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  • Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

  • Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
  • By: Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Culture and assumptions matter

  • By Adam Shields on 04-21-15

Very helpful for combating misinterpretation!

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Reviewed: 10-08-17

Short and to the point. The authors could have made this much longer but their point was well communicated without the need to be overly comprehensive. This is a great listen for anyone that hasn't been exposed to a lot of different cultures and feels limited in their ability to interpret scripture. This book emphasizes the complexities of the bible where we often try to simplify and make a number of mistakes in the process. It's not very technical so it's a rather easy listen and the authors do a good job making it enjoyable.

  • Miracles

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210
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    5 out of 5 stars 191
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    5 out of 5 stars 189

"The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this." This is the key statement of Miracles, in which C. S. Lewis shows that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in his creation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sound, shrewd, well articulated, and well read.

  • By Andrew on 09-17-15

CJB

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Reviewed: 08-19-17

This is a very philosophical book on the difference between naturalism and Christianity. There are many occasions where C.S. Lewis is very technical and the book requires your undivided attention in order to keep up. With that in mind, I would still recommend it for anyone wanting to view the world objectively and not anecdotely. He makes a multitude of great points to support the existence of miracles and the world that harbors them.

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