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  1. Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of Grace

    Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of Grace

    Narrator: Steve Lyon
    Runtime: 7.75 - Unabridged
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    Many evangelical churches face the problem of the open 'back door'--even as new people arrive, older members are leaving, looking for something else. Combined with this problem is the discipleship deficit, the difficult truth that most evangelicals are not reaching the unchurched at the rates they think they are. In fact, many of the metrics that we often 'count' in the church to highlight success really don't tell us the full story of a church's spiritual state. Things like attendance, decisions, dollars, and experiences can tell us something about a church, but not everything. To cultivate a spiritually healthy church we need a shift in our metrics--a 'grace-shift' that prioritizes the work of God in the lives of people over numbers and dollars. Are people growing in their esteem for Jesus? Is there a dogged devotion to the Bible as the ultimate authority for life? Is there a growing interest in theology and doctrine? A discernible spirit of repentance? And perhaps most importantly, is there evident love for God and for our neighbors in the congregation? Leading a church culture to shift from numerical success to the metrics of grace can be costly, but leaders who have conviction, courage, and commitment can lead while avoiding some of the landmines that often destroy churches. Wilson includes diagnostic questions that will help leaders measure--and lead team transparency in measuring as a group--the relative spiritual health of their church, as well as a practical prescriptive plan for implementing this metric-measuring strategy without becoming legalistic. Most attractional church models can lean heavily on making changes to the weekend worship gatherings. And while some of these changes can be good, thriving grace-focused churches are driven by a commitment to the gospel, allowing the gospel to inform and shape the worship service and the various ministries of the church. Charts, appendices, and further resources available in the audiobook companion PDF download.
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  2. The Key to Everything

    The Key to Everything

    Unlocking the Secret to Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

    Author: Matt Keller
    Narrator: Matt Keller
    Runtime: 4.76 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    For two decades, pastor and leadership consultant Matt Keller has worked with hundreds of influencers, and he has learned that the greatest enhancer or greatest limiter to a person's success is whether someone is teachable. In The Key to Everything, Keller shows how teachability isn't something that some people are born with and others aren't. It is a characteristic that can be learned and grown. In fact, the only way to succeed in life is to possess teachability in an ever-increasing fashion, and The Key to Everything reveals how to do just that.
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  3. Winning With a Balanced Life

    Winning With a Balanced Life

    Book 1

    Author: Zig Ziglar
    Narrator: Zig Ziglar
    Runtime: 7.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Proverbs 15:23, the Bible says this: "A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is the timely word!" Christian Motivation for Daily Living Volume I contains a multitude of apt answers contained in twelve timely messages.
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  4. How Successful People Grow

    How Successful People Grow

    15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life

    Narrator: Chris Sorensen
    Runtime: 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and here, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential.
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  5. The Dangers of a Shallow Faith

    The Dangers of a Shallow Faith

    Awakening From Spiritual Lethargy

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 5.97 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A Call for Every Christian to Move from Shallow Living to Deep Faith. In The Dangers of a Shallow Faith, renowned theologian A.W. Tozer warns believers in Christ against the great danger of spiritual lethargy. He urges Christians to be aware of the times in which they live and to recognize how attempting to live a life for God on autopilot will actually undermine their faith. For Tozer, the risks are so significant that "breaking out from the tyranny of spiritual lethargy--whatever the cost--should be the number-one priority of every Christian." In this never-before-published compilation, followers of Christ will discover anew the importance of standing boldly against spiritual and moral slumber. They will also see the importance of remaining awake in the face of constant temptation and distraction. Discover the spiritual awakening and change the Holy Spirit can bring to your life as you surrender completely to God and walk in a deeper faith!
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  6. Divine Design

    Divine Design

    God's Complementary Roles for Men and Women

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 6.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Divine Design calls us back to God’s original intent for men and women. Clearing away the cultural noise and misconceptions, author John MacArthur tackles big issues such as authority in marriage, mothers in the home, and God’s view of equality, all while exploring the innate differences between men and women. Throughout, MacArthur provides an indispensable guide for understanding your mate and shares how embracing your unique design can foster security, balance, and love in a marriage and family.
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  7. Experience the Impossible

    Experience the Impossible

    Simple Ways to Unleash Heaven's Power on Earth

    Author: Bill Johnson
    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Runtime: 6.61 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    With insight and passion, Bill Johnson gives over 80 simple ways we can experience the impossible and unleash heaven's power in our world.
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  8. The Memory Weaver

    The Memory Weaver

    Narrator: Alma Cuervo
    Runtime: 10.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity. When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage? Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick's latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman's heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.
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  9. Practicing the Present: The Neglected Art of Living in the Now

    Practicing the Present: The Neglected Art of Living in the Now

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 5.76 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Escape the tyranny of urgency and anxiety and learn to live fully present in this brand-new book by Dr. John Koessler.
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  10. Failing Forward

    Failing Forward

    How to Make the Most of Your Mistakes

    Narrator: Henry Arnold
    Runtime: 6.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The major difference between achieving people and average people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell takes a closer look at failure-and reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone. He covers the top reasons people fail and shows how to master fear instead of being mastered by it. Listeners will discover that positive benefits can accompany negative experiences-if you have the right attitude. Chock full of action suggestions and real-life stores, Failing Forward is a strategic guide that will help men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.
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  11. Your Future Self Will Thank You

    Your Future Self Will Thank You

    Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (A Guide for Sinners, Quitters, and Procrastinators)

    Author: Drew Dyck
    Narrator: Wes Bleed
    Runtime: 6.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Harnessing the power of self-control for people who like cake, hate push-ups, and aren’t robots Admittedly, self-control may be the least-coveted fruit of the Spirit. But the truth is that people who are successful at self-control have freer, happier lives, and we all want that. After all, our bad habits—from the slight to the serious—bring with them a host of negative emotions, take up our time, and keep us from being the best version of ourselves. Sure, self-control is hard, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Your Future Self Will Thank You is a compassionate and humorous guide to reclaiming your willpower based on the Bible and brain science. It shares proven, practical strategies for success, as well as biblical principles that will help you along the way. Whether you want to lose a few pounds, conquer addiction, or kick your nail-biting habit, this book will help you get motivated, stay motivated, and achieve your goals. Get the help you need to be freer, happier, and more successful. Your future self will thank you!
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  12. Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed

    Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed

    Author: Sara Hagerty
    Narrator: Katie Reed
    Runtime: 5.88 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives is unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden? In Unseen, Sara Hagerty suggests that this is exactly what God intended. He is the only One who truly knows us. He is the only One who understands the value of the unseen in our lives. When this truth seeps into our souls, we realize that only when we hide ourselves in God can we give ourselves to others in true freedom—and know the joy of a deeper relationship with the God who sees us. Our culture applauds what we can produce, what we can show, what we can upload to social media. Only when we give all of ourselves to God—unedited, abandoned, apparently wasteful in its lack of productivity—can we live out who God created us to be. As Hagerty writes, “Maybe my seemingly unproductive, looking-up-at-Him life produces awe among the angels.” Through an eloquent exploration of both personal and biblical story, Hagerty calls us to offer every unseen minute of our lives to God. God is in the secret places of our lives that no one else witnesses. But we’ve not been relegated to these places. We’ve been invited. We may be “wasting” ourselves in a hidden corner today: The cubicle on the fourth floor. The hospital bedside of an elderly parent. The laundry room. But these are the places God uses to meet us with a radical love. These are the places that produce the kind of unhinged love in us that gives everything at His feet, whether or not anyone else ever proclaims our name, whether or not anyone else ever sees. God’s invitation is not just for a season or a day. It is the question of our lives: “When no one else applauds you, when it makes no sense, when you see no results—will you waste your love on Me?”
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  13. Chasing Wisdom

    Chasing Wisdom

    The Lifelong Pursuit of Living Well

    Narrator: Jacob Lewis
    Runtime: 6.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.99 Member Price: $14.39 (or 3 credits)
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    Teaching pastor at the influential New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Daniel Grothe explains the Bible's blueprint for becoming the kind of person who can deal with all of life's challenges. Some people have learned how to live. They can handle all that life brings. They are composed. They radiate strength. They are whole, with lives worth emulating, and when they speak people listen. They are, in a word, wise. How did these people get wisdom? And perhaps more importantly, how can we? In his long-awaited first book, Daniel Grothe of New Life church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shows us how to get wisdom for ourselves by examining what the Bible has to say about it and by providing practical steps for acquiring it, among them: learning to ask for help, loving Scripture, going to Church, living quietly, and, above all, seeking those who are themselves wise. Drawing upon Scripture and upon his own experience learning from his friend and mentor Eugene Peterson, Grothe shows how our lives can be secured by the resource that will keep us from collapsing under the onslaught of the difficulties of life. Wisdom is available to us. It takes work to pursue it. Chasing Wisdom reveals how.
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  14. Never Go Back: 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again

    Never Go Back: 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again

    Runtime: 6.43 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Everyone makes mistakes, big and small. Sometimes our mistakes take us down the wrong path and send us spiraling into destructive life patterns, and sometimes we learn a lesson and never make the same mistake again. But how? How do we recognize our destructive patterns, make new choices, and then follow through? In Never Go Back, bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud shares ten doorways to success-and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. His proven method-based on grace, not guilt-outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lays out clear, concrete steps you can take to overcome them. You'll see your relationships flourish, your personal life enhanced, and your faith strengthened. Dr. Cloud's powerful message reveals doorways to understanding-once you enter them, you will get from where you were to where you want to be. With a winning combination of eternal principles, spiritual wisdom, and modern scientific data, Never Go Back will put your heart in the right place with yourself and with God.
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  15. The Next Story

    The Next Story

    Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion

    Author: Tim Challies
    Narrator: Adam Black
    Runtime: 8.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Even the least technical among us are being pressed from all sides by advances in digital technology. We rely upon computers, cell phones, and the Internet for communication, commerce, and entertainment. Yet even though we live in this “instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.
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