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It is so good, you have to listen to it twice.
Here is why. I hesitate to mention this, as it may dissuade someone from buying this audio book. But this is all about being honest right?
I love this book, I love the authors. I have been begging for someone to clearly explain what they explain in this book. My beloved authors did it, and did it jointly. The narrator seems to have an amazing list of credits in his audible library. (Do you hear my "but" developing).
This Narrator has an occasional flat tone to his voice that drives me nuts. Yes he is a new voice for Leonard and Frank. Yes I do miss the other guys. Yes I may have been undermined by a slow-to-yield bias. But that flat tone comes off as insincere to me and robs those sentences of their amazing points. It also feels like he falls into a consistent pattern of inflection (that includes the flat ton) that doesn't add to the value of the text. (I just heard the flat tone in the Lord of the Rings, where the narrator was skillfully reading the words of Saruman (a bad guy). There it was intended for you to mistrust what was being said.).
I live on audible daily. I listen between 1 to 10 hours a day. I love the spoken word in both fiction and non fiction. I have deeply enjoyed Frank Viola's works and his style of writing. Leonard Sweet is amazing with the infectious energy he infuses in his writing. My opinion is that this Narrator isn't as effective in relaying the wonderful truths expressed in this book as he could have been.
Edit - The second time listening to the book was much more rewarding. The points came through and really began to resonate with me. The narrator was less annoying to my over-sensitive pallet.
I truly hope many people enjoy the wonderful perspective this book brings to the Bible. I hope all who buy it don't suffer from the sensitivity I suffered from. But if you do, don't give up. It is worth it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Loved it, especially the emphasis on what we allow Jesus to do through us. Get to know him.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book will give you a new insight into your belief. It will help you to see and understand God in a new way, from a new perspective. A true blessing. You will discover Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father in a new way. It will help establish your faith and make you think about how great God really is, and just how much he loves you. It is very well researched and will leave you wanting to discover more.
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