Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father [Audiobook]
15 April 2018, 15:55
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 53 mins | 271.63MB
A major new biography, illuminating the great mystery of Benjamin Franklin’s faith
Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the “thorough deist” who emerges in his autobiography.
As Thomas Kidd reveals, deist writers influenced Franklin’s beliefs, to be sure, but devout Christians in his life—including George Whitefield, the era’s greatest evangelical preacher; his parents; and his beloved sister Jane—kept him tethered to the Calvinist creed of his Puritan upbringing. Based on rigorous research into Franklin’s voluminous correspondence, essays, and almanacs, this fresh assessment of a well-known figure unpacks the contradictions and conundrums faith presented in Franklin’s life.
This Is How I Save My Life [Audiobook]
14 April 2018, 09:24
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 43 mins | 185.23MB
The true story of a fiery young woman's heartwarming and hilarious journeythat takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the worldin search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers aworld of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, mostimportantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing.
When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lymedisease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurableand potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life--from the top experts in Los Angeles and theworld-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, shediscovered a possible cure--but it was highly experimental, onlyavailable in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her asit did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway andflew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure.
This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in--or doubts--the existence of miracles and the infinitepower of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.
Things That Helped: On Postpartum Depression [Audiobook]
14 April 2018, 09:22
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 5 mins | 195.48MB
Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays
Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s recovery from postpartum depression. In each essay she focuses on a separate totemic object—from photo red lips to the trans musician Anohni—to tell a story that is both deeply personal and culturally resonant. Drawing on critical theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Friedmann’s wide-ranging essays touch on class, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as motherhood, creativity, and mental illness. Occasionally confrontational, but always powerfully moving and beautifully observed, Things That Helped charts her return into the world: a slow and complex process of reassembling what depression fractured, and sometimes broke.