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  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 175
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    5 out of 5 stars 157
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone needs to listen to this book

  • By Ken on 02-05-2017

interesting

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Reviewed: 04-11-2018

I enjoyed this book, and some of points that Haidt makes are fascinating, although many of his assumptions are built on the faulty view of evolution. He tends to make many claims without backing them up. For example even attempting to know how things might have been like 50 thousand years ago let alone 1 million years ago has no grounding in actual science and only vague theory.
we can't even establish certain truth in historical events that happened 2000 years let alone 50 thousand.
having said that , his best insights are from observations of todays culture and the growing divide in politics. He is a man from the left of the political divide yet has the ability to see the flaws of the left and how they seem to act more upon emotion rather than rational.
Overall worth a listen

  • The God Argument

  • The Case Against Religion and for Humanism
  • By: A. C. Grayling
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief - all of them - right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate? Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • very poor

  • By jason on 10-05-2018

very poor

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Reviewed: 10-05-2018

This book is full of contradictory arguments. arguing for morality and ethics from an extremely bias and hatred towards religion.
This man thinks humanism is the answer to utopia but it is now and will be the most muderous philosophy known to mankind

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Behaving Badly

  • Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?
  • By: E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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The Apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the Apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • thought provoking

  • By jason on 03-05-2017

thought provoking

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Reviewed: 03-05-2017

well worth a listen always good to understand more about history and the culture that surrounds the scriptures

  • Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

  • Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
  • By: Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    5 out of 5 stars 8

Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By jason on 20-04-2017

great book

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Reviewed: 20-04-2017

well worth listening to if you take the bible seriously and want to challenge your western thinking

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Marina on 15-06-2016

great story

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Reviewed: 02-01-2017

must read, excellent scope on the nature of prideful and sinful man in possession of power

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Bernadette Aitken on 19-06-2017

good book

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Reviewed: 17-11-2016

a little slow to start relatable characters also good character development ended very well. recommended

  • The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • By: Saint Augustine
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the beginning was the best

  • By jason on 21-10-2016

the beginning was the best

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Reviewed: 21-10-2016

the book started off well in regards to augustines story and how he came to know the Lord, but the latter half of the book went for to intellectual in my personal view

  • The Lie

  • Evolution, Revised & Expanded
  • By: Ken Ham
  • Narrated by: Joseph Zieja
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

In 1987 Ken Ham wrote what would become a prophetic warning to the Church about the destructive effects of compromise with evolutionary ideas, and how this compromise undermines Scriptural authority and erodes Christian confidence in the infallibility of God's Word. Today we have Christians not only confused when it comes to Genesis and age of the earth, but even the reality of Hell, Adam as a real person, and Christ's own words about creation, marriage and more are being debated in the pulpits across the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must read for those who take the Bible seriously

  • By jason on 13-10-2016

a must read for those who take the Bible seriously

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Reviewed: 13-10-2016

great book , if you understand that the bible is authoritative and every word is true

  • Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Becky Baker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

A bittersweet and irresistible love story, in the tradition of The Notebook and the classic Love Story from the best-selling author. Book editor Katie is in love with poet, Matt Harrison. He seems to share her feelings, but his refusal to talk about his past makes her suspicious. All she knows is that Matt was once married. One evening, he suddenly ends their relationship, leaving Katie devastated. A few days later, he sends her a notebook that he promises will explain everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as a man reading this book

  • By jason on 14-12-2014

as a man reading this book

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Reviewed: 14-12-2014

As a man reading this book i thought it was very good, left me feeling a little lost towards the end very sad

  • True Spirituality

  • How to Live for Jesus Moment by Moment
  • By: Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

True Spirituality is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life. What is spirituality and how is reflected in Christian living? This thoughtful classic is sure to impact you in growth to spiritual development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book

  • By jason on 14-12-2014

fantastic book

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Reviewed: 14-12-2014

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone especially if they are struggling with the Christian walk. Sanctification is key to the Christian life and francis explains very well on how to continuously walk in the spirit