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connie

connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Member Since 2007

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  • "detailed but engrossing"

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    This is a great listen for the social history detail of the period and also for following the development of a courageous man's thinking about moral issues: To arrive at nonviolence as a personal philosphy, and yet face circumstances where involvement in a violent plot is the "last resort" solution to a desperate situation becomes a moral choice! For me, Bonhoeffer is the great the icon of the 20th century, with all its moral dilemmas, and this bio does him justice. It also helps in understanding how otherwise good people -- so many of Bonhoeffer's fellow citizens -- slide into and rationalize immoral choices.

    I hesistated to download this because I had found Metaxas' Amazing Grace to be a bit rambling and the tone a bit odd, but Bonhoeffer is both a stronger bio and is better narrated.

    I'm an adult high school history teacher, and I am always amazed that most students (even those who know great detail of WWII battles etc.) have NEVER heard of Bonhoeffer. I hope this book and the deserved publicity it is getting change that. Nevermind Valhalla - Bonhoeffer's story deserves a Hollywood film all its own.

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    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

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    • By Eric Metaxas
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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
  • "shipwrecked at the stable door"

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    I heard Manning speak at a Franciscan youth conference in the mid 1970s-- His message and delivery were technically brilliant, but completely undone by his obvious hung-over state; he was completely inauthentic to my then young ears at a time when I was looking for excuses to turn away from faith. A dozen years later I came across his small but powerful, "Jesus, Stranger to Self Hatred." Out of about 3000 books encountered in my life, it has to be in my top ten for its effect on me.

    In many ways I disagree with Manning's theology, he repeated himself in too many books, and his prose can be pompously ragamuffin too -- but he communicates his utter confidence in the unconditional love of God so strongly that none of that matters. Maurice England narrates the memoir well, but I wish Manning could have spoken this, his final book. For me "All Is Grace" serves as closure to that despised performance I witnessed 40 years ago. God writes straight on many hearts through the crooked lines of Manning's life. This four hours is well worth listening, as the man who has described himself as "shipwrecked at the stable" sketches some of those lines.

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    All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

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    • By Brennan Manning
    • Narrated By Maurice England
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    Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on the ragamuffin theme, Yes, Abba is very fond of you! But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it.

    connie says: "shipwrecked at the stable door"
  • "a clearer picture of Davidson"

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    I feared that this would be overly sentimental and pious, but it is a good bio, using many primary sources. And it is Davidman's bio, not that of Mrs. C.S. Lewis. Although touted as the story behind the movie Shadowlands, it's much more comprehensive; in the intro to a second edition, the author clarifies a couple of fictions in that movie.

    The bio is written with obvious fondness for Davidman and well-narrated by Reading. The book makes a good companion to Alan Jacobs' brief bio of C.S. Lewis, The Narnian, in which a slightly different interpretation is given to some of Davidson's relationship with Lewis.

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    Surprised by Love: Her Life and Marriage to C.S. Lewis

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    • By Lyle W. Dorsett
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    In late 1956, an item in the Times of London stunned England's literary set. Confirmed bachelor and celebrated Christian apologist C.S. Lewis announced his marriage to Joy Gresham. His choice could not have been more unlikely. Joy was an American, a divorcee, an ex-communist, and a former atheist. Yet this extraordinary and fascinating woman made a great impact on Lewis and his writings in the short time they had together.

    connie says: "a clearer picture of Davidson"
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  • The Confessions of St. Augustine

    "The Confessions and Philosophy of St. Augustine"

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    What did you love best about The Confessions of St. Augustine?

    Augustine's personal accounts of his struggles with desire and his coming to the faith have wonderful lessons for any Christian protestant or catholic.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    To tell the truth I've attempted several times to sit down and read The Confessions, but always found myself unable to process the language. Mr Vance actually succeeds in making the language sound natural and easy to follow. I found myself easily comprehending and actually enjoying this archaic language. Fantastic performance!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Augustine isn't shy about sharing his heart with the reader, I found myself sympathizing with him, even crying sometimes as his accounts inspired remembrances of my own failures.


    Any additional comments?

    The Confessions, in addition to being an account of Augustine's life and conversion, is also at times a philosophical treatise. Because of this, some parts may be difficult to follow while driving.

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    I read this during Lent every year. It is a wonderful way to spend time listening to St. Augustine talk about his life's struggles and pray to find the right way.

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    The Confessions of St. Augustine

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    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.

    Jim D says: "Impressions on first listening to the book."

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    Tramp for the Lord (






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    Tramp for the Lord

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    After her release from a concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom set out to become what she called a “tramp for the Lord,” traveling around the world at the direction of God and proclaiming his message everywhere. Throughout her life-long experiences, she learned a few lessons in God’s great classroom, which she here shares with listeners. Corrie introduces us to her former prison guard, who asks her for forgiveness; a war-crippled lawyer with a soul as twisted and deformed as his limbs; and more.

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    George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans (






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    George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans

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    With scarcely enough food or money for his own family, George Müller (1805-1898) opened his heart and home. Sustained by God's provision, the Müller house "Breakfast Club" of thirty orphans grew to five large houses that ultimately over ten thousand children would call home. George Müller trusted God with a depth rarely seen. His faith and generosity set a standard for Christians of all generations.

    Susan says: "Excelletn read for all ages, highly recommend!"
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    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (






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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
  • 4.6 (230 ratings)
    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun (






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    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

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    The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

    Jeanne says: "Great book, one of my old time favorites."
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    God's Smuggler

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    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    Joshua says: "A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!"
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    King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

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    King's Cross is Timothy Keller's revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. There have been many biographies of Jesus, but few will be as anticipated as one by Keller, the man Newsweek calls "a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century." In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. Like Keller's other books it has tremendous crossover appeal, but it is also ideal for the faithful.

    Janie Pickett says: "Narrator voice -- not quite Tim Keller"
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    Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical (






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    Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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    Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us. He lives among the homeless, helps local kids with homework, and tries to resurrect the forgotten places of our world. Shane's message will comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.

    Christopher says: "Irresistible"
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    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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    From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor.

    Charles says: "Palastinian Politics 4 B.C.E. - 70 C.E."
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (






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    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
  • Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Rohr Narrated by John Quigley

    Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

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    Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down-to-earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Franciscan Father Richard Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on Francis' revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.

  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring' (






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    The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

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    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    eric says: "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
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  • Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days (






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    Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days

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    In this recorded account of near-death experiences, we learn about the miracles of the millennium, the return of the Ten Tribes, the building of the New Jerusalem and temple, and many other astonishing events long prophesied in scripture but never before described in such vivid detail. Visions of Glory is a mesmerizing and fascinating read that you will not be able to put down.

    Heather says: "Fascinating, interesting and compelling."
  • The Art of Happiness (






ABRIDGED) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler Narrated by Howard C. Cutler

    The Art of Happiness

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    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler
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    The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

    Chris says: "very good listen"
  • Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture (






UNABRIDGED) by Ann Spangler, Jean E. Syswerda Narrated by Sarah Rutan

    Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture

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    • By Ann Spangler, Jean E. Syswerda
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    This best-selling book has been updated and expanded to provide a unique year-long devotional experience for both individuals and groups. Now with a streamlined Bible study to fit the needs of individuals and small groups, this book takes listeners inside the stories and circumstances of 52 biblical women, offering encouragement and life lessons for today.

    RoVing says: "So many Women"
  • Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by John G. Neihardt Narrated by Robin Neihardt

    Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition

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    Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

    DiK says: "Requires a Belief in Mysticism"
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  • Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric Metaxas Narrated by Tom Parks

    Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

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    What makes a great man great? Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?

    Matt says: "Good or Great?"
  • The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church (






UNABRIDGED) by Pope Francis Narrated by Paul Michael

    The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church

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    • By Pope Francis
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    In the year since he was elected, Pope Francis' simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, he has captured the attention of a world longing for an authentic message of hope - we want to hear what he has to say. Collected from Pope Francis' speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church.

  • How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life (






UNABRIDGED) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated, Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins Narrated by Jeffrey Hopkins

    How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated, Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins
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    We all possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and best selling author helps you begin the path to enlightenment in this easy-access reference for daily practice.

    Bryan says: "This is a great book!"
  • Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (






ABRIDGED) by Martin Lings Narrated by Sean Barrett

    Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

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    • By Martin Lings
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

    Bebers says: "Excellent"
  • The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux: St Dismas Catholic Classics, Book 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by St. Therese of Lisieux Narrated by Melissa Silvestro

    The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux: St Dismas Catholic Classics, Book 5

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    • By St. Therese of Lisieux
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    The Story of a Soul is the autobiography of Thérèse of Lisieux. It was first published on September 30, 1898, a year to the day after her death from tuberculosis at the age of 24, on September 30, 1897. The book was a single volume formed from three distinct manuscripts - manuscripts of different length, written at different times, addressed to different people, and differing from one another in character. The work of unifying these disparate manuscripts was carried out by Pauline, the sister of Thérèse.

  • Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired (






UNABRIDGED) by Wyatt North Narrated by David Glass

    Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired

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    While St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints in history, the relevancy of St. Francis for our times in light of the election of Pope Francis has yet to be explored. This book is written with the intention of filling that gap. While it is biographical in nature, it also freely explores themes that relate to St. Francis but are not a part of his life.

  • Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Haskel Narrated by JB Thomas

    Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui

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    The Tribute is translated here for the first time. Peter Haskel's introduction places Tosui in the context of the Japanese Zen of his period - a time when the identities of early modern Zen schools were still being formed and a period of spiritual crisis for many distinguished monks who believed that the authentic Zen transmission had long ceased to exist. Abiographical addendum offers a detailed overview of Tosui's life in light of surviving premodern sources.

  • Jonestown:

    Jonestown: "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid": The Complete Story Behind the Mysterious Jim Jones & His Exodus to Guyana

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    • By Will Savive
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    The life and death of Jim Jones and his followers in Jonestown still mystifies people to this day. "Drinking the Kool-Aid" became a famous metaphor for holding an unquestioned belief without critical examination. But was there a far more sinister play at hand than the official story revealed? This audiobook is a complete history of Jim Jones and People's Temple, with further analysis on what might have been the real cause of this tragedy.

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  • The Life and Times of Jesus: The Messiah Behind Enemy Lines (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael J. Ruszala, Wyatt North Narrated by David Glass

    The Life and Times of Jesus: The Messiah Behind Enemy Lines

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    Jesus was a Messiah behind enemy lines - God come into a sinful world ruled by evil. He was on a secret mission to save humanity. To Jesus' first-century Jewish contemporaries, whatever the Nazarene might be, he was not simply "another good rabbi". Jesus was a polarizing figure. One believed either that this powerful preacher and wonderworker was uniquely of God, or that he was an agent of the Evil One.

  • Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man (






UNABRIDGED) by David Frost Narrated by Jon Gauger, Kelly Ryan Dolan

    Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man

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    • By David Frost
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger, Kelly Ryan Dolan
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    An inside look at the heart of Billy Graham. For 30 years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham's decades-long ministry. Frost asked the questions that thousands of viewers wanted to ask. Graham answered them with authenticity and grace. With engaging honesty, Graham tells stories of his earliest crusades, his involvement in the civil rights movement, and his role as spiritual mentor to several American presidents.

  • Min Afsked Med Islamismen: Muhammedkrisen, Dobbeltspillet Og Kampen Mod Danmark: [My Parting with Islamism: Mohammed in Crisis, Double-Dealing, and the Fight Against Denmark] (






UNABRIDGED) by Ahmed Akkari Narrated by Thomas Gulstad

    Min Afsked Med Islamismen: Muhammedkrisen, Dobbeltspillet Og Kampen Mod Danmark: [My Parting with Islamism: Mohammed in Crisis, Double-Dealing, and the Fight Against Denmark]

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    • By Ahmed Akkari
    • Narrated By Thomas Gulstad
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    Som 16-årig blev flygtningedrengen Ahmed Akkari hvervet af det islamistiske miljø omkring moskeen i Danmarksgade i Aalborg. Få år senere var han blevet en toneangivende imam, der prædikede i moskeer overalt i Danmark. Og i 2006 blev han talsmand for den gruppe af muslimske foreninger, der ydede et afgørende bidrag til optrapningen af Muhammedkrisen.