm planning to buy several copies as Christmas gifts! Every family, especially those with young children, should own this book, and read (or listen to) it several times a year.
I love Mr. Andrews' voices for all the characters, but after listening to the audio version I decided to borrow it from the library in order to read it as well, and realized his emphasis in some areas was different than mine - which brought more meaning to the passages. Of course an author is going to know how he or she means for a particular scene to be interpreted, and listening to the author narrate the story makes a huge difference.
I really enjoyed the story line of the book. It is very positive and uplifting. I like the idea of using historical characters to establish common sense thinking. It is always encouraging to see writers communicating strong moral conviction in a practical way.
I enjoyed the thinking involved in the conversation with Harry Truman the most. Making a decision to drop the atomic bomb is fascinating and feeling like you were a fly on the wall listening to his thoughts was really eye opening.
I am afraid that I would not be able to listen to Andy Andrews read any other books. As much as I loved the book, Andy was really hard for me to listen to reading. I only finished listening to the book because I had promised a friend. I did enjoy the book, but felt like I would have enjoyed it more, if I had just taken the time to actually read the book.
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Expected and predictable.
I thought the core, overall point(s), of the book was very good and applicable to life. It is very easy to listen to and understand. The story itself feels a little contrived at times, and Mr. Andrews narration took a little getting used to at the beginning.
Yes! I learned so much! It challenged me to be a better me. I am now reading som of Andy Andrews other material and am very impressed. Blessed by his work!!!
"Redeming Love" by Francine Rivers. They equally challenged me
His ability to graciously introduce characters from years past to bring them to life!
How to succeed!
This was an amazing read!
inspiring, motivational, reflective
I can't name one book so I will have to say motivational self help books.
All of the short stories were wlll done and opened my mind to new possibilities that I realize I had been closed-minded about before.
I sure think it is a great idea to reflect on the thoughts and negative beliefs I have had in the past and be more openminded.
I plan on relistening to this audio again and again as I am sure there will be new insights each time.
Its the best book I've come across on audible.com.
Think and Grow Rich, The Secret, Tapping The Source but it has in it an amazing story that unfolds giving you shivers up your spine reminding us of our true powerful nature.
Much more emotion and dynamics.
Yes, David Ponders last meeting...wow
I'm recommending this to all of my best friends. Thank you Andy Andrews for this amazing book.
This books was a surprise to me. It was given to me to read by our owner group so I had no idea about the content. I was expecting another business related case study, but what I got was a fantastic story with inspirational characters. It approached the topic of professional development from a completely unexpected perspective. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to focus on personal development.
The historical bent with insights of wisdom and encouragement!
The Noticer because of the various characters that are introduced.
Gifts From the Past
One of the better books I've listened to.
I liked the seven decisions. While they seem to be common sense, I believe they can be profound if we all lived life like this.
Andy is a great narrator. He brings a lot of energy to his characters and the story.
I bought this audiobook a few years ago after reading the book, and the other narrator was good, but to hear it read by the author, takes the book to another level. You get to hear the story the way it was intended to be heard, straight from the authors heart and mouth.
The book itself can be simply life transforming if you're open minded enough to absorb the material.
This should be required reading in schools and for any liberal that think the government should be taking care of people from cradle to grave with entitlement programs.
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