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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Making of a Legend

    Author: Colin Duriez
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 6.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him to communicate with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he went through the horrors of the First World War. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent over fifty years working on the languages, history, peoples and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J.R.R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. This delightful and accessible biography brings him to life. Colin Duriez has appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works, The Tolkien Encyclopedia and a number of other tomes relating to Tolkien.
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  2. Kisses From Katie

    Kisses From Katie

    Narrator: Jaimee Draper
    Runtime: 8.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes.
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  3. Hand of Providence

    Hand of Providence

    Narrator: Chris Fabry
    Runtime: 7.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    According to recent opinion polls, Ronald Reagan is the most popular of modern presidents, and yet to most biographers the man is still an enigma. This is because, as Brown explains, no one has ever focused on this great man's faith. This book explores the life and personality of Ronald Reagan by focusing on his deep-felt Christian beliefs and showing how faith guided him along his distinguished career and led him to his unprecedented success. With the support of Ronald Reagan's own words and writings and first-hand interviews of Ronald Reagan's family, friends, and co-workers, Brown weaves a magnificent story of Reagan's strong devotion to God that will not only inspire Christians to enter public service and allow their faith to motivate all their actions but also help point others to the Cross of Jesus Christ-a cause that was near and dear to President Reagan's heart.
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  4. A Man Called Peter

    A Man Called Peter

    The Story of Peter Marshall

    Narrator: Renee Ertl
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Filled with humor, wisdom and loving detail, the powerful story of Peter Marshall's life has touched the hearts and minds of millions of people. It’s a story about love—the love between a dynamic man and his God, and the tender love between a man and the woman he married. It is also the gripping adventure of a poor Scottish immigrant who became chaplain of the United States Senate and one of the most revered men in America.
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  5. The Good Neighbor

    The Good Neighbor

    The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

    Author: Maxwell King
    Narrator: LeVar Burton
    Runtime: 14.13 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.   The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
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  6. Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

    Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

    Narrator: Pam Turlow
    Runtime: 10.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family—a tailor named Savvas and his daughters—from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, it was still happening today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautifully told interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness, and the courage to stand up for what’s right in the face of great evil.
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  7. God in the Foxhole

    God in the Foxhole

    Inspiring True Stories of Miracles on the Battlefield

    Narrator: Wes Bleed
    Runtime: 9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    ***Warning: This audiobook may contain offensive content*** Veteran military writer Charles Sasser presents a collection of riveting and inspiring personal accounts of American soldiers whose faith has guided them through many hardships of war. From the battlefields of the American Revolution and Civil Wars, World War I to World War II, Korea, Vietnam on up through the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan, army privates, bomber pilots, navy lieutenants, marines, prisoners of war, medics, nurses, chaplains, and others give inspirational testimony of how, under desperate conditions with every reason to fear for their lives, they turned to their belief in God to help keep them safe and find courage to accomplish heroic feats.
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  8. A Little Bit Wicked

    A Little Bit Wicked

    Runtime: 6.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    'Life's too short. I'm not.' You might know her as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, who originated the role of Galinda the Good Witch in the smash musical Wicked and won a Tony for 1999's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Or you may recognize her from her starring roles on TV-The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Sesame Street...oh, and her huge hit sitcom Kristin on NBC. Or her appearance on Pat Robertson's The 700 Club. The 700 Club? Kristin is a wonderful collection of contradictions- but everyone who's ever met her remembers her as the little girl with the big voice. At four foot eleven, Kristin Chenoweth is an immense talent in a petite but powerful package. In this lively, laugh-out-loud audio book, Kristin shares her journey from Oklahoma beauty queen to Broadway leading lady, reflecting on how faith and family have kept her grounded in the dysfunctional rodeo of showbiz. The daughter of an engineer and nurse, Kristin was singing in front of thousands at Baptist conventions by age twelve and winning beauty pageants by age twenty-two. (Well, actually she was second runner-up almost every freaking time. But, hey, she's not bitter.) On her way to a career as a professional opera singer, she stopped in New York to visit a friend and went on a whim to an audition. Through a combination of talent, hard work, and (she's quick to add) the grace of God, Kristin took Broadway by storm. But of course, into every storm, the occasional drizzle of disaster must fall.
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  9. Captive in Iran

    Captive in Iran

    A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

    Author: Various
    Narrator: Patty Fogarty
    Runtime: 10.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith—  Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh — this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards.
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  10. Be Bold

    Be Bold

    Finding Your Fierce

    Narrator: Rachel Billups
    Runtime: 5.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    From the thin slice of life where she grew up with her family in Appalachia to success as pastor of a large church, Rachel Billups' life stories show strength and grace even in the midst of doubt and wondering. With her brand of fierce she worked through years of school to become an accomplished pastor and mother of four. She took nothing lying down and found that being bold was the only way to be alive. In Be Bold, she weaves her stories into the lives of biblical characters. You will find redemption and insight in Sarah's story, inspiration in Mary's call, and ministry and community in Paul's letter to Timothy. For anyone who hopes to find the fierce in their own lives, Billups' work leads the way. In both her personal experience and her telling of Bible stories, Billups shows how being bold can bring you closer to God and God's plan for your life.
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  11. A Man of Faith

    A Man of Faith

    The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush

    Author: David Aikman
    Narrator: David Aikman
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of faith...a conservative Christian who has brought the power of prayer and the search for God's will into the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a bedrock of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history.
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  12. Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    My Story

    Narrator: Michael Norris
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Fans of Chuck Norris may see him as an action hero in the John Wayne mold, but his autobiography presents a different image of the 'Walker, Texas Ranger' star. Norris describes himself as a shy youth who finally blossomed while studying martial arts as a soldier in South Korea. His self-deprecating humor shows through anecdotes about karate defeats, white-knuckled speaking engagements, and his failure to become a Los Angeles policeman, which led to his fame as a karate champion. His life philosophies reveal relentless optimism, usually tempered with pragmatism. Norris's son, Michael, reads with an appropriately upbeat tone, actually sounding a little awkward in places, echoing his father's early shyness
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  13. I Can Only Imagine

    I Can Only Imagine

    A Memoir

    Narrator: Bart Millard
    Runtime: 4.37 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The captivating story behind the bestselling single in the history of Christian music—and the man who wrote it. MercyMe’s crossover hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history. Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life—and the movie based on it—to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever. I Can Only Imagine is a front-row seat to witnessing God’s presence throughout Bart’s life. Whether falling in love with his childhood sweetheart or mourning his father’s death, founding MercyMe or flailing in the midst of its success, Bart continues to place his trust in God’s plans—plans that continue to surprise and surpass what Bart could have ever imagined.
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  14. The Characters of Christmas

    The Characters of Christmas

    10 Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus

    Narrator: Dean Gallagher
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Learn something new this Christmas as you explore the oft-overlooked characters behind the Christmas story, like the wise men, Simeon, Anna, and Herod. Characters of Christmas will show you a familiar Jesus from a fresh perspective.
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  15. Pujols

    Pujols

    More Than the Game

    Narrator: Wes Bleed
    Runtime: 8.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    After a decade starring for the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols is already compared with names in the highest reaches of baseball’s pantheon: Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron, Mays. Slugging his way toward the Hall of Fame, Pujols has raised the game’s standard for greatness almost beyond any statistical measure.
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