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James

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  • Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By James D. Tabor
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Historians know virtually nothing about the two decades following the crucifixion of Jesus, when his followers regrouped and began to spread his message. During this time the man we know as the apostle Paul joined the movement and began to preach to the gentiles. Using the oldest Christian documents that we have - the letters of Paul - as well as other early Christian sources, historian and scholar James Tabor reconstructs the origins of Christianity.

    James says: "Paul or Jesus?"
    "Paul or Jesus?"
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    If you could sum up Paul and Jesus in three words, what would they be?

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    As an author myself, I understand the intense desire to get a very important idea across to my readers. I have seen many writers start with an idea that they think is provable but by the end of their work they have steered off of the track and forgotten the entire purpose of their work.

    This is not the case with this monumental work that James has penned here. He masterfully executes his attempt to expose Paul and what he has done to the world.

    When I wrote my book, Leaving Jesus, I wanted to spend more time on Paul and his twisting of the Old Testament. I felt that I had done a good job in revealing what Paul had done but James ups the ante and peels away the layers of the Apostle Paul to uncover the problems with Paul's writings and actual thought processes.

    James expertly draws on his previous writing to paint a portrait of Paul that is clear and vivid. Starting with Paul's twisting of Scripture and concepts he then transverses through his social interactions with the disciples. James spends much time on the way that Paul thought about and behaved toward James, the brother of Jesus.I thought I had understood Paul but by the time I was finished with "Paul and Jesus", I felt like I had met him.

    This is the book that I wanted to write myself but thanks to James D. Tabor I didn't have to do so. James has made it easy to understand Paul and along the way, Jesus, the misunderstood first century Jewish Rabbi who's teachings are buried deep inside the New Testament overpowered by Paul's lies and tricks.

    Thanks James for treading where few chose to travel, for not getting lost along the way and for returning to us with truth that will free many others.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Crimes against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (53)

    As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating effect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights.

    Bret says: "Superb!"
    "Fact filled and a page turner!"
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    This author lays it on the line and exposes Obama for what he is... a wannabe dictator with no regard for the Constitution. Anyone that says it is boring may have mistakedly posted a review for some other book in this space or they are an Obamabot...

    37 of 80 people found this review helpful

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