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The Compound Effect
    Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
    
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        Darren Hardy
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 5 hrs
    10,640 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Compound Effect

  • Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,130

Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of Success magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Small actions repeated add up huge

  • By Jeff Currey on 06-19-15

Bite size help!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

If you have a problem building momentum in your life - this is a great place to start. Read this book and then start to implement the simple things introduced. ALWAYS start small! Brilliant book on helping build momentum in your life.

  • Poverty, Riches, and Wealth

  • Moving from a Life of Lack into True Kingdom Abundance
  • By: Kris Vallotton
  • Narrated by: Kris Vallotton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 517

Prosperity. It's one of the most dividing words in the church. Some pastors use it to tell their congregations that God will make them all rich, rich, rich! Others spurn the word and insist that true Christlikeness is found in forsaking all worldly riches and possessions. The truth is, both are right - and both are wrong. With refreshing honesty, humor, and keen insight, best-selling author and pastor Kris Vallotton mines the Scriptures in an eye-opening study of what the Bible really says about money, poverty, riches, and wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME READ

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

Very interesting approach to wealth.

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

I will start this review by saying that I am a big fan of Kris Vallotton. I really do appreciate him, Bill Johnson, and Bethel church. Their impact has been huge in Christendom and in my life. I wasn't necessarily raised in a household that provided very good teaching on wealth or finance. As I am growing to understand finances more. I knew that if I would listen to this book I would be challenged. I liked a portion of this book where Kris divided general statements about what poverty, riches, and wealth are - it was a good starting point. Unfortunately, the further into the book you get the more it deteriorates into being predominately about financial blessing. He references how wealth isn't just about money - rather it is more of an internal framework and fruitfulness - but in the end it felt like it revolved more around the $$$. Now do not misunderstand me, this is not a "Health and Wealth" teaching/book, Kris does a good job of not throwing out the "baby with the bath water" and re approaches some of the teachings of how the Lord intends for His people to be. I was put out by some of his comments with the homeless. He referenced that they were selfish and only thought about themselves. I don't disagree with those statements but reducing people to their needs is extremely reductionistic, knowing that most homeless people are in "survival" mode (both my wife and I have experience working with the homeless). It saddened me that his response wasn't more compassionate toward those who are homeless. It felt like He really misses the heart of God with how blunt he is toward the Homeless. It is really hard to overlook Jesus's words about the greatest man who ever lived, who Jesus said was John - who was essentially a wild man who lived in the wilderness and ate bugs for dinner. He wasn't a big financially wealthy businessman, he was a prophet who dedicated his life to make the people of his time know that the Messiah was coming. I appreciate Kris's transparency in his process with trusting the Lord with finance. He does have a lot of "Gold" in his history with the Lord, the little moments where the Lord teaches him are worthy of being unpacked. I would love to hear more about building the wealth aspect - what are the other measures of wealth and how do we build those? How do we become more loving, patient, kind, gentle, and self-controlled? To wrap this review up - I found myself agreeing with about 40% - challenged by 20% - and resisting about 40% of his applications. This book was a real mixed bag for me.

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,501
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,332

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Must Read, Must implement.

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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: 12-20-18

This book is a must. I have an 8 month old - I will raise her knowing how to use the techniques found in this book.

It has tons of gold in it! I wish I would've had this teaching/training/book when I was much much younger. I will listen to this book at least once a year for the next several years.

He covers techniques that are tried and true in the world of negotiation. It is brilliant.

  • The Whole-Brain Child

  • 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very helpful listen!

  • By Jeannette on 10-01-12

If you interact with kids, get this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

This is a wonderful book that teaches about what is happening in the brain of a child. Are they acting up? On the surface, yes, but what if it is just a part of their brain that hasn't been fully developed yet? Trouble connecting with your kids? It has several helpful tools on how to connect with not just your children, but anyone. Listening to this book I started to become aware of the ways that my own brain has or hasn't been formed. And it gave insight into how I can form new thoughts because "Neurons that fire together form together". I couldn't recommend this book more - it is a great tool for the tool belt!

  • True Self, False Self

  • By: Richard Rohr O.F.M.
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr O.F.M.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 547

Franciscan priest Richard Rohr feels that there is no more challenging spiritual issue than the “problem of the self". Most of contemporary spiritual teaching, he believes, is still trying to inspire and fortify the private self, the autonomous "I". Even much church work is trying to evangelize and sacramentalize what many would call "the false self." Basic transformation is not expected, but merely a new set of beliefs and practices or loyal membership in a new group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, highly recommend

  • By Crystal on 04-13-15

Hints of Brilliance

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Richard Rohr is a very interesting man. When I listen to his stuff - podcasts, books, etc. You definitely get a rich sense that he has spent time with God. I thought this particular title was a book, but in fact it was a series of lectures at a conference. That is why I scored it lower than usual. I think this book can definitely help a lot of people with thinking through what He would call the True Self and the False Self. I feel like his work with the Enneagram would probably be more beneficial than this book to start. I am challenged by Rohr in more ways than one. Some of his teaching is amazing, some is insightful and schema challenging, and some of it I literally thought to myself "I can't go that far". Which is just fine - there should always be a mixture of "I agree/disagree" with every teaching or book. In this one there are definitely AHA moments, and things that challenge how we view ourselves and how we try to protect our self image. Which I think is brilliant - but at one point he went as far as to say/imply that our true self is God - referring to Christ being in and filling all things. In short, I think it is good to listen to and be stretched.

  • The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

  • By: Gary Keller, Dave Jenks, Jay Papasan
  • Narrated by: Cliff Haby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

Keller Williams' The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth-building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all: real estate.

You'll learn about the myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor; how to develop sound criteria for identifying great real-estate investment opportunities; and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good starting point

  • By A Soldier on 03-25-17

GREAT - First Book on Investing.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Gary Keller has lots of wisdom in the world or real estate. His insights from both personal experience and "Millionaire Real Estate Investor" experience is priceless if you do it. I was in the process of buying my first rental while listening to this and I would literally hear something and then be doing it the next day. SUPER HELPFUL. If you want to build your real estate portfolio and are not sure where to start. Start with this book.

  • Insurgence

  • Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom
  • By: Frank Viola
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Why does the allegiance that radical terrorists give to their false cause exceed the allegiance that most Christians today give to Jesus Christ? In Insurgence, best-selling author Frank Viola presents a radical proposal for Christians. Namely, that we have lost the explosive, earthshaking gospel of the kingdom that Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles preached. Viola argues that we've lost this dynamic, titanic, living gospel and exchanged it for a gospel of religious duty or permissiveness and "easy believism."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a Callout to the status quo of this Present Age !

  • By Jaco on 10-01-18

Great Book.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

It is hard to listen to a theology book and not be reactionary. If you are a person who does not have a background in Kingdom Theology. This book is a must. Viola does a great job of unpacking Kingdom Theology and what it means theologically and practically. Very easy to understand and follow. My only complaint is there are spurts where I can not fully agree with his conclusions. But overall I would agree with roughly 90% of what is proposed in this book. He offers insights and links to multiple articles and resources to help better equip you to be a part of the "Insurgence" - which is basically a person who sees Jesus as King and lives accordingly. Definitely a good book to jump in on and get a B12 shot of early church practice and devotion. If your Christian walk is feeling really bland and lifeless, get this book and get new vision of who Jesus is and what He is calling you to. Much Love.

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  • 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 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

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
  • Worth listening to!

  • By Annie on 11-28-18

Very Helpful

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Heaven, Hell, Renewed Earth, Christian Mission, The Good News of Jesus. This book is a great start for helping answer some questions and theological concerns you might have. Very grateful for NT Wright.

  • Scary Close

  • Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
  • By: Donald Miller, Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Webb Wilder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book frustrating recording

  • By Tex Warren on 03-25-15

Good Book.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

A few thoughts pertaining to this book. 1) Having heard Donald Miller in person - I found the narrater's voice, pace, and rhythm as a hurdle to jump over because it just wasn't close to Donald's voice. To be fair, I had just finished listening to two other books that were narrated by the author. 2) Books have to strike you at the right time to make a big impact - I know that Miller's style is a very personal one - always sharing his personal experience, which normally I really appreciate. A big portion of this book feels like a journal entry about his dating experience with his wife. There were portions that could be gleaned but I found a majority of it more informative and less transformative. 3) There were a few glimpses of brilliance sprinkled throughout - the chapter that talk about building a safe family culture and the chapter that talked about highly manipulative people (and the 5 types) were in fact pure gold.

In short - I think this is a wonderful book for someone in their early to mid 20's who is learning how to date to read. (Or anyone else who is a perpetual dater that seemingly has destructive dating patterns) It is helpful with examining how to see your own brokenness in relationship, the unfortunate part is if you brokenness doesn't really align with Donald's former brokenness it is hard to really let it lead you into a transforming experience. Again, that isn't bad, simply because when it comes to brokenness there is no "one size fits all" approach. If it helps address needs in your life - fantastic - we need more healthy people in this world. :)

Also, you can't review this book without applauding his boldness and willingness to expose his life and inner man to whomever decides to read this, and that to me is amazing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Everybody, Always

  • Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,692
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,683

What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In the highly-anticipated follow-up to the best-selling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes listeners on an entertaining, life-altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everybody? Always? Yes, Yes, Yes

  • By Stacie Cadle on 06-26-18

The embodiment of Love.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Love Bob’s approach to being and sharing Love in this world.

Inspiring to say the least.