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My Tech-Wise Life

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While most of her peers were obsessed with their iPhones, Instagramming and Snapchatting their lives, and glued to streaming TV, 19-year-old Amy Crouch was growing up with minimal technology. In My Tech-Wise Life, she and her father, Andy Crouch, share how intentional and controlled use of modern devices, apps, and services has helped her avoid many of the negative experiences of her peers and cultivate positive experiences interacting with the real world. With writing that connects on a teen-to-teen level, Amy and Andy unpack tech temptations - such as the temptation to distract ourselves from any potentially boring or awkward situation or to stay up-to-date with every notification and trend - and then offer antidotes that lead to more patience, wisdom, honesty, and wonder in life. If you're in high school or college and devices and social media are affecting your friendships and family life, your sense of self-worth, or even how well you think you know yourself, this book will help you reevaluate your relationship with technology - and renew your relationship with the world around you.

©2020 Amy Crouch; research copyright 2020 by Barna Group (P)2021 eChristian

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Speak Love

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Through funny stories, Scripture, and a Speak Love Revolution challenge that could help you change the lives of every person you see, tweet, or message for the better, best-selling author Annie F. Downs explores the difference you can make when you speak love to others, to God, and to yourself. This expanded version of Speak Love: Includes 12 chapters that highlight a relatable topic, a Scripture verse, thoughts from the author, a prayer, journal prompts, and a motivational challenge to say, write, tweet, or post something that will change lives for the better Includes 30 bonus devotions to encourage personal growth and self-confidence Includes a beautiful ribbon marker Is perfect for book clubs, Bible study groups, and youth group discussions Is a thoughtful gift for young women ages 13 and up who are ready to speak love and speak life The question is, are you ready to use the power of your words to make a real difference in the world? This newly revised edition of Speak Love sparks the perfect motivation to use your powerful and loving voice for good. Start your Speak Love journey today! Also includes journaling space and prompts in the included Adobe PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Annie F. Downs (P)2020 Zondervan

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Perfectly Unique

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Stop wishing your body was something it’s not. Start embracing every part of you just as it was designed. Your body is a sacred treasure, a worshipful instrument, and a unique masterpiece! That’s a pretty big deal. But sometimes it feels confusing, awkward, and flawed. The truth is: You and your body, all of it, are important and beautiful, designed especially by God with a specific plan and purpose. Each chapter in Perfectly Unique focuses on a different part of your body and the potential it has for helping grow your faith. With wisdom and compassion, author Annie F. Downs will help you: Stop being so hard on yourself Stop wishing you were designed differently Stop comparing yourself to others Stop criticizing the young woman you see in the mirror every day Start honoring yourself instead Ultimately, Perfectly Unique will not only help you understand the reasons God made you the way you are, it will empower you to embrace and celebrate (yes, celebrate!) each and every part of you. Reflection questions, some of Annie’s favorite recipes and music, and helpful tools to help you view yourself the way God does are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 Annie F. Downs (P)2019 Zonderkidz

Narrator: Annie Downs
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face

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"Why wait for something when I can enjoy it now?"  "The images don't really affect me...do they?"  "And how could smoking a little weed really be bad when it's becoming legalized everywhere?"  "I'd like to tell you I don't care what others think, but honestly, I want to be liked."  Maybe you're thinking, "I've had one...maybe even a few, of these thoughts, and I don't know how to even begin to deal with them."  The good news? You're not alone. And there is a way to fight these battles head-on, overcoming the past, pressing forward, and becoming the person God designed you to be.  So what's a guy to do? Join youth culture expert and author of the popular Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket, Jonathan McKee, as he gets real about the four common battles every young man will encounter in his life: sexual temptation, screens, controlled substances, and self-esteem. With humor and honesty, McKee once again offers up practical, spiritual advice filled with real-world applications to help you face today's distractions.

©2019 Jonathan McKee (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Fire in the Heart

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A 15-year-old boy is walking through a swirling fog on his way to school when a voice calls out, "Come here. We need to talk." Out of the mist emerges an old man with a white beard. He is a fantastic figure, as wizardly as Merlin, as wise as Socrates, as peaceful as Buddha. Whoever he is, the old man has appeared on that very day to change the boy's life.  "You are old enough to learn about things," he says mysteriously. "And who is going to teach you but me?"  The old man gives the boy four days of "soul training", a time of riddles, tricks, parables, and incredible twists that brings out surprising answers to each of four burning questions about spirituality:  Do I have a soul? How do wishes come true? What is the supreme force in the universe? How can I change the world? "The old man with the white beard showed me the spiritual side of life," writes Deepak Chopra, "where real passion and excitement come from. So before you begin, take a deep breath. This story could turn out to be yours."

©2004, 2006, 2008 Deepak Chopra (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Deepak Chopra
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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Rebel's Guide to Spirituality

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Have you ever felt lost? Like you’re not where you belong? All you know is that you’re not there. Don’t worry. Even if you feel like you’re too old to change, it’s never too late. The life you really want is closer than you think! You just need to reconnect with yourself and your purpose... In this new book, Rebel’s Guide to Spirituality you’ll go on a journey from lost 20-year-old to a spiritual powerhouse, able to manifest the life you love! No matter what age you are or where you’re at in you life. Rebel’s Guide to Spirituality isn’t just a simple self-discovery or trauma healing book. It’s written for you! Think of it as your guide to healing your inner being, so happiness becomes you. The truth is...the life you dream of is easier to get than you’ve ever imagined. All you have to do is manifest it! And you’re already manifesting everyday... Even if you don’t realize it. The life you’re living now is one you’ve attracted. It’s not your fault though. You probably didn’t even realize you had that power. The truth is that you’re living in the results of the affirmations and mantras you repeat every day. Have you ever read a book and felt like you only got enough information to need more help? I think we all have. Honestly, it takes more than just words to make a change. It takes action! To take action, you need the tools to do it right. So Rebel’s Guide to Spirituality is packed full of the exercises that will motivate you to put these lessons to work in your life every day! At the end of every chapter, you’ll find exactly what you need to put the lesson to work in your life immediately.

©2021 Ania Halama (P)2021 Ania Halama

Narrator: Ania Halama
Author: Ania Halama
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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The Teen's Guide to Social Media...and Mobile Devices

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Ever regret something you’ve posted? Honestly? How smart are you being when it comes to streaming, messaging, gaming, commenting...?  The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices will help you navigate the digital world with 21 refreshingly honest and humorous tips that will not only inform, but that also just might change the way you think about your social media interaction.   Twenty-one real-life tips, including.... Know the app before you snap.  Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want Grandma, your boss, and Jesus seeing! (Jesus is on Insta, you know!)  Peek at your privacy settings...so you know who’s peeking at you.  Take more “selflessies”.  Press pause before you post.  And many more will provide just the information you need to post wisely in an insecure world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2017 Jonathan McKee (P)2021 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Adam Verner
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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Let's Be Real

1 rating

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From singer, model, and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real, honest conversational audiobook that doesn’t hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha’s view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha’s real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will help listeners see that living a “real” life is the best life.

©2018 Thomas Nelson (P)2018 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Natasha Bure
Author: Natasha Bure
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Live

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Live, the newest audiobook from New York Times best-selling author and popular social media presence Sadie Robertson, addresses life's weightiest matters and choices in fun, practical, and biblical ways and leads listeners to engage with God's truth and light in a world that is growing more and more confusing. There's a big difference between being alive and knowing how to truly live. To be alive is something that happens to you. But to truly live is something you get to choose each day. As Robertson says, "When you truly learn to live the life God offers, your whole existence becomes a verb." In Live, Sadie Robertson inspires us to thrive in the life God gave us by making choices that will lead us into the fullness He has for us, not into the emptiness the world offers. Live shows us how we can find a rich and rewarding life when we choose to wholeheartedly embrace God's ways and God's truth. Moments of decision greet everyone, sometimes on a more-than-daily basis. Some of those decisions are minor and others are life altering, but all serve as stepping-stones to peace, joy, and fullness or to disappointment and emptiness. Sadie is passionate about inspiring a generation to live in that fullness every day. The audiobook includes material on overcoming jealousy, finding confidence, dealing with haters, waiting on God, living in the moment, discovering the power of words, and knowing how to tell the difference between what leads to life and what leads to death - so young people can make the best choices. Whether you have a long-time relationship with God or are new to faith, Live is a joyful encouragement to make the most of each moment, to make wise decisions, and to always seek the truth of God's Word. Filled with stories and biblical principles, Live celebrates what everyone has in common - the opportunity to not simply be alive but to truly live. 

©2020 Sadie Robertson and Beth Clark (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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What Your Walk Says About How You Roll

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The way you walk reveals things about your personality. What does your walk say about you? Find simple steps young adults should know to add confidence, happiness and fulfillment to their daily walk.  We are in a world that is more connected than ever before, yet some feel they are alone, unworthy, or without purpose. Mark Twain said, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." You are not far off from your "why". Consider a walk that Genesis 6:9 calls "Walking with God." What does that mean? We will see reasons and reminders for what that can mean and how this walk equals a more happy, confident, and fulfilling life.  The principles in this book are beneficial for every listener. I wrote this as if I was writing to myself as a young person, so it is primarily useful for young people. You will also add action, purpose, and direction in your life with simple steps found in the G.I.V.E. acronym, which is a way to truly receive what is priceless in the future and right now.

©2020 Jon Cooper (P)2020 Jon Cooper

Narrator: Jon Cooper
Author: Jon Cooper
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Soul Surfer Devotions

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Her story is amazing enough to inspire a major motion picture. Back on the surfboard just one month after losing her arm in a shark attack, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton became the cover girl of courage, inspiring millions around the world. In this devotional, Bethany speaks straight to her “soul sisters,” teen girls, about the challenges of facing your fears, living your faith, and letting God take you on an epic ride. Flip through the pages to read about how to stand up for your faith, make a difference, and avoid wipeouts. Read Bethany’s prayers and then journal your own. Learn about the highs of extreme sports and extreme faith.

©2011 Bethany Hamilton (P)2011 Oasis

Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Radiant

2 ratings

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Did you know that God’s light can shine through every facet of your identity? Radiant is an invitation for teen girls and young women to enjoy a candid conversation on identity with best-selling author Priscilla Shirer. You’ll hear reflections on life lessons she’s gathered from her teen years until now. She’ll show you how the light of God’s Word shaped her identity, and she’ll teach you how it can change and shape your life as well. The culture will try to define you, but this world is starving for something different that comes only from the creative genius of your God. You were created to reflect His light.... You were created to be radiant.

©2019 B&H Publishing Group (P)2019 B&H Publishing Group

Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Teen Soul: Real-Life Stories by Real Teens

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Every day you are faced with choices about friends, school, work, family obligations, and the future. It isn't always easy to know which direction to take, and if you do make a mistake, then what?

©2012 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Angela Starling
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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You Have a Brain

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Eight proven principles to help you overcome self-doubt, conquer your fear of the future, reverse negative thoughts about yourself, and hurdle any other obstacles standing between you and your dreams. Instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future.  In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. - Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-depth learning, and God - and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. Through the advice and real-world examples laid out here, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success.  You Have a Brain: Includes discussion questions at the back of the audiobook Unpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: talent, honesty, insight, strong people skills, knowledge, books, in-depth learning, and God Is authored by Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, and current secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Teaches great life lessons for young men and women Is the perfect gift for high school and college graduations, birthdays, and confirmations and a great addition to YA book clubs and YA study groups

©2015 American Business Collaborative, LLC. (P)2015 Zondervan

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Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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True Purity

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Purity. What exactly is it? According to best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco, purity is far more than abstinence from sex or other sexual activities. It's not about rules. It's not a list of don'ts. It's not about scare tactics, teen pregnancy statistics, or warnings about STDs. And it's not ruined the moment we mess up. It goes way deeper than that. In their honest, down-to-earth style that teens trust, Hayley and Michael explain that purity starts in the heart and involves every thought, desire, and action - not just sex. They show that purity isn't just for the superspiritual, but that it is a daily choice that every teen must make. And most importantly, they show teens that it's never too late to become pure and that lost purity can be redeemed through God's grace.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

Narrator: Hayley DiMarco
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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Congratulations...You're Gifted!

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Based on the popular S.H.A.P.E. book for adults, this teen version walks through the same process of discovery with students. Written by the best-selling author and pastor at Saddleback Church, Doug Fields, this book will help teenagers understand who they are, how they can serve, and why they serve.

©2008 Doug Fields (P)2008 Zondervan

Narrator: S. A. Rogers
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Things I Wish I Knew

Summary

The author wrote the book to help pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults to navigate throughout life’s circumstances and obstacles.

©2020 LaDonna M Cook (P)2020 LaDonna M Cook

Narrator: Syi Fossitt
Length: 29 mins
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You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Want to change the world? Did you know You Were Made to Make a Difference? This adaptation of Outlive Your Life for teens offers practical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that. Teens learn that God can use them to make a difference right now. He wants to use them today, without waiting for them to be older, stronger, richer, or even more "together". God can use their minds, their spirits, and their hands and feet to make permanent change for his kingdom. Also included are valuable resources, interesting facts about the needy in the world and how little it takes to make a big difference, and other interactive elements such as journaling opportunities for writing personal ideas and service goals. Teens will learn that their role in life is bigger than themselves, and that they're not too young to make a difference for God. Meets national education standards.

©2010 Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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Redefining Beautiful

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Not feeling very beautiful? Learn what beauty is from God's perspective. Revolve speaker Jenna Lucado has teamed up with her dad, Max Lucado, to bring girls a fresh perspective on what they need to live a life of peace, joy, and confidence. What does God see when He looks at them? And how does a girl catch that vision? Jenna reveals life accessories that are essential, and which single accessory is a real must-have to give teens a look they love - a look that says they are comfortable with who they are and secure and confident. What's the all-important accessory? Love from a father. But what happens when there is no loving father in sight, no daddy to tell them they are beautiful? Through conversational "girl time" Jenna reveals that when we look to God as our Father, He can change our focus, our look, and our lives. With affirmation from Max, Redefining Beautiful will change the way girls look at God, themselves, and the people around them. Revolve speaker Jenna Lucado has teamed up with her dad, Max Lucado, to bring girls a fresh perspective on what they need to live a life of peace, joy, and confidence. What does God see when He looks at them? And how does a girl catch that vision? Jenna reveals life accessories that are essential, and which single accessory is a real must-have to give teens a look they love - a look that says they are comfortable with who they are and secure and confident. What's the all-important accessory? Love from a father. But what happens when there is no loving father in sight, no daddy to tell them they are beautiful?

©2009 Jenna Lucado Bishop and Max Lucado (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Jenna Lucado
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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The Chase

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Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky couldn't have dreamed a better love story for themselves had it been scripted by a best-selling novelist like Kelsey's mom, Karen Kingsbury. In fact if you asked them, Kyle and Kelsey would name God as the author of their story. And they're glad they trusted him to write it for them. Unfortunately, too many girls hoping for their own happily ever afters have taken matters into their own hands, chasing after boys when they should be chasing after God. And that inevitably leads to heartache, low self-esteem, and poor choices as girls give in to pressure from media and peers to look and act a certain way to attract guys. Kyle and Kelsey want girls to know that it's never too late to trust God with their love lives, that wherever they are, there's always hope for the future. Through their own story and the stories of others who long for love, they show girls how to put God first, how to value and protect their purity, how to deal with loneliness and bullying, and how to see themselves as God does - a one-in-a-million girl who deserves no less than God's best.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Show Up for Your Life

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From popular author Chrystal Evans Hurst comes Show Up for Your Life, a topical YA book that empowers listeners and reminds individuals who they are in God’s eyes.  Chrystal keeps it real, exploring the daily ups and downs of life as a young adult today. Listeners will discover how to shift their focus from everyday moments gone wrong to a mindset that celebrates the simple yet beautiful things in life. Chrystal’s conversational tone, honesty, and humble wisdom make this book perfect for YA listeners who seek to be all God intended them to be while living a positive, impactful life. Show Up for Your Life: What the Girl You’ll Be Tomorrow Wants You to Know Today includes stories from Chrystal’s adventuresome life geared specifically for listeners 13 and up and touches on content related to the number one adult nonfiction best seller, She’s Still There. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Chrystal Evans Hurst (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

Summary

When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know", the post went viral and was shared 74,000 times on Facebook and pinned 20,000 times on Pinterest. Obviously her message strikes a chord. This nonfiction book for teen and tween girls expands on these 10 truths and can reach the hearts of both mothers and daughters. Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media fiascos. Kari wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity or their futures to find love, acceptance, and security. Her 10 truths include: Kindness is more important than popularity. People peak at different times of life. Trust God's plan for you. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise you'll never stick to your guns. You were born to fly. Filled with practical advice and loving support, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.

©2014 Kari Kampakis (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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Love Riot

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Young people are walking away from the church and those still in the church often struggle with indifference about their faith. But it doesn't have to be this way. It's time for a revolution, a holy uprising. A riot. With passion and authenticity, teen author Sara Barratt calls on her generation to reject apathy and embrace a daring, costly faith. Not content with safe religion that demands nothing of us, Sara shows teens how they can stop giving in to the status quo and devote themselves fully to Christ, following him no matter what their friends do or the culture around them does.  She challenges them to give everything over - their comfort zones, their time, their loyalties, their pride - and discover that in losing control they are gaining the life that was meant for them all along.  Love Riot is a battle cry from one teen to another to embrace a life of wholehearted commitment and relentless abandon for Christ...no matter the cost.

©2020 Sara Barratt (P)2020 Baker Publishing Group

Narrator: Erin Spencer
Author: Sara Barratt
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Revealed

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Who am I? It’s a question you might ask yourself a lot, and this book for teen guys and young men will lead you through an investigation to find the answers. You’ll learn that your identity is much more than your grades, your looks, or your athletic skills. The only One who truly knows you and defines you is the One who created you. Revealed will give you answers about who you are and where you’re going, leading you to uncover your true Christ-shaped identity.

©2019 B&H Publishing Group (P)2019 B&H Publishing Group

Narrator: Adam Verner
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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What Do We Do With the Bible?

4 ratings

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What do we do with the Bible? Does this ancient, sometimes violent and contradictory text have anything to teach us today?  Selective use of scripture - by preachers and politicians alike - has been employed to justify violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia...the list goes on. Still, we believe the Bible has something important to say. How can we read it in a contemplative and intelligent way? In What Do We Do with the Bible?, Richard Rohr answers just this question. He offers a methodology of hermeneutics (interpretation) that creates a foundation for a hopeful and cosmic vision - incarnation from beginning to end of time. (He explores this vision further in The Universal Christ).  In particular, Father Richard focuses on Jesus' own method of using his Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus read between the lines to find and follow God's mercy, inclusion, and compassionate justice. For him, everything came down to relationship and transformation.

©2018 Center for Action and Contemplation (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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The Wisdom of No Escape

14 ratings

Summary

It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves, and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chödrön shows us how. When we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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The Dhammapada, The Udana, The Itivuttaka

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The Dhammapada, a collection of 423 verses in 26 chapters, is perhaps the most famous of all Buddhist texts. It presents the Buddha’s teachings in a clear and highly accessible form and has been used for personal instruction and teaching for centuries throughout the Buddhist world. It comes from the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon and is here collected with two other key texts from the same source. The Udana (‘inspired utterance’) contains stories from the Buddha’s life, each of which conclude with a verse. Among these are Bahiya of the bark-cloth and Meghiya, who wanted to meditate but had, perhaps, chosen an inappropriate time. The Itivuttaka (‘it was said’) was reputedly recited to a queen at court by a lay female disciple of the Buddha who had listened to him teach. It is a collection of 112 short discourses and is, again, very clear in form.

©1997 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2015 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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The Light of Yoga Collection - Chandogya Upanishad

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The Upanishads are an assortment of texts central to Hinduism (or the Sanatan Dharma) recorded from oral traditions. They contain the philosophical principles and concepts of Hinduism, including karma (right action), brahman (ultimate reality), the atman (true Self or soul), moksha (liberation from the cycle of reincarnation) and other complex Vedic doctrines which explain Self-realization through the ancient yoga system and other meditational and service practices. "Upanishad" is a Sanskrit word which translates to “sitting at the feet of” or “sitting down near." This alludes to receiving wisdom and guidance humbly from a realized guru. There are more than 200 Upanishads. Thirteen of these include the core philosophical teachings of what we now call Hinduism. The philosophical concepts contained in the Upanishads are principal to the Sanatan Dharma, but many are also shared with Buddhism and Jainism. The deeply poetic texts govern ideals of ultimate Self-realization as well as concepts of non-violence, compassion, charity and self-restraint as ethical concerns. Beautifully presented by Jagannatha Dasa and the artists and devotees of the Vedic Preservation Society here is an audiobook which not only entertains, enlightens, and deeply informs but just might positively change your life forever, for the better.

Public Domain (P)2018 Inner Lion Media

Author: Unknown
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Where Was God?

Summary

This book is not intended for everyone. This book is not long. It is intended for those who feel lost, alone, or that God has abandoned them. This book tells about my journey and the path that I took. Why would God be so far away when I needed him the most? It was at the end of this path that I found my truth.

©2016 Jeremy Hewett (P)2016 Jeremy Hewett

Narrator: Rick lillard
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Magical Stories of The Vedas The Divine Pastimes of Sri Krishna - Enlightening Tales of the Supreme

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“If a person hears about, glorifies, meditates upon, worships or simply offers great respect to the Supreme Lord Krishna, who is situated within the heart, the Lord will remove from his mind the contamination accumulated during many thousands of lifetimes.” (A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) Krishna - the name itself is somehow transcendental and evokes a certain distant familiarity and evocative longing. In fact, it is said the name of Krishna is non-different from Himself. The ancient Vedic Scriptures also confirm that Krishna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is therefore present in the sound vibration of His holy name. If Krishna’s name, and indeed Sanskrit itself, has this non-dual nature wherein that which is named and the name is one and the same, then the aspiring devotional yogi, can, by simply chanting Krishna’s name, either by itself or via the iconic Maha Mantra: "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare", actually associate eternally with the Lord via this unique transcendental sound vibration.  This has been the way of Bhakti Yoga in the Vaishnava tradition for over 5,000 years. To further extrapolate this mystical ideal, it is said by sages everything relating to Sri Sri Radha Krishna has the same liberating potency including Their transcendental pastimes on this earth in Their many forms. This inspirational, devotional, entertaining, one of a kind, genuinely mystical audiobook presents Bhagavan Sri Krishna in his many alluring and mystifying incarnations (known as Das Avatar) accompanied by an amazing production of sound effects, music and other talented performers which help tell these ancient fascinating tales so well.  Here is the perfect audio companion for every serious aspiring yogi, confirmed devotee, student of eastern philosophy, curious commuter, or indeed anyone wishing to broaden the awareness of their true spiritual nature of the elemental essence of Sat Chit Ananda or eternity.

Public Domain (P)2019 Icon Audio Books

Narrator: Jagannatha Dasa
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

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Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to get only half the story. The Eastern intellectual tradition has made just as important a contribution - and is also the product of thousands of years of cumulative thought by a distinct group of brilliant thinkers. Their ideas demonstrate wholly different ways of approaching and solving the same fundamental issues that concerned the West's greatest thinkers, such as the existence of God, the meaning of life and the nature of truth and reality. This epic and comprehensive 36-lecture examination of the East's most influential philosophers and thinkers - from a much-honored teacher and scholar - offers a thought-provoking look at the surprising connections and differences between East and West. By introducing you to the people-including The Buddha, Ashoka, Prince Shotoku, Confucius, and Gandhi - responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, it will strengthen your knowledge of cultures that play increasingly important roles in our globalized 21st-century world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2011 The Great Courses

Narrator: Grant Hardy
Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
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In the World, but Not of It

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Experience a new way of being in the world but not of it! Walk the awakened path in our technologically centered culture! It seems the further the world advances, the harder it becomes to lead a life that is centered in love, graciousness, and compassion. That is until now... In In the World, but Not of It, spiritual trailblazer Dr. David Hawkins shares timely insights on why generating spiritual experiences using isolated techniques provides only temporary awakenings. And he explains how to turn normal activities into your spiritual practice. Dr. Hawkins provides example after example of practical things you can do in a variety of everyday situations to reach advanced states of consciousness. You'll experience great joy as you practice being in the world but not of it. Plus you'll discover... How you can help raise the consciousness of the world Why being accountable for your choices and actions is central to your spiritual evolution How to make sure that you're not fooling yourself about the responsibility (or lack thereof) that you take for your life How you should deal with people who are not very conscious What things you should embrace and what you should avoid in our technologically advanced world How to avoid getting overly stressed by change And much more This extraordinary program captures Dr. Hawkins' startling brilliance, infectious humor, and deep understanding of walking the awakened path as a citizen of the world. He doesn't share theory in this program. He has one objective: to save you as much suffering as possible by giving you practical tools and suggestions that lead to immense spiritual growth and the joy that comes with it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 David R. Hawkins (P)2008 Nightingale Conant

Narrator: David Hawkins
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Playing God

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Throughout time, leaders at the pinnacle of power - popes and kings, presidents and prime ministers, czars and generals - have subscribed to the belief that they can change the course of history, not by the force of arms, but through charm, skillful negotiation, honesty, deceit, and all the other arts of peaceful human exchange. Charles Mee, Jr. reproduces seven singular moments when heads of state have come together to decide the future of the world. He examines the uses of summitry, from the directness of Pope Leo's confrontation with Attila the Hun near Rome to Henry VIII and Francis I's meeting on the Field of the Cloth of Gold; from the surprise encounter between Cortes and Montezuma to the intricacies negotiated by Metternich and Talleyrand at the Congress of Vienna; from the ironies of Wilson, Clemenceau and Lloyd George's summit at the Paris Peace Conference to the unintended consequences of Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt's gathering at Yalta; and finally to Gorbachev's desperate appeal to the G7 nations in London to be included in their powerful club. Mee peeks through the curtains of diplomacy to reveal the hidden agendas and the glorious personalities at work. Taken together, these seven fateful moments are bracing and humbling reminders of the enormous complexity and mystery of human affairs.

©1993 by Charles L. Mee, Jr. (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: James Armstrong
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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The Tongue - A Creative Force

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Words are the most powerful things in the universe! The words you speak will either put you over in life or hold you in bondage. Many people have been held captive in their circumstances by their own words. The absence of God's word in your life will rob you of faith in his ability. Receive from God! Put yourself in a position to receive God's best for you by speaking his Word. God's creative power is still just as it was in the beginning of time when he stood there and said, "Light-be," and light was. His word spoken from your mouth and conceived in your heart become a spiritual force releasing his ability within you. Creative power in you! Man was created in the image of God and his likeness. Learn to speak his faith-filled words to your situation and see your life transformed. Allow God's creative power to flow from you. "I have told my people they can have what they say, but my people are saying what they have".

©2012 Charles Capps (P)2019 Harrison House Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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The Art of Listening Prayer

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Grab your prayer journal and start listening to what God wants to say to you today. What if you could hear from God directly, just as you would from a close friend? Are you satisfied with a seemingly one-way conversation with God? Do you ever wonder if he really wants to hear from you? The Art of Listening Prayer is about what it really means to have a personal relationship with God. If God loves his people, maybe it means that he wants to speak one-on-one with us, and if that’s true, shouldn’t our first priority be to learn how to hear from him? Explore what it means to experience prayer that really is two-way. Using the Bible as a foundation, you can go way beyond theory and grow in this practice of listening prayer. God wants to speak to you, and at the end of this thirty-day devotional, you will not only learn how to draw closer to him, you'll be equipped with a practical process to hear from him on a daily basis.

©2014 Seth Barnes (P)2019 Seth Barnes

Narrator: Mike Carnes
Author: Seth Barnes
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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Mindful Living

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Mindfulness, teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, is like the power of the sun: It illuminates the parts of your life that are in darkness. Instead of suppressing anger, fear, and guilt, mindfulness welcomes all experience. Mindful Living is a special gift-boxed collection of this beloved Zen master's most popular audio sessions, with heartfelt advice on coming fully alive to yourself and the world. The set includes: The Art of Mindful Living - Thich Nhat Hanh shows you how to use mindfulness to welcome all aspects of experience, even the most challenging parts Teachings on Love - In the Buddhist tradition, genuine love comprises four qualities: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom, and here you will learn how to enrich relationships of every kind with these transcendent qualities Touching the Earth - Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Chân Không teach an ancient Buddhist practice to unify body and mind in an exquisite gesture of spiritual surrender.

©2007 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2007 Thich Nhat Hanh

Narrator: Thich Nhat Hanh
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Sufis: The People of the Path Vol. 1

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Sufism - a Matter of the Heart: Sufism, also called “Islamic Mysticism” is a belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. Osho has spoken in a number of series on this beautiful tradition - which he compares with other spiritual and religious traditions - elaborating the underlying essence to an international audience. Osho brings the listener in contact with Sufism through his experiential sharing. "I am not really talking on Sufism. I will be talking Sufism. If you are ready, if you are ready to go into this adventure, then you will attain to a taste of it. It is something that will start happening in your heart. It is something like a bud opening. You will start feeling a certain sensation in the heart - as if something is becoming alert, awake there; as if the heart has been asleep for long and now? - the first glimmer of the morning - and there you will have the taste." (Osho) Chapter 1: A Rare Kind of Magic Chapter 2: The Invisible Ones Chapter 3: Tariqa - The Method Chapter 4: Love Cannot Deliver the Goods Chapter 5: Singing Silence Chapter 6: The Passion for the Impossible Chapter 7: From Robopathology to Awareness Chapter 8: The Subtle Ego Chapter 9: The Real Miracles Chapter 10: The Original Signature Chapter 11: Life Is a Luxury Chapter 12: The Instant Pathology Chapter 13: Judge Ye Not Chapter 14: The Tug of War Chapter 15: Adding Oil to the Fire Chapter 16: Making the Circle Complete

©1977 OSHO International Foundation (P)2008 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 25 hrs and 59 mins
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How to Know God

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You don't have to believe in God in order to experience God. (Deepak Chopra) The celebrated author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success has created his most ambitious and important work yet, a runaway international best seller that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to rethink their concept of God. According to Chopra, the brain is hardwired to know God. The human nervous system has seven biological responses that correspond to seven levels of divine experience. These are shaped not by any one religion (they are shared by all faiths), but by the brain's need to take an infinite, chaotic universe and find meaning in it. How to Know God describes the quest each of us is on, whether we realize it or not. For, as Chopra puts it, "God is our highest instinct to know ourselves."  This audiobook makes a dramatic and enduring contribution to that knowledge. 

©2007 Deepak Chopra (P)2007 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained

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Listeners will be awakened by deep spiritual truths within this famous poem as Walters sings the verses, reads the quatrains, and follows each with Yogananda's expanded, clarified meaning.

©1999 Clarity Sound & Light. All rights reserved. (P)1999 Clarity Sound & Light. All rights reserved.

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Chakra Healing for Beginners

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Are you looking for ways to truly be healthy - both in mind and in body? Then keep reading because this is the book that you have been waiting for. This audiobook is made to serve as your guide in your meditative journey. Here, we’ll talk all about the importance of the chakra system, what each chakra point represents, why you should care about these energy centers, and the benefits you get when you're trying to achieve a more holistic and well-balanced chakra system. Moreover, if you are looking for a step-by-step guided meditation and basic self-healing techniques, then you might as well listen through the entire thing.  Our goal for this book is for it to serve as a beginner’s guide to those who wish to get to know more about what the chakra framework can offer them. Of course, we understand that there will be doubts at first, which is why we have ensured to provide you with certain scientific facts and have explained certain concepts using a more scientific approach so that you are better able to disregard any confusions, uncertainties, and suspicions when it comes to balancing your chakras.  Inside you will find:  What no one tell you about chakras and chakra meditation How to effectively awaken your seven chakras and get the best benefits What you need to know about your third eye and how to successfully open it What you need to know about chakra healing and the power of its energy Common symptoms of unbalanced chakras Basic self-healing techniques including ways to work with your chakras in order to re-align your entire chakra system Step-by-step guided meditation and more tips on how to do it properly Top 25 benefits of clearing and balancing your chakras Various meditation poses you can use Crystals for chakra balancing Food for your chakras And more.... If you are looking to start your chakra meditative journey, get started by buying this book today!

©2019 Aura Pearce (P)2019 Aura Pearce

Narrator: Ashley Grayson
Author: Aura Pearce
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Chasing the Dragon

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One woman's struggle against the darkness of Hong Kong's drug dens. Until it was pulled down, the Walled City was Hong Kong's most foreboding territory. It was a lawless place, dominated by the Triads, and which the police hesitated to enter. Strangers were unwelcome. Drug smuggling and heroin addiction flourished, as did prostitution and pornography, extortion and fear.  When Jackie Pullinger set sail from England in 1966 she had no idea that God was calling her to the Walled City. Yet, as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal Triad gangsters were converted, prostitutes quit, and Jackie discovered a new treatment for drug addiction: baptism in the Holy Spirit.

©2006 Jackie Pullinger with Andrew Quicke (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Deryn Edwards
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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The Dhammapada Vol. 3

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The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of Gautama the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures. This is volume three of a 12-volume series of Osho Talks, where Osho brings Buddha's Dhammapada into the 21st century, opening them for a new understanding for contemporary mankind. In alternating chapters Osho comments on specific sutras of Buddha and responds to questions from his audience, deepening the understanding of these timeless works. "My talking on Buddha is not just a commentary: It is creating a bridge. Buddha is one of the most important masters who has ever existed on the Earth - incomparable, unique." The setting of these talks is an open-air auditorium at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India. Osho and his audience sit surrounded by trees and the elements of nature - the chirping of birds, wind, and the cracking bamboo as well as the distant sound of the local Pune-Mumbai morning train are all parts of these recordings and give them a truly existential flavor. Osho employs his penetrating insight and wonderful humor to remove the dust of many misunderstandings gathered on Buddha's teachings and again emphasizes meditation over dogma, meditation being Buddha's greatest contribution to the development of human consciousness. "Buddha transformed the word meditation. Meditation had always been something of the mind, and Buddha brought a new quality, so totally new, diametrically opposite to the old meaning: He said meditation means a state of no mind. It is not concentration; it is not contemplation. It is not thinking; it is not thinking about God. It is not even prayer, because thinking is of the head, intellectual; prayer is emotional. That is another side of the head, not very far away from it - a different language used by another part of the head." Osho Talks are "meditating talks", allowing the listener an experience of meditation. These words of Buddha come from eternal silence. They can reach you only if you receive them in silence.

©1979 Osho International Foundation (P)2016 Osho International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
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The Jewel Tree of Tibet

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Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word. As a young seeker almost 40 years ago, Thurman first journeyed to Dharamsala, where he became the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Now, Thurman guides you lucidly through the unifying principles of Tibetan Buddhism's many branches. You will discover Tibetan Buddhism's detailed map of the "bliss state of enlightenment", the principles of tantra for opening the doors to "infinite compassion and continuity", and how to overcome the dangers of the spiritual quest to discover states of consciousness that transcend even death. Finally, here is Robert Thurman on audio, offering a rich and intellectually riveting retreat program, complete with many specific meditations and spiritual practices to fully immerse you in the mysteries of The Jewel Tree of Tibet. More than nine hours of compelling study with one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest teachers. LEARN MORE ABOUT: Eleven steps to create the spirit of enlightenment, here and now The truths of Padmasambhava, Naropa, Tsong Khapa, and other legendary sages Guided meditations to experience the blessings of "the wish-fulfilling gem tree"

©2001 Robert Thurman

Narrator: Robert Thurman
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Already Free

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Different Paths, Different Strengths Freedom from unnecessary suffering is the goal of both Buddhism and modern psychotherapy, yet each approaches this intention from a very different perspective. "Buddhist practice helps us awaken to a well-being that is independent of our circumstances," explains Bruce Tift, "while Western psychotherapy helps us bring our disowned experience into awareness in order to live in a more skillful and satisfying way." On Already Free, this therapist and Buddhist practitioner opens a fresh dialogue between these two perspectives, and explores how each provides us with essential keys to experiencing full presence and aliveness. Practical Tools and Wisdom from the Eastern and Western Traditions Buddhism gives us powerful tools for breaking free of our own identity drama and our fascination with day-to-day problems, yet it does not address how early childhood experience shapes our adult lives. Western psychotherapy provides a wide range of proven techniques for understanding and untangling the development of our neurotic patterns, but it is only beginning to recognize the powerful impact of exploring awareness itself."These two approaches sometimes contradict and sometimes support each other," Tift explains. "When used together, they can help us open to all of life in all its richness, its disturbances, and its inherent completeness. "With a keen understanding of the wisdom of East and West, and a special focus on working with intimate relationships as a pathway to spiritual awakening, Bruce Tift presents seven immersive sessions of insights, wisdom, and practical instruction for realizing the fundamental freedom that is your birthright. The Developmental Approach - why we still use our childhood survival skills after we outgrow them The Fruitional Approach - Buddhist wisdom on finding liberation without resolving our historic issues Relationships and Awakening - practices for couples to develop "healthy intimacy" and welcome connection and separateness Why we use "neurotic organization" to limit our life experience, and how to challenge this self-perpetuating process

©2011 Bruce Tift (P)2011 Bruce Tift

Narrator: Bruce Tift MA
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Buddhism

30 ratings

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Buddhism has captivated many millions of people around the world, its vitality and adaptability enabling it to transform the civilizations of India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, and also become a lively component in the cultures of Europe, Australia, and the Americas. But have you ever wondered how a religion that doesn't even have a god could have accomplished this? Now you have the opportunity to have your questions answered, as this series of 24 lectures by an award-winning teacher traces the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. You'll learn the astonishing story of Siddhartha Gautama - who was to become the Buddha, or "enlightened one" - the Indian prince who abandoned wife, son, and a privileged life to seek the meaning of life and death, and whose "awakening" and subsequent teachings have since impacted the world as few others have. And you'll learn what happened after his death, as his followers began to share his teachings about the "Four Noble Truths" and the "Path" to Enlightenment. You'll see how Buddhist beliefs underwent significant and even radical change, with different varieties of Buddhism having to take shape as those beliefs spread across India, Central Asia, China, Japan, and virtually every corner of the Western world, such as becoming more respectful of one's duties to family and ancestors in China or becoming reconciled with local deities in Japan. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2001 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2001 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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The Caroline Myss Audio Collection

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The work of Dr. Caroline Myss bridges our ancient understanding of the human energy system, the chakras, and current scientific study of how our thoughts influence our bodies and our lives. She penetrates a hidden world and shows where spiritual power really comes from and how to bring it into our lives today for health, guidance, and transformation. The Caroline Myss Audio Collection brings together for the first time her most popular original audio sessions into one convenient resource. This edition includes three classic sessions: Spiritual Power, Spiritual Practice - for the first time, Caroline Myss teaches her daily program for harnessing the spiritual power we are born with. Join Dr. Myss as she explores the prayers and reflections that guide her own daily practice. Includes morning and evening meditations. Why People Don't Heal - why do some people heal while others do not? Here is the original underground audio classic by Dr. Myss that uncovers the hidden obstacles to wellness and how to overcome them. Based on her 20-plus years' experience as America's leading medical intuitive. Spiritual Madness - Dr. Myss describes the path of the modern mystic,and the passage through the dark night of the soul that is unique to our times. Uncovers the roots of mystical experience, both ancient and modern, and reveals why we invite God into our lives, intimacy and chaos, and more. Includes many exercises and prayers.

©1999 Caroline Myss (P)1999 Caroline Myss

Narrator: Caroline Myss
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Some Sayings of the Buddha

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This rich selection of the Buddha’s teaching, taken from the Pali canon, remains one of the finest of the classic Buddhist anthologies in English. F. L. Woodward, a key translator of the first half of the 20th century was a committed Buddhist as well as a scholar, and in Some Sayings of the Buddha, he created a handbook for succeeding generations, incorporating the main elements of the Buddha’s life, views and recommendations. For this recording - incorporating more than 200 key extracts - the translation has been revised to bring the terminology up to date for the contemporary listener.

©1925 PD (P)2015 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Neville Jason
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Classic Dharma Talks

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk whose lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Thay (pronounced Tie), as his followers call him, has written numerous books, travels extensively to offer teachings on the art of mindful living, and has been instrumental in introducing Buddhist concepts to the west. One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, Thich Nhat Hanh lives in southwest France, where he teaches, writes, and gardens. One of the latest releases is Peace Is Every Breath.

This set features the rare opportunity to listen to Thich Nhat Hanh deliver the teachings that inspired the creation of his most popular books. These talks include:

Being Peace

The Heart of Understanding

Touching Peace

Looking Deeply

The Art of Flower Arranging

Truly Seeing

On Being Peace…

This eloquent meditation on "being peace in order to make peace" is more relevant than ever.

©2013 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2012 BetterListen! LLC, all rights reserved

Narrator: Thich Nhat Hanh
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Us versus Us

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Would you believe that 86 percent of LGBT people - from the proud marcher at the Pride Parade to the quiet, closeted teen - spent their childhood in church? More than half of them left those religious communities as adults; three out of four would be happy to come back. For decades now, we have found ourselves caught up in a culture war: us versus them. Good news: There is no them. Our culture war has been a civil war: us versus us. And there is a path toward meaningful peace. Andrew Marin brings the startling findings of his largest-ever scientific survey of the religious history, practices, and beliefs of the LGBT community. Marin's findings offer clear direction for both sides of a long cultural battle to meet in the middle, sacrificing neither conviction nor integrity as they rediscover the things they have in common and the hope found in Christ alone.

©2016 Andrew Marin (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Author: Andrew Marin
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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God's Creative Power for Healing

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God's word is life and healing to you. The Bible promises God's children perfect health, so you don't have to be sick another day of your life. As a Christian, you have all of God's authority to change your world with your words. And when you speak the word of God, it is just as if God is speaking. God's Creative Power of Healing by Charles Capps is the perfect resource to equip you with teaching and healing scriptures in order to receive your promised healing. This book is an excellent gift. It contains concise teaching on the principles of healing, as well as a thorough list of Bible promises regarding your health and healing. Let the scriptures in this book be the medicine you need to walk in complete health and wholeness.

©1991 Charles Capps (P)2019 Harrison House Audio

Narrator: Chris Thom
Length: 43 mins
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Great World Religions: Buddhism

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Discover why Buddhism is such an astonishingly lively and adaptable religion with this series. In just 12 accessible lectures, you'll learn how Buddhism transformed the civilizations of India and much of Asia, and has now become a vital part of Western culture. Buddhism's core philosophy, as you'll learn, is that nothing is permanent - all is change. With this in mind, you'll plunge into an introductory look at this faith. You'll unpack the Buddhist idea that all of life is "suffering" and that there is no permanent self. You'll learn about the life story of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, his teaching (Dharma), and his community of disciples (Samgha). You'll also gain a clear understanding of key Buddhist terms such as nirvana, tantra, mandala, bodhisattva, and Zen; survey the lives of contemporary, well-known Buddhists such as the Dalai Lama; and examine Buddhist responses to some of the fundamental problems of life-responses that share some surprising similarities and differences with those of other faiths such as Christianity or Islam. These lectures are a chance for you to travel around the world and back in time, surveying Buddhism from its origin in India in the 6th or 5th centuries B.C.E. to the present day. It's a 2,500-year history that will give you a fascinating window into how a faith can grow from a tiny religious community into a movement that spans the globe.

©2003 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2003 The Great Courses

Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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The Dhammapada Vol. 6

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More than 2,500 years ago, Gautama the Buddha walked the earth, teaching to all who would listen. Buddhist lore has it that shortly after he passed away, his disciples met to recall all that they were able of the truths that Buddha had spoken. These sayings were compiled into The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses containing the essence of his principles. Osho is one of the most provocative mystics of our time, who inspires millions of people worldwide in their individual searches for meditation and transformation. Through his talks on the teachings of Buddha, Osho creates a bridge from the highest peaks of human consciousness to the everyday challenges of contemporary life.

©1979 OSHO International Foundation (P)2017 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
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Sutta Nipata

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It is widely accepted that the Sutta Nipata contains the earliest recorded version of the Buddha's teaching. It is an anthology of poetry and prose - 70 titled suttas of varied instruction and temperament arranged in five chapters. At the start are two of its most famous suttas: The Snake, in which the actions of the practising bhikkhu approaching liberation is likened to a snake that 'leaves its old, worn-out skin'; and The Rhinoceros Horn, which expounds the virtue of solitude for those with serious spiritual intent. But this anthology is full of character and characters: the Buddha condemns caste (which still blights Indian society); he engages with a varied host of questioners, from householders and brahmins to spiritual seekers, clarifying their confusions and exhorting them to pursue a path of wisdom and compassion. Uncompromising and ancient in tone, it offers a flavour of the very early days of the Buddha's teaching and the India of his time. K. R. Norman's authoritative translation ensures clarity and immediacy of comprehension.

©1984 The Pali Text Society (P)2015 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Jinananda
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Releasing the Ability of God Through Prayer

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God's system of answered prayer! God's word is alive and powerful. It is living substance. It is law in the world of the spirit. Prayer is governed by spiritual laws and is designed to work for you. It is more powerful than the laws of nature that rule the universe today. Many times our prayers have bound God. When you learn to pray faith-filled words, you release God's ability and bring him on the scene in your behalf. Your legal right! Under the new covenant contract sealed by the Lord Jesus Christ in his own blood you have a legal right to enter the throne room of God. You can stand in God's presence without fear and be completely free from a sense of guilt. You can ask God to intervene supernaturally in your behalf. God's word never changes - it changes things! God gave you his word to put you over. He designed it to work in every area of life. His word works, and it isn't limited by time or distance. Effective prayer using his word will destroy the kingdom of darkness and release the ability of God in the earth. Learn how you can pray God's Word to obtain victory over obstacles and difficulties in life.

©2004 Charles Capps (P)2019 Harrison House Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Take It by Force

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If you need healing and need it fast; if you need deliverance from satanic oppressions and financial breakthroughs and need them fast, then this book is for you. I'm going to introduce you to a new kind of prayers that gets results. They are called violent prayers.  Violent prayers are loud, vocal prayers nor is it a prayer where you disturb the neighborhood. It's a kind of prayer that religious men and women secretly prayed and got quick results each time they did. Violent prayers make use of three powerful keys: The thought procession The push factor Authority Combine violent prayers with three days of fasting and midnight praises, and see a quick manifestation of your prayers. In this book, you'll learn: What violent prayers are Effects of violent prayers When you need violent prayers to minister deliverance to you and your family How to minister deliverance to yourself or to someone else using violent prayers Violent prayers for healing Violent prayers for business and financial breakthrough Violent prayers for healing of inner wounds, comfort, and freedom from depression Violent prayers for deliverance from demons and satanic oppression Violent prayers for deliverance from personal bad habits and addictions Violent prayers to destroy curses from family lineage Violent prayers against self-imposed curses Violent praise offerings for God's instant power manifestation In this book, you are going to stand in the gap for your own life, family, and business and push back the forces of darkness. You are going to release your husband or wife or partner from the bondage of the devil. You are going to command the freedom and prosperity of your children and family members. You are going to say that enough is enough. 

©2016 Daniel C. Okpara (P)2018 Daniel C. Okpara

Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Spirit of the Eastern Wisdom

4 ratings

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Sadhguru speaks on the Spirit of Eastern Wisdom: The Intelligence Within. He looks at how Eastern wisdom does not come from the limited amount of data gathered from books or scriptures but by enhancing one's perception.

©2019 Isha Publishing (P)2019 Isha Publishing

Narrator: Sadhguru
Author: Sadhguru
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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9 jours pour retrouver la joie de prier

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La prière transfigure notre vie chrétienne, elle nous apporte joie, lumière, force, énergie... Or nous constatons souvent, malgré notre bonne volonté, que nous avons du mal à prier, à être fidèles...

©2017 Editions des Béatitudes (P)2021 Editions des Béatitudes

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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Hoodoo

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Conjure, Roots, Working the Root, Root Doctoring All names for African American Hoodoo. What you will learn? Not only the history, but: The surrounding beliefs Practices found with Hoodoo Spirits and saints which are part of everyday life There are also spells working with mojo bags and poppets and incense. You will come to realize that Hoodoo is a magical system which this book will demystify.

©2016, 2018 Monique Joiner Siedlak (P)2018 Monique Joiner Siedlak

Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Laugh Like a Kid Again

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You can find hope in life's upside-down moments.    You've heard that laughter is the best medicine, but when reality hits, it can be difficult to muster joy.    Popular humorist and best-selling author Phil Callaway has walked through darkness and knows well the downward spiral that can follow hardship and the long road back to happiness. In his newest collection of short stories, he brings a dose of laughter and levity to life's toughest moments. Drawn from his personal experiences, these inspiring and heartwarming accounts rooted in God's truth deliver real and lasting hope.    Whether you're facing a grave diagnosis, fractured relationships, financial burdens, or any number of bumps in life's journey, you don't have to let the grip of fear and bitterness take hold within. Learn to laugh again...with the help of humor-packed life lessons and encouraging insights.

©2020 Phil Callaway (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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It Is No Secret

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Have you been seduced to think there is a secret to success?  Authors and experts have been giving the rest of us rules and steps to follow for thousands of years. How many of those rules have you broken? The seduction of hidden secrets is over. Acting on one or two principles from a list of rules and then quitting will never get you what you want.  The truth is: There is no secret.  Joe Nuckols shares intimate personal stories that prove a way to win the lifelong game of Truth or Dare. The old list of rules about what "not to do" is challenged to reveal a better way to plan your life. Knowledge to improve your family, fitness, faith, and fortune is all here.  One simple formula will write the story of your life - before you live it. The time has come to prove there are no secrets; only answers.   Destroy those defeatist statements that begin with, “Let’s face facts.”  Find out how creative thinking replaces the worn-out concept that you have to spend money to make money.  Overcome major life challenges.  Allow your dreams to determine your fate. Discover how we recognize miracles.  Learn why your formal education looks nice on a resume. However, your self education makes you indispensable.  Handle life tragedies including the loss of loved ones.  Personal development is not complicated when you consider several "F" words that are used throughout It Is No Secret: Faith - Family - Focus - Friends - Fundamentals - Function - Fame - Fortune.  Contents: Forward: Introduction Chapter 1: When Dreams Come Chapter 2: Is the Promise More Powerful Than Your Past Chapter 3: Cut to the Chase Chapter 4: What Time Is It Chapter 5: Want To Get High Chapter 6: Who Cares What They Say Chapter 7: Act in the Natural Chapter 8: What Do You Have to Lose Chapter 9: Do You Have Skin in the Game Chapter 10: Wait My Shoes Were Not Tied Chapter 11: The Biggest Excuse Chapter 12: Dealing with Doubt Chapter 13: Who Is the Master of Your Mind Chapter 14: The Extra Step Chapter 15: An Idea That’s Been Proven Chapter 16: The First Networking Master Chapter 17: Has a Mission Motivated You Chapter 18: What Will Be Revealed Chapter 19: The Message

©2018 Joe Nuckols (P)2018 Nightingale-Conant

Narrator: Joe Nuckols
Author: Joe Nuckols
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Prayers That Break Curses and Spells, and Release Favors and Breakthroughs: 55 Powerful Prophetic Prayers and Declarations for Breaking Curses and Spells and Commanding Favors in Your Life

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Curses and spells have the power to impose invisible barriers in someone’s life; such that the person works so hard but gets so little results. They can also affect someone’s health, business and relationship in a very negative way.   From this audiobook, you'll discover: The real meaning of a curse and a spell. What the Bible says about curses and spells. The six types of curses and spells. Signs of a curse in operation. Fifty powerful prophetic prayers that break curses and spells and release favors. How to remain free from curses and spells.   It is time to question and deal with all the invisible barriers and obstacles limiting you from becoming the best of God's plan for your life.  With this audiobook, you'll learn about:   Prayers that break curses and spells Prayers that rout out demons  Prayers that break bad habits  Prayers that bring healing  Prayers that get results  Prayers that bring change  Prayers that release God's blessings and favors Join me in this audiobook and let's: Break all curses that have been made over your life, curses that are now limiting the flow and manifestation of God’s blessings in your life. Reverse all spells that have been cast on your life, spells that are working so hard spiritually to destroy you by making you act in ways that are not right. Destroy all kinds of invisible barriers that pose a limitation in your life pursuit. Command the blessing and favors of God into your life, family, and business.   Your testimony is a must. Your glorification is a must.

©2016 Daniel C. Okpara (P)2018 Daniel C. Okpara

Narrator: John R. Duryea
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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Healing Words: 55 Powerful Daily Confessions & Declarations to Activate Your Healing & Walk in Divine Health

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Words are spiritual forces that have power to create physical realities. This is not a mere new-age philosophy. It is an infallible truth, etched in the word of God. By speaking a certain way, you can fast-track the manifestation of your healing for which you have prayed.  In this audiobook, I want to help you with words you should be speaking after praying for healing to release God’s healing power in your life or that of your loved ones. If you have prayed and believe God for your healing, then start speaking these words of healing daily and you’ll surely be made perfect in your health.  I believe God’s power can heal us of any ailment we face today. It doesn’t matter how serious the matter is. It doesn’t matter the name the doctors call it. God’s power can set us free.  I have personally experienced supernatural healing several times in my life, so no one can talk me out of it. I believe we can pray and receive healing from heaven. God doesn’t count on our sins to heal us. We don’t need to struggle to receive healing from God.  If you have a loved one who is experiencing health challenges at the moment, forward this audiobook to him/her and/or help the person learn to speak these words of healing. It won’t be long; the words of healing you speak will form flesh and be made manifest as a light, total deliverance, and restoration. God’s word works.

©2016 Daniel Okpara (P)2018 Daniel Okpara

Narrator: Janet McMahan
Length: 50 mins
Available on Audible
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The Apocrypha: Including Books from the Ethiopic Bible

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The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced. Protestant and Catholic churches recognize 27 New Testament books. Protestants recognize 39 books of the Jewish canon in the Old Testament. Roman Catholics hold 46 books of the Old Testament as canon, along with expanded versions of Esther and Daniel.  In addition to the 73 books of the Catholic Bible, the Orthodox Church adds three more books to their canon. By far, the largest canon of all is found in the Ethiopic Church, whose Bible totals 81 books.  This Apocryphal volume contains the books of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Ethiopic Bibles, which include:  1 Esdras 2 Esdras 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees  3 Maccabees  4 Maccabees   Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah  The Prayer of Azariah, Baruch  Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas)  Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach  Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther  Tobit  Judith  Susanna  Psalm 151  Enoch Jubilees  1 Clements  Shepherd of Hermas

©2011 Joseph Lumpkin (P)2019 Joseph Lumpkin

Narrator: Mel Jackson
Length: 30 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Thirteen Principal Upanishads

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Upanishads are mankind's oldest works of philosophy, predating the earliest Greek philosophy. They are the concluding part of the Vedas, the ancient Indian sacred literature, and mark the culmination of a tradition of speculative thought first expressed in the Rig-Veda more than 4,000 years ago.  Remarkable for their meditative depth, spirit of doubt and intellectual honesty, the Upanishads are concerned with the knowledge of the Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, and man's relationship with it. The name Upanishad is derived from the face-to-face mode of imparting knowledge - in the utmost sanctity and secrecy, to prevent its trivialisation or perversion. Composed in Sanskrit between 900 and 600 BC, the Upanishads presented here are by far the oldest and most important of those that exist.  Max Muller’s classic translation of the first 12 Upanishads have been extensively revised by Suren Navlakha, who provides an entirely new translation of the 13th, the Kaushitaka Upanishad. The recording opens with an extended and informative introduction to the Upanishads, setting the background to the genre, and each Upanishad is prefaced with a brief introductory passage. The Indian actor Sagar Arya gives an idiomatic reading.

©2000 Wordsworth Editions (P)2018 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Sagar Arya
Author: uncredited
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

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Pastor Greg Hunt had devoted nearly 30 years to congregational ministry, helping people experience God and find their way in life. Then came his own crisis of faith and calling. Neither his education nor his religious involvements could prepare him for the disorienting impact of the experience. Alarmed, he tries an experiment. The result is startling and changes his life entirely. In this most beautiful memoir (with a special section that is a study guide and workbook for those wishing to teach and or work through their own life points of stress or crisis), Greg Hunt invites us into an unsettling time in his life, exposes the fault lines of his faith, and describes the path he walked into and out of the dark. Thanks to the trail markers he leaves along the way, he makes it easier for us to find our way, too.

©2014 Greg L. Hunt (P)2016 Bettie Youngs / Bettie Youngs Book Publishers

Narrator: Jerry Zimmerman
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Power of Positive Energy

9 ratings

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Do you want "peace of mind" every day? Do you want "freedom" from negative thoughts? Do you imagine yourself free from any negative thoughts? Do you imagine yourself happy, optimistic, and peaceful every day? In this Christian book, The Power of Positive Energy: Powerful Thinking, Powerful Life, you will learn the strategies on how your mind can change into a positive-peaceful state. You will know the specific steps on how to make yourself happy, fulfilled, optimistic, calm, and peaceful every day. You will learn the various tools and techniques successful people do every day, such as: How to really think positively How to gain confidence and increase self-esteem The "top secret" morning habits of successful people How to get motivated in life every day How to unlock the power of prayer to achieve what you want in life How forgiveness can catapult you to more blessings in your life How the benefits of attitude of gratitude can dramatically increase the quality of your life The characteristics and qualities of highly successful people How to really live a happy life every single day Furthermore, these are the Ultimate Benefits you will receive from the book: You will become a positive person every single day You will become confident and your self-esteem and self-image will be lifted higher You will have powerful morning habits that will make you more successful

©2016-2017 Andrian Teodoro (P)2017 Andrian Teodoro

Narrator: Jason Leikam
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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40 Days of Prayer with Mary

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40 Days of Prayer with Mary will serve as your prayer guide, which will let your strengthen your personal relationship with the Holy Trinity. The greatest treasure that we have is God. No matter what happens, he would never leave you. But only few individuals go through the trials and adventures while looking for God. Scriptures provide us the guarantee that once we look for God, we will find him. You might be surprised how Blessed Mother Mary got the love and imagination of the followers of our Lord Jesus Christ interested in Christian history. She brought together the contemporary and traditional Marian prayers. Through the help of this book, you could experience how to pray deeply too, like Mother Mary. It is specifically designed to be used every day for 40 days, wherein every prayer gives an opportunity to find the most powerful and effective intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary.

©2015 J.D. Rockefeller (P)2016 J.D. Rockefeller

Narrator: Pete Beretta
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Deliverance by Fire: 21 Days of Intensive Word Immersion, and Fire Prayers for Total Healing, Deliverance, Breakthrough, and Divine Intervention

Summary

It's time to end all satanic harassment in your life and family. Provoke divine intervention and take delivery of God's promise for your life.

This book is a 21-day fasting and prayer guide for all-around deliverance and breakthroughs. These teachings and prayers will touch every aspect of your life and provoke great transformations. Your health will be restored. Your finances will be healed, and you will experience breakthroughs. You will find a job. Your home will experience a great spiritual transformation, and your marriage will be restored. You will experience great peace.

God’s consuming fire has some very significant applications in Scriptures.

In this book, we shall be applying God’s fire as a tool of judgment on the works of the wicked and for our purification. As a tool of judgment on the works of the wicked, we shall be claiming our freedom from all forms of demonic harassment by fire - that is what I call Deliverance by Fire. 

And as an instrument of purification, we shall be engaging God’s fire for our complete cleansing, spiritual restoration, and renewal. Are you ready to stop the devil in your life and family today? Are you ready to say enough is enough to all forms of Satan-instigated threats against your marriage, children, finances, health, and divine purpose? Are you ready to claim God’s promises for your business, career, marriage, and life? Are you willing to say never until you see his promises?

I’m calling you for 21 days of intensive fire prayers against every evil harassment in your life and family.

I am confident that as you go through the eye-opening teachings in this book and embark on the prayers, whatever unjust circumstances in your life right now will bow. You will experience supernatural intervention in the most challenging situations of your life as you pray these prayers and wait on the Lord.

It’s time to call down fire from heaven. It’s time to invoke God’s fire of judgment on the wicked works of darkness. It’s time to demand your deliverance and refuse nothing else until you’re free.

You have suffered enough. You have hidden enough. It’s time to challenge all prophets of Baal against your life and show them that our God is a consuming fire.

©2018 Daniel C. Okpara (P)2019 Daniel C. Okpara

Narrator: Edgar Lloyd
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dhammapada Vol. 7

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Osho explains that these sutras are concerned with aspects of man's unawareness and that Buddha's whole message is concerned with the raising of our consciousness. These sutras were compiled by Buddha's disciples to contain the essence of all his teachings. This was the last turning of the Wheel of Dharma, 2,500 years ago. At the beginning of his commentaries on these sutras, Osho says he is setting the Wheel of Dharma in motion again. "Buddha transformed the word meditation. Meditation had always been something of the mind, and Buddha brought a new quality, so totally new, diametrically opposite to the old meaning: He said, meditation means a state of no mind. It is not concentration; it is not contemplation. It is not thinking; it is not thinking about God. It is not even prayer - because thinking is of the head, intellectual; prayer is emotional. That is another side of the head, not very far away from it; a different language used by another part of the head." (Osho) Talks are "meditating talks", allowing the listener an experience of meditation. "These words of Buddha come from eternal silence. They can reach you only if you receive them in silence."

©1979 OSHO International Foundation (P)2017 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Will to Live and Other Mysteries

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As an honored physician and teacher, Rachel Naomi Remen has spent a lifetime immersed in the world of science. Yet today, after four decades of face-to-face experience with cancer patients, medical academia, and her own chronic illness, she has come to see that life is best defined not by science but by mystery. In The Will to Live and Other Mysteries, this best-selling author and beloved healer of the heart probes the experience of mystery and illuminates its power to literally transform our lives. We are a culture that worships science, Dr. Remen begins, even though science is unable to fully explain the mystery of how we heal. In her own words, Dr. Remen shares compelling frontline stories of people who - against all odds - embodied the will to live and opened to the power of mystery as a healing resource. This source of wonder and hope, she says, is available to all of us at any time. Complete with step-by-step exercises that Dr. Remen has taught to thousands of people, The Will to Live and Other Mysteries will touch you, strengthen you, and awaken you to the mysterious innate power to heal that is within us all.

©2001 Rachel Naomi Remen (P)2001 Michael Bernard Beckwith

Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life Live Seminar

5 ratings

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Align yourself with spirit and start living a balanced and peaceful life today with the help of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. In this life-changing program, he shares profound and practical teachings from the ancient Tao Te Ching, 81 classic verses regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of existence. Wayne combines empowering wisdom with the natural laws of the universe to offer you spiritual truths and essential guidelines to apply to your life in today’s world.

©2007 Hay House (P)2007 Hay House

Narrator: Wayne W. Dyer
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dhammapada, Vol. 8

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More than 2,500 years ago, Gautama the Buddha walked the earth, teaching to all who would listen. Buddhist lore has it that shortly after he passed away, his disciples met to recall all that they were able of the truths that Buddha had spoken. These sayings were complied into The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses containing the essence of his principles. Osho is one of the most provocative mystics of our time, who inspires millions of people worldwide in their individual search for meditation and transformation. Through his talks on the teachings of Buddha, Osho creates a bridge from the highest peaks of human consciousness to the everyday challenges of contemporary life.

©1979 OSHO International Foundation (P)2017 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cure & Parents

4 ratings

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Parenting begins with us, the parents. It always involves earning our children's trust. Whether we are overwhelmed at being parents, planning to be parents, reacting to our parents, or learning to stand with our kids as they now parent, we need to know that there is always a way home, and that god is in the middle of every stage of our family. Find yourself in this story as you ride along with the Clawsons on vacation. Go inside the episode as each part of the story unfolds, and find the freedom and truth that god offers us as we build trust with our kids, and discover insight and hope for our own painful patterns. This book is filled with joy, insight, wisdom, and maybe a fresh way of seeing our families and ourselves. Enjoy the ride.

©2016 Trueface (P)2016 Trueface

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

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"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." So begins the psalm that, for millennia, has been a source of comfort in grief and of courage in fear. Now Harold Kushner discovers what it has to teach us about living our day-to-day lives. Each chapter discusses one line of the psalm in the context of both the time when it was written and the present day, and illuminates the life lessons contained within it. For example, Kushner shows us that the phrase "My cup runneth over" is a declaration of our gratitude for what life has given us and a rejection of the envy we may feel for what others have. And he draws on the ideas and thoughts of various spiritual figures - from G. K. Chesterton to Martin Buber to Paul Tillich - to further expand our understanding of this great psalm and help us benefit from its everyday spiritual wisdom.

©2003 Harold Kushner (P)2003 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: Harold Kushner
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Jesus Prayer

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In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of "prayer without ceasing." The result was the Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me." This jewel of Eastern Christianity aims at enabling a person to be in God's presence, rather than to focus on feelings or thoughts about God. The first section of The Jesus Prayer offers a concise overview of the history, theology, and spirituality of Orthodoxy, so that the prayer can be understood in its native context. Following that is a conversational question-and-answer format that takes the listener through practical steps for adopting this profound practice in everyday life.

©2009 Frederica Mathewes-Green (P)2016 Frederica Mathewes-Green

Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty

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Commenting on the haunting songs of Kabir, Osho takes the listener to the very core of the human dilemma, to the simple cause of man's misery - that he thinks that he is separate from existence: his inability to comprehend why the fish in the sea is not thirsty. Osho also answers questions, speaking on emotions and being detached from them, aloneness and love, imitation, children and religion, rebellion, living in a balanced way, sex, the generation gap, and much more. The fish in the sea is not thirsty but man is. Man lives in existence, and is absolutely unaware of it. Man is born in existence, breathes in existence, and one day will dissolve in existence. Man is godliness, made of the stuff called God, and yet completely oblivious of the fact.

©1980 OSHO International Foundation (P)2017 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 26 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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As a Man Thinketh: 21st Century Edition

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James Allen's classic rephrased in contemporary language. Widely considered the greatest self-help book of all time, As a Man Thinketh reveals how our thoughts determine our character, circumstances, health, appearance, and achievements. The choice is yours: Either master your mind to create the life you want, or remain mired in frustration and failure. While James Allen's writing was exceptionally clear for its time, As a Man Thinketh - like any 100-year-old book - uses archaic language that can be difficult to grasp. In this 21st-century edition, best-selling author Sam Torode entirely rephrases Allen's ideas in contemporary English, making his wisdom available to today's listeners.

©2018 Sam Torode (P)2018 Sam Torode

Narrator: Sam Torode
Author: Sam Torode
Length: 42 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beloved: Vol. 2

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Ten talks based on the natural, magical wisdom inherent in the songs of the Bauls of Bengal, those "delicious madmen, mystics, fools and poets". Osho also responds to seekers' questions, and no matter what the question may be, the answers he gives always convey the trust, oneness, and love experienced by the Bauls. Osho says of the Bauls: "Theirs is the path of the dancer, the singer, and the aesthetic man." The essence of their religion is revealed in their song: "Only the connoisseur of the flavors of love can comprehend the language of a lover's heart." These talks will introduce you to the Baul's vision of "the essential man", the god who lives within us all, and Osho's vision of the body and human consciousness.

©1976 Osho International Foundation (P)2017 Osho International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Haitian Vodou

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Haitian vodou: a fascinating spiritual tradition of haiti. Haitian vodou is a vibrant and fascinating indigenous tradition from the island of Haiti. It is an amazing and colorful spiritual tradition comprised of ceremony, music, dances, prayers, magic, and community. Haitian Vodou by Monique Joiner Siedlak explores this rich Haitian tradition beginning with a look at Haitian history and how the tradition known as Haitian vodou evolved. She then moves on to cover the basic principles and ethics of Haitian vodou. Her fascinating work also includes a discussion of common confusions and controversies associated with Haitian vodou as well as a discussion of Haitian vodou today. Monique includes an interesting discussion of the “mysteries” or “the invisibles” of Haitian vodou; the Lwa, stemming from the French les lois or “the laws” in English. These are the spiritual basis or foundation on which Haitian vodou is founded. Learn about: The Rada Lwa The Petro Lwa The Gede Lwa Other Lwa Listeners will love learning about Haitian vodou ceremonies, rites of passage, divination, white magic, and the societies of sorcerers. Her book is truly an incredible listen for anyone interested in studying or learning about the world's diverse religions or spirituality. Buy Haitian Vodou by Monique Joiner Siedlak today and introduce yourself to the rich and fascinating Haitian tradition called vodou. You will enjoy listening to and learning about this extraordinary Haitian tradition.

©2019 Monique Joiner Siedlak (P)2020 Oshun Publications LLC

Narrator: Drama Simpson
Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Keys to the Deeper Life

Summary

Although never considered to be a popular speaker nor prolific writer, A. W. Tozer's audiences did appreciate what he had to say, and he was probably the most widely read Christian writer of his time. Keys to the Deeper Life contains six of his best-known essays and editorials. In them he rigorously examines many of the failings and foibles of his day. Although most were written more than three decades ago, the insights they offer are as fresh and thought-provoking as the day they were published. Robert Walker, the editor of Christian Life, and a long-time associate of Tozer, has written an Introduction to the book that delightfully captures Tozer's irascible genius. Keys to the Deeper Life also contains the account of an exclusive interview with A. W. Tozer shortly before his death.

©1976 A.W. Tozer (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Michael Kramer
Author: A. W. Tozer
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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Walk Without Feet, Fly Without Wings and Think Without Mind

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These talks are answers to personal questions from seekers that touch on a wide variety of fundamental life issues. This is an enlightened being's profound, loving and, at times, humorous response to them. Amongst the many subjects covered, Osho speaks on parents and children, trust and surrender, love and jealousy, sex and pornography; play and creativity, desirelessness, enlightenment and the belief in God.

©1978 OSHO International Foundation (P)2017 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

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The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, containing history, translation, commentary, and insights from a Jungian perspective. We are born of wisdom yet unrealized and of divine power yet undiscovered. We were created outside the "fullness", but the fullness is within us, waiting, calling. Deep within, there is a divine discontent. We are homesick for a place beyond where and what we are now. Fear and attachment hold us, but the gnosis is waiting on the other side. It is transcendental consciousness brought about by a realization sparked to flame by God, from his grace, as he answers the pleading of our hearts. This is the place where angels sing in silence. This is beyond religion. Religion is made up of commands, resulting only in ethics, but gnosis changes the heart. The change is the opus. Our magnum opus is to lay aside our ego and the fear that besets us, to step outside ourselves and become one, both with our true spiritual identities and with God in his wonderful fullness. This is the peace that passes understanding. This is the kingdom of heaven. This is what Carl Jung called "individuation". It is wholeness. It is harmony. It is truth. It is knowing our true self and our divine nature. With insights gained from the Individuation process of Carl Jung, The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas bursts into flames of gnosis, allowing us to see the truth about the deeper mysteries of life. If you have ever felt as if there was more to existence than you could see, that there was another world just behind the curtain of your mind, just out of reach, which contains the full truth, the words of Jesus according to The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas will echo within you and lead you into light.

©2012 Joseph Lumpkin (P)2018 Joseph Lumpkin

Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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The Empath Way: The Survival and Emotional Healing Guide for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People (with Practical Exercises)

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Have you ever been told that you are “too sensitive?” Do you live your every day, feeling the emotions of others crashing into your world - and yet you can’t do anything about it? If these questions describe you, then you need to read further about being an empath. Empaths are highly sensitive people who can “feel” what others are experiencing, even if the other person does not share information verbally. It’s a unique gift, but it can also be a torment. The world of an empath can be a roller coaster of emotions - from a revelation to anxiety, from feeling blessed to being overwhelmed and depressed. So how does one stop running away from this gift and instead turn it into a fulfilling blessing for yourself and the people around you?   In The Empath Way Anne Brennan will show you how you can transform the life around you and what exactly you need to make it happen. It’s a book, written by an empath to an empath. It will help you uncover and understand your unique abilities, making the world around you full of meaning, purpose and love. An empath's world can be the life most people dream about! Here is what you’re going to learn: Are you an empath? A practical guide with a special test to determine what is your position on the empathic “spectrum” The rich world of empaths and all the secrets that their unique gift is giving them The unique power of emotions and how to ground them effectively What happens to an empaths health when they are not managing their gift How to thrive and not hide - an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to protect yourself from over-stimulation Practical and applicable advice to those who interact or live with empaths to strengthen the relationship And so much more! Wouldn’t you want to make your life full of positivity and meaning, using the power of your unique gift? So do not wait any longer for the “right” moment. Get your copy of The Empath Way today!

©2018 Anne Brennan (P)2018 Anne Brennan

Narrator: Marie Chambers
Author: Anne Brennan
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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Padre Nostro

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Scopri il significato spirituale impresso nella preghiera del Padre Nostro. Da Ernest Holmes e Raymond Charles Barker, due delle figure chiave del Nuovo Pensiero e della Scienza della Mente e autori di testi fondamentali sulla spiritualità, un saggio che ti spiega il senso profondo della preghiera che Gesù ci ha donato. Nella preghiera del Padre Nostro sono racchiusi preziosi insegnamenti che, se seguiti, ti portano alla scoperta della tua natura spirituale, ti conducono verso la tua più profonda realizzazione nell'unione con Dio. Con questa interpretazione del Padre Nostro comprenderai la vera natura della preghiera, attingerai dal suo potere e sarai "libero dal passato, in pace nel presente e sicuro nel futuro". Con il Padre Nostro riconoscerai l'azione di Dio nella tua vita e manifesterai unicamente il bene.

©2018 Area51 Publishing (P)2018 Area51 Publishing

Narrator: Simone Bedetti
Length: 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Find Peace: A 40-Day Devotional Journey for Moms

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My peace I give you.... Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27) A friend once said that to have a child is to have your heart walk around outside your body for the rest of your life. Joy and pride share heart room with worry and anxious moments. Whether it’s sickness, safety, school, friends, their choices (or ours), making ends meet as a single mom, or other storms you never planned to face, our hearts have plenty of opportunities to feel stretched or troubled. Yet God wants us to have the abundance of motherhood, not the fear! He will not always take away the storms, but He promises us His peace in the midst of them. It doesn’t matter if our children are infants, adults, or somewhere in between: In this daily devotional, we’ll discover the biblical direction to become a woman of serenity and delight in all seasons, and have impact for generations to come.

©2019 iDisciple Publishing (P)2019 iDisciple Publishing

Length: 4 hrs
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Women Who Knew the Mortal Messiah

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Would a glimpse into Christ's eyes change your life forever? Stories of twelve New Testament women who did look into Christ's eyes - and their lives were forever changed. Their stories are presented in chronological order, so the entire book is a picture of Christ's life and earthly ministry, from beginning to end, as seen through the eyes of these women. Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Christ's Mother, Mary. Anna, prophetess at the temple. The Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well. The widow whose only son is raised from the dead. The woman who washes Christ's feet with her tears. The woman who touches Christ's hem and is healed. The Gentile woman with great faith. The adulteress caught in the very act. Martha. Pilate's wife. Mary Magdalene at the tomb. Imagine the love they must have seen. When the Messiah laid His hands upon their heads and blessed them, what great power and love did they feel emanating from Him? When the Savior forgave them of their sins and healed them, body and soul, imagine the power that must have surged through them. It is hard to imagine what they must have felt just standing in His presence, one of the crowd. These women did not have to imagine. They knew - as long as there is a Savior, there is hope.

©2004 Heather Horrocks (P)2013 Heather Horrocks

Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Great World Religions: Hinduism

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In this 12-lecture series, you'll encounter a religion that is perhaps the most diverse of all; one that worships more gods and goddesses than any other, and one that rejects the notion that there is only one path to the divine. These lectures provide a window into the roots of, perhaps, all religions. You'll explore over the course of Hinduism's 5,000-year journey: the Indus Valley civilization; the sizable variety of Hindu gods and goddess; the sacred writings in the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads; Hindu ritual purity rites; the Aryan language of Sanskrit, whose roots can be seen in English words such as "divine," "video," and "ignite"; and much more. The story of Hinduism, you'll come to see, is the story of very non-Western traditions (such as arranged marriages and the caste system) that have survived and thrived for thousands of years. It's also home to a wealth of gods, terms, and practices (such as karma, Krishna, yoga, and guru) that have found a home in Western lives and language. Along the way, Dr. Muesse discusses salient aspects of Hindu life and places them in historical and theological context. He also explains that Hinduism honors all seekers of truth, that it contains multiple paths to divine reality (the way of action, the way of wisdom, and the way of devotion), and that it can be both a monotheistic and a polytheistic faith. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2003 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2003 The Great Courses

Narrator: Mark W. Muesse
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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Theragatha

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The Theragatha is one of the most striking texts in the Pali Canon. It is a collection of 264 poems or verses - some short, some long - by monks who, traditionally, lived at the time of the Buddha, and which expressed their experience of insight, the culmination of their spiritual path. In fact, it is generally recognised now that this collection was added to over the years, so that some of the verses date from a later time. But this does not diminish this collection, as the verses reflect the intimate and very honest thoughts of those monks - sometimes clearly intent on the goal, sometimes struggling not to be diverted; also strongly evident, however, is the joy and sense of fulfilment of their practice. What makes this collection all the more vivid is that in the fifth century CE, a monk, Dhammapala, drew together the biographies of these individual monks (from sources now lost), which bring these personalities to life in an extraordinary way. In this recording, the biographies precede the verses. Every verse, therefore, emerges from a human being whom we have come to know - albeit briefly. Some came from wealthy backgrounds but were so persuaded by the Buddha's teaching that they left their world of comfort and ease and donned the yellow robes and took up the lifestyle of a wandering monk on the dusty roads of India; others were from very poor families. Sometimes, it was the direct intervention of the Buddha that prompted the change of life direction: the Buddha could see that a person, however unlikely from appearance, had a special quality for spiritual practice 'like a lamp shining in a jar' and urged him to follow the Dhamma. It is the combination of these biographies and the verses which makes the Theragatha so absorbing - and curiously relevant to today. Dhammapala's biographies are presented here in the classic translation (revised for this recording) by Mrs Caroline Rhys Davids. However the poems have been newly translated by Ajahn Sujato and are fresh and direct. Both are read by Ratnadhya. At the end of the Theragatha, we present a fascinating essay by Mrs Rhys Davids in which she makes some astute observations about the historical, poetic and spiritual background to the works, giving us a greater understanding of this unique corner of the Pali Canon. The Therigatha, Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns, is also available from Dharma Audiobooks.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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Bushido: The Soul of Japan

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Bushido. This one word contains a wealth of meaning. Honor and grace, strength and compassion, loyalty and vengeance. Bushido is the warrior code of the samurai, a standard of conduct and an unwritten guide for right behavior and attitude. It is the core principle of ethics in Japan, an ideal that extends into every aspect of life and character. In this work, Bushido: The Soul of Japan, Inazo Nitobe explores the concept of Bushido and translates it onto a form accessible to western understanding. Nitobe examines each aspect of the Bushido code, showing how it corresponds to courage, honesty, benevolence, and politeness, and how it leads one to an understanding of loyalty and self-control. This work is a study of the way of the samurai, an exploration of the ideal that drove the fiercest and most honorable warrior class in human history. Bushido: The Soul of Japan was written at the turn of the 20th Century, providing the west a new and unprecedented avenue for the understanding of eastern thought. It captured the hearts and minds of those who encountered it, resulting in more than 10 editions in print. The work was so admired by President Theodore Roosevelt that he bought several copies to distribute among his friends, ensuring that each had access to this wealth of wisdom, and clarity of ethical thought. The AudioLearn version of Bushido: The Soul of Japan is preceded by a summary that explores the life of the author and the background of the book itself. Also included are an overview, synopsis, analysis, and an exploration of the historical context of the work. If you are interested in samurai, martial arts, eastern thought, or the ethical code of the warrior, then this is an audiobook that you won't want to miss.

©2017 AudioLearn (P)2017 AudioLearn

Narrator: Diana Gardiner
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Prayers

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The complete guide to living a prayerful life! What does it mean to hear the word of God? In our rat race world there is precious little time available for pondering the deeper things. Most Christians have grown up hearing all sorts of prayers and most have said more than a few prayers, but developing a daily habit of meaningful prayer seems too hard. This audiobook will not only show you how powerful daily prayer can be in your life, but also how, no matter how busy or awkward you feel, you can develop a daily habit of prayer. Inside this guide you will learn: What it means to pray How to pray every day without feeling guilty or overwhelmed How to make your prayers simple and powerful What the true power of prayer is The role of persistence in prayer Every chapter of this audiobook has stories explaining the different aspects of prayer from both the ancient men and women of the Bible and from modern men and women fighting the same daily battles that you face.  This easy to listen audiobook lifts you up and fills you with a desire to communicate with God through prayer. The lessons of this book are simple and profound. If you only have time for one book about prayer, make it this one. In the space of a few short hours you will have a deeper understanding of prayer and a stronger desire to pray every day than even years of Sunday school lessons can give you.  Invite the power of prayer into your life today.  Get your copy of this audiobook right now. You will be glad you did!

©2015 Rees Behan (P)2019 Rees Behan

Narrator: George Vetter
Author: Rees Behan
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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Encountering God in the Prayers of Others

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When Jesus' followers saw him praying, they knew that he connected to God in a profound way. Wanting to know how they could do the same, they asked: "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). Their request continues to be the desire of all who long for a meaningful life with God. Learning how to pray can happen in many ways. Sometimes we learn to pray from those who pray for us and with us. My parents prayed over our meals by day and over us by night. A spirit of gratitude and intercession pervaded my early life. My initial prayers were no doubt formed by what I heard them say to God in my presence. As we mature, we involuntarily learn to pray when crises hit. Mimicking our parents' prayers doesn't help in those moments. Difficulties drive us to articulate that most personal of prayers: God, I need you right now.... Perhaps for the first time in our lives, we talk to God from our hearts, in all sincerity. Adversity became our instructor. Praying Scripture is another way to mature in our life with God. When we read the Bible, we listen for God's voice. When we discern his direction, we respond in prayer. Often our words simply repeat the language of Scripture. If you are reading a psalm of thanksgiving like Psalm 103, and you want to pause and tell God how grateful you are for all of the blessings in your life, then it would be natural for you to repeat the words of gratitude from verses 1-2: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits" (Ps 103:1-2 NASB). Praying Scripture gives us the benefit of beautiful, borrowed language to talk to God. In this way, God's Spirit teaches us to pray.

©2015 David Tullock (P)2015 David Tullock

Narrator: Nancy McLemore
Author: Paul Basden
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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The Sword & Shield

Summary

The Sword & Shield is a 40-day journey designed to encourage, inspire, and challenge men to be leaders for Christ in their families, workplaces, and circles of influence. From biblical to medieval times, the sword was an offensive weapon and the shield, a defensive weapon. In the dominant hand of the warrior, the sword was used to advance; in the lesser hand, the shield defended against attacks. As modern metaphors, the sword represents spiritual growth transformation of men into the image of Christ and the shield, moral protection intentional actions to stop the enemy. As examples, a sword is commitment to daily prayer, while a shield is accountability to strengthen areas of weakness. The goal for The Sword & Shield is two-fold: Offer relevant, transferable principles of spiritual growth to men, and develop a daily time spent with God to form an on-going habit past the 40 days.

©2019 iDisciple Publishing (P)2019 iDisciple Publishing

Narrator: Robert Noland
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles - 35 True Stories of God's Messengers, Grace and Answered Prayers

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Everyone loves a good miracle story, and this book provides true stories of healing, divine intervention, and answered prayers. These amazing stories prove that God is alive and very active in the world today, working miracles on our behalf. Regular people share their personal stories of God's Divine intervention and healing power as He makes the impossible possible! The incredible accounts shared by people from all walks of life show His awesome love and involvement in our lives. This book of miracles will encourage, uplift, and recharge the faith of Christian listeners.

©2010 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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Chakra Healing Meditation Part 2

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Do you know what your heart truly wants? And if you did, would you know how to communicate it and be heard?  Psychological surveys have found that 95 percent of people think they’re self-aware…but only 15 percent really are. We live in a high-energy world, but every new technological advancement takes us further from ourselves. We have learned how to cut ourselves off from our true selves. But there’s a solution, and your body already knows it. When our heart and throat chakras are blocked or unbalanced, we feel emotionally trapped and unable to speak our truth. But this doesn’t have to be the way life is. By learning to channel your energy through the throat and heart chakras, you’ll find the peace, truth, and light you didn’t realize you were looking for.  In Chakra Healing Meditation Part 2, you’ll be guided towards balance, enlightenment and understanding. You’ll discover: The key questions to ask to learn the root of your problems  The warning signs that your chakras are blocked  How to find your centers of emotion and truth  The secret to ending emotional isolation  How to prepare for a successful meditation every time  The key mantras you’ll need on your journey to enlightenment  The essential techniques you need to move energy through the body  All the tools you need to be whole again And much more Feeling lost and lonely is just part of life, right? Wrong. It’s how we’ve trained ourselves to be. Anything worth doing is hard, and that includes embracing our truth. But it’s the answer to a higher understanding of our emotional center and a deeper connection with the universe. Seventy-two percent of Americans feel lonely. But when we understand the power of the throat and heart chakras, we can change this statistic. If you’re ready to learn your truth and open up to the universe, click “Add to Cart” now. Cleanse. Heal. Grow.

©2020 Adesh Silva (P)2020 Adesh Silva

Narrator: Theresa Egan
Author: Adesh Silva
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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The Cloister Walk

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Summary

How can an understanding of celibacy strengthen a marriage? How does the mundane task of doing laundry become as sacred as ritual? Let Kathleen Norris explain. For over 10 years, thoroughly Protestant Norris has been an oblate at a Benedictine monastery. During this period, she has gained tremendous insight into the languages, customs, ceremonies, and sexuality of the men and women who have chosen the cloistered life. In this revealing account of the hidden world of the monastics, Norris explores the true monastic life and inspires us to evaluate our own lives and values.

Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1996 by Kathleen Norris

Narrator: Debra Winger
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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Buddhism and Stoicism

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Live a life of meaning Do you aspire to live a life based on contemplation and attain wisdom through the principles of virtue? If so, this book is for you. There might have awakened in you the impulse to slow down and look at life from a different vantage point. Or you might feel that life comprises a deeper truth, to know which one must delve into the abysmal depths of the self.  Whatever the case may be, in this book, Jack Beasley shares two pertinent philosophies, Buddhism and Stoicism. They can help you profoundly know yourself from within and project that knowledge outwardly in the form of original experiences.  With this powerful book, you can: Understand the philosophies of Buddhism and Stoicism  Know the precepts of awakening and mindfulness Discover what is karma and its connection with life Find out about fear and anxiety and know how to deal with them Internalize what Buddhist meditation means and how it is relevant  Delve deeper into understanding your emotions and their significance Learn to apply the the principles of Stoic virtue in everyday life Evaluate the concept of virtue and how it is different from worldly conventions Relate Stoicism with various worldly philosophies, and know each Use Stoic principles to lead a collected and balanced life Through contemplation and knowledge, you can live a more meaningful life. As with every quest, this, too, will take focus and require a mind that is open to exploration. Knowing the lives of certain influential  individuals, we know that it is possible. You would not have read thus far if you did not feel the nudge from within to know more. As long as the flame of curiosity keeps burning to feed an inner knowing, you will be well on your way to get closer to your real, inner self.

©2020 Jack Beasley (P)2020 Jack Beasley

Author: Jack Beasley
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Thoroughly Enjoying Your Life Assignment

Summary

Unless we give ourselves permission to thoroughly enjoy our lives and create practical operational ecosystems for our well-being, it will be improbable that we will ever be able to actually do so.

©2015 Dr. Mark T. Jones Sr. (P)2016 Dr. Mark T. Jones Sr.

Length: 38 mins
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7 Simple and Powerful Morning Prayers Every Christian Must Know to Connect with God

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You're about to discover simple and powerful morning prayers that, as a Christian, will help you connect with God. Most of us pray only when we are in pain or feel desperate; when we are sick or have a problem. Our prayers are pleas that you want God to hear, and he always listens. If you do not get an answer from him, it is because God speaks to your heart, to your mind. You must open your heart. You need to believe that you deserve the things you are asking for, and you always deserve good things! You can pray anytime, during the day or night. Praying every morning is a very great idea. Through your prayer, you are willing to receive good things, allowing yourself to have a happy day. When you pray in the morning, you are sending a love letter to God and you will get a similar reply: a lovely day. Oh, but you need to write the letter with the ink of faith. Yes, with faith, not fake! I mean, you need to be sure that what you are asking is already yours. You have it already and you are grateful for it. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: What prayer is all about Different kinds of prayers Does God answer prayer? Praying in Christian life Prayers for recollecting God Speaking to children about speaking to God Understanding the importance of prayer The secret place of God Much, much more! Download your copy today!

©2016 Stevie Anderson (P)2016 Stevie Anderson

Narrator: Jeffrey Ott
Length: 42 mins
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A Guide to Effective Communication in Catholic Parishes

Summary

Over the years I have occasionally noticed a failure to communicate effectively within the more than 100 ministries and services at my home parish (Saint Michael) in Olympia, Washington. This problem is not limited to one Catholic parish but common to all organizations that utilize volunteers, both secular and religious. However the focus of this audio booklet will be Catholic religious organizations because they have consistent values, ideals, and goals. Be that as it may, many of the following topics are universal to human services providers.

©2018 James Nugent (P)2018 James Nugent

Author: James Nugent
Length: 32 mins
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The Dhammapada Vol. 4

Summary

The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of Gautama the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures. This is volume four of a 12-volume series of Osho Talks, where Osho brings Buddha's Dhammapada into the 21st century, opening them for a new understanding for contemporary mankind. In alternating chapters Osho comments on specific sutras of Buddha and responds to questions from his audience, deepening the understanding of these timeless works. Gautama the Buddha raised the most important question. The most important question of all questions is: What is true happiness? "People are living just to impress. They must be really very poor inside, because only people suffering from an inferiority complex want to impress others. A really superior person never compares himself with anybody else. He knows he is incomparable; not only that, he knows others are also as incomparable as he is. He is neither superior nor inferior." This tremendous revolution is possible only with one secret key, and that is becoming more alert. The more alert you are, the less you repeat. The more alert you are, the more you find new ways of doing things, new styles of living your life. The setting of these talks is an open-air auditorium at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India. Osho and his audience sit surrounded by trees and the elements of nature - the chirping of birds, wind, and the cracking bamboo as well as the distant sound of the local Pune-Mumbai morning train are all parts of these recordings and give them a truly existential flavor. Osho Talks are "meditating talks", allowing the listener an experience of meditation. "These words of Buddha come from eternal silence. They can reach you only if you receive them in silence."

©1979 Osho International Foundation (P)2016 Osho International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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7 Days Financial Breakthrough Prayers

Summary

Prophetic declarations, prayers, and instructions that removes obstacles, opens uncommon doors, and attracts favor and financial breakthrough - as quickly as possible This book is not your regular prayer book. This is a compendium of supernatural bullets that will command strange interventions in your life and open unexpected doors for you financially. Pray with this book for seven days and command the doors of money, favor, wisdom, ideas, and unlimited breakthrough to open. In the week that we had this program on my Facebook daily broadcast, the power of God was released in the lives of hundreds of members and listeners. We had great testimonies and divine interventions that produced mysterious connections, open doors, debt cancellations, new jobs, new ideas, and new business startups. As you listen and pray with this book, expect strange interventions and miracles.  I am praying with you in agreement, and I’m convinced that your story will change. You will encounter God’s power that will change your life and move you forward financially.

©2020 Daniel C. Okpara (P)2020 Daniel C. Okpara

Narrator: Edgar Lloyd
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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Easy Guide to the Tarot

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The tarot is a pack of 78 playing cards used by mystics and occultists for foretelling the future as well as for giving you a peek into your spiritual and mental pathway. Tarot cards have existed since the mid-15th century in various parts of the European continent. However, at that point it was basically used to play card games such as French tarot or the Italian tarocchini. The word itself is derived from the Italian word tarocchi, a word which has no known origin. Some believe that the word is related to the Taro River in northern Italy. Others believe that the word originated from an Arabic word, turuq, which means "ways". The cards seem to have come from Mamluk, Egypt, in the 14th century. At that point in time, the suits were Staves, Cups, Coins, and Swords - quite similar to the suits that exist these days. In Europe the first tarot card deck was created in Milan, Ferrara, and Bologna in Northern Italy. This was between the years 1430 and 1450. The original purpose of the tarot was to play games. In the 18th century, the tarot began to be used for divination purposes. Manuscripts from the era reveal that there was a specific way of laying out the cards, and there was a divinatory meaning associated with each card. The tarot has four suits, but this can vary depending on the region. Jean-Baptiste Alliette, popularly known as Etteilla, was the first to create a tarot deck especially for the purposes of divination. This 78-card deck has two distinct parts. Take advantage of this great opportunity to understand the tarot quickly and easily!

©2015 Dayanara Blue Star (P)2015 Dayanara Blue Star

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Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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The Book of Job

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Perhaps no other Biblical tale penetrates so deeply into the everyday travails of the common person as The Book of Job. It tells the story of a righteous man beset by torment and misfortune through no fault of his own. This parable of bad things happening to a good person addresses the eternal question of why we are here, and why we suffer. This translation is by Stephen Mitchell.

Recording (P)1988 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1979, 1987 by Stephen Mitchell

Narrator: Peter Coyote
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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The Love Zap

Summary

The book explores love as power and declares that the most powerful person is the the person who loves most powerfully. How love can be harnessed to cause the world to bend in one's favor. What is the highest love and how is it acquired? The difference between "Fish Love" and "Enduring Love". The mystery of attracting love as spiritual light through a carefully thought out discipline. The act of harnessing and discharging love as a spiritual electromagnetic force into the world. A call to be students of love by empirically observing the effects of love and encouraging the most motivated students to record their observations.

©2020 Shaul Marshall Praver (P)2020 Shaul Marshall Praver

Narrator: Jason Dettrey
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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In the Name of the Father

Summary

In The Name of the Father is an inspirational novel about faith, family, and the power of forgiveness. In life, our capacity to love and our ability to receive love is learned from those who nurture us. It is cultivated and sometimes destroyed by observing the two people who love us the most.  This story is about a young woman named Joy. As a man of God, husband and father, Lester was supposed to be his daughter's hero, instead he became the man she despised, and Joy could not move on until she forgave him. "This is a story I had to tell because I know we have difficulties throughout life that shape how we love ourselves and others. It is so important that we stop pretending life is perfect and shed light on painful issues like divorce, infidelity and abuse." "I hope this family's drama, pain, faith and triumph reminds you that we are all human, and as a result not perfect, but forgiven by God." "Let's forgive more, love more and share stories that will inspire others to try again."

©2014 Allyson Olivia Ringgold (P)2017 Allyson Olivia Ringgold (Sneed)

Narrator: David Stafford
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Answering God

Summary

Answering God has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the publisher.

©1989 Eugene H. Peterson (P)2021` HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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The New Age Is the New Cage: Unveiling Spiritual Falsehood and Hidden Darkness of the New Age Deception.

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There is, without doubt, a spiritual awakening taking place on the Planet right now. People in droves are starting to understand that they are so much more than just a physical body roaming around lost. There is a new self-awareness taking place as people are starting to find their spiritual identities. As exciting as this sounds, and it really is wonderful, there are many pitfalls and cul-de-sacs along the 'New Age' path to be very wary of. This spiritual awakening is something that the 'powers that shouldn't be' have been aware of for many years, and the architects of the current system we live under know that if we figure this out then we are a lot more than just worker bees for the system than it threatens their own power. This New Age scene now seems to be littered with bypassing, avoidance, ego, and blindly following anything that makes us feel good. In my opinion, this new kind of pseudo-spirituality is not getting to the root causes of our problems.  With many years of working in and around this arena, I can see first hand the potential pitfalls taking place. By reevaluating and in some cases dismantling some of these rigid beliefs found within the New Age, we can move forward with what I would call 'streetwise spirituality.'  We also need to take note of the metaphysical realms and the manipulations going on in that dimension, which I break down in the book. Only once we have faced the darkness in both ourselves and the World around us can we move forward and truly evolve in an authentic way, a place where we can have REAL 'love and light'.

©2018 Tony Sayers (P)2018 Tony Sayers

Narrator: Heath Douglass
Author: Tony Sayers
Length: 50 mins
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La Bible des Anges

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Bien qu’inspirée de la tradition hébraïque, Joane Flansberry, médium, a développé une interprétation particulière et simple de l’influence des anges. Guidée par ses communications avec le monde angélique, elle donne la parole aux anges, qui nous expliquent eux-mêmes leur rôle dans la vie des êtres humains. Chaque lecteur pourra facilement identifier l’ange qui lui est spécifique et bénéficier de son aide, de son appui et de son inspiration. On pourra aussi découvrir les spécialités des différents anges et ainsi faire appel à eux dans les passages difficiles de notre vie, comme dans les épisodes charnières de notre cheminement. Véritable boussole sur le chemin de l’évolution personnelle et spirituelle, ce livre éveillera les lecteurs à la dimension angélique, mais également à l’amour qui sommeille en chacun d’eux.

©2008 Les Éditions Le Dauphin Blanc inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Claire Arnaud
Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
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Developing Female Leaders

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How to more effectively leverage the leadership gifts and abilities of women in your church What would your church look like in the future if it were to maximize the dormant gifts of the women God has brought there? In Developing Female Leaders, Kadi Cole, 20-year veteran in leadership and people development, offers a practical strategy to help church and organizational leaders craft cultures that facilitate the development of women as volunteer and staff leaders. Using interviews and surveys of more than 1,000 women in key church and organizational roles, combined with current research, the author has created eight easy-to-implement “best practices” that help accelerate a woman’s organizational contribution. Sections on next steps and best practices add even more guidance for setting vision, milestones, and goals. Developing Female Leaders is a one-of-a-kind resource for identifying what is missing today in your church to help it flourish in the future. Team discussion questions available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Kadi Cole (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Nan Kelley
Author: Kadi Cole
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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The Voice of Silence

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This is a new edition of Madame Blavatsky's famous book on shabd yoga. Her work has similarities with the Nada Bindu Upanishad and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Shiv Dayal Singh's Sar Bachan. Highly recommended for those interested in meditation that focuses on listening to inner music and focusing on inner light and achieving spiritual liberation or moksha.

©2016 MSAC Philosophy Group (P)2017 MSAC Philosophy Group

Narrator: D. B. Selby
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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The Book of Jasher

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The Book of Jasher, which means 'The Book of the Upright', is a non-canonical book mentioned twice in the Hebrew Bible. The narrative covers the period presented in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Joshua in greater detail and with explanations that are not recorded in the Bible.  In this professionally recorded audiobook, the rarely heard stories of The Book of Jasher are brought vividly to life by British narrator Christopher Glyn, best known for his narration of the King James Bible along with many other widely acclaimed Christian devotional works.  As with all of his previous works, Christopher’s profound knowledge and understanding of the text, combined with an accomplished, truly virtuoso delivery, provide the listener with a rich interpretation of - and enthralling insight to - these inspirational and little-known and understood texts.

Public Domain (P)2021 M-Y Books Ltd

Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
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The Lost Gospels of Lord Chaitanya

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"Forgetting Krishna, the living entity has been attracted by the external feature from time immemorial. Therefore the illusory energy [maya] gives him all kinds of misery in his material existence. In the material condition, the living entity is sometimes raised to higher planetary systems and material prosperity and sometimes drowned in a hellish situation. His state is exactly like that of a criminal whom a king punishes by submerging him in water and then raising him again from the water.” “In this Age of Kali, the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna mantra, is the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Simply by chanting the holy name, one associates with the Lord directly. Anyone who does this is certainly delivered.” “The Hare Krishna maha-mantra, is the incarnation of Lord Krishna.” “Regardless of time or place, one who chants the holy name, even while eating or sleeping, attains all perfection.” Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a Bengali Hindu mystic, saint, and the chief proponent of the Achintya Bheda Abheda Vedanta school and the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism. He also expounded the Vaishnava school of Bhakti yoga, based on Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad Gita. This is his story, these are his teachings.  Produced by Devin Lawerence in Vrndavana Mixed and assembled by Macc Kay in Bangkok Musical consultant Alex Franchi in Milan Production executive Avalon Giuliano in London ICON Intern Eden Giuliano in Delhi   Dedicated to the sacred memory of two pure devotees, H. G. Srimati Vrndarani Devi Dasi Maharani (1953-2017) and H. G. Srila Bhakti Hirday Mangal Niloy Gosvami Maharaj Special thanks to author Brandon Stickney Music by AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Icon Audio Arts (P) 2020 Icon Audio Arts LLC

©2020 Icon Audio Arts (P)2020 Icon Audio Arts

Narrator: Jagannatha Dasa
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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God's Promises for Your Every Need

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of God's Promises - over 15 million sold - God's Promises for Your Every Need is available as an audiobook for the first time and features scripture in NKJV. You will find comfort and hope in God's word. No matter what your situation, God has a promise for you!

©2006 Jack Countryman and A. Gill (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Jack Countryman
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Healing Animals with Reiki

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A guide for using Reiki (life force energy) to treat animals in need. Reiki is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist system of “laying on of hands” healing that channels healing energy through the Reiki practitioner’s hands. Whether you are new to the art of Reiki or a Reiki Master, Reiki for Animals by Monique Joiner Siedlak will introduce you to a new level of healing and well-being. Animals crave attention and love. From cats, dogs, horses, and birds to farm animals, senior animals, or dying animals, Reiki is ideal for helping to heal or bring relief to animals in need. It will significantly deepen the bond between you and the animals you encounter in your life. This fantastic book covers topics that include: What is Reiki? Why Reiki is ideal to use with animals The system of Reiki Reiki meditation Human chair practice The Reiki precepts Guidelines for treatments Monique's informative book also includes Reiki treatments for many specific kinds of animals, and so much more. Nobody likes to see animals in pain or suffering. Through the power of Reiki, you will be able to channel the healing life force energy we all possess to ease their pain and promote a sense of health and well-being. Start down a path of higher spiritual awakening and learn to channel your life force energy to help animals (or people) in distress. The experience will be enriching. Order your copy of this incredible book today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Monique Joiner Siedlak (P)2019 Monique Joiner Siedlak

Narrator: Nyamukandawiri
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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Power Coupling

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Is balancing your career, your kids, and your marriage driving you crazy? What happened to your dream of your perfect life?

Are you moving from the possibility of having it all to the possibility of losing it all? Do you fantasize about even just one area running smoothly? Would you give anything to find some way that you could have one minute to yourself?  

In Breathless, Katherine McClelland applies 30 years of coaching and training to share a step-by-step guide that will alleviate the challenges of balancing your life and igniting your inner passion. 

Breathless will teach you:

The three critical principles successful people use to make their efforts powerful and efficient 

Strategies for patient and kind communication in all your different roles 

How to focus on one area of your life at a time while staying connected to all the things that matter most to you 

How to find out exactly what you need - and how to get others to give you exactly what you want

Feel the sense of your power, impact, and influence as Breathless takes you on a journey through practical tools that work and into the expanded lens of exploring the deeper terrain underlying your life. The life of your dreams is only a few moments away.

©2018 Katherine McClelland (P)2019 Katherine McClelland

Narrator: Deborah Madick
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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9 jours pour devenir ami de l'Esprit Saint

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Le Saint-Esprit est l'âme de notre vie spirituelle, sans lui nous ne pouvons ni prier, ni comprendre la Parole de Dieu, ni aimer. Or, nous le connaissons si peu ! Le père Cantalamessa nous offre ici neuf jours pour Le découvrir, L'inviter dans notre cœur, devenir Son ami... Pour renouveler de l'intérieur toute notre vie spirituelle !

©2017 Editions des Béatitudes (P)2021 Editions des Béatitudes

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Men Who Knew the Mortal Messiah

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Walk with the Savior in Men Who Knew the Mortal Messiah, a fitting companion to the touching first volume in the series, Women Who Knew the Mortal Messiah. Heather Horrocks brings these 12 New Testament men to life, as they walk beside Jesus, listen to His words, leave their nets to become fishers of men, and drop their burdens of sin and sickness at His feet. Presented in chronological order, their stories show Christ's life and earthly ministry as seen through their eyes. We may know others by their fruits. Christ's ministry and Atonement has brought about the greatest and sweetest harvest ever. His apostles also bore fruit of sweetness and light. Who are they? They are actual men who lived on the earth during the Savior's life and ministry - some Apostles, others disciples, all flawed in their humanity. What are their stories? A wise man finds a toddling Savior. Joseph, the husband of Mary, is entrusted to lead the young Messiah. A seller of doves in the temple is found in the wrong place. A man sick with the palsy is forgiven his sins. The man possessed by Legion is freed. Peter walks upon the water. A father's faith falters. A blind man is healed on the Sabbath. A leper is made whole. Judas Iscariot betrays the Savior with a kiss. The thief on the cross believes. The risen Christ speaks with Simon Peter. John watches Christ's Ascension into heaven. All of these men encountered the mortal Messiah and came away changed forever. These men knew - as long as there is a Savior, there is hope.

©2005 Heather Horrocks (P)2013 Heather Horrocks

Narrator: Jack Chekijian
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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The Sacred Art of Joking

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Every few weeks a politician, pundit or soap star causes a media storm by making a gaffe or tweeting a joke that some people do not find funny. Comedy is very hard to get right and yet we think it's important to have a sense of humour and not take yourself too seriously. On the other hand, a sense of humour failure can lead to losing your friends, your Twitter account, your job, your career and, in some cases, your life. James Cary knows about this. He is a sitcom writer who's written jokes about bomb disposal in Afghanistan (Bluestone 42), defended comments about Islam by Ben Elton on Newsnight, been on a panel with radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, sits on the General Synod of the Church of England and somehow managed to co-write episodes of Miranda. An odd mix, but one that makes him very listenable. This entertaining, breezy book explains how comedy works (with jokes and quotes) and gives much-needed insights into the controversy surrounding humour.

©2019 W. F. Howes Ltd (P)2019 James Cary

Narrator: James Cary
Author: James Cary
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
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The Voice of the Heart

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In 2001, The Voice of the Heart began a steady journey into the lives of those looking for more. Since its initial release, The Voice of the Heart has been handed from one friend to another and has helped thousands of people begin to speak the truth of their story and to live more fully from the heart.  Chip Dodd invites us to begin to know our hearts so that we better know ourselves and can live fully in relationship with others and, ultimately, with God.  The journey begins with discovering the gift of the eight feelings. We have eight feelings that allow us to live fully in a tragic place - hurt, lonely, sad, anger, fear, shame, guilt, and glad. By listening to these eight God-given tools, we can be who we are made to be so we can do what we are made to do.

©2001 Chip Dodd (P)2018 Chip Dodd

Narrator: Chip Dodd
Author: Chip Dodd
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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The Saint's Everlasting Rest

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Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was a prominent English churchman and peacemaker who sought unity among Protestants. Baxter became well-known for his prolific writing, with more than 200 works to his name. His autobiography and his pastoral guide, The Reformed Pastor, are still popular today. The Saints' Everlasting Rest (1650) is one of the great classics of Christian devotion. First abridged in 1754 by John Wesley, five years later another abridgement was made by Benjamin Fawcett, and numerous editions have followed. The work has been translated into Gaelic, German, Dutch, French, and Welsh.

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Matthew Coles
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Book of Prayers: A Selection of Prayers for Today

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You need prayers!

There are times in life when a person needs some help. It may be for a minor issue we feel a friend or a family member can handle, or a major problem requiring the help of a higher power. Whatever the type of life challenges, God is able to address them all.

When we turn to God for help or guidance, we need to know what to say and how to say it. In this Book of Prayers, by James Taiwo, you will find a prayer solution to your problem.

There are more than 200 different forms of prayers provided, including prayers for such things as miracle, love, protection, repentance, and guidance. Each category comes with a helpful introduction and Bible references explaining their backgrounds, and how they can be used in today’s context.

Your mind will be opened to receive God’s intervention and have great victory through this Book of Prayers! It will get your spirit lifted up, and expose you to enjoy praying habit and find solutions to many life’s problems. You will be guided through the time of trouble and obtain great victory.

©2016 James Taiwo (P)2019 James Taiwo

Author: James Taiwo
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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Inner Worlds of Meditation

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This book is a guide for discovering powerful keys for greater peace, relaxation, and spiritual awareness through meditation.

©1997 Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy (P)2002 Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy

Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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The Beloved: Vol. 1

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Osho introduces the wild, dancing, sane-crazy world of the Bauls, the mystics of Bengal. With understanding, love, humor, and a touching clarity, he guides us through the songs of the Baul mystics, explaining their view of sex, their concept of the body as a temple, and their secret of surrender to the existential beloved. "I am tremendously happy to introduce you to the world of the Bauls. I hope you will be nourished by it, enriched by it. It is a bizarre world, eccentric, insane. It has to be so, because the world of the so-called sane people is so insane that if you really want to be sane in it, you will have to be insane. You will have to choose a path of your own." (Osho)

©1976 OSHO International Foundation (P)2017 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
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Psaumes - version Segond 21

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Le livre des Psaumes se trouve au centre de la Bible. Ce grand recueil d'hymnes et de prières exprime le cœur et l'âme de l'humanité. Il aborde l'expérience humaine dans toute sa diversité, sans aucune banalité. David et les autres psalmistes évoquent en toute honnêteté leurs véritables sentiments, ce qui reflète le dynamisme, la puissance et la capacité transformatrice de leur relation avec Dieu. Ils reconnaissent leurs fautes, expriment leurs doutes et leurs craintes, appellent le Seigneur à l'aide, le louent et l'adorent.

©Société Biblique de Genève (P)Société Biblique de Genève

Author: David, Asaph, Salomon
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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Making Each Moment Count

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Some psychologists claim it takes 21 days to change a habit or establish a behavior. Isn't it worth 21 days' effort to become more grounded in the moment and capable of living fully and enjoying life with others and with God?  Smollin made this audiobook to help listeners discover who they truly are and foster an awareness of all the blessings that surround them. Within the ordinariness of daily life, they can find graces clothed in the surprise and wonder of the beauty and blessings around them.

©2011 New City Press (P)2018 New City Press

Narrator: Janet McMahan
Length: 46 mins
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How to Pray for Your Family

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Stand in the gap now, and pray for your family. Stop the work of the devil, and command the favors of God. Claim your family's salvation, deliverance, healing, spiritual restoration, and breakthroughs. Beloved, there is an urgent need to pray more for our families these days because the enemy, the devil, is on riot. He has released all his strength against the family system. Remember that the family was what he attacked in the beginning and was able to gain entry to destroy mankind. Once the devil gains entry into the family, he can ruin the society with ease.  The world today is failing because the family system is under serious attack of the devil. Is your family experiencing spiritual oppressions? Are you having uncommon disagreements in your family? Are the children becoming prodigal? Do you need to release God's power of salvation, healing, and deliverance in your family? Then, beloved, join me in this book, and let us pray for your family. Let us release God's grace for salvation, healing, and deliverance upon your family and plead for total spiritual restoration. In this step-by-step book, we explore: How to free up time for family prayers and devotion The five things family prayers and devotion will achieve in your home  The seven steps to setting up effective family prayers and devotion Sample outline for morning and night family prayers and devotion Seventy powerful prayers and prophetic declarations for your family’s salvation, healing, total victory, restoration, and breakthrough  This book will give you family bible prayer devotion ideas, family devotional lessons, devotion ideas for busy families, and is a family prayer manual for different kinds of situations. It's time to experience God in your home with the following: Daily devotion guide Devotion for today Family devotion ideas Family devotion topics Prayer for family salvation Prayer for family peace Prayer points for family Prayers for family problems Prayer for family healing I see you victorious.

©2017 Daniel C. Okpara (P)2018 Daniel C. Okpara

Narrator: Winston Douglas
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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Nine Days with Padre Pio

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Nine Days with Padre Pio gives a short biography of the life of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, more widely known as Padre Pio, the famed stigmatist of the 20th century. Then, the listener can join in a nine-day novena in his honor. Padre Pio is also known as one of the most famous miracle workers of all time. God, through Padre Pio's intercession cured thousands of people around the world. Padre Pio even bilocated at times to help his spiritual children in their time of need. This short audiobook builds around Padre Pio's very own favorite prayers: prayers he said himself everyday for those who sought his intercession. So, whatever spiritual or physical miracle you may need, Nine Days with Padre Pio will help you!

©2014 John M. Wasikowski (P)2017 John M. Wasikowski

Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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The Gospel of Grace: Reimagining Christianity

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This book explains the gospel of the grace of God (God's unmerited favor extended to everyone, everywhere) and is designed to empower individual Christians to stand confidently and securely in the favor of God.

©2018 M. R. Alan (P)2019 Grace and Faith Fellowship

Author: M. R. Alan
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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The Iron Flute

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The Iron Flute, a classic koan collection with peerless commentaries by masters from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, speaks radiantly to the heart. The Iron Flute was compiled by Genro, an outstanding Zen master of 18th-century Japan, who added his commentary to each koan in poetry and prose. Later, Genro's chief disciple, Fugai, annotated the work with his own interpretations. In this edition, Nyogen Senzaki - a Japanese Zen master peerless in his ability to speak directly to the modern American heart - clarifies the meaning of both koan and commentary alike. Well-versed in contemporary Western psychology and philosophy, Senzaki is able to amplify the power of each word. Each koan becomes a lucid encapsulation of the essence of Zen, and The Iron Flute becomes an instrument that generously sounds the clear tones of enlightenment. Nyogen's translations and commentaries effortlessly dissolve the barriers of language, culture, and even time, allowing The Iron Flute to uplift each of us with the same music that was heard by masters centuries ago.

©1964 copyright in Japan: by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc.; compilation copyright: 2000 Tuttle Publishing; introduction copyright: (P)2000 Audio Renaissance, an Imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.

Narrator: Ken McLeod
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Landmarks

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A practical book that helps readers discover and deepen their own spiritual journeys. It contains exercises and suggestions for prayer and reflection.

©1998 Darton, Longman and Todd (P)2012 Prospero Media

Narrator: Yaz Shah
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Ambedkar and Buddhism, Annihilation of Caste

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Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was one of the most remarkable figures in the 20th century. Born an Untouchable - the lowest element of Indian society deemed to be outside the caste system, and literally 'untouchable' - he rose from abject village poverty to become the architect of the new Constitution of India following its independence from Britain in 1947. A combination of exceptional talent, hard work and determination, vision and luck took him to Harvard and the LSE, and then back to his home country. Always, his progress was impelled by the concern for his 'Untouchable' community and it was this that underpinned work in law, politics and economics as he rapidly became a national figure who could not be ignored. He opposed Gandhi's patronising attitude towards the Untouchable community, and the violent crimes and prejudice inflicted upon it by the caste Hindu society. In the 1930s, Ambedkar proclaimed that though he was born a Hindu, he would not die a Hindu; and on 14th October 1956, with 400,000 followers, he converted to Buddhism in a mass meeting in Nagpur. This biography is by the British-born Buddhist monk Urgyen Sangharakshita who knew Ambedkar and spent decades working with the Dalit community as the Untouchables became known. It is a clear but affectionate look at a singular life which changed one of the largest nations on earth, and charts Ambedkar's gradual move towards Buddhism which he saw as the best path for his people. Bonus material: in addition to the biography is Annihilation of Caste, Ambedkar's key speech - never delivered but published in 1936 - in which he set out the reality of 'Untouchable' life and the need for change, but it is at the same time an international clarion call for human rights. It is all the more poignant as, while Untouchability is outlawed in India now thanks to Dr Ambedkar's legislation, there are 200 million Dalits in India, and violence and prejudice is still commonplace.

©1986 Sangharakshita (P)2016 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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A Prophet's Cry

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Many called into the prophetic ministry do not understand the constant breaking they must go through to receive the anointing they must possess to carry out God's will on Earth. And as a result, the people they are called to assist often mislabel them, misunderstand them, and misinterpret their actions. Apostle Dedric Hubbard releases a profound and in-depth wealth of wisdom, revelation, and understanding in his newest release A Prophet's Cry. As he brings knowledge and attention to the silent pain prophets endure to carry out the instructions God gives them. In this powerful, book he deals with seven key areas that many misunderstand about prophets. Those seven areas are: 1. A Prophet's Love 2. A Prophet's Compassion 3. A Prophet's Protection 4. A Prophet's Relationship 5. A Prophet's Obedience 6. A Prophet's Failure 7. A Prophet's Attitude

©2015 Dedric Hubbard (P)2015 Dedric Hubbard

Narrator: Steve Sibulsky
Length: 48 mins
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Seeing Through the Blood...

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” For the wages of sin, is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

Through Jesus not around Jesus nor without Jesus but through Jesus the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And that is how a child of God should always see him or her self. Seeing through the blood. Seeing Through the Blood is an inspired book base on how one should see themselves through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, according to the Bible. It must be mention that this only applies to who have come into the knowledge of the Risen Christ but have repented and accepted the Gift of Salvation which came through Jesus Christ, from the Father. To take it farther, in one sense thus, to say that those who have for one traveled down the Romans Road seeking salvation and accepting what is given in the Holy Bible, about such.

©2019 Dr. Antonio N. Sherman (P)2019 Dr. Antonio N. Sherman

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Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Bible: Genesis (Annotated)

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Bible is the sole annotated Holy Bible authorized by King James. Unlike other versions of the Bible that are unauthorized, Rev. Brown provided an accurate and annotated study of God's word, together with the Hebrew Old Testament. And this, for believers, means an inspirational journey through the greatness of God, along with a detailed analysis of Christianity's heritage. The Book of Genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life and ends with the image of a mummy - Joseph's - in a coffin. In between come many of the primal stories in Western culture: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the garden of Eden, Cain's murder of Abel, Noah and the flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob in place of Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers.

©2020 Rev. B. Brown (P)2020 Rev. B. Brown

Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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The Spiritual Teachings of the Tao

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"Don't pursue fame; do only the inevitable. Don't make plans; bank on Tao." When the ancient Chinese sages discovered the Tao, they realised in themselves its mysterious results: good heath, longevity, wisdom, harmonious contentment, and knowledge of the future. This audiobook unveils the philosophy of the Tao, meaning the Way of Nature, which began in written form with Chuang Tzu in the 4th century BC. Taoism is increasingly influential in the Western world, forming the basis for Chinese medicine, Feng Shui, and Tai Chi Chuan.Chuang Tzu's funny, striking, and radical fables and stories illluminate the working of the Tao, which are as relevant today as they were 2,300 years ago.

©2008 Mark Forstater (P)2008 Mark Forstater

Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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In God We Doubt

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Throughout the ages believers have been persecuted: usually for believing in the "wrong" God. So have non-believers who have denied the existence of God as superstitious rubbish. Today it is the agnostics who are given a hard time. They are scorned by believers for their failure to find faith and by atheists for being hopelessly wishy-washy and weak-minded. But John Humphrys is proud to count himself among their ranks. In this audiobook he takes us along the spiritual road he himself has travelled. He was brought up a Christian and prayed every day of his life, until his growing doubts finally began to overwhelm his faith. As one of the nation's most popular and respected broadcasters, he had the rare opportunity in 2006 of challenging leaders of our three main religions to prove to him that God does exist. The Radio Four interviews, Humphrys In Search of God, provoked the biggest response to anything he has done in half a century of journalism. The interviews and the massive reaction from listeners had a profound effect on him - but not in the way he expected. Doubt is not the easy option. But for the millions who can find no easy answers to the most profound questions, it is the only possible one.

©2007 John Humphrys (P)2007 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks

Narrator: John Humphrys
Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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A Journey with The Holy Spirit

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The Holy Spirit was infused into my Soul and yours, if you are a Baptized Christian. The question raised in A Journey with The Holy Spirit is, what is the reason for The Holy Spirit being infused in our Souls? Follow me as I track my relationship with God The Father through His Son, in The Holy Spirit. I started my life in Rebellion, then Accommodation, Acceptance, and now Choose to be led by the "Whisper of The Holy Spirit." This is a unique audiobook from the start. I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write A Journey with the Holy Spirit.

©2013 Frederick A. Prince (P)2013 Frederick A. Prince

Narrator: John Steele
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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La Bible

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Les chrétiens se réfèrent souvent à la Bible comme à la parole de Dieu : elle est infaillible, devenant la seule norme de vie et de foi. La Bible est constituée de 66 livres, répartis entre l'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament. Elle a été rédigée par plusieurs auteurs ayant vécu entre 1900 av. JC jusqu'au premier siècle de l'ère chrétienne. Les cinq premiers livres contiennent la loi de Dieu, et racontent les débuts de l'humanité, depuis la création du monde jusqu'à l'établissement du peuple d'Israël en Terre Promise. Ensuite viennent des livres historiques, des livres poétiques (les Psaumes,...), des livres prophétiques. Ensuite viennent les livres du Nouveau Testament : ils racontent la première venue de Jésus sur terre et le développement de l'Eglise pendant le premier siècle.

(P) et © Compagnie du Savoir

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The Rainbow Road

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Having realized, as a 16 year old in pre-WWII London, that he was a Buddhist, the early life of Dennis Lingwood and his path to becoming a bhikkhu named Sangharakshita is a most extraordinary personal story. He was serving as a signals officer in India when, at the conclusion of the war, he threw away his official identity cards, took off his uniform, donned yellow robes and set off, barefooted, along the dusty paths of India as a spiritual seeker, begging for his food, as the Buddha did 2,500 years ago. The determination and vision behind those early steps, combined with single-mindedness and intellectual rigour, transformed the path of Western Buddhism, for after 20 years in India Sangharakshita returned to England to found a Western Buddhist movement, now called the Triratna Buddhist Order. The Rainbow Road tells of that early time in India, meeting spiritual teachers from Hindu and other religious traditions, encountering the disturbing caste system and overcoming obstacles, disappointments and numerous challenges. A totally absorbing autobiography.

©1997 Sangharakshita (P)2016 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Ratnadhya
Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
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Empowering Leadership

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A major problem in the local church today is lack of leadership. Simply put, we have more needs than we have leaders to meet those needs. So, how do we train better leaders faster? The truth is, very few churches really have a well-thought-out leadership development plan. Growth requires continually adding healthy new leaders who carry the church culture forward and embody its core values. Everyone knows it, but how do we achieve it? In Empowering Leadership author and leadership consultant Michael Fletcher says leaders like this can't simply be bought, nor can they be hired from someone else's leadership assembly line. Developing leaders at every level, to create an environment that attracts potential leaders, and to build better leaders faster, an organization needs more than a pipeline. It needs a culture that develops leaders organically. Finding the right kind of leaders to guide your church on a path of continual growth comes out of keeping the right focus, and that focus is not just on the leaders. In fact, as Fletcher says, It isn't about the leader. It never was about the leader. It will never be about the leader. It will always and only be about Jesus and his people. It's about the people. True leadership development includes the often messy, but necessary, interaction of life upon life. So hiring pastors and key staff roles from within the church is the very best policy - people who "breathe" the culture of the church and who have helped create the culture you want to maintain. If your church or organization needs a good leadership development structure, then this is the right audiobook. Empowering Leadership details Michael's greatest insights on how to build better leaders faster by creating a leadership development culture in your church or organization - naturally, organically, continually. Empower your church or organization through great leadership. This book will show you how!

©2018 Michael Fletcher (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Van Tracy
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Eden at Play: A Grown-Up Fable

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This thought-provoking novella is an extensive update or re-imagining of my 1999 novella Eden in Limbo. It is told in three sections, the first from the perspective of a spiritual guru-type and the next two from many other amusing characters who listen to the guru and observe the strange things that happen, such as a mad monk holding the guru at gunpoint and later stalking a journalist. Eden at Play is religious satire, but it also has spiritual depth to make listeners think about life and their faith or non-faith. Poetry is included as well as a short, poetic version of the story that has a curious child asking his parents questions about the mythological Garden of Eden and death. It's very sensitively described and life-affirming. I also include most of the brief epilogue from the 1999 novella, reflections of my journey as a writer, and recommendations of books mentioned in the novella.

©2014 Jan Peregrine (P)2015 Jan Peregrine

Narrator: David K. Aycock
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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Dieu sur une Harley

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"Sors de l'obscurité, Christine. Tu as déjà passé beaucoup trop de temps à te cacher dans l'ombre." L'homme qui lui parlait était très beau, longs cheveux d'ébène, t-shirt délavé, blouson de cuir noir, assis sur une Harley-Davidson de 1340cc mystérieusement garée sur la plage baignée du clair de lune tout près de chez elle. Christine se sentait inexplicablement attirée par cet étranger qui semblait tout connaître à son sujet et, tandis qu'une douce sérénité l'enveloppait, elle s'abandonna à ses paroles : "Nous avons beaucoup de pain sur la planche, mais tu n'auras pas l'impression de travailler, ce sera tout à fait merveilleux." Ainsi commence le périple de Christine : un voyage spirituel et libérateur qui lui permettra d'apprécier chacun des précieux moments de la vie et au cours duquel elle découvrira six préceptes simples pour atteindre une paix des plus profondes et la plénitude de l'être. Pour chaque femme dont le cœur a été brisé et qui croit, dans son âme, que le bonheur véritable existe, Dieu sur une Harley est arrivé. Alors, vous montez ? Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur."

©1995 / 1999 Joan Brady / Éditions AdA inc. pour la traduction française (P)2015 ADA AUDIO - SGNT média inc. / Louis Lachance pour la musique de ailia

Author: Joan Brady
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Search for Noah's Ark: The Lost Mountains of Noah

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Ever since embarking on his first expedition to Mt. Ararat, Bob Cornuke, a biblical investigator and real life Indiana Jones, has had a passion shared by only a select group of explorers. Follow Cornuke as he brings this adventure to life and tries to be the one who makes the greatest archaeological discovery in human history - finding the remains of Noah's Ark. This documentary uses the Bible as a road map for uncovering its ancient mysteries. Based on the testimony of the Bible, personal investigation, examination of evidence, and other factors, Cornuke points to Mount Suleiman in the modern-day country of Iran, as the most probably resting place for Noah's Ark. Throughout the investigation, Cornuke discovers archaeological evidence to support God's word. His relentless search for the ark is captured on this DVD and includes threatening misadventures and narrow escapes from political unrest that are sure to leave viewers breathless.

©2001 Koinonia House (P)2020 Koinonia House

Narrator: Bob Cornuke
Length: 52 mins
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Timepiece

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Hope is a rare gift that - if we are lucky - comes to us with the power to heal our lives. I've come to know that the deepest sense of hope often springs from the hardest lessons in life. It is in the darkest skies that stars are best seen. Perhaps it is divine irony that within the darkest moments we are capable of revealing the greatest light, illuminating the best qualities of humankind. This is the story of Timepiece. In The Christmas Box, a loving widow named MaryAnne taught us that the time spent with loved ones is precious and brief. Timepiece is the story of how she learned those lessons. It traces the lives of David and MaryAnne Parkin as they discover love, loyalty, and the power of forgiveness. Just as MaryAnne bestows on Richard a unique heirloom timepiece to pass on to his own daughter, Timepiece is a very special present to pass on to those you love. Its message concerning the ongoing nature of life serves as a reminder that the connections from one generation to the next are indelible.

©2004 Richard Paul Evans (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Gregory Gorton
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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Spiritual Rape

Summary

Apostle Dedric Hubbard releases a powerful eye opener dealing with the subject of spiritual rape. In this book he reveals five key elements that most spiritual abusers use to seduce their victims.

©2017 Prophetic Fire Publishing (P)2017 Prophetic Fire Publishing

Narrator: Jim Masters
Length: 33 mins
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Healing Hands of God 4: Healing and Helpful Prayers

Summary

This audiobook shares how to talk to God easily and without effort. God is real and you are just talking to your best friend. We share with our best friend all the ups and downs going on in our lives. God is the ultimate best friend and takes it a step further by hearing your prayers.  God wants to hear your prayers and what is going on in your lives.  My hope is that these prayers make it easy for you to pray or for someone you know who just wants to speak to God.  It warms my heart at the thought of everyone sharing these prayers, helping those have a deeper relationship with God. May this book be a blessing and I hope that you share it so others can be blessed also! God bless you!

©2018 Michelle Bever (P)2018 Michelle Bever

Narrator: Kathi Rabadeau
Length: 26 mins
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Rivers from Eden

Summary

If Brad Jersak's Can You Hear Me? primed your heart for listening prayer, this 40-day spiritual exercise will help make it a lifestyle. Walk with Eden and Brad Jersak as you present God with 40 life-changing questions and receive God's answers. These encounters will lead you to new depths of hearing God's voice and seeing God's face. Rivers From Eden is designed to help listeners make "listening prayer" a lifestyle. It models an approach to prayer in which your time spent with God becomes an intimate, interactive meeting. The premise, laid out in detail in Can You Hear Me?, is that all of God's children can learn to hear his voice (Job. 33:14, John 10:27) and see his face (Heb. 12:2, 2 Cor. 4:6). When the eyes and ears of your heart are opened, prayer becomes a real meeting with a living friend.

©2004 Bradley Jersak (P)2015 Bradley Jersak

Narrator: Kathy Poelker
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

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One of the great early Christian writings of the second century, The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching is a book all true believers can learn from. In writing to his friend, Irenaeus unfolds the Christian faith by quoting extensively from the Old Testament. He describes it as a "manual of essentials, that by little you may attain to much, learning in short space all the members of the body of the truth, and receiving in brief the demonstration of the things of God." Truly a remarkable piece of literature, impregnated with the truth of the Gospel, this book should be food for the hungry soul desiring more of God. May you be surely blessed as you partake in this book!

©2017 GodSounds, Inc. (P)2017 GodSounds, Inc.

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Author: St. Irenaeus
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
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Steel on Steel, Volume 1

1 rating

Summary

Whether you're a new or mature believer, this book will challenge you in areas few teach and defend these days. From topics ranging from prophecy to doctrine, each chapter will stretch you spiritually and enable you to defend the accuracy of God's word.

©1993 Bill Perkins (P)2018 Bill Perkins

Narrator: Morgan Malloy
Author: Bill Perkins
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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L'amour et les relations. Une collection inspirante

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L'auteur et philosophe Deepak Chopra vous offre des réflexions, des pensées et des inspirations sur les grandes questions à propos de l'amour et des relations. Joignez-vous à l'auteur de best-sellers du New York Times dans une aventure de transformation personnelle, sociale, globale et spirituelle pour apaiser votre esprit et votre âme. La série Demandez à Deepak a été créée pour encourager les gens à mener une vie plus saine et plus enrichissante, et à être plus conscients. Ce projet inspirant de Deepak Chopra vise à favoriser une transformation personnelle et globale. Apprenez sur la spiritualité, le bien-être, l'art de mener une vie saine et l'humour, car ils sont tous liés à l'amour et aux relations et à beaucoup plus encore. L'amour et les relations (Demandez à Deepak) épouse la philosophie fondamentale que nous avons tous le pouvoir de diriger notre propre vie et que nous tirons non seulement des leçons de nos expériences, mais que nous apprenons également des expériences des autres. Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur.

©2013 / 2016 Deepak Chopra / Éditions Ada inc pour la traduction française (P)2016 ADA AUDIO - SGNT Média inc / Louis Lachance pour la musique d'Ailia

Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life

Summary

In the opening sections of the Psalms, believers discover foundational truth for right living - and great delight - as children of God. Trusted theologian Dale Ralph Davis leads listeners through a careful study of Psalms 1-12 with clear application for daily life.  The Psalmist begins with the most essential truth for mankind, Davis explains: "Nothing is so crucial as your belonging to the congregation of the righteous." And it is the Word of God that provides the direction for the believer's life. It is here, Davis points out, that "the righteous man gets his signals for living." The delight of the righteous is in the "law" - the teachings - of the Lord. Indeed, for those who belong to Him, meditating on God's Word is "the pursuit of pleasure"! The Psalms are a treasure trove for such a pursuit.  As the first 12 Psalms continue, we see basic principles unfold with great clarity. Much like our troubles today, the Psalmist endured wickedness all around, a world hostile to the true God - and on a very personal level - deceit and persecution from his enemies. Listeners are pointed toward the glorious rule of the Messiah, to whom the whole world belongs. In light of this realization, we are prepared to face all kinds of troubles that cause despair. The righteous rely on God, and the Psalms teach us how. This audiobook is ideal for use by small groups, as a teaching guide or for reference.

©2020 Christian Focus Publications (P)2020 Christian Focus Publications

Narrator: Graham Geisler
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Prayers for the Pandemic

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In this brief collection of prayers and poetry, Jo Ann Levitt depicts the multiple moods that arise on a daily basis while witnessing the changes brought about by the great Pandemic of the 21st century. Through this series of rhymed prayers, the author shares conflicting experiences of mirth and misery, madness and mystery, all the while searching for the means to adjust to (or in some cases survive) this extraordinary event that has taken the world by surprise.  Much of her work is aimed both at finding peace while at the same time exploring the deeper meaning — extracting potential clues or messages from Spirit that will help sustain us and at the same time align us with God’s greater purpose.

©2020 Jo Ann Levitt (P)2020 Jo Ann Levitt

Narrator: Joe Hernandez
Length: 42 mins
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The Preacher

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The preacher. A novel about a country preacher who finds himself in a battle against various forms of evil and contends with various challenges, finally arriving at a point where he emerges victorious as a powerful preacher only to find out that it was all a dream. Now comes the twist, upon waking up his dream becomes a reality.

©2018 Alfredo Noble (P)2019 Alfredo Noble

Narrator: Ron Allan Fouts
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Talking It over with Him

Summary

Daily prayer is the best way to build your relationship with God. Learning to hear Him takes time and effort, but the rewards are immeasurable. Take time, find peace, seek answers, and get to know the creator. This audiobook can be used for individual or group study. For more information on how to build your small group, visit the author's blog at http://www.highergroundforlife.wordpress.com.

©2017 Rebecca Benston (P)2019 Rebecca Benston

Narrator: Starr Telford
Length: 47 mins
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Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal

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The Bodhisattva - one who is becoming awake or enlightened - is one of the great inspiring figures in Buddhism. The title can refer to a mythical being with qualities to which we aspire, such as Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion; or an ordinary person on the quest for enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. It is a profound ideal for life. In this important lecture series, Urgyen Sangharakshita, one of the most important leading Western Buddhist teachers, sets out the path of the aspiring Bodhisattva living in the 21st century. How should we act? What principles should we follow? How can we balance the urge to benefit others yet follow a true spiritual path ourselves? This clear, challenging and stimulating series of eight talks is one of the many groundbreaking lectures given in the 1960s, when Sangharakshita, having returned to the UK after 25 years in India, was setting up a new Western Buddhist movement, now called the Triratna Buddhist Community. Aspects of the Bodhisattva ideal contain such specific talks as the Bodhisattva vow, altruism and individualism in spiritual life and masculinity and femininity in spiritual life. These talks have been remastered.

©1969 Sangharakshita (P)2016 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Memories of Glass

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Summary

Reminiscent of Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, this stunning novel draws from true accounts to shine a light on a period of Holland’s darkest history and bravest heroes. 1942. As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few daring citizens to rescue Eliese’s son and hundreds of other Jewish children who await deportation in a converted theater in Amsterdam. But amid their resistance work, Josie and Eliese’s dangerous secrets could derail their friendship and their entire mission. When the enemy finds these women, only one will escape. Seventy-five years later, Ava Drake begins to suspect that her great-grandfather William Kingston was not the World War II hero he claimed to be. Her work as director of the prestigious Kingston Family Foundation leads her to Landon West’s Ugandan coffee plantation, and Ava and Landon soon discover a connection between their families. As Landon’s great-grandmother shares the broken pieces of her story, Ava must confront the greatest loss in her own life and powerful members of the Kingston family who will do anything to keep the truth buried. Illuminating the story and strength of these women, award-winning author Melanie Dobson transports listeners through time and place, from World War II, Holland, to contemporary Uganda, in this rich and inspiring novel.

©2019 Melanie Dobson (P)2019 Two Words Publishing LLC

Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
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My Brother's Voice

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Stephen 'Pista' Nasser was 13 years old when the Nazis whisked him and his family away from their home in Hungary to Auschwitz. His memories of that terrifying experience are still vivid, and his love for his brother Andris still brings a husky tone to his voice when he remembers the terrible ordeal they endured together. Stephen's account of the Holocaust, told in the refreshingly direct and optimistic language of a young boy, will help every listener to understand that the Holocaust was real, and that, if you have enough love, determination, and will power, there is always a better tomorrow!

©2003 Stephen Nasser, Sherry Rosenthal, and Stephens Press (P)2013 Stephens Press

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Night

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Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel. Night is an unmistakably autobiographical account of the author's own gruesome experiences in Nazi Germany's death camps. Told through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, the tragic fate of the Jews from the little town of Sighet unfolds with a heart-wrenching inevitability. Even as they are stuffed into cattle cars bound for Auschwitz, the townspeople refuse to believe rumors of anti-Semitic atrocities. Not until they are marched toward the blazing crematory at the camp's "reception center" does the terrible truth sink in. Recounting the evils at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Wiesel's enduring classic of Holocaust literature raises questions of continuing significance for all future generations: How could man commit these horrors, and could such an evil ever be repeated?

©1972, 1985 Elie WieselOriginally published in 1958 by Les Editions de MinuitTranslation 2006 by Marion WieselPreface to the New Translation 2006 Elie Wiesel (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Agents of Babylon

5 ratings

Summary

In his number-one New York Times best seller Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explored the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up, Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah examines prophecy through the eyes of the characters in the book of Daniel, explains what the prophecies mean, and helps us understand how these prophetic visions and dreams apply to our lives today. Written in the same highly engaging half dramatization, half Bible teaching format as Agents of the Apocalypse, Agents of Babylon is not only an in-depth exploration of the characters and prophecies contained in the book of Daniel but also a dramatic retelling of scripture that is sure to bring ancient prophecy to light like never before.

©2015 David Jeremiah (P)2015 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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The Bible

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The Bible is the most influential book in Western history. As the foundational text of Judaism and Christianity, the Bible has been interpreted and reinterpreted over millennia, utilized to promote a seemingly endless run of theological and political positions. Adherents and detractors alike point to different passages throughout to justify wildly disparate behaviors and beliefs. Translated and retranslated, these texts lead both to unity and intense conflict. Influential books on any topic are typically called "bibles." What is the Bible? As a text considered sacred by some, its stories and language appear throughout the fine arts and popular culture, from Shakespeare to Saturday Night Live. In Michael Coogan's eagerly awaited addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know series, conflicts and controversies surrounding the world's best-selling book are addressed in a straightforward Q&A format. This book provides an unbiased look at biblical authority and authorship, the Bible's influence in Western culture, the disputes over meaning and interpretation, and the state of biblical scholarship today. Brimming with information for the student and the expert alike, The Bible: What Everyone Needs to Know is a dependable introduction to a most contentious holy book.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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Why?

6 ratings

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A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust. Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the 20th century still seems elusive even 70 years later. Numerous theories have sprouted in an attempt to console ourselves and to point the blame in emotionally satisfying directions - yet none of them are fully convincing. As witnesses to the Holocaust near the ends of their lives, it becomes that much more important to unravel what happened and to educate a new generation about the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime on Jews and non-Jews alike. Why? dispels many misconceptions and answers some of the most basic - yet vexing - questions that remain: why the Jews and not another ethnic group? Why the Germans? Why such a swift and sweeping extermination? Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Why didn't they receive more help? While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history, challenging some of the most prominent recent interpretations. He argues that there is no single theory that "explains" the Holocaust; the convergence of multiple forces at a particular moment in time led to catastrophe. In clear prose informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of Holocaust literature in English and German, Hayes weaves together stories and statistics to heart-stopping effect. Why? is an authoritative, groundbreaking exploration of the origins of one of the most tragic events in human history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Peter Hayes (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
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999

6 ratings

Summary

On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women - many of them teenagers - were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reich Marks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive. The facts of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz are little known, yet profoundly relevant today. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish - but also because they were female. Now acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam reveals their poignant stories, drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulting with historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and women's history.

©2019 Heather Dune Macadam (P)2019 Tantor

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I Escaped from Auschwitz

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The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz Survivor April 7, 1944 - This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fled over 100 miles to be the first to give the graphic and detailed descriptions of the atrocities of Auschwitz.  Originally published in the early 1960s, I Escaped from Auschwitz is the striking autobiography of none other than Rudolf Vrba himself. Vrba details his life leading up to, during, and after his escape from his 21-month internment in Auschwitz. Vrba and Wetzler manage to evade Nazi authorities looking for them and make contact with the Jewish council in Zilina, Slovakia, informing them about the truth of the "unknown destination" of Jewish deportees all across Europe. This first-hand report alerted Western authorities, such as Pope Pius XII, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the reality of Nazi annihilation camps - information that until then had only been recognized as nasty rumors.

©1964, 2020 Rudolf Vrba Archives, LLC (P)2020 Tantor

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In the Garden of Beasts

48 ratings

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Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the best-selling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first, Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany”, she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance - and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming - yet wholly sinister - Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively listenable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

©2011 Stephen Hoye (P)2011 Random House Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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Hitler's Empire

1 rating

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Drawing on an unprecedented range and variety of original research, Hitler's Empire sheds new light on how the Nazis designed, maintained, and lost their European dominion - and offers a chilling vision of what the world would have become had they won the war. Mark Mazower forces us to set aside timeworn opinions of the Third Reich, and instead shows how the party drew inspiration for its imperial expansion from America and Great Britain. Yet the Nazis' lack of political sophistication left them unequal to the task of ruling what their armies had conquered, despite a shocking level of cooperation from the overwhelmed countries. A work as authoritative as it is unique, Hitler's Empire is a surprising - and controversial - appraisal of the Third Reich's rise and ultimate fall.

©2008 Mark Mazower (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
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Our Crime Was Being Jewish

5 ratings

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In the shouted words of a woman bound for Auschwitz to a man about to escape from a cattle car, "If you get out, maybe you can tell the story! Who else will tell it?" Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences of teenagers who saw their parents and siblings sent to the gas chambers; of starving children beaten for trying to steal a morsel of food; of people who saw their friends commit suicide to save themselves from the daily agony they endured. The recollections are from the start of the war - the home invasions, the Gestapo busts, and the ghettos - as well as the daily hell of the concentration camps and what actually happened inside. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and this hefty collection of stories told by its survivors is one of the most important books of our time. It was compiled by award-winning author Anthony S. Pitch, who worked with sources such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to get survivors' stories compiled together and to supplement them with images from the war. These memories must be told and held on to so what happened is documented; so the lives of those who perished are not forgotten; so history does not repeat itself.

©2015 Anthony S. Pitch (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
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The Art of Leaving

2 ratings

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An unforgettable memoir about a young woman who tries to outrun loss but eventually finds a way home. Ayelet Tsabari was 21 years old the first time she left Tel Aviv with no plans to return. Restless after two turbulent mandatory years in the Israel Defense Forces, Tsabari longed to get away. It was not the never-ending conflict that drove her but the grief that had shaken the foundations of her home. The loss of Tsabari’s beloved father in years past had left her alienated and exiled within her own large Yemeni family and at odds with her Mizrahi identity. By leaving, she would be free to reinvent herself and to rewrite her own story. For nearly a decade, Tsabari traveled, through India, Europe, the US, and Canada, as though her life might go stagnant without perpetual motion. She moved fast and often because - as in the Intifada - it was safer to keep going than to stand still. Soon the act of leaving - jobs, friends, and relationships - came to feel most like home. But a series of dramatic events forced Tsabari to examine her choices and her feelings of longing and displacement. By periodically returning to Israel, Tsabari began to examine her Jewish-Yemeni background and the Mizrahi identity she had once rejected, as well as unearthing a family history that had been untold for years. What she found resonated deeply with her own immigrant experience and struggles with new motherhood. Beautifully written, frank, and poignant, The Art of Leaving is a courageous coming-of-age story that reflects on identity and belonging and that explores themes of family and home - both inherited and chosen.

©2019 Ayelet Tsabari (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ayelet Tsabari
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel

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Walk the land where the events of the Bible took place, and see the stories you've known since Sunday school through new eyes Travel Israel alongside Harvard-trained biblical archaeologist Amanda Hope Haley and learn about its history, people, and God. Through the memories Amanda brought back from her explorations and excavations, you can witness sites and artifacts that bring the Bible to life. In The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel, Amanda shares with you her humorous travel stories, including her misadventures with customs agents, eye-opening experiences with international cuisine, and crash-course education on driving in a new culture. In the process, she demonstrates how you can: Use archaeological findings to better understand Israel's history Shed your Western mindset and read the Bible in its intended context Comprehend today's ongoing religious conflicts in the Holy Land If you long to better know God's creation and the people who occupy it, then The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel will give you the chance to do so as you gain invaluable new perspectives on the cultures and landscapes of the Bible.

©2021 Amanda Hope Haley (P)2021 eChristian

Narrator: Lisa Larsen
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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My Family's Survival

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For the Shwartz family, survival was the only option. Their will to live, and a bit a luck, kept the family safe during the Holocaust, bringing them across Eastern Europe all the way to Israel. In 1937, the Shwartz family lived a calm life in their small village in Poland. Fifteen-year-old Rachel liked to sing and go out dancing at a local night club, while her older brother David was busy running a farm and raising a family with his wife Hinda. But all that changed when the war reached Butla.   First, the Russians came and kicked them out of their house. Then, the Nazis came to cart them off. But the Shwartz family resisted. David decided that no matter what, his family would not be taken captive. Instead, he snuck his family out of their village, through a large forest, and into Hungary, a place that was supposed to be safe. But that didn't last long. Again the Shwartz family found themselves on the run, escaping prison, Nazis, and bombings. My Family's Survival is the incredible true story of how the Shwartz family survived the Holocaust. It is a powerful tale of one family's triumph during history's darkest moments. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Aviva Gat (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Aviva Gat
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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The Warburgs

5 ratings

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Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, German American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed charities, and advised a German kaiser and two American presidents. But their very success made the Warburgs lightning rods for anti-Semitism, and their sense of patriotism became increasingly dangerous in a Germany that had declared Jews the enemy.

Ron Chernow's hugely fascinating history is a group portrait of a clan whose members were renowned for their brilliance, culture, and personal energy yet tragically vulnerable to the dark and irrational currents of the 20th century.

©2016 Ron Chernow (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jonathan Reese
Author: Ron Chernow
Length: 35 hrs and 21 mins
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The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

8 ratings

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Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain - "al-Andalus" - as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: It is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its "multiculturalism" and "diversity", Fernández-Morera sets the record straight - showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

©2016 Darío Fernández-Morera (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Bob Souer
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Forbidden Faith

Summary

The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity - truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia. In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries AD, but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.

©2006 Richard Smoley (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Bob Souer
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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How to Read the Bible

2 ratings

Summary

In

How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James Kugel leads the listener chapter by chapter through the "quiet revolution" of recent biblical scholarship, showing time and again how radically the interpretations of today''s researchers differ from what people have always thought.

The story of Adam and Eve, it turns out, was not originally about the "Fall of Man",l but about the move from a primitive, hunter-gatherer society to a settled, agricultural one.

As for the stories of Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, and Jacob and Esau, these narratives were not, at their origin, about individual people at all but, rather, explanations of some feature of Israelite society as it existed centuries after these figures were said to have lived. And whatever the original Ten Commandments might have been, scholars are quite sure they were different from the ones we have today.

Such findings pose a serious problem for adherents of traditional, Bible-based faiths. Hiding from the discoveries of modern scholars seems dishonest, but accepting them means undermining much of the Bible's reliability and authority as the word of God. What to do?

In his search for a solution, Kugel leads the listener back to a group of ancient biblical interpreters who flourished at the end of the biblical period. Far from naïve, these interpreters consciously set out to depart from the original meaning of the Bible''s various stories, laws, and prophecies - and they, Kugel argues, hold the key to solving the dilemma of reading the Bible today.

How to Read the Bible is, quite simply, the best, most original book about the Bible in decades. Clear, often funny, but deeply serious in its purpose, this is a book for Christians and Jews, believers and secularists alike.

©2008 James L. Kugel (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mel Foster
Length: 36 hrs and 25 mins
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Walking the Bible

3 ratings

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The first person ever to complete the perilous 10,000 mile journey across the inscrutable desert landscape of the Middle East, Bruce Feiler, a fifth generation Southern Jew, embarks upon a quest to reconnect with the stories of the Bible, and uncover fresh answers to profound questions. This inspiring personal odyssey through the most famous stories ever told, is at once a gripping adventure and burning spiritual quest. Accompanied by prominent Israeli archaeologist Avner Goren, Feiler travels from Mount Ararat to Mount Nebo, witnessing actual Biblical sites - from the mountain where Noah’s Arc landed to the location of the burning bush - and gathers the latest archaeological research to draw some astounding conclusions about these places and his own faith, heritage and humanity's enduring sense of wonder.

©2001 Bruce Feiler (P)2001 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.; 16 9

Narrator: Bruce Feiler
Author: Bruce Feiler
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

9 ratings

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As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek - along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel - that she found the fulfillment of those desires. Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:  The Rock (Jesus Christ): Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.  The Road (Israel): Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God's covenant.  The Rabbi (God's Word): Go beyond a "Sunday school" approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.  As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you'll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason's insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before. Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.

©2018 Kathie Lee Gifford, Jason Sobel (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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I Only Wanted to Live

Summary

Three mass deportations. A death sentence. One remarkable story of survival. When Leosz was only six, his life changed completely. World War II broke out in 1939, sweeping the young boy into the whirlwind of the holocaust. For six long torturous years, Leosz sees and goes through everything: myriads of overcrowded transports headed for concentration camps, life on the streets of occupied Poland as an abandoned child, hiding from cruel Nazis, forced labor under conditions of starvation, and the constant threat of death. Only one thing kept him safe: his unwavering will to go on living. This is the incredible, inspiring story of a little Jewish boy who managed to survive all possible levels of hell as he clung on to life.

©2019 eBookPro (P)2020 eBookPro

Narrator: Martin Landry
Author: Arie Tamir
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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The Last Jews in Berlin

Summary

When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, approximately 160,000 Jews called Berlin home. By 1943 less than 5,000 remained in the nation's capital, the epicenter of Nazism, and by the end of the war, that number had dwindled to 1,000. All the others had died in air raids, starved to death, committed suicide, or been shipped off to the death camps.  In this captivating and harrowing book, Leonard Gross details the real-life stories of a dozen Jewish men and women who spent the final 27 months of World War II underground, hiding in plain sight, defying both the Gestapo and, even worse, Jewish "catchers" ready to report them to the Nazis in order to avoid the gas chambers themselves. A teenage orphan, a black-market jewel trader, a stylish young designer, and a progressive intellectual were among the few who managed to survive. Through their own resourcefulness, bravery, and at times, sheer luck, these Jews managed to evade the tragic fates of so many others.  Gross has woven these true stories of perseverance into a heartbreaking, suspenseful, and moving account with the narrative force of a thriller. Compiled from extensive interviews, The Last Jews in Berlin reveals these individuals' astounding determination, against all odds, to live each day knowing it could be their last.

©1992 Leonard Gross (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: David de Vries
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Hunting Eichmann

10 ratings

Summary

Best-selling author Neal Bascomb has garnered critical acclaim for such riveting nonfiction as Higher and Red Mutiny. Based on extensive interviews and previously classified details, Hunting Eichmann is a compelling account of the relentless hunt for the nefarious Adolf Eichmann.

©2009 Neal Bascomb (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Paul Hecht
Author: Neal Bascomb
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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Five Chimneys

12 ratings

Summary

Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.

©2018 Chicago Review Press (P)2018 Chicago Review Press

Narrator: Jennifer Wydra
Author: Olga Lengyel
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Jewish Conquistadors in the New World

Summary

Three events transpired in 1492 in the Iberian Peninsula, which had tremendous ramifications for years to come. The first was the conquest of Granada, i.e., the last Muslim stronghold, by Castilian and Aragonese forces. The victory ended eight hundred years of Islam-ic rule. The conquest of Granada eventually also led to the conversions of many Muslims to Christianity, the phenomenon of Crypto-Islam, and the eventual expulsion of the descendants of these converts in 1609.  The second event was the Edict of Expulsion, which ended a thousand years of Jewish life in the Peninsula. Jews were given a choice between exile or conversion. Those who converted joined the already significant ranks of the existing Converso class, which by this time numbered in the hundreds of thousands. The Conversos, i.e., Jewish converts to Christianity typically under duress, had been at the center of a religious and political crisis that had lasted for more than a century. Many Conversos had been met with discrimination and violence as their true loyalties were often disputed.  The last event of note was the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. The encounter ultimately led to the conquest of the New World and the rise of the Spanish empire. The New World provided many Conversos with a new frontier where many thrived, and others continued to practice Jewish observances clandestinely.  Amidst the momentous events of 1492, the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon were looking to the future. The Crown endorsed Christopher Columbus’ adventure and an uncharted voyage across the Atlantic ocean began. Columbus’ journeys and the subsequent Spanish conquest of the New World included many Conversos who were at various times legally ineligible to travel and settle in the New World. Despite the prohibitions, the history of the Spanish conquest in the Caribbean and eventually Mexico was full of Spanish adventurers, soldiers, and merchants whom all heralded from Converso backgrounds. Some of them were Judaizers, while others were indifferent to their Jewish pasts. We must remind ourselves that we are only highlighting the cases of known Conversos. The latter were adept at hiding, and the falsification of documents and identities often became a requisite for leaving the Peninsula.  Spain’s discovery and conquest of the New World provided a venue for Conversos to find refuge and avoid the Inquisitional authority, though this proved short-lived. 

©2020 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2021 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Narrator: Hopper Stone
Length: 58 mins
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Black Earth

5 ratings

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In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the 20th century and reveals the risks that we face in the 21st. Based on new sources from Eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early 21st century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was - and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning.

©2015 Timonthy Snyder (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
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The Choice

165 ratings

Summary

A powerful, moving memoir - and a practical guide to healing - written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds. Edith Eger was 16 years old when the Nazis came to her hometown in Hungary and took her Jewish family to an internment center and then to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber by Joseph Mengele soon after they arrived at the camp. Hours later Mengele demanded that Edie dance a waltz to "The Blue Danube" and rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners. These women later helped save Edie's life. Edie and her sister survived Auschwitz, were transferred to the Mauthausen and Gunskirchen camps in Austria, and managed to live until the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 and found Edie in a pile of dying bodies. One of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps, Edie has chosen to forgive her captors and find joy in her life every day. Years after she was liberated from the concentration camps, Edie went back to college to study psychology. She combines her clinical knowledge and her own experiences with trauma to help others who have experienced painful events large and small. Dr. Eger has counselled veterans suffering from PTSD, women who were abused, and many others who learned that they, too, can choose to forgive, find resilience, and move forward. She lectures frequently on the power of love and healing. The Choice weaves Eger's personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance. Eger's story is an inspiration for everyone. And her message is powerful and important: "Your pain matters and is worth healing: You can choose to be joyful and free." She is 89 years old and still dancing.

©2017 Edith Eva Eger (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Tovah Feldshuh
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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Citizen 865

Summary

The gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the US Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War Two. In 1990, in a drafty basement archive in Prague, two American historians made a startling discovery: a Nazi roster from 1945 that no Western investigator had ever seen. The long-forgotten document, containing more than 700 names, helped unravel the details behind the most lethal killing operation in World War Two.  In the tiny Polish village of Trawniki, the SS set up a school for mass murder and then recruited a roving army of foot soldiers, 5,000 men strong, to help annihilate the Jewish population of occupied Poland. After the war, some of these men vanished, making their way to the US and blending into communities across America. Though they participated in some of the most unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust, "Trawniki Men" spent years hiding in plain sight, their terrible secrets intact. In a story spanning seven decades, Citizen 865 chronicles the harrowing wartime journeys of two Jewish orphans from occupied Poland who outran the men of Trawniki and settled in the United States, only to learn that some of their one-time captors had followed. A tenacious team of prosecutors and historians pursued these men and, up against the forces of time and political opposition, battled to the present day to remove them from US soil. Through insider accounts and research in four countries, this urgent and powerful narrative provides a front row seat to the dramatic turn of events that allowed a small group of American Nazi hunters to hold murderous men accountable for their crimes decades after the war's end. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Debbie Cenziper (P)2019 Hachette Books

Narrator: Robert Fass
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Bonhoeffer

29 ratings

Summary

Who better to face the greatest evil of the 20th century than a humble man of faith? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer - a pastor and author, known as much for such spiritual classics as The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together as for his 1945 execution in a concentration camp for his part in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In the first major biography of Bonhoeffer in 40 years, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer's life - the theologian and the spy - to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents - including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts - to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen. In Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer's heart-wrenching 1939 decision to leave the safe haven of America for Hitler's Germany, and using extended excerpts from love letters and coded messages written to and from Bonhoeffer's Cell 92, Metaxas tells for the first time the full story of Bonhoeffer's passionate and tragic romance. Listeners will discover fresh insights and revelations about his life-changing months at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and about his radical position on why Christians are obliged to stand up for the Jews. Metaxas also sheds new light on Bonhoeffer's reaction to Kristallnacht and his involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in "Operation 7", the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. Bonhoeffer gives witness to one man's extraordinary faith and to the tortured fate of the nation he sought to deliver from the curse of Nazism. It brings the listener face to face with a man determined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully - even to the point of death. Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil. "Insightful and illuminating, this tome makes a powerful contribution to biography, history and theology." (Publishers Weekly) "[A] massive and masterful new biography." (Christianity Today) "Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer's story with passion and theological sophistication." (Wall Street Journal) "Metaxas magnificently captures the life of theologian and anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st Century." (Kirkus)

©2011 Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
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The Dead Sea Scrolls

12 ratings

Summary

Whether complete or only fragmentary, the 930 extant Dead Sea Scrolls irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice. Now you can get a comprehensive introduction to this unique series of archaeological documents, and to scholars' evolving understanding of their authorship and significance, with these 24 lectures. Learn what the scrolls are, what they contain, and how the insights they offered into religious and ancient history came into focus. In following the extraordinary story of how the scrolls were acquired and ultimately published - a story fully 40 years in its unfolding - you'll also explore an almost unlimited treasure trove of new facts and insights. Throughout the lectures, you'll learn about these and other topics: the only historical instance of the Jews ever forcibly converting a conquered people to Judaism; the rare stroke of scholarly fortune represented in the discovery of the first seven scrolls sealed in jars; and the extraordinary intrigue (sometimes spanning generations) that overlays the story of the scrolls. At the heart of this series are the documents themselves. You'll spend a wealth of time reading parts of the actual scrolls in English translation, training your eye to uncover the salient religious practices and intriguing theological ideas expressed in these documents. By the conclusion of the final lecture, you'll have developed a newfound understanding and appreciation of an unprecedented historical find and its enduring influence on the way we think about - and talk about - ancient Judaism and Christianity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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How the Bible Actually Works

35 ratings

Summary

Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger, podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acquire wisdom. For many Christians, the Bible is a how-to manual filled with literal truths about belief that must be strictly followed. But the Bible is not static, Peter Enns argues. It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing questions and issues that confront us in our daily lives. Rather, the Bible is a dynamic instrument for study that not only offers an abundance of insights but provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual questions, cultivating God’s wisdom within us. “The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rule book for faith. But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations, we see that Wisdom, not answers, is the Bible’s true subject matter,” writes Enns. This distinction, he points out, is important because when we come to the Bible expecting it to be a textbook intended by God to give us unwavering certainty about our faith, we are actually creating problems for ourselves. The Bible, in other words, really isn’t the problem; having the wrong expectation is what interferes with our reading. Rather than considering the Bible as an ancient book weighed down with problems, flaws, and contradictions that must be defended by modern listeners, Enns offers a vision of the holy scriptures as an inspired and empowering resource to help us better understand how to live as a person of faith today. How the Bible Actually Works makes clear that there is no one right way to read or listen to the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Enns’ freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God - which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do.

©2019 Peter Enns (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Peter Enns
Author: Peter Enns
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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The Third Reich at War

24 ratings

Summary

The final volume in Richard J. Evans’s masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a “people’s community” to serve a war of conquest, and Hitler’s campaign of racial subjugation and genocide. Already hailed as “a masterpiece” (William Grimes in The New York Times) and “the most comprehensive history… of the Third Reich” (Ian Kershaw), this epic trilogy reaches its terrifying climax in this volume. Evans interweaves a broad narrative of the war’s progress with viscerally affecting personal testimony from a wide range of people - from generals to front-line soldiers, from Hitler Youth activists to middle-class housewives. The Third Reich at War lays bare the dynamics of a nation more deeply immersed in war than any society before or since. Fresh insights into the conflict’s great events are here, from the invasion of Poland to the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler’s suicide in the bunker. But just as important is the re-creation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime, staggering under pressure from Allied bombing and their own government’s mounting demands upon them. At the center of the book is the Nazi extermination of Europe’s Jews, set in the context of Hitler’s genocidal plans for the racial restructuring of Europe. Blending narrative, description, and analysis, The Third Reich at War creates an engrossing picture - at once sweeping and precise - of a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking much of Europe with it. It is the culmination of a historical masterwork that will remain the most authoritative work on Nazi Germany for years to come.

©2009 Richard J. Evans (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 35 hrs and 10 mins
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The Jewish Gospels

Summary

In July 2008, a front-page story in the New York Times reported on the discovery of an ancient Hebrew tablet, dating from before the birth of Jesus, which predicted a messiah who would rise from the dead after three days. Commenting on this startling discovery at the time, noted Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin argued that "some Christians will find it shocking-a challenge to the uniqueness of their theology". Guiding us through a rich tapestry of new discoveries and ancient scriptures, The Jewish Gospels makes the powerful case that our conventional understandings of Jesus and of the origins of Christianity are wrong. In Boyarin's scrupulously detailed account, the coming of the messiah was fully imagined in the ancient Jewish texts. Jesus, moreover, was embraced by many Jews as this person, and his core teachings were not at all a break from Jewish beliefs and teachings. Jesus and his followers, Boyarin reveals, were simply Jewish. What came to be known as Christianity came much later, as religious and political leaders sought to impose a new religious orthodoxy that was not present at the time of Jesus's life. In the vein of Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels, here is a brilliant new work that will break open some of our culture's most cherished assumptions.

©2012 Daniel Boyarin (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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Le secret du coffre bleu

8 ratings

Summary

"C’est incroyable de pouvoir lever le voile sur une partie secrète de la vie de ma mère. Je vous invite à me suivre dans cet univers surprenant."  À la mort de sa mère adoptive, l’humoriste Lise Dion découvre, dans le coffre bleu qui a bercé son imaginaire d’enfant, des documents étonnants concernant la vie de cette femme qu’elle a tant aimée. Lise a alors voulu comprendre ce que sa mère avait vécu. Elle a pu, en s’appuyant sur des témoignages et sur des faits historiques concernant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, tisser l’histoire de sa mère en entre-mêlant la vérité découverte dans le coff re et une fiction très proche de la réalité. Armande se dévoile et laisse un héritage inestimable à sa fille unique, qui a choisi de le partager avec son public.

©2011 Éditions Libre expression (P)2020 Vues et Voix

Narrator: Lise Dion
Author: Lise Dion
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Enoch Rising

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Few Biblical figures are as intriguing and mysterious as Enoch. He is mentioned only a few times in the canonical Hebrew Bible, but the impact of his story went on to affect the theology of many books written during the Second Temple Era. It also set the foundation for the development of many of the ideas found in the early Christian movement. Enoch’s importance continued beyond the destruction of the Temple and survived in a new form in later rabbinic tradition. Anyone familiar with classical Judaism, the religion of the Bible and the Talmud, who has read the New Testament might experience a disconnect between it and the Hebrew Bible. Something is missing so to speak. Understanding the literature of the Second Temple period is critical to providing the missing links to understanding and appreciating the complex environment of evolving Jewish thought and the emergence of the early Christian movement from its sources. Discover the mystery of Enoch, and the fascinating impact it had on the development of Judaism and Christianity.

©2018 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2021 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Narrator: Sam Rosenthal
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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The Holocaust

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On June 1944, Freda Wineman and her family arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous Nazi concentration and death camp. After a cursory look from an SS doctor, Freda's life was spared and her mother was sent to the gas chambers. Freda only survived because the Allies won the war - the Nazis ultimately wanted every Jew to die. Her mother was one of millions who lost their lives because of a racist regime that believed that some human beings simply did not deserve to live - not because of what they had done, but because of who they were. Laurence Rees has spent 25 years meeting the survivors and perpetrators of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. In this sweeping history, he combines this testimony with the latest academic research to investigate how history's greatest crime was possible. Rees argues that while hatred of the Jews was at the epicenter of Nazi thinking, we cannot fully understand the Holocaust without considering Nazi plans to kill millions of non-Jews as well. He also reveals that there was no single overarching blueprint for the Holocaust. Instead, a series of escalations compounded into the horror. Though Hitler was most responsible for what happened, the blame is widespread, Rees reminds us, and the effects are enduring. The Holocaust: A New History is an accessible yet authoritative account of this terrible crime. A chronological, intensely listenable narrative, this is a compelling exposition of humanity's darkest moment.

©2017 Laurence Rees (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Eric Vale
Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
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Yes to Life

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Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece, a companion to his international best seller Man's Search for Meaning. Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity.  Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today - as the world faces a coronavirus pandemic, social isolation, and great economic uncertainty - as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim "Live as if you were living for the second time", and he unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis contains opportunity.  Despite the unspeakable horrors of the camps, Frankl learned from the strength of his fellow inmates that it is always possible to "Say yes to life" - a profound and timeless lesson for us all. 

©2020 Viktor E. Frankl (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: David Rintoul
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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The Jews of Iberia

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The history of Jews in Spain and Portugal spans more than 1,000 years. By most measures, it is even longer than the large-scale settlement of Jews in the land of Israel, which was interrupted several times in Jewish history. Legends ascribe the arrival of the earliest settlers to the days of the biblical prophet Obadiah, but archeologically speaking, the first record of Jews is much later.  This book includes an overview of Jewish life in the Iberian Peninsula from its early days through the Expulsion. It includes a special focus on the rise of the Conversos, Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity.

©2016 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2021 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Narrator: Keith Diedrick
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Unorthodox

98 ratings

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Called “brave and riveting” by Jeannette Walls, Deborah Feldman’s New York Times best-selling memoir of escaping from a strict Hasidic community includes a new afterword by the author as well as the epilogues from the original 2012 editions detailing the circumstances of her life after leaving her husband and forging new beginnings for herself and her young son. As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. Yet in spite of her repressive upbringing, Deborah grew into an independent-minded young woman whose stolen moments reading about the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott helped her to imagine an alternative way of life among the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah’s desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at 19 and realized that, regardless of the obstacles, she would have to forge a path - for herself and her son - to happiness and freedom. Remarkable and fascinating, this “sensitive and memorable coming-of-age story” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) is one you won’t be able to put down.

©2012 Deborah Feldman (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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The Hiding Place

71 ratings

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At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed. Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch underground, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room and aiding their escape from the Nazis. For their pains, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp. Here is a story aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian whose life was transformed by it.

©1971 Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherrill (P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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A Lucky Child

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Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir, A Lucky Child. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother, and in 1951 he arrived in the U.S. to start a new life. Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A Lucky Child is an audiobook that demands to be heard by all.

©2010 Thomas Buergenthal (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC

Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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A Father Who Keeps His Promises

5 ratings

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In A Father Who Keeps His Promises, the popular Catholic apologist Scott Hahn focuses on the “big picture” of Scripture: God’s plan in making and keeping covenants with us throughout salvation history—despite our faults and shortcomings—so that we might live as the family of God.

©1998 Scott Hahn, Ph.D. (P)2005 St. Anthony Messenger Press

Narrator: Paul Smith
Author: Scott Hahn
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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The Book of Genesis

4 ratings

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Nearly everyone in the Western world is familiar with the stories in the book of Genesis. Its language is simple. Its powerful sentences are short. And its messages glisten with clarity. But is it possible that the understanding of the book of Genesis we've all grown up with isn't as complete as we'd like to believe? That its deceptively simple sentences and surface appearance hide from contemporary readers a purposeful and intricate structure designed to let its depth and detail and implication resonate with the readers and listeners of its own time? These 24 fascinating lectures offer the necessary tools to change our perceptions of the book of Genesis, showing us how we might read, hear, think about - and feel - its words as an ancient Hebrew would have, allowing us to gain a new appreciation of "one of the most remarkable literary compositions from the ancient world," as Professor Rendsburg calls it, the book with which both Jews and Christians alike begin their Bible. With a detailed, line-by-line literary parsing that gently probes its language, exploring how and why its effects were achieved and what the book's author-or authors-were saying, Professor Rendsburg reveals more insights than most of us have ever dreamed were there. Among those insights, you'll learn why the book of Genesis has not one but two creation stories, what hints the book's many contradictions offer about its authorship, and more. Although this is a course whose emphasis is literary, with detailed analysis dominating, Professor Rendsburg is mindful that the book of Genesis is, for many, a theological pillar of religious faith. And he is both respectful of that reality and aware of it in an even broader historical, social, and archeological context.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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The Vatican Pimpernel

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An inspiring true story of bravery and faith. During the German occupation of Rome from 1942-1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly ventured out in disguise to continue his mission, which earned him the nickname 'The Pimpernel of the Vatican'. When the Allies entered Rome, he and his collaborators - priests, nuns, and laypeople of numerous nationalities and religious beliefs - had saved the lives of over 6,500 people. The first new telling of this extraordinary story in decades, this book also addresses the fascinating dichotomy between O’Flaherty and Herbert Kappler, the Gestapo chief in Rome who ordered him killed, and who, after the war, reconciled with the monsignor, and even asked him to perform his baptism. For his heroic efforts, O’Flaherty was awarded the highest honors, including a Congressional Medal, and was the first Irishman named the Notary of the Holy Office. His story was immortalized in the 1983 film The Scarlet and the Black, which starred Gregory Peck as O’Flaherty.

©2008 Brian Fleming (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Brian Troxell
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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The Transformation of Israelite Religion to Rabbinic Judaism

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The link between the religion of biblical Israel and the religion we now identify as rabbinic Judaism is often controversial. The controversy is often linked to theological agendas rather than an honest approach to Israel’s history. The religion of ancient Israel is linked to rabbinic Judaism is many ways. The two are linked by a shared belief in the one supreme God who created the world, chose the the Jewish people to be His people. This relationship is based on a covenantal relationship and is reflected in a shared attachment to the land of Israel, Jerusalem, and Temple, and the same sacred calendar.  The religion of biblical Israel slowly transformed into what we now refer to as rabbinic Judaism through a process which saw the emergence of the biblical canon. The canon was analyzed, interpreted, and lived out in practical ways. That process of interpretation led to the rise of sectarian groups each vying for its correct interpretation of sacred texts.

©2018 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2020 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Narrator: Jason Melnychuk
Length: 56 mins
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Freedom for All

Summary

Drawn from the author's own mystical illumination, this book reveals the truth buried within the stories of the old and new testaments alike. Briefly, the book states that consciousness is the one and only reality, that consciousness is the cause and manifestation is the effect. It draws the listener's attention to this fact constantly, that the listener may always keep first things first. Having laid the foundation that a change of consciousness is essential to bring about any change of expression, this book explains a dozen different ways to bring about such a change of consciousness. Freedom for All outlines a realistic and constructive principle that works. The revelation it contains will, if applied correctly, set you free.

©2015 Gildan Media, LLC (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Mitch Horowitz
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

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This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period’s most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw’s research on the Holocaust for the first time. The writings are arranged in three sections - Hitler and the Final Solution, popular opinion and the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the Final Solution in historiography - and Kershaw provides an introduction and a closing section on the uniqueness of Nazism. Kershaw was a founding historian of the social history of the Third Reich, and he has throughout his career conducted pioneering research on the societal causes and consequences of Nazi policy. His work has brought much to light concerning the ways in which the attitudes of the German populace shaped and did not shape Nazi policy. This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.

©2008 Ian Kershaw. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Sandys
Author: Ian Kershaw
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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Born Survivors

75 ratings

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Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in vain to be reunited with her husband. With the rest of their families gassed, these young wives are determined to hold on to all they have left-their lives, and those of their unborn babies. Having concealed their condition from infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, they are forced to work and almost starved to death, living in daily fear of their pregnancies being detected by the SS. In April 1945, Priska gives birth. She and her baby, along with Anka, Rachel, and the remaining inmates, are sent to Mauthausen concentration camp on a hellish train journey. Rachel gives birth on the train; Anka at the camp gates. All believe they will die-then a miracle occurs. The gas chamber runs out of Zyklon-B, and as the Allied troops near, the SS flee. Against all odds, the three mothers and their newborns survive their treacherous journey to freedom.

©2015 Wendy Holden (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley
Author: Wendy Holden
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
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The Boy Between Worlds

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From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of An American Princess comes the true story of an unconventional family divided by war and prejudice during WWII.

When they fell in love in 1928, Rika and Waldemar could have not been more different. She was a thirty-seven-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was her immigrant boarder, not yet twenty, and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves. The child they have together, brown skinned and blue eyed, brings the couple great joy yet raises some eyebrows. Until the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands explodes their promising life.

What unfolds is more than the astonishing story of a love that prevailed over convention. It’s also the quest of a young boy. Through the cruelty of World War II, he will fight for a connection between his father’s South American birthplace and his mother’s European traditions. Lost and displaced for much of his life, but with a legacy of resilience in his blood, his life will be a struggle to find his place in the world.

Moving deftly between personal experience and the devastating machinations of war, The Boy Between Worlds is an unforgettable journey of hope, love, and courage in the face of humanity’s darkest hour.

©2019 Annejet van der Zijl; translation copyright Kristen Gerhman (P)2019 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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The Stone Crusher

12 ratings

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In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a five-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermination in the coming years. But it was his bond with his father that would ultimately keep them both alive. When the 50-year old Gustav was transferred to Auschwitz - a certain death sentence - Fritz was determined to go with him. His wiser friends tried to dissuade him - “If you want to keep living, you have to forget your father,” they said. But that was impossible, and Fritz pleaded for a place on the Auschwitz transport. “He is a true comrade,” Gustav wrote in his secret diary, “always at my side. The boy is my greatest joy. We are inseparable.” Gustav kept his diary hidden throughout his six years in the death camps - even Fritz knew nothing of it. In it he recorded his story, a tale of survival and a father-son bond which proved stronger than the machine that sought to break them both. 

©2018 Jeremy Dronfield (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This audiobook is published in arrangement with Chicago Review Press c/o Susan Schulman Literary Agency.

Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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The Rabbi's Brain

Summary

The topic of neurotheology has garnered increasing attention in the academic, religious, scientific, and popular worlds. But there have been no attempts to explore more specifically how Jewish religious thought and experience may intersect with neurotheology. The Rabbi's Brain engages this groundbreaking area.  Topics included relate to a neurotheological approach to the foundational beliefs that arise from the Torah and associated scriptures, Jewish learning, an exploration of the different elements of Judaism (i.e., reform, conservative, and orthodox), an exploration of specifically Jewish practices (i.e., davening, Sabbath, kosher), and a review of Jewish mysticism. The Rabbi's Brain engages these topics in an easy-to-understand style and integrates the scientific, religious, philosophical, and theological aspects of the emerging field of neurotheology.  By reviewing the concepts in a stepwise, simple yet thorough discussion, listeners, regardless of their background, will be able to understand the complexities and breadth of neurotheology from the Jewish perspective. More broadly, issues will include a review of the neurosciences and neuroscientific techniques; religious and spiritual experiences; theological development and analysis; liturgy and ritual; epistemology, philosophy, and ethics; and social implications, all from the Jewish perspective. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Andrew Newberg and David Halpern (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: John Lescault
Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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Rather Die Fighting

1 rating

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“A gripping story of suffering, endurance, and the triumph—against massive odds—of the human spirit.” —Sir Martin Gilbert, from his Introduction Frank Blaichman was 16 years old when the war broke out. In 1942, the killings began in Poland. With his family and friends decimated by the roundups, Blaichman decided that he would rather die fighting; he set off for the forest to find the underground bunkers of Jews who had already escaped. Together they formed a partisan force dedicated to fighting the Germans. This is a harrowing, utterly moving memoir of a young Polish Jew who chose not to go quietly and defied the mighty German war machine during World War II.

©2011 Frank Blaichman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Pat Young
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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The Third Reich in Power

21 ratings

Summary

The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany was hailed by Benjamin Schwartz of The Atlantic Monthly as "the definitive English-language account... gripping and precise." It chronicles the incredible story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. As those who were deemed unworthy to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war that he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative account yet written of how, in six years, Germany was brought to the edge of that terrible abyss.

©2006 Richard J. Evans (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 31 hrs and 58 mins
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Hitler and the Habsburgs

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Five youthful years in Vienna. It was then and there that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove Hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust.   The royal orphans of Archduke Franz Ferdinand - offspring of an upstairs-downstairs marriage that scandalized the tradition-bound Habsburg Empire - came to personify to Adolf Hitler, and others, all that was wrong about modernity, the 20th century, and the Habsburg's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire. They were outsiders in the greatest family of royal insiders in Europe, which put them on a collision course with Adolf Hitler.   As he rose to power, Hitler's hatred toward the Habsburgs and their diverse empire fixated on Franz Ferdinand's sons, who became outspoken critics and opponents of the Nazi party and its racist ideology. When Germany seized Austria in 1938, they were the first two Austrians arrested by the Gestapo, deported to Germany, and sent to Dachau. Within hours they went from palace to prison. The women in the family, including the Archduke's only daughter Princess Sophie Hohenberg, declared their own war on Hitler.

©2018 James M. Longo (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: David Colacci
Author: James Longo
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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Plunder

Summary

From a gifted young writer, the story of his quest to reclaim his family’s apartment building in Poland - and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows  Menachem Kaiser’s brilliantly told story, woven from improbable events and profound revelations, is set in motion when the author takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather’s former battle to reclaim the family’s apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. Soon, he is on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as “The Killer”. A surprise discovery - that his grandfather’s cousin not only survived the war but wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex - leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian treasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder.  Propelled by rich original research, Kaiser immerses listeners in profound questions that reach far beyond his personal quest. What does it mean to seize your own legacy? Can reclaimed property repair rifts among the living? Plunder is both a deeply immersive adventure story and an irreverent, daring interrogation of inheritance - material, spiritual, familial, and emotional. 

©2021 by Meir Menachem Kaiser (P)2021 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Narrator: Menachem Kaiser
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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What Is Jewish Thinking?

Summary

What is Jewish thinking? Is there a type of thinking that can be characterized as Jewish? If so, what is the difference between the Jewish thought and non-Jewish thinking? Does the Bible reflect a type of thinking? Is it linear? Does it correspond to Platonic or Aristotelian thought? How does rabbinic logic work? Are there polarities in the Bible? Discover this and much more in this fascinating aspect of Judaism.

©2019 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2021 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Sacred Sleep: Bible Verses for Bedtime - Psalms

Summary

"Many may claim to hold the key to a great night's sleep. But there's only one sacred sleep." (1Samuel 10:5-6) The follower of Christ believes peace comes only from him - both in this world and in the next - through the hearing of his word, by the power of his Spirit. "His word makes me wise." (Matthew 7:24) "It gives me fellowship with him." (Luke 8:21) "It sanctifies me." (John 17:17). "Indeed, it is the very source of my faith." (Romans 10:17) This fifth and latest volume in Five Talents Audio's Sacred Sleep series contains all 150 psalms (or songs) found in the Jewish Tanakh or Christian Old Testament. It was created with the above biblical model of peace in mind to form a unique bedtime experience that will help you get the rest you need while deepening your faith and drawing you closer to God. Combined with a scholarly Introduction by Robert J. Bagley, this groundbreaking sleep aid contains some of the most beloved verses in Scripture, carefully selected and presented in such a way as to let the water of the word and worship wash over you every time you experience them. Our prayer is that not only will you obtain "sound wisdom and discretion" from these verses (Proverbs 3:21), but that "you will [also] lie down, and your sleep will be sweet". (Proverbs 3:24) So, turn off the day (Matthew 6:34), and invite the Lord into a peaceful time of sacred sleep tonight.

©2020 Five Talents Audio (P)2021 Five Talents Audio

Narrator: Steve Cook
Author: various
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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1924

1 rating

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The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924 - the year that made a monster Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich. Everything that would come - the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea - all of it crystallized in one defining year. Nineteen twenty-four was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by coconspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf. Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.

©2016 Peter Ross Range (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Paul Hodgson
Length: 9 hrs
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Encountering the Old Testament

2 ratings

Summary

This new edition of a best-selling evangelical survey of the Old Testament has been thoroughly updated and retains the pedagogical features that have made the work so popular:  Chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries   Study questions   Sections featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications   Lists of key terms, people, and places   Further listening recommendations

©2016 Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Eric Martin
Length: 25 hrs and 54 mins
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End of a Berlin Diary

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Summary

A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William L. Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It was in 1940, when he was still virtually unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his eyewitness account of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book. Shirer’s Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success - and would not be the last of his expert observations on Europe. Shirer returned to the European front in 1944 to cover the end of the war. As the smoke cleared, Shirer - who watched the birth of a monster that threatened to engulf the world - now stood witness to the death of the Third Reich. End of a Berlin Diary chronicles this year-long study of Germany after Hitler. Through a combination of Shirer’s lucid, honest reporting, along with passages on the Nuremberg trials, copies of captured Nazi documents, and an eyewitness account of Hitler’s last days, Shirer provides insight into the unrest, the weariness, and the tentative steps world leaders took towards peace.

©2016 William L. Shirer (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
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The Kings of Israel and Judah

Summary

The Kings of Israel and Judah is an expansive history of the many kings mentioned in The Books of Kings and Chronicles. For this reason, it is an often cited book for any scholar of Jewish and Christian history.

Public Domain (P)2019 Woodkeep Audio

Narrator: Rock Henry
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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The Last Kings of Shanghai

8 ratings

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"In vivid detail...examines the little-known history of two extraordinary dynasties." (The Boston Globe) "Not just a brilliant, well-researched, and highly readable book about China's past, it also reveals the contingencies and ironic twists of fate in China's modern history." (LA Review of Books) An epic multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as 20th-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon - billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty - the hotel hosts a who's who of global celebrities: Noel Coward has written a draft of Private Lives in his suite and Charlie Chaplin has entertained his wife-to-be. And a few miles away, Mao and the nascent Communist Party have been plotting revolution. By the 1930s, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty - the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than 175 years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and losing nearly everything as the Communists swept into power. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable history of how these families participated in an economic boom that opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil at their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival. The book lays bare the moral compromises of the Kadoories and the Sassoons - and their exceptional foresight, success, and generosity. At the height of World War II, they joined together to rescue and protect 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. Though their stay in China started out as a business opportunity, the country became a home they were reluctant to leave, even on the eve of revolution. The lavish buildings they built and the booming businesses they nurtured continue to define Shanghai and Hong Kong to this day. As the United States confronts China's rise, and China grapples with the pressures of breakneck modernization and global power, the long-hidden odysseys of the Sassoons and the Kadoories hold a key to understanding the present moment.

©2020 Jonathan Kaufman (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Joel Richards
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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The Telling

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God didn’t design the Seder to put your kids to sleep. Instead, the Seder is an experience your family should love, treasure and remember. Have you ever wondered that there might be something more to Passover, the Seder, and the Haggadah - something that just might hold the secrets to living the life of joy and meaning that you were intended to? In The Telling, Mark Gerson, host of The Rabbi’s Husband podcast and renowned Jewish philanthropist, shows us how to make the Seder the most engaging, inspiring, and important night of the Jewish year. By using this book, you’ll be able to: Lead the Seder with wisdom, confidence and fun that guests will remember Make the Haggadah burst alive with insight for our opportunities, questions and challenges Show Gentile friends the richness of the Jewish tradition Instill a lasting love of Judaism within your children Bring your family closer together and closer to God The Telling will enable you to see what the Haggadah really is: The Greatest Hits of Jewish Thought. This understanding will enable you to provide your guests with the most interesting, insightful, and practically helpful night of the year - with teachings and lessons that will continue to brighten in the year to come. What leaders are saying about The Telling: "In The Telling, Mark Gerson brilliantly illuminates some of the big questions from the Haggadah whose answers can define what constitutes a meaningful life. By showing how the Haggadah enables its readers to deploy ancient Jewish wisdom to help answer the most contemporary questions, this book will help your Pesach to be what it can be: a life-guiding event, every year, for anyone who learns enough to give it the opportunity." (Senator Joseph Lieberman) "Once a year, shortly before Pesach (emphatically not Passover!), Mark Gerson steps out of his role as a world-class entrepreneur and becomes a teacher of Torah - or more precisely, of the Haggadah. Those sessions have become legendary, and this book helps explain why. Here is Gerson's inimitable voice - passionate, erudite and most of all deeply in love with Jewish wisdom. Read this book to understand why the Haggadah has endured as a seminal Jewish text and why it remains no less relevant today than when it was first written." (Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor and Like Dreamers) "The Telling is the perfect introduction for those desiring to explore this aspect of Jewish life. This book is full of knowledge and thought-provoking questions and answers to the many mysteries that surround this sacred Jewish holiday." (Gordon Robertson, CEO, The Christian Broadcasting Network) "Just when I thought I knew everything about the Haggadah, I opened up Mark's book, and sure enough, I found myself thinking differently, questioning, and wrestling with big new ideas. I am excited to bring these ideas forward to my family's Seder and meaningful conversations all year round." (Sarah Waxman, founder, At the Well) "As believers, there is so much we can gain from the story of the Exodus Passover, when God brought the children of Israel out of bondage by His mighty hand. With the powerful book The Telling by Mark Gerson, you will learn from a Hebrew perspective many hidden aspects of the Passover story that will bless your life. Get ready to encounter the God of the miraculous like you never have before!" (Pastor Judy Shaw, Judy Shaw Ministries) Jacket design: Jonathan Bush

©2021 Mark Gerson (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mitch Horowitz
Author: Mark Gerson
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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Out of the Depths

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Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel - and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps, and how he managed to survive against all possible odds. Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues up through today, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic, and world-revered figure who has visited with Popes John Paul and Benedict, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and countless global leaders, including Ronald Reagan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Tony Blair.

©2011 Rabbi Israel Meir Lau (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

Narrator: Steve Blane
Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
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By Chance Alone

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An award-winning, internationally best-selling Holocaust memoir by Max Eisen, in the tradition of Elie Wiesel’s Night and Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz In the spring of 1944 gendarmes forcibly removed Tibor “Max” Eisen and his family from their home, brought them to a brickyard, and eventually loaded them onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. At 15 years of age, Eisen survived the selection process and he was inducted into the camp as a slave laborer. More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, By Chance Alone details Eisen’s story of survival: the backbreaking slave labor in Auschwitz I, the infamous death march in January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and Eisen’s journey of physical and psychological healing. Ultimately, the book offers a message of hope as the author finds his way to a new life. 

©2016 Max Eisen (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Author: Max Eisen
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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The Wondering Jew

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A celebrated Israeli author explores the roots of the divide between religion and secularism in Israel today and offers a path to bridging the divide. Zionism began as a movement full of contradictions, between a pull to the past and a desire to forge a new future. Israel has become a place of fragmentation, between those who sanctify religious tradition and those who wish to escape its grasp. Now, a new middle ground is emerging between religious and secular Jews who want to engage with their heritage - without being restricted by it or losing it completely. In this incisive book, acclaimed author Micah Goodman explores Israeli Judaism and the conflict between religion and secularism, one of the major causes of political polarization throughout the world. Revisiting traditional religious sources and seminal works of secularism, he reveals that each contains an openness to learn from the other's messages. Goodman challenges both orthodoxies, proposing a new approach to bridge the divide between religion and secularism and pave a path toward healing a society torn asunder by extremism.

©2020 Micah Goodman (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

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Nominated for the Chicago Review of Books Award in Fiction A Heartland Booksellers Award Nominee An NPR Best Book of the Year A BookPage Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Winter/Spring Debut of 2020 A Most Anticipated Book of 2020 from the Boston Globe and The Millions A Best Book of February 2020 at Salon, The Millions, LitHub, and Vol 1. Brooklyn "A stunner - equal parts epic and intimate, thrilling and elegiac." (Laura Van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel) The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science-fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science-fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript. Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather’s home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript written by none other than Adana Moreau. With the help of his friend Javier, Saul tracks down an address for Adana’s son in New Orleans, but as Hurricane Katrina strikes, they must head to the storm-ravaged city for answers. What results is a brilliantly layered masterpiece - an ode to home, storytelling, and the possibility of parallel worlds.

©2020 Michael Zapata (P)2020 Harlequin Audio

Narrator: Coral Peña
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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Here All Along

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A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions. “Sarah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism’s speechwriter." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals, and co-author of Option B) After a decade as a political speechwriter - serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign - Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book...about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is. Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew - until, at age 36, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. She attended on a whim but was blown away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky - none of which she had learned in Hebrew school or during the two synagogue services she grudgingly attended each year. That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism - all in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it? Sarah Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice. In this entertaining and accessible book, she shows us why Judaism matters and how its message is more relevant than ever, and she inspires Jews to do the learning, questioning, and debating required to make this religion their own. "Searching for meaning in the ancient scripture and traditions of Judaism, Sarah Hurwitz takes us along on an enriching journey of discovery. In Here All Along, she explores her birthright as a Jew and finds timeless and valuable life lessons." (David Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama)

©2019 Sarah Hurwitz (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Sarah Hurwitz
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Sun Stand Still

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If you're not daring to believe God for the impossible, you may be sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian Life. This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With God’s help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God’s truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years. In short, I’m out to activate your audacious faith. To inspire you to ask God for the impossible. And in the process, to reconnect you with your God-sized purpose and potential.

©2010 Steven Furtick; 2010 Random House Audio

Narrator: Steven Furtick
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Last Stop Auschwitz

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Written in Auschwitz itself and translated for the first time ever into English, this one-of-a-kind, minute-by-minute true account is a crucial historical testament to a Holocaust survivor's fight for his life at the largest extermination camp in Nazi Germany. "We know that there is only one ending to this, only one liberation from this barbed wire hell: death." (Eddy de Wind) In 1943, amid the start of German occupation, Eddy de Wind worked as a doctor at Westerbork, a Dutch transit camp. His mother had been taken to this camp by Nazis, but Eddy was assured by the Jewish Council she would be freed in exchange for his labor. He later found out she'd already been transferred to Auschwitz.  While at Westerbork, he fell in love with a woman named Friedel, and they married.  One year later, they were transported to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Friedel and Eddy were separated - Eddy forced to work as a medical assistant in one barrack, Friedel at the mercy of Nazi experimentation in a nearby block. Sneaking moments with his beloved and communicating whenever they could, Eddy longed for the day he could be free with Friedel.... Written in the camp itself in the weeks following the Red Army's liberation of the camp, Last Stop Auschwitz is the raw, true account of Eddy's experiences at Auschwitz. In stunningly poetic prose, he provides unparalleled access to the horrors he faced in the concentration camp. This poignant memoir is at once a moving love story, a detailed portrayal of the atrocities of Auschwitz, and an intelligent consideration of the kind of behavior - both good and evil - people are capable of. Never before published in English, this book is a vital and enduring document: a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a warning against the depths we can sink to when prejudice is given power.

©2020 Eliazar de Wind (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

Narrator: Robert Fass
Author: Eddy de Wind
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Is God a Moral Monster?

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Leading apologetics writer with a proven track record tackles the most difficult Old Testament passages and topics, helping listeners to reconcile the God of righteousness with the God of love.

©2011 Paul Copan (P)2016 Baker Publishing Group

Narrator: Claton Butcher
Author: Paul Copan
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Hidden Wisdom

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The co-editors of Gnosis magazine explore the many esoteric traditions that Western culture has to offer. While terms from Eastern spiritual practices such as Zen, mantra, and karma have become part of our daily lexicon, the traditions of Western spirituality have been largely unexplored by people searching for non-mainstream routes to spiritual experience. But for those who identify with Western culture, Western religious traditions have their own wisdom teachings that are more suitable to their needs and expectations. Many of those searching for alternative religions are not even aware that Western civilization has always had its own traditions, which are often hidden. In this fascinating introduction to non-mainstream Western spirituality, the coeditors of Gnosis magazine - today's leading journal of mystical spirituality - guide you through the teachings of Jung and Gurdjieff, the Kabbalah, neo-paganism, shamanism, alchemy, Sufism, and more. Explaining the history and practice of each tradition and describing its important figures, the authors present the ideas, strengths, and weaknesses of each tradition and offer a wealth of resources for those interested in pursuing these paths further.

©2006 Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ethan Sawyer
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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The Prodigal Prophet

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An angry prophet. A feared and loathsome enemy. A devastating storm. And the surprising message of a merciful God to his people. The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known parables in the Bible. It is also the most misunderstood. Many people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with Jonah: A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. But there's much more to Jonah's story than most of us realize.  In The Prodigal Prophet, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah. Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible. And yet there are unmistakably clear connections between Jonah, the prodigal son, and Jesus. Jesus in fact saw himself in Jonah. How could one of the most defiant and disobedient prophets in the Bible be compared to Jesus? Jonah's journey also doesn't end when he is freed from the belly of the fish. There is an entire second half to his story - but it is left unresolved within the text of the Bible. Why does the book of Jonah end on what is essentially a cliffhanger? In this audiobook, Timothy Keller provides an answer to the extraordinary conclusion of this biblical parable - and shares the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah's story.

©2018 Timothy Keller (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Goebbels: A Biography

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As a young man, Joseph Goebbels was a budding narcissist with a constant need of approval. Through political involvement he found personal affirmation within the German National Socialist Party. In this comprehensive volume, Peter Longerich documents Goebbels' descent into anti-Semitism and ideology and ascent through the ranks of the Nazi party, where he became an integral member of Hitler's inner circle and where he shaped a brutal campaign of Nazi propaganda. In life and in his grisly family suicide, Goebbels was one of Hitler's most loyal acolytes. Though powerful in the party and in wartime Germany, Longerich's Goebbels is a man dogged by insecurities and consumed by his fierce adherence to the Nazi cause. Longerich engages and challenges the careful self-portrait that Goebbels left behind in his diaries, and, as he delves deep into the mind of Hitler's master propagandist, Longerich discovers firsthand how the Nazi message was conceived. This complete portrait of the man behind the message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for years to come.

©2015 Original material by Peter Longerich. Recorded by arrangement with Random House, a division of Random House LLC. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Last of the Few

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The last words from the Battle of Britain pilots who saved the Allies from a Nazi victory. After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German army to land across the channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies - the Royal Air Force would have to be broken. So every day throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties. Greatly outnumbered by the Luftwaffe, the pilots of RAF Fighter Command scrambled as many as five times a day, and civilians watched skies crisscrossed with the contrails from the constant dogfights between Spitfires and Me-109s. Britain’s very freedom depended on the outcome of that summer’s battle: Its air defenses were badly battered and nearly broken, but against all odds, 'The Few', as they came to be known, bought Britain’s freedom - many with their lives. More than a fifth of the British and Allied pilots died during the Battle of Britain. These are the personal accounts of the pilots who fought and survived that battle. Their stories are as riveting, as vivid, and as poignant as they were 70 years ago. We will not see their like again.

©2011 Max Arthur (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Author: Max Arthur
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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From Holocaust to Harvard

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A true and touching human tale of survival and achievement. When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. "You must have a future," his grandfather told him before he and his parents boarded the train and waved goodbye. As they trekked across the country, from Vienna to Prague and then finally settling in Shanghai, there was never a single moment Stoessinger was not afraid - he lived in constant fear that he and his family would be found and killed. However, even in Hitler-ruled Nazi Germany, there were plenty of people who refused to cower to absolute evil and who did everything they could to usher families like Stoessinger's to freedom. In From Holocaust to Harvard, Stoessinger recalls heartbreaking moments from his childhood and of living a life of secrets in Shanghai. He then presents the second part of his story - his previous life and devastating memories and is able to relocate to America, earn a graduate-level degree from a prestigious university, and later become a member of the Council on Foreign Relations despite making a decision that nearly lands him in prison and threatens his hard-earned freedom. Throughout his story, Stoessinger expresses his gratitude to those who helped him through the toughest parts of this life and put him on a path that led him to a Harvard education, a successful career, and inner peace.

©2014 John G. Stoessinger (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford

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Traditional Qabalistic sources (or Cabalistic, or, indeed, Kabbalistic - listen to this book to find out what the difference is...we know you've always wondered!) tend to be a bit, er, dry. Lon Milo DuQuette spices up the Qabalah and makes it come alive, restoring the joy of learning the fundamentals of this admittedly arcane system by using simple, amusing anecdotes and metaphors. This account, written pseudepigraphically (fictitiously attributed to a supposed authority), allows DuQuette as Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford to soar to outrageous heights and, when necessary, stand apart from the silliness to highlight the golden eggs of Qabalistic wisdom nested therein. Sure to be a revelation to those who think that learning about the Qabalah needs to be tedious and serious, The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford shows that great truths can be transmitted through the medium of laughter.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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The Bible Jesus Read

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Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished - but misguided - notions about the Christian life. In The Bible Jesus Read, Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is more important than the Old, that the Hebrew Scriptures aren't worth the time they take to read and understand them. Writing as always with keen insight into the human condition and God’s provision for it, Yancey debunks this theory once and for all. Yes, he agrees, the Old Testament can be baffling, boring, and even offensive to the modern reader. But as he personally discovered, the Old Testament is full of rewards for the one who embraces its riches. With his candid, signature style, Yancey unfolds his interactions with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey. From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists' turbulent emotions and the prophets' oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel's God - and ours - that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty. As he reconnects for us the strong, sinuous chords that bind the Old and New Testaments, Yancey reclaims the Reformers' deep sense of unity between the two. Most important, he says, reading the Scriptures that Jesus so revered gives believers a profound new understanding of Christ, the Cornerstone of the new covenant. "The more we comprehend the Old Testament," Yancey writes, "the more we comprehend Jesus."

©1999 Philip D. Yancey (P)1999 Zondervan

Narrator: Philip Yancey
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Hell Before Their Very Eyes

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On April Fourth, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the Fourth Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler's Germany. These men discovered the very depths of human-imposed cruelty and depravity: railroad cars stacked with emaciated, lifeless bodies; ovens full of incinerated human remains; warehouses filled with stolen shoes, clothes, luggage, and even eyeglasses; prison yards littered with implements of torture and dead bodies; and - perhaps most disturbing of all - the half-dead survivors of the camps. For the American soldiers of all ranks who witnessed such powerful evidence of Nazi crimes, the experience was life altering. Almost all were haunted for the rest of their lives by what they had seen, horrified that humans from ostensibly civilized societies were capable of such crimes. Military historian John C. McManus sheds new light on this often-overlooked aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on a rich blend of archival sources and thousands of firsthand accounts - including unit journals, interviews, oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and published recollections - Hell before Their Very Eyes focuses on the experiences of the soldiers who liberated Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau and their determination to bear witness to this horrific history.

©2018 John C. McManus (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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The Hare with Amber Eyes

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The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in 19th-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection. The netsuke—drunken monks, almost-ripe plums, snarling tigers—were gathered by Charles Ephrussi at the height of the Parisian rage for all things Japanese. Charles had shunned the place set aside for him in the family business to make a study of art, and of beautiful living. An early supporter of the Impressionists, he appears, oddly formal in a top hat, in Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party. Marcel Proust studied Charles closely enough to use him as a model for the aesthete and lover Swann in Remembrance of Things Past. Charles gave the carvings as a wedding gift to his cousin Viktor in Vienna; his children were allowed to play with one netsuke each while they watched their mother, the Baroness Emmy, dress for ball after ball. Her older daughter grew up to disdain fashionable society. Longing to write, she struck up a correspondence with Rilke, who encouraged her in her poetry. The Anschluss changed their world beyond recognition. Ephrussi and his cosmopolitan family were imprisoned or scattered, and Hitler’s theorist on the “Jewish question” appropriated their magnificent palace on the Ringstrasse. A library of priceless books and a collection of Old Master paintings were confiscated by the Nazis. But the netsuke were smuggled away by a loyal maid, Anna, and hidden in her straw mattress. Years after the war, she would find a way to return them to the family she’d served even in their exile. In The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal unfolds the story of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century. Sweeping yet intimate, it is a highly original meditation on art, history, and family, as elegant and precise as the netsuke themselves.

©2010 Edmund de Waal (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Michael Maloney
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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War of Shadows

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Rommel's army is a day from Cairo, a week from Tel Aviv. The SS is ready for action. Espionage brought the Nazis this far. Espionage can stop them - if Washington wakes up to the danger. As World War II raged in North Africa, General Erwin Rommel was guided by an uncanny sense of his enemies' plans and weaknesses. In the summer of 1942, he led his Axis army swiftly and terrifyingly toward Alexandria, with the goal of overrunning the entire Middle East. Each step was informed by detailed updates on British positions. The Nazis, somehow, had a source for the Allies' greatest secrets.  Yet the Axis powers were not the only ones with intelligence. Brilliant Allied cryptographers worked relentlessly at Bletchley Park, breaking down the extraordinarily complex Nazi code Enigma. From decoded German messages, they discovered that the enemy had a wealth of inside information. On the brink of disaster, a fevered and high-stakes search for the source began.  War of Shadows is the cinematic story of the race for information in the North African theater of World War II, set against intrigues that spanned the Middle East. Years in the making, this book is a feat of historical research and storytelling and a rethinking of the popular narrative of the war. It portrays the conflict not as an inevitable clash of heroes and villains but a spiraling series of failures, accidents, and desperate triumphs that decided the fate of the Middle East and quite possibly the outcome of the war.

©2021 Gershom Gorenberg (P)2021 PublicAffairs

Narrator: Fred Berman
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
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The Beauty of What Remains

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From the author of the best-selling More Beautiful than Before comes an inspiring book about loss based on his most popular sermon. As the senior rabbi of one of the largest synagogues in the world, Steve Leder has learned over and over again the many ways death teaches us how to live and love more deeply by showing us not only what is gone, but also the beauty of what remains. This inspiring and comforting book takes us on a journey through the experience of loss that is fundamental to everyone. Yet even after having sat beside thousands of deathbeds, Steve Leder the rabbi was not fully prepared for the loss of his own father. It was only then that Steve Leder the son truly learned how loss makes life beautiful by giving it meaning and touching us with love that we had not felt before. Enriched by Rabbi Leder's irreverence, vulnerability, and wicked sense of humor, this heartfelt narrative is filled with laughter and tears, the wisdom of millennia and modernity, and, most of all, an unfolding of the profound and simple truth that in loss we gain more than we ever imagined.

©2021 Steve Leder (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Steve Leder
Author: Steve Leder
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Simple Kabbalah

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Simple Kabbalah shows how to bring esoteric knowledge into everyday life. Scholar Kim Zetter presents a brief history of ancient kabbalistic beliefs, explaining key tenets and the main symbol, the Tree of Life. Meditations and exercises help listeners learn to use kabbalah to calm the mind, sharpen awareness, and improve relationships.

©1999 Conari Press (P)2000 Phoenix Books

Narrator: Theodore Bikel
Author: Kim Zetter
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
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The Hitler Years: Triumph, 1933-1939

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The first volume of a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand, ending on Germany's comprehensive military defeat of Poland in 1939 On January 30th, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed the German Chancellor of a coalition government by President Hindenburg. Within a few months he had installed a dictatorship, jailing and killing his leftwing opponents, terrorizing the rest of the population and driving Jews out of public life. He embarked on a crash program of militaristic Keynesianism, reviving the economy and achieving full employment through massive public works, vast armaments spending and the cancellations of foreign debts. After the grim years of the Great Depression, Germany seemed to have been reborn as a brutal and determined European power.  Over the course of the years from 1933 to 1939, Hitler won over most of the population to his vision of a renewed Reich. In these years of domestic triumph, cunning maneuvers, pitting neighboring powers against each other and biding his time, we see Hitler preparing for the moment that would realize his ambition. But what drove Hitler's success was also to be the fatal flaw of his regime: a relentless belief in war as the motor of greatness, a dream of vast conquests in Eastern Europe and an astonishingly fanatical racism.   In The Hitler Years, Frank McDonough charts the rise and fall of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand. The first volume, Triumph, ends after Germany's comprehensive military defeat of Poland in 1939.

©2021 Frank McDonough (P)2021 Recorded Books

Narrator: Paul McGann
Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
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The Salome Ensemble

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The Salome Ensemble probes the entangled lives, works, and passions of a political activist, a novelist, a screenwriter, and a movie actress who collaborated in 1920s New York City. Together they created the shape-shifting, genre-crossing Salome of the Tenements, first a popular novel and then a Hollywood movie. The title character was a combination Cinderella and Salome like the women who conceived her. Rose Pastor Stokes was the role model. Anzia Yezierska wrote the novel. Sonya Levien wrote the screenplay. Jetta Goudal played her on the silver screen. Ginsberg considers the women individually and collectively, exploring how they shaped and reflected their cultural landscape. These European Jewish immigrants pursued their own versions of the American dream, escaped the squalor of sweatshops, knew romance and heartache, and achieved prominence in politics, fashion, journalism, literature, and film. The book is published by Syracuse University Press. "The Salome Ensemble reads like a novel." (Ross Posnock, author of Color and Culture: Black Writers and the Making of the Modern Intellectual) "A study of gender, culture and art and how these elements mix to produce four women who managed to find the real American Dream - self-realization." (Barnhill Historical Novel Society) "The Salome Ensemble offers readers a glimpse into the individual and collective lives of four women that is simultaneously sweeping in scope and focused like a jeweler's loupe." (Edith Wharton Review)

©2016 Syracuse University Press (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: John Burlinson
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
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Everyday Holiness

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Mussar is an illuminating, approachable, and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day-to-day life. Here is an accessible and inspiring introduction to this Jewish spiritual path, which until lately has been best known in the world of Orthodox Judaism. The core teaching of Mussar is that our deepest essence is inherently pure and holy, but this inner radiance is obscured by extremes of emotion, desire, and bad habits. Our work in life is to uncover the brilliant light of the soul. The Mussar masters developed transformative teachings and practices - some of which are contemplative, some of which focus on how we relate to others in daily life - to help us to heal and refine ourselves.

©2007 Alan Morinis (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Author: Alan Morinis
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

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In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, life and death inside the camps, and adopting a wider lens to show how the camp system was shaped by changing political, legal, social, economic, and military forces, Wachsmann produces a unified picture of the Nazi regime and its camps that we have never seen before. A boldly ambitious work of deep importance, KL is destined to be a classic in the history of the 20th century. Many books have explored the general history of the Holocaust and the Nazis, or anatomized individual concentration camps. But there has, surprisingly, never been a comprehensive history of the camps that integrates the stories of both the broad development of the system and daily life in the camps. In KL (the widely used acronym for konzentrationslager, German for concentration camps), Wachsmann offers an unprecedented account of the development of the camps, similar in scope and approach to Anne Applebaum's best-selling and award-winning Gulag: A History (2003). We will publish on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of most of the camps in April 1945. Wachsmann is the first to synthesize a new generation of original scholarship on the camps, much of it only available in German and little-known in the English-speaking world. And he has unearthed a wide range of new documents, offering startling new revelations about the history of the camps.

©2015 Original Material by Nikolaus Wachsmann (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Paul Hodgson
Length: 31 hrs and 5 mins
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DMT and the Soul of Prophecy

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After completing his groundbreaking research chronicled in DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Rick Strassman, MD, was left with one fundamental question: What does it mean that DMT, a simple chemical naturally found in all of our bodies, instantaneously opens us to an interactive spirit world that feels more real than our own world? When his decades of clinical psychiatric research and Buddhist practice were unable to provide answers to this question, Strassman began searching for a more resonant spiritual model. He found that the visions of the Hebrew prophets were strikingly similar to those of the volunteers in his DMT studies. Carefully examining the concept of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, he characterizes a "prophetic state of consciousness" and explains how it may share biological and metaphysical mechanisms with the DMT effect. Examining medieval commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, Strassman reveals how Jewish metaphysics provides a top-down model for both the prophetic and DMT states, a model he calls "theoneurology". Theoneurology addresses issues critical to the full flowering of the psychedelic drug experience. Perhaps even more important, it points the way to a renewal of classical prophetic consciousness, the soul of Hebrew Bible prophecy, and unexpected directions for the evolution of contemporary spiritual practice.

©2014 Rick Strassman, M.D. (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: Mel Foster
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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"Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself"

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Named a Best History Book of 2019 by The Times (UK) The astounding true story of how thousands of ordinary Germans, overcome by shame, guilt, and fear, killed themselves after the fall of the Third Reich and the end of World War II. By the end of April 1945 in Germany, the Third Reich had fallen and invasion was underway. As the Red Army advanced, horrifying stories spread about the depravity of its soldiers. For many German people, there seemed to be nothing left but disgrace and despair. For tens of thousands of them, the only option was to choose death - for themselves and for their children.  "Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself" recounts this little-known mass event. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, historian Florian Huber traces the euphoria of many ordinary Germans as Hitler restored national pride; their indifference as the Führer's political enemies, Jews, and other minorities began to suffer; and the descent into despair as the war took its terrible toll, especially after the invasion of the Soviet Union. Above all, he investigates how suicide became a contagious epidemic as the country collapsed. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and other primary sources, "Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself" presents a riveting portrait of a nation in crisis, and sheds light on a dramatic yet largely unknown episode of postwar Germany.

©2020 Florian Huber (P)2020 Little, Brown Spark

Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Man's Search for Meaning

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning") - holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in 24 languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the 10 most influential books in America.

©2005 Viktor Emil Frankl (P)2021 Emil LLC

Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Escape from Sobibor

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On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories, based on his interviews with 18 of the survivors. It vividly describes the biggest prisoner escape of World War II. A story of unimaginable cruelty. A story of courage and a fierce desire to live and to tell the world what truly went on behind those barbed wire fences.

©1982, 1995 Richard Rashke (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
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The Aleppo Codex

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A true-life thriller about the journey of one of the world's most precious manuscripts - the 10th-century annotated Hebrew Bible known as the Aleppo Codex - from its hiding place in an ancient Syrian synagogue to the newly founded Israel. Using his research, including documents that have been secret for 50 years and interviews with key players, AP correspondent Friedman tells a story of political upheaval, international intrigue, charged courtroom battles, obsession, and subterfuge.

©2012 Matti Friedman. (P)2012 2012 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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I and Thou

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Martin Buber’s I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born after World War II considers Buber one of its prophets. Buber’s main proposition is that we may address existence in two ways: (1) that of the “I” toward an “It,” toward an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience; (2) that of the “I” toward “Thou,” in which we move into existence in a relationship without bounds. One of the major themes of the book is that human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships. All of our relationships, Buber contends, bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the Eternal Thou. The need for a new English translation had been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic “thou” was seriously misleading. Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, retranslated the work at the request of Buber’s family. He added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original and wrote an extensive prologue that opened up new perspectives on the book and on Buber’s thought. This volume provided a new basis for all subsequent discussions of Buber. Martin Buber (1878–1965) was a Jewish philosopher, theologian, Bible translator, and editor of Hasidic tradition. He was also known as one of the paramount spiritual leaders of the twentieth century and is best known as the author of I and Thou - the basic formulation of his philosophy of dialogue - and for his appreciation of Hasidism, which made a deep impact on Christian as well as Jewish thinkers. Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938, he immigrated to Israel, where he taught social philosophy at the Hebrew University.

©1970 Charles Scribner’s Sons (Translation); Prologue 1970 by Walter Kaufmann (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: John Lescault
Author: Martin Buber
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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The Ten Tribes of Israel: Or the True History of the North American Indians, Showing That They Are the Descendants of These Ten Tribes

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The author assembles a vast array of anecdotes, facts, stories, legends, archaeological discoveries, language comparisons, and speculation from a large collection of different sources to support the claim that the American Indians are descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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Who Needs God

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In today's high-pressure world the odds are that you may feel overwhelmed, dissatisfied or unable to cope with unforeseen problems in your life. Harold Kushner's challenging philosophy has brought inspiration to millions, and now he tells you how to live with more confidence and hope no matter what challenges you face in life. Whether you have no religious background or feel uncomfortable with the one you do have, whether you want to question your beliefs or develop your own relationship with God, Rabbi Kushner helps you understand how a spiritual commitment can make a real, practical difference in your life - and how you can find more meaning and live better today!

©1989 Harold S. Kushner, All Rights Reserved (P)1989 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Narrator: Harold Kushner
Length: 51 mins
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Chasing Gold

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In the highly anticipated new book from the best-selling author of Judgment of Paris,George M. Taber reveals the integral role gold played in World War II, from its influence on the Nazi war machine to the ultimate triumph by the Allies and the fall of Berlin. For the entire history of human civilization, gold has enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis were no less enthralled by it and felt gold was the solution to funding Hitler's war machine. Gold was also on the mind of FDR across the Atlantic, as he worked with Europe's other leaders to bring the United States and the rest of the world out of a severe depression. FDR was hardly the first head of state to turn to gold in difficult times. Throughout history, it has been the refuge of both nations and people in trouble, working at times when nothing else does. Desperate people can buy a loaf of bread or bribe a border guard. Gold can get desperate nations oil to keep tanks running or munitions to fight a war. If the price is right, there is always someone somewhere willing to buy or sell gold. And it was to become the Nazi's most important medium of exchange during the war. Chasing Gold is the story of how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe's gold to finance history's bloodiest war. It is filled with high drama and close escapes, laying bare the palate of human emotions. Walking through the tale are giants of world history, as well as ordinary people called upon to undertake heroic action in an extraordinary time.

©2014 George M. Taber (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
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Stoicism: A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Learn and Understand the Ancient Greek Philosophy

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In this guidebook, you are going to learn some of the basics that are needed to follow the Stoic philosophy. This may seem like an ancient philosophy, one that you do not need to waste your time on, but it has a lot of meaning and value today. This guidebook will give you some of the basics that you need to know to add some more Stoicism into your own life. Stoicism is basically about learning how to let go of the things that you are not able to control, such as the situations and events that occur around you, while taking control over the things that you can, such as your emotions and how you react to the situations that you cannot control. This may seem pretty basic to work with, but it is counterintuitive to what you may be used to in the past, and it will take some time to do well with it. When you are ready to become a Stoic and reach the true happiness that this philosophy promises, make sure to check out this guidebook and learn some of the basics about how this school of thought works.

©2017 Daniel Pratt (P)2017 K. M. Kassi

Narrator: William Bahl
Author: Daniel Pratt
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Ancient Law of Kings

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According to 1 Samuel 10:25, the prophet Samuel wrote down the parts of the Law of Moses that pertain only to the king of Israel, explaining them thoroughly. He then placed the scroll in the tabernacle. This was preserved and handed down through the centuries. This text, known as the Law of Kings, explained the king's role in the government of ancient Israel. It also explained in great detail the court systems Israel had: one for the Jews and one for the Gentiles.  Gentile Law, also called Noahide Law, is explained as originating with Adam in the pre-flood world and being revived by Noah after the flood. Noahide Law is found in many ancient manuscripts including the Talmud and Dead Sea Scrolls. This means it was the official doctrine of the Sadducees, Pharisees, and the Essenes.  Today, all major groups (Orthodox Jews, Messianic Jews, and Christians) believe Noahide Law is still applicable to Gentiles. The Hebrew Roots Movement rejects the concept of Noahide Law and therefore misunderstands the role of the Mosaic Law for Christians.  This audiobook explains why Gentiles have never been bound by kosher food laws, Jewish temple rituals, or the Saturday Sabbath.

©2018 Ken Johnson (P)2018 Ken Johnson

Narrator: Steve Cook
Author: Ken Johnson
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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Adolf Hitler

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Explore the rise of Adolf Hitler. Was Hitler, as Ian Kershaw asked, a natural consequence of German history, or an aberration? Not that Hitler had been in hiding, waiting to attack. The Führer had actually been following an aggressive and savage foreign policy for almost 10 years, and been named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1938. This is not an audiobook about World War II, but about the man, Adolf Hitler, one of the faces and names that still arouse the strongest feelings - repulsion, resentment, and even fanaticism - but one who also had a childhood and a youth, a father and a mother. It is the road to madness - beginning that day in August of 1934 when he took over absolute power and ordered allegiance and loyalty to him alone - that this book is about. Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include: Hitler's origins His inception The anti-Semitic capital of Europe Munich First World War Hitler's ascension Mein Kampf His downfall The remains of Adolf Hitler And a great deal more that you don't want to miss out on! Listen to the audiobook now to learn more!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

Narrator: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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Unit 731

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"Unit 731: The Forgotten Asian Auschwitz, by Derek Pua, is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, for anyone wanting to more clearly understand the extent of Imperial Japanese war crimes. This brief, dispassionate, and factual book outlines the creation and development of Unit 731, an organization that employed thousands of Japanese scientists who conducted nightmarish experiments on an untold number of human guinea pigs, all in the name of medical research.  "Even if one cannot stomach the details included in Unit 731: The Forgotten Asian Auschwitz, a basic knowledge of these atrocities should be more widely known, if only in the hope that history will never repeat itself in this horrific manner." (Kathryn Atwood, author, kathrynatwood.com) The Japanese invasion of China during the Second Sino-Japanese war has left a strong legacy of hate and disgust among many Chinese today. Much of the atrocities committed by the Japanese are now known to most historians. By far, the most despicable and forgotten act against humanity committed by the Imperial Japanese government was its covert biochemical weapons program. Euphemistically labelled as the "Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department" of the Imperial Japanese Army, the Japanese conducted a wide range of cruel and inhumane experiments on prisoners who were often innocent.  Under the leadership of Dr. Shiro Isshi, the department subjected three thousand to 250 thousand innocent men, women, and children to cruel experiments and medical procedures that were carried out by the brightest medical students and staff that Imperial Japan had to offer. In a bid to develop its own germ warfare capability, the government of Imperial Japan resorted to incredibly deprived and inhumane methods of experimentation, like infecting prisoners with virulent strains of anthrax, plague, cholera, and other diseases. These prisoners were often subject to excruciating vivisections without the use of anesthesia in order to observe the real-time effects of these deadly diseases.  In this edition, we expanded on the background info of Unit 731 and expanded on the findings of the remains of Unit 731. 

©2017 Pacific Atrocities Education (P)2018 Pacific Atrocities Education

Narrator: Cathi Colas
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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If All the Seas Were Ink

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**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature**

**2018 Natan Book Award Finalist**

**Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies**

The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life."

The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original."

The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.”

American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.”

At the age of 27, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for “daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about 600 years and the basis for all codes of Jewish law. A runner, a reader and a romantic, Kurshan adapted to its pace, attuned her ear to its poetry, and discovered her passions in its pages. She brought the Talmud with her wherever she went, studying in airplanes, supermarket lines, and over a plate of pasta at home, careful not to drip tomato sauce upon discussions about the sprinkling of blood on the Temple altar. By the time she completed the Talmud after seven and a half years, Kurshan was remarried with three young children. With each pregnancy, her Talmud sat perched atop her growing belly.

This memoir is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriage and motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turning page after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tour of the Talmud, shedding new light on its stories and offering insights into its arguments - both for those already familiar with the text and for those who have never encountered it. For people of the book - both Jewish and non-Jewish - If All the Seas Were Ink is a celebration of learning - through literature - how to fall in love once again.

©2017 Ilana Kurshan (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with St. Martin's Press.

Narrator: Dara Rosenberg
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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Suzanne's Children

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A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renee Magritte. In Paris in the late 1930s her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups. Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups "kidnapped" hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers. In the final year of the Occupation, Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris. Suzanne Spaak is honored in Israel as one of the Righteous Among Nations.

©2017 Anne Nelson (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Anne Nelson
Author: Anne Nelson
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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The Substance of Fire

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Jon Robin Baitz's commanding drama is about a New York publisher and Holocaust survivor whose decision to publish obscure political tracts threatens the future of both his company and his family.

©2007 LA Theatre Works (P)2007 LA Theatre Works

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Never Alone

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A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all, belonging In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration, was arrested by the KGB. He spent nine years as a political prisoner, convicted of treason against the state. Every day, Sharansky fought for individual freedom in the face of overt tyranny, a struggle that would come to define the rest of his life. Never Alone reveals how Sharansky's years in prison, many spent in harsh solitary confinement, prepared him for a very public life after his release. As an Israeli politician and the head of the Jewish Agency, Sharansky brought extraordinary moral clarity and uncompromising, often uncomfortable, honesty. His story is suffused with reflections from his time as a political prisoner, from his seat at the table as history unfolded in Israel and the Middle East, and from his passionate efforts to unite the Jewish people. Written with frankness, affection, and humor, the book offers us profound insights from a man who embraced the essential human struggle: to find his own voice, his own faith, and the people to whom he could belong.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy (P)2020 PublicAffairs

Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
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The Gospel According to God

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Written to help listeners better understand Jesus's life, death, and ultimate mission, this new book by well-known preacher John MacArthur looks at an important - yet often misunderstood - section of the Bible: Isaiah 53. Often hailed as one of the greatest chapters in the Bible, this passage foretells the crucifixion of Jesus, a critical event in God's ultimate plan for salvation.  Explaining the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, MacArthur highlights important connections to the history of Israel and to the New Testament - ultimately showing us how these prophetic words to ancient Israel illuminate essential truths for our lives today.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Bob Souer
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Long Way Back to the River Kwai

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The astounding memoir of a World War II veteran who spent three and a half years in the slave-labor camps made famous by The Bridge on the River Kwai. Loet Velmans was 17 when the Germans invaded Holland. He and his family fled to London on the Dutch Coast Guard cutter Seaman’s Hope and then sailed to the Dutch East Indies - now Indonesia - where he joined the Dutch army. In March 1942, the Japanese invaded the archipelago and made prisoners of the Dutch soldiers. For the next three and a half years Velmans and his fellow POWs toiled in slave-labor camps, building a railroad through the dense jungle on the Burmese-Thailand border so the Japanese could invade India. Some 200,000 POWs and slave laborers died building this Death Railway. Velmans, though suffering from malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, and unspeakable mistreatment, never gave up hope. Fifty-seven years later he returned to revisit the place where he should have died and where he had buried his closest friend. From that emotional visit sprung this stunning memoir. Long Way Back to the River Kwai is a simply told but searing memoir of World War II - a testimonial to one man’s indomitable will to live that will take its place beside the Diary of Ann Frank, Bridge over the River Kwai, and Edith’s Story.

©2003, 2011 Loet Velmans (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Author: Loet Velmans
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Survival in the Shadows

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The remarkable true story of two families that survived against all odds in the heart of the Nazi capital. Survival in the Shadows rivetingly chronicles the incredible survival of seven German Jews in Berlin through the final and most deadly years of the Holocaust. In January 1943, unable to flee Germany, the four members of the Arndt family went underground to avoid deportation to Auschwitz. Soon they were joined by Ellen Lewinsky and her mother, Charlotte; a year later, Bruno Gumpel joined the group. Hiding in a small factory fewer than two miles from Hitler's bunker, without identification cards or food-ration stamps, they were dependent on German strangers for sustenance and anonymity. When Russian soldiers finally rescued the group in April 1945, the families were perilously near death from starvation. But their will to live triumphed. Most joyously, two months later, four of the survivors - Erich Arndt and Ellen Lewinsky, and Ruth Arndt and Bruno Gumpel - reunited in a double wedding ceremony. In her compelling and captivating book, Barbara Lovenheim shares this previously untold story, relayed to her by three surviving members of the group, whom she met by chance in her hometown. Survival in the Shadows is a touching portrayal of the resourcefulness and bravery of the seven Jews in hiding as well as the fortitude and humanity of the ordinary Germans who kept them alive.

©2002 Barbara Lovenheim; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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The Dead Years

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A Jewish teenager. Four concentration camps. His family and home lost forever. This is his unforgettable story of survival. When the Nazis entered Poland in September 1939, Joseph lost his entire family and his Hevra. They were murdered because they were Jewish. At the young age of 17, he had to learn how to survive, all on his own. There was no escape possible. Joseph was transported to the worst places conceivable, first Majdanek, then Auschwitz, Dora and Bergen-Belsen. In these camps he experienced desperation, illness, starvation and unimaginable brutality. Yet, Joseph survived - against all odds. Was it cunningness, determination or just luck? Upon his return to Poland to reclaim possessions, he encountered the same fierce antisemitism. Mentally scarred, Joseph confronted his traumatic wartime memories in the form of this testimony, thereby fulfilling an obligation to the six million who lost their lives. The Dead Years is a deeply personal, poignant and devasting listen. Schupack accounts in exceptional detail the harrowing events of WW2. It’s an important memoir from a young man’s experience of a history that should never be forgotten.

©2017 Joseph Schupack (P)2021 Joseph Schupack

Narrator: Mark Shupac
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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The Rational Bible: Genesis

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USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller Wall Street Journal bestseller Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral. This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant - both to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written. Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will give you many reasons to rethink your doubts. Do you think faith and science are in conflict? You won’t after listening to this commentary on Genesis. Do you come from a dysfunctional family? It may comfort you to know that every family discussed in Genesis was highly dysfunctional! The title of this commentary is The Rational Bible because its approach is entirely reason-based. The listener is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager’s words, “If something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.” The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible - whose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered - to people of every faith and no faith at all. Virtually across the book, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind - and, as a result, to change your life.

©2019 by Dennis Prager. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. All Scripture taken from New JPS Translation, Jewish Publication Society. Philadelphia, PA 1985. Used by permission.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
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How to Read Daniel

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Beyond the familiar lions' den and fiery furnace, much of the book of Daniel seems baffling to modern readers. The first half recounts stories full of ancient Near Eastern protocol and imperial court drama; the second half features apocalyptic visions of monstrous beasts and cosmic conflict. Many Christians misunderstand or simply avoid the book. But failing to read Daniel well means missing a critical part of God's message to us. According to Tremper Longman III, when we read Daniel on its own terms and in its original context, we'll discover that all of the book is easier to understand than we might think. In this volume of the popular How to Read series, Longman brings his expertise as an Old Testament scholar and teacher to orient readers to a proper engagement with Daniel. He examines the book's genre, structure, historical background, and major theological message before diving deeper into each of the stories and visions. As we learn how to enter the world of Daniel, we find a message not only for his generation but also for ours: even in hostile circumstances, God is in control, and he will have the final victory. Longman draws out this theme of Daniel for the 21st century, finding help for faithful living in a toxic culture and hope in a troubled world.

©2020 Tremper Longman III (P)2020 eChristian

Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

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Experience the evolution of all of Jewish life during the 10 critical centuries from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity until the dawn of modernity in the 17th century. During this time, Judaism was forever affected by its encounters with the surrounding social, economic, political, and intellectual environments of both medieval Islam and Christendom. As a result of those encounters, new pathways of philosophical inquiry and religious spirituality would be formed. The Hebrew language would find new ways of artistic expression. And the role of Jews in the life of the surrounding community would be changed forever, sometimes even increased, as was the paradoxical case in Italy, by the very ghettoization meant to keep them isolated. These 24 insightful lectures give you a unique perspective from which to examine the three major Western religions as they interact over time, and noting especially their ability or inability to tolerate and even appreciate the "other", as viewed from the vantage point of the Jewish minority. They also feature the emergence of two distinct intellectual threads: the rise of medieval Jewish philosophy and the appearance of Jewish mysticism and piety as the faith's primary expressions of religiosity. These lectures span an enormous disciplinary range, moving back and forth among history, philosophy, religion, and art. No previous familiarity with Jewish, Islamic, or Christian history is necessary to enjoy this broad and detailed examination of the leading Jewish communities of the period, their political and economic structures, the social relations between Jews and non-Jews, and Jewish cultural and intellectual achievements in a premodern world dominated by two other faiths.

©2005 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2005 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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The Jews

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“There is no human being on the face of this earth exempt from the Jewish influence. For as long as there has been history, the Jew has wandered through it, shaping it at times, riding the current silently at other times, but always leaving his mark. History without the Jew? It is inconceivable.”—Howard Fast. His popular history brings the history of the Jewish people into focus, from Genesis to contemporary times.

©1968 Howard Fast (P)1988 Recorded Books

Narrator: Nelson Runger
Author: Howard Fast
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life's windstorms. Raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death.

©2009 Harold S. Kushner (P)2009 Random House

Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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Simon Wiesenthal

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From esteemed Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, the first fully documented biography of Simon Wiesenthal, revealing the fascinating truth behind this simultaneously admired, despised, and feared hunter of Nazis. Simon Wiesenthal was the legendary “Nazi hunter” played by Ben Kingsley and Laurence Olivier on film, a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to the punishment of Nazi criminals. A hero in the eyes of many, he was also attacked for his unrelenting pursuit of the past, when others preferred to forget. For this definitive biography, Tom Segev has obtained access to Wiesenthal’s hundreds of thousands of private papers and to 16 archives, including records of the U.S., Israeli, Polish, and East German secret services. Segev is able to reveal the intriguing secrets of Wiesenthal’s life, including his stunning role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, his controversial investigative techniques, his unlikely friendships with Kurt Waldheim and Albert Speer, and the nature of his rivalry with Elie Wiesel. Tom Segev has written a brilliant character study of the “hunter” who was driven by his own memories to ensure that the destruction of European Jewry never be forgotten.

©2010 Tom Segev (P)2010 Random House Audio

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Author: Tom Segev
Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
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Overcoming Life's Disappointments

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Harold S. Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith. Moses towers over all others in the Old Testament; he is the man on the mountaintop to whom God speaks with unparalleled intimacy, and he leads his people out of bondage. But he is also deeply human, someone whose soaring triumphs are offset by frustration and longing; his people ignore his teachings, he is denied entrance to the Promised Land, his family suffers. But he overcomes. Through the example of Moses' remarkable resilience, we learn how to weather the disillusionment of dreams unfulfilled, the pain of a lost job or promotion, a child's failures, divorce or abandonment, and illness. We learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreak with understanding rather than bitterness and despair. This is an audiobook of spiritual wisdom, as practical as it is inspiring.

©2006 Harold S. Kushner (P)2006 Books on Tape

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Langbourne's Legacy

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The conclusion to the Langbourne series. David, a much older man now, sits on his verandah with his old friend, Nguni, as they reminisce on the good old days. Not having seen each other in almost 50 years, there is much news to tell, many stories to laugh at, and some sorrows to reflect on.  Based on an untold true story, this book brings the Langbourne family's saga to its conclusion. The book has a special feature on some of the actual people depicted in this series.

©2020 Alan P. Landau (P)2021 Alan P. Landau

Narrator: Adrian Galley
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Satan Prince of This World

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William Guy Carr's last work. It was edited by his elder son and is presented as the author's last manuscript exposing the Luciferian Conspiracy, Satanism, secret societies, and the Synagogue of Satan as driving forces behind the World Revolutionary Movement.

©1966 William Guy Carr (P)2019 Dauphin Publications

Narrator: Bill Buwalda
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Torah Studies: A Parsha Anthology

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In a paradigm of true leadership, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of sainted memory, embraced all issues of import to Jews, Jewish life, and beyond, spurring a Jewish revival that continues to gain momentum even after his passing. Through his incisive and illuminating Torah expositions, the Rebbe inspired an awareness of a attainable higher reality and sparked an enthusiasm for Torah study among scholars and layman alike. The essays collected here are selected from the Rebbe's investigations of the weekly Torah portion. In these studies of our most sacred text, the Rebbe weaves together many centuries of traditional Jewish scholarship, focusing them through the prism of his intense Chassidic spirituality. Time and again the result is a fresh insight into the great themes of Jewish life, themes no less relevant today than in our long and distinguished past. Torah Studies represents only a fragment of the vast body of the Rebbe's teaching. His collected writings and disourses are gathered in more than 200 volumes and constitute an immense legacy to future generations. They include Torah exposition, analysis of Jewish law, Talmudic discourses, explorations of Jewish mysticism and letters of guidance to Jews throughout the world. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, adapter of this work, is Chief Rabbi of Great Britian.

©1996, 1999, 2011 Kehot Publication Society (P)2014 Kehot Publication Society

Narrator: Shlomo Zacks
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Third Reich Victorious

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This book is a stimulating and entirely plausible insight into how Hitler and his generals might have defeated the Allies, and a convincing sideways look at the Third Reich's bid at world domination in World War II. What would have happened if, for example, the Germans captured the whole of the BEF at Dunkirk? Or if the RAF had been defeated in the Battle of Britain? What if the U-Boats had strangled Britain with an impregnable blockade, if Rommel had been triumphant in North Africa, or the Germans had beaten the Red Army at Kursk? The authors, writing as if these and other world-changing events had really happened, project realistic scenarios based on the true capabilities and circumstances of the opposing forces. Third Reich Victorious is a spirited and terrifying alternate history, and a telling insight into the dramatic possibilities of World War II.

©2015 Peter Tsouras (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Baker
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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America's Jewish Women

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A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history.  What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people - from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and mothers who helped carve out a Jewish American identity.  The twin threads binding these women together, she argues, are a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Nadell recounts how Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes for centuries, fighting for suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, and feminism, and hoisting banners for Jewish rights around the world. Informed by shared values of America's founding and Jewish identity, these women's lives have left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.

©2019 Pamela S. Nadell (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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The Children's House of Belsen

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Hetty’s family was torn apart following the German invasion of the Netherlands. Rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the Children’s House, within Belsen concentration camp. As one of the eldest, Hetty became the ‘Little Mother’, helping to care for not only her siblings, but the other children as well. In a direct and powerful style, Hetty recalls one of the remarkable, largely untold stories of the Holocaust – the extraordinary struggle and survival of this group of children through those terrible years.

©2000 © Hetty E Verolme, 2000, 2009. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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The Girl in the Green Sweater

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The true story from the major motion picture In Darkness, official 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, shares one of the most intimate, harrowing, and ultimately triumphant tales of survival to emerge from the Holocaust. The Girl in the Green Sweater is Chiger's harrowing first-person account of the 14 months she spent with her family in the fetid, underground sewers of Lvov. The Girl in the Green Sweater is also the story of Leopold Socha, the group's unlikely savior. A Polish Catholic and former thief, Socha risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food, medicine, and supplies. A moving memoir of a desperate escape and life under unimaginable circumstances, The Girl in the Green Sweater is ultimately a tale of intimate survival, friendship, and redemption.

©2008 Kristine Keren (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Romy Nordlinger
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Voyage of the Damned

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This book is a meticulous reconstruction of a tragic episode in the history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews. The SS. St. Louis left Hamburg in May of 1939 with 937 Jewish refugees on board who thought they had bought visas to enter Cuba. Refused entry in Cuba and the United States the ship eventually had to turn around and return to Europe. The voyage to freedom was in the end nothing more than a roundabout journey to the concentration camps.

©1974 Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Kayser
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Raking Light From Ashes (A WW2 Jewish Girl's Holocaust Survival True Story)

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A Young Girl Holding a False Identity. Two Families. And an Incredible Tale of Survival.... Relli, a Jewish girl in Poland, was denied a normal childhood. When Relli was just a baby, the Nazis occupied Poland and she, together with her parents, were imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto, a way station before death. Her parents correctly assessed the new situation and decided to act heroically in order to save their only child. They succeeded in smuggling her out of the Ghetto and entrusted her to a Gentile Polish couple who agreed to hide her for the duration of the war under a false identity. Overnight, Relli became Lala. Yet hope did not remain alive for long. Destruction and devastation engulfed Poland and soon little Lala was forced to escape and hide along with her new parents, merely to survive. This is the amazing story of Relli Robinson, who, thanks to kindhearted, courageous people and a tenacious capacity for survival, was able to get through the most difficult times in the history of humankind. An orphan girl, the sole survivor of her entire family.

©2019 eBookPro (P)2020 eBookPro

Narrator: Dana Yakoby
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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The Great Escape

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The stunning story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world. In a style both personal and historically groundbreaking, acclaimed author Kati Marton (born in Budapest) tells the tale of their youth in Budapest's Golden Age of the early 20th century, their flight, and their lives of extraordinary accomplishment, danger, glamour, and poignancy. Marton follows these nine over the decades as they flee fascism and anti-Semitism, seek sanctuary in America and England, and set out to make their mark. The scientists Leo Szilard, Edward Teller, and Eugene Wigner enlist Albert Einstein to get Franklin Roosevelt to initiate the development of the atomic bomb. Along with John von Neuman, who pioneers the computer, they succeed in achieving that goal before Nazi Germany, ending the Second World War, and opening a new age. Arthur Koestler writes the most important anti-Communist novel of the century, Darkness at Noon. Robert Capa is the first photographer ashore on D-Day. He virtually invents photojournalism and gives us some of the century's most enduring records of modern warfare. Andre Kertesz pioneers modern photojournalism, and Alexander Korda, who makes propaganda films for Churchill, leaves the stark portrait of a post war Europe with The Third Man, as his fellow filmmaker, Michael Curtiz, leaves us the immortal Casablanca, a call to arms and the most famous romantic film of all time. Marton brings passion and breadth to these dramatic lives as they help invent the 20th century.

©2006 Kati Marton (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

Narrator: Anna Fields
Author: Kati Marton
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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My Soul Is Filled with Joy

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WINNER OF BRONZE MEDAL OF INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS BOOK AWARD (IPPY) IN THE CATEGORY OF WORLD HISTORY! What do the TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and My Soul Is Filled with Joy have in common? I'll tell you - Cheryl Stern, the amazing actor who plays the role of Ida (Benjamin's mother) in season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and she is voice that expertly narrates My Soul Is Filled with Joy. Ms. Stern brings a rich background of acting and narration to bear on her storytelling. The audiobook's depth and meaning come to life with her voice. The audiobook tells the story of Sam and Esther Goldberg who met in the Polish forest - just outside of the Treblinka Death Camp. It was August 3, 1943, just one day after Sam escaped the camp during a prisoner uprising. With 870,000 murdered at Treblinka, Sam was one of approximately 65 to survive and live until the end of the war. Esther had been hiding in that patch of forest for a year. They met, and after hearing of the prisoner revolt, she took him to the Righteous Gentiles who, at great danger to themselves, hid them in their barn for three days while the Nazis, Ukrainians, and Poles scoured the area looking for escapees. Deciding to stay and hide with Esther, they dug a forest pit where they "lived" when it was not freezing. They subsisted in the pit and the barns - hungry, cold, and scared - for another year until they were liberated by the Red Army in July of 1944. This is only one piece of their harrowing story of survival. This audiobook tells the story of Sam and Esther, Holocaust survivors who lost their entire families because of Hitler's Final Solution. The author, Karen Treiger, is Sam and Esther's daughter-in-law. She and her family traveled to Poland to walk in Sam and Esther's footsteps and to meet the children of the Righteous Gentiles that helped them survive. It was an intensely emotional experience for both families. Also, with the help of a Polish priest, she was able to locate and meet a Goldberg cousin they never knew they had. My Soul Is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story brings to life the horror of the Nazis' actions and the toll it exacted on so many Jewish families. This is also a story of hope, love, and determination; of a family rediscovering the path taken by their parents to find life and freedom in a new world. Sam and Esther's story is one of love and the will to live no matter what they had to endure. It reminds us that we are still learning the lessons of the Holocaust. Tributes for My Soul Is Filled with Joy: "It is vital that this book - as well as other accounts of the Holocaust - be preserved and disseminated widely to future generations to help prevent anything similar from ever happening again." (Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust survivor and coauthor of Four Perfect Pebbles)

©2018 Karen I Treiger (P)2018 Karen I Treiger

Narrator: Cheryl Stern
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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Witness to Nuremberg

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In this gripping memoir by the chief American interpreter at the Nuremberg trials, Richard Sonnenfeldt recounts a remarkable life. By the time he was 18, Sonnenfeldt had grown up in Germany, escaped to England, been deported to Australia as a "German enemy alien", arrived in the U.S., and joined the U.S. Army. By age 22 he had fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp, when he was appointed chief interpreter for the American prosecution of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. During his service, he spent pretrial time with Hermann Göering as well as other top Nazi leaders like von Ribbentrop, Rudolph Höss, and Julius Streicher, the infamous editor of the anti-Semitic Der Sturmer. An engineer in later life, Sonnenfeldt was also a principal developer of color TV and computer technology and a key player in NASA's preparation of the first moon shot.

©2006 Richard W. Sonnenfeldt (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Those Who Forget

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“[Makes] the very convincing case that, until and unless there is a full accounting for what happened with Donald Trump, 2020 is not over and never will be.” (Susan Glasser, The New Yorker)  “Deserves to be read and discussed widely.... This is Schwarz’s invaluable warning.” (Samantha Power, The Washington Post Book Review)   Those Who Forget, published to international awards and acclaim, is journalist Géraldine Schwarz’s riveting account of her German and French grandparents’ lives during World War II, an in-depth history of Europe’s postwar reckoning with fascism, and an urgent appeal to remember as a defense against today’s rise of far-right nationalism. During World War II, Géraldine Schwarz’s German grandparents were neither heroes nor villains; they were merely Mitlaüfer - those who followed the current. Once the war ended, they wanted to bury the past under the wreckage of the Third Reich. Decades later, while delving through filing cabinets in the basement of their apartment building in Mannheim, Schwarz discovers that in 1938, her paternal grandfather, Karl, took advantage of Nazi policies to buy a business from a Jewish family for a low price. She finds letters from the only survivor of this family (all the others perished in Auschwitz), demanding reparations. But Karl Schwarz refused to acknowledge his responsibility. Géraldine starts to question the past: How guilty were her grandparents? What makes us complicit? On her mother’s side, she investigates the role of her French grandfather, a policeman in Vichy. Weaving together the threads of three generations of her family story with Europe’s process of postwar reckoning, Schwarz explores how millions were seduced by ideology and overcome by a fog of denial after the war and, in Germany at least, eventually managed to transform collective guilt into democratic responsibility. She asks: How can nations learn from history? And she observes that countries that avoid confronting the past are especially vulnerable to extremism. Searing and unforgettable, Those Who Forget is a riveting memoir, an illuminating history, and an urgent call for remembering.

©2020 Geraldine Schwarz (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Kathe Mazur
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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The Third Reich in History and Memory

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In the 70 years since the demise of the Third Reich, there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism. In this brilliant and eye-opening collection, Richard J. Evans offers a critical commentary on that transformation, exploring how major changes in perspective have informed research and writing on the Third Reich in recent years. Drawing on his most notable writings from the last two decades, Evans reveals the shifting perspectives on Nazism's rise to political power, its economic intricacies, and its subterranean extension into postwar Germany. Evans considers how the Third Reich is increasingly viewed in a broader international context, as part of the age of imperialism; discusses the growing emphasis on the larger economic and cultural circumstances of the era; and emphasizes the development of research into Nazi society, particularly in the understanding of Nazi Germany as a political system based on popular approval and consent. Exploring the complex relationship between memory and history, Evans also points out the places where the growing need to confront the misdeeds of Nazism and expose the complicity of those who participated has led to crude and sweeping condemnation, when instead historians should be making careful distinctions.

©2015 Richard J. Evans (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Julian Elfer
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
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The Scourge of the Swastika

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When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the sensational, best-selling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, including the Holocaust, were illegal, not merely immoral.

©2008 Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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A State at Any Cost

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In this definitive biography, Israel's leading journalist-historian, Tom Segev, uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around Ben-Gurion. Segev's probing biography ranges from the villages of Poland to Manhattan libraries, London hotels, and the hills of Palestine, and shows us Ben-Gurion's relentless activity across six decades. Along the way, Segev reveals for the first time Ben-Gurion's secret negotiations with the British on the eve of Israel's independence, his willingness to countenance the forced transfer of Arab neighbors, his relative indifference to Jerusalem, and his occasional "nutty moments". Segev also reveals that Ben-Gurion first heard about the Holocaust from a Palestinian Arab acquaintance and explores his tempestuous private life, including the testimony of four former lovers.   The result is a full and startling portrait of a man who sought a state "at any cost" - at times through risk-taking, violence, and unpredictability, and at other times through compromise, moderation, and reason. Segev's Ben-Gurion is neither a saint nor a villain but rather a historical actor who belongs in the company of Lenin or Churchill.

©2019 Tom Segev; translation copyright 2019 by Haim Watzman (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Length: 31 hrs and 31 mins
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The Lost World of the Flood

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"The flood continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth . . . and the ark floated on the face of the waters." (Gen 6:17-18 NRSV)  In our modern age the Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for answers to scientific, apologetic, and historical questions. It is a text that has called forth flood geology, fueled searches for remnants of the ark on Mount Ararat, and inspired a full-size replica of Noah's ark in a biblical theme park. Some claim that the very veracity of Scripture hinges on a particular reading of the flood narrative. But do we understand what we are reading? Longman and Walton urge us to hit the pause button and ask, what might the biblical author have been saying to his ancient audience?  As with other books in the Lost World series, The Lost World of the Flood is an informative and enlightening journey toward a more responsible reading of a timeless biblical narrative.

©2018 Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton (P)2019 Tantor

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The Jewish War

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The Jewish rebellion against Rome was a significant turning point in Jewish history. Although Josephus is known for his divided loyalties in the rebellion, his account is the most detailed record available of the Jewish life and revolt under Roman rule. Born in Jerusalem to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry, Josephus was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, hagiographer, and historian. Josephus began as a Jewish leader of the rebellion but when captured by the Romans, he switched sides to work as a negotiator in their effort to suppress the resistance. As Josephus was in a position to view the conflict from both sides, his account is extremely insightful. Josephus's words create a vivid picture from the capture of Jerusalem to the mass suicides at Masada. The Jewish Wars is a historic account useful not only for biblical study but for history lovers as well. Josephus's recorded histories include the Antiquities of the Jews, along with The Jewish War.

©2017 A.R.N. Publications (P)2017 A.R.N. Publications

Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
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The Passover Haggadah

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The life and times of a treasured book read by generations of Jewish families at the seder table Every year at Passover, Jews around the world gather for the seder, a festive meal where family and friends come together to sing, pray, and enjoy traditional food while retelling the biblical story of the Exodus. The Passover Haggadah provides the script for the meal and is a religious text unlike any other. It is the only sacred book available in so many varieties - from the Maxwell House edition of the 1930s to the countercultural Freedom Seder - and it is the rare liturgical work that allows people with limited knowledge to conduct a complex religious service. The Haggadah is also the only religious book given away for free at grocery stores as a promotion. Vanessa Ochs tells the story of this beloved book, from its emergence in antiquity as an oral practice to its vibrant proliferation today. Ochs provides a lively and incisive account of how the foundational Jewish narrative of liberation is remembered in the Haggadah. She discusses the book's origins in biblical and rabbinical literature, its flourishing in illuminated manuscripts in the medieval period, and its mass production with the advent of the printing press. She looks at Haggadot created on the kibbutz, those reflecting the Holocaust, feminist and LGBTQ-themed Haggadot, and even one featuring a popular television show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Ochs shows how this enduring work of liturgy that once served to transmit Jewish identity in Jewish settings continues to be reinterpreted and reimagined to share the message of freedom for all.

©2020 Princeton University Press (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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The Jewish Book of Why

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Find answers to your most frequently asked questions about Jewish faith, worship, culture, and customs in this fascinating best seller. Why does the groom break a glass in a Jewish wedding ceremony? Why isn't pork kosher? Why can't a person be half-Jewish? Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch reveals the reasons behind specific laws, practices, and ceremonies, shedding light on one of the world's oldest and most influential religions.

Original Material ©1981, 1985 Alfred J. Kolatch. Issued by Arrangement with Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.; ©1995 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Eli Wallach
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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El Diario de Ana Frank [The Diary of Anne Frank]

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Tras la invasión de Holanda, los Frank, comerciantes judíos alemanes emigrados a Amsterdam en 1933, se ocultaron de la Gestapo en una buhardilla anexa al edificio donde el padre de Ana tenía sus oficinas. Eran ocho personas y permanecieron recluidas desde junio de 1942 hasta agosto de 1944, fecha en que fueron detenidos y enviados a campos de concentración. En ese lugar y en las más precarias condiciones, Ana, a sus trece años, escribió su estremecedor Diario: un testimonio único en su género sobre el horror y la barbarie nazi, y sobre los sentimientos y experiencias de la propia Ana y sus acompañantes. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2016 Mediatek SA (P)2016 Mediatek SA

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Life Without Lack

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Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security.  Pause for a moment and ask yourself what your life would be like if it were completely without fear? If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. Would you live differently?  In this unique work of never-before-published teaching, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our understanding of Psalm 23 by taking this comfortably familiar passage and revealing its extraordinary promises: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.... I will fear no evil." The psalmist claims to live without any need and without any fear. How is that possible?  Written with Willard's characteristic gentle wisdom, Life Without Lack reveals the secret to enjoying God's presence and becoming utterly caught up in his abundant generosity. The more we practice living in his presence, the more we experience the peace and freedom from worry that is promised in the psalm. Based on a series of talks by the late author and edited by his friend Larry Burtoft and by his daughter, Rebecca Willard Heatley, Life Without Lack will forever change the way you understand and apply the most well-known passage in all of Scripture. 

©2018 Dallas Willard (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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Thou Shall Prosper

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A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. In the second edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book details the ten permanent principles that never change, the 10 commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. The book's focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, the timeless truths that Jews have used for centuries to excel in business. Outlines 10 fundamental "commandments" relating to business and money Includes insights that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background may be Blends contemporary business stories and Lapin's own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah and Talmudic prescriptions This second edition provides new examples, especially of Internet related business opportunities. In addition, each chapter highlights specific action steps that can lead to wealth opportunities in both difficult economic times and periods of prosperity.

©2009 Daniel Lapin (P)2010 Gildan Media

Narrator: A.C. Fellner
Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
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A Body of Her Own

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A rare glimpse behind the scenes of one of Judaism’s oldest rituals Ella Kanner grew up as a secular Jew until age 18. Today, she is Orthodox, with insight into both sides of the Jewish experience. Her book reveals the emotional and spiritual response of different women to the inner sanctity of the Mikveh, the Jewish ritual of purification and one of Judaism’s oldest and most special ceremonies. A Body of Her Own presents absorbing monologues by women of various ages, localities, and levels of society. With remarkable openness and sensitivity, the women tell of their most intimate parts of their lives. They speak of difficulties, lies, excitement, shame, sanctity, and the discomfort. The book brings to light the personal and unique perspective of different women’s relationships with their bodies, its connection with their womanhood, and the effect the ritual of the Mikveh has on their lives. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Ebookpro (P)2020 Ebookpro

Narrator: Rowan Currie
Author: Ella Kanner
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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The Blessing and the Curse

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From the vast emigration of Jews out of Eastern Europe to the Holocaust to the creation of Israel, the 20th century transformed Jewish life. The same was true of Jewish writing: the novels, plays, poems, and memoirs of Jewish writers provided intimate access to new worlds of experience. Kirsch surveys four themes that shaped the 20th century in Jewish literature and culture: Europe, America, Israel, and the endeavor to reimagine Judaism as a modern faith. With discussions of major books by more than 30 writers - ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Elie Wiesel to Tony Kushner, Hannah Arendt to Judith Plaskow - he argues that literature offers a new way to think about what it means to be Jewish in the modern world. With a wide scope and diverse, original observations, Kirsch draws fascinating parallels between familiar writers and their less familiar counterparts. While everyone knows the diary of Anne Frank, for example, few outside of Israel have read the diary of Hannah Senesh. Kirsch sheds new light on the literature of the Holocaust through the work of Primo Levi, explores the emergence of America as a Jewish home through the stories of Bernard Malamud, and shows how Yehuda Amichai captured the paradoxes of Israeli identity.

©2020 Adam Kirsch (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Adam Kirsch
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Jewish Mysticism

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If you want to explore Jewish mysticism, then pay attention.... Jewish mysticism is a powerful study within the Jewish tradition. Rooted in antiquity and veiled in mystery until quite recently, Jewish mysticism has burst into the modern world in guises both illuminating and bewildering. Throughout Jewish history, flashes of the light held within sacred texts have sparked the sages' inquisitive minds throughout the diaspora. Rising out of the ashes of the temples once standing in Jerusalem, the texts and theologies associated with Jewish mysticism have comforted and ecstatically raise those who have used their knowledge. In this audiobook, we'll review key texts, including: Sefir ha Behir Sefir Yetzirah Ma'aseh Merkavah and the accompanying Heikhalot literature But in examining these texts, we'll also delve into the historical contexts in which they were written and how they served as spiritual responses to the tribulations of the Jewish people, interpreted by those who wrote and disseminated them. You’ll discover fascinating things along way: You'll meet some great sages, chief among them the father of Lurianic Kabbalah, Isaac Luria, his disciple Moses de Leon, and the great Moses Cordovero. You'll meet the sefirot and be introduced to their mysteries as the emanations of the divine. You'll see how spiritually powerful texts can be abused through popularization. This always concerned the Kabbalistic sages and is the reason for the traditionally limited transmission of Kabbalah. This audiobook provides a detailed introduction to the fascinating world of Jewish mysticism and the community most closely associated with it.  Bring your curiosity and questions and open the door to the mysteries of this vibrant corner of the Jewish world.  Buy now, and step into the fascinating world of Jewish Mysticism.

©2021 Mari Silva (P)2021 Mari Silva

Narrator: Ivan Busenius
Author: Mari Silva
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Tank Rider

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Honest and irrepressibly frank, these are the dramatic memoirs of a Russian officer on the Eastern Front, where he played his part in a clash of titans and witnessed the shuddering collapse of the Third Reich.   The cataclysmic battle of Kursk in 1943 put an end to Hitler's hopes of victory on the Eastern Front, and it was Evgeni Bessonov's first battle. From then on the Germans were forced into a long, bitter retreat that ended in the ruins of Berlin in 1945. An officer in an elite guards unit of the Red Army, Bessonov rode tanks from Kursk, through a Western Russia and Poland devastated by the Germans, and right into the heart of Nazi Germany.   Tank Rider is the riveting memoir of Evgeni Bessonov telling of his years of service at the vanguard of the Red Army and daily encounters with the German foe. He brings large-scale battles to life, recounts the sniping and skirmishing that tried and tested soldiers on both sides, and narrates the overwhelming tragedy and horror of apocalyptic warfare on the Eastern Front.   So much of the Soviet experience of World War II remains untold, but this memoir provides an important glimpse into some of the most decisive moments of this overlooked history.

©2003 Evgeni Bessonov (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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The Hiding Place

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Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20h century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people. For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love in not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continue to declare that God's love will overcome, heal and restore.

©2009 Corrie Ten Boom (P)2009 christianaudio.com

Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2nd Edition)

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This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help listeners come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture. The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament. This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class.

©1999, 2005 Abingdon Press (P)2021 Tantor

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The Third Reich

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In The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, Thomas Childers shows how the young Hitler became passionately political and anti-Semitic as he lived on the margins of society. Fueled by outrage at the punitive terms imposed on Germany by the Versailles Treaty, he found his voice and drew a loyal following. As his views developed, Hitler attracted like-minded colleagues who formed the nucleus of the nascent Nazi party. Between 1924 and 1929, Hitler and his party languished in obscurity on the radical fringes of German politics, but the onset of the Great Depression gave them the opportunity to move into the mainstream. Hitler blamed Germany's misery on the victorious allies, the Marxists, the Jews, and big business - and the political parties that represented them. By 1932 the Nazis had become the largest political party in Germany, and within six months they transformed a dysfunctional democracy into a totalitarian state and began the inexorable march to World War II and the Holocaust. It is these fraught times that Childers brings to life: the Nazis' unlikely rise and how they consolidated their power once they achieved it. This is the most comprehensive one-volume history of Nazi Germany since the classic The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

©2017 Thomas Childers (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: David de Vries
Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
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Business Secrets from the Bible

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Find success in finance, friendships, and spirituality with the advice of a well-known expert. It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs. Filled with concrete advice for improved finances, spirituality, and connection, this resource takes a practical approach and aims to change not just the minds, but the actions of listeners with a self-evident and persuasive pathway. Drawing on his wisdom and knowledge of the Bible, the author reveals the clear link between making money and spirituality, and urges listeners to focus on self-discipline, integrity, and character strength in order to achieve personal prosperity. Special emphasis is given to establishing positive attitudes toward making money and adopting effective Biblically-based strategies. Demonstrates how earnings and profits are God's reward for forming relationships with others and serving them Stresses the importance of service, sharing, change, leadership, and creating boundaries and structures Encourages listeners to focus on other people's desires and teaches why and how to make connections with many people Suggests ways for listeners to transform themselves and continue toward success even in the face of fear and uncertainty Attaining wealth and well-being is no longer a mystery. Let this book identify and correct the errors that are keeping you from fulfillment and happiness.

©2014 Rabbi Daniel Lapin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Stephen Bowlby
Author: Daniel Lapin
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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Enemies and Neighbors

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In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who has spent over three decades covering events in the Middle East and is currently a fellow at the London School of Economics, offers a major new history of the Arab-Zionist conflict from 1917 to today. Laying the historical groundwork in the final decades of the Ottoman Era, when the first Zionist settlers arrived in the Holy Land, Black draws on a wide range of sources - from declassified documents to oral histories to his own vivid on-the-ground reporting - to recreate the major milestones in the most polarizing conflict of the modern age from both sides. In the third year of World War I, the seed was planted for an inevitable clash: Jerusalem Governor Izzat Pasha surrendered to British troops and Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued a fateful document sympathizing with the establishment of "a national home for the Jewish people". The chronicle takes us through the Arab rebellion of the 1930s; the long shadow of the Nazi Holocaust; the war of 1948 - culminating in Israel's independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe); the "cursed victory" of the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Palestinian re-awakening; the first and second Intifadas; the Oslo Accords; and other failed peace negotiations and continued violence up to 2017.

©2017 Ian Black (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Michael Page
Author: Ian Black
Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
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Invisible Jews

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Eddie Bielawski was born in the town of Wegrow in Poland in mid-1938. Not a propitious time and place for a Jewish child to be born. As a young child, he sees the Nazi army marching toward Russia. Day and night they marched - soldiers, trucks, tanks, and more soldiers, in a never-ending line - an invincible force. Eddie heard his father tell his mother, "Who is going to stop them?"   One night, his father had a dream. In this dream, he saw what he had to do: where to build the bunker, how to build it, and even its dimensions. It took him three weeks to finish the job. When he was done, he took his family into the shed and asked them if they could find the trap door. When they could not, he was satisfied. This would be their Noah's Ark, saving them from the initial deluge. For three long years, starting in 1941 when the Nazis started the deportations and mass killings, Eddie and his family hid in secret bunkers that were dug in fields, under sheds, or constructed in barn lofts. It seemed that the only way a Jew could survive in wartime Poland was to become invisible. So they became invisible Jews.  "Inspiring to read of their resilience, ingenuity, and courage in overcoming almost unbearable circumstances. I highly recommend this great read!” (Cathie Johnson) "If you read Anne Frank, then read this! So amazing and inspiring." (Virginia Cummings)  

©2017 Eddie Bielawski (P)2017 Eddie Bielawski

Narrator: Norman Gilligan
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Counted Faithful

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Some revivals in church history, such as the Reformation and the Great Awakening, were somewhat similar to the events described in the Book of Ezra and by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah. When a remnant left Babylon and returned to Jerusalem bearing the vessels of the Lord, they restored the altar, laid the foundation, and rebuilt the house of the Lord. The Book of Nehemiah, however, is in a different setting. Years have gone by, and things are no longer well in Jerusalem. The “wall” is broken down and the “gates” are burned with fire. God’s people are at the mercy of their enemies, and no one can tell who is in and who is out. Affliction, reproach, confusion, and disorder prevail. Sound familiar? Nehemiah means “the Lord comforts”. We know that the comforter is the Holy Spirit. In addition to being historically accurate, the Book of Nehemiah is a prophetic parable, not only of what we call the end times, but also of the coming kingdom age of righteousness and justice. In this living parable, Nehemiah represents the earnest - or down payment - of the Holy Spirit that was poured out at Pentecost and the transition into the fullness of the Spirit promised for the time of the end.

©2020 Ransom Press International (P)2021 Ransom Press International

Narrator: Alethia Stendal
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Every Day, Holy Day

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"You shall be holy," teaches the Bible. The masters of the Jewish Mussar tradition have crafted a roadmap to help people approach that lofty goal. Mussar is a system of introspective practices that can help you identify and break through the obstacles to your inherent holiness, using methods that are easy to integrate into daily life. Every Day, Holy Day is an essential companion for anyone who wants to experience the life-changing gifts of Mussar. The program laid out in this audiobook focuses on 26 traits (middot) - such as loving-kindness, strength, generosity, compassion, honor, and equanimity - each of which takes center stage for a week of contemplation and exercises, in order to develop and refine that quality in yourself. Alan Morinis invites you to follow the Mussar path with him for a year. It is remarkably simple, and also remarkably effective in helping you overcome negative tendencies and strengthen positive ones - and to reveal your innate holiness in the process.

©2010 Alan Morinis (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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Cuando a la gente buena le pasan cosas malas (Texto Completo)

Summary

Harold Kushner, a Rabbi, was inspired to write this book when faced with his child's fatal illness. He was left asking "why me?" and none of the traditional answers offered much comfort. Here he provides a practical and compassionate answer to this oft-wondered question that appeals to readers of all religions. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2006 Harold S. Kushner (P)2007 Recorded Books

Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Capitalism and the Jews

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The unique historical relationship between capitalism and the Jews is crucial to understanding modern European and Jewish history. But the subject has been addressed less often by mainstream historians than by anti-Semites or apologists. In this book Jerry Muller, a leading historian of capitalism, separates myth from reality to explain why the Jewish experience with capitalism has been so important and complex - and so ambivalent. Drawing on economic, social, political, and intellectual history from medieval Europe through contemporary America and Israel, Capitalism and the Jews examines the ways in which thinking about capitalism and thinking about the Jews have gone hand in hand in European thought, and why anticapitalism and anti-Semitism have frequently been linked. The book explains why Jews have tended to be disproportionately successful in capitalist societies, but also why Jews have numbered among the fiercest anticapitalists and Communists. The book shows how the ancient idea that money was unproductive led from the stigmatization of usury and the Jews to the stigmatization of finance and, ultimately, in Marxism, the stigmatization of capitalism itself. Finally, the book traces how the traditional status of the Jews as a diasporic merchant minority both encouraged their economic success and made them particularly vulnerable to the ethnic nationalism of the 19th and 20th centuries. Providing a fresh look at an important but frequently misunderstood subject, Capitalism and the Jews will interest anyone who wants to understand the Jewish role in the development of capitalism, the role of capitalism in the modern fate of the Jews, or the ways in which the story of capitalism and the Jews has affected the history of Europe and beyond, from the medieval period to our own.

©2010 Princeton University Press (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Treasures from the Attic

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An old lady, an antiques dealer, dies in Basel, Switzerland. Her devoted daughter-in-law finally steels herself to do what all families must in the aftermath of a death - she heads upstairs to the attic to sort through the old lady's effects. But this wasn't just any old lady, and this wasn't just any old family house. Helene (Leni) Elias was born Helene Frank, only daughter of Alice Frank and sister of Otto Frank, who in turn was Anne Frank's father. The crash of 1929 destroyed the Franks' banking business in Frankfurt; the rise of the Nazi party began to destroy their lives. Alice, the matriarch, left Germany for Switzerland in the early 1930s; her four children scattered to other European capitals, but she remained the hub of their lives. They wrote (voluminously), they sent photos, they visited for summer holidays and huge family reunions, and then, of course, wrote about them when they got home. Alice was their Central Post Office and their Telephone Exchange, and she kept every bit of it she could. In wardrobes, in steamer trunks, in drawers, in boxes, in packets tied up with ribbon and string—it all sat upstairs in her house. This was the house where her son Otto, Anne's father, had come to live for seven years as the sole survivor of his little family after the liberation of Auschwitz. Such memorabilia as he rescued also went upstairs. When Alice died, her daughter Helene inherited the house. When Helene died, her son Buddy, Anne's childhood playmate, and his wife Gerti, inherited in turn. And finally Gerti went upstairs to sort out the attic....

©2011 Mirjam Pressler (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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Israel

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The first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusalem. Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world's attention, aroused its imagination, and lately, been the object of its opprobrium. Why does such a small country speak to so many global concerns? More pressingly: Why does Israel make the decisions it does? And what lies in its future? We cannot answer these questions until we understand Israel's people and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and desires, that have animated their conversations and actions. Though Israel's history is rife with conflict, these conflicts do not fully communicate the spirit of Israel and its people: they give short shrift to the dream that gave birth to the state, and to the vision for the Jewish people that was at its core. Guiding us through the milestones of Israeli history, Gordis relays the drama of the Jewish people's story and the creation of the state. Clear-eyed and erudite, he illustrates how Israel became a cultural, economic and military powerhouse - but also explains where Israel made grave mistakes and traces the long history of Israel's deepening isolation. With Israel, public intellectual Daniel Gordis offers us a brief but thorough account of the cultural, economic, and political history of this complex nation, from its beginnings to the present. Accessible, levelheaded, and rigorous, Israel sheds light on Israel's past so we can understand its future. The result is a vivid portrait of a people, and a nation, reborn. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Daniel Gordis (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
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Mengele

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Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to more than 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death". From May 1943 through January 1945, Mengele selected who would be gassed immediately, who would be worked to death, and who would serve as involuntary guinea pigs for his spurious and ghastly human experiments (twins were Mengele's particular obsession). With authority and insight, Mengele examines the entire life of the world's most infamous doctor.

©1986 Gerald L. Posner and John Ware (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Bruce Mann
Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
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The Nazis

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Brought to you by Penguin. Following the success of Rees's best-selling Auschwitz, this substantially revised and updated edition of The Nazis - A Warning from History tells the powerfully gripping story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. During a 16-year period, acclaimed author and documentary-maker Laurence Rees met and interviewed a large number of former Nazis, and his unique insights into the Nazi psyche and World War II received enormous praise. At the heart of the book lie compelling eyewitness accounts of life under Adolf Hitler, spoken through the words of those who experienced the Nazi regime at every level of society. An extensive new section on the Nazi/Soviet war (previously published in Rees' War of the Century) provides a chilling insight into Nazi mentality during the most bloody conflict in history. Described as one of the greatest documentary series of all times The Nazis - A Warning from History won a host of awards, including a BAFTA and an International Documentary Award.

©1997 Laurence Rees (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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Inside Time

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Inside Time by acclaimed author, Rabbi Yanki Tauber is a three-volume book series exploring the soul of time as defined by the Torah and illuminated by Chassidic thought, particularly by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The three volumes of this series examine the essence of time and its origins in the primordial phases of creation; the cycles and systems that characterize it and define the trajectories of our lives; and the particular time-qualities that are brought into focus by the festivals and special dates of the Hebrew calendar. Volume one addresses the mystical view of time and its cycles. Volume two covers all the holidays and significant days from Rosh Hashana through Purim. Volume three covers all the holidays and significant days from Passover through Elul, the closing month of the Hebrew year.

©2015 Meaningful Life Center (P)2015 Meaningful Life Center

Narrator: Shlomo Zacks
Author: Yanki Tauber
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Nowhere in Africa

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Nowhere in Africa is the extraordinary tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel, and their five-year-old daughter, Regina, each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways. Attorney Walter is resigned to working the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at every turn; while the shy yet curious Regina immediately embraces the country - learning the local language and customs, and finding a friend in Owuor, the farm's cook. As the war rages on the other side of the world, the family’s relationships with their strange environment become increasingly complicated as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. In 1946, with the war over, Regina's fondest dream comes true when her brother Max is born. Walter's decision, however, to return to his homeland to help rebuild a new Germany puts his family into turmoil again.

©2004 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Max Roll
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Each of the great three Abrahamic religious traditions holds the seeds for deep mystical contemplation. But what do most of us know about these mystics and the tradition they sustained? Explore this spiritual, literary, and intellectual heritage in these great faiths of the West as it unfolds over three millennia with these 36 enlightening, thought-provoking lectures that offer nearly unprecedented access to these seldom-studied traditions. By laying the mystical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam side by side, Professor Johnson offers a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the many forms of religious experience in the West. Starting with the most ancient texts of the Hebrew Bible, Professor Johnson traces the emergence, growth, and persistence of mystical thought in many countries and in many ages. Bringing together the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature, and religious studies, these lectures offer a nuanced and insightful examination of Western spirituality-one that contributes not only to a fuller understanding of our religious traditions, but to our shared culture and history as well. As you examine the mystical experience, you'll see how, again and again, Western mystics have sought the answers to a few fundamental questions: What is the nature of reality? What is the relationship between humankind and the divine? Can human beings ever attain full knowledge of creation? What emerges from exploring these potent spiritual and intellectual questions is a picture of Western mysticism as diverse, multifaceted, and ever-developing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2008 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
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The Nazi Conscience

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The Nazi conscience is not an oxymoron. In fact, the perpetrators of genocide had a powerful sense of right and wrong, based on civic values that exalted the moral righteousness of the ethnic community and denounced outsiders. Claudia Koonz's latest work reveals how racial popularizers developed the infrastructure and rationale for genocide during the so-called normal years before World War II. Her careful reading of the voluminous Nazi writings on race traces the transformation of longtime Nazis' vulgar anti-Semitism into a racial ideology that seemed credible to the vast majority of ordinary Germans who never joined the Nazi Party. Challenging conventional assumptions about Hitler, Koonz locates the source of his charisma not in his summons to hate, but in his appeal to the collective virtue of his people, the Volk. From 1933 to 1939, Nazi public culture was saturated with a blend of racial fear and ethnic pride that Koonz calls ethnic fundamentalism. Ordinary Germans were prepared for wartime atrocities by racial concepts widely disseminated in media not perceived as political: Academic research, documentary films, mass-market magazines, racial hygiene and art exhibits, slide lectures, textbooks, and humor. By showing how Germans learned to countenance the everyday persecution of fellow citizens labeled as alien, Koonz makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust. The Nazi Conscience chronicles the chilling saga of a modern state so powerful that it extinguished neighborliness, respect, and, ultimately, compassion for all those banished from the ethnic majority.

©2003 Clauida Koonz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mike Pollock
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Behind the Fireplace

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As World War II progressed, the Okma family took six Jewish refugees into their house, hiding them in a secret room behind their fireplace. The youngest daughter, Kieks, joined the Resistance, delivering illegal newspapers, guiding British parachutists around The Hague and preparing safe houses for Special Forces who were dropped in from England.  As the war continued, she fell in love with a Resistance commander, and worked with him to rescue wounded colleagues, steal weapons from German arms dumps, and move weapons around the country. They had a tumultuous parting and she continued her work, acting as a courier with a two hundred km bike ride to the north of Holland. When she returned home, she appreciated how much the war had changed her and her boyfriend, and prepared to try a reconciliation. She escaped a firing squad four times, and survived the war, mentally scarred by her experiences. She sought help, but the help she was offered came in a poisoned chalice, and she kept her secret to herself for almost 50 years. Her family in Holland was recognized by Yad Vashem, the Israeli organization that records those who saved Jews from the Holocaust, and she was awarded a pension for her work in the Resistance by the Dutch foundation Stichting 1940-1945.

©1992 Andrew Scott and Grietje Scott (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Esther Wane
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Red Sea Spies

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The true story that inspired the Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort. In the early 1980s on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury holiday resort opened for business. Catering for divers, it attracted guests from around the world. Little did the holidaymakers know that the staff were undercover spies, working for the Mossad - the Israeli secret service.  Providing a front for covert night-time activities, the holiday village allowed the agents to carry out an operation unlike any seen before. What began with one cryptic message pleading for help, turned into the secret evacuation of thousands of Ethiopian Jews who had been languishing in refugee camps, and the spiriting of them to Israel.  Written in collaboration with operatives involved in the mission, endorsed as the definitive account and including an afterword from the then Mossad director, this is the complete, never-before-heard, gripping tale of a top-secret and often hazardous operation.

©2020 Raffi Berg (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Peter Noble
Author: Raffi Berg
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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In Good Hands

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In this world, people sometimes feel alone; God seems to be hiding his face. Thus it was that thousands of forlorn strugglers, groping in the dark for the hand of the Divine Shepherd, poured out their hearts to the rebbe with the request that he help them find their bearings. The letters in response, whether simplistic or philosophical, are candid, but always compassionate. Above all, they empower their listeners with a rock-solid trust - that even at such times, they are in good hands.

©2005 Sichos in English (P)2020 Sichos in English

Narrator: Shlomo Zacks
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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Scattered Rays of Light

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One big family. Immediate danger of destruction. Tiny rays of hope. Yaakov was the youngest son of the Kotowskis, a well-to-do Jewish family in the small Polish town of Skulsk, who enjoyed the respect and admiration of local Jews and Christians alike. The quiet life of the family was disrupted abruptly when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Soon, its members were deported to a faraway village where they suffered horrific torments at the hands of the Germans and their collaborators. The head of the family, who was blessed with sharp instincts, grasped what was about to take place and instructed his children to disperse in different directions in the hope that at least some of them would be able to survive. This is the fascinating story of the Kotowski family, who was thrown deep into the flames that lit the fire that exterminated six million Jews, and yet, over half of the ten-member family managed to flee the blazing inferno against all odds.

©2019 eBookPro (P)2020 eBookPro

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The Ornament of the World

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Widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, this history brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and literature, science, and the arts flourished.

©2002 María Rosa Menocal (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Tanya Eby
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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On Hitler's Mountain

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Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden - just steps from Adolf Hitler's alpine retreat - Irmgard Hunt had a seemingly happy, simple childhood. In her powerful, illuminating, and sometimes frightening memoir, Hunt recounts a youth lived under an evil but persuasive leader. As she grew older, the harsh reality of war - and a few brave adults who opposed the Nazi regime - aroused in her skepticism of National Socialist ideology and the Nazi propaganda she was taught to believe in. In May 1945, an 11-year-old Hunt watched American troops occupy Hitler's mountain retreat, signaling the end of the Nazi dictatorship and World War II. As the Nazi crimes began to be accounted for, many Germans tried to deny the truth of what had occurred; Hunt, in contrast, was determined to know and face the facts of her country's criminal past. On Hitler's Mountain is more than a memoir - it is a portrait of a nation that lost its moral compass. It is a provocative story of a family and a community in a period and location in history that, though it is fast becoming remote to us, has important resonance for our own time.

©2005 Irmgard A. Hunt (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Christa Lewis
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage

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"A timely and groundbreaking take on the roots of the Christian church and its place in the entirety of God's kingdom.... There is no better time than now to learn about and become firmly grounded within your spiritual heritage." - from the foreword by Perry Stone The early church was made up of Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus, and the church's culture was rooted in Judaism and a Jewish understanding of God's relationship to his people. Over time, however, Christianity became increasingly more Roman than Jewish, and the church lost its identity. Rabbi Curt Landry's personal story is remarkably similar. Born to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, Landry was put up for adoption, and for more than 30 years, he had no understanding of his heritage, his roots, or who his parents were. But when he discovered the truth of his story, his life changed completely. The key to a life of power and purpose is understanding who you are. In this revelatory book, Curt Landry helps Christians discover their roots in Judaism, empowering them to walk in the revelation of who they really are and who they are born to be. Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage reveals the mysteries of the church, letting Christians grasp the power that comes from connecting with their true identity.

©2019 Curt Landry (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Author: Curt Landry
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

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All parents hope their child will be self-reliant, optimistic, and well mannered, but this has become particularly challenging in our current culture. Clinical psychologist and Jewish educator Wendy Mogel distills the ancient teachings of the Torah, the Talmud, important Jewish thinkers, and contemporary psychological insights into nine blessings that address key parenting issues. She covers realistic expectations for each child, respect for adults, chores, mealtime battles, coping with frustration, developing independence and self-control, and resisting over-scheduling and over-indulgence. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee guides us toward effective, enlightened parenting in an increasingly speedy, material, and competitive age.

©2001 Wendy Mogel, Ph.D. (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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The Books of Enoch

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We have placed this amazing audiobook on sale to introduce you to the world of ancient knowledge and the work of Dr. Joseph Lumpkin. The Books of Enoch: A Complete Volume Containing - 1 Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch), 2 Enoch (The Slavonic Secrets of Enoch), and 3 Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch). Now, the major audiobooks making up the body of Enochian literature are presented to the public in a single volume. Joseph Lumpkin is the author of the best-selling work, The Lost Book of Enoch. His work on both 1 Enoch and 2 Enoch has met with wide acceptance and plaudits. Now Lumpkin has completed his work on The Third Book of Enoch. 3 Enoch has not been available to the general public for over 80 years. His previous releases of 1 Enoch and 2 Enoch are placed alongside The Hebrew Book of Enoch (3 Enoch), which has been translated using Hebrew source materials and contains commentary. This expansive audiobook contains copious notes and commentaries in all three audiobooks, designed to guide the listener through the difficulties of language, theology, and mystical references. It is a necessary resource for those curious about angels, demons, watchers, Nephilim, Melchizedek, the angel Metatron, or the Merkabah (chariot of God). This volume is an indispensable resource for those engaged in the study of religion, religious history, angelology, demonology, mysticism or the Kabbalah.

©2011 Joseph Lumpkin (P)2017 Joseph Lumpkin

Narrator: Dennis Logan
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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The Secrets of the Notebook

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“The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life - August your protector.” This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most infamous figures in European history, from Frederick the Great to Napoleon and Hitler - and solved by the author of this book. Eve Haas is the daughter of a German Jewish family that took refuge in London after Hitler came to power. Following a terrifying air raid in the blitz, her father revealed the family secret - that her great-great grandmother Emilie was married to a Prussian prince. He then showed her the treasured leather-bound notebook inscribed to Emilie by the prince. Her parents were reluctant to learn more, but later in life, when Eve was married and inherited the diary, she became obsessed with proving this birthright. The Secrets of the Notebook tells how she follows the clues, from experts on European royalty in London to archives in West Germany and then, under threat of being arrested as a spy by the Communist regime, to an archive in East Germany that had never before opened its doors to the West. What she unearths is a love story set against the upheaval of the Napoleonic wars and the anti-Semitism of the Prussian court - and a ruse that both protected Emilie’s daughter and probably condemned her granddaughter - Eve’s beloved grandmother, Anna - to death in the Nazi camps. When first published in the UK, The Secrets of the Notebook was an Irish Times best seller. A movie based on the book is in production.

©2013 Eve Haas (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jane Carr
Author: Eve Haas
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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The Book of Giants

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Among the first seven scrolls discovered in the caves of Qumran at the Dead Sea is a scroll given the name "The Book of Giants". It is thought to have been based on the Book of Enoch, a pseudepigraphical Jewish work from the third century BCE. The Book of Giants, like the Book of Enoch, concerns itself with the Nephilim, which are the offspring of fallen angels, who are called the Watchers. Two main versions of the text exist. The Dead Sea version is written in Aramaic. Another version has been found written in middle Persian, adapted from the Aramaic to fit into the Manichean religion. Both versions will be examined. Following theories speculating that the Book of Giants was once part of the Book of Enoch, we will attempt to place the two texts back together to render the complete story of the Watchers and the Nephilim. We will discover the history and contributions of these ancient scrolls and look carefully at their content and meaning. Throughout the combined texts of the Book of Giants and the Book of Enoch we will examine all the biblical and apocryphal references and parallels within the text. The result is an in-depth and panoramic view of the Angels, the Watchers, and the Nephilim, and how one of the giants of the Nephilim race may have survived the flood intended to cleanse the Earth of their horror.

©2014 Joseph B. Lumpkin (P)2017 Joseph B. Lumpkin

Narrator: Dennis Logan
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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What Is Jewish Prayer?

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Almost every religious tradition includes a form of prayer or meditation. That being the case, what exactly characterizes prayer as Jewish?  Jewish prayer utilizes the idioms and expressions of the Hebrew Bible and the sages of Israel. In short, traditional Jewish prayer expresses the fundamental values and beliefs of Judaism. The goal of this book is to provide the listener with an introduction to the theology of Jewish prayer and some of the basic practices associated with certain key prayers. The objective is to provide the student or novice with sufficient understanding to spur him or her to further study and practice.

©2016 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2021 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Narrator: Gordon Klassen
Length: 58 mins
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

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Anne Frank, it has been said, gave a face and a name to the horror of the Holocaust. This is her story. It relates how Anne, her family, and their friends hid in secret rooms - "the Annex" - in an Amsterdam warehouse for 25 months. Anne, just 13 when the family moved in and only 15 when the Gestapo at last broke down the doors of her secret world, found hope where there was only fear and the first blush of love when outside and all around there washed a sea of hate. Wrote Ernst Schnable, a German writer who has researched Frank's life: "Out of the millions that were silenced, this voice no louder than a child's whisper has outlasted the shouts of the murderers and has soared above the voices of time."

©2015 BN Publishing (P)2015 BN Publishing

Narrator: Susan Adams
Author: Anne Frank
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Inside Time

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Inside Time by acclaimed author, Rabbi Yanki Tauber, is a three-volume book series exploring the soul of time as defined by the Torah and illuminated by Chassidic thought, particularly by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The three volumes of this series examine the essence of time and its origins in the primordial phases of creation; the cycles and systems that characterize it and define the trajectories of our lives; and the particular time-qualities that are brought into focus by the festivals and special dates of the Hebrew calendar. Volume 2 covers all the holidays and significant days from Rosh Hashana through Purim.

©2014, 2015 Meaningful Life Center (P)2015 Meaningful Life Center

Narrator: Shlomo Zacks
Author: Yanki Tauber
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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The Nazi and the Psychiatrist

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In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by 16 suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases contained all manner of paraphernalia: medals, gems, two cigar cutters, silk underwear, a hot water bottle, and the equivalent of $100,000,000 in cash. Hidden in a coffee can, a set of brass vials housed glass capsules containing a clear liquid and a white precipitate: potassium cyanide. Joining Göring in the detention center were the elite of the captured Nazi regime - Grand Admiral Dönitz, armed forces commander Wilhelm Keitel and his deputy Alfred Jodl, the mentally unstable Robert Ley, the suicidal Hans Frank, the pornographic propagandist Julius Streicher - 52 senior Nazis in all, of whom the dominant figure was Göring. To ensure that the villainous captives were fit for trial at Nuremberg, the US Army sent an ambitious army psychiatrist, Captain Douglas M. Kelley, to supervise their mental well-being during their detention. Kelley realized he was being offered the professional opportunity of a lifetime: to discover a distinguishing trait among these arch-criminals that would mark them as psychologically different from the rest of humanity. So began a remarkable relationship between Kelley and his captors, told here for the first time with unique access to Kelley’s long-hidden papers and medical records. Kelley’s was a hazardous quest, dangerous because against all his expectations he began to appreciate and understand some of the Nazi captives, none more so than the former Reichsmarshall, Hermann Göring. Evil had its charms.

©2013 Jack El-Hai (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Author: Jack El-Hai
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Eva's Story

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Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don’t know about Eva Schloss, Anne’s playmate and stepsister.  Though Eva, like Anne, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there.  This incredible memoir recounts - without bitterness or hatred - the horrors of war, the love between mother and daughter, and the strength and determination that helped a family overcome danger and tragedy.

©2010 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (P)2018 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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JPS Tanakh

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The JPS TANAKH: The Jewish Bible, audio version, is a recorded version of the JPS TANAKH, the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew, or Jewish, Bible. Produced and recorded for The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) by The Jewish Braille Institute (JBI), this complete, unabridged audio version features over 60 hours of readings by 13 narrators. For help navigating the audio version, download the listeners guide below. Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. Narrated by Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler, Tovah Feldshuh, Norma Fire, Kathy Ford, Lisa Kirsch, Harold Kushner, MD Laufer, Elizabeth London, Francie Anne Riley, Jonathan Roumie, and Marciarose Shestack. Funding for this recording is made possible through the generosity of Aaron Feingold, M.D., in memory of Esther Feingold, who saw life "with a good eye" (Pirke Avot); Dr. Seymour and June Kessler, in memory of Harry and Rose Kessler, remembered with love; and Norman and Edith Weisfeld, in loving memory of Benjamin and Rose Krumholz, and David Weisfeld.

©1985 The Jewish Publication Society (P)2009 The Jewish Publication Society

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The Mystical Kabbalah

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Kabbalah, it is said, was brought down from heaven by angels. The great mystics of Judaism originally passed its teachings by word of mouth only, believing that the secrets of the kabbalah transcended the written word. In this great oral tradition, The Mystical Kabbalah will immerse you in this authentic school of sacred wisdom for reaching peace through union with God. It is a way for you to experience directly this path of inner knowing, with Rabbi David A. Cooper, a master of the meditations associated with its practice.   On this complete audio study course, Rabbi Cooper synthesizes this uniquely-preserved wisdom with original kabbalistic teachings on the sephirot - the mystical structures that underpin all of reality - the Ohr Ein Sof - the original light of creation - and midrash - the teaching stories. Complete with meditations developed by Rabbi Cooper during six years of work and research in the Old City of Jerusalem, The Mystical Kabbalah is the perfect introduction to this time-honored system for spiritual growth and self-discovery.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1994 Rabbi David A. Cooper (P)1994 Rabbi David A. Cooper

Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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The Ravine

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A single photograph - an exceptionally rare “action shot” documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family - drives a riveting process of discovery for a gifted Holocaust scholar. In 2009, the acclaimed author of Hitler’s Furies was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The documentation of the Holocaust is vast, but there are virtually no images of a Jewish family at the actual moment of murder, in this case by German officials and Ukrainian collaborators. A Ukrainian shooter’s rifle is inches from a woman's head, obscured in a cloud of smoke. She is bending forward, holding the hand of a barefooted little boy. And - only one of the shocking revelations of Wendy Lower’s brilliant 10-year investigation of this image - the shins of another child, slipping from the woman’s lap. Wendy Lower’s forensic and archival detective work - in Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, and the United States - recovers astonishing layers of detail concerning the open-air massacres in Ukraine. The identities of mother and children, of the killers - and, remarkably, of the Slovakian photographer who openly took the image, as a secret act of resistance - are dramatically uncovered. Finally, in the hands of this brilliant exceptional scholar, a single image unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the ideology of Nazi genocide. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Wendy Lower (P)2021 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Author: Wendy Lower
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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Joy at the End of the Tether

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In this lively reading of Ecclesiastes, Doug Wilson reveals its powerful lessons of vanity, joy, celebration, and the sovereignty of God.

©1999 Canon Press (P)2009 Canon Press

Narrator: Gentry Rench
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Kabbalah for Dummies

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Kabbalah For Dummies presents a balanced perspective of Kabbalah as an "umbrella" for a complex assemblage of mystical Jewish teachings and codification techniques. Kabbalah for Dummies also shows how Kabbalah simultaneously presents an approach to the study of text, the performance of ritual, and the experience of worship, as well as how the listener can apply its teaching to everyday life.

©2007 Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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Who Is a Jew?

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Jewish identity is complicated because it entails religious, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national components. Each of these contributes to the identity of who is a Jew. This book surveys biblical and rabbinic views on what constitutes Jewish identity within traditional Judaism but also reviews the positions of Reform and Conservative Judaism. This book also discusses the problem of conversion to Judaism and the case of apostasy. Both of these issues have far reaching impact for American Jews as well as Jewish communities throughout the world.

©2016 Juan Marcos Gutierrez (P)2020 Juan Marcos Gutierrez

Narrator: Sam Rosenthal
Length: 57 mins
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Hiding in Plain Sight

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After decades of concealing the full account of her experiences, Holocaust survivor Beatrice Sonders (Basia Gadzuik) writes her story of survival and courage in the face of ultimate horrors. Born in 1924 and growing up in the small town of David-Horodok, a village in eastern Poland, Basia spent her childhood surrounded by family, traditions, and a Jewish education that rebirthed the Hebrew language. But when the Germans and Ukrainians obliterated David-Horodok in 1941, killing off all Jewish men in the town, everything changed. Left to fend for themselves, Basia and her mother fled one hundred kilometers south, driven into the infamous Sarny ghetto. Tragedy struck again as the Germans liquidated the ghetto in 1942, and Basia went into the first of many hiding places. After years of running from soldiers, changing her identity, and hiding her faith, Basia emerged as a survivor - shepherding the rebirth of her faith and her family in America.

©2018 Beatrice Sonders (P)2021 David Salama

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Exile

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An innovative and poignant exploration of diverse Jewish communities throughout the diaspora. It's been 2,000 years after most Jews were exiled from Jerusalem and the rest of the Holy Land, and two generations since the Holocaust led to the founding of modern Israel. Still, small yet resilient Jewish communities continue to endure and thrive around the world - sometimes in the most unlikely places, and often in the face of extreme persecution.   Journalist Annika Hernroth-Rothstein has spent two years of her life uncovering the hidden beauty of these largely forgotten Jewish enclaves. Drawing from her personal experience of growing up as a Jew in a tiny village in Sweden, Annika brings brilliant life to the history, culture, and most importantly, the fascinating people she's met on her journey.   Part sociology, part history lesson, and always a love letter to the Jewish people, Exile is an indispensable guide to rediscovering forgotten pieces of a rich Jewish history.

©2020 Annika Henroth-Rothstein (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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A Chosen Few

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A powerful, deeply moving narrative of hope reborn in the shadow of despair Fifty years after it was bombed to rubble, Berlin is once again a city in which Jews gather for the Passover Seder. Paris and Antwerp have recently emerged as important new centers of Jewish culture. Small but proud Jewish communities are revitalizing the ancient centers of Budapest, Prague, and Amsterdam. These brave, determined Jewish men and women have chosen to settle - or remain - in Europe after the devastation of the Holocaust, but they have paid a price. Among the unexpected dangers, they have had to cope with an alarming resurgence of Nazism in Europe, the spread of Arab terrorism, and the impact of the Jewish state on European life. Delving into the intimate stories of European Jews from all walks of life, Kurlansky weaves together a vivid tapestry of individuals sustaining their traditions, and flourishing, in the shadow of history. An inspiring story of a tenacious people who have rebuilt their lives in the face of incomprehensible horror, A Chosen Few is a testament to cultural survival and a celebration of the deep bonds that endure between Jews and European civilization.

©1995 Mark Kurlansky (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Brett Barry
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
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Death in the City of Light

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Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. He was the “People’s Doctor,” known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor. Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150. Who was being slaughtered, and why? Was Petiot a sexual sadist, as the press suggested, killing for thrills? Was he allied with the Gestapo, or, on the contrary, the French Resistance? Or did he work for no one other than himself? Trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness. When Petiot was finally arrested, the French police hoped for answers. But the trial soon became a circus. Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease. His attorney, René Floriot, a rising star in the world of criminal defense, also effectively, if aggressively, countered the charges. Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day. Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions.

©2011 Paul Michael (P)2011 Random House Audio

Narrator: Paul Michael
Author: David King
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

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The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little-known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania, who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner exposes Capesius' reign of terror at the camp, his escape from justice, and how a handful of courageous survivors and a single brave prosecutor finally brought him to trial for murder 20 years after the end of the war. The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is much more, though, than a personal account of Capesius. It provides a spellbinding glimpse inside the devil's pact made between the Nazis and Germany's largest conglomerate, IG Farben, and its Bayer pharmaceutical subsidiary. The story is one of murder and greed, with its roots in the dark heart of the Holocaust. Set against a backdrop ranging from Hitler's war to conquer Europe to the Final Solution, to postwar Germany's tormented efforts to confront its dark past, Posner shows the appalling depths to which ordinary men descend when they are unrestrained by conscience or any sense of morality. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Patricia Posner (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Julian Elfer
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Inspiration and Incarnation

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How can an evangelical view of Scripture be reconciled with modern biblical scholarship? In this book Peter Enns, an expert in biblical interpretation, addresses Old Testament phenomena that challenge traditional evangelical perspectives on Scripture. He then suggests a way forward, proposing an incarnational model of biblical inspiration that takes seriously both the divine and the human aspects of Scripture.

©2015 Peter Enns (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: David Colacci
Author: Peter Enns
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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For This We Left Egypt?

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If you've ever suffered through a Passover Seder, you're well aware of the fact that the entire evening can feel like we're still in bondage. There are endless stories, frequent hand washing, and not enough eating. The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. For This We Left Egypt? is a hilarious and entertaining parody from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach. These award-winning comedy writers take you through every step of the Seder, from getting rid of all the chametz in your house by setting it on fire with a standard blowtorch (preferably outdoors), to breaking the middle matzah - that is, if you can find a piece that isn't already broken, to a hilariously absurd retelling of the Passover story featuring Pharaoh Schmuck, a burning bush that sounds kind of like Morgan Freeman, and the Promised Land which turned out not to be a land of milk and honey but rather one of rocks and venomous scorpions the size of Yorkshire terriers. Also included are useless commentary and thought-provoking discussion questions throughout such as: Is Manischewitz considered a plague? Publishing just in time for Passover, this book will be the perfect gift book from G-d that you'll want to share and laugh over with friends and family.

©2017 Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Flatiron Books, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.

Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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World War II

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Discover the remarkable history of World War II... Until 1939, World War I was known as “the war to end all wars”, but when Nazi Germany capped its mounting aggression against its neighbors by invading Poland, Europe was plunged into a second global conflict. It threatened the entire continent as well as the far-flung colonial possessions claimed by the French, the British, and the Dutch. German triumphs saw nation after nation fall, until only Great Britain remained defiant against Hitler’s dreams of conquest. By late 1941, the United States was forced from neutrality into war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Joseph Stalin’s Nonaggression Pact with the Germans became meaningless after Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In Europe, along the Eastern Front, and in the Pacific, the Allies battled the Axis Powers, and then, on D-Day - June 6, 1944 - the invasion of Normandy brought the fighting closer and closer to Berlin. In the Pacific, the Allies fought the Japanese, island by island, in bloody battles where the bodies of fallen soldiers attested to the Japanese willingness to die for their emperor. Untested American President Harry Truman had to decide whether to continue the fighting in the conventional manner and allow more American troops to be slaughtered in battle, or to use a new and devastating secret weapon to bring the war to a cataclysmic conclusion. Discover a plethora of chapters, such as: War Begins: The Invasion of Poland Europe Under the Swastika The Eastern Front From Normandy to Berlin War in the Pacific: The Rising Sun Bringing the War to Japan And much more! So, if you want a concise and informative book on World War II, simply scroll up and click the "buy now" button for instant access!

©2019 Hourly History (P)2020 Hourly History

Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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Against the Flow

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Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four teenage friends, born in the tiny state of Judah about 26 centuries ago, but captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to the top echelons of administration. Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. That is why their story has such a powerful message for us. Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but it increasingly deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of the public debate. What was it that gave that ancient foursome, Daniel and his three friends, the strength and conviction to be prepared, often at great risk, to swim against the flow?

©2015 John Lennox (P)2018 Monarch Books

Author: John Lennox
Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
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The Magick of Lilith: Calling upon the Great Goddess of the Left Hand Path

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There has never been a goddess in all the western traditions as maligned as the Goddess Lilith. She has been called the epitome of all that is evil in the world. She was considered wild, uninhibited, argumentative, and sexually deviant. She has been called the temptress, the prostitute from hell, and most popularly as the succubus that comes and not only steals the semen of men as they sleep, but also killing them in the process. Some of these qualities might very well be true and some not so much. One thing we know for sure is that she is a very powerful and ancient goddess. In this book, we will discuss what we know of her from the Western traditions. I will present the information chronologically; I will start with the earliest known accounts of Lilith to the most recent. I must warn you, however, much of the evidence we have about Lilith is very biased but despite this, I think we can learn much about her and put her "reputation" into the proper perspective. Although some may consider her evil, I consider her the quintessential goddess of the left-hand path. In this book, we will discuss the story of Lilith, and more importantly, we will learn how to tap into her fierce energy so we, too, can walk the left hand path with her. She is not for the faint of heart.... You have been warned. In this book, we will perform six rituals: To place a curse on your enemy. Bind someone to do your will. (It could be for any purpose) To gain seductive powers To gain protection from Lilith (Listen carefully) To gain courage and inner strength Sexually dedicate yourself to Lilith

©2016 Baal Kadmon (P)2016 Baal Kadmon

Narrator: Baal Kadmon
Author: Baal Kadmon
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Someday You Will Understand

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Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as Jews in occupied territory, before they finally boarded the notorious freighter SS Navemar in Cadiz, Spain, to be among the last Jewish refugees admitted to the United States before Pearl Harbor. Within two years of his arrival in the States, Walter was ready to take the fight back to the Nazis as a soldier in the U.S. Army. Trained for the Intelligence Corps at Camp Ritchie, he was sent first to Italy and then to Germany and Austria, where he interrogated POWs for potential prosecution as war criminals at Nuremburg. At the same time, on his travels in Europe he returned to the confiscated properties of his extended family, throwing out the occupiers and reclaiming ownership. Telling the rousing story of a Jewish boy who fled persecution and returned to prosecute the Nazi oppressors, Walter Wolff's daughter Nina has reconstructed these events from family lore and her father’s own cache of more than 700 wartime letters and 200 photographs, which he revealed to her shortly before he died.

©2014 Nina Wolff Feld (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Nina Wolff Feld
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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The Third Reich

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Follow the building and collapse of the infamous Nazi regime. Everyone with even a tenuous grasp on world history knows the term “Nazi". The connotation surrounding that word is one of chilling terror at the unspeakable evil that was committed by this political party’s rule in Germany. With this audiobook, you will witness the Nazis’ rise to power under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, as well as their ultimate downfall and destruction.  Be sure to buy the audiobook today.

©2014 Success Publishing Inc. (P)2019 Success Publishing Inc.

Narrator: James Ingram
Author: Ryan Jenkins
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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The Power of Forgiveness

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Eva Mozes Kor experienced the horrors of the Nazi regime firsthand in Auschwitz, but what is even more remarkable is how she has come to terms with this. Forgive and Heal are the words of advice that she has passed on at every opportunity. She was just 10 years old when she was sent to Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were murdered there, she and her sister Miriam were subjected to medical experiments at the hands of Dr. Joseph Mengele. Later on, when Miriam fell ill due to the long-term effects of the experiments she had endured, Eva embarks on a search for their torturers. But what she discovered was the remedy for her troubled soul; she was able to forgive them. This kind of forgiveness is not an act of self-denial. It actively releases people from trauma, allowing them to escape from the grip of their former tormentors, cast off the role of victim, and begin the struggle against forgetting in earnest.

©2016 Benevento Publishing (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Lost Tribes and Promised Lands

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Update: In response to listener feedback, Chapter Three of this audiobook has been replaced with the full-length recording. We apologize to listeners for our initial mistake. The complete original edition: An utterly revelatory work. Unprecedented in scope, detail, and ambition. In Lost Tribes and Promised Lands, celebrated historian and cultural critic Ronald Sanders offers a compelling and ideology-shattering history of racial prejudice and myth as shaped by political, religious, and economic forces from the 14th century to the present day. Written with clear-eyed vigor, Sanders draws on a broad history of art, psychology, politics, and religion to inform his striking and soundly-reasoned assertions. Lost Tribes and Promised Lands nimbly zig-zags through space and time, doggedly chipping away at the myopic history of discovery and righteous conquest that has been reiterated for decades by the same ideological forces responsible for centuries of mythological prejudice and racial strife. Placing 14th-century Spanish intolerance (specifically anti-Semitism) as the origins of American racism toward African and Native Americans, Sanders elegantly weaves complex threads of colonial economics, religious exceptionalism, and xenophobia into a heady and often-infuriating thesis on the history of racism. Finally in audio as a complete and cost-accessible edition (when the book was out of print, demand for this important work was so intense that used copies sold for thousands of dollars). Find out why! Lost Tribes and Promised Lands is a gripping and hegemony-exploding treatise on the history of race in the New World. This audio edition is skillfully read by Karen Chilton, award-winning narrator of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.

©1978 Ronald Sanders (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Karen Chilton
Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
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The Battle for God

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In the late 20th century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong brilliantly and sympathetically shows us how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish.  We see the West in the 16th century beginning to create an entirely new kind of civilization, which brought in its wake change in every aspect of life - often painful and violent, even if liberating. Armstrong argues that one of the things that changed most was religion. People could no longer think about or experience the divine in the same way; they had to develop new forms of faith to fit their new circumstances.  Armstrong characterizes fundamentalism as one of these new ways of being religious that have emerged in every major faith tradition. Focusing on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, and Muslim fundamentalism in Egypt and Iran, she examines the ways in which these movements, while not monolithic, have each sprung from a dread of modernity - often in response to assault (sometimes unwitting, sometimes intentional) by the mainstream society.  Armstrong sees fundamentalist groups as complex, innovative, and modern - rather than as throwbacks to the past - but contends that they have failed in religious terms. Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict.

©2000 Karen Armstrong (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

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Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life. Whether you want to know more about Judaism in general or have specific questions you'd like answered, Jewish Literacy is sure to contain the information you need. Rabbi Telushkin's expert knowledge of Judaism makes the updated and revised edition of Jewish Literacy an invaluable reference. A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home.

©2008 Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Josh Bloomberg
Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
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From The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Books of 1 Enoch and Jubilees

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The Books of 1Enoch and Jubilees are by far the two most common extra-biblical texts discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. That alone is reason enough to study them with great interest. Below are a few more reasons to give each of these "time capsules" of Pre-Christian Jewish thought and theology the unabridged and uninterrupted listens they deserve. Only then can one completely grasp the teachings of the New Testament for oneself.

©2017 Robert Bagely III (P)2017 Steve Cook

Narrator: Steve Cook
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Jews, God, and History

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Vitality floods its pages. Philosophers and kings, warriors and merchants, poets and financiers come alive as the story ranges across time and the globe. From ancient Palestine through Europe and the Orient, to America and modern Israel, Max Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the history of virtually every nation on earth. Brilliantly narrated in 1,001 episodes, this newly revised and updated edition tells the story of a people escaping annihilation and cultural death, fighting, falling back, advancing. Infused with an almost miraculous life force, they have survived the death of civilizations and have triumphantly contributed to man's spiritual and intellectual heritage for some four thousand years.

©1994 Ethel Dimont (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Anna Fields
Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
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Irma Grese: Los monstruos femeninos de Hitler expuestos [Irma Grese: Hitler's WW2 Female Monsters Exposed]

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¿Como pudieron mujeres jóvenes convertirse en torturadoras y asesinas despiadadas? ¿Cómo pudo una posición de poder volver mujeres en monstruos? Muchos aún ven esta parte de la historia como tabú, pero ¡hay que saber la verdad! Este audiolibro te llevará por un camino perturbador por las historias del mal y el rol que cumplieron las mujeres durante el gobierno de Hitler. ¿La infancia de Irma la llevó a cometer esos perturbadores actos? ¿Y qué hay de las demás jóvenes? ¿Puede la historia explicar la perversa mente de esas jóvenes? La historia de las mujeres nazis es extraña e inusual. Cuando descubras el mal que prevaleció, puede sorprenderte al sentirte más empático hacia la oscura historia de la cultura Nazi. Muchas guardias SS cometieron crímenes horrendos, pero no recibieron una sentencia de muerte ¿Por que tres guardias si fueron condenadas a muerte? ¿Se esperaba la maldad de los hombres pero no de las mujeres? En Irma Grese: Los monstruos femeninos de Hitler expuestos, descubrirás: Como el sexo tenía un rol central en la perversidad de Irma.  Por que muchos cuestionan su infancia en relación a sus posteriores hechos de violencia inhumana. Los otros demonios femeninos del régimen nazi y como el mal florecía cuando reciben poder.  Lo que dijo Irma cuando la justicia la citó y que dejó a la audiencia sin aliento Testimonios impactantes de las víctimas torturadas por ella, mental, física y sexualmente.  Por qué recibió los títulos de “psicópata sádica” y “bestia rubia” Por que el pasado de Irma Grese puede despertar empatía en el lector La ciencia detrás del mal ¡Y mucho mas! Estudiamos la historia para prevenir atrocidades futuras. No debemos dejar que esto ocurra otra vez. Si quieres proteger el futuro, no des la espalda al pasado. Obtiene este audiolibro ahora y descubre los secretos de las mujeres Nazis.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 Healing Habits Publishing, LLC (P)2019 Healing Habits Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Josefina Duarte
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Poland 1939

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A "chilling" and "expertly" written history of the 1939 September Campaign and the onset of World War II (Times of London). For Americans, World War II began in December of 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor; but for Poland, the war began on September 1, 1939, when Hitler's soldiers invaded, followed later that month by Stalin's Red Army. The conflict that followed saw the debut of many of the features that would come to define the later war-blitzkrieg, the targeting of civilians, ethnic cleansing, and indiscriminate aerial bombing-yet it is routinely overlooked by historians.  In Poland 1939, Roger Moorhouse reexamines the least understood campaign of World War II, using original archival sources to provide a harrowing and very human account of the events that set the bloody tone for the conflict to come.

©2020 Roger Moorhouse (P)2020 Basic Books

Narrator: Roger Moorhouse
Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
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Auschwitz

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Auschwitz was one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the American public; this is, as the New York Review of Books said, "the best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available." When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous "Angel of Death" - Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele's personal research pathologist. In that capacity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months. Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account.

©1960, 2011 Miklos Nyiszli (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Jesus on Every Page

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Discover Jesus throughout the Old Testament! The son trudges uphill, bearing wood for his own sacrifice; his father has decided to give him up to death. What biblical event does this bring to mind? Is it Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22, or Christ’s passion in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? The kinship between these two stories is deeper than mere coincidence. Christ is present in the story of Abraham and Isaac. In fact, he is present on every page of the Old Testament. Christians seem to have forgotten that the Old Testament has everything to do with Jesus Christ. In Jesus on Every Page, David Murray guides the listener down his own Road to Emmaus, describing how the Scriptures were opened to him, revealing Jesus from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Dr. Murray’s ten simple ways to seek and find Christ in the Old Testament unveil the face of Christ in the creation, the law, the psalms, the prophets, and the proverbs. Recognizing Jesus in the full breadth of Scripture is important for every Christian. Whether you are preaching Jesus through Old Testament readings or just beginning to discover the reality of Christ in the Old Testament, Jesus on Every Page provides an accessible guide to the increasingly popular subject of Jesus in the Old Testament books. Have your own Road to Emmaus experience and know the Old Testament for what it truly is: full of Jesus. A study guide is available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 David Murray (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Steve Worsley
Author: David Murray
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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The Magickal Talismans of King Solomon

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Throughout my many years in the occult, I recall many wonderful things. I was enamored by so many different systems that I just had to try them all. For the most part, I did. Some with great success and some not so much. One aspect of the magickal practices that really interested me was the use of talismanic or seal magick. I used all kinds of talismans, and each had its own energy and feel. However, I found the Seals of Solomon (also known as the Talismans of Solomon or the Pentacles of Solomon) to be very interesting. Partly because there is so much information about them, finding the information was a breeze. Now one can find almost everything about them online. There is one problem though, the information online and in many books on the subject are very difficult to understand, and as you may have guessed, if you have listened to my other books, I don't use conventional methods when I preform magick. I found the convoluted and difficult ways described in the books to be a distraction; a distraction that will most likely turn many people off. It is for this reason I am writing this book. We tend to hyper-focus on the Judeo-Christian aspects only and for the most part that is what I will also do in this book as well. However, there is also another, just as ancient tradition of Solomonic magick in Muslim tradition as well. I will attempt to synthesize all the information in such a way that will make the use of Solomonic talisman effective and approachable. With that, let us begin.

©2016 Baal Kadmon (P)2016 Baal Kadmon

Narrator: Baal Kadmon
Author: Baal Kadmon
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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The Book of Job

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The Book of Job raises stark questions about the nature and meaning of innocent suffering and the relationship of the human to the divine, yet it is also one of the Bible's most obscure and paradoxical books, one that defies interpretation even today. Mark Larrimore provides a panoramic history of this remarkable book, traversing centuries and traditions to examine how Job's trials and his challenge to God have been used and understood in diverse contexts, from commentary and liturgy to philosophy and art. Larrimore traces Job's obscure origins and his reception and use in the Midrash, burial liturgies, and folklore, and by figures such as Gregory the Great, Maimonides, John Calvin, Immanuel Kant, William Blake, Margarete Susman, and Elie Wiesel. He chronicles the many ways the Book of Job's interpreters have linked it to other biblical texts; to legends, allegory, and negative and positive theologies; as well as to their own individual and collective experiences. Larrimore revives old questions and provides illuminating new contexts for contemporary ones. Was Job a Jew or a gentile? Was his story history or fable? What is meant by the "patience of Job," and does Job exhibit it? Why does God speak yet not engage Job's questions? Offering rare insights into this iconic and enduring book, Larrimore reveals how Job has come to be viewed as the Bible's answer to the problem of evil and the perennial question of why a God who supposedly loves justice permits bad things to happen to good people.

©2013 Princeton University Press (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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Introduction to Judaism

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As a religion, culture, and civilization, Judaism has evolved in surprising ways during its long and remarkable history. In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Cherry explores this rich religious heritage from biblical times to today. The many topics you will learn about include: the oral Torah (the Mishnah) and its commentary (the Gemarahow), which constitute the Talmud; the three pillars of the world defined more than 2,000 years ago by Shimon the Righteous: Torah, worship, and deeds of loving kindness; the calendar of Jewish holidays, from the most important, the Sabbath, to the key holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, and Pentecost (Shavuot); and to historically minor celebrations such as Chanukah, which is now a more visible holiday; and the many mysteries of Jewish thought and ritual, such as why the first day of the seventh month (Tishrei) is the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). In addition, Professor Cherry devotes several lectures to complex issues such as the problem of evil and suffering, the Zionist movement, the role and status of women in the Jewish world, and how Judaism understands Christianity. From the first lecture on the Torah to the last on the Jews as the Chosen People, this course is packed with truly fascinating information. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2004 The Great Courses

Narrator: Shai Cherry
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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A Miracle at Dachau

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In her book, A Miracle at Dachau, Laurin Haupt tells the riveting story of her grandfather (her Opa) and his time in the Dachau prison camp. A French gentile, Simon Johann Haupt lived a happy life in Germany with his wife and daughters, the loves of his life. But in 1933, he and some friends dared to resist the terrorism of the Third Reich destroying the fabric of their peaceful community. His subsequent arrest and imprisonment in Dachau, and the miracle that saved his life, make this one of the most compelling stories of that awful period in history. Most of us know about the atrocities by the Nazis against the Jews of Germany. Yet few know how the Third Reich turned against anyone that dared defy them, regardless of religious beliefs. Those who joined Hitler went against friends, neighbors, shopkeepers, even Catholic priests they had known their whole lives. The Nazis imprisoned or killed anyone with the courage to oppose them. Opa unfolds his story to his beloved granddaughter, Laurin, as they travel by train through Germany years after his time at Dachau. As Laurin imagined the kindly old man would have told the story, if he'd been able to bring himself to remember the horrors. This is an audiobook everyone should listen to, and Simon's story is a cautionary tale of the dangers in forgetting history.

©2020 Laurin Haupt (P)2020 Laurin Haupt

Narrator: Gryphon Corpus
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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The Jew Store

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In 1920, in small-town America, the ubiquitous dry goods store was usually owned by Jews and often referred to as "the Jew store". That's how Stella Suberman's father's store, Bronson's Low-Priced Store, in Concordia, Tennessee, was known locally. The Bronsons were the first Jews to ever live in that tiny town of one main street, one bank, one drugstore, one picture show, one feed and seed, one hardware, one barber shop, one beauty parlor, one blacksmith, and many Christian churches. Aaron Bronson moved his family all the way from New York City to Tennessee to prove himself a born salesman - and much more. Told by Aaron's youngest child, The Jew Store is that rare thing - an intimate family story that sheds new light on a piece of American history. With a novelist's sense of scene, suspense, and, above all, characterization, Stella Suberman turns the clock back to a time when rural America was more peaceful but no less prejudiced, when educated liberals were suspect, and when the Klan was threatening to outsiders. In that setting she brings to life her remarkable father, a man whose own brand of success proves that intelligence, empathy, liberality, and decency can build a home anywhere.

©1998 Stella Suberman (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Donna Postel
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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Fragments of Isabella

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On the morning of Isabella's birthday in 1944, she and her family were deported to Auschwitz, the Nazi extermination camp. There she and her siblings fought the greatest evil in human history with the only weapon they had: love. Isabella's Pulitzer-nominated memoir will take you into a world of darkness where she will reveal humanity described in the voice of a poet.

©2016 Isabella Leitner (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Lesa Lockford
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Seeing Through the Eyes of God

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An Original Path to Enlightenment When the prophet Ezekiel described his great vision of a holy chariot flashing like lightning, with eyes all around, he bequeathed to us a mystical tradition that has endured 2,500 years. For Judaism's first mystics, this chariot was a vehicle leading to the Upper Worlds and the Throne of God, states of supreme awareness that unify all of creation with the divine. Now this original system for reaching beyond the heavens is fully revealed on Rabbi David A. Cooper's Seeing Through the Eyes of God. For nearly a decade, Rabbi Cooper lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, where he searched for the roots of the Kabbalah. What he found was the tradition developed by the Mekabbalim, those who descend from the Chariot that led directly to the Kabbalistic school of mysticism. Now he shares this and other secrets long hidden from Jews and non-Jews alike, in a curriculum handed down from the masters of the mystery. The Path of the Tzaddik How did the early Kabbalists use the mystical Chariot to carry them from this world to others? What was their ultimate destination? On Seeing Through the Eyes of God, Rabbi Cooper teaches 12 exact lessons used to travel to the tzaddik, a timeless and spaceless realm where all of creation interlocks and unfolds in the present moment. This path of the tzaddik, Rabbi Cooper explains, is open to every person from every faith. Join him to learn how your daily actions and thoughts can carry you, level by level, through the 12 stages of higher consciousness. From Torah, or Priorities (the art of understanding your life's purpose), to Tehara, or Purifying Actions (how to magnetize your life with one right action after another), to Ruach HaKodesh, or Extraordinary Mind States (spontaneous communion with the divine), Seeing Through the Eyes of God presents a complete course in this original path to enlightenment. When a great mystic describes a vision, it is notable. But when the mystic offers a vehicle that others may use to experience higher consciousness and better lives, it is remarkable. This is Rabbi Cooper's gift, on Seeing Through the Eyes of God. This product was originally titled The Holy Chariot.

©1997 David Cooper (P)1997 David Cooper

Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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El Diario de Ana Frank 

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"Este diario de vida, aparentemente de poca importancia, balbuceado en la voz de una niña, encarna todo lo horroroso del Fascismo; mucho más que toda la evidencia de los casos de Nuremberg" El Diario de Ana Frank muestra la vida de una familia viviendo a escondidas de las fuerzas Nazi en Países Bajos desde la inocente perspectiva de una niña de 13 años. Acompaña a la pequeña Ana en su anhelo por encontrar a la persona que fuera un verdadero amigo para ella. Su realidad te tendrá al borde de tu asiento, y su destino te dará escalofríos cada vez que lo recuerdes. Ana Frank fue una escritora alemana y judía. A la temprana edad de cuatro años, huyó de Alemania a Amsterdam, quedando sin nacionalidad. Cuando las fuerzas Nazis ocuparon Países Bajos, su familia se escondió en un anexo secreto de una fábrica de Pectina donde trabajaba el padre de Ana. Fue aquí donde Ana escribió su obra El Diario de Ana Frank, hasta que fue descubierta y arrestada por las fuerzas Gestapo, que la transfirieron a ella y su familia a Auschwitz, donde pereció en el campo de concentración de Bergen-Belsen a los quince años.

©2020 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Author: Ana Frank
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

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Stephen Greenblatt - Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award- winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World - investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories. Bolder even than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity's first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very "real" to millions of people even in the present. With the uncanny brilliance he previously brought to his depictions of William Shakespeare and Poggio Bracciolini (the humanist monk who is the protagonist of The Swerve), Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation while he also limns the diversity of the story's offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Stephen Greenblatt (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

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A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adopt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus' ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. In this audiobook, you will: Hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews - powerful and surprising. Join conversations among the rabbis of Jesus' day. Watch with new understanding as the events of Jesus' life unfold. Experience new excitement about the roots of your Christian faith. This expanded edition includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration.

©2009 Ann Spangler (P)2010 Zondervan

Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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