Manual for Men is for men who are in the arena, warriors for Christ and His Church. It is for men who battle daily for their souls and for their family. It is often a struggle to shed the sins and vices the world offers men, but it’s a battle we must fight and win.In Part I, Bishop Thomas Olmsted calls for Catholic men to step up and ´´into the breach” in service to God, their families, parishes, and wider communities. In the course of his exhortation, Olmsted unveils:How being a Christian man is far more than physical prowess or worldly powerWhy the world and the Church desperately need men - real men - to fight for them in spiritual combatThe vital importance of prayer and the sacraments in the life of every manWhy fatherhood, fully understood, is so crucial for every manThe value of devotion to a patron saint (complete with 10 manly suggestions)Most importantly, how men have the perfect model of man in Jesus Christ, and how we can follow his example.In Part II, Cook presents a treasure trove of prayers, church teachings, and writings from the saints that serve as a tremendous source of inspiration for men seeking to become better men of God. It is at once an essential guide and a profound book of prayers designed specifically for men.Now, perhaps more than ever, men need to be men. But what it means to be a man has been twisted into a pale and mangled image of true manhood. Manual for Men serves as a field guide and instruction manual for those husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers who would become real men of God - men who protect, physically and spiritually, those entrusted to them; men who sacrifice, pray, fight, love, and live by the example of Christ.There is a battle for our souls, our families, our world, and Our Lord calls us men to fight. Are you ready to answer the call? Will you accept Bishop Olmsted’s plea to engage in the battl 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148503/bk_acx0_148503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or Manual has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast. Montaigne had a copy of the Enchiridion among his books. Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher. Frederick the Great carried the book with him on all campaigns. It was a source of inspiration and encouragement to Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, in the serious illness which ended only in his death; many pages of his diaries contain passages copied from the Enchiridion. It has been studied and widely quoted by Scottish philosophers like Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson who valued Stoic moral philosophy for its reconciliation of social dependency and personal independence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Vanfleet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113467/bk_acx0_113467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In A Manual for Heartache, she describes how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find joy in the world again. She explores how to cope with life at its most difficult and overwhelming and how we can emerge from suffering forever changed but filled with hope. This is a moving, warm and uplifting book that offers solidarity and comfort to anyone going through a painful time, whatever it might be. It´s a book that will help to soothe an aching heart and assure its listeners that they´re not alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Rentzenbrink. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001102/bk_macm_001102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Humorous advice for cats, by cats. The author ´´discovered´´ the feline world´s best-kept secret in a file hidden on his mother´s computer by her cat, Cleo, and now shares it with humanity for the first time. Topics covered range from avoiding visits to the vet, to the artful display of captured prey, to getting in the way of a human trying to read anything, including this paragraph. Upon publication, Cleo denied authorship and hired a team of lawyers with their claws out, but despite her best efforts, word is spreading with over 75,000 Kindle downloads: The Cat Manual is hilarious for cat-lovers of all ages. From the author of Cave Passages and Dark Life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ray Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005143/bk_acx0_005143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Denton is behind on his rent, his phone bill, and his life. He is just about to close down his private investigation business when he finally gets a client. The job sounds like a simple one: photograph a famous self-help author with his mistress. When Harry finds him, however, the creator of Life´s Little Maintenance Manual is very alone - and very dead. Now, instead of a detective, Harry is a murder suspect. If he can´t track down the killer and clear his own name, Harry will be out of business for good.Through the voice of L.J. Ganser, the smart-mouthed detective and some of Nashville´s most colorful operators come to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003540/bk_reco_003540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to be Human: The Manual written and read by Ruby Wax with Ash Ranpura and Gelong Thubten. It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you´re on all twos and not some fossil. This should make us all the happiest species alive, yet most of us aren´t. What´s gone wrong? We´ve started treating ourselves more like machines and less like humans. We´re so used to upgrading things like our iPhones: as soon as the new one comes out, we don´t think twice, we dump it. (Many people I know are now on iWife4 or iHusband8, the motto being, if it´s new, it´s better.) We can´t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we´re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, we´ll still, fingers crossed, have our minds, which, hopefully, we´ll be able to use for things like compassion rather than chasing what´s ´better´, and if we can do that we´re on the yellow brick road to happiness. I wrote this book with a little help from a monk, who explains how the mind works and also gives some mindfulness exercises, and a neuroscientist who explains what makes us ´us´ in the brain. We answer every question you´ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, kids, the future and compassion. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you´ll need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you´ve upgraded your iPhone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001034/bk_pauk_001034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A jam-packed introduction to the iDjay application for iPad. Whether you are just beginning or thoroughly experienced, this helpful guide touches on the prominent features to brush up on your techniques! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Vennekotter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005310/bk_acx0_005310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over fifteen years of dirty secrets, shocking reveals, and all of the celebrity gossip that’s unfit to print . . . but we’re going to anyway. When Jay Z defended himself against unfair charges that he slapped a woman, when Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez got tagged by an escort agency madam, when Bill O’Reilly dissed Muslim women, and when Ruth Madoff discovered her scam artist husband, Bernie, had also been cheating on her, it all came out in the pages of Rush & Molloy, the internationally syndicated entertainment column devoured by millions. George Rush and Joanna Molloy are as dedicated to finding the juiciest scoops as they are to their long screwball romance. Together they’ve made some impressive enemies, turned down some bribes, become unlikely relationship counselors to famous star-crossed lovers, and witnessed the evolution of celebrity coverage from the twilight of Winchell to the dawn of Twitter. Part love story, part tabloid, Scandal is a rollicking memoir of fame, gossip, and two true icons of print and web journalism. Rush and Molloy have exposed, unraveled, and reported some of Hollywood’s biggest rumors, blind items, and unbelievable stories. Still, over the years, the couple has kept a few salacious tales to themselves - that is, until now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Rush, Joanna Molloy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013493/bk_adbl_013493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short ´´handbook´´, which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of its sensibility and its easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000396/bk_jimc_000396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.