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    • Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

    • The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus, none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith. Now, in Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship. Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ, one that is critical and, at the same time, sustaining. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Heart of Christianity

    • Rediscovering a Life of Faith
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith. For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • book worth rediscovering for both head and heart

    • By connie on 06-30-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Jesus

    • The Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Come to know Jesus as you have never known him before: as a revolutionary prophet with an exciting new moral vision. Top biblical scholar Marcus J. Borg, after a lifetime of work and study, presents a historically accurate Jesus unlike any we have previously seen. This Christ is a charismatic sage and healer who courageously and surprisingly confronts the societal crises of his day, a man living in the power of the spirit and dedicated to radical social change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very important book for today

    • By Curt Curtis on 02-28-16
    • The Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 11-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

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    • Days of Awe and Wonder

    • How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-First Century
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his acclaimed books, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, and Convictions, Marcus J. Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration - a new way of seeing and living the Christian life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A mashup of wisdom

    • By Anonymous User on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Convictions

    • How I Learned What Matters Most
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the renowned Marcus J. Borg shares his "convictions" about Christianity and America, contending that they are both at their best when they focus on hope and transformation, and shares his thoughts on how American Christians can return to what matters most. Meditating on what makes us feel at home, he calls all American Christians to reject divisiveness and exclusivity and create communities that celebrate joy, possibility, and renewal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rehashing of Borg's progressive perspective

    • By David on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Speaking Christian

    • Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Modern Christians are steeped in a language so distorted that it has become a stumbling block to the religion, says internationally renowned Bible scholar Marcus J. Borg. Borg argues that Christianity';s important words, and the sacred texts and stories in which those words are embedded, have been narrowed by a modern framework for the faith that emphasizes sin, forgiveness, Jesus dying for our sins, and the afterlife. Here, Borg employs the "historical-metaphorical" method for understanding Christian language that can restore for us thesewords of power and transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thank God for Marcus Borg. much needed.

    • By Marita Hartmann on 09-15-16
    • Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored
    • By: Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 06-21-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Last Week

    • What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem
    • By: Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Top Jesus scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan join together to reveal a radical and little-known Jesus. As both authors reacted to and responded to questions about Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, they discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events during the week leading up to Jesus's crucifixion. Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic review

    • By Valerie on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The First Christmas

    • What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth
    • By: Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The First Christmas, two of today's top Jesus scholars, Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, join forces to show how history has biased our reading of the nativity story as it appears in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Borg and Crossan help us to see this well-known narrative afresh by answering the question, "What do these stories mean?" in the context of both the first century and the 21st century. They successfully show that the Christmas story, read in its original context, is far richer and more challenging than people imagine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas... Something interesting for everyone

    • By Jacobus on 02-02-12

    Regular price: $21.67