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The Magnificent Obsession

Embracing the God-Filled Life
Narrated by: Anne Graham Lotz
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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God longs to call you friend.

Are you missing the essentials to living a joyful, purpose-filled life? Are you devoted to your church or your religion but still struggling to find meaning and passion in your faith? Do you love your family, work hard, contribute to your community, but still feel your life is somehow incomplete and hollow at the core? Are you restless in your spirit, with a nagging sense that there must be something more?

Gifted Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has known this struggle herself. As she studied Scripture looking for a way out of the emptiness, she found her answer in the amazing story of Abraham, a very ordinary man who became extraordinary for one pivotal reason: he pursued God in a life of obedient faith, not knowing where that decision would take him.

Despite struggling, as we do, with compromise, fear, family, quarrels, failure, doubt, and disappointment, Abraham became a man God called His friend.

Anne followed Abraham’s lead and began a lifelong pursuit of knowing God, as he truly is, in an intensely personal relationship. Through personal anecdotes, unforgettable stories, and God-inspired insights, she invites you to draw closer to God, who is as committed to you as he was to Abraham and longs to call you friend.

©2008 Anne Graham Lotz (P)2009 Zondervan

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CONVICTING - A GREAT READ

I listened to this on Audible. I re-listened to portions I knew that spoke to my heart and spirit, prayed on the things I journaled, and then bought the book to have as reference - that's how it impacted me.

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  • Lori
  • San Angelo, TX, USA
  • 05-08-10

Powerful and convicting

This audio was very powerful and convicting as Lotz outlines what one REALLY needs to do to truly have a fulfilling relationship with Jesus. We must give up everything, and Lotz gives many examples to what exactly that means. Very helpful and thought provoking.

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Love of Jesus through Abraham.

This book was amazing. Mrs. Lotz was outstanding. Highly recommend this book. Really enjoyed it.

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Authentic and inspiring!

Every chapter specifically ministered to me during a challenging season. I became more hungry for more time with my Savior, just when I thought I have reached the ultimate obsession, I realized I still had a magnificent obsession still available to me. Excellent book, Anne's voice was a delight, I felt like we were sitting down together having a cup of coffee.

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  • Angela
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 10-13-10

A Road to the God-Filled Life

This book was one of the best books I have ever heard. The words Anne wrote will help me to return to the narrow road that I had slipped off. Self led many days, not Christ. I was truly blessed by the life of Abraham and Sarah and the way God led them and the lessons I learned through Genesis.

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love it

Anne takes on how to build a relationship with God and brakes it down scripture by scripture

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Less of me and MORE of HIM in my life.

Timely. Open honest humbly stated conversation calling all Christians to examine their walk with the Lord.

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Be a friend of God

This book takes on a different perspective of Abraham. I love going to the book of Genesis and studying Abraham once again . It continues to give insight over and over again. There is no end to the depths of the word of God. Fresh new insights here . Delightful !

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Heart changing.

I have listened to this book twice and plan on listening to it over and over. So much to glean.
I am grateful Anne read the book herself. I don't believe another narrator would have been able to express what Anne is conveying because Anne is doing what we are all called to do - and that is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
I am hopeful that I, too, can come to know and love Jesus Christ as my Magnificent Obsession.

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Embraced!

Embrace the teachings of this book by Anne Graham Lotz and you will embrace God's Son Jesus. Loved the lessons from Abraham's life and from Anne's journey. This book is impactful and empowering. Thank you, Anne.