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Publisher's Summary

Daily readings drawn from every century and every tradition of the Christian faith. Christianity through the ages... Ignatius, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Polycarp, John Wesley, Karl Barth, and Billy Sunday. These names, and so many others, fill the pages of church history. Yet they remain strangers to most of us. How Great Is Our God will introduce you to Christianity’s most influential thinkers from every century and every tradition—modernized for today’s reader. As you hear the convictions of these men and women across two millenniums, their words will echo in your life—grounding you in the wisdom of the ages, and instilling a deeper understanding of the heart of our faith…and the greatness of our God!

©2011 Oasis (P)2011 Oasis

What listeners say about How Great Is Our God

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Tedious

This is like listening to someone read from one of those 'Page-a-Day' calendars, but without the passion. The narrator sounds like a pleasant young man who was given a reading assignment. For example, when he introduces each day's reading, he gives a brief biographical note on the author of the quotation and then -- without changing his inflection to indicate that he is now quoting the author -- he instantly transitions into the quotation itself. To say that it is distracting is an understatement. Jarring would be a better word. The quotations are mostly interesting, but the book is not meant to be read (or listened to) for more than about 5 minutes at a time -- the quotation of the day.

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Disappointed

What would have made How Great Is Our God better?

Oops...I thought I was getting complete essays; not little snippits. This is like a little flip calendar, thought-of-the-day book.

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wish I could get a refund

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Sounds like Casey Kasem reads the Bible

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know

Has How Great Is Our God turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bill DeWees?

Me, you, anybody else.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Confusion and aversion

Any additional comments?

I think it may be a great book. I couldn't get past the flat hollow Hollywood radio announcer voice of the reader.I am expecting a reading of the most deep and powerful personal spiritual moments known to the West; I'm expecting subtle or direct revelations of men's understanding of, and relationship to, God.What could be more sacred and delicate and raw? I would expect the reader to embody that (at least a little) in his reading, but I detected no sensitivity to the subject, just a direct reading that is not even clear structurally or linguistically.Listen to the sample before you buy. Maybe it's just me. I have no beef with the subject, Just wish I wouldn't have bought it.

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Like having a library in one book

What made the experience of listening to How Great Is Our God the most enjoyable?

It is fascinating to hear what these theologians have to say over the past 2000 years

What other book might you compare How Great Is Our God to and why?

There are books written about or by nearly every author in this book but this gives you a taste for what they had to say and if you are really interested you can get them later

Would you listen to another book narrated by Bill DeWees?

Absolutely, he does a very good job.

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Classic

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

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The only problem with the audio version is that they only give scripture references. Wished he would read the scripture also. I listen to this while getting ready in the morning. Do not have time to to look up the scripture because this is a supplement to my devotional. Otherwise it is a great daily listening.

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Classic writings of Christian thinkers.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book seemed to cover such a broad range of topics and I never really found something that left me thinking and pondering about the writings.

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Wide range of authors is the highpoint

I enjoyed this title for its wide range of authors. Some particular readings didn't really speak to me, but the ones that did were well worth the listen. Readings that are moving inspire me to look up that author and read more. Kind of a spiritual smorgasbord so to speak.
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Truly Wonderful Book

My journey into the spiritual has broadened and deepened since the lockdowns and lies coming from every which way. This book is such a lovely way to relieve my fears and get back onto the straight and narrow path towards a life with Jesus and His followers.

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Excellent Inspiring Informative

I bought this several years ago and have listened to it off and on since. There are some who are taking off stars because of the narrator and I’m not sure why. His voice is excellent, and yes it’s familiar however it in no way detracts from my enjoyment. I’ve have been blessed as a born again Christian for decades and have been a student of His Word ever since. I have many books ranging in depth be it philosophy, theology, biographies, commentaries and so on. How Great Is Our God has introduced me to more amazing Christians with inspiring stories of walking in the Light. My library now includes some titles from those mentioned here. So yes, I’m delighted with how this book has whetted my appetite to learn more. I love studying so I’m perfectly happy with looking up the verses suggested because I want to read the verses before the one suggested and maybe the ones after to better grasp the content. No book other than the Bible has all the information a reader would want which is why I’m surprised that anyone would give less than 4 stars. To me having one book with so much information is exciting and their stories and words of faith are inspiring.

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The readings themselves were often interesting, but they were in random order. I would have preferred either chronologically, to trace the development of Christian thought, or topical, to focus on a given theme. Instead there seems to be no rhyme or reason in the selections and the order they are presented.

The narrator made me sleepy.

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Great on the coffee table. Awful in audio.

A really interesting work but I'm sticking it on my Amazon wish-list. Just doesn't work in spoken word. Entries are brief, you lose track of which author's work you're listening to and you can't just 'flick back' and look like you can in a book. Also helpful to have a Bible on hand. Arranged as a 'reading a day' work that really didn't suit the way I listen to audio books. Back to paper.

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