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  • Sex, Abstinence and Happiness | James Nugent

    Sex, Abstinence and Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    Here is a frank discussion about sexual behavior and the consequences of that behavior. It is an argument for saving sexual intercourse for marriage. This short book proposes abstinence as a radical solution to the problems inherent in the now defunct sexual revolution.

  • The Catholic Way of Suffering | James Nugent

    The Catholic Way of Suffering

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    Catholic Christians have a different attitude toward pain, even if it is part of the natural dying process. This little booklet is an attempt to illuminate the Catholic Christian way of facing pain and transform it into a useful and productive time in life. It is a frank discussion. If you have not evolved in your relationship with Jesus, you may find this discussion hard to understand or even offensive. Still, if you listen and then pray you will understand. With understanding may come peace and joy.

    Roman Holiday says: "As soon as you start listening, increase the speed."
  • The Total Catholic Christian | James Nugent

    The Total Catholic Christian

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    I am a devout Roman Catholic. There are at least 21 different sects of Catholicism which claim a union with the Pope. This means that they accept the Pope as the final authority as Christ's representative on Earth. Roman Catholics comprise about 1.2 billion people. I was baptized as an infant, raised in a Catholic home, pray daily, and will die with the Last Rites. It has been a good sacramental life filled with the joy of knowing my savior (Jesus) and the promise of spending an eternity with our loving creator.

  • Catholic, Politically Incorrect and Moral | James Nugent

    Catholic, Politically Incorrect and Moral

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    This is my story of how I became a Right Wing Fundamentalist Roman Catholic and of course a Republican. I eventually became politically incorrect, and finally at peace with my church and my politics.

  • I Speak Esperanto | James Nugent

    I Speak Esperanto

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    I went to learn more about Esperanto, a language that was invented 126 years ago. In the end I found hope for the future.

    Ferdinand Cesarano says: "almost no info about Esperanto; poor pronunciation"
  • Kayak at Dawn | James Nugent

    Kayak at Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Alex More
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    In the still and cool hours before sunrise I have learned a few things about myself and God. It is my hope to share them with you, as I share the experiences which take place in my orange 15' kayak. Take what you like and forget the rest.

  • Are Catholics Going to Hell? | James Nugent

    Are Catholics Going to Hell?

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    In the beginning I used to let my Protestant friends off the hook. They would bash Catholicism while I would say nothing. Then one day after a friend made a particularly bigoted comment I realized that my friend really didn't know any better and he was being thoughtless and hurtful.

  • A Catholic's View of Sin | James Nugent

    A Catholic's View of Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    What follows is a frank discussion about the Catholic view of sin. It can be painful to engage in such a discussion. If we are honest, we are all involved in some aspect of sin. Thankfully Christians have a way out of the destruction, guilt, and misery which sin inflicts on every sinner.

  • The Good News About Being Catholic | James Nugent

    The Good News About Being Catholic

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Joanna Henning
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    There is too much intentional and mistaken misinformation in our present culture about the purposes and practices of modern Catholicism. This had led to endless bigotry and needless hate speech and deeds against Christ's original Church. This little audiobook is an attempt to explain to fellow Christians what it really means to be Roman Catholic. It is not a debate. It's an honest attempt on my part to share. It is not an attempt to convert you to joining the more than 1.2 billion Christians who call themselves Catholic.

  • Social Jujitsu and Powerful Principles for Managing Social Conflict | James Nugent

    Social Jujitsu and Powerful Principles for Managing Social Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    From time to time all of us have social conflicts. Sometimes we are invited to dance with people who have more external power than us, for example, a supervisor or an elder sibling or parent. Sometimes we might be invited to struggle with someone we don’t care so much about; like a stranger or acquaintance or a distant in-law. In either case the choice to engage or abstain is ours. If we engage, it is important to do our best to leave our dance partner some dignity and show some respect.

    medic says: "it's a good starting point"
  • Moving and Starting Fresh | James Nugent

    Moving and Starting Fresh

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    It took the full six weeks for us to move. I took 33 Ford Focus carloads and four full pickup trucks to move all our stuff to our new apartment. I also sent seven pickup trucks to the junk man and numerous carloads of stuff to neighbors and friends. This is the story of a very physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenging time. It took an additional six weeks before we were actually comfortably established in our new luxury apartment. Overall, I would not change a thing.

  • Catholic Marriage and Conflict Resolution | James Nugent

    Catholic Marriage and Conflict Resolution

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By James Nugent
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    If a Catholic couple chooses to avail themselves of the spiritual resources available to a Catholic married couple; the relationship will last a life time and thrive while doing it. A failure of a marriage is directly related to the spiritual heath of the individuals involved. Even if only one of the parties embraces the spiritual principals the marriage can be saved.

  • The Beginning School Counselor | James Nugent

    The Beginning School Counselor

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Doug Miller
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    Congratulations. You have completed a graduate program, and you have decided to serve the needs of students. You will soon learn that it takes tact and skill to be a good school counselor. It also will take some personal fortitude and perhaps a bit of luck in order to be successful and thrive in your chosen field. They probably never mentioned the above to you, but it will be okay if you keep your wits about you.

  • A Little Benedictine Oblate Manual | James Nugent

    A Little Benedictine Oblate Manual

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
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    There are many guides and books that give excellent wisdom for those who would seek to make an offering of their lives to God. Still there is little practical information about how about how to go about the day to day business of being a Benedictine Oblate. This audiobook is an attempt to give practical suggestions to the beginner and the "expert". However, if what you do, gets you closer to God every day, then don't change a thing. But if you need new materials, new practices, new ideas or attitudes; then just consider listening to this audiobook.

    Sam says: "Good (I imagine) if you're a Benedictine Oblate"
  • The Rainbow Road and Other Signs of God's Love | James Nugent

    The Rainbow Road and Other Signs of God's Love

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    For twenty years I searched for my perfect true love. I failed miserably until I asked God to help. Miracles do really happen!

  • A Beach Naturalist on Southern Puget Sound | James Nugent

    A Beach Naturalist on Southern Puget Sound

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Amanda Fugate-Moss
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    In January 2014 I stumbled upon an announcement that the South Sound Estuary Association was looking for volunteer beach naturalist. For $50 I would receive training in beach ecosystems and marine biology. In return I was expected to provide 15 hours of volunteer service to the general public on the local beaches.

  • The Catholic Way of Dying | James Nugent

    The Catholic Way of Dying

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    • By James Nugent
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    For a modern culture that does not highly value life, it is paradoxical that we don't want to talk about the dying process or the possibility of an afterlife. Catholics sometime suffer from the same hesitation about talking about death. Yet the Roman Catholic religion and culture are a constant preparation for that moment when we must trust Jesus for our salvation. All the rituals and sacraments, prepare our minds and hearts for that thing from which there is no escape.

    M. Waters says: "Horrible Narration"
  • An Alternative Boating Guide to Southern Puget Sound | James Nugent

    An Alternative Boating Guide to Southern Puget Sound

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    The far southern reaches of Puget Sound are a beautiful region for sailing, boating, and small craft adventure. Still, people who live there and work there are among the few who get to enjoy it. This alternative guide to the waters of five inlets tells you how and why you might choose to visit these sparsely visited treasures of natural beauty.

  • Advanced Social Jujitsu | James Nugent

    Advanced Social Jujitsu

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Loren Scott
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    The book is called Social Jujitsu and Powerful Principles for Managing Social Conflict by James Nugent. It teaches the three key strategies of evading, deflecting, and redirecting social aggressors. This book moves on to teach about drawing the aggressor in getting them to react to you, putting the aggressor in a double bind, and helping them self-destruct.

  • Happiness Is a Choice | James Nugent

    Happiness Is a Choice

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    This is an attempt to bust myths. There is a myth that we have no control of our personal happiness. The myth is that we are subject to the forces around us much like a stick in the tidal currents. We cannot control other people and things; and so we falsely believe that our personal happiness is just a matter of good fortune. So we falsely believe that some people are fortunate and have reasonably happy live and others are just destined to be miserable.

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