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Christopher Serrone

Phoenix, AZ United States
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  • The Religion of Tomorrow

  • A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions - More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete
  • By: Ken Wilber
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 30 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102
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    5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

A single purpose lies at the heart of all the great religious traditions: awakening to the astonishing reality of the true nature of ourselves and the universe. At the same time, through centuries of cultural accretion and focus on myth and ritual as ends in themselves, this core insight has become obscured. Here Ken Wilber provides a path for reenvisioning a religion of the future that acknowledges the evolution of humanity in every realm while remaining faithful to that original spiritual vision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mind-blowing spiritual experience

  • By Naas Ferreira on 09-01-17

Integrally Great.

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

Although using Buddhism as hoods base religion, Wilber fired a great job of explaining how Integral philosophy can augment asst pig the world's religions into an enlightening life practice to clean up, grow up and wake up our egos to true annihilation in the presence of the One.

  • Holistic Islam

  • Sufism, Transformation, and the Needs of Our Time
  • By: Kabir Helminski
  • Narrated by: Kabir Helminski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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Islam once gave birth to a great civilization that respected religious diversity, freedom of conscience, and scientific thought, and Islamic knowledge contributed to the birth of humanism in the Renaissance. Here, renowned spiritual teacher and Sufi sheikh Kabir Helminski gives us a compelling interpretation of spiritual or holistic Islam that will hearten contemporary Muslims looking for a faith suited for our times, and providing non-Muslims a brilliant introduction to this rich spiritual tradition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • masha'Allah

  • By Christopher Serrone on 03-14-18

masha'Allah

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Reviewed: 03-14-18

Loved it! Great book on the need of Islam to embrace it's mystical roots. most people think of Islam as cold, ritualistic and dogmatic, aghstsfirullah. This book sheds much love and light on the true meaning of Islam, Eman, and Ihsan.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Muhammad

  • His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
  • By: Martin Lings
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
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This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Account of the Life of Prophet Muhammad.

  • By Redmond on 02-12-11

Ya Rasoolallah

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Reviewed: 06-02-16

Loved the reverence and eloquence the read had in this important work. May Allah be pleased with the people responsible for this work.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

  • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Conventional wisdom suggests there is a sharp distinction between emotion and reason. Emotions are seen as inferior, disruptive, primitive, and even bestial forces. These 24 remarkable lectures suggest otherwise-that emotions have intelligence and provide personal strategies that are vitally important to our everyday lives of perceiving, evaluating, appraising, understanding, and acting in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meditation on emotions - Slow to start but worth the experience

  • By oded noy on 06-17-16

The impeccable Robert Solomon

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Reviewed: 05-07-15

I've been a fan of Robert C. Solomon's work for a long time, he was first introduced to me in Richard Linkletter's film Waking Life, where the director actually crashed one of the professor's classes and filmed it and then later interviewed him in the same movie. I also had the privilege of reading his textbook introducing philosophy for my philosophy 101 while I was an undergrad. This collection of lectures on human emotions and the philosophical views with neuroscience were very enlightening and Robert has a way of delivering his lectures in an entertaining way as a storyteller.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

  • By: Tariq Ramadan
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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Grounded in scholarship and bold in its aims, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam offers a striking vision of a new Muslim Identity, one which rejects once and for all the idea that Islam must be defined in opposition to the West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pluralistic Islam at its finest

  • By Christopher Serrone on 03-14-15

Pluralistic Islam at its finest

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Reviewed: 03-14-15

This book contains the quintessential meaning of what it means to be Muslim in a pluralistic society. Ramadan sticks to the principles of Islam while engendering a mutual respect for the other in Western society. it is his life's work and his thesis that Muslims in the West need not ostracizing cells from normal societal practices, cultural norms, and mores but rather embrace the principles of Islam while maintaining our Western identities. A must read for any Muslim born and raised in Europe the US or Canada.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Learning About Liberty

  • The Cato University Home Study Course
  • By: Cato University
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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    4 out of 5 stars 49
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You can deepen your perspectives, knowledge, and insight through exposure to some of the world's most compelling thinkers. The growth of human freedom, and with it science, culture, and capitalistic prosperity, are explained through the works and ideas of some of our civilization's most brilliant thinkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific!

  • By Roy on 05-15-09

Libertarianism from the comfort of your home/car.

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Reviewed: 06-07-12

Any additional comments?

The Cato University home study course is a sure way to learn the basics about libertarian ideas as they developed throughout history. It is a good start for novice or beginner libertarian and a great review for this radical anarcho-capitalist. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about liberty and have a better grasp on the subject matter. The narration was well done but the quotes read by the voice actor in the accent of said thinkers was not that necessary. I get it Bastiat was a French and Mises was Austrian but do I really need to hear their quotes in accents of English speakers from said countries? Other than that this is a great resource for students of liberty.