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Donna

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  • Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Modern Christians are steeped in a language so distorted that it has become a stumbling block to the religion, says internationally renowned Bible scholar Marcus J. Borg. Borg argues that Christianity';s important words, and the sacred texts and stories in which those words are embedded, have been narrowed by a modern framework for the faith that emphasizes sin, forgiveness, Jesus dying for our sins, and the afterlife. Here, Borg employs the "historical-metaphorical" method for understanding Christian language that can restore for us thesewords of power and transformation.

    Donna says: "Say That Again With Different Words"
    "Say That Again With Different Words"
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    Often I have wondered,"How did we get here from there?". We make the "Good News" very complicated and fear based, needing to escape the "fires of Hell". It doesn't seem that our message to a suffering world is the same as Jesus'. My silent questions were openly discussed in this book and answered even with the scripture passages for explanation. Over the recent years I have learned the filter of belief we hold in our own minds influence what we think a phrase means. This book identifies the filters and gently challenges the listener to be willing to listen without the old filter. I have listened to this book four times in the past week, removing more of the filter each time and going back to scripture with an open mind and a prayerful heart. I highly recommend listening to this book. I hoped I could find a way of telling others from a different culture about my faith and found many of my own questions answered along the way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forever You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Forever You, is the highly anticipated sequel to USA Today’s best seller Forever Black. Connor Black’s life consisted of his company and his use of multiple women. There was never going to be love, relationships, or a fairy-tale life. Emotionally dead and damaged after a personal tragedy, Connor Black vowed never to love or fall in love with a woman - until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident and changed him forever. He starts experiencing feelings and emotions he never felt before and finds himself being drawn into her world.

    Eran says: "Connor's POV...Oh So Good!!!"
    "His version of her version."
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    Forever You and Forever Black are basicly the same story, one has male narration from Connor's frame of reference the other , female narration from El's point of view.. I would recommend choosing one or the other. I listened to Forever Black first and was quite ready to move on with the story of their lives. The romance is good without extreme erotica.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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