Monday, January 3, 2011

Review: What Good Is God? by Philip Yancey (Audiobook)

Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey—the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets two stars.  I was truly looking forward to listening to this book, but my hopes for a positive experience were soon dashed.  Unfortunately, the author was allowed to read his book which is never a good thing.  The author's bland, almost patronizing voice did absolutely nothing to add to the material.  What could have been a tolerable listen became an exercise of will to even make it to the next track.  The material itself also did virtually nothing for me.  I found the author's tone and attitude extremely annoying and that took away any sort of connection I may have had to the story.  Overall, this may be an acceptable read for the religiously inclined but get it as a print book.

☆☆= Just Okay 


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