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  1. Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

    Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

    Author: Mark Vroegop
    Narrator: Bob Souer
    Runtime: 5.21 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life and trusting God's goodness. Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God-but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust. Exploring how the Bible-through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations-gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives."
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  2. A Grief Observed

    A Grief Observed

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Narrator: Ralph Cosham
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments", A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss.
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  3. The Problem of Pain

    The Problem of Pain

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Runtime: 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    C.S. Lewis sets out to disentangle this knotty issue, but wisely adds that in the end no intellectual solution can dispense with the necessity for patience and courage.
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  4. What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts)

    What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts)

    (And How to Avoid Being That Person Who Hurts Instead of Helps)

    Runtime: 5.15 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When someone we love is grieving, we want to be there. But it’s easy to feel paralyzed, worried that we might say or do the wrong thing. Nancy Guthrie has personal experience dealing with pain and knows what words of encouragement are helpful and what words are harmful. Drawing from her own life experiences—including the loss of two young children—Guthrie has written this helpful resource for Christians who want to be better friends to those who are suffering. Practical and down-to-earth, this book includes examples and helpful tips from real grieving people who have been helped (and hurt) by friends who meant well, equipping readers to come alongside and comfort loved ones who are hurting.
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  5. The Alphabet of Grief

    The Alphabet of Grief

    Words to Help in Times of Sorrow

    Narrator: Karyn O'Bryant
    Runtime: 4.40 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    “I chose each word in this book based on the countless hours I have spent with grieving people. Not only have they have shared with me the pain of loss but they have taught me about the daunting and sometimes mysterious journey of living.”—Andrea Raynor, The Alphabet of GriefChaplain and spiritual counselor Andrea Raynor knows that when the funeral service is over, the friends leave, and the house grows quiet, grief can be overwhelming. In The Alphabet of Grief, she uses the letters of the alphabet as starting points for simple reflections on loss and hope. Each chapter concludes with a meditation and an affirmation—something to do and something to believe.You are not alone. Find spiritual companionship in these brief but powerful thoughts on the sacred journey of grief.
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  6. What to Do on the Worst Day of your Life

    What to Do on the Worst Day of your Life

    Author: Brian Zahnd
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    There is no question that times are tough. People are losing jobs, losing their homes, even losing their faith. In What to do on The Worst Day of Your Life, pastor and author Brian Zahnd looks into the life of David to bring readers strength in the hope that they can overcome. Nobody knew adversity like King David. He had a call and an anointing on his life, and yet he had to find strength from the Lord daily to keep from losing what was rightfully his. Because he didn't quit in the time of trouble, he fulfilled his destiny. You will be delighted at the way Pastor Zahnd uses David's story to present ten principles that will build hope and encouragement in your heart. Let the Holy Spirit establish these ten truths in your spirit. With these ten principles at work in your life, you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat - even on the worst day of your life.
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  7. Crook in the Lot

    Crook in the Lot

    Narrator: Jim Denison
    Runtime: 4.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1737, The Crook in the Lot continues to bring comfort and inspire countless souls, and it remains one of the most beloved of all Puritan classics. Its depth of explanation regarding God's role in our afflictions and sufferings is without equal. Thomas Boston-a well-known, influential, and beloved Puritan-was famous for his ability to communicate sound biblical truths in a way that conveyed clarity and insight. In this Puritan classic, he not only reveals a theological understanding of the problem of pain and suffering but also preaches from tangible experience; Boston himself had problems in life that caused him great physical and emotional pain. This short but powerful treatise remains deeply relevant today.
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  8. Disappointment with God

    Disappointment with God

    Narrator: Jay Charles
    Runtime: 7.55 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all?
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  9. How to Battle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

    How to Battle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

    Author: Ray Comfort
    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 2.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Depression and suicide aren’t just a worldwide epidemic, they also hit home. With over 350 million people suffering from depression and an estimated 1 million Americans attempting suicide each year, most of us have been affected by this terrible plague--or perhaps struggle with it ourselves. How can we help those who feel they have no hope?In this moving fictional account, a caring bystander tries to convince a suicidal young man that his life has value and he has much to live for. Through their conversation, you will discover why we all have great worth, everyone has a reason and purpose for living, no situation is ever hopeless, and suicide is never a good option.Whether you want to be able to share these truths with others, or you need to hear them yourself, this impactful book will offer a lasting cure for this growing epidemic.Includes helpful, hope-filled sidebars from the world’s best Counselor.
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  10. Just Show Up

    Just Show Up

    The Dance of Walking through Suffering Together

    Runtime: 4.00 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Kara Tippetts's story was not a story of disease, although she lost her battle with terminal cancer. It was not a story of saying goodbye, although she was intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara's story was one of seeing God in the hard and in the good. It was one of finding grace in the everyday. And it was one of knowing "God with us" through fierce and beautiful friendship. In Just Show Up, Kara and her close friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, write about what friendship looks like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry, and even cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to someone going through a difficult time or simply want inspiration for pursuing friends in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.
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  11. Dying and Death: Getting Rightly Prepared for the Inevitable

    Dying and Death: Getting Rightly Prepared for the Inevitable

    Narrator: Al Kessel
    Runtime: 3.83 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Can any good come from thinking about death? Our natural tendency is to answer that question no! But what if our meditation on death was informed by a theological understanding of death, a recognition of the comfort Jesus's death affords Christians, and ethical guidance for dealing with death in these complicated days of modern medical developments? Rather than being morbidly unhelpful, authors Joel R. Beeke and Christopher W. Bogosh contend that meditating on dying and death can be profitable, even necessary, for us. Are you prepared to say that your death will be 'gain' (Phil. 1:21)?
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  12. Good Grief

    Good Grief

    Narrator: Arthur Morey
    Runtime: 1 Hr. - Unabridged
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    Granger Westberg's gentle wisdom and acute insight into human nature helps grievers understand the ten identifiable stages of grief.
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  13. Experiencing Grief

    Experiencing Grief

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 2.58 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    At one time or another, we will all find ourselves facing a dark journey—the passage through grief. Experiencing Grief is written for a person who is in the wake of despair grief leaves. This brief but powerful book will help lead readers out of their grief experience through five stages of grief. At the end of the journey is peace and a seasoned, more mature faith.
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  14. Hope When It Hurts

    Hope When It Hurts

    Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God's Purpose in Your Suffering

    Runtime: 6.80 hrs. - Unabridged
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    Suffering is real. But so is hope.Kristen and Sarah have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of life yet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life.This beautiful, cloth-bound book will gently encourage and greatly help any woman who is struggling with suffering whether physical, emotional or psychological, and whether for a season or for longer. It is a book to buy for yourself, or to buy for a member of your church or friend. For anyone who is hurting, this book will give hope, not just for life beyond the suffering, but for life in the suffering.Each chapter contains a biblical reflection, with questions and prayers, and a space for journaling.
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  15. Finding God in the Ruins

    Finding God in the Ruins

    How God Redeems Pain

    Author: Matt Bays
    Narrator: Matt Bays
    Runtime: 5.68 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When the reality of your pain doesn’t line up with what you’ve been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain. Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity.
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