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  1. Convicted

    Convicted

    A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship

    Runtime: 6.58 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Jameel McGee: “For the next three years not a day went by that I didn’t think about my son who I had never seen and the cop who had kept me from him. And for most of those three years I promised myself that if I ever saw this cop again, I was going to kill him. I intended to keep that promise.”  Andrew Collins: “I watched this angry man march through a crowd, a little boy and another man struggling to keep up with him....The man walked straight up to me, stopped, and stuck out his hand. I took it. “Remember me?” he asked in a tone that sounded more like a threat than a question. Somehow, a name came to me. ‘Jameel McGee,’ I replied.”  It reads like a gripping crime novel…except this story really happened. Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer--more focused on arrests than justice—set his sights on an innocent black man. But when officer Andrew Collins framed Jameel McGee for possession of crack cocaine, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men.  Falsely convicted, McGee spent four years in federal prison. Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released--when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course—not to violence—but forgiveness.   As current as today’s headlines, this explosive, true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation.
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  2. Aquinas for Armchair Theologians

    Aquinas for Armchair Theologians

    Narrator: Kate Reading
    Runtime: 3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Timothy Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's thought and life that will make his views clear to non-specialists.
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  3. Unnamed

    Unnamed

    Unsuspecting Heroes Singled Out by God

    Author: Chris Travis
    Narrator: Ray Porter
    Runtime: 3.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    God often chooses unsuspecting heroes and writes unlikely endings to his stories. Many of the characters in the Bible are even unnamed, yet their adventures reveal the kind of lasting impact that God intends each of us to have.
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  4. Called to the Fire

    Called to the Fire

    Runtime: 3.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The last place on earth young Charles Johnson wanted to go was Mississippi during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. “Me and the Lord had a talk all the way all those miles. ‘Lord, I have seen those dogs eatin’ those people up! I have seen them lock the doors, Lord.’ When I got there I looked for black people to be hangin’ from street lights!” With deep faith and firm conviction he followed the call of God on his life and journeyed straight into his greatest fears. This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who entered Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his Call to pastor in Mississippi, a hotbed for race relations during the early 1960’s. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy, the murder of three Civil Rights activists, he overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement.
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  5. Saul to Paul

    Saul to Paul

    From Persecutor to Christ Follower

    Narrator: Marco Prentice
    Runtime: 4.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    No conversion story in the Bible is more expansive than that of the apostle Paul. God chose Paul for a unique purpose, and he has chosen many other "Sauls" to become "Pauls" throughout the history of Christianity. The seven men in this book tried to destroy the bride of Christ but ultimately succumbed to the power of the Holy Spirit. These modern-day "Sauls to Pauls" illuminate the struggle of the persecuted church and show that our sovereign God can incline even the most hardened heart toward his own. As the Bible clearly illustrates, when a "Saul" becomes a "Paul" and engages as an active witness, the kingdom of God grows exponentially. Your prayer life for our persecuted family will be transformed as you read the testimonies of men who choose to bless rather than curse those who wish them harm. The stories will also challenge you to consider your attitude toward your enemies, confronting you with the question, "How would God's kingdom be affected if they became completely committed to Christ and his Great Commission?"
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  6. Anchored

    Anchored

    Finding Hope in the Unexpected

    Author: Kayla Aimee
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    You count a pregnancy by weeks and Kayla Aimee had only ticked off 24 of the 40 when she unexpectedly went into labor. She thought her church upbringing had prepared her for every circumstance but when tragedy struck and threatened to take the life of her newborn daughter, it felt as though once solid ground had turned to glass beneath her feet, destined to shatter everything she held sacred. When swept into a story of suffering, we all find ourselves vulnerable, questioning everything we thought we knew as we wonder, “Where is God in this?” With everything feeling as fragile as her one and a half pound daughter, Kayla finds herself asking that same question as she faces her greatest fear: that she may have finally become a mother just to lose her only child. Both poignant and humorous, Anchored recounts Kayla’s gripping story of learning to navigate her newfound motherhood in the most unexpected of ways, from holidays in the hospital and middle-of-the-night phone calls to the joy of coming home. With vulnerability and plenty of wit, Kayla lays bare her struggle to redefine her faith, her marriage, and herself within the context of a tragedy she never saw coming. For anyone who has felt their faith in God falter, Anchored extends a gentle invitation to join her as she uncovers a hope that holds.
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  7. Meet Martin Luther

    Meet Martin Luther

    A Sketch of the Reformer's Life

    Runtime: 3.47 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Martin Luther (1483-1546) contributed so much to the development of Western civilization that it is not overstatement to declare that he changed the world as he set the Protestant Reformation in motion five hundred years ago. In this brief sketch, you will learn about the exciting historical facts and fascinating events surrounding this Reformer's influential life. Luther's story provides a picture of the gospelan object lesson of faith, grace, and the forgiveness that can be found only in Jesus Christ.
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  8. Jonathan Edwards (Trailblazers Series)

    Jonathan Edwards (Trailblazers Series)

    America's Genius

    Narrator: Lyle Blaker
    Runtime: 2.87 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Jonathan Edwards was just an ordinary American boy but he was different too. The country he lived in wasn't the America of today - but a new world full of adventure and opportunity. Battles and Tomahawks were just some of the thrilling adventures that his family lived through. But Jonathan also loved the small things in life too. In an age of scientific discovery, Edwards saw God's beauty displayed most perfectly through nature. His journals are filled with drawings of plants, animals, and spiders because he knew that each one of them reflected the creativity of its Creator. His mind was full of questions and he grappled for the answers. Intellectually there were few to beat him. However it wasn't just his amazing intelligence that set him apart from other boys his age - he may have had a thirst for knowledge but he also had a strong desire for the things of God. His genius and abilities teamed up well with his faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. One day the country that would become the United States of America would look back at this man of brilliance as a founding influence on their land.
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  9. Finding God Beyond Harvard

    Finding God Beyond Harvard

    Narrator: Kate Reading
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Come with Kelly on an intellectual road trip as The Veritas Forum explores the deepest questions of the university world, and the culture at large. And discover for yourself that Veritas transcends philosophy or religion and instead brings true life.
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  10. My Father, Maker of the Trees

    My Father, Maker of the Trees

    Narrator: Dion Graham
    Runtime: 4.8 hrs - Unabridged
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    In 1994, 16-year-old Eric Irivuzumugabe climbed a cypress tree and remained there for 15 days without food or water. He wasn't trying to win a bet with his friends--he was attempting to save his life. Eric is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of 800,000 people in just 100 days.
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  11. All Is Grace

    All Is Grace

    A Ragamuffin Memoir

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 4 Hrs - Unabridged
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    It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God's grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme, "Yes, Abba is very fond of you!" But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it.
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  12. Steel Will

    Steel Will

    My Journey through Hell to Become the Man I Was Meant to Be

    Narrator: Johnny Heller
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    On February 19, 2007, SSG Shilo Harris was patrolling an infamous southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED. Moments later, three members of his crew were dead and Shilo had sustained severe burns over 35 percent of his body, lost his ears and the skin off his face, and lost much of the use of his badly mangled fingers. This fiery moment was just the beginning of an arduous road laced with pain, emotional anguish, and much soul-searching. For forty-eight days Shilo lay trapped in a medically induced coma as his wife, unable to ease his suffering, had to come to grips with a man utterly changed. This is the story of a young boy raised in a small Texas town under the heavy yoke of a father struggling with the personal aftermath of his service in Vietnam. This is the story of the first human being to participate in extracellular stem cell regeneration to regrow lost body parts. This is the story of the survivor not only of an explosion but of more than sixty surgeries to restore both form and function to his broken body. This is the story of the wife who stood by his side, made hard decisions, and continues to support her husband through his struggles with PTSD. This is the story of a God who reshapes us into the people he wants us to be. And in that way, this is the story of all of us. Anyone whose life has been touched by tragedy and loss, especially military families dealing with PTSD, TBI, amputations, and other realities of wartime service, will find strength, encouragement, and inspiration in this moving memoir.
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  13. Foundations of Grace (A Long Line of Godly Men)

    Foundations of Grace (A Long Line of Godly Men)

    1400 BC - AD 100

    Runtime: 22.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In this first volume, Dr. Steven J. Lawson begins a projected five-volume series that traces the unbroken line of men who have taught the truths of God's sovereign grace throughout history. Volume one is devoted to the biblical writers as well as to the Lord Jesus Christ. As Dr. Lawson shows, seven key doctrines emerge repeatedly throughout the Bible divine election and divine reprobation, as well as the doctrines of grace. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, Dr. Lawson demonstrates God's sovereignty in the administration of His saving grace.
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  14. Catch a Star

    Catch a Star

    Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion

    Narrator: Robin Eller
    Runtime: 6.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings stood out and felt left out, never knowing one day she'd stand out--as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. She faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separated from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement of debilitating physical injury. Yet she reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance, and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found the way to shine. Catch a Star tells Tamika's story of overcoming: of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship, being named one of the WNBA's top fifteen players in history, earning three Olympic gold medals, and founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. Her story will inspire readers to face their doubts and fears, encouraging them to reach for their own stars, no matter what challenges come their way.
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  15. Not Alone

    Not Alone

    11 Inspiring Stories of Courageous Widows from the Bible

    Author: Miriam Neff
    Narrator: Nan McNamara
    Runtime: 7.80 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The powerful testimonies of 11 widows of the Bible are brought to narrative life in lyrical, visceral prose that brings readers deep inside the women's grief, strength, and faith. Full of both haunting and hope, Not Alone connects Biblical widows' voices in a chorus of commiseration that reminds us what it means to love—and what it means to live with God.
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