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    Find Love That Lasts When Dating Has Changed

    Runtime: 5.0 Hrs - Unabridged
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    "Everyone wants to be loved-to find someone who will stick with them through all of life's ups and downs, someone who is in it for the long haul. But in a world where dating is increasingly based on split-second decisions and geared toward casual relationships rather than marriage, it's easy for single people to feel discouraged, used, or unworthy of true love and lasting affection. Reality just never seems to match up with our (often wildly unrealistic) expectations. Jonathan 'JP' Pokluda has counseled thousands of young singles through the pain and heartbreak of dating the world's way. Now he wants to dispel the myths, misconceptions, and fairy tales you've believed about dating and replace them with the truth from the One who invented marriage, created you to crave relationship, and is the very embodiment of true love. With plenty of true stories about relationships healed and love found, this practical book explains God's purposes for singleness, dating, and marriage and covers why you should date, who you should date, and how you should date. If you're ready to trade the world's way of dating for the way that actually works, it's time to begin dating well."
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  2. The Insanity of God

    The Insanity of God

    A True Story of Faith Resurrected

    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 9.73 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage, but discovered it would be anything but. After spending over six hard years doing relief work in Somalia, and experiencing life where it looked like God had turned away completely and He was clueless about the tragedies of life, the couple had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking God, "Does the gospel work anywhere when it is really a hard place? It sure didn't work in Somalia. Nik recalls that, “God had always been so real to me, to Ruth, and to our boys. But was He enough, for the utter weariness of soul I experienced at that time, in that place, under those circumstances?” It is a question that many have asked and one that, if answered, can lead us to a whole new world of faith. How does faith survive, let alone flourish in a place like the Middle East? How can Good truly overcome such evil? How do you maintain hope when all is darkness around you? How can we say “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world” when it may not be visibly true in that place at that time? How does anyone live an abundant, victorious Christian life in our world’s toughest places? Can Christianity even work outside of Western, dressed-up, ordered nations? If so, how? The Insanity of God tells a story—a remarkable and unique story to be sure, yet at heart a very human story—of the Ripkens’ own spiritual and emotional odyssey. The gripping, narrative account of a personal pilgrimage into some of the toughest places on earth, combined with sobering and insightful stories of the remarkable people of faith Nik and Ruth encountered on their journeys, will serve as a powerful course of revelation, growth, and challenge for anyone who wants to know whether God truly is enough.
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  3. Redefined

    Redefined

    Confronting the Labels That Limit Us

    Author: Arden Bevere
    Narrator: Arden Bevere
    Runtime: 6 HRS. - Unabridged
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    Millennials might endure negative labels from older generations-lazy, broken, entitled, lost-but the most damaging labels are the ones we use on ourselves. Words are powerful. Even when they aren't true, they can begin to shape our perceptions of ourselves and the decisions we make. Yet the only labels that really matter to this, the largest and most diverse generation yet, are the ones with which God originally designated us. What does he call our generation? Sons and daughters. We are called to change the world and make a huge impact for the kingdom, but we can't do that if we allow ourselves to believe the limiting labels we hear every day. Instead, Arden Bevere calls you to - know what it means to be a son or daughter of God - see how God uses the seemingly negative things in our lives for good - take control of our thoughts and words and replace them with God's thoughts and words - find freedom from addiction, fear, doubts, regrets, and more Your life is not an accident, a disappointment, or an inconvenience to God. It's time to redefine, embrace, and walk in your true identity as his beloved child who will do great things in his name. Let Arden Bevere, a positive voice in this generation, show you the way.
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  4. Kingdom Man

    Kingdom Man

    Every Man's Destiny, Every Woman's Dream

    Author: Tony Evans
    Narrator: Tony Evans
    Runtime: 9.50 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “A kingdom man is the kind of man that when his feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, ‘Oh crap, he’s up!’” So begins this powerful volume from Dr. Tony Evans, now in softcover. Tony believes that God wants every man to be a world-changer. He skillfully takes readers along a journey through the principles of biblical manhood, exploring how those who live, work, and minister around a kingdom man benefit from his leadership and care. Men will be challenged to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. Equipped with these concepts, they can actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives. As Tony contends, the enemy doesn’t want you to know it, but you’re not the man you think you are. You’re a whole lot more. Starting now, you can be a kingdom man.
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  5. The Insanity of Obedience

    The Insanity of Obedience

    Walking with Jesus in Tough Places

    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Wise Sheep Among the Wolves All Christian disciples have one thing in common: as they carry the gospel across the ocean and across the street, persecution will become the norm for those who choose to follow Jesus. How believers respond in the face of persecution reveals everything about their level of faith and obedience. The Insanity of Obedience is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you—and prepares you—to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Some of Jesus’ instructions sound uncomfortable and are potentially dangerous. We may be initially encouraged by His declaration, “I am sending you out.” But how are we to respond when He then tells us that He is sending us out “like sheep among wolves"? In light of the words of Jesus, how can modern day believers rest comfortably in the status quo? How can we embrace casual faith in light of the radical commands of Jesus which are anything but casual? Ripken brings decades of ministry experience in some of the most persecuted areas of the world to bear on our understanding of faith in Jesus. The Insanity of Obedience is a call to roll up your sleeves . . . and to follow and partner with Jesus in the toughest places on this planet. "We have the high privilege of answering Jesus’ call to go," Ripken says. "But let us be clear about this: we go on His terms, not ours. If we go at all, we go as sheep among wolves." Jesus gives us Himself. And He gives us the tools necessary for those who dare to journey with Him.
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  6. Get Your Mind Right

    Get Your Mind Right

    10 Keys to Unlock Your Potential and Ignite Your Success

    Author: Todd Durkin
    Narrator: Todd Durkin
    Runtime: 8 HRS. - Unabridged
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    As founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California, Todd Durkin is used to pushing high-profile, high-performance athletes to their physical limit. But that's only half the battle. A crucial aspect of creating any kind of success-whether in business, sports, health, or relationships-is having the right mind-set. In Get Your Mind Right, this world-class performance coach shares his top ten principles to inspire you to find motivation, work hard, grow in your faith, think like a champion, and be the very best version of yourself, including your thoughts ultimately determine your life and legacy; attack your fears instead of running away from them; habits will make or break you; master your time, energy, and focus; eat to get your mind right; recover like a champion; live a life worth telling a story about; and more. If you're ready to start taking on your challenges with confidence, it's time to get your mind right!
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  7. Kingdom Woman

    Kingdom Woman

    Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities

    Runtime: 6.26 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called. In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ?never settling for less when connected with the One who gives them hope. All believers are covered by God’s covenant with Abraham. Evans and Hurst want women to know these rights and confidently claim and live by them. The new covenant offers more than a life of mediocrity. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. The Power to Bless

    The Power to Bless

    How to Speak Life and Empower the People You Love

    Author: Alan Wright
    Runtime: 6.1 HRS. - Unabridged
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    Blessed people flourish by a power that transcends human talent or hard work-a mystical grace empowers them to be joyful and fruitful. But does it ever feel like others are blessed while you're stuck? With honesty and warmth, Alan Wright shares his inspiring journey from craving blessing to living the blessed life. The absence of his father's affirmation left him struggling for years with symptoms of the unblessed life: shame, pretense, and drift. But when he grasped the most powerful blessing in the Old Testament-the mysterious, ancient blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh-he learned how to receive blessing and how to bless the lives of his loved ones. And you can too. With biblical insight and practical wisdom, The Power to Bless shows you how to craft a positive, faith-filled blessing. By learning a few simple, biblical skills for imparting life-changing blessings, you'll be more spiritually blessed than you'd ever imagined, and you'll be equipped with the power to bless the people you love.
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  11. Healing the Wounded Soul

    Healing the Wounded Soul

    Break Free From the Pain of the Past and Live Again

    Author: Katie Souza
    Narrator: Hillary Huber
    Runtime: 6.28 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Pain is NOT the end of your story. Katie Souza was a career criminal, and after being convicted of a number of felonies, she was sent to federal prison to serve almost twelve years. While serving what would be her final prison sentence, Katie encountered God in a way that dramatically changed her life. She immediately became an outspoken advocate for Jesus, and her infectious love for Him caused many women inside her cell block to accept Him as their Savior. Her story is a vivid demonstration of the desperate need we have for the healing of soul wounds–the often unidentified impediment that holds us back. Through this remarkable story and teaching, you will be able to find a pathway to healing and receive the blessings God is pouring out.
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  12. Companions in the Darkness

    Companions in the Darkness

    Seven Saints Who Struggled with Depression and Doubt

    Author: Diana Gruver
    Narrator: Marie Hoffman
    Runtime: 6.3 HRS. - Unabridged
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    The church's relationship with depression has been fraught: for centuries, depression was assumed to be evidence of personal sin or even demonic influence. The depressed have often been ostracized or institutionalized. In recent years the conversation has begun to change, and the stigma has lessened-but as anyone who suffers from depression knows, we still have a long way to go. In Companions in the Darkness, Diana Gruver looks back into church history and finds depression in the lives of some of our most beloved saints, including Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Without trying to diagnose these figures from a distance, Gruver tells their stories in fresh ways, taking from each a particular lesson that can encourage or guide those who suffer today. Drawing on her own experience with depression, Gruver offers a wealth of practical wisdom both for those in the darkness and those who care for them. Not only can these saints teach us valuable lessons about the experience of depression, they can also be a source of hope and empathy for us today. They can be our companions in the darkness.
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  13. The Tank Man's Son

    The Tank Man's Son

    A Memoir

    Author: Mark Bouman
    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    ***Warning: This audiobook may contain offensive content*** In the tradition of The Glass Castle and Angela’s Ashes comes the most unforgettable memoir you’ll read this year! “What did it mean to be the Tank Man’s son? To grow up overwhelmed by my father’s presence and personality? It was as if I didn’t exist, as if I was just something else for my father to crush.” So begins the haunting memoir of Mark Bouman as he recounts the events of his childhood at the hands of his larger-than-life, Neo-Nazi father in brilliant, startling detail. From adventure-filled days complete with real-life war games, artillery fire, and tank races to terror-filled nights marked by vicious tirades, brutal beatings, and psychological torture, Mark paints a chilling portrait of family life that is at once whimsical and horrific—all building to a shocking climax that challenges even the broadest boundaries of love and forgiveness. An epic tale of redemption and reconciliation, The Tank Man’s Son is a literary tour de force that is sure to become an instant classic.
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  14. 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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  15. Imagine What Is Possible

    Imagine What Is Possible

    Saying Yes to Changing the World

    Narrator: Grover Gardner
    Runtime: 0.72 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Imagine What Is Possible saying yes to changing the world Across the world, people are refusing to accept evil and injustice. Entrepreneurs, artists, mothers, musicians, students, teachers, techies, bloggers, advocates—they dare to believe they can meaningfully impact the world. Imagine what is possible…for you. Drawing on his experience on the front lines of suffering, Stephan Bauman, CEO of World Relief, shows how true change happens, where it starts, and why, with God, all things are possible.
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