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  • Brewing Up a Business

  • Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Revised and Updated
  • By: Sam Calagione
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest-growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about starting a brewery

  • By William Schooley on 01-07-13

Journey through their Brewpub years.

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Reviewed: 11-19-18

I enjoyed this book it started a little slow like most Brewing but it quickly picked up speed and gave a interesting perspective to a time-honored craft.

I really appreciated his modest beginnings cranking out 10-gallon batches. Isn't that how every Brewers starts LOL.

The book is great context to a ground-up approach although they had a restaurant side of the house which helped sustained Brewing start up.

Definitely worth the listen. Especially if you are interested in this business.

  • The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

  • The Lord's Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution
  • By: R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
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    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

"Our Father, who art in heaven...." The opening words of the Lord's Prayer have become so familiar that we often speak them without a thought, sometimes without any awareness that we are speaking at all. But to the disciples who first heard these words from Jesus, the prayer was a thunderbolt, a radical new way to pray that changed them and the course of history. Far from a safe series of comforting words, the Lord's Prayer makes extraordinary claims, topples every earthly power, and announces God's reign over all things in heaven and on earth. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeper Understanding of the "Lord's Prayer"

  • By J.B. on 09-13-18

Deeper Understanding of the "Lord's Prayer"

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Reviewed: 09-13-18

This book assesses the Lord's Prayer giving the reader/listener greater context of elements of the prayer and the prayer as a whole. For example, the Lord's Prayer is not a mantra but a formula to communicate with God. That is not to say that there are no other formulas for prayer for Jesus said "Pray then like this", "like" being a keyword.

In the context of the day, I've heard that addressing God as Father wasn't done. The Father's son Jesus really ordains those in the Body of Christ to partake in the Family of Christ, adopted if you will, as children of God, all in the first few words "Our Father..." I realize that is a lot to assert, but what would the common untrained believer think back then? They would say, "Oh! We can say "Our Father", we are his Children!" and then the significance of their deep understanding of Family would plug into this new understanding of how to address God. You do not need an educational certification or certificate to understand this if you have a family which uses the model God has given us. There is instant revelation for people who have families in those times, and even in our times now, provided your family is modeled in a way God has intended. Even if your family is fractured, as can happen now or back in antiquity, if you have a biblical understand of the family, the revelation becomes instintanous by just knowing that Jesus gave us the words, "Our Father..." wow...

An earlier reviewer mentioned how his disciples were not scholarly, and they didn't require a nuanced view of the Lord's prayer: "Christ did not use a theological college to interpret his words or prayers.. he sermon-ed for the common man for his simple uneducated heart to understand."

As I always say, it was Jesus the Christ, not Jesus Ph.D. Only the awards, honors, and accolades from man are of man. You can't take your degree to the gates of heaven like a ticket to disney. Our having or not a Ph.D. in Theology may or may not validate our knowledge and understanding of the bible. Degree program or not, it is our obligation to understand God's word at deeper levels and continue to do so. I also laugh at the above-quoted review because God's word is not superficial. As if, Jesus's spoken word should be simply read once and we move on, nay friend, each iteration over God's word should be considered in greater meaning and purpose, and then applying that understanding to the greater context of his word is so necessary for understanding his word correctly, and in this case even our prayer life.

Is the "Lord's Prayer" ready out of the can for the simple? Yes, and I feel reciting the "Lord's Prayer" is worthy, honorable and even necessary. Should we take the "Lord's Prayer" as the food we are given, learn about its ingredients, understanding the flavors and the sustenance it contains so as to apply it to our prayer lives? Absolutely. The Lord puts the cookies on the lower shelf and the upper shelf. As we grow we naturally eat the cookies on the higher shelves.

My feeling is that this book helps us to deepen our understanding of this prayer in a wider way, and also provides tools for applying that understanding to the greater context of the bible. We can take the approach the author used for this prayer, and think about other scriptures and prayers in similar ways.

This book was valuable and an excellent length so as to cover the content, with consideration of the pace of life we all have. The narrator was a great fit for the content too, great packaged content! It deepens our prayer life.

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  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

  • By: Jonathan Edwards
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Sinners in the Hands of Angry God is considered the most famous sermon ever preached in American history. Jonathan Edwards delivered this message on July 8, 1741, in Enfield, Connecticut. Many who heard it trembled and cried out for mercy. Others fainted. Five hundred people were converted that day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sermon of the Great Mercy of God

  • By Louis on 10-08-05

The Sovereignty Secret of Today's Church

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Reviewed: 07-07-18

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
By: Jonathan Edwards
Narrated by: Max McLean

Reviewed by JB Eid

The Sovereignty Secret of Today's Church

Today's church would have you believe the new testament abrogates the old, further that there is no unity between the two, and that today's Love is defined in an all acceptance of any behavior, accommodating the mores of the present, while culture even attempts to corrupt Gods general revelation. Edwards rightly reconciles man's ongoing attempts to fool both himself and God reminding us of the dire consequences of rejecting Christ, non-repentance, and questioning our certitude of God's grace and sovereignty.

You would not be Edwards friend on Facebook, likely not anyhow, because truth can bite at us until we acknowledge both it and it's source. A friend such as this would be a constant reminder to search our heart and soul for corners we have not allowed Christ to cleans like those grand unholy desires which we have not relinquished or those little small white lies which wriggle us out of a social faux pax, but at what cost?

The reality of God's will can be either eternal reward or eternal peril. The Lord's inerrant word does not hide these truths in a corner. God's sovereignty is not the secret many churches would lead you to believe, but his truth is in plain sight for those of obedience to make it known.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
By: Jonathan Edwards
Narrated by: Max McLean

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,142

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17

Great

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Reviewed: 07-07-16

awesome book I recommend it to anyone of a age I say it teachers many things

  • Stuff Matters

  • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
  • By: Mark Miodownik
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410

Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By D. MacLeod on 01-29-15

good book

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Reviewed: 05-04-15

I love this material book I highly recommend it this book gives plenty of detail

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • From This World to That Which Is to Come
  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two books in one! Terrific narration!

  • By Adam on 01-16-15

The Journey To Salvation Personified

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Reviewed: 03-07-14

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This book is definitely Spirit lead, characterizing all of the forces we face each and every day as persons and with their own dialogue. You have to appreciate the Old English, and in a short while you adjust to it and come to admire the way it flows. The performance is one of the best I've heard (David Shaw-Parker). Both book and performance are at that top level quality that is just not possible of every book. Thank you Jesus for it.

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  • I Declare

  • 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,023

Broken into 31 segments, this audiobook defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book changed my life

  • By Lee B. on 04-08-16

Declare your life a success of God's creation

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Reviewed: 02-01-13

What did you love best about I Declare?

What has God given you that you have decided not to claim?


This audio book helped me to understand that God has given and will give me many gifts. I can choose to receive them or not.

Let me now declare, God has given blessings to me, and I receive them. God has given us the power to speak words into our own future for his glory. Our words of declaration do not have to be long, only spirit led.

Joel’s book “I Declare” was not long, but the lessons I learned are long lasting. I learned a new way to praise God, and a new way to release the power of what I have and what I will be given.


Thanks Joel!