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  1. 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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  2. The Golden Thread

    The Golden Thread

    Experiencing God’s Presence in Every Season of Life

    Narrator: Darlene Zschech
    Runtime: 7.42 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Acclaimed worship artist Darlene Zschech walks readers through the valley of her cancer diagnosis, and shows us all how maintaining a posture of worship before the Lord can create an oasis in the storm.
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  3. The Latin Hit Maker

    The Latin Hit Maker

    My Journey from Cuban Refugee to World-Renowned Record Producer and Songwriter

    Author: Rudy Pérez
    Narrator: Rudy Pérez
    Runtime: 5.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Latin Hit Maker is the fascinating story of how a poor refugee kid in Miami rose to the world stage and created some of the greatest music of the 21st century. Rudy Pérez shares his genuine rags-to-riches story filled with inspiration, little-known accounts of working with celebrity artists, and a powerful reminder of God's grace.
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  4. My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

    My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

    Author: Macy Halford
    Narrator: Karen White
    Runtime: 12.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This is the beautifully written and heartfelt memoir of a young woman from Dallas, Texas, wrestling with the evangelical Christianity of her childhood by examining the one item from it that she is still attached to, the daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.Raised in an evangelical household by her beloved grandmother and mother, Macy Halford eventually leaves Dallas for a career in journalism in New York City. She has only the devotional to remind her of her religious past-and learns quickly that, though the book sells nearly a million copies a year, no one she knows there has heard of it.Finally, excavating her spiky relations with her upbringing, she quits her coveted job at the New Yorker in order to look more deeply into the background of the devotional-with its daily selection from the sermons and writings of the Scottish evangelical preacher Oswald Chambers-wrestling with who Chambers really was, what ideas informed his teaching and beliefs, and why the book means so much to her.Halford interweaves her own story with that of the Chambers family: Oswald, who died ministering to British soldiers in Egypt in World War I, and his devoted wife, who spent her life publishing his speeches, sermons, and books. The result is that Halford has penned a captivating and candid memoir about what it means to be a Christian, a reader, and a seeker in the twenty-first century. New York Times Pick of Six New Paperbacks to Check Out This Week.
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  5. Alrededor del mundo con $50

    Alrededor del mundo con $50

    Cómo salí sin nada y regresé un hombre rico

    Runtime: 8.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Christopher Schacht comparte sus increíbles experiencias, revelando lo que ha aprendido a lo largo del camino sobre la vida, el amor y Dios, y describe encuentros y percepciones conmovedoras y extrañas que no se encuentran en ninguna guía turística. Christopher Schacht tenía solo diecinueve años y acababa de terminar su formación educativa cuando puso un sueño en marcha. Con solo $50 que llevaba ahorrados, viajó por todo el mundo, confiando solo en su amabilidad, flexibilidad, encanto y disposición para trabajar por su alojamiento y comida. Viajó durante cuatro años, visitando cuarenta y cinco países y recorriendo 100.000 kilómetros a pie, haciendo autostop y en veleros. Se ha ganado la vida como joyero, cerrajero, niñero y modelo. Vivió entre aborígenes y traficantes de drogas y ha recorrido las áreas políticamente más inestables del Medio Oriente. «Mi plan era no tener un plan, solo vivir sin horarios y sin presión de tiempo, donde podría quedarme en lugares que disfrutaba hasta que estuviera listo para continuar».
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  6. Redemption

    Redemption

    A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold

    Runtime: 8.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This is the story of the most unlikely Olympic decathlete in history. Despite size and stature, Bryan Clay is the defending champion of the 2008 Olympic gold medal and winner of the 2004 Olympic silver medal in the decathlon. His journey is as inspiring as it is gritty, as troubled as it is triumphant.Far more than just a sports memoir, Redemption details the drudgery, devastation, and ultimate conversion that led Bryan to become a world champion. ô[God] had a plan when I believed that dreams never came true because, in my life, they never did,ö says Bryan. Through a remarkable series of events and devoted prayers of his mother, BryanÆs life was turned around into a victorious narrative of truly being redeemed.
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  7. The Imam's Daughter

    The Imam's Daughter

    Author: Hannah Shah
    Runtime: 6.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Imam's Daughter by Hannah Shah also shines a light on contemporary Muslim culture.
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  8. Prisoner of Conscience

    Prisoner of Conscience

    Author: Frank Wolf
    Narrator: Jim Meskimen
    Runtime: 7.55 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Respected congressman and human and religious rights crusader Frank Wolf shows us what one person can do to fight injustice and relieve suffering. In Prisoner of Conscience, Wolf shares intimate stories of his adventures from the halls of political power to other dangerous places around the world, what he has learned along the way, and what you can do about it now.
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  9. A Life Without Limits

    A Life Without Limits

    A World Champion's Journey

    Narrator: Polly Lee
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life Without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line.
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  10. 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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  11. Kidnapped by the Taliban

    Kidnapped by the Taliban

    A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six

    Author: Dilip Joseph
    Narrator: Vikas Adam
    Runtime: 5.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Kidnapped by the Taliban is the dramatic account of Dilip Joseph's terrifying journey. He rides a roller-coaster of emotions wondering if he will ever see his family again. Readers will marvel at Dilip's surprising bond with one of his captors. After four days of uncertainty, gunfire announces the arrival of Navy SEAL Team Six, the elite group of soldiers that took down al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. SEAL team member Nicolas D. Checque loses his life in the rescue, as do the Taliban kidnappers.
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  12. The Great Good Thing

    The Great Good Thing

    A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ

    Narrator: Andrew Klavan
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "How did a New York–born, Jewish, former-atheist novelist and screenwriter—a winner of multiple Edgar Awards, whose books became films with Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas—find himself at the age of fifty being baptized and confessing Jesus as Lord? That’s a tale worth telling. From his childhood outside New York City, through his years as college-dropout wanderer and on to his growing success as a writer, Andrew Klavan consumed stories. From novels and plays to movies and the Bible, literature helped him interpret the world and understand his place in it. Dropping out of college to wander the country as an itinerant journalist, he met the woman who became his wife—and tales of marriage have been central to his writing ever since. Wrestling with severe depression that took him to the brink of suicide, his reading of Hamlet and even Freud became crucial life-giving supports. And lying in bed reading Patrick O’Brien’s seafaring tales, he found the courage to say a prayer—“thank you”—that overturned his life and led, inevitably, to his baptism in New York City a few days after his father’s memorial service. The stories of Western literature led Andrew Klavan to Jesus. This is Klavan’s story of that journey."
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  13. Kind Is the New Classy

    Kind Is the New Classy

    The Power of Living Graciously

    Runtime: 6.41 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "The world has a way of defining you if you don't know who you are before you get out there." (Candace Cameron Bure) As a woman in today's world, you know what it's like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you've been given? What's more, how can you stand your ground with grace? The classy confidence you know and love - whether it's on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candace's Hallmark films - is no act. But it hasn't come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace's life. The secret, she has learned, is kindness: it's classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day. In Kind Is the New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you're navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to: Keep your cool under pressure Respond to criticism with grace Stay grounded yet go places in life Stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others Stay centered in what ultimately matters the most Kind Is the New Classy is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to society's "should's," and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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