William wondered how anyone was supposed to battle slavery. After all, King George III and the Church of England both had large amounts of money invested in trade with the West Indies. And a large number of bishops sat in the House of Lords. William shook his head. This was a much bigger fight than he felt capable of taking on. For 200 years British slave ships plied the Middle Passage, taking African men, women, and children to their doom. Ending slavery in the mighty British Empire seemed like an impossible dream, but once William Wilberforce resolved to represent the abolitionists in Parliament, he would fight to the bitter end - for nearly half a century - to achieve that goal. Together with a community of dynamic reformers, Wilberforce struggled to rid his nation of evil and to give dignity and freedom to all people - slave and slave trader, poor and powerful. His example continues to inspire others to use their gifts and influence to do good against the odds. (1759-1833).
©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM
Billy boarded the train to Minneapolis. He had come to Los Angeles months before as a small-time preacher. Now he was leaving as one of the most recognized Christians in the country. It was not what Billy had sought; he'd just been open for God to use. Billy wondered if this would be the peak of his fame or if something bigger was about to happen. The oldest son of dairy farmers from Charlotte, North Carolina, young Billy Graham attended evangelical revival meetings that inspired him for the rest of his life. As an ordained minister, he rose to prominence and would subsequently preach the Christian message to over 200 million people in 185 countries. Graham championed civil rights, befriended US politicians and presidents, and traveled the world to places no one else dared to go. His life and ministry have shaped the spiritual life of America and offers hope for the future - inspiring new generations of leaders willing to serve with courage, integrity, and vision. Graham's message continues to ring true today: There is opportunity for repentance and for a great light to shine - the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.
©2015 YWAM Publishing (P)2015 YWAM Publishing
Ram Dass tells here, for the first time, the full arc of his remarkable life. Perhaps no other teacher has sparked the fires of as many spiritual seekers in the West as Ram Dass. If you've ever embraced the phrase be here now, practiced meditation or yoga, tried psychedelics, or supported anyone in a hospice, prison, or homeless center - then the story of Ram Dass is also part of your story. From his birth in 1931 to his luminous later years, Ram Dass saw his life as just one incarnation of many. This memoir puts us in the passenger seat with the one-time Harvard psychologist and lifelong risk-taker Richard Alpert, who loved to take friends on wild rides on his Harley and test nearly every boundary - inner or outer - that came his way. Here, Ram Dass shares his lifes odyssey in intimate detail: how he struggled with issues of self-identity and sexuality in his youth, pioneered psychedelic research, and opened the doorways to Eastern spiritual practices. In 1967 he trekked to India and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. He returned with a perspective on spirituality and psychology that changed millions. Populated by a cast of luminaries ranging from Timothy Leary to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Allen Ginsberg to Sharon Salzberg, Aldous Huxley to Alan Watts - this intimate memoir chronicles the cultural and spiritual transformations Ram Dass experienced that resonate with us to this day, a journey from the mind to the heart, from the ego to the soul. Before, after, and along these waypoints, listeners will encounter many other adventures and revelations - each ringing with the potential to awaken the universal, loving divine that links us to this beloved teacher and all of us to each other.
©2021 Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das (P)2021 Sounds True
In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life. Hitch-22 is, by turns, moving and funny, charming and infuriating, enraging and inspiring. It is an indispensable companion to the life and thought of our pre-eminent political writer. Narrated by Christopher Hitchens himself shortly before his untimely death, this is a poignant listening experience.
©2011 Christopher Hitchens (P)2011 Audible Ltd
As Sundar preached the gospel to the crowd, the monastery guard marched forward and arrested him. Sundar was dragged to the edge of town and hurled to the bottom of an abandoned well. The air was putrid. Desperation and loneliness soon washed over him. Left to die, Sundar leaned against the side of the well and began to pray. Searching since boyhood for the way to God, Sundar Singh found truth in Jesus Christ. At 16, the former Sikh became a Christian sadhu, or holy man, and at great risk devoted his life to Christ. With bare feet and few possessions, Sundar crossed the precarious Himalayas between India and Tibet many times, sharing the gospel with Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs - even thieves. As he traveled, Sundar constantly read the Bible, prayed, and meditated, confident that God was always with him, even in the face of death. Preaching in Asia and Europe and as far away as America, this Indian saint impacted thousands with his quiet yet bold words and actions. (1889-1929)
©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM
God would indeed answer the prayer of the fiery, red-haired woman from Scotland. For 39 years, Mary Slessor would labor in love among the unreached, often treacherous, tribes of Africa's Calabar region. Braving sickness, danger, and death on all sides, Mary became the cherished "White Ma" to entire tribes. Her faith, steadfastness, and pioneering spirit brought her beloved adopted people their first brilliant, contrasting example of the life and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Mary Slessor's story in an ageless epic of a woman who would stop at nothing to reach the lost with the life-giving gospel of Christ. (1848-1915).
©2014 YWAM Publishing (P)2014 YWAM Publishing
Betty Greene coaxed her Grumman seaplane to 2,000 feet.... Suddenly, silence - total silence. The plane engine had stopped! Her passengers gasped, but Betty knew she must remain calm. They had only one slim chance for survival: The twisting jungle river below them. As a young girl growing up on the shores of Lake Washington, Betty Greene had two passions: A love for Christ and a love of flying. As a young World War II WASP pilot, Betty dreamed of combining her two passions by using wings to serve God. Betty's dream became reality when she helped found the Mission Aviation Fellowship. Her faith-filled adventures and faithful service helped create what is today a global ministry that operates over 80 aircraft in 19 countries. (1920-1997)
©2014 YWAM Publishing (P)2014 YWAM Publishing
Diane Benscoter grew up in the heartland of America in a small Nebraska town with a loving family. At 17, motivated by her idealism and inspired by the lyrics of her favorite songs, she left home in search of a way to end war. She found easy answers to life's hard questions in the form of a religious cult commonly known as the Moonies. In Shoes of a Servant Benscoter weaves a gripping story of her servitude in the cult, the deprogramming staged by her desperate family, and her subsequent involvement in the underground world of deprogramming, culminating in her arrest for kidnapping. Often humorous and always heartbreaking, Benscoter's story carries the reader on a journey into the world of mental manipulation, providing compelling insight on how human vulnerabilities open the door for extremism.
©2013 Diane Benscoter (P)2014 Diane Benscoter
Dès qu'elle a senti ce petit être au creux de ses bras, si fragile, Deborah Feldman a su ce qu'elle devait faire. A peine âgée de 19 ans, elle a toujours vécu au sein de la communauté hassidique Satmar. Elle a toujours suivi les principes implacables qui régissent les moindres détails de sa vie : ce qu'elle peut porter, à qui elle peut parler... Tous les principes sauf celui de ne pas lire de littérature. Les moments de lecture volés de son enfance, passés à découvrir les êtres de papier indépendants et fiers de Jane Austen et Louisa May Alcott, lui ont donné envie de découvrir une autre vie, au milieu des gratte-ciel de Manhattan. Elle sait qu'il est temps d'échapper à son mariage dysfonctionnel avec un homme qu'elle connait à peine, d'abandonner ses responsabilités de bonne fille Satmar et de laisser cours à ses désirs. Indépendamment des obstacles, il est temps, pour elle et son fils, de trouver le chemin du bonheur et de la liberté. Le récit autobiographique de Deborah Feldman, jeune femme juive qui a fui son milieu religieux et qui a inspiré la série Netflix Unorthodox.
©2012 / 2020 Deborah Feldman, Simon and Schuster, Inc. / Hachette Livre (P)2020 Audiolib
Discover the remarkable life of Hudson Taylor.... Hudson Taylor was a man always on the move. Born in Britain, he toured the world spreading the gospel, but it was in China in particular that Hudson would carve out his biggest legacy in Christ. It was here that he pushed the limits, going deeper and farther than any other Christian had gone before. Reaching the hearts and minds of the Chinese that lived there, he preached a gospel that they had not yet heard. Hudson Taylor was following the prime directive laid out in the Bible to preach the good news to every creature, great and small, and in doing so, he changed the world. Discover a plethora of topics such as: First journey to China Sick in Britain The Yangzhou Riot The loss of his wife and child From China to Sweden Late life and death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Hudson Taylor, simply scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button for instant access!
©2020 Hourly History (P)2020 Hourly History
Winner of the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 At 14, Richard Holloway left his home in the Vale of Leven, north of Glasgow, and travelled hundreds of miles to be educated and trained for the priesthood by a religious order in an English monastery. By 25, he had been ordained and was working in the slums of Glasgow. Throughout the following 40 years, Richard touched the lives of many people in the Church and in the wider community. But behind his confident public face lay a restless, unquiet heart and a constantly searching mind. Richard Holloway reads his number two Sunday Times best-selling memoir with honesty, emotion, and great character. It was directed by Matt Thompson with music by Capella Nova.
©2012 Richard Holloway (P)2012 Canongate Books Ltd
A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayist. He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter." Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented eighty percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today." Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts - including Scarface, Twentieth Century, and Notorious - Ben Hecht was known in his day as ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and the most quick-witted of provocateurs. During World War II, he also emerged as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe, and later he became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine's Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared "child of the century" came to embody much that defined America - especially Jewish America - in his time. Hecht's fame has dimmed with the decades, but Adina Hoffman's vivid portrait brings this charismatic and contradictory figure back to life. Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts, and Hoffman - critically acclaimed biographer, former film critic, and eloquent commentator on Middle Eastern culture and politics - is uniquely suited to capture him in all his modes.
©2019 Adina Hoffman (P)2019 Tantor
He was an atheist who became the best-selling Christian author in history. He was an intellectual snob who was transformed into a man who had a mind and heart awake to holiness. He had no children, but few men in history have been so deeply loved by children. He was a mirror reflecting another Face. He was an Oxford Don and a Cambridge Professor. He was an expert in Medieval and Renaissance English who gripped the imagination of millions through his wartime broadcasts of Christian truth for the BBC. These broadcasts later became his famous book, Mere Christianity, through which more people were converted to faith than through any other Christian book in the 20th century. His involvement in Oxford University's Socratic Club became the highlight of many a student's University days. He was C. S. Lewis; and his name is synonymous with legendary kindness, intellectual rigour, a love of nature and perhaps his greatest creations, Aslan and the land of Narnia. His writings still bring shivers of wonder to his fans. Controversial genius that he was, his life is a beacon for those who struggle with doubt and faith.
©2004 Emerald House Group, Incorporated (P)2018 Emerald House Group, Incorporated
This is a top-quality audiobook of G. K. Chesterton's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas. Etienne Gilson, leading scholar of Aquinas, says, "I consider it as being, without possible comparison, the best book ever written on Saint Thomas. The few readers who have spent twenty or thirty years in studying St. Thomas Aquinas, and who, perhaps, have themselves published two or three volumes on the subject, cannot fail to perceive that the so-called 'wit' of Chesterton has put their scholarship to shame."
Public Domain (P)2018 Chesterton Books
Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, Waiting for the Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, Waiting for the Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.
©2018 Richard Holloway (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd
William's amazing journey to India would prove to be just the beginning of a missionary quest filled with hardship and heartache as well as tremendous victories. Often referred to as "the father of modern missions", William Carey displayed a single-minded determination to set his face like a flint to the task of bringing the gospel to those lost in darkness. His life of service and sacrifice is a guidepost to Christians of all generations. (1761-1834)
©2014 YWAM Publishing (P)2014 YWAM Publishing
It was totally dark. The lights in the city were turned off, and there were no streetlamps, no neon signs, and no extra glow in shop windows. Klaus noticed that theirs was the only car on the road. How would they slip by the checkpoint? Klaus glanced at his wife, Tina, whose eyes were shut in prayer. Suddenly he heard a thunderous crash, then saw a bright flash of light. Klaus-Dieter John dreamed of becoming a medical missionary in the developing world. He would do whatever it took - study in top universities and practice surgery in remote and dangerous places - to reach his goal of providing health care for people who needed it most. Dr. John's seemingly impossible vision of Diospi-Suyana, a world-class hospital for impoverished Peruvians deep in the Andes Mountains, was blessed by God to the end. Despite challenges in fund-raising, construction, moving his family from Germany, and countless roadblocks, Klaus' dream was finally realized, bringing hope in a land loved by God. (1960-)
©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM
Ronald Reagan is hailed today for a presidency that restored optimism to America, engendered years of economic prosperity, and helped bring about the fall of the Soviet Union. Yet until now little attention has been paid to the role Reagan's personal spirituality played in his political career, shaping his ideas, bolstering his resolve, and ultimately compelling him to confront the brutal - and, not coincidentally, atheistic - Soviet empire. In this groundbreaking book, political historian Paul Kengor draws upon Reagan's legacy of speeches and correspondence, and the memories of those who knew him well, to reveal a man whose Christian faith remained deep and consistent throughout his more than six decades in public life. Raised in the Disciples of Christ Church by a devout mother with a passionate missionary streak, Reagan embraced the church after reading a Christian novel at the age of 11. A devoted Sunday-school teacher, he absorbed the church's model of "practical Christianity" and strived to achieve it in every stage of his life.
©2004 Paul Kengor (P)2020 Tantor
The following is a compilation of lessons from the life of Merlin R. Lybbert.
©2000 Merlin R. Lybbert (P)2019 Josh Berndt
This unique biography, told in a lively manner through six 'voices', presents the Buddha's revolutionary solution for humanity that lends to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. It goes back to the earliest sources of the Buddha's life and teachings, drawing as it does from the Pali Canon which was said to record the words that the Buddha spoke, the events that happened, and his specific teachings on which the world-wide religion was based. It is an absorbing, edifying and even entertaining collection of reportage, myths, wisdom, kindness, human insight - and decisiveness. For 45 years after his enlightenment he walked around North-Eastern India, encountering and teaching kings, courtesans, matted-hair ascetics, murderers, men and women on spiritual quests - and many ordinary people living ordinary lives in 5th century BCE, but who were grateful for his compassion and advice. Sometimes he teaches through rich metaphors. Sometimes he teaches through scientific analyses of mental states. In one tender moment, he helps his own son, Rahula, to gain enlightenment. The Buddha was not only clear about life, and how, and why, it should be lived, but endeavoured to create a practical framework that monks, nuns and laymen and laywomen could follow to 'disentangle the tangle' and reach enlightenment. Not a god or a divine, but a truly remarkable and fulfilled human being. Bhikkhu Ñanamoli's remarkable work - an innovative biography that has become a classic treasured by Buddhists of all traditions - speaks directly, giving us a flavour of what it was like to be around Siddhattha Gotama, the Buddha. Bhikkhu Ñanamoli (Osbert Moore) was born in England in 1905 and graduated from Exeter College, Oxford. In 1948 he came to Sri Lanka to be ordained as a monk. During his 11 years as a monk, he translated some of the most difficult texts of Theravada Buddhism. In The Life of the Buddha, however, he made the teachings accessible to all.
©1972 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2016 Ukemi Productions Ltd
The Unbreakable Child, a story about forgiving the unforgivable, is a riveting journey inside the secretive underbelly of the St. Thomas / St. Vincent Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky. It is the first book in the United States to confront the institutionalized physical and emotional abuse suffered by countless orphans at the hands of Catholic clergy over these last decades. It also documents the historic United States lawsuit and first-ever settlement paid by Roman Catholic nuns in the United States as recompense for decades of brutal institutional abuse of the author, her sisters and 42 other children.
©2012 Kim Michele Richardson (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
This is the story of David Wilkerson, the man who believed against the odds that God could do great things in the rejected and ignored of New York City, who refused to give up on those on the streets even when they had given up on themselves, and who saw in the eyes of the drug addicts and gang members what others failed to see - the love of Jesus Christ. But who was David Wilkerson? Many Christians don't really know. More often than not, we saw the fruit of his faith in God rather than the man himself. When Wilkerson moved to New York from rural Pennsylvania in 1958 to confront the gangs who ran the streets, he was a skinny, 120-pound man. After the initial publicity that brought him face to face with some of the most dangerous young men of the city, he largely flew under the radar of the media, using the Word of God and a bit of tough love to help men and women of the street escape the destructive spiral of drugs and violence. Wilkerson was always the real deal, full of passion and conviction, not interested in what others said was the "right" or political thing to do. Wilkerson later founded the Times Square Church, now a non-denominational mega-church of 8,000 members, to this day a crossroads for those battling sin, drugs, and pornography, and a place where the message of Christ is discussed. He created the faith-based program Teen Challenge to wean addicts off drugs, and then World Challenge, dedicated since its beginning to promoting and spreading the Gospel throughout the world. Both now have branches worldwide, continuing the work that God began in the life of one man who believed. David Wilkerson was a man of faith who trusted God would give him what he needed to enter a world of crime and killing. He was a man of conviction who took the dream God gave him and marched forward without ever looking back. And he was a man of vision who could not be shaken from his beliefs - sometimes even when counseled otherwise. David Wilkerson was the preacher of New York City.
©2014 Zondervan (P)2014 Zondervan
How did one man - a humble monk and Bible professor - spark a religious rebellion that changed the course of history? What made Martin Luther's theology so explosive in 16th-century Europe? How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world? And how should we think of him: hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this series of 24 engaging lectures. You'll approach Martin Luther as someone who is so interesting to study precisely because he is so controversial. This is an opportunity to understand why Luther's thinking had such a volatile impact on his and our times and why his life continues to be a subject of vigorous religious and historical debate. Professor Cary explores in depth Luther's subtle, challenging, and sometimes disturbing theology. After examining the genesis of Luther's great theological breakthrough - the doctrine of justification by faith alone - Professor Cary traces the full evolution of Luther's thought, from his early and frightening concept of justification through self-hatred to his later and equally unsettling notion of unfree will and predestination. You will gain insight into this inspiring religious thinker who presented the Christian gospel as a message of comfort, joy, and freedom; an exceptional writer who did for German what Dante did for Italian; and a prominent theological and intellectual leader who appealed to ordinary Christians by sharing their most cherished values: marriage and everyday family values.
©2004 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2004 The Great Courses
In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was - a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religious and traditional family, Shapiro had no personal sense of faith, despite repeated attempts to create a connection to something greater. Feeling as if she was plunging headlong into what Carl Jung termed "the afternoon of life," she wrestled with self-doubt and a searing disquietude that would awaken her in the middle of the night. Set adrift by loss - her father's early death; the life-threatening illness of her infant son; her troubled relationship with her mother - she had become edgy and uncertain. At the heart of this anxiety, she realized, was a challenge: What did she believe? Spurred on by the big questions her young son began to raise, Shapiro embarked upon a surprisingly joyful quest to find meaning in a constantly changing world. The result is Devotion: a literary excavation to the core of a life. In this spiritual detective story, Shapiro explores the varieties of experience she has pursued - from the rituals of her black hat Orthodox Jewish relatives to yoga shalas and meditation retreats. A reckoning of the choices she has made and the knowledge she has gained, Devotion is the story of a woman whose search for meaning ultimately leads her home. Her journey is at once poignant and funny, intensely personal - and completely universal.
©2010 Dani Shapiro (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Eric's (1902-1945) refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race had stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his believe in God's promise, "He who honors Me, I will honor." Years later, Eric Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China. His character, perseverance, and endurance are a challenging example for all who would obey the call to bring the gospel to the nations.
©2012 YWAM Publishing (P)2012 YWAM Publishing
Gregory of Tours was a Gallo-Roman aristocrat and Catholic prelate born in 538. He died 56 years later, in 591, a period in which the brutal Merovingian rulers of the Frankish nation consolidated their power over most of Gaul. Gregory experienced the transition from the dying world of Roman antiquity to the new culture of early medieval Europe. He lived on the border between the Frankish culture of the Merovingians to the north and the Gallo-Roman culture of the south of Gaul. He struggled through personal relations with four Frankish kings: Sigebert I, Chilperic I, Guntram, and Childebert II, and he personally knew most of the leading Franks of his day. The book opens with a recounting of the world's history from the creation but moves quickly to the Christianization of Gaul, the life and times of Saint Martin of Tours, the conversion of the Franks, the conquest of Gaul under Clovis, and the more detailed history of the Frankish kings, down to the death of Sigebert I in 575. The second part, books V and VI, closes with Chilperic I's death in 584. The third part, comprising books VII to X, is an increasingly personal account down to the year 591. As bishop of Tours, Gregory could not have been better placed to hear everything and meet everyone of influence in Merovingian culture.
Public Domain (P)2015 Audio Connoisseur
Though he was orphaned at age 14, repeatedly struck with debilitating illnesses, and unfairly expelled from college, Brainerd allowed nothing to deter him from serving God wholeheartedly. He traveled thousands of miles by horseback across treacherous terrain to preach the gospel to remote Indians. Their benefit ultimately brought about his early death at the age of 29. This book not only offers a captivating story, but an uplifting buoy for those who are weary, distant, or discouraged.
©2007 Jonathan Edwards (P)2008 christianaudio.com
In an age that smirks at the mention of miracles, sin, angels, and demons, St. Pio of Pietrelchina has emerged as a figure of immense popularity, attracting fascination, veneration, and emulation. Padre Pio, who once wrote in a letter, "I am a mystery to myself," is certainly a mystery to all who know of him. To those who moved beyond mere credulity, he became an inspiration to embrace the fullness of faith. Perhaps that is why his shrine in outlying San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, is second only to the Vatican itself in annual number of pilgrims and why Italian Catholics now report praying more for St. Pio's intercession than for that of any other saint. This book is a concise introduction to Padre Pio's life, especially as compared to the example and journey of his spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi. If St. Francis is said to be the most popular saint of all time, Franciscan Capuchin Padre Pio is perhaps the most popular saint of our times. Given that he passed only in 1968, it is remarkable to think that such a spiritual superhero could exist in our modern age. Though not spared from misfortune, he was spared those things that cloud us from perceiving the world in a truly spiritual way. Perhaps that is why Padre Pio offers us just the message we need to hear.
©2014 Wyatt North Publishing, LLC (P)2015 Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
The Dancing Hand of God: Unveiling the Fullness of God through Apostolic Signs, Wonders and Miracles continues, in this second volume, the life story of its author, James Maloney, and offers his insights gleaned from years of studying and teaching. This creates a dynamic blend that unveils the riches God gives to faithful followers. With these gifts in hand, they can perform apostolic signs, wonders, and miracles that witness to God's fullness and that change the lives of all who experience them. In this volume of The Dancing Hand of God, the exploration of God's qualities turns to holiness, faith, compassion, confidence, power, blessing, and simplicity. Just as in the first volume, each of the chapters ends with an outline using the section headings as topics and listing the main insights from the section. This approach helps to make the book suitable both for one's own private study and for dialogue with others. The Dancing Hand of God offers its stories and its teachings as resources for anyone who recognizes that his or her life can become burdened by forces - isolation, fear, and unholiness - that hinder the blossoming of one's spiritual life. If you see yourself in this description, then The Dancing Hand of God will serve as a kind of mentor, guiding you through its narrative and its teachings to find God as both source and inspiration for your own ministry that works miracles, wonders, and apostolic signs.
©2008 Dove on the Rise International (P)2015 Dove on the Rise International
The life and times of Emanuel Swedenborg talks about the spiritual, philosophy, and theology of Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a great scientist, inventor, theolgian, and thinker. Swedenborg was also a Christian mystic who had visions and dreams about the heavenly realm and spiritual places.
©2012 Henry Epps (P)2013 Henry Epps
This book is a story of growing up a preachers kid and the obstacles that I faced. A challenge to learn who I was as a man and where I fit, not only in my family but also in the church environment. In becoming a man my confusion about who I was became part of my manhood. This book covers my issues with homosexuality, and my views.
©2019 Larry Fleetwood Jr. (P)2019 Larry Fleetwood Jr.
This is a concise and clear summary of Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by actress Leah Remini. Major events and significant details in Remini's life are smartly condensed in each chapter. If you are just into reading or you are a veteran bibliophile, you cannot fail but enjoy this riveting work. It is most likely you'll end up reading/listening to the full book version, which is good, considering there is a reason why the book made it to the top of the best sellers list - in record time. About the Book Leah Remini's memoir is an absorbing account of her journey as a Hollywood star and as member of the Scientology religion. The book made it to the top of the New York Times Best Seller's list despite being hounded by contentious issues before publication.
©2016 Ant Hive Media (P)2016 Ant Hive Media
The mega best-selling book that started the heaven publishing phenomenon is now a major motion picture starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth and produced by Michael Polish. Don Piper's incredible true story continues to expand its reach to more people than ever before. After a semi truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery. This special edition of Don's life-changing story includes a new preface from Don about the making of the movie, plus a personal update on the impact the book has had on him, his family, and the millions who have already heard his story. It also includes a note from the publisher, stories from readers, and scriptures and quotations on heaven.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
He left KoRn to help himself. He went back to help others. And along the way, he nearly lost everything. A life-changing spiritual awakening freed Brian "Head" Welch from a stranglehold of drugs and alcohol and prompted him to leave the highly successful nu-metal band KoRn in 2005. What followed was a decade-long trial by fire, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend. In this intensely inspiring redemption saga, perhaps most inspiring is Brian's radical decision to rejoin KoRn and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene. Brian returned to his musical roots with a clear head and a devoted heart. Though his story is wild, hilarious, and deeply poignant, the message is simple: God will love you into the freedom of being yourself as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit.
©2016 Brian Welch (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers
She has become a legend. Brilliant, personable, and passionate, she is arguably the most gifted of all Irish woman writers of Christian literature. During the time of the Raj in India, Amy Carmichael discovered a custom of the time in which children were "married to gods" and so introduced to a life of prostitution. With a mixture of courage and heartbreak, she began to uncover the facts, sometimes under disguise, for the government. After independence, the Indian government courageously prohibited the practice by law. Against difficult circumstances, Amy and her colleagues provided a safe home for these children against awesomely difficult circumstances at Dohnavur in South India. Until her death in 1951, she devoted 50 years of her life to rescuing babies and children from dangerous backgrounds in India. Amy, a Christian missionary, social reformer, and writer of 35 books, once described herself as a "Wild-bird child and in no wise tame": Her life proved her observation to be hauntingly accurate. Millions of people have been influenced by her life and writing. For this biography, the first by anyone from her home County, Derick Bingham carefully researched Amy Carmichaels original letters now placed by the Dohnavur Fellowship and Miss Margaret Wilkinson in the Northern Ireland Public Records Office. As Bingham tried to uncover the heart and conscience of this extraordinarily self-effacing legend, he is on record as saying that it proved to be one of the greatest spiritual experiences of his life, and in this biography, listeners will find spiritual gold.
©2019 Emerald House Group, Incorporated (P)2020 Emerald House Group, Incorporated
"Unless God helps us, there is no hope," Captain Morris yelled over the roar of the storm. Hudson Taylor had to agree. Indeed the Dumfries might sink this very day and he would never live to see the shores of China, a land whose people he was certain God had called him to. Hudson survived his perilous maiden voyage to his beloved China. With his heart set in determined obedience to God, and trusting the provision of the One who had called him, Hudson overcame persecution and almost overwhelming personal losses to bring God's truth to the "ripe harvest fields" of China. Today, Hudson Taylor's story continues to challenge and inspire believers young and old to carry the anchoring gospel message, regardless of personal trial or hardships, to those who are adrift and without hope. (1832-1905)
©2014 YWAM Publishing (P)2014 YWAM Publishing
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." So wrote Jim Elliot at age 22, sweating over Greek roots and patristics at Wheaton College. "Seven years later," writes his widow Elisabeth, "he and four other young men...sat together on a strip of white sand on the Curaray River, deep in Ecuador's rain forest, waiting for the arrival of a group of men whom they loved, but had never met, savage Stone Age killers, men now known to all the world as Aucas." The circumstances of the death of these men are by now known throughout the world in one of the great missionary adventure stories of modern times. But this is the first account of the whole life of one of them, a life that, though "hid with Christ in God", was in part revealed in some of the most poignant and moving spiritual writings of our time. Shadow of the Almighty is a tremendous biography of an adventurous and inspirational life.
©1958 Elisabeth Elliot (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks
A few years ago, people began encouraging me to write the story of my spiritual journey from New Age back to Christianity. This is it. It has been a lot of fun to write. As I remembered and wrote down each step through my life, I began to see a wonderful pattern as a powerful and awesome God was at work in my life. I pray that my circular journey is interesting and helpful as I take you from my Christian roots as a child to the outer fringes during my teen and young adult years, until finally, I return, prodigal child, back into my Fathers arms. Ive always had a strong love for God. He knows that and has never left me, even as I took, not always of my own accord, the wildest detours. Some may not feel my tone is harsh enough toward the false teachings I received. This book is not so much a criticism of New Age as it is the story of our wise and marvelous God, in process, working with and through one of his children. It is the story of our God, who keeps his mind upon one of his own. It is the story of a nurturing and loving and merciful God, who, despite detours we all take in this short life, holds his dear little ones close to his heart, loving them always, forgetting them never. I thank God that no matter where we are (on our journey), he is there, only a heartbeat away, no farther than a prayer, the Creator, craving to reside, in His created. As I told my story, I found often that my soul stirred with a message from God. Sprinkled liberally throughout this book, then, are poetic interjections as my enthusiasm for life and God and all his children flowed onto the narration. This is not just my spiritual autobiography. This is an opening window, and I pray you will not be able to contain the riches God pours out to you through it.
©2012 Vic Zarley (P)2020 Vic Zarley
Thomas Aquinas is known as a great theologian, and his treatises and theories are studied by clergy all over the world. He is celebrated for his words of wisdom as well as the alleged miracles that he performed while he was still alive. Yet as large as his acclaim may be, Aquinas has also had his fair share of detractors both during his lifetime and long thereafter. In the 20th century, for example, esteemed British philosopher and writer Bertrand Russel went so far in his criticism as to say that he believed that Thomas Aquinas was not a philosopher in the classical sense of the word but rather that he relied more on dogmatic Catholic faith than any sense of inquiry or inductive reasoning. There are of course those that would vehemently argue the opinions of Bertrand Russel. While it is not the purpose of this book to take one side or the other, these arguments and criticisms will be examined as we delve into the history of this great thinker. Casting all accolades and critiques aside, in this book, you will find the raw, bare bones of the man who Thomas Aquinas came to be. Thomas Aquinas had an exceptional life of both major accomplishments and upsetting setbacks - here, we explore them in full. Discover a plethora of topics such as: Born into a noble family Joining the Dominican Friars Kidnapped and Imprisoned Journey to Cologne The execution of his brother Late life and death And much more... So if you want a concise and informative book on Thomas Aquinas, simply scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button for instant access!
©2020 Hourly History (P)2020 Hourly History
What do Abraham Lincoln, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Louis Pasteur, Frederick Douglass, Florence Nightingale, and John D. Rockefeller, Sr., all have in common? They all changed the world - and they were all Christians. Now the little-known stories of faith behind 12 influential people of history are available in one inspiring volume. They Were Christians reveals the faith-filled motivations behind some of the most outstanding political, scientific, and humanitarian contributions of history. From the founding of the Red Cross to the family crisis that drove America's favorite president to his knees and cracked his religious skepticism, the fascinating stories of these faithful history-makers will inspire, encourage, and entertain listeners.
©2016 Cristóbal Krusen (P)2017 Tantor
A riveting new examination of the leading progressive Supreme Court justice of his era. According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was "the Jewish Jefferson", the greatest critic of what he called "the curse of bigness" in business and government since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his Supreme Court confirmation on June 1, 1916, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the 20th century. In addition to writing the most famous article on the right to privacy, he also wrote the most important Supreme Court opinions about free speech, freedom from government surveillance, and freedom of thought and opinion. And as the leader of the American Zionist movement, he convinced Woodrow Wilson and the British government to recognize a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Combining narrative biography with a passionate argument for why Brandeis matters today, Rosen explores what Brandeis, the Jeffersonian prophet, can teach us about historic and contemporary questions involving the Constitution, monopoly, corporate and federal power, technology, privacy, free speech, and Zionism.
©2016 Jeffrey Rosen (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
In the face of ruthless totalitarian rule, it is only the rare few who stand up at risk of their own life to do what is right. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of those exceptional individuals. Even on pain of death, he would not bend, he would not budge - this German pastor fought the Nazi regime with every fiber of his being. Inside you will hear about.... Bonhoeffer during World War I The Making of a Great Theologian Pastoral Career in Barcelona Bonhoeffer Heads to America Resistance Against the Nazi Party Imprisonment and Execution And much more! Today, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is recognized by the United Methodist Church as a Christian martyr, one of only a few to have been bestowed this honor since the Reformation. His legacy as a man who practiced what he preached lives on and has inspired movements all over the world, ranging from the Civil Rights Movement in the United States to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.
©2019 Hourly History (P)2019 Hourly History
Anyone who lives with an eating disorder fights their own thoughts, their own anxieties, their own self, every second of every minute of every day. For Lizzie this was her reality from the age of 14. However through professional help, the support of her loving family, and her Christian faith, she somehow found the hope and strength to overcome. Life Hurts tells Lizzie's story, reflecting on it from her perspective as a doctor. Her vision is to inspire and encourage other to see that, although eating disorders can be devastating, there is hope for all of us.
©2017 Dr. Elizabeth McNaught (P)2017 Dr. Elizabeth McNaught
Blind Faith is the story of a boy who didn't need to see to believe. Mark Dowdy was born blind, with only light perception and a vague sense of shape to form his concept of the environment around him. Music was his friend from the beginning, helping him to bridge the gap between his clouded perception and the sighted world. In Blind Faith, you will listen about a boy who knew the heartache of 13 failed eye operations by age 10, as well as the thrill of performing his music before thousands at the same time. At age 15, Mark became the first blind Eagle Scout in the state of Georgia while simultaneously watching his friends getting their driver's licenses and coming to the realization that he would never be able to drive a car. Then at age 37 came the prayer that changed everything and a surgery that would give him a chance to see the world as never before. Would this surgery be different? Would Mark get the opportunity to see his wife and small children and the world around him with greater clarity? Read Mark Dowdy's inspiring journey from believing to seeing - and trusting God with his past, present, and future.
©2020 Mark Dowdy (P)2020 Mark Dowdy
Martin Luther is famous for the moment he nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, yet the scope of his influence on the modern world is hardly limited to that one act. He emerged as a leader of the Reformation, coming onto the European scene at a time when modes of thought were changing, adapting from the medieval norm of reliance on authoritative sources such as Aristotle to modern ideas of discovering knowledge through textual interpretation, experience, and experimentation. Inside you will hear about.... From law student to monk The angry monk 95 Theses Debater, reformer, and heretic Knight George Defining the Lutheran Church And much more! As his life followed a tumultuous path from student to monk to reformer and church leader, his emphasis on salvation by faith and the authority of the Bible alone - not priests or the Pope - had lasting impact on the history of the church. While Martin Luther may remain a controversial figure, his life and writings undoubtedly played an important role in the religious, intellectual, and political development of the Western world.
©2017 Hourly History (P)2018 Hourly History
If you think science can explain everything, then think again. Charlie Gardner, a construction engineer whose whole life and career was based upon measurable and observable facts, is not the person you would expect to have such an extraordinary experience - and certainly not the person you would expect to tell the whole world. This is a book of miracles. Some are so subtle you make not see them the first time through. Its also a book about love. Love of family, friends, and relationships that gave him the will and resilience to live. Often, when hed been absolutely convinced that he was doing what his creator had in mind for him to do, the exact opposite had been true. But every single time, things have been in play behind the scenes that have unfolded as more of a divine plan than anyone could have imagined. Medically and statistically, he was not supposed to survive. Yet, he did. The events leading up to it - and what has happened afterward - are chock-full of the lessons and miracles that happen to all of us. If there is anything to be learned from this experience, according to Charlie, it is that there is a place where we go after we die", and it is a good place. But it is important that we enjoy the blessing of life that we have been given here on Earth - and that we see the miracles happening all around us every day.
©2019 Charles M Gardner (P)2020 Charles M Gardner
Very few people know that Mark Twain wrote a major work on Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important, but also his best work. He spent 12 years in research and many months in France doing archival work, and then made several attempts until he felt he finally had the story he wanted to tell. He reached his conclusion about Joan's unique place in history only after studying in detail accounts written by both sides: the French, for whom she raised an army to return the Dauphin to the throne; and the English, who fought the French in the Hundred Year's War and were ultimately Joan's executioners. This is a fascinating and remarkably accurate biography of the life and mission of Joan of Arc told by one of this country's greatest storytellers.
Public Domain (P)1992 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
George Müller (1805-1898) was a Christian evangelist and director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England. The Life of Trust contains his diary up to 1860, supplemented by autobiographical notes at the start and throughout the text. Mueller founded a number of orphanages in England in the 19th century whilst refusing to personally benefit in any way, fully trusting that God would provide in his financial needs. Throughout his life, he relied on Gods goodness in order to feed, clothe, and house thousands of English children under his care. It is an uplifting narrative of abiding faith.
Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks
From the founder of This Gathered Nest YouTube channel, an uplifting story of Angela Braniffs unusual path to becoming the mother to seven children through various methods of adoption and biological approaches, encouraging women and mothers to embrace the unique purpose that God has put in their lives. Angelas love for life and her family radiates through everything she does. The Braniff household includes their two biological daughters, Kennedy, 12, and Shelby 10; Rosie, seven, who was adopted from China with Down syndrome; Noah, seven, adopted from Congo; Jonah, five, adopted domestically; and finally, Ivy and Amelia, their one-year-old twins who were adopted as embryos and implanted in Angela, who gave birth to them. In fact, after the audiobook was finished, they joyfully welcomed a new baby into their home, Benjamin, through adoption, making them now a family of 10! Love Without Borders shares Angela's relatable, humorous, and honest view of motherhood. Angela chronicles her journey to discover Gods purpose for her life. For years she walked the safe, expected path, until one day she could feel God calling her to boldly step out and follow him into new places, which led her to raise a large, nontraditional family that looked different than she ever imagined. It was a winding path to motherhood, complete with heartbreak from failed adoptions, challenging pregnancies, and secondary infertility, but through it all Angela found the unique adventure God had for her. She has shared her familys stories on her popular YouTube channel, This Gathered Nest, and now invites us in to go deeper and listen to where God might be calling us to go and who weve been tasked with loving, no matter how unusual (or just plain crazy) it may sound! The beauty of Gods plan is he uses imperfect people to bring about perfectly beautiful stories.
©2020 Angela Braniff (P)2020 HarperAudio
How is it possible for a person who has suffered humiliation, violence, and abuse be able to live life so positively and love life so whole-heartedly? This audiobook contains true stories based on real life, testimonies from people who found love and hope in God's warmth.
©2021 Maria Diana Aburto (P)2021 Maria Diana Aburto
Can God take an abandoned, fearful child and make her a Christ-like example and a soul-winner? Does he still do more than we can ask or think? Rena's personal story, simply told in both humility and triumph, will convince you that nothing is impossible when you surrender to Jesus. Her many, colorful adventures are a catalog of miracles which most of us dream about. Let them touch your heart! Mary Mansell, author
©2019 Rena Groot (P)2020 Rena Groot
Throughout his life, Michael Harding has lived with a sense of emptiness - through faith, marriage, fatherhood and his career as a writer, a pervading sense of darkness and unease remained. When he was 58, he became physically ill and found himself in the grip of a deep melancholy. Here, in this beautifully written memoir, he talks with openness and honesty about his journey: leaving the priesthood when he was in his 30s, settling in Leitrim with his artist wife, the depression that eventually overwhelmed him and how, ultimately, he found a way out of the dark by accepting the fragility of love and the importance of now. Staring at Lakes was a number-one best seller in Michael's native Ireland and won three BGE Irish book awards in 2013, including Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
©2013 Michael Harding (P)2015 Hachette
Revere life, and give yours away for the sake of serving others. As a young man, Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness. His immense talent and fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, theologians, and musicians in the early 20th century. Yet Schweitzer shocked his contemporaries by forsaking worldly success and embarking on an epic journey into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to serve as a lifelong physician to "the least of these" in a mysterious land rife with famine, sickness, and superstition. Enduring hardship, conflict, and personal struggles, he and his beloved wife, Hélène, became French prisoners of war during WWI, and Hélène later battled persistent illnesses. Ken Gire's pause-resisting, novelesque narrative sheds new light on Schweitzer's faith-in-action ethic and his commitment to honor God by celebrating the sacredness of all life. The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures in the thriving African hospital community that began in a humble chicken coop, in the millions who have drawn inspiration from his example, and in the challenge that emanates from his life story into our day. Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness - and he achieved it by making his life his greatest sermon to a world in desperate need of hope and healing.
©2013 Ken Gire (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
USA Today best seller list. Many have written about Billy Graham, the evangelist. This is the first book about Billy Graham, the father, written from the perspective of a son who knew him best. As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Grahams stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his lifes work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father. While most people knew Billy Graham as Americas pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a dad. And while present and future generations will come to their own conclusions about Billy Graham and the legacy that his commitment to Christ has left behind, no one can speak more insightfully or authoritatively on that subject than a son who grew up in the shadow of his fathers life and the examples of his fathers love. This vulnerable audiobook is a look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his fathers steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him. My father left behind a testimony to God, says Franklin, a legacy not buried in a grave but still pointing people to a heaven-bound destiny. The Lord will say to my father, and to all who served Him obediently, Well done, good and faithful servant [Matthew 25:21].
©2018 Franklin Graham (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
The life of Lahiri Mahasaya. Spoken of many times by Yogananda in his Biography. Revered teacher of his own teacher...This is the only known record of his life in book form.
©2015 Don Castelano-Hoyt (P)2020 Medicine of One
Famous for setting in motion the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther is often lifted high as a hero or condemned as a rebel. But underneath it all, he was a man of flesh and blood, with a deep longing to live for God. This biography by respected Reformation scholar Herman Selderhuis captures Luther in his original context and follows him on his spiritual journey, from childhood through the Reformation to his influential later years. Combining Luthers own words with engaging narrative designed to draw the listener into Luthers world, this spiritual biography brings to life the complex and dynamic personality that forever changed the history of the church.
©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian
Although he was born in what was considered the backwaters of the Roman Empire, Saint Augustine of Hippo has long been renowned for his early religious and philosophical thought. He has been called a doctor of the Church for his unrivaled ability of patching up even the most complex of theological questions. He tackled such things as the condition of the soul and the omnipotence of God. During the course of his tenure as bishop of the North-African city of Hippo, Augustine often gained as many critics as he did followers. Inside you will hear about: The son of a Pagan Augustines love child The road that led to Rome Looking toward Christianity The priest of Hippo A founding father of the church And much more! To say that this esteemed theologian was a complex man would be an understatement. Saint Augustines life held many contradictions from the very beginning. Born to a pagan father and a devoutly Christian mother, he seemed destined to be at a crossroads. In his life he was both a sinner and a saint, and his seminal works, such as the Confessions and the City of God, prove that somewhere at the intersection of tremendous faith and terrible human frailty you will find the greatness of Saint Augustine.
©2019 Hourly History (P)2019 Hourly History
This is the work that introduced Mother Teresa of Calcutta to the Western world. Malcolm Muggeridge paints a profound and moving portrait of a lady whose love for Christ and the needy has deeply impacted many a life - including the authors. For me, says Muggeridge, Mother Teresa of Calcutta embodies Christian love in action. Her face shines with the love of Christ on which her whole life is centered, and her words carry that message to a world which never needed it so much.
©1971 the Mother Teresa Committee (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Born Again is the autobiography of one of the most influential men of our time. It is not only a remarkable story of one man's redemption in Christ, but a fascinating look inside the events of one of America's most riveting sagas. In the 1970s, against the backdrop of the explosive Watergate scandal, Charles Colson revealed the story of his own search for meaning during the tumultuous investigations that led to the collapse of the Nixon administration. A convicted former special counsel to the president, Colson paradoxically found new life - not with success and power, but while in national disgrace and serving a prison sentence.
©2008 Charles Colson (P)2011 Oasis
Bill Skipworth had everything he wanted in life: a career, a home, a wife, and new family - until he went completely blind. Now I See is the powerful story of how Bill Skipworth went completely blind before partially regaining the ability to see. Its a compelling true story, with some unusual and fascinating features: synaesthesia - in this case, the association sounds with colours both inside and outside the visible spectrum; and Charles Bonnet Syndrome - which caused terrifying visual hallucinations. From the steel town of Scunthorpe to the Steel City of Sheffield, Bills life demonstrates the importance of perseverance and faith as he tells his personal story of loss and hope, with the aim of inspiring others who are struggling with the situations life throws at them. Anyone who reads this book cannot fail to be struck by the uniqueness of it, nor by how the authors Christian faith carried him through - literally - the darkest of times. Now I See is truly an inspirational book.
©2021 Bill Skipworth (P)2021 Bill Skipworth
Walter Bradley made a deal with God: He would unashamedly share his faith with students and faculty, and he would not let academic ambition prevent him from giving his faith and family the time they deserve. The day he could no longer keep that deal, he would leave the academy. He never had to. From his days as a determined graduate assistant sharing his love for Jesus with his first class, to becoming one of the most respected engineering professors in academia, Walter Bradley remained a man of integrity, dedicated to truth and love. Hes made a difference in myriad ways, from leading a small bible study for students in his home to defending intelligent design before large crowds of his academic peers. Hes equally comfortable performing groundbreaking research for NASA, serving as an expert witness in the courtroom, or empowering people in Africa with appropriate technologies. Through it all, one thing has remained true: Walter Bradley made a crucial difference for good in countless lives. In For a Greater Purpose: The Life and Legacy of Walter Bradley, authors Robert Marks and William Dembski detail the story of this remarkable man whose passion for God, science, higher education, and human empowerment provides an excellent model of someone who integrates faith and learning.
©2020 Erasmus Press (P)2020 Erasmus Press
Joe Eszterhas knows a lot about darkness. A writer of sinister, sexually graphic, violent films like Basic Instinct and Jagged Edge, he awoke one hellishly hot day in 2001 and found God. Or, rather, God found him. Crossbearer is the powerful, poignant story of how a streetwise, cynical man found faith in some of the most mundane places: a game of baseball, a child's photo of a cloud, a dying mother's dying roses. A startling personal story, Crossbearer, written by a master memoirist, reveals a fresh, absolutely inspiring look at the importance of faith, values, family, and love.
©2008 Joe Eszterhas (P)2008 Phoenix Audio
Surprised by Oxford is the memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God during graduate studies in literature at Oxford University. Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of truth, love, and a life that matters. From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Rich with literary references, Surprised by Oxford is at once gritty and lyrical; both humorous and spiritually perceptive. This savvy, credible account of Christian conversion and its aftereffects follows the Oxford liturgical calendar as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely listener.
©2011 Carolyn Weber (P)2019 Tantor
The creative force behind Blackberry Farm, Tennessees award-winning farm-to-table resort, reveals how she found herself only after losing everything in this powerful memoir of resilience. "I couldnt put down this wise, honest, beautifully written story." (Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present Over Perfect and Bread & Wine) Born with the gift of hospitality, Kreis Beall helped create one of the nations most renowned resort destinations, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessees Smoky Mountain foothills. For decades, she was a fixture in the travel and entertaining world and frequently appeared in the pages of popular home and design magazines. But at the pinnacle of her success, Kreis faced a series of challenges that reframed her life, including a brain injury that permanently impaired her hearing and the conclusion of her 36-year marriage to her best friend and business partner, Sandy Beall. Alone and uncertain as her world shifts and marriage ends, Kreis begins a new journey to find her faith and find God. After spending years on her beautiful exterior life and work, she begins the hardest undertaking of all: reclaiming and redesigning her interior life and soul. Kreis retreats to Blackberry Farm, moving into an unassuming, 300-square-foot shed with peeling paint on the exterior walls, "where I met myself for the first time." She examines what it takes to redefine life after deep loss and acknowledges, for the first time, often unbearable truths that existed beneath the beauty she had created. By turns fiercely honest, heartbreaking, and warm, Kreis Bealls story will resonate with anyone who can benefit from her discovery that "All it takes is all youve got. And it is worth it."
©2020 Kreis Beall (P)2020 Random House Audio
The Dancing Hand of God: Unveiling the Fullness of God Through Apostolic Signs, Wonders, and Miracles combines two purposes in each of its two volumes. This first volume begins the journey that will unveil the qualities of God by telling the story of the life of its author, James Maloney, and by exploring the apostolic witness to God. He likens the approach to discovering a balance between storytelling and teaching that helps the listener to turn the face of a hurting world toward God. This volume of The Dancing Hand of God explores God's fullness, fatherhood, otherness, acceptance, burden, glory, rule, and availability. Each of the chapters concludes with an outline that lists the main insights offered by each of the sections in the chapter, making the book useful both for one's personal reflection and for shared conversation. When you take stock of your spiritual life, you might find yourself confronting a series of challenges, such as loneliness, anxiety, and a lack of godliness. The Dancing Hand of God proposes a remedy for these sources of spiritual sickness: a full-contact embrace in the strong and healing hands of God. By learning from James Maloney's own journey and his studied explorations of the teachings of the faith, you will find the energy to play your part in unveiling God's fullness through your working of apostolic signs, wonders, and miracles.
©2008 Dove on the Rise International (P)2015 Dove on the Rise International
When Jack and Denny Smith decided to build a vacation dream house in Baja, California, they had no idea they were entering a phase of their lives "that would capture the fancy of readers throughout the United States". Through a series of strange and whimsical adventures, they would find that building a house takes God and Mr. Gomez. As their house took form first in their imaginations and then on paper, little things went wrong along the way. The building site had a way of moving slightly each time they visited it, and by the time the foundation was laid, it had moved to the middle of the road. Gomez got around that by simply moving the road. Fortunately, Gomez was always on hand to provide the solution, with the philosophy that all practical problems can be solved with a little time and a little tequila.
©1997 Denise Smith Surviving Spouse's Trust (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
Before he was the world's foremost Catholic biographer, Joseph Pearce was a leader of the National Front, a British nationalist, white supremacist group. Before he published books highlighting and celebrating the great Catholic cultural tradition, he disseminated literature extolling the virtues of the white race, and calling for the banishment of all non-whites from Britain. Pearce and his cohorts were at the center of the racial and nationalist tensions - often violent - that swirled around London in the late 1970s and early '80s. Eventually Pearce became a top member of the National Front and the editor of its newspaper, The Bulldog. He was a full-time revolutionary. In 1982, he was imprisoned for six months for hate speech, but he came out with more anger and more resolve. Several years later, he was imprisoned again, this time for a year, and it spurred a change in his life. In Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love, Pearce himself takes the listener through his journey from racist revolutionary to Christian, including: The youthful influences that led him to embrace the National Front and their racist platform His dark, angry, exhilarating, but ultimately empty days as a revolutionary on the front lines His imprisonment and subsequent dark night of the soul The role that Catholic luminaries such as G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, and C. S. Lewis played in his conversion from racist radical to joyful Christian And his eventual reception in the Catholic Church Race with the Devil is one man's incredible journey to Christ, but it also much more. It is a testament to God's hand active among us and the infinite grace that Christ pours out on his people, showing that we can all turn - or return - to Christ and his church.
©2013 Joseph Pearce (P)2020 Saint Benedict Press
Jim and Pete turned to see the Auca men, their deadly spears raised, running toward Nate, Ed, and Roger. Jim stood in the river, his hand on his pistol. Should he defend himself? He already knew the answer. Each man had promised the others that he would not save himself by killing those they had sought out in Jesus' name. Jim Elliot and his coworkers surrendered their lives in Ecuador's jungle, trusting that their sacrifice would not be in vain. Decades later, this dramatic event has challenged countless Christians to live with one great purpose: To bring the gospel to those who have never heard. (1927-1956).
©2014 YWAM Publishing (P)2014 YWAM Publishing
Hudson Taylor is one of the most remarkable of Christianity's heroes. A gawky, determined Yorkshire boy of commonplace origins, mediocre education, and uncertain health, Hudson Taylor lived in the assurance that under God's direction he would someday evangelize China's 400 million souls. Today he is remembered both as the founder of the world-famous China Inland Mission and one of history's great men of faith. Hudson Taylor left England on September 19, 1853, and did not reach China until the spring of 1894. The long and arduous voyage, persecution, poverty, and the barriers of language and culture did not deter him from his mission. Throughout a life filled with trials of all sorts, Taylor remained confident in his knowledge of God's will and of his care, even in the shadow of death.
Public Domain (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Here is YouTube sensation Ted William's memoir of addiction, homelessness, and unlikely redemption, cowritten by number-one New York Times best-selling author Bret Witter. Ted Williams was panhandling in December 2010 when a passerby taped him and posted a clip of his gorgeous radio voice on YouTube. The video went viral, and overnight, launched himthe homeless man with a golden voiceinto the hearts of millions. Since then, millions have heard pieces of his story: his successful radio career, his crack addiction, his multiple arrests, and his heartbreaking relationship with his 90-year-old mother. But in A Golden Voice, Ted Williams finally puts all the pieces together to give an unforgettable, searingly honest account of life on the streets. Nothing is held back, as Williams takes the listener through prostitution, theft, crack houses, and homeless shelters in a search, ultimately, for redemption and hope. Along the way, we see his relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Kathy, grow into an unlikely and inspiring love story, and we hear the Golden Voice of God lead Ted from the selfishness of crime to the humility of the street corneralmost a year before he was "discovered" on that highway entrance ramp. But this memoir isnt just an exploration of wrongs and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give homelessness a voice. It is a deeply American, from-the-heart comeback story about the power of hope, faith, and personal responsibility. With the innate charisma that has won him millions of fans, Ted Williams proves that no one, no matter how degraded, is too lost for a second chance.
©2012 Ted Williams (P)2012 Penguin
Since 90 Minutes in Heaven was first published in 2004, millions of people worldwide have heard the incredible true story of Don Piper's experience with death and life - and they have consequently found their own lives changed. After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery. With a personal update from Don on the impact the book has had on him, his family, and the millions who have heard his story, even those who have gone through the original book will want to be part of the continuing story of 90 Minutes in Heaven with this new edition.
©2004, 2014, 2015 Don Piper (P)2020 eChristian
2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner! Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African-American coach. How is it possible for a coach - especially a football coach - to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family - and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed. Includes a foreword by Denzel Washington.
©2007 Tony Dungy (P)2007 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation.
©1946 Paramahansa Yogananda (P)2019 Medicine of One
The Orange Hue is a grueling account of Nalini Tranquim's harrowing past - yet triumphant success - that will leave you wanting more. Born in India, raised in Zimbabwe as a pastor's kid, Nalini is confronted by the social challenges of her turbulent environment, and decides to tempt fate at the tender age of 18. With a serious quest to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a world renowned singer/songwriter and pianist, her instinct is to make it big in London, only to fall short soon after her arrival. Pregnant, isolated, and with no money, her life is thrown into complete chaos. Devastated by the unexpected rejection of the Church community, newly married, and thrust into parenthood, she slowly beings to rebuild her life. When her focus on music finally beings to take shape, her world is again thrown into turmoil, from a narcissistic relationship that leaves her suicidal. Nalini's intimate story is authentic and thought-provoking, aimed to inspire and encourage you to persevere in accomplishing your own dreams, regardless of what is thrown your way.
©2019 Nalini Tranquim (P)2020 Nalini Tranquim
I Know Jesus Christ Is Real is a candid, spiritual and philosophical memoir aimed at adults. There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus Christ is real. Time after time, he has appeared to me to comfort, challenge, rebuke, encourage, provide, heal, rescue, or gave me a message to deliver. Hoping to bring others to a relationship with their Lord and Savior, I have opened up my life in my memoir, sharing both the bad and the good, as honestly as possible, witnessing the ongoing presence and activity of God in my everyday experiences. From my earliest childhood onward, I have met Jesus, heard Gods voice, and been swept up in the power of the Holy Spirit through dreams, visions, internal conversations, and encounters with others, many of which I have described in vivid detail in my book. I have seen miraculous things. In both my native Jamaica and in my adopted homeland, the USA, God has impacted mightily on my life, and I know that God wants to do the same for others. It is my prayer that this audiobook can serve as a vehicle for bringing Gods love and saving grace to as many as can be reached. Ive told my story, hoping youll believe that God loves you, too. God can provide for you, help you, heal you, befriend you, reform you, and fill your heart with joy in some truly wondrous ways, because Jesus Christ is not just some fairy tale or some ancient person in a book who lived way back when. Jesus Christ is real. And hes here and now. I Know Jesus Christ Is Real is my attempt to enable the Holy Spirit to reveal himself all over again in a way that can impact your journey with God, drawing you ever closer to the one who longs to be your Lord and Savior and fill your life with good things. I pray that my story can help you look at your own, with eyes wide open to Gods glory and goodness.
©2020 Melinda Deir-Boyette (P)2020 Melinda Deir-Boyette
This memoir and biography unfolds the inspiring internal and external spiritual odyssey of Yamuna Devi's devotional life recalled in her memories, talks, journals, and writings, as well as the remembrances of the author and other associates and friends. It is supplemented with relevant music and live recordings of Yamuna Devi, some of which have never been heard before, which complements the text of the book. In Part One, Yamuna Devi meets her spiritual preceptor, Srila Prabhupada, at her sister's wedding in 1966 and begins her first tentative steps in Bhakti. In San Francisco she and a group of friends establish a vibrant temple and celebrate Rathayatra. Yamuna is initiated, married, and begins cooking for Srila Prabhupada. She, her husband, and two other couples then travel to London and ignite the fire of Sankirtan in England. She records with George Harrison at Apple Studios and helps establish a temple in London. Her Guru's promise to take her to India is fulfilled in 1970, when she travels with the World Sankirtan Party throughout India. Despite hardships and obstacles along the path, the seed of Yamuna Devi's Bhakti grows and matures into a life of unalloyed devotion.
©2014 Unalloyed Inc. (P)2016 Unalloyed Inc.
"An engaging, pellucid explanation of the mathematical understanding of infinity, enlivened by a historical gloss on age-old affinities..." - Washington Post Book World Toward the end of the 19th century, one of the most brilliant mathematicians in history languished in an asylum. His greatest accomplishment, the result of a series of extraordinary leaps of insight, was his pioneering understanding of the nature of infinity. From the acclaimed author of God's Equation comes The Mystery of the Aleph, the story of Georg Cantor: how he came to his theories and the reverberations of his pioneering work, the consequences of which will shape our world for the foreseeable future. The mindtwisting, deeply philosophical work of Cantor has its roots in ancient Greek mathematics and Jewish numerology as found in the mystical work known as the Kabbalah. Cantor's theory of the infinite is famous for its many seeming contradictions; for example, we can prove that in all time there are as many years as days, that there are as many points on a one-inch line as on a one-mile line. While the inspiration for Cantor's mind-twisting genius lies in the very origins of mathematics, its meaning is still being interpreted. Only in 1947 did Kurt Godel prove that Cantor's Continuum Hypothesis is independent of the rest of mathematics - and that the foundations of mathematics itself are therefore shaky.
©2001 by Amir D. Aczel (P)2001 Random House, Inc.
This is a story about living your truth, embracing who you are and living the life you were meant to live. Whether you're gay or straight, a Christian or a non believer, you'll find relevance in Anthony's tale. On the surface, Anthony Venn-Brown was a happily married father of two and an evangelist preacher for the Assemblies of God Church; but he was living a lie. Tired of feeling torn and fragmented, he confessed and came out, and the results of that confession took him on a lonely journey that made him who he is today.
©2004 Anthony Venn-Brown (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Isabella Blankenship is a very special girl who is growing up in the hills of the Appalachia Mountains in Eastern Kentucky. Isabella is faced with many hardships and trials along her journey in life. She must find strength in herself and find faith in her creator. This is a coming-of-age audiobook, and it also focuses on the unseen poverty that is still very much alive for the children of the Appalachia Mountains.
©2010 Sarah Bowman (P)2018 Sarah Bowman
The tradition of the Himalayan sages that exists today is an unbroken chain that extends for more than 5,000 years. Undisturbed by the passage of time, this tradition is not concerned with teachings that apply only to a particular era of history or geographical region of the world - its entire emphasis is on the experience of the universal truth of who we are. The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition explores the lives and teachings of eight prominent sages of this timeless tradition - men who knew how to be successful in daily life while experiencing the innermost truths of life here and hereafter. Pandit Tigunait brings the experiences and teachings of these great masters to life, with practical insights into how to discover and understand life's richest secrets for ourselves.
©2002 Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of the USA (P)2020 Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of the USA
Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational best sellers Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, returns with a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles. Over the past 30 years, Gregory Boyle has transformed thousands of lives through his work as the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang-intervention program in the world. Boyles new book, The Whole Language, follows the acclaimed best sellers Tattoos on the Heart, hailed as an astounding literary and spiritual feat (Publishers Weekly) that is destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality (Los Angeles Times), and Barking to the Choir, deemed a beautiful and important and soul-transporting book by Elizabeth Gilbert and declared by Ann Patchett to be a book that shows what the platitudes of faith look like when theyre put into action. In a community struggling to overcome systemic poverty and violence, The Whole Language shows how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous, hopeful, and tender. When Saul was 13 years old, he killed his abusive stepfather in self-defense; after spending 23 years in juvenile and adult jail, he enters the Homeboy Industries training and healing programs and embraces their mission. Declaring, Ive decided to grow up to be somebody I always needed as a child, Saul shows tenderness toward the young men in his former shoes, treating them all like his sons and helping them to find their way. Before coming to Homeboy Industries, a young man named Abel was shot 33 times, landing him in a coma for six months followed by a year and a half recuperating in the hospital. He now travels on speaking tours with Boyle and gives guided tours around the Homeboy offices. One day a new trainee joins Abel as a shadow, and Abel recognizes him as the young man who had put him in a coma. You give good tours, the trainee tells Abel. They both have embarked on a path to wholeness. Boyles moving stories challenge our ideas about God and about people, providing a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion, and fewer barriers. Bursting with encouragement, humor, and hope, The Whole Language invites us to treat others - and ourselves - with acceptance and tenderness.
©2021 Gregory Boyle (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio
My life in the red dirt of Uganda... "Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes. But I want other things more. All the time. I want to be spiritually and emotionally filled every day. I want to be loved and cuddled by a hundred children and never go a day without laughing. I want to wake up to a roosters crow and open my eyes to see lush green trees that seem to pulse with life against a piercing blue sky and the rusty red soil of Uganda. I want to be challenged endlessly. I want to be taught by those I teach, and I want to share Gods love with people who otherwise might not know it. I want to work so hard that I end every day filthy and too tired to move. I want to make some kind of difference, no matter how small, and I want to follow the calling God has placed on my heart. I want to give my life away, to serve the Lord with each breath. At the end of the day, no matter how hard, I want to be right here in Uganda." -Katie Davis
©2011 Katie Davis, Beth Clark (P)2011 Oasis Audio
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the books multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the redemption and transformative power of compassion. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Tattoos on the Heart is a memoir written by Catholic priest Greg Boyle. The memoir relays Boyles experiences serving as the leader of the Dolores Mission Church in the gang capital of the world, Los Angeles. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a works underlying meanings and conclusions.
©2020 SuperSummary (P)2020 SuperSummary
Das erste persönliche Interview eines Papstes in der Kirchengeschichte: Diese Lesung gibt ein Gespräch des Journalisten Peter Seewald mit Benedikt XVI. aus dem Jahr 2010 wieder. Nie zuvor hat ein Papst seine persönliche Sicht der aktuellen Probleme in Kirche und Gesellschaft in dieser Form dargelegt. Offen stellt er sich Fragen zu seinem Pontifikat, dem Missbrauchs-Skandal, den Forderung nach Kirchenreformen, dem Stand der Ökumene und vielen weiteren Themenfeldern.
©2011 Audiobuch Verlag (P)2011 Audiobuch Verlag
Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience. The author of The Pilgrim's Progress, one of the most influential books in English literature, had little formal education. Born in 1628, the son of a tinker, John Bunyan was expected to follow in his father's footsteps. He was allowed to go to school for a few years and purchase a few books, but his apprenticeship in the family business took precedence. Bunyan experienced his first sorrow in adolescence, when both his mother and sister died. It wasn't his last. Revolutions and wars were all around him, and he was jailed twice for preaching the Gospel. Yet amidst repeated imprisonments, civil war, and violent persecution, Bunyan crafted The Pilgrim's Progress, a testament unlike any other to the triumph of the human spirit. His simple cadences transformed the language, and his memorable characters became familiar to millions. Bunyan became a public figure, a captivating speaker, and above all, a man known for his unrelenting trust in God.
©2010 Kevin Belmonte (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how one a celebrated filmmaker and activist and his conservative Mormon mother built bridges across todays great divides - and how our stories hold the power to heal. Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn Californias anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ activist he has unlikely origins - a conservative Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas. His mother, Anne, was raised in rural Louisiana and contracted polio when she was two years old. She endured brutal surgeries, as well as braces and crutches for life, and was told that she would never have children or a family. Willfully defying expectations, she found salvation in an unlikely faith, raised three rough-and-rowdy boys, and escaped the abuse and violence of two questionably devised Mormon marriages before finding love and an improbable career in the US civil service. By the time Lance came out to his mother at age 21, he was a blue-state young man studying the arts instead of going on his Mormon mission. She derided his sexuality as a sinful choice and was terrified for his future. It may seem like theirs was a house destined to be divided, and at times it was. This story shines light on what it took to remain a family despite such division - a journey that stretched from the steps of the US Supreme Court to the woodsheds of East Texas. In the end, the rifts that have split a nation couldnt end this relationship that defined and inspired their remarkable lives. Mamas Boy is their story. Its a story of the noble quest for a plane higher than politics - a story of family, foundations, turmoil, tragedy, elation, and love. It is a story needed now more than ever.
©2019 Dustin Lance Black (P)2019 Random House Audio
Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early 20th century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood. David Thomson provides fascinating and original interpretations of Warner Brothers pictures from the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer through black-and-white musicals, gangster movies, and such dramatic romances as Casablanca, East of Eden, and Bonnie and Clyde. He recounts the storied exploits of the studio's larger-than-life stars, among them Al Jolson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Doris Day, and Bugs Bunny. The Warner brothers' cultural impact was so profound, Thomson writes, that their studio became "one of the enterprises that helped us see there might be an American dream out there".
©2017 David Thomson (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all US presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit. Yet, throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in Illinois, he rejected even the existence of God and became the village atheist. In time, this changed but still he wrestled with the truth of the Bible, preachers, doctrines, the will of God, the providence of God, and then, finally, Gods purposes in the Civil War. Still, on the day he was shot, Lincoln said he longed to go to Jerusalem to walk in the Saviors steps. What had happened? What was the journey that took Abraham Lincoln from outspoken atheist to a man who yearned to walk in the footsteps of Christ? In this thrilling journey through a largely unknown part of American history, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield tells the richly textured story of Abraham Lincolns spiritual life and draws from it a meaning sure to inspire Americans today.
©2013 Stephen Mansfield (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
Al Fox Carraway has spent the last four years inspiring the world with her story of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a blogger, social media personality, and award-winning public speaker, her message has reached millions. This moving biography and up-close account of her life and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the "LDS" or "Mormon" church) will show you what it means to truly trust in the Lord. "Don't go, Al. You won't fit in." Being baptized and following the Lord has made Al's life harder than it ever was before. She endured criticism from friends and family for becoming a Mormon. She faced harsh judgments from Church members for her appearance. She gave up everything and felt more alone than she ever had in her life. All because she chose God. Now she shares an up-close look at how trusting God has led her to places she never expected. As a blogger, YouTuber, and award-winning public speaker, her message has reached millions. Sharing her love of the Savior, Al goes beyond her own conversion and encourages listeners to choose God above anything else. This uplifting audiobook inspires listeners to build a true relationship with the Lord that will bring them real, lasting happiness.
©2015 Cedar Fort, Inc. (P)2017 Cedar Fort, Inc.
Mehr als nur ziemlich beste Freunde... Mit 16 erleidet Justin einen Verkehrsunfall, der ihn fast tötet und eine langsam voranschreitende Autoimmunerkrankung auslöst. Er kann seine Arme und Beine nicht mehr bewegen, ist auf den Rollstuhl angewiesen. Sein Traum: den Jakobsweg gehen. Als er seinem Freund Patrick davon erzählt, zögert dieser nicht, sich mit ihm zusammen auf das Abenteuer einzulassen. Sechs Wochen sind die beiden unterwegs, die Reise bringt beide an ihre Grenzen, doch gemeinsam bewältigen sie die 800 Kilometer über Stock und Stein durch Nordspanien. Ein ungewöhnliches Zeugnis von Mut, Glauben und wahrer Freundschaft, das dazu anregt, das eigene Leben infrage zu stellen und Dinge zu wagen, die man bisher nie für möglich hielt. >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung genießt du exklusiv nur bei Audible.
©2017 Benevento Publishing. Übersetzung von Annemarie Pumpernig, Eva Pumpernig und Regina Berger (P)2018 Audible Studios
"Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house. We could not, so help us God, do otherwise." Daniel Berrigan was a Jesuit priest, poet, and peacemaker whose words and actions over 50 years have offered a powerful witness to the God of Life. Father Berrigan, along with his brother Philip, was one of the Catonsville Nine, arrested and imprisoned in 1968 for destroying draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War. But this was only one step along a journey of faith. Through these selections from his many books, journals, poems, and homilies, a chronicle of Berrigan's life and work unfolds, from the early steps in his vocation to his decision to cross the line and go to prison, his ongoing witness for peace, and his extraordinary commentaries on Scripture and the life of radical discipleship.
©2017 Daniel Berrigan (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir In This World of Wonders opens a remarkable new window into the life and thoughts of this remarkable man. Compiled not as a complete life story but as a series of vignettes, Wolterstorffs memoir moves from his humble beginnings in a tiny Minnesota village to his education at Calvin College and Harvard University to his career of teaching philosophy and writing books and to the experiences that prompted some of his writing - particularly, his witnessing of South African apartheid and Palestinian oppression firsthand. In This World of Wonders is the story of a thoughtful and grateful Christian whose life has been shaped by many loves - love of philosophy, love of family, love of art and architecture, love of nature and gardening, and more. Its a lovely, wonderful story.
©2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2020 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Selten hat eine Autorin ihre Befreiung aus den Fesseln religiöser Extremisten so lebensnah, so ehrlich, so analytisch klug erzählt wie Deborah Feldman. Feldman wuchs in der ultra-orthodoxen, chassidischen Satmar-Gemeinde in Williamsburg, einem Stadtteil von New York, auf. Schon als Kind störte sie die strikte Unterwerfung unter die strengen Lebensgesetze der Sekte, die Ausgrenzung, die ärmliche Lebensweise und die Unterordnung der Frau. Ihr Gerechtigkeitsempfinden und ihr Wissenshunger haben sie angetrieben, ihren Alltag zu hinterfragen. In "Unorthodox" schildert Feldman das harte Leben in der Gemeinde, angefangen von den Kindertagen bis hin zu ihrer Zwangsehe. Und sie erzählt, wie sie den Mut fand, zusammen mit ihrem Sohn aus dieser Enge auszubrechen - hinein in eine ihr völlig unbekannte Welt. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.
©2016 Secession (P)2016 Audiobuch Verlag OHG
Colonel George Washington's perilous experiences in the French and Indian War are chronicled in this riveting account of God's providence and protection. The only officer on horseback to avoid being shot down, young Washington openly attributed his miraculous escape from harm to the intervention of a sovereign God. A story once founded in student textbooks, this awe-inspiring adventure is recaptured in a modern edition.
©1990 David Barton (P)2007 David Barton
Maometto, è stato il fondatore della religione islamica, meglio nota come Islam. Uomo carismatico e dalla grande forza spirituale, Maometto ebbe una vita avventurosa: orfano sin dalla più tenera età, lavorò duramente per raggiungere una posizione di stima e rispetto all'interno del suo clan. Era all'apice del successo, quando ricevette la rivelazione da parte di Allah. Maometto sentì un tale richiamo verso il suo Dio che cominciò a predicare la nuova religione monoteista senza sosta. Da allora tutto cambiò: Maometto passò dall'essere amato, all'essere perseguitato dai suoi stessi parenti. Eppure, con la forza della sua fede, egli riuscì a ispirare i suoi seguaci e a operare una vera e propria rivoluzione sociale. Non solo unificò un popolo ma diede vita a una religione che crebbe a dismisura, tanto da essere oggi il secondo credo più diffuso al mondo dopo quello cristiano. Questo AudioBook che fa parte della collana "Biografie Storiche" ripercorre la sua vita, ed è arricchito da testimonianze e contributi.
©2019 Roberta Dalessandro (P)2019 GOODmood
In this captivating, humorous memoir, Joe Field rises from abject poverty with a single parent Hispanic mother to become a lawyer. But gnawing at him throughout his life is not knowing his father. A life resembling Forrest Gump meets the Pursuit of Happyness, Finding Joe Adams is a candid, true tale of a man innocently trying to make sense of life, and to make something of himself. He presents, without much judgment, a struggling, survivalist mother who often made mistakes but provided as she could for her broken family. When she dies she takes with her the name of Joe's father. And now Joe, in his mid-30s, must find him alone. It is Father's Day 2016 when Joe prays in a manner not done before - audaciously. And God answers. What results is Joe meeting his father, and new family for the first time, an event captured on national television which over a million people watch (Google 87 year old Air Force vet meets son to see the five minute clip). Finding Joe Adams is a biography that is like a gripping novel. It will leave you pondering, "Who in my life "saved me" when I was headed for disaster?" It is a quirky blend of suspense, victory and defeat, and humor, seasoned with increasing spiritual elements. If it were told as a fiction novel it would be captivating. The fact that it is a true story makes it all the more remarkable. Narrated by the talented, Mark Sando, this book will be hard to stop listening to once you press "play". Readers Favorite Bronze Medal Award Winner for 2020!
©2020 Joe Field (P)2020 Joe Field
John Piper fires readers' passion for the centrality and supremacy of God by unfolding Calvin's exemplary zeal for the glory of God. God rests all too lightly on the church's mind in our time. Consequently, the self-saturation of his people has made God and his glory auxiliary, and his majesty has all but disappeared from the modern evangelical world. John Calvin saw a similar thing in his day, and it was at the root of his quarrel with Rome. Nothing mattered more to Calvin than the centrality, supremacy, and majesty of the glory of God. His aim, he wrote, was to "set before [man], as the prime motive of his existence, zeal to illustrate the glory of God" - a fitting banner over all of the great Reformer's life and work. "The essential meaning of Calvin's life and preaching", writes John Piper, "is that he recovered and embodied a passion for the absolute reality and majesty of God. Such is the aim and burden of this book as well. As Piper concisely unfolds this predominant theme in Calvin's life, he seeks to fire every Christian's passion for the centrality and supremacy of God, so that God's self-identification in Exodus 3 as "I am who I am" becomes the sun in our solar system too.
©2008 John Piper (P)2009 christianaudio.com
After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge, another adventure. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the 5,000 mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer - as well as hundreds of fascinating people whose stories listeners will love. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward - and the listeners' - is a glimpse of a noble yet humble America that still exists and inspires. Anyone who longs for adventure, who loves travel and stories of travel, and who loves this place called America will enjoy this book.
©2013 Paul Stutzman (P)2017 Tantor
Are you suffering the effects of sexual abuse? There is a way out. In Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse, Mary DeMuth illuminates the way to go from shame-filled to joy-filled, from traumatized to finding enduring peace. This isn't theory. Mary has lived it. She's traveled this path and offers a uniquely qualified, insider's view of the healing process. Then Mary goes deeper - because often you're not the only one who has suffered. Her husband Patrick comes alongside her and offers insights into how spouses can love a sexual abuse victim toward wholeness, and how this will bring your relationship a whole new level of strength. Not Marked will help you: Find the courage to share your story - maybe for the first time Stop comparing your brokenness to others' wholeness Understand the specific way God designed you to heal Identify safe people to entrust your healing journey to Embrace utter honestly about your abuse, even if that means anger toward God Discover how prayer helps you move from angst to alleluia Find the powerful antidote to bitterness Let go of accusatory thought patterns and grasp God's affection for you Uncover an ancient pathway to healing Live the effervescent life you've longed for but could never quite grasp You do not have to be forever marked by sexual abuse. You are resilient even if you believe all your strength is gone. You are worthy of being made whole - even if you can't believe it's possible. And you are as stunning work of amazingness - even though your heart can't even start to grasp that. Yet. This is your time: the moment to start the journey of the unmarked life!
©2014 Mary E. DeMuth (P)2014 Mary E. DeMuth
In this audio compilation of The Black Man: The Father of Civilization, Proven by Biblical History, the narrator offers a compilation about James Morris Webb, a Christian Preacher from the USA in the early 1900s. Here, we focus on how the story delves into how James Morris Webb was one of several preachers from this denomination who agitated for black nationalism which highlighted African Americans' role in history. Stating that he "loves his race," James Morris Webb is a true advocate for the African American community found in biblical times to present. Enjoy this true origin and account of mankind as found in the bible.
©2020 Cosmo Media (P)2020 Cosmo Media
The author Sri "M" is an extraordinary individual. His uniqueness lies not only in the fact that at the young age of 19 and a half, he travelled to snow-clad Himalayas from Kerala, and there he met and lived for several years with a "real-time" yogi, Babaji, but also that he should undertake such an unusual and adventurous exploration, given his non-Hindu birth and antecedents. The metamorphosis of Mumtaz Ali Khan into Sri "M", a yogi with profound knowledge of the Upanishads and deep personal insights, born of first-hand experiences with higher levels of consciousness is indeed a fascinating story. The bonus for those interested in the secrets of yoga, meditation, and sankhyan metaphysics is that Sri "M" is still living and easily reachable. He leads a normal life, married with two children, wears no special robes and conducts himself without pomp or paraphernalia. Someone who met him recently said, "I expected a flashy godman and instead I saw a jean clad gentleman with a smile on his face, ready to discuss my problems. In five minutes flat, I said to myself, this is no ordinary man. The peace and tranquility that enters your system is tangible."
©2010 Sri M. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Early in his life, John Walsh made a commitment that he would do whatever the Lord told him to do, even if he didn't understand why. This commitment provided a foundation for his life. He has followed God's direction from the heartland of America to a bustling market in Cambodia, from a bus in Jerusalem to a water taxi in Bangkok. John doesn't seek God's direction in every decision he makes, but he has found that God steps in whenever he needs to change course. This audiobook tells about a few times when God interfered with Johns plans. This usually brought about a battle of wills between a man and the master of his destiny. The stories of these struggles are written in a casual, authentic voice that invites you to pour a cup of coffee and join John on the front porch. He will touch your heart with his hard-earned insights and delight you with his adventures around the world.
©2017 John Walsh (P)2017 John Walsh
As Sam begins her journey of faith in Christ, she will battle her own demons of lust and spirits of abandonment and the orphan. She will find herself caught up in unholy alliances, deception, and the tragic loss of children through abortion because of an adulterous affair she has with her pastor over a 15-year period. Only God himself, through the power of the blood of Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, can set her free.
©2017 Samantha Freeman (P)2018 Samantha Freeman
For more than five decades, Billy Graham (1918 to 2018) ranked as one of the most influential voices in the Christian world. Nearly 215 million people around the world heard him preach in person or through live electronic media, almost certainly more than any other person. For millions, Graham was less a preacher than a Protestant saint. While remaining orthodox at the core, over time, his approach on many issues became more irenic and progressive. And his preaching continued to resonate, propelled by his powerful promise of a second chance. Drawing on decades of research on Billy Graham and American evangelicalism, Grant Wacker has marshaled personal interviews, archival research, and never-before-published material from the Graham family and others to tell the remarkable story of one of the most celebrated Christians in American history. Where Wackers previous work on Graham Americas Pastor focused on the preachers relation to the nations culture, whereas One Soul at a Time offers a sweeping, easy-to-listen narrative of the life of the man himself.
©2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2020 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Necesitaba un cambio. A Hannah siempre le atrajo la idea de mudarse, conocer más personas, explorar otros ambientes. Después de romper con su novio se aventuró a un nuevo lugar y dejó atrás familia y amigos. Seguro ahí encontraría - con la compañía de Dios - lo que tanto anhelaba: éxito, fama, amor, felicidad. La sorpresa de la novedad pasó y Hannah regresó a su rutina: sentía que algo no estaba bien, que algo faltaba, y, sin notarlo, empezó a esconder esas angustias y se inventó una imagen lejos de la realidad. Poco a poco fue cayendo en una depresión tan profunda que los días se volvieron un sufrimiento total. Se vio obligada a buscarse a sí misma, a pedir ayuda para descubrir que no estaba sola, a privilegiar lo espiritual por encima de lo material, a comprometerse con los suyos y dejar de huir. Y lo más importante, entendió que Dios le tenía un plan, solo debía escucharlo. «Este libro es absolutamente brillante. Lo amarás y nunca serás el mismo luego de leerlo». (Alli Worthington, autora de Fierce Faith) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2020 Hannah Brencher (P)2020 Editorial Planeta México
Soaring to New Heights is a testimonial about a man and his faith in God. From his birth to college, Warren M. Rice tells of his years of trusting God when things seem impossible, but become possible by faith in God. Brain damage from birth, rejected in school as a child, and told that he will never make anything of his life.
©2020 Warren Rice (P)2020 Warren Rice
This is the amazing, true story of a 19-year-old girl. Since childhood, she saw the hand of God's provision in amazing ways, everything from seeing an angel walking her back to her family in the middle of a big city store, to mysterious pizzas that show up at the door when the family is out of food...till now, when her life is still spread out before her! This book includes poems of the author.
©2015 Rebecca Lee (P)2015 Rebecca Lee
On February 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crimes? Leading Christian worship and witnessing - both of which were illegal under the atheistic Communist regime of Romania. Richard spent 14 years in prison. He was tortured, beaten, and locked into a solitary confinement cell. Sabina Wurmbrand spent three years in a labor camp, nearly freezing to death as she and other prisoners worked on the Danube Canal. She was repeatedly told her husband had died behind bars. But Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand had an unshakable faith in Christ. Neither of them gave up hope, and neither of them would stop talking about Jesus. Now, for the first time, both sides of this amazing story are told in one audiobook. Wurmbrand tells of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, combining stories and research from the following books: The Pastors Wife, In Gods Underground, and Tortured for Christ. Your faith will be inspired as you go deep inside the darkest prison cells to see how the light of Christ continues to shine from the hearts of those totally committed to him.
©2018 The Voice of the Martyrs (P)2019 One Audiobooks
Invisible masks... Traumatic experiences, rejection, and abuse can cause us to function as opposites of our true selves. We often say "Im fine" when were emotionally, physically, and spiritually on edge. We dont want the people around us to know that we are hurting or that we are struggling because exposing our weaknesses makes us vulnerable. In Who Ive Become, Sonya shares her own painful experience as a victim of childhood sexual abuse - from being pursued by one family members perversions to being used by several others - and lying to keep up the façade that everything was okay, when she was hurting inside. Sonya's story shows how her abusers stole her ability to trust her parents love, just like the enemy tricks us into thinking that we cant take our burdens to the Lord and leave them there. It shows how we all wear masks at one time or another to cover up our frailties. The danger comes when we lose ourselves and our purpose. This book is more than a testimonial; it is a resource to help you take off the mask and find the person God created you to be. Who Ive Become is a mirror of truth. Are you ready to meet the true you?
©2014, 2020 Sonya Visor (P)2020 Sonya Visor
"I had no idea who has just hit us, and my mind didn't think to consider if they were all right or not, or what circumstances might have caused them to cross the median and strike us. I simply looked at the car in silence. Then I heard a voice that was not my own in my mind as clearly as if it had come from someone seated next to me. It was straightforward and filled with power, and the voice said, 'Let it go!'" On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different - and uncertain - future. But as Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive. That decision launched Chris on a journey toward healing that affected his family and friends, the young man who caused the accident, and an entire community - a community that would face another deadly tragedy just a few days later. Chris's message of forgiveness is an empowering invitation to all who have suffered, however unjustly, to lay down their burdens and let it go.
©2012 Christopher Stuart Williams (P)2012 Shadow Mountain
Mahatma Gandhi is a world-famous pacifist figure who managed to lead the Indian independence movement against British rule by employing nonviolent civil disobedience. His ethics and unwavering stance inspired movements for civil rights and freedom all across the world, long after his assassination in 1948. These 100 quotes have been carefully selected to introduce you to his character and his way of thinking, and to inspire you into living a whole, ethical and engaged life.
©2018 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2018 Compagnie du Savoir
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©2020 Tejgyan Global Foundation (P)2020 Tejgyan Global Foundation
In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to heaven, and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease. Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment. Miracles from Heaven will change how we look at the world around us and reinforce our belief in God and the afterlife.
©2015 Christy Wilson Beam (P)2015 Hachette Audio
A true story of one man's life from riches to rags to riches In this compelling memoir, neurosurgeon Ronald (Yisrael) Bernstein was raised as an orthodox Jew by loving parents in the suburbs of Chicago. He went from the hallowed halls of the University of Chicago during the Viet Nam war era to a neurosurgical residency and professorship at Northwestern University. Eventually he settled in the Southwest where he had a thriving medical practice and became the owner of a hospital. In his climb to prestige and riches, Dr. Bernstein accumulated the American dream: an attractive wife, three beautiful children, exotic cars, and a mansion by the time he was 50 years old. But only a few short years later everything came crashing down when he was falsely accused of malpractice in a widely publicized lawsuit. Although the case was eventually settled out of court, the damage was done. That was the final impetus to permanently move to Israel. He was supposed to be in Haifa living in a comfortable condominium overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, but more than $4 million worth of his possessions were stolen by the moving company, including a concert grand player piano and a Ferrari. Dr. Bernstein was destitute and living in the cramped office of a private airport hangar with only his dog and an air mattress purchased from Walmart. This theft was the last act in a gigantic plummet he endured. Altogether he lost so much more than his wealth and possessions. He lost his marriage, his relationship with his daughter, his health, and his career. Although The Man Who Lived My Life embeds Jewish traditions in its storytelling, it is not meant to be a religious book. Rather, it is a human story told by a Jewish man. It is a story for those who have loved and lost, those who need encouragement when confronting overwhelming misfortune. It's an inspirational story, and like the hero in the Book of Job, Yisrael Bernstein, as he now goes by, emerges triumphant and joyous after years of darkness and despair.
©2019 Yisrael Bernstein (P)2020 Yisrael Bernstein
You may be aware that G. K. Chesterton authored influential Christian biographies and apologetics. But you may not know the larger-than-life Gilbert Keith Chesterton himself - not yet. Equally versed in poetry, novels, literary criticism, and journalism, he addressed politics, culture, and religion with a towering intellect and a soaring wit. Chesterton engaged his world through the written word. He carried on lively, public discussions with the social commentators of his day, continually challenging them with civility, humility, erudition, and his ever-sharp sense of humor. Today's listener can find the same treasures, for as Chesterton said, "What a man can believe depends upon his philosophy, not upon the clock or the century." In Kevin Belmonte's fresh new biography, you'll get to know the real G. K. Chesterton and his literary and cultural accomplishments. A giant of his time, Chesterton continues to live large in the imaginations of 21st-century listeners.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
In Honduras' ''wild west'' mountain jungles, Amanda Madrid found her calling as a medical doctor to poor farmers. When Amanda's father rejects her dream to be a doctor, eighteen-year-old Amanda strikes out alone and enters medical school in Tegucigalpa. Her work as a medical officer, public health consultant, and director of an international holistic Christian ministry called Predisan could have resulted in prestigious luxury for her. Instead these experiences led Dr. Madrid to the mountains on horseback and prepared her for the biggest challenge of her life. When illegal drug trafficking and murders lead to closing medical clinics, Dr. Madrid goes toe to toe with cartel mercenaries, the unarmed doctor in her signature red high heels against men in combat boots armed with AK-47s. This is the story about the life of a Honduran doctor heartbroken about the many killings and bad medicine of cartels. Can the same kind of love and prayer she gives her patients also cause these violent men to lay down their guns?
©2013 Greg R. Taylor (P)2014 Greg R. Taylor
A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called - by George Gershwin, among others - the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "He is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some 1,500 tunes, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "God Bless America", and "White Christmas". From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the intertwining of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast-paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin's unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan's book underscores Berlin's continued relevance in American popular culture.
©2019 James Kaplan (P)2019 Recorded Books
Soon after September 11, the news media stepped up its coverage of Martin and Gracia Burnham, the missionary couple held hostage in the Philippine jungle by terrorists with ties to Osama bin Laden. After a year of captivity and a violent rescue that resulted in Martin's death, the world watched Gracia Burnham return home in June 2002. In this riveting personal account, Burnham tells for the very first time the real story behind the news - about their harrowing ordeal, about how it affected their relationships with each other and with God, about the terrorists who held them, about the actions of the US and Philippine governments, and about how they were affected by the prayers of thousands of Christians throughout the world.
©2003 Gracia Burnham (P)2003 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
"En 1643, à l'Hôtel de Rambouillet, les habitués de ce cercle mondain étaient réunis pour entendre un jeune écolier du collège de Navarre qui devrait prêcher. On lui proposa un sujet ; on le laissa méditer quelque temps et il parla. Le succès de ce débutant fut complet
" Sommaire : Notice biographique Sermons choisis (analyse) Oraisons funèbres (analyse)Les textes de la collection "Une heure pour découvrir" sont issus du livre "Auteurs français, études, critiques et analyses", ouvrage de référence écrit par le professeur Léon Levrault dans la première moitié du XXème siècle pour l'instruction des élèves de son temps. "C'est le résultat de bien des lectures et de bien des recherches consciencieuses" écrit cet ancien élève de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure en préface de son uvre. Si certaines réflexions sont empreintes des opinions de son époque, l'acuité de l'analyse et la richesse des commentaires n'ont rien perdu de leur pertinence. Il y livre sans ambages son appréciation, toujours étayée, des grands auteurs et leurs uvres. Guillaume de Louvencourt est acteur, professeur de théâtre et metteur en scène, ancien élève du Cours Simon et de l'École Supérieure du Spectacle. Il est également chroniqueur radio et prête régulièrement sa voix à des livres audio.
©Domaine public (P)2018 Voolume
Norman Grubb, the son of an Irish clergyman, was born in England in 1895. He served as a lieutenant of the Bloucester Regiment, receiving the Military Cross for his service during World War I. Following the war, he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and married Pauline Studd, the youngest daughter of the famous missionary C. T. Studd. The Grubbs served as missionaries in the Belgian Congo where Norman translated the New Testament into Bangala. After Studd's death in 1931, Norman served as British General Secretary of the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade until 1965. He continued to speak and travel well into his nineties. He died at age 98 on December 15, 1993. Once Caught, No Escape is Norman Grubb's autobiographical account of his maturation from a young boy to a Christ-in-him faith life. As Norman once wrote of Once Caught, No Escape, "This little book is evidence that God can pick up weak things and use them - his strength made perfect in weakness." Visit Publisher's Website at: zerubbabel.org
©1969, 1983, 2005 The Lutterworth Press (P)2019 Zerubbabel Press
From the prize-winning Jewish Lives series, an exuberant biography of the world's greatest escape artist. In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American, provides a succinct summary of the Master Mystifier's life. Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874, Houdini grew up an impoverished Jewish immigrant in the Midwest and became world-famous thanks to talent, industry, and ferocious determination. He concealed as a matter of temperament and professional ethics the secrets of his sensational success. Nobody knows how Houdini performed some of his dazzling, death-defying tricks, and nobody knows, finally, why he felt compelled to punish and imprison himself over and over again. Tracking the restless Houdini's wide-ranging exploits, acclaimed biographer Adam Begley tells the story of a mystifying man's astonishing career.
©2020 Adam Begley (P)2020 Tantor
Sandi Patty, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music, saw her stellar career go into a tailspin. Now she tells the story of her long road to restoration. From the agony of divorce nearly 10 years ago, Sandi has moved from center stage to the back row of the church balcony and back into the spotlight. This book is the heart-touching narrative of her years as an acclaimed recording artist balancing her role as adoring mother of four children, her fall from public acclaim, and the steps she worked through with her church and pastor to find forgiveness and peace...all under the harsh glare of national media attention.
©2005 Sandi Patty (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC
Seeker: Searching for Truth at All Costs: a personal account of one womans mission to determine whether all religions are worshipping the same God and if all spiritual paths lead to truth. In her first book, author Jessica Blake shares her personal journey and struggles to seek enlightenment, peace, and life purpose. In a time when truth has never been more questioned, Blakes autobiographical tale challenges her listeners to view divine knowledge and spiritual truth as crucial for ones survival in this life and beyond. Blake writes, I started writing this book with the firm belief that all spiritual pathways contain truth and lead to God. However, the more I studied and compared the major world religions, I discovered that they contradict one another and claimed different higher truths. I felt compelled to investigate which claim to absolute truth could be verified and validated with facts. My investigation uncovered information that disturbed me and my foundational beliefs. Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Seeker: Searching for Truth at All Costs is an autobiographical tale of faith, honesty, and courage that will inspire readers to validate their spiritual beliefs with facts and not just feelings. Consumers can purchase Seeker: Searching for Truth at All Costs at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Barnes and Noble, and through Seeker Ministries at www.seekerministries.com. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Jessica Blake (P)2020 Jessica Blake
What does a young man during the early '60s - '70s who always wanted to be a scientist have to do with a major public zoo? Something her dad always wanted to do! Lee Palmer is a university dropout who later lands a job at a major zoo before being drafted into the army. You may not be a fan of zoos, but you will be a fan of this outstanding father/daughter duo in the third published project together My Life at the Zoo. It's a jungle out there! We hope you enjoy.
©2020 La Leta Dorinda Williams (P)2020 La Leta Dorinda Williams
This portrait of Paul Russell, a Tihanama spiritual practitioner also known as Chief Two White Feathers, is based on interviews by the author in Tennessee in 1996. It covers a wide range of topics, including seer tradition, herbal medicine and the ways of Tihanama spirituality. Some of the lessons imparted are the three mountains, honoring, how to approach a medicine person, Indian sign talk and color symbolism. It's a one-on-one session with a personable teacher whose simple words you will never forget.
©2011 Donald N. Panther-Yates (P)2013 Donald N. Panther-Yates
Join former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life's most important questions: Who do we want to be, and what do we believe? While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual experience of being asked by President George W. Bush, "How's your faith?" David's answer was just emerging. Raised by a Catholic mother and a Jewish dad, he had a strong sense of Jewish cultural and ethnic identity but no real belief - until his marriage to a Protestant woman of strong faith inspired him to explore his spirituality for himself and his growing family. David's journey has taken him inside Christian megachurches and into the heart of Orthodox Judaism. He's gone deep into Bible study and asked tough questions of America's most thoughtful religious leaders, including evangelical preacher Joel Osteen and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of New York. It has brought him back to his childhood, where belief in God might have helped him through his mother's struggle with alcoholism and through a difficult period of public scrutiny and his departure from NBC News, which saw his faith tested like never before. David approaches his faith with the curiosity and dedication you would expect from a journalist accustomed to holding politicians and presidents accountable. But he also comes as a seeker, one just discovering why spiritual journeys are always worthwhile.
©2015 David Gregory. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.