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  1. Strong through the Storm

    Strong through the Storm

    How to Be a Christian in the World Today

    Author: Jim Cymbala
    Narrator: Jim Cymbala
    Runtime: 6.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    The Church today is in the middle of a powerful storm, the intensity of which is likely to increase in the future. Many Christians are bewildered and concerned by what they see—a culture that’s become increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity and a church whose vital signs are quickly waning. In Strong through the Storm, pastor and bestselling author Jim Cymbala speaks to every Christian who is concerned about the challenges the church is facing in America today. Using powerful stories of people who have been transformed by Christ, Cymbala offers hope, helping Christians to understand that a life surrendered to Christ will not be easily defeated, even in the midst of growing hostility toward Christians. No matter how much spiritual darkness encompasses the world, the light of the gospel cannot be suppressed. Some churches are coming at the storm with harsh legalism, but Cymbala explains that the message needs to be grace. We need to understand the spiritual battle we are in and use the right weapons against it, says Cymbala. We are not struggling against the leaders of this world or the people in the battle, we are struggling against our spiritual enemy, and we need to fight with the Word of God, prayer, and the Holy Spirit. We don’t need more church growth programs to turn the church around. What’s needed is a transformation so that the gospel is preached, the Holy Spirit is allowed to lead, and lives are changed.
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  2. Grasping God's Word (Audio Lectures)

    Grasping God's Word (Audio Lectures)

    A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

    Runtime: 6.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture--how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, Grasping God's Word starts by equipping listeners with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. (This product is an audio lecture by the authors recorded before a live audience, and is based on the text of the book Grasping God's Word.)
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  3. Membership Matters

    Membership Matters

    Narrator: Don Reed
    Runtime: 3.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $13.99 Member Price: $11.19 (or 2 credits)
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    Based on a national study, this book shows how churches can move both new and old members into ministry by implementing effective new members classes.
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  4. The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

    The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

    Narrator: Larry Black
    Runtime: 10.26 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.99 Member Price: $15.99 (or 4 credits)
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    A behind the scenes analysis of twenty key principles of leadership illustrated with stories and examples from the life of Billy Graham.
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  5. The Purpose-Driven Church: Complete

    The Purpose-Driven Church: Complete

    Author: Rick Warren
    Narrator: Jay Charles
    Runtime: 10.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $11.99 Member Price: $9.59 (or 2 credits)
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    Every church is driven by some controlling force: tradition, finances, programs, events, personalities, or even the building itself. But author and pastor Dr. Rick Warren, the founder of Saddleback Valley Community Church in California, believes that a church can only be truly healthy if it becomes "purpose-driven," built around the 5 goals Jesus stated in the New Testament. Dr. Warren's illuminating work outlines a proven 5-part strategy that will enable your church to become warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through worship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism. By shifting the focus away from church-building programs, Dr. Warren emphasizes a people-building, inclusive process that will allow your church to grow without compromising its message and mission.
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  6. Apologetics at the Cross

    Apologetics at the Cross

    An Introduction for Christian Witness

    Narrator: Mark Smeby
    Runtime: 9.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.99 Member Price: $15.99 (or 4 credits)
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    Amid the pluralism and secularism of Western culture, Christian apologetics has experienced a renewal of interest. In Apologetics at the Cross, Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen provide an introduction to the field, acquainting students and lay learners with the rich history, biblical foundation, and ongoing relevance of apologetics. Unique in its approach, Apologetics at the Cross presents the biblical and historical foundations for apologetics, explores various contemporary methods for approaching apologetics, and gives practical guidance in "how to" chapters that feature many real-life illustrations. With their respectful approach, which pays special attention to the attitude and posture of the apologist, Chatraw and Allen equip Christians to engage skeptics with the heart as well as the mind. Conversational in tone and balanced in approach, Apologetics at the Cross provides a listenable introduction to the field of apologetics. Listeners will be informed and equipped for engaging a wide range of contemporary challenges with the best in Christian thought.
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  7. Sticky Leaders

    Sticky Leaders

    The Secret to Lasting Change and Innovation

    Narrator: Tommy Cresswell
    Runtime: 5.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both stability and creativity to organizations, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, creativity, new ideas, and problem-solving. Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization. In Sticky Leader, you’ll learn: How to foster innovation’s most powerful igniters and accelerators while avoiding the most common killers of innovation How to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competency The six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid them The three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor
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  8. Sticky Teams

    Sticky Teams

    Narrator: Don Hagen
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. No doubt, you’ve asked yourself, “How did it get this way?”
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  9. Sticky Church

    Sticky Church

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming.
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  10. Find Your Place

    Find Your Place

    Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story

    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $15.99 Member Price: $12.79 (or 3 credits)
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    Every person has been designed by God for one-of-a-kind Masterpiece Mission, what most people refer to as personal calling or personal purpose. Everyone needs to be able to name what God has put them on the earth to do. Most people never do. That is a tragedy of epic proportions. We need a simple way to discover that calling, and Find Your Place is that way. GPS technology is widely known as a way to know where you are on the earth, as well as a way to guide you to get where you want to go. The Find Your Place audiobook will help followers of Jesus locate three signals that will help people discern their personal calling: their Gifts, their Passions, and their Story, and help them take meaningful next steps to engage that calling. Furthermore, the American Church has a Co-Dependency Disorder. Church members have become dependent upon church leaders, and church leaders need their members to remain that way. This co-dependence is doing more than throttling the vitality of the church...it is strangling it. In order for the people of God to truly thrive and be salt and light in the world, church leaders must move from simply 'gathering and teaching' their members to 'empowering and releasing them.' This audiobook, the accompanying online assessment, and the disciple-making tools that both will be integrated into, will all be a part of a turn-key solution for church leaders to accomplish that goal.
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  11. Sifted

    Sifted

    Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 7.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Based on Jesus’ encouragement to Peter in Luke 22 to keep his faith and minister to others in his weakness, Wayne Cordeiro shares the difficulties and hardships of planting and leading new churches while providing wisdom and inspiration for the journey.
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  12. Call Down Lightning

    Call Down Lightning

    What the Welsh Revival of 1904 Reveals About the End Times

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 7.08 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    God Is Up to Something Big The Bible dedicates more space to prophecy than to any other subject. These prophetic portions of Scripture have received an enormous amount of literary attention throughout the history of the church. Over the past fifty years alone countless books have been written about the biggest global trends of our day and whether they are signs of the coming end times. But one sign has been inexplicably neglected—revival. Wallace Henley believes such a spiritual awakening is not only possible today but probable—and likely a harbinger of the end times. Where are we on the timeline of human history? Are we approaching the rapture of the church? Henley presents a meticulously researched and compelling case that the Welsh Revival and the historical cycle revealed in God’s redemptive interactions with nations, make it highly likely that our contemporary world is ripe for the lightning of another revival. Henley is confident that we will be a part of that worldwide event, perhaps moving all creation nearer to its sudden glorious conclusion and rebirth.
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  13. The Gift of Church

    The Gift of Church

    Author: Jim Samra
    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 4.95 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    A compelling and accessible case for the importance of the church community in the life of the Christian even with all the changes that are sweeping society.
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  14. Mad Church Disease

    Mad Church Disease

    Author: Anne Jackson
    Narrator: Anne Jackson
    Runtime: 4.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Growing up the daughter of a pastor, Anne Jackson experienced firsthand the conflict, stress, and struggle church leaders often face. She vowed her life in ministry would be different.
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  15. The Connecting Church

    The Connecting Church

    Author: Randy Frazee
    Runtime: 5.86 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The development of meaningful relationships, where every member carries a significant sense of belonging, is central to what it means to be the church. So why do many Christians feel disappointed and disillusioned with their efforts to experience authentic community? Despite the best efforts of pastors, small group leaders, and faithful lay persons, church too often is a place of loneliness rather than connection.
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