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  1. Exciting Events: Volume 4

    Exciting Events: Volume 4

    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1810 a teenage American sailor, Joseph Bates, is abducted by the notorious British press gang. Listen as he is unjustly forced into the King's navy, then escapes only to be seized again. Released six years later, he works as a merchant seaman surviving ocean perils and harrowing storms. Joseph's skill and courage result in his becoming a trusted sea captain. His marine adventures continue, yet Joseph feels the need for faith in his life. Hear the inspiring story of Ida Scudder, a gifted physician/missionary. She could not ignore the needs of India's women who were suffering and dying-kept from receiving the urgent medical care they needed by cultural restrictions. Then travel with us to the early 1700s in Dresden, Germany. Ludwig, Count of Zinzendorf, was of noble birth, and schooled to be a lawyer. Using his influence to help others, young Ludwig believed "no man liveth unto himself." His love of missions and impact for good still resonate today. Great listening for the whole family!
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  2. Lillian Trasher (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Lillian Trasher (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    The Greatest Wonder in Egypt

    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Lillian Trasher (1887-1961) founded Egypt's first orphanage, others thought that a lone American woman with no means of support would surely be killed or starve to death. But Lillian -- certain of God's guidance -- stood by her earlier promise to Him, "If ever I can do anything for You, just let me know -- and I'll do it." In the midst of poverty, war, and deadly epidemics, Lillian faced each day with a heart of trust, modeling the life she hoped her children would someday live in their own homes. During fifty tumultuous years, the Mother of the Nile cared for thousands of desperate children, with unwavering faith that God does indeed look after the orphans.
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  3. Meriwether Lewis (Heroes of History Series)

    Meriwether Lewis (Heroes of History Series)

    Off the Edge of the Map

    Narrator: Tim Gregory
    Runtime: 5.58 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Despite warnings that they would all be drowned, the men of the Lewis and Clark expedition paddled toward the ferocious rapids. Sucked into the tempest, their canoes pitched and rolled in the thrashing water and thumped over jagged rocks, but the men kept paddling. They would get to the Pacific Ocean or die trying.Meriwether Lewis had been commissioned by President Jefferson to lead a daring expedition so remarkable it would become one of the most famous explorations in history. He chose as his co-captain William Clark. Their mission: to find a land route to the Pacific Ocean while learning as much as possible about the thousands of miles of unexplored territory they struggled through.Even as a child, Meriwether Lewis was known for courage and clear thinking in a crisis. Now he was determined to succeed in the vast task laid before him by a nation thirsty to know what lay off the edge of the map (1774-1809).Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.
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  4. Susie

    Susie

    The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles H. Spurgeon

    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 7.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The definitive biography of Susannah Spurgeon. While many Christians recognize the name of Charles H. Spurgeon, the beloved preacher and writer, few are familiar with the life and legacy of his wife, Susie.  Yet Susannah Spurgeon was an accomplished and devout woman of God who had a tremendous ministry in her own right, as well as in support of her husband. Even while dealing with serious health issues, she administered a book fund for poor pastors, edited and published her husband’s sermons and other writings, led a pastor’s aid ministry, wrote five books, made her home a hub of hospitality, and was instrumental in planting a church. And as her own writing attests, she was also a warm, charming, and fascinating woman. Now, for the first time, Susie brings this vibrant woman’s story to modern readers. Ray Rhodes Jr. examines Susannah’s life, showing that she was not only the wife of London’s most famous preacher, but also a woman who gave all she had in grateful service to the Lord. Susie is an inspiring and encouraging account of a truly remarkable woman of faith that will delight Spurgeon devotees and fans of Christian biographies alike. “I am writing in my husband’s study, where he thought, and prayed, and wrote. Every inch of the place is sacred ground. Everything remains precisely as he left it. His books (now my most precious possessions), stand in shining rows upon the shelves, in exactly the order in which he placed them, and one might almost fancy the room was ready and waiting for its master. But oh! That empty chair! That great portrait over the door! The strange, solemn silence, which pervades the place now that he is no longer on earth! I kneel sometimes by his chair, and laying my head on the cushioned arms, which so long supported his dear form, I pour out my grief before the Lord, and tell Him again that though I am left alone, yet I know that ‘He hath done all things well’…”
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  5. 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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  6. Lead Like It Matters to God

    Lead Like It Matters to God

    Values-Driven Leadership in a Success-Driven World

    Author: Rich Stearns
    Narrator: Rich Stearns
    Runtime: 6.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Richard Stearns became president of World Vision US in 1998 after spending the first half of his career as a successful executive at corporate giants such as Gillette, Parker Brothers, The Franklin Mint, and Lenox Inc. At World Vision, he inspired a culture of outcome-focused management. His leadership in calling the American church to respond to some of the greatest crises of our time-notably the HIV and AIDS pandemic and the global refugee crisis-challenged other Christian leaders to embrace a bold vision for compassion, mercy, and justice in their work. During his twenty years at World Vision, Stearns discovered what brought him the most joy and purpose in his career was not the business successes or professional accolades but the opportunity to help others flourish and to participate in a cause that was bigger than himself. In Lead Like It Matters to God, Stearns shares the principles he learned over the course of a remarkable career leading some of the largest organizations in both business and ministry. Through honest and captivating stories of his life journey, he demonstrates why the values Christian leaders embrace in their places of work are more important than the success they achieve."
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  7. The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts (A Long Line of Godly Men)

    The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts (A Long Line of Godly Men)

    Author: Douglas Bond
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 4.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The focus of this next volume in The Long Line of Godly Men Profile Series is upon the preeminent English hymn writer Isaac Watts. In an age of simplistic and repetitive worship songs, the church must not forget the Father of English Hymnody. In this profile of the great hymn writer, Douglas Bond writes that Watts life and words can enrich the lives and worship of Christians today. Additional titles in A Long Line of Godly Men Profiles series, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, The Mighty Weakness of John Knox, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, The Expository Genius of John Calvin
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  8. The Pastor's Wife

    The Pastor's Wife

    A Courageous Testimony of Persecution and Imprisonment in Communist Romania

    Narrator: Sadie Alexandru
    Runtime: 10.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1949, when Soviet propaganda was asserting that free Christian worship was being tolerated behind the Iron Curtain, the Communists arrested Pastor Richard Wurmbrand in Romania for secret Christian activities. The Pastor’s Wife is Sabina Wurmbrand’s true story of her efforts to get her husband released, her subsequent imprisonment and, above all, her unceasing efforts to help build a Christian Underground Church in restricted areas around the world. For the truth is that the Communists to this day cannot tolerate genuine Christianity, and are still executing or imprisoning underground Christians. This is the urgent message of The Pastor’s Wife.
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  9. Until We All Come Home

    Until We All Come Home

    A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom

    Narrator: Kim de Blecourt
    Runtime: 9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country's corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God's light shines on even in the deepest darkness.
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  10. 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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  11. All Is Grace

    All Is Grace

    A Ragamuffin Memoir

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 4 Hrs - Unabridged
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    It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God's grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme, "Yes, Abba is very fond of you!" But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it.
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  12. 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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  13. Saturdays with Billy

    Saturdays with Billy

    My Friendship with Billy Graham

    Narrator: Thom Bromhead
    Runtime: 4.1 hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Discover a beautiful friendship between Billy Graham and his friend and pastor, Don Wilton. This book looks behind the scenes of Graham's life, which continues to inspire us in our own spiritual journeys. Most Saturdays for 15 years, Don drove the long road to meet with Billy at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. There the two friends spent hours talking about family, politics, sports, and their spiritual lives. Now, in Saturdays with Billy, Don shares: - More than 20 heartwarming stories of his times with his friend, illuminating the qualities in Billy's character that were true to the end and revealing the heart of the man whose light still shines - A quote from Billy before each chapter Just as Billy's words changed Don's life, they have the power to change ours--a testament to a man who leaned on God's grace into eternity."
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  14. Flight to Heaven

    Flight to Heaven

    A Plane Crash...A Lone Survivor...A Journey to Heaven--and Back

    Author: Dale Black
    Narrator: Dale Black
    Runtime: 6.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Imagine getting a glimpse of heaven, a preview of life in God’s presence. Could life ever be the same? Capt. Dale Black has flown as a commercial pilot all over the world, but one flight changed his life forever—an amazing journey to heaven and back. The only survivor of a horrific plane crash, Dale was hovering between life and death when he had a wondrous experience of heaven.
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  15. Amy Carmichael: Rescuer By Night (Trailblazers Series)

    Amy Carmichael: Rescuer By Night (Trailblazers Series)

    Author: Kay Walsh
    Runtime: 3.38 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    'I can't see! It's dark everywhere. What place is this? Where am I?' Jeya was only four years old and was terrified as she tried to peer about the dark and gloomy temple. Between the pillars was a huge stone body. She shivered when she saw its face. This, she knew, was Kali, the goddess of death and destruction. Why was Jeya there? Who would leave a little girl in the dark like that? Certainly not the God of love - he sent a woman to rescue these children from destruction - Amy Carmichael. And she had been a little girl herself once a little girl with long dark hair, and deep brown eyes. Once she had even begged God to make them blue - but he hadn't. And as Amy leaned over to pick little Jeya up and rescue her from a life of temple-slavery - she was very glad that God hadn't listened to her prayers. Blue eyes were not the eyes of India - but Amy's brown eyes were.
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