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Chris Wandor

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  • Challenge of Jesus

  • Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the 21st century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Cliff Notes of Jesus and The Victory of God

  • By Jeff Anderle on 04-02-13

Starts out slow, but ends well.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-22-19

For me, the last couple chapters are worth listening to for the perspective on the gospel, how beautiful it is, and how it applies to our post modern world. The opening chapters are academic and only slightly helpful, so many may want to skip them.

  • How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

  • Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority
  • By: Clay Scroggins
  • Narrated by: Clay Scroggins, Gabe Wicks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,788
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,579

Every leader, young or old, resonates with the dead-end feeling of not being in charge. Too often the lack of authority paralyzes leaders, leaving them believing they must wait to be in charge until they can lead. One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't what I expected, but pleasantly surprised.

  • By Wade on 11-04-18

Good content at 1.5 speed

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I was very encouraged by the content of this book, but the reader was difficult to listen to. I ended up interesting the speed to 1.5x and that made the reading listenable enough for me to finish the book. overall I would recommend.

  • The Wounded Healer

  • Ministry in Contemporary Society
  • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Narrated by: Dan Anderson O.F.M.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

In this hope-filled book, Nouwen offers a fresh interpretation of modern ministry. Here he offers inspiration to men and women who want to be of service in their Church or community but who have found the traditional ways of ministry alienating and ineffective. According to Nouwen, "the minister is called to recognize the sufferings of his time in his own heart and make that recognition the starting point of his service."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to focus but am so glad I did!

  • By Alicia Koury Calsyn on 04-11-16

Emphasized solidarity, but lacked hope of Jesus

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This book was highly recommended, and I'm glad that the author put an emphasis on the minister entering into his own suffering and the suffering of his people. The author also had some good analysis of our current western culture.

However the book consistently under emphasized the implications of the fact that Christ did this for us. While listening to this book, I felt as if a weight was being placed on me - the weight of having to carry my own sufferings and add to that the sufferings of others. But Christ has born all our sufferings, and it is not by my power that I continue on, but by the power of Jesus worthing in me through the HS. I will fall, but he will pick me back up, and will lead me and others to a day where we are free from suffering and will be with him.

I was waiting for the author to get to this point of explaining our freedom and our source of hope and strength, and how it impacts the way we counsel others, but unfortunately that point in the book never came.

  • The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

As CEO, most everything that Rich O'Connor did had something to do with at least one of the four disciplines on his famed "yellow sheet." Rich never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm. Best selling author Lencioni brings us a fable that focuses on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful

  • By Chris on 04-07-04

very helpful

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Reviewed: 12-11-18

Very good book, helpful in thinking about business even for those who are not executives

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,533
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,521

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

Thoroughly Engaging

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Reviewed: 07-08-18

The fact that the author is the one reading this book gives it a force which is difficult to quantify, but which adds greatly to the experience. The reader is born along with the author on this fascinating Journey. Highly recommend.

  • The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

  • By: The Great Courses, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
  • Narrated by: Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? This lonely and chronically ill, yet passionate, daring, and complex man is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood of all contemporary philosophers. Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? How did he become the most misinterpreted and unfairly maligned intellectual figure of the last two centuries?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect entry point for understanding Nietzsche

  • By Charley Yeager on 03-09-15

Unbalanced

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-24-18

At times the speakers sounded like apologists or cheerleaders for Nietzsche. They seem always to try to interpret him in the best possible light.

  • Reasonable Faith, Third Edition

  • Christian Truth and Apologetics
  • By: William Lane Craig
  • Narrated by: Jim Denison
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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    5 out of 5 stars 127

J. Gresham Machen once said, "False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the Gospel" - which makes apologetics that much more important. Wanting to engage not just academics and pastors but Christian laypeople and seekers, William Lane Craig has revised and updated key sections in this third edition of his classic text to reflect the latest work in astrophysics, philosophy, probability calculus, arguments for the existence of God, and Reformed epistemology.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good and logical outline of arguments

  • By Gerhard on 09-19-17

Very good rational apologetic book

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Reviewed: 04-01-18

This is a very good defense of the orthodox Christian beliefs. If you are looking for additional books like this, Keller's reason for God is good, or if you want an apologetic book aimed at people's hearts/emotions, his making sense of God is excellent.

In this book, Craig starts with a discussion on epistemology, which is the weakest part of the book in my opinion. He holds to the (common) belief in epistemological foundationalism, where I have come to hold to a more coherentist model.

However, I really enjoyed the rest of the book where he explores many arguments for God, and then discusses the historical evidence for Jesus life, death, and resurrection in a way that is understandable and well documented.

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  • Lament for a Son

  • By: Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

The author describes the progress of his grief from the shock of learning of his son's accidental death to his final resignation a year later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Chris Wandor on 10-06-17

amazing

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Reviewed: 10-06-17

this book poetically explores the mysteries of suffering and death from a Christian perspective. Nicholas will not give you answers that don't exist, but he will grieve with you and let you know that you are loved.

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  • Why Evil Exists

  • By: Charles Mathewes, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Charles Mathewes
  • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Whether we view it in theological, philosophical, or psychological terms, evil remains both a deeply intriguing question and a crucially relevant global issue. Now, Professor Mathewes offers you a richly provocative and revealing encounter with the question of human evil - a dynamic inquiry into Western civilization's greatest thinking and insight on this critical subject.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • But What's Puzzling You is the Nature of My Game

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-28-15

more a history of thought on evil

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-11-17

I was hoping for more of an exploration of why evil exists, but the lectures were still interesting and enlightening.

  • Praying the Bible

  • By: Donald S. Whitney
  • Narrated by: Donald S. Whitney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 200
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    5 out of 5 stars 170
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    5 out of 5 stars 169

All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it's hard to know how - especially if the minutes start to drag, and our minds start to wander. Offering listeners hope, encouragement, and the practical advice they're looking for, this concise book by professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book To Read For Prayer!

  • By Sara Laigaard on 08-23-15

excellent book on prayer

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Reviewed: 06-12-17

I have found that praying through the Bible especially the psalms as Whitney outlines here has been very helpful. this book is short, practical, and Biblical.