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  1. The Journal of John Wesley

    The Journal of John Wesley

    Author: John Wesley
    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 16.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    John Wesley was an eighteenth-century preacher, theologian, and cleric who helped found the Methodist movement with his brother Charles. Arguably one of the most important Christian voices of his day, Wesley wrote in his journal on a daily basis, capturing his views, thoughts, feelings, and prayers on paper to share with the world. The journal contains fifty years’ worth of this great man’s reflections and experiences and is widely considered one of the great spiritual classics.
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  2. 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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  3. David Livingstone: A Man Prayer and Action

    David Livingstone: A Man Prayer and Action

    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Written just forty years after David Livingstone’s death, this admiring account of the famous missionary’s life and work takes us deep into the “dark continent” of nineteenth-century Africa, where he labored to bring “Christianity, commerce, and civilization.” A national hero in Victorian Britain, Livingstone earned fame as an explorer and scientific investigator, an antislavery crusader, and imperial reformer, as well as in the role of a Protestant missionary and martyr who eventually died in Africa of malaria.
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  4. Save Me From Myself

    Save Me From Myself

    How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story

    Narrator: Ray Porter
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ<p>In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian “Head” Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light.
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  5. The Memoirs of St. Peter

    The Memoirs of St. Peter

    A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark

    Narrator: Jim Denison
    Runtime: 9.9 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    The Gospel as you have never heard it before At a distance of twenty centuries, the figure of Jesus of Nazareth can seem impossibly obscure-indeed, some skeptics even question whether he existed. And yet we have an eyewitness account of his life, death, and resurrection from one of his closest companions, the sherman Simon Bar-Jonah, better known as the Apostle Peter. Writers from the earliest days of the Church tell us that Peter's disciple Mark wrote down the apostle's account of the life of Jesus as he told it to the first Christians in Rome. The vivid, detailed, unadorned prose of the Gospel of Mark conveys the unmistakable immediacy of a first-hand account. For most readers, however, this immediacy is hidden behind a veil of Greek, the language of the New Testament writers. Four centuries of English translations have achieved nobility of cadence or, more recently, idiomatic accessibility, but the voice of Peter himself has never fully emerged. Until now. In this strikingly original translation, attentive to Peter's concern to show what it was like to be there, Michael Pakaluk captures the tone and texture of the sherman's evocative account, leading the listener to a bracing new encounter with Jesus. The accompanying verse-by-verse commentary-less theological than historical-will equip you to experience Mark's Gospel as the narrative of an eyewitness, drawing you into its scenes, where you will come to know Jesus of Nazareth with new intimacy. A stunning work of scholarship readily accessible to the layman, The Memoirs of St. Peter belongs on the bookshelf of every serious Christian.
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  6. Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

    Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    In Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Wittgenstein’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  7. Eddie Rickenbacker: Boy Pilot and Racer

    Eddie Rickenbacker: Boy Pilot and Racer

    Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Eddie Rickenbacker was a World War I Flying Ace, a Medal of Honor winner, and even a racecar driver. But did you know that his first attempt at flying was to ride his bicycle off the roof of his house while holding an umbrella?
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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