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Matt Bewley

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  • 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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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

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

insightful and soothing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-05-19

I have come to understand better what one version of a modern progressive Islam, that's coherent and based in love, looks like.

I really tend to agree with the approach the author takes. I finished the book I inspired and enriched on a personal level. May humanity come together in unity.

  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

  • By: Ilan Pappe
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred, and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very pertinent history

  • By Matt Bewley on 05-28-18

Very pertinent history

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Reviewed: 05-28-18

Ilan pappe is a great historian and writer. He gives a lot of information that others have not written about in full.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

  • By: Paul Rosenzweig, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Paul Rosenzweig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A well-packaged set of zero surprises.

  • By Todd Algren on 04-24-14

outdated

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-19-17

It feels outdated and superficial. He presents well but the information is only sometimes interesting and helpful. I feel like grandparents might like this, though.

  • The Catholic Church: A History

  • By: William R. Cook, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: William R. Cook
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

How did the Catholic Church become one of the most influential institutions in the world-a force capable of moving armies, inspiring saints, and shaping the lives of a billion members? Explore these and other questions as you follow the development of this important institution in 36 informative, fascinating lectures. With Professor Cook by your side, you'll step into the world of the early church, witness the spread of Christendom, and learn about the origins of fundamental church institutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough history presented in a compelling manner

  • By P. Johnson on 01-21-14

very entertaining

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Reviewed: 05-05-17

Good narrator and storytelling ability. He touches on a lot of topics. wish the inquisition was covered more but overall worth the listen.