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    • Verily, Verily

    • The KJV - 400 Years of Influence and Beauty
    • By: Jon Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    As historian Tony Lane once noted, without the King James Version of the Bible, it can be speculated that, there would be no Paradise Lost... no Pilgrim's Progress... no negro spirituals... no Gettysburg Address. And even though today there are more accurate and contemporary translations of the Bible, the KJV reigns supreme in the English-speaking world. It is printed and circulated more widely than any other version. But how did this remarkable work originate?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting listen

    • By Justin Bellars on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • When Saint Francis Saved the Church

    • How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages
    • By: Jon M. Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Jon M. Sweeney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Francis of Assisi was a rebellious, reveling young man. After a profound conversion experience, he became the most popular saint in history. Jon Sweeney sheds new light on this familiar tale. Moreover, he demonstrates that Francis himself became a conversion experience for all of Christian history, reviving the Church and revolutionizing how we think about the poor and marginalized, our relationship to the created world, and even our own mortality.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Historical?

    • By Michael A. Kelley on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Pope Who Quit

    • A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death and Salvation
    • By: Jon M. Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Jon M. Sweeney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, founder of a religious order, and depending on to whom you talk, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a saint, and possibly the victim of murder. A stroke of fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • passionate, intriguing, inspiring

    • By Andrea on 06-23-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Saint vs. the Scholar

    • The Fight Between Faith and Reason
    • By: Jon M. Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Douglas James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    The year is 1140. Inside an imposing cathedral in France's Champagne region, two of the most recognized men in the world are about to face each other in a contest of wills and a test of faith. On one side is Bernard of Clairvaux, a counselor and selector of popes who will be called "Saint" even before his death. The other is Peter Abelard, widely agreed to be the era's most brilliant thinker, a medieval rock star among students in the universities of Europe and on the Paris social scene.

    Regular price: $20.99