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  • Growing Up Social

  • Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World
  • By: Gary Chapman, Arlene Pellicane
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the necessary tools to make positive changes starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you'll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every healthy child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for today's young parent!

  • By Shelley on 09-21-15

To many inaccurate generalizations

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

The author makes technology and screens the enemy. Whereas they, like fire, are a tool. In moderation and under control they are invaluable, but when you serve them, the potential for destruction is massive.

This book was frustrating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Preach and Deliver

  • Captivate Your Audience, Kill Bad Habits, and Master the Art of Sermon Delivery
  • By: Brandon Hilgemann
  • Narrated by: Brandon Hilgemann
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Preach and Deliver is a practical guide that will teach you the best practices for body language, eye contact, pauses, humor, illustrations, notes, and much more. This book will change the way you deliver a sermon so that you can preach in a powerful way that grips the hearts and minds of your audience. But passive listening alone will not make you a better preacher. That's why at the end of every chapter, I have included an action step to apply what you learned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Job

  • By Picasso on 03-23-17

Helpful, but not as much as it's predecessor

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Preaching Nuts and Bolts had been a game changer for me, and I was expecting this book to have a similar effect which it didn't. It's good, and helpful, but I'd best describe as a supplement to Preaching Nuts and Bolts. Go get that book, now.

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To the author: Brandon, God had been so good to me through your work and teaching. Thanks for taking the time to deliver this info to up and coming, struggling preachers. Your work has been incredible helpful to me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,709

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Kind of boring. Nothing too particularly inspiring or interesting. Then again, maybe that's more an assessment of his life than of the authors writing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography, Volume II

  • The Full Harvest
  • By: C. H. Spurgeon
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Throughout the autobiography, Spurgeon records those aspects of life that only an autobiography can: his family circle, the daily labor behind his public works, and the feelings which led him to resist the reformation of the Faith of the Churches. Above all, he records his experiences of God's grace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than just an autobiography

  • By Matthew on 12-03-11

The second half was pretty humdrum

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

The first part was pretty good, but it became pretty boring around the half way point. Kind of surprised I finished it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mars and Venus on a Date

  • By: John Gray
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

In Mars and Venus on a Date, John Gray blasts off into the exciting new territory of the singles universe, turning his unique expertise to unattached men and women who desire lasting intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Mayu on 09-26-15

Suuuch helpful info in this book

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

Wow, I'm and delightfully satisfied with my purchase. It is even better than I expected. So helpful. Single people: buy this!

Ok, I'm going to go listen to it again now.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,535

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

Such a stellar mind changing book

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

This book was better than I thought it would be. Malcolm Gladwell, as always, does a wonderful job of narrate ring his own books.

Highly recommended. So good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You and Me Forever

  • Marriage in Light of Eternity
  • By: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: "How do I have a healthy marriage?" Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For any Christ follower

  • By Ana Tripp on 02-03-15

Such a boring narrarator

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

There is helpful information in this book. Truly. But the narrator makes it so hard to digest. His voice is so boring.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • D.L. Moody: A Life

  • Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer
  • By: Kevin Belmonte
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A visionary educator and fundraiser, D.L. Moody was also a renowned evangelist in the nineteenth century. Long before radio and television, he brought the transformative message of the gospel before 100 million people on both sides of the Atlantic. Thousands of underprivileged young people were educated in schools he established, and before the Civil War, he went to a place no one else would; the slums of Chicago called Little Hell. Drawing on the best, most recent scholarship, D.L. Moody: A Life chronicles the incredible journey of one of the great souls of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By DougW on 02-28-18

Cursory bio

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

I was expecting a more engaging and in depth biography. It seemed to say little in a large amount of time. While, a helpful book, I would not recommend it when compared to other Christian bios.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful