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  • The Language of God

  • A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
  • By: Francis S. Collins
  • Narrated by: Francis S. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious, not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Skeptics can share this with believers

  • By Pamela on 09-07-06

Thoughtful, provoking, well performed.

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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: 07-04-18

I loved how honest the author was. Other apologetics I've listened to (I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist) would misrepresent science, build these awful stawmen arguments and then gleefully massacre them. This book in contrast struck me as being honest and genuine. The author really does care about finding the truth, not just confirming his preexisting beliefs.

  • I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

  • By: Norman Geisler
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist argues that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. The authors lay out the evidence for truth, God, and the Bible in logical order and in a readable, non-technical, engaging style. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith, Geisler and Turek provide a firm challenge to the prior beliefs of doubters and skeptics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts on Faith

  • By nasamike on 04-01-15

Straw man Arguments

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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: 05-08-18

The book sets up a weak version of atheistic argument, and then heroically defeats the strawman. It starts out using an analogy of a painting representing the universe and asks if it takes more faith to believe someone painted it or that the painting came into existence on its own. But, the theist must also explain the existence of the being that painted it. If the painting must have a painter, then must the painter have a creator? The book doesn't consider this harder question.

It then goes on to claim that schools are teaching students that there is no absolute truth. I went to public schools and university, and have never heard or met anyone who thinks this. So...congratulations on defeating arguments that no reasonable person actually believes.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Book 1

  • The Mormons
  • By: David Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

In this first book of The Complete Heretic's Guide to World Religion series, historian and award-winning atheist author Dave Fitzgerald takes us behind the Salt Lake curtain for a glimpse at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and answers your questions: Where did this multi-billion dollar tax-exempt corporation come from? Did Joseph Smith really sleep with all those women? Are the Mormons going to take over the whole world, and if so, is there any way to stop them? But that's not all!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing treatment, but narration problems

  • By B. C. French on 08-06-13

Excellent narrative! (I'm Mormon...)

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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: 08-14-15

This narrative was absolutely riveting to me as a Mormon! After the Church published the gospel topics essays revealing previously suppressed information, I realized I had to consult outside sources for the entire truth. Its time we know the true history of the one true church of God on earth.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The New Testament

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636

Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have a different title

  • By Kris Heap on 03-18-15

Excellent Insights to the New Testament!

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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: 08-28-14

What made the experience of listening to The New Testament the most enjoyable?

The lecturer followed every lead and turned over every stone. Nothing was left out in the search to understand where the New Testament came from, and what the original authors may have meant. I really enjoyed learning about the contextual background of the time period at which the books were written.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The New Testament?

The lecturer gave a very insightful explanation of the book of Revelations. A new way of looking at it.

Which character – as performed by Professor Bart D. Ehrman – was your favorite?

Paul

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • When God Spoke Greek

  • The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible
  • By: Timothy Michael Law
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The Septuagint, the name given to the translation of the Hebrew scriptures between the third century BC and the second century AD, played a central role in the Bible's history. Many of the Hebrew scriptures were still evolving when they were translated into Greek, and these Greek translations, along with several new Greek writings, became Holy Scripture in the early Church. Yet gradually the Septuagint lost its place at the heart of Western Christianity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A popular & much-needed intro to the Septuagint

  • By Jacobus on 06-14-14

Excellent Insights. A very interesting book.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

I would recommend this book. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator was rather dry and monotone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

  • By: Craig H. Heller, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Craig H. Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what to listen to BEFORE you see a doctor!

  • By DaemonZeiro on 06-03-15

Biological background is a must for this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-14

I understood very little of this and found myself skipping from chapter to chapter. I have a technical background in engineering and math, but that didn't help with understanding the biological, neurological and medial terminology used in this coarse.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Economics, 3rd Edition

  • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Econmics, 3rd Edition

  • By Linda Chan on 09-18-13

EXCELLENT INFORMATION! VERY VALUABLE!

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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: 07-24-14

These sets of lectures are far from boring, they are fascinating and very applicable to real life! I think that EVERYONE should have a better understand of economics to make good financial decisions in their lives, and this set of lectures is perfect for that!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

  • What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948

"Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

  • By Raymond Brooks on 10-15-16

This book has more fluff than a marshmallow...

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

Reviewed: 07-16-14

Fluff fluff fluff! Its all fluff and no substance. If you plan on listening to this, you had better be a very patient person because the useful information is far and few between.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory of Earth

  • Homecoming, Volume 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I remember it

  • By Sam on 01-14-10

Where have I seen this plot before???

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-14

Card seems to have lacked the drive to come up with his own ideas and has copied his plots from biblical text and the book of mormon. Even the characters are unoriginal and all represent book of mormon characters.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Dropshipping 101

  • The Ultimate Guide to Building a Location-Independent Business with 0 Capital
  • By: Joseph Neil
  • Narrated by: Jason Lovett
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12

Let me ask you a few quick questions… Are you sick of slaving the 9-5? Do you want to work from laptop at tropical overseas holiday destinations? Do you want to start a business, yet lack the capital? Have you heard of dropshipping, yet are unsure exactly what it entails? Are you ready to take your life to the next level? If you answered yes to any of the above then Dropshipping 101 is a must-listen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good short useful info

  • By Christina on 02-15-15

No useful information

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

Reviewed: 06-30-14

The first 40 minutes was a complete waste of time. No useful information was given. The last ten minutes gave some common sense reasoning. Nothing insightful or useful to be found in this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful