A Fragile Stone Audio Book: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter

Version: Abridged
Author: Michael Card
Narrator: Michael Card
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Publisher: Ivy Press
Published In: July 2003
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes
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The ultimate reason for getting to know Peter is so together we might better know Jesus. For the story of Peter is the story of Jesus. Perhaps, if you and I do our best, the same will be said of us someday."
Simon Peter emerges from the pages of the Gospels with greater clarity and definition than any other person except Jesus. He is the Rock, the unambiguous leader of the Twelve. He could even be described as Jesus' best friend. But that is not all. "He was a fragile stone," writes Michael Card, "completely dependent on his Master and Friend, even as Jesus had insisted on his dependence on the Father."

In this landmark book, songwriter and musician Michael Card explores the dynamic, contradictory life of the apostle Peter. The fruit of years of careful study, this book revisits well-known passages and discovers unexpected insights, painting a portrait of Peter that is both familiar and jarring. With a scope spanning the entire New Testament, Card reveals how the impetuous fisherman of the Gospels was transformed into the pivotal leader of the early church. The life of Simon Peter thus serves as a model for Christian discipleship, offering hope that we likewise can be changed as Jesus calls us to follow him.

Reviews (1)

Puts You To Sleep

Written by Wendy King from Hilmar, CA on July 25th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

There is no need to look any further for a sleep-help book. This is read by a monotonous voice. I could not listen to more than half of 1 disc. The content is just barely interesting.

Author Details

Author Details

Card, Michael

Michael Card is a well-known, multi-Dove Award -- winning musician and author whose previous children's books have been Gold Medallion finalists. He recently launched a weekly radio program heard on over 150 stations. Collectively, his works have sold more than four million copies and his twenty-year music career has seen nineteen number-one songs on the Christian charts. When not producing thought-provoking, soul-stirring albums or performing across the country, Michael can be found at home in Tennessee with his wife, Susan, and their children, Katie, Will, Nathan, and Maggie.