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  • The Pastor's Kid

  • Finding Your Own Faith and Identity
  • By: Barnabas Piper
  • Narrated by: Barnabas Piper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

Dad may be following God's call, but the Pastor's kids (PKs) are just following mom and dad. Often to devastating results. Barnabas Piper - son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper - has experienced the challenges of being a PK first-hand. With empathy, humor, and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues and accelerated scrutiny PKs face. But more than just stating the problems - he shares the one thing a PK needs above all else (as do their pastor/father and church) is to live in true freedom and wholeness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honest critique that extends beyond PKs

  • By Anonymous User on 21-06-2018

Honest critique that extends beyond PKs

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

Disillusionment with today's church is affecting more than PKs (and MKs). Piper helps the PK (like me) distill elements of their disappointment and confusion, albeit with more focus on the speck in the church/pastor and less effective plank awareness - which is great for anyone receptive to God's pruning scissors ✂

For Pastors who read this: Do not let this book become a source of guilt or fear over your kids. As much as it is a struggle, the PK is forced to face the reality of (your) hypocrisy - entrust it to God and embrace the audit. There is much benefit for all involved.

  • Forgotten God

  • Remembering Our Crucial Need for the Holy Spirit
  • By: Francis Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. "In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit." We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and to the point

  • By Anonymous User on 16-05-2018

Compelling and to the point

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-2018

A huge encouragement to me, this book reaffirmed the validity of questions I had for the apparent powerlessness of the Holy Spirit, and the church's disappointing contentment with a mundane, mostly theory experience of God in us.
Fran Chan touches on huge topics that don't fit into the book (else we would get lost in their vastness), but are designed wisely to direct the reader to assess oneself and engage with God's own spirit, not merely hear about him.

It is so good to know that I'm not tin-foil-hat delusional about the Holy Spirit!