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Kari Bodine

Orange, CA
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  • Forgiving God

  • By: Hilary Yancey
  • Narrated by: Hilary Yancey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Three months into her pregnancy with her first child, Hilary Yancey received a phone call that changed everything. As she learned the diagnosis - cleft lip and palate, a missing right eye, possible breathing complications - Hilary began to pray in earnest. Even in the midst of these findings, she prayed that God would heal her son. God could do a miracle unlike anything she had seen. Only when Hilary held her baby, Jack, in her arms for the first time did she realize God had given her something drastically different than what she had demanded. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story

  • By Kari Bodine on 08-01-18

Beautiful Story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I loved this book! Hilary’s story is raw, honest and real. I especially enjoyed listening to it in the author’s own voice. Thank you Hilary for sharing so vulnerably with us!

  • Out of Sorts

  • Making Peace with an Evolving Faith
  • By: Sarah Bessey
  • Narrated by: Joell A. Jacob
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

In Out of Sorts, Sarah Bessey, award-winning blogger and author of Jesus Feminist, helps us grapple with core Christian issues using a mixture of beautiful storytelling and biblical teaching. As she candidly shares her wrestlings with core issues - such as who Jesus is, what place the church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it is rather than what we want it to be - she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful and heartwarming.

  • By Sally Funk on 04-18-18

I loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Sarah Bessey could be telling my story. It was so refreshing to hear her perspective of sorting through the evangelical past of her life and not rejecting it all but putting the pieces back together in a way that honors her tradition but also embraces the real message of Jesus. I loved it. It challenges me to not reject all of my evangelical heritage, but to find ways to weave my heritage into the knowledge I have now.

  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,533

In this book, New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. In Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A long, curious blog post

  • By Fromatoz on 02-13-17

Loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-16

This book was perfect timing for me. I had to order the hard copy so I can read and highlight it. Hearing the words in the author's own voice made it all that much better.

For anyone who feels like they could burn out (I did), this book is for you!

  • Falling Free

  • Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted
  • By: Shannan Martin
  • Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Falling Free chronicles the Martin family's pilgrimage from the faulty, me-centric wisdom of this world to the topsy-turvy life of God's more being found in the less, challenging listeners to rethink their own assumptions about faith and the good life. Anyone who yearns for something beyond status quo, middle-class Christianity but hesitates out of insecurity or safety concerns will find encouragement, food for thought, and practical guidance in this sweetly subversive book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening read!!

  • By Abby on 03-20-17

Editing needs improvement

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-16

I enjoyed the story, and for the most part as engaged. However, the audible editing needs work. There were gigantic pauses between chapters but next to. I pause between sections. Section titles seemed read as part of run-in sentences. It doesn't give the listener time to transition. Otherwise a good read.

  • The Heart-Led Leader

  • How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life
  • By: Thomas Spaulding
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

In his new audiobook, The Heart-Led Leader, Spaulding turns his focus to ourselves - to who we are. Authentic leaders, Spaulding says, live and lead from the heart. The values and principles that guide our lives and shape our ability to lead others is far more important than our titles or our ability to crunch numbers or the impressive degrees we display on our walls. To effect true transformational change, heart-led leaders draw on the qualities of humility, vulnerability, transparency, empathy, and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More of same

  • By jIM kEFFER on 06-25-17

A must-read for any leader

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Reviewed: 04-27-16

Tommy Spaulding is inspiring as he weaves the power of story into practical leadership principles. He doesn't just make a case for being a heart-led leader, he proves that you can lead with love and still stay the course with accountability and tough decisions. I will be recommending this book to my friends and colleagues.

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