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  1. Single, Gay, Christian

    Single, Gay, Christian

    A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity

    Runtime: 4.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.95 Member Price: $11.96 (or 3 credits)
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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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  2. The Most Reluctant Convert

    The Most Reluctant Convert

    Narrator: Patrick Cullen
    Runtime: 5.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $13.95 Member Price: $11.16 (or 2 credits)
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    His books have sold millions, including classics like Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Yet C. S. Lewis was not always a literary giant of Christian faith. How did he evolve from staunch atheism to become one of the most beloved and renowned Christian authors of our time? Unlike most biographies of Lewis, which tend to focus on his childhood and dramatic conversion to Christianity, this book discusses the largely overlooked period of his life between his childhood and his early thirties, during which he experienced a tumultuous journey of spiritual and intellectual exploration that ultimately led to his conversion. Professor David C. Downing, author of the critically acclaimed Planets in Peril (a study of Lewis' Ransom trilogy), weaves the people, places, and events of Lewis' life together with excerpts from Lewis' own writing to show how Lewis' spiritual quest can also light the path for other seekers. For C. S. Lewis enthusiasts and students alike, this book offers a unique look at Lewis' personal journey to faith and the profound influence it had on his life as a writer.
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  3. Aristotle in 90 Minutes

    Aristotle in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $8.98 Member Price: $7.18 (or 2 credits)
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    In Aristotle in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Aristotle's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  4. Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment

    Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment

    Runtime: 3 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $10.98 Member Price: $8.78 (or 2 credits)
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    Sarah Palin a hockey mom and small town mayor, thought her dream of making a difference in the male-dominated realm of Alaska politics was over when she clashed with the state chairman of her Republican Party and went head to head with the powerful Republican governor.
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  5. David Livingstone: A Man Prayer and Action

    David Livingstone: A Man Prayer and Action

    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $11.95 Member Price: $9.56 (or 2 credits)
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    Written just forty years after David Livingstone’s death, this admiring account of the famous missionary’s life and work takes us deep into the “dark continent” of nineteenth-century Africa, where he labored to bring “Christianity, commerce, and civilization.” A national hero in Victorian Britain, Livingstone earned fame as an explorer and scientific investigator, an antislavery crusader, and imperial reformer, as well as in the role of a Protestant missionary and martyr who eventually died in Africa of malaria.
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  6. Gray Matter

    Gray Matter

    A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer ... One Patient at a Time

    Narrator: Larry Wayne
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.95 Member Price: $15.96 (or 4 credits)
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    A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy's decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. Some are hostile, and some are quite literally transformed by the request.Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient's diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer request. From there, listeners follow as Dr. Levy performs the operation, and then we wait-right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families-to see the final results. Dr. Levy's musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God, faith, and the power of prayer are honest and insightful. As we see him come to his ultimate conclusion that, no matter what the results of the procedure are, "God is good," we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.
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  7. Hume in 90 Minutes

    Hume in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $8.98 Member Price: $7.18 (or 2 credits)
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    In Hume in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hume’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  8. Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer

    Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer

    Narrator: Lynn Taccogna
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Did you know that Amelia Earhart built her own roller coaster before she was ten years old? And what do you suppose happened to her while she was exploring a spooky, dark cave? Find the answers and share the rest of Amelia Earhart's childhood adventures in this award-winning volume of the Young Patriots Series.
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  9. My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

    My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

    Author: Macy Halford
    Narrator: Karen White
    Runtime: 12.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $22.95 Member Price: $18.36 (or 4 credits)
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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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