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  1. The Good Dad

    The Good Dad

    Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be

    Author: Jim Daly
    Narrator: Jim Daly
    Runtime: 5.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    It's never too late to be a better father Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood---in part because his own 'fathers' failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13. Isn't it odd---and reminiscent of the hand of God---that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up? Or could it be that successful parenting is discovered not in the perfect, peaceful household but in the midst of battles and messy situations, where God must constantly be called to the scene?
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  2. With All Due Respect

    With All Due Respect

    40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship With Your Teens and Tweens

    Narrator: Kristin James
    Runtime: 6.35 - Unabridged
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    With All Due Respect is a handbook for parents navigating the difficulties of the tween and teen years. Roesner and Hitchcock help parents identify what successful relationships look like and give easy-to-follow lessons in enforcing rules, communicating lovingly, resetting relationships, overcoming fears and exhaustion, and handling rebellion. Each day features a story every mom can relate to, down-to-earth questions to think about, and a prayer to launch an action plan. As a result, the reader gains new skills and perspective, greater strength, and an ability to live out faith daily as never before. With All Due Respect is for all parents seeking not only to connect more deeply with and positively impact their teens and tweens, but also to grow more deeply in faith through the process.
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  3. When Parenting Isn't Perfect

    When Parenting Isn't Perfect

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 6.40 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Perfection is the enemy of parenting. Jim Daly sees and hears from mothers and fathers trying hard to pursue perfection. They listen to the best experts and read all the right books. When someone gives them a "World's Best Mom" or "Number One Dad" coffee mug, they want it to be true. And they want their children to pursue perfection, too. It's admirable for parents to be the very best moms and dads they can be for their children. But sometimes in so doing, they leave grace behind - both for themselves and for their children. Jim believes that our quest for perfection, a quest that he believes is particularly strong among Christians, runs counter to God's own boundless gift of grace. We can become Pharisaical parents, quoting endless rules and holding everyone to impossible standards. But God doesn't want us, and our kids don't need us, to be perfect. As parents we're called to simply do our best. And when we fail - which we will - we're called to try again tomorrow. Though he's the president of Focus on the Family, Jim does not promise that his book will be a catalyst for a perfect family. But it can help point the way toward a good family - one that feels safe and warm, one filled with love and laughter. This book will encourage mothers and fathers to embrace the messiness of parenthood and show grace to their own less-than-ideal children. Jim, through his own experiences, expertise, and array of stories, will lead both moms and dads to a better understanding of what being a good family is all about.
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  4. The Golden Thread

    The Golden Thread

    Experiencing God’s Presence in Every Season of Life

    Narrator: Darlene Zschech
    Runtime: 7.42 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Acclaimed worship artist Darlene Zschech walks readers through the valley of her cancer diagnosis, and shows us all how maintaining a posture of worship before the Lord can create an oasis in the storm.
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  5. The Lies We Believe

    The Lies We Believe

    Renew Your Mind and Transform Your Life

    Narrator: Henry O. Arnold
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $26.99 Member Price: $21.59 (or 5 credits)
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    In a world that is veering dangerously off course from what it calls “truth” comes a classic work that unmasks the lies we unwittingly believe, lies that destroy us and ultimately damage our emotional health, relationships, and spiritual life. In this completely revised and updated edition, psychologist Dr. Chris Thurman guides the reader through the lies we believe about ourselves, relationships, life, men, women, and, most important, God. He then unpacks the twelve essential truths for emotional health and the truth about God—the ultimate source of Truth. This easy-to-follow guide to renewing the mind helps identify problem areas and the midcourse correction needed in how we view ourselves and our world. With discussion questions and biblical support, this timeless classic is required reading to help develop the mind of Christ and be able to experience the abundant life.
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  6. From Alzheimer's with Love

    From Alzheimer's with Love

    A Remarkable Journey of Healing through the Grace of Jesus

    Author: Marc Swift
    Narrator: Marc Swift
    Runtime: 7.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Outsmart the brain. Go for the heart. Marc's family is devastated by his father's Alzheimer's diagnosis. After three challenging years, Marc sees new doors open for healing that until now he had not believed were possible. Despite fierce opposition and a ruthless foe, a wondrous journey unfolds before them as the Holy Spirit leads the way to liberation. From Alzheimer's with Love is the true-life story of a six-month journey from deterioration to restoration from this devastating disease. As wisdom reveals her truths to Marc, you'll see hope which will enable you to change the direction of your loved one's destiny and say: 'Death-where is your sting?' 'If God is for us, who can be against us?' 'No greater love is this that a man lay down his life for his brother.' 'God is love. Love will make a way.' Experience the power of Jesus' love by putting into practice the pathways of healing presented in this dramatic retelling of escape and survival-out of the stronghold of Alzheimer's and into the heart of love.
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  7. Love Life for Every Married Couple

    Love Life for Every Married Couple

    How to Fall in Love, Stay in Love, Rekindle Your Love

    Narrator: David Colacci
    Runtime: 9.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Physician Ed Wheat has helped thousands of couples improve their love-lives and build happier marriages. In Love Life for Every Married Couple, he'll help you improve your marriage through sharing, touching, appreciating, and focusing healing attention on your mate. Answering physical, psychological, and stress-related questions in a Christian context, Dr. Wheat demonstrates how to bring your feelings of love back to life. Contains mature themes.
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  8. Beyond the Storm

    Beyond the Storm

    How to Thrive in Life's Toughest Seasons

    Narrator: Lisa Rene Pitts
    Runtime: 6.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A handbook of help and hope when facing personal tragedy. When the storms of life blow in unexpectedly, wreaking havoc and leaving a trail of destruction, why does one person fall apart while another perseveres and even finds a deeper sense of purpose afterward? In Beyond the Storm, Debra Morton reveals why, providing the techniques and strategies that helped her and many others not only survive but also thrive, even in the most painful of circumstances. While ministering to victims of Hurricane Katrina and grieving the death of her granddaughter, Morton realized that the key to pushing forward in the midst of setbacks was having a defined set of coping skills. So she created the “Storm Playbook,” which teaches how to renew your hope, reclaim your passion, and experience fulfillment and joy again. That playbook is here for you to use immediately, along with interactive tools, journaling questions, and scripture studies that will guide you through pain and struggle and into strength and victory once again. Beyond the Storm is an essential help for flourishing after the devastating effects of life’s blows so you can actively pursue the purpose you were designed to fulfill. Charts, journaling prompts, and memory verses are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.
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  9. Undivided

    Undivided

    A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace

    Runtime: 9.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “Mom, I have something I need to tell you…” They didn’t talk. Not for 10 years. Not about faith anyway. Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives—the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam, and become a practicing Muslim. Undivided is a real-time story of healing and understanding with alternating chapters from each as they struggle to learn how to love each other in a whole new way. Although this is certainly a book for mothers and daughters struggling with interfaith tensions, it is equally meaningful for mothers and daughters divided by tensions in general. It is an important work for parents whose adult children have left the family’s belief system and for those same children to better understand their parents. And Undivided is an up close and personal look at the life of an Islamic convert—at a time when attitudes are mixed about Muslims (and Muslim women in particular), but interest in such women is high. Undivided is a tremendously important book for our time. Will Patricia be able to fully trust in the Christ who “holds all things together?” Will Alana find new hope or new understanding as the conversation gets deeper between them? And can they answer the question that both want desperately to experience, which is “Can we make our torn family whole again?”
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  10. The Hundred Story Home

    The Hundred Story Home

    A Memoir of Finding Faith in Ourselves and Something Bigger

    Author: Kathy Izard
    Narrator: Ginny Welsh
    Runtime: 7.17 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters, and volunteer at Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author Denver Moore changed the course of her life. Inspired by Denver's challenge to do more than serve in this soup kitchen, Kathy quit her job to take on what seemed like an unimaginable task in her second half of life - to build housing for Charlotte's homeless. Woven together in this motivational story of a call to social action is Kathy's personal journey to define the meaning of home and her own struggle with faith, family, and fulfillment. Listening to this book will not only make you believe you can change the world; it will also end up changing you.
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  11. The Blessing

    The Blessing

    Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Children of every age long for the gift of The Blessing, the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift for Christian parents and their children, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, contains five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and active commitment. Offering solid, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God. New to this updated edition are giving The Blessing to others in your circle of influence, practical application tools and stories of how this is lived out, insight and help for those who didn't receive The Blessing, and how to create a lifestyle of blessing others.
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  12. Friend-ish

    Friend-ish

    Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

    Narrator: Kelly Needham
    Runtime: 5.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be. As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don't turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better way to do this? In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham takes a close look at what Scripture says about friendship. She reveals the distorted view most of us have of it and recasts a glorious vision for a Christian understanding. By teaching us how to recognize symptoms of idolatry and dependency, she equips us to understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord and even sexual temptation. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and been-there perspective, Needham reorients us toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God.
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  13. Our Mothers, Ourselves

    Our Mothers, Ourselves

    How Understanding Your Mother's Influence Can Set You on a Path to a Better Life

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 9.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Our Mothers, Ourselves, Henry Cloud and John Townsend show how understanding how our mothers have profoundly influenced our lives can set us on a path toward wholeness and growth. No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image - your life. Our Mothers, Ourselves can help you identify areas that need reshaping, to make positive choices for personal change, and to establish a mature relationship with Mom today. - The Phantom Mom - The China Doll Mom - The Controlling Mom - The Trophy Mom - The Still-the-Boss Mom - The American Express Mom You'll learn how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. Our Mothers, Ourselves is a biblical, realistic, and empowering route to wholeness and growth, to deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse - and to a new, healthier way of relating to your mother. This book was previously titled The Mom Factor.
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  14. Spiritual Mismatch

    Spiritual Mismatch

    Runtime: 8.1 HRS. - Unabridged
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    Lee Strobel was the legal editor for the Chicago Tribune, a Yale graduate, and an atheist when his wife, Leslie, became a Christian early in their marriage. She began going to church; she found new friends; she became a different person. But Lee didn't believe in any of it. Both Lee and Leslie felt they were losing each other. Despite all the emotional clashes they experienced, God answered Leslie's prayers in miraculous ways. He gave her peace when she was feeling worried, gave her friends to walk with her, and gave her his Holy Spirit to comfort and guide her. Over time, she learned to live out her faith and be an example of Christ's love to Lee. Today, they're both Christians and Lee's conversion story is now a major motion picture, The Case for Christ. In this personal and practical book, Lee and Leslie share the lessons they've learned, including - Surprising insights into the thoughts of non-Christian spouses - Eight principles for reaching out to your partner with the gospel - Advice for raising your children in a spiritually mismatched home - How to pray for your spouse, with a 30-day guide to get you started - Helpful tips on what to do if you're both Christians but one lags behind spiritually - Advice for single Christians about marriage - Twelve steps to making the most of your marriage With these trusted principles and helpful suggestions, Lee and Leslie Strobel share God's peace, encouragement, and hope for your marriage.
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  15. The Four Seasons Of Marriage

    The Four Seasons Of Marriage

    Author: Gary Chapman
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the perennial best seller The Five Love Languages, provides an easy-to-grasp framework to help couples understand their marriage and seven practical strategies for strengthening or improving their marriage relationship.
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