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  • Every Man's Battle

  • Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time
  • By: Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

The challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win! From movies and television, to print media and the Internet, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations... but, thankfully, not impossible to confront them and gain victory over them! Millions have found Every Man's Battle the single greatest resource for overcoming the struggle and remaining strong in the face of temptation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book, it will challenge you

  • By Matthew on 06-02-15

pretty good stuff.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Every Man's Battle to be better than the print version?

I'm not sure I've never read the print edition.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There weren't any characters, non-fiction.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

It was good, kind of muffled and hard to understand at times. Recording wasn't very high quality, kind of choppy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

This was a good read. It provided some very clear teachings. However it was also kind of annoying and preachy. A big gripe is how the authors pandered to their wives, and made it seem like women don't struggle with sexual issues like men do. That doesn't make sense to me, because I've read the statistics, and its actually about 50-50. In fact cheating is more common among women. So let's not pretend that guys are the only ones who struggle with sexual thoughts and issues. Women struggle with it just as much. It was a good read though. Helpful, yet annoying.

  • Emotional Sobriety

  • From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance
  • By: Tian Dayton
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hanley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can't unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day's frustrations or run around in circles taking more time to get less done? If these self-defeating habits sound familiar, Emotional Sobriety will shed light on why and how these coping mechanisms threaten your health and impact resilience

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost...

  • By Diane on 09-19-14

just what you would expect

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It was entirely useless.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tian Dayton again?

No.

What three words best describe Elizabeth Hanley’s performance?

It was well read.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Emotional Sobriety?

I would've changed everything about the book.

Any additional comments?

This kind of book is exactly what you would expect from an atheistic thinking culture in the West. Darwinism, and eastern mysticism, breathing techniques, meditations, blah blah blah. Lots of vacuous spiritualist terms that don't mean anything. Sad, and useless.

9 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Problem of Pain

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: James Simmons
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

"If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? The greatest Christian thinker of our time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, real answers for the existence of pain

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-17-14

i love it

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

Reviewed: 08-29-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Problem of Pain to be better than the print version?

I prefer audiobooks over print reading, so yes.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

It's genius regarding pain.

What about James Simmons’s performance did you like?

It's very clearly stated, and well read.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The problem of pain in it's simplest form.

  • Has Christianity Failed You?

  • By: Ravi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Ravi Zacharias
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

This book is for the Christian and skeptic alike. Is Christianity a mindless game hurling us into the storms of life, or are the instructions so detailed that we can know well enough what the storm will be like, who is in control, and what to do when on solid ground? In the end, is it Christianity that has failed, or is it the Church - as God's representative - that has failed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would recommend

  • By Ted A. on 05-25-17

absolutely wonderfdul

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

Reviewed: 08-28-14

If you could sum up Has Christianity Failed You? in three words, what would they be?

straight forward truth

Who was your favorite character and why?

The character of the church is starkly revealed.

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

Dr. Zacharias reads it very well and hearing it in the author's voice is priceless.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Has Christianity Failed You??

There is a wealth of insight regarding logically and coherently assessing Christianity, flaws and all.