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  • When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

  • By: Ryan T. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
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    5 out of 5 stars 32
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    5 out of 5 stars 31

The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. In the space of a year, it’s gone from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights. But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine really “reassign” sex? Is sex something “assigned” in the first place? What’s the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender-identity conflict? What should our law say on these issues? When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment provides thoughtful answers to all of these questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book is an Act of Love by Ryan Anderson

  • By Sacred Art Lover on 07-28-18

Charitable, logical and full of evidence

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Reviewed: 08-25-18

Excellent book on this controversial subject. Comprehensive and a must read for all who want to be informed.

Anderson does it agaij

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Thoughtful Theism

  • Redeeming Reason in an Irrational Age
  • By: Fr. Andrew Younan
  • Narrated by: Robert Corzine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Drawing from years of experience as a priest and a teacher of philosophy, Fr. Younan presents the fallacies that often accompany thinking about a concept as difficult as God. With clarity and humor, he presents the "Five Ways" of Aquinas, discusses the big bang and evolution, the problem of evil, morality, and the complexities and abuses of religion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for theists and atheists

  • By Michael on 08-23-18

Must read for theists and atheists

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Reviewed: 08-23-18

This book was well written, he quotes all the mainstream atheists from Dawkins , to Hitchens , Sam Harris , Dennet, Russel and more and shows there misunderstanding of certain theist arguments.

I think every believer and non believer should read this book to understand their position better and change depending on where the facts lead.

This book is great because it’s a short read and yet packed with a lot of info without becoming boring which can happen when reading books of this nature

I will definitely comeback to this book and listen to it again

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,026
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,913
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,828

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

How can this book turn anyone atheist

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

I am aware of Dawkins prestige but unless you already adhere to his opinions this book won’t really sway you even though it claims to turn a believer atheist by the end of his book. His arguments are strawman fallacies at best doesn’t even address penroses number and writes of fine tuning as anthropic principle and calls that an elegant response...

I was not a fan of the double narration but that’s merely my personal opinion

This book seems like it was written for skeptic high school students or anyone who hasn’t seriously searched for the merit in the best arguments available but wants to lean or stay a skeptic

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aquinas: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Edward Feser
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is famous for his arguments for the existence of God. In this cogent and multifaceted introduction to the great saint's work, Edward Feser argues that you cannot fully understand Aquinas' philosophy without his theology, and vice-versa. He covers Aquinas' thoughts on the soul, natural law, metaphysics, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book marred by faulty pronunciation

  • By Charles on 09-13-15

Great book

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

Really explains Aquinas 5 ways they way they are supposed to be understood and in a way that can be understood by those of us lacking in our philosophical knowledge

  • The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux

  • The Story of a Soul
  • By: Therese Martin O.Carm., John Beevers (translator)
  • Narrated by: Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lion of Lisieux

  • By Jonathan M. on 02-24-14

Amazing

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book is one of my favorites and this narrator brought it to life I felt as if I was listening to St Therese herself.

Highly recommend

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,250

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

Moving

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Reviewed: 07-29-18

Great book full of touching stories and read by the author which is always a plus. Reminds us that we need to lead with compassion for all humans

  • The New Psychology of Virtue

  • By: Rev. Benedict Groeschel Ed.D.
  • Narrated by: Benedict Groeschel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

Something revolutionary has begun. Starting with Gestalt and Cognitive theories, psychology began to take a new course and develop more effective ways of helping people think straight and deal with the challenges of life. However, something even more revolutionary has begun. Dr. Martin Seligman, a cognitive psychologist, has developed a psychology of wellness based on the virtues. His premise is that good mental health is founded on virtuous thinking and living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!

  • By TJ on 03-05-16

Great book on virtue

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Reviewed: 07-29-18

I enjoyed this book, and he showed how secular psychologists looked and found the importance of virtue and looked to the church as their model.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Torn

  • Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
  • By: Justin Lee
  • Narrated by: Justin Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 301
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    5 out of 5 stars 273
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events - his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible - that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, Torn provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members - or who struggle with their own sexuality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i loved this book.

  • By Tiffany Jauregui on 09-10-15

I disagree but I enjoyed this book

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Reviewed: 12-26-17

I liked that this book was well read and very easy to listen too. The author did a good job at conveying points in a tone I wouldn’t have picked up reading I️t alone.

I disagree with his moral theology and holding on to the word gay even though he admitted that people hold multiple meanings behind the word wether attraction or action and I️t causes confusion in discussions.

He rightly pointed out that Christians can be more loving and even though I disagree with his conclusions I️t has forced me to critique my personal approach to this problem.

As a Catholic I am glad we don’t have to deal with interpretation issues on Scripture as our non- catholic brothers and sisters do . side B is our position and I wish he went over it more.

Pax Christi