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Ulysse from Bagdad [French Version]

12 ratings

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"Je m'appelle Saad Saad, ce qui signifie en arabe Espoir Espoir et en anglais Triste Triste." Fuyant Bagdad et son chaos, le jeune Saad souhaite rejoindre l'Europe, mais passer les frontières s'avère complexe, sinon impossible... Son périple dans notre monde contemporain n'est pas sans rappeler celui d'Ulysse, le premier des voyageurs, à cette différence qu'aujourd'hui les Sirènes se sont métamorphosées en rockeuses, le Cyclope en fonctionnaire des Nations Unies. Et les obstacles qu'ils affrontent ne sont pas les dieux mais des hommes. D'une plume malicieuse, mêlant humour et humanisme, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt nous raconte l'odyssée de ces hommes qu'on appelle "clandestins".

©2008 Ouvrage publié aux Editions Albin Michel et (P)200 8

Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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The Imperfect Disciple

4 ratings

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Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us - people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows listeners how the gospel works in them and in their lives when: They can't get their act together They think God is giving them the silent treatment They think church would be better without all the people They're not happy with the person in the mirror And much more Wilson frees listeners from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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The Gospel According to Satan

2 ratings

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Not every lie sounds untrue. Some lies are repeated so often they seem to be common sense. That's why lies about God are so dangerous. The Gospel According to Satan examines eight lies the enemy wants us to believe and provides eight lines of counterattack against them. The lies include: God just wants you to be happy, you only live once, you need to live your truth, and just let go and let God. Jared C. Wilson reveals why these lies appeal to us, shows how they harm us, and provides ways to counteract them. We can renounce Satan's counterfeit gospel, but first we must see it for what it is. Accompanying charts are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  "Enumerates the major ways the Devil uses his cunning and calculating ways of luring us off the narrow road of God's grace. We will all do well to read this book and confront the lies we are being sold." (Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don’t Give Up) "A unique, compelling, and even witty look at the devil's current greatest hits - lies we urgently need to unmask." (Sam Allberry, speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and author of 7 Myths About Singleness and Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?) "One of the most thought-provoking writers in the Christian world today.... He doesn’t just describe the tantalizing falsehoods of our age, he exposes how they've slithered into our hearts." (Matt Smethurst, managing editor at The Gospel Coalition and author of Before You Open Your Bible) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Jared C. Wilson (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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The Gospel-Driven Church

1 rating

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Many evangelical churches face the problem of the open "back door" - even as new people arrive, older members are leaving, looking for something else. Combined with this problem is the discipleship deficit, the difficult truth that most evangelicals are not reaching the unchurched at the rates they think they are. In fact, many of the metrics that we often "count" in the church to highlight success really don't tell us the full story of a church's spiritual state. Things like attendance, decisions, dollars, and experiences can tell us something about a church, but not everything. To cultivate a spiritually healthy church we need a shift in our metrics - a "grace-shift" that prioritizes the work of God in the lives of people over numbers and dollars. Are people growing in their esteem for Jesus? Is there a dogged devotion to the Bible as the ultimate authority for life? Is there a growing interest in theology and doctrine? A discernible spirit of repentance? And perhaps most importantly, is there evident love for God and for our neighbors in the congregation? Leading a church culture to shift from numerical success to the metrics of grace can be costly, but leaders who have conviction, courage, and commitment can lead while avoiding some of the landmines that often destroy churches. Wilson includes diagnostic questions that will help leaders measure - and lead team transparency in measuring as a group - the relative spiritual health of their church, as well as a practical prescriptive plan for implementing this metric-measuring strategy without becoming legalistic. Most attractional church models can lean heavily on making changes to the weekend worship gatherings. And while some of these changes can be good, thriving grace-focused churches are driven by a commitment to the gospel, allowing the gospel to inform and shape the worship service and the various ministries of the church. Charts, appendices, and further resources available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jared C. Wilson (P)2019 Zondervan

Narrator: Steve Lyon
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Supernatural Power for Everyday People

1 rating

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Acclaimed writer and pastor Jared C. Wilson reveals how God has a plan for you that involves doing the ordinary, mundane stuff of life in a supernatural way. Would it change your life to know that there is a way to live your everyday life supernaturally? Most of us would say yes, and Jared C. Wilson's new book reveals how. For the homemaker wondering how to get through the stress of washing dishes and making meals nobody seems to appreciate, for the cubicle jockey punching her time card every day and wondering if what she does really matters, for the teacher or leader wondering if he is making an impact, for the student afraid of the future, for every believer struggling to get through daily life, Supernatural Power for Everyday People offers the hope of meaning and purpose and also the promise of power. We can get beyond just getting by. We can prevail and live lives of far more joy, contentment, and peace than we ever thought possible. A practical book written in a devotional tone, Supernatural Power for Everyday People shows listeners how to rely more fully on the power of the Holy Spirit for growth and satisfaction in their lives.

©2018 Jared C. Wilson (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Gospel-Driven Ministry

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From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus called and equipped individuals who would serve his community of followers. These "shepherds" are called to preach, pray, and care for the needs of God's people. But what does it mean to be a pastor? And what is the nature of this ministry, according to the Bible? In Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson begins by looking at the qualifications for the pastorate, addressing the notion of a call to ministry and how an individual - and a church community - can best identify the marks of maturity and affirm a call. In each chapter, Wilson looks at one of the core practices of pastoral ministry, including: Preaching Sermons Developing a Vibrant Prayer Life Caring and Counseling Pastoring Married and Single Gospel-Centered Leadership Fighting Sin and Spiritual Warfare Resolving Conflict Passing on the Ministry to Others In addition, Wilson provides practical resources including theological insights on baptism and the Lord's Supper, guidance for wedding and funeral sermons, outlines for leading elder and deacon meetings, tips for interviewing new pastors, questions to ask at ordination, and advice on knowing when and how to leave a pastor role. This is a comprehensive, practical guide to pastoral ministry that prepares new pastors and equips those currently serving for long-term, healthy ministry. Suggestions for further reading, accompanying tables, and reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Jared C. Wilson (P)2021 Zondervan

Narrator: Steven Grimsley
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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