- Product Review (submitted on May 6, 2012):
Dallas Willard, famed author and theologian, discusses the concept of G-d speaking to us. How do we hear from G-d? Is it a still, small voice? Is it a voice at all? In fact, these questions have been asked by everyone through the ages. What does it look like to communicate with the divine? It seems that no one has the answer, yet almost every Christian not only expects that they can hear from G-d, but believe that G-d has told them things in the past.
Willard looks as what this means, and how Christians can hear from G-d, but points out a clear fact that many overlook: hearing G-d only works when we are living in obedience with G-d. Examining Scripture and reviewing the facts logically, Willard presents the equation for what it is, and what it means, to hear from G-d.
Gardner's narration of this text is performed at a faster pace, requiring the listener to "keep up" with his quick speech. With clear dictation, Gardner reads in what can only be described as a "weasel-like" voice, not out of a character flaw, but out of an actual sound. This made it hard to listen to, and near impossible to enjoy, what Willard's text provides. Nevertheless, based off my encounters with Willard, it would seem that Gardner's narration is only on-par with a simulation of the writer.
I give the content a 4 out of 5, and narration 3.5 out of 5. Definitely not an audiobook I can finish, I don't believe many will find this one worth it's length in minutes.
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