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Lord, Change Me

Author James MacDonald
Narrator Wayne Shepherd
Runtime 7.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date May 7, 2012
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

Are you truly serious about allowing the power of God to transform your life? In this new book by respected pastor and author James MacDonald, you will confront three parts of the model for real change: The Preparation for Change, The Process of Change and The Power for Change.

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Are you truly serious about allowing the power of God to transform your life? In this new book by respected pastor and author James MacDonald, you will confront three parts of the model for real change: The Preparation for Change, The Process of Change and The Power for Change.

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Life Altering Change The Biblical Way
Lord, Change Me by James MacDonald is quite a biblical take on change, which is refreshing as most books related to change are all about what we do not what God has done for us. It focuses on biblical concepts such as true repentance and the power of the Holy Spirit to change people.

It is great that it states that self-help methodology simply doesn’t bring any lasting change of any worth and that Jesus Christ is needed for major change to happen. The chapter on true biblical repentance is refreshing when a lot of people just shrug off their sin and think nothing of repeating it multiple times due to their limited understanding of grace.

He rightly points out that God is the one that points out the changes that are required through reading the Bible and prayer. The actual change is brought about by the working of the Holy Spirit with help from other Christian friends.

The narration was very good as usual, which made listening very easy.

This is a very good book for Christians looking to change from their old nature into the new nature that God has for them.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/7/2012)
Poor 1st audiobook review experience
As some already know, I have reviewed quite a few books over the last couple of years. However, I decided to try something a little different and review an audiobook. Unfortunately, my first choice of books was "Lord, Change Me" by James McDonald.

I have no doubt that Mr. McDonald is a great man of the faith and has a lot of wonderful insight. Very little of it, however, was on display in this audiobook.

What I expected was some great wisdom on how God can change me to use me for his purposes and see others changed in the process. What I got was a watered-down, basic idea of faith that was not well-written and honestly, not read all that well either (read by Wayne Shepherd, who I have heard read well before).

What this seemed to amount to, for me, was a self-help book about how I can make myself into whatever I want to be rather than a book about our dependence on God and seeing Him move.

Also, I want you to know that I received this audiobook for free from the christianaudio Reviewers Program (http://christianaudio.com).
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Review by / (Posted on 8/23/2012)
A Great Non-Self-Help Book!
I just finished listening to Lord Change Me by James Macdonald. This was my first exposure to Macdonald's work and it really impressed me. I liked it mostly because of how practical it is. As a pastor, Macdonald's writing has been tested in the crucible of real-life, so he really understands where the popular reader is at.

The book is broken into three main sections:

1. The Preparation for Change - this section walks through understanding "faulty methods for change"; sets up a process for admitting to God that you are willing to change; and guidance for choosing things you're willing to change.

2. The Process for Change - this section frames a biblical theology for supporting the process of changing.

3. The Power for Change - this section outlines three main power sources: the power of the Holy Spirit, the power of faith, and the power of Christian friends who can keep you accountable and growing in your faith.

The book flows well through this outline, and I really liked the skill Macdonald has for making material engaging. He employs interesting stories, unique formatting, and memorable phraseology. But the best thing about the book is Macdonald's confidence. He really believes he has been honest with scripture and personal experience in order to develop a step-by-step process that really works. He introduces the book this way:

"This is not a book to help you 'talk a better game,' nor is it designed to fill your head with information. This book is about a different you. After much prayer and reflection, I believe I can promise you with 100 percent assurance that if you apply to your heart and life the biblical principles in this book, you will be changed!"

Overall, this first taste of Macdonald's writing has me really excited. I saved multiple quotes for Bible classes and sermon illustrations; I also plan to read more of his work.

Full Disclaimer: I received this book as part of the Christianaudio.com reviewers' program, which does give away free books in exchange for reviews, but I am not required to give a positive review in order to participate in this program.
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Review by / (Posted on 7/5/2012)
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