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  1. Where I End

    Where I End

    A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope

    Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman
    Runtime: 4.72 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $10.98 Member Price: $10.98 (or 2 credits)
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    “Those who are hidden in Jesus, though they suffer, will discover a more beautiful ending—or should I say beginning—than they ever could imagine.” Katherine Clark was just an average wife and mother with two young children when she was in a tragic playground accident in late May 2009. A little boy playing on the jungle gym jumped and landed on Kate’s head, knocking her over and snapping her neck. Kate was paralyzed from the neck down. The doctors diagnosed her with quadriplegia and said she would never walk again. This terrifying prognosis could have been the end of the story. But instead, God chose to work a profound miracle in Kate’s life and in the life of her family. Where I End tells the incredible story. Kate describes how God’s presence carried her through the trying journey of re-learning to walk, both physically and spiritually. Throughout, she shares the deep theological truths that sustained her as she and her family traveled this difficult road. For fans of Ann Voskamp, Sheldon Vanauken, and Joni Eareckson Tada, Where I End offers hope, encouragement, and a timely reminder of who Jesus is: God with us. In a reflective, literary style, Kate invites readers to see pain and suffering within the context of God’s loving, tender, powerful care—and there find hope.
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  2. The Louder Song

    The Louder Song

    Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament

    Narrator: Aubrey Sampson
    Runtime: 5.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.99 Member Price: $24.99 (or 6 credits)
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    Lament helps us hear God’s louder song. When you’re in the midst of suffering, you want answers for the unanswerable, resolutions to the unresolvable. You want to tie up pain in a pretty little package and hide it under the bed, taking it out only when you feel strong enough to face it. But grief won’t be contained. Grief disobeys. Grief explodes. In one breath, you may be able to say that God’s got this and all will be well. In the next, you might descend into fatalism. No pretending. Here, you are raw before God, an open wound. There is a pathway through this suffering. It’s not easy, but God will use it to lead you toward healing. This path is called lament. Lament leads us between the Already and the Not Yet. Lament minds the gap between current hopelessness and coming hope. Lament anticipates new creation but also acknowledges the painful reality of now. Lament recognizes the existence of evil and suffering?without any sugarcoating?while simultaneously declaring that suffering will not have the final say. In the midst of your darkest times, you will discover that lament leads you back to a place of hope?not because lamenting does anything magical, but because God sings a louder song than suffering ever could, a song of renewal and restoration.
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  3. When I Lay My Isaac Down

    When I Lay My Isaac Down

    Author: Carol Kent
    Narrator: Carol Kent
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.59 Member Price: $19.59 (or 4 credits)
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    This audio book outlines eight transformational power principles that Gene and Carol Kent learned in the process of facing the news that forever changed their lives: Their twenty-five-year-old son, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with an impeccable military record, shot and killed his wife's ex-husband.
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  4. Prayers and Promises When Facing a Life-Threatening Illness

    Prayers and Promises When Facing a Life-Threatening Illness

    30 Short Morning and Evening Reflections

    Runtime: 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Thirty short yet powerful morning and evening reflections offer encouragement, hope, and inspiration to people dealing with a life-threatening illness, and to their family members and caretakers. Here are honest insights and personal stories from a pastor who continues his own journey with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
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  5. A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory

    A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory

    Narrator: Henry Arnold
    Runtime: 4.27 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When pain is real, why is God silent? Frederick Buechner has grappled with the nature of pain, grief, and grace ever since his father committed suicide when Buechner was a young boy. He continued that search as a father when his daughter struggled with anorexia. In this essential collection of essays, including one never before published, Frederick Buechner finds that the God who might seem so silent is ever near. He writes about what it means to be a steward of our pain, and about this grace from God that seems arbitrary and yet draws us to his holiness and care. Finally he writes about the magic of memory and how it can close up the old wounds with the memories of past goodnesses and graces from God. Here now are the best of Buechner’s writings on pain and loss, covering such topics as the power of hidden secrets, loss of a dearly beloved, letting go, resurrection from the ruins, peace, and listening for the quiet voice of God. And he reveals that pain and sorrow can be a treasure—an amazing grace. Buechner says that loss will come to all of us, but he writes that we are not alone. Crazy and unreal as it may sometimes seem, God’s holy, healing grace is always present and available if we are still enough to receive it.
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  6. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

    Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

    Narrator: Sandra Burr
    Runtime: 4.91 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Here is a sixty-day devotional companion for those who have suffered the loss of someone they love.
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  7. Finding God in the Hard Times

    Finding God in the Hard Times

    Choosing to Trust and Hope When You Can't See the Way

    Narrator: Reed Walker
    Runtime: 1.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $9.09 Member Price: $9.09 (or 2 credits)
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    "On the Road Marked With Suffering... How Will You Respond? Come rain or shine, hardship or ease, confusion or clarity, worship is always a choice. But what does it look like when worship meets suffering? How can God be good when it seems the world is collapsing around you? In this inspiring audio book, Matt and Beth Redman draw on their experiences to explore how to offer praise even in the face of hardship and pain. Focusing on the psalms, they reveal how difficult or tragic circumstances, and the choices you make, can propel you toward God or away from him. Learn how to weather the storms of life with a cry of “blessed be your name” on your lips."
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  8. Understanding Sexual Abuse

    Understanding Sexual Abuse

    A Guide for Ministry Leaders and Survivors

    Author: Tim Hein
    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 5.50 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $14.98 (or 3 credits)
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    It is said that the true test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. As many as one in four girls and one in six boys experience sexual abuse during childhood, and it s estimated that as many as half of the incidents are never reported. This means that countless millions in our societies, both children and adults, carry this complex, often hidden pain. What does the path to healing look like for survivors? And how can ministry leaders, pastors, and counselors best help them as they walk this difficult road? Drawing on both his own experience and his wife's experience as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, minister and lecturer Tim Hein offers his expertise, practical guidance, and empathy both for ministry leaders and for survivors themselves. How can we best respond when a survivor shares their secret with us? Where can survivors turn for encouragement when the road to recovery seems so long and lonely? Hein presents clinical data and resources alongside pastoral wisdom and care, addressing both psychological and spiritual aspects of sexual abuse. Both for those who have suffered sexual abuse and those in a position to help them, this book is a rich resource. Filled with both sober truths and the hope of Christ, it calls survivors to take courage and walk unafraid down the road of healing.
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Has God Failed You?

    Has God Failed You?

    Narrator: William Sarris
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    As well-known Christians announce a newfound loss of faith, other believers face increasing pressure or doubt. We feel let down, ashamed to question God's goodness, and in need of assurance of our faith and answers to our pain. From a leading voice on issues facing Christians today comes a frank and insightful discussion about whether it's okay to doubt God and what to do about it. Michael L. Brown answers the very toughest questions, such as Why are people leaving the church?, Why haven't my prayers been answered?, Why do people have to experience pain?, What if there is no God?, and more. This book will lead anyone who has been hurt, anyone with questions that will not go away, into a wonderful, fresh, life-transforming encounter with the living God.
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. I Declare War

    I Declare War

    Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself

    Author: Levi Lusko
    Narrator: Levi Lusko
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Get out of your own way. Whether you recognize it or not, you're at war with yourself. There's anxiety. Selfishness. Self-sabotaging tendencies. Narcissism. The black dog of depression. The inability to do the great things you long to do because you spend so many hours mindlessly drifting through the Internet. It is war, but all is not lost. You can win - if you choose to engage. In I Declare War, Levi Lusko candidly shares about his struggles with moodiness, bullying, suicidal thoughts, night terrors, and difficulty managing himself. He identifies four weapons you have at your disposal - thoughts, words, behaviors, and power - and illustrates how to use them to achieve ongoing victory. These practical tools from God's Word will help you learn to: Retaliate against your anxiety by filling your heart with truth and making it inhospitable to terror Stop being victimized by your bad behaviors and become the victor you were born to be. Overcome self-imposed isolation by learning to think right so you can live right. Spare your family unnecessary heartache by confronting your dysfunction so they don't have to. It's time to stop being your own worst enemy. Declare war and become the person, the spouse, the parent, and the leader God intended you to be.
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