J. I. Packer is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a member of the editorial council for Christianity Today. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including the bestselling classic, Knowing God. Carolyn Nystrom received her BA and MA from Wheaton College and is the author of more than 80 books, about half of which are written for children. She has also written numerous articles and inductive Bible study guides for both teens and adults. In addition to actively serving in her church and community, she has been a foster parent, an elementary schoolteacher, and a book editor.
For many Christians, God's guidance isn't always clear and his messages can be mixed. Theology professor Packer and freelance writer Nystrom (Is the Reformation Over?) attempt to clarify God's will and help Christians reconcile some of the confusion and fear they may face in their everyday lives. Maurice England delivers folksy, everyman narration. Instead of preaching, England sounds as if he's simply doling out friendly advice. This choice is refreshing: many narrators of religious audiobooks adapt a portentous tone that swiftly becomes tedious. England is more down-to-earth, which makes his recitations of scripture and biblical passages-and the advice derived from those passages-extremely easy to listen to. Would that more narrators of religious audios read like England. A Baker paperback. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.