No matter what one ultimately decides about Benedict, it remains incontrovertible that he is a remarkable man. Not only was he a world-class theologian before he was elected to the papacy, but he also gained renown by becoming the first pope to resign freely since Celestine V. He has always been a man who is concerned with the direction of humanity and the triumph of truth, love, and goodness. His zest for life manifests itself not only through his dedication to the church, to theology, and to his ministry but also through his love of Mozart, his affection for his cat, and his enthusiastic admiration of the beauty of creation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Glass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037033/bk_acx0_037033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Evenson Dufour´s call for a more comprehensible, less confusing, and more honest politics. In this audiobook, he gives advice and proposes new, fresh ways of seeing changes that are happening in society. He is so proud to be the father of his American son, whom he loves very much. In fact, Evenson seems ready to teach his son the greatness of this nation in this book.Evenson is a great thinker.This clear and easy-to-listen audio moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the political field in the United States. He thinks America is at the best phase of politics, which he calls inclusive politics, or classic democracy.The beauty of politics is characterized by the dynamics of the political environment that never stops evolving anywhere in the world.I´ve been listening to 1290 AM WJNO for two years, and I like to pay attention to Rush Limbaugh for many reasons. First, I like his personality, even though I disagree with many of his ideas. Second, I strongly believe that he loves this country, which is my son Benecdael´s country too. Third, he is funny and serious about his ideology. Furthermore, I love people no matter what their race, their ideology, and their faith are. Moreover, I think that he is a courageous man. Finally, he has an incredible impact on his fans, although I disagree with him in many things.According to Rush, things are falling apart in the White House because they are working on so many things at one time.I think that working on so many things at one time, if based on a well-organized plan, will not fail. I base this on the fact that Obama took the Oval Office at a time when so many things were going wrong. For example, the economic downturn, job losses, high gas prices, two wars.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Joyner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139523/bk_acx0_139523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What can Galileo´s extraordinary life and profound legacy teach us today? Galileo´s story is a touchstone in debates about science and religion, but our preconceptions inevitably color the way we see the issues. To understand who Galileo was, what he accomplished, and what you can learn from his triumphs and failures, you need a great teacher to place him in context by exploring the cosmologies, political and religious and historical events, and famous people of his generation. You also need to get a sense of the man himself: from his family background and early ambitions to the person he grew into as he became a father, a rising celebrity, a literary lion, and ultimately an infirm but unbroken old man. In Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church, you will explore the context and implications of the Galileo affair - the events that culminated in his condemnation by the Roman Catholic Church. You can take no better guide than Dr. Guy Consolmagno, a renowned astronomer, Jesuit brother, and popular writer. The Galileo affair resonates with our own times. Although the debate about an earth or sun-centered universe is long past, the ways we react to new ideas hasn´t changed at all. All of the hopes, fears, and misunderstandings that surrounded Galileo and his opponents we still face today in our encounters with science and religion. By spending time with Galileo and his story, you will enrich your own faith and increase your understanding of science and religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Guy Consolmagno SJ PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000071/bk_nykm_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives. Surgeons who pray in the OR. Pro-life clinics and end-of-life interventions, intelligent-design activists and stem-cell-research opponents. Is this the state of modern medicine in America? In Blind Faith, Dr. Richard P. Sloan examines the fragile balance and dangerous alliance between religion and medicine - two practices that have grown disconcertingly close during the 21st century. While Sloan does not dispute the fact that religion can bring a sense of comfort in times of difficulty, he nevertheless believes, and in fact proves, that there is no compelling evidence that faith provides an actual cure for any ailment.By exposing the flawed research, Sloan gives readers the tools to understand when good medical science is subverted and, at the same time, provides a thought-provoking examination into the origins and varieties of faith, and human nature itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Sluyter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007543/bk_adbl_007543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On May 17th, 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists burst into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records (which they called ´´death certificates´´), and burned the documents in a fire fueled by homemade napalm. The bold actions of the ´´Catonsville Nine´´ quickly became international news and captured headlines throughout the summer and fall of 1968 when the activists, defended by radical attorney William Kunstler, were tried in federal court. In The Catonsville Nine, Shawn Francis Peters, a Catonsville native, offers the first comprehensive account of this key event in the history of 1960´s protest. While thousands of supporters thronged the streets outside the courthouse, the Catonsville Nine - whose ranks included activist priests Philip and Daniel Berrigan - delivered passionate indictments of the war in Vietnam and the brutality of American foreign policy. The proceedings reached a stirring climax, as the nine activists led the entire courtroom (the judge and federal prosecutors included) in the Lord´s Prayer. Peters gives listeners vivid, blow-by-blow accounts of the draft raid, the trial, and the ensuing manhunt for the Berrigans, George Mische, and Mary Moylan, who went underground rather than report to prison. He also examines the impact of Daniel Berrigan´s play, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, and the larger influence of this remarkable act of civil disobedience. More than 40 years after they stormed the draft board, the Catonsville Nine are still invoked by both secular and religious opponents of militarism. Based on a wealth of sources, including archival documents, the activists´ previously unreleased FBI files, and a variety of eyewitness accounts, The Catonsville Nine tells a story as relevant and instructive today as it was in 1968. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018789/bk_adbl_018789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheila Cassidy’s honest and wise books on suffering and healing have made her one of the UK’s best-loved and most popular writers on pastoral care and personal growth. She is widely known for her work in the hospice movement, and as a young doctor who survived torture for daring to give medical care to an opponent of the Pinochet regime in Chile. Her Catholic faith has led, comforted and sustained her for over 60 years. Now, in Confessions of a Lapsed Catholic, Cassidy writes: ‘I no longer attend Mass, I no longer avail myself of the sacraments, those ´´outward signs of inward grace” which sustained me in my earlier years. God is to be found outside the Church even more than in it: in nature, in people, in animals, in poetry and in all the wild and wonderful works of the Divine. God is everywhere, in everything shining forth, if we only care to look’. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sinfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000011/bk_pros_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
G. K. Chesterton was a famous English writer, Christian thinker, and philosopher that lived between 1874 and 1936. Here are three of his finest nonfiction works collected in a single volume: What´s Wrong with the World, Orthodoxy, and Heretics.Within the audio of this collection, you’ll discover how Chesterton sets forth one of the most telling critiques of contemporary religious notions ever, and how he accepted his opponents’ challenge to set forth his own reasons for accepting the Christian faith. This collection is a goldmine of insightful thinking that is guaranteed to stimulate your mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151203/bk_acx0_151203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´You can only find out the rights and wrongs by reasoning - never by being rude about your opponent´s psychology.´ For C. S. Lewis, reason and logic are the sensible way to approach faith and ethics. Much of the 20th century´s ills are caused by ill-founded beliefs and opinions. Lewis´ original approach remains as vital today as ever. He is able to take the most convoluted subject, turn it side on and shed bright illumination on it. To be able to see along things rather than at them - just like a beam of sunlight that invades the darkness of a toolshed - is, to Lewis, the way to understanding. Written variously between 1940 and 1962, this collection of essays represents the best of Lewis´ considerable wisdom on the great ethical and theological concerns of the day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002908/bk_hcuk_002908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.