[Audiobook] “Knowing [G-d]” by J.I. Packer

Packer writes this book not as a treatise on G-d, but his own admission, even though its length greatly suggests such. Packer considers this to be a series of small studies concerning G-d, as separate messages, but provided a whole in this audio book edition, narrated by Simon Vance.

Vance provides a husky voice, presented in a discussion format. Vance does an excellent job at proper intonation, inflection, and authentic reading. Small groups will identify will with the narration, but find struggle keeping up with the material. In truth, this book, in itself, is evidence that audio books will never replace traditional format books (to be read, that is, not necessarily printed). Greatly complex, this book is not suited well for audio, despite the narrator’s best attempts.

The Score:
+4 for talented narration
+4 for popular reading
-3 for complexity found in narration
= +5

SG recommends the print edition, for sure, but not the audio, unless one has a doctorate in Theology.

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