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  • To Light a Fire on the Earth

  • Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age
  • By: Bishop Robert Barron, John L. Allen Jr. - contributor
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

In this compelling new book - drawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen Jr. - Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barron's smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations - as well as through personal anecdotes about everything from engaging atheists on YouTube to his days as a young die-hard baseball fan from Chicago - To Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, so much packed in this book.

  • By GiaJuly on 11-28-17

offers great insights into Bishop Barron

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Reviewed: 01-03-18

This book gives great insights into the best Catholic evangelist today. Highly recommended cor anyone interested in Bishop Barron and his unique ability to attract people to the faith.

  • Poland

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 30 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
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    4 out of 5 stars 306
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration

  • By J. Ortega on 01-27-17

One of the best historical fiction booms

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Reviewed: 12-15-17

This is one of Michener's finest works. It brings to life the soul of Poland and her people as no history book can. Highly recommended.

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  • Lessons in Hope

  • My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
  • By: George Weigel
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    5 out of 5 stars 66

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside", he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing listeners to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Lesson’s in Hope

  • By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

Terrific look into the story behind the story

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Reviewed: 10-19-17

A great inside look at the friendship between the author and a saint and the creation of one of the best biographies ever written

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

  • By: Anthony Esolen
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 110
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Western civilization is under attack. At universities and in the media, professors and pundits decry Western civilization as exploitative, destructive, and without value. But fear not: coming to its defense is this "P.I." guide to Western civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Kaye Fairweather on 04-27-15

insightful book read by a terrific reader.

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Reviewed: 09-17-17

Professor Esolen has written a gem that reminds us of the foundations of the Judeo-Christian West. While he notes that these foundations have been gravely shaken in the past few hundred years, he is still hopeful for it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Benedict Option

  • A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
  • By: Rod Dreher
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

The light of the Christian faith is flickering out all over the West. American churches are beset by a rapidly secularizing culture, the departure of young people, and watered-down pseudo-spirituality. Political solutions have failed, as the self-destruction of the Republican Party indicates, and the future of religious freedom has never been in greater doubt. The center is not holding. The West, cut off from its Christian roots, is falling into a new Dark Age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Framing is wrong. But not all bad

  • By Adam Shields on 04-20-17

everyone should read this book!

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Reviewed: 06-03-17

Everyone concerned about the future of Christianity and Western civilization should read this book. It is not a call to isolation from the world but the preservation of what is best so a better future will be possible.