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The Prisoner in the Third Cell

Narrated by: Paul Michael
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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Imprisoned by Herod, John the Baptist struggles to understand a Lord who did not meet his expectations - a dramatic account offering insight into the ways of God.

©1991 Gene Edwards (P)2011 christianaudio

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Loved it. Gene Edwards + Paul Michael = Dream Team

Loved listening to this. Paul Michael does sick a fabulous job reading. I tried a Gene Edwards book that wasn't read by him and I just didn't like it. Paul, read them all please!

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Riveting from Start to Finish

Most memorable line... "Blessed is he who is not offended in me" because it reminds us so powerfully of God's sovereignty.

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Amazing

This book is very uniquely written. It’s a great perspective of John the Baptist’s life. I will read this many times as it’s a very compelling book!!

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Fictional account of God’s servant John the Baptist

Suffering and callings of God are treated in an incomplete way. One cannot assume an entire doctrine on the sovereignty of God and suffering based on a story not referenced by scripture. These ideas also make no distinctions between saved and unsaved. We are called only to suffer persecution for raising up the name and truths of Jesus. The attacks of the devil and consequences of our own sins are not approved by God and He offers to deliver us from them if we turn to Him in faith. Nonetheless those with special callings are told that His grace is sufficient for the consequences of following Him when evil men or demons attack repeatedly. We see Paul attacked but delivered. We see Stephen translated and others endure the same death as Jesus refusing to deny Him in order to be rescued. This doesn’t mean that we will not understand God or His ways or lack comfort. The Holy Spirit himself is our teacher and comforter to believers and lives in us. Jesus said I will not leave you comfort less. We don’t know if John was comforted by The Holy Spirit but it is a more likely assumption than the author’s.

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Amazing, truly life changing!

Loved this book. Was a required reading for Seminary and it has given me a while new perspective on the work of John and how it relates to our lives today!

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Story Gives You A-lot To Think About

Narration was good, even my 13 year old was interested. Book gives you a-lot to think about. Story was recommended to me by a friend, I would reccomend to others as well.

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Who really was John the Baptist?

This book takes you on a wonderful journey through a historical fiction look at what the life of John may have been like. But the greater story is one of the unanswered questions believers may have when enduring trials, suffering and seemingly unanswered prayers in this earthly life.

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God will not live up to your expectations

Blessed are you who is not offended with me - Jesus

This is a great book. I loved it. I will probably start it again.... now.

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awesome book,excellently narrated.Gene is a genius

I am astonished by the Gene author mastery of the language and profound analytical ability that enables the reader to see aspect of the story he will have otherwise overlooked. The narrator not only understand the story but he is completely immersed into it .

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Absolutely Awesome

Do you trust God? Are you offended with His silence? Give your expectations to God instead of your questions of, "Why?" Learn to trust the Shepherd of your soul.....