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Own It: Discover Your Faith In God (2013)

by Hayley DiMarco(Favorite Author)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 3
1433682028 (ISBN13: 9781433682025)
B&H Books
review 1: The book begins with telling of the Prodigal Son. After briefly summarizing the tale while providing a bit of “backstory” to the culture, the authors use this parable to show the love of G-d as the father in the tale originally told by Y’shua. The authors use this to show how the book is not about accusing, but rather about benefitting. It is designed to help readers, or listeners, determine their own faith in G-d, from a biblically-based perspective.From an audiobook point of view, the narration is pretty well made. Read with inflective pauses and changes in intonation to reflect the grammatical structure of the book, the only challenge is the rate of pace – not giving enough pause between points to reflect on. Nevertheless, the DiMarco team does a fair job with t... morehe narration. It is obvious, however, that it is an audiobook narration. There is a certain flatness to the reader, as if based in an academic setting, that causes the listener to potentially lose attention because the material no longer feels personalized, but mass produced.Disclosure: I was contracted to write an honest review in exchange for a reviewer copy of the product. The opinions stated in this review are solely my own.
review 2: I liked this book a lot. I'm someone that feels pretty solid in my faith - in an understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how his grace saves us - and this book made me think about these things in some powerful ways. Much of the writing is geared to adolescents, and I actually appreciate the simplicity because I have a sneaking suspicion that's how God probably views all of us, no matter our earth age. These Christian authors really get it - they get that faith is more than saying "I believe". I like how they fearlessly take every excuse and expose what those excuses for holding back a full-fledged faith say about us. I love the whole freedom and bondage section. I like the analogies and efforts to make abstract principles real. And the best thing is that I feel I have a better understanding and hope for what is being taught in traditional Christian congregations (if these ministerial authors are good representatives). I close the book with a higher than before feeling of kinship! less
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I have to say this is a great book for parents of teenagers to encourage them to read it.
Great book! We are passing on our copy to one of the teens in our youth group.
Must read!
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