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I'd prefer a walk in the woods
Not Bryson's best book. Yes there are moments of hilarity but generally his friend is butt of his humour, that is when he is not deriding some small town or its inhabitants. The level of swearing is elevated in this book and is tedious after a while. William Roberts once again excels in his narrating.
solid teaching but nothing new
To be frank there is nothing in this book that you won't find in any other RT book. Well read but failed to inspire.
what was the book about again?
Honestly. If you gave me money right now I could not tell you what this book was about. Granted I listened in bed but other than God and the new creation I could not tell you anything more. This may well be one of those books written for the sake of writing a book. Nothing inherently wrong with the book; just forgettable.
Solid teaching from John Bevere
John Bevere never shirks from saying what needs to be said and this book is no exception. The narrator is very good. No over acting. No weird pronunciations as in one book I listened to. In short, No distractions. Full of helpful examples John teaches how we can achieve intimacy with God, and also why we fail to achieve intimacy with the one we are supposed to love most of all. Highly recommend. I want to listen to it again.
I have to be honest and say I took an instant dislike to this book. I actually checked if I had accidentally pressed the X2 speed button as the lady speaks way too fast. That and she completely over-eggs her performance. Listen to the sample before you purchase. I simply could not face listening to anymore than about 10 minutes. Sorry. The story may have turned out to be good but ruined by speed talking and over-dramatisation.
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Another solid offering from Jim Cymbala
Great to listen to Jim Cymbala read his own book. Solid teaching with practical examples.
solid teaching from a solid teacher
Jim Cymbala sets out by teaching and inspiring stories how we should approach prayer- not as a one off shot in the dark and then give up of you don't get what you want. Rather it is about faith, perseverance and trust in God's promises.
The book's title and tagline promise more than is delivered. I found it repetitive and rarely grabbed my attention.
I kept waiting for the book to get going to tell me how O leave nothing for the next life. Instead there was an endless stream of anecdotes punctuated with an application of sorts. This book may work better in print but failed to deliver as an Audible book.
Long time to say what it had to say
In short this book is saying that we worship 247. Not just when we are singing in church. The story did not engage me as the book essentially just repeats my summary over and over. The narrator is good but the book could have been shorter.