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Morris Dirks

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  • Promise Me, Dad

  • A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
  • By: Joe Biden
  • Narrated by: Joe Biden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sad Memoir

  • By Jean on 12-02-17

Read it!

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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: 02-08-18

There aren’t very many people of this caliber around anymore in politics. Read this book. It will inspire you and help you to believe that there are leaders of character who can forge a bright future. Joe Biden is the real deal. A very touching and meaningful read.

  • Christ the Lord

  • The Road to Cana
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of Christ the Lord, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book's power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done!

  • By Michael on 12-28-09

A must read

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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: 12-28-17

Here we have a lovely rendering of the biblical and historical story in the form of a novel. Read it and imagine it! Enjoy the wonder.

  • As Kingfishers Catch Fire

  • A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God
  • By: Eugene H. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

"Sixty years ago I found myself distracted," Eugene Peterson writes. "A chasm had developed between the way I was preaching from the pulpit and my deepest convictions on what it meant to be a pastor."

And so began Peterson's journey to live and teach a life of congruence - congruence between preaching and living, between what we do and the way we do it, between what is written in scripture and how we live out that truth.

Nothing captures the biblical foundation for this journey better than Peterson's teachings over his 29 years as a pastor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A collection of 49 sermons

  • By Adam Shields on 06-09-17

Classic

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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: 08-20-17

If you want a grand journey through the scriptures with a pastor who has been preaching it with integrity and authority for years, be sure to read As Kingfishers Catch Fire. I listened to one sermon a day and I wish there was much more!! This is an opportunity to listen to theologically sound and practically grounded teaching from God's word. In today's world we have a lot of "entertainment preaching". Eugene Peterson bypasses such flashy communication by offering solid content and practical insight. If you like reading Eugene's books, you will treasure this one. Take it slow... I recommend listening one sermon a day so that it sinks in to the deepest part of your mind and life. I would also recommend this for groups that are committed to a "house church" or home study groups. Each message is approximately 20 minutes and sets the stage for building a solid fellowship with God's word at the center of your community.

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