Marty Villa

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  • Soul Keeping

  • Caring for the Most Important Part of You
  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Tommy Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It's the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. Best-selling author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul - the most important connection to God there is - and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity's most mysterious and neglected topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dallas Willard for Dummies

  • By Marty Villa on 06-29-15

Dallas Willard for Dummies

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Reviewed: 06-29-15

I have read several of Dallas Willard's books. Some of them with friends who were equally intent on gleaning just some of the rich insights they presented. And we did, however always with some frustration and disappointment because we knew there was more.
John Ortberg has given people like me—and I know there are more—a gift. His account of his personal pilgrimage with Dallas as his mentor has afforded me a better understanding of some of the concepts I longed to understand from some of Dallas' writings.
Thank you, John. I mean no disrespect for the headline of this review...only gratitude.
Marty Villa

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  • Scary Close

  • Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
  • By: Donald Miller, Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Webb Wilder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book frustrating recording

  • By Tex Warren on 03-25-15

The Best of of his books that I have read so far.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

I read and listened to this book. It has profoundly affected the way I will view relationships. And that's my job! Especially the second to the last chapter. His insight as he concisely described the dynamics of codependency will be an often cited thought for me. I appreciated his emphasis on how we cannot put another human being in the place of completing us. I remembered Psalm 62:1 & 5 NIV "My soul finds rest in God alone...Find rest, oh my soul, in God alone."