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  • Blessed Are the Misfits

  • Great News for Believers Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something
  • By: Brant Hansen
  • Narrated by: Brant Hansen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 254

While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it's estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they're often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It's wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please read

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-13-18

Stunningly moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Brant Hansen made me laugh and cry in the first minutes and throughout. I treasure his openness, honesty and vulnerability. I recommend this book to anyone with a heart.

  • Jesus Outside the Lines

  • A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides
  • By: Scott Sauls
  • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Whether the issue of the day on Twitter, Facebook, or cable news is our sexuality, political divides, or the perceived conflict between faith and science, today's media pushes each one of us into a frustrating clash between two opposing sides. Polarizing, us-against-them discussions divide us and distract us from thinking clearly and communicating lovingly with others. Scott Sauls, like many of us, is weary of the bickering and is seeking a way of truth and beauty through the conflicts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pick this book!

  • By Sherry Ann Rice-Hensley on 12-25-16

Thought provoking and wise counsel

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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: 01-23-19

Scott's somewhat unconventional approach inspired me to think differently, more creatively, and more freely about my behavior as a Christian. I particularly appreciate the reminder to be open to learning something of value even from those I generally disagree with.

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,864
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,780

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

Life Saving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Dr Gregor provided more evidence-based, specific nutrition guidelines than the last 5 books I've read on nutrition combined. After eating a plant-based diet for the last 2.5 months, I have more energy and my long-term knee, hip, and shoulder pain is 95% gone. I would recommend this book to everyone, and I am going to listen to the whole book again. Sorry to sound like a fake online review, but I've been fascinated by the data and detailed analysis in the book and thrilled with the effects it has had on my health. I had expected the benefits to be less obvious.

  • Nutrition Made Clear

  • By: Roberta H. Anding, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Roberta H. Anding
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251

Nutrition is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet a world of misconceptions and promises of easy results too often stands in our way-and can even be harmful to our overall health. The key is to cut through the noise and find the medically backed, statistically proven information about healthy eating and living. These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read Me ... The missing PDF guidebook is there!

  • By annette e on 09-25-16

Useful, interesting information

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Glad I listened to Nutrition Made Clear. Already knew about half of the information, but appreciated learning the other 50%. Roberta has a pleasant speaking voice - easy to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart Land

  • By: Kimberly Stuart
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Grace Klaren has finally made her dream of living in the Big Apple and working in the fashion industry a reality. But when she’s unexpectedly fired and can’t afford the next month’s rent, Grace does something she never thought she’d do: she moves back home. Back in Silver Creek, Iowa, Grace is determined to hate it. She’s saving her pennies and plotting her return to New York when she almost runs over a man who’s not paying attention at a crosswalk. It turns out to be Tucker, her high school sweetheart whose heart she broke when she left 10 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story!!

  • By Amy on 09-13-18

Heart warming<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Lovely, sweet story. Some ups, some downs, some challenges overcome. Satisfying ending. I will look for more by this author.

  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-06-13

Charming

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Loved most of the book. It held my attention, it was heartwarming, I learned interesting facts about WWII and the women who bravely served as WASPS.
If it weren't for the unnecessary and slightly annoying "politically correct" statement at the end, I would have given it 5 stars.
Also, as an adoptive parent, I suggest referring to an adoptee's biological mother as her "birthmother" or "biological" mother, not "real" mother. Adoptive parents are very much real.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why You Are Who You Are

  • Investigations into Human Personality
  • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Leary
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. That's the focus of these exciting 24 lectures, in which you examine the differences in people's personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our lives. Drawing on information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As an addict, I listened to this book. Very Helpfu

  • By Happy Husband on 05-15-18

Interesting material, but word of caution...

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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: 08-17-18

The author's political biases and agenda are patently clear even as he attempts to convince of his neutrality. He applies all the typically appealing character traits to one political party and the less favorable behaviors to the other. The preachy political statements were boring, and the thinly veiled references to current politicians were annoying.
I have enjoyed previously published courses by Prof Leary and would have found this more useful if not distracted by these unnecessary inferences.

118 of 143 people found this review helpful

  • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: The Great Courses
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Human And Loving It!

  • By Gillian on 07-28-15

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I will read everything Professor Sapolsky writes! So sad to have it end. Interesting, funny, thought provoking, surprising, helpful in dealing with life.

  • Mind-Body Medicine

  • The New Science of Optimal Health
  • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

Cutting-edge research on the brain's interaction with the body shows that health is directly impacted by our social environments, socioeconomic status, culture, behaviors, relationships, psychological states, and habits of mind, among many factors. Mind-body medicine-working in partnership with traditional medical practice-uses a large range of psychological, physical, and behavioral treatments in a model of health care that aims to treat the whole human being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star from a psychologist in training

  • By Jonathan on 06-26-16

Loved this course!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Jason Satterfield presented interesting, useful information about the mind-body connection in an entertaining way. I was sad to finish the course.

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great primer for hard SF fans and physics laymen

  • By David on 01-05-15

overview of physics

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Course broadly covers many areas of physics. It was interesting and informative - simple in some areas and challenging for the novice in others. I leave this course with more interest in and understanding of how the universe works.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful