The Gospel of Paul of Tarsus:And of his Opponent James the Just from our Current New Testament Francis William Newman
From a best-selling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican. A veritable war is waging in the church: On one side there is Pope Francis´ strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other there is the old Curia, with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges. The old guard do not back down; they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the immoral way they conduct their business. They resist reforms sought by Pope Francis and seek to delegitimize their opponents, to isolate those who want to eliminate corruption. It´s a war that will determine the future of the church. And if he loses the battle against secular interests and blackmail, Pope Francis could resign, much like his predecessor. Based on confidential information - including top-secret documents from inside the Vatican and actual transcripts of Pope Francis´ admonishments to the papal court about the lack of financial oversight and responsibility - Merchants in the Temple illustrates all the undercover work conducted by the Pope since his election and shows the listener who his real enemies are. It reveals the instruments Francis is using to reform the Vatican and rid it, once and for all, of the overwhelming corruption traditionally encrusted in the Roman Catholic Church. Merchants in the Temple is a startling book that will shock every listener. It´s a story worthy of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy - except that it is real. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002146/bk_aren_002146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Much has been said about global warming and climate change. There are, of course, both the proponents and the opponents of this environmental theory and both vigorous debate their ideological viewpoint with equal vigor. And now the debate has reached a truly global stage the United Nations, and none other than the Vatican´s Pope Francis himself have infused much of their energy and time debating the merits of deforestation and greenhouse gases. In the wake of the pope´s monumental Apocalyptic Encyclical on climate change, this audiobook seeks to present both of the sides of the debate, but not only that, it seeks to invoke the thoughts of the listener so that after ingesting so much energy and theories around the subject they can create their own interpretation of this complicated and multifaceted topic of global warming and climate change! Some topics covered are: Homeostasis of the Earth: Can our planet heal itself? The Al Gore debate: Science or sci-fi? Global warming or Global cooling? Who is responsible? Can we survive? Business as usual: A vision of the future! Environmental justice Biodiversity 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044649/bk_acx0_044649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Adams was the leading political figure from New England during the American Revolution, the Constitutional Conventions, and the early presidential races. John Adams was on the Committee of Five chartered to draft the Declaration of Independence. He led the movement to appoint Thomas Jefferson as the drafter of the Declaration, helped steer the draft through the political groups established to review it, and forever after proclaimed it to be the leading document in American history. Likewise, Adams worked closely with James Madison to draft the Constitution and get it approved by the Constitutional Convention. For his service, John Adams was selected as the first vice president of the United States, serving under George Washington. After Washington retired after two terms, John Adams became the second president of the United States and later lost the election of 1800 by a whisker, to his long time friend and political ally/opponent Thomas Jefferson. This recording was done by Sam Goodyear, who regularly appears in plays about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Abigail Adams in which they review their lives together just before both Adams and Jefferson died - on the same day, July 4, 1826 - 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was released. The Adams/Jefferson letters are considered the outstanding political correspondence of that time. Mr. Goodyear´s performance attests to that conclusion. This audiobook also features a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a document dear to Mr. Adams. A brief biography of John Adams is also narrated by Mr. Goodyear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Goodyear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000053/bk_smag_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first box set of the series. Imagine a world where witches, weres, and vampires work among us. The paranormals came out to the world during World War I. History as we know it took a left turn as world events changed. World War II never happened as we remember it. The Empire of Japan still exists. As does the British Empire. America is finding itself overwhelmed by magic. Particularly the FBI. Agatha Blackmore is a witch and she has all but been drafted by the FBI to help. Demons, dragons, weres, and fae are her opponents. What can one small witch and her pet unicorn do against the world? Listen to the prequel and books one and two to find out! Born a Witch...Drafted by the FBI! Conjuring Quantico Magical Probi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francis Alais. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088748/bk_acx0_088748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a cub river pilot, one of Mark Twain’s masters was a pilot named George Ealer, who recited Shakespeare by the hour - from memory - and who was a virulent opponent of the notion that the Shakespeare plays and poems were in truth written by Sir Francis Bacon. At first, young Sam Clemens agreed with his teacher and boss, but he soon realized that it was no fun for the pilot to argue with someone who agreed with him all of the time. And so, young Sam Clemens became quite skilled in defending this position: He said he was not a Shakespearite nor a Baconite, but that he was a ´´Brontosaurian´´: he didn´t know who did write them, but he knew Shakespeare didn´t. As Twain explained, ´´It is the very way Professor Osborn and I built the colossal skeleton brontosaur that stands fifty-seven feet long and sixteen feet high in the Natural History Museum, and is the awe and admiration of all the world, the stateliest skeleton that exists on the planet. We had nine bones, and we built the rest of him out of plaster of Paris. We ran short of plaster of Paris, or we´d have built a brontosaur that could sit down beside the Stratford Shakespeare and none but an expert could tell which was biggest or contained the most plaster.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Henzel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000378/bk_bigh_000378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How God Captures the ImaginationBrian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible and how it relates to apologetics and evangelism. He explains how God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their imagery and creativity and redeeming them within a Biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith. You will discover what C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Francis Schaeffer understood about Christian apologetics and Biblical evangelism. Here are the chapters and what you will learn: Demonizing the Pagan Gods - God verbally attacked his opponents, pagans, and their gods, by using sarcasm, mockery and name-calling. Demonization is not wrong if they really are demonic. Old Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Israel shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. The Bible invests them with new meaning. Biblical Creation and Storytelling - Creation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ? The Universe in Ancient Imagination - A comparison and contrast of the Biblical picture of the universe with the ancient pagan one. What’s the difference? New Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Paul’s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill was subversive storytelling: Retelling society’s narrative through a Gospel lens. Imagination in Prophecy and Apocalypse - How God uses symbolism to both obscure and reveal meaning in prophecy. An Apologetic of Biblical Horror - Learn how God uses the genre of horror in the Bible as a powerful moral tool to communicate spiritual, social and moral truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063502/bk_acx0_063502_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.
It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be. Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king´s agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection of black diamonds rumoured to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: the Tichborne Claimant, a man who insists that he´s the long lost heir to the cursed Tichborne estate. Monstrous, bloated, and monosyllabic, he´s not the aristocratic Sir Roger Tichborne known to everyone, yet the working classes come out in force to support him. They are soon rioting through the streets of London, as mysterious steam wraiths incite all-out class warfare. From a haunted mansion to the Bedlam madhouse, from South America to Australia, from séances to a secret labyrinth, Burton struggles with shadowy opponents and his own inner demons, meeting along the way the philosopher Herbert Spencer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale, and Charles Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). Can the king´s agent expose a plot that threatens to rip the British Empire apart, leading to an international conflict the like of which the world has never seen? And what part does the clockwork man have to play? Burton and Swinburne´s second adventure, The Clockwork Man of Trafalgar Square is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and a deepening mystery that pushes forward the three-volume story arc begun in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004363/bk_adbl_004363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.