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Would you listen to Encouragement again? Why?
I not only listened to this book a second time, but I purchased a hard copy to read again and again. As an Audible book, it is read very well, and allows the listener to really get into the meat of the material. Very well done.
What did you like best about this story?
Every person struggles with the profound longing to be loved, listened to, and accepted, as weak and messed up as we are. This book knows our hearts and understands our struggle. But far from pandering, it tells us how we are to view helping others in their struggle through life, to show them love, to come along side and spur them on to godliness in a relational way.
What does John H. Mayer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I have listened to authors read their own books, and can tell that they know the story. I have heard Larry Crabb speak, though not narrating his own books. And, I have heard others narrate Dr. Crabb's books. John Mayer enters into the book, as if it were his own. I often forget that he is not the author, and feel like Dr. Crabb himself is telling the story. I was engaged from beginning to end.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
I cannot see a movie based on this book. This is about entering into another person's life, and seeing them grow in grace.
Any additional comments?
This book truly is an encouragement. Few books I say are a must read for Christians of any stripe. But this book is a must for every Christian no matter their background.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
good read with thoughtful teaching and strategies. There's some good suggestions for becoming a good encouraging person but definitely not quick fixes. It dragged a little bit for me but I'm really glad I read it still. and it starts slow.