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Eric J. Dolce

DC and MD (USA)
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  • You Are What You Love

  • The Spiritual Power of Habit
  • By: James K. A. Smith
  • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps listeners recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thought provoking read

  • By renee on 08-26-16

Worship is the Chisel

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

Some really unexpected gems here--especially for the "low church" crowd (like me). Get ready to be challenged by a very thoughtful and invasive look at the surprising fruits of intentional and unintentional habits in our daily rhythms and weekly worship services. A very helpful book overall.

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  • Impossible People

  • Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization
  • By: Os Guinness
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the Gospel is exploding throughout the global South, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Timely and Timeless Challenge

  • By Eric J. Dolce on 12-15-16

A Timely and Timeless Challenge

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

This is my first book on Audible. I don't think I could have picked a better book to start with. Os just get better with time. His ability to communicate the challenge of the Church in our day is only matched by his biblical clarity of divine mission for God's people for all times. This is one that EVERY Christian should read. It may have been unfair for me to give only 3 stars for the "performance" considering the fact that I listened at 1.25 speed. It was just too slow at the normal rate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful