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Dwelling Logs

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  • Love Kindness

  • Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue
  • Written by: Barry H. Corey
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Dr. Barry Corey, president of Biola University, believes we tend to devalue the importance of kindness, opting instead for caustic expressions of certainty that push people away. We forget that the essence of what God requires of us is to "love kindness". In this book, filled with stories from his travels around the globe, Barry shows us the forgotten way of kindness. It is a life that calls us to put ourselves at risk. A life that calls us to hope. A life of a firm center and soft edges. It is the life Christ invites us to follow, no matter what the cost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fairly good book.

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-04-03

A fairly good book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-03

I appreciated a lot about this book. I don't regret the purchase or the time put into listening to it. The messages were overall good. My thoughts were provoked and my perspective made better. Overall good, not great or stellar. This isn't a book that I phoned my Mom about or became super excited over.

  • The Brave Learner

  • Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
  • Written by: Julie Bogart, Susan Wise Bauer - foreword
  • Narrated by: Julie Bogart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. Author Julie Bogart distills decades of experience - homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world - to teach parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and Inspiring.

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-03-04

Excellent and Inspiring.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

Even with a more traditional background, I enjoyed thinking outside of the box along with Julie and brainstorming for ideas I can actually apply. It would be difficult for ANYONE to get through this book and not be excited to proceed with homeschooling, mind brimming with ideas and motivating! Wonderful book and nice to hear the author's own voice!

  • Ginger Pye

  • Written by: Eleanor Estes
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Ten-year-old Jerry Pye wants a dog more than anything. He has a puppy picked out, but someone else wants him, too. Jerry and his sister must hurry to earn enough money to buy him. When they get Ginger home, strange things start to happen. A sneaky stranger in a yellow hat starts following them everywhere. When their precious Ginger disappears on Thanksgiving Day, they start looking for the man in the yellow hat. If they find him, they'll probably find their pup.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not recorded correctly.

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-03-04

Good but not recorded correctly.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

In general, this was a cute book. It was written well, but slow. Copeous amounts of time describing things that didn't matter to the story, yet my kids enjoyed it overall.
I was very disappointed that this book was broken up into 6 very long chapters instead of 14, the the print copy. My kids were unable to use it easily for their book study since the chapters were unclear, and the long chapters we fumbly to pick a start and end point for each session.

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  • The Wild Robot Escapes

  • Written by: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings - but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From best-selling and award-winning author Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times best-selling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • get it.

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-01-05

get it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-05

Best most fun Audiobook ever. kids were riveted. my 5 year old could not stop listening until the story was done. as good as the first

  • The Wild Robot

  • Written by: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Atwater
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such a great story

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-01-05

such a great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-05

Best most fun Audiobook ever. kids were riveted. my 5 year old could not stop listening until the story was done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful