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  • Introduction to Judaism

  • By: Shai Cherry, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Shai Cherry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

As a religion, culture, and civilization, Judaism has evolved in surprising ways during its long and remarkable history. In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Cherry explores this rich religious heritage from biblical times to today. From the first lecture on the Torah to the last on the Jews as the Chosen People, this course is packed with truly fascinating information.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!!!

  • By Edward Zeiser on 06-12-15

What I was looking for

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I enjoyed the lecture a lot. I am a Christian and was looking for a book to give me the basic tenants and history of Judaism and definitely found it here. Admittedly I struggled a bit with terminology and names given it's not as familiar to me, but if I was reading or taking notes I could have gone back to refresh on meanings and people. And at times I got a bit lost in the point, but overall enjoyed the speaker and learned a lot.

  • Bad Girls of the Bible

  • And What We Can Learn from Them
  • By: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Narrated by: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the woman at the well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the sinful woman left their sordid histories behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st time trying audio...Loved it!

  • By teresa lee on 04-13-17

Absolutely loved the book

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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: 06-07-16

What did you love best about Bad Girls of the Bible?

I loved the pre-stories that brought to life in current times the bible situation. And I loved going in-depth on bible stories/characters that I've heard of, but generally don't get much attention.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Rahab. Didn't hide from her sins, but pushed for her own redemption through courage and asking for it. And brought along her family.

Have you listened to any of Liz Curtis Higgs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but her performance was great. So much emotion into the story, very easy and fun to listen to you.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The fictional story of Sapphira. I didn't know the bible story, and it was a shocking reminder of how important honesty and putting God first are.

Any additional comments?

Will be re-reading the book with my bible study group and I can't wait. Bought the paperback so I can follow along with the bible study questions better.

  • The Case for Jesus

  • The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ
  • By: Brant Pitre, Robert Barron - afterword
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 403

Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps in to the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of different questions, including: If we don't know who wrote the Gospels, how can we trust them? How are the four Gospels different from other Gospels, such as the lost Gospel of "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Scripture Scholar

  • By John on 03-03-16

Very scholarly

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

What did you like best about The Case for Jesus? What did you like least?

Definitely provided some interesting historical perspective, and new information.

Would you ever listen to anything by Brant Pitre and Robert Barron - afterword again?

Not likely, a little to much of a scholarly discussion for my tastes.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Deakins’s performances?

Maybe - very matter of fact reading.

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