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    • Confessions

    • A New Translation
    • By: Saint Augustine, Jack Miles - foreward, Peter Constantine - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This long-awaited translation of Confessions, which Stephen Greenblatt describes as central to the legacy of Adam and Eve, enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity. No modern, well-versed literature lover can call her education complete without having listened to Augustine’s Confessions. One of the most original works of world literature, it is the first autobiography ever written, influencing writers from Montaigne to Rousseau, Virginia Woolf to Gertrude Stein.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • SERIOUS Problems in the Constantine work

    • By William Powers on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • God

    • A Biography
    • By: Jack Miles
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls a vast array of learning and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible to illuminate God--and man--with a sense of discovery and wonder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome, Stunning book

    • By David on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Christ

    • A Crisis in the Life of God
    • By: Jack Miles
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Jack Miles's book is a provocative and revisionary look at the life of Jesus, in which many of the most well-worn truths about Christ are recontextualized and revisited. It does not look for the historical Jesus, but takes the Gospels as the sole source about his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very, very thought provoking!

    • By C. Larsen on 02-17-17
    • A Crisis in the Life of God
    • By: Jack Miles
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 11-18-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Christ

    • A Crisis in the Life of God
    • By: Jack Miles
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Five years after his brilliantly successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning book about God as portrayed in the Old Testament, Jack Miles gives us his striking consideration of Christ. He presents Christ as a hero of literature based only in part on the historical Jesus, asking us to take the idea of Christ as God Incarnate not as a dogma of religion but as the premise of a work of art, the New Testament.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging - Confronting - Enlivening

    • By Susan on 10-12-04
    • A Crisis in the Life of God
    • By: Jack Miles
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 04-09-04
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $17.47