Written by John Owen, one of the best known of the Puritans. In The Mortification of Sin, John Owen insisted on the importance of the Christian dealing effectively with their sinful tendencies and attitudes. He believed that God, through his Word and Spirit, had provided the guidelines and the power for this to be achieved. Owen effectively dismisses various excuses for not engaging in self scrutiny and yet avoids the current trend of self absorption.
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ is a polemical work designed to show, among other things, that the doctrine of universal redemption is unscriptural and destructive to the Gospel. Those who see no need for doctrinal exactness and have no time for theological debates that show divisions between evangelicals may well regret its reappearance. Some may find the very sound of Owen's thesis so shocking that they will refuse to consider his book at all.
In World War I, possibly the most horrific modern war, two soldier poets put down their thoughts in poetry telling us much about wars and the people who fight them. This is a wonderful production with a very timely subject.
"Is zero available?"
An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system.
"Telling it like it is."
The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.
"excellent in every way except for background music"
"Alien Nation" by John Cassidy; "The Soundtrack of Your Life" by David Owen; "Nostalgia" by George Saunders; "The Understudy" by David Sedaris; "Here's Why" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Drawn to Gypsies" by John Updike; and "Splitsville, U.S.A." by Nancy Franklin.
The lure of the American West is in the spirit of adventure, in the majestic expanse of unconquered wilderness and in rugged individuals on a quest for identity and sometimes for survival. Owen Wister's unsmiling Virginian... Dorothy M. Johnson's, "A Man Called Horse": These are a few of the colorful, even legendary characters who populate The American West in Fiction, a collection of stories edited by Jon Tuska.
A selection of classic poetry beautifully enhanced by classical music. Poets include Keats, Wordsworth, and Owen.
"Decent Narration and Music but Sound Effects NO"
"Sentenced" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Oops Con" by Ben McGrath; "Title IX Babies" by David Owen; "How Fred Flintstone Got Home, Got Wild, and Got a Stone Age Life" by Larry Doyle; "Me Media" by John Cassidy; and "Save Us" by Anthony Lane.
"Deluded" by Steve Coll; "The S.A.T.'s Watchdog" by David Owen; "Printing Money" by James Surowiecki; "My Billy" by Paul Rudnick; "Citizen Penn" by John Lahr; "On Top" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Mariah Carey's record-breaking career; and "Tobacco and Drugs" by David Denby.