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  • Torn

  • Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
  • By: Justin Lee
  • Narrated by: Justin Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events - his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible - that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, Torn provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members - or who struggle with their own sexuality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i loved this book.

  • By Tiffany Jauregui on 09-10-15

Open, honest and gracious

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Reviewed: 02-14-18

I love how the author is so gracious with his treatment of both gay and non-affirming Christians. This is a topic I’ve struggled with for sometime and being a straight Christian I have never really known where to tire with my honest questions. Every time I broached the subject with my Christian friends, I’ve been treated like I’m on the verge of devil worship for not openly opposing gays and admitting I had doubts about popular theologies.
To the author: thank you for your openness, honesty, and graciousness.

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  • Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience

  • By: The Great Courses, Robert H. Kane
  • Narrated by: Robert H. Kane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
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Is there an ethics that we can all agree on without stifling pluralism and freedom? What would such an ethics look like? Most important, how should you, as a thoughtful person, find your way among the moral puzzles of the modern world and its cacophony of voices and opinions? These are just some of the engaging and perplexing questions you'll tackle as you join Professor Kane for this thought-provoking, 24-lecture examination of the problems surrounding ethics in the modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, Virginia, there is an objective truth.

  • By "unknown" on 07-17-14

Great material!

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Reviewed: 10-24-17

This series cover a very broad range of ethical topics and theories. The lecturer is very smooth and easy to understand. I think the lecture subjects logically follow from one to the other. This is great for the laymen who has a great interest in ethical theory.

  • Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

  • By: David Zarefsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Zarefsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
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What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? These questions have been asked for thousands of years, yet some of the best thinking on reasoning and argumentation is recent and represents a break from the past. These 24 engaging lectures teach you how to reason, how to persuade others that what you think is right, and how to judge and answer the arguments of others - and how they will judge yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are on the fence, Get it!

  • By liam on 08-22-13

A very good foundation

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Reviewed: 10-02-17

This was a good starting point. I hope that audible will add more argumentation courses soon!