Daily readings drawn from every century and every tradition of the Christian faith. Christianity through the ages... Ignatius, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Polycarp, John Wesley, Karl Barth, and Billy Sunday. These names, and so many others, fill the pages of church history. Yet they remain strangers to most of us. How Great Is Our God will introduce you to Christianity's most influential thinkers from every century and every tradition-modernized for today's reader. As you hear the convictions of these men and women across two millenniums, their words will echo in your life-grounding you in the wisdom of the ages, and instilling a deeper understanding of the heart of our faith...and the greatness of our God!
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A really interesting work but I'm sticking it on my Amazon wish-list. Just doesn't work in spoken word. Entries are brief, you lose track of which author's work you're listening to and you can't just 'flick back' and look like you can in a book. Also helpful to have a Bible on hand. Arranged as a 'reading a day' work that really didn't suit the way I listen to audio books. Back to paper.
This is like listening to someone read from one of those 'Page-a-Day' calendars, but without the passion. The narrator sounds like a pleasant young man who was given a reading assignment. For example, when he introduces each day's reading, he gives a brief biographical note on the author of the quotation and then -- without changing his inflection to indicate that he is now quoting the author -- he instantly transitions into the quotation itself. To say that it is distracting is an understatement. Jarring would be a better word. The quotations are mostly interesting, but the book is not meant to be read (or listened to) for more than about 5 minutes at a time -- the quotation of the day.
"Like having a library in one book"
It is fascinating to hear what these theologians have to say over the past 2000 years
There are books written about or by nearly every author in this book but this gives you a taste for what they had to say and if you are really interested you can get them later
Absolutely, he does a very good job.
"Sounds like Casey Kasem reads the Bible"
I don't know
Me, you, anybody else.
Confusion and aversion
I think it may be a great book. I couldn't get past the flat hollow Hollywood radio announcer voice of the reader.I am expecting a reading of the most deep and powerful personal spiritual moments known to the West; I'm expecting subtle or direct revelations of men's understanding of, and relationship to, God.What could be more sacred and delicate and raw? I would expect the reader to embody that (at least a little) in his reading, but I detected no sensitivity to the subject, just a direct reading that is not even clear structurally or linguistically.Listen to the sample before you buy. Maybe it's just me. I have no beef with the subject, Just wish I wouldn't have bought it.
Oops...I thought I was getting complete essays; not little snippits. This is like a little flip calendar, thought-of-the-day book.
wish I could get a refund
The only problem with the audio version is that they only give scripture references. Wished he would read the scripture also. I listen to this while getting ready in the morning. Do not have time to to look up the scripture because this is a supplement to my devotional. Otherwise it is a great daily listening.
"Classic writings of Christian thinkers."
This book seemed to cover such a broad range of topics and I never really found something that left me thinking and pondering about the writings.
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