The Cure gives the diagnosis of this century's religious obsession with sin-management. It has poisoned the Church, obscuring the Original Good News and sending millions away-wounded, angry and cynical, from nearly any organized expression of faith. The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. The Cure infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities.
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"Needed a proper narrator"
The narrator's voice is very jarring and you end up listening to it and her extreme annunciations instead of what she's saying. Clearly she was the wrong choice for this book. This book needed a calm, sage-type that understood the subject matter and took the time to read it properly. This narrator has so much energy, sounds like a computer spitting out words, and speaks so fast -- she does not suit the subject matter whatsoever. She does the book a great disservice, sadly. Her 'alternate' character voice is so nasally and robot-like ~~ it belongs in a children's or fantasy book. It was supposed to belong to a mentor-like character, yet it was hard not to laugh while listening to it. Completely unfortunate.
Otherwise, this is a great, concise book that will likely be extremely illuminating to most who read it. I'm contemplating purchasing it in non-audible form because the content is so good, but I won't because I'll never read it. Considering this book is only a few hours long, the authors should have the book re-published with a new narrator. That I would purchase and listen to often. This is important information, it highlights perspectives that actually can change lives very quickly. Sadly, it took all of my willpower to finish listening to it AND to glean the meaning/nature of what was being said, due to the narrator.
"Just didn't enjoy it -had to force myself to finish"
Hate to criticize anyones works but between the strange narration ( a girl reading a book written by a male author with mixes of her trying to imitate other male characters in the story well it took me several chapters to stop laughing at it) note: she was a very clear reader
As far as content it was the same stuff I have heard in his other book just re-done. It was in story form which can be a great way to teach unless the content lacks any real connection with real life. Well with that said aside from a few nuggets of wisdom ( like having a great baked potato served with a really tough steak) I would not recommend it.
This is the 2nd time I've read it & it blessed me once again in this season I'm in.
"The BEST & HEALTHIEST gospel message out there"
I personally wish every seeker in the world could spend a week in their favorite quiet retreat with this book and our God. #DefiniteMustRead
"Highs and lows"
This is an excellent explanation of the difference between a life of legalism and a life of grace. My only objections; the narrators voice is not a good choice for an audio book. Very nasal and almost robotic sounding. And though I am familiar enough with the Bible to understand the biblical foundations for the framework of the book, I don't think there was a word of actual scripture quoted in it. Perhaps the print version cites scripture?
Great book. It helped me remove the self imposed barriers I created between me and Christ. I'm in a better place so I move forward in developing a deeper relationship with The Holy Trinity.
Wow! Amazing! Life changing!
You can't imagine the journey this seemingly short book will take you.
This book is filled with such profound truths that one listen is not enough. To fully grasp and embrace a life of grace is a daily exercise in humility. I am not there yet, but I hope to get there, and bring others along.
Those who want to perform for God will be troubled and perhaps discouraged when they discover The Cure does not offer a 10 point plan with success markers a long the way. The Cure offers hope and healing in a dysfunctional world! Excellent listen!
"Very good stuff"
Simply life changing in principle and practice. To be sure.
This is one of those books I learn something deep from and will probably listen to it 15 or 20 times at least
"My very first life changing book"
Yes, as soon as the book is over I would go back and read it again and again. Nothing in this world will replace the Bible. This book attacks the lies that more than 90% of professing Christians believe.
The main character, I am that Christian.
There are a couple of funny voices she does that are neat.
The whole premise, the lie that our sin is a merit system and that God is on the other side shaking his head in disappointment.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ THIS BOOK.
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