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The Good and Beautiful Life Audiobook

The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ

Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.
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"I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time."

So begins James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self-centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry, and judging. Eventually, we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life of self-destruction.

Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

©2010 James Bryan Smith (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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    A. J. Mcdonald Yukon, OK 04-19-16
    A. J. Mcdonald Yukon, OK 04-19-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent material, dull narrator"

    I used this audiobook in conjunction with the printed text. While I did not love the narration, the material is excellent and listening to a chapter a week was a good way to get an overview of the study. Most weeks I returned to my printed copy for further review. I was also meeting with a group to discuss the material.

    Almost every week as I listened to the chapter I found myself saying, "I don't have a problem with this particular aspect of living a Christian life." Then I asked God to show me if there was anything I needed to change. Don't pray this prayer unless you really desire change! Every week there was something and I am still working on some of these things.

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    RDP 03-10-15
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    "Excellent book -well worth your time"

    This is the second book in the apprentice series by James Smith. Like the first book, this book is excellent and well worth your time. It's the kind of book you want to read more than once.

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    Lori Stewart OKC, OK 03-09-15
    Lori Stewart OKC, OK 03-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful content, dismal narration."

    It was painfully hard to listen to this narration. I struggled to finish. It's a real shame because this series is fantastic, life-changing actually. I'll stick with hardcover, like I did with the first book, on book three.

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    RMQ71 Gaithersburg, MD United States 02-13-15
    RMQ71 Gaithersburg, MD United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Awesome"

    Very Illuminating. It is a nice follow up to The good and beautiful God. Love the author and the reader.

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    Scott Kirkconnell Arkansas 01-03-15
    Scott Kirkconnell Arkansas 01-03-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Wonderful book!"

    Extremely insightful and constructive book. As good as a listener will make it by taking the lessons to heart and applying them.

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