• Lot

  • The Biblical Character Series
  • By: James G. Whitelaw
  • Narrated by: Alan Irving
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lot was the nephew of the patriarch Abraham and learned from him as they emigrate from Iraq/Iran area to Israel, 4,000 years ago. Abraham, the father of the Israelis and the Arabs, is a giant of the faith, but Lot got sidetracked and lost everything. 

This book follows his progress and examines what lies behind the scenes. Learn about the fascinating escape from Sodom when God rained fire down upon it and finish up appreciating the faithfulness of God.

©2021 James George Whitelaw (P)2021 James George Whitelaw

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Learn a lot about Lot

I considered giving this book fewer stars at first because I felt it did not meet my expectations of a scholarly examination of the historical development of the biblical character in scripture over time. But upon reflection I concluded the problem was with my expectations, not the book. When considered from the author's point of view he did exactly what he intended.

This is a book written by a devout believer in Christian theology for other Christian readers who share his beliefs. In that respect the book is 100% successful. The book is part auto-biographical as the author intertwines his personal history in comparison with Lot's. It is part preachy as the author uses elements on Lot's story to expound on principles of Christian theology. It is part speculative as the author infers from the scriptures Lot's thoughts and speculates actions that are not actually presented in the text. And finally, in the bonus material, it is part proselytizing as the author invites the reader to join in his beliefs reminiscent of the tent revivals of old.

The author does not reveal which revised version of the original scriptures he is reading from, so we are left to speculate. Most likely the the 1880 revision of the 1611 King James revision of the 1526 Tyndale version. This works nicely with the slight English accent of the splendid narration by Alan Irving. This book should encourage you to delve deeper into Christian scriptures if you are not a Christian, and if you are already a member of that faith it will buttress and sustain your faith.

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A Biblical Story!

In this book, I learned about Lot's story, what happened to him, and how he escaped Sodom. I let you discover its story for yourself!

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Learning about Lot!

I love how James has focused specifically on different Bible characters like LOT. I can't wait to hear who he writes about next! Always learning!

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Biblical reminders

Sometimes we all need reminders in this life how to life it the most fruitful that we ca. This book lon Lot remeinded me why you mustnt look back ....always keep it puching forward.

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Lots of Biblical Knowledge

The author did a great job with his exegesis of the character of Lot. He poses questions that get you to think about his life back then, our lives now, and what we can learn from Lot's walk with the Lord. I resonated with how the author paralleled his own life with that of Lot's. And I appreciated how he tied it all together by stressing the importance of responding to the call and staying in right relationship with God. The narrator did a good job with his pacing and did not rush reading the parts of scripture. This allowed me to place myself in the setting of the character and imagine living a life in their shoes.

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Relevant and Practical

I was in just from the first 30 seconds of the sample that I initially listened to on this book. This is a lovely book. I’m so thankful there are books out there like this. Very relatable and great to hear the author say he walked away for a little bit and ultimately is so thankful for the foundation he was given in Christ from a young age.

God is faithful and does not disappoint.

The story of Lot and his commitment to God and the love for his family is very inspirational and timely. It is so important to not want what the world has or idolizes, but what God has for us. There is direction for life in the Word and there is life when trusting Him with your life!

Super relevant and super appreciated!

The only reason I gave it a for is I wanted it to go longer. Definitely would recommend especially to my Bible study friends. Also look forward checking out to more books in the series.

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Life Lessons From The Life of Lot

The lessons of Lot are not to be taken as just interesting or a "story". His life goes from bad to worse at one point. But it does end up being a gracious end. Some read the accounts of Lot and focus on his troubles. Many of us lose faith when troubles hit us. Very few suffer as this man does. But his end shows the Grace of God. God has the ability to turn our sorrows into joy, even if we do not see this in the storm. For those who seek Him, there is always hope. Listen closely to this book and you will start or grow in your trust and faith in the One who is the Sovereign of the whole world. Avoid Lot's troubles but seek his end. Great narration. Highly recommended.

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Applicable for today

I recently started walking in the evenings and have been listening to music, but today I decided to listen to this book instead. I ended up listening to the whole thing in one evening. I really was impressed by the way the book started presenting personal application right away, not waiting until the end. I look forward to the next one.

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A great visit to an amazing scripture

When I am going through struggles in life, it is wise to revisit the story of Lot. I love this audiobook as it does a great job analyzing the scripture and reflecting on the story of Lot. The narrator has a great voice as well. Highly recommend!

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Great Bible Character Series!

I am following along this series to refresh what I learned over many years ago in Sunday school. I liked how the author compared Lot's life to his own and comes to the conclusion that he, like Lot is nothing without God. So true for us all. Great read to anyone wanting to revisit the characters in the bible in an enjoyable way.

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  • Chika Njoku
  • 08-30-21

Highly Recommended!!!

Really enjoyed all the series by this author.

This is a must listen to all who really want to know more about Lot.

Totally enjoyed this!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-23-21

Great summary

I found this to be very useful for improving my own knowledge and understanding of Lot as an individual. Highly recommend :)

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  • T. Huang
  • 08-05-21

Life lessons from a Biblical character...

The book of Genesis gives us the accounts of various people's lives, all of which are able to give us lessons and insights as to how we should live our lives as God's people. One such person we can learn valuable lessons from is the man named Lot. From Lot's story, we see how riches let one decided to separate themselves from their family and how one can fall into the wickedness of our environment resulting in us straying from our moral compass. Even though I'm not Christian but I do see how some of life valuable lessons can be learned from reading the Bible.

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  • Devin P
  • 08-01-21

A nice refresher

I have enjoyed the author's biblical person series. It is a nice refresher on characters that I have not thought about since I was younger in bible studies. I appreciated the story put together by the author and I think the narrator did a great job!

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  • YA
  • 07-28-21

Interesting!

The story of Lot has been interesting but also quite shocking too!
We learn that being selfish or thinking only of yourself is not a good thing. learn from your mistakes or face the consequences.

My faith is strong and I always give thanks, as Abram did to his Lord. As the story suggests, we should always consider how important God is in our lives. Nothing happens without his say so.

The one lesson I would take away from this story is to be mindful of my Creator and give thanks for what I have been blessed with. We are nothing without God.

Good biblical story to learn from.

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  • James
  • 06-22-21

Very enjoyable

This thorough introduction to the character of Lot provides a great overview for those looking to learn more about Christianity and the significant people within it. I very much enjoyed this audiobook and am looking forward to the next editions of the Biblical Character Series

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  • Kai T
  • 06-11-21

Very insightful breakdown of this Bible Character

This was a good breakdown of this Bible character. Does make you want to learn even more about who he was adding useful context to the story.

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  • steven christie
  • 06-07-21

Good story

This is a good story form the bible on the character lot, we could all learn a lot from lot. It well help you stay focused on your path with the Lord and a nice surprise at the end of the book.

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  • Asia J
  • 06-02-21

Just wonderful!

I absolutely loved revisiting the story of Lot and thoroughly enjoyed the exhaustive information the author provides surrounding this extraordinary Biblical character. What a great idea to focus on the detail so much and bring us closer to understanding and interpreting our own tribes and tribulations through these events, bringing in deeper reflection on how we are all really not so much different from the people the Bible shows us. And most importantly, bringing back hope that in all the troubles and pain, God is standing by us...

Fabulous narrator, a great listen!

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  • Nic Young
  • 06-01-21

Lovely book

I have been thinking for a while that I wanted to re-read the bible and get to know the characters/people better and I knew so little about Lot. This was a great listen and fascinating made all the better by the personal journey of the author. Great book and looking forward to the others.

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