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Man Called Norman

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  76 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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Paperback, 8 pages
Published November 19th 1989 by Thomas Nelson (first published 1989)
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Feb 27, 2012 Jim rated it liked it
This book served as a great reminder of what God wants us all to do. The author encountered a different neighbor, Norman, who was very different and, indeed, difficult to love. But he loved him anyway. Actively. Mike Adkins did it right. And he made Norman's life better, and his own. And the world is a better place because of their relationship and because their story has been shared.

Any author runs a risk, though, when writing any book starring himself as the hero, a risk of becoming self-indul
In a town where everyone knows everyone else, everyone knows Norman is odd. But Mike and Carmel Adkins buy their first home and find Norman living in the “haunted house” across the street. It’s okay God having them live next door to a Catholic and a Methodist, but across the street from someone who’s almost certainly mad? Did God not hear their prayers?

And then Mike hears God—not a heavenly choir, and not a voice from the stars, but perhaps one of those gentle nudges we all feel from time to tim
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Feb 01, 2012 Wayne S. rated it really liked it
Several years ago, my wife was at the video store looking for a family video that we could watch on Saturday evening and brought home a VHS tape of a true story entitled A Man Called Norman. We really enjoyed seeing it. A few years later I saw a book in the CBD catalogue by the same title and bought it, though it took some time before I actually read it. Author Mike Adkins grew up in West Frankfort, IL, not far from where we now live in Salem, IL. His mother was a God-fearing woman who took her ...more
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Aug 27, 2011 Normalyn Espejo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a christian book. I am a christian so I can relate with the principles touched in this book. However, I am not an active christian as of the moment. Consider me in hibernation, of which I am not really proud of. Thus, upon reading this book, I felt the littlest revival and I am hungering for more. I hope to read more christian books in the future so I can once again be that active christian that I once was before.
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