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Scott Osborne

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I wanted to like this book

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Reviewed: 23-12-2020

Maybe it was just me. I found it to be a set of pompous statements with little of substance. I persevered through several hours and found that I couldn't really remember anything that was said, no point where it really grabbed me.

great book, lots of food for prayerful thought

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Reviewed: 22-12-2020

great book, lots of food for prayerful thought. I facilitate walking with God retreats, this is next level

Alright but not great

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Reviewed: 15-11-2020

Mr Willard places a lot of emphasis early on in the book on the hearing of words from God rather than the many other ways that God communicates with us. The rest of the book somewhat makes up for this. The difficulty is perhaps mine in that I have left the church that I grew up in and I am wrestling with my relationship with God at the moment. Perhaps, I have read the book with my own agenda and didn't find what I was looking for.

Great analysis but somewhat irritating narrator

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Reviewed: 30-01-2020

I have heard John speak on this subject, but the depth and power of the analysis in the book is very good and provides a dimension of understanding that I think I had missed before. I am sure Mr Peel is a great reader more generally but there were a number of irritating mispronounced words. the most glaring being "subpoena. Detracted a little from the enjoyment of the audio.

First real foray into writing and it shows

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Reviewed: 16-09-2019

John's later books are substantially better. perhaps if I had started with this book, I might have appreciated it more. Wild at Heart and Fathered by God are far more polished and developed.

Fills in so many gaps

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Reviewed: 16-07-2019

I will need to get the paper version to check Frank's sources but regardless, a very well put together account of the first century ecclesia.

not as good as his other books

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Reviewed: 26-02-2019

The book felt like a bit of a meander rather than writing with purpose. I would much rather read Pagan Christianity even as slightly light on proofs as I felt it was than a wandering read like this.

Excellent dissection of tradition

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Reviewed: 20-01-2019

Excellent dissection of the tradition that stifles our worship and filters our connection with God to a trickle. So much to say, but you really just need to read this.

overall quite good. loses puff towards the end.

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Reviewed: 29-11-2018

I am not sure I agree with a fair bit of what he has to say. Some good substance but some I think he is off track on. Specifically I think he is incorrect as to his interpretation of the Beatitudes.

Irritating pronunciation by the narrator

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Reviewed: 27-04-2017

Great books by the master Eddings. The narrator constantly mispronounced words like Basalt, influence and even Roof and Hoof. It just detracts and you wonder what he was thinking.