"I have a dream today." On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King spoke these words as he addressed a crowd of more than 200,000 civil rights protesters gathered at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Two months earlier, President John Kennedy had sent a civil rights bill to Congress, but it was struck down. Although Kennedy was concerned about the possibility of widespread violence during this protest, he realized he was powerless to stop it and embraced the movement instead.
"Fills My Heart"
As the times accelerate and we face ever-more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill is the ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly. Tim Ferriss, speaking before a live audience at the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2011.
"It's free on YouTube"
Want to work just four hours a week? Ferriss believes he can show you how. This Jack-of-all-trades has done it all, from becoming the National Chinese Kickboxing Champion and the Guinness World Record-holder for tango dancing to working for education reform.
"An interview with Tim - Not the actual audiobooks"
Finding one's calling is not just about finding something we can do - it is about finding what we can't not do. "Let your life speak" is a time-honored Quaker admonition to live one's life as witness to the deepest truths one knows. But as Parker Palmer explains, those words can also mean "listen to your life, and let it tell you what your truth is."
"Deep Wisdom in these pages"
The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs now gives you an expanded edition of a master motivator's audio masterpiece. In Goals, best-selling author Zig Ziglar presents his dynamic seven-step formula for clearly defining your immediate and long-term goals...and then realizing your dreams. Goals create motivation; motivation creates energy; energy helps make your dreams a reality. Take the first step toward reaching your aspiration and set your goals today!
"stop reading this and click buy"
In this live lecture, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores intention as an all-pervading force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention, he explains, is not something you do, but an energy you're a part of. Not only do you emanate from the field of intention, but if you align yourself to it, your desires become fulfilled and you find yourself at peace.
"I love it!"
25 years ago, the great Zig Ziglar presented a seminar that stunned audiences, broke new ground, and forever cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting, inspiring, and authentic motivators ever to take the stage. Since then, millions of people have forged a path to tremendous personal, professional and financial success using the principles presented in this seminar as their guide. Recorded live at that very seminar, See You at the Top amuses, informs, inspires, delights, and motivates.
This program teaches that there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization--one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love. That one thing is Trust.
"The breathy voice"
Expanded from the original, Yes We Can! offers highlights from speeches by Barack Obama and includes his entire inaugural address as an added bonus. For this collection, speeches were chosen to showcase President Obama's powerful, inspiring rhetoric of hope and change and to represent his stands on issues such as climate, energy, service, and the Iraq war.
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.
"The MVP of my book/audio library"
LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!
"I Wish There Was More"
We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women, is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both the past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker.
"A disappointment and a disservice"
In Dr. Wayne Dyer's newest public television special, taped live in front of 1,000 fans in Boston's historic theater district, he transforms conventional thinking about making things happen in our lives into a profound understanding of how each person possesses the infinite potential and power to co-create the life he or she desires.
Named one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony magazine, Dyson touches on politics, the arts and the personal, including justice, poverty, faith and spirituality.
"Always riviting as a speaker"
Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.
"Great as an audiobook"
On this uniquely forthright and captivating program (recorded live), Sylvia Browne addresses the fascinating concepts surrounding angels and spirit guides. Every religion has angels, Sylvia tell us. Different from spirit guides, angels are spiritual messengers who are available to help us if we simply ask for their assistance.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle delve into everything from ancient spiritual texts to contemporary pop culture as they tackle questions we all wrestle with, such as Who am I? What is real? and What is the meaning of life? Yet even as they discuss weighty topics such as the economy and addiction, the mood remains graceful, loving, and even humorous. Through their combined wisdom and perception, Wayne and Eckhart bring you inspired lessons for an exhilarating spiritual awakening.
CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
In this program, Les Brown takes your attention to another level. You look your challenge straight in the eye and recognize that life didn’t blink. When you take on the goals and dreams that put your signature on the place that you have occupied, it requires the best of you. You can’t go around choosing dreams based on how much stress and strain they will or will not cause. You have to go up in the face of that dream which is your dream and come to grips with the fact that “It’s Hard!”
"Another good book"
The number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Smile, Drama, and Sisters comes to Symphony Space with her latest graphic novel, Ghosts. Two sisters move to a new town only to learn that it's haunted - and the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones is fast approaching! Fans of Raina Telgemeier will love this stunning and supernatural story!
"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."
Roz Chast brings her brilliant, hilarious artwork to No Fair! No Fair! and Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense by Daniel Menaker, as well as her own memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Join us for a conversation moderated by Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker) between the artist and authors, plus readings by Jane Curtin and Reg Rogers (The Knick).
Margot Livesey, one-third of the popular team that leads the annual Thalia Book Club discussions with Jennifer Egan and Siri Hustvedt, returns to discuss her first novel since 2012. Mercury is a beautifully crafted emotional thriller, which explores the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and ultimately destroyed by obsession, secrets, and ever-escalating lies. In conversation with author Meg Wolizter (The Interestings). With a reading by Michael Cerveris (Fun Home).
The Newbery Honor-winning author and illustrator of Year of the Rat and Dim Sum for Everyone presents When the Sea Turned to Silver, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award. A companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, this exquisitely written and illustrated novel blends fantasy and Chinese folklore for a fast-paced adventure steeped in legend. In conversation with Kat Yeh (The Truth About Twinkie Pie). With a reading by Annie Q. (The Leftovers).
How does the Christian faith relate to other faiths? In what sense is Christianity unique? How might a Christian approach the study of comparative religions? These and other questions are addressed in Dr. Montgomery's lecture at the University of Illinois - Urbana in the spring of 1966, and is followed by a "spirited dialogue" between Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Tiebout, Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Illinois - Urbana.
This course aims to help the student examine fundamental questions on the nature of the universe and human participation in it. Particular stress is placed on the answers offered by great thinkers through the ages. These answers are evaluated rationally, and in the light of Biblical revelation, in order to understand the principles of a Biblical worldview in comparison and contrast with other world views. This course will help you learn to articulate a reasoned defense of the philosophical foundations of a Biblical worldview.
Reveille Scholar Lectures: In 1970 Dr. Montgomery was the visiting Reveille Scholar at the University of California - San Diego. This set is comprised of the series of lectures in which he developed a Christian approach to the study of the philosophy of history. Where is History Going?: A critique of secular philosophers of history such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, and presentation of a Christian philosophy of history.
Centuries ago St. Paul stated the issue succinctly: "If Christ was not raised from the dead, then neither our preaching nor your faith has any meaning at all" (1 Cor. 15:14, Phillips). Dr. Montgomery presents the case for the historicity of the resurrection and the reliability of the New Testament accounts of the resurrection. Dr. Grabbe, dean of the Theology Department at the University of Hull, argues that very little is known or knowable about what may have happened.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? An examination of legal and ethical issues surrounding the questions of suicide and assisted suicide. November 1997. Issues in Health Care: Rights of the Unborn This lecture is based on the prize-winning essay "The Rights of Unborn Children", in which the legal protection offered to the unborn in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States are compared. The ethical implications of the law are examined.
On February 14, 1986, in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Montgomery debated Mark Plummer, president of the Atheists and Skeptics Society of Australia. An overflow audience attended, and the debate received full-page coverage in The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia's equivalent of The New York Times). Hear Dr. Montgomery defend historic Christianity in this live unedited recording.
On February 5, 1969, Drs. Montgomery and Steen were invited to the campus of DePaul University to debate the question "is there a supreme being - someone above me - who knows me, who watches out for me, who can help me, who is my guarantee of eternal life; or is man on his own in this universe?" Julian J. Steen was dean of the Chicago School for Adults and a well-known American humanist.
A live recording of the historic debate between the late Joseph Fletcher, father of "situation ethics", and John Warwick Montgomery at San Diego State University. A devastating critique of all attempts to base morality on contexts, situations, or relativism.
The Inns of Court School of Law in London, England, was the scene of a lively debate on the truthfulness of the claims of two of the world's most prominent religions on October 17, 2003. The debaters were Shabir Ally, a graduate of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a BA in religious studies, and president and founder of the Islamic Information and Da'Wah Center in Toronto, Canada; and John Warwick Montgomery.
Dr. Montgomery's historic decimation of death-of-god theology in debate with Thomas J.J. Altizer at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, February 24, 1967.
This debate took place oi October 2008, sponsored by the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin. The proposition being debated was "that this house finds it irrational to believe in God". Dr. Montgomery and colleagues argued in support of the opposition. The audience of approximately 400 voted to defeat the proposition.