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  • The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

  • By: Compiled by John Kavanagh
  • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Nicholas Boulton, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4 out of 5 stars 24

William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century.

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven," "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Secret Rose": these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening on all aspects of his life and work

  • By Carol on 05-28-12

very well produced

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Reviewed: 09-13-17

A smart, if limited selection of poems, mostly early Yeats, staged and spoken very capably.

  • Passage

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
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    4 out of 5 stars 414

Dr. Joanna Lander is a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences. She is about to get help from a new doctor with the power to give her the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.........

  • By Ann on 03-14-14

A Scientific Investigation of NDE

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Reviewed: 09-06-17

I really enjoyed all thirty hours of this massive, thoroughgoing investigation of Near Death Experience. But don't come looking for choirs of angels: they take a scientific view of the phenomenon. The scientific side contains enough mysteries of its own that they plummet from various angles.

  • What Jesus Meant

  • By: Garry Wills
  • Narrated by: Garry Wills
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
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    4 out of 5 stars 43
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    4 out of 5 stars 43

In what are billed "culture wars", people on the political right and the political left cite Jesus as endorsing their views. Garry Wills argues that Jesus subscribed to no political program. He was far more radical than that. In a fresh reading of the gospels, Wills explores the meaning of the "reign of heaven" that Jesus not only promised for the future but brought with him into this life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book on Jesus I've read.

  • By Jack on 10-29-11

Original theology by Gary Wills

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Reviewed: 10-24-16

A book that vastly grows your understanding of Jesus, a real treasure of a book. It will help Jesus become part of your life.

  • The Lost World of Genesis One

  • Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
  • By: John H. Walton
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends 20 propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The world is functionally God's temple

  • By Jacobus on 09-07-15

A Book I will keep on my Phone

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Reviewed: 09-07-16

There are some books that I keep permanently on my phone just out of gratitude for how much they taught me. This is one of those books. A believing scientist brings a whole new level of academic rigour to the examination of Genesis 1.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Case for Jesus

  • The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ
  • By: Brant Pitre, Robert Barron - afterword
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
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    5 out of 5 stars 411
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    5 out of 5 stars 408

Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps in to the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of different questions, including: If we don't know who wrote the Gospels, how can we trust them? How are the four Gospels different from other Gospels, such as the lost Gospel of "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Scripture Scholar

  • By John on 03-03-16

Strong and Informed Orthodoxy

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Reviewed: 08-28-16

One of those books that is so full of information you learn something at every turn. Straightens out many warped readings and bent interpretations. Gives you confidence in an orthodox belief in the Bible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Christian Theology

  • By: Phillip Cary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Phillip Cary
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

In this 36-lecture course, you'll find an engaging way to explore profound religious questions and the many responses believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over more than 2,000 years. Through this series, Professor Cary reveals the enduring power of the Christian tradition-as both an intellectual discipline and a spiritual path.These lectures begin at the very dawn of Christianity, as you examine some of the earliest examples of scripture recorded by the first communities of the faithful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Been Waiting for This

  • By Slinksterchic on 09-25-13

Copious and Generous Teaching

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Reviewed: 06-16-16

This is s huge course of teaching teaching on this age old and complicated subject. I got a great deal of learning, and a measure of spiritual comfort out of it. It made me ask where I stand on relation to the Christian denominations. I will look for other courses by this lecturer.

  • The Old Testament

  • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A critical but inspiring 'walk thru the' Bible

  • By Jacobus on 12-14-13

Above and Beyond

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Reviewed: 04-14-16

An ample and generous course on the Old Testament. More than your money's worth. You won't be disappointed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Great Themes of Paul

  • Life as Participation
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
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    5 out of 5 stars 166

In language that Paul might use if he were preaching and writing today, Rohr presents Paul’s all-embracing vision and invites us to enter into the mystery of Christ and be transformed. Rohr breaks new ground by applying up-to-date theories of our universe, integrating them with Paul’s revolutionary thinking about sin, saints and spirituality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Healing to my Christian upbring

  • By Mr on 10-15-15

Deeply Compassionate, Engaged Theology

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Reviewed: 12-28-13

Saint Paul has always been my favourite writer, since I first started to have favourite writers. Paul evangelized me both for literature and religion. What he writes is so eloquent, and so psychologically penetrating, it must be true in some sense. The author of the present book, Richard Rohr, talks about Paul's spirituality as one of inner transformation and growth. Between them, Paul and Jesus created the human individual as a unit of worth in mankind's evaluation of things. Rohr is gentle and passionate in the extreme, and teaches us many insights of wisdom and deep religious principles. His book is sure to give you new ways to understand your faith and the marvellous truths of theology.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Radio Free Albemuth

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    4 out of 5 stars 88

Philip K. Dick's impassioned final novel is a wild and visionary alternate history of the United States. It is 1969, and a paranoid president has convulsed America in a vicious war against imaginary internal enemies. As the country slides into fascism, a struggling science-fiction writer named Philip K. Dick is trying to keep from becoming one of that war's casualties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A strange masterpiece

  • By Jose Eduardo Deboni on 04-02-10

The Empire Never Died Out

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Reviewed: 09-09-13

A widely distributed cadre of insurgents called Aramcheck is receiving instructions from a satellite link to a command center where a Higher Power beams down liminal and subliminal coded instructions on how to prosecute this ideological warfare. The Adversary is tracking its way back to this vital link, and threatens to deliver a killing blow to the organization, to sever its head and leave its disciples isolated and wandering among the lower echelons of the Empire. The Empire never died out. But now we find out that Earth is being invaded by the indwelling of plasmatic life forms, although the ultimate victory of these life forms is in the unimaginable distance.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

  • By: Philip K. Dick, Pamela Jackson (editor), Jonathan Lethem (editor)
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 52 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
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    4 out of 5 stars 106
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    4 out of 5 stars 102

Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this is the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Journals of a Garage Philosopher

  • By Rich S. on 10-05-13

Gripping Theology, Compelling Philosophy

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Reviewed: 07-23-13

Seven years steady work in the writing. Three foot stack of closely scribbled paper. Visions in which he saw Christ and experienced the Holy Spirit as a fiery being. This mammoth work blends authentic Christian theology with visionary science fiction. Valis, the Cosmic Christ, generates Information which the Empire suppresses or distorts. We must be on the lookout for hidden messages imprinted on the world. Only these are the keys to power. Extremely deep learning in mythological and theological lore. This fifty-two hour blockbuster is PK Dick's exegesis, or theological analysis, of the scripture that was revealed to him by Valis in a hallucinatory vision, namely, the content of six of his most important works of science fiction.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful