Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute, a female divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those? Biblical references to her are tantalizingly brief, but we do know that she was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared - and the one commissioned to tell others the good news, earning her the ancient honorific "Apostle to the Apostles". Today, Mary continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. In a vivid re-creation of Mary Magdalene's life story, Margaret George convincingly captures this renowned woman's voice.
Margaret George writes historical novels and this is the most beautiful story. Read over the years during the Easter Season Ms. George brings to life a woman who holds a significant place in the life and times of Christ. Please read with good heart.
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Irene Huss is a former Ju-Jitsu champion, a mother of twin teenage girls, the wife of a successful chef, and a Detective Inspector with the Violent Crimes Unit in Goteborg, Sweden. And now she’s back with a gripping follow-up to Detective Inspector Huss. One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after their hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago.
D I Huss is a busy lady she is the best D I in Goteborg, she is a mother of twin girls that keep the parents busy, she encourages her chef husband to be the best he can be. With all this going on, she solves crimes. Nightrounds is a good story, fast moving and a good ending. I have enjoyed all Ms Tursten novels and looking forward to her next adventure for D I Huss.
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JW is a student having trouble keeping up appearances in the rich party crowd he has involved himself with. He’s desperate for money, and when he’s offered a job dealing drugs to the very crowd he’s vying for a place in, he accepts it. Meanwhile, Jorge, a young Latino drug dealer, has just broken out of jail and is itching for revenge. When JW’s supplier gets wind of Jorge’s escape, he suggests JW track him down and attempt to win his trust in order to cover more area in the drug circuit.
Sorry I bought this book. Not my style too ruff a life style for me I would like a refund.
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Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.
This is such a great listen for me. I have enjoyed this more times than I can think. I am looking forward to her other books being added to my library. I will miss Ms Ephron and am looking forward to many years of enjoying her sharing her life experience.
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This is a journey of both escape and discovery for four exquisitely different women, a month of bliss and privacy for four weary souls. Their refuge on the Italian Riviera provides the perfect backdrop for a story about the search for spiritual harmony within and without.
I listen to this once a year and I am never disappointed. I will continue to enjoy this book for many years to come. As far as I am concerned this is a classic.
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International best-selling author Andrew M. Greeley is hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a fascinating novelist" with a rare, possibly unmatched point of view. In this baffling mystery, the unpopular and incompetent Bishop Gus Quill is assigned to the Archdiocese of Chicago despite loud protests. When he disappears while riding the L Train, it falls to Bishop Blackie Ryan to find him.
Bishop Blackie is a good man doing good works for his Cardinal in Chicago. He is a detective like no other and he always solves the mystery with grace and dignity of a faithful Bishop of the Catholic Church.
With over 15 million copies of his books in print, Father Andrew M. Greeley has an unmatched flair for writing entertaining fiction that offers wry observations about religious and secular life. His popular novels featuring Bishop Blackie Ryan offer delightful locked-room mysteries set against the intricate politics of the Catholic church.
Take time to enjoy this story. Bishop Blackie tells a good story. I have listened to this a couple of times.
Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.
I read this during Lent every year. It is a wonderful way to spend time listening to St. Augustine talk about his life's struggles and pray to find the right way.
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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.
If you are a Nora Ephron fan, this is a classic. I will forever miss her wonderful good nature. She has made getting older with a certain style. I will listen to this many more times.
No journalist has ever been allowed into the ultrasecretive, highly pressured process of originating a perfume. But Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes observing the creation of two major fragrances.
I did like this book. I listened to this book while driving from Portland, OR to Boise. I sure know now a bit about the perfume industry. I'!m still not happy about paying so much for my Gucci.
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