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  • The Slumber of Christianity

  • Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

As believers, our walk with God is motivated by hope, not the bland, vague notion most people have, but the expectation of an exotic, pleasurable inheritance that guides us and fires our passion...or, at least, should. Ted Dekker has written an expose on the death of pleasure within the Church. Because many of us have set aside hope and the inspired imagination that drives it, Dekker says we have been lulled into a slumber of boredom, even despondency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm waking up!!

  • By Todd S Olsen on 11-14-05

10 stars

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Reviewed: 03-24-18

Great tangible content about how to meditate on the coming kingdom of heaven. There's no need to wait to experience the joy of being in God's presence!

  • Spirit Warriors

  • Strategies for the Battles Christian Men and Women Face Every Day
  • By: Stu Weber
  • Narrated by: Stu Weber
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Pastor and former Green Beret captain Stu Weber reveals the crucial spiritual battles that all Christians face constantly, whether or not they are aware of them. With warm and winning counsel, the best-selling author/speaker warns of the very real perils listeners face, giving them what they need to survive and thrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing!

  • By Selah on 07-12-17

Life changing!

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Reviewed: 07-12-17

This book is inspiring and life changing. It has helped me gain perspective on how to approach life glorifying God. It helped me to understand how Satan manipulated situations so I take my eyes of God and how to approach temptations as a spirit filled warrior.

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  • The World of Biblical Israel

  • By: Cynthia R. Chapman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Cynthia R. Chapman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
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    4 out of 5 stars 153
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    4 out of 5 stars 150

From Genesis to Job, the Hebrew scriptures contain some of the most influential stories in Western civilization. But what do these stories tell us about daily life in ancient Israel? And why do they still speak to us today? In 24 captivating lectures, Professor Chapman introduces you to the stories of the Judeans in exile and grounds them in their historical context, giving you a grand vision of history as presented in the scriptures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview of ancient Jewish history

  • By Jason Cherniak on 11-10-15

Interesting, if you can stomach the bias.

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Reviewed: 05-24-15

I was excited when I found this course - I thought I would be getting historical and cultural insight into ancient Israel. I got some interesting tidbits, but was distracted by the overtone of cynicism with regard to the Bible as anything beyond rewritten family stories full of propaganda, or "composed" literature. As a believer in the Bible as the Word of God, I felt the delivery to be dismissive and disrespectful of listeners who believe these scriptures to be true and ordained by God. The information could have been communicated entirely apart from these subjective interjections - it didn't add anything to the series to have the obvious personal bias of the lecturer against the validity of scripture as truth coating the delivery, and indeed took away from my experience of this series. By the end, I had given up getting any real content, and resolved that the lectures would be mostly the a retelling of scriptural accounts with the speaker's own thoughts and ideas woven in, full of subtle jabs at its accuracy. One might ask how we can learn ANYTHING from the text, if we are also saying it isn't trustworthy. The duplicity is aggravating, and the lack of integrity saddens me. How disappointing.

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