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  1. Learning To Be

    Learning To Be

    Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out

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    It felt as though every nerve in my body was popping. Imagine large strong hands slowly applying pressure while breaking a family-size package of uncooked, dry spaghetti. I was the spaghetti. Breaking down one piece at a time. This is how Juanita Rasmus begins the wise, frank, and witty account of what she later called 'The Crash' and what her counselor labeled 'a major depressive episode.' This experience landed Juanita, a busy pastor, mother, and community leader, in bed. In addition to exhaustion and depression, on the spiritual front she experienced a dark night of the soul. When everything in her life finally came to a stop, she found that she had to learn to be-with herself and with God-all over again. Pastor Juanita writes from her life with kind attention to the life of the listener. She offers both practical and spiritual insights but never pat answers. If you are longing for a trustworthy companion through dark days, this book is here for you. Each chapter includes life-giving spiritual practices to help you discover your own new ways of being.
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  2. Martin Luther

    Martin Luther

    A Spiritual Biography

    Narrator: Grover Gardner
    Runtime: 11.90 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Famous for setting in motion the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther is often lifted high as a hero or condemned as a rebel. But underneath it all, he was a man of flesh and blood, with a deep longing to live for God. This biography by respected Reformation scholar Herman Selderhuis captures Luther in his original context and follows him on his spiritual journey, from childhood through the Reformation to his influential later years. Combining Luther’s own words with engaging narrative designed to draw the reader into Luther’s world, this spiritual biography brings to life the complex and dynamic personality that forever changed the history of the church.
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  3. 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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  4. The Furious Longing of God

    The Furious Longing of God

    Narrator: Dan Cashman
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Imagine a stormy day at sea: your ship yielding to a relentless wind, pummeled by crashing waves, subject to the awesome force of nature. A force that is both fierce and majestic. A power that is nothing short of furious. Such is God's intense love for His children.
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  5. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Trailblazers Series)

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Trailblazers Series)

    A Spoke in the Wheel

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 3.27 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the heroes of World War 2. Not only did he preach God’s word fearlessly, he spoke and actively resisted the evil of the Nazi regime. Discovered to be one of the people behind the plot to assassinate Hitler he was arrested and eventually martyred. Today he is remembered for his writings, including his letters from prison and commentaries. Not long before his death he was engaged to be married, and this unfulfilled marriage is one of the bittersweet notes to his story.
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  6. Martin Luther

    Martin Luther

    In His Own Words

    Runtime: 2.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Most all Christians know the name Martin Luther. Less familiar, however, are his words. This compilation of many of Luther's most important writings serves as an excellent introduction to those new to Luther. It also provides a fresh medium for people familiar with his writing.
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  7. Jonathan Edwards (Trailblazers Series)

    Jonathan Edwards (Trailblazers Series)

    America's Genius

    Narrator: Lyle Blaker
    Runtime: 2.87 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Jonathan Edwards was just an ordinary American boy but he was different too. The country he lived in wasn't the America of today - but a new world full of adventure and opportunity. Battles and Tomahawks were just some of the thrilling adventures that his family lived through. But Jonathan also loved the small things in life too. In an age of scientific discovery, Edwards saw God's beauty displayed most perfectly through nature. His journals are filled with drawings of plants, animals, and spiders because he knew that each one of them reflected the creativity of its Creator. His mind was full of questions and he grappled for the answers. Intellectually there were few to beat him. However it wasn't just his amazing intelligence that set him apart from other boys his age - he may have had a thirst for knowledge but he also had a strong desire for the things of God. His genius and abilities teamed up well with his faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. One day the country that would become the United States of America would look back at this man of brilliance as a founding influence on their land.
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  8. E.M. Bounds: Man of Prayer

    E.M. Bounds: Man of Prayer

    Narrator: Kyle Prue
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The name of E. M. Bounds is familiar to anyone who has an interest in prayer. This wondefully written biography of Bounds will help you enjoy the man responsible for such powerful spiritual insights.
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  9. Martin Luther (Trailblazers Series)

    Martin Luther (Trailblazers Series)

    Reformation Fire

    Narrator: Lyle Blaker
    Runtime: 2.95 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    What made an ordinary monk become a catalyst for the Reformation in Europe in the 1500s? What were the reasons lying behind his nailing of 95 theses against the practice of indulgences to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in 1517? Why was Martin Luther's life in danger? How did his apparent kidnapping result in the first ever New Testament translated into the German language? Discover how a fresh understanding of the Scriptures not only transformed his own life but had a huge impact upon Europe.
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  10. A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield

    A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Narrator: Ulf Bjorklund
    Runtime: 1.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    There are some men in the pages of history, whose greatness no person of common sense thinks of disputing. They tower above the herd of mankind, like the Pyramids, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum, among buildings. Such men were Luther and Augustine, Gustavus Adolphus and George Washington, Columbus and Sir Isaac Newton. He who questions greatness must be content to be thought very ignorant, very prejudiced, or very eccentric. Public opinion has come to a conclusion about them--they were great men. But there are also great men whose reputation lies buried under a heap of contemporary ill-will and misrepresentation. The world does not appreciate them, because the world does not know their real worth. Their characters have come down to us through poisoned channels. Their portraits have been drawn by the ill-natured hand of enemies. Their faults have been exaggerated. Their excellences have been maliciously kept back and suppressed. Like the famous sculptures of Nineveh, they need the hand of some literary Layard to clear away the rubbish that has accumulated round their names, and show them to the world in their fair proportions. Such men were Vigilantius and Wickliffe. Such men were Oliver Cromwell and many of the Puritans. And such a man was George Whitefield.
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  11. Billy Graham (Trailblazers Series)

    Billy Graham (Trailblazers Series)

    Just Get Up Out of Your Seat

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 2.83 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Billy Graham was born on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1918 just days after the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. At the age of 16, Graham came to Christ during a Christian revival meeting and it wasn't long before he felt the call to preach. With the help of his wife, Ruth, and many other friends and colleagues, Billy Graham set out to preach to the world. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was founded and since that day, Graham preached to more than 80 million people in more than 185 countries. Millions more have been reached through television, video, film and webcasts. He founded newspapers, film companies, magazines, and radio ministries. Communism and apartheid, segregation and terrorism - Billy Graham faced up to all of Christianity's major opponents in the 20th century. From paying the bail money to get Martin Luther King, Jr. out of jail to addressing the memorial service in Washington after the collapse of the World Trade Center, Billy Graham was there for people with practical help and the timeless message of hope that he believed could only be found in Jesus Christ.
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  12. Hudson Taylor: An Adventure Begins (Trailblazers Series)

    Hudson Taylor: An Adventure Begins (Trailblazers Series)

    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 3.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Hudson Taylor was a sickly child. He was often ill and had very poor eyesight. But God chose him to evangelise the Chinese. So at the age of 21 Hudson Taylor left the United Kingdom to sail half way round the world to China. Why did he do this? He did it to tell the Chinese people about the good news of Jesus Christ and to give them a message of hope. This story covers Hudson's childhood and traumatic teenage years as well as his life as a well-known pioneer missionary.
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. C.S. Lewis (Trailblazers Series)

    C.S. Lewis (Trailblazers Series)

    The Story Teller

    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 3.13 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Adventures into another world, stories of mystery and wonder, these are what fascinated and excited Clive. He was just a boy but would sit for hours writing stories where animals came to life and lived and spoke just like human beings. This little boy grew up to become the world famous writer C. S. Lewis. However throughout his life he preferred to be called Jack. The reasons for this peculiar change of name and other interesting facts and stories about C. S. Lewis are retold in this book. It was written in the centenary year of his birth - this is a reprint. This book takes you into the life of C. S. Lewis, the child, the scholar, the husband, the writer and the believer in God. Derick Bingham has researched this book thoroughly and has lovingly retold the story of this great storyteller.
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