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Chris Reich

Chris Reich Northern, CA Member Since 2005

Business Physicist and Astronomer

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A Peek at Sara's Bookshelf

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  • Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

    "I wish I could un-hear this book"

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    Goodness this book was so violent, sad and downright terrifying that I wish I could erase ever listening to it. I believe in the concepts of grace and forgiveness, and these ideas are mentioned in the book. Not fully explored--but mentioned. Instead the book read like a news reporters tale of destruction, senseless hate crimes and doom. I suggest to give this a pass--wish I had.

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  • "Brilliant and Scary"

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    Where does Going Clear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For it's genre it's very good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Going Clear?

    The biography of Hubbard. He was so disturbed.


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    I didn't know much about Scientology. I knew they believed in aliens or we were aliens or something. After listening to this book I'm actually anxious for the poor people who are in the Sea Org. I really like the line in the book about people joining and being in religions, not because they are evil people but because they want to be better people, help people, help themselves. That's a noble desire, it's sad how people exploit others. I don't understand why anyone would want to be part of this "religion" unless you're Tom Cruise. Everyone else seems to be disposable and unimportant. For Tom Cruise it must be great, your own personal slave team and a religion set up where you can't do wrong. I always kind of thought he was a nutter, but now I think he's beyond narcissistic, maybe even sociopathic.

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    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Morton Sellers
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    A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

    Chris Reich says: "Scared the Hell Out of Me"

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    Longing and Belonging: The Complete John O'Donohue Audio Collection  by John O'Donohue Narrated by John O'Donohue

    Longing and Belonging: The Complete John O'Donohue Audio Collection

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    John O'Donohue was a one-of-a-kind force of nature: a genius with words, a brilliant thinker, and a professional excavator of the soul. In the course of his extraordinary life, this Irish poet and teacher touched the hearts of millions with his unique blend of philosophy, instruction, and spiritual insight. For over a decade, Sounds True had the privilege of working with John, and Longing and Belonging presents the full collection of his recordings for both long-time listeners and those discovering his legacy for the first time.

    Kathryn says: "Finally-- words that describe my inner landscape"
  • 4.8 (40 ratings)
    Sara, Book 2: Solomon's Fine Featherless Friends (






UNABRIDGED) by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks Narrated by Jerry Hicks

    Sara, Book 2: Solomon's Fine Featherless Friends

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    Solomon (the owl from the first book who "speaks without moving his lips") reappears and gives Sara and her classmate Seth a fresh and enlightening perspective on life on this planet. Simply put, these two adventurous, tree-climbing friends dialogue with their feathered mentor regarding their varied (and sometimes confusing) experiences with parents, teachers, other students, and neighbors.

  • 4.8 (40 ratings)
    Sara, Book 3: A Talking Owl Is Worth a Thousand Words! (






UNABRIDGED) by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks Narrated by Jerry Hicks

    Sara, Book 3: A Talking Owl Is Worth a Thousand Words!

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    "Do you believe in ghosts?" Annette just sort of blurted out. Sara and Seth both looked up at their new friend with surprise. "Well," Sara stalled, "I guess I do." She remembered the night Solomon had visited her in her bedroom after her brother and his friend had shot him, but she hadn't really thought about him being a ghost that night; she'd just been so glad to see her beloved feathered friend.

    John says: "Simply Opens up my mind"
  • 4.9 (36 ratings)
    A Course in Miracles: Manual for Teachers, Vol. 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe) Narrated by Jim Stewart

    A Course in Miracles: Manual for Teachers, Vol. 3

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    Book 3: Manual for Teachers is written in question and answer form, and provides answers to some of the more likely questions a student of A Course in Miracles might ask. It also includes a clarification of a number of the terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text.

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    Led by Faith (






ABRIDGED) by Immaculee Ilibagiza Narrated by Immaculee Ilibagiza

    Led by Faith

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    For three months in the spring of 1994, the African nation of Rwanda descended into one of the most vicious and bloody genocides the world has ever seen. Immaculée Ilibagiza, a young university student, miraculously survived the savage killing spree that left most of her family, friends, and a million of her fellow citizens dead. Immaculée's remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.

    Rachael says: "Interesting perspective"
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    The Way to God: Realizing the Root of Consciousness: Meditative & Comtemplative Techniques  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    The Way to God: Realizing the Root of Consciousness: Meditative & Comtemplative Techniques

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    David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known author and speaker on the subject of spiritually advanced states of consciousness and the realization of the presence of God as Self. His published works, as well as recorded lectures, have been widely recognized as unique. They describe a very advanced state of spiritual awareness which occurred in this individual, with a scientific and clinical background, who is able to verbalize and explain the unusual phenomena in a manner that is clear and comprehensible.

    James says: "A Very Helpful Lecture about Consciousness"
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    The Way to God: Positionality and Duality - Transcending the Opposites  by David R. Hawkins, M.D. Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    The Way to God: Positionality and Duality - Transcending the Opposites

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    David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known author and speaker on the subject of spiritually advanced states of consciousness and the realization of the presence of God as Self.H is published works, as well as recorded lectures, have been widely recognized as unique.

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    The Way to God: The Levels of Consciousness: Subjective & Social Consequences  by David R. Hawkins, M.D. Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    The Way to God: The Levels of Consciousness: Subjective & Social Consequences

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    David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known author and speaker on the subject of spiritually advanced states of consciousness and the realization of the presence of God as Self. His published works, as well as recorded lectures, have been widely recognized as unique.

  • Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality (






UNABRIDGED) by Darrel Ray Narrated by Darrel Ray

    Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

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    Why are all the major religions consumed with sex? What makes sex so important, whether Buddhism or Islam, Christianity or Mormonism? What is the impact of religion on human sexuality? This book explores this and more. It ventures into territory that has never been examined. You will be surprised at how much religion has influenced your sexuality, who you marry, the pleasure you get or don't get from sex, and what you can do about it.

    Anthony says: "Dr. Darrel Ray's Masterpiece."
  • Power over the Enemy: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds (






UNABRIDGED) by John Osteen, Joel Osteen (foreword) Narrated by Paul Osteen

    Power over the Enemy: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds

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    Today's Christians are largely ignorant of Satan's evil. It's why multitudes of Christians are tormented with fears, bound by addictions and sins, and torn by relationship problems. But God has given you the ultimate victory. In this life-changing audiobook, John Osteen teaches you how to have power over the enemy when the Tempter comes, how Jesus dealt with temptation, how to engage in spiritual warfare, how to demonstrate Satan's defeat, how to live a life of victory, and so much more.

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    Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and Science of Life after Death

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    If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to comeback to life?

    Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of those who died and then returned to life with lucid, vivid memories of what occurred while they were dead, and the conclusions are astonishing. Clinical death - the moment when the heart stops beating and brain stem activity ceases - is not necessarily the end of consciousness, as a number of doctors are now beginning to concede.

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    Gesichter des Islams: Glaube und Kultur

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    Der sächsische Schriftsteller Karl May hat hierzulande durch seine Orientromane das Bild des Islams und seiner Anhänger stark geprägt. Der Muslim ist demnach Gott ergeben und fatalistisch, er schickt sich in sein vom Schöpfer bestimmtes Los und versucht dies auch nicht zu ändern. Karl May pflegte keinen Kontakt zu Muslimen, er verstand deren Schriften und Sprache nicht, er wusste nichts von der u. a. in Sure 18, Vers 29 angebotenen Wahlmöglichkeit zwischen Glauben und Unglauben.

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    Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice

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    Is Happiness Really Beyond Reach?!

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    • By Mohammad Amin Sheikho, A. K. John Alias Al-Dayrani
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    Having noted the absence of happiness in human life, a group of scholars began to look for a way to attain this happiness. They could put their hands on the core of happiness by means of physical laws, so that they could reach it by following such a set of laws! However... Can worldly scientific laws, however great they may be, control happiness, make it surrender to them, and allow itself to be harnessed by their reins?!

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    The Witch Hypnotizer

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    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of The Witch Hypnotiser. In this book the author has blended biblical texts with the anecdotes of a self-confessed witch who uses the power of hypnotism to effect the actions of the people she comes into contact with.

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    The Jewels of Happiness: Practical Inspiration and Wisdom for Your Life’s Journey

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    Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back

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    >InGot Religion?, veteran journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley sets out to identify and meet with religious leaders across America who are successfully engaging and growing the number of young members in their congregation. In interviews with clergy, academics, and (most importantly) the young men and women themselves, she uncovers a series of practical cross-denominational solutions that leaders of all faiths can employ in their own communities.