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  • Simply Jesus

  • A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

“Jesus - the Jesus we might discover if we really looked,” explains Wright, “is larger, more disturbing, more urgent than we had ever imagined. We have successfully managed to hide behind other questions and to avoid the huge, world-shaking challenge of Jesus’s central claim and achievement. It is we, the churches, who have been the real reductionists. We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety; the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience; Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. Piety, conscience, and ultimate happiness are important...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for today's church

  • By Joey Armstrong on 03-17-12

You won't be disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

The audio version was a good fit for this book. He reveals truths about the kingdom that the modern Church needs to consider. In-line with so much of what Dallas Willard attempted to teach.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soul Keeping

  • Caring for the Most Important Part of You
  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Tommy Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It's the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. Best-selling author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul - the most important connection to God there is - and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity's most mysterious and neglected topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dallas Willard for Dummies

  • By Marty Villa on 06-29-15

Good Book - poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

What did you like best about Soul Keeping? What did you like least?

Great Ideas - much of which are a summary of Dallas Willard's thoughts on Spiritual Formation. Ortberg is funny and has a great voice - it's too bad he did not narrate this audio book. It really detracted from his ideas that the narrator failed to capture his humor or proper emphasis.

What did you like best about this story?

**

How could the performance have been better?

Ortberg is funny and has a great voice - it's too bad he did not narrate this audio book. It really detracted from his ideas that the narrator failed to capture his humor or proper emphasis.

Any additional comments?

Ortberg is funny and has a great voice - it's too bad he did not narrate this audio book. It really detracted from his ideas that the narrator failed to capture his humor or proper emphasis.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Living in Christ's Presence

  • Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God
  • By: Dallas Willard, John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Dallas Willard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 272

Dallas Willard and John Ortberg explore what it means to live well now in light of God's kingdom. They reflect on the power of the Trinity in our lives, the meaning of knowledge, the importance of spiritual disciplines and much more. Dallas Willard offers poignant thoughts about what it will be like to transition into the very presence of Christ in heaven. This audiobook is adapted from the talks given at the February 2013 Dallas Willard Center "Knowing Christ Today" conference in Santa Barbara, California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Let Go of Control

  • By taylor storey on 09-21-14

Awesome overview of Spiritual Formation

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's an awesome venue with John Ortberg interviewing Dallas Willard about all things important to living truly as a disciple of Christ.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Living in Christ's Presence?

**

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

This was my favorite because he is actually speaking rather than a hired voice.

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

no