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  1. A Boy of Heart Mountain

    A Boy of Heart Mountain

    Based on and Inspired by the Experiences of Shigeru Yabu

    Narrator: Ova Saopeng
    Runtime: 3.93 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    The remarkable true story of a boy's resilience in the face of injustice. At the onset of World War II, nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps. Shigeru Yabu, a young boy from San Francisco, was forced from his home and moved, with his family, to the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp in Wyoming. A Boy of Heart Mountain is a poignant coming-of-age story about how one ten-year-old Japanese American boy named Shig tried to make sense out of being imprisoned for several years on the prairie. Forced from his home, his school, his friends, and his beloved dog, Shig and his family have to figure out how to get by in this strange and unfriendly place. He learns about many things there. He learns about loss, and about love, and about loneliness. And he learns about how important it can be to have a good companion or two alongside you in bad times and good times.
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  2. Captive in Iran

    Captive in Iran

    A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

    Author: Various
    Narrator: Patty Fogarty
    Runtime: 10.35 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith—  Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh — this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards.
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  3. 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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  4. Dream With Me

    Dream With Me

    Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win

    Narrator: Calvin Robinson
    Runtime: 6.35 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    "Justice is something every generation has to strive for." A trailblazer in the civil rights movement, John M. Perkins led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was jailed and tortured in 1970. He is no less zealous today as he sees a new generation of freedom fighters battling the same issues and the same systems he has spent his life working to correct. Through his raw, personal stories spanning from the civil rights era to today, Perkins shows us that, though the fight is not over, there are many reasons to hope and to carry on the good work he and his contemporaries began more than a generation ago. He calls us to work for justice by living out God’s redemptive love in all of our relationships. “It all comes down to love,” he says. “Love will always be our final fight."
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  5. 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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  6. Kisses From Katie

    Kisses From Katie

    Narrator: Jaimee Draper
    Runtime: 8.9 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes.
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  7. J.R.R. Tolkien

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Making of a Legend

    Author: Colin Duriez
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 6.2 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him to communicate with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he went through the horrors of the First World War. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent over fifty years working on the languages, history, peoples and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J.R.R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. This delightful and accessible biography brings him to life. Colin Duriez has appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works, The Tolkien Encyclopedia and a number of other tomes relating to Tolkien.
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  8. Born Again

    Born Again

    What Really Happened to the White House Hatchet Man

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 13.45 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    In 1974 Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty to Watergate-related offenses and, after a tumultuous investigation, served seven months in prison. In his search for meaning and purpose in the face of the Watergate scandal, Colson penned Born Again. This unforgettable memoir shows a man who, seeking fulfillment in success and power, found it, paradoxically, in national disgrace and prison. In more than three decades since its initial publication, Born Again has brought hope and encouragement to millions. This remarkable story of new life continues to influence lives around the world. This expanded edition includes a brand-new introduction and a new epilogue by Colson, recounting the writing of his bestselling book and detailing some of the ways his background and ministry have brought hope and encouragement to so many.
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  9. The Good Neighbor

    The Good Neighbor

    The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

    Author: Maxwell King
    Narrator: LeVar Burton
    Runtime: 14.13 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.   The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
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  10. Finally Free

    Finally Free

    Author: Michael Vick
    Narrator: Rodney Gardner
    Runtime: 6.05 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete’s life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices. In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness, the moments of unlikely grace — and the brokenness that brought his redemption on the way to his celebrated return to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  11. Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

    Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

    Narrator: Pam Turlow
    Runtime: 10.22 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family—a tailor named Savvas and his daughters—from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, it was still happening today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautifully told interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness, and the courage to stand up for what’s right in the face of great evil.
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  12. When God Breaks Your Heart

    When God Breaks Your Heart

    Choosing Hope in the Midst of Faith-Shattering Circumstances

    Author: Ed Underwood
    Narrator: Ed Underwood
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Underwood shares how the story of Lazarus brought renewed hope during his darkest moments of suffering and doubt in his personal battle with leukemia, bringing to life God's powerful answer to the question of pain and suffering - that Jesus loves and cares for us.
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  13. God in the Foxhole

    God in the Foxhole

    Inspiring True Stories of Miracles on the Battlefield

    Narrator: Wes Bleed
    Runtime: 9 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    ***Warning: This audiobook may contain offensive content*** Veteran military writer Charles Sasser presents a collection of riveting and inspiring personal accounts of American soldiers whose faith has guided them through many hardships of war. From the battlefields of the American Revolution and Civil Wars, World War I to World War II, Korea, Vietnam on up through the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan, army privates, bomber pilots, navy lieutenants, marines, prisoners of war, medics, nurses, chaplains, and others give inspirational testimony of how, under desperate conditions with every reason to fear for their lives, they turned to their belief in God to help keep them safe and find courage to accomplish heroic feats.
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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. 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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