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Religious Studies Audiobooks in Religion & Spirituality

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God in the White House: A History: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Audiobook

God in the White House: A History: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W.

Author: Randall Balmer Narrator: Tom Parks Release Date: February 2020

Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century-from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American political and religious life to the soft religiosity of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; from Richard Nixon's manipulation of religion to fit his own needs to Gerald Ford's quiet stoicism; from Jimmy Carter's introduction of evangelicalism into the mainstream to Ronald Reagan's co-option of the same group; from Bill Clinton's covert way of turning religion into a non-issue to George W. Bush's overt Christian messages, Balmer reveals the role religion has played in the personal and political lives of these American presidents. God in the White House explores the paradox of Americans' expectation that presidents should simultaneously trumpet their religious views and relationship to God while supporting the separation of church and state. Balmer tells the story of the politicization of religion in the last half of the twentieth century, as well as the 'religionization' of our politics. He reflects on the implications of this shift, which have reverberated in both our religious and political worlds, and offers a new lens through which to see not only these extraordinary individuals, but also our current political situation.

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The Multiplication Effect: Building a Leadership Pipeline that Solves Your Leadership Shortage Audiobook

The Multiplication Effect: Building a Leadership Pipeline that Solves Your Leadership Shortage

Author: Mac Lake Narrator: Tom Parks Release Date: February 2020

Do you wish you had more qualified, committed, and mission-oriented leaders in your church to share the ministry workload? Do you have a passion for cultivating the God-given leadership gifts in others? Most pastors say that the need to identify and develop leaders is critical to the health and growth of their church, yet most churches do not have an intentional plan for doing this. In The Multiplication Effect, Mac Lake reveals his practical, biblical, and proven strategy for addressing this leadership shortage and equipping future leaders to fulfill their kingdom mission. In this book, Mac Lake will help you: - Identify potential leaders using unique training modules - Equip and disciple leaders at every level of their leadership journey - Empower leaders to multiply themselves by developing other leaders Inspired by the greatest leadership example of all, Lake writes, "Jesus was a master of leadership development who saw something in people and then patiently walked with them to transform their spirit and their skills." Learn how to lead like Jesus and create a culture of multiplying leaders to expand God's work in your community and beyond

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Our Witness to the World: Equipping the Church for Evangelism and Social Impact Audiobook

Our Witness to the World: Equipping the Church for Evangelism and Social Impact

Author: Tony Evans Narrator: William Andrew Quinn Release Date: February 2020

Our Witness to the World is the latest book in Kingdom Pastor's Library, a new series of books that brings you a succinct, complete pastoral philosophy and training from Tony Evans.

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Gravitas: The Monastic Rhythms of Healthy Leadership Audiobook

Gravitas: The Monastic Rhythms of Healthy Leadership

Author: Jerome Daley Narrator: Tim Lundeen Release Date: February 2020

Are you feeling weary? Overwhelmed by the scope of your leadership? Do you wonder where your work is taking you or what it's all for? You're not alone. Every generation reaches a point of rude awakening where what is demanded of us is more than what is given us. What we've been prepared for isn't what we're facing. What we've been taught is the good life really isn't. Jerome Daley points us to ancient wisdom that long ago exposed the limits of celebrity and achievement cults: the monastic tradition. It offers not only meaning and a critique of values antithetical to a good life, but also ways of living and leading that will fill you up and dramatically increase your impact. Your leadership is meant for more; Gravitas will help you find the path.

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The Ethical Psychic Audiobook

The Ethical Psychic

Author: Elsabe Smit Narrator: Elsabe Smit Release Date: February 2020

If you provide psychic readings, do you understand the ethics behind your actions? This book will give you answers. Do you know what to expect when you approach a psychic reader? Do you know what to watch out for and what to avoid? Have you walked away feeling confused and disappointed after turning to a psychic reader for guidance? Then this book will give you guidance on how to select a psychic reader that will give you value for your questions.Or are you doing readings for other people but you have never been trained or considered the ethics behind your actions? What should you do and what should you avoid when doing psychic readings?

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Simple Guides, Shinto Audiobook

Simple Guides, Shinto

Author: Ian Reader Narrator: Steven Crossley Release Date: February 2020

This book will help you appreciate the significance of Japan's own religion in everyday life, recognize the key traditions and festivals of the Shinto year, understand what you will see at Shinto shrines and in Shinto rituals, and gain insights into the controversies surrounding Shinto politics and nationalism. Access the world's religions through this entry in this series of simple guides that provide concise, accessible introductions to the world's major religions. Written by experts in the field, these guides offer an engaging and sympathetic description of the key concepts, beliefs, and practices of different faiths. By offering essential insights into the core values, customs, and beliefs of different societies, they also enable visitors to be aware of the cultural sensibilities of their hosts and to behave in a way that fosters mutual respect and understanding. Ideal for spiritual seekers and travelers alike, these guides aim to open the doors of perception.

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Dios: Una historia humana Audiobook

Dios: Una historia humana

Author: Reza Aslan Narrator: Víctor Sabi Release Date: February 2020

Cómo el hombre creó a Dios a su propia imagen: una visión original, abierta y contemporánea de la religión. «Fascinante. Tratándose de la biografía introductoria de la que a todas luces puede considerarse la figura más influyente de todos los tiempos, resulta sin duda interesante.» Catherine Nixey, The Sunday Times Con la habilidad a la que nos tiene acostumbrados, Reza Aslan nos narra la historia de la religión para mostrarnos cómo esta ha estado marcada por nuestra insistencia en darle a Dios rasgos y emociones humanos. Según Aslan, esta tendencia a crear una versión divina de nosotros mismos es innata: está programada en nuestro cerebro, de ahí que sea una característica central de casi todas las tradiciones religiosas. Y esta proyección tiene consecuencias, pues le otorgamos a Dios no solo todo lo bueno de la naturaleza humana -nuestra compasión, nuestro afán de justicia - , sino también todo lo malo: nuestra avaricia, nuestro fanatismo, nuestra inclinación a la violencia. Todas estas cualidades informan nuestras religiones, culturas y gobiernos. Este libro es mucho más que una historia sobre la comprensión de Dios: es un intento de llegar a la raíz de este impulso humanizador para desarrollar una espiritualidad más universal. Creamos en un Dios, en muchos o en ninguno, este libro valiente, ambicioso y provocador transforma el modo en que pensamos en la religión, así como nuestra relación con la vida, la muerte, lo espiritual y, en definitiva, la esencia misma de la existencia humana. La crítica ha dicho... «Oportuno, fascinante, esclarecedor y necesario.» Huffington Post «Irresistible. Con la gracia y la curiosidad que caracterizan a Reza Aslan, Dios nos ofrece una salida a estos tiempos difíciles, mientras nos pide que consideremos una visión más amplia de lo divino en la vida contemporánea.» TheSeattle Times «Una exploración fascinante de la interacción de nuestra humanidad y Dios.» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette «El delgado pero ambicioso libro de Aslan es la historia de cómo los humanos han creado a Dios con una G mayúscula, y es completamente alucinante.» Los Angeles Review of Books «Aslan es un narrador nato, y hay mucho que disfrutar en esta inteligente investigación.» San Francisco Chronicle «Extraordinario. Claro, conciso y ameno.» The Spectator

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When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition Audiobook

When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition

Author: Clive Prince, Lynn Picknett Narrator: Theresa Widmann Release Date: January 2020

Reveals the tradition of goddess worship in early Judaism and how Jesus attempted to restore the feminine side of the faith • Provides historical and archaeological evidence for an earlier form of Hebrew worship with both male and female gods, including a 20th-century discovery of a Hebrew temple dedicated to both Yahweh and the warrior goddess Anat • Explores the Hebrew pantheon of goddesses, including Yahweh's wife, Asherah, goddess of fertility and childbirth • Shows how both Jesus and his great rival Simon Magus were attempting to restore the ancient, goddess-worshipping religion of the Israelites Despite what Jews and Christians--and indeed most people--believe, the ancient Israelites venerated several deities besides the Old Testament god Yahweh, including the goddess Asherah, Yahweh's wife, who was worshipped openly in the Jerusalem Temple. After the reforms of King Josiah and Prophet Jeremiah, the religion recognized Yahweh alone, and history was rewritten to make it appear that it had always been that way. The worship of Asherah and other goddesses was now heresy, and so the status of women was downgraded and they were blamed for God's wrath. However, as Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince reveal, the spiritual legacy of the Jewish goddesses and the Sacred Feminine lives on. Drawing on historical research, they examine how goddess worship thrived in early Judaism and included a pantheon of goddesses. They share new evidence for an earlier form of Hebrew worship that prayed to both male and female gods, including a 20th-century archaeological discovery of a Hebrew temple dedicated to both Yahweh and the goddess Anat. Uncovering the Sacred Feminine in early Christianity, the authors show how, in the first century AD, both Jesus and his great rival, Simon Magus, were attempting to restore the goddess-worshipping religion of the Israelites. The authors reveal how both men accorded great honor to the women they adored and who traveled with them as priestesses, Jesus's Mary Magdalene and Simon's Helen. But, as had happened centuries before, the Church rewrote history to erase the feminine side of the faith, deliberately ignoring Jesus's real message and again condemning women to marginalization and worse. Providing all the necessary evidence to restore the goddess to both Judaism and Christianity, Picknett and Prince expose the disastrous consequences of the suppression of the feminine from these two great religions and reveal how we have been collectively and instinctively craving the return of the Sacred Feminine for millennia.

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The Icon Enlightenment Series - Jesus In India The Lost Gospels Audiobook

The Icon Enlightenment Series - Jesus In India The Lost Gospels

Author: Anonymous Narrator: Jagannatha Dasa Release Date: January 2020

The Russian scholar, Nicolai Notovich, was the first to suggest that Christ may have gone to India. In 1887, Notovich, a Russian scholar and Orientalist, arrived in Kashmir during one of several journeys to the Orient. At the Zoji-la pass Notovitch was a guest in a Buddhist monastery, where a monk told him of the bhodisattva saint called 'Issa'. Notovitch was stunned by the remarkable parallels of Issa's teachings and martyrdom with that of Christ's life, teachings and crucifixion. For about sixteen years, Christ travelled through Turkey, Persia, Western Europe and possibly England. He finally arrived with Mary to a place near Kashmir, where she died. After many years in Kashmir, teaching to an appreciative population, who venerated him as a great prophet, reformer and saint, he died and was buried in a tomb in Kashmir itself. The first step in Christ's trail after the Crucifixion is found in the Persian scholar F. Mohammed's historical work 'Jami-ut-tuwarik' which tells of Christ's arrival in the kingdom of Nisibis, by royal invitation. (Nisibis is today known as Nusaybin in Turkey) . This is reiterated in the Imam Abu Jafar Muhammed's 'Tafsi-Ibn-i-Jamir at-tubri.' Kersten found that in both Turkey and Persia there are ancient stories of a saint called 'Yuz Asaf' ('Leader of the Healed'), whose behaviour, miracles and teachings are remarkably similar to that of Christ. Produced by Devin Lawerence in Vrndavana Mixed by Macc Kay in Bangkok Musical consultant Alex Franchi in Milan Production executive Avalon Giuliano in London ICON Intern Eden Giuliano in Delhi Special thanks to author Brandon Stickney Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2019 Icon Audio Arts (P) 2019 Icon Audio Arts LLC

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Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy Audiobook

Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy

Author: Amy Peterson Narrator: Charity Spencer Release Date: January 2020

Where Goodness Still Grows challenges evangelical culture and rediscovers a faith deeply rooted in a return to Jesus Christ's life and ministry. The evangelical church in America has reached a crossroads. Social media and recent political events have exposed the fault lines that exist within our country and our spiritual communities. Millennials are leaving the church, citing hypocrisy, partisanship, and unkindness as reasons they can't stay. In this book, Amy Peterson laments the corruption and blind spots of the evangelical church and the departure of so many from the faith. But she refuses to give up hope. Where Goodness Still Grows dissects the moral code of American evangelicalism and puts it back together in a new way. Amy writes as someone intimately familiar with, fond of, and also deeply critical of the world of conservative evangelicalism. She writes as a woman and a mother, as someone invested in the future of humanity, and as someone who just needs to know how to teach her kids what it means to be good. She reimagines virtue as a tool, not a weapon; as wild, not tame; as embodied, not written. Reimagining specific virtues, such as kindness, purity, modesty, hospitality, and hope, Amy finds that if we listen harder and farther, we will find the places where goodness still grows.

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Listen Well, Lead Better: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow Audiobook

Listen Well, Lead Better: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow

Author: Becky Harling, Steve Harling Narrator: William Sarris Release Date: January 2020

Why do so many leaders prioritize their speaking skills when communication studies show we spend more time listening than reading, writing, or speaking? The reality is, most people are below-average listeners, and it's keeping them and their team members from reaching their potential. In Listen Well, Lead Better, Steve and Becky Harling share ten practices that will help you be a more effective listener and leader. Learn how to ask better questions, make people feel heard and valued, and create an open and positive culture. Strong listeners also enjoy greater credibility, navigate conflicts better, and foster more engaged teams. Above all, the lessons here will help you hear from God more clearly and gain his wisdom on all matters in life. Becoming a better listener will transform how you lead and relate to everyone.

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The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Audiobook

The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: Dk Narrator: James Bryce Release Date: January 2020

This essential guide to religion, narrated by James Bryce, explains the key tenets and big ideas behind the world's five main religions - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism - alongside newer faiths. The Religions Book clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world's newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe with jargon-free descriptions that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking. Examine major historical developments and ideas with a universal timeline, providing a global perspective on the origins and major events that have contributed to the growth and spread of religion and spirituality. Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, you'll also find a handy reference section featuring a roadmap to all the branches of the major faiths and the points of doctrine or tradition on which they differ. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs from around the world are also explored and set into the context of the political, social, and cultural climates from which they emerged. Compelling and accessible, The Religions Book audiobook is the perfect guide for students of religious studies, or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present-day faiths and religious philosophies. © 2013 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK Audio

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