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    • Why Poetry Matters

    • By: Jay Parini
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry doesn’t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibilities that life affords.

    Non-member price: $16.25

    • The Way of Jesus

    • Living a Spiritual and Ethical Life
    • By: Jay Parini
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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    Part guide to Christian living, part spiritual autobiography, The Way of Jesus is Jay Parini's exploration of what Jesus really meant, his effort to put love first in our daily lives. A lifelong Christian who has at times wavered and questioned his beliefs, Parini recounts his own efforts to follow Jesus' example, examines the contours of Christian thinking, and describes the solace and structure one can find in the rhythms of the church calendar.

    Non-member price: $39.01

    • West Mountain Epilogue

    • A Reading by Jay Parini from His New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015
    • By: Jay Parini
    • Narrated by: Jay Parini
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Jay Parini's readings are always an event but too rare. For the first time, Parini has recorded his best known and most recent poems in an audiobook that welcomes the listener to enter his universe, which revolves around his deep connection to nature and underlines his concerns about the impacts of pollution and climate change. The audiobook follows the pattern of his popular readings, with the poet introducing each poem with context and comments, invariably revealing and often amusing.

    Non-member price: $29.11

    • Jesus, Paul, and the Early Christians

    • By: Prof. Jay Parini
    • Narrated by: Prof. Jay Parini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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    Jesus comes to me and you through thousands of years of imagery and writing - a vast web of material that often does more to obscure than reveal. Now, one of America’s greatest living storytellers retells the greatest story ever told with unprecedented clarity and insight.   

    Non-member price: $19.46