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Catherine

Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
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  • The Liberal Redneck Manifesto

  • Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark
  • By: Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
  • Narrated by: Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,214

Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated traditions and intolerant attitudes, tackling everything people think they know about the South - the good, the bad, the glorious, and the shameful - in a laugh-out-loud funny and lively manifesto for the rise of a New South. Home to some of the best music, athletes, soldiers, whiskey, waffles, and weather the country has to offer, the South has also been bathing in backward bathroom bills and other bigoted legislation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for all Americans

  • By E. Cote on 11-13-16

Insightful

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Zipped through this listen. Some of the language was very rough and the boys are not fans of organized religion so there was a bit of mockery that was hard to listen to for me but this was well worth the listen anyway, and then some. It's not as funny as it is in insightful into what makes the South, rural white America, and social conservatives the beautiful and simultaneously broken culture that it is. Never fear, liberals don't get off easy either. (Take a few deep yoga breaths, Tristan.) I'm a Carolina native from a town you've never heard of and this book hit home so hard I could've written it myself. It hits boys. Give it a listen.

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  • Finding God in the Waves

  • How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science
  • By: Mike McHargue
  • Narrated by: Mike McHargue
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

In Finding God in the Waves, "Science Mike" draws on his personal experience to tell the unlikely story of how science led him back to faith. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened Straight Through!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

Science Mike and the Crisis of Faith

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

Mike's story is captivating amd easy to relate to. For anyone who found God after a dark night of the soul, this is a must listen.

  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

  • By: Glennon Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,182

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Leah B on 09-08-16

Touching, terrifying, true.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

This memoir speaks to elements of my own life story. From hiding underwater and sending my representative into the world, to living defensively and withdrawing from love and its companion, pain.Like Glennon, I found God away from organisations and administrators as soon as I discovered grace. Highly recommend this book for anyone who has found grace and love in the wreckage of an old life.

  • Generous Justice

  • How God's Grace Makes Us Just
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Why would we look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. In Generous Justice, he explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Solid Keller

  • By Catherine on 02-09-12

A Solid Keller

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

Reviewed: 02-09-12

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

Generous Justice addresses God's injunction to care for the poor and oppressed by showing ties between those mandates and the Biblical concept of justice. If you are already familiar with Keller's work, you will recognize the theme and appreciate the references that flesh out his ideas as they are presented in this work. As to performance, I prefer when Keller presents his own material. This reading was lackluster and I found myself distracted often while listening. Still, it's a worthy listen.

What other book might you compare Generous Justice to and why?

This book lacks the earth shattering power of The Prodigal God but in its own quiet way, it addresses pure religion and redefines the meaning of what it is to be just.

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