[Audiobook] “Jesus: The Only Way to [G-d]” by John Piper

John Piper is at it again, with yet another book released. When I received this audiobook for review, I had thought that the book was a normal size, only to find that the print version is microscopically small. Unbelievable! This audiobook is narrated by Dave Heath. As a note, I try to avoid reviewing content for the audiobook, and prefer to stick to reviewing precisely why an individual may choose to acquire the audiobook over the print book. That being said, I wish to mention that I am traditionally not a fan of John Piper, but what I’ve come across thus far in listening to this book, I find myself interested enough to consider reading the book itself.

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[Film] “The Least Among You”

Traditionally, I have done book reviews for Thomas Nelson / Booksneeze, but recently, the opportunity to review a DVD product came up. “The Least Among You” is based on a true story following the 1965 Watts riot. Following the accounts of Richard Kelly, serving probation at an all-white seminary, we follow Kelly through his trials and tribulations at an institution that shows the foundations of postmodern beliefs. Kelly forges through the difficulties with the mentoring help of the school’s gardener.
Due to a hack of the original Infinit Love Ministries website late 2010, the original review was lost. Please refer to Amazon.com for a current recommendation or enjoy the addition below…
In all, this film is very much like the earlier onslaught of Christian films – a poorer quality and documentary feel to it. While the actors did their best to portray the characters, the cinematography of the film made it to the “no” list for me – a movie I had no interest in keeping. I gave it three stars. If not for the cast, it could have easily been a two star film instead. History buffs and church fanatics may love the film, being inspired by a true story, but it’s not one for the movie library.

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.

“The Butterfly Effect” by Andy Andrews

The Butterfly Effect is well known due to short stories, movies, and the like. Whether it’s “Heroes,” or “Butterfly Effect,” or “Sound of Thunder,” the media outlet is consumed by the simple concept that every move you make matters. Scientifically, it is considered a law, known as The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions. In essence, Andrews introduces the fact that we all are part of the Butterfly effect – who we are and what we do impacts more greatly than we’ll ever know.

 

Published about the same time as his children’s tale, “The Boy Who Changed the World,” Andrews provides a simplistic and adult method of motivation – that of short pages, covering great inspiration and hope. Unfortunately priced rather high, Andrews successfully provides another hit – great motivation without scriptural support. While not necessary for the publisher’s market, it would be nice to see such support in a “Christian inspiration” book.

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