If you want to understand who Christ is, you have to begin by understanding what Jesus meant when he said in Luke 24:27, ´´And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself´´ (NIV). In Finding Jesus in the Exodus, biblical scholar Nicholas Perrin shows that the Bible´s story of the Exodus from beginning to end is filled with prophetic foretellings of the person and work of Christ: Moses as a great deliver and prophet The voice in the burning bush The Passover Lamb of God The unleavened bread The rock and pillar of cloud The red sea crossing The manna from heaven You will see all of these and more as examples of Christ in the story of the Exodus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001826/bk_hach_001826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our Sacred Honor is book six in the best-selling Luke Stone thriller series, which begins with Any Means Necessary (book one), a free download with over 500 five star reviews! After being struck by an Iran-backed terrorist attack, Israel gives Iran a 72 hour ultimatum: Clear out your military bases before we destroy them by air. Iran responds: Enter our airspace, and we will launch nuclear attacks on Israel and on all US bases in the Mid-East. With 72 hours to stop a nuclear Armageddon, there is only one man to turn to: Luke Stone. The President sends Luke on his boldest mission yet: to airdrop into Iran and find the secret location of the underground nukes, so that the US can take them out before it´s too late. In a mad race against time, Luke takes us on a roller-coaster through the chaotic and confusing terrain of Iran, as he scrambles to find their most-guarded secrets and prevent a war from destroying all mankind. Yet as one shocking twist follows another, it may, even for Luke, be too late. A political thriller with non-stop action, dramatic international settings and heart-pounding suspense, Our Sacred Honor is book six in the best-selling and critically-acclaimed Luke Stone series, an explosive new series that will leave you listening late into the night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103550/bk_acx0_103550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, A High Price offers a nuanced, definitive historical account of Israel´s bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. Beginning with the violent border disputes that emerged after Israel´s founding in 1948, Daniel Byman charts the rise of Yasser Arafat´s Fatah and leftist groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--organizations that ushered in the era of international terrorism epitomized by the 1972 hostage-taking at the Munich Olympics. Byman reveals how Israel fought these groups and others, such as Hamas, in the decades that follow, with particular attention to the grinding and painful struggle during the second intifada. Israel´s debacles in Lebanon against groups like the Lebanese Hizballah are examined in-depth, as is the country´s problematic response to Jewish terrorist groups that have struck at Arabs and Israelis seeking peace. In surveying Israel´s response to terror, the author points to the coups of shadowy Israeli intelligence services, the much-emulated use of defensive measures such as sky marshals on airplanes, and the role of controversial techniques such as targeted killings and the security barrier that separates Israel from Palestinian areas. Equally instructive are the shortcomings that have undermined Israel´s counterterrorism goals, including a disregard for long-term planning and a failure to recognize the long-term political repercussions of counterterrorism tactics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Truan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011543/bk_adbl_011543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Time to Kill is a pulse-racing thriller about Islamic terrorists bent on delivering Egypt into the hands of America´s arch enemy - Iran. In Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis´ newest thriller in the New York Times best-selling series featuring American sniper Kyle Swanson, the Sphinx, a symbol of Egypt´s ancient history and power, is blown up by terrorists. A visit to Cairo by Iran´s national soccer team ends in a bloodbath. Egyptian missiles sink an Iranian vessel in the Red Sea. The Muslim Brotherhood is on the march, working behind the scenes to provoke a war between Egypt and its powerful neighbor, Iran - a war that would certainly result in an Iranian victory. What is at stake is nothing less than total control of the Suez Canal, through which most of the world´s oil flows. Behind the coup is a sinister double agent called The Pharaoh whose goal is a fanatic Islamic regime on Israel´s borders. To avoid a direct military confrontation with Iran, the US turns to master American sniper Kyle Swanson and his team, Trident. Using ruthlessly accurate targeted kills, they go undercover to teach the Iranian leadership a lesson and prevent a war that could strangle the world´s oil supply and cause the deaths of thousands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002096/bk_aren_002096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most of the last 2,000 years, questions about the figure of Jesus have begun with the Gospels, but the Gospels themselves raise puzzling questions about both Jesus and the religious movement within which these narratives were produced. Is it possible to shape a single picture from the various accounts of his life given us by these Gospels? This far-ranging course examines not only the canonical Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John familiar to us from the New Testament, but also the many other, apocryphal narratives and literary works that have contributed to our perceptions of Jesus, Mary, and Christianity - all of which are encompassed by the word ´´Gospel.´´ In these 36 engaging lectures, you´ll discover the human Jesus that underlies many portraits we have. After introducing you to the era´s volatile mixture of Mediterranean culture, Greek ideals and realities, Roman governance, and the religion of Israel, Professor Johnson turns to the Gospels and provides close analyses of key lines of text, explanations of the significance of language and terminology, and overviews of important issues with which scholars have long grappled. You´ll learn about the different issues of faith each Gospel emphasizes, as well as the real-world logistics of spreading that faith during the early Christian era. But it is the figure addressed by the Gospels who dominates these lectures, sometimes in ways less familiar than the portrayals of Jesus we most often encounter. Beyond the portrayal in the synoptic gospels, you´ll study what the apocryphal narratives have to say about the childhood of Jesus. Among other things, you´ll also learn about the source of Roman Catholicism´s doctrine of Mary and examine the 2nd century faith of Gnosticism. 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: Luke Timothy Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000169/bk_tcco_000169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bible is the most famous book in the world, read by a countless number of Christians and others over the centuries. Even those who aren’t Christian or remotely religious can rattle off Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as the first four gospels of the New Testament, and books like ´´Genesis´´ and ´´Exodus´´ include some of the most famous stories in human history. The study of the apocryphal gospels, documents about the life or sayings of Jesus that did not become part of the New Testament, is a popular discipline among scholars that now fills several shelves of any respectable library. However, few consider the question of whether the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is ´´complete´´ and whether in antiquity there were other books besides ´´Genesis´´, the ´´Exodus´´ or ´´Judges´´, with different histories and unknown characters, that were excluded from the canon and got lost in the sands of time. Most assume the great saga of Israel, beginning with the pastoral stories of the patriarchs, the epic of the Exodus, and the conquest of the Promised Land, until the court of King David, is a compact, complete, and unique story. In its current form, it seems to start from the beginning, and as such, it was accepted by all in antiquity, but did someone in ancient Israel write other renditions?Recent archaeological and textual discoveries have revealed that literary production among the people of Israel before the life of Jesus was much more extensive and varied than previously supposed. The earliest Christian and Jewish exegetes were aware of some texts whose status was imprecise. Did the books of Tobit, Maccabees, and Judith belong to Israel´s sacred scriptures or not? What happened to certain books that are mentioned in the Bible but have not been found, such as stories about the court of King David, the Annals of Solomon, a Book of Jasher, and prominently, the Book of Wars of the Lord?There is another group of books that arouses s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127193/bk_acx0_127193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the heels of the New York Times best-selling Dead Shot comes the most thrilling installment of the Kyle Swanson series yet, in which an attempt at a new peace in the Middle East is shattered by an unknown attacker, and only Swanson can find out who´s responsible. At a 15th-century castle outside Edinburgh, Scotland, Sir Geoffrey Cornwell is brokering an unprecedented agreement. Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the Israeli foreign minister are scheduled to sign a historic peace treaty - that is until their meeting is violently interrupted by a missile strike that leaves the foreign minister of Israel dead and Cornwell and the prince injured. Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson is running covert missions in the mountains of Pakistan when he´s called away from duty. He leaves for the UK, where he thwarts another attempt on the prince of Saudi Arabia´s life. The attackers are Middle Eastern, but they aren´t working for Al Qaeda - they´re employed by foreign operatives opposed to the peace agreement and determined to claim Saudi oil reserves for themselves by whatever means necessary. Meanwhile, out of hiding and back from the dead comes Juba, one of the deadliest terrorists in the world and Kyle Swanson´s nemesis, who is determined to exact revenge on the man who nearly took his life. With scenes of tremendous suspense that span the globe, Clean Kill puts Swanson in the sights of a group whose greed and vengeance know no limits. But their deadly ambitions also bring them into his sights, which is the wrong place to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002035/bk_aren_002035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.