Muscle and a Shovel is a true story about a pair of young newlyweds who move to the city to chase the American dream. In the middle of their pursuit they are befriended by a man who turns their beliefs about God, their church, and their faith upside-down. Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, Community Churches - no one is spared when truth is at stake - and their new friend Randall isn't concerned about political correctness or religious tolerance! This raw story grabs you and doesn't let go! Prepare to have your intellect, emotions, and existing beliefs set on fire!
©2011 Michael John Shank (P)2016 2015
This audiobook is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Everything was presented in the proper Biblical context. It very clearly and plainly explains with book, chapter, and verse how to obey the gospel. It is overflowing with logic and common sense examples that support the scriptures that are contained within.
The audio was fantastic. Mark did an incredible job at changing his voice as he read numerous accounts by the various characters in the book. This made it a lot easier for me to keep up with the dialog.
This book challenges: tradition, worldliness, and false doctrine. It is best suited for those who seek an open and honest study of "God's word".
Loved it! Mr. Mike's conversion is very relatable despite being raised COC. Like Mr. Mike, I to want to believe my choices are right even when confronted with the fact that I have not labored to come to the conclusion in which I place so much confidence. I will put more effort into my studies to assure that I'm standing on the word of the Lord as opposed to the perception of man. Thanks for sharing your story.
I love this book and my heart was already in ready mode to receive truth. i had lost faith in what was being taught in church, so thank to my cousin i received this book! i going going be baptisted in The Body of Christ!
I LOVED learning about the authors life before he really knew much about the Bible, even though he was raised "going to church". Through one Christians effort at work, he was able to actually learn the TRUTH of what the Bible actually says instead of what others had just told him it said. LOVE hearing how ANYONE can come to know the TRUTH of the Bible just by reading and studying it YOURSELF. The narrator isn't the best, he's a little dry... But STILL totally worth the time to listen to for anyone of any age!!!
Books and Milkshakes make the world a happy place.
I loved how many scriptures it had that helped me see things I had not before. Verses connecting to verses. Great book to read for an open Bible study, to mark up the Bible with notes and highlights.
The tips on how to be like Randal. I want to know the Bible that well.
No, I have not, this was my first time.
I enjoyed following Mike's journey. It had a lot of good moments and moving ones. I was moved very early in the book, but don't want to give spoilers. Hate that when others do it and I won't.
If people are Bible-hungry and value what God says, then I recommend checking this book out, it is an amazing resource. I have found this story to really help me in studying the Bible. The insights and depth, in Muscle and Shovel, made a difference in my spiritual growth and Bible learning.
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