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  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

  • What I Learned While Editing My Life
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if her were a character in a movie. Years after writing his best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite Audio of 2010

  • By N on 06-01-11

Favourite Audio of 2010

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-11

I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this audio. I love the concept that our lives are story, that they can be made better or worse depending on how we want to live. Simple but so powerful.

I think this has to be my favourite book of 2010, as its written in a style that really captivated me, easily taking me on the author?s journey with him. His descriptions of emotions, characters, situations, scenery and the mundane is just brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

I took a while to listen to it as I didn?t want to rush and miss anything out, by not giving it my full attention.

Donald Miller?s narration is excellent, adding to the enjoyment of the book. I?m a new comer to Miller?s work but I will definitely be looking out for more in the future.

Thanks to christianaudio.com?s reviewers program for this copy.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hole in Our Gospel

  • What Does God Expect of Us?
  • By: Richard Stearns
  • Narrated by: Tommy Cresswell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

It took answering God's call on his life, a call that hurtled him out of his presidential corner office at Lenox-America's finest tableware company-to this humble corner of Uganda. This is a story of how a corporate CEO faced his own struggle to obey God whatever the cost, and his passionate call for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a challenge to the modern church !

  • By florence on 10-07-13

Excellent Resource

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-10


It took me a while to get through this as there is an awful lot to think about and digest. Its certainly not an easy listen, well not for me, as it has made me question my whole attitude to the poor and needy in the world and particularly the developing world.

I really like the personal stories about the author as I can understand where he was coming from. I particularly liked the parts when God was challenging him to take the job at World Vison USA and he really didn?t want it. He is very honest which is very refreshing and very helpful. I also like the way he has made me realise that the people living in the developing world are just like me with a personality, hope and dreams. They are not just statistics in newspapers or the internet.

It is aimed at the American Church and as I live in the UK, at times I did feel alienated by the statistics and the culture. (Perhaps there could be an notes for other countries?)

There is a lot in this audio book and I think it is an excellent resource to help every Christian to get involved in social projects and not just expect someone else to do it. Richard Stearns is right in quoting that it?s the Church?s job to be salt and light and if we don?t it who will?
Thanks to christianaudio.com reviewers programme for copy of this audio book.

  • The Normal Christian Life

  • By: Watchman Nee
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

This classic work unfolds the path of Christian faith and presents the eternal purpose of God in simple terms. Nee's discussion and writings on the book of Romans is truly challenging. His classic work takes on many difficult subjects and radically challenges current Christian culture.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • In Depth Theology

  • By N on 28-10-10

In Depth Theology

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-10

This audio is definitely one of those you have to take slowly and dip into every now and then.

I remember starting the print version of this years and years and ago, and having to stop because there was so much to think about. I?ve had to do the same again with this audio as its too meaty, you really have to think and digest what you?re listening to. Sometimes going back to listen again if you haven?t got it first time round!

It?s definitely value for money as it will last you a long time and its something you can come back to, time and time again.

The narration is fine as its very clear and easy to understand, not a lot of expression in it though.

If you like theology, and want a very in depth look at the New Testament book of Romans, you won?t go wrong with this audio.

Thanks to christianaudio.com reviewer?s program for this copy

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Transformational Church

  • Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations
  • By: Thom Rainer, Ed Stetzer
  • Narrated by: John Lescault
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Churches committed to following Christ's example want this world changed for the sake of eternity. While the supernatural piece of making that happen goes without saying, how does a body of believers do its part to be in that "sweet spot" where true spiritual transformation occurs?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Survey Results

  • By N on 26-10-10

Interesting Survey Results

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-10

When I first started listening to this audio I wasn't very impressed. I didn?t really know what it was about and thought it just was another ?how to? book about making your church the best!

I was going to give up listening, but I decided to persevere and I?m glad I did. This isn?t a ?how to? book at all, so don?t buy it for that reason. Instead it?s the results of a comprehensive survey completed by Protestant churches across the States.

The results are interesting, as there are many stories from different leaders, in how they are doing ?church? in a way, that sees real lasting change amongst their members and communities. I particularly liked the chapters on prayer, community and mission.

I?d say overall it?s a positive audio although I did find the narrator?s voice a bit dull, and sometimes it was repetitive. If you are a leader in a church who likes to know what is going on across America, this is probably the audio for you.

Thanks to christianaudio.com Reviewers Program for this copy.

  • Imaginary Jesus

  • By: Matt Mikalatos
  • Narrated by: Matt Mikalatos
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Imaginary Jesus is a hilarious, fast-paced, not-quite-fictional story that's unlike anything you've ever read before. When Matt Mikalatos realizes that his longtime buddy in the robe and sandals isn't the real Jesus at all, but an imaginary one, he embarks on a mission to find the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By N on 25-10-10

Hilarious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-10

Everyone in the world has their own idea of who Jesus is, and this audiobook takes you on a fantastic journey to discover who He really is. It?s such a different way to approach Jesus, which is probably why I liked it.

As I hadn?t read the blurb before listening I was expecting this to be theological, but I was very pleasantly surprised to find that its not that at all.

I absolutely loved this audio book. Its hilarious, surreal, moving, challenging and liable to offend. So if you?re uptight or easily offended about how you think Jesus should be, don?t bother. But if you?re open to the fact that Jesus could be different to how you perceive Him, give it a try.

The author does a brilliant job of narrating his own audio book, so its really easy to listen to.

Thanks to christianaudio.com?s reviewer?s program for the copy of this audio book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Misconception

  • One Couple's Journey from Embryo to Mix-up to Miracle Baby
  • By: Paul Morell, Shannon Morell
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In February of 2009, Shannon and Paul Morell were especially eager to bring a new life into the world. After years of infertility and miscarriages, they had, in 2006, finally scrimped and saved enough to have in vitro-fertilization. The result? Two dear daughters had been born, and six precious embryos had been frozen. They counted the days until they could transfer the six remaining embryos. But then the clinic called....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart Wrenching

  • By Dawn on 24-12-10

Modern Biography

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-10

This is a extremely emotional story and must have been hard for the authors to open themselves up to all the media furore. I know couples who have been through IVF without all these complications, and it is without doubt an emotional rollercoaster, so what happened to this family must have been devastating.

I didn?t really enjoy this audio as I found it too repetitive throughout. I would have liked to have heard more of the husband?s side of the story too, as I found it very one-sided. It is very much about Shannon's emotions, thoughts and feelings.

Personally I think this book would?ve been better as a novel based on a true story or maybe written in the third person. I think listeners who like modern biographies might enjoy this.

The narrator?s voice is very easy to listen to and she does well with all the emotion.

Thanks to christianaudio.com?s reviewers programme for the copy of this audio book.

  • A Place of Healing

  • Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty
  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Narrated by: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just fantastic

  • By Sue Watts on 28-04-17

An Encouraging Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-10

What a joy this audio is! I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Joni talk about her life in such a positive way. This is such a practical book to help you to carry on with your life in spite of your circumstances, something I think Joni does extremely well.

What I liked about it most, is that she is speaking from experience, and not giving pat answers to questions she doesn?t know how to answer. I?ve enjoyed hearing her whole story, from when she had the accident over 40 years ago, to how she fights to keep focused on God everyday. She is incredibly honest about how she feels each day, dealing with chronic pain, and how she chooses to give God the glory. She also tells you how you can do the same in your own life, whatever you are going through.

The stories about the disabled people around the world she has visited and brought wheelchairs to, through her charity ?Wheels For The World?, are so encouraging too.

Joni has a beautiful voice whether reading or singing during this audio, which really does make it a pleasure to listen to.

Thanks to christianaudio.com?s reviewer?s program for this copy

  • Adopted for Life

  • The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches
  • By: Russell Moore
  • Narrated by: Russell Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By N on 21-10-10

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-10

I thought this audio would be a lot more interesting, especially as it claims to be a book for everyone, and not just people going through the adoption process. However it has not come across that way to me at all.

I was surprised that there was so much practical advice, as the author says that everything changes quickly in that respect, so there would be no point including practical 'how to' bits. To me that's mostly what this book contains.

Although on the whole the author narrates his book very well, I did at times find his attitude partronising and sensationalist. However, I did enjoy hearing about the journey him and his wife have taken into adoption, which has been shared very openly.

This is definitely a very helpful book for those considering adoption and for friends and family too.

Thanks to christianaudio.com reviewers program for the copy of this audiobook.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Permission to Speak Freely

  • By: Anne Jackson
  • Narrated by: Anne Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

In May 2008, Anne Jackson asked a question on her blog, "What is one thing you feel you can't say in church?" Hundreds responded. Everyone had a story. Permission to Speak Freely is the unique new project and movement of author Anne Jackson, who is finished with keeping brokenness in the dark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing

  • By N on 21-10-10

Refreshing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-10

I really enjoyed listening to this audio. It is so refreshing to listen to someone who is able to be so open and honest about the things they struggle with. Anne Jackson has done/is doing a brilliant job with this book, which is one of the many aspects of this audio that I love. Its not a rant against the Church, but an encouragment to reach out in grace and mercy to everyone, inside and outside of it.

I was instantly gripped by her story and didn’t want to stop listening. She really draws you in and you want to find out how everything works out. I really enjoyed her poems as well which are interspersed throughout the recording.

Her narration is excellent, being funny and poignant at times, as she knows exactly how she wants to come across.

I think this book is a really great encouragement for anybody struggling with problems they feel they can't talk about, and to know that they aren't alone.

Thanks to christianaudio.com reviewers program for the copy of this audiobook.