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Michael

Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States Member Since 2002

I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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  • "Shockingly Great"

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    This was a great book. I really found myself unable to put this down. I somewhat expected a dry, one sided, hatchet job. Instead this was detailed story starting with the early life of the clearly troubled founder of Scientology and continuing to the present day. I fully enjoyed the reading of every footnote. I did not really expect to, but I learned a lot. The writing and the narration were both quite compelling.

    I have not been a fan of Scientology since a friend of mine joined, and after a few years called me having just escaped penniless and only wearing his underwear out of a window after a many hour auditing session with several people pointing out body thetons on him that were visible to them but not visible to my friend. I agree many of the ideas of Scientology are no weirder than any other religion, and I always thought the basic idea of auditing sounded interesting and potentially useful, but there does seem to be a pattern of secrecy and intimidation not seen elsewhere. This book presents a pattern of paranoia, violence; control, and hypocrisy with an intensity that is truly shocking. I would recommend anyone thinking about Scientology to read this book first.

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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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  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

    "One of the Best Books I Ever Read"

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    What did you love best about Tattoos on the Heart?

    I don't live or work among gangs, but I do teach at risk children who are mostly of the same ethnic heritage of Fr. Boyle's parish. Many of his insights were particularly helpful for me in dealing with the parents of my students. Many of my students' parents had been once in gangs or prison. There is as much tragedy as there is humor as there is love in this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tattoos on the Heart?

    Fr. Boyle is of that wonderful Irish storyteller's tradition. I loved his stories, some very sad, and some very, very funny.


    Have you listened to any of Gregory Boyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I am not aware of other works by Fr. Boyle. I live in Southern California where he is known throughout as quite a hero by anyone who regularly reads local news or hears it on the radio. I regret that I haven't gone to one of his talks. He travels all around So. CA giving talks.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I wanted to listen to this all in one sitting. However, Boyle has also some profound thoughts in spirituality and theology interwoven with his tales of working among gangsters. Many times while driving and listening to this, I had to hit the stop button and think for miles about ideas he expressed, fresh ways of thinking about God and our role in the world.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone working with troubled kids or adults should read or hear this book. Anyone studying the art of storytelling should also.

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

    "My Favorite of All"

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    If you could sum up Longing and Belonging in three words, what would they be?

    Profound, Spiritual, and Soothing


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author seems to not leave out any aspect of the human experience--childhood, family, faith, culture, society, humor, love, death, et al.
    He was an extremely intelligent man, yet he was also a wonderfully approachable communicator.


    What does John O'Donohue bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having his work on audio makes all the difference. His voice is so very soothing; I love to just lie in bed after a rough day and listen; it takes away all my stress and gives me a brighter perspective and strength to take on the next day.


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

    Yes, I did react to it strongly, though I am not an emotional person. I play and replay it many, many times because everything he says is so profound that I get more out of the recording each time I hear it, or actually I hear just a part of it at a time (though I do not agree with all of O'Donohue's ideas...I think he went a bit out there at times.) I grew up in a parish staffed by kindly Irish priests, so I think that's part of why I find hearing these recordings very soothing.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a longtime Audible member and of all my dozens and dozens of audio books I've purchased over the years, this is my favorite (and it's a bargain being several great books in one purchase!). I think I will also give it as a gift on St. Patrick's Day. Yes, it is a great gift for a friend who has any Irish heritage or interest in the Irish culture, or for someone who loves poetry and who is also spiritual, or probably for most Catholics, though O'Donohue was a former priest and some of his ideas seem New Age--ironically something he criticized--he still identified with Catholicism, had (a very early) Catholic funeral, and most certainly spoke in a very pastoral manner throughout this set of recordings.

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  • "Its pretty objective."

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    As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. I probably shouldn't comment on this book, but on the other hand, it's a free country. My initial reason for buying this book was morbid curiosity I originally had thought this book was going to be about politics. However, for the most part it's actually an overlook of the church itself. It does delve into a little bit of here's why the church is good. Here's why church the church is bad, etc. but it takes a pretty objective view and it brings up points I had never thought of. Or even heard of before. I highly recommend this book for anybody who just wants to know about the church without being preached to about the church. Kind of like a text book overview of the entire church that you'd find for a religious college course. On the technical note the author is incredibly engaging and it's fairly easy to just listen to it from start to finish in one go it is pretty entertaining honestly, even when it's brutal.

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    The Mormonizing of America: How the Mormon Religion Became a Dominant Force in Politics, Entertainment, and Pop Culture

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    • By Stephen Mansfield
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    Stephen Mansfield, the acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, has highlighted the growing popularity of Mormonism—a belief system with cultic roots—and the implications of its critical rise. Mormons are moving into the spotlight in pop culture, politics, sports, and entertainment via presidential candidates like Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, media personality Glenn Beck, mega-bestselling Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, and The Book of Mormon, the hottest show on Broadway.

    Jacobus says: "A book about Mormons, but not by a Mormon"

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    Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

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    Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The four-minute video of Bethke’s spoken-word performance literally became an overnight sensation, with seven million YouTube views in its first forty-eight hours (and 24+ million within a year). The message hit like a blizzard on social-media sites and in forwarded e-mails, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

    Leigh says: "Life Changing"
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    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.

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

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    • By Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)
    • Narrated By Jim Stewart
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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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    The Illusion of Time

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    • By Eckhart Tolle
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    Eckhart Tolle invites us to explore the typical day-to-day state of consciousness for most people, a state of being where we hope that the future will be better, or fear that it will be worse, than what is happening at this moment. Eckhart leads us to the astonishing realization that the future ultimately only exists as "a thought in your head". He also elaborates on the sense of incompleteness we instill in ourselves by identifying with our thoughts, which always concern the past & future, creating unease with the present moment.

    Lisa says: "Lose time!"
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    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

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    • By David R. Hawkins
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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.

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

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    • By David R. Hawkins, M.D.
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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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.

  • How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things. Ehrman sketches Jesus's transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus's followers had visions of him after his death - alive again - did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God.

    Darwin8u says: "Wishing for a bit more meat on the bones"
  • Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

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    • By Jefferson Bethke
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    Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The four-minute video of Bethke’s spoken-word performance literally became an overnight sensation, with seven million YouTube views in its first forty-eight hours (and 24+ million within a year). The message hit like a blizzard on social-media sites and in forwarded e-mails, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

    Leigh says: "Life Changing"
  • The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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    During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives.Welcome to The Daniel Plan.

    Demetria says: "What a change!"
  • The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Gary Zukav
    • Narrated By Gary Zukav, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey
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    With the same extraordinary skill that he used to demystify scientific abstraction and the new physics, Gary Zukav, the award-winning author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, here takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered.

    Vik says: "A True Spiritual Classic"
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  • Sacred Texts of the World

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    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Grant Hardy, Ph.D., Yale University
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    With few exceptions, the world's religions are anchored in their sacred texts-core writings that express the ideals and vision of the faiths, forming a basis for belief and action. Humanity's library of sacred writings is a huge canon that includes many of the most influential books ever written.

    Jacobus says: "An excellent introduction to various religions"
  • Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything

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    • By Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated By Barbara Ehrenreich
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    In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny - or as she later learned to call them, "mystical" - experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Certain to be a classic, Living with a Wild God combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement.

  • 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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    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
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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!"
  • The Journey Into Yourself

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    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
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    The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.

    Stephanie says: "The best Audible credit I've spent yet"
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  • A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1

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    • By Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)
    • Narrated By Jim Stewart
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    A Course in Miracles, also known as "the Course" or ACIM, was scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman. It is a self-study course that aims to assist listeners, readers, and students in achieving spiritual transformation. Book 1: Text is largely theoretical, and sets forth the concepts on which the Course's thought system is based. Its ideas contain the foundation for the lessons in Book 2, the Workbook for Students.

    Lea says: "Course Students will adore."
  • There's More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight about the Other Side from the Long Island Medium

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    • By Theresa Caputo
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    In her highly anticipated new book, brassy and beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to her world and invites us to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who've crossed over to The Other Side. Combining Theresa's personal story, compelling anecdotes, and client readings, this remarkable book teaches us about Spirit and helps us understand the life-affirming messages that are sent to us every day.

    Elizabeth says: "Amazing and comforting"
  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God

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    • By Amir Aczel
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

  • A Manual for Creating Atheists

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Peter Boghossian
    • Narrated By Peter Boghossian
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    For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith - and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, this audiobook offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith - but for talking them out of it.

    Gary says: "Faith is no way to build a foundation"
  • Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why

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    • By Greta Christina
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    Coming out as an atheist is a powerful, liberating act. It makes life better for you, for other atheists, and for the world. But telling people you're an atheist can be risky. What are the best ways to do it? And how can we help each other take this step? In this compassionate, friendly, down-to-earth how-to guide, popular author of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless and blogger Greta Christina, offers concrete strategies and guiding philosophies for coming out as an atheist.

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God

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    • By Amir Aczel
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    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

  • Hands of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Barbara Brennan
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
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    With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with 15 years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health, and their full potential.

  • Women’s Wisdom from the Heart of Africa

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    • By Sobonfu Somé
    • Narrated By Sobonfu Somé
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    In the Dagara tribe of West Africa, women are valued as the source of the world's wisdom. On Women's Wisdom from the Heart of Africa, Sobonfu Somé, author, teacher, and the first woman empowered by the Dagara elders to impart their teachings to the West, invites you to peer into a world where people remain closely connected to nature, their ancestors, and spirit, and to learn how to use powerful rituals to restore balance within yourself and with those around you.

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  • The Vine and the Branches: How to Spiritually Connect in a Challenging World

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bryan Holmes, Maggie McSpedon
    • Narrated By Charles Ahl
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    Human beings are spiritual creatures. We need to be connected to one another and to our Creator to be healthy in spirit. Yet what do we see today? The modern world denies, even destroys spiritual connections. Widespread loneliness and discontent and increasing violence show that society has become spiritually sick and disconnected. The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, less than twenty miles from where the authors live, highlighted this tragic situation.

  • Simple Theology: Theology for the Rest of Us

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Clay A. Kahler
    • Narrated By Christa G. Lewis
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    In today’s environment, there are many questions about "religion". Of those who are asking these questions, some turn to books on theology. There are many excellent theology books available today, written by some of the brightest scholars today. It is not my intention to displace any of them but to make theology accessible to the average listener.

  • Radical Prayer: Love in Action

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Matthew Fox
    • Narrated By Matthew Fox
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    Matthew Fox presents Radical Prayer, his audio opus about prayer, the utterance of our hearts. This compelling six-session course covers what prayer is and why it works, recovering the sacred masculine and feminine, exploring the dark night of the soul, deep ecumenism lessons from history's great mystics in every tradition, and more. Enrich your life with this soulful course on the power of prayer.

  • Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Carole McDonnell
    • Narrated By Steven Mosley
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    This collection of published stories by novelist Carole McDonnell bring together multicultural concerns, spirituality, and speculative fiction. The fantastical elements in these tales range from contemporary worlds to days of courtly love to fairytales and to worlds not yet discovered.