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  1. From Pearl Harbor to Calvary

    From Pearl Harbor to Calvary

    Narrator: Karl Choi
    Runtime: 2 Hrs - Unabridged
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    Mitsuo Fuchida was a Captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service who is perhaps best known for leading the first air wave attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fuchida was responsible for the coordination of the entire aerial attack working under the overall fleet commander Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. After World War II ended, Fuchida became an evangelist, Christian preacher and frequently traveled to the United States to minister to the Japanese expatriate community. He became a United States citizen in 1966. His autobiography was originally released in 1953, and this edition will be published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2011.
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  2. The Magnolia Story

    The Magnolia Story

    Runtime: 5.03 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends. The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today. They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day. In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”
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  3. 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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  4. My Vertical Neighborhood

    My Vertical Neighborhood

    How Strangers Became a Community

    Narrator: Emily Ellet
    Runtime: 4.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    What if our neighbors were our friends? When Lynda MacGibbon moved from a small city in eastern Canada to a high-rise apartment in Toronto, she decided to follow Jesus's famous commandment to 'love your neighbor' a bit more literally. In the past, she would have looked first for friends at her new job or her new church. This time, though, she decided to look for friends among the strangers who shared her apartment building-her actual neighbors in her new 'vertical neighborhood.' In this charming and relatable memoir, MacGibbon tells the story of the community that took shape as neighbors said yes to weekly dinners and a writing group, Christmas morning brunch and even a Bible study. It's a story of the simple, everyday risk of reaching out with love to those around us, and of the beauty and messiness of real human relationships. It's a story of the risks-and rewards-of taking Jesus at his word.
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  5. Patched Together

    Patched Together

    A Story of My Story

    Narrator: Paul Michael
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Brennan Manning reminds us that the freedom and joy of acceptance is rooted in the forgiving love of God. From the beloved author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a tender story for anyone who has ever said: "life didn't quite turn out the way I thought it would, but..."
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  6. The Cross and the Switchblade

    The Cross and the Switchblade

    Narrator: Paul Michael
    Runtime: 7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The astonishing true story of Wilkerson's outreach to New York teens trapped by drugs and gangs.
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  7. Illegitimate

    Illegitimate

    How a Loving God Rescued a Son of Polygamy

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The shocking news of polygamous cults has sparked a national dialogue on religious sects. Splintered from and repudiated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these secretive families exist in an insular world far removed from reality.
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  8. Eternal Security

    Eternal Security

    The Best of C.H. Mackintosh

    Narrator: Dale McConachie
    Runtime: 1.55 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Once a person really admits their helpless, sinful condition and accepts Christ as their Savior, can that person ever lose their relationship with Christ? The difference between Ironsides treatment of the subject is that after making his case for the Eternal Security of the believer, he deals carefully with verses in the Bible which would seem to teach otherwise.
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Stolen

    Stolen

    The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor

    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 80,000 American children are lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.
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  12. Patrick of Ireland: The Boy Who Forgave (Trailblazers Series)

    Patrick of Ireland: The Boy Who Forgave (Trailblazers Series)

    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 2.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Saint, Slave or Scholar? Patrick of Ireland is known as all three but who is he really? Let K.C. Murdarasi bring to light the real life of this father of the Christian faith. Kidnapped from his home and family as a young boy you would think forgiveness would have been far from his mind. Yet with God's grace Patrick returned to the land of his captivity where he preached the Good News of Jesus Christ to slaves and kings alike and left a legacy of faith that would last for centuries.
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  13. Shattered

    Shattered

    Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

    Narrator: Frank Pastore
    Runtime: 6.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore stepped onto the mound in Dodger Stadium to throw another fastball—something he’d done thousands of times since childhood. But this time was different. The batter connected and the ball came rocketing back to the mound, shattering not only Frank’s pitching elbow—but also his dream of getting “rich and famous” through Major League Baseball.™
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  14. A Light So Lovely

    A Light So Lovely

    The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time

    Author: Sarah Arthur
    Runtime: 6.40 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time has captured the imagination of millions - from literary sensation to timeless classic and now a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, and Mindy Kaling. A Light so Lovely tells the story of the woman at the center of it all - her imagination, her faith, her pattern of defying categories, and what listeners today can learn from her legacy.  Best-selling and beloved author Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery winner for A Wrinkle in Time, was known the world round for her imaginative spirit and stories. She was also known to spark controversy - too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle was a complex woman whose embrace of paradox has much to say to a new generation today.  A Light so Lovely paints a vivid portrait of this enigmatic icon's spiritual legacy, starting with her inner world and expanding into fresh reflections of her writing for listeners today. Listen in on intimate interviews with L'Engle's literary contemporaries such as Philip Yancey and Luci Shaw, L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis, and influential fans such as Makoto Fujimura, Nikki Grimes, and Sarah Bessey, as they reveal new layers to the woman behind the stories we know and love. A vibrant, imaginative listen, this book pulls back the curtain to illuminate L'Engle's creative journey, her persevering faith, and the inspiring, often unexpected ways these two forces converged.  For anyone earnestly searching the space between sacred and secular, miracle and science, faith and art, come and find a kindred spirit and trusted guide in Madeleine - the Mrs. Whatsit to our Meg Murry - as she sparks our imagination anew.
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  15. Louis Zamperini (Heroes of History)

    Louis Zamperini (Heroes of History)

    Redemption

    Narrator: Tim Gregory
    Runtime: 5.56 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When the water supply canteens ran dry again, Louie began to doubt they'd survive. He thought back to when he first arrived in Hawaii and Eddie Rickenbacker, the World War I ace pilot, and his crew had just been rescued. Rickenbacker and his crew set a new record of twenty-one days drifting on a raft much like the one Louie was in. When the group was picked up, the men were dehydrated, hallucinating and near death. Louie was sure twenty-one days on a life raft represented the outer limits of human survival. As an Olympic runner, a bombardier in the Army Air Corps, and a prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini was determined to thrive and survive. Never backing down from a challenge, Louie lived a life of adventure while modeling hope and forgiveness to a generation. A magnet for trouble as a boy, Louis Zamperini determined to create a new path for himself. Nicknamed the "Torrance Tornado," he set national records and traveled to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. His resolve as a runner was matched by his will to survive a plane crash, weeks adrift at sea, and years in a prison camp. This American hero encouraged countless others to have faith and to persevere through trials, revealing that no life is beyond redemption. (1917-2014)
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