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  • Eucharist

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert Barron
    • Narrated By Robert Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A master theologian offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives. As festive as the film Babette's Feast and as profound as the work of Ronald Knox, this fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light the spiritual meaning of meal, sacrifice, and real presence in our lives.

    Amazon Customer says: "Orthodox teaching, beautifully presented"
    "Orthodox teaching, beautifully presented"
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    Father Barron reads his own book, and that's a very good thing for the listener - he is a gifted speaker and preacher, and in addition, being the author, he also knows which words are emphasized, where the tone should be humorous or wry or serious.

    The material is never dramatized, but it is never dry or boring - I was enthralled throughout the four hour reading.

    I had a fairly good layman's understanding of the Eucharist, but this book has gone far beyond what I knew and has added greatly to my understanding.

    At several points I was moved to tears of gratefulness to our good God, who has provided for us forever, who has not left us orphans. Only God could conceive this sacramental system. No human mind could have ever imagined such a perfectly beautiful, perfectly fitting, perfectly sustaining way to be "God with us" until the world ends. How awesome is our God!

    This book is not only theological and apologetic, it is full of scripture quotations and poetry and artfully painted word pictures. You don't have to be a theologian to understand it. From beginning to end, the book shows how salvation history has always pointed to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as God's plan for sustaining us until He returns.

    I would recommend it to anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of the Most Blessed Sacrament or increase their love for God.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Barron
    • Narrated By Robert Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Fr. Robert Barron's comprehensive work goes straight to the core of the Catholic faith. He first examines the foundations of Christ's incarnation, life and ministry, and then works through the essentials of the Catholic tradition: from sacraments, worship and prayer, to Mary and the saints, and on to salvation, heaven and hell. Throughout this epic journey, Fr. Barron uses art, literature, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy and history to present a complete picture of the Church to the world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wide as a lake, but only an inch deep"
    "Beautiful Journey!"
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    It's almost always better to listen to an author reading his own book than to listen to a narrator who didn't write the book - Catholicism is one of those. Father Barron's own voice provides his own interpretation of the intent of each word - and it is a WONDERFUL listen!

    I have the video series and the audiobook covers the same points as the videos, minus the lush visuals, but containing all the same clarity and focus.

    The book is filled with apologiae - Biblical references, early Church Fathers -the Church speaks for herself from twenty centuries and she's still saying the same things she's always said. She's still true to the Bridegroom.

    Fr Barron is a great gift to the laity in our time, after so many years of muddled thinking and murky teachings - here is a firm voice of clarity and truth - but also kindness.

    No false ecumenism, no watering down of the faith passed on to us from the Apostles, but no snarky jabs at those who have been kept away from the Catholic Church by culture, by misunderstandings or even by other Catholics.

    Here is uncompromising truth. Thanks be to GOD!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Stays with you"
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    This book is one that stays with you. The characters are real people and they are beautifully read in this recording.

    Interesting that the character that doesn't speak, Constantine, is just as three-dimensional as the others.

    I want to know what happened to all of them after this book ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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