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The Warded Man

139 ratings

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Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

©2009 Peter V. Brett (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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Favole al telefono

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Da Giovannino Perdigiorno ad Alice Cascherina, "Favole al telefono" è una raccolta di storie che un papà commesso viaggiatore narra ogni sera per telefono alla sua bambina. Con fantasia giocosa, geniale umorismo e con l'uso strampalato del linguaggio, Rodari invita grandi e piccini a guardare lontano, percorrendo le strade della tolleranza e le vie dell'amicizia.

©2014 Eredi Gianni Rodari (P)2014 Emons Italia srl

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Fortress of the Stone Dragon

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An evil wizard named Astrid is plotting to become the most powerful wizard in the world. She is collecting ingredients for a dangerous spell, and it is up to the Dragon Masters to stop her from casting it. Drake and Mina travel to the Fortress of the Stone Dragon to warn the Stone Dragon's Dragon Master, Caspar, that Astrid is on her way there. But will the evil wizard's dark magic overpower the Dragon Masters?

©2020 Tracey West. (P)2021 Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Red Word

19 ratings

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A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry - particularly at a fraternity called GBC. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknamed "Gang Bang Central" and a prominent contributor to a list of date rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women, who surprise her by wanting her as a housemate and recruiting her into the upper-level class of a charismatic feminist mythology scholar they all adore. As Karen finds herself caught between two increasingly polarized camps, ringleader housemate Dyann believes she has hit on the perfect way to expose and bring down the fraternity as a symbol of rape culture - but the war between the houses will exact a terrible price.

©2018 Sarah Henstra (P)2018 HighBridge Company

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: 20th Anniversary Edition

624 ratings

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The #1 personal finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads - his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad - and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.  20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight In the 20th anniversary edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take listeners “fast forward” - from 1997 to today - as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time.  In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago.  As always, listeners can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective.  Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.  Rich Dad Poor Dad... Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich  Challenges the belief that your house is an asset  Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money  Defines once and for all an asset and a liability  Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1997, 2011, 2017 by Robert T. Kiyosaki. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Prophet

7 ratings

Summary

John Barrett, anchorman for

News Six at Five, has a problem. He's caught his producer skewing a story to suit her own prejudices, then lying to cover her tracks. The "accidental" death of John's father is also now in question, after the father's controversial testimony. And a young girl has been murdered, and John is the only one who can prove it.

©1992 Frank Peretti (P)2002 Books in Motion

Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School

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Middle school is hard. Your bodies are changing, your friends are changing, classes are harder, and tough things happen. This “support group in a book” is specifically geared to you. Read stories written by kids just like you, about their middle school years, and: true friends and new friends mean girls... and boys embarrassing moments bully payback crushes and young love being happy with yourself tough times family issues doing what’s right and lots more!

©2008 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2011 Brilliance Audio

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Rich Dad's Escape the Rat Race

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"When I was just nine years old, I began learning how to become rich by playing the game of Monopoly®. If I'd just been lectured to about money management, financial responsibility, and investing, I doubt I would have listened and I doubt I would have achieved financial freedom early in life. Instead, I might be stuck in the Rat Race working hard, deeply in debt, and worried about keeping my job or having enough money for my retirement. But because I enjoyed learning when I was young, I wanted to learn more. I was on the road to financial intelligence." —Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad You're never too young to start! In Escape the Rat Race, you’ll find out: How "working to learn, not to earn" paves the way to money-making opportunities. The basics of making money by creating assets. How to make money work hard for you, so that you don't have to work so hard for money. From the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and USA Today best seller.

©2005 Robert T. Kiyosaki (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism

2 ratings

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This little audiobook contains the core teaching on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama. It includes thought-provoking quotations about the importance of love and compassion, and the need for individual responsibility, fusing ancient wisdom with an awareness of the problems of everyday life. In addition to containing the essence of Buddhism, this audiobook offers practical wisdom for daily life. The goal of this small gift audiobook is to improve the listener's state of mind and to discover the deep peace that exists within. Here are pithy reflections on the need to rid oneself of preoccupations with mundane concerns and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

©1999 H. H. The Dalai Lama. (P)2015 Brillliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Pucked Love

47 ratings

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Available in audio first, a sizzling new stand-alone by New York Times best-selling author Helena Hunting!  As an NHL player, relationships haven't been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that's what happens when you require an NDA before the first date.  Until Charlene. She's like a firefly. She's elusive, and if you catch her she'll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty.  I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I'll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.  But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.  We're all broken. We're all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most. 

©2018 Helena Hunting (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Category: Romance, Sports
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

6 ratings

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When the smartphone was introduced, many of us quickly adopted it into our lives - too quickly to stop and think about the future costs we were unboxing along with the device. Now blessed with this revolutionary piece of handheld technology, we try to wield it with wisdom, fending off anxieties about how our digital habits impact our spiritual health. Drawing on the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies 12 potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives - for good and ill. Reinke calls us to cultivate healthy habits for smartphone use in the digital age, encouraging us to be grateful for technological advance, develop skills aimed at maximizing the blessing that we (and others) can receive through our phones, and grow in the wisdom we need to avoid the many pitfalls that exist with such a powerful tool.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Finding the Right Hills to Die On

2 ratings

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In theology, just as in battle, some hills are worth dying on. But how do we know which ones? When should doctrine divide, and when should unity prevail? Pastor Gavin Ortlund makes the case that while all doctrines matter, some are more essential than others.  He considers how and what to prioritize in doctrine and ministry, encouraging humility and grace along the way. Using four basic categories of doctrine in order of importance, this book helps new and seasoned church leaders alike wisely labor both to uphold doctrine and to preserve unity.

©2020 Gavin Ortlund (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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The Molecule of More

40 ratings

Summary

Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them? Why is addiction “perfectly logical” to an addict? Why does love change so quickly from passion to disinterest? Why are some people diehard liberals and others hardcore conservatives? Why are we always hopeful for solutions even in the darkest times - and so good at figuring them out?  The answer is found in a single chemical in your brain: dopamine. Dopamine ensured the survival of early man. Thousands of years later, it is the source of our most basic behaviors and cultural ideas - and progress itself.  Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more - more stuff, more stimulation, and more surprises. In pursuit of these things, it is undeterred by emotion, fear, or morality. Dopamine is the source of our every urge, that little bit of biology that makes an ambitious business professional sacrifice everything in pursuit of success, or that drives a satisfied spouse to risk it all for the thrill of someone new. Simply put, it is why we seek and succeed; it is why we discover and prosper. Yet, at the same time, it’s why we gamble and squander.  From dopamine’s point of view, it’s not the having that matters. It’s getting something - anything - that’s new. From this understanding - the difference between possessing something versus anticipating it - we can understand in a revolutionary new way why we behave as we do in love, business, addiction, politics, religion - and we can even predict those behaviors in ourselves and others.  In The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—And will Determine the Fate of the Human Race, George Washington University professor and psychiatrist Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Georgetown University lecturer Michael E. Long present a potentially life-changing proposal: Much of human life has an unconsidered component that explains an array of behaviors previously thought to be unrelated, including why winners cheat, why geniuses often suffer with mental illness, why nearly all diets fail, and why the brains of liberals and conservatives really are different.

©2018 Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Michael E. Long. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Publishing by arrangement with BenBella Books.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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University of Berkshire Hathaway

40 ratings

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Will there ever be another investing book quite like this? It's unlikely.  University of Berkshire Hathaway is a remarkable retelling of the lessons, wisdom, and investment strategies handed down personally from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to shareholders during 30 years of their closed-door annual meetings.  From this front row seat, you'll see one of the greatest wealth-building records in history unfold, year by year. If you're looking for dusty old investment theory, there are hundreds of other books waiting to cure you of insomnia. However, if you're looking for an investing book that's as personal as it is revelatory, look no further. Packed with Buffett and Munger's timeless, generous, and often hilarious wisdom, University of Berkshire Hathaway will keep serious investors listening late into the night: Get unique insight into the thinking, strategies, and decisions- both good and bad - that made Buffett and Munger two of the world's greatest investors. Understand the critical reasoning that leads Buffett and Munger to purchase a particular company, including their methods for assigning value.  Learn the central tenets of Buffett's value-investing philosophy "straight from the horse's mouth."  Enjoy Munger's biting wit as he goes after any topic that offends him.  Discover Buffett's distaste for "commonly accepted strategies" like modern portfolio theory.  See why these annual meetings are often called "an MBA in a weekend."

©2018 Daniel Pecaut & Corey Wrenn. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life

120 ratings

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Some difficult people aren't just hard to deal with - they're dangerous. Do you know someone whose moods swing wildly? Do they act unreasonably suspicious or antagonistic? Do they blame others for their own problems? When a high-conflict person has one of five common personality disorders - borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial, or histrionic - they can lash out in risky extremes of emotion and aggression. And once an HCP decides to target you, they're hard to shake. But there are ways to protect yourself. Using empathy-driven conflict management techniques, Bill Eddy, a lawyer and therapist with extensive mediation experience, will teach you to: Spot warning signs of the five high-conflict personalities in others and in yourself. Manage relationships with HCPs at work and in your private life. Safely avoid or end dangerous and stressful interactions with HCPs. Filled with expert advice and real-life anecdotes, 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life is an essential guide to helping you escape negative relationships, build healthy connections, and safeguard your reputation and personal life in the process. And if you have a high-conflict personality, this book will help you help yourself.

©2018 Bill Eddy (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Bill Eddy
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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The Lightkeeper's Daughters

62 ratings

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With the haunting atmosphere and emotional power of The Language of Flowers, Orphan Train, and The Light Between Oceans, critically acclaimed children's author Jean E. Pendziwol's adult debut is an affecting story of family, identity, and art that involves a decades-old mystery. Though her mind is still sharp, Elizabeth's eyes have failed. No longer able to linger over her beloved books or gaze at the paintings that move her spirit, she fills the void with music and memories of her family, especially her beloved twin sister, Emily. When her late father's journals are discovered after an accident, the past suddenly becomes all too present. With the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenager performing community service at her senior home, Elizabeth goes through the diaries, a journey through time that brings the two women closer together. Entry by entry, these unlikely friends are drawn deep into a world far removed from their own, to Porphyry Island on Lake Superior, where Elizabeth's father manned the lighthouse and raised his young family 70 years before. As the words on these musty pages come alive, Elizabeth and Morgan begin to realize that their fates are connected to the isolated island in ways they never dreamed. While the discovery of Morgan's connection sheds light onto her own family mysteries, the faded pages of the journals will shake the foundation of everything Elizabeth thinks she knows and bring the secrets of the past into the light.

©2017 Jean E. Pendziwol (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons

1 rating

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"The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, who look forward to something greater to come. For these, it is enough to wait in humble fear until the Holy One himself comes down to us, God in the child in the manger. God comes. The Lord Jesus comes. Christmas comes. Christians rejoice!"—Dietrich Bonhoeffer Executed by the Nazis for his complicity in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains with us today through his writings - far-reaching ripples of deep thought, passionate words, and unflinching character. Including biographical insights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons spans Bonhoeffer's 17 years as a preacher. This collection of vintage sermons and writings searches out the power and mystery of the Christmas season: its joyous riches and its implications for our lives.

©2010 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (P)2010 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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The Jewish Gospels

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In July 2008, a front-page story in the New York Times reported on the discovery of an ancient Hebrew tablet, dating from before the birth of Jesus, which predicted a messiah who would rise from the dead after three days. Commenting on this startling discovery at the time, noted Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin argued that "some Christians will find it shocking-a challenge to the uniqueness of their theology". Guiding us through a rich tapestry of new discoveries and ancient scriptures, The Jewish Gospels makes the powerful case that our conventional understandings of Jesus and of the origins of Christianity are wrong. In Boyarin's scrupulously detailed account, the coming of the messiah was fully imagined in the ancient Jewish texts. Jesus, moreover, was embraced by many Jews as this person, and his core teachings were not at all a break from Jewish beliefs and teachings. Jesus and his followers, Boyarin reveals, were simply Jewish. What came to be known as Christianity came much later, as religious and political leaders sought to impose a new religious orthodoxy that was not present at the time of Jesus's life. In the vein of Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels, here is a brilliant new work that will break open some of our culture's most cherished assumptions.

©2012 Daniel Boyarin (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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Jesus

2 ratings

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In this highly accessible discussion, Bart Ehrman examines the most recent textual and archaeological sources for the life of Jesus, along with the history of first-century Palestine, drawing a fascinating portrait of the man and his teachings. Ehrman shows us what historians have long known about the Gospels and the man who stands behind them. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament (and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter), Ehrman proposes that Jesus can be best understood as an apocalyptic prophet - a man convinced that the world would end dramatically within the lifetime of his apostles and that a new kingdom would be created on Earth. According to Ehrman, Jesus's belief in a coming apocalypse and his expectation of an utter reversal in the world's social organization not only underscores the radicalism of his teachings but also sheds light on both the appeal of his message to society's outcasts and the threat he posed to Jerusalem's established leadership.

©1999 Oxford University Press, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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The End of Ice

5 ratings

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The author who Jeremy Scahill calls the “quintessential unembedded reporter” visits “hot spots” around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet’s changing ecosystems

After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis - from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest - in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice.

In The End of Ice, we follow Jamail as he scales Denali, the highest peak in North America, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, and explores the tundra of St. Paul Island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation. Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before.

Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.

©2019 Dahr Jamail (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc. Published by arrangement with The New Press (www.thenewpress.com).

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Dahr Jamail
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Worthy of Her Trust

9 ratings

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You can win her back Few challenges in life are as difficult as regaining a wife's trust - and few are as ultimately worthwhile. Trust can be rebuilt in your marriage! With patient, loving, self-sacrificing effort, it's possible that one day your wife will risk her heart with you again. And she may even have more respect and love for you than before. In Worthy of Her Trust, Jason Martinkus relates how he repaired his own marriage after revelations of sexual addiction. Along with Stephen Arterburn, Jason offers exercises and tools rooted in counseling principles to help your marriage begin again. This comprehensive guide discusses: How to be truly and effectively transparent Combating the "he must not love me" myth and other untruths What to do about the Internet, office temptations, and travel Encouragement for wives who wonder if trust can ever be restored The "five-minute phone call" and other daily trust-building strategies What meaningful forgiveness and restitution look like The Amends Matrix - a concrete exercise to admit past wrongs and cast a vision for a faithful future Including insights from Jason's wife, Shelley, Worthy of Her Trust guides you through the process of rebuilding your relationship so it is stronger than ever.

©2014 eChristian (P)2014 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks, Kate Rudd
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Paths to Power

1 rating

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We present in this audio an outline that may at least serve to suggest the way to a greater spiritual power for many of us. Or, as the title intimates, each major idea may be a "path" leading to a life of abundant grace promised in the sacred word. Let us remember that a path is merely a way toward something; it can never be the thing itself. A knowledge of the truth is not enough; the truth must be followed if we would realize in actual experience the blessedness that is herein described.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: A. W. Tozer
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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A Joseph Campbell Companion

2 ratings

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Find your self in myth “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” -Joseph Campbell One of Joseph Campbell’s most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope. Drawn from a month-long workshop at the world-famous Esalen Institute, the Joseph Campbell Companion captures Campbell at his best: wise, funny, intelligent, and inspiring.

©1991 The Joseph Campbell Foundation. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Introduction © Diane K. Osbon.

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The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America

4 ratings

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“[Cass’s] core principle - a culture of respect for work of all kinds - can help close the gap dividing the two Americas….” -William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution  The American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesity rates climb. These woes are not the inevitable result of irresistible global and technological forces. They are the direct consequence of a decades-long economic consensus that prioritized increasing consumption - regardless of the costs to American workers, their families, and their communities. Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency focused attention on the depth of the nation’s challenges, yet while everyone agrees something must change, the Left’s insistence on still more government spending and the Right’s faith in still more economic growth are recipes for repeating the mistakes of the past. In this groundbreaking re-evaluation of American society, economics, and public policy, Oren Cass challenges our basic assumptions about what prosperity means and where it comes from to reveal how we lost our way. The good news is that we can still turn things around - if the nation’s proverbial elites are willing to put the American worker’s interests first. Which is more important, pristine air quality, or well-paying jobs that support families? Unfettered access to the cheapest labor in the world, or renewed investment in the employment of Americans? Smoothing the path through college for the best students, or ensuring that every student acquires the skills to succeed in the modern economy? Cutting taxes, expanding the safety net, or adding money to low-wage paychecks? The renewal of work in America demands new answers to these questions. If we reinforce their vital role, workers supporting strong families and communities can provide the foundation for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all.

©2018 Oren Cass (P)2018 Black Hills Audiobooks

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Oren Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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The Creation Frequency

95 ratings

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A powerful seven-week program for creating the life of your dreams  Are you living the life you’ve always dreamed of, or have you settled for being less than truly happy? Do you secretly yearn for love, for freedom, for abundance, for peace, or for purpose? This short book contains the secret to finally creating the life you want. Are you ready to take back your power and become the author of your own destiny?  At the darkest moment of his life, Mike Murphy was shown a simple yet powerful method for manifesting his heart’s desires. He used it to change his own life: A broke, desperate, divorced, alcoholic young man became a wealthy businessman, loving husband and father, and passionate philanthropist. Now he shares the precise process that enabled him to make this extraordinary transformation. In these pages, he will teach you how to tune in to the vibration at the heart of the Universe - the Creation Frequency - and use it to create lasting fulfillment, prosperity, and happiness.

©2018 Mike Murphy (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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The Age of Agile

11 ratings

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More value from less work. An unstoppable business revolution is under way - and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything...all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale. Agile began emerging many decades ago, but truly took off in the software development industry. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement is now spreading quickly throughout all kinds of companies. It enables a team, a unit, or an enterprise to nimbly adapt and upgrade products and services to meet rapidly changing technology and customer needs. And the process is applicable anywhere—companies don’t need to be born Agile, like Spotify. Even centuries-old Barclays is making the transition and reaping rewards. Filled with examples from every sector, The Age of Agile helps readers: Master the three laws of Agile Management (team, customer, network) Embrace the new mindset Overcome constraints Employ meaningful metrics Make the entire organization Agile And more With this breakthrough approach, even global giants can learn to act entrepreneurially. Their future depends on it. 

©2018 Stephen Denning (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with AMACOM, a division of American Management Association International, New York.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers

12 ratings

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Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you listen to nothing else on becoming a new manager, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you transition from being an outstanding individual contributor to a great manager of others. This book will inspire you to: Develop your emotional intelligence Influence your colleagues with the science of persuasion Assess your team and enhance its performance Network effectively to achieve business goals and for personal advancement Navigate relationships with employees, bosses, and peers Get support from above View the big picture in your decision-making Balance your team's work and personal life in a high-intensity workplace

©2017 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries

1 rating

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The theory of evolution unites the past, present, and future of living things. It puts humanity's place in the universe into necessary perspective. Despite a history of controversy, the evidence for evolution continues to accumulate as a result of many separate strands of incredible scientific sleuthing. In The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero explores the most fascinating breakthroughs in piecing together the evidence for evolution. In 25 vignettes, he recounts the dramatic stories of the people who made crucial discoveries, placing each moment in the context of what it represented for the progress of science. He tackles topics like what it means to see evolution in action and the distance between species in space and time, following figures from Darwin to lesser-known researchers as they unlock the mysteries of the fossil record, the earth, and the universe. The book also features the stories of animal species strange and familiar, including humans - and our ties to some of our closest relatives and more distant cousins. Brisk and entertaining while firmly grounded in fundamental science, The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries is a captivating listen for anyone curious about the evidence for evolution and what it means for humanity.

©2020 Donald R. Prothero (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them

4 ratings

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Identify mistakes standing in the way of investment success. With so much at stake in investing and wealth management, investors cannot afford to keep repeating actions that could have serious negative consequences for their financial goals. The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them focuses on what investors do wrong so often so they can set themselves on the right path to success. In this comprehensive reference, listeners learn to navigate the ever-changing variables and market dilemmas that often make investing a risky and daunting endeavor. Well-known and respected author Peter Mallouk shares useful investment techniques, discusses the importance of disciplined investment management, and pinpoints common, avoidable mistakes made by professional and everyday investors alike. Designed to provide a workable, sensible framework for investors, The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them encourages investors to refrain from certain negative actions, such as fighting the market, misunderstanding performance, and letting one's biases and emotions get in the way of investing success. Details the major mistakes made by professional and everyday investors Highlights the strategies and mindset necessary for navigating ever-changing variables and market dilemmas Includes useful investment techniques and discusses the importance of discipline in investment management Provides additional content and resources on a companion website. A reliable resource for investors who want to make more informed choices, this audiobook steers listeners away from past investment errors and guides them in the right direction.

©2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Renovated

Summary

Christianity has tended to focus on right beliefs and right choices as the keys for personal growth. But biblical evidence and modern brain science show that our character is shaped more by whom we love than what we believe. Through conversations he had with Dallas Willard at the Heart and Soul Conference shortly before Dallas' death, Jim Wilder shows how we can train our brains to relate to God based on joyful, mutual attachment - which leads to emotional and spiritual maturity as our identity and character are formed by our relationship with God.

©2020 Shepherd's House (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Jim Wilder
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Buffett's Tips

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Warren Buffett is often described as the greatest investor of all time. Beginning in the late 1950s with a $100 investment, he built an investment empire and became one of the wealthiest people ever - without losing his sense of humor. Around the world, people of all ages study Buffett's example, trying to follow in his footsteps to achieve financial independence and wealth. There's no secret to Buffett's success - he regularly tells everything he knows to the media and to his company's shareholders. But he has never written it all down in an easily accessible guide.  In Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy and Life award-winning professor John M. Longo sorts through the mountain of advice that Buffett has given over the years and distills it down into 100 easy-to-understand lessons. Everything young (and old!) people need to know about finance is in this book. From the different types of bank accounts to the basics of investing and risk management, this book teaches listeners how to live healthy financial lives. Not only is he one of the richest people in the history of the world, Warren Buffett is a happy person who lives an ethical life. In this book, listeners will find nuggets of Buffett wisdom on everything from where to go to college to what kind of cars to drive and how to be well liked among employees and friends.

©2020 John M. Longo and Tyler J. Longo (P)2021 Gildan Media

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 17 hrs
Available on Audible
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How Propaganda Works

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Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren't problems for us - not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-20th century. In How Propaganda Works, Jason Stanley demonstrates that more attention needs to be paid. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy - particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality - and how it has damaged democracies of the past. Focusing on the shortcomings of liberal democratic states, Stanley provides a historically grounded introduction to democratic political theory as a window into the misuse of democratic vocabulary for propaganda's selfish purposes. He lays out historical examples, such as the restructuring of the US public school system at the turn of the 20th century, to explore how the language of democracy is sometimes used to mask an undemocratic reality. Drawing from a range of sources, he explains how the manipulative and hypocritical declaration of flawed beliefs and ideologies arises from and perpetuates inequalities in society, such as the racial injustices that commonly occur in the United States.

©2015 Princeton University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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This Too Shall Last

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This audiobook is not a before-and-after story. Our culture treats suffering like a problem to fix, a blight to hide, or the sad start of a transformation story. We silently, secretly wither under the pressure of living as though suffering is a predicament we can avoid or annihilate by working hard enough or having enough faith. When your prayers for healing haven't been answered, the fog of depression isn't lifting, your marriage is ending in divorce, or grief won't go away, it's easy to feel you've failed God and, worse, he's failed you. If God loves us, why does he allow us to hurt? Over a decade ago, chronic illness plunged therapist and writer K. J. Ramsey straight into this paradox. Before her illness, faith made sense. But when pain came and never left, K. J. had to find a way across the widening canyon that seemed to separate God's goodness from her excruciating circumstances. She wanted to conquer suffering. Instead, she encountered the God who chose it. She wanted to make pain past-tense. Instead, God invited her into a bigger story. This Too Shall Last offers an antidote to our cultural idolatry of effort and ease. Through personal story and insights from neuroscience and theology, Ramsey invites us to let our tears become lenses of the wonder that before God ever rescues us, he stands in solidarity with us. We are all mid-story in circumstances we did not choose, wondering when our hard things will end and where grace will come if they don’t. We don't need to make suffering a before-and-after story. Together we can encounter the grace that enters the middle of our stories, where living with suffering that lingers means receiving God's presence that lasts.

©2020 K.J. Ramsey (P)2020 Zondervan

Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Finland's War of Choice

4 ratings

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This book describes the odd coalition between Germany and Finland in World War II, and their joint military operations from 1941 to 1945. This is a topic often missing in English, though in stark contrast to the numerous books on the shorter and less bloody Winter War. That conflict represented a gallant fight of a democratic “David” against a totalitarian “Goliath” that caught the imagination of the world. The story of Finland fighting alongside a “Goliath” of its own has not brought pride to that nation and was a period many Finns would rather forget. The prologue of this book brings the listener up to speed by briefly examining the difficult history of Finland, from its separation from the Soviet Union in 1917 to its isolation after being bludgeoned in 1939-40. It then examines both Finnish and German motives for forming a coalition against the USSR, and how - as logical as a common enemy would seem - the lack of true planning and preparation would doom the alliance. This book posits that it was mind-boggling how the highly professional German General Staff allowed itself to accept the militarily unsound and shaky coalition that resulted. The war aims were not discussed or harmonized, there were no campaign plans with tasks and missions spelled out past the initial assault, no effective main effort established, inadequate force levels, and an unsound command structure with various headquarters. Practically every rule in the book was broken. The objective of linking up with the Finns in the Leningrad area was an important factor in Hitler opting for three main drives into the Soviet Union rather than an earlier OKH plan that called for only two. After describing the operations during and after Barbarossa, this book describes how the Finnish theater became a blind ally for the Germans. Their strongest and best army was trapped both operationally and geographically in central and northern Finland, making virtually no contribution to the war effort. The Germans could not bring to bear enough forces to accomplish their objectives without substantial Finnish assistance, and that was not forthcoming. The final chapters deal with the Soviet counteroffensive against the Finns in 1944. The Finns lost all their gains and quickly concluded a separate armistice. This left the German forces in Finland to simply vacate the territory, fighting between the Finns and Soviets alike as they tried to return to the main war. Jointly suffering 291,000 casualties, the only consolation was that the coalition had inflicted some 830,000 on the Soviets. In this book, Henrik Lunde, a former US Special Operations colonel, and the renowned author of Hitler’s Pre-emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940, once again fills a profound gap in our understanding of World War II.

©2011 Henrik O. Lunde (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Henrik Lunde
Category: History, Military
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Man - the Dwelling Place of God

2 ratings

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"Behold I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20) At the hidden center of man's being is the dwelling place of the triune God. It is such a private, intimate place that no one can intrude but Christ, and even he will enter only through an invitation of faith. Once the Spirit enters the core of the believer's heart and establishes residence there, man becomes a true child of God. But baptism, confirmation, receiving the sacraments, church membership, etc., mean nothing unless God has truly inhabited the soul. In Man - the Dwelling Place of God, Tozer reveals what it truly means to have Christ within us - like leaving your old life behind, understanding the Bible, making godly choices, loving God for himself, Christian fellowship, and more.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: A. W. Tozer
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Can I Believe?

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Maybe Christianity is actually true. Maybe it is what believers say it is. But at least two problems make the thoughtful person hesitate.  First, there are so many other options. How could one possibly make one's way through them to anything like a rational and confident conclusion? Second, why do so many people choose to be Christian in the face of so many reasons not to be Christian? Yes, many people grow up in Christian homes and in societies, but many more do not. Yet Christianity has become the most popular religion in the world. Why?  This book begins by taking on the initial challenge as it outlines a process: how to think about religion in a responsible way, rather than settling for such soft vagaries as "faith" and "feeling". It then clears away a number of misunderstandings from the basic story of the Christian religion, misunderstandings that combine to domesticate this startling narrative and thus to repel reasonable people who might otherwise be intrigued. Grounded in scholarship but never ponderous, Can I Believe? refuses to dodge the hard questions as it welcomes the intelligent inquirer to give Christianity at least one good look.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience

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In just a few weeks, everything changed. Hopes that we would soon return to normal quickly faded as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world. Christian leaders have been forced to deal with the loss of in-person gatherings, devastating financial hits, and the heightened anxiety of facing a future with no clear understanding of what it may look like. What does ministry require now? And how can those who feel the burden of leading in this unprecedented context be equipped for their calling? For decades, Tod Bolsinger has helped leaders learn to adapt to a rapidly changing world that seminary training had not prepared them for. Now he has provided a unique resource applying some of his key insights to the current global crisis. Leadership for a Time of Pandemic draws from Tod's popular book Canoeing the Mountains to describe the basics of adaptive leadership in uncharted territory. Then, in a preview of his forthcoming book Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change, he focuses on how to create a rule of life in order to stay resilient. This brief, timely audiobook is an ideal resource for leadership teams to explore together. Christian leaders in any context will find wisdom and encouragement to provide the kind of resilient leadership that has never been so necessary.

©2020 Tod E. Bolsinger (P)2020 Two Words Publishing LLC

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Systematic Theology, Second Edition: Part 2

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This new edition of Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem may be the most important resource you can own for helping you understand Scripture and grow as a Christian. The most widely used resource of the last 25 years in its area, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem has been thoroughly revised and expanded (all 57 chapters) for the first time while retaining the features that have made it the standard in its field: Clear explanations, an emphasis on each doctrine's scriptural basis, and practical applications to daily life. This audiobook (Part II) includes "The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption" (13 chapters), "The Doctrine of the Church" (10 chapters), and "The Doctrine of the Future" (four chapters). Topics treated include common grace, election, the gospel call, regeneration, conversion, justification, adoption, sanctification, baptism, death, union with Christ, the church, grace, the Lord's Supper, worship, gifts of the Holy Spirit, the return of Christ, the millennium, and much more. Praise for the second edition: "After a quarter century of remarkable usefulness globally...it remains remarkable. I thank God for this precious gift to Christ's people worldwide." (John Piper) "Stands out for its clarity and accessibility." (Thomas R. Schreiner) With new content and revisions that took several years, this new edition now includes the following distinctive features, making it even better: Updated, fuller analysis of several recent controversies within evangelicalism, including the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son in the Trinity, the question of God's atemporal eternity, the role of women in the church, "seeker-sensitive" churches, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, and contemporary worship music New, thoughtful critiques of open theism, the "new perspective on Paul", Molinism (or "middle knowledge"), "Free Grace" theology, and the preterist view of Christ's second coming Completely revised, stronger chapter on the clarity of Scripture Completely revised, stronger chapter on creation and evolution, including a longer critique of theistic evolution and an extensive discussion on the age of the earth New discussion of how biblical inerrancy applies to some specific "problem verses" in the Gospels Additional material respectfully explaining evangelical Protestant differences with Roman Catholicism (with extensive interaction with the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church), Protestant liberalism, and Mormonism Completely updated bibliographies All Scripture quotations updated from RSV to ESV An explanation of why monogenes in John 3:16 and elsewhere should be translated as "only begotten" rather than merely "only" (this is a change from the first edition) New discussion on the impassibility of God An extensive discussion on the eternal submission of the Son to the Father, taking into account controversies in recent years A discussion of recent criticisms of the penal substitutionary view of the atonement Numerous other updates and corrections that have be prompted by letters and emails from people around the world and by interaction with the students Wayne has taught over the last 26 years both at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at Phoenix Seminary Part of the brilliance of Systematic Theology over the years has been its simplicity and ease of use. Each chapter follows the same structure. First, there is discussion of the doctrine being considered, such as justification or the Trinity or the deity of Christ. An explanation of that doctrine's biblical support and possible objections follow. Personal application and key terms to know for personal growth are provided in the accompanying PDF. The accompanying PDF also includes a Scripture memory passage, references to other literature on the topic, and suggested hymns and worship songs. If you are someone who thinks theology is hard to understand or boring, then this new edition of Systematic Theology will likely change your mind.  The appendixes referenced in both parts of the audiobook are available in the audiobook companion PDF download that accompanies part two.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Wayne A. Grudem (P)2020 Zondervan Academic

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 30 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gathering Storm

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Summary

The president of Southern Seminary reveals how secularism has infiltrated every aspect of society and how Christians, equipped with the gospel of Jesus Christ, can meet it head on with hope, confidence, and steadfast conviction. A storm is coming. Western civilization and the Christian church stand at a moment of great danger. The storm is a battle of ideas that will determine the future of Western civilization and the soul of the Christian church. The forces we must fight are ideologies, policies, and worldviews that are deeply established among intellectual elites, the political class, and our schools. More menacingly, these ideas have also invaded the Christian church. From threats to religious liberty and redefinitions of marriage and family to attacks on the sacredness and dignity of human life, the perils faced by the West and the church are unprecedented.  How should Christians respond to this challenge? The Gathering Storm provides the answer, addressing each dimension of culture and showing Christians how to give an answer for the hope that is within them and how to contend for the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints.

©2020 R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Work Stronger

84 ratings

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AMAZON BESTSELLER Don't work longer. Work stronger. As author Pete Leibman demonstrates in this eye-opening book, stronger hours (not longer hours) are the key to achieving and sustaining higher performance. Work Stronger provides a step-by-step, science-based approach for increasing your energy, decreasing your stress, and taking your performance to a higher level. You'll learn how to form stronger habits in four key areas that impact how you feel and perform each day: mental focus and time management, sleep and mindfulness, exercise, and nutrition. This book also features practical tips and powerful insights from private interviews that Leibman conducted with more than twenty-five prominent leaders. The group includes Chip Bergh, the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, and Janine Allis, an investor on Shark Tank.  You can also visit WorkStronger's website for three free bonuses that are included with the book (a free habits assessment, a free Work Stronger Workbook, and a free training series on how to get even better results).

©2018 Pete Leibman (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Pete Leibman
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Four Best Places to Live

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Of all the places to live on Earth, what are the best? Every year, the United Nations determines which countries answer this question. Money magazine asks the same question about cities across the United States. Forbes magazine completed a similar assessment on a global scale. In The Four Best Places to Live, Mark Buchanan evaluates the four best places to live - not according to the United Nations, Money, or Forbes - but according to God and Scripture. Where do we find the greatest joy, peace, and wisdom? Where can we go to experience the deepest sense of belonging? Is there a place that abounds with adventure where we can also feel safe, refreshed, and joyful? With compelling insight, Buchanan explores what God has revealed in His Word about where we become most alive, become most fully ourselves, and can dwell most closely with Him.

©2013 Mark Buchanan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Except as otherwise indicated, all sermons and previously unpublished content are © 2013 by Christianity Today International. Used by permission. Any Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION is © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Experiencing Grief

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At one time or another, we will all find ourselves facing a dark journey - the passage through grief. Experiencing Grief is written for a person who is in the wake of the despair grief leaves. This brief but powerful book will help lead listeners out of their grief experience through five stages of grief. At the end of the journey is peace and a seasoned, more mature faith.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Who's Afraid of AI?

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A penetrating guide to artificial intelligence: what it is, what it does, and how it will change our lives At a breathtaking pace, artificial intelligence is getting better and faster at making complex decisions. AI can already identify malignant tumors on CT scans, give legal advice, out-bluff the best poker players in the world, and, with ever-increasing skill, drive our cars. In Who’s Afraid of AI?, award-winning author Thomas Ramge expertly explains how machines are learning to learn, and he questions what today’s explosion of AI capability could mean for tomorrow: Is it ethical to allow robots - endlessly patient - to replace human caregivers in providing comfort and companionship to the elderly? Since AI feeds on big data, can we prevent its misuse by corporations or the government? Will AI ever be capable of runaway self-improvement? And if “the singularity” does arrive, with AI’s intelligence exponentially outpacing our own, what will become of us when, in many ways, we’re obsolete?

©2018 Thomas Ramge (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2019 by Thomas Ramge.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Thomas Ramge
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Grace Revealed

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Trust in the unmerited gift of God’s grace.

You can’t escape the inevitable crises that will face you throughout your lifetime. Whether health problems, emotional issues, career challenges, gut-wrenching losses, or other failures, these experiences can destroy your morale and lead you to despair. Some crises may be a result of your own choices, while others may be completely out of your control. Whatever the source, there is a lasting solution that comes to you free of charge from above: God’s amazing grace.

In Grace Revealed, you will: 

Experience real-life stories of others who discover they are not alone and that relief is within their grasp

See how devastating afflictions can be overcome through faith in Jesus and his love, mercy, and grace

Learn how God’s grace transforms lives and leads you into enduring and rewarding Christian service

Be inspired to encourage others who are suffering but cannot seek help on their own

Listen to these undeniable, modern-day examples of God’s loving grace and its transformative power, and discover that God is always present in your time of need.

©2018 Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC (P)2018 Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC

Author: Fred Sievert
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

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New York Times best seller The Daniel Plan is far more than a diet plan. It is an appetizing approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle by optimizing the five key essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. Your path to holistic health begins here, as Pastor Rick Warren and fitness and medical experts Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman guide you to incorporate healthy choices into your current lifestyle.  The concepts in this book will encourage you to deepen your relationship with God and develop a community of supportive friends who will encourage you to make smart food and fitness choices each and every day. This results in gradual changes that transform your life as they help you: Conquer your worst cravings Find healthy replacement foods for the foods you love Discover exercise you enjoy Boost your energy and kick-start your metabolism Lose weight Think more clearly Explore biblical principles for health And ultimately create an all-around healthy lifestyle It's time to feast on something bigger than a fad. Start your journey to impactful, long-lasting, and sustainable results today! Plus, get more from The Daniel Plan with The Daniel Plan Cookbook, The Daniel Plan Journal, and The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional. Accompanying graphics, exercise programs, diet plans, and recipes are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman (P)2020 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Healthy Me, Healthy Us

4 ratings

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Discover the secret to happy relationships. Relationships are rife with disappointment - but they are also the primary source of personal happiness. So it is no surprise that the number one question Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott hear over and over is, What's the single most important thing you can do for your relationships? After over 25 years of researching, writing, and speaking on this subject, in Healthy Me, Healthy Us the Parrotts have whittled down their answer to the truth contained in this single sentence: If you try to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself.  Relationship skills, tips, and tactics? Sure. They have their place. But meaningful relationships - the kind we all long for - grow from something deeper, something stronger, something that has more to do with being than doing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers

11 ratings

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Written by John Owen, one of the best known of the Puritans. In The Mortification of Sin, John Owen insisted on the importance of the Christian dealing effectively with their sinful tendencies and attitudes. He believed that God, through his Word and Spirit, had provided the guidelines and the power for this to be achieved. Owen effectively dismisses various excuses for not engaging in self scrutiny and yet avoids the current trend of self absorption. In so doing he provides principles to help believers live lives of holiness. As with all of Owen's writings, continues to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.

©2011 eChristian, Inc. (P)2011 eChristian, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: John Owen
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Restoring the Soul of Business

2 ratings

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The hidden key to successful transformation in any organization lies between human intuition and data-driven insights. Named by Time as a top five marketing innovator, Rishad Tobaccowala draws on research and interviews, as well as over three decades of experience as a business and thought leader, to describe how digilog companies - ones where digital tools and analog people are integrated expertly - develop a hybrid consciousness and learn to be proactive when they see warning signs that human traits are being subordinated to technology and data only decisions. Restoring the Soul of Business provides practical tools and techniques that every organization can and should implement and challenges listeners to move forward with the kind of balance that catalyzes transformation and produces one great success after another. Understand how to unleash the significant benefit that can by realized by combining emotion and data, human and machine, analog and digital. Spot the warning signs of data-blinded companies: cold cultures with little human interaction, poor innovation stemming from stifled employees not encouraged to contribute ideas or insights, and poor customer service due to automated, robotic processes that cause frustration and hurt the brand. Explore how organizations of various sizes and from different industries, from Walmart and IBM to Starbucks and Domino’s to Netflix and Google, have successfully reoriented their thinking on how to fuse technology and humanity. Gain skills to become an expert in connections critical to growth and success, including the connection between being creative and using technology, between succeeding today and thriving tomorrow, and between leveraging networks and creating new ideas and approaches. Everyone working in an organization will find penetrating observations and guidance about how and why establishing the proper balance between human intuition and creativity and data-driven insights can lead to increased revenue, profitability, retention - and even joy - in their careers and business. 

©2020 Rishad Tobaccowala (P)2020 HarperCollins Leadership

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Have a New Sex Life by Friday

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Given enough time, stress, and kids, even the most satisfying sex life can turn ho-hum. Before long, you find that your conversations center on taking the garbage out, you make love only with the lights off, and experimenting in the bedroom means changing the color of the duvet. Dr. Kevin Leman throws bored and frustrated couples an intimacy lifeline. In just one week, couples will learn: Why women need sex (and what stops them from wanting it) Why men want sex (and why what's important to her is important to him, too) How to reclaim space just for the two of them How to communicate better for a more intimate connection How to spice things up in the bedroom And more Dr. Leman's candid advice comes with a guarantee that with just a little attention to these doable strategies, husbands and wives can experience the kind of exciting intimacy they long for - not only by Friday but throughout their entire marriage. Includes a bonus section of questions and answers on how couples can improve their sexual communication.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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A Chronological Tour Through the Bible

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Travel straight through the events of Scripture. Imagine how your understanding of the Bible could grow if you knew how every part and player fit together on the stage of time! Bible scholar Ron Rhodes, author of the popular book The End Times in Chronological Order, now presents a spectacular bird's-eye view of God's larger work - past, present, and future. You'll hear: Who was used by God to display his glory and spread his message What key happenings shine a light on God's will throughout the ages When the true stories of Scripture took place - in order Where these events unfolded, and the direction humanity is headed Why it's important to study these details found in God's word Are you ready to take the tour? Experience the wonder of knowing your Bible better - and let this inspire you to draw closer to God than ever before.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ron Rhodes
Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Born After Midnight

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Will you press into heaven at the expense of Earth? It has been said that revivals are born after midnight. This is not because midnight is a magic hour - it isn't - but because anyone truly desiring renewal doesn't tire at seeking it. Born After Midnight stirs us toward renewal. Be it in the realm of money, worship, worry, or prayer, A. W. Tozer applies God's high wisdom to our everyday living to show sin bitter and Christ sweet, helping us crave heaven and lose our taste for the world. If you will take God for who he says he is, trust his promises as true, and forsake the world in clutching for heaven, it will cost you everything. But it will give you eternity. Born After Midnight invites you to seek what cannot be lost.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: A. W. Tozer
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Raise Your Own Salary

12 ratings

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This new edition of How to Raise Your Own Salary is filled with foolproof techniques for acquiring the knowledge and skills for increasing your share of life's riches. The detailed dialog between Andrew Carnegie and Napoleon Hill will mesmerize you with its message. Simultaneously, this classic work will stimulate your subconscious mind to put into immediate operation your desire for individual achievement. This book will teach you how to: Win riches, power, and prestige. Discover how to set your own goal in life and achieve it. Make life pay you for your personal efforts. Uncover Andrew Carnegie's entire secret of success. Retrace step by step the principles of achievement that lifted Carnegie to a position of great affluence and wealth. Achieve the right mental attitude that places you on the next rung in your ladder to success. Manifest success in your day-to-day life.

©1953, 1981 The Napoleon Hill Foundation; revised edition © 2004 by The Napoleon Hill Foundation. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Counterfeit Gods

11 ratings

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Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of months, fortunes, marriages, careers, and a secure retirement have disappeared for millions of people. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. But the truth is that we made lesser gods of these good things - gods that can't give us what we really need. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings - and now is the perfect time to meet him again, or for the first time. The Bible tells us that the human heart is an "idol-factory," taking good things and making them into idols that drive us. In Counterfeit Gods, Keller applies his trademark approach to show us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message will cement Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time - for both the faithful and the skeptical.

©2009 Timothy Keller (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rational Bible: Genesis

19 ratings

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USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller Wall Street Journal bestseller Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral. This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant - both to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written. Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will give you many reasons to rethink your doubts. Do you think faith and science are in conflict? You won’t after listening to this commentary on Genesis. Do you come from a dysfunctional family? It may comfort you to know that every family discussed in Genesis was highly dysfunctional! The title of this commentary is The Rational Bible because its approach is entirely reason-based. The listener is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager’s words, “If something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.” The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible - whose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered - to people of every faith and no faith at all. Virtually across the book, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind - and, as a result, to change your life.

©2019 by Dennis Prager. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. All Scripture taken from New JPS Translation, Jewish Publication Society. Philadelphia, PA 1985. Used by permission.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Sales

1 rating

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Sales isn't about pushing products or being efficient; it's about building the right systems to manage and empower your salespeople.   We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you understand how to create the conditions for sales success.   This book will inspire you to: understand your customer's buying center, integrate your sales and marketing operations, assess your business cycle and its impact on your sales force, transition away from solution sales, leverage the power of micromarkets, introduce tiebreaker selling and consensus selling, and motivate your sales force properly. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Harvard Business Publishing Corporation (P)2020 Gildan Media

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Canoeing the Mountains

20 ratings

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Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a cultural context you were not expecting. You may even feel that your training holds you back more often than it carries you along. Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world. If you're going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and find new navigational tools. Listening to this book will set you on the right course to lead with confidence and courage.

©2015 Tod Bolsinger (P)2017 Two Words Publishing, LLC. Recorded and distributed by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. www.ivpress.com

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Zone to Win

3 ratings

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Over the last 25 years, Geoffrey Moore has established himself as one of the most influential high-tech advisors in the world - once prompting Conan O'Brien to ask "Who is Geoffrey Moore and why is he more famous than me?" Following up on the ferociously innovative Escape Velocity, which served as the basis for Moore's consulting work to such companies as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Intel, Zone to Win serves as the companion playbook for his landmark guide, offering a practical manual to address the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. Focused on spurring next-generation growth, guiding mergers and acquisitions, and embracing disruption and innovation, Zone to Win is a high-powered tool for driving your company above and beyond its limitations, its definitions of success, and ultimately, its competitors. Moore's classic bestseller, Crossing the Chasm, has sold more than one million copies by addressing the challenges faced by start-up companies. Now Zone to Win is set to guide established enterprises through the same journey.

©2015 Geoffrey A. Moore (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency

2 ratings

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The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The media-Democrat “collusion narrative”, which paints Donald Trump as cat’s paw of Russia, is a studiously crafted illusion. Despite Clinton’s commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the collusion narrative, built on an anonymously sourced “dossier”, secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy. Though acknowledged to be “salacious and unverified” at the FBI’s highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump’s campaign. Miraculously, Trump won anyway. But his political opponents refused to accept the voters’ decision. Their collusion narrative was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues - the vanguard of the “Trump Resistance”. Through secret surveillance, high-level intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe that Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election. Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired his FBI director, who had given explosive House testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump otherwise. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation bedeviled the administration for two years. Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against media-Democrat caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. This has exposed the depth of politicization within American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is now clear that the institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis injected themselves scandalously into the divisive politics of the 2016 election. They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?

©2019 Andrew C. McCarthy (P)2019 Black Hills Audiobooks

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Essential Means of Grace

Summary

Too often, Christians wait for some extraordinary move of the Spirit to correct all their spiritual ills.  Although such a revival is possible, it is not the way God ordinarily grows his church. In The Essential Means of Grace, Paul Washer considers the three prominent gifts God provided for growth in godliness: the Scriptures, prayer, and participation in the life and ministry of the local church. Our desire for the extraordinary should never lead us to neglect the ordinary. Rather, let us devote ourselves to these ordinary means of grace in dependence upon the Spirit for an extraordinary conformity and usefulness to Christ.

©2020 Paul Washer (P)2020 One Audiobooks

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Paul Washer
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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Dream

3 ratings

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What happened to us? Why are so many people let down by life? We once had dreams - important dreams that gave us purpose - but somehow we got off track. It’s certainly not what God wants for us. Our Designer dreamed unique dreams for each of us before we were even born. He skillfully wove them into our DNA, along with the gifts and abilities to achieve those dreams. But here we are, chasing earthly applause when we could be experiencing heaven’s approval. If you want confidence in knowing God’s will, if you want each day to count, journey with Dutch Sheets as he presents soul-stirring lessons from the Bible and godly dreamers of today. When you hear God’s call on your life, you will never be the same.

©2012 Dutch Sheets (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Dutch Sheets
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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Systematic Theology, Second Edition: Part 1

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This new edition of Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem may be the most important resource you can own for helping you understand Scripture and grow as a Christian. The most widely used resource of the last 25 years in its area, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem has been thoroughly revised and expanded (all 57 chapters) for the first time while retaining the features that have made it the standard in its field: Clear explanations, an emphasis on each doctrine's scriptural basis, and practical applications to daily life. This audiobook (Part I) includes the introduction, "The Doctrine of the Word of God" (seven chapters), "The Doctrine of God" (12 chapters), "The Doctrine of Man in the Image of God" (five chapters), and "The Doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit" (five chapters). Topics treated include Scripture, the attributes of God, providence, the Trinity, creation, miracles, prayer, sin, atonement, Christ's resurrection, the work of the Holy Spirit, and much more.  Praise for the second edition: "After a quarter century of remarkable usefulness globally...it remains remarkable. I thank God for this precious gift to Christ's people worldwide." (John Piper) "Stands out for its clarity and accessibility." (Thomas R. Schreiner) With new content and revisions that took several years, this new edition now includes the following distinctive features, making it even better: Updated, fuller analysis of several recent controversies within evangelicalism, including the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son in the Trinity, the question of God's atemporal eternity, the role of women in the church, "seeker-sensitive" churches, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, and contemporary worship music New, thoughtful critiques of open theism, the "new perspective on Paul", Molinism (or "middle knowledge"), "Free Grace" theology, and the preterist view of Christ's second coming Completely revised, stronger chapter on the clarity of Scripture Completely revised, stronger chapter on creation and evolution, including a longer critique of theistic evolution and an extensive discussion on the age of the earth New discussion of how biblical inerrancy applies to some specific "problem verses" in the Gospels Additional material respectfully explaining evangelical Protestant differences with Roman Catholicism (with extensive interaction with the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church), Protestant liberalism, and Mormonism Completely updated bibliographies All Scripture quotations updated from RSV to ESV An explanation of why monogenes in John 3:16 and elsewhere should be translated as "only begotten" rather than merely "only" (this is a change from the first edition) New discussion on the impassibility of God An extensive discussion on the eternal submission of the Son to the Father, taking into account controversies in recent years A discussion of recent criticisms of the penal substitutionary view of the atonement Numerous other updates and corrections that have be prompted by letters and emails from people around the world and by interaction with the students Wayne has taught over the last 26 years both at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at Phoenix Seminary Part of the brilliance of Systematic Theology over the years has been its simplicity and ease of use. Each chapter follows the same structure. First, there is discussion of the doctrine being considered, such as justification or the Trinity or the deity of Christ. An explanation of that doctrine's biblical support and possible objections follow. Personal application and key terms to know for personal growth are then provided in the accompanying PDF. The accompanying PDF also includes a Scripture memory passage, references to other literature on the topic, and suggested hymns. If you are someone who thinks theology is hard to understand or boring, then this new edition of Systematic Theology will likely change your mind. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Wayne A. Grudem (P)2020 Zondervan Academic

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 40 hrs and 5 mins
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Biblical Preaching

6 ratings

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This best-selling book by Haddon Robinson, considered by many to be the "teacher of preachers", has sold over 300,000 copies and is a contemporary classic in the field. It offers students, pastors, and Bible teachers expert guidance in the development and delivery of expository sermons. This new edition has been updated throughout and includes helpful exercises.

©1980, 2001, 2014 Haddon W. Robinson (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Ask

8 ratings

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As a small-business owner, entrepreneur, or marketer, are you absolutely certain that you know what your customer wants? And even if you know what your customer wants, are you sure that you are able to clearly communicate that you offer the exact thing that they are seeking? In this best-selling book, Ryan Levesque lays out his proven, repeatable, yet slightly counterintuitive, methodology for understanding the core wants and motivations of your customer.  Levesque's Ask Method provides a way to discover what customers want to buy by guiding them through a series of questions and customizing a solution from them, so they are more likely to purchase from you. And all through a completely automated process that does not require one-on-one conversations with every single customer.  The Ask method has generated over $100 million in online sales across 23 different industries and counting. Now it is your turn to use it to create a funnel, skyrocket your online income, and create a mass of dedicated fans for you and your company in the process.

©2019 Hay House, Inc. (P)2019 Hay House, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement

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This account of the top secret investigation is "essential history...the authoritative appraisal of why American armed forces met the Japanese attack asleep" (The Christian Science Monitor).

On December 6, 1941, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, commander in chief of the United States Pacific Fleet, assured his staff that the Japanese would not attack Pearl Harbor. The next morning, Japanese carriers steamed toward Hawaii to launch one of the most devastating surprise attacks in the history of war, proving the admiral disastrously wrong. Immediately, an investigation began into how the American military could have been caught so unaware.

The results of the initial investigation failed to implicate who was responsible for this intelligence debacle. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, realizing that high-ranking members of the military had provided false testimony, decided to reopen the investigation by bringing in an unknown major by the name of Henry C. Clausen. Over the course of ten months, from November 1944 to September 1945, Clausen led an exhaustive investigation. He logged more than fifty-five thousand miles and interviewed over one hundred military and civilian personnel, ultimately producing an eight-hundred-page report that brought new evidence to light. Clausen left no stone unturned in his dogged effort to determine who was truly responsible for the disaster at Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement reveals all of the eye-opening details of Clausen's investigation and is a damning account of massive intelligence failure. To this day, the story surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor stokes controversy and conspiracy theories. This book provides conclusive evidence that shows how the US military missed so many signals and how it could have avoided the events of that fateful day.

©1992 Henry C. Clausen and Bruce Lee (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Category: History, Military
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
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The Power of Integrity

1 rating

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We live in a society that has largely abandoned moral standards and Christian principles. Unkept campaign promises, false advertising, exaggerated tax exemptions, employee theft - compromise has become a way of life. Such moral concession has even invaded the church. Faced with an opportunity to proclaim Christ to unbelievers, we feel intimidated and keep silent. Or we water down God's word on ethical issues at work or in our community to avoid rejection. Too often we prefer hypocrisy to integrity. But God longs for his people to be different - to maintain a commitment to his standards no matter what the cost. Is consistent obedience to God - integrity - attainable in this world of sin and self? By the grace and power of God, yes! One of the nation's most respected pastors points the way to persevering character in Christ. Drawing from scriptural examples of godly men who modeled integrity during severe testing, MacArthur makes a compelling case for the impact a man or woman of integrity can have in our world.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Seven Men

6 ratings

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In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known - but not well understood - Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel. Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?  Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled - George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson - call listeners to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

©2016 Eric Metaxas (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Eric Metaxas
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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God's High Calling for Women

1 rating

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The subject of women in the church is both important and controversial. John MacArthur is not afraid of either. In this revised work, MacArthur examines what the Bible teaches in I Timothy 2:9-15. He discusses topics ranging from the attitude and appearance of women, to their role in and contribution to the church. God's High Calling for Women can be used alongside or apart from the audio series available from Grace to You in either a personal or group study.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Tempered Resilience

Summary

What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change? Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains, is uniquely positioned to explore the qualities of adaptive leadership in contexts ranging from churches to nonprofit organizations. He deftly examines both the external challenges we face and the internal resistance that holds us back. Bolsinger writes: "To temper describes the process of heating, holding, hammering, cooling, and reheating that adds stress to raw iron until it becomes a glistening knife blade or chisel tip." When reflection and relationships are combined into a life of deliberate practice, leaders become both stronger and more flexible. As a result, these resilient leaders are able to offer greater wisdom and skill to the organizations they serve.

©2020 Tod E. Bolsinger (P)2020 Two Words Publishing LLC

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Seven Laws of Love

Summary

In our fast-paced, success-obsessed culture, we're constantly tempted to chase after things that don't matter. We've been conditioned to value possessions over people, status over relationships, and ourselves over God. But the reality is this: God created love to be the centerpiece of our lives. In The Seven Laws of Love, Dave Willis makes the case for a love revival and proves that in returning to a life of love, we have no greater model than the one who is love himself. In Dave's humorous, touching, down-to-earth style, The Seven Laws of Love takes you on a journey through the ins and outs of everyday relationships - with your spouse, your children, your friends, and your coworkers - using practical, applicable examples and guiding principles that demonstrate what a life of love actually looks like. There is no higher calling on Earth than to love and be loved. It's time to learn The Seven Laws of Love and to make loving a priority over all other pursuits. Anything else isn't really living.

©2016 Dave Willis (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Dave Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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God's Bankers

15 ratings

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A deeply reported, fast-paced exposé of the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican - the world's biggest, most powerful religious institution - from an acclaimed journalist with "exhaustive research techniques" (The New York Times).

From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this audiobook is about the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world.

God's Bankers has it all: a rare exposé and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church's aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the world's more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican's Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. Part thriller, part financial tell-all, this book shows with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power.

©2015 Gerald Posner (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Connection

3 ratings

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These days, many of us find it easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. Why take the trouble to meet someone in person when we can simply send an email or a text? But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the basis of success. In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers listeners seven methods of developing better rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers a specific technique and then illustrates it with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow listeners to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. By truly connecting with others, we broaden our own humanity as well as connect with a deeper part of ourselves.

©2017 Michael J. Gelb (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Praying for America

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Discover how to pray powerful prayers for God to bless and unite America in this inspiring guide from the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church. The most patriotic thing you can do for America is pray for America. In times of division and disaster, our country has a long history of turning to God. Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of a 14,000-member church in Dallas, Texas, and a Fox News contributor, believes it should be no different today. "When we seek God's help and pray about the issues that affect our lives," writes Jeffress, "we influence the fate of our families, our churches, and our nation. It has happened before in history, and it can happen again."  Each chapter of this uplifting book includes an inspiring story demonstrating the power of faith in the life of our nation, a prayer, and a relevant passage of scripture to inspire and encourage you in praying intently for our country. In these increasingly divided times, Praying for America will serve as a very necessary and timely reminder that "In God, we trust."

©2020 Dr. Robert Jeffress (P)2020 Faith Words

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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The Culture of Military Organizations

Summary

Culture has an enormous influence on military organizations and their success or failure in war. Cultural biases often result in unstated assumptions that have a deep impact on the making of strategy, operational planning, doctrinal creation, and the organization and training of armed forces. Except in unique circumstances, culture grows slowly, embedding so deeply that members often act unconsciously according to its dictates. Of all the factors that are involved in military effectiveness, culture is perhaps the most important. Yet, it also remains the most difficult to describe and understand, because it entails so many external factors that impinge, warp, and distort its formation and continuities.  The 16 case studies in this volume examine the culture of armies, navies, and air forces from the Civil War to the Iraq War and how and why culture affected their performance in the ultimate arbitration of war.

©2019 Cambridge University Press (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Self-Deliverance

1 rating

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Demons are real. If you find this hard to believe, you are not alone. Yet many of the problems you deal with come directly from the realm of darkness. They are demonic. But this is no cause for fear. In fact, there's freedom in knowing you can overcome these problems! Help is available for you. And you do not have to wait for somebody else to deliver you. With Jesus' help, you can free yourself. Join Rabbi Schneider as he walks you through every aspect of the biblical self-deliverance process, including how to: Determine which thoughts and actions are inspired by demons Speak specific commands that force demons to leave Win against persistent spirits Close demonic access gained through generational sins, fear, and trauma Experience God's healing presence And much more! As you move into Yeshua's freedom, you will see darkness dissipate - and you will find yourself surrounded by a peace and clarity you have never known. Let's get started. Includes discussion questions for personal or group use!

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Lawn Boy Returns

1 rating

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The summer I was 12, mowing lawns with Grandpa’s old riding mower turned into big business. With advice from Arnold the stockbroker, I learned all about making money. Six weeks and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, life got more complicated. You see, the prizefighter I sponsor, Joey Pow, won a big fight. And a TV interview made me famous. As Arnold says, “Capitalism plus publicity equals monster commerce.” Even my best friends wanted a piece of the action. Meanwhile, some scary guys showed up at Joey’s gym. . . . Gary Paulsen’s funny follow-up to Lawn Boy is full of big surprises and big laughs.

©2009 Gary Paulsen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Napoleon Hill Is on the Air!

Summary

In 1963, at the pinnacle of his career, beloved motivational speaker Napoleon Hill - whose classic Think and Grow Rich continues to inspire millions - distilled his lifetime work into a series of live radio broadcasts. In each one, Hill walked his listeners through one of the Five Foundations for Success - what he described as absolute musts connected to "practically all achievement that's worth mentioning". Napoleon Hill Is on the Air! comprises those never-before-published transcripts in an engaging Q&A format. Together they provide deep analysis of the "Big Five" principles and how to apply them for maximum benefit in business and relationships. The transcripts also offer rich, off-the-cuff insights and inspirational stories derived from Hill's years spent studying American icons, including Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Charles M. Schwab, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This remarkable book offers a unique perspective on Napoleon Hill's groundbreaking principles of success - as practical and powerful today as when he first discovered them.

©2017 Napoleon Hill Foundation (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Infectious

Summary

Master performance coach Achim Nowak teaches listeners how to create profound interpersonal connections for explosive business success! Technology has transformed the way we communicate. We send and receive more and more emails every day. We text. We tweet. We have reduced our communications down to efficient sound bites - and at the same time, many of us seem to know less and less about how to connect. Deeply, profoundly connect. In Infectious, acclaimed performance coach Achim Nowak introduces the listener to his powerful four Levels of Connection. Tested and honed through fifteen years of coaching senior-level executives around the globe, Nowak's techniques instantly transform the skills taught in traditional business communication and NLP programs. People who connect deeply with others connect on four levels: They shape conversations with effortless grace, and they play consciously with the unspoken elements of a connection - personal power, intention, and energy. The result? Infectious connections that accelerate personal success! Infectious offers simple language cues that deepen and shift the art of conversation. It breaks the idea of power into five tangible plugs that we can turn to - and turn on. These plugs recharge the quality of our connection with anyone we meet. It shows how we can clarify our intentions, and how this clarification immediately fosters a more potent connection. Finally, this book demystifies the experience of energy - the deepest of the four levels, and the root of any connection. It looks at how we access our energy. Remove energy blocks. Play with energy and own it. This highly practical book reshapes the hidden forces of a connection into simple, step-by-step actions. Apply the tools of Infectious and generate your own infectious connections!

©2014 Achim Nowak (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Achim Nowak
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2nd Edition)

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This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help listeners come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture. The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament. This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class.

©1999, 2005 Abingdon Press (P)2021 Tantor

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Simply Trinity

Summary

What if the Trinity we've been taught is not the Trinity of the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: We have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image. We have distorted the biblical, orthodox Trinity to justify our countless social agendas.  With clarity, creativity, and conviction Barrett mines the scriptures as well as the creeds and confessions of the faith to help you rediscover the beauty and simplicity of our Triune God. Barrett introduces you to "The Dream Team", the best of the church fathers, who teach us how to interpret the Bible in a way that avoids past and present trinitarian heresies. You will also be surprised to learn that what you believe about the Trinity has untold consequences for salvation and the Christian life. To truly know God, you must meet the One who is simply Trinity.

©2021 Matthew Barrett (P)2021 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Damn Right

2 ratings

Summary

A must-listen biography from the author of the best-selling Warren Buffett Speaks.

©2000 Janet Lowe (P)2019 Gildan Media

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Janet Lowe
Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Hitler's Preemptive War

1 rating

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This book describes the often overlooked World War II campaign for Norway - a complex series of battles in which Hitler out-gambled Churchill in order to secure a vital resource lifeline for the Third Reich. After Hitler conquered Poland and was still fine-tuning his plans against France, the British began to exert control of the coastline of neutral Norway, an action that threatened to cut off Germany’s iron-ore conduit to Sweden and outflank from the start its hegemony on the Continent. The Germans responded with a dizzying series of assaults, using every tool of modern warfare developed in the previous generation. Airlifted infantry, mountain troops and paratroopers were dispatched to the north, seizing Norwegian strongpoints while forestalling larger but more cumbersome Allied units. The German navy also set sail, taking a brutal beating at the hands of Britannia, while ensuring with its sacrifice that key harbors could be held open for resupply. As dive-bombers soared overhead, small but elite German units traversed forbidding terrain to ambush Allied units trying to forge inland. At Narvik, some 6,000 German troops battled 20,000 French and British, until the Allies were finally forced to withdraw by the great disaster in France, which had then gotten underway. Henrik Lunde, a native Norwegian and former U.S. Special Operations colonel, has written the most objective account to date of a campaign in which 20th-century military innovation found its first fertile playing field.

©2009 Henrik O. Lunde (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Henrik Lunde
Category: History, Military
Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
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Tomorrowland

3 ratings

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New York Times, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Discover bestselling author Steven Kotler has written extensively about those pivotal moments when science fiction became science fact...and fundamentally reshaped the world. Now he gathers the best of his best, updated and expanded upon, to guide listeners on a mind-bending tour of the far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives. From the ways science and technology are fundamentally altering our bodies and our world (the world's first bionic soldier, the future of evolution) to those explosive collisions between science and culture (life extension and bioweapons), we're crossing moral and ethical lines we've never faced before. As Kotler writes, "Life is tricky sport - and that's the emotional core of this story, the real reason we can't put Pandora back in the box. When you strip everything else away, technology is nothing more than the promise of an easier tomorrow. It's the promise of hope. And how do you stop hope?" Join Kotler in this fascinating exploration of our incredible next: a deep dive into those future technologies happening now - and what it means to be a part of this brave new world.

©2015 Steven Kotler (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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The Multiplication Effect

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Do you wish you had more qualified, committed, and mission-oriented leaders in your church to share the ministry workload? Do you have a passion for cultivating the God-given leadership gifts in others? Most pastors say that the need to identify and develop leaders is critical to the health and growth of their church, yet most churches do not have an intentional plan for doing this.  In The Multiplication Effect, Mac Lake reveals his practical, biblical, and proven strategy for addressing this leadership shortage and equipping future leaders to fulfill their kingdom mission. In this audiobook, Mac Lake will help you: Identify potential leaders using unique training modules Equip and disciple leaders at every level of their leadership journey Empower leaders to multiply themselves by developing other leaders Inspired by the greatest leadership example of all, Lake writes, "Jesus was a master of leadership development who saw something in people and then patiently walked with them to transform their spirit and their skills."  Learn how to lead like Jesus and create a culture of multiplying leaders to expand God's work in your community and beyond. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Mac Lake (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mac Lake
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Anything but Typical

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By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the eye-opening depiction of an autistic boy's daily and lifelong struggles to exist in a "neurotypical" world. The only place sixth grader Jason Blake can be himself is online, where he posts the short stories he writes. It's there that Jason finds Rebecca. Though the two have common ground, Jason can't face the consequences that meeting Rebecca might bring - but if he doesn't meet her, there's no chance to have a real relationship. This is a pitch-perfect portrait of autism, but no more than that, a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.

©2009 Nora Raleigh Baskin (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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How People Grow

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How People Grow reveals why all growth is spiritual growth and how you can grow in ways you never thought possible. Our desire to grow runs deep. Yet the issues in our lives and relationships that we wish would change often stay the same, even with our best efforts at spiritual growth. What does it take to experience increasing strength and depth in our spiritual walk, our marriages and family lives and friendships, our personal development - in everything life is about? And how can we help others move into growth that is profound and lasting? Unpacking the practical and passionate theology that forms the backbone of their counseling, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates to reveal how growth really happens. You'll discover: What the essential processes are that make people grow. How those processes fit into a biblical understanding of spiritual growth and theology. How spiritual growth and real-life issues are one and the same. What the responsibilities are of pastors, counselors, and others who assist people in growing. What your own responsibilities are in your personal growth. Shining focused light on the great doctrines and themes of Christianity, How People Grow helps you understand the Bible in a way that will help you head with confidence down the high road of growth in Christ. Workbook also available.

©2001 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2020 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
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Eyes Wide Open

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What's really going on with the environment - in our own backyards and the wider world? Conflicting information is offered by websites, magazines, and documentaries that blur the line between news and opinion. Not every report is reliable; not every interest group is actually composed of concerned citizens. In this dynamic account, award-winning author Paul Fleischman arms teens with the basic tools to uncover vested interests and falsehoods by vetting sources, following the money, and checking references so that they can make informed decisions about what actions to take in the worldwide battle against climate change, overconsumption, and dwindling resources.

©2014 The Brown-Fleischman Family Trust, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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The Cry of the Soul

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An excerpt from the foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada: "You have stumbled upon the best of guides. I should know. I first read The Cry of the Soul decades ago when I was still sorting through a lot of hurt and frustration connected with my quadriplegia (yes, I read it on that music stand holding a mouth stick). The Cry of the Soul showed me what to do with my anger and hurt - not stuff it under the carpet of my conscience, or minimize it, but actually do something good with it." All emotion - whether positive or negative - can give us a glimpse of the true nature of God. We want to control our negative emotions and dark desires. God wants us to recognize them as the cry of our soul to be made right with Him. Beginning with the Psalms, Cry of the Soul explores what Scripture says about our darker emotions and points us to ways of honoring God as we faithfully embrace the full range of our emotional life.

©1994 Wounded Heart Ministries (P)2019 Tantor

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Good News

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Everything the Bible has to say about the Gospel is simply an exposition of its central message: Jesus Christ lived and died to save sinners. The Gospel is about him, and it answers Jesus’ key question: “Who do you say that I am?” It is good news.  In Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Dr. John MacArthur examines the Bible’s revelation of Christ and encourages Christians with the vast implications of all that Christ accomplished for them. This is a book to rekindle love and awe for the Savior.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Creepy Crawling

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"Creepy crawling" was the Manson Family's practice of secretly entering someone's home and, without harming anyone, leaving only a trace of evidence that they had been there, some reminder that the sanctity of the private home had been breached. Now, author Jeffrey Melnick reveals just how much the Family creepy crawled their way through Los Angeles in the sixties and then on through American social, political, and cultural life for close to fifty years, firmly lodging themselves in our minds. Even now, it is almost impossible to discuss the sixties, teenage runaways, sexuality, drugs, music, California, and even the concept of family without referencing Manson and his "girls." Not just another history of Charles Manson, Creepy Crawling explores how the Family weren't so much outsiders but emblematic of the Los Angeles counterculture freak scene, and how Manson worked to connect himself to the mainstream of the time. Ever since they spent two nights killing seven residents of Los Angeles--what we now know as the "Tate-LaBianca murders--the Manson family has rarely slipped from the American radar for long. From Emma Cline's The Girls to the recent TV show Aquarius, the family continues to find an audience. What is it about Charles Manson and his family that captivates us still? Author Jeffrey Melnick sets out to answer this question in this fascinating and compulsively readable cultural history of the Family and their influence from 1969 to the present.

©2018 Jeffrey Melnick (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
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The Searchers

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In a world drenched in violence and oppression, here was a man armed with a message of peace and freedom. Into lives nearly overwhelmed by grief and sorrow, he brought compassion and healing and the deepest joy. To people who felt like outcasts and aliens, he showed the way home. And then, in one devastating night, all their hopes collapsed.This is where our story begins - in the valley of despair. It is a tale of two friends, a stranger, and a search for truth in a world gone mad with doubt. Historian Joseph Loconte unlocks the meaning of their exchange, set in the chaotic days following the execution of Jesus of Nazareth. Drawing from literature, film, philosophy, history, and politics, Loconte shows how this biblical drama is an integral part of our own story. Sooner or later, we will find ourselves among the searchers.

©2012 Joseph Loconte (P)2012 Brilliance Audio

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Ask

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The "mind-reading" system that is revolutionizing online business Do you know how to find out what people really want to buy? (Not what you think they want, not what they say they want, but what they really want?) The secret is asking the right questions - and the right questions are not what you might expect. Ask is based on the compelling premise that you should never have to guess what your prospects and customers are thinking. The Ask Formula revealed in this book has been used to help build multimillion-dollar businesses in 23 different industries, generating over $100 million in sales in the process. You'll discover why the Ask Formula is arguably the most powerful way to discover exactly what people want to buy and how to give it to them - and in a way that makes people fall in love with you and your company. In this tell-all book, expert online marketer Ryan Levesque (featured on CNBC and Yahoo Finance and in The Miami Herald, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mass Market Retailer, Bloomberg Businessweek, and more) turns everything you know about customer surveys on its head. You'll discover how Ryan Levesque developed his proven system for creating survey-based, customized sales funnels. And you'll also learn how you can implement the same system in your own business - no matter your market. The Ask Formula blueprint is laid out in clear and detailed steps for anyone to use and adapt. Whether you're an aspiring Internet entrepreneur, advanced online marketer, or established business owner, this book will both inspire you and show you how to skyrocket your online income - while creating a mass of raving fans in the process - simply by asking the right questions in a surprisingly different way. For people looking to scale up their business, Ask will utterly transform how you think about consumer behavior and selling online.

©2015 Ryan Levesque (P)2015 Ryan Levesque

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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Uncovering the Secrets of Bible Prophecy

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Can I know for sure what's in store for the future? With so much hype about the signs of the times, it's more important than ever to know what God really said was going to happen. It's not enough to take someone else's word for it. You must know how to uncover prophetic truths in the Bible for yourself. In this accessible yet extremely helpful guide to understanding the nature and purpose of the prophetic passages in Scripture, Jeff Kinley will tell you: The five biggest mistakes people make when it comes to Bible prophecy How to sort fact from fiction and spot false prophets The major views and interpretive principles you need to know The difference Bible prophecy makes in your life right now!  The future may seem like one big mystery - but it doesn't have to be! God has made his plans evident to all. And when you know what he has revealed, you can face the last days with a confident assurance of his provision and victory.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Jeff Kinley
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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On the Verge

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The church is on the verge of some tremendous changes. Contemporary church growth, despite its many blessings to believers, has failed to stem the decline of Christianity in the West. These times require a different kind of church - a church where every person is living a mission-sent life.The Bible uses the word apostles for Jesus' followers - that is, people sent on Jesus' behalf. In every existing form of the contemporary church - from the mega to the multi to the incarnational - some churches have taken the idea of apostolic mission seriously. Successful church leaders are discovering how to shift their existing resources and church structures into more adaptable forms to reach their communities. In this book, Alan Hirsch and David Ferguson share inspiring stories about leaders who have diagnosed their churches' failure to embrace a biblical model of mission and have moved toward a fuller expression of the gospel. On the Verge will help pastors and church leaders discover how these forerunners and their insights are launching a new apostolic movement - and how any church can get involved.

©2011 Alan Hirsch (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Reappearing Church

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What if the rise of secularism is good news for the church? For decades, we set our hopes on technology, politics, and the appearance of peace. We wanted to believe we were headed somewhere better - that progress was happening. But now, as our technology ensnares and isolates us, our politics threaten to tear us apart and our cultural decline continues to accelerate, people are understandably distressed. But throughout history, these periods of decline traditionally precede powerful spiritual renewal - and even revival. What if all the bad news in this world is actually good news for the church? Discover why there's reason to be wildly hopeful and how to prepare yourself and your church to be a part of renewal now and in the future.

©2019 Mark Sayers (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mark Sayers
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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The Gospel of Jesus Christ

1 rating

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Paul Washer escorts listeners through a biblical overview of the good news about Jesus. Presenting passage after passage from the Bible, Washer describes the holy character of God, the human problem of sin, and the divine solution found in Jesus' redemptive life, death, and resurrection for all who repent and believe. If you are interested in knowing the basic claims of the gospel or know someone exploring the truths of Christ, this succinct treatment of the greatest news the world has ever heard is just what you need.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Paul Washer
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Thou Art That

4 ratings

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Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors - and their misinterpretations - with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship. Campbell’s insights highlight centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical interpretations of Western religious symbols that are, he argues, perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation.

©2001 Joseph Campbell Foundation. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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The Apostles' Creed

5 ratings

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I believe. These two words are among the most explosive words any human can utter.  The Apostles' Creed has shaped and guided Christian faith for almost 2,000 years. Shared by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions, it is perhaps the most compelling and formidable statement of Christian doctrine the world has ever known. But do we know what it really means - and how it applies to us today? In The Apostles' Creed, renowned theologian and Pastor R. Albert Mohler Jr. works line-by-line and phrase-by-phrase through each section of the Creed, revealing the rich truths it contains, including:  The profound mystery of the Trinity The miracle of the Incarnation The world-shaking truth of the resurrection The hope of Christ's return The theological heritage contained in this ancient statement The Apostles’ Creed is an often-overlooked treasure that contains the power to shape us for vibrant and steadfast living today, equipping believers to live faithfully in a post-Christian culture. 

©2019 R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Let Food Be Your Medicine

1 rating

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Most of us think God is not concerned with what we eat, but the Bible actually offers great insight and instruction about the effects of food on our bodies. Dr. Colbert introduces a revolutionary sugar detox method, combined with an anti-inflammatory form of the modified Mediterranean diet that resolves a broad spectrum of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer, and osteoarthritis. Just imagine - understanding how food alone can produce mental clarity, balanced weight, and longevity. Includes meal plans.

©2018 Mission Audio (P)2018 Mission Audio

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Don Colbert
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles - 101 True Stories of Healing, Faith, and More

2 ratings

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Here are 101 Miracles to deepen your faith, give you hope, and brighten your day! These 101 amazing stories prove that God is actively involved in our daily lives, working miracles on our behalf. You will be awed and gratified by miraculous true accounts of healing, faith, divine intervention, and answered prayers. You’ll read tales of signs from above, the healing power of prayer, extraordinary connections with loved ones who have passed on, angels, divine appointments, and the everyday miracles we too often overlook. Among the 101 miracles, you’ll share the joy and inspiration of: Warren Holland, who prayed intensely as his US Air flight landed safely in the Hudson River Kimberly McLagan, who put herself in God’s hands after seven years of infertility and then had four children Kathleen Kardon, whose children were miraculously rescued from her submerged car by a mysterious man who immediately disappeared Herchel Newman, the firefighter trapped in a deathly blaze who prayed to Jesus and was told how to escape Heidi Krumenauer, whose mother’s inoperable terminal cancer disappeared after she prayed and recited Psalm 23 over and over

©2011 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The End Times Survival Guide

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We live in a world that seems to be on the verge of coming apart. Shootings. Killer viruses. The threat of nuclear war. All of it is just too real. Why does the apocalypse craze in movies and video games appeal to so many people so strongly? One answer is it shows us the primal foundations of our existence. In the same way, what’s happening in our world today is moving Christians to return to the foundations of our spiritual existence. Believers everywhere must get back to what matters most. We must always remember that our battle, at its most basic level, is spiritual. So, what are the spiritual tools - the essentials - that Scripture tells us we must remember and use as the end draws near? In The End Times Survival Guide, you will discover 10 spiritual tools the Bible relates directly to our preparation for the Lord’s coming - 10 biblical survival strategies to live out in these last days, so you and your family can prosper in an increasingly decaying, darkening world. These strategies won’t guarantee your physical or financial well-being, but they are guaranteed to bring life and vitality to your spiritual health and welfare as you cling to the immovable rock of God’s word. When life is whittled down to its essence, the real issue is our spiritual condition before God. Discover how you can protect yourself and your family spiritually in these dark days.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Jesus and the End Times

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The one source you can count on for facts about the last days “You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” Matthew 24:44  There is no shortage of writings about the last days - often full of speculation and sensationalism. Where can we go for information we can trust? Join Bible scholar Ron Rhodes for an in-depth look at what we know to be certain about the last days - based on key teachings directly from Jesus. You’ll learn what the Lord himself said about the Rapture, the Tribulation Period, the Second Coming, the Future Judgment, the Millennial Kingdom, and more.  So - are you ready for what is to come? Enjoy a fascinating survey of the end times through the words of Jesus himself, and gain the very best of what you can know about God’s plan for the future.

©2019 eChristian (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ron Rhodes
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Deep & Wide

10 ratings

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Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus started a movement that has grown like wildfire throughout the past 20 centuries. Author and pastor Andy Stanley brings to life from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church. Stanley identifies some of the key decisions and strategies that helped the church begin by the power of the Holy Spirit many centuries ago and continues to flourish today. He tells many stories of how God is working today to continue the movement of the church through the examples of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA. If you want to know how you can create a movement in your local community that can impact the entire world, Stanley points the way to create irresistible leadership, irresistible environments and an irresistible culture with in your church. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Andy Stanley (P)2012 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Andy Stanley
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Breath Taking

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From an expert in pulmonary medicine, the story of our extraordinary lungs, the organ that both explains our origins and holds the keys to our future as a species We take an average of 7.5 million breaths a year and some 600 million in our lifetime, and what goes on in our body each time oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide expelled is nothing short of miraculous. “Our lungs are the lynchpin between our bodies and the outside world,” writes Dr. Michael Stephen. And yet, we take our lungs for granted until we’re incapacitated and suddenly confronted with their vital importance. In Breath Taking, pulmonologist Michael Stephen takes us on a journey to shed original and much-needed light on our neglected and extraordinary lungs, at a most critical societal moment. He relates the history of oxygen on Earth and the evolutionary origins of breathing, and explores the healing power of breath and its spiritual potential. He explains in lay terms the links our lungs have with our immune system and with society at large. And he offers illuminating chronicles of pulmonary research and discovery - from Galen in the ancient world to pioneers of lung transplant - and poignant human stories of resilience and recovery - from the frantic attempts to engage his own son’s lungs at birth to patients he treats for cystic fibrosis today. Despite great advances in science, our lungs are ever more threatened. Asthma is more prevalent than ever; rising stress levels make our lungs vulnerable to disease; and COVID-19 has revealed that vulnerability in historic ways. In this time, Breath Taking offers inspiration and hope to millions whose lungs are affected and vital perspective to us all.

©2021 Michael J. Stephen. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Center Church

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Many pastors struggle to translate their theological beliefs into fruitful ministry in the places they are called to reach. It’s not enough to simply know what to believe (theology), or on the other hand, how to do ministry (methodology) - they need something in between. They need help thinking about ministry in a culture that no longer believes Christianity is a force for good, let alone the source of ultimate revealed truth in the person of Christ. This unabridged audiobook, a collection of 12 essays by Timothy Keller, outlines a theological vision for ministry that is organized around three core commitments: Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone, and strategy of all that we do; City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic, and underserved places for gospel ministry; and Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community, as we are led by the Holy Spirit. A theological vision creates a bridge between doctrine and expression, a balance between cultural engagement and countercultural distinctiveness. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, Center Church will provoke serious reflection, creative adaptation, and decisive action. It can be used by groups or individually and includes questions for discussion and reflection. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Timothy Keller (P)2012 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
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How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything - Yes, Anything!

5 ratings

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Repackaged with a stunning new cover and an insightful new foreword, this book is one of six Dr. Albert Ellis "How To" titles to be reissued by Citadel in 2016-2017. Widely recognized as a pioneer of 20th century psychotherapy, Albert Ellis's works have stood the test of time, and continue to serve as the cornerstone of the Albert Ellis Institute, which has centers in 6 American cities and 20 countries abroad. This acclaimed self-help classic has already helped thousands of readers/listeners to better their lives with the techniques and practices Dr. Ellis developed. CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY All of us worry about something, big or small, every day. But much of the emotional misery we feel is an overreaction, and it can be significantly reduced, using the techniques you'll find in this landmark book. World renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, who created Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), believed that anger, anxiety, and depression are not only unnecessary, they're unethical, because when we allow ourselves to become emotionally upset, we're being unfair and unjust to ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts is a choice we can refuse to make. Applying the proven, time-tested principles of REBT is a simple, logical way to find true mental health and happiness. REBT acknowledges the power of emotions, but it also helps us understand which feelings are healthy and which are not. This classic book teaches you how to: Retrain your brain to focus on the positive aspects of your life and face each obstacle without unnecessary despair Control your emotional destiny Refuse to upset yourself about upsetting yourself Solve practical problems as well as emotional problems Conquer the tyranny of "shoulds" ...and much more, providing all the tools you need to take back your life - and your happiness. If you can refuse to make yourself miserable, you're that much closer to making yourself happy - every day. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1988, 2006 Albert Ellis Institute (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Foreword © 2016 Albert Ellis Institute. Lyrics by Albert Ellis, © by Albert Ellis Institute.

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Stop Hurting the Woman You Love

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A first-ever how-to book to help abusive men change their behavior by changing their thinking. End the cycle of abuse - for good. Authors Charlie Donaldson, Randy Flood, and Elaine Eldridge uncover a proven action plan that violent men can use to change their behavior. Filled with insightful questionnaires and actual case histories, the essential how-to book Stop Hurting the Woman You Love, will help end abusive patterns in favor of healthier, happier relationships.

©2006 Charlie Donaldson, Randy Flood, Elaine Eldridge (P)2020 Tantor

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Rediscovering the Holy Spirit

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For the Spirit, being somewhat forgotten is an occupational hazard. The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted. As they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Just as we take breathing for granted, we can take the Holy Spirit for granted simply because we constantly depend on him. Like the cane that soon feels like an extension of the blind man's own body, we too easily begin to think of the Holy Spirit as an extension of ourselves. Yet the Spirit is at the center of the action in the divine drama, from Genesis 1:2 all the way to Revelation 22:17. The Spirit's work is as essential as the Father's and the Son's, yet the Spirit's work is always directed to the person and work of Christ. In fact the efficacy of the Holy Spirit's mission is measured by the extent to which we are focused on Christ. The Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who brings the work of the Father, in the Son, to completion. In everything that the Triune God performs, this perfecting work is characteristic of the Spirit. In Rediscovering the Holy Spirit, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton introduces listeners to the neglected person of the Holy Spirit, showing that the work of God's Spirit is far more ordinary and common than we realize. Horton argues that we need to take a step back every now and again to focus on the Spirit himself - his person and work - in order to recognize him as someone other than Jesus or ourselves, much less something in creation. Through this contemplation we can gain a fresh dependence on the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives.

©2017 Zondervan (P)2017 Michael Horton

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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Taking America Back for God

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Taking America Back for God points to the phenomenon of "Christian nationalism," the belief that the United States is - and should be - a Christian nation. At its heart, Christian nationalism demands that we must preserve a particular kind of social order, an order in which everyone - Christians and non-Christians, native-born and immigrants, whites and minorities, men and women - recognizes their "proper" place in society.  The first comprehensive empirical analysis of Christian nationalism in the United States, Taking America Back for God illustrates the influence of Christian nationalism on today's most contentious social and political issues. Drawing on multiple sources of national survey data as well as in-depth interviews, Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry document how Christian nationalism shapes what Americans think about who they are as a people, what their future should look like, and how they should get there.  Americans' stance toward Christian nationalism provides powerful insight into what they think about immigration, Islam, gun control, police shootings, atheists, gender roles, and many other political issues-very much including who they want in the White House. Taking America Back for God is a guide to one of the most important - and least understood - forces shaping American politics.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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Never Trust a Leader Without a Limp

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A unique life, a gifted calling, a lasting legacy John Wimber is not only revered as the founder of the Vineyard movement but is renowned for his unique ability to capture truth in pithy little phrases. This inspirational collection of memorable remarks, each placed in its historical context, offers astute observations on essential principles while also capturing and preserving the story and identity of a miraculous work of God. For those who witnessed the miracle firsthand and for an entire generation of young leaders who never met John or experienced his ministry, here is a unique restatement of the foundational tenets that launched an international community of more than 2,400 churches in more than 100 countries - a lasting legacy of spiritual insights that changed lives then and can change your life today.

©2020 Glenn Schroder (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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Spiritual Warfare in the End Times

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Understand the battle before you enter it. When you think about the end times, you've probably already considered the rapture, the tribulation, and the Antichrist. But are you prepared for the spiritual warfare that is already escalating around us as we draw closer to the final days? Now more than ever, it is essential to equip yourself with God's truth so you can stand against the encroaching darkness. In Spiritual Warfare in the End Times, best-selling prophecy author Ron Rhodes powerfully exposes Satan's most destructive and effective tools of spiritual injury - and the means of rendering them ineffective. Ron will help you understand: The identity, tactics, and dominion of Satan - and the spiritual armor God has given you for protection The pivotal roles the Holy Spirit and the Word of God play in your spiritual victory The sheep (Christians) who keep close to the Shepherd (Jesus) are safest from the predatory wolf (Satan) Though Satan will always want to diminish your capacity to serve in God's kingdom, God promises you'll never fight him alone. Spiritual Warfare in the End Times will provide you with all you need for victory both now and in the future.

©2020 Ron Rhodes (P)2021 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ron Rhodes
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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Giving Is the Good Life

1 rating

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Wouldn't it be great if we could do what pleases God, helps others, and is best for us - at the same time? Can we live the good life without being selfish? In Giving Is the Good Life, best-selling author Randy Alcorn teaches life-changing biblical principles of generosity and tells stories of people who have put those radical principles into practice. Each story is a practical application that can help stimulate your imagination and expand your dreams of serving Jesus in fresh ways. These real-life models give you not just words to remember but footprints to follow. Giving Is the Good Life reveals a grander view of God and generosity - one that stretches far beyond our imagination and teaches us what the good life is really all about.

©2019 Randy Alcorn (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Randy Alcorn
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Killing Christians

3 ratings

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Could you retain your faith even if it meant losing your life? Your family's lives? To many Christians in the Middle East today, a "momentary, light affliction" means enduring only torture instead of martyrdom. The depth of oppression Jesus' followers suffer is unimaginable to most Western Christians. Yet it is an everyday reality for those who choose faith over survival in Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, and other countries hostile to the Gospel of Christ. In Killing Christians Tom Doyle takes listeners to the secret meetings, the torture rooms, the grim prisons, and even the executions that are the "calling" of countless Muslims turned Christians. All survivors long to share with brothers and sisters "on the outside" what Christ has taught them. Killing Christians is their message to listeners who still enjoy freedom to practice their faith. None would wish their pain and suffering on those who do not have to brave such misery, but the richness gained through their remarkable trials are delivered--often in their own words--through this audiobook. The stories are breathtaking, the lessons soul stirring and renewing. Killing Christians presents the dead-serious work of expanding and maintaining the faith.

©2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Tom Doyle
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Not from Around Here

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Brandon O’Brien writes about his life growing up in rural America, young adulthood in the suburbs, and midlife in Manhattan. Through personal stories, humor, and reflection he looks at how the place we grow up shapes our lives, beliefs, and faith.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Brandon J. O'Brien (P)2019 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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The Confederacy's Last Hurrah

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The rise of Civil War general John Bell Hood, his command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and the decisions that led to its downfall. Though he barely escaped expulsion from West Point, John Bell Hood quickly rose through the ranks of the Confederate army. With bold leadership in the battles of Gaines' Mill and Antietam, Hood won favor with Confederate president Jefferson Davis. But his fortunes in war took a tragic turn when he assumed command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.  After the fall of Atlanta, Hood marched his troops north in an attempt to draw Union army general William T. Sherman from his devastating "March to the Sea." But the ploy proved ruinous for the South. While Sherman was undeterred from his scorched-earth campaign, Hood and his troops charged headlong into catastrophe.  In this compelling account, Wiley Sword illustrates the poor command decisions and reckless pride that made a disaster of the Army of Tennessee's final campaign. From Spring Hill, where they squandered an early advantage, Hood and his troops launched an ill-fated attack on the neighboring town of Franklin. The disastrous battle came to be known as the "Gettysburg of the West." But worse was to come as Hood pressed on to Nashville, where his battered troops suffered the worst defeat of the entire war.  Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award for best work of nonfiction about the Civil War, The Confederacy's Last Hurrah chronicles the destruction of the South's second largest army. "Narrated with brisk attention to the nuances of strategy - and with measured solemnity over the waste of life in war," it is a groundbreaking work of scholarship told with authority and compassion (Kirkus Reviews).

©1992 by Wiley Sword. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Wiley Sword
Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
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Chosen by God

7 ratings

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With nearly 200,000 copies sold in its 25 years, Chosen by God by Dr. R. C. Sproul is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn't just for Calvinists, says Sproul. It is a doctrine for all biblical Christians. In this updated and expanded edition of Chosen by God, Sproul shows that the doctrine of predestination doesn't create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God but paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. There is mystery in God's ways but not contradiction.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: R. C. Sproul
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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The Rational Bible: Exodus

24 ratings

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Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors - and sometimes we ourselves - dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought. Do you think the Bible permitted the trans-Atlantic slave trade? You won’t after reading this book. Do you struggle to love your parents? If you do, you need this book. Do you doubt the existence of God because belief in God is “irrational?” This book will give you reason after reason to rethink your doubts. The title of this commentary is, “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. As Prager says, “If something I write does not make rational sense, I have not done my job.” The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life. His goal: to change your mind - and then change your life.

©2018 Dennis Prager (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
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Kierkegaard

3 ratings

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Discover a new understanding of Kierkegaard's thought and his life, a story filled with romance, betrayal, humor, and riots. Kierkegaard, like Einstein and Freud, is one of those geniuses whose ideas permeate the culture and shape our world even when relatively few people have read their works. That lack of familiarity with the real Kierkegaard is about to change. This lucid new biography by scholar Stephen Backhouse presents the genius as well as the acutely sensitive man behind the brilliant books. Scholarly and accessible, Kierkegaard: A Single Life introduces his many guises - the thinker, the lover, the recluse, the writer, the controversialist - in prose so compelling it reads like a novel. One chapter examines Kierkegaard's influence on our greatest cultural icons - Kafka, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Camus, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name only a few. A useful appendix presents an overview of each of Kierkegaard's works for the scholar and lay listener alike.

©2016 Zondervan (P)2016 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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New Babylon Rising

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What New Babylon reveals to us about the end times... What will the world look like in the last days? One significant clue the Bible offers is a fascinating look at New Babylon. More than one-tenth of the book of Revelation is devoted to prophecies about this city-the center of the antichrist's world government. But are we to understand these prophecies symbolically or literally?   In New Babylon Rising, trusted prophecy expert Ron Rhodes offers insight into what God's Word tells us about the worldwide influence of New Babylon in the end times. Take a look at what prophetic Scripture says and Discover the rampant paganism and evil that will mark this infamous city Learn about the convergence and fulfillment of many ancient prophecies about the tribulation and second coming of Christ Apprehend that God not only sees the future, but has determined how it will unfold As you explore the Bible's prophecies about the last days, you'll discover that no matter how uncertain the future looks, you can have peace knowing that God is in full control of all things.

©2019 Ron Rhodes (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ron Rhodes
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Is God a Mathematician?

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Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how - if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind - it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in the formulation of the laws of nature. Is God a Mathematician? investigates why mathematics is as powerful as it is. From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how such a seemingly abstract discipline could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that - mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? If, as Einstein insisted, mathematics is "a product of human thought that is independent of experience," how can it so accurately describe and even predict the world around us? Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever deeper insights into our world. This fascinating book will interest anyone curious about the human mind, the scientific world, and the relationship between them.

©2009 Mario Livio (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mario Livio
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Updated Edition)

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Nearly six million Americans suffer from the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which can manifest itself in many ways: paralyzing fear of contamination; unmanageable “checking” rituals; excessive concern with order, symmetry, and counting; and others. Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides Dr. Jonathan Grayson’s revolutionary and compassionate program for finally breaking the cycle of overwhelming fear and endless rituals, including:  Self-assessment tests that guide listeners in identifying their specific type of OCD and help track their progress in treatment  Case studies from Dr. Grayson’s revolutionary and profoundly successful treatment program  Blueprints for programs tailored to particular manifestations of OCD Previously unexplored manifestations of OCD, such as obsessive staring, Relationship OCD (R-OCD), obsessive intolerance of environmental sounds and chewing sounds  Therapy scripts to help individuals develop their own therapeutic voice, to motivate themselves to succeed  New therapies used in conjunction with exposure techniques  “Trigger sheets” for identifying and planning for obstacles that arise in treatment  Information on building a support group  And much more  Demystifying the process of OCD assessment and treatment, this indispensable book helps sufferers make sense of their own compulsions through frank, unflinching self-evaluation, and provides not only the knowledge of how to change - but the courage to do it. *This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains resources from the book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2004, 2014 Jonathan Grayson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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A Little Book on the Christian Life

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For centuries, Christians of all ages have turned to this book to help guide them in their journey as they follow Christ. This book is one of the great classics of the Christian faith, calling believers to pursue holiness and endure suffering as they rest in Christ alone. In this new translation, Aaron Denlinger and Burk Parsons capture John Calvin's biblical faithfulness, theological integrity, and pastor's heart.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: John Calvin
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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The Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition

2 ratings

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Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart. McKnight challenges us to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic belief but to see it as a story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day. Accompanying quizzes are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Scot McKnight (P)2020 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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High on God

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"God is like a drug, a high, [I] can't wait for the next hit."  This direct quote from a megachurch member speaking about his experience of God might be dismissed as some sort of spiritually-induced drug riff. However, according to the research in this book, it was not only sincere, but a deeply felt, and sought-after sensibility. Megachurch attendees desire this first-hand experience of God, and many report finding it in their congregations.  High on God gives the first robust and plausible explanation for why megachurches have conquered the churchgoing market of America. Without condescension or exaggeration, the authors show the genius of megachurches: the power of charisma, the design of facilities, the training of leaders, the emotional dynamics, and the strategies that bring people together and lead them to serve and help others.  Using Emile Durkheim's concept of homo duplex, the authors plot the strategies that megachurches employ to satisfy the core human craving for personal meaning and social integration, as well as personal identity and communal solidarity.  The authors also show how these churches can go wrong, sometimes tragically so. But they argue that, for the most part, megachurches help their attendees find themselves through bonding with and serving others.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Whiteshift

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Whiteshift: the turbulent journey from a world of racially homogeneous white majorities to one of racially hybrid majorities

This is the century of whiteshift. As Western societies are becoming increasingly mixed-race, demographic change is transforming politics. Over half of American babies are non-white, and by the end of the century, minorities and those of mixed race are projected to form the majority in the UK and other countries. The early stages of this transformation have led to a populist disruption, tearing a path through the usual politics of left and right. Ethnic transformation will continue, but conservative whites are unlikely to exit quietly; their feelings of alienation are already redrawing political lines and convulsing societies across the West. One of the most crucial challenges of our time is to enable conservatives as well as cosmopolitans to view whiteshift as a positive development. 

In this groundbreaking book, political scientist Eric Kaufmann examines the evidence to explore ethnic change in North American and Western Europe. Tracing four ways of dealing with this transformation - fight, repress, flight, and join - he charts different scenarios and calls for us to move beyond empty talk about national identity. If we want to avoid more radical political divisions, he argues, we have to open up debate about the future of white majorities. 

Deeply thought provoking, enriched with illustrative stories, and drawing on detailed and extraordinary survey, demographic, and electoral data, Whiteshift will redefine the way we discuss race in the twenty-first century.

©2019 Eric Kaufmann (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
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The New Gold Standard

7 ratings

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When it comes to refined service and exquisite hospitality, one name stands high above the rest: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. With ceaseless attention to every luxurious detail, the company has set the bar for creating memorable customer experiences in world-class settings. Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the company's extraordinary success are revealed. The New Gold Standard takes you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Granted unprecedented access to the company's executives, staff, and its award-winning Leadership Center training facilities, bestselling author Joseph Michelli explored every level of leadership within the organization. He emerged with the key principles leaders at any company can use to provide a customer experience unlike any other, such as: • Understanding the ever-evolving needs of customers• Empowering employees by treating them with the utmost respect• Anticipating customers' unexpressed needs and concerns• Developing and conducting an unsurpassed training regimen Sharing engaging stories from the company's employees - from the corporate office and hotels around the globe - Michelli describes the innovative methods the company uses to create peerless guest experiences and explains how it constantly hones and improves them. The New Gold Standard weaves practical how-to advice, proven leadership tools, and the wisdom of experts to help you create and embed superior customer-service principles, processes, and practices in your own organization.

©2008 Joseph A. Michelli (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. The Ritz-Carlton Credo © The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. © 1998, 2000 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. The content is used with permission; however, Gallup retains all rights of republication.

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The End of America?

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Will God's wrath fall on America? What happens when a country glories in its immorality, turning away from faith in God and obedience to him? Jeff Kinley, author of As It Was in the Days of Noah, explores historical and biblical precedents for the demise of a nation and addresses pressing questions such as... How did we get to this point? Is America in Bible prophecy? Will Christians face widespread persecution here? What effect will the rapture have on America? How should I respond to the moral decline? This forthright survey of current events and trends offers valuable perspective on the future of America - along with powerful motivation to embrace the only source of lasting hope.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Jeff Kinley
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

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Seventy-four percent of Americans suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. In fact, even top professional speakers and accomplished actors experience butterflies before presenting. They never eliminate the butterflies; they just teach them how to fly in formation. How? Michael Gelb’s techniques will help you clarify and shape your message so that your audience - no matter how big or small, in person or virtual - will care about it. Once the message is clear, he teaches you how to convey it in memorable, creative, and effective ways. Gelb shows that public speaking is a skill anyone can learn and enjoy. Mastering the Art of Public Speaking will guide you to rediscover your natural gift for communication while strengthening confidence and presence.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Michael J. Gelb. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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You Lost Me

2 ratings

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More than 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. This is a striking and alarming statistic. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman's first book unChristian showed the world what outsiders aged 16–29 think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians, ages 16–29, are leaving the church and rethinking their faith. Based on new research, You Lost Me shows pastors, church leaders, and parents how we have failed to equip young people to live in - but not of - the world and how this has serious long-term consequences. He then offers suggestions on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace rather than toss away.

©2011 eChristian, Inc. (P)2011 eChristian, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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Jesus Christ Superstition

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While Christian faith cannot be reduced to mere superstition, few would deny that Christianity is too easily plagued by superstition. Indeed, many Christian theologians have tried to purify Christianity of magical thinking in favor of genuine piety.  In Jesus Christ Superstition, Robert M. Price examines this confusing intersection of Christianity and superstition. Is "practicing the presence of God" actually a variety of paranoia? Is having a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" really akin to a child playing with an imaginary friend? At what point does a religious belief or practice become an obsessive neurosis? These are searching questions from someone who himself spent many years as an evangelical Christian.  Price finds that the source of superstition in Christianity is the objectification of the transcendent. As a result, he argues, many of the most destructive superstitions within Christianity are unfortunate accretions to the faith and by no means essential to it. In that regard, many of the beliefs and practices that interfere with a life-transforming piety could in principle be purged from Christianity to the glad benefit of its adherents. Christians who believe that an unexamined faith is not worth having will profit from struggling with Jesus Christ Superstition.

©2019 Robert M. Price (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Leading the Starbucks Way

1 rating

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Lead your business the Starbucks way. Foreword by Herve Humler, President and COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. One of the best-recognized and admired brands in the world, Starbucks singlehandedly transformed the ordinary delivery of coffee into a cultural phenomenon - a result of the company’s exemplary leadership practices. Joseph Michelli, author of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Businessweek best seller The Starbucks Experience, explains that the international success of Starbucks begins with a promise: To inspire and nurture the human spirit - one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. Michelli offers a perspective on the leadership principles that drove the iconic coffee company’s resurgence from serious setbacks during the economic downturn - one of the few true turnaround stories of this time. And the company continues to grow dramatically, entering new markets and channels with fresh products and technologies. In Leading the Starbucks Way, Michelli establishes five actionable principles that fuel long-term global sustainability at Starbucks and that can be used in any company, in any industry: Savor and Elevate Love to Be Loved Reach for Common Ground Mobilize the Connection Cherish and Challenge Your Legacy Leading the Starbucks Way is a penetrating look at the inner workings of one of today’s most successful brands. The company gave Michelli one-on-one access to a variety of employees (called partners) to write this book - from baristas to senior leaders, including Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. In short, success is all about loving your product, loving your customers, and loving your employees. Sincerely. Without fail. Even in the face of business challenges.

©2014 Joseph A. Michelli (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

3 ratings

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"If there were a Guinness Book of World Records entry for ‘amount of times having prayed the sinner’s prayer’, I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender," says pastor and author J. D. Greear. He struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. "Lack of assurance" is epidemic among evangelical Christians. In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. shows that faulty ways of presenting the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may not be heretical, but they are sometimes misleading. The idea of "asking Jesus into your heart" or "giving your life to Jesus" often gives false assurance to those who are not saved - and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality. Greear unpacks the doctrine of assurance, showing that salvation is a posture we take to the promise of God in Christ, a posture that begins at a certain point and is maintained for the rest of our lives. He also answers the tough questions about assurance: What exactly is faith? What is repentance? Why are there so many warnings that seem to imply we can lose our salvation?

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: J. D. Greear
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Narrative Apologetics

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The Bible is a narrative - the story of God's creation, humankind's fall, and God's plan of redemption. And it is filled with countless smaller stories that teach us about people, history, and the nature of God. It's no surprise that God would choose to reveal himself to us in story - after all, he hardwired us for story. Despite this, we so often attempt to share our faith with others not through story but through systems, arguments, and talking points - methods that appeal only to our mind and neglect our imagination and our emotions. In this groundbreaking book, scholar and author Alister McGrath lays a foundation for narrative apologetics. Exploring four major biblical narratives, enduring stories from our culture such as Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, and personal narratives from people such as Augustine of Hippo and Chuck Colson, McGrath shows how we can both understand and share our faith in terms of story.

©2019 Alister E. McGrath (P)2019 Baker Publishing Group

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Swamp Wars

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Donald Trump's insurgent candidacy and subsequent presidency are larger than the man. He has ridden a wave of populist anger, conservatism, and fervor for reform that is aimed directly at The Swamp: the entrenched powers-that-be in Washington and elsewhere, the Old Order of an elite government-media-academia triad. Swamp rulers and warriors alike have set the tone for American politics virtually unchallenged for a generation; now, however, they are caught surprised and flat-footed by the populist revolt that threatens their stranglehold on our nation's policy and politics.  Predictably, the Old Order has spent the Trump presidency attempting to delegitimize the New Populism-defining legitimate popular dissent as an outgrowth of racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, while executing vicious personal assaults on the character of anyone who speaks for the movement, whether it's Donald Trump, members of his administration, his few admirers in the media, or even average Trump-supporting Americans who have had the audacity to speak out. These explosive Swamp Wars, erupting almost daily in "breaking news" headlines, represent a pitched battle for the heart, soul, and future of America.

©2019 Jeffrey Lord (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Jeffrey Lord
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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The Positive Power of Jesus Christ

2 ratings

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Inspiring stories of the transformative power of the Savior's love in today's world from the bestselling author of The Power of Positive Thinking. One of the most inspirational and influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century, minister and bestselling author Norman Vincent Peale transformed the lives of millions worldwide with his groundbreaking book, The Power of Positive Thinking. In The Positive Power of Jesus Christ, the revered pastor of the world-famous Marble Collegiate Church proclaims his unshakable faith in Christ the Savior with inspiring stories of healing and hope, of the ways in which his life and the lives of others were profoundly touched by the holy hand of God's Son. In this beautiful, everlasting work, Dr. Peale contends that, "positive thinking really means a faith attitude...[and] only faith can turn the life around." In sharing these thrilling true accounts of people from all walks of life who have experienced the positive saving power of Christ - including his own powerful witnessing of the Savior's work - Peale offers a humble tribute to our blessed Lord, demonstrating the many ways in which His love can truly change the world.

©1980 Norman Vincent Peale (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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The Nature of Plants

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Plants play a critical role in how we experience our environment. They create calming green spaces, provide oxygen for us to breathe, and nourish our senses. In The Nature of Plants, ecologist and nursery owner Craig Huegel demystifies the complex lives of plants and provides listeners with an extensive tour into their workings. Beginning with the importance of light, water, and soil, Huegel describes the process of photosynthesis and how best to position plants to receive optimal sunlight. He explains why plants suffer from overwatering, what essential elements plants need to flourish, and what important soil organisms reside with them. Listeners will understand the difference between friendly and hostile bacteria, fungi, and insects. Sections on plant structure and reproduction focus in detail on major plant organs - roots, stems, and leaves-and cover flowering, pollination, fruit development, and seed germination. Huegel even delves into the mysterious world of plant communication, exploring the messages conveyed to animals or other plants through chemical scents and hormones.

©2019 Craig N. Huegel (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Team Genius

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Combing vivid reports of the latest scientific research, compelling case studies, and great storytelling, Team Genius show managers and executives how to look at their teams in a radically new way. It explores vital question that could mean the difference between success and obsolescence. Do you know how to re-organize your sub-par teams into top performers? Could you identify which of the top-performing teams in your company are reaching the end of their lifespan? Would you have the courage to shut them down? Would you know how to create the replacement team to be just as effective - without losing time or damaging morale? And most important, are your teams the right size for the job? Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone share insights and real-life examples gleaned from their careers as journalists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs who travel the world meeting successful teams and team leaders. Throughout, they reveal some "new truths" about teams, including: The right team size is usually one person less than managers think they need; Everything you know about performance compensation is probably wrong; The greatest challenge facing good teams is not how to succeed, but how to die; Good "chemistry" often makes for the least effective teams; And more. Eye-opening, grounded, and essential, Team Genius is the next big idea that will revolutionize business today - and tomorrow.

©2015 Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Produced by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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The Conspiracy Book

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Scholar of the occult and secret histories, John Michael Greer shines a light on 100 mysterious conspiracies and hidden societies throughout history, from Ancient Greece to the modern era.    The Freemasons. The Satanic Hell-Fire Club. The Illuminati. This fascinating book delves into 100 mysterious conspiracies across time, ranging from secret societies that planned revolutions to underground groups with sometimes-nefarious agendas. The Conspiracy Book is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about the hidden forces that have shaped some of the most significant events in history.

©2018 John Michael Greer (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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The Glory of Heaven

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If you're going to call it "home" for eternity, don't you want to know what it's like? Our pictures of heaven range from comical to curious, mystical to fictitious, with bits of biblical truth thrown in. But if heaven is our future, and we are to be living with an eternal mind-set in the present, a Hollywood scriptwriter's interpretation of the afterlife just won't suffice. Quite simply, we need to know more about what lies ahead for the sake of what lies in front of us today. In this newly updated and expanded edition, Pastor John MacArthur takes us through the pages of scripture, exploring the wonders of heaven and the truth about angels and eternal life while addressing current debates and issues. Come along with this best-selling author for an in-depth look at every Christian's future - heaven, our eternal home.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Lost Shepherd

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Faithful Catholics are beginning to realize it’s not their imagination. Pope Francis has led them on a journey from joy to unease to alarm and even a sense of betrayal. They can no longer pretend that he represents merely a change of emphasis in papal teaching. Assessing the confusion sown by this pontificate, Lost Shepherd explains what’s at stake, what’s not at stake, and how loyal believers should respond.

©2018 Philip F. Lawler (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Did America Have a Christian Founding?

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A distinguished professor debunks the assertion that America's Founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state and instead shows that their political ideas were profoundly influenced by their Christian convictions. In 2010, David Mark Hall gave a lecture at the Heritage Foundation entitled "Did America Have a Christian Founding?" His balanced and thoughtful approach to this controversial question caused a sensation. C-SPAN televised his talk, and an essay based on it has been downloaded more than 300,000 times. In this book, Hall expands upon this essay, making the airtight case that America's Founders were not deists. He explains why and how the Founders' views are absolutely relevant today, showing: that they did not create a "godless" Constitution; that even Jefferson and Madison did not want a high wall separating church and state; that most Founders believed the government should encourage Christianity;  and that they embraced a robust understanding of religious liberty for biblical and theological reasons. This compelling and utterly persuasive book will convince skeptics and equip believers and conservatives to defend the idea that Christian thought was crucial to the nation's founding - and that this benefits all of us, whatever our faith (or lack of faith).  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Mark David Hall (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Sticky Church

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In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It's a strategy that enabled Osborne's congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation - without any marketing or special programming. Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church's phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include:  Why stickiness is so important Why most of our discipleship models don't work very well Why small groups always make a church more honest and transparent  What makes groups grow deeper and sticker over time Sticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry - and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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America's Revolutionary Mind

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The purpose of this book is twofold: first, to elucidate the logic, principles, and significance of the Declaration of Independence as the embodiment of the American mind; and, second, to shed light on what John Adams once called the "real American Revolution"; that is, the moral revolution that occurred in the minds of the people in the 15 years before 1776. The Declaration is used here as an ideological road map by which to chart the intellectual and moral terrain traveled by American Revolutionaries as they searched for new moral principles to deal with the changed political circumstances of the 1760s and early 1770s. This volume identifies and analyzes the modes of reasoning, the patterns of thought, and the new moral and political principles that served American Revolutionaries first in their intellectual battle with Great Britain before 1776 and then in their attempt to create new Revolutionary societies after 1776. The book reconstructs what amounts to a near-unified system of thought - what Thomas Jefferson called an "American mind" or what author C. Bradley Thompson calls "America's Revolutionary mind." This American mind was, Thompson argues, united in its fealty to a common philosophy that was expressed in the Declaration and launched with the words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident."

©2019 C. Bradley Thompson (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
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Lawn Boy

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"One day I was 12 years old and broke. I set out to mow some lawns with Grandpa's old riding mower. One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about: the beauty of capitalism. Supply and demand. Diversifying labor. Distributing the wealth. 'It's groovy, man,' Arnold said. "The grass grew, and so did business. Arnold invested my money in many things. One of them was a prizefighter. All of a sudden I was the sponsor of my very own fighter, Joey Pow. That's when my 12th summer got really interesting." Gary Paulsen's comic story about a summer job becomes a slapstick lesson in business as one boy turns a mountain of grass into a mountain of cash.

©2009 Gary Paulsen (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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How to Study the Bible

Summary

The Bible is the Word of life. As such, studying the Bible is crucial to the life and growth of every believer. In this revised work, John MacArthur examines various scripture passages in the Old and New Testament to answer both the "why" and the "how" questions of Bible study. How to Study the Bible can be used alongside or apart from the audio series available from Grace to You in either a personal or group study. Features revised content and study questions

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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A Grace Disguised

3 ratings

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With vulnerability and honesty, Jerry Sittser walks through his own grief and loss to show that new life is possible - one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings. Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know the grace that transforms it. A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of our sorrows, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life. 

©2009 Jerry Sittser (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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The Zappos Experience

Summary

Zappos. The name has come to stand for a new standard of customer service, an amazing online shopping experience, a great place to work, and the most impressive transformational business success story of our time. Simply put, Zappos is revolutionizing business and changing lives. Now, Joseph Michelli, author of the internationally bestselling business books Prescription for Excellence and The Starbucks Experience, explains how Zappos does it - and how you can do it in your industry. The Zappos Experience takes you through - and beyond - the playful, offbeat company culture Zappos has become famous for. Michelli reveals what occurs behind the scenes at Zappos, showing how employees at all levels operate on a day-to-day basis while providing the "big picture" leadership methods that have earned the company $1 billion in annual gross sales during the last ten years - with almost no advertising. Michelli breaks the approach down into five key elements: Serve a Perfect Fit - create bedrock company values Make it Effortlessly Swift - deliver a customer experience with ease Step into the Personal - connect with customers authentically S T R E T C H - grow people and products Play to Win - play hard, work harder When you enhance the customer experience, increase employee engagement, and create an energetic culture, you can’t help but succeed. Zappos has woven these five key components into a seamless strategy that’s the envy of business leaders. Now that strategy is yours. With The Zappos Experience, Joseph Michelli delivers a package for instant success right to your doorstep. All you have to do is open and use it.

©2012 Joseph A. Michelli (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind

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Africa has played a decisive role in the formation of Christian culture from its infancy. Some of the most decisive intellectual achievements of Christianity were explored and understood in Africa before they were in Europe. If this is so, why is Christianity so often perceived in Africa as a Western colonial import? How can Christians in Northern and sub-Saharan Africa, indeed, how can Christians throughout the world, rediscover and learn from this ancient heritage? Theologian Thomas C. Oden offers a portrait that challenges prevailing notions of the intellectual development of Christianity from its early roots to its modern expressions. The pattern, he suggests, is not from north to south from Europe to Africa, but the other way around. He then makes an impassioned plea to uncover the hard data and study in depth the vital role that early African Christians played in developing the modern university, maturing Christian exegesis of Scripture, shaping early Christian dogma, modeling conciliar patterns of ecumenical decision-making, stimulating early monasticism, developing Neoplatonism, and refining rhetorical and dialectical skills.

©2007 Thomas C. Oden (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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God's Love

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Dr. R. C. Sproul is one of the most renowned theologians of our time. For over 40 years, Dr. Sproul has encouraged, educated, and enlightened millions through his books, teaching, and ministry. God doesn't just love us. He is love. God's Love explores the unrelenting love of God, which found its ultimate expression through his son. This release also explains difficult themes such as the different aspects of God's nature, how his love coexists with his holiness, and what the Bible means when it mentions God's hatred. This is a compelling listen for all who long to love as God loves.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: R. C. Sproul
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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Healing Resistance

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Activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable. Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten. In Healing Resistance, leading trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice and shows that a principled approach to nonviolence is the way to transform not only unjust systems but broken relationships. With more than 20 years of experience practicing and teaching Kingian nonviolence, Haga offers us a practical approach to societal conflict first begun by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, which has been developed into a fully workable, step-by-step training and deeply transformative philosophy (as utilized by the Women's March and Black Lives Matter movements). Kingian nonviolence takes on the timely issues of endless protest and activist burnout and presents tried-and-tested strategies for staying resilient, creating equity, and restoring peace.

©2020 Kazu Haga (P)2020 Tantor

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God in the White House

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Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the 20th century - from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American political and religious life to the soft religiosity of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; from Richard Nixon's manipulation of religion to fit his own needs to Gerald Ford's quiet stoicism; from Jimmy Carter's introduction of evangelicalism into the mainstream to Ronald Reagan's co-option of the same group; from Bill Clinton's covert way of turning religion into a non-issue to George W. Bush's overt Christian messages, Balmer reveals the role religion has played in the personal and political lives of these American presidents. God in the White House explores the paradox of Americans' expectation that presidents should simultaneously trumpet their religious views and relationship to God while supporting the separation of church and state. Balmer tells the story of the politicization of religion in the last half of the 20th century, as well as the "religionization" of our politics. He reflects on the implications of this shift, which have reverberated in both our religious and political worlds, and offers a new lens through which to see not only these extraordinary individuals, but also our current political situation.

©2008 Randall Balmer (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

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"Our Father, who art in heaven...." The opening words of the Lord's Prayer have become so familiar that we often speak them without a thought, sometimes without any awareness that we are speaking at all. But to the disciples who first heard these words from Jesus, the prayer was a thunderbolt, a radical new way to pray that changed them and the course of history. Far from a safe series of comforting words, the Lord's Prayer makes extraordinary claims, topples every earthly power, and announces God's reign over all things in heaven and on earth. In this groundbreaking new book, R. Albert Mohler Jr. recaptures the urgency and transformational nature of the prayer, revealing once again its remarkable, world-upending power. Step by step, phrase by phrase, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down explains what these words mean and how we are to pray them. The Lord's Prayer is the most powerful prayer in the Bible, taught by Jesus to those closest to him. We desperately need to relearn its power and practice. The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down shows us how.     

©2018 R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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Insurgence

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Why does the allegiance that radical terrorists give to their false cause exceed the allegiance that most Christians today give to Jesus Christ? In Insurgence, best-selling author Frank Viola presents a radical proposal for Christians. Namely, that we have lost the explosive, earthshaking gospel of the kingdom that Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles preached. Viola argues that we've lost this dynamic, titanic, living gospel and exchanged it for a gospel of religious duty or permissiveness and "easy believism." In today's politically charged era, Christians on the progressive left as well as the conservative right both equate their particular viewpoints with the kingdom of God. Viola challenges and dismantles these perspectives, offering a fresh and revolutionary look at the gospel of the kingdom. Viola writes with gripping power, challenging Christians to embrace an unparalleled allegiance to Jesus Christ and his kingdom. This high-octane message is being reclaimed today, launching a spiritual insurgence.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Frank Viola
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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Saved Without a Doubt

Summary

For over 30 years trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur has delivered practical biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journeys of faith. Now the very best of John MacArthur's Christian living titles have been updated to feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection. Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in his or her journey. Saved Without a Doubt examines scripture to uncover the truth of salvation while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Listeners will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Religion and Medicine

Summary

Though the current political climate might lead one to suspect that religion and medicine make for uncomfortable bedfellows, the two institutions have a long history of alliance. From religious healers and religious hospitals to religiously informed bioethics and research studies on the impact of religious and spiritual beliefs on physical and mental well-being, religion and medicine have encountered one another from antiquity through the present day. In Religion and Medicine, Dr. Jeff Levin outlines this longstanding history and the multifaceted interconnections between these two institutions. The first book to cover the full breadth of this subject, it documents religion-medicine alliances across religious traditions, throughout the world, and over the course of history. Levin summarizes a wide range of material in the most comprehensive introduction to this emerging field of scholarship to date.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

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The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In 25 chapters, Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to tectonic shifts in how we view the inner workings of our planet. Prothero follows in the footsteps of the scientists who asked - and answered - geology's biggest questions: How do we know how old the earth is? What happened to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks end up at the top of Mount Everest? What can we learn about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? He answers these questions through expertly chosen case studies, such as Pliny the Younger's firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed were far older than Noah's Flood; the salt and gypsum deposits under the Mediterranean Sea that indicate that it was once a desert; and how trying to date the age of meteorites revealed the dangers of lead poisoning.  Each of these breakthroughs filled in a piece of the greater puzzle that is the earth, with scientific discoveries dovetailing with each other to offer an increasingly coherent image of the geologic past.

©2018 Donald R. Prothero (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
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How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You

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Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger - and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will show you how to apply REBT techniques to understand the roots and nature of your anger, and take control of and reduce angry reactions. Here you will discover: The rational and irrational aspects of anger Special insights into your self-angering beliefs How to think, feel, and act your way out of anger How to relax How to accept yourself with your anger ...and much more that will help you challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1997 Albert Ellis Institute (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Foreword © 2016 Albert Ellis Institute.

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The Space Between

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For many parents, raising children seems pretty manageable until the teenage years. Then fear, confusion, frustration, and lack of understanding begin to invade the hearts and minds of these once-confident parents. The "normal" changes of adolescence seem to be nothing but abnormal to parents who begin to feel like helpless bystanders. But parents don't need to feel alone or paralyzed by these feelings. For nearly 20 years, Walt Mueller has studied adolescents and the culture they’re surrounded by. His expertise was put to the test when his own children became teenagers. Now he’s bringing wisdom from research and his own experience to help parents through the tumultuous years of adolescence. With empathy and practical tools, parents will address several important issues, including these questions: How can I begin to facilitate a smoother adolescent period for my teen? How can I begin to break through the walls of confusion, fear, frustration, and misunderstanding? How can I be a positive and proactive bridge-builder into the life and world of my teenager?

©2009 Walt Mueller (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Walt Mueller
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

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The Bible was written within collectivist cultures. When Westerners, immersed in individualism, read the Bible, it's easy to misinterpret important elements - or miss them altogether. In any culture, the most important things usually go without being said. So to read Scripture well we benefit when we uncover the unspoken social structures and values of its world. We need to recalibrate our vision. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes is an essential guidebook to the cultural background of the Bible and how it should inform our reading. E. Randolph Richards and Richard James explore deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean - kinship, patronage, and brokerage - along with their key social tools - honor, shame, and boundaries - that the biblical authors lived in and lie below the surface of each text. From Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar to Peter's instructions to elders, the authors strip away individualist assumptions and bring the world of the biblical writers to life. Expanding on the popular Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, this book makes clear how understanding collectivism will help us better understand the Bible, which in turn will help us live more faithfully in an increasingly globalized world.

©2020 E. Randolph Richards and Richard James (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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Your Highest Calling

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God has a glorious purpose for his people. And those who understand this will rule and reign with Jesus for eternity. God, in the eternal past, planned for mankind to live on the earth and fulfill a great purpose in the eternal future. Bishop Hamon, a pioneer of restoration in the Church, stands firmly on biblical truth as he explores that great purpose: being conformed to the likeness of Jesus. By tracking the eight major reasons God created human beings, Dr. Hamon tackles the hard issues believers face as the highest race in the universe - including the problem of pain. It is only as we understand the process through which God conforms us to the likeness of his Son that we accomplish our highest calling.

©2019 Bill Hamon (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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What Can I Do?

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While "missions" used to be the territory of experts and missionary professionals, globalization has made the issues and needs of our world accessible to average Americans. Many American Christians feel overwhelmed by the scope of the brokenness in the world and conclude all they can do is go on with their lives. Others respond by giving and praying, and still others want to do more. What Can I Do shows that global mission is something we all can be part of in tangible ways. And while that might include going on a short term mission trip or providing financial support, there are many more ongoing and holistic forms of engagement. This book helps readers see that the roles they already have - business leader, scientist, teacher, student, parent, or neighbor - can provide ways to engage in global mission. Mission is what we were created to do. It includes evangelistically calling people to follow Jesus wherever we go, whatever we do. But it's more than that. This book will help us explore the way our ordinary, everyday tasks of work and life can be part of God's mission to heal a broken world.

©2011 David Livermore (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith

Summary

This is the first Chicken Soup audiobook to focus specifically on stories of faith, including 101 of the best stories from Chicken Soup’s library on faith, hope, miracles, and devotion. These true stories written by regular people tell of prayers answered miraculously, amazing coincidences, rediscovered faith, and the serenity that comes from believing in a greater power, appealing to Christians and those of other faiths, and everyone who seeks enlightenment and inspiration through a good story.

©2011 Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Dare to Live Greatly

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In today's world, it's becoming tougher to live an unswerving Christian life. In fact, in Dare to Live Greatly, L. C. (Larry) Fowler, a graduate of Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) Class 89, argues that to follow Christ today requires Navy SEAL-like toughness. To survive Navy SEAL training, you have to be physically tenacious, mentally robust, and prepared to die, if necessary. A SEAL will never give up, nor should any Christian. Obviously, this is not just another SEAL book. No other book juxtaposes Christian living to something as demanding as Hell Week, Tijuana mudflats, and Navy SEAL training in Coronado, California. Dare to Live Greatly is an amazing new nonfiction Christian autobiography for courage. Not only that, this book is a powerful uncensored Christian living book about inspirational faith that proves everyone is called to be a victorious warrior in life. Larry faced many challenges in life, including the untimely death of his third son. He faced his own Lymphoma cancer, something he describes as a gift. But no matter what the odds, he sees the bigger picture. Through Dare to Live Greatly, he shares life lessons and wisdom through the lens of a Navy SEAL in training.

©2019 Larry C. Fowler (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: L.C. Fowler
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Sergeant York

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The inspiring true story of "the reluctant World War I infantryman who became an American legend" - in his own words (The New York Times). October 8, 1918: Amid the last of the Allies' attempts to defeat the Germans, Sgt. Alvin York of Tennessee found himself and his platoon of only 17 men trapped in the thick of heavy machine gun fire. Rather than retreating or calling upon the artillery to take out the nest, York single-handedly took out 25 Germans, dropping them one by one, and captured many more. This is only one of the many tales of York's famed heroism, which were heralded as some of the most impressive battle stories in the history of modern warfare. Sergeant York contains the legendary soldier's war diaries, which offer up-close snapshots of his fabled military career. Included in this new edition of a classic work are new forewords written by York's son and grandson, which provide both personal and historical recollections of their predecessor. In Sergeant York, experience the fascinating life of an American hero.

©1928, 2019 The Sergeant York Foundation (P)2020 Tantor

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The 6 Needs of Every Child

Summary

Like most parents, Amy and Jeffrey Olrick left the hospital with their first child desperate to know, "What do we do?" But years of parenting three kids and Jeffrey's work as a child psychologist convinced them to ask a better question: "How shall I be with this new person?" In a culture obsessed with parenting formulas, it's easy to miss the fact that science and lived experience have proven that human development and thriving are a matter of relationship. Drawing on decades of psychological research, neuroscience, and their own experience as parents and people of faith, the Olricks present six relational needs for human growth that will transform the way you think about your child - and yourself. Together, the needs form a trustworthy compass to guide you and your child to a path of purpose and relational wholeness. For parents who feel pulled in a hundred directions, dizzied by the volume of clashing strategies, and jaded by the parenting programs that complicated their own childhoods, The 6 Needs of Every Child is a groundbreaking road map integrating the science of connection with practical tools. You'll be equipped with: An in-depth look at the six essentials your child needs to thrive Tools to use when you feel stuck The secret to secure connection with your child Self-assessment tools to discern your unique parenting style More than a parenting guide, this audiobook is your invitation to break free from the myth of perfect parenting and embrace your child's long journey of growth. With insight, humor, and compassion, it calls parents to discover the power of being imperfectly present with their children, developing mental, emotional, and spiritual resilience that will sustain them for a lifetime.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Amy Elizabeth Olrick (P)2020 Zondervan

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Minds Make Societies

2 ratings

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A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more to explore the development and workings of human societies “There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature.” Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book. Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and other fields, Boyer offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families, tribes, and nations, or creating gender roles. In fascinating, thought-provoking passages, he explores questions such as: Why is there conflict between groups? Why do people believe low-value information such as rumors? Why are there religions? What is social justice? What explains morality? Boyer provides a new picture of cultural transmission that draws on the pragmatics of human communication, the constructive nature of memory in human brains, and human motivation for group formation and cooperation.

©2018 Pascal Boyer. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Pascal Boyer
Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
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The Love Dare Day by Day

Summary

Truly loving another imperfect person is not merely a romantic feeling, but a daily decision. But what are the keys to consistently giving and receiving love? How are love and romance best experienced and expressed in the midst of life’s everchanging pressures and emotions? The Love Dare Day by Day is a one-year devotional designed to challenge husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. This 365-day journey contains the foundational principles of the original Love Dare while providing fresh content and deeper studies. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or is healthy and strong, this is a powerful journey you need to experience. If taken to heart, it could change your marriage... and your life. INCLUDES: 365 devotional readings on unique aspects of genuine love 52 weekly dares to help you express love in your marriage Dozens of specific prayers to pray for yourself and your spouse Questions to get you thinking strategically about your relationship More than 100 Go Deeper sections that enhance personal Bible study Dare to Love. Every Day.

©2009 Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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A New History of Life

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Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, form the backbone of how we understand the history of the Earth. In reality, the currently accepted history of life on Earth is so flawed, so out of date, that it's past time we need a "New History of Life". In their latest audiobook, Joe Kirschvink and Peter Ward will show that many of our most cherished beliefs about the evolution of life are wrong. Gathering and analyzing years of discoveries and research not yet widely known to the public, A New History of Life proposes a different origin of species than the one Darwin proposed, one which includes eight-foot-long centipedes, a frozen snowball Earth, and the seeds for life originating on Mars. Drawing on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology, experts Ward and Kirschvink paint a picture of the origins life on Earth that are at once too fabulous to imagine and too familiar to dismiss - and looking forward, A New History of Life brilliantly assembles insights from some of the latest scientific research to understand how life on Earth can and might evolve far into the future.

©2015 Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
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Faith Is for Weak People

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Every day that we interact with the world, we are in a battle. At stake is the eternal destiny of the souls of our friends, family members, and coworkers. It is a battle we wage not only in prayer but also in words. When we are faced with objections to the faith we profess, are we ready to respond?  Apologist and evangelist Ray Comfort has spent his entire career answering objections to the faith, and he wants you to be equipped to do the same. In this practical book, he shows you how to answer 20 objections to Christianity, including questions such as: What physical proof is there that God even exists?  Why does a "loving" God threaten eternal torture for not believing in him?  If there's an all-powerful God, why is the world so out of control?  Don't go into battle unarmed. Let Ray Comfort train you to be ready with an answer, not so you can be right, but so you can help bring people from darkness into light.

©2019 Ray Comfort (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ray Comfort
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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The Dark Box

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Confession is a crucial ritual of the Catholic Church, offering absolution of sin and spiritual guidance to the faithful. Yet this ancient sacrament has also been a source of controversy and oppression, culminating, as prize-winning historian John Cornwell reveals in The Dark Box, with the scandal of clerical child abuse. Drawing on extensive historical sources, contemporary reports, and first-hand accounts, Cornwell takes a hard look at the long evolution of confession. The papacy made annual, one-on-one confession obligatory for the first time in the 13th century. In the era that followed, confession was a source of spiritual consolation as well as sexual and mercenary scandal. During the 16th century, the Church introduced the confession box to prevent sexual solicitation of women, but this private space gave rise to new forms of temptation, both for penitents and confessors. Yet no phase in the story of the sacrament has had such drastic consequences as a historic decree by Pope Pius X in 1910. In reaction to the spiritual perils of the new century, Pius sought to safeguard the Catholic faithful by lowering the age at which children made their first confession from their early teens to seven, while exhorting all Catholics to confess frequently instead of annually. This sweeping, inappropriately early imposition of the sacrament gave priests an unprecedented and privileged role in the lives of young boys and girlsa role that a significant number would exploit in the decades that followed. A much-needed account of confession’s fraught history, The Dark Box explores the sources of the sacrament’s harm and shame, while recognizing its continuing power to offer consolation and reconciliation.

©2014 John Cornwell (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved

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What do Bach's compositions, Rubik's Cube, the way we choose our mates, and the physics of subatomic particles have in common? All are governed by the laws of symmetry, which elegantly unify scientific and artistic principles. Yet the mathematical language of symmetry - known as group theory - did not emerge from the study of symmetry at all, but from an equation that couldn't be solved. For thousands of years mathematicians solved progressively more difficult algebraic equations, until they encountered the quintic equation, which resisted solution for three centuries. Working independently, two great prodigies ultimately proved that the quintic cannot be solved by a simple formula. These geniuses, a Norwegian named Niels Henrik Abel and a romantic Frenchman named Évariste Galois, both died tragically young. Their incredible labor, however, produced the origins of group theory. The first extensive, popular account of the mathematics of symmetry and order, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved is told not through abstract formulas but in a beautifully written and dramatic account of the lives and work of some of the greatest and most intriguing mathematicians in history.

©2005 Mario Livio. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mario Livio
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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Planet Middle School

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It happens to every parent. One day, you have a sweet son or daughter who loves to snuggle on the couch and who puts a smile on your face just by walking into the room. The next day, it's as if someone left the door open and let in an alien with a smart mouth and an attitude that, frankly, you could do without. Entering middle school is like stepping onto a different planet - for parent and child alike. It's a planet where peer pressure, social media, and hormones can wreak havoc in your child's life and in your relationship with him or her. But these years don't have to create chaos in your family. Parenting expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman's time-tested principles will aid parents in helping their middle schooler not only survive but thrive during these turbulent years on Planet Middle School. He shows parents how to understand their child's rapidly expanding world, respond rather than react to emotional swings, tell their child about sex (before someone else tells them their version), create opportunities for their child to practice selflessness and gratitude, and ensure that their kid is one who loves home and family. Middle schoolers can be a weird, unpredictable species. But with a little help from Dr. Leman, parents will be able to ride out the interstellar storm with humor and confidence.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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Donald J. Trump

36 ratings

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Conrad Black, bestselling author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom and Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, turns his attention to his "friend" President Donald J. Trump and provides the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump's political rise. Ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise, this is surely set to be one of the most provocative political books you are likely to listen to this year.

©2018 Conrad Black (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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For God and Country

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Donald Trump - defender of religious freedom In 2016, many Christian leaders opposed candidate Donald Trump. He was a social liberal, and his vulgarity, divorces, affairs, and scandals made it impossible for him to defend Christian values in public life. Or so they thought. Trump nevertheless won an overwhelming majority of the Evangelical vote in 2016, as well as the Catholic vote. And in 2020, the idea that he can’t represent Christians is demonstrably false. He has been the most ardent and effective presidential defender of religious liberty and the pro-life cause since Ronald Reagan - whom he has even surpassed in many ways.  In For God and Country, Dr. Ralph Reed draws on his deep knowledge of American history, his unsurpassed experience as a political strategist, his personal dealings with President Trump and the first family, and his moral commitment as a Christian to show why Catholics and Evangelicals should continue to support their unlikely champion. In For God and Country, Reed reveals: The sincerity of President Trump’s Christian faith - and why he has delivered policy victories when other pro-Christian presidents haven’t Why Trump is the most pro-Israel president in American history How liberals hope to demoralize Christians - and thus defeat Donald Trump and reverse his pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious freedom policies Why Never-Trump Christians naively preach de facto political surrender For God and Country is not just required listening for the 2020 election; it is required listening for every conservative Christian who loves America and wants to return it to Christian values. 

©2020 Ralph Reed (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ralph Reed
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Henry Knox's Noble Train

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The inspiring story of a little-known hero's pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War During the brutal winter of 1775-1776, an untested Boston bookseller named Henry Knox commandeered an oxen train hauling 60 tons of cannons and other artillery from Fort Ticonderoga near the Canadian border. He and his men journeyed some 300 miles south and east over frozen, often treacherous terrain to supply George Washington for his attack of British troops occupying Boston. The result was the British surrender of Boston and the first major victory for the Colonial Army. This is one of the great stories of the American Revolution, still little known by comparison with the more famous battles of Concord, Lexington, and Bunker Hill.  Told with a novelist's feel for narrative, character, and vivid description, The Noble Train brings to life the events and people at a time when the ragtag American rebels were in a desperate situation. Washington's army was withering away from desertion and expiring enlistments. Typhoid fever, typhus, and dysentery were taking a terrible toll. There was little hope of dislodging British General Howe and his 20,000 British troops in Boston - until Henry Knox arrived with his supply convoy of heavy armaments. Firing down on the city from the surrounding Dorchester Heights, these weapons created a decisive turning point. An act of near desperation fueled by courage, daring, and sheer tenacity led to a tremendous victory for the cause of independence. This exciting tale of daunting odds and undaunted determination highlights a pivotal episode that changed history.

©2020 William Hazelgrove (P)2020 Rowman & Littlefield

Narrator: Tom Parks
Category: History, Military
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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The Bullying Breakthrough

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In a world full of caring adults, how is it that we keep missing the cries of hurting kids?  “Today, when the bell rings, kids might leave their school campus, but they can never escape the other world, a world where mockers and intimidators thrive. Ironically, they carry a gateway to that world right in their pockets, because they see that world as an avenue of escape...but in reality, it’s putting them in bondage." (Jonathan McKee) With chapters including:  Digital hurt  The escape key  Why didn’t you say anything?  Meet the principal real-world solutions  And more!  An expert on youth and youth culture, McKee shares his own heart-rending story and offers a sobering glimpse into the rapidly changing world of bullies, bystanders, and the bullied while providing helpful ways to connect with these kids, open doors of dialogue, and give them the encouragement they need and the validation they're searching for...too often in all the wrong places.    The Bullying Breakthrough promises real-world help for dealing with today’s bullying culture.

©2019 eChristian (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Welcoming the Future Church

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If you're not reaching the future of the church, your church has no future. As much sting as that statement has, it's hard to argue with. Yet many churches have no idea how to attract and retain younger generations.  If you want to understand how to reach, teach, and empower young adults in your church, Jonathan "JP" Pokluda is ready to show you how. Sharing stories of successes and failures during his years of ministering to Millennials, JP offers you transferable principles that will help you mobilize the next generation toward Jesus. He encourages and equips you to be real, teach the whole truth, hold traditions loosely, find young leaders, give the ministry away, and so much more.  Tomorrow's church is out there, waiting for you to care, to reach out, to understand their struggles, and to show them why today's church needs, wants, and cherishes them.

©2020 Jonathan Pokluda (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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The Light Beyond

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In The Light Beyond, Dr. Raymond Moody, the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences, investigates fascinating new case studies.  Common patterns emerge from these reports, such as meeting loved ones in the afterlife, being surrounded by a bright beautiful light, reviewing one's life, and being able to view scenes on earth while outside the body.  Moody looks at various aspects of the NDE, including children's reports and those of other researchers in the field. He also examines the positive life-changing effects of NDEs.

©1988 Raymond A. Moody, Jr. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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Our Guys

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It was a crime that captured national attention. In the idyllic suburb of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, four of the town's most popular high school athletes were accused of raping a retarded young woman while nine of their teammates watched. What went wrong in this seemingly flawless American town? In search of the answer, Bernard Lefkowitz takes the listener behind Glen Ridge's manicured façade into the shadowy basement that was the scene of the rape, into the mansions on "Millionaire's Row", into the All-American high school, and finally into the courtroom where justice itself was on trial. Lefkowitz's sweeping narrative, informed by more than 200 interviews and six years of research, recreates a murky adolescent world that parents didn't - or wouldn't - see: a high school dominated by a band of predatory athletes; a teenage culture where girls were frequently abused and humiliated at sybaritic and destructive parties; and a town that continued to embrace its celebrity athletes-despite the havoc they created-as "our guys". The clash of cultures and values that divided Glen Ridge, Lefkowitz writes, still divides the country. Contains mature themes.

©1997 Bernard Lefkowitz (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
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Believers

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Believers is a scientist's answer to attacks on faith by some well-meaning scientists and philosophers. It is a firm rebuke of the "Four Horsemen" - Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens - known for writing about religion as something irrational and ultimately harmful. Anthropologist Melvin Konner explores the psychology, development, brain science, evolution, and even genetics of the varied religious impulses we experience as a species. Conceding that faith is not for everyone, he views religious people with a sympathetic eye; his own upbringing, his apprenticeship in the trance-dance religion of the African Bushmen, and his friends and explorations in Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and other faiths have all shaped his perspective. Faith has always manifested itself in different ways-some revelatory and comforting; some kind and good; some ecumenical and cosmopolitan; some bigoted, coercive, and violent. But the future, Konner argues, will both produce more nonbelievers, and incline the religious among us - holding their own by having larger families - to increasingly reject prejudice and aggression.   Believers shows us that religion does much good as well as undoubted harm, and that for at least a large minority of humanity, the belief in things unseen neither can nor should go away.

©2019 Melvin Konner (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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The Delusions of Crowds

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Inspired by Charles Mackay's 19th-century classic Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Bernstein engages with mass delusion with the same curiosity and passion, but armed with the latest scientific research that explains the biological, evolutionary, and psychosocial roots of human irrationality. Bernstein tells the stories of dramatic religious and financial mania in Western society over the last 500 years - from the Anabaptist Madness that afflicted the Low Countries in the 1530s to the dangerous End-Times beliefs that animate ISIS and pervade today's polarized America; and from the South Sea Bubble to the Enron scandal and dot-com bubbles of recent years. Through Bernstein's supple prose, the participants are as colorful as their motivation, invariably "the desire to improve one's well-being in this life or the next". As revealing about human nature as they are historically significant, Bernstein's chronicles reveal the huge cost and alarming implications of mass mania: for example, belief in dispensationalist end-times has over decades profoundly affected US Middle East policy. Bernstein observes that if we can absorb the history and biology of mass delusion, we can recognize it more readily in our own time and avoid its frequently dire impact.

©2021 William J. Bernstein (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
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How to Control Your Anxiety

4 ratings

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"No individual - not even Freud himself - has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy." - Psychology Today CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY From social anxiety to phobias to post-traumatic stress disorder, sources of anxiety in daily life are numerous, and can have a powerful impact on your future. By following the rules of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, you can stop anxiety in its tracks if you will admit this important fact: Things and people do not make you anxious. You do. Your unrealistic expectations produce your needless anxiety. Yet not all anxiety is needless.... Healthy anxiety can ward off dangers and make you aware of negative things that you can change. Unhealthy anxiety inhibits you from enjoying everyday activities and relationships, causes you to perform poorly, and blocks your creativity. Using the easy-to-master, proven precepts of REBT, this classic book not only helps you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anxiety, but teaches you how to: Understand and dispute the irrational beliefs that make you anxious Use a variety of exercises, including rational coping self-statements, reframing, problem-solving methods, and Unconditional Self-Acceptance (USA), to control your anxiety Apply over 200 maxims to control your anxious thinking as well as your bodily reactions to anxiety ...and much more, including examples from dozens of cases Dr. Ellis treated successfully. Now you can overcome the crippling effects of anxiety - and increase your prospects for success, pleasure, and happiness at home and in the workplace. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1998 Albert Ellis Institute (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Foreword © 2016 Albert Ellis Institute.

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Revealing Heaven

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In Revealing Heaven, Reverend John W. Price makes the case for how near-death experiences can be gifts from God and are fully compatible with Christian spirituality and the Bible. As a pastor open to near-death experiences, he has heard more than 200 personal accounts of this phenomena. Todd Burpo's best-selling book Heaven Is for Real, the story of a young child's near-death experience, has validated the existence of heaven and of God for many. Yet there are Christians who remain uncomfortable with the idea of near-death experiences; they wonder if these events are in line with the Bible and Christian teaching. In Revealing Heaven: The Eyewitness Accounts That Changed How a Pastor Thinks About the Afterlife, Reverend Price shares compelling testimonies that prove that Christians can not only trust near-death experiences as valid and consistent with Biblical teaching, but he demonstrates how they can help us understand death, grief, and what happens after this life is over, and provides ample reasons for us to be open to these amazing stories and to hope for what we've always dreamed about.

©2013 John W. Price (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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R. C. Sproul

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This audiobook offers an in-depth look at R. C. Sproul’s life and ministry, detailing his contributions to the trajectory of the Reformed tradition and his influence on American evangelicalism.

©2021 Stephen J. Nichols (P)2021 Crossway

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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The Human Right

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Many Christians believe we need to choose between fighting injustice and communicating the good news of Jesus Christ. But what if failing to speak the truth is ultimately the greatest injustice of all? If we truly believe the human heart is the source of injustice and the gospel is the only real solution, shouldn’t sharing the gospel’s transforming truth be our highest priority? With his thoughtful, accessible style, Rice Broocks explores why knowing the gospel is, in fact, every person’s greatest right—and therefore the greatest justice issue of our time. Drawing on contemporary stories and rich historical sources, The Human Right: answers the question, What is truth? frames evangelism as a human rights issue, explains why secularism lacks the foundation to ground human rights, gives evidence for the existence of the human soul, and describes how the Bible has shaped the modern world. The Human Right urges us persuasively toward a renewed conviction that our ultimate calling is to proclaim the gospel—the only truth that has the power to change our world, to change us, from the inside out.

©2018 Rice Broocks (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Rice Broocks
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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Seven Women

6 ratings

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In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, all of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives - as women. Each of these world-changing figures - Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks - is an exemplary model of true womanhood. The teenaged Joan of Arc followed God's call and liberated her country, dying a heroic martyr's death. Susanna Wesley had 19 children and gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a concentration camp to astonish the world by forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks' deep sense of justice and unshakeable dignity and faith helped launch the 20th-century's greatest social movement. Writing in his trademark conversational and engaging style, Eric Metaxas reveals how the other extraordinary women in this book achieved their greatness, inspiring listeners to live lives shaped by the truth of the Gospel.

©2015 Eric Metaxas (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Eric Metaxas
Length: 7 hrs
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Selling Professional Services the Sandler Way

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Years ago, developing and sustaining a book of business was not as big a problem for accountants, attorneys, financial planners, and other professionals as it is today. Clients were more loyal to the firms they worked with, and unlikely to shop your services, compare rates, or jump ship. Times have changed! And if you don't change along with them...well, you're not going to enjoy yourself or have as much control over your career as you deserve.  Believe it or not, you can enjoy the process of expanding your client base. How? By taking skills you've already mastered and enjoy deploying, and deploying them in a slightly different way.  Even though you didn't go into this career to become a salesperson, even though you'd rather not have to worry about building up or expanding your base of business, even though you think you're no good at business development...you can leverage the strengths you already have and use on a daily basis, along with some easy-to-learn new skills, to achieve or exceed your business and professional goals.

©2014 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media

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The Mind of a Conservative Woman

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Reject our society's liberal bias against conservative women and learn how traditional principles will secure a better future for us all with this inspiring guide from a political powerhouse. The Mind of a Conservative Woman challenges women to improve their place in life and open doors for themselves and the next generation through the courage of their convictions. Senator Blackburn expounds upon why beliefs labeled as "traditional" have common ground and can improve all of society, such as: Protecting the next generation, the family, and the freedom of faith and values Supporting a free market that rewards women who apply their talents and rise to great heights Respecting the institutions in our nation to make change from the inside Securing an effective government that will not overreach Honoring and respecting those who hold differing opinions Though it is politically liberal women who receive the attention of left-leaning media and universities, it is conservatism that guarantees what most women hold dear. Blackburn addresses the frustrations of working women and the false perceptions of women presented by the media in general. Her maxim "Leave Things in Better Shape Than You Found Them" will challenge you to improve your place in life and create opportunities you never dreamed possible for yourself and those around you.

©2020 Senator Marsha Blackburn (P)2020 Worthy Books

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A Way with Words

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Social media was made to bring us together. But few things have driven us further apart. Sadly, many Christians are fueling online incivility. Others, exhausted by perpetual outrage and shame-filled from constant comparison, are leaving social media altogether. So, how should Christians behave in this digital age? Is there a better way? Daniel Darling believes we need an approach that applies biblical wisdom to our engagement with social media, an approach that neither retreats from modern technology nor ignores the harmful ways in which Christians often engage publicly. In short, he believes that we can and should use our online conversations for good.

©2020 Daniel Darling (P)2020 B&H Publishing

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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You Are What You Think

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"Attitude is everything." It's what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who fail. And it's easy to see - in other people. It's not as easy to recognize when our own attitude needs adjustment or to know how to change it. In You Are What You Think, David Stoop shows listeners how to use self-talk to make positive changes in their attitudes and beliefs. Self-talk can be private speech, thoughts, or external speech, all of which shape emotions and behavior for good or bad. This popular book will help listeners overcome stress, guilt, depression, anxiety, and anger; release the power of faith; choose healthy, positive thoughts; and more.

©1982, 1996 David Stoop (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Watchlist

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Threats known and unknown. Etgar Keret. Robert Coover. Aimee Bender. Jim Shepard. Alissa Nutting. Charles Yu. Cory Doctorow. Randa Jarrar. Katherine Karlin. Miracle Jones. Mark Irwin. T. Coraghessan Boyle. Dale Peck. Bonnie Nadzam. Lucy Corin. Chika Unigwe. Footsteps in the night. Paul Di Filippo. Lincoln Michel. Dana Johnson. Mark Chiusano. Juan Pablo Villalobos. Chanelle Benz. Sean Bernard. Kelly Luce. Zhang Ran. Miles Klee. Carmen Maria Machado. David Abrams. Steven Hayward. Deji Bryce Olukotun. Alexis Landau. Bryan Hurt. We are being watched. That this statement no longer shocks is itself shocking. Post-Snowden, we know that the government - everywhere - has been reading our emails, listening to our phone calls, and watching whatever we do on the Internet. The only thing concealed is the nature of our watchers. In Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, reflect on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live. From drone strikes to birds mistaken for spies, paintings that change when they're not looked at to machines that let their dying users look back and reconsider the most important decisions of their lives, these stories take a broad and imaginative look at the state of surveillance in our global and interconnected world. How does constant surveillance affect us? Does it change how we behave as we seek approval or avoid judgment from an often faceless audience? Do we know who's watching? What does it mean to be watched? By turns political, apolitical, cautionary, and surreal, these stories reflect on what it's like to live in the surveillance state. Edited by Bryan Hurt.

©2015 Bryan Hurt (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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What Great Trainers Do

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Corporate trainers are tasked with an awesome responsibility - helping individuals develop the skills they need to advance their careers and boost their organizations' bottom lines. It's a challenging job, but What Great Trainers Do is here to help - providing a proven structure for dynamic workshops along with surefire strategies for blending course content with fluid interaction. Listeners will learn how to:  Organize presentations for maximum impact  Use activities to connect participants to the content and each other  Create visual aids that reinforce key points  Fine-tune their delivery  Listen actively and read the group  Address questions and concerns  Make presentations interactive - involving learners early and often  Manage the tough moments  Handle resistance  Use debriefs, demonstrations, and deliberate practice to solidify performance, improve applicability, and make training stick  Adapt the course to fit the participants  Promote positive group process  And much more  Great training doesn't happen by accident. Accessible and practical, What Great Trainers Do is a one-stop resource for reliable, repeatable learning results.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Routes and Radishes

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Self-identifying as 'evangelical' is risky business these days. What is Evangelicalism? Is it a historical artifact? A political philosophy? A set of doctrines? A litmus test for genuine faith? Perhaps more important, what will come to mind when future generations hear something described as 'evangelical'? The authors of Routes and Radishes approach this issue from various points of influence within evangelical organizations, denominations, and institutions. They believe that the historical distinctive of Evangelicalism is too powerful and too positive to be abandoned. Yet they all desire that the Evangelicalism of the future break away from common pitfalls in the task of loving people toward a vital relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Each author brings a different but vital perspective to the conversation this book represents. They chart a path that, while not monolithic, takes seriously the past and potential of the evangelical movement. Furthermore, they invite you to digest, participate, question, and make the future of Evangelicalism a meaningful part of your walk of faith.

©2010 Zondervan (P)2010 Zondervan

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Fatal Discord

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A deeply textured dual biography and fascinating intellectual history that examines two of the greatest minds of European history - Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther - whose heated rivalry gave rise to two enduring, fundamental, and often colliding traditions of philosophical and religious thought.  Erasmus of Rotterdam was the leading figure of the Northern Renaissance. At a time when Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael were revolutionizing Western art and culture, Erasmus was helping to transform Europe's intellectual and religious life, developing a new design for living for a continent rebelling against the hierarchical constraints of the Roman Church. When in 1516 he came out with a revised edition of the New Testament based on the original Greek, he was hailed as the prophet of a new enlightened age. Today, however, Erasmus is largely forgotten, and the reason can be summed up in two words: Martin Luther. As a young friar in remote Wittenberg, Luther was initially a great admirer of Erasmus and his critique of the Catholic Church, but while Erasmus sought to reform that institution from within, Luther wanted a more radical transformation. Eventually, the differences between them flared into a bitter rivalry, with each trying to win over Europe to his vision.  In Fatal Discord, Michael Massing seeks to restore Erasmus to his proper place in the Western tradition. The conflict between him and Luther, he argues, forms a fault line in Western thinking - the moment when two enduring schools of thought, Christian humanism and evangelical Christianity, took shape. A seasoned journalist who has reported from many countries, Massing here travels back to the early 16th century to recover a long-neglected chapter of Western intellectual life, in which the introduction of new ways of reading the Bible set loose social and cultural forces that helped shatter the millennial unity of Christendom and whose echoes can still be heard today. Massing concludes that Europe has adopted a form of Erasmian humanism while America has been shaped by Luther-inspired individualism. 

©2018 Michael Massing (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 34 hrs and 52 mins
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Coaching and Mentoring

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Over the last 15 years, Coaching and Mentoring has become the go-to guide for anyone looking to develop their coaching and mentoring skills at individual, team or organizational level. Clear and accessible, it uses practical tools and best practice to demonstrate how to relate theoretical models to specific situations to gain real benefits. It provides strategies that can be applied to any situation, including life coaching, business coaching and community mentoring. 

Now in its 3rd edition, Coaching and Mentoring has been fully updated to cover the latest thinking and developments in this area including extended coverage of coaching supervision. There is also now a brand new section on practical applications of coaching and mentoring for organizations which includes advice on how to align coaching and mentoring strategies to overall business goals and how to provide evidence for its transformational impact on employee performance. Full of practical advice, case studies and examples, this comprehensive guide will be of value to everyone involved in any aspect coaching and mentoring.

©2000 by Eric Parsloe and Monika Wray, © 2009 by Eric Parsloe and Melville Leedham, © 2017 by Melville Leedham and The OCM. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The Preacher's Catechism

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Your work as a pastor can make it easy to overlook the deep needs of your own soul. These 43 questions and answers, written to reflect the format of historic catechisms, seek to provide nourishment for weary pastors in the thick of ministry. Each chapter features content designed to care for your spiritual health, feeding your mind and heart with life-giving truth aimed at helping you press on in ministry with endurance, contentment, and joy.

©2018 Lewis Allen (P)2020 One Audiobooks

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Lewis Allen
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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Illuminating History

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Over a remarkable career Bernard Bailyn has reshaped our understanding of the early American past. Inscribing his superb scholarship with passion and imagination honed by a commitment to rigor, Bailyn captures the particularity of the past and its broad significance in precise, elegant prose. His transformative work has ranged from a new reckoning with the ideology that powered the opposition to British authority in the American Revolution to a sweeping account of the peopling of America and the critical nurturing of a new field, the history of the Atlantic world.  Illuminating History is the most personal of Bailyn's works. It is in part an intellectual memoir of the significant turns in an immensely productive and influential scholarly career. It is also alive with people whose actions touched the long arc of history. Among the dramatic human stories that command our attention: a struggling Boston merchant tormented by the tensions between capitalist avarice and a constrictive Puritan piety; an ordinary shopkeeper who in a unique way feverishly condemned British authority as corrupt and unworthy of public confidence; and a charismatic German Pietist who founded a cloister in the Pennsylvania wilderness. Here is vivid history and an illuminating self-portrait from one of the most eminent historians of our time.

©2020 Bernard Bailyn (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tom Parks
Category: History, World
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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Lies Men Believe

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You are being hunted. Like a seasoned angler, our enemy opens his tackle box and selects the lure most likely to attract his intended prey - usually the one you and I are least likely to consider harmful. Each lie we bite on causes us to feel pain, lose or injure relationships, and miss out on the abundant life God wants us to have.  Lies Men Believe exposes the lies men most commonly believe and shows you how to combat those lies with the truth. Lies like:   Pleasure and entertainment can truly satisfy me  If I mean well, that’s good enough  If I discipline my children, they’ll rebel I’m measured by how I compare with other men Find out how lies are holding you back from freedom, joy, and intimacy with God and others. Discover the power of the truth. Once you fully embrace the truth, nothing is ever the same.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Dr. Colbert's Healthy Gut Zone

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Most chronic diseases actually begin in the gut. Did you know that there's also a powerful gut brain connection and whatever inflames your gut will eventually inflame your brain, causing memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and invite all kinds of neurodegenerative diseases into your brain? But when you heal your gut, it helps to protect your brain. Join Dr. Colbert, New York Times best-selling author, as he helps you "unlearn" everything medical experts have been teaching about healthy eating for the last three decades and reveals the true path to digestive health through proper diet supported by nutritional supplements. What you choose to eat and not to eat is the greatest way to protect your health, and Dr. Colbert makes it easier than ever. More and more, science is proving that a healthy digestive system is the key to a healthy brain and body - and the power to keep your gut healthy lies directly with you! Features and benefits: A weekly plan that incorporates short times of fasting and healthy eating for optimum results Easy-to-use lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid

©2021 Don Colbert (P)2021 Siloam

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Don Colbert
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons

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"No individual - not even Freud himself - has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy." - Psychology Today  With a New Foreword by Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY  Life can get tough. From unemployment - or overwork - to divorce or remarriage, the challenges of newly blended families, not to mention everyday hassles, stress can feel non-stop. To top it off, technology confronts us with a barrage of seemingly urgent tasks 24/7. It's no wonder things and people can make you lose your cool. In this landmark book you'll find a very specific, powerful skill set designed to help you keep any scenario from pushing your buttons - and it works.  Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world-renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, provides you with realistic, simple, proven techniques that will significantly reduce your stress levels and help you react effectively, whether the circumstances are professional or personal. Discover:  * Ten beliefs we use to let people and situations needlessly push our buttons  * A powerful alternative to the kind of thinking that upsets us  * The Fatal Foursome - feelings that sabotage you  * How to change your irrational thinking using four key steps  Whether you're dealing with colleagues, parents, kids, friends, or lovers, How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons will show you how to enjoy an active, vibrant, successful life.  "Don't get mad or get even - get placid using these techniques for defusing difficult situations." - Booklist  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1994 Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Updated edition © 2017 Albert Ellis Institute. Foreword © 2017 Albert Ellis Institute.

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Under Cover

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From the best-selling author of Killing Kryptonite and The Bait of Satan comes the newly revised edition of John Bevere’s classic Under Cover. Ever wonder how to respond to a difficult boss? Why you should listen to them in the first place? By teaching us how to properly relate to leadership, John shows why living under authority is better than we think. The truth is, we will all one day have to follow the leader. Whether at school, at work, in the military, or even in the national political arena, the question of who will lead and who will follow is constantly before us. Your response will determine your future.

©2018 John Bevere (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: John Bevere
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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Why Am I Not Healed?

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Two common questions generally rise to the surface for those seeking healing: Is it God's will to heal? And is it God's will to heal me?   From his personal story of suffering with coronary artery disease, to the loss of his sister to cancer, plus his daughter's diagnosis of arthritis at a young age, Pastor Glen Berteau approaches these life-altering events with firsthand insight and revelation. He explains how, even in the most challenging circumstances, God can turn the worst into the best and use it all for our good.   By countering 17 hindrances to prayer for healing, Pastor Berteau breaks through possible misunderstanding regarding God's good intentions for his children. This book can initiate in your heart the faith that moves mountains - why settle for anything less?

©2020 Glen Berteau (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Glen Berteau
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Upside

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Demographics not only define who we are, where we live, and how our numbers change. For those who can read beyond the raw figures, they open up hidden business opportunities that lie ahead.  What will happen when retiring Boomers free up jobs? How will Generation Y alter supermarkets? Which states will have the most dynamic workforces? Will American manufacturing rebound as Asia's population declines?  Upside puts this powerful yet little-understood science to work finding answers. Demographer Kenneth Gronbach synthesizes reams of data to show how generations impact markets and economies, and how to target promising trends. Lively and full of surprises, the book explains:  What each age group is likely to buy now and in coming decades  How profits dovetail with consumer numbers  What sectors are likely to grow or lag  How to make sense of the numbers to chart your own path  And more  As waves of people are born and age, fortunes and futures are determined. Whether you're an investor, marketer, executive, or entrepreneur, Upside helps you spot the potential for profits in ever-shifting demographics.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Kenneth W. Gronbach (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with AMACOM, a division of American Management Association International, New York.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Fundamentalism and American Culture

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Many American's today are taking note of the surprisingly strong political force that is the religious right. Controversial decisions by the government are met with hundreds of lobbyists, millions of dollars of advertising spending, and a powerful grassroots response. How has the fundamentalist movement managed to resist the pressures of the scientific community and the draw of modern popular culture to hold on to their ultra-conservative Christian views? Understanding the movement's history is key to answering this question. Fundamentalism and American Culture has long been considered a classic in religious history, and to this day remains unsurpassed. Now available in a new edition, this highly regarded analysis takes us through the full history of the origin and direction of one of America's most influential religious movements. For this new edition, a major new chapter compares fundamentalism since the 1970s to the fundamentalism of the 1920s, looking particularly at the extraordinary growth in political emphasis and power of the more recent movement. Never has it been more important to understand the history of fundamentalism in our rapidly polarizing nation. Marsen's carefully researched and engrossing work remains the best way to do just that.

©2006 Oxford University Press, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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The Copper Mine

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When this month’s Playboy centerfold looks like your daughter, confusion and confession ensue. A father-daughter hike to an abandoned copper mine becomes a rite of passage for both.

©1987 Joyce Thompson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 35 mins
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After the Fireworks

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From one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley, comes his great novella, set in Rome, about a writer's affair with a mysterious young fan - once again available in the US, for the first time in more than 70 years, and featuring two other acclaimed short works, plus an original introduction from noted critic Gary Giddins. In After the Fireworks, three of Aldous Huxley's lost classic pieces of short fiction are collected for the first time. In the title novella, Rome is the stunning backdrop where internationally famous novelist Miles Fanning is setting out on a walk down Via Condotti toward the Spanish Steps when he encounters the mysterious Pamela Tarn - a beautiful young American admirer of his work who shares a name, as well as conspicuous personality traits, with a character from his most celebrated book. Though there is a considerable age difference between them and they come from different worlds, both are soon irresistibly drawn into a dangerous affair that has unforeseen consequences. First published one year before he wrote his classic Brave New World and now available again for the first time in 75 years, After the Fireworks is Aldous Huxley at the height of his powers. Featuring an original introduction by National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Gary Giddins, this new collection also includes Uncle Spencer (1924), the story of an aging World War I veteran's quest for the lost love he met in a prison during the war, and Two or Three Graces (1926), the tale of a passionate and destructive writer's abusive relationship with an impressionable bourgeois housewife.

©1926, 1930, 1933 Aldous Huxley (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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Parenting Is Hard and Then You Die

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Parenting Is Hard and Then You Die provides a biblical and comprehensive strategy for raising healthy kids in a world that is morally bankrupt, spiritually desolate, and increasingly dangerous. That strategy is clear and specific, rooted in the Bible, proved successful, and communicated in a fun, entertaining way.  Dr. David Clarke has written many books on family. This book stands out for all of the following:  Extremely practical  Clarke's trademark humor  Gives good attention to the teen years  Strategies tested in his own home and by counseling clients

©2019 David E. Clarke (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Building Digital Culture

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Winner: 2018 Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year - Management Futures Category  Building Digital Culture aims to answer a simple question: How can organisations succeed when the environment they operate in is changing so quickly? The last thing businesses need today is a digital strategy. Instead, their strategy needs to be fit for our fast-changing digital world, where businesses have more data than they know what to do with, a media landscape that's exploded in size and complexity, the risk of a new disruption around every corner, and only one certainty: that this change won't let up.  Building Digital Culture doesn't address whether or not you should advertise on Facebook or invest in virtual reality. It doesn't seek to unearth a silver bullet to make digital investments a sure-thing. It steps back from the hype, and argues that whatever digital might mean for your business, if you don't create a digital culture you'll most likely fail, or at least fall short of what you want to achieve.  Daniel Rowles and Thomas Brown combine more than 30 years of experience at the forefront of marketing and digital developments to help you to navigate from being a business that tolerates or acts digital, to one that truly is digital.  Building Digital Culture is based on more than 200 hours of research, candid interviews and contributions from senior leaders at a diverse range of brands including Twitter, Made.com, Deloitte, HSBC, Ladbrokes, Direct Line Group, Barclays, The Metropolitan Police, RSA Insurance and many more.

©2019 by Daniel Rowles and Thomas Brown. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Nostalgia

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Alone among the creatures of the world, man suffers a pang both bitter and sweet. It is an ache for the homecoming. The Greeks called it nostalgia. 

Post-modern man, homeless almost by definition, cannot understand nostalgia. If he is a progressive, dreaming of a utopia to come, he dismisses it contemptuously, eager to bury a past he despises. If he is a reactionary, he sentimentalizes it, dreaming of a lost golden age. 

In this profound reflection, Anthony Esolen explores the true meaning of nostalgia and its place in the human heart. Drawing on the great works of Western literature from the Odyssey to Flannery O'Connor, he traces the development of this fundamental longing from the pagan's desire for his earthly home, which most famously inspired Odysseys' heroic return to Ithaca, to its transformation under Christianity. The doctrine of the fall of man forestalls sentimental traditionalism by insisting that there has been no Eden since Eden. And the revelation of heaven as our true and final home, directing man's longing to the next world, paradoxically strengthens and ennobles the pilgrim's devotion to his home in this world. 

In our own day, Christian nostalgia stands in frank opposition to the secular usurpation of this longing. Looking for a city that does not exist, the progressive treats original sin, which afflicts everyone, as mere political error, which afflicts only his opponents. To him, history is a long tale of misery with nothing to teach us. Despising his fathers, he lives in a world without piety. Only the future, which no one can know, is real to him. It is an idol that justifies all manner of evil and folly.

Nostalgia rightly understood is not an invitation to repeat the sins of the past or to repudiate what experience and reflection have taught us, but to hear the call of sanity and sweetness again. Perhaps we will shake our heads as if awaking from a bad and feverish dream and, coming to ourselves, resolve, like the Prodigal, to "arise and go to my father's house."

©2018 by Anthony Esolen. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Dark Skies

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Would-be asteroid collision diverters, space solar energy collectors, asteroid miners, and space geo-engineers insistently promote their Earth-changing mega-projects. Given our many looming planetary catastrophes (from extreme climate change to runaway artificial superintelligence), looking beyond the earth for solutions might seem like a sound strategy for humanity. And indeed, bolstered by a global network of fervent space advocates - and seemingly rendered plausible, even inevitable, by oceans of science fiction and the wizardly of modern cinema - space beckons as a fully hopeful path for human survival and flourishing, a positive future in increasingly dark times. But despite even basic questions of feasibility, will these many space ventures really have desirable effects, as their advocates insist? In the first book to critically assess the major consequences of space activities from their origins in the 1940s to the present and beyond, Daniel Deudney argues in Dark Skies that the major result of the "Space Age" has been to increase the likelihood of global nuclear war, a fact conveniently obscured by the failure of recognize that nuclear-armed ballistic missiles are inherently space weapons.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
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None Greater

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For too long, Christians have domesticated God, bringing him down to our level as if he is a God who can be tamed. But he is a God who is high and lifted up, the Creator rather than the creature, someone than whom none greater can be conceived. If God is the most perfect, supreme being, infinite and incomprehensible, then certain perfect-making attributes must be true of him. Perfections like aseity, simplicity, immutability, impassibility, and eternity shield God from being crippled by creaturely limitations. At the same time, this all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-wise God accommodates himself, exhibiting perfect holiness, mercy, and love as he makes known who he is and how he will save us.  The attributes of God show us exactly why God is worthy of worship: there is none like him. Join Matthew Barrett as he rediscovers these divine perfections and finds himself surprised by the God he thought he knew.

©2019 Matthew Barrett (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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Improv Leadership

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There's no script for effective leadership. But you don't need one. Anyone who's learned the basics of an instrument can follow a chord chart or play from sheet music, but only musicians who have carefully developed their talent can improvise. Instead of being limited to the notes on the page, great improvisers draw on the theory and techniques they've learned in the past to create something original in the present. The same is true of great leaders. Anyone can listen to a few books and apply the lessons, but only the best leaders can bring out the best in any person, in any situation. These improvisational leaders understand the key principles of connecting, coaching, and communicating and use these ideas to build strong teams. In Improv Leadership, Stan L. Endicott and David A. Miller share five leadership competencies: Story Mining - uncovering a person's story and letting it shape the way you lead them Precision Praising - crafting praise to inspire, motivate, and even course-correct your team Metaphor Cementing - using concrete illustrations to "cement" an idea in someone's mind Lobbing Forward - challenging people to look beyond today to what might be in the future Going North - using indirect influence to redirect a person's perspective IMPROV leaders apply these five competencies to initiate powerful conversations, create memorable moments, and craft personal coaching strategies that help people grow. Improv Leadership cultivates teams of people who love their work (and each other), who perform at a high level, and who stop the disruptive carousel of staff turnover. Stan L. Endicott and David A. Miller have worked together to identify the overarching competencies of effective leadership and develop concrete tools to help every listener become a leader who understands how to grow teams one moment and one relationship at a time. The five competencies of IMPROV Leadership are not rigid sequential steps, nor do they apply only to specific industries or fields. Instead, this audiobook will meet the felt need for leadership growth with "evergreen" principles that can be successfully introduced into any situation. You can't predict every challenge you'll face. There's no playbook that covers every decision. But with practice in Improv Leadership, you can lead well in every situation.

©2020 Stan Endicott and David Miller (P)2020 Zondervan

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The Long Southern Strategy

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The Southern Strategy is traditionally understood as a Goldwater and Nixon-era effort by the Republican Party to win over disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the GOP, the party abandoned its past support for civil rights and used racially coded language to capitalize on southern white racial angst. However, that decision was but one in a series of decisions the GOP made not just on race, but on feminism and religion as well, in what Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields call the "Long Southern Strategy."  In the wake of Second-Wave Feminism, the GOP dropped the Equal Rights Amendment from its platform and promoted traditional gender roles in an effort to appeal to anti-feminist white southerners. And when the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention became increasingly fundamentalist and politically active, the GOP tied its fate to the Christian Right.  Republicans embodied southern white culture by emphasizing an "us vs. them" outlook, preaching absolutes, accusing the media of bias, prioritizing identity over the economy, encouraging defensiveness, and championing a politics of retribution. In doing so, the GOP nationalized southern white identity, rebranded itself to the country at large, and fundamentally altered the vision and tone of American politics.

©2019 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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October Mourning

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Audie Award Nominee, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013 On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay 21-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a bar by two young men, then savagely beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, and left to die. Five days later, Lesléa Newman arrived on campus to give the keynote speech for the University of Wyoming’s Gay Awareness Week. October Mourning is Lesléa Newman’s deeply personal response to the events of that tragic day and its brutal aftermath. This work of poetic imagination explores the impact of the vicious crime through fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence to which Matthew was tied, the deer that kept watch beside him, and even Matthew himself. This stunning cycle of 68 poems serves as an illumination for listeners too young to remember and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy.

©2012 Lesléa Newman (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Raising Great Kids

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What does it take to raise great kids? If you've read any books on parenting, conflicting opinions have probably left you feeling confused. Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already! There's got to be a balance - and there is. Joining their expertise with the wisdom of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you provide both the care and acceptance that make grace real to your child and the firmness and discipline that give direction. Avoiding the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show how you can help your child cultivate six necessary character traits: attachment, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life. At last, here is an effective middle ground for raising up children who will handle life with maturity and wisdom. Raising Great Kids will help you equip your son or daughter to accept life's responsibilities, grow from its challenges, and freely and fully explore all that it has to offer.  Accompanying tables are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1999 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2020 Zondervan

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Saving Jesus from the Church

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Robin Meyers, a rising star of liberal Christianity, restores the true mission of the faith that captures the heart of Jesus's concern for people over "right belief." Saving Jesus from the Church will resonate deeply with those who enjoy the works of John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan.

©2009 Robin R. Meyers (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Loving Your Community

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Are you and your church making a difference in your community? Are you meeting needs in a positive, proactive, and loving way? Too often when churches are presented with a need outside their walls, they operate on the principle of "Say no unless you have to say yes." Don't want that to be your church's legacy in your community? Drawing on more than 30 years of service to the community surrounding Faith Church in Indiana, pastor Stephen Viars shows you how to develop a dynamic, giving relationship with your community, one in which your natural response to needs is "Yes! How can we help?" No matter the size, location, demographics, or issues in your community, the approach found in this practical book will help you improve people's lives, draw them into productive conversation about the hope you have in Christ, and glorify God.

©2020 Stephen Viars (P)2020 Baker Publishing Group

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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Choosing the StrongPath

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Choose health. Choose strength. Choose the StrongPath. Choosing the StrongPath is a book about the most insidious health crisis in the world, Sarcopenia, a muscle-wasting and frailty disease. It impacts all of us as we age, unless we proactively prevent it. As a world-renowned investigator and case builder, Fred Bartlit has done this once again with this book. He and coauthor Steven Droullard, along with muscle physiology expert Dr. Marni Boppart, want to share a little known fact with the world: You don’t have to fall apart as you get older. Through carefully calibrated progressive strength training and supporting nutrition, you can stave off sarcopenia, along with dozens of other age-related illnesses.  Using scientific evidence and real-life case studies, Choosing the StrongPath offers a clear path away from a steady decline in the last third of your life and toward a healthier, happier you.

©2018 Steven Droullard (P)2020 Greenleaf Book Group

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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The Masculine Mandate

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What does it mean to be a man made in the image of God? And what does it mean to be a man under God's grace, called according to his purpose?  In The Masculine Mandate, Dr. Richard D. Phillips cuts through the cultural confusion, highlights God's mandate for men, and encourages listeners to join him on a journey of repentance and renewal.  Phillips begins in the Garden of Eden, drawing foundational teaching for men in the earliest chapters of God's Word. He provides clear biblical instruction for husbands, fathers, and sons as he carefully examines important truths from Scripture.

©2010 Richard D. Phillips (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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The Gospel & Marriage

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If marriage is a picture of Christ and the church, our homes should look like the gospel. While the culture has never been more confused about the definition of what marriage is, those who are married have never been more hopeless about how marriage should be lived. The times have never been more crucial for digging deeper, past the definition of marriage to the structure of marriage, the blessings of marriage, and the opportunity for living out the image of the gospel that's embodied within marriage. So, what now? Editors Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) assemble leading voices to frame the issues with a gospel-centered perspective. The Gospel for Life series gives every believer a biblically-saturated understanding of the most urgent issues facing our culture today, because the gospel is for all of life.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Father Hunger

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Father Hunger is a thoughtful and timely excursion into our culture of fatherlessness, what Wilson calls “the central malady of our time.” Central because it is the cause of so many of the ills we face - everything from atheism and crime to joyless feminism and paternalistic government expansion - but most important because of the effect it has on families, children, wives, and husbands. Bottom line: when fathers are checked out, left out, or ruled out, it hurts literally everyone. We need our fathers, and all too often they are nowhere present. Father Hunger has one basic goal: to encourage and empower men to be the fathers that God calls them to be and that their families and culture desperately need them to be.

©2012 Douglas Wilson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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Folly, Grace, and Power

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When you stand before your congregation, what do you hope to accomplish when you preach the Word? If people have Bibles and the freedom to read and pray on their own - why do they need you? In short, what do you bring to the table? Author, pastor, and professor John Koessler answers those questions and many more. Why does one sermon have a powerful effect on the audience while another falls flat? Why should listeners heed what the preacher says? Is human language adequate for facilitating an encounter with God? What is the point of preaching a sermon? Folly, Grace, and Power is a must-read for pastors, seminarians, and lay leaders charged with the task of preaching God's word. This essential book is both a stern reminder of the sacredness of the awesome 'job' of being a preacher, as well as a how-to that reveals the key to speaking powerfully on God's behalf.

©2011 John Koessler (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Southern Key

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The golden key to understanding the last 75 years of American political development, the eminent labor-relations scholar Michael Goldfield argues, lies in the contests between labor and capital in the American South during the 1930s and 1940s. Labor agitation and unionization efforts in the South in the New Deal era were extensive and bitterly fought and ranged across all of the major industries of the region.  In The Southern Key, Goldfield charts the rise of labor activism in each and then examines how and why labor organizers struggled so mightily in the region. Drawing from meticulous and unprecedented archival material and detailed data on four core industries - textiles, timber, coal mining, and steel - he argues that much of what is important in American politics and society today was largely shaped by the successes and failures of the labor movements of the 1930s and 1940s. Most notably, Goldfield shows how the broad-based failure to organize the South during this period made it what it is today. He contends that this early defeat for labor unions not only contributed to the exploitation of race and right-wing demagoguery in the South, but has also led to a decline in unionization, growing economic inequality, and an inability to confront and dismantle white supremacy throughout the US.

©2020 Michael Goldfield (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Myth of Mental Illness

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The 50th anniversary edition of the most influential critique of psychiatry every written, with a new preface on the age of Prozac and Ritalin and the rise of designer drugs, plus two bonus essays. Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.

©1974 Thomas S. Szasz, MD (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Showdown with Iran

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The Threat of War with Iran Grows Day by Day Bible prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock, PhD, is noticing a dangerous trend: The nation of Iran remains in the newspaper headlines for all the wrong reasons. In Showdown with Iran, he reveals why this rogue nation is so dangerous and how that connects to what the Bible says about what's to come while encouraging listeners to remain alert, aware, and hopeful as the end times near. He tackles questions such as:  Does Iran still plan to wipe Israel off the map? What does this mean for the future of the Middle East? Where does Iran stand in Bible prophecy? What will be the role of the United States in Bible prophecy? The warning of what will happen is not new. In the book of Ezekiel, the Bible records a multitude of predictions about the region then known as Persia as well as about the nation of Israel. These ancient prophecies foretell an end-time rise of Iran, as well as Russia and Turkey. But are the prophecies still unfulfilled today? Hitchcock is convinced Iran continues to play a central role in bringing about chaos in the Middle East. In Showdown with Iran, he explores the continued validity and accuracy of end-time prophecy and answers questions that will become increasingly relevant as the end times draw near.

©2020 Mark Hitchcock (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Chesapeake Requiem

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A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a 200-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction from rising sea levels - part natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, starring the beloved blue crab; part paean to a vanishing way of life; and part meditation on man’s relationship with the environment - from the acclaimed author, who reported this story for more than two years. Tangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape. Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home to 470 hardy people who live an isolated and challenging existence, with one foot in the 21st century and another in times long passed. They are separated from their countrymen by the nation’s largest estuary, and a 12-mile boat trip across often tempestuous water - the same water that for generations has made Tangier’s fleet of small fishing boats a chief source for the rightly prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and has lent the island its claim to fame as the softshell crab capital of the world. Yet for all of its long history, and despite its tenacity, Tangier is disappearing. The very water that has long sustained it is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave. It has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, and still its shoreline retreats by 15 feet a year - meaning this storied place will likely succumb first among US towns to the effects of climate change. Experts reckon that, barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders could be forced to abandon their home within 25 years. Meanwhile, the graves of their forebears are being sprung open by encroaching tides, and the conservative and deeply religious Tangiermen ponder the end times.     Chesapeake Requiem is an intimate look at the island’s past, present, and tenuous future, by an acclaimed journalist who spent much of the past two years living among Tangier’s people, crabbing and oystering with its watermen, and observing its long traditions and odd ways. What emerges is the poignant tale of a world that has, quite nearly, gone by - and a leading-edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities.

©2018 Earl Swift (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Earl Swift
Category: History, Americas
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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The Stud

Summary

Young Brian believes the narrator is a close family friend, an unofficial "uncle". Does being a sperm donor entitle him to claim paternity? A sad and funny story about love and second thoughts.

©1987 Joyce Thompson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Here Shall I Die Ashore

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In the spring of 1621, Plymouth Colony sent Stephen Hopkins to make the first visit to Wampanoag sachem Massasoit to present a red horsemans coat as a gift and sign of friendship. For most ordinary Englishmen, venturing off into the depths of unexplored America would have been a once in a lifetime adventure - but not for Stephen.  By the time he turned 40, he had already survived a hurricane, been shipwrecked in the Bermuda Triangle, been written into a Shakespearean play, witnessed the famine and abandonment of Jamestown Colony, and participated in the marriage of Pocahontas. He was once even sentenced to death! He got himself and his family onto the Pilgrims Mayflower, and helped found Plymouth Colony. He signed the Mayflower Compact, lodged the famous Squanto in his house, participated in the legendary Thanksgiving, and helped guide and govern the early colonists. Yet Stephen was just an ordinary man, with a wife, three sons, seven daughters, a small house, some farmland for his corn, and cows named Motley, Sympkins, Curled, and Red. These are the extraordinary adventures of an ordinary man.

©2019 Caleb Johnson (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Category: History, Americas
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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The Accelerating Universe

2 ratings

Summary

"The Accelerating Universe is not only an informative book about modern cosmology. It is rich storytelling and, above all, a celebration of the human mind in its quest for beauty in all things." (Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams) "This is a wonderfully lucid account of the extraordinary discoveries that have made the last years a golden period for observational cosmology. But Mario Livio has not only given the reader one clear explanation after another of what astronomers are up to, he has used them to construct a provocative argument for the importance of aesthetics in the development of science and for the inseparability of science, art, and culture." (Lee Smolin, author of The Life of the Cosmos) "What a pleasure to read! An exciting, simple account of the universe revealed by modern astronomy. Beautifully written, clearly presented, informed by scientific and philosophical insights." (John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study) "A book with charm, beauty, elegance, and importance. As authoritative a journey as can be taken through modern cosmology." (Allan Sandage, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington)

©2000 Mario Livio (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mario Livio
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Generous Justice

3 ratings

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It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why would we look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. In Generous Justice, he explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. This book offers listeners a new understanding of modern justice and human rights that will resonate with both the faithful and the skeptical.

©2010 Timothy Keller (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gospel & Abortion

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The pro-life moment didn't begin in the 1960s, but in the garden. Abortion has been a divisive issue in American culture since the sexual revolution. Yet the Bible is an unapologetic defender of human dignity. Moreover, Christians have always cared for the unborn, the orphan, and the least among us. The time is now for this generation to reaffirm what believers have always believed: everybody is created in the image of god. So, what now? Editors Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) assemble leading voices to frame the issues with a gospel-centered perspective. The Gospel for Life series gives every believer a biblically-saturated understanding of the most urgent issues facing our culture today, because the gospel is for all of life.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The Faith of Mike Pence

2 ratings

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Several books have been published about Vice President Mike Pence, but none have touched upon what may be the most fascinating aspect of our nation's second in command: his deep faith. The Faith of Mike Pence offers an intimate look at the man who calls himself "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order." Author Leslie Montgomery details Pence's spiritual journey and examines how the vice president's commitment to Christ has been a key component in his life as a husband, father, and public servant. Montgomery examines Pence's encounters with politicos and evangelistic leaders such as James Dobson and Charles Lake. She shows the role of Pence's faith in running for various offices, implementing faith-based initiatives, and responding to 9/11, the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the infamous Anthrax scare in Congress that directly affected him. The Faith of Mike Pence is a powerful account of one of the most conservative vice presidents in American history, with exclusive interviews and insightful commentary from friends, family, and colleagues. It is a serious and moving reflection about one of America's most admired and respected politicians.

©2019 Leslie Montgomery (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Forty Seconds

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An army surgeon must amputate a soldier's leg in a crude field hospital during the Civil War. The doctor is so skilled that he accomplishes most of the operation in a mere 40 seconds - an assistant times the procedure - yet his mind is consumed with thoughts of the personal toll the war has taken on him.

©2013 Cary Holladay (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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"Free Grace" Theology

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What does real, saving faith actually entail? The New Testament repeatedly emphasizes the need for repentance from sin and accompanying good works as evidence of true belief. However, as theologian Wayne Grudem argues in this book, the teachings of the Free Grace movement - which deny that good works need to be present in the life of the justified Christian - undermine the Bible's teaching regarding saving faith. Drawing from the works of key leaders within the movement, Grudem raises five biblical concerns he has with the Free Grace movement and critiques its central teachings from Scripture and historic Protestantism. In doing so, he helps all Christians understand the true nature of saving faith.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Wayne Grudem
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Disciplines of a Godly Young Man

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An adaptation of the classic book Disciplines of a Godly Man, this new book provides a biblical framework for living a radical life as a young disciple of Jesus. Point blank, this is a punchy, no-holds-barred book for young men that lays out the call and command to be disciplined, godly, and sold-out for Jesus. Addressing topics such as purity in one's thought-life, peer pressure, and perseverance as a Christian, this specially adapted work stands to influence a struggling generation. Using the same no-nonsense approach that made R. Kent Hughes' Disciplines of a Godly Man a positive influence on thousands of adults, this adaptation by Kent, his son Carey, and veteran youth leader Jonathan Carswell outlines the disciplines necessary to help a young man align every facet of his life with the fundamental truths of the Bible. It not only teaches how to live a life of Christian discipline, but also instills the desire to do so into a young heart longing to live a life of integrity, meaning, and fulfillment. This book brings the authority of a trusted name with a new flavor that will engage a younger audience.

©2012 R. Kent Hughes (P)2012 eChristian, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Managing Money God's Way

Summary

Become a better steward of your money, pay off debt, save more, and give more! Join Bob in this 31-day daily devotional as he shares his own experiences, insights, questions, and discoveries about Biblical money management and what we can do to be better stewards of our money.  Each short chapter will leave you with a new Biblical insight, personal challenge, encouraging thought, and even practical steps to better control your money.

©2013 Robert W Lotich (P)2018 Robert W Lotich

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Bob Lotich
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Dealing with Difficult Customers

1 rating

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Whether you're in the trenches or the boardroom, you're going to encounter demanding, dissatisfied, and disagreeable customers. Are your people (and you) prepared to deal with them? Ignore a valid complaint and you could be the next viral sensation for all the wrong reasons. But give in to every demand and you may be consumed with the often petty complaints of your worst customers and wind up pandering to them with freebies, discounts, and special attention. That will cost you time and money, and perhaps worse, do little or nothing to solve the root problem. What if the customer's dissatisfaction was the result of your sales procedures, your lack of training, or the expectations gap created by your marketing people, not the customer's fault at all? What if you could turn those customers into your best customers by making a few simple changes? Dealing with Difficult Customers will show you: How to stop using gimmicks and trick promotions to encourage repeat business and the alternatives that will keep your customers salivating for more. How "Hungry Hippos" and "Problem Children" are sapping your employees time and energy and what to do about them. The behaviors that turn great customers into dissatisfied critics and how to change them.

©2018 Noah Fleming and Shawn Veltman (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved, by arrangement with The Career Press, Inc

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Take Your Life Back

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From the creators of the best-selling Life Recovery series, Take Your Life Back is a groundbreaking look at how to overcome unhealthy relationships and love others well. Counselors Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop offer personal examples, clinical insight, and scriptural truth to help you navigate your toughest relationships. Do you have a relationship that leaves you feeling drained? Maintaining and improving this kind of relationship - whether it's a spouse, a friend, or a child - can feel exhausting, fruitless, and toxic to your own health. It's complicated: You love the person, but sometimes you feel as if you're pouring all your energy into holding your loved one, and your relationship, together. And if he or she failed or stumbled - would that make you a failure, too? What would happen if you walked away? Arterburn and Stoop have helped millions walk the path of health through their New Life Ministries and counseling center - and now, in Take Your Life Back, they reach out to those who walk the path alongside them. We are called to love one another deeply, but it is possible to support your loved one in a way that honors the relationship, God, and yourself. Take Your Life Back is the key to fostering healthy, God-honoring attachments that benefit you and the one you love.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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The Gospel & Adoption

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Every Christian isn't called to adopt, but everyone is called to care for orphans. The evangelical adoption movement is but one strand in a long cord of Christian care for orphans. While adoption trends have fluctuated over time in different contexts, the Bible has not changed its position. The gospel is decidedly pro-adoption and on the side of the orphan. Yet many obstacles stand in the way of the Christian's mission to provide care to the least of these. So, what now? Editors Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) assemble leading voices to frame the issues with a gospel-centered perspective. The Gospel for Life series gives every believer a biblically-saturated understanding of the most urgent issues facing our culture today, because the gospel is for all of life.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Wealth of Wisdom

3 ratings

Summary

A critical resource for families managing significant wealth.   Wealth of Wisdom offers essential guidance and tools to help high-net-worth families successfully manage significant wealth. By compiling the 50 most common questions surrounding protection and growth, this audiobook provides a compendium of knowledge from experts around the globe and across disciplines. Deep insight and thoughtful answers put an end to uncertainty and help lay to rest the issues you have been wrestling with for years; by divulging central lessons and explaining practical actions you can take today, this audiobook gives you the critical information you need to make more informed decisions about your financial legacy. Vital tools help you get organized, develop a strategy, and take real control of your family's wealth, while case studies show how other families have handled the very dilemmas you may be facing today.   Managing significant wealth is a complex affair, and navigating the financial world at that level involves making decisions that can have major ramifications - these are not decisions to make lightly. This audiobook equips you to take positive action, be proactive, and make the tough decisions to protect and grow your family's wealth.

©2019 Tom McCullough and Keith Whitaker (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Leadership Transformed

Summary

How does a good manager become a great leader? Ask around in business circles, and you’ll get a thousand different answers. But now, internationally-renowned leadership expert Dr. Peter Fuda has created a single, coherent roadmap for leadership effectiveness in Leadership Transformed. After more than a decade’s research and practice, Dr. Fuda shares the seven common themes that have enabled hundreds of CEOs across the world to transform themselves into highly effective leaders, and transform the performance of their organizations as well. Through his work, Dr. Fuda discovered that the best way to elicit deep and broad discussion of the seven leadership themes - and to describe the CEOs’ mastery of what they had learned - was through metaphor. Fire - motivational forces that initiate and sustain transformation efforts Snowball mutual accountability, and the consequent momentum that occurs when a critical mass of leaders commit to shared leadership principles Master chef - leadership frameworks, tools, and strategies that can be 'artfully' deployed Coach - how a 'coaching staff' can collectively help leaders achieve their aspirations Mask - leaders can shed the heavy burden of wearing a mask in favor of a more congruent 'best self' Movie - leaders can develop critical capabilities of self-awareness and reflection Russian dolls - how a leader’s personal journey can align with the journeys of their colleagues and organization Dr. Fuda has helped leaders on four continents achieve greatness. Previously available only to the select clients of his industry-leading consultancy, now his expert knowledge can accelerate your own leadership transformation.

© 2013 Dr. Peter Fuda (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Mondays with My Old Pastor

1 rating

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A totally burned out young preacher reignites his faith and gathers wisdom for life while spending successive Mondays with an 83 year old pastor. "Deep inside in some uncertain part of my soul persisted this strange exhaustion that was difficult to explain and hard to endure," writes pastor and author Jose Luis Navajo. Thinking of quitting the ministry, his life is forever changed by a chance meeting with a seasoned man of the cloth who, through successive Monday visits, offers a legacy of wisdom in the form of 15 unique principles. A true story, these real-life experiences will make readers laugh and perhaps cry, but will most certainly reignite every soul's longing for renewal.

©2012 Jose Luis Navajo (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Our Lost Declaration

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and committed constitutional conservative Senator Mike Lee reveals the little-known stories behind the founders' takedown of a tyrannical king and the forgotten document that created America. There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, written in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summer of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Despite the earth-shattering power of Jefferson's simple sentence and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand or appreciate the Declaration's gravity. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country so special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul.    Our nation was born in an act of rebellion against an all-powerful government. In Our Lost Declaration, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects. From London's attempts to shut down colonial legislatures to hauling John Hancock before a court without a jury, the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide. They spurred our founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change the course of history.   Lee shares new insights into the personalities who shaped that vision, such as: Thomas Paine, a populist radical who nearly died making his voyage from Great Britain to the colonies before writing his revolutionary pamphlet, Common Sense. Edmund Randolph, who defied his Loyalist family and served in the Virginia convention that voted for independence. Thomas Jefferson, who persevered through a debilitating health crisis to pen the document that would officially begin the American experiment. Senator Lee makes vividly clear how many abuses of federal power today are rooted in neglect of the Declaration, including federal overreach that corrupts state legislatures, the judicial system, and even international trade. By rediscovering the Declaration, we can remind our leaders in Washington, DC, that they serve us - not the other way around.

©2019 Mike Lee (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mike Lee
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Exclusion and Embrace, Revised and Updated

Summary

Life in the 21st century presents a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Is there any hope of embracing our enemies? Of opening the door to reconciliation? Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our (ever-narrowing) circle. In light of this, Christians must learn that salvation comes, not only as we are reconciled to God, and not only as we "learn to live with one another", but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God. Since September 11, 2001, and the subsequent epidemic of terror and massive refugee suffering throughout the world, Volf revised Exclusion and Embrace to account for the evolving dynamics of inter-ethnic and international strife.

©2019 Abingdon Press (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Four Views on Evangelicalism

Summary

This book compares and contrasts four distinct positions or movements on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism: Historic fundamentalism Conservative/confessional evangelicalism Mainstream/moderate/broad evangelicalism Emerging/postconservative evangelicalism (post-evangelicalism)

©2011 Collin Hansen (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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12 Things Jesus Said about Money

Summary

Money is something we handle every day. But how deeply does the Bible inform what we do with it? If we truly want to honor the Lord in how we use it, should we be giving most of it away? Is money basically a necessary evil - a constant temptation in our pocket? Are we wrong for wanting to take vacations with our families, for example, when we could be giving that money to others in need? Instead of just letting you hear the answers to questions like these, this book presents them in a richly informative and inspiring devotional experience. As you daily explore 12 Things Jesus Said about Money, you'll be learning and reinforcing new convictions, each of them grounded in what Jesus himself taught. Not only will it clear up misconceptions or conflicting messages you may have heard over the years, it will help you express these same truths to your children, incorporate them into your ongoing decisions, and enjoy a new measure of freedom in your financial life.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Learn Better

8 ratings

Summary

For centuries, experts have argued that learning was about memorizing information: You're supposed to study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But this approach to learning isn't nearly enough for the world that we live in today, and in Learn Better journalist and education researcher Ulrich Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn. In this brilliantly researched book, Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. He covers six key steps to help listeners "learn how to learn," all illuminated with fascinating stories like how Jackson Pollock developed his unique painting style and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. Boser's witty, engaging writing makes this book feel like a guilty pleasure, not homework. Learn Better will revolutionize the way students and society alike approach learning and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability - learning is a skill everyone can master. With Boser as their guide, listeners will be able to fully capitalize on their brain's remarkable ability to gain new skills and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

©2017 Ulrich Boser (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Ulrich Boser
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Pathway to His Presence

1 rating

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Do you find it difficult to forgive and forget? Do you spend more time worrying about the approval of others than God's approval? With refreshing honesty and keen biblical insight, John and Lisa Bevere examine eight common barriers that can separate you from God's presence. Learn how to break through those barriers that come between you and your Heavenly Father. John and Lisa Bevere also show you how to break through to him to enjoy new levels of intimacy. Each section, addressing a specific barrier, will bless you with five devotionals - complete with key spiritual strategies and specific prayers - designed to help you along the path that ultimately brings you before almighty God! Begin to move on the journey, and see God move in your life.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Jesus

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Jesus says, "The Scriptures point to me!" (John 5:39 NLT). But what does that mean exactly? The 27 books of the New Testament are largely a commentary on the Old Testament, and each part of the Bible is a signpost to Jesus. Once this is properly understood, everything changes, including our own identities. In this magisterial work, you will discover a Jesus who is larger, more glorious, and more challenging than most of us have ever imagined. Biographies of Jesus generally have been written by those trying to investigate the historical Jesus with little attention given to the grand narrative of Scripture. On the flip side, those interested in tracing the theology of Scripture are typically disinterested in historical Jesus studies. These two approaches have yet to converge...until now. Jesus is written for the average listener as well as scholars. Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola (authors of Jesus Manifesto) unfold the greatest story ever told in a fresh and invigorating way. So whether you are a seasoned Christian, a new believer, or someone who is intrigued by Jesus, this audiobook unveils the discoveries of a lifetime, transforming the tired and familiar way we have read the Bible into an electrifying journey of rediscovering Christ. Introducing a new kind of Jesus biography. In this compelling work, authors Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola reclaim the entire Bible as a gripping narrative about Jesus Christ. Virtually every other “Jesus biography” begins with the nativity account in Bethlehem. In this groundbreaking book, Sweet and Viola begin before time, in the Triune God, and tell the complete interconnected story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Written to combine historical Jesus studies with biblical theology, crafting together one breathtaking saga that tells the Jesus story in both Old and New Testaments, this flagship audiobook demonstrates clearly that every bit of Scripture is part of the same stunning drama, what the authors refer to as the theography of Jesus Christ.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Remaining Faithful in Ministry

Summary

Perhaps no one else has ever faced as much hardship, opposition, or relentless suffering as the apostle Paul. And yet, through it all, Paul stood firm in Christ and remained faithful - to the very end.   The power of Paul's example has captivated veteran Pastor John MacArthur for years, and here, he outlines nine unwavering convictions that contributed to this remarkable perseverance. In an age when pastoral failure and burnout are increasingly common, this audiobook is a call to endurance in ministry, encouraging pastors to stand strong in their role and not lose heart, regardless of what God sends their way.

©2019 John MacArthur (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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The Unstoppable Startup

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The bold secret to successful startups.... Veteran venture capitalist Uri Adoni shares the secrets to Israel’s incredible track record of success in this new guide that will help make any startup unstoppable. More than half of all startups fail - often during the crucial early stages of development when they need to prove their viability on a limited budget. But when it comes to startup success, one country stands out: Israel. Even though it is a relatively small country with a population of just over nine million inhabitants, Israel has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, has the highest venture capital per capita, is one of the top countries in terms of number of companies listed on NASDAQ, and is well-recognized as a global leader in research and development.  In The Unstoppable Startup, Uri Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one. Packed with insider accounts from leaders who have realized bold visions, The Unstoppable Startup distills Israeli chutzpah into six operational rules that will help you to: Build an unstoppable team; Foresee the future and innovate to meet its demands; Manage your funding and partnerships through all phases of growth; Dominate the market category you are after or create a new one; Build and manage an early stage investment vehicle;  Build and grow a healthy high-tech ecosystem.  Far from mere conjecture, Adoni implemented these practices throughout his more than 12 years as a venture capitalist for one of Israel's most successful venture funds, and he continues to utilize these same proven startup strategies today in metropolitan areas in the US. 

©2020 Uri Adoni (P)2020 HarperCollins Leadership

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Uri Adoni
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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42 Seconds

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The average length of Jesus’ conversations as recorded in the Gospels was 42 seconds long. This is good news for all of us. It frees us up to talk about the most important part of our lives in a way that’s natural, meaningful, and helpful instead of clumsy, awkward, and irrelevant. Anyone who has spent countless uncomfortable hours walking from house to house with a clipboard or flash cards that talk about four spiritual laws understands. Jesus’ conversations were remarkably simple. Contemporary Christian lingo has set up a dichotomy between what we call “discipleship” and “evangelism”, but the Bible doesn’t do that. Jesus had conversations all the time with those who thought they were close to God, as well as with those who deemed themselves lost and without hope. He invited all of them to come and learn from Him. 42 Seconds is a simple book that uses the ordinary moments of our lives the way Jesus used the same moments in his own. The premise is straightforward: If we can learn from Jesus how to have great conversations, it will change our lives and the lives of those around us.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Our Lost Constitution

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The still-unfolding story of America's Constitution is a history of heroes and villains - the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty's safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today. In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution's most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. For example: The Origination Clause says that all bills to raise taxes must originate in the House of Representatives, but contempt for the clause ensured the passage of Obamacare. The Fourth Amendment protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the NSA now collects our private data without a warrant. The Legislative Powers Clause means that only Congress can pass laws, but unelected agencies now produce 99 out of every 100 of legal rules imposed on the American people. Lee's cast of characters includes a former Ku Klux Klansman, who hijacked the Establishment Clause to strangle Catholic schools; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who called the Second Amendment a fraud; and the revered president who began his first of four terms by threating to shatter the balance of power between Congress and the president, and who began his second term by vowing to do the same to the Supreme Court. Fortunately, the Constitution has always had its defenders. Senator Lee tells the story of how Andrew Jackson, noted for his courage in duels and politics, stood firm against the unconstitutional expansion of federal powers. He brings to life Ben Franklin's genius for compromise at a deeply divided constitutional convention.

©2015 Mike Lee (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC

Narrator: Tom Parks, Mike Lee
Author: Mike Lee
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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Know How We Got Our Bible

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The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture. Reeves and Hill begin with the writing of the Bible's books (including authorship and dating), move into the formation of the Old and New Testaments (including early transmission and the development of the canon), and conclude with several chapters on Bible translation from the Latin Vulgate to the ongoing work of translation around the world today. Written simply and focused on the overarching story of how the Bible came to us today, Know How We Got Our Bible is an excellent introduction for formal students and lay learners alike. The audiobook companion PDF download includes reflection questions and recommended readings for further learning.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Ryan Matthew Reeves and Charles E. Hill (P)2018 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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God's Favorite Place on Earth

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He was rejected everywhere He went. There was only one exception…a little village called Bethany. What does God really want from you? Christians face profound challenges today, including doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, materialism, and spiritual apathy. God’s people are also seeking an answer to a piercing question: what does God want from me, exactly? In God’s Favorite Place on Earth, Frank Viola answers all of these challenges with seminal insight. Here is a brilliant retelling of Jesus’ many visits to the village of Bethany and the touching message that it holds for us today. Viola presents this beautifully crafted narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, who lived in Bethany with his two sisters, Martha and Mary. The curtain opens with Lazarus, who is now ready to die, telling the incomparable story of Jesus’ interactions with him, Martha, and Mary. God’s Favorite Place on Earth blends story and teaching, bringing the gospel narratives to life. Within each narrative, the common struggles Christians face are addressed and answered. Masterfully told and profoundly moving, God’s Favorite Place on Earth will captivate your heart with its beauty, charm, and depth. You will discover how to live as a “Bethany” in our world today, being set free to love, follow, and embrace Jesus like never before.

©2013 Frank Viola (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Frank Viola
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons

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Are you sure you really know? How do you know? Information on angels and demons is rampant today, but much of it is anything but trustworthy. Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible actually reveals about spiritual beings both good and evil. Learn about the fascinating history of "angelology" - what an angel is and isn't; what angels do and why; what angels may look like at the rare times when they appear; the 'Angel of the Lord': when an angel is more than an angel* the devil and his angels* the origins of Satan: what the Bible really says.

©2007 Kenneth D. Boa, Robert M. Bowman Jr. (P)2011 Zondervan

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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