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Jeremiah M. Lorrig

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Bad editing

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-20-19

This was the worst edited audiobook I’ve ever listen to. There were several places where the editor repeated what was already said with a new take.

Insightful

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

This biography of a great man sets him articulately in his time and ties him to the lives of others and provides a deeply personal view made possible by heavy emphasis of his personal letters as a window into his mind.

Answers questions we don’t think to ask

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-19

A father and son, a priest and his people, the materially rich and the spiritually rich—this book reflects the human condition with a series of comparisons. Set in South Africa in a time of growing racial tensions, the balance of the story is maintained with contrasting moments that round out a tale of loss, grief, and corruption with profound hope, prospective, and love. The little rituals of life take center stage as the author reminds us to value the things that matter most.

This is one of the best books I’ve ever picked up. The rhythm of the writing, the weight of the themes, and the beauty of the emotions that make up this story are each alone enough to make the book notable. Together, they make this book a must read.

Nothing to do with the Renaissance

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-03-18

I’ve generally liked her work, but in this case I got the book because I wanted to know about the Renaissance, but this book, literally doesn’t even get there. It is a book about the late Middle Ages and ends before the Renaissance even starts. Quite disappointing.

No book in the last year has grabbed my attention like this one.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-11-17

This is a truly engaging book. Not only did the story and characters pull me in, but the philosophy and science covered in the book opened my understanding of several new things.

I don't think any book in the last year has grabbed my attention like this one.

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insightful, informative, and inspiring

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Reviewed: 03-14-17

One of the most insightful, informative, and and inspiring books I've ever read.

This book takes great pains to avoid name calling and to be fiercely objective, and that enables the reader to carefully discern true heresies and religious trends. Having context for the religious state of America was not only fascinating, but also practical in discerning orthodoxy in the church.

Furthermore, while I do not agree with the author on everything, his approach and passion for Christianity helped be to accept his critiques and admonitions in my own walk and understanding.

The end is C. S. Lewis-esque and inspires tremendous anticipation in the future even while battling heresies. I never thought a book like this would impact me so profoundly; I highly recommend it.

Drove me a little crazy, but I want to read more

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-28-17

This was a good book. I enjoyed the characters, the plot was interesting, and the approach novel.

The end drove me a little crazy, but I want to read more.

Not Fun, but Important

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Reviewed: 02-28-17

People who claim that they are persecuted in the United States should read this. Those who die for truth should not be mixed up with those inconvenienced for opinion.

The book was a little convoluted and the stories could have been told in a more compelling way. But while it is not a fun book, it is important to remember that truth is worth suffering for.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Hard to follow the big picture

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Reviewed: 02-28-17

Great stories, but it was very hard to follow the big picture.

It is, however, a great way to get a feel for what happened on the ground during the battle of the bulge. Very interesting and descriptive.

Excellent

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Reviewed: 02-28-17

This book, the third part of a famous trilogy, balances the events and their causes with the personal moments that ground a biography.

As the storms of war and world chaos swirled, a man who is probably the most impacting figure of the last century famously stood his ground. For a time, he was the sole personification of the beleaguered remnant who opposed the forces of fascism and Nazism. This book picks up with the beginning of World War II and weaves the great forces of the time with the man, Churchill, who faced those forces and, in the end, changed the course of history.

I was impressed, learned much, and am now inspired even more by Winston Churchill.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful