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Teach Us to Want

Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith

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a lot of repetition.
The author wrote the book because she desired to write a book and it is about her desire to write the book she is writing.
Review by / (Posted on 1/18/2017)
Great book about calling and life.
Jen is a wordsmith and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. She deals with the issue of finding and living out your calling in a broken world that attempts to distance you from your heart.
Review by / (Posted on 12/22/2016)
Hard to listen to
I can not really tell what I think of the book, for I could not listen to it enough. Unfortunatly I did not like the narrator and could not get over her tedious repetitive entonation. I felt like the narrator was miles away from the topic.
Review by / (Posted on 6/1/2016)
Encouraging and challenging
I loved listening to this book. Found it challenging, charming, and inspiring. Really a helpful read.
Review by / (Posted on 5/4/2016)
Scatter-brained and negative
This book really didn't agree with me. It started off talking about how the girl was raised Christian, became delinquent, then found God at 16 and stopped having sex with her boyfriend. For a Christian mom of a two year old girl, that was a depressing start, but I was eager to see what turned her away and what brought her back. That became hope deferred (and actually never fulfilled) as the author jumped around from negative moment to negative moment. Her dad died, something bad happened with her brother, but most bothersome of all, she became pregnant with twins. All this in no particular order. This was not a biography but a list of scattered moments that create negative feelings.

I was hoping that this book would serve as a guide for judging my desires against God's; for discerning my own will from his. This is what the title led me to believe I'd be getting into. Instead it was like a random personal journal of complaints about how the author's desires haven't been fulfilled. She complained about how she had to make time for writing with having too many kids and about how her husband and herself had to support each other through their own desires. She said in the book that someone called her "no Susie Sunshine". I'd certainly agree with that. If there were some good points in this book, I missed them.
Review by / (Posted on 4/13/2016)
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