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  • Heretics (Unabridged)

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    Nothing more strangely indicates an enormous and silent evil of modern society than the extraordinary use which is made nowadays of the word orthodox. In former days the heretic was proud of not being a heretic. It was the kingdoms of the world and the police and the judges who were heretics. He was orthodox. He had no pride in having rebelled against them; they had rebelled against him. The armies with their cruel security, the kings with their cold faces, the decorous processes of State, the reasonable processes of law–all these like sheep had gone astray. The man was proud of being orthodox, was proud of being right. If he stood alone in a howling wilderness he was more than a man; he was a church. He was the centre of the universe; it was round him that the stars swung. All the tortures torn out of forgotten hells could not make him admit that he was heretical. But a few modern phrases have made him boast of it. He says, with a conscious laugh, I suppose I am very heretical, and looks round for applause. The word heresy not only means no longer being wrong; it practically means being clear-headed and courageous. The word orthodoxy not only no longer means being right; it practically means being wrong. All this can mean one thing, and one thing only. It means that people care less for whether they are philosophically right. For obviously a man ought to confess himself crazy before he confesses himself heretical. The Bohemian, with a red tie, ought to pique himself on his orthodoxy. The dynamiter, laying a bomb, ought to feel that, whatever else he is, at least he is orthodox. — Gilbert K. Chesterson Continue Reading Heretics (Unabridged)

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  • Everlasting Man (Unabridged)

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    Here is the book that converted C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H. G. Wells’ Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton’s own spiritual journey, this book illustrates the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilization. A book for both mind and spirit. Continue Reading Everlasting Man (Unabridged)

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  • Discovering America (Unabridged)

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    This fascinating historical introduction to the Americas, via their first voyagers, reads with all the excitement of a 21st century blockbuster film! From the gripping accounts of Norseman Leif The Lucky Ericsson’s journey to the Vinland with his treacherous sister, Freydis, to the exuberant letter from Columbus announcing his discovery to the Treasurer of Aragon, the suspense is fast-paced. Also included are Amerigo Vespucci’s fascinating descriptions of native peoples and wildlife, and John Cabot’s sailing from England to the North American coast. Listeners will be delighted with these wonderfully narrated accounts of America’s earliest history. Continue Reading Discovering America (Unabridged)

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  • Portable Patriot : Documents Speeches And Sermons That Compose The American (Una

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    What does it mean to think, believe, and act like an American? Too often reduced to a mythic set of lofty ideals, the soul of America is far more than a concept-it is a people. Even the most sacred principles mean very little unless lived out passionately by an informed citizenry. In The Portable Patriot, you’ll find a carefully assembled sampling of American history’s most formative words, written by the people who were making that extraordinary history. Speeches and sermons, essays and extracts, poems and proclamations illumine such values as independence, virtue, humility, thrift, prayer, and reliance on God. While peering back to the cradle of America’s national identity, The Portable Patriot also points a way forward, compelling us to heed poet John Dickenson’s plea to rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty’s call. Crack open The Portable Patriot, and you’ll discover: Puritan Pastor John Cotton’s warning on the dangers of excessive political power, Ben Franklin’s shrewd counsel on wealth and debt (private and national), plus his practical advice for immigrants coming to America, Sam Adams’s explanation of the rights of Americans and the proper limits of government’s power to tax, Paul Revere’s personal account of his famous ride and explanation of the crisis with Britain, Rev. Jonathan Mayhew’s passionate defense of civil resistance, Thomas Jefferson’s reason for small and limited government and keeping the judiciary in check, Thomas Paine’s stand against tyranny and his warning about despotism through bureaucracy, Hector St. John de Crevecoeur’s reflections on true American identity, Noah Webster’s dreadful warning about those who would subvert the Constitution for their own gain, and much, much more . . . Continue Reading Portable Patriot : Documents Speeches And Sermons That Compose The American (Una

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  • Art Of War

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    It is not too often one can read or listen to a 2600 year-old book and know that it still has relevance and importance today. The Art of War has long been considered not only a military classic, but a classic book in general. Sun Tzu’s treatise on various aspects and components of wartime strategy is highly recommended for insight into the Eastern mindset and military planning. It also can apply to business, legal and educational situations as well. Continue Reading Art Of War

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  • I Said I Could And I Did Updated Edition 2nd Edition (Unabridged)

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    Nellie Bly, the pioneering woman journalist whose breathtaking adventures literally took her around the world. Navy Admiral Grace Hopper, the quotable computer genius who led the way into the age of high technology. George Gershwin, who composed musical masterpieces, and his lyricist friend, E.Y. Harburg (The Wizard of Oz and more). Langston Hughes, whose belief in possibilities drove him to overcome racism and write immortal poetry. Charles Steinmetz, the scientific genius with a giant heart lodged in a body four feed tall. Harry Truman, whose boyhood readings in history later guided his own history-making decisions as President of the United States.

    These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder at the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness. Continue Reading I Said I Could And I Did Updated Edition 2nd Edition (Unabridged)

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