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Francis J. Kong

Manila, Philippines
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  • Saving Truth

  • By: Abdu Murray
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Increasingly, Western culture embraces confusion as a virtue and decries certainty as a sin. Those who are confused about sexuality and identity are viewed as heroes. Those who are confused about morality are progressive pioneers. Those who are confused about spirituality are praised as tolerant. Conversely, those who express certainty about any of these issues are seen as bigoted, oppressive, arrogant, or intolerant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.Teurh

  • By Francis J. Kong on 06-05-18

Amazing.Teurh

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Truth presented Ina beautiful, logical way that would capture both your mind and heart. A must read for those who are sincerely after truth.

  • Becoming Dallas Willard

  • The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower
  • By: Gary W. Moon
  • Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Dallas Willard was a personal mentor and inspiration to hundreds of pastors, philosophers, and average churchgoers. His presence and ideas rippled through the lives of many prominent leaders and authors, such as John Ortberg, Richard Foster, James Bryan Smith, Paula Huston, and J. P. Moreland. As a result of these relationships and the books he wrote, he fundamentally altered the way tens of thousands of Christians have understood and experienced the spiritual life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read/listen

  • By Charles E. Roberts on 06-13-18

Touching

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Narration is superb. Very rarely would an audio book move me to tears but listening to the story of Dallas Willard and learning from him and this time about him inspires me tremendously.

  • Rise and Grind

  • Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
  • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by: Sway Calloway, Daymond John
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802

The New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires listeners to Rise and Grind their way the top.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I wasted my time!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-27-18

Pretty Good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-18

Good book. Very engaging and stories original and inspiring. A good read every young person should have.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

Timely Book

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Daniel Pink does not disappoint. And you would be disappointed if you do not read or listen to this book.

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  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006

Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Half information, half advertisement.

  • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 02-07-18

Workable!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Great ideas. Not just hype but full of meaningful ideas that would help guide me and help me improve my businesses.

  • Impossible People

  • Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization
  • By: Os Guinness
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the Gospel is exploding throughout the global South, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Timely and Timeless Challenge

  • By Eric J. Dolce on 12-15-16

DOES NOT DISAPOOINT

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

A good reminder for Christians and churches that are focused on image management more than holiness.

  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

Again a great read

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

The authors do not disappoint. A must read not only for business people but for anyone who has someone they care about.

  • Unscripted

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 944

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Making money, yeah. Cut the rant though.

  • By Mary C. Dunford on 07-31-17

What a book!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

This is one of the most practical books I have come across. I am now a fan of MJ just wished him less on expletives. Helpful and brilliant and one more thing... Honest!

  • Perennial Seller

  • The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

How can we create and market creative works that achieve longevity? Holiday explores this mystery by drawing on his extensive experience working with businesses and creators such as Google, American Apparel, and the author John Grisham as well as his interviews with the minds behind some of the greatest perennial sellers of our time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Holiday marketing success, ironically .

  • By Luke on 10-29-17

Ryan Holiday does not disappoint.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Ryan Holiday delivers constabtly and every person involved with creating good work should read this book and apply the principles.

  • Shattered

  • Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
  • By: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,832

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign - the candidate herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing reading

  • By Jonathan Burg on 04-23-17

Cannot Stop Listening

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Superior performance and one of the best narrations I have ever encountered. She makes the story come all alive. Great work!