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Matthew McGuire

Gloucester Avenue, London United Kingdom
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  • The Language of God

  • A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
  • By: Francis S. Collins
  • Narrated by: Francis S. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious, not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Language of God a unique perspective

  • By Shaheer on 26-11-15

Fascinating point of view

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Challenges the binary Science versus God position and reopens intelligent engagement of these topics. A reasonable and rational person can follow both with out contradiction.

  • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, and others
  • Narrated by: Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, Dennis Dalton, and others
  • Length: 43 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Chris on 01-05-17

lots and lots of matrial

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-07-17

This is a great resource and has given me a glimpse into profoundly deep thoughts from 3 thousand years of grear western minds. Many of these were not known to me before. So much material! Just thinly spread; despite many hours of lectures.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • L'art de la Simplicit√© (The English Edition)

  • How to Live More with Less
  • By: Dominique Loreau
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by oriental philosophy, Dominique Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Her lifestyle rests on the principle of 'less is more' and imbues all areas of existence, from the material to the spiritual.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts Well

  • By Abigail W. on 22-11-16

personal philosophy and life choices

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

A treasure trove of reflections on how to live a good life. These are personal and not for everyone; more here for the reflective soul. I found much of value for me; articulates and affirmes many of my own practices and outlook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

  • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Mutiny. Disease. Starvation. Cannibals. From the ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, world explorers have blazed trails fraught with danger. Yet, as History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration vividly demonstrates, exploration continues to be one of humanity's deepest impulses. Across 24 lectures that unveil the process by which we came to know the far reaches of our planet, you'll witness the awe-inspiring and surprisingly interconnected tale of global exploration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and informative

  • By Peter Craig on 09-05-15

Inspirational perspective on history

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-04-17

Inspirational stories of exploration and how these explorers have shaped us. Mostly a European and Mediterranean view but Asian explorers also get their stories told.

  • Made to Stick

  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best communication books ever written

  • By Mr. R. D. Cox on 02-02-10

Brilliant advice and anecdotes

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-16

A great collection of examples and anecdotes that just about everyone can learn from to make their thoughts and ideas heard, understood and remembered.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,955

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Thoroughly enjoyable ramble through everything

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-16

If you liked 2001 a space odysse, you'll love this. The difference is this is almost all fact (I assume everything in the book can be substantiated). Sapiens is an ambitious connection if the dots of human evolution, society, rise and unfolding of civilisations into modern global economic, governmental and cultural patterns.