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Elizabeth Blake

Werribee, Victoria, AU
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  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and raw

  • By Danielle on 25-08-2017

Stunningly informative and revealing.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

A totally immersive story told with compelling transparency, compassion and truth. The storytelling style brought to life not only so much insight and information about Islam but the depth of journey by a Muslim when he or she follows the questions to their end.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,277

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

Brilliant and accessible

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Reviewed: 05-08-2018

Jordan Peterson brilliance, depth and real-life meaning in highly accessible form. Subject matter that is desperately hungered for (hence our time and dollars devoted), but the book brings complex life absolutely reliable "answers" into simple, relateable format. As beautifully distilled from Dr Peterson's wealth of applied knowledge, this book is still satisfyingly dense. I generally prefer physical books but this one also goes great on audio - which is testament to its written excellence.

  • The Vegetarian Myth

  • Food, Justice, and Sustainability
  • By: Lierre Keith
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. e truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much opinion

  • By Matt on 30-05-2016

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-2018

Searching, piercing, knowledgeable. That was what I was looking for, to test the vegetarian narrative that I suspected had fierce political drivers. I had begun to question the information modelling I had been persuaded by in the vegetarian discourse and their political platforms, simply because it was too neat and insufficiently searching about other areas (like our lifestyles and so many narrative conflicts). I also saw people on meat for long and short periods with incredible reversals in serious diseases and conditions, and thought, "ok,what has this woman to say? How thorough is she, will she be utopian and ignoring the whole story?" Suffice to say, I am very impressed. Impressed with her depth of challenge, enquiry, and empathy in dealing with a question that is big enough to divide some friends and families! Excellent book, great on audio too.