It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we´ve been trying to get back in. Or, at least, we´ve been wondering where the garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval monks, John Calvin, and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin´s theory of evolution permanently altered our understanding of human origins, shouldn´t the search for a literal Eden have faded away? Not so fast. In Paradise Lust, Brook Wilensky-Lanford introduces readers to the enduring modern quest to locate the Garden of Eden on Earth. It is an obsession that has consumed Mesopotamian archaeologists, German Baptist ministers, British irrigation engineers, and the first president of Boston University, among many others. These quixotic Eden seekers all started with the same brief Bible verses, but each ended up at a different spot on the globe: Florida, the North Pole, Ohio, China, and, of course, Iraq. Evocative of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Wilensky-Lanford writes of these unusual characters and their searches with sympathy and wit. Charming, enlightening, and utterly unique, Paradise Lust is a century-spanning history that will take you to places you never imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021878/bk_adbl_021878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet and took a pilgrimage to a white-walled monastery in Rhode Island. He wrestled with demons, danced with temptresses, and sang with hundreds of voices under the stars. Now, using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, Shalva offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio, or even while sitting in traffic, working late at the office, or kneeling in your garden. In this honest, intimate - sometimes embarrassing and frequently funny - memoir with down-to-earth instruction and guidance, Shalva reveals that you don´t have to be perfect or singularly focused to accomplish deep spiritual work. By cross-training in three simple exercises - silence, stretch, and song - you can strengthen your spiritual muscles and deepen your personal search for meaning. Inspiring and refreshingly candid, Spiritual Cross-Training encourages you to trust your own path, grow with an open mind and a light heart, and uncover the truth as you search for your place in the universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007686/bk_brll_007686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a group of teens go for a weekend camping trip in the rugged granite mountains of southwest Oklahoma, they encounter danger from a mysterious killer who has already taken the lives of several others. Unknown to the teens is the fact that a local woman is also searching for answers as to what happened to her son and his friends after they have gone missing from their job. Only one man knows the secrets that have invaded his land, but he´s not telling in this terrifying adventure novelette. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy B Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040017/bk_acx0_040017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Every family can have a garden.´´ -Liberty Hyde Bailey Finally, the best and most accessible garden writings of perhaps the most influential literary gardener of the twentieth century have been brought together in one book. Philosopher, poet, naturist, educator, agrarian, scientist, and garden-lover par excellence Liberty Hyde Bailey built a reputation as the Father of Modern Horticulture and evangelist for what he called the ´´garden-sentiment´´-the desire to raise plants from the good earth for the sheer joy of it and for the love of the plants themselves. Bailey´s perennial call to all of us to get outside and get our hands dirty, old or young, green thumb or no, is just as fresh and stirring today as then. Full of timeless wit and grace, The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener´s Companion collects essays and poems from Bailey´s many books on gardening, as well as from newspapers and magazines from the era. Whether you´ve been gardening for decades or are searching for your first inspiration, Bailey´s words will make an ideal companion on your journey.
What does it mean to be human? We´ve all heard it said: It´s who you are that matters, not what you do. Really? Where do the scriptures teach that? After all, from the first page of the Bible forward, human beings were made to rule over the Earth, to gather up the raw materials of planet Earth, and to carve out a world. Theologically rich yet down to earth and practical, Garden City speaks to all of us who are searching for our calling in life or just trying to find meaning in the everyday. In the end this audiobook is an invitation to ask the ancient, primal, human question: Why am I here, and what should I do about it? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Mark Comer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001517/bk_oasi_001517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paradise Lust:Searching for the Garden of Eden Brook Wilensky-Lanford
Falling for ´´Maddening Moira” O’Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O’Brien’s Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilled…at first. A fling with this wild Irish rose is one thing, but forever? Maybe someday, but not when he’s totally focused on establishing a business that will prove his mettle to his overachieving family. Given Luke’s reaction, Moira has some soul - searching of her own to do. Scarred by her father’s abandonment, she wonders if Luke, with his playboy past, is truly the family man she longs for. Adding to her dilemma, she’s offered an amazing chance at a dream career of her own. Deep down, though, Moira knows home is the real prize, and that love can be every bit as enchanted as a summer garden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Traister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003521/bk_brll_003521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Falling for ´´Maddening Moira” O’Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O’Brien’s Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilled… at first. A fling with this wild Irish rose is one thing, but forever? Maybe someday, but not when he’s totally focused on establishing a business that will prove his mettle to his overachieving family. Given Luke’s reaction, Moira has some soul - searching of her own to do. Scarred by her father’s abandonment, she wonders if Luke, with his playboy past, is truly the family man she longs for. Adding to her dilemma, she’s offered an amazing chance at a dream career of her own. Deep down, though, Moira knows home is the real prize, and that love can be every bit as enchanted as a summer garden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Traister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003522/bk_brll_003522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people are searching for healthier alternatives to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. A book about medicinal herbs would help someone learn about the many plants that produce results similar to man-made medications. It would also provide history about how our ancestors created medicines using natural resources, and in depth information about various types of plants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessie Goodwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033594/bk_acx0_033594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.