- Manning is a great thought-provoker and... Review by David Hawkins
Manning is a great thought-provoker and a top-notch story-teller. We can always use fresh ways to think about God's love for us and our love for others. This book is well worth listening to -- both for the new believer and for the seasoned disciple.
(Posted on 3/5/2008)
- Manning's work comes with a foreword... Review by Audiofile Magazine
Manning's work comes with a foreword and a testimony, both evidence of its power. That's a heavy load, but the book largely lives up to it. Scott Brick's delivery helps; it may even be better read aloud than silently because Manning writes so much for the ear. Sounding like an educated but folksy minister--he is pitching his account to the "ragamuffins" of the world, after all--Manning piles image upon vivid image. Brick picks up this cadence and pounds away at Manning's message of an all-embracing love that emphasizes grace over judgment, perhaps grace even over dogma. Brick's voice is both dramatic and reassuring. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
(Posted on 5/22/2006)
- I know that Abba's Child by... Review by Antonina Ruth Bruno
I know that Abba's Child by Manning is a reader/reviewer favorite but I still like Ragamuffin better. The narrator reads compassionately and appropriately to the subject matter, but it's the subject matter that is still transforming hearts on this 15 year anniversary of the first release of the book. This new edition has an introduction by Michael W. Smith (the original intro. by the late Rich Mullins has been moved to become chapter 1) and also includes "A Word After," with Brennan's reflections on the last 15 years since the powerful first release of Ragamuffin. The GOOD News never gets old, let me tell you. Tears again, all around. Even if you already own the original edition, get this book! The "Word After," alone, is worth the price!
(Posted on 8/8/2005)