Regular price: $24.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.95
This nuanced and detailed study challenges some of the widely held assumptions in the area of theological determinism and brings a fresh perspective to the debate.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Emma B. on 03-14-18
Excellent Author and Content, Awful Narrator
I adore John Lennox; he's one of my favorite writers. I always enjoy his wit and impeccable ability to deliver his points in an articulate and memorable way. With that being said, I hate to see his work being read and published so incompetently. The narrator's accent and pace are odd and off-putting, and the sound quality is literally painful (it hurts my ears whenever a sharp 'S' sound is used -- the microphone clearly couldn't handle it). What I would give to see these books recorded with a better narrator and better sound quality. I was very excited to see "Against the Flow" on Audible, but that excitement turned to frustration when I heard William Crockett's voice. I have nothing against the guy, but narrating books is clearly not what he's cut out for.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Spaceman61 on 05-16-18
Great book - lousy reading.
Who chooses the readers for these books? I know not everyone can be Simon Vance or Lloyd James, but I would think that conveying some sense of understanding the material should be a prerequisite.
More than once I thought the reading was computer generated; the nonsensical inflections and mispronunciations were so distracting it really ruins it for me. For a guy who likes to listen to books three or four times, it really takes away from the experience.
The book itself is outstanding. I love John Lennox and his ability to use reason and logic, which is both affirmed by and upholds scripture.
Determinism never made any sense to me - this book helped me move past what had been a real stumbling block.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Paul McAdam on 02-06-18
Excellent book; destroyed by terrible narration.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
John Lennox tackles this thorny subject in his usual rigorous, thought-provoking style;.
He explains a difficult subject with clarity, without over-simplifying it.
How could the performance have been better?
Unfortunately, the narration does not do the book justice. The narration does not flow naturally; and many words are mispronounced beyond recognition - I had to rewind often in order to grasp the words being said. Also, many words are mispronounced in a way that completely changes the meaning of the sentence. For example - 'severely' is pronounced 'severally'; 'precedence' is pronounced as 'presidents'; and 'differ' is pronounced 'defer'. I listened in confusion to a passage about 'casual determinism' until I realised that Lennox actually meant 'causal determinism'. John Lennox may be causal, but he is rarely casual in his writing!
Any additional comments?
By the end of chapter 2 I gave up listening and bought the e-book. It's a great read (but unfortunately not so great to listen to!)