A Short View of the Rise and Progress of Freedom in Modern Europe:as connected with the causes which led to the French Revolution : to which is added a refutation of certain erroneous and inflammatory doctrines newly propagated Thomas Hearn
Recognized from her roles on Survivor, The View, and Fox & Friends, celebrity Elisabeth Hasselbeck presents a deeply intimate journey of faith, told through the important moments in her life.´´Point of view´´, by definition, is a particular attitude or way of considering a matter. Through her nearly two decades of broadcasting, Elisabeth learned the necessity of extracting the point of view of the person being interviewed on a particular topic or subject or experience. Doing so allows you to see issues and truths through another´s eyes. It requires a shift in perspective to see the story through their lens. In this illuminating audiobook, Elisabeth walks through the times - from her national celebrity days to her newest role as CBO (chief breakfast officer) - where she saw something differently than how God wanted her to, and the path back to his point of view was sometimes rocky but always revealing. Sometimes, God´s intentions for her were clear, yet other times, she encountered situations so uncomfortable and blurry that she could only ask for his wisdom.In this audiobook, Elisabeth welcomes you into the many different, and often divergent, points of view she has witnessed and learned from along the way. It is a journey that brought her to the ultimate point of view she discovered in the Word of God - that until she sees herself as he sees her, she is not seeing at all. As you listen through the stories here, she invites you to make the same discovery for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Karissa Vacker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006477/bk_rand_006477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Point of View:A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom Elisabeth Hasselbeck
It can be argued that one simple idea - the concept of freedom - has been the driving force of Western civilization and may be the most influential intellectual force the world has ever known. But what is freedom, exactly? These 36 engaging lectures tell the dramatic story of freedom from ancient Greece to our own day, exploring a concept so close to us we may never have considered it with the thoroughness it deserves. In exploring what freedom meant to Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, and other great historical figures, you´ll probe a range of provocative issues related to a concept we in the 21st century sometimes take for granted. What does it take to be free, to have and to hold liberty? What role do the liberal arts and the world of the intellect play in the life of a free society or a free individual? How should we understand the relationship among freedom, religion, and morality? With Professor Fears guiding and informing your thinking, you explore the birth of the idea of freedom in Greece and the story of the world´s first democracy; the status and meaning of freedom in both the Roman Republic and the Empire; the role of Christianity in that flowering of freedom, and the Christian view of the true meaning of human liberation; the debates about freedom that informed the framing and ratification of the United States Constitution; its awful testing on the battlefields of the Civil War; the struggles of free peoples against domestic injustices and foreign dictatorships during the 20th century; and the questions about freedom we still face today. 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: Rufus J. Fears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000147/bk_tcco_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alexander Domokos wrote this memoir of his years during and after the Second World War with two purposes in mind. He wanted to allow his daughter a glimpse into his past and to enlighten others about the tragedy of his homeland, Hungary. ´´I remember how impatient I was with my father when he tried to talk of his youth. I also swept aside my mother´s attempts to tell me of her tragic childhood. Many years after their deaths I was fortunate to read their letters and notes, only then realizing my irreplaceable loss: their view of the world at the turn of the century. Most of their experiences are lost to me forever. Often it is only after loss that we realize value. I would like to spare my daughter that irreplaceable loss.´´ Domokos believes that Hungary´s sufferings were due in large part to the unjust peace settlements after the First World War. ´´As Hungarians, we were driven into the arms of Hitler by the West´s indifference to our legitimate grievances....We had witnessed horrible atrocities committed by the Communists in 1919 after the First World War. Drifting into an alliance with Germany appeared at that time to be the lesser evil.´´ Even after the Second World War, Hungary underwent more suffering. ´´In 1945, while the West was basking in the glory of victory, our abandoned country began a new struggle for survival. My family´s hardship was not an exception but rather the norm in that forsaken part of Europe. For us, 1945 was not the end of the war but the beginning of a new kind of struggle.´´ Even though the West was the victor in the Second World War, Dokomos is asking that the people of the West open their hearts and look more deeply into the effects of the war. He hopes to challenge the victor´s one-sided view in seeing themselves as the sole protector of righteousness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Benjamin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000861/bk_blak_000861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chekhov´s meticulous anatomies of complicated human impulse and response, his view of what´s funny and poignant, and his clear-eyed observance of life as lived all match our own experience. This audiobook features a trilogy of interlinked stories: ´´About Truth´´, ´´Freedom´´, and ´´Love´´. Read in English, unabridged, and accompanied by orchestral music based on original compositions of Antonin Dvorak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Bollinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000010/bk_mxbo_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times best seller!A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930s - Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they´d died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. In a crucial moment, they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter, seeing through the lies and obfuscations, and then they acted on their beliefs. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West´s compass set toward freedom as its due north. It´s not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930s, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism but saw in Hitler and Mussolini ´´men we could do business with´´, if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom - that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be re 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Lurie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003132/bk_peng_003132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.