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Weird Protestant Eyes

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Reviewed: 02-01-2021

I found the book to be excellent, although another bias that is very present in the book is that its understanding comes from a deeply Protestant mindset, as well as being Western Educated Industrial Rich Democratic (WEIRD). The many examples from the author's experience of mission in Indonesia were very helpful to flesh out their main points.

Great retreat experience

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Reviewed: 21-10-2020

This is Richard at his prime. The talks date from 1992, but they are still relevant for the contemporary issues of men struggling to make sense of how to live a full life in God today.

A book about everything

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Reviewed: 20-09-2020

I wasn't expecting how personal, intimate and vulnerable Rob would be as he takes us on a journey through his life. We revisit old friends with the gift of new insights. Old stories are retold and concepts that have been explored in earlier books, tours, films or on the Robcast are now brought together and laid out before us. The pain is real, but so is the joy and delight in ancient ideas and new science. Just beautiful. Allow yourself to be drawn into a richer and deeper spirituality of the whole of life. Pastor Rob [to quote Liz Gilbert] continues to minister to the world long after he left the broken institutional church. The audiobook version is deeply enhanced because you get to hear the author's intention and emphasis in his own voice.

Great story

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Reviewed: 12-08-2020

Great to have this gripping tale set in the drought stricken rural heartland of Australia. Many of the characters are well developed. Good detail and descriptions. I found some of the narrative a little too ponderous, but there was enough momentum to carry it through.

Powerful connections

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Reviewed: 04-06-2020

Although this book is written for therapists, I still found it to be immensely helpful for making sense of my own life and those of others that are part of an honest recovery community. The holistic way that Badenoch approaches the topic, builds on her own work and the masterful insights that Iain McGilchrist offers to restore balance between the two hemispheres of the skull brain. The narrator brings the material to life with warmth and compassion.