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Rob Lokkesmoe

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

You Just Hit the Mother Lode

What made the experience of listening to The Jewish Audio Bible the most enjoyable?

I was able to hear the closest modern English translation of the original Hebrew, with the correct pronunciations of names, cities and events. It's not like it varies tremendously from the "standard" bible. But it adds another layer that just doesn't come out in a traditional protestant or Catholic bible. If you really want to hear the true bible that is often called the Old Testament, get the Jewish Audio Bible. You will not regret it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hey Gentiles! Here's the real deal!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Makes sense of a confusing part of the bible

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. Reading Judges in the bible can be a real emotional roller coaster... Things are good, bad, good, bad..more bad, and more bad. You want to bang your head against a wall. But Keller takes this book and brings it to life, puts it all together, and gives a much more broad and thought provoking view of this book. It makes sense to me now.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Judges Ain't What You Thought It Was

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Turns the story on its head!

If you could sum up David and Goliath in three words, what would they be?

Surprising, Amazing, Shattering

What did you like best about this story?

The author takes a historical event that we have heard from one viewpoint, emphasis and conclusion - and overturns it without taking away from the overall spiritual aspect of story. Really masterful.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Everything You Never Considered About David and Goliath

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Thought provoking for secular and religious alike

Where does Lying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very interesting read. I am a Christian and I am interested in learning about viewpoints that differ from mine. I thought this might be an "attack on religion" book. But I found it to be very well written and I was challenged with some very thought provoking ideas. And Sam Harris packs a lot into a relatively short work.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Puts things into perspective

If you could sum up Even If You Were Perfect, Someone Would Crucify You in three words, what would they be?

The author does a great job reminding us about human nature and that we live in an imperfect world. A wake up call to rid ourselves of being overly self critical and putting too much emphasis on how others view us. Definitely worth the money and the time.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Excellent!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book brings to life an aspect of the birth of Christ that isn't discussed much - what Mary went through in a personal sense, her perspective.

What other book might you compare Unafraid: Mary to and why?

The others by Francine Rivers on Rahab, Ruth, etc. Same great quality.

What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her tone of voice and inflection brings energy and life to the story. Turns a biography into a much more real-life feel.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Too long and detailed

What disappointed you about The Edge of Evolution?

It was too long and detailed for lay readers. It ought to be advertised as a book for scholars and those who want to get way down into the weeds of molecular biology.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

If you want to join post grad students and scientists in extremely detailed aspects of the subject, this is the book for you. For me, I was looking for a broader view of the subject and this book was disappointing in that sense.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-14

Great story BUT consider the Narrator

What did you love best about Disciple?

The story is great, I have to give it high marks for that.... presents a sense of being in the real world in first century Palestine. Love the book. I bought the others in the series.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The woman who narrates has a high voice and her impressions of male voices is really bad. And in a story set in first century Palestine there are a lot of males! So consider that...BUT I am still glad I have the book. It was worth it because the writing is terrific.

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

No, it's rather long so it wouldn't be practical.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-13

VERY LOOOOONG INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The author could have markedly shortened his personal background. It should have been no more than one chapter instead of the first five.

What was most disappointing about Eric C. Wheeler’s story?

It is not until Chapter 6 that the author starts talking about actual interactions with people as the title implies. So much of this book is more a discussion of himself and his thoughts and opinions as opposed to what he actually did.

What three words best describe Josh Kilbourne’s voice?

Not very rich

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from In His Service?

Almost all of the first 5 chapters so he would get into his actual "service, as the title implies.

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed with this book. I was hoping for so much more.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-13

Exactly what you need

What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly...in 30 Minutes: A Concise Summary of Dr. William Davis's Bestselling Book the most enjoyable?

Dr. Davis takes all the myriad details of human chemistry, biology, anatomy and metabolism and sifts it down into everyday language that anyone can understand. Plus, he puts is all together in a neat package of 30 minutes. Tells you everything you need to know to actually DO this.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful