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  1. Here I Stand

    Here I Stand

    A Life of Martin Luther

    Narrator: Tom Weiner
    Runtime: 11.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Martin Luther entered a monastery as a youth and as a man shattered the structure of the medieval church, speaking out against the corrupt religious practices of the time. His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be scriptures, rather than popes or councils, echoed around the world and ignited the great Reformation. Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. In his crusade to eliminate religious abuses, he did more than any other man to establish the Protestant faith.
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  2. Wurmbrand

    Wurmbrand

    Tortured for Christ-the Complete Story

    Narrator: Michael Beck
    Runtime: 10.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    On February 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crimes? Leading Christian worship and witnessing—both of which were illegal under the atheistic Communist regime of Romania. Richard spent fourteen years in prison. He was tortured, beaten, and locked into a solitary confinement cell. Sabina Wurmbrand spent three years in a labor camp,nearly freezing to death as she and other prisoners worked on the Danube Canal. She was repeatedly told her husband had died behind bars. But Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand had an unshakeable faith in Christ. Neither of them gave up hope, and neither of them would stop talking about Jesus. Now, for the first time, both sides of this amazing story are told in one book. Wurmbrand tells of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, combining stories and research from the following books: The Pastor’s Wife, In God’s Underground, and Tortured for Christ. Your faith will be inspired as you go deep inside the darkest prison cells to see how the light of Christ continues to shine from the hearts of those totally committed to Him.
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  3. The Year of Living like Jesus

    The Year of Living like Jesus

    Runtime: 9.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Evangelical pastor Ed Dobson chronicles his year of living like Jesus and obeying his teachings. Dobson’s transition from someone who follows Jesus to someone who lives like Jesus takes him into bars, inspires him to pick up hitchhikers, and deepens his understanding of suffering. As Dobson discovers, living like Jesus is quite different from what we imagine.
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  4. Redemption

    Redemption

    A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold

    Runtime: 8.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This is the story of the most unlikely Olympic decathlete in history. Despite size and stature, Bryan Clay is the defending champion of the 2008 Olympic gold medal and winner of the 2004 Olympic silver medal in the decathlon. His journey is as inspiring as it is gritty, as troubled as it is triumphant.Far more than just a sports memoir, Redemption details the drudgery, devastation, and ultimate conversion that led Bryan to become a world champion. ô[God] had a plan when I believed that dreams never came true because, in my life, they never did,ö says Bryan. Through a remarkable series of events and devoted prayers of his mother, BryanÆs life was turned around into a victorious narrative of truly being redeemed.
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  5. Joni

    Joni

    An Unforgettable Story

    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The award-winning story of a young woman who triumphed over devastating odds to touch countless lives the world over with the healing message of Christ In a split second on a hot July afternoon, a diving accident transformed the life of Joni Eareckson Tada forever.
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  6. Brigham Young

    Brigham Young

    Pioneer Prophet

    Narrator: Stephen Hoye
    Runtime: 19.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Brigham Young was a rough-hewn craftsman from New York whose impoverished and obscure life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He trudged around the United States and England to gain converts for Mormonism, spoke in spiritual tongues, married more than fifty women, and eventually transformed a barren desert into his vision of the Kingdom of God. While previous accounts of his life have been distorted by hagiography or polemical expose, John Turner provides a fully realized portrait of a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.After the 1844 murder of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, Young gathered those Latter-day Saints who would follow him and led them over the Rocky Mountains. In Utah, he styled himself after the patriarchs, judges, and prophets of ancient Israel. As charismatic as he was autocratic, he was viewed by his followers as an indispensable protector and by his opponents as a theocratic, treasonous heretic.Under his fiery tutelage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints defended plural marriage, restricted the place of African Americans within the church, fought the U.S. Army in 1857, and obstructed federal efforts to prosecute perpetrators of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. At the same time, Young's tenacity and faith brought tens of thousands of Mormons to the American West, imbued their everyday lives with sacred purpose, and sustained his church against adversity. Turner reveals the complexity of this spiritual prophet, whose commitment made a deep imprint on his church and the American Mountain West.
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  7. Confessions of a Prayer Wimp

    Confessions of a Prayer Wimp

    My Fumbling, Faltering Foibles in Faith

    Author: Mary Pierce
    Runtime: 5.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Just as Mary Pierce had you rolling in the aisles with her thoughts about growing older in When Did I Stop Being Barbie and Become Mrs. Potato Head? this book will have you chuckling over her thoughts about life and faith—coming to faith, needing faith, growing in faith, and faltering in faith.
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  8. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards

    A Life

    Narrator: Jim Denison
    Runtime: 24.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Jonathan Edwards is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. Arguably the most brilliant theologian ever born on American soil, Edwards (1703-1758) was also a pastor, a renowned preacher, a missionary to the Native Americans, a biographer, a college president, a philosopher, a loving husband, and the father of eleven children. George M. Marsden - widely acclaimed for his magisterial large study of Edwards - has now written a new, shorter biography of this many-sided, remarkable man. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards is not an abridgment of Marsden's earlier award-winning study but is instead a completely new narrative based on his extensive research. The result is a concise, fresh retelling of the Edwards story, rich in scholarship yet compelling and readable for a much wider audience, including students.
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  9. Luther and the Reformation

    Luther and the Reformation

    Author: R.C. Sproul
    Narrator: R.C. Sproul
    Runtime: 3.8 Hrs. -
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    ** Teaching Series ** In this series, R.C. Sproul provides a thorough introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther. With an eye to the lessons we can learn today, Dr. Sproul traces the major events of Luther’s life and explores the gospel recovered by Luther and the other Protestant Reformers.
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  10. Kidnapped by the Taliban

    Kidnapped by the Taliban

    A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six

    Author: Dilip Joseph
    Narrator: Vikas Adam
    Runtime: 5.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Kidnapped by the Taliban is the dramatic account of Dilip Joseph's terrifying journey. He rides a roller-coaster of emotions wondering if he will ever see his family again. Readers will marvel at Dilip's surprising bond with one of his captors. After four days of uncertainty, gunfire announces the arrival of Navy SEAL Team Six, the elite group of soldiers that took down al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. SEAL team member Nicolas D. Checque loses his life in the rescue, as do the Taliban kidnappers.
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  11. En Busca de la Felycidad

    En Busca de la Felycidad

    Narrator: Bob Borquez
    Runtime: 13.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A la edad de veinte años, Chris Gardner, nativo de Milwaukee, recién terminando La Marina, llegó a San Francisco para seguir una carrera prometedora en la medicina. Considerado un hijo prodigio de la investigación científica, sorprendió a todos y a sí mismo estableciendo su punto de vista en el competitivo mundo de las altas finanzas. Sin embargo, apenas había entrado a una posición de gran nivel en una empresa de prestigio, Gardner se encontró atrapado en una red de circunstancias increíblemente difíciles que lo dejaron como parte de los ciudadanos sin hogar y con un hijo pequeño. Motivado por la promesa que se hizo a sí mismo como un niño huérfano de nunca abandonar a sus propios hijos, los dos pasaron casi un año moviéndose entre refugios, moteles, comedores públicos, e incluso dormir en el baño público de una estación de metro. Nunca cediendo a la desesperación, Gardner hizo una transformación asombrosa pasando de ser parte de la ciudad pobre e invisible a convertirse en un jugador de gran alcance en su distrito financiero. Más que un libro de memorias de éxito financiero de Gardner, esta es la historia de un hombre que rompe el ciclo de su propia familia sobre hombres que abandonan a sus hijos. Legendario, triunfante e increíblemente honesto, En busca de la felicidad evoca a héroes como Horatio Alger y Antwone Fishe, y apela a la esencia del sueño americano.
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  12. Hope Heals

    Hope Heals

    A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love

    Runtime: 7.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "When all seems lost, where can hope be found? Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family. On April 21, 2008, as James slept in the other room, Katherine collapsed, suffering a massive brain stem stroke without warning. Miraculously, Jay came home in time and called for help. Katherine was immediately rushed into micro-brain surgery, though her chance of survival was slim. As the sun rose the next morning, the surgeon proclaimed that Katherine had survived the removal of part of her brain, though her future recovery was completely uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through 40 days on life support in the ICU and nearly 2 years in full-time brain rehab, that spark of hope was fanned into flame. Defying every prognosis, with grit and grace, Katherine and Jay, side by side, struggled to regain a life for Katherine as she re-learned to talk and eat and walk. Returning home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chanceby embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined. In the midst of continuing hardships and struggles, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find...hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls. An excruciating yet beautiful road to recovery has led the Wolf family to their new normal, in which almost every moment of life is marked with the scars of that fateful April day in 2008. Now, eight years later, Katherine and Jay are stewarding their story of suffering, restoration, and Christ-centered hope in this broken world through their ministry Hope Heals."
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  13. Stranger No More

    Stranger No More

    A Muslim Refugee's Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus

    Narrator: Lauren Woodward
    Runtime: 6.67 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    There will be pain ahead, and trouble and problems that I won't be able to fix on my own. But in them all, I know God will be there, calling me to look to him. Inviting me to take the next step toward his open arms. And I will say yes. And yes. And yes. Annahita Parsan was born into a Muslim family in Iran and grew up with the simple hope of one day finding a good husband, having children, and doing some good in the world. Married and a mother before she turned 18, Annahita found herself unexpectedly widowed and trapped for years in an abusive second marriage that she later fled - discovering instead a God who might love her. Stranger No More is the remarkable true story of Annahita's path from oppression to the life-changing hope of Jesus. Fleeing Iran across the mountains into Turkey, she spent months in the terrifying Agri prison before a miraculous release and flight to Europe, where she and her two children knelt in a church and prayed, "God, from this day on we are Christians". Filled with unthinkable circumstances, miraculous rescues, and the quietly constant voice of Jesus, Stranger No More leads listeners deep into the heart of God and draws them toward the same call that Annahita heeds today: using her past to save others from theirs. As the leader of two congregations in Sweden, Annahita has baptized hundreds of former Muslims since her own conversion, has seen firsthand the powerful ways God is at work among those who have left Islam behind, and is reminded every day that saying yes to God is always worth the risk.
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  14. Be Bold

    Be Bold

    Finding Your Fierce

    Narrator: Rachel Billups
    Runtime: 5.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    From the thin slice of life where she grew up with her family in Appalachia to success as pastor of a large church, Rachel Billups' life stories show strength and grace even in the midst of doubt and wondering. With her brand of fierce she worked through years of school to become an accomplished pastor and mother of four. She took nothing lying down and found that being bold was the only way to be alive. In Be Bold, she weaves her stories into the lives of biblical characters. You will find redemption and insight in Sarah's story, inspiration in Mary's call, and ministry and community in Paul's letter to Timothy. For anyone who hopes to find the fierce in their own lives, Billups' work leads the way. In both her personal experience and her telling of Bible stories, Billups shows how being bold can bring you closer to God and God's plan for your life.
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  15. Breathe Again

    Breathe Again

    How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart

    Author: Niki Hardy
    Narrator: Niki Hardy
    Runtime: 4.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    No one gets to skip the tough stuff and when life threatens to drown us we're left gasping for air, merely surviving a life we never ordered. Niki Hardy has been there, screaming, "God, is this it? Where's the abundant life you promised? Are you even listening?" Life might not be fair, but through loss, grief, and cancer, Niki discovered life doesn't have to be pain-free to be full. With sensitivity and without Christianese or stock answers she invites women to replace the lies they believe about themselves and God with sound biblical teaching and his unwavering promises. Through 7 practical steps, with hands-on questions, actions, and prayers, she equips readers to grasp the full life Jesus came to give them, right where they are. No matter how broken a life might seem, the abundant life Jesus promised is available--now and always. Let Niki show you the way.
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