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  1. Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace

    Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace

    A True Story

    Author: Debra Moerke
    Runtime: 10.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A child disappears. A foster mother faces an impossible choice. A baby's future hangs in the balance. When Deb Moerke and her husband decided to become foster parents, they never imagined how their lives would change. And never did they imagine their worst nightmare coming true: their five-year-old foster daughter, Hannah, murdered at the hands of her birth mom, Karen. The Moerkes were overwhelmed with horror and grief. And just when they didn't think they could bear any more, Deb received a phone call from Karen in prison. Facing a life sentence for Hannah's murder, she was pregnant. And Karen had an incredible request: Would Deb take her unborn baby in and love it as her own? How would you respond? Could you show God's love to someone who had hurt you and taken away everything you held dear? Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace is an unbelievable true story of faith, family, and a journey toward seemingly impossible forgiveness. A story that tests the limits of the human heart, it's ultimately a beautiful, life-affirming testament to how unconditional love and relentless obedience can transform even the darkest of nights into mornings of hope.
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  2. God in Sandals

    God in Sandals

    Runtime: 12 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This intimate biography about the human side of Jesus is an imaginative journey through the Biblical narratives of his life so that, by sharing in the experiences of those who knew him, we, too, can better understand the meaning of his coming.
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  3. Susanna Wesley

    Susanna Wesley

    The Mother of John & Charles Wesley

    Runtime: 4.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    An intelligent, strong-willed woman, Susanna Wesley suffered much in a male-dominated world while she prepared her children to succeed in it. Her fiery, independent spirit is evident as Arnold Dallimore sets the mother of Methodism within her culture and time in England. Though Samuel Wesley figures prominently in his wife's story, as do John, Charles, and the other children, the story remains fixed on Susanna. Excerpts from Susanna Wesley's letters and writings of her husband and children are included.
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  4. The Con Man's Daughter

    The Con Man's Daughter

    A Story of Lies, Desperation, and Finding God

    Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Candice Curry was a little girl, she put her hand in her father's back pocket so that she wouldn't get lost in large crowds. Little did she know that as she followed him, he was plying his trade: conning people. Her family drove stolen cars, lived in stolen houses, and shopped with stolen credit cards. Drug use was regular, as were visits from strange people who were trying to track her father down. Though she eventually cut ties with her father, Candice could not ignore the scars that were left from her childhood. This is her story, one steeped in secrets but one that, ultimately, led her to a place of forgiveness and freedom. As she struggles to understand her criminal father, as well as her own imperfect life, Candice comes to realize that we are not defined by our circumstances but rather by how we react to those circumstances. She's found peace in the knowledge that God doesn't love us because we're perfect-but because he is.
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  5. The Life of St. Augustine

    The Life of St. Augustine

    Author: F.W. Farrar
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The greatest Western philosopher for 1,000 years and with a dominant influence on the whole history of Christian theology, Augustine was born in what is now Algeria in AD 354.
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  6. The Roots of Endurance (The Swans Are Not Silent Series, Book #3)

    The Roots of Endurance (The Swans Are Not Silent Series, Book #3)

    Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce

    Author: John Piper
    Narrator: Bob Souer
    Runtime: 3.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce suffered lifelong opposition and endured for the causes of gospel truth, missionary zeal, and political justice. They found, in solid doctrine and humble joy, the tough roots for habitual tenderness in response to their adversaries-without doctrinal or moral flinching. They are examples of remarkable grace. In the third book of the Swans Are Not Silent series, bestselling author John Piper looks at the lives of these three great men and focuses on how they not only endured great opposition but did so with joy and without bitterness. Their lives exemplify how to set a pace and finish the race before us, encouraging every heart that it is possible to jump the hurdles in our paths.
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  7. The Coolness of Josh

    The Coolness of Josh

    Author: Marc Swift
    Narrator: Marc Swift
    Runtime: 4.30 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    What does it mean to really live life? Marc Swift takes us on a tender journey of unexpected twists and turns that ends in a celebration of life, even after the death of his son. This is the awesome true story of Josh, a twenty-two-year-old man who, after two suicide attempts and a traumatic revelation, is restored to the unconditional love of his father and to the happy home he never had.In this powerful narration by the author and father of Josh, The Coolness of Josh comes to life, giving you a front-row seat to his life experience. The actual tape-recorded voice of Josh is heard for a full chapter in the audiobook, revealing his heart in a telephone conversation with his father. Hearing Josh’s voice exponentially increases the power of the story. The song “I Love the Way” is included in its entirety as a bonus track at the end of the audiobook. The music also comes to life in a clever and satisfying overdub that parallels the narration of the chapter. This book represents Marc Swift’s tribute to God’s love, grace, mercy, and healing and reflects his great love for his beloved son, Joshua David Swift.
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  8. Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

    Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Nietzsche's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  9. All But Normal

    All But Normal

    Narrator: Shawn Thornton
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Growing up, Shawn Thornton's life was anything but normal-but then, so was his mother. After waking from a coma following a car crash, Beverly Thornton's once sweet and gentle disposition had been replaced by violent mood swings, profanity-laced tirades, and uncontrollable fits of rage. Inside the Thornton house, floors and countertops were piled high with dirty laundry and garbage because Bev was unable to move well enough to clean. Dinners were a Russian roulette of half-cooked meat, spoiled milk, and foods well past their expiration dates. A moment of frustration might prompt her to hurl a knife at Shawn, his brother, Troy, or their dad or to vehemently cuss them out, only to shower them with love and affection moments later as though nothing had happened. And God help the family cat! On several occasions, Bev even tried to jump out of the car on the highway while Shawn and his brother struggled to keep her inside. Yet this same woman was also a devoted Bible reader, Sunday school teacher, and friend to the elderly, poor, and marginalized wherever she went. How the same woman could be a saint one minute and a nightmare the next was a constant source of frustration for the family. Then one day, after decades of embarrassing outbursts, a surprise discovery finally helped the Thornton family come to grips with Bev's mysterious condition and bring Shawn to a startling realization that changed the course of his life forever. A heartwarming coming-of-age story, All but Normal is a powerful reminder that sometimes the "broken" people in our lives are the ones who need fixing the least.
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  10. A Prayer for Orion

    A Prayer for Orion

    A Son’s Addiction and a Mother’s Love

    Narrator: Pam Ward
    Runtime: 7.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    It’s always somebody else’s kid―until it’s yours. When Katherine James and her husband found out their son was using heroin, their responses ran the gamut: disbelief, anger, helplessness, guilt. As they struggled to come to grips with their son’s addiction and decide how best to help him, their home became a refuge for an unlikely assortment of their son’s friends, each with their own story, drawn by the simple love and acceptance they found there―“the Lost Boys,” James calls them. In this sensitive, vulnerable memoir, award-winning novelist James turns her lush prose to a new purpose: to tell her family’s story through the twists and turns of her son’s addiction, overdose, and slow recovery. The result is not just a look at the phenomenon of drug abuse in suburban America, but also a meditation on the particular anguish of loving a wayward child and clinging to a desperate trust in God’s providence through it all.
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  11. John Bunyan

    John Bunyan

    Author: John Brown
    Narrator: Nadia May
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A traveling tinker, John Bunyan accepted long imprisonment rather than give up preaching the Gospel. He explained the life of the Spirit in language the common people could understand and in pictures that stuck in the mind. When he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress, his fame spread rapidly, and within fifty years of his death, the book was reputed to be in most English homes.
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  12. George Whitefield

    George Whitefield

    God’s Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century

    Narrator: Bob Souer
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    God’s accomplishments through George Whitefield are to this day virtually unparalleled. In an era when many ministers were timid and apologetic in their preaching, he preached the gospel with aggressive zeal and undaunted courage. In the wake of his fearless preaching, revival swept across the British Isles, and the Great Awakening transformed the American colonies.
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  13. I Will Love You Forever

    I Will Love You Forever

    A True Story about Finding Life, Hope, and Healing While Caring for Hospice Babies

    Runtime: 6.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In August 2012, a baby girl was born without a right or left hemisphere of her brain. Doctors said she was essentially in a vegetative state, unable to see or hear-that there was no hope for her. Relinquished by her birth parents under the state's Safe Haven Law, this two-week-old unnamed baby girl found her way to Cori and Mark Salchert's home. Despite the infant's grim medical diagnosis, Cori knew she couldn't allow this beautiful baby girl to spend her few days on Earth alone and unloved. Cori took the baby girl home and named her Emmalynn.I Will Love You Forever reveals one woman's decades-long quest to find healing and redemption after the accidental death of her sister as a child. Since 2012, God has used hospice babies-those left to live and die without family to care for them-to mend Cori's broken heart. Bringing these fragile hospice babies into their home, Cori and her family have promised not only to hold them briefly, until their last breath on this side of heaven, but to love them forever and always. The loving actions of Cori and her family show that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.Cori's poignant story will strengthen your faith and touch your heart.
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  14. On Pills and Needles

    On Pills and Needles

    The Relentless Fight to Save My Son from Opioid Addiction

    Narrator: Traber Burns
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Rick Van Warner found himself searching abandoned buildings and dangerous streets looking for his missing son, he had no idea that the synthetic, pill-form heroin that had snared his teen was already killing so many. In the years of pain and heartache that followed as he tried to save his son from opioid addiction, Van Warner discovered what the American public is just now becoming aware of: opioids prescribed for even minor pain relief are so addictive that even a few days of use can create dependency. On Pills and Needles is a memoir that also serves as a wake-up call and crash course in opioid addiction. Through his harrowing personal story, Van Warner exposes the common causes of opioid addiction, effective and ineffective ways it has been treated, and how families can walk alongside loved ones who are dealing with the daily realities of addiction.
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  15. Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment

    Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment

    Runtime: 3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sarah Palin a hockey mom and small town mayor, thought her dream of making a difference in the male-dominated realm of Alaska politics was over when she clashed with the state chairman of her Republican Party and went head to head with the powerful Republican governor.
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