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King's Cross

The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author and nationally renowned minister Timothy Keller unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ.

King's Cross is Timothy Keller's revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. There have been many biographies of Jesus, but few will be as anticipated as this one by Keller, the man Newsweek calls "a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century".

In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. Like Keller's other books, it has tremendous crossover appeal, but it is also ideal for the faithful, those who are looking for closer connections to Jesus and Christianity.

Please note: This book has also been published under the alternate title Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God.

©2011 Timothy Keller (P)2011 Penguin

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Jesus for Real People

When I read most Christian Books, it feels more like an overt sales pitch - the author is trying to convert me to his or her way of thinking, but the funny thing is that most Christian authors also communicate in such a way that if you don't already share their presuppositions it is difficult to thoughtfully consider what they are saying.

Timothy Keller is an author for "everyman" (and woman). He writes in an engaging style that invited me to consider what he is saying in a language that normal people speak. He presents a Jesus for real people.

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Narrator voice -- not quite Tim Keller

The book, "King's Cross," is excellent for a compelling overview of amazing treasures that are often overlooked in the Biblical book of Mark. A particularly relevant resource as we are approaching Easter 2011.

I am used to the author's voice through audio files of his sermons. So I had to adjust to hearing Lloyd James' voice and rhythm of narration. Once I focused on the work itself rather than the sound of the narration, I found Mr. James' version to be fine -- just not what I expected at first listen.

A great resource -- just don't expect Tim Keller's voice.

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Amazing - inspiring - life changing

What made the experience of listening to King's Cross the most enjoyable?

I have listening to it multiple times, I am suggesting it to all my friends, it is a must if you love Jesus - thank you Mr. Keller, once again, thank you!!

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A Masterwork

What made the experience of listening to King's Cross the most enjoyable?

Keller brings depth, richness, and insight to Mark's Gospel. He has a gift of simply and powerfully communicating incredibly deep philosophical/spiritual/theological ideas. I will listen to this audio book again, it's that good.

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Great book

Changed my life. Helped me understand God's grace and how I should respond to God's free gift of salvation. Thanks

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A wonderful walk through the Gospel of Christ.

Simple, clear, and compelling. Keller takes us to Jesus and holds us close enough that we can't help but be in awe once again of the power of the Gospel.

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Exciting things about the life of Jesus

If you could sum up King's Cross in three words, what would they be?

great, exceptional supberb

What was one of the most memorable moments of King's Cross?

this is the first audible book that I have listened too. It was great to listen to it as I drove, or as I cooked dinner or as I well you get the picture. I used the book mark feature on the kindle fire several times to be able to go back to the spot that was inspiring.

What about Lloyd James’s performance did you like?

He was clear and concise

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Profound and intelligent look at the life of Jesus

If you could sum up King's Cross in three words, what would they be?

Thorough, Relavant, Fresh

What was one of the most memorable moments of King's Cross?

The description of the girl following an invisible thread leading her on a scarry journey. I powerful picture of what it is like following the king. We don't know where he is leading us, but we know it will get us home.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to the book in parts. There was much rich content to pause and chew on.

Any additional comments?

When I gave the hard copy of this book to a deep-thinking teacher, he was very encouraged. He said he wanted to read it again to get more out of it.

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A life changing experience

Are you a Christian? This is a MUST read as it pertains to the practicalities of Jesus’ characteristics and the provision His death gave for us in a western culture. The Bible was not written in a westernized mindset, nor did Jesus live the western cultured life. This book helps the westernized believer better understand the story of Jesus.

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Doubt no more...

If you want the truth about what it all means , life and why Jesus came to the world. Here it is. The simple truth . When a story is backed up with sense, perfect sense, it is true.
We humans are so fickle. I myself have wondered if believing in God, Jesus was only the telling of a fantasy to ease the agonizing knowledge of nothingness that awaits us all.
I have been witness to a few events in my life that shoved those doubts right down my throat. Why did I get this priceless gifts of truth? Because I am not about to lye around and just except the
unknown, and hope for the best.
It's a personal journey, and not an easy one. You have to look for it. But oh so worth it..
The author of this book backs up the events of the bible with truth. Because when the truth is told, it ALWAYS makes sence..