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interesting but...

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Reviewed: 15-01-2020

He makes some good points but as an audio book with the scripture references, I found it hard to keep up with him. I found it interesting on how he correlated the theology of the pre trib rapture with the orthodox dispensational point of view taken by many if not most Christians. He could have easily gone further on that because that would have been as just as compelling an argument against pre trib rapture. As with all book on prophecy lots of scripture references but I found his logical argument just as compelling. I gave it 3 stars because I couldn't follow the convoluted direction the book was going and couldn't finish it. Just got a bit frustrated with that part of it so just got the guts of what he was arguing and left it at that. it's better you get the hard copy or kindle so you can chase up the scriptures he's referenced.

Ok but ...

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Reviewed: 10-01-2020

I didn't agree with some of what he said but it was interesting to read a Post-Trib teacher and preacher take on the final days. He makes some good points on that though and I can see scriptures that question his Post-trib stance but I get where it's coming from and where it leads ... ultimately not foresaking the Father's first born kids ... Israel. So I'm happy to agree to disagree on the Post-Trib issue but agree that we can not shirk our responsibility to Israel regarding the end times. He quotes Joel Richardson (he's obviously someone he respects and has befriended) a few times and I have read several books of Joel's and follow his teaching. That was a redeeming grace for me in finishing this book because he clearly is committed to working with other Christians with differing opinions. A great trait to have and demonstrate. I did like also the online resources quoted in this book regarding end time teaching and more particularly how he started up an online end time church I just joined it and will be checking out the service and it's teaching. Thanks for having me you've been a great audience I'm here on Thursday's try the veal it's tremendous.

Good but lacking

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Reviewed: 07-01-2020

I was a little bit disappointed because I was expecting more material on the reality behind the porn industry e.g. more on the toll upon those working in it, how clips are produced and directed and it's toll on everybody in it (e.g.misogenism), connection to sex traffic and prostitution etc... otherwise good on the effects of porn on oneself e.g. the brain, social life, internet addiction, ones spouse etc...

A bit repetitious

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Reviewed: 21-12-2019

Great angles presented on the book from the author about a more pragmatic look at climate change and what humankind should really be focussing on ... namely starvation, malaria, abortion, water, shelter etc ... rather than trillions spent on a climate agenda that'll deliver very little bang for it's buck. Tool me a long time to get through this because I'd read heaps of books on climate change and the narrator was a bit over the top. Otherwise a useful book to read. Would have been good to see his references to his sources but you'd probably have to buy the kindle or hardcopy for that.

Great narration but story too long- winded

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Reviewed: 14-11-2019

I couldn't finish this book. There was so much meandering in the plot that I lost sight of how each twist was connected with Terry Lewis. I often wondered where it was going because new characters, a different scene and different time would often be introduced. I loved the Fair-Dinkum (so to speak) Aussie narration. Gave the story a great local Australian feel set in the 60s and 70s. Being a Brisbane-ite also loved reading about the places I'm familiar with today and what they were back in the 60s and 70s. Most people today would not realise the inconspicuous places today that were once massage parlors, gambling dens or illegal brothels that corrupt police would frequent. But apart from that it was very long- winded and could have easily been condensed into half it's size.

interesting and refreshing to hear

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Reviewed: 31-10-2019

Been a fan of Trey Gowdy and what he's done up on capital hill during some of the tumultuous "investigations" and witchhunts around the Trump administration. Admirable dedication to ensuring a just judicial system and process and the importance of evidence. Great prosecutor and committee chairman. Loved watching his cross examination of Hillary Clinton during the Benghazi hearings. What a sharp mind he has ... but he clearly also has a open heart as evidenced in his deep friendship with Tim. Never heard of Tim Scott before reading this book but what a hero he is to have on Capital Hill. Some of his stories of discrimination that he shares (that he has been subjected to) are appalling but his Christ-like responses is inspiring and humbling to those who want to retaliate. A mix between Jesus and Ghandi ... reconciliation based on friendship, listening and sharing what we all have in common... what an inspiring deep friendship these guys have despite their contrasting social histories ... great to see 2 Christian guys transcending politics , gender , race , religion to bring reconciliation ... what a witness.

Great content ... but narration contrived

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Reviewed: 21-10-2019

Lots of arguments disproving evolution. Mathematical , biological , statistical , biochemical, archeological , DNA , geographical etc... lots of angles tacking and questioning evolution ... very comprehensive ... lots of references to other resources to follow through on ... e.g. papers , books , websites and scientists working in the field challenging evolution. The straw man arguments and tactics of Darwinianians like Richard Dawkins unravel once you read this book. Highly recommend.

thick but very interesting

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Reviewed: 30-09-2019

The very start of this book was relatively easy going and understandable. Enjoyed going back over physics 101 and then his simple way of explaining string theory and m theory. Also enjoyed his review of philosophical argument from the Greeks (Plato) and following on thereafter his comments on the nature of contemporary arguments about physicalism vs vitalism. it's pretty hard going, probably from halfway through onwards, and had to continually rewind to digest what he was saying. if you get through it give yourself a pat on the back. It did however spark further interests to explore regarding the debate between physicalism and vitalism. Recommend. The narrator sounded a bit overoverdone and doughy but I got over it :)

Yep ... great points

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Reviewed: 14-09-2019

Basically about making the sciences and scientific research into more of a dialogue of ideas rather than an upholding of dogma. Great brief history of scientific philosophy over the centuries in the introduction, which sets the book up well for an exploration and criticism of the materialistic and mechanistic nature of science and scientific research today. His argument is repeated throughout the book and unfortunately it became a bit tiresome after a while. However the book is littered with lots of examples of anomalies in nature (e.g. the process of DNA coupling) that materialistic science can not explain. His hypothesis of "morphic resonance" to explain such anomalies (and more), is risky , but is fascinating and draws on already established fundamental explanations like quantum mechanics. I plan to read his original book on this proposed theory. Yep recommended.

great points but needs to be scoped better ...

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Reviewed: 31-08-2019

Very long winded ... lots of content that's quite broad in it's subject matter and probably too much to put in one book. Could be condensed and scoped better. Lots of jargon, I kept back tracking to find out what they
l meant again. Narration was ordinary and uninspiring; and the point mentioned above probably didn't do it any favours. In terms of the arguments presented, it's pretty clear his angle, though at times a bit simplistic and probably could do without some of the superlatives. However if you're new to this angle/ content (as I am/was) you'll find it useful though it's a lot to absorb. It's been useful for me in that I now want to read books with more detail about carbon dating; a young earth; and the fossil record. I would suggest scan or read/listen to it quickly and just get the gist of it. The guts of what I got out of it, is that the doctrine of creationism needs to be revived and play a key part in evangelism. In Western contemporary society issues such as abortion , post modern education, pornography etc ... can only be tackled with creationism as a key component of evangelism. In terms of mission to the unreached (those who have not heard); creationism needs to be at the start of evangelism because most if not all peoples have some notion of a supernatural creationism. Fascinating point with much merit.