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  1. 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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  2. Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    My Story

    Narrator: Michael Norris
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Fans of Chuck Norris may see him as an action hero in the John Wayne mold, but his autobiography presents a different image of the 'Walker, Texas Ranger' star. Norris describes himself as a shy youth who finally blossomed while studying martial arts as a soldier in South Korea. His self-deprecating humor shows through anecdotes about karate defeats, white-knuckled speaking engagements, and his failure to become a Los Angeles policeman, which led to his fame as a karate champion. His life philosophies reveal relentless optimism, usually tempered with pragmatism. Norris's son, Michael, reads with an appropriately upbeat tone, actually sounding a little awkward in places, echoing his father's early shyness
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  3. D.L. Moody - A Life

    D.L. Moody - A Life

    Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer

    Narrator: Grover Gardner
    Runtime: 8.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Who was this man? A visionary educator and fundraiser, D.L. Moody was also a renowned evangelist in the nineteenth century. Long before radio and television, he brought the transformative message of the gospel before 100 million people on both sides of the Atlantic. Thousands of underprivileged young people were educated in schools he established, and before the Civil War, he went to a place no one else would; the slums of Chicago called Little Hell. The mission he started in an abandoned saloon drew children by the hundreds, and prompted a visit from President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
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  4. Soul Surfer

    Soul Surfer

    A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

    Runtime: 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    She lost her arm in a shark attack and nearly died, but she never lost her faith. Now a major motion picture, Soul Surfer is the moving story of Bethany Hamilton’s triumphant return to competitive surfing and has continued to be a beacon of inspiration to all who hear it.
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  5. Mere Christians

    Mere Christians

    Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C.S. Lewis

    Runtime: 7.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    To many who have discovered his books, C. S. Lewis is more than simply a writer; he has been a spiritual mentor. Here, over fifty Christians share how meeting the mind and imagination of Lewis in his books sparked the beginning or changed the course of their spiritual journey. These inspiring reflections have been shared by ordinary laypeople as well as many well-known leaders and writers
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  6. The Cross

    The Cross

    Narrator: Wayne Shepherd
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This is the story of Arthur Blessitt who was called by God in the 1960's to minister the hippies, Hell's Angels, runaways, drug addicts, teen prostitutes, flower children, would-be actors and rock stars, and other young people who were part of the emerging youth scene in Hollywood, CA. Answering this call was an important step for him to take.
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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. 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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  9. The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin

    The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin

    What She Believes and What It Means for America

    Runtime: 5.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    From the moment she joined John McCain on the Republican ticket in 2008, Sarah Palin has stirred a firestorm of emotion rarely seen in American politics. These passions arise from critical fault lines she exposes in our country, fissures that reveal much about who we are and where we are heading as a nation. The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin examines these critical divisions, looking at them through the lens of Palin’s life and faith.
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  10. Call of a Coward

    Call of a Coward

    The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife

    Narrator: Patty Fograty
    Runtime: 4.05 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Moses never wanted to be a leader. Jonah ran away from his missions call. And when Marcia Moston's husband came home with a call to foreign mission's, she was sure God had the wrong number. His call conflicted with her own dreams, demanded credentials she didn't have, and required courage she couldn't seem to find. She promised to follow where God led, but she never thought the road would lead to a Mayan village on a Guatemalan mountainside.
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  11. Preemptive Love

    Preemptive Love

    Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time

    Narrator: Jeremy Courtney
    Runtime: 7.15 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In the middle of the Iraq War, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney found themselves with their two children caught up in the turmoil, just hoping to make a difference. After an encounter with a father whose little girl was dying from a heart defect, they began to investigate options for helping and learned that untold thousands of children across Iraq were in similar need, waiting in line for heart surgery in a country without a qualified heart surgeon.
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  12. Messenger

    Messenger

    The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs

    Narrator: Jeni Stepanek
    Runtime: 11.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When her son, Mattie, was born with a rare disorder now known as Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy, Jeni Stepanek was advised to put her child in an institution and “let nature take its course.” Instead, she nurtured a boy who grew to become a young man who transformed his hardships into a message of hope and peace that touched millions. Mattie J.T. Stepanek was a best-selling author, publishing six collections of his Heartsongs poetry and one collection of peace essays that all became New York Times best-sellers and eventually sold more than two million copies; he gave inspirational talks to thousands and became the National Goodwill Ambassador for Jerry Lewis’s Muscular Dystrophy Association. But his legacy lives strongest in his choice—his decision to celebrate life and perceive it as a blessing even during the most painful moments. It is that legacy that Jeni Stepanek honors with Messenger. Telling the story of Mattie as only his mother could, Jeni Stepanek recounts the intimate moments of her little boy’s life, a life that became larger than life as his message spread across the world. In describing her son’s trips to the beach, his love of reading, his obsession with Legos®, his planning of a surprise birthday party for his mom, we see an ordinary child who just so happened to be facing a life-threatening health situation. In recounting Mattie’s sadness at losing all of his siblings to the same disease, his astonishing intellect, his belief that he was channeling God’s message into his poetry, and his dedication to spreading the message of peace he so believed in, we see the extraordinary boy who lived every day given to him to the fullest.
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  13. So Help Me God

    So Help Me God

    The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom

    Author: Roy Moore
    Narrator: Roy Moore
    Runtime: 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Chief Justice Roy Moore believes the state must acknowledge the moral principles on which America was founded and that it is not illegal to do so. While the separation of church and state may be a credible and legitimate tenet, it has been largely misconstrued and abused during the last forty years.
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  14. Unthinkable

    Unthinkable

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 8.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The true story about the first double-leg amputee to complete the world-famous Ironman Triathlon... After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable - become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world's most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically-challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over.
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  15. 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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