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Kelly

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Not entirely convinced sorry!

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-19

I was curious so thought I’d give it a try. For me the author seems to dismiss the theological roots of Stoicism , stating quite simply that Christianity wiped it out (disregarding such facts such as early Christian monks copying the texts of Epicetius , and early stoic Christians). I am only half way through but so far it seems to me like the advice is wise , like living in the present, focusing on effort rather than outcomes, not dwelling in emotion and recognising when you get upset by things. But for me this has lacked somewhat, I get the same truths but with more depth and breadth and importantly more discussion on love during Sunday services and through reading the Bible.

Great book to summarise all the reasons to believe in our wonderful God

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-19

This is a wonderful antidote to the pervasive and dominant thinking in today’s society that Christians are irrational in their faith. I am a new Christian and find that I am constantly having my newfound faith questioned by others. I had already done my own research before, but this is a nice refresher and leaves me feeling confident that those questions won’t go unanswered. Highly recommend !

Annoying narrator

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-19

I had to return this as I found the narrator and his impersonations of characters really quite annoying! Personally I thought the book dragged out some very simple points. But I didn’t read it all so maybe it improves toward the end....