Discover some of the most fascinating early Christian texts. What are the apocryphal gospels? Purporting to fill in the missing pieces of Jesus' life story, these books are often the subject of popular discussion and heated debates. Few, however, truly understand their context and meaning. In The Apocryphal Gospels: Exploring the Lost Books of the Bible, you have the opportunity to explore these gripping texts with one of Catholicism's great scholars. These 12 erudite lectures will shed light upon the early Christian community and how they responded to questions that could not be found in the canonical New Testament. Under the guidance of Fr. Bert Buby, you will explore the most important non-canonical gospels and the controversies that surround them. As you will come to understand, the apocryphal gospels display the great diversity among the churches in the early centuries of Christianity. While exploring such texts as the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and early Gnostic books, you will gain a powerful glimpse into the beliefs of first followers of Christ. Just like the ancient writers of the apocryphal gospels, believers today are fascinated by the life of Christ. Take this adventure through the intriguing stories that influenced the founders of the Christian faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bertrand A. Buby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000042/bk_nykm_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how we got the books of the Bible. There were prophets who proved they were from God by performing miracles and making localized predictions with 100 percent accuracy. Their long range predictions were then recorded in the 66 books of the Bible. We can know this for a fact because over 50 of those long range prophecies have come to pass since the nation of Israel was reborn in AD 1948. The ancient church fathers teach the Gnostic gospels were demonically inspired. They contain no prophecy, and their teachings contradict the teachings of the prophetically proven word of God. In some cases, the church fathers record which cults wrote which gnostic books and why they are to be considered heresy. The demonic Gnostic gospels teach reincarnation, that there are multiple gods, and that humans are divine. They teach that the use of sorcery is imperative for salvation. The Bible clearly teaches that there is only one God. We do not have a spark of God in us, nor are we evolving into gods. It also teaches that the use of sorcery is a sin that will damn people to an eternal hell, and that everyone will die only once, physically resurrect, and be judged. The Gnostic gospels are summarized in their own chapters showing why these are truly demonic gospels! Brought to you by Biblefacts Ministries, www.biblefacts.org. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153985/bk_acx0_153985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Viewed together, the synoptic gospels tell one of the greatest stories ever written. In this brilliantly taught course, you will gain a profound understanding of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Derived from the Greek work synopsis ("summary"), the term "synoptic" refers to the first three New Testament books, which record many of the same events and parables. The "synoptic problem", or the speculation around the exact literary relationship among the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, remains one of the most fascinating topics in literary history. As with any literary work, you have to study the context out of which the gospels emerged to arrive at a fuller understanding of the stories they tell. In The Synoptic Gospels: A Bible Study on Matthew, Mark, and Luke, a comprehensive audio course, Fr. William Burton, OFM, breaks down the first three gospels for an astute audience. Carefully situating each in its historical and cultural context, Fr. Burton gives you fresh insights into the similarities and differences across their accounts of Jesus's life and ministry. Under his guidance, you will dissect the chronology and authorship of the gospels,the religious milieus in which the evangelists wrote, and issues of translation over time. By way of conclusion, you will ask why the fourth gospel, John, marks such a radical departure from the earlier three. Unravel the mysteries of the Gospels and gain new insights into Christ’s mission as you embark on this engaging exploration of how the synoptic gospels came into being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William L. Burton, O.F.M.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000831/bk_nykm_000831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of the life of Jesus of Nazareth is told in the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The word "gospel" comes from old English, and means the "good story".The Gospels portray Jesus as both a healer and a teacher. They describe him performing miracles and they tell his words. The men who wrote these books believed that Jesus was the Messiah: the great leader promised in the ancient Jewish prophesies of the Old Testament. They said that he was the Son of God, that he died on the cross to redeem the sins of mankind, and that he rose from the dead after his crucifixion.Today Jesus' message of love and forgiveness, and the drama of his life, continues to inspire people to find new ways in which to tell the "good story".This version of The Story of Jesus is read by a British narrator, Teresa Gallagher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teresa Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000316/bk_naxo_000316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gospels provide a profound path for spiritual growth. You are invited to follow that path. Through this special 18-lecture course, explore a powerful four-fold ancient pattern found throughout life, Christian worship, and many revered spiritual exercises. This pattern appears to underlie the choice of four Gospels and their sequencing into the three-year Sunday reading cycles. The four Gospels, when read through this lens, move beyond separate accounts of Jesus to become a seamless spiritual guide for daily life. In this course the words of Scripture that we know so well come alive in fresh and enriching ways. Each Gospel is explored as the answer to one of life's four great questions, matched to the particular spiritual dilemma of the early Christian community for which that Gospel was originally written. Follow internationally celebrated author and Catholic educator Dr. Shaia on a path to an enriching understanding of the Bible's most frequently read books as well as a deeper spiritual connection to the church's traditional seasons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander J. Shaia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000230/bk_nykm_000230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first four books of the New Testament from the New International Version 2011 translation. All four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - from the New Testament of the Holy Bible, using the New International Version 2011 translation, read by Poirot actor, David Suchet. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying index to books and chapters will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Suchet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000589/bk_hodd_000589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of the life of Jesus of Nazareth is told in the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The word "gospel" comes from old English, and means the "good story". The Gospels portray Jesus as both a healer and a teacher. They describe him performing miracles and they tell his words. The men who wrote these books believed that Jesus was the Messiah: the great leader promised in the ancient Jewish prophesies of the Old Testament. They said that he was the Son of God, that he died on the cross to redeem the sins of mankind, and that he rose from the dead after his crucifixion. Today Jesus' message of love and forgiveness, and the drama of his life, continues to inspire people to find new ways in which to tell the "good story". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerry Shale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000315/bk_naxo_000315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Four Portraits, One Jesus: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject, as well as relevant material from other sources.To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark L. Strauss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001635/bk_zond_001635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of inspired writings (originally in Greek) about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the apostles, and other followers of Jesus Christ.The New Testament is commonly divided into the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, Paul’s epistles, the general epistles, and the book of Revelation.The four Gospels - the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - are accounts of the life of Christ. The Book of Acts records the history of the Church and the apostles, especially Paul’s missionary travels, after Christ’s death. Paul’s letters give instruction to Church leaders and members. The other letters were written by other apostles and give additional counsel to the early Saints. The Book of Revelation, which was written by the Apostle John, contains mostly prophecies pertaining to the last days.Authorized King James Version (KJV). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Various Narrators. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143357/bk_acx0_143357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.