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  1. Unveiling Grace

    Unveiling Grace

    The Story of How We Found Our Way out of the Mormon Church

    Runtime: 9.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    From a rare insider's point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are 'wooing our country' with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.
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  2. Running for My Life

    Running for My Life

    One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

    Author: Lopez Lomong
    Narrator: Brandon Hirsch
    Runtime: 6.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.
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  3. Strange Glory

    Strange Glory

    A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Narrator: Paul Hecht
    Runtime: 19.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon.
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  4. Unorthodox

    Unorthodox

    Narrator: Rachel Botchan
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In this captivating memoir, Deborah Feldman takes listeners on an eye-opening journey into Orthodox Jewish culture. Raised in the suffocating world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Feldman was told what to read and who she was allowed to talk to. Married off at 17, she suffered from anxiety and was shamed by an inability to please her older husband. But after giving birth to a son at age 19, Feldman realized it was time to tear up her roots and make her own path in life.
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  5. 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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  6. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard

    A Single Life

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 8.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Discover a new understanding of Kierkegaard’s thought and his life, a story filled with romance, betrayal, humor, and riots. Kierkegaard, like Einstein and Freud, is one of those geniuses whose ideas permeate the culture and shape our world even when relatively few people have read their works. That lack of familiarity with the real Kierkegaard is about to change This lucid new biography by scholar Stephen Backhouse presents the genius as well as the acutely sensitive man behind the brilliant books. Scholarly and accessible, Kierkegaard: A Single Life introduces his many guises—the thinker, the lover, the recluse, the writer, the controversialist—in prose so compelling it reads like a novel. One chapter examines Kierkegaard’s influence on our greatest cultural icons—Kafka, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Camus, and Martin Luther King Jr., to name only a few. A useful appendix presents an overview of each of Kierkegaard’s works, for the scholar and lay reader alike.
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  7. William Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce

    A Hero for Humanity

    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 10.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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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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  8. Where the Wind Leads

    Where the Wind Leads

    A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption

    Author: Vinh Chung
    Narrator: Josh Aaron
    Runtime: 10.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Through a series of miraculous events, a Chinese family, living in Vietnam, joins the ranks of "boat people"and overcomes oppressive struggles to raise its children in the foreign culture of America.
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  9. The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

    The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

    Narrator: Jaimee Paul
    Runtime: 8.17 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This story is not about avoiding death. It’s about living life. Immerse yourself in the amazing story of Edie Littlefield Sundby, who, after being told she had only 3 months to live, survived 79 rounds of chemotherapy, radical liver and lung surgeries, and then walked 800 miles along the California Mission Trail, averaging 14 miles a day, and stopping at life-giving missions to revive her body and her soul. When she finished she yearned to walk the mission trail from its start – in Mexico. But no one had traversed that trail in 250 years. As you will learn in the pages of this book, Edie doesn’t care about what some deem impossible. It is that spirit that has allowed her to live, despite the odds. With fading strength and only one lung, she walked another 800 miles through the rugged mountains and deserts of Baja Mexico to the California border. In a walk of triumph, of harrowing adventure, and of spiritual enlightenment, she carried her mortality in every step and in the process opened up a profound communion with God and his creation, and the true meaning of life. And all of this with a terminal cancer that was chasing her every step of the way. It still is, and she continues to walk with it every day. For me, walking is a transcendent physical, emotional, and spiritual experience, like dancing. "If I can move, I am not sick.” That is my alternate reality. And I believe with all my will in that reality. So when cancer strikes again and again, I walk to stay alive. Life is the greatest adventure there is. Why stop our adventuring because someone says the end might be near? For those who crave a spirit of adventure, who ache like Edie to know what our bodies and spirits are truly capable of, this book is a must-read. A true testament to faith, courage, and the power of hope.
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  10. Por los ojos de mi padre

    Por los ojos de mi padre

    Narrator: Eduardo Blancas
    Runtime: 12.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Billy Graham, el amado evangelista y respetado hombre de Dios, nunca dudó de su propósito en la vida: ayudar a las personas a tener una relación personal con Dios a través del conocimiento salvador de Jesucristo. Ese fue un llamado que creció cada vez más en intensidad y Billy lo aceptó por completo durante su ministerio activo y más allá de este. No obstante, al igual que muchos otros hombres, él se dedicó también al llamado igualmente valioso de ser un esposo y padre amoroso. Aunque la mayoría de la gente conocía a Billy Graham como una leyenda viviente, Frankin Graham lo conoció como su papá. Y aunque las generaciones actuales y futuras llegarán a sus propias conclusiones acerca de Billy Graham y el legado de su entrega a Cristo, nadie puede abordar el tema con más detalles y con toda la seriedad del caso que un hijo que se crio a la sombra de la vida de su padre y del ejemplo de su amor. «Mi padre dejó un testimonio de Dios», explica Franklin, «y una herencia que no quedará enterrada en una tumba, sino que seguirá guiando a la gente a su destino celestial. El Señor le dirá a él y a todos los que le sirven con obediencia: “Bien, buen siervo y fiel” (Mateo 25.21)». Este libro relata la notable vida de Billy no como la historia de un gigante espiritual, sino de la forma en que Franklin siempre lo ha visto: a través de los ojos de su padre.
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  11. The Shot Caller

    The Shot Caller

    A Latino Gangbanger's Miraculous Escape from a Life of Violence to a New Life in Christ

    Narrator: Bob Borquez
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “This is a story of a tough young man who lost his way, and of a loving God who never forgot him, no matter where he was.” — Nicky Cruz, bestselling author of Run Baby Run The son of El Salvadorian immigrants, Casey Diaz was brought to Los Angeles at the age of two. An abusive, impoverished family life propelled Casey at only eleven years of age into the Rockwood Street Locos gang. Casey was willing to do anything to be number one, but years of chasing rival gang members led to a dramatic ambush and arrest by the LAPD. At just sixteen, Casey was sentenced to more than twelve years in solitary confinement in California’s toughest prison as one of the state’s most violent offenders. He thought his life was over. Yet, when a determined elderly woman paid Casey a visit, a whole new world of possibilities began to unfold. Casey scoffed as she quietly insisted God was going to use him. As the days in solitary wore on, Casey realized Someone else was calling the shots. What happened next can only be described as a miracle. Perfect for: People who believe they’re too far gone Parents who want to keep their kids out of gangs – what are the warning signs Social workers who interact with at-risk youth Those looking for a gritty, informed perspective on LA street gangs and gang culture A visceral insider’s look at the violent world of gangs and prison life, The Shot Caller is a remarkable demonstration of God’s reckless, unending grace and His desire to reach even the worst of sinners—no matter where they are.
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  12. La última palabra

    La última palabra

    La salida milagrosa de un pandillero latino de una vida de violencia a una nueva vida en Cristo

    Author: Casey Diaz
    Narrator: Miguel Borda
    Runtime: 6.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Este libro es un crudo relato autobiográfico que se asemeja al bestseller internacional La cruz y el puñal. Casey Díaz llegó a este país cuando tenía dos años, siendo el hijo mayor de inmigrantes salvadoreños que se establecieron en los suburbios del centro de Los Ángeles en la década de 1970. Un padre abusivo que golpeaba constantemente a su madre arrastró a Casey a las pandillas callejeras a la edad de once años. Escaló rápidamente dentro de los Rockwood Street Locos y participó en invasiones a hogares, robo de automóviles y en el apuñalamiento de sus rivales, muchas veces con tan solo un destornillador o un cuchillo. A los dieciséis fue arrestado y sentenciado a casi trece años en una prisión estatal por asesinato en segundo grado, y recibió cincuenta y dos cargos por robo. Al cabo de dos años fue enviado a la Prisión Estatal de New Folsom y puesto en confinamiento solitario durante veintitrés horas al día. Cuando una mujer mayor de color, que servía en el ministerio carcelario, se acerca a su celda y le dice que Jesús lo ama y que Dios lo va a usar algún día, Casey se burla de ella. Entonces, un día ocurre un hecho milagroso en su celda. Al igual que una película, ve su vida “proyectada” en la pared de la celda. Se ve a sí mismo como un pequeño niño en su antiguo barrio, y luego observa sus primeros días en las escenas de las bandas, hechos que solo él podía recordar. Luego ve a un hombre de pelo largo que carga una cruz, y una multitud que le grita. Él es clavado en la cruz y colocado entre otros dos condenados a muerte. El hombre de la cruz lo mira y le dice: “Estoy haciendo esto por ti”.
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  13. Nerves of Steel

    Nerves of Steel

    How I Followed My Dreams, Earned My Wings, and Faced My Greatest Challenge

    Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Nerves of Steel is the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults’s remarkable life—from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navy’s first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people. Tammie Jo Shults has spent her entire life loving the skies. Though the odds were against her, she became one of the few female fighter pilots in the Navy. In 1994, after serving her country honorably for eight years, Tammie Jo left the Navy and joined Southwest Airlines in the early 1990’s. On April 17, 2018, Tammie Jo was called to service once again. Twenty minutes into a routine domestic flight, Captain Shults was faced with the unthinkable—a catastrophic engine failure in the Boeing 737 caused an explosion that severed hydraulic and fuel lines, tearing away sections of the plane, puncturing a window, and taking a woman’s life. Captain Shults and her first officer, Darren Ellisor, struggled to stabilize the aircraft. Drawing deeply from her well of experience, Tammie Jo was able to wrestle the severely damaged 737 safely to the ground. Not originally scheduled for that flight, there is no doubt God had prepared her and placed her right where she needed to be that day.
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  14. By Faith, Not By Sight

    By Faith, Not By Sight

    The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy, a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift

    Narrator: Todd MacIntyre
    Runtime: 11.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A moving story of hope, faith, persistence and the power of dreams. A piano prodigy, a nineteen-year-old college grad, a Marshall scholar, and an American Idol finalist. This guy had it made. He could sing. He could ski blind. What couldn't he do. Even if you saw him in concert, you might not believe that Scott MacIntyre is blind, and you'd never guess that at nineteen, he faced a diagnosis that rocked his family and nearly took his life. So how did he do it? How did he overcome the odds? This is Scott's story, but he'd be the first to tell you that it's not really about him. This is the story of how God used a dedicated family, a selfless acquaintance, hardship, and a host of characters to give him life, faith, determination, and experiences most can only imagine. Peek behind the scenes to see how he learned to overcome his disability, how he made it in the music industry, how he found the love of his life, and how God taught him that in all things, we can truly achieve our dreams By Faith, Not by Sight.
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  15. I Still Believe

    I Still Believe

    A Memoir

    Author: Jeremy Camp
    Narrator: Mark Smeby
    Runtime: 5.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Jeremy Camp lost his beloved wife, Melissa, just months after their wedding, the last thing he wanted to do was sing praise to God. But even as he struggled through unimaginable grief and fought to hold on to his faith, God had other plans: Pick up your guitar. I have something for you to write. Jeremy obeyed, pouring out his heart, writing about the hope that God was still there, even in his deepest grief. The song he wrote that day, “I Still Believe,” has gone on to inspire millions around the world. This is the story behind that song and the movie that was inspired by it. It’s an inside look at Jeremy’s life—from his difficult childhood and teenage years to the tragic passing of Melissa and the spiritual journey that followed, which inspired some of his best-loved songs and led him, eventually, to find love again. I Still Believe is a powerful heart-wrenching book about the strength of undying love and the power of faith.
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