In Searching for God Knows What, Donald Miller's provocative and funny new audiobook, he explains that the greatest desire of every person is the desire for redemption.
Every person is constantly seeking redemption (or at least the feeling of it) in his or her life, believing countless gospels that promise to fix the brokenness. Typically, their pursuits include the desire for fulfilling relationships, successful careers, satisfying religious systems, status, and escape. Miller reveals how the inability to find redemption leads to chaotic relationships, self-hatred, the accumulation of meaningless material possessions, and a lack of inner peace. Listeners will learn to identify in themselves and within others the universal desire for redemption. They will discover that the gospel of Jesus is the only way to find meaning in life and true redemption.
Mature believers as well as seekers and new Christians will find themselves identifying with the narrative journey unfolded in the book, which is simply the pursuit of redemption.
I found the narrator very distracting and it ruined my experience of the book. His tone and emphasis was exaggerated and all over the place.
I preferred 'A Million Miles in a Thousand Years' narrated by Donald Miller himself. I felt like I got a better understanding of the ideas he was discussing. And I've changed my mind about buying another Donald Miller book that was narrated by this narrator.
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Like The Matrix? Like Agent Smith? Ever wish Agent Smith would read to you as you fall asleep? This is the book for you!
Narration is awful. Monotone, pauses and emphasis on words and phrases that have no business being emphasized. REALLY hard to get through. Decent content, but hard to focus.
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Where does Searching for God Knows What rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Searching for God Knows What is probably my second favorite Donald Miller book and maybe in the top 25 of the hundreds audio books that I've listened to.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Searching for God Knows What?
I will listen to the parallels between the relationship of God and man and Romeo and Juliet, several more times.
What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?
The narrator is okay. I always prefer the author reading their book, so maybe I have a bias.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Donald Miller is one author who, through his imagery and insight, is able to take me to the point of tears and laughter. This book is no exception.
It met my expectations, and a great way to break from formulaic faith. Donald is well read, and I enjoy the literature he uses to compliment his themes in his books. After I read Donald's writings, I feel brainy and spirituality connected. Thanks!
Easy read, but his newer books are better. It was also disappointing to listen to his book read by someone else after I had listened to his other books read by him.
I really liked this book but found a lot of aspects troubling, including the author's devotion to Paul, his belief that Moses wrote the totality of the Pentateuch, and his creationism. He also takes occasional swipes at liberals that seem gratuitous. All-in-all it is worth reading. Another problem, I did think the narrator did not suit this book (I have like him in other books and that maybe the problem).
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