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  1. The Con Man's Daughter

    The Con Man's Daughter

    A Story of Lies, Desperation, and Finding God

    Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Candice Curry was a little girl, she put her hand in her father's back pocket so that she wouldn't get lost in large crowds. Little did she know that as she followed him, he was plying his trade: conning people. Her family drove stolen cars, lived in stolen houses, and shopped with stolen credit cards. Drug use was regular, as were visits from strange people who were trying to track her father down. Though she eventually cut ties with her father, Candice could not ignore the scars that were left from her childhood. This is her story, one steeped in secrets but one that, ultimately, led her to a place of forgiveness and freedom. As she struggles to understand her criminal father, as well as her own imperfect life, Candice comes to realize that we are not defined by our circumstances but rather by how we react to those circumstances. She's found peace in the knowledge that God doesn't love us because we're perfect-but because he is.
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  2. My Life without God

    My Life without God

    Narrator: Al Kessel
    Runtime: 10.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1963 America's most famous atheist, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, won the landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of her son William, that effectively banned prayer in public schools. Bill shares in vivid detail his upbringing - the raging battles, his activity in his mother's atheistic empire, his dependence on drugs and his years as a fugitive.Nearly two decades after the Court's decision, Bill came to the end of his personal strength. In desperation he called out to God and God answered. From embezzlement to kidnapping to murder, Bill reviews the shocking evidence surrounding the disappearance of his mother, brother and daughter. Though actively involved in atheism, Bill discovered the gift Jesus Christ offers to all who seek Him. He invites you to experience God's grace in this journey from despair to everlasting love.
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  3. Descartes in 90 Minutes

    Descartes in 90 Minutes

    Runtime: 1.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Descartes in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Descartes' life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
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  4. Messer Marco Polo

    Messer Marco Polo

    Author: Donn Byrne
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Messer Marco Polo is the fictionalized account of the travels of Marco Polo as told by Malichi Campbell, an Ulsterman. Polo is described as falling in love with the daughter of Kubla Khan. After her magicians save him from death in the desert, he stays and marries her. Following her death, Polo returns to Venice as an old man.
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  5. Jesus

    Jesus

    A Biography, from a Believer

    Author: Paul Johnson
    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Paul Johnson offers listeners a lively biography of the man who inspired one of the world’s great religions and whose lessons still guide us in current times. Johnson’s intelligent and conversational style, as well as his ability to distill complex subjects into succinct and highly readable works, makes this book an ideal match of a major historian with a major subject. The result is an accessible biography and an insightful analysis of how Jesus is important in the present era.
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  6. The Roots of Endurance (The Swans Are Not Silent Series, Book #3)

    The Roots of Endurance (The Swans Are Not Silent Series, Book #3)

    Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce

    Author: John Piper
    Narrator: Bob Souer
    Runtime: 3.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce suffered lifelong opposition and endured for the causes of gospel truth, missionary zeal, and political justice. They found, in solid doctrine and humble joy, the tough roots for habitual tenderness in response to their adversaries-without doctrinal or moral flinching. They are examples of remarkable grace. In the third book of the Swans Are Not Silent series, bestselling author John Piper looks at the lives of these three great men and focuses on how they not only endured great opposition but did so with joy and without bitterness. Their lives exemplify how to set a pace and finish the race before us, encouraging every heart that it is possible to jump the hurdles in our paths.
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  7. I Dared to Call Him Father

    I Dared to Call Him Father

    Narrator: Lorna Raver
    Runtime: 7.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do? This is a book for everyone who has ever asked these questions. I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down—and put her life in danger—as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul. Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism.
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  8. Saint Patrick: Pioneer Missionary to Ireland

    Saint Patrick: Pioneer Missionary to Ireland

    Narrator: Fred Williams
    Runtime: 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Over sixteen hundred years ago, God inspired a man named Patrick to take the gospel of Christ to the people of Ireland. This biography seeks to vividly portray the true story of St. Patrick and to encourage Christians today to “Go ye therefore and teach all nations.”
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  9. Juliette Low: Girl Scout Founder

    Juliette Low: Girl Scout Founder

    Narrator: Lynn Taccogna
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Share the childhood adventures of the young girl from Savannah, Georgia , who would grow up to found the Girl Scouts®. "Daisy" Gordon would rather climb a tree and ride a horse than learn to dance and sew. "There's not one thing I can't do that boys can," said Daisy, and the organization she created years later proved her words.
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  10. A Legacy of Faith

    A Legacy of Faith

    Things I Learned from My Father

    Author: Ruth Graham
    Narrator: Pam Ward
    Runtime: 4.0 - Unabridged
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    This inspirational book from Ruth Graham provides an intimate look at Billy Graham’s life and the impact his legacy has had on those closest to him. Ruth Graham is the third child and youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham. In A Legacy of Faith, Ruth provides a rare look at the twentieth century’s most influential evangelist. Ruth offers her insight on several different subjects, including her father’s love for the world and his humility, grace, and loyalty. She concludes the book with a chapter on authenticity, written just after Dr. Graham’s final crusade. This book contains and excerpts from personal letters, as well as new content from Ruth.
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  11. I Will Not Fear

    I Will Not Fear

    My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire

    Runtime: 5.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start-or end-there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother.In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes listeners on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals' story offers listeners hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.
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  12. Into the Region of Awe

    Into the Region of Awe

    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    C. S. Lewis is generally regarded as a commonsense Christian whose theology is understandable and practical. And yet, from his memoir Surprised by Joy to The Chronicles of Narnia, from his nonfiction essays to his letters, C. S. Lewis's works display a distinct sense of the mystical.
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  13. Tyndale

    Tyndale

    The Man Who Gave God an English Voice

    Author: David Teems
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Even five centuries after his death at the stake, Tyndale’s presence looms wherever English is spoken. His single-word innovations, such as “Passover,” “beautiful,” and “atonement,” allowed the common man to more fully understand God’s blessings and promises. His natural lyricism shines in phrases like “Let not your hearts be troubled,” and “for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.” Every time we say the Lord’s Prayer as it is written in the King James Bible, use the word “love” as it is written in 1 Corinthians 13, or bless others with “The Lord bless thee and keep thee, the Lord make his face to shine upon thee,” we are reminded of the rich bounty Tyndale has given us.
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  14. All But Normal

    All But Normal

    Narrator: Shawn Thornton
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Growing up, Shawn Thornton's life was anything but normal-but then, so was his mother. After waking from a coma following a car crash, Beverly Thornton's once sweet and gentle disposition had been replaced by violent mood swings, profanity-laced tirades, and uncontrollable fits of rage. Inside the Thornton house, floors and countertops were piled high with dirty laundry and garbage because Bev was unable to move well enough to clean. Dinners were a Russian roulette of half-cooked meat, spoiled milk, and foods well past their expiration dates. A moment of frustration might prompt her to hurl a knife at Shawn, his brother, Troy, or their dad or to vehemently cuss them out, only to shower them with love and affection moments later as though nothing had happened. And God help the family cat! On several occasions, Bev even tried to jump out of the car on the highway while Shawn and his brother struggled to keep her inside. Yet this same woman was also a devoted Bible reader, Sunday school teacher, and friend to the elderly, poor, and marginalized wherever she went. How the same woman could be a saint one minute and a nightmare the next was a constant source of frustration for the family. Then one day, after decades of embarrassing outbursts, a surprise discovery finally helped the Thornton family come to grips with Bev's mysterious condition and bring Shawn to a startling realization that changed the course of his life forever. A heartwarming coming-of-age story, All but Normal is a powerful reminder that sometimes the "broken" people in our lives are the ones who need fixing the least.
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  15. Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace

    Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace

    A True Story

    Author: Debra Moerke
    Runtime: 10.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A child disappears. A foster mother faces an impossible choice. A baby's future hangs in the balance. When Deb Moerke and her husband decided to become foster parents, they never imagined how their lives would change. And never did they imagine their worst nightmare coming true: their five-year-old foster daughter, Hannah, murdered at the hands of her birth mom, Karen. The Moerkes were overwhelmed with horror and grief. And just when they didn't think they could bear any more, Deb received a phone call from Karen in prison. Facing a life sentence for Hannah's murder, she was pregnant. And Karen had an incredible request: Would Deb take her unborn baby in and love it as her own? How would you respond? Could you show God's love to someone who had hurt you and taken away everything you held dear? Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace is an unbelievable true story of faith, family, and a journey toward seemingly impossible forgiveness. A story that tests the limits of the human heart, it's ultimately a beautiful, life-affirming testament to how unconditional love and relentless obedience can transform even the darkest of nights into mornings of hope.
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