[Audiobook] “Comforts from Romans” by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Comforts from Romans: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a TimeComforts from Romans: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This audiobook edition is narrated by Tavia Gilbert.

Fitzpatrick opens the book with a quote from Martin Luther about the importance of the truths contained within the book of Romans, and that the book is so important that it should be our daily bread of our souls. It is with this beginning that she points to how often she needs to hear the Gospel, and how quickly she loses sight of Him and focuses on Facebook instead. The world is tugging at us in so many different directions, and it can be easy to lose sight of what’s truly important. Fitzpatrick asserts that when she fails to read the Gospel, she hungers spiritually. Despite this hunger, she gets distracted and despairs out of hunger as a result of filling her soul with things other than HaShem.

Gilbert’s narration has always been a mark of excellence, and this endeavor is no different. Gilbert illuminates the text and gives our ears the inflection and understanding they need to hear the author’s truest intent. Poetic and spaced, Gilbert’s reading of the book allows the listener to tune in and sit back. Perhaps the only struggle with the narration is that it requires one to focus intently on the subject matter, but that is not a fault of the narrator, as the content is one of focus.

Not best for background audio while driving, this audiobook fits a Sunday afternoon while leaning back in a chair on the patio, sweet tea and Bible in hand as the birds chirp in the distance. Yes, it’s that kind of book. That kind of book precisely.

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