Audiobooks Narrated by Mirron Willis

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  1. It Happened One Summer: A Novel Audiobook It Happened One Summer: A Novel
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me Audiobook The Viscount Who Loved Me
  3. Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Audiobook Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life
  4. The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World Audiobook The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World
  5. The Dictionary of Lost Words Audiobook The Dictionary of Lost Words
  6. The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close Audiobook The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close
  7. Arsenic and Adobo Audiobook Arsenic and Adobo
  8. The Cabinet Audiobook The Cabinet
  9. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
  10. Open Mind Audiobook Open Mind
Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball Audiobook

Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball

Author: Onaje X. O. Woodbine Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: April 2022

J-Rod moves like a small tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. 'I play just like my father,' he says. 'Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem.' Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father's memory into a force that opponents can feel in each bone-snapping drive to the basket. On the street, every ballplayer has a story. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a former streetball player who became an all-star Ivy Leaguer, brings the sights and sounds, hopes and dreams of street basketball to life. He shows that big games have a trickster figure and a master of black talk whose commentary interprets the game for audiences. The beats of hip-hop and reggae make up the soundtrack, and the ballplayers are half-men, half-heroes, defying the ghetto's limitations with their flights to the basket. Basketball is popular among young black American men but not because, as many claim, they are 'pushed by poverty' or 'pulled' by white institutions to play it. Black men choose to participate in basketball because of the transcendent experience of the game. Through interviews with and observations of urban basketball players, Onaje X. O. Woodbine composes a rare portrait of a passionate, committed, and resilient group of athletes who use the court to mine what urban life cannot corrupt. If people turn to religion to reimagine their place in the world, then black streetball players are indeed the hierophants of the asphalt.

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Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing Audiobook

Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing

Author: Chris Rice, Emmanuel Katongole Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: April 2022

Our world is broken and cries out for reconciliation. But mere conflict resolution and peacemaking are not enough. What makes real reconciliation possible? How is it that some people are able to forgive the most horrendous of evils? And what role does God play in these stories? Does reconciliation make any sense apart from the biblical story of redemption? Secular models of peacemaking are insufficient. And the church has not always fulfilled its call to be agents of reconciliation in the world. In Reconciling All Things Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, codirectors of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, cast a comprehensive vision for reconciliation that is biblical, transformative, holistic, and global. They draw on the resources of the Christian story, including their own individual experiences in Uganda and Mississippi, to bring solid, theological reflection to bear on the work of reconciling individuals, groups, and societies. They recover distinctively Christian practices that will help the church be both a sign and an agent of God's reconciling love in the fragmented world of the twenty-first century. This powerful, concise book lays the philosophical foundations for reconciliation and explores what it means to pursue hope in areas of brokenness in theory and practice.

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Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us Audiobook

Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us

When Colleen Kinder put out a call to writers to answer the question, what stranger haunts you? she knew she had opened the floodgates. The responses, short and addictive, all in the form of letters, all written in the second person, began pouring in her and website column “Letter to a Stranger” was born. Now Kinder has selected the most extraordinary of these responses, solicited plenty more from formidable cast of writers as diverse themselves as the strangers—and places—they invoke. The essays in Letter to a Stranger are organized around intriguing themes such as Mystery, Gratitude, Wonder, Remorse, and Farewell, and what energizes them all is the quest to unpack a common underlying mystery: How can an encounter so ephemeral leave such an eternal mark? Each letter allows us to travel in time, in place, and in away each essay is a ghost. Bestselling author Leslie Jamison, who provides a foreword to the collection, has long been haunted by a traveling magician she met years ago in Nicaragua; Journalist Ted Conover writes his missive to a stranger he met on a New Yorker assignment in Rwanda in 1993. Travel writer Lavinia Spalding remembered a Dutchman she met in Thailand. There is a letter from a playwright; a student; a novelist; a poet. A letter to a lost child, a bodyguard, a woman on a subway, a man named Sick. From Elizabeth Kolbert’s Peruvian loner climbing at high altitude Gregory Pardlo’s drunk stranger in Avignon to Pico Iyer’s lost trishaw driver in Myanmar, these stories are replete with observations about how to live and what to seek, how a stranger’s loaded glance, shared smile, or question posed can change and alter even the seemingly ordinary hours of our lives.

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The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs, and the Restart We Need Audiobook

The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs, and the Restart We Need

Author: Chris Ategeka Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: March 2022

In The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs and the Restart We Need, accomplished tech entrepreneur Chris Ategeka delivers an insightful and eye-opening exploration of the challenges and the opportunities at the intersection of technology, society and our planet. Detailing both positive and negative technology use cases that on one hand have made humanity better, but on the other hand pose a serious threat to individuals and groups across the world, the author demonstrates how to avoid allowing powerful technologies to overcome our better natures. In this book, you'll: discover how the forces of capitalism, greed and the myths that surround meritocracy when combined with exponential technology pose an existential risk for humanity; explore the many exponential technologies such as gene editing, 5G, behavior modification, cyberspace . . . that have lots of promise but also uncertainty; consider the future of humanity we wish to collectively build, and whether we can rebuild a capacity for empathy at scale in our tech tools. Perfect for founders, business leaders, executives, managers, Chief Technology Officers, and anyone else responsible for the use and proliferation of advanced technologies. The Unintended Consequences of Technology is a thought-provoking, must-listen resource for those at the forefront of our new technological reality.

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Praying Like a Kingdom Hero Audiobook

Praying Like a Kingdom Hero

Author: Tony Evans Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: March 2022

'Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.' -Hebrews 11:1-2. Like the Bible heroes named in Hebrews 11, you'll face hardships that leave you with no choice but to surrender completely to your heavenly Father. For those trials, Praying like a Kingdom Hero will guide you to seek God's providence and peace with a heart of worship, wisdom, and willingness to follow His plan for your life. In this companion to Kingdom Heroes, Dr. Tony Evans will show you how to pray like those praised by God. He'll help you humbly approach the Lord with your fears and desires, seeking a spirit of Christ-centered endurance that will carry you to victory. When the winds of chaos blow turmoil into your life, God remains your perfect refuge. Praying like a Kingdom Hero encourages you to seek God through conversation with Him, confident that He'll enact His perfect will through life's imperfect circumstances.

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Getting to the Promised Land: Black America and the Unfinished Work of the Civil Rights Movement Audiobook

Getting to the Promised Land: Black America and the Unfinished Work of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Kevin W. Cosby Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: March 2022

Too often, all oppressed people in America are lumped together under the moniker people of color, as if each group's experience under the yoke of systemic racism has the same economic and social repercussions. But the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) hold a unique claim to economic and reparative justice: for ADOS, after all, is the only group whose ancestors were forcibly brought to America, enslaved, built much of the wealth of the country, yet continue to be specifically excluded from the same social, political, and economic rights of other Americans. To that end, Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby lays out the first theology of the ADOS movement, turning the traditional lens of Black liberation theology from Moses leading escaped Hebrew slaves in Exodus to other biblical leaders like Solomon, Daniel, and Nehemiah. In the stories of Nehemiah and other biblical leaders, Cosby finds inspiration on how to rebuild Black America including the necessity of government reparations for ADOS. Cosby calls all Americans to move from a place of relative nonengagement and detachment to a place of active support of ADOS's efforts for justice and healing.

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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Audiobook

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Author: Patricia Mckissack Narrator: Allyson Johnson, Mirron Willis Release Date: March 2022

With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original, spine-tingling tales inspired by African American history and the mystery of that eerie half hour before nightfall-the dark-thirty.

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I am Muhammad Ali Audiobook

I am Muhammad Ali

The American boxing champ and vocal civil rights activist Muhammad Ali is the 27th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8, adapted for audio. Muhammad Ali was the leading heavyweight boxer of the 20th century and a charismatic, beloved public figure. His objection to the military draft during the Vietnam War made him an icon for a generation, and his impact in sports and the Civil Rights movement is still felt today.   This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these audiobooks encourage kids to dream big. Included in each audiobook are:    • A timeline of key events in the hero's history       • Childhood moments that influenced the hero    • Facts that make great conversation-starters    • A character trait that made the person heroic and that readers can aspire to  You'll want to collect each audiobook in this dynamic, informative series!

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership Audiobook

Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Author: Muhammad Khalifa Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: January 2022

Culturally Responsive School Leadership focuses on how school leaders can effectively serve minoritized students-those who have been historically marginalized in school and society. The book demonstrates how leaders can engage students, parents, teachers, and communities in ways that positively impact learning by honoring indigenous heritages and local cultural practices. Muhammad Khalifa explores three basic premises. First, that a full-fledged and nuanced understanding of 'cultural responsiveness' is essential to successful school leadership. Second, that cultural responsiveness will not flourish and succeed in schools without sustained efforts by school leaders to define and promote it. Finally, that culturally responsive school leadership comprises a number of crucial leadership behaviors, which include critical self-reflection; the development of culturally responsive teachers; the promotion of inclusive, anti-oppressive school environments; and engagement with students' indigenous community contexts. Based on an ethnography of a school principal who exemplifies the practices and behaviors of culturally responsive school leadership, the book provides educators with pedagogy and strategies for immediate implementation.

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African Town Audiobook

African Town

Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse. In 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children from Benin and Nigeria were captured and brought to Mobile, Alabama aboard a ship called Clotilda. Their journey includes the savage Middle Passage and being hidden in the swamplands along the Alabama River before being secretly parceled out to various plantations, where they made desperate attempts to maintain both their culture and also fit into the place of captivity to which they'd been delivered. At the end of the Civil War, the survivors created a community for themselves they called African Town, which still exists to this day. Told in 14 distinct voices, including that of the ship that brought them to the American shores and the founder of African Town, this powerfully affecting historical novel-in-verse recreates a pivotal moment in US and world history, the impacts of which we still feel today. * This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF with a glossary and additional resources.

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Racial Justice and the Catholic Church Audiobook

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Author: Bryan N. Massingale Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: December 2021

Confronting racism is difficult but essential work if we are to heal the brokenness in our society and our church. In the author's words, 'We all are wounded by the sin of racism . . . How can we struggle together against an evil that harms us all?' Racial Justice and the Catholic Church examines the presence of racism in America from its early history through the Civil Rights Movement and the election of Barack Obama. It also explores how Catholic social teaching has been used-and not used-to promote reconciliation and justice. Massingale writes from an abiding conviction that the Catholic faith and the black experience make essential contributions in the continuing struggle against racial injustice that is the work of all people. His book is a must-listen for all those concerned with justice and healing in our world.

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Kingdom Heroes: Building a Strong Faith That Endures Audiobook

Kingdom Heroes: Building a Strong Faith That Endures

Author: Tony Evans Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: November 2021

Are you living by faith? Daily, each of us must choose between giving in to the world's pressure to trust in ourselves, or yielding to God's desire for us to hand control over our lives to Him. While following God's directions when you don't see immediate results can be difficult, the payoff will always be tremendous. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he looks at those who are in the Bible's Hall of Faith-Old Testament heroes such as Abraham, Noah, and Rahab, who let God lead their lives-and how their journeys can help you understand what it means to walk in faith. In Kingdom Heroes, you will discover how you can . . . - commit to giving God your very best in everyday life - use trials as opportunities to strengthen your faith - leave a strong spiritual foundation for the generations that follow you Are you ready to leave the world behind and follow Him? Kingdom Heroes will motivate you to stop relying on your own strength and experience God's unlimited power in your life.

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