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  1. Brave Surrender

    Brave Surrender

    Let God's Love Rewrite Your Story

    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Kim Walker Smith's passionate performance of 'How He Loves' helped transform Jesus Culture into a global worship movement. Brave Surrender is the story of how Kim journeyed from a place of shame and fear to stages around the world where she boldly proclaims the unconditional love of God. Through her own story, Kim inspires us to experience true freedom and healing with Jesus. Coming from a painful childhood, Kim struggled to believe that God could heal her heart or bring any sense from her past. Yet when faced with the choice to hand her struggles over to God and receive His love in return, everything began to change. On the other side of surrender, Kim began a journey of looking at one painful memory at a time with God and exchanging her perspective for His truth - a journey in which God rewrote her story of pain into a story of redemption and hope. If you are longing to experience God more than the shame or hurts of your past, the pressures of your present, or the fear of your future, Brave Surrender offers a soul-healing path forward. As Kim learned in her own life, the first step - and the bravest step - is letting go. Once we let go of anything that gets between us and God, we are freed to take hold of the life that truly matters. As Kim writes, 'When we encounter God's love, it changes the way we see. And when we learn to see what He sees, we will never be the same again.'
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  2. Mothers of the Bible

    Mothers of the Bible

    Narrator: Connie Wetzell
    Runtime: 2.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Mothers of the Bible takes you inside the lives of twelve biblical mothers whose struggles to live with faith and courage are much like yours. Through their successes and failures alike, these women from long ago will encourage you and strengthen you in your challenging and rewarding role as a mother.
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  3. Unshaken

    Unshaken

    Rising from the Ruins of Haiti’s Hotel Montana

    Author: Dan Woolley
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    In a harrowing story of survival, Dan Woolley recounts the nearly three days he spent trapped beneath the rubble of Haiti’s collapsed Hotel Montana. He details his survival methods—including using an iPhone app to treat his life-threatening injuries, conversations with strangers buried nearby, letters to his family, and the small and large decisions he made that affected his chances of surviving the 7.0 Haiti earthquake that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
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  4. A Light So Lovely

    A Light So Lovely

    The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time

    Author: Sarah Arthur
    Runtime: 6.40 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time has captured the imagination of millions - from literary sensation to timeless classic and now a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, and Mindy Kaling. A Light so Lovely tells the story of the woman at the center of it all - her imagination, her faith, her pattern of defying categories, and what listeners today can learn from her legacy.  Best-selling and beloved author Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery winner for A Wrinkle in Time, was known the world round for her imaginative spirit and stories. She was also known to spark controversy - too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle was a complex woman whose embrace of paradox has much to say to a new generation today.  A Light so Lovely paints a vivid portrait of this enigmatic icon's spiritual legacy, starting with her inner world and expanding into fresh reflections of her writing for listeners today. Listen in on intimate interviews with L'Engle's literary contemporaries such as Philip Yancey and Luci Shaw, L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis, and influential fans such as Makoto Fujimura, Nikki Grimes, and Sarah Bessey, as they reveal new layers to the woman behind the stories we know and love. A vibrant, imaginative listen, this book pulls back the curtain to illuminate L'Engle's creative journey, her persevering faith, and the inspiring, often unexpected ways these two forces converged.  For anyone earnestly searching the space between sacred and secular, miracle and science, faith and art, come and find a kindred spirit and trusted guide in Madeleine - the Mrs. Whatsit to our Meg Murry - as she sparks our imagination anew.
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  5. Prodigal Daughter

    Prodigal Daughter

    A Family's Brave Journey through Addiction and Recovery

    Runtime: 5.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A gripping true story, Prodigal Daughter narrates a family's darkest time through addiction and their journey toward healing. Father and daughter team, Rob Koke - founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church - and Danielle pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom. Unashamed and heartwarming, Danielle shares intimately about her teenage alcohol abuse and dependence on marijuana and Adderall. She offers a rare, first-person insight into the mental and emotional effects of addiction, and what it takes to get and stay clean. Rob tells about his struggle with his daughter's addiction, dealing with its effect on their family, and the reality of what it looks like to love someone battling addiction in your own home. He explores common questions family members ask like: Why can't they just stop? Why did they turn to drugs when I gave them everything I could? Where did I go wrong? How do I help without enabling? In a raw, real-time glimpse, father and daughter reveal the vulnerable letters they shared with each other during Danielle's rehab. With transparency, Rob and Danielle disarm the shame factor, and share lessons and resources to prevent and overcome setbacks. This book is your field guide in the battle of addiction. Whether you're longing for freedom, or helping a loved one along the journey toward recovery, you're not alone. Danielle and Rob's story will challenge you with truth, equip you with strategies for the journey, and infuse your heart with hope.
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  6. The Year of Living like Jesus

    The Year of Living like Jesus

    Runtime: 9.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Evangelical pastor Ed Dobson chronicles his year of living like Jesus and obeying his teachings. Dobson’s transition from someone who follows Jesus to someone who lives like Jesus takes him into bars, inspires him to pick up hitchhikers, and deepens his understanding of suffering. As Dobson discovers, living like Jesus is quite different from what we imagine.
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  7. The Imam's Daughter

    The Imam's Daughter

    Author: Hannah Shah
    Runtime: 6.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Imam's Daughter by Hannah Shah also shines a light on contemporary Muslim culture.
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  8. Prisoner of Conscience

    Prisoner of Conscience

    Author: Frank Wolf
    Narrator: Jim Meskimen
    Runtime: 7.55 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Respected congressman and human and religious rights crusader Frank Wolf shows us what one person can do to fight injustice and relieve suffering. In Prisoner of Conscience, Wolf shares intimate stories of his adventures from the halls of political power to other dangerous places around the world, what he has learned along the way, and what you can do about it now.
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  9. Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

    Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

    My Story of Finding Hope after Domestic Abuse

    Narrator: Devon O'Day
    Runtime: 6.67 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Ruth Tucker recounts a harrowing story of abuse at the hands of her husband, a well-educated, charming preacher no less, in hope that her story would help other women caught in a cycle of domestic violence and offer a balanced biblical approach to counter such abuse for pastors and counselors. Weaving together her shocking story, stories of other women, and powerful stories of husbands who truly have demonstrated Christ's love to their wives, with reflection on biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding domestic violence, she makes a compelling case for mutuality in marriage and helps women and men become more aware of potential dangers in a doctrine of male headship.
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  10. Run the Mile You're In

    Run the Mile You're In

    Finding God in Every Step

    Author: Ryan Hall
    Runtime: 5.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Ryan Hall is an Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon (59:43). But as a kid, Ryan hated running. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. He was hooked. Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. These two truths launched Ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level. Along the way, Ryan learned how to focus on his purpose and say no to distractions, to select and strive for the right goals--goals for the heart as well as the body. With God's guidance and millions of miles pounded out on the track, Ryan discovered secrets to dealing with defeat and disappointment, enduring immense pain, building resilience, and ultimately, running as if you've already won. Now a coach, speaker, and nonprofit partner, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, and cultivate a positive mindset. Journey with Ryan as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and discover for yourself the power of a life devoted to your God-given purpose.
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  11. William Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce

    A Hero for Humanity

    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 10.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.99 Member Price: $19.99 (or 4 credits)
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    Dramatized in the major motion picture Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce is the remarkable account of how one man’s vision, courage, and relentless pursuit of justice brought freedom to thousands and changed the course of history. “That the greatest and most successful reformer in all history is almost unknown today is a crying shame. Kevin Belmonte puts this right with his inspiring study of an inspiring life.”—Dr. Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil “An excellently researched and insightfully written biography … I applaud its sound scholarship and commend its perceptive insights into a great life.”—Brian Sibley, author of C. S. Lewis: Through the Shadowlands William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity is the definitive biography of the English statesman who overcame incredible odds to bring about the end of slavery and slave trade. Called 'the wittiest man in England' by philosopher and novelist Madame de Stael, praised by Abraham Lincoln, and renowned for his oratorical genius, Wilberforce worked tirelessly to accomplish his goal. Whether you are an avid student of history, a pupil of prominent leaders of the past, or simply someone who reads for pleasure, you will love award-winning biographer Kevin Belmonte’s vivid account of the life of William Wilberforce.
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  12. Living Water

    Living Water

    Author: Brother Yun
    Narrator: Hayden Lee
    Runtime: 8.38 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The companion to the best-selling The Heavenly Man, Living Water shares the vision of one of China's most dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. Brother Yun's dramatic life story and teachings offer a message that inspires and challenges Christians to live out a passionate commitment to serve Jesus Christ.
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  13. Pieces of Glass

    Pieces of Glass

    A Moment of Tragedy, a Lifetime of Faith

    Author: Sarah Kay
    Narrator: Connie Wetzel
    Runtime: 4.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sometimes joy and grief are separated by mere moments. A last-minute run down a ski slope … a catastrophic accident … and an amazing young man is reduced to a comatose form in a hospital bed. His adoring fiancée remains to weep, pray, grieve, rage, and struggle with the jagged trauma of suffering and loss. Some questions have no answers. Some things in life just don’t make sense—including God. And yet … There is God. There is a deeper, more real faith that roots in the wasteland. There is a promise that comforts, and there is hope, and there is life. Pieces of Glass is the poignant, deeply personal chronicle of a young woman’s journey through grief. With eloquence and relentless honesty, author Sarah Kay shares the emotional ebb and flow of her own heart and spirit—and in so doing, reassures, comforts, and encourages us all.
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  14. North of Hope

    North of Hope

    A Daughter's Arctic Journey

    Narrator: Shannon Polson
    Runtime: 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This beautifully written book is for anyone who has experienced grief and is looking for new ways to understand overwhelming loss. Readers will find empathy and understanding through Polson’s journey. North of Hope is also for those who love the outdoors and find solace and healing in nature, as they experience Alaska’s wild Arctic through the author’s travels.
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  15. Chasing Grace

    Chasing Grace

    What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life

    Runtime: 3.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Five-time Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Ross shares triumphant and heartbreaking stories as she tells of her journey to becoming a world-class runner. Sanya helps readers learn how to run their best race and live their best life.
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