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bruce

Melbourne, Australia
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Not Convinced

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I do not believe in blind faith. My faith in God is evidence based. That is why, as a bible believing Christian I read alternative literature and avoid a life of ignorance.

I have to point out that, while I'm sure it was not intentional, most of the biblical text quoted in this book has been misrepresented. We have many centuries of theological study that help us accurately place scripture in its appropriate historical and cultural context. This should always be consulted before snatching random, obscure bits of Judaic law and labelling it irrelevant in today's culture.

I concede that a great many atrocities have been committed in the name of religion but I fail to see how this is evidence against God's existence.

It felt like almost all of Dawkins' arguments went a little something like this:

We do not yet know everything about how we came to exist and therefore God does not exist.
OR
God sounds like a mean narcissistic bully and therefore God doesn't exist
OR
Aunt Mildred believed in fairies, talking cats and God; and therefore God does not exist.

We I have many very logical, historical and scientific reasons to believe. And therefore
God does exist.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Premature but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

I thought that the story was interesting and am glad I listened to it although I feel like there is still a lot to come in the future of Elon Musk and this book felt a bit like a very long introduction to what will someday be THE book on Musk's life.

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

Great book, and a brilliant performance. Looking forward to a second and third time listen.

Enjoyable and applicable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Narrator spoke well and the points in the book come across succinctly. Practices worth implementing in my life. I'd happily listen to it again.

Love love love

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

I have listened to this book over and over and never get tired of it!! Well written and beautifully read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Just for fun

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

Reviewed: 05-30-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I have already recommended this book to a few people who I think may benefit from giving it a read, however I do not believe that it lives up to it's, some what exhaustive, claim that it offers 'life changing' wisdom within it's pages/wavelengths.

What could Kevin Leman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Usually when I buy a book of this kind I am looking for lots of real life application suggestions. This book offers little in that regard.

Have you listened to any of Wayne Shepherd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first I have listened to narration by Wayne Shepherd. I would happily recommend his performances.

Any additional comments?

This book was a fun read/listen but my personal opinion is that the psycographic profiles presented by Dr Leman are a bit too exacting and few people would fit into such a precise frame.I give this book a star rating of 462 out of 1000...

7 of 8 people found this review helpful