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  • Resisting Happiness

  • By: Matthew Kelly
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier - maybe even a lot happier. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the person that God created us to be. What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read! got some for friends who struggle

  • By J on 01-17-17

Practical Advice for winning the battle of life

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Reviewed: 09-06-18

I, unlike the author, am not Catholic. However, this book is brilliant. It helps you creat a strong inner life, and gives purpose to the everyday tasks. It would be criminal to call this a self help book. This book. An change your life if you let it.

  • The Lost World of Adam and Eve

  • Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate
  • By: John H. Walton, N.T. Wright
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

For centuries, the story of Adam and Eve has resonated richly through the corridors of art, literature, and theology. But for most moderns, taking it at face value is incongruous. Author John Walton explores the ancient Near Eastern context of Genesis 2-3, creating space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science for a new way forward in the human origins debate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional look into Genesis

  • By Steve Parry on 10-17-18

Brave New World

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Reviewed: 08-17-18

I don't know if I agree with all the proposals of this book, but it is a great starting place for a new interpretation of the Genesis account. It's basis is not grounded in church history, but what the original author intended for the original hearers. This book will definitely get you thinking.

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  • Adolf Hitler

  • By: John Toland
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 44 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Based on previously unpublished documents, diaries, notes, photographs, and dramatic interviews with Hitler's colleagues and associates, this is the definitive biography of one of the most despised yet fascinating figures of the 20th century. Painstakingly documented, it is a work that will not soon be forgotten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Person

  • By Mark on 11-25-14

Insight into evil

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book gives amazing insight into who Adolf Hitler was, and what led to his rise in power. I think it is so important to know these facts so that we never let someone like him take power again. History repeats itself and there are parallels between Hitler's time and ours.

  • The Evangelicals

  • The Struggle to Shape America
  • By: Frances FitzGerald
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing detail!

  • By tyler on 04-03-18

Historical look at fundamentalist, evangelicals, and the Christian Right

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Reviewed: 08-05-18

FitzGerald goes all the way back to the Great Awakening to trace the history of the Christian Right. If you want to know why Evangelicals vote Republican, and how they came to their beliefs, read this book. It is fascinating. A great insight into the political leanings of Christians in America.

  • Surprised by Hope

  • Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

For years, Christians have been asking, "If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?" It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven. Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection, and provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus. Wright then explores our expectation of "new heavens and a new earth".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening to!

  • By Annie on 11-28-18

Great insight

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Reviewed: 07-03-18

NT Wright is brilliant at looking at the New Testament through the eyes of those in the first century. He brings up great points and reinterprets the Christian hope as something that we don't just get at heaven, but here on earth. Highly recommend

  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great continuation to an amazing series.

  • By Leevi on 11-18-17

Brandon Sanderson does it again

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Reviewed: 12-18-17

The Stormlight Archives are the best works of fantasy currently being written. The twists and turns of this book draw you in. This book kept me up at night, as I couldn't stop listening.

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  • The Day the Revolution Began

  • Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs, as he did in Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus' death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins, it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation - a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God's creation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Wright, both the strengths and weaknesses

  • By Adam Shields on 12-12-16

Wonderful book/performance

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Reviewed: 08-02-17

NT Wright is a beautiful author with powerful ideas on the New Testament, James Langton gives Wright's writing the performance it deserves.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,653
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,635

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

High Fantasy

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Reviewed: 11-20-15

Sanderson writes the best fantasy since Lord of the Rings. Development of characters is on point, and he weaves together an incredibly compelling story.

  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,681
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,704
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,783

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

Epic Classic!

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Reviewed: 02-02-15

Brilliant 2nd book of the greatest fantasy epic of all time. Tolkien's work stand far above the rest. Definitely worth the read.