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Living by God’s Promises–by Joel Beeke & James A. La Belle (audiobook)

19/03/2011

thank you christianaudio.com for the opportunity to review this book.

As a Biblical Counselor I am always intrigued by the Puritans.  When I saw the authors of this work I was excited as it reminded me of my PCA ordination study days in which I was first exposed to Joel Beeke on Family Worship.

However, although I was excited to be exposed to Andrew Gray, Edward Leigh, and William Spurstowe, I found the audio book disjointed, and hard to follow.  I had to constantly rewind sections (listened to it 2x in entirety as I thought I was not giving it good stewardship or missing something) and the LONG point lists that many times were over 20 points made my eyes glaze over. 

I hesitate to give a negative review as I have been so thankful for the opportunity to be9781601781048m exposed to audio books.  Many of them, I have referred and recommended to others.  However I cannot recommend this one. 

The authors attempt to contextualize living by the promises of God through the eyes of the Puritans which is a FANTASTIC endeavor and one that I was obviously intrigued with.  The scripture references throughout were right on and a great encouragement, it was the flow, possibly the writing, and the narration that made it so hard to listen to.  I kept listening for the key that I listen and read of many materials – who could this benefit and would they read/listen to it in its entirety?  Sadly, I would have to say no. I found it hard to find applications and relevance to the folks I disciple regularly.

Thanks again christianaudio.com for the opportunity to review this book.

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