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  • The Evangelicals

  • The Struggle to Shape America
  • By: Frances FitzGerald
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing detail!

  • By tyler on 04-03-18

GREAT historical narrative

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Reviewed: 01-31-19

This was a great work connecting the religious and political actions of a group operating under a Christian banner. Many ask the question about Christian's having so many different moral views. This helps explain only a part of them. This has helped me greatly as a sociologist and a Christian.

  • Native Peoples of North America

  • By: Daniel M. Cobb, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel M. Cobb
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 309
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    4 out of 5 stars 279
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    4 out of 5 stars 278

The Great Courses has partnered with Smithsonian to bring you a course that will greatly expand your understanding of American history. This course, Native Peoples of North America, pairs the unmatched resources and expertise of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian with the unparalleled knowledge of Professor Daniel M. Cobb of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide a multidisciplinary view of American history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Could be much better

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-26-17

great !!!!

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Reviewed: 12-10-16

Great and enlightening story from another perspective not just the HISTORY we were taught in school.

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  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history, modern analysis less so

  • By S. Yates on 02-17-18

Thoroughly treated.

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Reviewed: 12-07-16

As a sociologist this has been a treasure of information about the African American experience since Reconstruction until the present. However as a African American male this is a disturbing and saddening revelation. Dr. Anderson has shed light on a reoccuring system that is taking another predictable turn in light of our latest election. Lets learn from the past and do something different.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • From This World to That Which Is to Come
  • By: John Bunyan, C. J. Lovik (editor)
  • Narrated by: Tim Lundeen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

The purpose in publishing this edition of The Pilgrim's Progress is to carry forward this treasured legacy for a new generation. With this as the objective, the text of this edition has only been lightly edited to update archaic words and difficult sentence structure, while retaining the beauty and brilliance of the original story, and to let the story unfold with all the power, truth, and remarkable creativity of the original.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pilgrim's Progress

  • By Ronald on 03-10-10

Classic Presentation

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Reviewed: 04-23-16

This is a classic, not just a Christian classic. This audio presentation was well narrated with the appropriate changes in voice an inflections.
Superior quality also.

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  • The Jewish War, Volume 2

  • By: Flavius Josephus
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
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    4 out of 5 stars 52
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    4 out of 5 stars 51

The spectacularly violent Jewish revolt of A.D. 66 is in full swing as Volume 2 opens, and we begin our story with the horrific siege of Jotapata and the capture of Josephus. Listeners receive a rousing, eyewitness account of Roman arms in action as Vespasian presses relentlessly onward to Jerusalem. As the Roman war machine closes in on Jerusalem, the fanatic zealots inside the city are involved in tearing each other apart and savaging the citizens trapped inside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Completed Work

  • By Michael on 10-14-04

Great detailed history!

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Reviewed: 04-20-16

This was a great historical gem. There was a lot that tied loose ends up for me.

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  • The Jewish War, Volume 1

  • By: Flavius Josephus
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 234
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    4 out of 5 stars 71
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    4 out of 5 stars 73

In A.D. 66, nationalist and religious revolutionaries in Palestine led a ferocious revolt of the Jewish people against the authority of mighty Rome, culminating in the greatest upheaval and savagery the world had known up to that time. By the end of the conflict seven years later, over one million Jews had perished and tens of thousands were sold into slavery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have you wondered?

  • By Michael on 10-01-04

Excellent history

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Reviewed: 04-15-16

Well narrated story of the time leading up to and including the Jewish war against Rome. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing me into the action. The bonus was the sound effects in between the chapters. Great job!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jesus of Nazareth

  • The Infancy Narratives
  • By: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 242
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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    5 out of 5 stars 220

In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order “to make known the figure and message of Jesus”. Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Insightful Book from a Great Theologian

  • By Nancy on 12-24-12

Theologically sound

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Reviewed: 10-15-15

Loved it! This examination into the infancy of Jesus was insightful as well as illuminating. This work has helped me to further my understanding of the entire plan of God in salvation through Jesus Christ. Bravo!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The New Testament as Literature

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Kyle Keefer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Walker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 12
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    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

A fascinating investigation of the New Testament as a classic literary work, this Very Short Introduction uses a literary framework - plot, character, narrative arc, genre - to illuminate the language, structure, and the crafting of this venerable text

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By B. Leddy on 09-27-11

Good academic approach

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Reviewed: 10-02-15

This was a very concise scholarly approach to the Bible as literature. I am a professor at a Bible college and I will consider using this as one of my resources for a class. Though I personally believe the Bible to be God's Word to mankind, it is also useful to see how others approach it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful