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  • When Worlds Collide

  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: R. C. Sproul
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In the course of history, tragedies occur, and we ask why. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains why the Christian worldview is unique. In addressing the character of God, Dr. Sproul explores how God has providentially worked throughout history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Food for Thought

  • By Rae on 03-04-19

Food for Thought

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

This lesson was taught after 911. R.C. Sproul says wars begin when there’s a collision of worldviews. He goes on to describe three:
1) There’s an understanding of God.
2) There’s an understanding of man.
3) And there’s the understanding of the earth or world.
R.C. Sproul then goes on to develop his theme explaining a brief history of how Americans viewed God, and how inaccurate our view ofGod is even today.
I love R.C. Sproul and consider him the theological mentor, I never knew. This however, was not my favorite book. But like everything by R.C. Sproul, it was very good.

  • Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

  • By: Howard Taylor, Gregg Lewis
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 299

Discover Hudson Taylor, a pioneer missionary to China, who suffered tribulation, hardship, poverty, and misunderstanding. But at his heart, he loved the Chinese people and learned through his misfortunes to trust God completely. Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret is a stirring biography that challenges you to live a life of faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Hudson Taylor

  • By Marilyn on 05-08-12

An Inspirational Story and Man

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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: 03-04-19

This story begins with Hudson Taylor as a young person living with his godly parents. After undergoing normal doubts, Hudson Taylor lives a life of complete submission and devotion to His Lord. This was a truly inspirational story.

  • Darkest Hour

  • How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
  • By: Anthony McCarten
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to prime minister, and the horrors of Blitzkrieg witness one Western European democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away. It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 12-06-17

Deep Dive into a Great Leader

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-19

This book helps us understand who Churchill was and what thought processes lead him to make the decisions he made. We’re introduced to a very young Churchill and his family ancestry and parents. We see him as a young man in college and through the military. And then marriage and the political life he loved. We discover his gifts as an orator.
The book is interesting, and the story of Churchill is well told.

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,851
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,871

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

  • By JJ on 09-10-12

Wonderful Look at Lincoln

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

This book begins with the childhoods of Lincoln and his chief rivals. We follow them into young adulthood and finally into the White House. This is a long book, but well paced and fascinating. I could have done without as many racial slurs, and the profanity, but that’s my only complaint.

  • Munich

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913

Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 01-29-18

Great historical novel!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

Chamberlain has been vilified throughout history for his act of appeasement. This in an interesting way to see the Munich agreement from a different angle. This is a riveting story that makes history come alive. I could have done without the profanity, but that’s my only complaint.

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  • The Hiding Place

  • By: Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,984

At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Gma Cat on 09-19-12

An Inspirational Story and Life

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Reviewed: 02-11-19

Corrie Ten Boom begins this story with her early life in Holland with her parents and siblings, especially her beloved sister, Betsy. I had expected to hear just about her life hiding Jews during the war. But after learning how she was raised by her godly parents, I can see why she and her siblings became adults who would rescue Jews to their own peril. This is a story that inspires you to be much better.

  • Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

  • By: R.C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Dr. Sproul takes theology down off of the dusty shelves of theological libraries and expounds in clear and simple terms over one hundred major Christian doctrines. He offers listeners a basic understanding of the Christian faith that will kindle a lifelong love for truth, which is foundational to maturity in Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Nancy on 02-23-19

All-inclusive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-19

R.C. Sproul begins this book with, the Bible declaring, as a man thinks, so is he. From there R.C. Sproul goes on to point out that the ideas that enter our hearts, influence our lives. He then goes on to lament the fact that Christians, even Evangelicals are ignorant of scripture, and have had little impact on society. He lays out a thoughtful formula for what is needed for a true revival in the remainder of the introduction.
The body of the book contains small segments of biblical topics, beginning with, Divine Revelation and ending with Hell. I believe there are 102 segments. They are bite size and user friendly. I did one each morning. I found it a great way to get the basics of the faith.

  • The Consequences of Ideas

  • Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Our World
  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Sproul's survey of the ongoing impact of history's most influential philosophies urges listeners to take prevailing cultural mind-sets seriously...because ideas do have consequences. The greatest thinkers of all time are impacting us still. From public-policy decisions and current laws to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even conversations between friends, history's most influential philosophies have wrought massive consequences on nearly everything we see, think, and do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Clear Explanation of Fundamental Philosophy

  • By Robert on 06-06-12

Great overview

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

The Consequences of Ideas is a great overview of important philosophers of the past, starting with Thales, & their ideas. It's great to do this review with R.C. Sproul, because you can see how these dominant ideas challenge Christianity. He even caused me to reevaluate Soren Kierkegaard, whom I've loved since my college days. As a bonus, R.C. throws in Justification by Faith Alone after Consequences of Ideas concludes. I found that a deep dive into Theology. He gives the Roman Catholic vs the Evangelical position on various theological issues. It's an outstanding book!

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  • Everyone's a Theologian

  • An Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 115

Many people react negatively to the word theology, believing that it involves dry, fruitless arguments about minute points of doctrine. Yet as Dr. R.C. Sproul argues, everyone is a theologian. Any time we think about a teaching of the Bible and strive to understand it, we are engaging in theology. Therefore, it is important that we put the Bible's varied teachings together in a systematic fashion, using proper, time-tested methods of interpretation so as to arrive at a theology that is founded on truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-15

Thorough, Detailed Study

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-27-17

My niece gave me R.C. Sproul's Systematic Theology for Christmas. I listened to the first chapter and realized that I needed Introduction to Systematic Theology. That's what this is. I listen to a chapter every morning. I usually repeat the chapters three times, because there's a lot of content, and I want to truly own it. It is so interesting I enjoy it every time. I'm also just beginning a master's degree in Theology. This study is at that level. LOVE IT!

  • Conversational Spanish - The Beginner Collection: Course Four, Lessons 16-20

  • By: Fluent Penguin, Silas Brazil
  • Narrated by: Michael Hatak
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The Conversational Spanish audio series complements beginner Spanish learning programs, and works by improving listening comprehension, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical skills through listen-and-repeat style active learning sessions. Basic familiarity with elementary Spanish is recommended for best results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great review

  • By Rae on 06-14-17

Great review

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Reviewed: 06-14-17

This is a wonderful review of Spanish. I don't believe it is for a true beginner. There is far too much vocabulary and we are already using the preterite and present perfect tenses.
There are dialogues where the native speakers (one man and one woman) give a phrase a native or near native speed, then they repeat it very slowly so you can clearly understand every thing the say, Then the phrase is repeated at native speed again. there are pauses between each phrase so you can practice the phrase. I appreciate them using the informal form throughout all dialogues.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful