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  1. Jonathan Edwards: His Life and Thought

    Jonathan Edwards: His Life and Thought

    Narrator: George Marsden
    Runtime: 7.91 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $15.98 Member Price: $12.78 (or 3 credits)
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    Jonathan Edwards presents us with a remarkable combination of piety, practical leadership, and intellect. This course will provide an introduction.
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  2. Martin Luther

    Martin Luther

    Author: Martin Marty
    Narrator: Paul Michael
    Runtime: 5.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.48 Member Price: $9.98 (or 2 credits)
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    A superb work of intellectual history, this slim volume by one of today's foremost theologians takes you through the mind and times of Europe's firebrand, Martin Luther. Deeply convinced that man and God could have a spiritual relationship unmediated by the pomp, offices, money and power of the Catholic Church, he strove ceaselessly to gain an understanding of how to obtain God's love in a perilous, desperate, and rapidly changing world. With the posting of his famous '95 Theses' on the church door in Wittenburg, he laid down a challenge to the official Church which would end in the vast split known as the Reformation, from which most modern Protestant denominations spring. The questions Luther raised with his characteristic obstinacy still bedevil us in our own time.
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  3. Higher Is Waiting

    Higher Is Waiting

    Author: Tyler Perry
    Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
    Runtime: 4.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.50 Member Price: $14.00 (or 3 credits)
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    In this intimate book of inspiration, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life. Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. Beginning with his earliest memories of growing up a shy boy in New Orleans, Perry recalls the moments of grace and beauty in a childhood marked by brutality, deprivation, and fear. With tenderness he sketches portraits of the people who sustained him and taught him indelible lessons about integrity, trust in God, and the power of forgiveness: his aunt Mae, who cared for her grandfather, who was born a slave, and sewed quilts that told a story of generations; Mr. Butler, a blind man of remarkable dignity and elegance, who sold penny candies on a street corner; and his beloved mother, Maxine, who endured abuse, financial hardship, and the daily injustices of growing up in the Jim Crow South yet whose fierce love for her son burned bright and never dimmed. Perry writes of how he nurtured his dreams and discovered solace in nature, and of his resolute determination to reach ever higher. Perry vividly and movingly describes his growing awareness of God’s presence in his life, how he learned to tune in to His voice, to persevere through hard times, and to choose faith over fear. Here he is: the devoted son, the loving father, the steadfast friend, the naturalist, the philanthropist, the creative spirit—a man whose life lessons and insights into scripture are a gift offered with generosity, humility, and love.
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  4. Zealot

    Zealot

    The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    Author: Reza Aslan
    Narrator: Reza Aslan
    Runtime: 8.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.50 Member Price: $14.00 (or 3 credits)
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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus’ life and mission. Praise for Zealot “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker “Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”—The Seattle Times “[Aslan’s] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”—Salon “This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A special and revealing work, one that believer and skeptic alike will find surprising, engaging, and original.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “Compulsively readable . . . This superb work is highly recommended.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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  5. The Women of Duck Commander
    Regular Price: $17.99 Member Price: $14.39 (or 3 credits)
    Fans of Duck Dynasty already know that the women behind the men with the beards know their own minds and know how and when to speak out to their men. But this insightful book will give readers a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the real character and spunk of the women who love these bearded men. In each section of this book, our leading ladies share their hearts and their thoughts on the spiritual foundation that guides their lives as well as some of the difficulties and challenges they have faced. They share about how each one became a Robertson and myths about their motives for marriage into this family will be challenged. The wives of these beloved men share precious stories about their love for Phil and Kay.
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  6. Build

    Build

    Designing My Life of Choppers, Family, and Faith

    Runtime: 4.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $15.00 Member Price: $12.00 (or 3 credits)
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    The Build reveals the 'behind the scenes' story of the popular TV reality series American Chopper for the show's millions of fans Author Paul Teutul, Jr., is arguably the most creative builder of custom 'chopper' motorcycles in the world. His talents were revealed to millions of TV viewers worldwide on American Chopper, as well as later in a spinoff series, American Chopper Senior vs Junior. The Build gives the listener a glimpse at Paul Jr.'s life behind the camera, which included volcanic conflict with his father and business mentor, Paul Sr. Using his own story of improbable success as an illustration, Paul Jr. offers insights on how anyone can find and activate often hidden talents. In a charming, often humorous way, The Build is a rallying cry to unleash your creativity and live life to the fullest. Includes a bonus PDF featuring photos of Special Builds, Build-Offs, and Family
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  7. June 6, 1944

    June 6, 1944

    D-Day

    Author: Jim Hodges
    Narrator: Jim Hodges
    Runtime: 22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    You will hear 24 full hours of crackling reports from London Radio, Eisenhower's Order of the Day; his personal message to the troops; the King of England; live recordings from troop boats, reconnaissance planes, paratroop transport planes, and the signal bridge of a naval vessel; live reports from the House of Representatives and the White House – and more! It's all here – the complete broadcast day of June 6, 1944.
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  8. The Duck Commander Family

    The Duck Commander Family

    How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty

    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.95 Member Price: $11.96 (or 3 credits)
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    This book provides an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the Robertson family—the stars of the exploding A&E show, <I>Duck Dynasty. </I>This Louisiana family operates Duck Commander, a booming family business that has made them millions. Get to know the whole family clan, including Willie and Korie’s four children. Listeners will even meet Willie’s fourth brother who wasn't in the first season of shows. Antics of growing up Robertson will have listeners roaring, and insights into the family’s faith reveals what really makes these people tick. <BR><BR>The book is structured around Robertson family meals. Chapters are titled around food items that represent each stage of the Robertson family life:<BR><BR>Chapter 1: Fried Balogna - Listeners will learn what it was like to grow up Roberston before all the fame and money came in. They'll see the Robertson boys fending for themselves as father Phil was out running nets and selling his newly invented duck calls and Miss Kay was out working to keep the family afloat.<BR><BR>2: Chicken Strips - Willie and Korie marry and work their way through college, as their lives are shaped and prepared to take the family business to another level.<BR><BR>3: Toast & Pizza - This chapter explores the meaning of "family" to the Robertsons, as it focuses on both the conflicts and cooperation of the Roberstson boys as they learn to appreciate each others differences and strengths and what it means to work together in a family business. <BR><BR>4: Duck Gumbo - Just like making great gumbo takes patience and time, so did building a duck dynasty. This chapter tells of Phil's passion and hard work in sticking with something he believed in and loved doing and how that patience and hard work has paid off.<BR><BR>5: Dumplings, Hot Water Cornbread, and Fried Squirrel - None of the Robertson's would be where they are today if not for matriarch Miss Kay. This chapter is all about the food, the family, the business; and how Miss Kay kept them all laughing through the good times and the bad.<BR><BR>6: Back Straps - Here we learn about Willie's passion for business, hunting, and friendships and how this led to his own company, Buck Commander, and his exciting encounters along the way.<BR><BR>7: Duck Wraps - Creating the perfect duck wrap is a cultivated art just like working with and motivating family workers who can't be fired. <BR><BR>8: The Burger - A personal look at how Willie and his father, Phil, share the same DNA and way of approaching life and success.<BR><BR>9: Fast Food - In this chapter listeners will get to know the beautiful Korie Robertson: how she juggles the balls of raising a family, helping to manage a buisiness, and looking great while doing it.<BR><BR>10: Road Kill - The journey to a successful family business and television show has been a long one--with a few bumps in the road. This chapter tells how the family stays together rain or shine and how, as Phil says, they all remain "happy, happy, happy."
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  9. Happy, Happy, Happy

    Happy, Happy, Happy

    My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.95 Member Price: $14.36 (or 3 credits)
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    Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting.An NFL bound quarterback playing ahead of Terry Bradshaw, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degreee in Education. But Phil's eyes were not often on the books or the ball; most of the time, they were looking to the sky.Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction; leasing a bar, drinking all the time, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And with that everything changed.Phil's life story is structured around Rules for Living the Happy, Happy, Happy Life--such as "Don't let your kids grow up to be nerds," "Put the bottle down (you'll thank me in the morning)," "Never sell yourself short (you might become a millionaire)," and "It's cheaper to hire your relatives (unless you don't like them)."Phil's is the remarkable story of one man who followed the call he received from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family. With the love of his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the "happy, happy, happy" life he always wanted.
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  10. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Narrator: Marshall Frady
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.
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  11. Frontier Fighters

    Frontier Fighters

    Runtime: 8.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This radio drama tells epic narratives of those fearless wanderers and adventurers who first broke the trails of the Old West! Frontier Fighters is not your typical "western" drama; in this series you will retrace the steps of heroes who, despite incredible odds, explored and conquered the West. The show was originally broadcast in the 1930's and each show is under 15 minutes in length. 
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  12. Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth

    The Infancy Narratives

    Narrator: Dan Woren
    Runtime: 3.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $15.00 Member Price: $12.00 (or 3 credits)
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    The New York Times bestselling final volume in the Pope’s Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order “to make known the figure and message of Jesus.” Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. It is a story of sacrifice and trusting completely in the wisdom of God as seen in the faith of Simeon, the just and devout man of Jerusalem, when he is in the presence of the Christ child. Ultimately, Jesus’ life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.
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  13. Si-cology 1

    Si-cology 1

    Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle

    Runtime: 4.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Si Robertson has become a surprising favorite on A&E's record-breaking show, Duck Dynasty. Known for his tall tales, his quirky sayings, and his animated presence, Uncle Si (the brother of patriarch Phil Robertson) has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, his days in Viet Nam, and his status as a duck hunter. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring book that will keep his fans laughing and retelling his stories to all their friends.Si will tell the story of the more than twenty-five marriage proposals he's received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use his green tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke (he's since quit smoking) made a deer cough. Also included in his stories will be accounts including his wife and two children--who are never seen and rarely mentioned on the show.Alternating between a story, a photo, and a quote, this book has the feel of the popular book The Bro Code. Si's zany one-liners include sayings, like "These hands are so fast, I can get your wallet before you know it. In a minute, you'll be standing there buck naked and won't know what hit you," "Look here—if it wasn't for my tripped knee, I'd be playing in the NBA today," "I've always been a ladies man!" and of course, "Hey, Jack!" These pages will also display an expressive photo of this endearing character.Die-hard fans and curious newbys alike will be thoroughly entertained by this hilarious collection.
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