Searching for Spirituality in Higher Education:New
Searching for God includes reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on original compositions of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Piano music includes: ´´The Seasons´´, ´´Les Saisons Op. 37a´´, ´´April: Snowdrop´´. Prayer read in English, unabridged by Josh Verbae. Music recording by Anton Kingsbury. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Verbae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000252/bk_mxbo_000252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Searching for God Knows What, Donald Miller´s provocative and funny new audiobook, he explains that the greatest desire of every person is the desire for redemption. Every person is constantly seeking redemption (or at least the feeling of it) in his or her life, believing countless gospels that promise to fix the brokenness. Typically, their pursuits include the desire for fulfilling relationships, successful careers, satisfying religious systems, status, and escape. Miller reveals how the inability to find redemption leads to chaotic relationships, self-hatred, the accumulation of meaningless material possessions, and a lack of inner peace. Listeners will learn to identify in themselves and within others the universal desire for redemption. They will discover that the gospel of Jesus is the only way to find meaning in life and true redemption. Mature believers as well as seekers and new Christians will find themselves identifying with the narrative journey unfolded in the book, which is simply the pursuit of redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000185/bk_hove_000185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program is read by the author. A best-selling author and rabbi´s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi. ´´A human being is part of the whole, called by us ´Universe´, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness....´´ (Albert Einstein) When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein´s letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within - a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rabbi Naomi Levy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002616/bk_aren_002616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
An updated edition of the down-to-earth resource that offers twelve practices to make Christian faith a way of life Many Christians are looking for ways to deepen their relationship with God by practicing their faith in everyday life. This best-selling guide helps take belief out of the realm of theory and shows how to live it out in a series of twelve central practices such as hospitality, forgiveness, healing, testimony, and keeping Sabbath. Designed to work across a wide range of Christian laypeople, leaders, denominations, and study groups, this is the second edition of the book that Theology called ´´... a stimulating contribution to the work of making explicit the connection between what Christians do and what they believe.´´ Contains information on the practices discussed in the book and shows how they relate to and intersect with prayer, worship, and Bible study. Offers a guide for conversation, learning, and growth at the back of the book. This updated and expanded new edition includes a new introduction and two additional chapters that describes new insights into and experiences with the ´´practicing our faith´´ approach. The book includes a variety of prominent contributors, who draw on their rich shared experience as believers, theologians, ethicists, and educators. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suehyla El-Attar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002086/bk_acx0_002086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes it seems we just can´t get what we want. Circumstances thwart our best-laid plans. We struggle to live a heartfelt life. Worst of all, says Eldredge, the modern church mistakenly teaches its people to kill desire (calling it sin) and replace it with duty or obligation (calling it sanctification). As a result, at best, Christians tend to live safe, boring lives of resignation. At worst, their desire eventually breaks out in destructive ways such as substance abuse, affairs, and pornography addictions. In The Journey of Desire, Eldredge invites readers to rediscover God-given desire and to search again for the life they once dreamed of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Ryan Dolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000044/bk_oasi_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than a century, Bible scholars and university researchers have been systematically debunking what ordinary Christians believed about Jesus of Nazareth. But what if the most recent Biblical scholarship actually affirmed the New Testament? What if Jesus was not a zealot revolutionary or a Greek cynic philosopher or a protofeminist gnostic but precisely what he claimed to be: the divine Son of Man prophesied in the book of Daniel who gave his life as a ransom for many? What if everything the Gospels say about Jesus of Nazareth - his words, his deeds, his plans - turned out to be true? Searching for Jesus changes ´´what if?´´ to ´´what is´´, debunking the debunkers and showing how the latest scholarship supports orthodox Christian belief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Russell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000517/bk_tnwd_000517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At age 21, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At 23, she left the church and went searching for refuge in the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Palpant Dilley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001255/bk_zond_001255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.