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Heroes and Monsters: An Honest Look at the Struggle within All of Us

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

When I saw the video of an excerpt from Josh Riebock's book, Her

When I saw the video of an excerpt from Josh Riebock's book, Heroes and Monsters, the stream of consciousness, poetic writing style really grabbed my attention because it reminded me of the beat poets ~ Bukowski, Kerouac, Ginsberg. Then I heard Josh speak and he said so...
When I saw the video of an excerpt from Josh Riebock's book, Heroes and Monsters, the stream of consciousness, poetic writing style really grabbed my attention because it reminded me of the beat poets ~ Bukowski, Kerouac, Ginsberg. Then I heard Josh speak and he said so much that resonated with the feelings and thoughts I've had about life and God and trying to honor both of them with my words, actions and relationships. Hearing his message I knew I had to have the book. This book has been described as a work of art, and I have to agree. The writing is daring, creative and rich. It was refreshing to hear a Christian talk about the things that are so often avoided in Christian literature in a way that doesn't make your skin crawl with its churchiness. This book exposes the duality between the tangible and the spiritual lives and helps you look at yourself as one integrated creature who was made to be transparent and real, not to live up to others' expectations. I want to read it again (as soon as my husband is done reading it!)

posted by tashabouvier on July 23, 2012

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11 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

Mythbusters

Anyone who relies on a myth instead of themselves to direct his or her life is inherently suspect. It is unfortunate that so many so strongly need someone other than themselves to blame/rely on that they profess faith to an outdated and limited doctrine.
This book is t...
Anyone who relies on a myth instead of themselves to direct his or her life is inherently suspect. It is unfortunate that so many so strongly need someone other than themselves to blame/rely on that they profess faith to an outdated and limited doctrine.
This book is thinly-veiled propaganda. Avoid it. Think for yourself.

posted by 9275076 on August 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Meh.

    Odd. Boring at times. Over all worth reading. Not lifechanging stuff but you can relate to some of the characters issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

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    Written in a stream-of-consciousness form. This man tries to find his purpose in life.

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    Posted September 28, 2012

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