Athanasius. Owen. Machen. When Augustine handed over the leadership of his church in AD 426, his successor was so overwhelmed by a sense of inadequacy that he declared, ´´The swan is silent´´, fearing the spiritual giant´s voice would be lost in time. But for 1,600 years Augustine has not been silent - and neither have the men who faithfully trumpeted the cause of Christ after him. Their lives have inspired every generation of believers and should compel us to a greater passion for God. In his fourth book in the Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper explores the lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen - a bishop, a pastor, and the founder of a seminary. Each of these men stood for the truth of the gospel in the face of intense opposition - all out of a deep love for Jesus and a desire for people to know him in his fullness. They took no joy in controversy for argument´s sake, and they were willing to suffer for the sake of guarding the sanctity of the gospel. Threats of harm, years of exile, the death of loved ones, opposition from friends and authorities, sickness and pain - none of these setbacks could keep these three from maintaining their efforts to further the gospel or quench their zeal for Jesus himself. In each of their lives, personal holiness was emphasized publicly and privately despite suffering. They were true soldiers for the sake of the cross, and each man offers life lessons for Christians today. We pray that their perseverance, courage, and resolve will arouse such Christ-honoring passions in you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013566/bk_blak_013566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle. A pioneer in the field of medicine, TED Talk speaker and subject of a New Yorker profile, Dr Nadine Burke Harris is leading a movement to transform the way we respond to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. By revealing the science behind childhood adversity, this audiobook offers a new way of understanding the adverse events that affect us throughout our lifetime. Based on her own groundbreaking clinical work and public leadership, Burke Harris shows us how we can disrupt this cycle through interventions that help retrain the brain and body, foster resilience, and help children, families, and adults live healthier, happier lives. Like the classic Silent Spring, this audiobook helps listeners see a problem hiding in plain sight that impacts us all. By looking at the widespread crisis of childhood adversity through the objective lens of science and medicine, this book provides a road map for deeper understanding and change. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr Nadine Burke Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001264/bk_macm_001264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Women have always been central to the faith. In the Bible, women have played vital and often surprising roles. To understand these remarkable women, we are honored to bring you one of our most highly regarded scholars and teachers, Professor Barbara Reid, OP, PhD. Professor Reid begins this series by exploring the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, examining how God created male and female equally in the divine image. Turning to the New Testament, you will look first at Mary, the mother of Jesus. Explore Mary, especially through the Gospels of Luke and John. Professor Reid explores Jesus´ friendship with Mary and Martha. Meet the women disciples named in the Gospels: Mary Magdalene and the other women who accompanied Jesus on mission, who ministered with him in Galilee, and who followed him to Jerusalem, where they witnessed his death and burial. These women were the first to discover the empty tomb and to see the risen Christ. In the Pauline communities, women held leadership positions in ministry. Examine some strongly egalitarian texts in Paul´s letters, such as Galatians 3:28: ´´No more Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female.´´ Other texts, such as ´´women keep silent in church´´ (1 Cor 14:34-36), seem contrary to what Paul says elsewhere. Sr. Reid will help you try to sort out some of the complexity in Paul´s thinking on women. Finally, you will focus not on a text that has female characters but on a text that often is misconstrued to reinforce the suffering and subordination of women. Jesus´ saying in Mark 8:34, ´´Whoever wants to be my disciple must take up their cross and come follow me´´, is often interpreted by women to mean that they should bear every kind of suffering, even that which comes from abuse or injustice, as their way of carrying the cross with Jesus. Explore the saying in its Gospel context along with another image from the Gospel of John, which could be more freeing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sr. Barbara E. Reid OP PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000217/bk_nykm_000217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fort Worth has been called The City Where the West Begins, Cowtown, and the silent partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None of these descriptions quite tells the story of this city and its people. Since its founding in the mid nineteenth-century as a military outpost, Fort Worth has gone through many phases - cattle, oil, aviation, and tourist. The little village on the Trinity has grown up to become a global city that is a melting pot of economic forces and diverse cultures. At its most basic, Fort Worth´s history is the story of leadership, of how men and women of vision built a flourishing community at a river crossing on the north Texas plains. Through troubled times - the 1850s, the Civil War, the 1930s, the 1970s - the leadership kept its eye on the future. The city pulled itself through the down times - and put itself on the map - by visionary projects like the railroad, the Spring Palace, the Stockyards, Camp Bowie, the Bomber Plant, and Sundance Square. This book helps to put a modern face on Fort Worth, move it out of the shadow of Dallas, and place it firmly in the twenty-first century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Henderson Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047187/bk_acx0_047187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A blueprint for a national leadership movement to transform the way the public thinks about giving. Virtually everything our society has been taught about charity is backwards. We deny the social sector the ability to grow because of our short-sighted demand that it send every short-term dollar into direct services. Yet if the sector cannot grow, it can never match the scale of our great social problems. In the face of this dilemma, the sector has remained silent, defenseless, and disorganized. In Charity Case, Pallotta proposes a visionary solution: a Charity Defense Council to re-educate the public and give charities the freedom they need to solve our most pressing social issues. Proposes concrete steps for how a national Charity Defense Council will transform the public understanding of the humanitarian sector, including: building an anti-defamation league and legal defense for the sector, creating a massive national ongoing ad campaign to upgrade public literacy about giving, and ultimately enacting a National Civil Rights Act for Charity and Social Enterprise From Dan Pallotta, renowned builder of social movements and inventor of the multi-day charity event industry (including the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days) that has cumulatively raised over $1.1 billion for critical social causes. The hotly-anticipated follow-up to Pallotta’s groundbreaking book Uncharitable Grounded in Pallotta’s clear vision and deep social sector experience, Charity Case is a fascinating wake-up call for fixing the culture that thwarts our charities’ ability to change the world. 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: Brett Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005802/bk_adbl_005802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ´´It is better to be alone than in bad company.” ´´If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ´´My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. (George Washington)George Washington was America’s foremost political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He commanded Patriot forces in the new nation´s vital American Revolutionary War and led them to victory over the British. Washington also presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the new federal government. For his manifold leadership during the American Revolution, for all of this and more he has been called the ´´Father of His Country´´. This is his story. Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of 32 internationally best-selling books published by the biggest publishers in the world from 1984 to today. He is also an acclaimed Hollywood film actor, director, designer, and is the voice on over 500 popular audiobooks. Series producer Avalon Giuliano in New York Produced by Alex Franchi in Milan Edited and mixed by Macc Kay in Bangkok ICON intern Eden Garret Giuliano Music by Audionautix 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160808/bk_acx0_160808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Theodore White´s landmark books, the definitive look at how Donald J. Trump shocked the world to become president. From Roger Stone, a New York Times best-selling author, longtime political adviser, friend to Donald Trump, and consummate Republican strategist, comes the first in-depth examination of how Trump´s campaign tapped in to the national mood to deliver a stunning victory that almost no one saw coming. In the early hours of November 9, 2016, one of the most contentious, polarizing, and vicious presidential races came to an abrupt and unexpected end when heavily favored presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called Donald J. Trump to concede, shocking a nation that had, only hours before, given little credence to his chances. Donald Trump pulled the greatest upset in American political history despite a torrent of invective and dismissal of the mainstream media. Here is the first definitive explanation about how the ´´silent majority´´ shifted the election to Donald Trump in reliable Democratic Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, thus handing him the presidency. Stone, a longtime Trump retainer and confidant, gives us the inside story of how Donald Trump almost single-handedly harnessed discontent among ´´Forgotten Americans´´ despite running a guerrilla-style grassroots campaign to compete with the smooth-running and free-spending Clinton political machine. From the start Trump´s campaign was unlike any seen on the national stage - combative, maverick, and fearless. Trump´s nomination was the hostile takeover of the Republican Party and a resounding repudiation of the failed leadership of both parties whose policies have brought America to the brink of financial collapse as well as endangering our national security. Here Stone outlines how Donald Trump skillfully ran as the anti-Open Borders candidate as well as a supporter of American sovereignty and how he used the globalist trade deal 1. Language: English. Narrator: BJ Pottsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030154/bk_adbl_030154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A look at corporate authoritarianism that William Shirer called, ´´the best thing I´ve ever seen on how America might go fascist democratically.´´ In 1980, US capitalist politics wore a ´´nice-guy mask´´, a troubling disguise to cover up a creeping despotism in which the ultra-rich and corporate overseers were merging with a centralized state power in order to manage the populace. This immanent corporate authoritarianism threatened to subvert constitutional democracy. But unlike the violent and sudden usurpations that led to fascism in the days of Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese empire builders, this new ´´smiling´´ American breed of fascism was gaining ground through gradual and silent infringements on the freedoms of the American people. First published over three decades ago, Friendly Fascism is uncannily predictive of the threats and realities of current political and economic power trends. Author Bertram Gross, a presidential adviser during the New Deal era, traces the history and logic of declining democracy in First World countries and pinpoints capitalist transnational growth and inappropriate responses to global crises as the sources of late 20th-century despotism in America. Gross issues ever-urgent warnings about what happens when big business and big government become bedfellows - chronic inflation, recurring recession, overt and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of the environment - and simultaneously proffers a practical shift of perspective that could help US citizens build a truer democracy. He imagines an America in which heroes are no longer needed and the leadership is a group of non-elitists who ´´recognize the ignorance of the wise as well as the wisdom of the ignorant´´. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019159/bk_adbl_019159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.