Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning - a rare thing for females in ancient Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions - she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria. After seven years they return to a Judea, where many now believe John the Baptizer is the messiah. Salome too begins to believe, but Mariamne, now called Magdalene, is drawn to his cousin, Yeshu´a, a man touched by the divine in the same way she was during her days of illness. Together they speak of sharing their direct experience of God. But Yeshu´a unexpectedly gains a reputation as a healer, and as the ill and the troubled flock to him, he and Magdalene are forced to make a terrible decision. This radical retelling of the greatest story ever told brings Mary Magdalene to life, not as a prostitute or demon-possessed, but as an educated woman who was truly the ´´apostle to the apostles´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000866/bk_bkot_000866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Future Has an Ancient Heart:Legacy of Caring, Sharing, Healing, and Vision from the Primordial African Mediterranean to Occupy Everywhere Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
Leadership is critical to sharing our purpose, values, and vision with the world. This book would not be complete without a clear definition of what leadership, team building, and personal development stand for in efficiently and effectively improving ourselves and our team. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Hudspeth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000048/bk_motv_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Becoming the leader that you always wanted to be may not be as difficult or farfetched as you imagined. In this guide, we identify and teach some simple, practical ways in which you can springboard your career as a leader. Whether you were born for the role, or feel like you couldn´t possibly be less fit for job, this book will help you unlock your leadership potential. Learn about the internal qualities of a leader, find your motivation for leading, and listen to the advice of some of today´s most successful leaders, all while taking these skills and techniques beyond the ideas and into the workplace. There is no better time than now to start building your confidence, sharing your vision, and asserting your ideas among your coworkers and colleagues. No matter what it is that you do with this knowledge, you will gain the power and confidence to be a strong, productive person in all areas of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087168/bk_acx0_087168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspiring audiobook from best selling Pulling Together author, John J. Murphy! Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this audiobook, we cover ten essentials. Every manager, CEO, school administrator and principal should listen to this audio. Leaders are like magnets. Their magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls and attracts or repels. Which type of magnet are you? Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame through others. This is the heart and soul of leadership - the essence of inspiring others. John J. Murphy, author of the best-selling book on teamwork, Pulling Together, follows up this best-seller with a leadership audiobook like no other. Learn the 10 essentials to inspiring others and you will find that not only are you performing better has a leader, but your team is sharing your vision and following your lead to ultimate success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001081/bk_gdan_001081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It cannot be true because it is too insane to be true! That´s what you´d probably think when you start listening to this book. But it is all true and all the events described in this book happened times ago in a colossal communist empire: the USSR also known as the Soviet Union. The unbelievable adventures and the spiritual journey of the author of this memoir book started in that country, which does not exist anymore. In most cases, the social environment and culture that shaped a man´s character, accompany him for the rest of his life. But sometimes people happen to live in an era of change, when the empire collapses, culture dies, and basic human values change drastically, like it happened in the USSR when it collapsed.This is a self-written life story of a Russian psychiatrist, a man bestowed high reflexivity and clairvoyance, who miraculously gets out of the wreckage of his former homeland and immigrates to the United States, a country with a completely different culture. A story of a man, who learns that culture, connects the dots, using his unique experience, and inevitably finds in the American culture many painfully familiar features that destroyed civilization in the world he came from. Now that he made such a discovery, he can´t but think painfully how to explain to his new countrymen that many of the things they believe in, and which they diligently implement, have already ruined the lives of their creators in a different world they´ve never lived in. The author does not claim to know the right solutions of the social issues he found. He just shares his vision and tells his life story that explains, where and how his vision have been formed. He believes that just sharing his vision and thoughts can help many people to start thinking positively and creatively and straighten their lives in many a situation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Shlenski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155488/bk_acx0_155488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspirational and heartrending memoir about Ben Breedlove, whose videos about his near-death experiences and visions of heaven went viral in 2012, written by his sister Ally Breedlove. On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove´s soul went to heaven. But it wasn´t his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven. Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard and wake surf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and co-created the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and heart condition. Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a two-part video called ´´This Is My Story,´´ in which he used flashcards to tell the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven. When he died a short while later, at the tender age of eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. The world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared. Sharing his vision of heaven was Ben´s gift to his family, and to the world. And now this is the Breedlove family´s gift to us - an in-depth look at the life and near-deaths of Ben, the strength and faith of a family, and ultimately, the hope of heaven. Do you believe in Angels or God? I do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002236/bk_peng_002236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brooklyn Italian: Remembering Williamsburg will take you on a journey back in time. To a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, called Williamsburg. From the beginning of its existence in 1638 to present day, through the rise of industry, two world wars, the Depression of the late 1920s, the rise of the mafia and the immigrants who settled there in search for a better life. In their own words, long-time residents tell their stories of a time when on summer evenings, family and friends gathered on stoops to talk about the happenings of the day or just to share a cup of coffee, when children played stick ball, jacks, and hopscotch till the street lamps came on.... When a handshake meant trust and respect was earned. They came for a better life for themselves and their children. Many enclaves with cultural differences, yet sharing one vision: to pursue the American dream. The freedom to choose, to become, to survive. While notables such as Corning Ware, Standard Oil, and Domino Sugar found Williamsburg to be a profitable place to call home, other notables were making their mark in Williamsburg as well such as the Bonanno family underboss Carmine Galante and the infamous Bugsy Siegel and Alfonse Capone. In their own words, long-time residents of Williamsburg Brooklyn share their life history in letters telling the world what it was like living during the Great Depression, WWII, poverty, and survival. As with each generation change is inevitable and it’s change that allows us to pass on the stories of the generations before, preserving the past to become an integrated part of our future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Wolken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127405/bk_acx0_127405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A significant event occurred in Jim´s life when his son was born. His son, Michael, was born weighing 3 pounds, 14 ounces. He also had several health issues that were eventually diagnosed as a growth disorder. The growth disorder had many characteristics. Most significantly, the disorder made Michael, throughout his life, smaller and slighter than most children or adults. These characteristics led to Michael looking ´´different.´´ Throughout Michael´s life, there were many experiences where he was judged, teased, and bullied because he was small. Children and adults said cruel and inappropriate things to Michael, and stares and rejections were a constant part of his life. As this situation had the potential of being very defeating to both Michael and Jim, both used the experiences they had as a way to shape who they would become and what would happen in their lives. Jim focused on developing a story to help stop bullying and harassment. He felt the need to educate students, parents, and teachers about the effects of bullying on children. ´´Big Ollie´´ is a resource for teachers and anyone who works with children. No child should be afraid to go to school. Jim Jelinske received his undergraduate degree from the University of Whitewater in Whitewater, Wisconsin, and received his master´s degree at Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has spent twenty-five years working in various capacities, primarily with children and their families. Jim´s passion has always been to help children and their families lead healthy and fulfilling lives. He has always championed those who have been treated with anything less than respect, especially children. For the last seven years, Jim has been traveling the country sharing his vision to stop bullying, harassment, violence, and disrespect to all people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012444/bk_adbl_012444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.