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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. CH Spurgeon Autobiography: The Full Harvest

    CH Spurgeon Autobiography: The Full Harvest

    Runtime: 20.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Spurgeon's last thirty years, from the building of the Metropolitan Tabernacle to his death in 1892, saw no fulfillment of the newspaper prophecy of his early days, "Up like a rocket, down like a stick." On the contrary, the zenith of influence and responsibility which he realized in his twenties was to be succeeded by long years of "full harvest."
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  4. I Dared to Call Him Father

    I Dared to Call Him Father

    The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God

    Narrator: Lorna Raver
    Runtime: 7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down—and put her life in danger—as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.
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  5. Ruined

    Ruined

    Narrator: Pamela Almand
    Runtime: 9.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    It happened on a Sunday night, even though I'd been a good girl and gone to church that morning. One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God. In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop?questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come: Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for? Told with candor and unflinching honesty, Ruined is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God. "In addition to her theological analysis, Everhart is at her best when dismantling the sexism that surrounds rape...This is a touching and empowering story of healing."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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  6. Jesus

    Jesus

    A Story of Enlightenment

    Narrator: Deepak Chopra
    Runtime: 7.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Jesus is a fresh and inspirational reimagining of a young man’s transformational journey from carpenter’s son to revolutionary leader to the man whom many believe to be the savior of the world. Very little is known or recorded about Jesus in his formative years. In the Gospel stories, we witness the birth of Jesus and then see him as a young boy of twelve intensely questioning the rabbis in the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus does not reappear until age thirty, when he emerges as the potent and stirring rebel baptized by John at the River Jordan. What happens to Jesus in those lost years? How did Jesus the young boy become Christ the Savior? With his characteristic ability for imparting profound spiritual insights through the power of storytelling, Chopra’s Jesus will capture the life of Jesus as never before. “The ethereal power of [Chopra’s] voice and the evocative manner in which he sets the stage remain effective. Perhaps the most compelling elements of the story line involve Judas and Mary Magdalene, two of New Testament history’s most complicated and controversial figures.”--Publishers Weekly
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  7. 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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  8. The Life Of Robert E. Lee

    The Life Of Robert E. Lee

    Narrator: Lloyd James
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “In preparing the Life of Lee for Children, for use in the Public Schools, I beg leave to place before teachers good reasons for employing it as a supplementary reader. “First, I urge the need of interesting our children in history at an early age. From observation I find that the minds of children who study history early expand more rapidly than those who are restricted to the limits of stories in readers.—Mary L. Williamson, 1898
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  9. The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

    The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 33.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    An important collection of inspiring devotionals The seventeenth-century devotional letters of Samuel Rutherford, most of which were written during imprisonment for the sake of the gospel, are presented for the edification of a new generation of readers. Published more than 350 years ago, The Letters of Samuel Rutherford have been a source of encouragement and inspiration for Christians throughout the world.
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  10. 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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  11. Taking My Life Back

    Taking My Life Back

    My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Narrator: Rebekah Gregory
    Runtime: 5.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blasts of terrorists' homemade bombs packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, Rebekah's legs took the brunt of the blast, protecting her son from certain death. Eighteen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, her left leg was amputated.Despite the extraordinary trauma she underwent and the nightmares she continues to have, Rebekah sees it as just another part of her personal journey, a journey that has led her through abuse, mistakes, and pain and into the arms of Jesus. This stirring memoir tells the story of her recovery, including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race, and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives-the good, the bad, and even the terrifying.Listeners will be moved by the joyous way Rebekah is determined to live her life, seeing every obstacle as part of how God forms us into the people we are meant to be. Listeners will also find comfort in the message that it's not what they can or can't do that makes the difference, but rather what God, in his mercy, does through them despite it all. Life is hard, but with God all things are possible.
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  12. Saint Thomas Aquinas

    Saint Thomas Aquinas

    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 5.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "You call him a Dumb Ox; I tell you that the Dumb Ox will bellow so loud that his bellowing will fill the world."-Albertus Magnus Dubbed the "Dumb Ox" by his classmates for his shyness, Saint Thomas Aquinas proved to be possessed of the rarest brilliance, justifying the faith of his teacher, Albertus Magnus, and sparking a revolution in Christian thought. Chesterton's unsurpassed examination of Aquinas' thinking makes his philosophy accessible to listeners of any generation. Étienne Gilson, the twentieth century's foremost authority on Aquinas, has said of this work, "I consider it as being without possible exception the best book ever written on Saint Thomas. Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement." "The best book ever written on Saint Thomas. Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement."-Étienne Gilson, philosopher and historian
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  13. Kant in 90 Minutes

    Kant in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Kant in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kant's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  14. 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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  15. The Legacy of Sovereign Joy (The Swans Are Not Silent Series, Book #1)

    The Legacy of Sovereign Joy (The Swans Are Not Silent Series, Book #1)

    God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin

    Author: John Piper
    Narrator: Bob Souer
    Runtime: 3.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions, Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue, and John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons. Yet each of these men will always be remembered for the messages they declared-messages that still resound today. John Piper explores these men's lives, integrating Augustine's delight in God with Luther's emphasis on the Word and Calvin's exposition of scripture. Through their strengths and struggles, we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our own weaknesses.
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