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  1. Born Again

    Born Again

    What Really Happened to the White House Hatchet Man

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 13.45 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $32.98 Member Price: $26.38 (or 6 credits)
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    In 1974 Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty to Watergate-related offenses and, after a tumultuous investigation, served seven months in prison. In his search for meaning and purpose in the face of the Watergate scandal, Colson penned Born Again. This unforgettable memoir shows a man who, seeking fulfillment in success and power, found it, paradoxically, in national disgrace and prison. In more than three decades since its initial publication, Born Again has brought hope and encouragement to millions. This remarkable story of new life continues to influence lives around the world. This expanded edition includes a brand-new introduction and a new epilogue by Colson, recounting the writing of his bestselling book and detailing some of the ways his background and ministry have brought hope and encouragement to so many.
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  2. C. S. Lewis - A Life

    C. S. Lewis - A Life

    Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

    Narrator: Robin Sachs
    Runtime: 14.7 Hrs - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $37.99 Member Price: $37.99 (or 8 credits)
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    In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series. For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis — A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching English literature to the brightest students in the world and his spare time writing a bestselling fantasy series for children. Dr. McGrath uses his extensive research and thorough examination in chronological order of Lewis’ correspondence and archival materials to present a new picture of Lewis’s life. This definitive biography paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became a compelling, though reluctant, prophet for our times. You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who inspired generations
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  3. Gandhi: Portrait of a Friend

    Gandhi: Portrait of a Friend

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 6.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $30.99 Member Price: $24.79 (or 6 credits)
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    A celebration of an unlikely friendship between a Christian missionary evangelist and a Hindu activist leader. The original edition has been updated by E. Stanley Jones Foundation in conjunction with Anne Matthews-Younes, granddaughter of E. Stanley Jones, and Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
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  4. Let's Roll

    Let's Roll

    Narrator: Lisa Helm
    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $39.99 Member Price: $31.99 (or 7 credits)
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    Lisa Beamer was thrust into the national spotlight after her husband, Todd, led a counterattack against terrorists on United Flight 93. He--and all the other passenger heroes--lost their lives in a Pennsylvania field.
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  5. Joseph Smith

    Joseph Smith

    Rough Stone Rolling

    Runtime: 28.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $34.99 Member Price: $27.99 (or 6 credits)
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    Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophet's bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world.
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  6. The Real Wizard of Oz

    The Real Wizard of Oz

    The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum

    Narrator: Brooke Heldman
    Runtime: 11.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $35.99 Member Price: $28.79 (or 6 credits)
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    Enchanting generations of fans, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900, was written by a man whose life was nearly as adventurous as his heroine Dorothy’s legendary trip. Ambitious and always drawn to the unconventional, L. Frank Baum was not just the author of more than sixty books; he was at the forefront of moving picture technology and championed women’s rights.
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  7. Crazy for God

    Crazy for God

    How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of it Back

    Narrator: Frank Schaeffer
    Runtime: 10.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $34.98 Member Price: $27.98 (or 6 credits)
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    By the time he was nineteen, Frank Schaeffer's parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had achieved global fame as bestselling evangelical authors and speakers, and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit. He would go on to speak before thousands in arenas around America, publish his own evangelical bestseller, and work with such figures as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Dr. James Dobson. But while coming of age as a rising evangelical star, Schaeffer felt increasingly alienated, and as a result he experienced a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his journey out of the fold-even if it meant losing everything.
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  8. True Faith and Allegiance

    True Faith and Allegiance

    A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace

    Narrator: Dave Hoffman
    Runtime: 17.82 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $36.99 Member Price: $29.59 (or 7 credits)
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    True Faith and Allegiance is the highly-anticipated personal history from Alberto R. Gonzales, former Attorney General of the United States and former Counsel to the President—the only lawyer and only Hispanic to hold both these positions—an ultimate insider in the most tumultuous events in recent history. Born to a poor but proud working-class family in Humble, Texas, Gonzales was raised along with his seven siblings in a modest 2-bedroom home. His loving and devout parents taught him the conservative values of hard work and accountability that motivated Gonzales to the highest echelons of power. He was a confidante to President George W. Bush during the crucible of the 9/11 attacks, and he played a vital role in the administration’s immediate response to protect America and the far-reaching steps to prevent further harm.
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  9. There is a River

    There is a River

    The Story of Edgar Cayce

    Narrator: Mitch Horowitz
    Runtime: 14.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $34.98 Member Price: $27.98 (or 6 credits)
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    A new edition of the landmark, worldwide bestseller on the life of the famed medical clairvoyant and founding father of the New Age: Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is known to millions today as the grandfather of the New Age. A medical clairvoyant, psychic, and Christian mystic, Cayce provided medical, psychological, and spiritual advice to thousands of people who swore by the effectiveness of his trance-based readings. But Cayce was not always a household name. When a young, skeptical journalist named Thomas Sugrue first met Cayce in 1927 the world had not yet heard of the 'sleeping prophet." During years of unique access, Sugrue completed his landmark biography, which on its publication in 1942 brought national attention to Cayce and stands as the sole record written during the seer's lifetime. This edition includes a new introduction by historian Mitch Horowitz that highlights the enduring significance of Cayce's message and the role this book played in its dissemination.
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