Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!
While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!
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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)
Read By: Scott Pollak
Timeless wisdom from a renowned theologian on living well
From the fairy godmother’s pumpkin coach to Herr Drosselmeyer’s nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. But in The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets – the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing.
In each of 16 letters – sent on the occasion of Laurence Wells’s baptism and every year thereafter – Hauerwas contemplates a specific virtue and its meaning for a child growing year by year into the Christian faith. Writing on kindness, courage, humility, joy, and more, Hauerwas distills centuries of religious thinking and decades of self-reflection into heartfelt personal epistles that are both timely and timeless.
An introduction by Samuel Wells, Laurence’s father and Hauerwas’s friend, tells the story behind these letters and offers sage insight into what a godparent is and can be.
David Bentley Hart
Read by: Eric Martin
David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of “etsi doctrina non daretur“, “as if doctrine is not given”. Reproducing the texts’ often fragmentary formulations without augmentation or correction, he has produced a pitilessly literal translation, one that captures the texts’ impenetrability and unfinished quality while awakening listeners to an uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers.
The early Christians’ sometimes raw, astonished, and halting prose challenges the idea that the New Testament affirms the kind of people we are. Hart reminds us that they were a company of extremists, radical in their rejection of the values and priorities of society not only at its most degenerate, but often at its most reasonable and decent.
“To live as the New Testament language requires,” he writes, “Christians would have to become strangers and sojourners on the earth, to have here no enduring city, to belong to a Kingdom truly not of this world. And we surely cannot do that, can we?”