Ronald J. Beebe

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  • Next: Pastoral Succession That Works

  • By: William Vanderbloemen, Warren Bird
  • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Every church and ministry goes through changes in leadership, and the issue is far bigger than the wave of pastors from the baby boomer generation who are moving toward retirement. When a pastor leaves a church, ministries are disrupted, and members drift away. If the church is already struggling, it can find itself suddenly in very dire straits indeed. But the outcome doesn't have to be that way. What if when a pastor moved on, the church knew exactly what to do to find a suitable replacement because a plan and a process had been in place for some time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read if you are a pastor or leader

  • By Omer on 02-24-17

Get to the point

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Reviewed: 03-19-16

While I was very excited and agreed with the ideas underlying the books premise ... I gave up after the first 3 chapters ( and preface.. Intro.. Etc) that seemed to be more about how great this book was going to be and how much work the authors had done in preparing it. I wondered if it weren't more a tool to get them more consultation work than actually providing resources.

  • The Wolves of Midwinter

  • The Wolf Gift Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 780

In Anne Rice's surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers, readers and listeners were spellbound as Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...MAN WOLF!

  • By Mel on 10-24-13

fuzzy and blowing in the wind

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Reviewed: 01-25-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

not really. It was more like being given a dry toast sandwich with one slice of monterey jack cheese on it when you were starving for a new york strip.....sure you can live that way but why would you want to ....

Who was your favorite character and why?

Reuben and in some ways Phil (have always been fond of the absent minded professor types...).

Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty – was your favorite?

performancewise... always a fan of Ron's work.... hmmm for some reason Sergei stands out... especially when the character was attempting humor

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no... not this book. the wolf gift... yes without hesitation. might rent it but...

Any additional comments?

it very much struck me as this was a transititon book in a series. I agree with many of the other reviews in that finding the actual story in the story was difficult at best, and.... fuzzy when you did. so many new characters were introduced at all intervals of the story and potential impact they may have had it was distracting. then significant events seemed to pop up but with little connection to a larger theme other than... and then this happened...It also seemed the purpose was somewhat of a verbal internal debate of the nature of philosophical perspectives but not to a cohesive or satisfactorily answered or explored depth. If through action and plot the ideas can be expressed then there is a draw. Show me art don't tell me about it.not sure if I will pick up the third book (assuming there is to be one). I desperately hope there is because I was sooooo looking forward to an exploration of the lycanthrope franchise done well and all the potential that has always been there ( as opposed to everyone is a vampire and they suck....). Wolves are creatures of action and passion and drives. While there seems to be that in the wolves of midwinter, they came off more like (deep apologies for the use of the term and the connotations it has been derogatorily used for) "pussies." there were points I wanted to slap the .... out of Felix....

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