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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Insight into the dynamics behind social media.

I always felt/thought there was something slightly bizarre about the recent phenomenon of social media and it's almost whole sale use and acceptance. This book has helped me understanding the, almost hiddern, economic and psychological mechanism which has propelled social media to the center stage of society. We give our data (both factual and behavioural) and attention to social media platforms for free. They sell this data. For example Facebook has a yearly revenue of around 7billion. Our data and attention is there for used for financial or political gains by social media platforms, political lobiests and business that use your data for targeted advertising. Is there however a net gain for the individual and society who 'use/used by' these 'free' platforms?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Helpful insights

Although rather long I enjoyed hearing Guardini's thoughts. I felt like I was taking a wonder through the gospels with someone who knew them well. I was enthused by his passion for sharing the Good News, which has nourished, informed and directed his life.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-18

Insightful, encouraging and scriptural

As a seminarian I found this both challenging and encouraging. Being dyslexic I am also greatful that much of Dr Hahn's work is in audio format.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-17

Mary out most valuable aid and Mother

I am looking to increase my devotion to Mary to deepen my relationship with Christ so that I may become a more effective instruments of Grace, for the Glory of God and the good of myself and neighborhood. I found this book helpful in this endeavour.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-17

A refreshing look at the best story ever told.

Dr Pitre illustrates how being familiar with the thoughts and customs of a 1st century Jew's we are able to explore with greater depth and awe the beautiful and transformative messages of Jesus Christ.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Didn't want it to end

The book managed to be a great story, with engaging characters while at the same time giving a social and historic insight to leprosy.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Another good book giving an insight to the divine

Scott Hahn has again reminded me of the inexcusable riches, beauty and wisdom of Gods love. Which he eloquently and effectively tells us can be found in the bible narrative (Gods love for his people and his desire to call them home) and the sacraments - most profoundly in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If you pray please say a pray for me in my training to be a Catholic priest - the call is great but I am weak, thank yoy.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-16

Entertaining

First Jeeves book I have read. I didn’t find it a laugh a minute but it was entertaining. I listed to the majority of it as I drove up to Scotland and like Jeeve himself the book made a pleasant companion.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-16

Great insight well presented

Think this book was helpful in getting me to think about my faith and put things into prospective.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-16

Engaging and entertaining.

Great topic taught by a gifted teacher. I now have a much better understanding of Plato and his over all theme and approach.

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