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  1. Luther for Armchair Theologians

    Luther for Armchair Theologians

    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 5.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Written by experts but designed for the nonexpert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound Christian theologians in history.
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  2. Desert Fathers

    Desert Fathers

    Saint Anthony and the Beginnings of Monasticism

    Narrator: Sam Phillips
    Runtime: 3.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In the late third century, more and more people withdrew to the radical seclusion of the desert so as to live entirely for God under the direction of a spiritual father. Among these Desert Fathers one figure is especially preeminent: Saint Anthony the Hermit.
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  3. I Give Up

    I Give Up

    The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life

    Author: Laura Story
    Narrator: Jill Blackwood
    Runtime: 5.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Most of us long to be in control—of our schedule, our relationships, and our future. Newlywed Laura Story thought she had control over the great life ahead of her. After all, she followed Jesus and had a promising new job as a worship leader. Why would God not want to fulfill her dreams? But when Laura and her husband, Martin, faced a brain tumor, infertility, and a son’s birth defect, she realized she’d been looking for a happiness that comes from circumstances, rather than a deeper joy that comes from God. Again and again, Laura had to surrender her vision for her life so she could embrace God’s vision. And again and again she learned that even in the midst of shattered dreams, God’s plan brought greater joy than she could have imagined. Now the Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter known for such hits as “Blessings,” “Indescribable,” and “Mighty to Save” shares her powerful story of finding blessing in her deepest pain. In, I Give Up, Laura explores: How to delight in God’s gifts no matter your circumstances. Why waiting on God is a daily decision, not a step-by-step process. The strength we find from meditating on God’s Word. Why surrendering to God leads to reconciliation with others. How the things we consider to be losses are ways for God to display his glory. As Laura writes, she no longer wants to be in control of her life. She wants to be rooted in the God who is in control. I Give Up will help you Discover a deeper life of worship, a fuller life of joy, and a freer life of true surrender as you open your hands to God. And give up.
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  4. 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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  5. The Confessions of Saint Augustine

    The Confessions of Saint Augustine

    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 12.75 Hrs - Unabridged
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    The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.
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  6. Birds of Pray

    Birds of Pray

    The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory

    Author: Rob Maaddi
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    High Stakes, Deep Faith, and Unbreakable Brotherhood They were the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to enter the playoffs as an underdog. Their star quarterback was out with a season-ending knee injury. Five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots towered over them. But public opinion didn't matter to the Philadelphia Eagles. They believed in each other. The band of Christian brothers on the team believed in the God of the impossible, and they played for an audience of One. The most extensive book to explore the Christian faith shared by many of the team's players, Birds of Pray details the incredible inside story behind the Eagles' capture of the biggest prize in professional sports: the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Through exclusive interviews with the players, never-before-seen photos, and insider accounts of the miracle season's most memorable moments, Philly native and Associated Press sportswriter Rob Maaddi reveals a side of the team the world has yet to fully witness. From an impromptu baptism in the team's cold tub to weekly Bible studies and pre-game prayers, to the unique friendship between star quarterback Carson Wentz and back-up-then-MVP Nick Foles - the Eagles excel in the unexpected. Birds of Pray follows the deep faith shared among players, the high stakes they faced together, and their relentless reliance on Christ who gives all strength in moments of crisis and celebration alike. The result is a boldly inspiring, entertaining listen that will challenge listeners to go deeper in their faith, dream bigger, and live with renewed courage for whatever odds life stacks against them.
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  7. Elisabeth Elliot (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Elisabeth Elliot (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Joyful Surrender

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    This was one of the best and worst days of her life as Betty watched her daughter’s little blonde head bobbing up and down in the backpack chair ahead of her. Betty was excited that finally, after so much prayer, effort, and sacrifice, they were headed to an Auca settlement. Since she was young, Elisabeth Elliot had been intrigued by missionaries who gave up so much to tell others about God’s love. With a passion to translate the Bible into new languages, she followed God’s call to work among tribes in Ecuador, including the Waorani (Auca), who had killed her husband and four others. Elisabeth kept a detailed journal of her life and missionary service. She returned to the United States after many years in South America, becoming one of the most influential Christian women of our time. A prolific author, speaker, and radio host, she passes on a message of joyful surrender to the world. (1926-) This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.
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  8. 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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  9. John Calvin (Trailblazers Series)

    John Calvin (Trailblazers Series)

    After Darkness Light

    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 3.40 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Calvin had ideas on how we could live better lives - particularly how we could live in close harmony with God and each other - but because his ideas were radical, his life was filled with dramatic events and dangers. He was run out of town - and then welcomed back. He was accussed of being too harsh - and also too tender hearted. When he explained what the bible meant he was considered too logical and too spiritual! He must have been an amazing man to have caused such a stir!
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  10. D.L. Moody (Trailblazers Series)

    D.L. Moody (Trailblazers Series)

    One Devoted Man

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 2.68 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Three words that sum up D. L. Moody's life are Passion, Vision and Devotion - for God! He could easily share the gospel with 20,000 people on a hillside and then do the same thing the next day with just a few people in a church hall. D. L. Moody was fiery and fun! Watch out for how he used a pony to get children to church. One life devoted to God really can change the world.
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  11. Tortured for Christ

    Tortured for Christ

    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    After years of imprisonment and solitary confinement, enduring inhumane torture, Richard Wurmbrand emerges with a powerful testimony of courageous faith. Even today, believers are suffering and dying for Christ, yet their faith will not falter under the most unthinkable persecutions. In this stirring account, Wurmbrand (founder of The Voice of the Martyrs) encourages us to remember those in chains and equips us to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
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  12. A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War

    A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War

    How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918

    Narrator: Dave Hoffman
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.
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  13. Billy Graham (Heroes of History)

    Billy Graham (Heroes of History)

    America's Pastor

    Narrator: Tim Gregory
    Runtime: 5.25 Hrs - Unabridged
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    Billy boarded the train to Minneapolis. He had come to Los Angeles months before as a small-time preacher. Now he was leaving as one of the most recognized Christians in the country. It was not what Billy had sought; he'd just been open for God to use. Billy wondered if this would be the peak of his fame or if something bigger was about to happen. The oldest son of dairy farmers from Charlotte, North Carolina, young Billy Graham attended evangelical revival meetings that inspired him for the rest of his life. As an ordained minister, he rose to prominence and would subsequently preach the Christian message to over 200 million people in 185 countries. Graham championed civil rights, befriended US politicians and presidents, and traveled the world to places no one else dared to go. His life and ministry have shaped the spiritual life of America and offers hope for the future - inspiring new generations of leaders willing to serve with courage, integrity, and vision. Graham's message continues to ring true today:There is opportunity for repentance, and for a great light to shine -- the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ (1918-). 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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  14. 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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  15. The Devil in Pew Number Seven

    The Devil in Pew Number Seven

    A True Story

    Narrator: Pam Ward
    Runtime: 9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor. There he found a small community eager to welcome him—with one exception. Glaring at him from pew number seven was a man obsessed with controlling the church. Determined to get rid of anyone who stood in his way, he unleashed a plan of terror that was more devastating and violent than the Nichols family could have ever imagined.
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