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  1. Francis

    Francis

    Man of Prayer

    Narrator: Eduardo Gumucio
    Runtime: 4.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.99 Member Price: $14.39 (or 3 credits)
    Regular Price: $17.99 Member Price: $14.39 (or 3 credits)
    First Jesuit. First Latin American. And a new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me.  The recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took the world by surprise and for good reason. More than 600 years had passed since a pope last left his post. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is a man of prayer, a man of action, and a humble man who has always promoted others over himself. In fact, it was Bergoglio who bowed out of the running in the papal election of 2005 to facilitate the rise of Benedict XVI. However, the new pope faces a Catholic Church in crisis—a church that has lost the media pull of John Paul II and is still hounded by pedophile scandals and the filtration of documents from former papal administrations. His first year may not be an easy one, but neither this man nor the church itself has ever shied away from the challenges thrust upon them. Pope Francis is austere and simple but has vast theological training. He is a man of his time but one who also travels by subway and bus just like any other citizen. Tirelessly fighting poverty and marginalization, he is a beacon of hope for the poor, persecuted sectors of the church. Has a Catholic spring finally arrived after a very long winter? Francis is the complete biography of a humble man who has suddenly become one of the most powerful and influential men on the planet.
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  2. Auschwitz Lullaby

    Auschwitz Lullaby

    A Novel

    Runtime: 6.02 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $20.99 Member Price: $16.79 (or 4 credits)
    Regular Price: $20.99 Member Price: $16.79 (or 4 credits)
    In 1943 Germany, Helene is just about to wake up her children to go to school when a group of policemen break into her house. The policemen want to haul away her gypsy husband and their five children. The police tell Helene that as a German she does not have to go with them, but she decides to share the fate of her family. After convincing her children that they are going off to a vacation place, so as to calm them, the entire family is deported to Auschwitz.  For being German, they are settled in the first barracks of the Gypsy Camp. The living conditions are extremely harsh, but at least she is with her five children. A few days after their arrival, Doctor Mengele comes to pay her a visit, having noticed on her entry card that she is a nurse. He proposes that she direct the camp's nursery. The facilities would be set up in Barrack 29 and Barrack 31, one of which would be the nursery for newborn infants and the other for children over six years old. Helene, with the help of two Polish Jewish prisoners and four gypsy mothers, organizes the buildings. Though Mengele provides them with swings, Disney movies, school supplies, and food, the people are living in crowded conditions under extreme conditions. And less than 400 yards away, two gas chambers are exterminating thousands of people daily. For sixteen months, Helene lives with this reality, desperately trying to find a way to save her children. Auschwitz Lullaby is a story of perseverance, of hope, and of strength in one of the most horrific times in history.
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  3. Children of the Stars

    Children of the Stars

    Narrator: Zach Hoffman
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $26.99 Member Price: $21.59 (or 5 credits)
    Regular Price: $26.99 Member Price: $21.59 (or 5 credits)
    From international bestselling author Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War. August 1942. Jacob and Moses Stein, two young Jewish brothers, are staying with their aunt in Paris amid the Nazi occupation. The boys’ parents, well-known German playwrights, have left the brothers in their aunt’s care until they can find safe harbor for their family. But before the Steins can reunite, a great and terrifying roundup occurs. The French gendarmes, under Nazi order, arrest the boys and take them to the Vélodrome d’Hiver—a massive, bleak structure in Paris where thousands of France’s Jews are being forcibly detained. Jacob and Moses know they must flee in order to survive, but they only have a set of letters sent from the south of France to guide them to their parents. Danger lurks around every corner as the boys, with nothing but each other, trek across the occupied country. Along their remarkable journey, they meet strangers and brave souls who put themselves at risk to protect the children—some of whom pay the ultimate price for helping these young refugees of war. This inspiring novel, now available for the first time in English, demonstrates the power of family and the endurance of the human spirit—even through the darkest moments of human history.
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  4. El color del corazón

    El color del corazón

    La historia de Harriet Beecher Stowe y la novela que cambió una nación: La cabaña del tío Tom

    Narrator: Maria Pino
    Runtime: 7.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $23.99 Member Price: $19.19 (or 4 credits)
    Regular Price: $23.99 Member Price: $19.19 (or 4 credits)
    “Convertir a la señora Harriet Beecher Stowe, escritora de La cabaña del tío Tom, en la heroína de su propia vida, ha sido la manera de regalar a este siglo XXI, un nuevo relato de la lucha entre el Amor, la Verdad y la Fe, frente al odio, el racismo y la mentira”. “Este libro es una obra de arte. Inteligente. Ingeniosa y encantadora. La vida de la señora Beecher Stowe es una increíble incursión en los confines de la fe, desde la duda y el descubrimiento, hasta la gran aventura de ser consecuénte con lo que uno cree hasta las últimas consecuencias”. La esposa del pastor Calvin Stowe se encuentra destrozada tras la pérdida de su último hijo. Después de una depresión, decide regresar a la iglesia. Mientras el predicador está lanzando su mensaje tiene una visión que le animará a escribir una novela sobre la situación de los esclavos en los Estados Unidos. Harriet Beecher Stowe se lanzará a esta Aventura, tras conocer a un esclavo fugitivo que le contará la increíble historia de un hombre llamado Tom y su lucha de fe, esperanza y amor, en un mundo cruel, en el que todo tiene un precio. La historia de Eliza, una madre mulata luchando por su hijo, Evangeline, una niña que quiere redimir la conciencia de su padre o el propio Tom, convencido que el amor es el único que puede vencer al odio y la maldad. “Cuándo el precio de la libertad es la vida, una nación entera tendrá que enfrentarse a sus propias contradicciones”
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