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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. David the Great

    David the Great

    Deconstructing the Man After God's Own Heart

    Author: Mark Rutland
    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 5.40 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    KING DAVID was a complicated, conflicted man of flesh. But too often he is viewed as an Americanized shepherd boy on a Sunday schoolfelt board or a New Testament saint alongside the Virgin Mary. Not only does this neglect one of the Bible’s most complex stories of sin andredemption; it also bypasses the gritty life lessons inherent in the amazing true story of David. Mark Rutland shreds the felt-board character, breaks down the sculpted marble statue, and unearths the real David of the Bible. Both nobleand wretched, neither a saint nor a monster, at times victorious and other times a failure, David was through it all a man after God’s own heart.
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  4. The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher

    The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher

    Author: Sean Jensen
    Runtime: 2.40 hrs. - Unabridged
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    For more than a decade, Brian Urlacher was the face of the Chicago Bears—one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. An eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker, Urlacher established himself as one of the league’s preeminent defenders with his athleticism, intelligence and ferocity. He is widely expected to gain entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he is eligible in a few years which is not bad for an athlete from Lovington, New Mexico, where his coaches did not even see college potential in him until his junior year of high school.  The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher features the real-life childhood stories and exploits of young Brian Urlacher and illustrate how they shaped him into the world-class athlete he became. The first of The Middle School Rules series, these books not only entertain, but also inspire greatness in the next generation by highlighting the importance of being your best, overcoming adversity, and reaching your dreams through discipline and hard work.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Sinner's Creed

    Sinner's Creed

    Author: Scott Stapp
    Narrator: David Ritz
    Runtime: 6.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award-winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God's presence in his life, but it wasn't until years later, amid a life punctuated by sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll that Scott began to feel a need for God in his life. During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band's breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle-a turnaround he credits to his renewed relationship with Jesus Christ. In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time, from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, to his recommitment to Christ and the launch of his solo career. The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.
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  8. The Day I Met Jesus

    The Day I Met Jesus

    The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels

    Narrator: Amy Rubinate
    Runtime: 5.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ met face-to-face with people just like you. Broken, imperfect, sometimes fearful and without hope. The Day I Met Jesus is a beautifully crafted narrative that chronicles the remarkable encounters of five women in the Gospels who were desperate to find wholeness, security, and purpose. Like all of us, these women struggled with the regrets of their pasts, the stresses of their presents, and the worries of their tomorrows. Join Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth on a fascinating journey back in time as they retell the dramatic accounts of five women who met Jesus. Each narrative is told from each woman's unique perspective, yet tightly grounded in the Gospel accounts and faithful to first-century history. Elegantly written and profoundly stirring, this book blends creative narrative with uncommon insight, spiritual depth, and practical application. If you are someone who seeks a renewal of hope, faith, and love, The Day I Met Jesus will make your Bible come to life and usher you into a fresh encounter with your Lord.
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  9. The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon (A Long Line of Godly Men)

    The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon (A Long Line of Godly Men)

    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 3.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Charles Spurgeon, the great Baptist preacher of nineteenth-century London, is remembered today as the prince of preachers. However, the strength of Spurgeon s ministry went far beyond simple rhetorical skill. With a foundational commitment to the Bible, Spurgeon fearlessly taught the doctrines of grace and tirelessly held forth the free offer of salvation in Jesus Christ. In short, he was a firm believer in the truth of the gospel and the power of the gospel to save.
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  10. Between Heaven & the Real World

    Between Heaven & the Real World

    My Story

    Narrator: Paul Michael
    Runtime: 11.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions around the world. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking lows. Readers will be captivated by this exclusive look into Steven's childhood and challenging family dynamic growing up, how that led to music and early days on the road, his wild ride to the top of the charts, his relationship with wife Mary Beth, and the growth of their family through births and adoptions. In addition to inside stories from his days of youth to his notable career, including the background to some of his best-loved songs, readers will walk with Steven down the devastating road of loss after the tragic death of five-year-old daughter Maria. And they'll experience his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again. Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in this life. This backstage look at the down-to-earth superstar they've come to love will touch fans' lives and fill their hearts with hope. Includes black-and-white photos throughout.
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  11. Billy Graham (Trailblazers Series)

    Billy Graham (Trailblazers Series)

    Just Get Up Out of Your Seat

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 2.83 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Billy Graham was born on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1918 just days after the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. At the age of 16, Graham came to Christ during a Christian revival meeting and it wasn't long before he felt the call to preach. With the help of his wife, Ruth, and many other friends and colleagues, Billy Graham set out to preach to the world. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was founded and since that day, Graham preached to more than 80 million people in more than 185 countries. Millions more have been reached through television, video, film and webcasts. He founded newspapers, film companies, magazines, and radio ministries. Communism and apartheid, segregation and terrorism - Billy Graham faced up to all of Christianity's major opponents in the 20th century. From paying the bail money to get Martin Luther King, Jr. out of jail to addressing the memorial service in Washington after the collapse of the World Trade Center, Billy Graham was there for people with practical help and the timeless message of hope that he believed could only be found in Jesus Christ.
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  12. George MacDonald: His Life and Works

    George MacDonald: His Life and Works

    Author: Rolland Hein
    Narrator: Kate Reading
    Runtime: 1 Hr. - Unabridged
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    George MacDonald's stories and sermons have been like a magic pool of rejuvenating waters. Those who wash themselves in his prose cleanse their imaginations.
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  13. Great Lives: Esther

    Great Lives: Esther

    A Woman of Strength and Dignity

    Narrator: Kate Reading
    Runtime: 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Everyone has a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's individual hand, writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history.
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  14. The Stoning of Sally Kern

    The Stoning of Sally Kern

    Author: Sally Kern
    Runtime: 5.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This book is about Sally Kern, District 84 House of Representatives member from Oklahoma, and her desire to see America return to the conservative principles that guided the nation's founders. In January 2008, the pastor's wife and former high school teacher gave a speech to a Republican club in Oklahoma City explaining that the founding fathers believed Christian principles would lead to a civilized society, individual self-government, good citizens, the elevation of learning, and a cohesive value system. While explaining the fifth benefit, a cohesive value system, she told of a group of wealthy homosexual activists who threatened the nation's moral fabric by attempting to unseat seventy conservative politicians who opposed their agenda.
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  15. Prepared for a Purpose

    Prepared for a Purpose

    The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege

    Narrator: Robin Miles
    Runtime: 6.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    True Story of Courage and Compassion in a School Under Siege As 870 children waited in fear, their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending. Yet the story doesn't start with those first steps Michael Hill took into that Atlanta elementary school. It starts with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who faced her own pain, hurt, and rejection, yet held onto grace, faith, and hope. A hope that anchored her in the most high stakes of moments, a grace that allowed her to empathize with a hurting young man, and a faith that gave her the courage to love him back from the brink. This is more than just the amazing account of tragedy averted. It's the evidence of what we can do when we allow ourselves to be used by God. And it's a story of how God uses all of our life experiences--the good and the bad--to prepare us for our own moment of divine purpose.
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