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  • The Lost Gospel

  • Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene
  • By: Simcha Jacobovici, Barrie Wilson
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

The Lost Gospel takes listeners on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm-shifting manuscript. What the authors eventually discover is astounding: confirmation of Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; the towering presence of Mary the Magdalene; a previously unknown plot on Jesus' life, thirteen years prior to the crucifixion; an assassination attempt against Mary the Magdalene and their children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it all makes sound sense!

  • By SBM on 12-07-16

Very well-crafted but uses lot of sketchy material

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Pretty central for much of the argument, is stuff like Virgin births like mithras, without any not that this is talking about being made out of a rock, and they take texts like The secret gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Jesus wife to be authentic.
Also they put very high stock in hidden changes in many texts that is simply edited or even removed to shift theology of text, with no textual evidence to back it up.

Also they some times have either done seriously sloppy work, or outright deliberately lied, for instance when they say that Ephrems hymn 21 specifically refers to Mary Magdalene, and not Mary the mother of Jesus, and cites a passage saying The church is like Mary, but when you check the hymn, the last Mary mentioned is Mary, Jesus' mom.

At the very least it was very entertaining read. But when I see so many factually wrong and borderline lies in the material I actually knew about, and in the few things I actually checked, I find no reason at all to trust that the even more speculative and controversial stuff is trustworthy either.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict

  • Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
  • By: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell PhD
  • Narrated by: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell PhD, Bob Souer
  • Length: 42 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated - because the truth of the Bible doesn't change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, best-selling author Josh McDowell gave Christian audiences the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites listeners to bring their doubts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This isn't great as an audio book

  • By Darryl on 11-30-17

Lexicons aren't best suited for Audible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-17

At least there's heaps of chapters in here, so it's somewhat easy to navigate, but this book is definitely best suited for having in print. Lists of Bible references, references to other chapters and the general layout seems to be designed as a resource to look up, when in need.

The general flow is what separates the book from a lexicon, because there's a storyline, a progression, instead of a list.

I was negative to the title before finishing it, because of the cheesy title, but it turned out to be a very serious book, self-aware and strong. I love that they often do not overstate the case, and rather leave the case open, and that they even encourage to read criticism of their own book. That's a healthy way to go forward.

The material in itself is simply very good.

33 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Foundations

  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: R. C. Sproul
  • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 508

In Foundations: An Overview of Systematic Theology, R.C. Sproul shows that the truths of Scripture relate to each other in perfect harmony. This eye-opening series addresses a myriad of questions about the origin and authority of the Bible, God, the Trinity, man, sin, salvation, revelation, miracles, the church, the end times, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reformed Theology

  • By Marcus on 04-21-15

Strong overview, though a bit easy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

What made the experience of listening to Foundations the most enjoyable?

The span of theology, the quick overview, and some new, good insights

Any additional comments?

I appretiate that this is meant as an introduction to all the different subjects within theology, but I would love if it would have gone a little bit deeper in some subjects.

Also, it's really, really annoying with the beginning and end of every single chapter being the commercial of the radio program...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,972

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 95% not spoken by Robbins

  • By Chong Beng Lim on 11-19-14

Robbins is definitly best when he reads himself

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Going to charter 2 was bad, because the narrator paled compared to Tony. Great book, though.