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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,944
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,229

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

Silly

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

A silly alternate conception of human culture that would render human understanding of ourselves meaningless and chaotic. A cynical view these misrepresents the reality of culture as making no inherent sense or value.

  • Consuming the Word

  • The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church
  • By: Scott Hahn
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concise and clear

  • By David B. Nixon on 01-08-16

The Word, read, spoken and eaten.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-16

A magnificent presentation of the essential relation of Scripture and Liturgy. More than relation, fundamental unity. Very: few have this understanding and this presentation is extraordinary.

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  • The Lamb's Supper

  • The Mass as Heaven on Earth
  • By: Scott Hahn
  • Narrated by: Scott Hahn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 403

Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as "Heaven on Earth," explaining that what "we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Lord and My God - I'm home at last!

  • By Bernadette on 05-26-12

Re discover the mass at a much deeper level.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-16

I have been giving a day long catechisis on the mass for years and this book widened my understanding enormously. It also deepened my understanding of the Apocalypse greatly.

  • El Siglo de Oro: La Mistica [The Golden Age: The Mystic]

  • By: Frank Rivera, Fr. Luis de Granada, Santa Teresa, and others
  • Narrated by: Graciela Lecube, Frank Rivera
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

La Mistica is a collection of the life and works of a selection of "Mystical" writers from Spain's literary Golden Age. This audiobook includes biographies and selections of Fr. Luis de Granada, Saint Teresa, and Saint Juan de la Cruz. Great for home, library and schools. Escritores “místicos” del Siglo de Oro español. Incluye reseñas biográficas y selecciones de Luis de Granada, Santa Teresa, San Juan de la Cruz y otros. Para uso particular y para bibliotecas públicas, escolares y universitarias.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short examination of Spain's mystical poets

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-20-15

A short examination of Spain's mystical poets

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-15

A very brief examination of the best of Spain's XVI century mystical poets. Very well executed readings. I would have liked more examples of the mystical poetry.