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  1. Scars That Have Shaped Me

    Scars That Have Shaped Me

    How God Meets Us in Suffering

    Runtime: 4.31 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Twenty-one surgeries by age thirteen. Years in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from schoolmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Abandonment. Unwanted divorce. Vaneetha Rendall Risner begged God for grace that would deliver her. But God offered something better: his sustaining grace. In The Scars That Have Shaped Me, published by Desiring God, Vaneetha does more than share her stories of pain; she invites other sufferers to taste with her the goodness of a sovereign God who will carry us in our darkest of days.
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  2. I Am a Leader

    I Am a Leader

    When Women Discover the Joy of Their Calling

    Author: Angie Ward
    Narrator: Nancy Peterson
    Runtime: 6.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.99 Member Price: $15.99 (or 4 credits)
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    You feel it, deep in your bones: God is inviting you to join Him, to participate in His redemptive work in the world. And yet, as a woman leader, you face so many potential obstacles. Lack of clarity over your unique calling. Competing time demands. Changing seasons of life. Challenges such as self-doubt, criticism, and spiritual dryness. With nearly thirty years of ministry experience, Angie Ward knows firsthand the unique challenges that women leaders face as they seek to pursue their calling. In I Am a Leader, Angie explores the concept of 'calling' as it applies specifically to women leaders-those women of influence both in Christian ministry and the broader world: What is calling? How do you discover it? And what does it look like to live out that calling practically amid a multitude of challenges? Thoroughly researched, theologically and biblically integrated, and uniquely personal, I Am a Leader will resonate no matter where you are on the calling journey: whether you are wondering about your God-given purpose; sensing an inkling of an invitation to a particular ministry; or embarking on the path but encountering challenges.
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  3. From Burned Out to Beloved

    From Burned Out to Beloved

    Soul Care for Wounded Healers

    Narrator: Emily Ellet
    Runtime: 5.9 HRS. - Unabridged
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    As a social worker, jail chaplain, and justice advocate, Bethany Dearborn Hiser pushed herself to the brink of burnout-and then kept going. Stress, despair, and compassion fatigue overwhelmed her ability to function. She was called to serve the abused, addicted, and homeless people in her community. Yet she was emotionally and spiritually exhausted. Something needed to change. Searching for answers, Hiser learned that trauma affects everyone who is exposed to it-not only those experiencing firsthand violence, homelessness, and addiction, but also the social workers, therapists, pastors, relief workers, teachers, and community development workers who are trying to help. Psychologists call it 'secondary trauma.' Hiser discovered that she needed the very soul care that she was providing to others. From Burned Out to Beloved is Hiser's story of burnout, self-discovery, and spiritual renewal. But more than that, it's a trauma-informed soul care guide for Christians working in high-stress, helping professions. There are many resources on secondary trauma and spiritual disciplines, but few bring these areas together. From Burned Out to Beloved equips listeners to confess their limitations, embrace their identities as beloved children of God, and flourish in the ministries where God has called them.
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  4. The Wounded Heart

    The Wounded Heart

    Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Narrator: Arthur Morey
    Runtime: 10.18 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues.
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  5. Do More Better

    Do More Better

    A Practical Guide to Productivity

    Author: Tim Challies
    Narrator: Lloyd James
    Runtime: 2.88 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $8.98 Member Price: $8.98 (or 2 credits)
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    Don’t try to do it all: Do more good. Better I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father with many responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. In Do More Better, you will learn: Common obstacles to productivity / The great purpose behind productivity / 3 essential tools for getting things done / The power of daily and weekly routines / And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and 20 tips I have learned along the way. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better. And I would love to help you get there. -Tim Challies
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  6. Hinge Moments

    Hinge Moments

    Making the Most of Life's Transitions

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 4.4 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    In life we have moments in time in which we have an opportunity before us to make a change or to respond to a situation. According to D. Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College, what follows these instances will depend intrinsically on the decisions we make and the actions we take. These are what he calls 'hinge moments'-opportunities to open (or close) doors to various pathways of our lives. Lindsay maintains that getting these moments right can change our lives for the better, and getting them wrong can pose problems for years to come: 'Some transitions have a disproportionate impact on our happiness, our contribution to society, and our family's well-being.' In this book Lindsay shares faith-based stories of success and failure from his ten-year study of 550 PLATINUM leaders. He has charted seven phases of transition, providing both practical and spiritual insights for making the most of each stage. In uncertain and tumultuous times, there is no better advantage than wisdom gained early.
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  7. True Worshipers

    True Worshipers

    Seeking What Matters to God

    Author: Bob Kauflin
    Narrator: Bob Kauflin
    Runtime: 4.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Everyone worships. But Jesus tells us that God is seeking a particular kind of worshiper. In True Worshipers, a seasoned pastor and musician guides readers toward a more engaging, transformative, and biblically faithful understanding of the worship God is seeking. True worship is an activity rooted in the grace of the gospel that affects every area of our lives. And while worship is more than just singing, God’s people gathering in his presence to lift their voices in song is an activity that is biblically based, historically rooted, and potentially life-changing. Thoroughly based in Scripture and filled with practical guidance, this book connects Sunday worship to the rest of our lives—helping us live as true worshipers each and every day.
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  8. The Money Challenge

    The Money Challenge

    30 Days of Discovering God's Design For You and Your Money

    Author: Art Rainer
    Runtime: 3.28 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This isn’t where you thought you would be. You were meant for more. Your money was meant for more. You and your money are meant for an exciting, adventurous, and satisfying purpose. God designed you, not to be a hoarder, but a conduit through which His generosity flows. In The Money Challenge, Art Rainer takes you on a journey to financial health. But it is not simply for the sake of financial health. The Money Challenge was written to help experience God’s design for you and your finances. Welcome to the adventure. Welcome to The Money Challenge.
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  9. Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told

    Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told

    Runtime: 8.98 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Confront the lies that hold you back. Discover the truth that sets you free. Let's face it-the Bible contains passages that are challenging to interpret and can even incite fear. Sure, we want to believe that God's grace applies to our unique troubles: addiction, divorce, habitual sins, or a feeling of distance from God because we don't seem to measure up. Still, perplexing Bible passages eat at us. Bestselling author and national radio host Dr. Andrew Farley is known to challenge legalistic and lifeless interpretations with his discerning take on controversial Scriptures. In Twisted Scripture, Andrew skewers sacred cows and shatters destructive lies, bringing the undiluted truth about God's love and grace in a colorful and conversational look at the most controversial passages in the New Testament. This book offers more than just encouragement and freedom. It may change everything about the way you see yourself and God."
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  10. Learning To Be

    Learning To Be

    Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out

    Runtime: 4.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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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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  11. Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

    Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Join John Wooden and Jay Carty to discover the building blocks and key values—from confidence to faith—that have brought Coach to the pinnacle of success as a leader, a teacher and a follower of God.
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  12. And It Was Beautiful

    And It Was Beautiful

    Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye

    Runtime: 3.80 Hrs - Unabridged
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    “I was here. I saw beauty. I embraced it.” —Kara Tippetts How do you live out extravagant love in the everyday moments? How do you celebrate grace when your life turns out differently than the one you dreamed? Kara Tippetts discovered how to find joy in the small moments of life. She learned how to hold tight to hope even while battling intense physical and emotional pain. And she lived out the truth that God can redeem any story. In her final book, Kara offers gentle reflections on living and dying well. She invites us to cultivate soft hearts even when we face great disappointment. Her ideas for living are hard-won, wrestled with in the crucible of family, illness, and faith. And her constant reminder is that whether we are in the midst of dark days or mundane moments Jesus is always there, life is surprisingly beautiful, and God is forever good.
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  13. In Bloom

    In Bloom

    Trading Restless Insecurity for Abiding Confidence

    Author: Kayla Aimee
    Narrator: Kayla Aimee
    Runtime: 5.72 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    At some point in life, every woman struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. Whether fueled by a culture of makeover shows, by the lingering memories of mean girls, or by events and regrets much more wounding to the soul, our thoughts can become so conditioned by self-doubt that it's often the primary lens through which we view ourselves or expect to be viewed by others.But what if we could rewrite the narrative? What if we could exchange our uncertainty for an abiding confidence? And what if in unearthing our worth, we uncovered our purpose as well, becoming free to unleash our gifts within community and find ourselves in complete communion with our Creator?In this fearless, funny, and refreshingly relatable chronicle of her own metamorphosis from the insecurity that once held her captive, author Kayla Aimee unfolds the blueprint for women to: • Identify the deep-seated sources of our assumed inadequacy and replace them with steadfast truths of affirmation• Embrace the boldness and courageous confidence of who we are in Christ• Replace our need for approval with the promise of an enduring acceptance• Uncover our purpose, unlock our potential, and celebrate our unique personality To every woman who longs for belonging, this journey through Kayla's inviting prose, biblical promises, and journaling prompts will help guide her from restless insecurity to a beautiful becoming. We weren't made for being captives; we were made for being captivated, for fully embracing the truth of who we've been created to be.
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  14. Costly Obedience

    Costly Obedience

    What We Can Learn from the Celibate Gay Christian Community

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 6.73 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Though we often hear about the 'gay problem' today, there is an even deeper problem in the church today-one that we often overlook. The call to follow Christ is a call to costly obedience for all, not just for gay Christians. Far too often, the church has elevated homosexuality above other sins and required a costly obedience from gays that it is unwilling to demand of others. And yet, the answer is not to weaken the demands of obedience. Instead, gay Christians who make the difficult choice to align their lives with the biblical view of sexuality are a gift to the church, reminding all of us that spiritual growth and maturity is costly. There is a price to pay in following Christ and devoting our lives to the call of the gospel, and it is one that we all must pay-gay and straight Christians alike. Through the stories and struggles of gay Christians who are reorienting their lives around the costly obedience required to follow Christ, Mark Yarhouse and Olya Zaporozhets call the church to reorient as well, leaving behind the casual morality that is widespread today to pursue the path of radical discipleship. Unlike any other book on homosexuality and the church, this is a call to examine your life and consider what God is asking you to lay down to take up your cross and follow him."
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  15. Joy!

    Joy!

    God's Secret Weapon for Every Believer

    Narrator: Basil Sands
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "The Bible tells us there is ecstatic, extravagant joy eternally in God's presence. We do not have to experience joy only intermittently, since every fruit of the Holy Spirit is available to us always. Georgian Banov knew nothing of this joy. Born and raised in Communist Bulgaria, he escaped miraculously to the United States, where he was embraced by the love and joy of the 'Jesus people.' His encounter with God, along with the truth of God's Word and the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, has led him to a life of freedom and holy joy. In Joy! Georgian will help you discover God's goodness and defeat disappointment; learn to enjoy God's loving acceptance and overcome feelings of failure and inadequacy; activate supernatural power for your breakthrough and find victory over sin; and be the hands and feet of Jesus today and do his works of justice in the world-with great joy! You can experience God's joyful heart daily as you walk out your calling with purpose and power."
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