This is one of the books that I’d trully recommend for others to read (or listen to). Enemies of the Heart strikes deep and makes us to truly identify the most core foundation of what we say and what we do, our heart.
Have you ever wondered what’s your heart condtion at the moment? No, not the physical one. Have you ever wondered why certain nasty things came out from your mouth? Or an action that you did in the past that left you regretting for the whole life? Ask your heart – it’s the place to answer all of your questions.
Knowing God is a book by J.I Packer that focuses on explaining the true God in biblical manner. Often in this modern world, our concept about God has diminished or simply been clouded by current trends, society, culture, and many more.
Some people find it hard nowadays to see the true God such as His real characters and what He approves and disapproves. Some even believe they have known God really well and close, where in fact, they haven’t.
J.I Packer explains from the Bible about God and He covers almost everything you can imagine about God – such as His Grace, His Wrath, His Sovereignity, and many more.
It’s a good book for new Christians but also a good book for Christians in general. Knowing God in practice is of course not as easy as it may sound. Even with 9.5 hours long, this audiobook cannot simply cover everything about God and we can never uncover 100% about God as He is simply way beyond our knowledge and brain to understand. However, this book does cover many foundational doctrines about God and in biblical truth. There are a few minor interpertations that I disagree but they are pretty minor (such as the author mentioning that it was a volcanic erruption that hit Sodom and Gomorrah – which was never mentioned directly in the Bible, etc).
The audiobook is narrated by Simon Vance and in general, being read wonderfully. It can be monotonous at times, but this is not a “story telling” kind of book, so it’s understandable. The book is unfortunately, not the type of book you can just read or listen to in one whole swoop as there are lots of things to grasp slowly. It’s then recommended to read/listen to this book by chunks and ponder them before you continue on to the next chapters.
At some point in our journey with God, we’d be challenged to having tough times and wondered “Where is God?” or “Does He care?” or “What should I do, God?”. Times like these are the times when we need to look back at our own faith and to His Word. Do you know that there are over than 3000 promises God made in the Bible? Do you know that whatever you’ve been through right now, God has made a promise to you to never leave you? In this book, Sheila Walsh uncovers God’s promises to His people (i.e you and me) and why we should be focusing on Him instead of our own problems and harshness of life.
As a Christian (or Christ’s disciple), often we were left wondering – how can we be a good disciple of Christ? The obvious one is of course, to be conformed to His likeness but then again, there is another question emerged: how radical should we be?
The book is meant to uncover these “more things to do if you want to be a serious disciple of Christ” but unfortunately, I find it quite dry and not enough “radical” statements from John.
This is my personal review on Living by God’s Promises by Joel R. Beeke and James A. La Belle audiobook, as part of christianaudio reviewer program.
After we were saved by God’s grace, we continued on living and walking in faith while going to a whole process of sanctification. Often we stumbled along the way and was left wondering why and sometimes we came to a point of giving up. In the Living by God’s Promises audiobook, the promises of God are thoroughly explained and studied, to strengthen your faith as a Christian.
This is my personal review on Found: God’s Will by John MacArthur audiobook, as part of christianaudio reviewer program.
Many Christians including myself, often prays and wonders what God’s will is in some parts of my life. We often struggle to know what He wants for us or where He wants us to go or what He wants us to do. Questions such as:
- Which job should I take?
- Whom should I be with?
- Should I stay here or should I go somewhere else?
- Many more (if you never ask these questions ever in your life, then you should ask yourself whether you are a true Christian or just simply doing whatever you want in life!)
The close you are to God, the more you know the answers to these things. But what if God feels silent? What should you do? I was hoping to find easy answers to these questions when I first played this audiobook. I was surprised.
This is my personal review on Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado audiobook, as part of christianaudio reviewer program.
Outlive your life is aimed for Christians who want to do more in life for God, who are wondering what does it take to be Christians. Most of the parts of the book focus towards loving the needy ones, which most Christians lack of. We study and study about the Word of God yet we forget the basic foundation of all, love. Have we noticed the poor on our streets? Are we doing something about it? Or, who is your Saul in life? (someone who has a tough background, repented, and needed your love?)
This is my personal review on the Transformational Church by Thom Rainer & Ed Stetzer audiobook, as part of christianaudio reviewer program.
This audibook is definitely not for ordinary Christians who just want to come every Sunday to the church and don’t care about what’s going on in their church. This book is more tailored to church pastors, elders, and leaders who care about their church and how to grow the church both quantitatively and qualitatively.