Category Archives: Christian

Unstoppable – Christine Caine

This audiobook is read by the Author Christine Caine. She is a evangelist who shares her message of hope and redemption with the reader. Founder of A-21 a ministry to stop and rescue those is human trafficking. Using the US women’s Olympic 4×400 relay team who  for three Olympics in a row, 12 years, failed to win Gold. Running the Race and passing the baton from one to another is the key to the success of the church. Christ came to earth and returned to heaven passing the baton to us who believe in Jesus Christ, a pass of the baton to us to spread the gospel.

Does it matter who we are, or where we come from? No we just need to take the baton and run the race. Christine speaks of the Devine Relay that we are all called to run.

The world of human trafficking is a violent and hidden world. Setting up safe-houses and reaching out to women and convincing them to run away from their captors created a very dangerous situation.

The fight to keep running and not give up, is attacked by the enemy. The enemy wants you to drop your baton or quit running. By dropping the baton you stop the Devine relay. Unstoppable is the story of running the race God has called you to run. Victory is yours if you keep running.

I received this book from the publisher for a honest review.
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Order of Saint Michael- God’s Army

Order of Saint Michael – God’s Army is written by Kobie Newton and Narrated by Andrea Emmes. This book takes a behind the veil look at the spiritual world and the working of demons and Angels to influence our daily life. This book is written as a Young Adult story of two sisters who unknowingly are playing an online multiplayer game that is owned by a company essentially run by angels.

This sounds far fetched but within the storyline it works. The game allows the Angels to find Holy Warriors who are human. The sisters have a gift that allows them to see the spirit realm and the story is about their first adventure as members of the Order of Saint Michael.

Andrea Emmes is a christian musician who loves theater and has taken all her God given talents and is using them as a audiobook narrator. The voices of the characters are unique and consistent throughout the audiobook. She brings the story to life and from the beginning you as a listener are transported to the world these sisters live in. I felt real emotion and concern for the characters as I listened.

This is the first book in a series I am excited to continue listening to. I received this book as a gift for an honest review.

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The Lie – Andrea Emmes Narrator

The Lie, Gold Medal Winner – Fiction 2013 at Illumination Book Awards by Ashley Fontainne and Narrated by Andrea Emmes. This book jumps off the page and comes alive through the performance of Andrea Emmes. The characters all have substance and emotion. I felt the confusion and terror of the unknown. Every twist and turn caught me off guard and yet I never jumped ahead in my mind to the end. Every word was written so well I listened in one sitting.

Karmen Moncrille was raised by her mother after her fathers death in a car crash. She was home schooled and sheltered from the world. She read every author and every type of book. When at 16 she wrote her first book it was a best seller then a Hit Box Office Movie. Her gift for writing made her wealthy and every book was quickly picked up by her fans.

When her dreams started coming to life and causing her mental anguish she runs away to relax in her Kentucky  cabin. A spiritual battle ensued that opens Karmen’s unbelieving heart to the truth of Jesus and Gods ultimate plan. A shocking and thrilling ride to the end. 

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The Confession – Robert Whitlow

The Confession is written by Robert Whitlow, Narrated by Heath McClure and Published by Thomas Nelson. McClure keeps your attention throughout this audiobook. The voices of the characters are not always uniquely separate from the narrative itself, but McClure does provide some real emotional moments in his presentation.
The story of Holt Douglas is a legal mystery. As a prosecutor Holt is always looking for a confession. When he stumbles upon an old murder case file he wasn’t supposed to see Holt questions why so little investigation was done. Was there a cover-up of a murder?
As Holt begins to look into the case he is shut down from every angle. Holts questions may open up old wounds that important people want left closed. Throughout “The Confession” Holt’s own hidden past is brought to light. His secret may damage him as much as the cold case murder may damage others. Will digging up others past, when his own is not resolved, overwhelm Holt’s conscience?
As a Christian book prayer, forgiveness, grace, and mercy are all themes. Overall this book is good. Only twice in this book was I on the edge of my seat listening. The story brings God into the everyday life of real characters and is a morality play more than a thriller. This is an easy listening audiobook.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones

This audiobook written by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones and Narrated by Nancy Peterson is a story about a women who receives 5 stones from God. Each one with its unique meaning and given at a unique time to teach her a lesson. Besides the stones themselves this book had nothing to do with Goliath or David.

The narrator tell the story like she was reading to school children at story time but this is not a children’s book. It is a serious book about serious issues of Life, Death, and Purpose.

I have to say it is a cute story and had a great message. I am just not sure who the audience is based on its presentation. I would listen to this book more than once to pick up everything that is being presented. I don’t know if listening to this while driving is a good idea because the soft voice of the narrator sounds like a relaxation tape at times and may put you to sleep.

This book is worth the listen if you are in the correct environment.   

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Move On – When Mercy Meets Your Mess

Move On – When Mercy Meets Your Mess by Vicky Courtney , Narrated by Julie Lyles Carr, Thomas Nelson Publisher.

If you were a famous Christian Author of family books and your son came home and told you his fiancé was pregnant what would you do? Did you have an abortion and even with the Grace of God you are still tormented by satan’s legalism? Has your husband had an affair and your the one ashamed?
These issues didn’t all happen to author Vicky Courtney but she addresses them.

Jesus set us free from sin, some Christians don’t realise this and choose to remind us of what God has forgotten. This book talks about Moving On. How real people with real lives and real problems live and thrive as Christians even when thy fail. God’s Grace is Abundant and Sufficient for all of us and our failures. 

This book is a life changing book of Self Forgivness and acknowledgement of who we are In Christ. Julie Lyles Carr narrates this book with voice of a mother, teacher, confidant, and friend. She brings the emotion of this book to the spoken word that is audio.i highly recomend this audio book for Men and Women alike. The truth is for us all to learn, as God’s Grace is a Gift not anything we can earn.IMG_0645.JPG

In the Grip of Grace – Max Lucado

Ben Holland reads Thomas-Nelson’s  new extended release of Max Lucado’s study of Romans and Gods overwhelming Grace toward us. Why listen to a book some ask, this book is an Excelent example of why audiobooks are so enjoyable. Ben Holland expresses every word with a fullness and passion usually reserved for an author or public speaker. This takes the written word to another level.

God’s Grace for us is explained in several parables and stories by Max Lucado. This is the first of his books I have ever listened to of reviewed. Max’s ability to share stories and be so humble in doing so makes him a favorite author in the Christian community.

This book is not dry or preachy but a loving gift from the author. I listened to In the Grip of Grace in a single sitting. Have you ever felt you were to far gone for God to reach you? This book should  once and for all dispell any beliefs to that effect. God’s Grace is abundant and the provisions for you were made long before you were born. 

This book is a 5 star masterpiece of Christian Writing. It brought the book of Romans alive to me and makes me want to dig into the bible and study more about Gods Grace.

This book was gifted to me from the publisher for an honest review. It is available from Audible.com and ChristianAudible.com
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