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  1. The Common Rule

    The Common Rule

    Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

    Narrator: William Sarris
    Runtime: 5.77 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.89 Member Price: $11.91 (or 3 credits)
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    Habits form us more than we form them. The modern world is a machine of a thousand invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people. We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel, but remain addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. But because our habits are the water we swim in, they are almost invisible to us. What can we do about it? The answer to our contemporary chaos is to practice a rule of life that aligns our habits to our beliefs.  The Common Rule offers four daily and four weekly habits, designed to help us create new routines and transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor. Justin Earley provides concrete, doable practices, such as a daily hour of phoneless presence or a weekly conversation with a friend. These habits are “common” not only because they are ordinary, but also because they can be practiced in community. They have been lived out by people across all walks of life — businesspeople, professionals, parents, students, retirees — who have discovered new hope and purpose. As you embark on these life-giving practices, you will find the freedom and rest for your soul that comes from aligning belief in Jesus with the practices of Jesus.
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  2. Surrender

    Surrender

    The Heart God Controls

    Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman
    Runtime: 2.87 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $10.98 Member Price: $8.78 (or 2 credits)
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    For a Christian, waving the white flag doesn’t mean, “I give up!” It means, “Victory at last!”Struggling with stubborn habits? Secret sin? Spiritual strongholds? The key isn’t how committed you are to the battle—it’s how surrendered you are to God. This truth can be your breakthrough, the first step towards a deeper, richer, victorious spiritual life.With her compelling mix of profound biblical insight and personal example, Nancy Leigh DeMoss reveals why it is only when you surrender your heart, your soul, your body, your ambitions—everything—to God that He can fully help you triumph.You can win that battle. You can have that victory. But not until you learn to surrender.Surrender is the second book in The Revive Our Hearts Series, which has sold well over 240,000 copies! With study questions at the end of each chapter, it is ideal for personal or small group study.
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  3. Healing the Wounded Heart

    Healing the Wounded Heart

    The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation

    Narrator: Arthur Morey
    Runtime: 9.20 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    First published in 1989, Dan Allender's The Wounded Heart has helped hundreds of thousands of people come to terms with sexual abuse in their past. Now, more than twenty-five years later, Allender has written a brand-new book on the subject that takes into account recent discoveries about the lasting physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual ramifications of sexual abuse. With great compassion Allender offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims' pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don't truly address the problem, he instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy. Counselors, pastors, and friends of those who have suffered sexual harm will find in this book the deep spiritual guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them. Victims themselves will find here a sympathetic friend to walk alongside them on the road to healing.
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  4. The Sacred Enneagram

    The Sacred Enneagram

    Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 6.47 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    For all the ways we live unawakened lives, the enneagram is here to help. The Sacred Enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram’s 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom for a life transformed. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But the enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to God and to our true identity as God created us. Chris Heuertz’ life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago. Today, he leads enneagram workshops all over the world. Join Chris as he shows you how this ancient tool can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God. In conversational style with compelling stories, The Sacred Enneagram will show you How to understand the 'why' behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypes How to align your type with prayer postures How to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns How to grow in spiritual discernment How to face your past wounds and step toward healing How to awaken your unique gifts to serve today’s broken world Chris’s own journey with the enneagram is an accessible introduction and exploration of how the enneagram can change your life, because to the extent that we are transformed, the world will be transformed.
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  5. Looking for Lovely

    Looking for Lovely

    Collecting the Moments that Matter

    Narrator: Annie F. Downs
    Runtime: 3.97 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "I want you to take every step of your life with excitement for where you are headed. And I want you to feel beautiful and confident as you do." But how? When the enemy whispers lies that we are not smart enough, pretty enough, or rich enough? Or are you too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much or not enough? What if you don't have what it takes to be who you really want to be?" In Looking for Lovely, Annie F. Downs shares personal stories, biblical truth, and examples of how others have courageously walked the path God paved for their lives by remembering all God had done, loving what was right in front of them, and seeing God in the everyday—whether that be nature, friends, or the face they see in the mirror. Intensely personal, yet incredibly powerful, Looking for Lovely will spark transformative conversations and life changing patterns. No matter who you are and what path God has you on, we all need to remember the lovely, fight to finish, and find beautiful in our every day!
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  6. Feelings and Faith

    Feelings and Faith

    Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life

    Narrator: Ed Phillips
    Runtime: 8.03 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Weaves together biblical exposition and practical application to demonstrate how emotions relate to the Christian life. Emotions are a vital part of what it means to be a human being made in the image of God and redeemed in Jesus Christ. But often our emotions confuse and mislead us. So what is the proper place for emotions in a Christian's walk of faith? In Feelings and Faith Brian Borgman draws from his extensive biblical knowledge and his pastoral experience to help readers understand both divine and human emotions. After laying a biblical foundation he moves on to practical application, focusing on how Christians can put to death ungodly emotional displays and also cultivate godly emotions. This biblically informed, practical volume is helpful for pastors, counselors, and serious-minded Christians who wish to develop a full-orbed faith that encompasses their emotional life.
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  7. Mornings With the Holy Spirit

    Mornings With the Holy Spirit

    Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God

    Runtime: 7.23 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Inspiring daily devotionals—prophetic words from the Holy Spirit—to strengthen, comfort, and counsel you.Many people are crying out to Jesus, but few are regularly fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit. Yet the Holy Spirit dwells in our spirits. We are His temple (1 Cor. 6:19), and He is our Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby (John 14:26, AMP). The Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all truth—including the truth about our beautiful Savior (John 16:13). And the Holy Spirit is speaking to us more than we know. Mornings With the Holy Spirit is a daily devotional written as if the Holy Spirit is speaking directly to you. Through her personal journaling during times of worship, prayer, and just everyday living, Jennifer LeClaire has recorded the words that the Holy Sprit has given her, and she shares them with you in this book. Each entry will include a brief message from the Holy Spirit, a relevant Scripture reference or references, and a prayer starter.
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  8. Reading the Bible Supernaturally

    Reading the Bible Supernaturally

    Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture

    Author: John Piper
    Narrator: Jim Denison
    Runtime: 13.70 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Bible reveals glorious things. And yet we often miss its power because we read it the same way we read any other book. In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, best-selling author John Piper teaches us how to read the Bible in light of its divine author. In doing so, he highlights the Bible's unique ability to reveal God to humanity in a way that informs our minds, transforms our hearts, and ignites our love. With insights into the biblical text drawn from decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching Scripture, Piper helps us experience the transformative power of God's Word—a power that extends beyond the mere words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something supernatural happens: we encounter the living God.
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  9. Refresh

    Refresh

    Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands

    Narrator: Lisa Larsen
    Runtime: 5.53 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Life can be overwhelming. Sometimes it feels as if everything and everyone demands all of our time, our resources, our energy, and our very lives. Writing to women in the midst of this busy, do-it-all culture, husband-and-wife team Shona and David Murray offer practical tips for living at a more sustainable pace and avoiding exhaustion, depression, and anxiety. Sharing personal stories of their own struggles with overwhelming demands, they give counsel on everything from sleep to social media, relationships to recreation, and exercise to eating. This book encourages women to cultivate a healthy approach to life motivated and moderated by Christ's transforming grace.
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  10. Expository Exultation

    Expository Exultation

    Christian Preaching as Worship

    Author: John Piper
    Runtime: 12.32 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Well-known around the world for his passionate and powerful preaching, John Piper has distilled over thirty years of preaching experience into one book for the benefit of pastors and other Bible teachers. Building on the foundation laid by his previous two books, A Peculiar Glory and Reading the Bible Supernaturally, Piper makes a compelling claim about the purpose of a sermon: not just an explanation of the text, but awakening worship by being worship. Christian preaching is a God-appointed means of transforming its hearers in both head and heart, not only in intellect but also in affections. With clear examples of specific methods, Piper shows preachers how and what to communicate from the pulpit in a way that takes seriously the task of handling the Word of God week in and week out in the context of, and as, Christian worship.
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  11. 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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  12. Discover Your Destiny

    Discover Your Destiny

    Let God Use You Like He Made You

    Author: Tony Evans
    Narrator: Mirron Willis
    Runtime: 6.37 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Leave Behind the "Same Old" andExperience Life's Greatest Fulfillment God has ordained a custom-designed life for you that leads to the expansion of His kingdom. Until you know the reason you were uniquely created, you will feel empty and frustrated. But understanding and living out your personal assignment from God brings deep satisfaction, God's highest glory, and the most benefit to those around you. Embark on a journey with Dr. Tony Evans to discover your individual calling! Along the way you'll see... why it's so important to seek out your God-given purpose what it takes to walk successfully on the path God has for you how your life should look when you're embracing your destiny Let God fill your days with passion and hope as you step into the role your Creator designed just for you.
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  13. Seeing the Supernatural

    Seeing the Supernatural

    How to Sense, Discern and Battle in the Spiritual Realm

    Narrator: Lisa Larsen
    Runtime: 4.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Foundational Teaching on Discerning What Is Happening in the Spiritual RealmFor many believers, operating in the gifts of the Spirit has become a normal way of life. Yet there is one often-overlooked, often-misunderstood gift crucial to the well-being of the church: the gift of discerning spirits.This gift is the powerful supernatural ability to hear and see into the spiritual realm, yet many people who have it may think they are crazy. Finding no help from the church, some have turned to medical doctors and actually been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Jennifer Eivaz, a trusted prophetic voice, has been there, and she offers hope, healing, and practical help. Pulling back the veil, she· lays a biblical foundation for how this gift works· helps you discern what you are seeing and hearing· reveals what is happening in the spiritual realm· provides insight into the demonic, the angelic, and spiritual happenings· and more.The enemy is on the move. More than ever, the church needs people who operate in this powerful gift to expose hidden threats and help lead the church to victory.
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  14. Braving Sorrow Together

    Braving Sorrow Together

    The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard

    Runtime: 5.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “Little did I know at the time that I’d one day look back and remember it as the beginning of what I call our ‘weeping years.’” — Ashleigh Slater We all have “weeping years,” seasons where the trials seem to come one after another. For Ashleigh and her husband, their weeping years included miscarriage, multiple job losses, feelings of betrayal, panic attacks, anti-depressants, cross-country moves, and even suicidal thoughts.  Loss is a constant of life, but the intensity of those years changed Ashleigh, altering how she understood and responded to grief. This book tells her story.  Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard  explores loss and trial in a conversational, storytelling manner. It gently encourages those experiencing grief of any kind to seek comfort in God and in the “me too” of community. Ashleigh gives an honest and vulnerable account of her personal stories of loss, as well as those of her friends, with reflections from literature and Scripture sprinkled throughout. She examines the nature of grief and loss in several universal arenas, such as relationships, health, career, and the home. Anyone who ever struggles (and that’s all of us) will be able to move through trial with more wisdom, releasing anxiety and receiving the help and comfort God so bountifully provides.   Readers of Braving Sorrow Together will be encouraged that they are not alone, inspired to reach out to close friends, and reminded that God—the Author of all of our stories— can be trusted through the tears.
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  15. Kit Kat & Lucy

    Kit Kat & Lucy

    The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World

    Runtime: 6.18 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The True Story of How Two Quirky Stray Cats Changed Their Adopted Human Forever After years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something more. Enter Kit Kat and Lucy--stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year apart and each ask to move in. The antics and oddities of these two strong personalities wrapped in fur bring a new light to the farmhouse and DuPont's life. Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, can purr her new human into a happier state of mind. Lucy, the playful, leaping Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air, makes her laugh. From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other, to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive--and inspire DuPont in the process--this book is an energetic tale of cat and human foibles. Animals enrich our lives, and the heartwarming story of how Kit Kat and Lucy changed one woman's world will leave readers enchanted.
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