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jltuv

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  • Dismantling America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    These wide-ranging essays - on many individual political, economic, cultural, and legal issues - have as a recurring, underlying theme the decline of the values and institutions that have sustained and advanced American society for more than two centuries. This decline has been more than erosion. It has, in many cases, been a deliberate dismantling of American values and institutions by people convinced that their superior wisdom and virtue must override both the traditions of the country and the will of the people.

    Laura says: "Nice Collection of Essays"
    "No facts all political"
    Overall

    Well read but lack any information on changing economic situation, kept talking like we could ignore present changes that had happen in the world and hope old industry social would return by wishful thinking. The president can hardly change business practices that been having for decades unless he willing to follow the Chinese model of government direct intervention. Believes money is right way to decide who will get health care, jobs or anything else. Wish I hadn't gotten the book.

    6 of 61 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Message of the Aramaic Jesus

    • NONE (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Neil Douglas-Klotz
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    If you could travel back to the world of ancient Palestine and hear Jesus teach in his own native tongue, what would you learn? Join Neil Douglas-Klotz, the brilliant translator and best selling author of Prayers of the Cosmos, as he delves into early New Testament scriptures written in Aramaic - the original language of Jesus and his followers. Overlooked for centuries by all but a small minority of the world's Christians, these sacred texts rejuvenate the teachings of Jesus with an original subtlety and richness of meaning found in no other translation. Douglas-Klotz draws us deeply into these passages of the Gospels - including the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer - and then adds to his passionate scholarship by teaching us a series of body-centered meditations for interpreting and reflecting on these sacred words in much the same way as the early Christians did. What lies hidden within these scriptures may surprise many: a visionary Christ who transcends the narrow and the dogmatic to offer us a grand cosmology based on the earthy wisdom of an ancient desert people.

    Marie-Elizabeth Finamore says: "great workshop"
    "The First Step"
    Overall

    I found this book to be the first step in bring Christain thinking into this time. It led me on to the path of understanding that what happen in the time of Jesus is still happening today. That the kingdom of God, Jesus spoke about isn't coming but is here and now if you would but seek. Giving insides into other traditions of teaching granting new meanings to old text for me, I found dry. At first I found it strange and too new age for me then I wonder if what I call new age was actually more old age. A time before the church was a church. Taking it's thinking with Gospel of John and Gospel of Thomas, I came to a new understanding for me when Jesus said "No one can point and say it's here or it's there for the Kingdom of God is inside you."

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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