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  • Yuval Noah Harari

    Brought to you by Penguin. The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins. **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and...read more

  • Various

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Dracula by Bram Stoker Read by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin Over thirty hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by three A-list narrators whose performances are nothing short of electrifying. "At once terrifying and heartbreaking" raves AudioFile Magazine about Clive Hayward's Earphones award winning reading of Frankenstein that starts the collection. "Both narrators are outstanding" says AudioFile about Audie award-winner Derek Perkins and Earphones...read more

  • Thomas Boston

    Thomas Boston's Human Naturein Its Fourfold State is often regarded as one of Christian literature'sbest discourses on human nature, tracing it from its perfect beginnings inEden, through the fall of man, and on to its final state in eternity. Accordingto Boston, the four states of man are the state of innocence, in which God madehim; the state of nature, as he has unmade himself; the state of grace, ascreated in Jesus Christ; and the eternal state, as made by the Judge of All Things. Boston's remarkable insight makes this book a must-listen forChristians the world...read more

  • Andrew Murray

    Rather than accepting God's invitation to enter intohis throne room, many Christians hesitate, uncertain and ashamed, just outsidethe door. There they stand alone, foolishly ignoring the glory Christ offers ashe beckons them to his table, to his house. They accept Jesus as their redeemerbut can't seem to pass beyond the threshold of their faith, thereby missing outon the joy that awaits them in the presence of God. In Abide inChrist, Pastor Andrew Murray encourages listeners to live closer to God, incommunion and fellowship with him. These thirty-one heart-searching readingswill help listeners accept God's invitation to come closer to him and live in hisblessings and...read more

  • Taylor Downing

    A startling and vivid account of World War I, Secret Warriors uncovers how wartimecode-breaking, aeronautics, and scientific research laid the foundation for manyof the innovations of the twentieth century. World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies ofmillions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that costthe lives of many. But behind all of this an intellectual war was also beingfought between engineers, chemists, code-breakers, physicists, doctors,mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make apositive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, andin the air and, most importantly, to life at home. Secret...read more

  • Ahron Bregman

    In a move that would forever alter the map of the MiddleEast, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, and SinaiPeninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. Cursed Victory is the firstcomplete history of the war's troubled aftermath-a military occupation of thePalestinian territories that is now well into its fifth decade. Drawing onunprecedented access to high-level sources, top secret memos andnever-before-published letters, the book provides a gripping and unvarnishedchronicle of how what Israel promised would be an "enlightened occupation" quickly turned sour and the anguished diplomatic attempts to bring it to anend. Bregman sheds fresh light on critical moments...read more

  • Samuel Rutherford

    An important collection of inspiring devotionals The seventeenth-century devotional letters of SamuelRutherford, most of which were written during imprisonment for the sake of the gospel, are presented for the edification of a new generation of readers.Published more than 350 years ago, The Lettersof Samuel Rutherford have been a source of encouragement and inspirationfor Christians throughout the...read more

  • Penelope Fitzgerald

    The Blue Flower is set in theage of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of lateeighteenth-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich vonHardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gainfame as the romantic poet Novalis. Fritz seeks his father's permission to wedhis "heart's heart," his "spirit's guide"-a plain, simple child named Sophievon Kühn. It is an attachment that shocks his family and friends. Theirbrilliant young Fritz, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard? How can this be? Theirrationality of love, the transfiguration of the commonplace, the clarity ofpurpose that comes with knowing one's own fate-these are the themes of...read more

  • John Wesley

    John Wesley was an eighteenth-century preacher, theologian, and cleric who helped found the Methodist movement with his brother Charles. Arguably one of the most important Christian voices of his day, Wesley wrote in his journal on a daily basis, capturing his views, thoughts, feelings, and prayers on paper to share with the world. The journal contains fifty years’ worth of this great man’s reflections and experiences and is widely considered one of the great spiritual...read more

  • P.F. Chisholm

    Thursday, 12th October, 1592. Eighteen days after the action closes in An Air of Treason, courtier Sir Robert Carey and Carey’s surly, larcenous, and loyal henchman Henry Dodd, land sergeant of Gilsland, are back in Carlisle and the Debateable Lands—the Border country, the wild North, the land of the hot trod where the thieving, feuding reiver clans are “English when it suited, and Scots at their pleasure.” A Chorus of Innocents ushers forward Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, a married woman whom Carey adores but respects. It opens when a very pregnant young woman rides to Lady Widdrington’s tower crying that her minister husband has been murdered and she herself has been...read more

  • Paul Strathern

    Death in Florence illuminates one of the defining moments in Western history—the bloody and dramatic story of the battle for the soul of Renaissance Florence. By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de’ Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate of constantly shifting allegiances between the major Italian powers. However, in the form of Savonarola, an unprepossessing provincial monk, Lorenzo found his...read more

  • Yuval Noah Harari

    Brought to you by Penguin. **Over 1 million copies sold** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** FIRE gave us power FARMING made us hungry for more MONEY gave us purpose SCIENCE made us deadly This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. 'Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' - The Sunday Times 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species' - Bill Gates 'Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on...read more

  • Tom Holland

    Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon—his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic—with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors. Dynasty continues Rubicon’s story, opening where that book ended: with the murder of Julius Caesar. This is the period of the first and perhaps greatest Roman emperors. It’s a colorful story of rule and ruination, from the rise of Augustus to the death of Nero. Holland’s expansive history also has distinct shades of I, Claudius, with five wonderfully vivid (and in three cases,...read more

  • Jeremiah Burroughs

    The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs is classic work featuring clear and simple instructions on how to be content as a Christian. Burroughs will teach you that contentment lies in subtraction, not addition; that the workings of Christianity are nothing like what you thought them to be; and that once you have learned the way from Christ's word, you will be able to attain contentment as you never before...read more

  • James Clavell

    The sixth book in James Clavell's epic Asian Saga tells the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979-three weeks of passion, self-sacrifice, and heartbreak. When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf. "James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we've not known, stimulating, educating, questioning...a wonder of detail."-Washington...read more

  • George Müller

    Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins, and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father, and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings which we need. When he trusted in an extraordinary God, George Müller discovered endless possibilities and helped thousands of people throughout his lifetime. The Autobiography of George Müller is his inspiring journey, from his life of sin and rebellion to his eye-opening conversion to Christianity. Share his struggles and triumphs as he establishes orphan homes to care for thousands of children. Müller's unwavering...read more

  • James Clavell

    When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation'sturmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism,ambition, duplicity, heartbreak, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilotswho have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their oneobjective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf. James Clavell told the full story of the three weeksit took them to achieve this in his hugely popular bestseller Whirlwind. Here he has taken out asingle, poignant thread from that epic narrative. The result is the moving andtender love story of Erikki, the blond Finnish pilot, and his beautifulhigh-born Iranian wife,...read more

  • John Preston

    Reimagining the Sutton Hoo dig, the greatest Anglo-Saxon archaeological discovery on British soil, John Preston brilliantly dramatizes three months of intense activity on a small estate when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. In the long hot summer of 1939, Britain is preparing for war, but on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind. Mrs. Pretty, a widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As an archaeological dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find, and the...read more

  • A. N. Wilson

    From renowned historian, biographer, and novelist A.N. Wilson comes a deeply personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible. In The Book of the People, A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature, and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years: Martin Luther King was "reading the Bible" when he started the Civil Rights movement, as was Michelangelo when he painted the fresco...read more

  • Yuval Noah Harari

    Brought to you by Penguin. Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going. Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? And what does our future hold? 'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before' Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow © Yuval...read more