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The End of Me

Where Your Real Life in Jesus Begins

Author Kyle Idleman
Narrator Kirby Heyborne
Runtime 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date October 1, 2015
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Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus’s teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.
As he examines Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, Kyle unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.
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Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus’s teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.
As he examines Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, Kyle unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.

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Very highly recommended
This may be it folks. It’s the last book I read in 2015, and it may be the best book I read in 2015. The End of Me by Kyle Idleman is an outstanding look at the teaching of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount specifically, and the “inside-out, upside down” way of life it presents.

This book contains many stories of people coming to the end of themselves through brokenness and mourning, helplessness and disqualification. These people come to the end of themselves and find the “Jesus life” they were really looking for and didn’t even realize it. Everything that is shocking about things Jesus said like, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” and “But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” is faithfully restored by Idleman.

What makes this book so brilliant is how unassuming Idleman is. He is never expresses a desire to challenge the American dream or stick up for the little guy. He is more subversive than that. He allows the revolutionary message of Jesus speak for itself, and of course the American dream is challenged and the little guys is stuck up for as a result. Nothing is forced on the reader by the author, but I can’t imagine anyone walking away from this book unchallenged.

While I was in the middle of reading this book, I found myself quoting from it and telling people about certain sections. Idleman is the master of the sticky illustration and the apt analogy. He describes profound sorrow and pain with poetically simple prose. This is a well-written and very approachable book.

The End of Me isn’t a commentary on Matthew 5-7, but instead serves the purpose of having the reader take a second look at the teachings of Jesus, realizing how counter-cultural they really are. In short, this this the best book I’ve read on the Sermon on the Mount since Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy. To top it off, Kirby Heyborne does a great job on the narration. Very highly recommended.

Please Note: This audiobook was gifted as a part of the Christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work.
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Review by / (Posted on 12/30/2015)
Thought Provoking
I received this book courtesy of Christian Audio

Narrator Thoughts: This Narrator was very good. He was clear and calm. A good listen. While he doesn't have the same passion in his voice as some narrators I've listened to, I thought he did a good job of reading the book.

Book Thoughts: Once again, Kyle challenged me in my faith. I think this book, more then any of his others challenged me.

Coming to the end of me has never been easy, but I can agree with him and say that when I come to the end of me, that is when Jesus' power can begin. It reminded me of the good that comes from coming to the end.

By following in His footsteps we die to ourselves and our way of doing things. The chapter on humility especially hit home. It challenged my pride and reminded me of what I needed to be doing.

This is definitely a worthwhile listen.


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Review by / (Posted on 11/19/2015)
Don't Read This Book Unless You Want to Reach the End of Yourself
Kyle Idleman gets to the heart of mankind’s rebellion against God in his book, The End of Me. Using powerful illustrations from real life stories as well as stories from his own life, Idleman examines the Beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew 5, some of the most difficult and uncomfortable teachings of Jesus, and communicates their significance to people today. Though they all center on the core teachings of the Bible, one message ties them all together: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Idleman communicates how this lesson applies to every area of our lives and how we can truly come to the end of ourselves that we may experience the life for which God intended us to live. The narrator was engaging and able to keep the listener’s attention,though he did read very slowly. I received this audio book as part of a reviewing program and was not obligated to write a positive review.
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Review by / (Posted on 11/13/2015)
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