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Dan Patrick is the current owner of Houston Broadcasting and host of the number-one talk show in Houston, Texas. A veteran of more than thirty years in broadcasting, Dan has worked for television and radio stations in Scranton, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Houston. He has appeared on CBS, ABC, ESPN, MSNBC, and Court TV. He has been married to his wife Jan for twenty-seven years and is the father of two grown children, Ryan and Shane. His number-one goal in life is to serve the Lord in everything he does, spreading the Word of God as Jesus commanded.
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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849929350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849929359
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,405,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Shawn Eason on October 21, 2014
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The most self-important author your will ever encounter. The fact that this man is so powerful in Texas serves as a reminder to the logical individuals to never relocate to that backwards-ass state. Do yourselves a favor and avoid this book at all costs.
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Save yourself some money and time. Stare at a blank wall for a few hours, you'll get more out of that then you will reading this book.
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This was given to me as a present.
I read voraciously and have read many, many books on religion, about religion and by people purporting to speak for the adherents of a religion.
Never before have I been subjected to what can only be termed as the rants of a self-delusional, self-aggrandizing fool. I can only imagine that this is a failed attempt at entering the hallowed halls of the mega-church-pastor. This man wants a helicopter and a mansion.
As Dorothy Parker once wrote: "This is not a book to put down. This is a book to be thrown with great force".
Pity that a tree had to die for such inane drivel.
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I was hoping for a common sense guide, with a pragmatic approach to the Bible, and while the author tries hard to acheive this, he gets lost in marginally literate writing style and self-center voice. I am not sure if he is trying to prove that he and the people he knows are very important because of their faith or is actually trying to facilitate the reader's understanding of the bible. Basically any real connection to God is obscured by the writers pride. The book was lacking in any real depth of spirit, and suggests that the writer, while probablly a man of faith, has little understanding on how to communicate it on any but the most surface level. The book suggests that his understanding of the Bible is concrete and fails to uncover the beauty and wisdom that lies beneath a literal interpretation.
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Excellent book
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This book is exactly the type of book that the unnamed hate-filled reader from Houston of July 6 needs. It is precisely what it claims to be: a challenge to read the bible and why the author thinks this is important. Patrick supports his thesis with personal stories, interviews he has done and humorous accounts. I didn't rate this 5 stars because it lacked some features that I would like to see added in future revisions such as recommended reading at the close of each chapter, an index, and a listing of his source materials.
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This book is a excellent book for anyone who is looking for answers and wondering what the Bible has to offer. In its easy to read format, the author answers many of the common questions people have as to why it is import to read the Bible. The life experiences presented in the book by both the author and many of the famous people he has met during his life, makes this a very enjoyable. The format of the book is not intimidating and with none of the chapters being very long, it easy to read a chapter a day in 10 - 15 minutes.
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I totally agree with King Alphonso the Wise, "If this is the way God did it, I could have given him some very useful advice." Apparently God isn't all knowing or all powerful enough to write a book that sells out its first edition, instead God gets remaindered. A little old lady neighbor that meant well gave me a copy that she picked up at a church rummage sale. The book contains superficial overviews of the Bible corrupted by Dan Patrick's vanity and self-centeredness. This is blasphemous exploitation at its worst. The book really saddens me,since, in all religions, goodness starts with love and humility. This book, since it perverts our most sacred values, poisons our society. At least nobody seems to be reading it. Try again, God.
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