All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 51 minutes|
|Author||Fiona Givens, Terryl Givens|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||29 December 2020|
|Publisher||Faith Matters Publishing|
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Required ReadingReviewed in the United States on 22 December 2020
If your concept of the atonement is in line with the vast majority of members, then you have found exactly the right book. As a people we have been shackled to a concept that does nothing to bring us closer to Him. Instead it instills fear of God deep in our souls. Concepts left over from centuries before Joseph Smith was even born have convinced us God is less than completely generous, loving, kind and understanding. This book teaches us how to open our heart and minds to God’s unyielding love. Jesus Christ has adopted us, nurtured us, continues to cares for us, offers us everything and asks only that we love each other. It is simple and beautiful. It is why we call it the Good News. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK.
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Ultimately a disappointmentReviewed in the United States on 7 February 2021
This book merely adds to the disappointment I feel with respect to the Givens. In it, they set themselves up for a light, explaining to the benighted masses of the Church how they think the Gospel should be taught and understood. Ultimately, most of the points are merely supported by non-LDS scholars, or relying on tortured readings of obscure texts. As I have investigated the context of these obscure quotes, I have come to find that the Givens have treated their audience quite deceptively, taking snippets out of context to support conclusions the original author wouldn't have agreed with. The intellectual and academic dishonesty on display in this book is shameful.
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Christopher T Owens
Excellent culmination of the Givens’ worksReviewed in the United States on 29 December 2020
If you’ve read “The God Who Weeps,” “The Christ Who Heals” and “The Crucible of Doubt,” you’ll find that the authors have been weaving this particular tapestry for years now —but here in this book it all comes together. The reframing and re-contextualizing of the entire Christian project is their goal and they’ve made a major contribution here. Their writing is lucid and engaging, the scholarship is top-notch with references to the Church Fathers (including Origen and Augustine), Reformers (like Luther and Calvin), LDS general authorities and authors, as well as many non-LDS and more contemporary authors as well, (they even manage to seamlessly pull in a TV sitcom to help make their points) —drawing on all of these sources and their own wealth of empathy, understanding, and personal insights, Fiona and Terryl Givens have created another masterpiece. For any follower of Jesus Christ, this work is thought-provoking as well as soul-enlarging. If “by their fruits shall ye know them” then there is some delicious —and nourishing— fruit here indeed. A read that is well worth your time and may just change your entire view of “sin, salvation, and everything in between.”
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Invigorating ExplorationReviewed in the United States on 14 December 2020
Brother and Sister Givens again deliver a powerful work which explores the etymology of gospel words and concepts, refocusing their perceived meanings and impact through the lens of the Restored Gospel. Their work is an academic treatment, yet extremely accessible to everyone. It reads nimbly between prose and poetry in its impact. I absolutely enjoyed this book. It reinforced some intuitive impressions I thought about the gospel, while challenging some long held concepts which, upon closer scrutiny, were not supported by the Restored Gospel. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to reignite their passion and deeper understanding of their faith and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Vicki Sue Mckinnis
I am grateful for this book.Reviewed in the United States on 3 February 2021
I am grateful to Brother and Sister Givens for sharing their research and inspiration in this book. I generally use a colored pencil to highlight important sentences in books I read. In this book, I would need to highlight every sentence. The contents of this book, and insights for application have been life changing. Again, I am grateful to the authors for becoming folks able to receive and share such a valuable perspective.
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