The third book in the Chesapeake series Roaring into the 20th century, the Ethan Douglas family faces new challenges with furious weather on the Chesapeake Bay, oyster wars, Titanic and Lusitania sinkings, new changes with women´s suffrage, a world at war dragging America into conflict, and drug and alcohol addiction causing dozens of states to adopt Prohibition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J. McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157411/bk_acx0_157411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: If modern church culture makes perfect sense to you, and you always fit in seamlessly, don´t listen to this. As for the rest of us... While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it´s estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they´re often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It´s wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news. In his unique style, Hansen looks to answer questions that millions of people carry with them each day: If I don´t relate to God as emotionally as others do, is something wrong with me? How does one approach God, and approach faith, when devoid of the ´´good feelings´´ that seem to drive so much of evangelical church culture? How does God interact with those who seem spiritually numb? Is the absence of faith-based emotion a sign that God has moved on or was never there? What if we aren´t good at talking to people about our faith or good at talking to people at all? What if I´m told I´m too analytical, that I ´´think too much´´? Where does a person who suffers from depression fit in the kingdom? Is depression a sure sign of a lack of faith? This book is good news for people who are desperately looking for it. (And for their loved ones!) It´s also for those who want to believe in Jesus but inwardly fear that they don´t belong, worry that don´t have the requisite emotion-based relationship with God, and are starving for good news. Blessed Are the Misfits is going to generate discussion and lots of it. It´s simultaneously highly provocative and humbly personal. It´s also leavened with a distinct, dry, self-effacing humor that is a hallmark of Hansen´s on-air, writing, and pub 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brant Hansen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000783/bk_tnwd_000783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger, podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acquire wisdom.For many Christians, the Bible is a how-to manual filled with literal truths about belief that must be strictly followed. But the Bible is not static, Peter Enns argues. It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing questions and issues that confront us in our daily lives. Rather, the Bible is a dynamic instrument for study that not only offers an abundance of insights but provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual questions, cultivating God’s wisdom within us.´´The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rule book for faith. But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations, we see that Wisdom, not answers, is the Bible’s true subject matter,” writes Enns. This distinction, he points out, is important because when we come to the Bible expecting it to be a textbook intended by God to give us unwavering certainty about our faith, we are actually creating problems for ourselves. The Bible, in other words, really isn’t the problem; having the wrong expectation is what interferes with our reading.Rather than considering the Bible as an ancient book weighed down with problems, flaws, and contradictions that must be defended by modern listeners, Enns offers a vision of the holy scriptures as an inspired and empowering resource to help us better understand how to live as a person of faith today.How the Bible Actually Works makes clear that there is no one right way to read or listen to the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that ´´being right” is the most important measure of faith, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Enns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008471/bk_harp_008471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Great Britain and the Holocaust: Poland´s Role in Revealing the News:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 2. Auflage Adam Galamaga
Adults, teens, and children are all exposed to 24/7 news coverage. What´s the result? In this visit to New York´s 92nd Street Y, Tom Brokaw talks with psychiatrist Gail Saltz about how the media influences our psychological perceptions. They also explore the psychology of ´´The Greatest Generation´´ and what we can learn about resilience and sacrifice of said generation.Tom Brokaw is the former news anchor for the NBC Nightly News and coined the phrase ´´greatest generation´´ to describe those who came to adulthood at the brink of WWII and the sacrifices they were forced to make. His books, beginning with The Greatest Generation, have been national best sellers. He has won every major award in broadcast journalism including two duPonts, a Peabody, and several Emmys. His most recent book is the memoir A Long Way from Home.Dr. Gail Saltz is a psychoanalyst, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a regular health contributor to the Today show, and author of Becoming Real. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Saltz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000031/sp_nsty_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do the things which connect us also serve to divide us? Electric News in Colonial Algeria traces how news circulated in a particularly divided society: Algeria under French rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tells a different history of globalization, one which puts the experience of everyday people at the centre. The years between 1881 and 1940 were those of maximum colonial power in North Africa; a period of intense technological revolution, global high imperialism, and the expansion of settler colonialism. Algerians became connected to international networks of news, and local people followed distant events with great interest. But once news reached Algeria, accounts of recent events often provoked conflict as they moved between different social groups. In a society split between its native majority and a substantial settler minority, distant wars led to riots. Circulation and polarisation were two sides of the same coin. Examining a range of sources in multiple languages across colonial society, Electric News in Colonial Algeria offers a new understanding of the spread of news. News was a whole ecosystem in which new technologies such as the printing press, telegraph, cinema, and radio interacted with older media like songs, rumours, letters, and manuscripts. The French government watched anxiously over these developments, monitoring Algerians´ reactions to news through an extensive network of surveillance that often ended up spreading news rather than controlling its flow. By tracking what different people thought of as news, this history helps us reconsider the relationship between time, media, and historical change.