• The Listening Road

  • One Man's Ride Across America to Start Conversations About God
  • By: Neil Tomba, Marcus Brotherton
  • Narrated by: Neil Tomba
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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Do you wish you knew how to talk to people about life’s deepest and most sensitive topics? In The Listening Road, you’ll ride along on one man's remarkable 33-day journey cycling 3,000 miles across the United States on a mission to engage with people from all walks of life in real conversations about things that matter most.

As a pastor, Neil Tomba noticed a disturbing trend among people in church: they were finding it increasingly difficult to talk about God to those outside of the church. Neil wanted to practice what he preached, so he set out to bike across the United States, talking - and, more importantly, listening - to strangers from all walks of life about faith, their stories, and matters of the heart.

The Listening Road takes you on Neil’s remarkable journey across the country and straight into its soul - from Route 66 motels to state parks, a lake house, and a railway car; from conversations with Amish farmers to chats with truckers, cowboys, mechanics, and a descendant of Daniel Boone. From one city, farm, and highway to the next, we discover

  • practical, actionable ways to change our posture toward others to foster conversation,
  • why curiosity, kindness, and respect open up communication about God, and
  • how even in a culture of division and antagonism, real connection is possible.

In our polarizing time, Neil models with compassion and curiosity that genuine connection happens only if we are willing to listen in love.

Includes an audiobook-exclusive track with tips and thoughts on how to begin conversations that may open a pathway to talk about deeper spiritual topics and Jesus. Read by the author.

©2021 Neil Tomba, Marcus Brotherton (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Thought provoking!

I have worked in an evangelical church for over 20 years. For most of my time, I have been taught and encouraged to speak the truth to those who don’t agree with me. It was always to “help” those who did not believe in Jesus. However, there have been times in my early years where this came at a cost, “get the message across, and forget to listen”. Neil Tomba challenges that! Listen first! Find connections! It is real life examples of looking to find common ground, speaking love and even bringing up Jesus, without forcing anyone towards a decision. It is trusting God with that person’s future. This is a great read (listen) and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be challenged.

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Honest & Revealing

So enjoyed listening to this book. It opened my eyes and heart to conversations I should be having. Thank you for sharing your struggles physically and emotionally. That kept it real. Will be forwarding to my friends and family. God bless you Neil and the team that supported you!

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I really enjoyed this book!

This book is so applicable to so many different areas of one’s life! It could be for Christ followers, teachers children and those in all walks of life! This book has challenged me and I’m grateful for that! Looking forward to the documentary!

Side note: I heard about this book from our church! I originally bought this book to listen to it with my teenage kids in the car during carpools etc. I couldn’t wait to continue listening so I finished it without them and will go back and listen again with them! ❤️