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  • On the Social Contract

  • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Narrated by: Erik Sandval
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
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    4 out of 5 stars 71
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    4 out of 5 stars 70

On the Social Contract's appeal and influence has been wide-ranging and continuous. It has been called an encomium to democracy and, at the same time, a blueprint for totalitarianism. Individualists, collectivists, anarchists, and socialists have all taken courage from Rousseau's controversial masterpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic. Must read.

  • By David Bonifacio on 07-22-17

Classic. Must read.

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Reviewed: 07-22-17

Adding this to our family canon of books to read. Required reading for citizens of free societies.

  • The Vanishing American Adult

  • Our Coming-of-Age Crisis - and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
  • By: Ben Sasse
  • Narrated by: Ben Sasse
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

In The Vanishing American Adult, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue - hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body - and explains how parents can encourage them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this book, even as a socialist.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-08-17

I'm not American but as an expectant father...

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Reviewed: 06-25-17

I'm not American but as an expectant father, I've been thinking about how to raise strong, principled, real world ready sons and daughters. This book is a great contribution to my search.

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  • The Meaning of Marriage

  • Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,724

Few subjects are as compelling-or as endlessly variable-as love and marriage. The Bible is filled with references to husbands and wives, from the story of Adam and Eve to advice in the New Testament, each open to interpretation. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and bestselling author of The Reason for God, uses the scriptures as his guide to show readers what God's call to marriage is, and why this is such a powerful call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gave Me New Hope for My Marriage

  • By Cindy on 01-09-12

Best book on marriage.

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Reviewed: 02-22-15

Good for me who is someone who isn't experienced at all in marriage but wants foundational principles for this lifelong decision.