LISTENER

Amazon Customer

  • 104
  • reviews
  • 106
  • helpful votes
  • 210
  • ratings
  • Surprised by Hope

  • Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

For years, Christians have been asking, "If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?" It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven. Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection, and provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus. Wright then explores our expectation of "new heavens and a new earth".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Necessary!

  • By Kyle on 04-11-18

Empty

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

This work has many, many, words but lacking direction. What may have been said in one or two sentences is persistently presented with torrents of meaningless thoughts.

I found this work not only boring but empty. I can not recommend this work.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daniel's 70 Weeks

  • Profiles in Prophecy
  • By: Chuck Missler
  • Narrated by: Ken Miller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 111

Do you know the most amazing passage in the entire Bible? In this study of Daniel's 70 Weeks, you will discover this amazing prophecy in the Old Testament predicted the very day that Jesus presented himself as the Meschiach Nagid, the Messiah, the King, to Jerusalem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disjointed

  • By Rosanne Font on 01-18-17

Flop

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This work is not structured around Daniel’s prophecies but rather; this work is structured around the fallacy of dispensationalism: A fallacy which began in the 1830s.

Specifically this fallacy orbits the works of Hal Lindsey. The author has ignored the historical events which led to the fulfillment of Matthew chapters 23 and 24 in 70 AD.

  • The Book of Romans: A Commentary

  • By: Chuck Missler
  • Narrated by: Chuck Missler
  • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Romans is the definitive statement of Christian doctrine - the most comprehensive book in the New Testament. Its impact on history is unequaled. This is the first in a trilogy (Galatians, Hebrews) on Habakkuk 2:4 - "the just shall live by faith" - which later became the mantra of the reformation. It has an international outlook: As a Roman citizen, and with both Hebrew and Greek culture of history, religion, philosophy, poetry, science, music, etc., Paul's Epistle to the Romans is the most profound writing that exists anywhere. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Detailed Study

  • By Raven on 04-16-18

Repetitive

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

The first two hours of this audiobook are nearly word for word repetition. I stopped into hour three for lack of hearing a single from the book of Romans

  • Jesus the Son of God

  • A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misunderstood, and Currently Disputed
  • By: D. A. Carson
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Although it is a foundational confession for all Christians, much of the theological significance of Jesus’s identity as “the Son of God” is often overlooked or misunderstood. Moreover, this Christological concept stands at the center of today’s Bible translation debates and increased ministry efforts to Muslims.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Philosophy 101

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Philosophy 101

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

The headline is misleading. The work is a philosophical dance routine, which ends where it begins.

  • Parables

  • The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told
  • By: John MacArthur
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Pastor-teacher John MacArthur helps listeners understand Jesus' parables and how they relate to the whole of his message. Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables he told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so his people might comprehend his message about the kingdom of God clearly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More great teaching

  • By robert on 03-06-16

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-18

A misleading title. All of Jesus parables combined can’t be more than thirty pages, but somehow the author has added another two hundred and fifty more pages of repetitive jargon to insert his own doctrine amidst a flood of endless mind numbing repetition. I can not recommend this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • God Against the Gods

  • Storytelling, Imagination, and Apologetics in the Bible
  • By: Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by: Brian Godawa
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible. How God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their creativity and redeeming them within a Biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another new way to view the world.

  • By Pieter on 08-22-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I have nearly all of Brian Godawa‘s books and I must say I have really enjoyed all of his books until this one.

  • Lost Christianities

  • The Battles of Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
  • By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kugler
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Early Church(es)

  • By Margaret on 01-06-14

A Hidden Agenda

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Can not recommend for the following reasons.
This compilation of “ancient texts” is an obvious attempt to weave a modern liberal doctrine. To sprinkle doubt and subterfuge amongst the faithful Orthadox of Christianity..
Mingled amongst these ancient texts, the author inserts confusion, doubt, and dances around the fires of heresy . I can not recommend this work of deceit.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Life and Times of Jesus

  • The Messiah Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Michael J. Ruszala, Wyatt North
  • Narrated by: David Glass
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Jesus was a Messiah behind enemy lines - God come into a sinful world ruled by evil. He was on a secret mission to save humanity. To Jesus' first-century Jewish contemporaries, whatever the Nazarene might be, he was not simply "another good rabbi". Jesus was a polarizing figure. One believed either that this powerful preacher and wonderworker was uniquely of God, or that he was an agent of the Evil One.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste Of Time & Money

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-16-18

Waste Of Time & Money

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

The Life and Times of Jesus: Really?
This is one of the worst “Christian” audiobooks I’ve purchased..The narration was like a trip to the dentist for a root canal.
A lot of words but not much to hear.
I can not recommend this work.

  • Noah Primeval

  • Chronicles of the Nephilim (Volume 1)
  • By: Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by: Brian Godawa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Noah Primeval is a speculative retelling of the beloved story of Noah for a new generation. In an ancient world submerged in darkness, fallen angels rule as gods, and breed giants and monsters. Mankind is enslaved to evil. Noah, a tribal leader, has been prophesied to bring an end to the rule of these "gods" and save humanity from coming destruction. But Noah's wife and son are captives of these dark forces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • almost perfect

  • By joe on 05-29-13

A Home Run

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

As the author of Zero Point: Power Of The gods, and Zero Point: The Independence, I’ve done extensive research on the Nephilim of the Bible.
The sad truth is few people, including Christians, know anything of the evil which inundated our world before the great flood. Brian Godawa has hit a home run with his Chronicles of the Nephilim series. As a Christian, I have nothing but praise for The Chronicles of the Nephilim, and I highly recommend the series to one and all.

  • A Braver Man's Ghost Town

  • A Braver Man Series, Book 2
  • By: Royal Wade Kimes
  • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Hawk Haynes was proud of Porterville, Texas, a town he had founded. He had left it to go on a long honeymoon with Elizabeth Trudy, his new bride. When he returned a black cloud had ascended upon the town. The peace and harmony was gone, and so was his best friend. Hawk was sure Lank Lankford didn’t leave of his own accord. Luke Tanner, an old army buddy had left with Lank, and that told Hawk things weren’t right. Lank would never partner up with the likes of Luke Tanner, a born killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but same story line as last book

  • By paceman on 07-17-17

Poor Taste

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

A long story that’s hard to know which character is talking. While I tried to stay with the story, I often found myself completely lost due to much rambling. I can not recommend this for the foul language and poor taste in the rambling story line.