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The concept of resistance great, the author’s historical and theological musings? Not so much.
I was very impressed with the author’s thoughts on how artists self-sabotage or at times be attacked by this force he calls Resistance. There is a lot of meat there for any aspiring or struggling artist.
The author’s really pitiful characterization of the development of culture from ancient times through the Middle Ages and into modern civilization was very disappointing and cliched.
His bizarre theological musings were enough to make me consider not finishing the book. Does anyone really think suburban kids taking ecstasy are engaging in important creative and spiritual explorations?
This may just be my own generational pet peeve about baby boomers, but these were difficult things to get past. Instead of a really well formed and tight exploration about the challenges of creating art this book fell off the rails at times.
I would recommend it, but with some reservations.
Trite and Tedious
This would have been so much better without the author inserting her personality over the material. Some of the inane attempts at being hip may relate towards selling a book on this topic. That said, I couldn't sick it out. What a fascinating topic! What a disappointing execution.
All humans need to read/listen to this
Seriously, these will be 44 of the best spent hours of your life. The narrator is absolutely wonderful.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Our family absolutely loved listening to both the Old and New Testaments. Ages six to nine got a lot out of it and even the two year old loved it. The production value is fantastic and it is solidly Catholic (you can take the book from the Church but you can't take the Church from the book).
I highly recommend both volumes!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful