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  • If God Is Good

  • Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil
  • By: Randy Alcorn
  • Narrated by: Will Matthews
  • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Every one of us will experience suffering. Many of us are experiencing it now. As we have seen in recent years, evil is real in our world, present and close to each one of us. In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about God--Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? And then, how can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps The Most Important Christian Book In Print

  • By Disgruntled Carob Consumer on 05-08-10

God is Good!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

As a follower of God, doing what is right in His eyes, we will suffer for his name sake in a dark world. But God will always make a way out for his people. And we will come out better than when we went in. God said that we would suffer; and He will never leave us. God gave us a Comforter, the Holy Spirit who will guild us throught the storms of life. I stand upon His Promises and I have found peace in the " Midst of Suffering and Evil." By faith and not by sight. God is on the Throne and He watches over us! Forgetting about yesterday and keeping our eyes on Jesus, we will have His Perfect Peace in the "Midst of suffering and evil".

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Emotions

  • Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You
  • By: Don Colbert
  • Narrated by: Greg Wheatley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Did you know that negative emotions can adversely affect your health? Depression, anger, guilt, condemnation, low self-esteem, these are only a few of the lethal toxins that threaten body and spirit. Best-selling author Dr. Don Colbert explores the deadly effect of negative emotions on the body, mind, and spirit, and offers techniques for releasing these toxic catalysts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be...

  • By Jimyster on 05-02-06

"Worth Listening to Save Your Life"

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

Reviewed: 12-24-12

We live in a very stressful world today. And knowing now to deal with stress be it on the job or in one's family, this book can be a life-saver. What I really liked about "Deadly Emotions" was the fact that the author was direct and to the point how emotions can ruin one's health as well as destroying relationships. Chronic deadly emotions such as anger, violence, etc., which causes inflammation in the body can lead to all kinds of diseases. Stress is a fact of life but too much stess will kill you. Also, some stess can be good and knowing how to handle it can do a body good!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Standing Strong

  • How to Resist the Enemy of Your Soul
  • By: John MacArthur
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

Standing Strong: How to Resist the Enemy of Your Soul tackles the provocative subject of spiritual warfare. Drawing from sound biblical theology, MacArthur provides a balanced, practical approach to spiritual warfare, and shares how readers can stand firm for God’s kingdom. This title also features a study guide for both personal and group study.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Standing Strong stands strong

  • By koribear on 06-21-15

I Have Come Too Far from Where I started From

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

Reviewed: 10-05-12

Would you listen to Standing Strong again? Why?

I would listen again to "Standing Strong" because John MacArthur speaks the truth by providing information that true followers of our Lord needs to understand in order to reach the finish line "Hearing Well Done." Being a faithful child of God in today's world is not an easy walk.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Standing Strong?

I have been listening to MacArthur for years. And sometimes hearing someone else speak what I had known for years can bring back memorable moments such as when God first came into my life and how He changed me.

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

This was my first time listening to England's performance.

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

No, I did not have any extreme reaction to this book.

Any additional comments?

"Standing Strong" is serious business. life is not easy when one wants to do right in a fallen world.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slave

  • The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ
  • By: John MacArthur
  • Narrated by: John MacArthur
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Throughout the Bible, followers of Jesus are commanded to submit to Him as their King. They are told to obey and follow, faithfully and without hesitation. Every time Christians utter the word Lord, they make a subtle yet profound declaration - that God is their Master and that they belong to Him. In fact, the Bible describes believers as His slaves. They have been bought with a price and now live for Christ as a people for His own possession. But go into most churches today, even flip through most Bible translations, and you won’t see or hear the word slave anywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What I expect from MacArthur

  • By Stephen on 05-23-12

Count the Cost

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Where does Slave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Slave is by far ranks among the top of the list for audiobooks. I respect the author John MacArthur for teaching the Word of God.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slave?

The most memorable moments of "Slave" gives the reader a clear picture to why Jesus died for sinners in the first place. As a sinner, the blood of Jesus paid for my sins, which is a debt that I cannot ever repay. In other words, I am a "Slave" to the Lord, who has given me life more abundantly by washing my sins away. Thus, I was born again. He is my Master and I am His Child.

What about John MacArthur’s performance did you like?

MacArthur's performance was great!

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

Yes,I could not stop listening to "Slave" and I listened in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

There are so many books on the market today about the Word of God, and each author may have his or her own personal views about the Bible but is it true facts? In my opinion, the Bible has been watered down in so many churches today and MacArthur's book is for real!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Invisible War

  • What Every Believer Needs to Know about Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare
  • By: Chip Ingram
  • Narrated by: Dave Drui
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Spiritual warfare explained for every Christian! Best-selling author and popular speaker Chip Ingram explores what every Christian needs to know about Satan, demons, and the spiritual realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book , highly recommend

  • By Manudani on 12-02-16

There is a God and an "Invisible War."

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

Reviewed: 05-22-12

Where does The Invisible War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks among the best audiobook yet on spiritual warfare and the bible.

What other book might you compare The Invisible War to and why?

I feel that "The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Throght the Events in our Lives": can be compared with "The Invisble War" helps the reader better understand the bible without question that the "Word of God" is true". And that those who confess that they are Christains better know the Bible for themselves because there are many voices and Wide is the Gate" to damnation. In times such as this, one must be clear upon "Thus said the Lord."

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

If I had an opportunity to make a film on this book I would tag it "The Blood of Jesus and the Batter of the gods of Darkness."

Any additional comments?

Get the Book and read it for yourselve.

  • The Secret of Christian Living

  • By: Watchman Nee
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The consuming desire of all true Christians is to be like Christ Jesus. Without doubt, such holy ambition is inspired by the Holy Spirit. For it is God's eternal will that all who are called by Him are to be conformed to the image of His beloved Son. Yet how ironical it is that most Christians seem to undergo great frustration in failing to reach that goal. Does God plan it that way, or do we fail to know and appropriate the provision of God?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallelujah!

  • By Al on 10-21-15

Worth listening

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

What did you love best about The Secret of Christian Living?

What I love best about "The Secret if Chrisitian Living" is the fact that Christians should walk in holyness and in Truth, not as the world does but as "Thus said the Lord."

Who was your favorite character and why?

I had no favorite character.

What about Kris Koscheski’s performance did you like?

Koscheski performance was excellent.

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

His book is truthful and on time according to the Word of God. I enjoy listening to those individuals who know the Word of God without changing it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Big Girls Do Cry

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Teresa Floyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

In this sequel to Something on the Side, two Rubenesque beauties kiss the Big Apple goodbye and launch a new chapter of the Big Girls Book Club in Richmond, Virginia. But this time, the size-14-and-over ladies’ club is welcoming a chunky (and very male) player into its ranks—and plus-size shenanigans are sure to follow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Carl Weber

  • By Dream on 10-20-11

Disappointed of the lanuage used!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-11

A waste of time and money! Too much bad lanuage used for no good reason. Save your money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Green Mile

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,726
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,573

At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, the convicted killers on E Block await their turn to walk the Green Mile and keep a date with the electric chair. Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working as a guard on the Mile, but he's never met anyone like John Coffey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent narrator and an excellent story.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 03-21-10

"One of the best books by Mr. King"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-11

I really was't into Stephen King's books because I was afraid of the unknown. But the "Green Mile" was a wonderful book that kept me wanting more. It has everything a mystery book should have including times when I wanted to cry, This book is a keeper!!

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,900

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

Fastastice and Worth Listening One's Time!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-11

I was borned Baltimore, Maryland as well as lived in Turner's Station. I was not surprised about what the young lady found out concerning John Hopins, which today is one of the leading hosipals thus far. Back in the days, doctors had done many unethical things and families paid dearly. This book is worth listening to and I was amazed about how realistic and honest the author presented the truth. Listen and learn too. A keeper!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Be Careful What You Pray For

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby dishes out the juiciest of tales. Be Careful What You Pray For - the sequel to her popular The Best of Everything - is another delicious page-turner. Alicia Black’s first marriage didn’t work out, but she’s still praying for a prince. And so enters the magnetic Pastor JT Valentine. Has Alicia finally found the man of her dreams - or has love blinded her once again?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Christiana on 01-28-17

Worth Hearing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-11

This book is true to life and many can place themselves in between the pages. So, Be Caareful What You Pray For. I will listen again for this is a keeper!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful