Ryan Rook

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Business focused church leadership

this book was exactly what I was looking for. It was a book about managing the business of the church. this book lays out a framework for addressing and managing key issues that church is faced with. I found it to be very informative and plan to use many of the recommendations with my own congregation immediately. I encourage and recommend any church administrator, Church business pastor, church executive Pastor, or anyone involved in a Ministry to take a look at this book to improve the way that they go about doing church activities.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Decent overview, very well written

I really enjoyed that Mr. Lofgren put together a framework for what the deep state is, and how it operates. I think he lays out concepts that most people who've studied politics understand in a easy to follow manner. Things like the military industrial complex, campaign finance issues, NSA overstepping of privacy. There was no ground breaking insight gleaned, and mostly seemed like his opinion to the topics. I enjoyed reading his perspective and definitely was reminded how costly constant war is to the common tax payer. I guess I was expecting to learn more about the behind the scenes, shadow government, that is not visible or discussed which I felt was not very present in this book. Worth a listen or read, though, and would recommend to anyone interested. It's so well written and he has great use of metaphors.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Good, but wanted more from Daymond

Big fan of the shark, just wanted more of his story. Book is a good collection of his pals. probably should read the power of broke for my wants. Great connection to learning more about Daymond's thought processes though. Excellent performance by Sway.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-17

Good beg/end - middle lost me

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I didn't understand the story during the bulk of the middle. It really lost me. It started out so strong, and the ending was very good. I just lost interest for the bulk of the middle, to the point where I wanted to stop listening to it. Perhaps I need to go back to re-listen, but it was tough.

What about Michael York’s performance did you like?

He's one of the best. Love Michael York in this and other works.

Was Brave New World worth the listening time?

Idk...I'm glad to have listened to say that I have. But, was not a favorite and probably will not listen again.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-16


Audible, please edit out every time he says "new heading" it's a long slow read and couldn't wait for it to end

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-15

Written for church people, not average man

I am an assistant pastor and thought this book was not good. I was shocked at the thoughts of the authors about women. I think this sort of writing will reach people who already know it's wrong to lust after women but I do not think it will be successful with non churched men. it's really vanilla and just too...idk, white. I need something different to approach the issue of teaching this subject.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-15

Okay, but nothing sensational, bad audiobook

okay info, would rather have a copy for notes. I think there are some good tips and strategies to implement, but I recommend buying the book to be able to review easier.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-15

So Good!

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

Top 5

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mark Watney, he's the main character in a book about a guy left alone on Mars. Isn't it obvious?

Which scene was your favorite?

When Watney used the various components to map a storm. So brilliant!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His overall will to survive, coupled with his ability to problem solve methodically.

Any additional comments?

Great book, language can be vulgar in spurts, but still great.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-15

great book for men and leaders

this story is incredible. if you seek adventure, look no further. if you want to read about an incredible journey that brings to light the tenacity of human will, this is a great book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-14

Excellent story and recent history of Detroit

Would you consider the audio edition of Detroit to be better than the print version?

I think the narrator does an outstanding job of getting the voice of Charlie LeDuff out of the writing. For that reason, I thought it was a good version compared to the written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, Charlie, because he becomes like a friend - whether you like him or not, he seams like a real person.

Which character – as performed by Eric Martin – was your favorite?

Same as above

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


Any additional comments?

If you're looking for a great story about a guy who was accomplished around the world, then makes his way back to his hometown of Detroit - you'll love this story. Also, if you're looking for a recent historical account of Detroit and explanation of how things got the way they are or an explanation of how things are now in the city - this is your book. Worth the buy.

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