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  1. The Characters of Christmas

    The Characters of Christmas

    10 Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus

    Narrator: Dean Gallagher
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Learn something new this Christmas as you explore the oft-overlooked characters behind the Christmas story, like the wise men, Simeon, Anna, and Herod. Characters of Christmas will show you a familiar Jesus from a fresh perspective.
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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

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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. The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

    The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

    Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor

    Runtime: 3.8 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Every Day, He Taught God’s Message Without Preaching a Word. He was their neighbor, their friend. And for over thirty years, Fred Rogers visited so quietly with the children of America that nobody dreamed he was a Presbyterian minister. Using puppets instead of a pulpit, this icon of children’s television shared with America’s youngsters the basic principles of the Christian faith — forgiveness, kindness, compassion, respect — and made those values real for his audience. In this poignant audio book, a longtime friend of Mister Rogers reveals how this extraordinary man touched her and her family through years of correspondence — and takes us beyond the camera to discover the spiritual legacy of a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “preached the gospel at all times and, when necessary, used words.”
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  4. Kisses From Katie

    Kisses From Katie

    Narrator: Jaimee Draper
    Runtime: 8.9 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes.
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  5. Love Has a Face

    Love Has a Face

    Mascara, a Machete, and One Woman's Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan

    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    The unforgettable memoir of a woman bringing the love of Jesus to the orphans of Sudan. Termites for dinner. Bombs in the backyard. A nation torn by decades of war still on the brink. Can one life really make a difference here? Born without her left hip and leg, Michele Perry is no stranger to seeming impossibilities. So when she arrived in war-torn Southern Sudan - with little more than her faith in God's promises - she did what everyone told was crazy: she opened a home for orphaned children in the middle of guerilla warfare territory and has now become "mama" to over one hundred little lives.
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  6. The Drop Box

    The Drop Box

    How 500 Abandoned Babies, an Act of Compassion, and a Movie Changed My Life Forever

    Runtime: 4.4 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    He traveled to South Korea to film an amazing rescue . . . his own. Brian Ivie was filled with compassion as he read a Los Angeles Times article about Pastor Lee’s solution to unwanted newborns in South Korea — a baby drop box. Brian traveled halfway around the world to film the documentary The Drop Box. But God had even bigger plans. For in the midst of filming the plight of these abandoned and broken babies, Brian realized his own spiritual brokenness. At its heart, this is a story of spiritual orphans — young and old — discovering their true identity as children of God.
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  7. Why I Jumped

    Why I Jumped

    My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope

    Author: Tina Zahn
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Not long ago, network news carried the stunning video of a young woman trying to jump to her death off the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay. By God's providence, the Wisconsin State trooper who had been chasing her, Les Boldt, caught her by her wrist just as she began her plunge to certain death, and with the help of other officers, lifted her to safety.
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  8. George MacDonald

    George MacDonald

    A Biography of Scotland's Beloved Storyteller

    Narrator: Johnny Heller
    Runtime: 14.88 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Scotland's beloved storyteller. George MacDonald, nineteenth-century Scottish novelist and poet, was reintroduced to twentieth century Christians by C.S. Lewis, whose reading of MacDonald’s Phantastestriggered his own spiritual awakening and conversion. Other renowned writers have voiced similar acknowledgements. G.K. Chesterton said of MacDonald, “If we test the matter of originality of attitude, George MacDonald was one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century.” W.H. Auden adds, “In his power . . . to project his inner life into images . . . which are valid for all, he is one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century.” Despite acclaim by his peers, historians, Christian statesmen, and literary giants of the past 100 years, MacDonald’s life and writings continue to be a source of controversy. Challenging the traditional religious views of his day, MacDonald was continually stretching, reaching, probing, questioning, and searching for truth. Author Michael R. Phillips leads the listener through those controversies to bring a fresh and insightful look at the man, his times, and his work.
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  9. Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me

    Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me

    A Memoir. . . of Sorts

    Narrator: Ian Morgan Cron
    Runtime: 8.2 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    When I first discovered the grainy picture in my mother's desk-me as a towheaded two year old sitting in what I remember was a salmon-orange-stained lifeboat-I was overwhelmed by the feeling that the boy in the boat was not waving and laughing at the person snapping the photo as much as he was frantically trying to get the attention of the man I am today.
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  10. The Good Neighbor

    The Good Neighbor

    The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

    Author: Maxwell King
    Narrator: LeVar Burton
    Runtime: 14.13 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.   The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
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  11. High Calling

    High Calling

    The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband

    Narrator: Evelyn Husband
    Runtime: 4.7 Hrs. - Abridged

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    This story, High Calling, is the stirring portrait of Rick Husband, commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia. His widow, Evelyn Husband, leads you on Rick's journey from a childhood dream, through the heart of the American space program, and into the vastness of space itself.
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  12. Sophie

    Sophie

    The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog

    Author: Emma Pearse
    Runtime: 6.95 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    The story that became a global sensation: Sophie, the Australian cattle dog who was lost at sea and swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote island where she survived in the wild for five months. It was just another day in paradise as Jan and Dave Griffith, along with their blue cattle dog, Sophie, motored out of Mackay Marina for a gorgeous weekend at sea.
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  13. Captive in Iran

    Captive in Iran

    A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

    Author: Various
    Narrator: Patty Fogarty
    Runtime: 10.35 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith—  Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh — this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards.
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  14. Abraham Lincoln, A Man of Faith and Courage

    Abraham Lincoln, A Man of Faith and Courage

    Stories of our Most Admired President

    Author: Joe Wheeler
    Narrator: Grover Gardner
    Runtime: 9.75 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Skillfully weaving his own narrative with direct quotes from Abraham Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, Joe Wheeler brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of the life, faith and courage of the most revered leader in American history.
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  15. Terror By Night

    Terror By Night

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    This is the true story of the brutal Texas murder that destroyed a family, restored one man's faith, and shocked a nation... At 3:00 a.m.on March 1st, 2008, Terry Caffey awoke to find his daughter's boyfriend standing in his bedroom with a gun. An instant later the teen opened fire, killing Terry's wife, his two sons and wounding him 12 times, before setting the house ablaze.
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