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Worthwhile learning experience

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I have learned a lot about handling emotions, healthy detachment, good communication and lots of other things

Have you listened to any of Denica Fairman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. When Mrs Fairman imitates men it is somewhat strange for me and artificial but other than that it is fine.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, although half way through after an event in the book I felt too heavy and I had to put it away and then went back to it and listened in one go.

Any additional comments?

I liked the experience of Mrs Glass and the way she dealt with detachment. I am pretty co-dependant person and I suffer a lot when somebody says "no". I feel often a rejection and the experience of Mrs Glass helps me a lot in learning detachment with love - which I find difficult at present.

A very good lecture

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Reviewed: 03-01-16

What did you like most about Saving Danny?

At the beginning I was thinking of returning this book and when I got into it I was captivated by it. In fact, it gives a lot of leads how to deal not only with children but also with adults. I liked the language of Mrs Glass where in a "novel" type of expressions she transported quite a lot of psychology. I find it very useful.

What about Denica Fairman’s performance did you like?

I liked her reading and I noticed that all books of Mrs Glass are read by her. I wonder if some of them might have been read by a male voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not at the beginning, but some 1/3 into it I got captivated.

Any additional comments?

Has not only a psychological dimension but human as well.

Inspiring story and captivating

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Reviewed: 31-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely yes. The story is not only inspiring but also expressed in a very fine language.

What did you like best about this story?

There are many things and only few general points I will mention: how much the childhood has a bearing on the future of all of us; how a good and loving word ("of this priest" in Alcatraz) may change the entire course of life and how love and trust of other people is important in encouraging to dig the best out of us.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

At times I was wondering if it was not too flat and rather "unemotional" but this absence of dramatisation is in fact the entire strength of the lecture. I really enjoyed this professional narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. It is captivating from the beginning to the end. Maybe with the exception of the appendix which was interesting but not really a "must".

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anybody.

Captivating to the end, well written and well read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Unbroken the most enjoyable?

Not only is the story very inspirational and deeply reflective about life but also it is very well written and read.

What did you like best about this story?

Nothing in life history is wasted if well lived through. God is able to make good sense out of what may seem a most horrible experience and what may seem a total failure in my live. At the end God makes all the ends meet to bring integrity and serenity. This story reminded me of it and inspired me to continue.

What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Very well read and pleasant voice to listen to.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. It made me cry, laugh and reflective.

Any additional comments?

I can only recommend this (audio) book to anybody who thinks about life seriously.

Great inspiring message to the Western Church

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-06-15

If you could sum up Living Water in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, uplifting, awakaning

What did you like best about this story?

How the Christians in the persecuted countries live their faith and go to any length with Christian teaching and the message of awakening for the Western world

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Dare with Christ

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A "Must" for any Christian

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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: 17-04-15

What did you like best about this story?

Difficult to point a single thing. What impressed and challenged me was the "blind" obedience to God. And it is not that obeying God everything goes smoothly but that obeying God I abide in His Will and Protection - even if I "wrongly" discerned His Will. Even the mistakes I make are calculated in God's plan for me. In obedience to God I am safe.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. I wanted to listen to it in one go and on the other it was so good that I did not want to finish it too quickly.

Any additional comments?

If I say that I was impressed it would be only a superficial evaluation. This book is best listened with an attitude of prayer, meditation and God's Presence.

5 people found this helpful

A "Must" for any Christian in the West

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-04-15

Would you listen to Heavenly Man again? Why?

Yes. It is challenging and inspiring.

What did you like best about this story?

The testimony of walking with God - by listening to God and obeying Him.

Any additional comments?

I am a Catholic but it really does not matter. I highly recommend it to anybody looking for an intimate relationship with God. It is worth more that anything in the world.

A MUST listen to anybody with sober thinking

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Reviewed: 09-04-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tortured for Christ?

Perseverance and commitment to be faithful of the suffering Christians wherever they suffer.

Any additional comments?

When I listened to the first 10-20 minutes I wanted to return this audiobook and something was holding me from it. If I had returned it I would have made one of the biggest mistakes in my Christian life and I would have missed what I see now as one of the strongest messages of my Christian life. The author said that when after 14 years of prison for his faith he came to the West he suffered more by witnessing what was happening with the Western Church - how the Christians in the West lost their zeal for God's teaching and diluted it with secularism and liberal thinking.
For me it is a wake-up call.
Thank you for this powerful reminder!!!

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A good insight for "healthy recovery"

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-04-15

What other book might you compare Creating Positive Relationships to, and why?

On detachment "Codependent no more" by Melody Beattie. This one goes deeper into the topic of not only releasing the other person but into the issue of unconditional forgiveness, cutting off the projection of guilt and one slogan that I would like to retain for the rest of my life would be "In defencelessness lies my safety". A great truth for me on one condition that I put my entire trust in God.

Have you listened to any of Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. and Diane V. Cirincione, Ph.D. ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to "Good bye to guilt". Both are good, some repetitions but for the sake of the argumentation, probably they were useful.

Any additional comments?

I would advise this book to those who have enough spirituality to enter into the understanding of unconditional forgiveness and love. It may be difficult for somebody who has hard time to accept the work of God.
For me personally it was a very good book.

Quite good insights into personal recovery

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-04-15

If you could sum up Goodbye to Guilt in three words, what would they be?

Profound
Spiritual
Healthy confrontation

Any additional comments?

I listened to many recovery books and this one is a very good reminder of the fact that serenity is only attainable through humility, meekness and love.