Julie R. VanderMate
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Really creative story
Love this story so much. It took 2-3 chapters to be okay with the reader/narrator though. Too much of a southern and relaxed accent. Really hard to get past but once I did I enjoyed the story so much. I loved the weaving in with the past and present and the culmination of the story portraying such grace. A clear picture in the end of our human failings and how God weaves it all together. I loved this book and it touched me on so many levels.
Much of the time I listen to more "girl" type stories- Amish and historical Christian fiction but absolutely loved how the author brought to life the intensity of the spiritual realm in these three books. It was very very good. I'd definitely recommend this to be a guy's book though -tons of warfare and guns and fighting. A man's man who doesn't usually listen to stories would like this one.
I've never listened to a story with such performance behind it either- at first I was like-- what's going on here? But I liked how the use of music came in and out but wasn't through the whole thing. And the same thing with the girl voices. I started to like having them separate.
I loved this story experience!! And the story was so good- well researched and accurate, aligning with history and God's word. Hoping to find another Chuck Black to listen to soon. But maybe not too soon- it takes over my life and I can't do anything till I get to the end- definitely pulled me along and wouldn't let me stop listening!!!
Gets better as you go along...
This is such a great story of friendship and holding true to what really matters. It starts a little slow, but gets really good at the end! I can't wait to "read" the next one!!!!!
All I can say is, "Wow" - This book is incredibly insightful into the Christian life and understanding of what Christ has done for us and the purpose for our lives. SO creative - definitely had to come from direct revelation from the Holy Spirit. I listened with my 13 year old son on a long road trip and just continually sat there amazed at how it was packed with creative ways to express things. So many aspects of the Christian walk were brought out and the way you come to know what Christ did for us totally blew me away. What a great way to understand it. Being a creative person and thinker I'm not usually surprised by new ways to explain things creatively, but I sat intriged with it all. Everything included in the story was meaninful and served a purpose for understanding our "walk" better. My son really got into it as well. The battle scenes were so well done and described; the warrior in him was sparked. I will definitely look into more of this author's books and I want to get a copy for lots of people. I think it's something I will listen to again and again to refresh and refocus me. One thing though, the narrator spoke pretty fast for a audiobook, though it kind of matched the story. I had to get used to that. Compared to others it was on fast speed.
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