Luther was not a pious bore. He was a real man and at times an earthy man who was brash and bold. In the politically correct world of today, some might have trouble with him. He did not speak for sound bites. Through this audiobook you will have an intimate look into his world and mind. There are things you will respect and things you will admire. This look will let Luther be Luther. This is what you would have heard if you were invited into the Luther house in Wittenberg, Germany. Katherine, his wife, brewed his beer. Luther is not the kind of man that would have a cry if you did not like him. He knew who he was and spoke with confidence. He won the hearts and minds of Wittenberg, even Duke Fredrick, then Germany and the world. Table conversation was filled with challenging ideas. This is considered Luther's finest work of thought. What do you think about the freedom of the human will? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Scheuller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088598/bk_acx0_088598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A family's story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people. Growing up in the safety of England, far away from his family's past, Jonathan Wittenberg had never asked too many questions about his ancestors, although his father had told him Hitler had murdered millions of people and turned thousands of them into bars of soap, including several of Jonathon's relatives. On a burning June day in Jerusalem, Jonathan, now a rabbi, and his family bury his aunt Steffi in the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Afterwards Jonathan discovers a plain linen bag, nestled for years in a suitcase on her balcony, which delves him into his family history. Through the wartime correspondence of his great-grandmother, Regina; and his great aunts and uncles, Sophie, Trude and Alfred, Jonathan weaves together the strands of an ancient rabbinical family with the history of Europe during the Second World War. My Dear Ones takes us on a tumultuous journey throughout Europe and the United States and tells the moving story of a family whose lives hang by a silken thread but whose faith in God remains unshakeable throughout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Wittenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002408/bk_hcuk_002408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although many books on Gettysburg have addressed the role played by Brig. Gen. John Buford and his First Cavalry Division troops, there is not a single book-length study devoted entirely to the critical delaying actions waged by Buford and his dismounted troopers and his horse artillerists on the morning of July 1, 1863. Award-winning Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg rectifies this glaring oversight with The Devil’s to Pay.This comprehensive tactical study examines the role Buford and his horse soldiers played from June 29 through July 2, 1863, including the important actions that saved the shattered remnants of the first and 11th Corps. Wittenberg relies upon scores of rare primary sources, including many that have never before been used, to paint a detailed picture of the critical role the quiet, and modest cavalryman known to his men as “Honest John” or “Old Steadfast” played at Gettysburg.The Devil’s to Pay also includes a detailed walking and driving tour of pertinent sites, complete with GPS coordinates. Three appendices address the nature of Buford’s defense at Gettysburg, whether his troopers were armed with repeating weapons, and whether a feint by his men late in the day caused the Confederate infantry to form “squares” (a Napoleonic defensive tactic). Finally, The Devil’s to Pay is a must-have for Gettysburg enthusiasts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153308/bk_acx0_153308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three 'witness' insights into history. In That Door by Elizabeth Kuti (read by Eleanor Bron), it is Wittenberg, 1517 and Brother Martin meets the indomitable Frau Sprenger. In Nothing but Blue Skies by Dominic Power (read by Elizabeth Mastrantonio), Katherine Rudd, now 97, recalls events on the night of the Roswell incident in New Mexico, 1947. In Permanent Wave by Ian Sansom (read by Maggie Stead), what might Margaret Thatcher's hairdresser have witnessed in the lead up to her exit from Downing Street? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eleanor Bron, Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Maggie Stead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007071/bk_bbcw_007071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dog's guide to life - how to be a kinder, compassionate, more mindful and wiser human. Anyone who has ever fallen hopelessly in love with a dog will know dogs have the capacity to love us back unconditionally, welcome us home with unbridled excitement, forgive us endlessly for our impatience, comfort us when we're feeling low - and then play games with wholehearted contentment, bringing endless joy to our lives. Dogs' sheer zest for embracing life in all its fullness is something we humans can only marvel at. But can our dogs teach us to approach life in this full, Technicolor way too? How to love and care for one another with unconditional acceptance; how to be fully present in someone's company; how to be more mindful of the beauty of the natural world around us; how to comfort each other when we're grieving or afraid; and how to let excitement and joy bubble over in our hearts. Dogs do all these things instinctively and more naturally than their human friends - yet they love us just the same. And in this charming and entertaining story of his beloved canine companion, Jonathan Wittenberg shares with dog lovers everywhere his inability to resist the big, brown-eyed look which says, 'I'll melt your heart if you even think of going out without me' to the security he feels on a 20-mile trek across the bleak Scottish Highlands with not a soul for a friend but his collie - and everything else he's learned along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Wittenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001243/bk_hodd_001243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How have Christian theologies of religious superiority underwritten ideologies of white supremacy in the United States? According to Hill Fletcher, the tendency of Christians to view themselves as the "chosen ones" has often been translated into racial categories as well. In other words, Christian supremacy has historically lent itself to white supremacy, with disastrous consequences.How might we start to disentangle the two? Hill Fletcher proposes strategies that will help foster racial healing in America, the first of which is to demand of white Christians that they accept their responsibility for racist policies and structural discrimination in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anita Wittenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132264/bk_acx0_132264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year 2017 is the 500th-year anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany - the event that marked the beginning of the Reformation and the end of unified Christianity. For Catholics, it was an unjustified rebellion by the heterodox; for Protestants, the release of true and purified Christianity from centuries-old enslavement to corruption, idolatry, and error. So what is the truth about the Reformation? To mark the 500th anniversary, historian Benjamin Wiker gives us The Reformation 500 Years Later, a straightforward account that rejects the common distortions of Catholic, Protestant, Marxist, Freudian, or secularist retellings of this world-changing event. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010279/bk_blak_010279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2014, Eric J. Wittenberg published The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and Walking Tour, an award-winning study of Union cavalry delaying actions at Gettysburg. Fast-forward four years to 2018 and Wittenberg’s latest release, a companion Western Theater study entitled Holding the Line on the River of Death: Union Mounted Forces at Chickamauga, September 18, 1863. This volume focuses on the two important delaying actions conducted by mounted Union soldiers at Reed’s and Alexander’s bridges on the first day of Chickamauga. A cavalry brigade under Col. Robert H. G. Minty and Col. John T. Wilder’s legendary “Lightning Brigade” of mounted infantry made stout stands at a pair of chokepoints crossing Chickamauga Creek. Minty’s small cavalry brigade held off nearly 10 times its number on September 18 by designing and implementing a textbook example of a delaying action. Their dramatic and outstanding efforts threw Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg’s entire battle plan off its timetable by delaying his army’s advance for an entire day. That delay cost Bragg’s army the initiative at Chickamauga. Wittenberg brings his expertise with Civil War cavalry operations to bear with vivid and insightful descriptions of the fighting and places the actions in their full and proper historic context. This thoroughly researched and well-written book includes three appendices - two orders of battle and a discussion of the historic context of some of the tactics employed by the Union mounted force on September 18, and an epilogue on how the War Department and National Park Service have remembered these events. It also includes a detailed walking and driving tour complete with the GPS coordinates, a trademark of Wittenberg’s recent works. Complete with more than 60 photos and 15 maps by master cartographer Mark Anderson Moore, Holding the Line on the River of Death: Union Mounted Forces at Chickamauga, September 18, 1863 will be 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146215/bk_acx0_146215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Martin Luther is arguably one of the most influential people in the past millennium. He is perhaps most notably recognized for nailing the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church, effectively initiating what is now Christian Protestantism. Luther was radical, wittily sarcastic, and rebellious against the traditional establishments of the Church. Whatever Luther could do to progress and defend Scripture, he did, even at the risk of his life. He is often referred to as the "Great Reformer" and the father of Lutheranism. His devotion and passion for the word of God would become his driving force. He would face ridicule, opposition, and, at times, daily death-threats, yet his grasp on the word of God would ultimately preserve him for a lifetime of far-reaching accomplishment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence D. Yaklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110380/bk_acx0_110380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.