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  1. Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery, Book #1)

    Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery, Book #1)

    Book 1

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 13 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.99 Member Price: $11.99 (or 3 credits)
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    Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details until an unexpected break gives March one last chance to save his career. And his humanity. All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track, a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything. Even his life.
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  2. Holiness

    Holiness

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.99 Member Price: $11.99 (or 3 credits)
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    When you do not fear God, he contends, you will not fear sin. The troubling result of this issue is that many Christians fail to recognize that they have sinned against God. The lack of holiness within the Church has reached epidemic levels. "True revival can only come," notes Blackaby, "when the people of God return to a healthy, holy fear of Him." God, in His holiness, is grieved by our lack of it. In his worthy book, Blackaby urges believers to look inward, to see sin from God's perspective, and to live the standard that He has set up in Scripture. He writes, "The salvation of the nation has little do with Washington or Hollywood - it has to do with the people of God!"
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  3. Pattern of Wounds (A Roland March Mystery, Book #2)

    Pattern of Wounds (A Roland March Mystery, Book #2)

    Book 2

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 13 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $9.99 Member Price: $7.99 (or 2 credits)
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    It’s Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer. A young woman’s brutal stabbing in an affluent neighborhood bears all the hallmarks of a serial murder. The only problem is that March sent the murderer to prison ten years ago. Is it a copycat — or did March convict the wrong man? Alienated from his colleagues, and with a growing rift in his marriage, March receives a series of taunting messages from the killer.
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  4. Hearing God's Voice

    Hearing God's Voice

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 3 Hrs. - Abridged
    Regular Price: $9.99 Member Price: $7.99 (or 2 credits)
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    Based on classic Experiencing God principles, Hearing God's Voice is for those who are ready to listen. Beloved author Henry Blackaby and his son Richard help those who are listening to discern the voice of God, to identify ways He speaks, and to respond to revelations of His will. God speaks to individuals in ways that are personal and unique to each person. God will never say anything that contravenes what He has said in the Bible. After you learn to listen to God, hearing from God will be as natural as communicating with a close friend.
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  5. How to Read the Bible

    How to Read the Bible

    A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 36 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James Kugel leads the listener through the 'quiet revolution' of recent biblical scholarship, showing how radically the interpretations of today's researchers differ from what people have always thought. The story of Adam and Eve, it turns out, was not originally about the 'Fall of Man,' but about the move from a primitive, hunter-gatherer society to a settled, agricultural one. As for the stories of Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, and Jacob and Esau, they were not about individual people at all but, rather, explanations of Israelite society as it existed centuries after these figures were said to have lived. In the earliest version of the Exodus story, Moses probably did not divide the Red Sea in half; instead, the Egyptians perished in a storm at sea.
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  6. Implosion

    Implosion

    Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time?

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 12 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.99 Member Price: $15.99 (or 4 credits)
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    The United States stands as the wealthiest, most powerful nation on the face of the earth. But now, in the midst of unprecedented and skyrocketing federal debt, severe economic troubles, political uncertainty, declining morality, a weak church, growing spiritual apathy and apostasy, historic natural disasters, and myriad other daunting challenges, many wonder if America’s best days are behind her.
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  7. Inside the Revolution

    Inside the Revolution

    How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 19 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Excerpts from Inside the Revolution The Followers of Jihad: On April 1, 1979, Iran became the first Islamic republic in history. Three decades later, the shock waves from the Iranian Revolution are still being felt around the globe [and] we are rapidly approaching the most dangerous moment in the history of the Iranian Revolution. Iran’s senior leaders have stated publicly that the end of the world is “imminent.”… They are feverishly trying to build, buy, or steal nuclear weapons… Iran, however, is not the only threat.
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  8. The Confessions of Saint Augustine

    The Confessions of Saint Augustine

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 12.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Confessions of Saint Augustine is one of the most moving diaries ever recorded of a man's journey to the fountain of God's grace. Writing as a sinner, not a saint, Augustine shares his innermost thoughts and conversion experiences, and wrestles with the spiritual questions that have stirred the hearts of the thoughtful since time began. Starting with his childhood in Numidia and continuing through his youth and early adulthood in Carthage, Rome, and Milan, this book shows Augustine as a human being, a fellow traveler on the road to salvation. If you are fighting changes in your life, struggling to know God more, or staggering around roadblocks in your faith, Augustine's confessions will stretch your mind and enrich your soul. This version of The Confessions is the classic translation by Edward Bouverie Pusey.
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  9. The Jefferson Bible (Tantor Unabridged Classics)

    The Jefferson Bible (Tantor Unabridged Classics)

    The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 3.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In the early nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, conceived the idea of extracting a gospel purified of what he saw as extraneous philosophical, mythological, and theological elements. To do so, he took verses from the four canonical gospels and arranged them into a single narrative, focusing on the actual words of Jesus. This work was never published during Jefferson's lifetime but was inherited by his grandson and printed for the first time in the early twentieth century. The original bound manuscript, popularly referred to as The Jefferson Bible, is held by the United States National Museum in Washington.
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  10. Finding Peter

    Finding Peter

    A True Story of the Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life after Death

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 7.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    William Peter Blatty, the bestselling author and Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of The Exorcist, lived a charmed life among the elite stars of Hollywood. His son Peter, born over a decade after The Exorcist, grew from an apple-cheeked boy into an 'imposing young man with a quick, warm smile.' But when Peter died very suddenly from a rare disorder, Blatty's world turned upside down. As he and his wife struggled through their unrelenting grief, a series of strange and supernatural events began occurring, and Blatty became convinced that Peter was sending messages from the afterlife. A true and unabashedly personal story, Finding Peter will remind those in grief that our loved ones truly do live on.
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  11. The First Paul

    The First Paul

    Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 8.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Paul is second only to Jesus as the most important person in the birth of Christianity, and yet he continues to be controversial, even among Christians. How could the letters of Paul be used both to inspire radical grace and to endorse systems of oppression-condoning slavery, subordinating women, condemning homosexual behavior? Borg and Crossan use the best of biblical and historical scholarship to explain the reasons for Paul's mixed reputation and reveal to us what scholars have known for decades: that the later letters of Paul were created by the early church to dilute Paul's egalitarian message and transform him into something more 'acceptable.' They argue there are actually 'Three Pauls' in the New Testament: 'The Radical Paul' (of the seven genuine letters), 'The Conservative Paul' (of the three disputed epistles), and 'The Reactionary Paul' (of the three inauthentic letters). By closely examining this progression of Paul's letters-from the authentic to the inauthentic-the authors show how the apostle was slowly but steadily 'deradicalized' to fit Roman social norms in regards to slavery, patriarchy, and patronage. In truth, Paul was an appealing apostle of Jesus whose vision of life 'in Christ'-one of his favored phrases-is remarkably faithful to the message of Jesus himself.
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  12. Jesus the Bridegroom

    Jesus the Bridegroom

    The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

    Author: Brant Pitre
    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 6.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant. To be sure, most Christians are familiar with the apostle Paul's teaching that Christ is the 'Bridegroom' and the Church is the 'Bride.' But what does this really mean? And what would ever possess Paul to compare the death of Christ to the love of a husband for his wife? If you would have been at the Crucifixion, with Jesus hanging there dying, is that how you would have described it? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the 'great mystery' (Ephesians 5:32)? As Pitre shows, the key to unlocking this mystery can be found by going back to Jewish Scripture and tradition and seeing the entire history of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story between Creator and creature, between God and Israel, between Christ and his bride-a story that comes to its climax on the wood of a Roman cross. In Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of familiar passages in the Bible-the Exodus, the Song of Songs, the Wedding at Cana, the Woman at the Well, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and even the Second Coming at the End of Time-are suddenly transformed before our eyes. Indeed, when seen in the light of Jewish Scripture and tradition, the life of Christ is nothing less than the greatest love story ever told.
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  13. Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 17.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In James Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible's brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind. Carroll's brilliant and original leap is to show how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalem-centric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill-from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. The nuclear brinksmanship of the 1973 Yom Kippur War helps prove his point: religion and violence fuel each other, with Jerusalem the ground zero of the heat.
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  14. Head and Heart

    Head and Heart

    American Christianities

    Author: Gary WIlls
    Narrator: Mel Foster
    Runtime: 20.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.49 Member Price: $19.59 (or 4 credits)
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    A landmark examination of Christianity's place in American life across the broad sweep of this country's history, from the Puritans to the presidential administration of George W. Bush. The struggle within American Christianity, Garry Wills argues, now and throughout our country's history, is between the head and the heart: between reason and emotion, Enlightenment and Evangelism. Why has this been so? How has the tension between the two poles played out, and with what consequences, over the past 400 years? How 'Christian' is America, after all? Wills brings a lifetime's worth of thought about these questions to bear on a magnificent historical reckoning that offers much needed perspective on some of the most contentious issues of our time. A religious revolution occurred in America in the eighteenth century, one that saw the emergence of an Enlightenment religious culture whose hallmarks were tolerance for other faiths and a belief that religion was a matter best divorced from political institutions-the proverbial 'separation of church and state.' Wills shows us just how incredibly radical a departure this separation was: there was simply no precedent for it. To put this leap in perspective, Wills provides a grounding in the pre-Enlightenment religion that preceded it, beginning with the early Puritans. He then provides a thrillingly clear unpacking of the steps, particularly Madison's and Jefferson's, by which church-state separation was enshrined in the Constitution, and reveals the great irony of the efforts of today's Religious Right to blur the lines between the two. In fact, it is precisely that separation that has allowed religion in America to flourish since the disestablishment of religion created a free market, as it were, and competition for souls led to the profusion of denominations across the length and breadth of the land. As Wills examines the key movements and personalities that have transformed America's religious landscape, we see again and again the same pattern emerge: a cooling of popular religious fervor followed by a grassroots explosion in evangelical activity, generally at a time of great social transformation and anxiety. But such forces inevitably go too far, provoking a backlash as is happening right now with the forces of creationism and the anti-abortion fundamentalists. Wills closes with a penetrating dissection of the Religious Right's current machinations and the threat they pose to the enlightened religion that has proved to be such a fertile and enduring force throughout American history. But in the end, Wills's abiding message is to be vigilant against the triumph of emotions over reason but to know that the tension between the two is in fact necessary, inevitable, and unending.
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