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  1. The Imitation of Christ

    The Imitation of Christ

    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 7.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Thomas À Kempis’ collection of meditative writings from the Brethren of the Common Life is the most widely read book in the world after the Bible. The reflective devotions have been a heartening friend to great men such as Thomas More, St. Ignatius Loyola, Thomas Merton, Pope John Paul I, and John Wesley. Learning to live like Jesus is the central task that À Kempis explores in this classic devotional. “The religious who concerns himself intently and devoutly with our Lord’s most holy life and passion will find there an abundance of all things useful and necessary for him. He need not seek for anything better than Jesus.” This book provides comfort and counsel to every person who seeks to live a more connected and whole life.
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  2. A War of Loves

    A War of Loves

    The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus

    Narrator: David Bennett
    Runtime: 6.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    David Bennett came out to his parents as gay when he was fourteen and entered Sydney's active gay community a few years later. In A War of Loves, he shares his growing desire as a gay rights activist to see justice for LGBTQI people, his journey through new age religions and French existentialism, and his university years as a postmodernist--before Jesus Christ showed up in his life in a highly unexpected way, leading him down a path he never would have imagined or predicted. David had believed he was disqualified from God's love until he encountered that for himself in Jesus Christ. In A War of Loves, he recounts his dramatic story, investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and above all demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God.
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  3. Secrets of the Vine

    Secrets of the Vine

    Breaking Through To Abundance

    Narrator: Bruce Wilkinson
    Runtime: 1.83 Hrs. - Abridged
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    In this powerful follow-up to his bestseller The Prayer of Jabez, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson explores John 15 to show readers how to make maximum impact for God. Wilkinson demonstrates how Jesus is the Vine of life, discusses four levels of "fruit-bearing" (doing the good work of God), and reveals three life-changing truths that will lead readers to new joy and effectiveness in His kingdom. Secrets of the Vine opens reader's eyes to the Lord's Hand in their lives and uncovers surprising insights that will point them toward a new path of consequence for God's glory.
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  4. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

    Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

    Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper

    Author: Brant Pitre
    Runtime: 6.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover, the night before he was crucified.  Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This is my body… This is my blood”?To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys—the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence—have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.            Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus’ presence in “the breaking of the bread.”
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  5. Prayer Seeds

    Prayer Seeds

    A Gathering of Blessings, Reflections, and Poems for Spiritual Growth

    Author: Joyce Rupp
    Narrator: Lisa Larsen
    Runtime: 5.52 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Some of Sr. Joyce Rupp's most perennially popular books have been collections of her original prayers, blessings, poems, and reflections. In Prayer Seeds, the bestselling author and retreat leader offers almost a hundred new selections on a variety of themes such as the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, compassion, ministry, difficult times, and important events--all suitable for personal or group prayer.People who attend Rupp's retreats or workshops often approach her to ask for a copy of a prayer that she composed for the event. In 2000, she collected her prayers in the book Out of the Ordinary. In Prayer Seeds, Rupp follows up with about a hundred never-before-published prayers written since the publication of the first collection. The prayers are organized thematically.Rupp's warmth and closeness to God along with her sensitivity to the joy and sadness of life make her an ideal prayer companion. Her prayers are like seed planted in your soul. Tended and watered by love, they will grow and bear a rich harvest in your life.
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  6. The Practice of the Presence of God

    The Practice of the Presence of God

    Being Conversations and Letters of Nicholas Herman of Lorraine

    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 1.42 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth century cook and shoe repairman in a monastery in Paris, was known for his peaceful devotion to God. Though not formally educated, his life experiences in war and his humble service in the priory led others to look to him for wise counsel. His words were later collected into this marvelous short audiobook that has inspired Christians for centuries. The Practice of the Presence of God has been of great help to believers such as John Wesley and A.W. Tozer.
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  7. Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

    In Her Own Words

    Narrator: Mother Teresa
    Runtime: 6.4 Hrs. - Abridged
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    The Twentieth Century was deeply impacted by one of the greatest, most inspiring spiritual leaders of all time: Mother Teresa of Calcutta. For millions of people around the world, Mother Teresa stood as the ultimate example of belief and faith in action. She was living proof that one person, filled with love, purpose and determination, really can make a difference - can, in fact, touch the entire world. This program, narrated by Dr. Lou Tartaglia and woven together with personal insights from Father Angelo, includes some of the rarest recordings ever presented to the public from Mother Teresa herself. The result is something truly unprecedented: A rare and precious glimpse into Mother Teresa's private thoughts, and spiritual insights... and a practical blueprint for creating a life of deeply authentic spirituality, according to her example.
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  8. Simple Joys

    Simple Joys

    Discovering Wonder in the Everyday

    Narrator: Candace Payne
    Runtime: 1.88 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Laughter that makes your stomach hurt, the perfect cup of coffee, a few moments alone with your Bible - these are moments of joy to be found on even the most difficult days. When you know you can trust God no matter what, lasting joy will be yours. Find your joy in Simple Joys: Discovering Wonder in the Everyday by Candace Payne. Who hasn’t struggled with discontent, being overwhelmed, and the fight to be happy? You know that you have much to be grateful for, but sometimes the world feels so heavy and it’s hard to recognize the good stuff, let alone find and experience true, lasting joy. Candace Payne, better known as “Chewbacca Mom,” reached more than 200 million people when her surprise outburst of joy at the simplest pleasure of a Star Wars mask went viral. Her story of struggling with loneliness, discontent, and unhappiness came out soon after, which made the world question: What makes her different? “I could write a million words, books, and even songs to explain this,” Candace says, “but my gut feeling tells me you didn’t buy this book for a theology debate. You are reading these pages hoping to find joy - real, authentic, and unwavering in any and all circumstances. The kind of contentment that says, ‘I’m not only happy, but I’m satisfied as well. I have enough and I am enough.’ Because what I’ve discovered is this: contentment will often lead to more joy.” Do you have that kind of joy? Do you want it? Find the secret to happiness, satisfaction, joy, and more in Simple Joys, a beautiful, full-color book that walks you through Candace’s journey so that you can replicate it in your own life. Read about several simple ways you can reclaim joy in your day-to-day routine and start living more joyfully today.
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  9. The Cup of Our Life

    The Cup of Our Life

    A Guide to Spiritual Growth

    Author: Joyce Rupp
    Narrator: Lisa Larsen
    Runtime: 4.37 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Joyce Rupp's bestselling contemporary classic has sold over 200,000 copies. This new edition continues a fifteen-year tradition of helping individuals and groups pray.Now with a new preface and fresh design, The Cup of Our Life is available to anyone seeking a more intimate and disciplined life of prayer. Joyce Rupp, the bestselling Catholic woman writer today, illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. With daily devotions for six weeks, this book is ideal for individual usage as well as group usage in parish settings, religious communities, and small Christian communities.
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  10. Dark Night of the Soul

    Dark Night of the Soul

    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 6.45 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    With His gentle hand He wounded my neck And caused all my senses to be suspended. Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk, St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight. Spiritual persons suffer great trials...by reason…of the fear which they have of being lost on the road, thinking that all spiritual blessing is over for them and that God has abandoned them since they find no help or pleasure in good things. Then they grow weary, and endeavor to concentrate their faculties with some degree of pleasure upon some object of meditation, thinking that, when they are not doing this and yet are conscious of making an effort, they are doing nothing. Perhaps one of the most widely recognized of the mystical writings, St. John’s classic Dark Night of the Soul is not only practical theology but a beautiful balm of healing to anyone whose heart has ever echoed the words of Christ, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”
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  11. Reconstructing the Gospel

    Reconstructing the Gospel

    Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

    Narrator: Lloyd James
    Runtime: 5.20 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "I am a man torn in two. And the gospel I inherited is divided." Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. The same Christianity that sang, "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound" also perpetuated racial injustice and white supremacy in the name of Jesus. His Christianity, he discovered, was the religion of the slaveholder.Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Reconstructing the gospel requires facing the pain of the past and present, from racial blindness to systemic abuses of power. Grappling seriously with troubling history and theology, Wilson-Hartgrove recovers the subversiveness of the gospel that sustained the church through centuries of slavery and oppression, from the civil rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond.When the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings both for individuals and for society as a whole. Discover how Jesus continues to save us from ourselves and each other, to repair the breach and heal our land.
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  12. Power Through Prayer

    Power Through Prayer

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 2.78 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    E.M. Bounds was truly a man of prayer. His wisdom on prayer was not just academic, but a life spent full of prayer. His daily 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. devotional life was well-known and strengthened his relationship with God. His writings have influenced generations, and few have written as powerful and Bible-centered books on prayer. E.M. Bounds is the author of many books on prayer including Prayer and Praying Men, The Necessity of Prayer, and The Purpose of Prayer.
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  13. Brave Enough to Succeed

    Brave Enough to Succeed

    40 Strategies for Getting Unstuck

    Narrator: Lynn Briggs
    Runtime: 4.82 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This Is Your Pivotal Moment Do you find yourself settling in life? This isn't the right job for you...this relationship isn't healthy...these bad habits are holding you back. You want something better, but you don't know how to let go of your current circumstances and past choices. Valorie Burton, bestselling author and life strategist, offers 40 tips to help you turn your life around. Each quick reading includes powerful advice, guiding questions, and a prayer to help you seek the ultimate source of strength. You'll discover... courage to delete tasks on your schedule that keep you from your true purpose self-awareness regarding the fear patterns that sabotage your momentum wisdom to help you redirect your negative thoughts into positive declarations Take steps today to get unstuck—and dare to embrace the fulfilling life God has for you!
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  14. Go Bravely

    Go Bravely

    Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be

    Narrator: Kamie Tierce
    Runtime: 3.82 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God?Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time."Sometimes even the smallest acts of living out faith require great bravery."In Go Bravely, Wilson Hussem offers readers warm and friendly encouragement as she shares her experiences with other young women as their youth minister as well as her own struggles with insecurity, relationships, loving and forgiving herself, and living her faith. You’ll feel right at home as she challenges you to be a light in the world while simultaneously offering you easy-to-digest advice on your most pressing questions.Fresh off figuring out who she is as a daughter of God, how to cultivate healthy friendships, how to save sex for marriage, and how to develop a prayer life, Wilson Hussem gives you advice about what she learned in the midst of becoming a young woman. Aware of the information overload that young people face today, she shares simple wisdom for bravely living your faith, such as: Always be kind to other women. Work hard at what you love. Recognize God's plan for your life. Remember that nobody is perfect. Cultivate authentic friendships. These are basic ideas, Wilson Hussem says, but taking care of yourself and loving others are easy tenets of our faith to forget. A book that can be read in short snippets or in one sitting, Go Bravely offers you the encouragement and tools you need to live out your Christian faith with purpose and zeal.
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  15. Learning to Speak God from Scratch

    Learning to Speak God from Scratch

    Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing--and How We Can Revive Them

    Runtime: 6.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    DISCOVER A FAITH WORTH TALKING ABOUT As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders. Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After Jonathan moved from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that whenever conversations turned to spirituality, the words he'd used for decades didn't  connect with listeners anymore. In a search for answers and understanding, Jonathan uncovered a spiritual crisis affecting tens of millions.  In this groundbreaking book, one of America's premier religion writers revives ancient expressions through cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and lure you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them.
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