Posts Tagged ‘Biblical Times’

The Wisdom of History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by J. Rufus Fears

18 discs

Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we’ve never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.


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Lost to the West ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Lars Brownworth
8 discs

In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire’s existence.  An absorbing look at the forgotten Byzantine Empire, its surprising role in shaping Western civilization, and the lessons it holds for modern societies.

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Sarah  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Bernadette Dunne

8 discs

Canaan Trilogy,  Book One. Sarah was born into a world of great luxury in the Sumerian city-state of Ur, the birthplace of writing, currency, government, and law. The daughter of a powerful lord, she has inherited her father’s strong will and she balks at the marriage he has arranged for her. During the festivities leading up to the wedding, she panics and flees, slipping through the ramparts of Ur to the banks of the Euphrates. There she falls into the arms of a young stranger, a member of a nomadic tribe camped on the outskirts of the capital city. His name is Abram.

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Famous Romans ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rufus J. Fears

12 discs

A lecture series on the popular and historical figures of the Roman Empire with discussion on other notable figures like Hannibal and Cleopatra.  War, Mythology, Philosophy and Culture are all addressed through exciting storytelling and contemporary language.

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The Handmaid and the Carpenter ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Elizabeth Berg

ahandmaidWe see Mary, young, strong, and inquisitive, as she first meets Joseph, a serious-minded young carpenter who is steadfastly devoted to the religious traditions of their people. The two become betrothed, but are soon faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Aided by a great and abiding love, they endure challenges to their relationship as well as threats to their lives as they come to terms with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the birth of their child, Jesus. For Mary, the pregnancy is a divine miracle and a privilege. For Joseph, it is an ongoing test not only of his courage but of his faith, in his wife as well as in his God.

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The Red Tent ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Red by Carol Bilger

AredThe story of the story of Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, who is known in an episode in the book of Genesis as a woman dishonored by Shalem and the cause of a bloody massacre. Dinah herself narrates this novel, giving a new perspective on herself, Jacob’s wives, Leah and Rachel and her famous half-brother, Joseph. This is a celebration of women and their work: of life, birth, cooking, cleaning, sewing, gardening, and even dying. The novel traces their lives from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman.

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