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  1. When Changing Nothing Changes Everything

    When Changing Nothing Changes Everything

    Runtime: 5.03 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Reframing your perspective can transform your life. We often face circumstances that we cannot change―a job we are forced to keep, a relationship that did not work out, a decision we cannot take back. The stress of life can overwhelm us, and we may not see past the obstacles in our path. In the face of unwanted challenges, we may despair over our lack of control and long for an easier way out. Laurie Short offers a simple but revolutionary idea: change nothing that is around you yet still change everything about your life. With the help of four different lenses, Laurie shows how the way you see can have an impact on how you live. If you put on the right lenses, you can reframe whatever comes your way and embrace both the good and the bad, recognizing that every detail of your life is fully in God's sovereign hands. Jesus indicates the power of focus when he says, "The eye is the lamp of the body, if the eye is good then the whole body will be full of light." It's the easiest way to find lasting meaning and purpose. Change nothing, but see differently. Your perspective has more power than you think to determine the course of your life.
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  2. Life in Community

    Life in Community

    Joining Together to Display the Gospel

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 5.03 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    WHAT MAKES A COMMUNITY EXTRAORDINARY? When people live in community moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit, great things happen.  They commit to one another. They grieve together, sing together, eat, pray, and play together. They love, serve, honor, encourage, and provide for each other gladly. And they live on mission together. Hearts are healed, walls come down, and outsiders come in. No competition. No pretense. No vain conceit. Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely. It is nothing short of amazing. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Read it, live it, and join the movement: Help unleash the power of extraordinary community. 6-Week group study included.
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  3. I Will

    I Will

    Nine Habits of the Outwardly Focused Christian

    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Could you be the answer to the problems you see? Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us. Emotional. Physical. Spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are these problems for our pastors to address or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last? Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer answer these questions by offering nine simple traits that all church members can incorporate into your life no matter your background, stage of life, or sense of capability. You can do it. Now it's time to just stand up and say you will!
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  4. Messy Beautiful Friendship

    Messy Beautiful Friendship

    Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships

    Runtime: 5.62 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women- what's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships- how to make and deepen friendships - how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts- how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends- and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendshipWith stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.
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  5. Chazown, Revised and Updated Edition

    Chazown, Revised and Updated Edition

    Discover and Pursue God's Purpose for Your Life

    Narrator: Jim Denison
    Runtime: 5.42 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    You Can’t Really Live Without It “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, kjv) Tired of living half a life—or even a waking nightmare? Struggling to find meaning in a job you don’t like? Facing graduation or mid-life changes in a faltering economy? Wishing you could rekindle a dream you gave up long ago? It’s time to get your vision checked! In this practical, energizing guide, pastor and author Craig Groeschel shows how to live life fully by finding, naming, and achieving your unique, God-given goal. The secret: knowing your chazown, a Hebrew word for “vision,” “dream,” or “revelation.”  You’ll see how to identify your chazown by taking a fresh look at your core values, spiritual gifts, and experiences. You’ll understand the big picture—and the vital details. In this book—now newly revised and updated—you’ll find . . . ·         A brand new introduction ·         Step-by-step instructions to uncover your chazown·         Personal stories that show the principles at work·         “You’re the Author” activities to help you apply what you’re learning·         “Key Thoughts” that capture and make it easy to remember crucial concepts·          A lively, thought-provoking study guide for individuals or groups “Is something missing from your life? Are you aware that God has more for you? Seek Him. He will give you a chazown. And not just any, but one that is tailored specifically for you.”—Craig GroeschelHard to Pronounce, Easy to Discover Chazown (kha-ZONE) is the Hebrew word for the dream, revelation, or vision God was thinking about when he made you. You’re one of a kind, placed on earth with a plan that’s yours alone to carry out. God isn’t hiding it. He wants you to know and embrace it! Fulfilling your chazown is one of the most enjoyable, rewarding things you’ll ever do—because the blueprint is customized by your architect, the One who knows you best. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy though, which is why author Craig Groeschel provides plenty of battle-tested ways to stay on course. Why waste another day aiming for the wrong target—or none at all? Take your first steps toward pursuing God’s chazown for you!
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  6. A Trip Around the Sun

    A Trip Around the Sun

    Turning Your Everyday Life into the Adventure of a Lifetime

    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    What happens when we take Jesus at his word when he says, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full?" New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson and his mentor Richard Foth have done just that with their lives--and in A Trip around the Sun, they show readers how they too can experience their life and faith as the ultimate adventure. In a fun, storytelling style, Mark and Dick challenge readers to shake off fear, dream big, and quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. The accumulated wisdom from their combined 117 trips around the sun radiates from every heartfelt page, invigorating those of us who have found ourselves stuck in a rut dug by our sense of duty and our fear of the unknown. Anyone who wants to grab life and squeeze every ounce of joy out of it will be inspired by this unapologetic celebration of the life Jesus died to give us.
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  7. This Changes Everything

    This Changes Everything

    How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

    Narrator: Susan Hanfield
    Runtime: 4.63 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The teen years have been hijacked—by fashion, music, movies, and games; by the pressures of school, peers, and society; and by superficial expectations set by the world. But there is something more glorious than all these influences that has the power to change the life of a teenager: the gospel. Writtenby a teenager for teenagers, This Changes Everything is a deeply theological yet practical and accessible book on how the gospel radically transforms every aspect of the teen years, including pursuing relationships, managing time, combating personal sin, and cultivating healthy habits. In a culture awash with low expectations for young people, this book exhorts teenagers to embrace a gospel-centered perspective on their lives and pursue wholehearted devotion to Christ now.
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  8. Alive in Him

    Alive in Him

    How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything

    Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman
    Runtime: 5.40 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    God’s grand plan for the redemption of creation has been in motion since before time began. The book of Ephesians lays out this glorious vision, highlighting the coming of Christ’s kingdom on earth—a kingdom that will soon arrive in full. In Alive in Him, Gloria Furman leads us deep into the biblical text, exploring the main themes in Ephesians and showing us how the blessings we have received in Christ empower us to walk in a new way. Designed to be read alongside the biblical text, Alive in Him draws us into the plotline of Scripture, directing our gaze to the love of Jesus Christ—a love that has the power to transform how we live.
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  9. More Than Rivals

    More Than Rivals

    A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White

    Author: Ken Abraham
    Narrator: Roscoe Orman
    Runtime: 10.8 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era By 1970, racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin, Tennessee. Desegregation had emotions running high. The town was a powder keg ready to erupt. But it was also on the verge of something incredible. Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon were boys growing up on opposite sides of the tracks who shared a passion for basketball. They knew the barriers that divided them--some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart--but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill entered the rigors of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. What happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill--and transform their town. Readers will love this fast-paced true story of courage, determination, character, and forgiveness.
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