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  • The First Apology of Justin Martyr

  • An Early Christian Writing
  • By: Justin Martyr
  • Narrated by: Tim Côté
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In this book, Justin Martyr boldly defends the Christian faith before the Roman government. He addresses the core beliefs of the early church and refutes the lies spread abroad about them. A truly inspirational piece of literature that should not disappoint the hungry soul looking for pure doctrine and teaching. He truly was a man of God that held great understanding of godly virtue and wisdom. May you be abundantly blessed as you partake in this book!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Leslie on 08-13-17

Fascinating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Listening to the words of Justin Martyr who lived in a time so close to Christ and the Apostles greatly reinforced Scripture and illuminated the anti-Christian struggles of the day. I couldn't help but make some comparisons to the culture of our day.

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  • The Ascent of Eli Israel

  • And Other Stories
  • By: Jonathan Papernick
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

In these disturbing, haunting, yet strangely beautiful stories, the terrible carnage of the Middle East is rendered in unforgettable form. In "An Unwelcome Guest", a young Jewish settler from New York plays a deadly game of backgammon with a ghostly old Arab while his pregnant wife sleeps unaware. In "The King of the King of Falafel", a restaurant rivalry ends in apocalyptic violence. And in the brilliant, horrifying title story, a lonely shepherd wanders a broken no-man's land, carrying with him the burden of an unspeakable act.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting assortment

  • By Leslie on 08-16-16

interesting assortment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-16

I found these stories extremely interesting from a cultural perspective. The stories highlight ancient and modern tensions within the cultures of the middle east. Thought provoking.