In this course, you will come to cherish the timeless poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Gerard Manley Hopkins is undoubtedly one of the greatest poets in the English language. Under the influence of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Hopkins became a Jesuit priest. Now celebrated as a masterful poet, he inspires people throughout the world with his words and example. Hopkins was not only a brilliant poet but also a deeply spiritual man whose works explored religious themes such as Jesuit spirituality and the presence of God in nature. Under the guidance of Fr. Joseph J. Feeney, SJ, one of the world´s leading Hopkins experts, you will come to experience the wonders of Hopkins´ work and the genius of his poetry. You will follow Hopkins´ life (1844-1889) from his upbringing in London and education at Oxford to his travels as a Jesuit throughout England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. You will study how his poetry progressed, beginning with the traditional poetry of his youth and culminating with his masterpiece, ´´The Wreck of the Deutschland,´´ which is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest odes in the English language. Fr. Feeney´s presentations of these poems are lively, passionate, and informative. You will listen to each poem aloud before studying the structures, themes, and rhythms of his sonnets and lyric poems. In exploring Gerard Manley Hopkins - the person, the priest, and the poet - you will come to see the grandeur of God fully alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Joseph J. Feeney SJ PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000279/bk_nykm_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Within You Is an Awesome Power Ready to Fulfill Your Wishes This compact edition of Florence Scovel Shinn´s classic The Game of Life and How to Play It reveals the true you. Your words and thought images are a metaphysical power that, combined with your natural intuitive insights, can bring you prosperity, love, health, and every good thing in life. In about 40 minutes, you will discover: How to receive hunches and intuitions from your higher mind. How to use affirmations for maximum results. Why you must be supremely careful in your choice of words. How to dissolve troubles by casting them on the ´´Christ within.´´ How to discover the divine design of your life. Abridged and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, this condensation of the beloved metaphysical classic can, in under an hour, set you on a dramatic and thrilling new direction in life. The Condensed Classics Library ´´40 Minutes to a New You´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mitch Horowitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001743/bk_gdan_001743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stoicism is often misunderstood merely as enduring hardship without complaint, but this is a modern misconception. The ancient Stoics had a much more complex view of life and the world. In Stoicism, we’ll look at the full story, including:The history of the ancient StoicsThe nature of good and evil, virtue and viceThe difference between the things we can control and the things we can’tLiving in the present while dealing with fears of the futureLogic and practical reasoningStoicism´s role in the development of a new state of mindStoicism´s role in the discovery of a new consciousnessHow to hold to ancient beliefs in a modern societyWe all want to live a good life. We want to do our part, enjoy life, and do some good in the world. It sounds simple - and in some sense it is - but tying the big picture to everyday life is often hard. We’re bombarded with images and stories about people who are more beautiful than us, richer than us, more famous than us. We face a world of human frailties - ours and others - that often make life difficult and unpleasant. But we get to decide who we are. We get to decide how we’re going to look at our mistakes. We get to decide how we’re going to look at the insults and injuries others inflict upon us. We get to decide what is important and what is not. In this audiobook, I explain how Stoicism is far richer and deeper than simply enduring hardship without complaint and provide a road map for applying classic Stoic principles in a modern world. My comprehensive guide is an exploration of Stoicism in clear and common language suitable for nonacademic audiences, while also providing a practical guide for living your best life. In it, you’ll learn how to prioritize the things you can control. You’ll learn how to acknowledge insult, injury, and your own past mistakes without 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Adam Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119629/bk_acx0_119629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through this timeless novel, Henry Biernacki carves images of the steppe (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan), an area often overlooked by travelers. Once Emperio changed his habitual routine, in Paris, of importing art, for one of exploration, he began to alter his life rather than accept destiny. Emperio’s appreciative outlook to experiences, without definite outcomes, arises in the novel, and his passion shapes his future. The descriptions become tangible, and the listener feels the sways of the train, touches of the wind, relishes each shared meal, and finally absorbs the steppe. Biernacki reveals the importance of the swiftly fading moments and those enduring lifetimes. ´´The essence of traveling is not so much discovering the newness of a culture; moreover, and far superior, the discovery becomes a deeper side of the individual, who takes the step to learn.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Biernacki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159882/bk_acx0_159882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From his many years on the high seas as a mariner, mate, and captain, Joseph Conrad created unique works, including Heart of Darkness, that have left an indelible mark on world literature. First published in 1899, his haunting novel Lord Jim is both a riveting sea adventure and a fascinating portrait of a unique outcast from civilization. One long evening, over cigars and brandy, the seasoned sea captain, Marlow, recalls the life of a handsome young first mate who loses his ship and his honor, but becomes a god. As his friends listen and question, the powerful and eloquent story of Lord Jim unfolds. Joseph Conrad’s novels are timeless. The images he creates in Lord Jim, of man’s struggle to maintain a balance between morality and human weakness, have been echoed in countless other novels and major motion pictures. Narrator Steven Crossley provides the perfect voice to convey both the worldly-wise Marlow and the brilliant but deeply flawed Jim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004595/bk_reco_004595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La nascita di Venere di Sandro Botticelli è un´immagine senza tempo, espressione di un senso estetico astratto, che si rifà alla mitologia per proiettarsi in una dimensione eterna. Allo stesso tempo, quest´opera è forse l´espressione più compiuta di un ambiente sociale e culturale ben definito: la Firenze degli ultimi decenni del Quattrocento. Botticelli ci immerge in una dimensione d´irrealtà e magia che si esprime attraverso un colto allegorismo e un complesso senso di poesia. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l´arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l´emozione del dipinto. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli is a timeless image, expression of an abstract sense of beauty, which draws on mythology to project in an eternal dimension. At the same time, this is perhaps the most complete expression of a social and cultural environment well defined: the Florence of the last decades of the 15th century. Botticelli plunges us into a dimension of unreality and magic that is expressed through a cultured allegory and a complex sense of poetry. The audio paintings of Area51 Publishing are a new way to know, love, and enjoy the art. Each painting is told in detail to let you know the history, discover the style and experience first-hand the excitement of the painting. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Valentina Palmieri. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000196/bk_area_000196_sample.mp3.
Gulliver´s Travels is renowned as a playful and comic children´s classic. The book itself, rather than the bowdlerized versions that have been derived from it, is a savage, rude and brilliant satire, timeless in its appeal and unerringly accurate. The images of Gulliver among the miniature Lilliputians and the giants of Brobdingnag, the crazy scientists, and the rational horses create a series of novel delights and challenging insights.For more informative lectures about this work, don´t miss A Study Guide to Gulliver´s Travels. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000170/bk_naxo_000170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sinister mushrooms growing in a dank cellar. A family´s first glimpse at Martians. A wonderful white vanilla ice-cream summer suit that changes everyone who wears it. All those images and many more are inside this book, 31 of Bradbury´s most arresting tales - timeless short fiction that ranges from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost stirrings of the heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011994/bk_reco_011994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many feel bombarded by images and experiences of broken families. This is not how God intended families to be! So often we examine the traits of unhealthy families, but Gary Chapman paints a biblical portrait of what a loving, stable family looks like. Chapman details five timeless characteristics that create a healthy family environment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Fabry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000895/bk_oasi_000895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.