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Nicolas Paul Dunbar

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  • Love Does

  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,555

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith. You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does. Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this Book and Love this Aurthor

  • By SarahG0529 on 02-25-13

Love is a verb

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

I absolutely love this book. I had the opportunity to hear Bob speak at an event I attended a year ago. I never heard of him before but I was so impressed with him live that I decided to pick up his book. It was one of my best decisions I've ever made

The Book is a collection of stories of a life well lived and makes for an excellent read. The stories in this book will encourage you in, inspire you and give you the hope that your life can make a major difference in the world... If you have hope, a heart for serving others and do everything that love requires.

This book is narrated by the author. That totally makes it worth the listen. The performance does not feel like someone is reading a script but more like Bob is sitting down with us for coffee and sharing the stories. The total run time is about six hours and not one minute will be wasted. You should check this out today.

  • God Is Disappointed in You

  • By: Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
  • Narrated by: James Urbaniak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,258

God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not disappointed in this book!

  • By Nicolas Paul Dunbar on 05-28-15

Not disappointed in this book!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

While I found this book to be highly irreverent I also found it to be highly funny! It is well written and equally well narrated. It covers books from both the old and New Testament and quite ably if I'm allowed to say so.

I have a few quibbles with some of the stories and a bit of the language used to describe the overall themes of the books. As a minister I found a few inconsistencies with the biblical record in the storytelling but it is mostly accurate with only a few mistakes here and there. Since this is written as a satirical view of the Scriptures is not necessary for her to have an esoteric accuracy.

I recommend this book to those Who are interested in the Bible and are able to laugh at themselves and the foibles of ancient believers as well as modern Christians.

5 Stars

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