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David Suchet's Questions of Faith

Length: 5 hrs
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Summary

David Suchet sets out to establish what connects three of the world's major religions - and critically what divides them - as he travels the world on a personal pilgrimage of discovery. 

Judaism, Islam and Christianity share far more in common than the abhorrent acts of extremists would ever suggest. When the roots of the three Abrahamic faiths are shared, why is it that they foster dissent, intolerance and disagreement? What unites them and what divides them? Is God a warmonger or a peacemaker? Why do some believers commit violence in God's name? 

With the help of experts and former extremists, David sets out to answer these and many other questions. 

From Jerusalem and London to New York and Northern Ireland, David investigates the motivations and twisted justifications behind religious terrorism. He reveals stories from inside high security jails and the minds of fanatics. He meets with leading scholars, survivors of extremism, reformed hate preachers and a whole host of contributors who might be able to help him get to the truth of why so much evil is justified in the name of God. 

This is the story of how religion impacts society on many fundamental levels and sets humanity against itself. 

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Absorbing and very well-informed

I've just finished listening - "binge-listening", really - to this. I listen to a lot of podcasts and audio-series these days, including a good number of other Audible Shows, and this is one of the very best (in a very high-quality field).

As someone who works in the sociology of religion, and who has taken students on fieldtrips to Jerusalem, I can testify to this being an extremely nuanced and well-informed exploration of an important and fascinating topic.

More to the point though, it's just an excellent piece of audio. Suchet is excellent, naturally. And it's beautifully produced.

Series 2 please, Audible!

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A message of despair but also hope

You can't help but be inspired by David Suchet's optimistic and sympathetic treatment of the topics and guests featured in each of the episodes in this series.

We start on a journey to find out more about the three 'so called' great monotheistic faiths, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This in and of itself makes compelling listening as often people have little understanding of what these faiths have in common. Its this starting point that then leads on to the broader issues of if peace is possible.

if you have have even as much of a passing interest in theology and faith then you will benefit greatly from this series. You'll hear stories of tragedy and hope and you'll see how all kinds of different people respond to the ideas and theologies that have greatly shaped the western and Mediterranean worlds over the last 6,000 years.

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From all sides.

As David Suchet is a Christian with a Christian mother and Jewish father he looks with insight into the 3 Abramic faiths. With comments from members of all 3 faiths against the background noise of a busy Jerusalem as well as a wealth of historical detail, it makes a thought provoking, enjoyable and interesting series. It uncovers many misconceptions of all 3 faiths that have caused so much division and heartbreak. I can heartily recommend it and David's velvet voice is the cherry on the cake!

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Well worth the time

These 30 min segments are attempts to answer questions of faith among the branches of the Abrahamic family. I loved it, and am still contemplating much of the content. You will find yourself surprised and delighted, and all the while challenged to be better.

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Fantastic

I love listening to David talk about religion. I hope that he does a part 2 follow up audio show!!

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Very interesting insight into religious history.

Very interesting. I loved the perspectives of the different religions and the vivid description of all the beauty landmarks and religious buildings.

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Interesting listen

An interesting perspective on the faiths in question and a short but sweet exploration of a number of viewpoints

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Really enjoyed this

Found this very informative and unbiased. Hopeful of peace, hope it comes soon. Well done

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Inspiring and thoughtful

I really appreciated this thoughtful examination of the three Abrahamic faiths. Rather than try to find simple answers or impose his own views, David Suchet genuinely seeks to understand the relationship between the three faiths. I really hope there is a second series. Suchet is a wonderful narrator.

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LOVED IT !

This is not my usual listen - I only listened to it because it was a free download. Politics and religion are not my usual unwind topics of choice. However I loved this series. David Suchet has such a calming voice and a non biased non judgemental approach to his work. He has a genuine respect for religion and his open mindedness oozed through to me. I learnt so much about the causes of 'holy wars' and the people that end up involved. It truly was a fabulous series that I will recommend to everyone.

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