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Kolia Zhivago

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  • Things That Matter

  • Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled audiences with his keen insight into politics and government. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer's major path-breaking essays - on bioethics, on Jewish destiny, and on America's role as the world's superpower - that have profoundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless wisdom

  • By Kolia Zhivago on 15-12-2018

Timeless wisdom

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Reviewed: 15-12-2018

This is a book for the age when traditional values and common sense are being eroded Charles says so elegantly what our spirits know is true but which we dare not utter for fear that the PC ‘police’ will shame us into silence. It is a compendium of his articles published in top US newspapers and magazines. It is both an easy read and a delightful intellectual journey.

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  • A must read for all Christians.

  • By Kolia Zhivago on 24-09-2017

A must read for all Christians.

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Reviewed: 24-09-2017

Remember the first time Jesus became real to you? Christ was more than the religion of Christianity. Yet the whole process of loving Jesus and Him day by day imparting the Holy Spirit into our lives is what Christianity is all about. That organic interface between God and man through the son of man who is the son of God is mere Christianity. The book is obviously scholarly in its intellectual sharpness but not high brow. It covers the essentials of what it means to yield your life to God without being trite. It has helped me as a Christian of nearly 40 years refocus and renew my life in Him. I commend it most highly.

  • The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

  • Muslims, Christians, and Jews Under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain
  • By: Dario Fernandez Morera
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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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. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its "multiculturalism" and "diversity", Fernández-Morera sets the record straight.

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  • Muslim Spain was not a nice place

  • By Kolia Zhivago on 20-09-2017

Muslim Spain was not a nice place

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Reviewed: 20-09-2017

This scholarly work vividly exposes the lie that Muslim Spain was a haven of tolerance and high Muslim culture. It's a must read for all who want to understand the richness of Visigoth Spain and how it was overshadowed and subsumed by heartless invaders whose fanatical religious iconoclastic zeal cast a shadow and stain on Europe that must be seen for what it was and not romanticized by modern politically correct revisionists.

  • They Must Be Stopped

  • Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It
  • By: Brigitte Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Brigitte Gabriel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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Brigitte Gabriel delves deeply into Islam - a religion rooted in the seventh century with teachings that are absolutely opposed to democracy and equality - and its spread across the U.S. and Europe.

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  • Pulls no punches on brutality of fanatical Islam

  • By Kolia Zhivago on 20-09-2017

Pulls no punches on brutality of fanatical Islam

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Reviewed: 20-09-2017

This book cuts through Political Correctness that only an author who has experienced religious fanaticism first hand can deliver. It is a clarion Call to protect our civilization from a terrible darkness of fanaticism. However it can be taken by some as a reason to discriminate against broad communities of people many of whom are not fanatics but just were born into that culture. So I guess I'm saying it's a great book to know your enemy but one needs ones own compassionate discernment to appreciate that is not all Muslims just the Islamo fascists just as not all Germans were Nazi.

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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
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    5 out of 5 stars 144
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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.

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  • Moving and raw

  • By Danielle on 25-08-2017

Empathetic understanding of how Muslims can get saved

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Reviewed: 20-09-2017

Nabeel's journey of revelation from a loving Islamic family to know that Jesus is God, is a genuine glimpse into the private world of our Muslim citizens. I got to know and appreciate just how pious and loving a Muslim family can be and how they can extract good values out of their traditional religious understanding. Many do not know the dark side of Islam and I learned we cannot impute to them a malevolence that we as Christians sometimes can ascribe to all Muslims because of what we know is wrong in their religious teachings. Secondly this book has equipped me to better approach Muslims with the good news of the Christian message. Thirdly it is a great lesson in practical apologetics useful to defend our faith and share it with others particularly well educated Muslims. I commend this lovely book by my Brother Nabeel , God rest his soul.