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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. My Life without God

    My Life without God

    Narrator: Al Kessel
    Runtime: 10.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1963 America's most famous atheist, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, won the landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of her son William, that effectively banned prayer in public schools. Bill shares in vivid detail his upbringing - the raging battles, his activity in his mother's atheistic empire, his dependence on drugs and his years as a fugitive.Nearly two decades after the Court's decision, Bill came to the end of his personal strength. In desperation he called out to God and God answered. From embezzlement to kidnapping to murder, Bill reviews the shocking evidence surrounding the disappearance of his mother, brother and daughter. Though actively involved in atheism, Bill discovered the gift Jesus Christ offers to all who seek Him. He invites you to experience God's grace in this journey from despair to everlasting love.
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  6. Rousseau in 90 Minutes

    Rousseau in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Rousseau in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Rousseau’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  7. Amish Grace

    Amish Grace

    Runtime: 6.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community’s reaction to the senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness.
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  8. 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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  9. Descartes in 90 Minutes

    Descartes in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Descartes in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Descartes' life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  10. Messer Marco Polo

    Messer Marco Polo

    Author: Donn Byrne
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Messer Marco Polo is the fictionalized account of the travels of Marco Polo as told by Malichi Campbell, an Ulsterman. Polo is described as falling in love with the daughter of Kubla Khan. After her magicians save him from death in the desert, he stays and marries her. Following her death, Polo returns to Venice as an old man.
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  11. Jesus

    Jesus

    A Biography, from a Believer

    Author: Paul Johnson
    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Paul Johnson offers listeners a lively biography of the man who inspired one of the world’s great religions and whose lessons still guide us in current times. Johnson’s intelligent and conversational style, as well as his ability to distill complex subjects into succinct and highly readable works, makes this book an ideal match of a major historian with a major subject. The result is an accessible biography and an insightful analysis of how Jesus is important in the present era.
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  12. A Legacy of Faith

    A Legacy of Faith

    Things I Learned from My Father

    Author: Ruth Graham
    Narrator: Pam Ward
    Runtime: 4.0 - Unabridged
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    This inspirational book from Ruth Graham provides an intimate look at Billy Graham’s life and the impact his legacy has had on those closest to him. Ruth Graham is the third child and youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham. In A Legacy of Faith, Ruth provides a rare look at the twentieth century’s most influential evangelist. Ruth offers her insight on several different subjects, including her father’s love for the world and his humility, grace, and loyalty. She concludes the book with a chapter on authenticity, written just after Dr. Graham’s final crusade. This book contains and excerpts from personal letters, as well as new content from Ruth.
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  13. Juliette Low: Girl Scout Founder

    Juliette Low: Girl Scout Founder

    Narrator: Lynn Taccogna
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Share the childhood adventures of the young girl from Savannah, Georgia , who would grow up to found the Girl Scouts®. "Daisy" Gordon would rather climb a tree and ride a horse than learn to dance and sew. "There's not one thing I can't do that boys can," said Daisy, and the organization she created years later proved her words.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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