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  1. Into the Region of Awe

    Into the Region of Awe

    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    C. S. Lewis is generally regarded as a commonsense Christian whose theology is understandable and practical. And yet, from his memoir Surprised by Joy to The Chronicles of Narnia, from his nonfiction essays to his letters, C. S. Lewis's works display a distinct sense of the mystical.
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  2. Tyndale

    Tyndale

    The Man Who Gave God an English Voice

    Author: David Teems
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Even five centuries after his death at the stake, Tyndale’s presence looms wherever English is spoken. His single-word innovations, such as “Passover,” “beautiful,” and “atonement,” allowed the common man to more fully understand God’s blessings and promises. His natural lyricism shines in phrases like “Let not your hearts be troubled,” and “for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.” Every time we say the Lord’s Prayer as it is written in the King James Bible, use the word “love” as it is written in 1 Corinthians 13, or bless others with “The Lord bless thee and keep thee, the Lord make his face to shine upon thee,” we are reminded of the rich bounty Tyndale has given us.
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  3. 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 After waking from a coma following a car crash, Beverly Thornton's once sweet and gentle disposition had been replaced by violent mood swings, profanity-laced tirades, and uncontrollable fits of rage.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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  4. 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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  5. William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe

    William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe

    Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Meet our ninth U.S. president before his famous victory in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to "Billy" Harrison's dramatic rescue of his sister Sally and admire his courage when he captures a British soldier at the age of eight. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy's boyhood adventures.
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  6. Joy

    Joy

    Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis

    Runtime: 14 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The first full biography of Joy Davidman brings her out from C. S. Lewis’ shadow, where she has long been hidden, to reveal a powerful writer and thinker.
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  7. The Final Race

    The Final Race

    The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire

    Narrator: Lloyd James
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world.He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. The story of that race?and the one he didn't run?was told in the popular movie classic Chariots of Fire. But what most of us don't know is what became of Eric Liddell in the years after the credits rolled.As the storm clouds of World War II rolled in, Eric Liddell had already made decisions in his life that gave him the resilience to stand tall while others fell into despair. His strength of character led him to choose an uncertain future in China during World War II to continue helping the Chinese. He lived purposefully, even as his world crumbled and he experienced the horror and deprivations of a Japanese internment camp. Eric's story is a story of hope in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of unspeakable odds, and an inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.
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  8. Plato in 90 Minutes

    Plato in 90 Minutes

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

    John Bunyan

    Author: John Brown
    Narrator: Nadia May
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A traveling tinker, John Bunyan accepted long imprisonment rather than give up preaching the Gospel. He explained the life of the Spirit in language the common people could understand and in pictures that stuck in the mind. When he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress, his fame spread rapidly, and within fifty years of his death, the book was reputed to be in most English homes.
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  11. Miss Brenda and the Loveladies

    Miss Brenda and the Loveladies

    A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption

    Narrator: Various
    Runtime: 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This is the story of Brenda’s journey from rags to riches to redemption. It’s the story of the first unlikely year of her “Whole Way House” and of the extraordinary lives of the first seven women who came to call her “Miss Brenda.” It’s a story that testifies to the power of faith and how God changes hearts every day.
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  12. Peaceful Neighbor

    Peaceful Neighbor

    Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers

    Narrator: George Newbern
    Runtime: 8.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Fred Rogers was one of the most radical pacifists of contemporary history. We do not usually think of him as radical, partly because he wore colorful, soft sweaters made by his mother. Nor do we usually imagine him as a pacifist; that adjective seems way too political to describe the host of a children’s program known for its focus on feelings. We have restricted Fred Rogers to the realm of entertainment, children, and feelings, and we’ve ripped him out of his political and religious context. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and although he rarely shared his religious convictions on his program, he fervently believed in a God who accepts us as we are and who desires a world marked by peace and wholeness. With this progressive spirituality as his inspiration, Rogers used his children’s program as a platform for sharing countercultural beliefs about caring nonviolently for one another, animals, and the earth. To critics who dared call him “namby-pamby,” Rogers said, “Only people who take the time to see our work can begin to understand the depth of it.” This is the invitation of Peaceful Neighbor, to see and understand Rogers’s convictions and their expression through his program. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it turns out, is far from sappy, sentimental, and shallow; it’s a sharp political response to a civil and political society poised to kill.
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  13. Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes

    Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes

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

    Martin Luther

    Narrator: Edward Lewis
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The life of Martin Luther is a stirring tale of God's grace. Few men have influenced the Christian church more than Luther. This readable biography by J.A. Morrison provides an honest account of the accomplishments of this remarkable man of God. J.A. Morrison dedicates this book to “Youth of the Land.” It is the inspiring story of a man who was born to poverty in 1483, who was beaten in school on a regular basis, but who rose above circumstances to change the course of history.
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  15. Single, Gay, Christian

    Single, Gay, Christian

    A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity

    Runtime: 4.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Let's make a deal, you and me. Let's make promises to each other. I promise to tell you my story. The whole story. I'll tell you about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. I'll tell you how I lay on my bed in the middle of the night and whispered to myself the words I've whispered a thousand times since: "I'm gay." I'll show you the world through my eyes.I'll tell you what it's like to belong nowhere. To know that much of my Christian family will forever consider me unnatural, dangerous, because of something that feels as involuntary as my eye color. And to know that much of the LGBTQ community that shares my experience as a sexual minority will disagree with the way I've chosen to interpret the call of Jesus, believing I've bought into a tragic, archaic ritual of self-hatred.But I promise my story won't all be sadness and loneliness and struggle. I'll tell you good things too, hopeful things, funny things, like the time I accidentally came out to my best friend during his bachelor party. I'll tell you what it felt like the first time someone looked me in the eyes and said, "You are not a mistake." I'll tell you that joy and sorrow are not opposites, that my life has never been more beautiful than when it was most brokenhearted.If you'll listen, I promise I'll tell you everything, and you can decide for yourself what you want to believe about me.
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