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  • The Council of Trent

  • Answering the Reformation and Reforming the Church
  • By: Fr. John W. O'Malley SJ PhD
  • Narrated by: Fr. John W. O'Malley SJ PhD
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

You will love this fascinating and exceptionally well-taught course. What really happened at the Council of Trent? After Luther, Calvin, and Henry VIII, the Council of Trent is one of the most frequently invoked names regarding the Reformation. Even so, few know much about it. As renowned historian Fr. John O'Malley demonstrates, the reality of Trent differs radically from how you probably conceive of it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Council of Death

  • By Michel Bellemare on 03-27-19

Council of Death

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Reviewed: 03-27-19

The narrator was not concise enough to truly understand or believe why the Tridentine councils were pivotal for the gospel to be proclaimed with clarity, simplicity, and overall truthfulness. regarding the importance for the need of a reformation that would result in supernaturally changed lives.

  • The Holy Bible - KJV: Psalms

  • By: George W. Sarris (publisher)
  • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78

George W. Sarris is an accomplished actor, narrator, and spokesman. He served on the Board of the Screen Actors Guild in Boston, and has been a spokesman for radio and television commercials and industrial films for companies such as AT&T, BMW, Burger King, Duracell, Honda, Pizza Hut, Sprint, and UPS. Mr. Sarris holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University, and Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Performance

  • By Dawn on 03-24-14

Psalms

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Reviewed: 05-06-18

The narrator George W. Sarris possesses a very pleasant voice that is a delight to listen too every time I turn on this book.. It's been a long time since I went through the entire book of psalms and I will most certainly do it again.

  • The Problem of Pain

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

For centuries Christians have been tormented by one question above all, "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Little Book

  • By David on 04-14-07

Suffering

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This was a book that I've been wanting to read for many years and I am very glad that I could, The narrator Simon Vance has a strong English accent that made it difficult to gather the meaning of the words he used to describes C.S. Lewis perspective regarding the Christian life and how pain has a positive role in the purpose of God's redemptive plan for His saints. Thank you C.S. Lewis . See you in the Kingdom of God when I arrive.

  • 23 Minutes in Hell

  • One Man's Story About What He Saw, Heard and Felt in that Place of Torment
  • By: Bill Wiese
  • Narrated by: Bill Wiese
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

In 23 Minutes in Hell, Bill Wiese describes a horrifying and life-changing encounter with death and the powers of darkness. This audiobook is his personal account of an experience fraught with true fear and evil - his struggle with the devil's disciples faced during his 23 Minutes in Hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believe it! It is true!!

  • By Sheldon Brown on 04-21-15

Hell & Why God is Just

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Aside from listening to Jonathon Edwards sermon on Sinners' in the hands of angry God narrated by Max Mclean a couple of yrs. ago; I disagree with Bill Wiese's perspective regarding children not being sent to hell. Why ? According to Romans 3, 9, & Ephesians 2 we are by nature children of wrath as opposed to children of God. It's a spiritual condition that all mankind are born with and is very consistent with the true and living God who not only hates the sin but, the sinner as well; Therefore, because is Holy and Just no one will ever blame or deserve the righteousness that God's justice demands. Lastly, only the children brought into the covenant family is their any likely hood that God will save some instead all.. Example; Jacob I loved but, Esau I hated.; Romans 9.

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  • Mark of the Christian

  • By: Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Christians have not always presented an inviting picture to the world. Too often we have failed to show the beauty of authentic Christian love. And the world has disregarded Christianity as a result.In our era of global violence and sectarian intolerance, the church needs to hear anew the challenge of this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, Practical, and Thoughtful!

  • By Mike Campbell on 09-01-15

Our Sanctification

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

Although I have personally met with Francis Schaeffer in Pittsburg Pennsylvania in the 1980's he has my deepest admiration for being a brother in Christ who can express why Christians divide and seldom reunite organizationally or doctrinally. Christian leaders would prefer to maintain purity in the form of programs instead of developing personal relationships with one another. I take John 17 personal and believe I have applied these words on a daily basis because our Lord commands it so.

  • The American Revolution: 1763-1783

  • Drama of American History
  • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
  • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The American Revolution examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the 13 original colonies broke away from England. The authors explain the many sources of conflict between the Americans and the British government, how each side approached the problems, and the results of the escalating violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War & Peace in the United Colonies of America

  • By Michel Bellemare on 05-01-18

War & Peace in the United Colonies of America

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

I liked the narrators skill in describing the events that shaped the development of the Revolutionary war and what battles made the difference in spite of the fact that General George Washington was out numbered. Were it not for the French to support the American colonies we would not enjoy the independence we have today.

  • Art and the Bible

  • Two Essays
  • By: Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Art and the Bible has been a foundational work for generations of Christians in the arts. In this book's classic essays, Francis Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why "the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still relevant today- maybe even needed.

  • By Aaron on 01-23-14

God as our creator is also an artist.

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

Enjoyed every listening moment and would recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians. alike. Although I used to won the paperback version years ago I hoped that one day I could buy it online as a book with a narrator doing the reading.

  • More Than a Carpenter

  • By: Josh D. McDowell
  • Narrated by: Sean McDowell
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book but error in the audio

  • By veronica on 06-27-17

Christ Crucified

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

A delightful and insightful book that I enjoyed listening to and agreeing with for the most part. The only area of disagreement is not whether a sinner must repent or perish by way of an invitation rather sinner's are commanded to repent because shows no partiality among sinners who are born spiritually dead and are already condemned for all of eternity .

  • Christianity: Christian History: The Events, Characters, and Stories That Shaped the History of Christianity & the History of the Church

  • By: Michael J. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Chuck Shelby
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Where did Christianity begin? How has the belief in one, true, all-powerful God splintered into thousands of denominations? Discover the ancient roots of the Christian faith. Travel across time and geography and discover the Judaic roots of Christianity. Meet the visionaries, saints, and evangelists who carved and sculpted religion and Christianity, as we know it today including Martin Luther, Mother Teresa, Lester Roloff, George Whitefield, Mary Magdalene, St. Augustine, John Wycliffe, and Pope Francis and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Church History

  • By Michel Bellemare on 04-30-18

Church History

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-18

This short yet, brief book regarding key events that formed Christianity through the centuries was easy to listen to even though the narrator regarded Jehovah's Witnesses as Christian they deny the Death and Deity of Jesus Christ which makes them a non-Christian community.

  • Free Will

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,017

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating debate!

  • By Margaret on 05-01-12

The Will

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Reviewed: 04-25-18

Sam Harris does a good job explaining how the human will is dependent upon internal and external forces each time a person exercises their will. However, Martin Luther stated that the will is n a state of bondage while St. Augustine of Hippo stated the will is free but, in a state of captivity. Therefore, Sam Harris regards the Will to be predisposed to a sin nature which means that the will is motivated every time a desire occurs. The issue comes down to whether the will is enslaved to our own self- righteousness or the Righteousness of God who supernaturally imparts new nature in place of the old one. The bible calls this exchange of natures to be "Born Anew" or born from above. Without this new nature man cannot exercise the will except to do what their predisposed nature compels them to do .

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