February 24, 2015

Ordinary - Audiobook


Many Christians see Jesus as a personal moral example (and rightly so), but not as a social example. But why not? When you become a Christian, your social life, how you interact with others, should change also.

Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down, by Tony Merida, is a ministry that helps readers understand how they can make more of an impact by simplifying Christianity. Being hospitable, doing nice things for others without expectations, being friendly with our neighbors—these are the foundations of Christianity—the ordinary things that improve our lives and the lives of others.

Audio Narration: Paul Costanzo, the narrator has an authoritative, articulate voice, easy to understand and smooth flowing.

Audio Production Quality: The production quality of this audio book is clear, with no distracting background music, static, or skips.

About the Author:
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.

Overall Opinion: Tony Merida (with Paul Costanzo’s audio narration) wrote this book as if he is sitting across the table over coffee and croissants. An easy pace, conversational tone, and sound Biblical principles are conveyed in a non-aggressive way.  His down-to-earth emphasis on living a Christian life embodied in prayer, Bible reading, serving our communities with humility and generosity, and total commitment to God will draw others in.


3.5 stars

Publisher: christianaudio
Audio Length: 4:47
Pages (printed length): 163
First Lines (Preface): These men have turned the world upside down, saying there is another king—Jesus.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from christianaudio. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255