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Andrew Jones

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Captivating and Thought Provoking

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Reviewed: 2021-04-01

I really enjoyed Silence. I feel like it may take a few weeks to review my thoughts, but I happily recommend it.

Great Delivery. Ludicrous characters.

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-02-13

The lead protagonist is one of the least enjoyable characters I have encountered in a long time. cam here to get a feel for some books that were popular in the 30s and... well. I guess this was one. The mystery had me hooked for a little bit, but where I assumed would be a great twist and pay-off, was the dumbest scene yet.

Inspiring Listen

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Reviewed: 2021-01-27

Thoroughly enjoyed, was great to get a handle on the Jim Henson story. At some points the timelines were a little confusing, but with so many projects going on that was natural. Really a fantastic reminder of how much one life can be.

Really Great Perceptive

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Reviewed: 2021-01-05

A lot of us are aware that things in the world of economics are in some ways fundamentally broken. This book provides a great broad ranging view of how we got here, the cycles of humanities view of money, and context for our current world. To be taken in conjunction with other perspectives, but well worth a read and very valuable as you think through what ought to come next.

Encouraging Listen

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Reviewed: 2020-12-13

Great narration and a really good book to bring us back into what we so deeply know. It will bring your heart back to desiring a deep friendship with God, and all told, that's probably better that a whole bunch of new ideas... though I love those too!

Really Important And Valuable Listen

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Reviewed: 2020-06-30

A fantastic overview of the history of indigenous people's story in North America from the colonial period onward. Written with more humour and wisdom than you could ever ask for.

I do think some of the representations of Christianity are a little off from the faith, however, it is acurate how Christians have far too often represented themselves to our indigenous neighbours. It's also not as far off as white North America has generally represented Native culture. So, we continue to have many things to discuss together.

Super thankful for this book and believe it's required reading for anyone trying to understand racism and reconciliation in Canada, and how we got to where we are as a nation.

I mean... I got through it

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Reviewed: 2020-06-19

It's a classic and one wants to respect that, but multiple times I forgot I was even listening to anything and left it playing... Rewind. Focus. Try again.

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Essential

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Reviewed: 2020-06-06

There is a reason this book is on so many recommend reading lists. It's a great entry point into understanding the plight of the imprisoned population of the United States and some of the deep systemic issues people like Bryan are valiantly fighting to change. It's also an incredible dive into the roles of mercy and grace.

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The first half is good.

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Reviewed: 2018-02-20

The first half was encouraging and had a great premise. As the book wears on it relies increasingly on a mythology without substance.

Not sure why this is a classic.

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Reviewed: 2018-02-20

Moments of goodness, but mostly a dull wander that needed only 3 chapters. Not one I would recommend.

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