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  1. The Next Right Thing

    The Next Right Thing

    A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

    Runtime: 5.1 HRS. - Unabridged
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    "Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: Should I accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction. If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing. Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love."
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  2. Run to Win

    Run to Win

    The Lifelong Pursuits of a Godly Man

    Author: Tim Challies
    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 4.02 Hrs - Unabridged
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    Plan to Run Train to Run Run to Win Anyone can start a race, but it takes planning and training to finish it. A good long-distance runner knows the importance of planning his race. As he passes the starting line he is already considering how he will cross the finish line. As he takes his first easy step, he has planned how he will take his last grueling step. As a Christian man, you are already running the race of life. You are not competing against other people, but against the deadly enemies of the world, the flesh, and the devil. How do you plan to maintain your pace throughout this race? To obtain the prize, you will need to run to the very end. You will need to cross that finish line. And to do that, you will need to plan your race. You will need to plan the ways you will run today so you can continue to run in the difficult days ahead. That is what this book is all about.
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  3. The Meaning of Marriage Audio Study

    The Meaning of Marriage Audio Study

    A Vision for Married and Single People

    Runtime: 2.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Bible Study Source series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, The Meaning of Marriage includes high-quality, live audio sessions from the author that cover this important Bible-based topic. These sessions will reflect the ambiance of the unique recording locations, immersing the listener into the teaching. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean 'til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution. According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, and a group of married couples draw a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time.
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  4. It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

    It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

    Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

    Narrator: Lysa TerKeurst
    Runtime: 8.02 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    New York Times best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and tells listeners how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. What do you do when God's timing seems questionable, his lack of intervention hurtful, and his promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy, so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle. Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us. Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.
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  5. Gay Girl, Good God

    Gay Girl, Good God

    The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been

    Runtime: 4.28 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “I used to be a lesbian.” In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Listen in order to understand. Listen in order to hope. Or listen in order, like Jackie, to be made new.
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  6. Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God

    Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God

    What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know

    Runtime: 3.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Song of Solomon is an important biblical book for understanding God’s intentions for romance and sex. In Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God, pastor C. J. Mahaney leads men through this biblical book, making the case that sex is a good gift God gave his people to be enjoyed within the bounds of marriage between a man and a woman. Combining light hearted wit and profound wisdom, the author draws from his own experiences of married life and writes about the proper marital roles for men and women as taught in the Bible. Ideal for married men, engaged men, and anyone in the church ministering to them, this audiobook will teach every husband how to cultivate the intimacy with his wife that God intends.
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  7. Remaining Faithful in Ministry: 9 Essential Convictions for Every Pastor

    Remaining Faithful in Ministry: 9 Essential Convictions for Every Pastor

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 1.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Perhaps no one else has ever faced as much hardship, opposition, or relentless suffering as the apostle Paul. And yet, through it all, Paul stood firm in Christ and remained faithful-to the very end. The power of Paul's example has captivated veteran pastor John MacArthur for years, and here he outlines nine unwavering convictions that contributed to this remarkable perseverance. In an age when pastoral failure and burnout are increasingly common, this book is a call to endurance in ministry, encouraging pastors to stand strong in their role and not lose heart, regardless of what God sends their way.
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  8. Remember God

    Remember God

    Narrator: Annie F. Downs
    Runtime: 4.30 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    I know God is loving; I know He is good; I believe He is big and powerful. But sometimes I wonder if He is really kind— really deeply always kind.Is He?Christians love to talk about how God is in control, but that’s harder to grasp when things aren’t going like you thought it would, when your life looks quite different than you imagined.For centuries, God’s people have been building altars to Him—to remind themselves and the people around them of His work. His goodness. His kindness. Stacks of stones. Altars. Temples. Cathedrals. Why? Because they believed God and wanted to remember Him.In the back of my mind, God reminds me that He is the same trustworthy God—the One who always finishes the stories he starts. And this is my story—of wrestling with our God who gives a limp and a blessing. A God who is always kind even when my circumstances feel the opposite. God is who He says He is. He is kinder than you imagine. In a world where it is easy to forget who He is, we will not. We will remember God.
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  9. Humility

    Humility

    The Beauty of Holiness

    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Humility, by Andrew Murray, is a classic book on the trait of holiness. “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” (James 4:10) Murray explains this highest virtue and that dependence on God is the basis for true Christian blessing. Learn why the humility of Jesus becomes our salvation.
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  10. Heart Made Whole

    Heart Made Whole

    Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength

    Runtime: 6.4 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    In Heart Made Whole, Christa Black Gifford shares her own stories of loss, betrayal, and personal tragedy, chronicling clear steps to redemption to help those in pain invite the true Healer into the tangled mess of their broken hearts. Gifford reminds readers that pain is not their enemy, however, unhealed pain can become their greatest foe if it’s not taken to Jesus. Growing up as a preacher's kid, Gifford had been submerged in Christian culture for decades when she uncovered the truth--that there were broken parts of her heart that weren't on friendly terms with the God who lived inside. Through disappointments and traumas, she had learned to guard her heart from God, keeping her angry, entrapped, and disconnected. As struggles and hardships continued, she finally learned to run towards her relationship with God when things got hard, instead of running away from Him like she had in the past. The more that she did this--building her heart's capacity for intimacy and deep relationship--the more her heart began to heal from the inside-out. She teaches the reader to access the solution that's already living inside of them--the God who forever made their heart a home. When trials and tragedy hit our lives in a fallen world, our hearts can get smashed to bits, and we end up putting God on trial and blaming Him for the mess. But Christa helps readers understand that they don’t have to live controlled by their circumstances – or angry with God. Instead, she provides powerful insight and practical steps to turn the painful fire that comes to destroy us into an unexpected friend that can produce our greatest healing. The condition of the heart determines the condition of life—and the heart can be bound up and healed, producing freedom and abundant life. With personal workbook sections for each chapter Christa helps readers experience steps to turn their pain into the healing and wholeness available to every believer.
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  11. The Gospel Comes with a House Key

    The Gospel Comes with a House Key

    Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

    Runtime: 8.87 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.
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  12. Girl, Stop Apologizing

    Girl, Stop Apologizing

    A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

    Narrator: Rachel Hollis
    Runtime: 7.58 - Unabridged
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    “I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.” Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself. As an audiobook exclusive, join Rachel in a guided meditation bonus track designed to ground you in gratitude with focus and intention!
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  13. Preparing Your Heart for Marriage

    Preparing Your Heart for Marriage

    Devotions for Engaged Couples

    Author: Gary Thomas
    Narrator: Michael Axtell
    Runtime: 3.63 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The wedding is planned, but are you spiritually prepared for your wedding day? Trusted relationship author Gary Thomas coaches engaged couples on how to grow closer to the Lord in the days leading up to the wedding as a means of preparing them for all the days after the wedding. Engagement is bursting with promise, hope, joy, and anticipation of all kinds. It can also be one of the busiest times your life. For some, planning a wedding, with all the decisions involved, can feel less like the onset of marriage and more like a long to-do list. Amidst the busyness, this devotional is designed to help you think through the spiritual priorities and challenges that lie ahead in order to grow an outstanding marriage filled with love, grace, and God's blessing. This lovely book provides encouraging entries that will help you deal with common issues such as: What real intimacy means How to celebrate your differences Remembering to laugh together With a special section on the marriage vows and meditations for the bride and groom, Preparing Your Heart for Marriage will help you grow in your relationship as a couple as you become closer to God.
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  14. Playing for More

    Playing for More

    Trust Beyond What You Can See

    Narrator: Case Keenum
    Runtime: 4.68 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    <p>Case Keenum has traveled one of the most unique paths in the NFL. Recruited by just one college, undrafted, and released three times, Case has overcome every obstacle to become a successful starting quarterback. In 2017, Keenum captured America&rsquo;s imagination by leading the Minnesota Vikings to a 13-3 record and an NFC North title. His game-winning touchdown in the final seconds of their divisional playoff game against the Saints, the "Minneapolis Miracle,"&nbsp;made Case part of NFL history.<br /><br />Keenum shares stories from every stage of his life, starting out as a ball boy for his father&rsquo;s college team in West Texas, going on to win a state title in high school, and rewriting the NCAA record book at the University of Houston. A devastating knee injury almost derailed his football career, but helped him get closer&nbsp;to the woman who would soon become his wife.<br /><br />Throughout his story, Case will explain how being a Christian helped him navigate the winding&nbsp;path to success. No matter what obstacle has been placed in front of him, Case believes God has a plan for him. That&rsquo;s why he plays football and that&rsquo;s why he&rsquo;s writing this book: To glorify God and to help others who face adversity in their everyday life.<br /><br />&ldquo;Am I a football player who happens to be a Christian?&rdquo; Case writes, "No, I&rsquo;m a Christian who happens to be a football player. That&rsquo;s my calling. That&rsquo;s my defining characteristic. Once I realized that, everything else fell into place. I became a better football player and, more importantly, a better person.&rdquo;</p>
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  15. Fierce Marriage

    Fierce Marriage

    Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love

    Runtime: 7.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst. When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way.Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.
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