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  1. Illegitimate

    Illegitimate

    How a Loving God Rescued a Son of Polygamy

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The shocking news of polygamous cults has sparked a national dialogue on religious sects. Splintered from and repudiated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these secretive families exist in an insular world far removed from reality.
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  2. Thunder Dog

    Thunder Dog

    The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    First came the boom—the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily, the majestic high-rise slowly leaned to the south. On the seventy-eighth floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, no alarms sounded, and no one had information about what had happened at 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001— what should have been a normal workday for thousands of people. All that was known to the people inside was what they could see out the windows: smoke and fire and millions of pieces of burning paper and other debris falling through the air. 
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  3. Beautiful Nate

    Beautiful Nate

    A Memoir of a Family's Love, a Life Lost, and Heaven's Promises

    Runtime: 5.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Even when you follow all the rules, life can go very wrong... Dennis Mansfield and his wife, Susan, planned for and expected every parent’s dream, but instead lived every parent’s nightmare. This haunting memoir tells the story of a father who diligently followed all the parenting rules that he learned from conservative Christian “experts” — yet life with his son Nate went terribly wrong when the young man died at twenty-seven of drug-related causes. It wasn’t that the principles Dennis followed were faulty; it was that the promised guarantee turned out to be void.
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  4. Condi

    Condi

    The Condoleezza Rice Story

    Narrator: Antonia Felix
    Runtime: 4.45 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Felix presents a well-written, highly readable portrait of national security adviser Condoleezza "Condi" Rice. It's hard to resist the story of a black woman born in segregated Birmingham, Ala., in 1954, who broke down every barrier to excel in an arena dominated by white men. Felix (Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother) credits an extraordinary upbringing-parents wholly devoted to their only child's achievement through education and public service. Her father, John Rice, a Presbyterian minister and academic, was her primary role model, while her mother, a pianist and teacher, instilled in her a continuing love for piano playing. Felix explores the woman behind the powerful position: her diverse passions, from football to music, weight training to Russia; a fluent reader by age five and at 38 the first black, first woman and youngest person to become provost at Stanford University; the first woman national security adviser. Although Felix didn't interview Rice, this informative biography draws on a thorough list of secondary sources and on interviews with family, friends and colleagues. Because her media profile has risen dramatically since September 11 and there has been talk of her running for office in the future, those wanting to find out more about the most prominent woman in foreign policy today won't be disappointed with this thorough and engaging profile.
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  5. Breathe Again

    Breathe Again

    How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart

    Author: Niki Hardy
    Narrator: Niki Hardy
    Runtime: 4.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    No one gets to skip the tough stuff and when life threatens to drown us we're left gasping for air, merely surviving a life we never ordered. Niki Hardy has been there, screaming, "God, is this it? Where's the abundant life you promised? Are you even listening?" Life might not be fair, but through loss, grief, and cancer, Niki discovered life doesn't have to be pain-free to be full. With sensitivity and without Christianese or stock answers she invites women to replace the lies they believe about themselves and God with sound biblical teaching and his unwavering promises. Through 7 practical steps, with hands-on questions, actions, and prayers, she equips readers to grasp the full life Jesus came to give them, right where they are. No matter how broken a life might seem, the abundant life Jesus promised is available--now and always. Let Niki show you the way.
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  6. C.S. Lewis

    C.S. Lewis

    A Biography of Friendship

    Author: Colin Duriez
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $29.99 Member Price: $23.99 (or 5 credits)
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    An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien, 'Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him.' You can learn a great deal about people by their friends and nowhere is this more true than in the case of C.S. Lewis, the remarkable academic, author, populariser of faith - and creator of Narnia. He lost his mother early in life, and became estranged from his father, much to his regret. Throughout his life, key relationships mattered deeply to him, from his early days in the north of Ireland and his schooldays in England, as still a teenager in the trenches of World War One, and then later in Oxford. The friendships he cultivated throughout his life proved to be vital, influencing his thoughts, his beliefs and his writings. What did Arthur Greeves, a life-long friend from his adolescence, bring to him? How did J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other members of the now famous Inklings, shape him? Why, in his early twenties, did he move in with a single mother twice his age, Janie Moore, and live with her for so many years until her death? And why did he choose to marry so late? What of the relationship with his alcoholic and gifted brother, who eventually joined his unusual household? In this sparkling new biography, which draws on material not previously published, Colin Duriez brings C.S. Lewis and his friendships to life.
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  7. A Man of Faith

    A Man of Faith

    The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush

    Author: David Aikman
    Narrator: David Aikman
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of faith...a conservative Christian who has brought the power of prayer and the search for God's will into the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a bedrock of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history.
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  8. No Limitations

    No Limitations

    Narrator: Wayne Shepherd
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    He contemplated suicide as a boy when he developed a debilitating disease. He was constantly hounded and hunted, which forced him into hiding for months at a time. He was arrested and beaten severely. He was kidnapped by one of the most dangerous cults in the world.
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  9. SEAL of God

    SEAL of God

    Narrator: Chad Williams
    Runtime: 6.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Just days before Chad Williams was scheduled to report for basic training at the Great Lakes naval base, he turned on the television and was greeted with the horrifying image of his mentor and training partner, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the streets of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad committed himself to completing the US military’s most difficult training to become a Navy SEAL—and avenge his friend’s death. One of only thirteen out of a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad went on to serve on SEAL Teams 1 and 7, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and finally Iraq.
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  10. Mere Christians

    Mere Christians

    Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C.S. Lewis

    Runtime: 7.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    To many who have discovered his books, C. S. Lewis is more than simply a writer; he has been a spiritual mentor. Here, over fifty Christians share how meeting the mind and imagination of Lewis in his books sparked the beginning or changed the course of their spiritual journey. These inspiring reflections have been shared by ordinary laypeople as well as many well-known leaders and writers
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  11. Lessons on the Way to Heaven

    Lessons on the Way to Heaven

    What My Father Taught Me

    Narrator: Tim Gregory
    Runtime: 5.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Once you hear this new book, you can't go back to your old life. Texas businessman Mike Fechner had it all. Money. Investments. Prestige. Until he did the unthinkable. He sold his company and poured his life’s earnings into a ministry for the poor. With a strong faith in God at his core, this millionaire-turned-missionary envisioned a long future serving the urban Dallas poor and the people of poverty-stricken Africa. Then came the unimaginable. Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What Mike did and how he lived as his life ticked away provide lasting lessons that will prove more valuable to you than any investment, any estate, or any social standing could ever be. And it just might drastically change how you live your life from this day forward.
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  12. The God Adventure

    The God Adventure

    Narrator: Terry Meeuwsen
    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This book was born out of an unexpected detour late in Meeuwsen's life that led her and her husband to adopt three sisters from the Ukraine. A testimony to God's provision and faithfulness, hers is an adoption story reminiscent of God's choosing us to be a part of His family and extending the invitation to join Him in unexpected, uncertain, unpredictable God adventures.
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  13. A Man Called Peter

    A Man Called Peter

    The Story of Peter Marshall

    Narrator: Renee Ertl
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Filled with humor, wisdom and loving detail, the powerful story of Peter Marshall's life has touched the hearts and minds of millions of people. It’s a story about love—the love between a dynamic man and his God, and the tender love between a man and the woman he married. It is also the gripping adventure of a poor Scottish immigrant who became chaplain of the United States Senate and one of the most revered men in America.
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  14. A Homecoming Christmas

    A Homecoming Christmas

    Sensing the Wonders of the Season

    Runtime: 4.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Let Bill and Gloria take you on a sleigh ride of sights, sounds, aromas, feelings and flavors! This Christmas—and every Christmas—you and your family can join Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming friends as they celebrate this most sacred holiday—that historic moment in time when God’s Son, the Glory of heaven, came to earth to be “God with us.” Through their shared stories, memories, recipes, songs, photos and traditions, you’ll taste and feel and see the Incarnation as never before, enjoying the enduring love of family—and the everlasting love of a God who has made it all possible.
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  15. Gideon's Call

    Gideon's Call

    Narrator: Barrie Buckner
    Runtime: 10.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Based on true events, Gideon’s Call immerses listeners in the slave culture of the antebellum South and propels you on a dramatic journey of hope, discovery, faith, and triumph. It is the story of a remarkable young man who, in the face of unimaginable obstacles, overcomes shame and prejudice to emerge a champion of thousands.
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