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  1. Ekklesia

    Ekklesia

    Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation

    Author: Ed Silvoso
    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 9.12 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.98 Member Price: $15.98 (or 4 credits)
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    It’s no secret that the Church today has lost its influence in culture. But why? With the technology, affluence, and knowledge we have today, why are we less effective than the first-century Church — which didn’t have social media or fancy buildings or professional pastors or even religious freedom? What are we missing? In these vital, eye-opening pages, best-selling author Ed Silvoso digs into Scripture, unearthing Jesus’ true design for His Church — His Ekklesia. He shows how the early Church was a radical, countercultural force of people who transformed the hostile, pagan places in which they lived. Here Dr. Silvoso shows how we, in the midst of the social, economic, political, and moral chaos in our world today, can once again become the revolutionary, transformational, life-giving Ekklesia Jesus called us to be.
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  2. The English Reformation and the Puritans Teaching Series

    The English Reformation and the Puritans Teaching Series

    Narrator: Michael Reeves
    Runtime: 4.55 Hrs. -
    Regular Price: $24.00 Member Price: $19.20 (or 4 credits)
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    *** Teaching Series *** Few stories contain heroism, betrayal, ricocheting monarchs, bold stands against repressive authorities, and redemption like this one. And fewer generations have modeled commitment to the gospel and the application of God’s Word like the Puritans of England. In this 12-part series, Dr. Michael Reeves surveys Puritan theology and the work of the Holy Spirit when the Reformation flourished in England. Major milestones of this movement underscore the Puritan’s special place in history, as they displayed spiritual wisdom and discernment still benefiting pulpits and believers today.
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  3. Culture Making

    Culture Making

    Author: Andy Crouch
    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Runtime: 11.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $11.98 (or 3 credits)
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    Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars." But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be.
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  4. A Survey of Church History Teaching Series, Part 4

    A Survey of Church History Teaching Series, Part 4

    A.D. 1600-1800

    Runtime: 4.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.00 Member Price: $19.20 (or 4 credits)
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    As the Protestant church carried the Reformation into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it faced numerous challenges from without and from within. Europe was witnessing dramatic changes as the medieval world began to give way to the modern. Having broken with the Roman Catholic Church, Protestants faced the prospect of ever-deepening division among its own members. But despite the numerous threats, the Reformed church pressed forward. In this series, join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he surveys the history of the Reformed church in the English-speaking world. You will study the Puritans from England to New England. You will also meet such notable figures as John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards, all of whom played major roles in the First Great Awakening.
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  5. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

    Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

    A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry

    Author: John Piper
    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 9.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $16.98 Member Price: $16.98 (or 4 credits)
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    In this revised and expanded edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals that includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. “We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry,” he writes. “The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God. “Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). you cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed. “The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wine- skins of professionalism.”
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  6. Slow Church

    Slow Church

    Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus

    Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
    Runtime: 6.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.98 Member Price: $10.38 (or 2 credits)
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    2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner 2014 Best Books About the Church from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Fast food. Fast cars. Fast and furious. Fast forward. Fast . . . church? The church is often idealized (or demonized) as the last bastion of a bygone era, dragging our feet as we're pulled into new moralities and new spiritualities. We guard our doctrine and our piety with great vigilance. But we often fail to notice how quickly we're capitulating, in the structures and practices of our churches, to a culture of unreflective speed, dehumanizing efficiency and dis-integrating isolationism. In the beginning, the church ate together, traveled together and shared in all facets of life. Centered as they were on Jesus, these seemingly mundane activities took on their own significance in the mission of God. In Slow Church, Chris Smith and John Pattison invite us to leave franchise faith behind and enter into the ecology, economy and ethics of the kingdom of God, where people know each other well and love one another as Christ loved the church.
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  7. How to Worship a King

    How to Worship a King

    Prepare Your Heart. Prepare Your World. Prepare The Way.

    Author: Zach Neese
    Narrator: Zach Neese
    Runtime: 9.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $11.98 (or 3 credits)
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    Worship is more than music. It is the impetus for everything we do as Christians. It is expressed through every action of our lives and helps us become more Christlike. When we learn to worship God through our life, we become better Christians, ministers, musicians, parents, and mechanics. Transform every area of your life through worship. This book unfolds a holistic view of worship so that you can experience peace, joy, and the richness of living in God’s presence. Be drawn to the heart of God as you explore answers to important questions such as: What are praise and worship, and what is my part in them? If I’m not a musician or singer, how can I be a worship leader? What does the Bible teach about how we come into the presence of God and how we lead other people into the presence of God?
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  8. Strong and Weak

    Strong and Weak

    Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing

    Author: Andy Crouch
    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 4.50 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Flourishing people are strong and weak. Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living?withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path?being both strong and weak. We see this unlikely mixture in the best leaders?people who use their authority for the benefit of others, while also showing extraordinary willingness to face and embrace suffering. We see it in Jesus, who wielded tremendous power yet also exposed himself to hunger, ridicule, torture and death. Rather than being opposites, strength and weakness are actually meant to be combined in every human life and community. Only when they come together do we find the flourishing for which we were made. With the characteristic insight, memorable stories and hopeful realism he is known for, Andy Crouch shows us how to walk this path so that the image of God can shine through us. Not just for our own good, but for the sake of others. If you want to become the kind of person whose influence leads to healthy communities, someone with the strength to be compassionate and generous, this is the book for you. Regardless of your stage or role in life, whether or not you have a position of leadership, here is a way of love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.
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  9. 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

    50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

    Narrator: James C. Lewis
    Runtime: 13.72 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.99 Member Price: $15.99 (or 4 credits)
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    We all need inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When our faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before can help lead the way to our own victories. Combining the stories of fifty of these faithful men and women, beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe offers you insight and encouragement for life's uncertain journey.
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