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  • The Third Option

  • Hope for a Racially Divided Nation
  • By: Miles McPherson, Drew Brees - foreword
  • Narrated by: Miles McPherson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

The Third Option is a plea on behalf of a brokenhearted God who, scripture teaches, is frustrated with those of us who claim to believe in him but are really “faking the faith”. McPherson argues that we must rise above the issues that divide us and be part of something bigger. The Third Option challenges both believers and seekers to fully embrace God’s goodness and power. McPherson believes that instead of choosing one of two sides, there is a third option - one that’s proven to bring people together, mend relationships, and promote genuine peace in communities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read! Definitely a step in the right direction.

  • By Chad McCutcheon on 09-12-18

Must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I've used Miles' videos for years in our TORCH Prison ministry. So I knew his style and heart. But this book surpasses all expectations ! An honest, eye opening account to how to understand "other". Everyone is "other" at some point. My Ugandan friends always say "you ARE welcome!" A little understanding goes a long way. Thanks Miles for this insightful book filled with tangible examples.

  • The Paradigm

  • The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668

Prepare to be stunned, shocked, illuminated, and amazed. The Paradigm will reveal secrets and mysteries taking place all around you and show you what you never could have imagined. Jonathan Cahn, who caused an international stir with his New York Times best-selling book The Harbinger, will take you from the ancient Middle East to the news of the modern world on a journey you will never forget. As you open up The Paradigm, his most explosive book yet, you may never see your world the same way again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it but mispronouncing words....

  • By Moo'sMom on 12-05-17

Prophecy or heresy ?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Would you try another book from Jonathan Cahn and/or Paul Michael?

Perhaps, but I'd read some reviews first. Performance was fine, it's the material that troubled me. Too much repetition.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not certain

Do you think The Paradigm needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Only if it moves beyond the "numerology" of the Clintons.

Any additional comments?

very redundant, not encouraging.

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  • Accidental Saints

  • Finding God in All the Wrong People
  • By: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Narrated by: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls "a religious but not-so-spiritual life." Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people - a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Irreverent Humor/ Ordinary Grace

  • By Joey Armstrong on 09-10-15

Brutally Honest

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Accidental Saints to be better than the print version?

The VOICE makes the text that much more honest and real.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nadia's story is honest & real. She speaks to us of a real GOD who loves us in spite of who we really are. This is a rare quality in today's Christian literature. It may be a little tough for older long_term believers. But listen and reach out to those who exist outside of our sanctuaries.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any of those praying with those down out and struggling. Even when she allows others to lift her before the Throne of Grace.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

" Jesus with skin on (tattoos and all) !"

Any additional comments?

Not for the faint of heart. Read it and weep. Then ACT

  • Go Tell It On the Mountain

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

James Baldwin’s stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America. Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, Baldwin chronicles a 14-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 Star Listen!

  • By Aperio on 03-26-15

Challenging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Would you listen to Go Tell It On the Mountain again? Why?

Yes, it is a compelling story regarding the "Negro" experience in the USA from the late 40's and early 50's. Some things (too many) are unchanged.

What does Adam Lazarre-White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice and dialect bring authority to the text. They make it REAL.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The constant struggles that Gabriel faces as a "man of God".

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,278

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

Blessings incarnate

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Tattoos on the Heart to be better than the print version?

Haven't seen the hard copy but the audio has got to be better. The accents and tonal inflection ADD greatly to Boyle's message.

What other book might you compare Tattoos on the Heart to and why?

Cross and Switchblade

Have you listened to any of Gregory Boyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Haven't listened to others, but would consider them.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Blessed to be a blessing, homey.

Any additional comments?

Learned of this book @ a recent John Maxwell team training. If you deal with street folks and DON'T have personal experience. This would be a great place to start.

  • The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi

  • By: Wyatt North
  • Narrated by: David Glass
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi is an essential book for any Christian. Saint Francis of Assisi is quite possibly the most popular of all Christian saints. Perhaps it is his adoration for all living things or his unrelenting generosity that has made so many people open their hearts to him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • this was awful! I think it's the performer.

  • By Patricia on 04-26-18

this methodist LOVES this book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi to be better than the print version?

Don't know about the print version, but I've thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not just one point, but the stories of Francis' struggles and "coming to terms" with his faith. It gives this sinner hope !

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  • Same Kind of Different as Me

  • By: Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler, Barry Scott
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped the "Man" (in the 1960s - by hopping a train. Non-trusting, uneducated, and violent, he spent another 18 years on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth. Meet Ron Hall, a self-made millionaire in the world of high priced art deals - concerned with fast cars, beautiful women, and fancy clothes. And the woman who changed their lives - Miss Debbie: "The skinniest, nosiest, pushiest, woman I ever met, black or white."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the printed book on this one...

  • By Maria on 05-31-09

Great LISTEN

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-14

Would you listen to Same Kind of Different as Me again? Why?

The character voices only enhance an already amazing story of grace and giving.

What did you like best about this story?

Hearing how the LORD works in our lives.

What about Dan Butler and Barry Scott ’s performance did you like?

Their voices bring visual images to mind as they speak. FANTASTIC !

  • All In

  • You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Van Tracy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

The Gospel costs nothing. You can't earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of God's grace. It doesn't cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go "all in," a term that simply means placing all that you have into God's hands. Pushing it all in. And that's where we get stuck - spiritual no man's land. We're afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It's not true. The only thing you'll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don't hold out on God, God won't hold out on you.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Its like listening to Circle Maker.

  • By Arnoldo Torres on 01-03-14

Great follow-up to "Circle Maker"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-14

If you could sum up All In in three words, what would they be?

So, now what ? ! ?

What does Van Tracy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great voice

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh or cry ? yes to both

Any additional comments?

This is an excellent "follow-up" to Circle Maker, i.e. now that you know what you know, what will you do about it ? Are you "All IN" or what ?

  • Unbowed

  • A Memoir
  • By: Wangari Maathai
  • Narrated by: Chinasa Ogbuagu
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai has been fighting for environmental responsibility and democracy in her native Kenya for over 35 years. Unbowed recounts the incredible journey that culminated in her appointment to Parliament in 2002. Despite repeated jailings, beatings, and other obstacles along the way, Maathai created the Green Belt Movement and never relented in her goal to bring democracy to Kenya.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story of this woman, but missing something

  • By Peter on 06-29-11

Mississippi State's Freshman "READ"

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Unbowed to be better than the print version?

Didn't "read" a hard copy (I love my Kindle and listening to books), but the clearly female African voice made the book that much more conversational.

What does Chinasa Ogbuagu bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As noted above, the realism of the reader's voice makes the story much more personal.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful