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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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Learning To Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out Audiobook

Learning To Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out

Author: Juanita Campbell Rasmus Narrator: Machelle Williams Release Date: September 2020

It felt as though every nerve in my body was popping. Imagine large strong hands slowly applying pressure while breaking a family-size package of uncooked, dry spaghetti. I was the spaghetti. Breaking down one piece at a time. This is how Juanita Rasmus begins the wise, frank, and witty account of what she later called 'The Crash' and what her counselor labeled 'a major depressive episode.' This experience landed Juanita, a busy pastor, mother, and community leader, in bed. In addition to exhaustion and depression, on the spiritual front she experienced a dark night of the soul. When everything in her life finally came to a stop, she found that she had to learn to be-with herself and with God-all over again. Pastor Juanita writes from her life with kind attention to the life of the listener. She offers both practical and spiritual insights but never pat answers. If you are longing for a trustworthy companion through dark days, this book is here for you. Each chapter includes life-giving spiritual practices to help you discover your own new ways of being.

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The Reason for Tears: A Memoir Audiobook

The Reason for Tears: A Memoir

Author: Tony Weedor Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: September 2020

LIBERIA, ISLAM, AND A PASTOR'S SEARCH FOR RECONCILIATION IN AN AGE OF TERROR Though she'd loved, taught, and protected him when he was younger, Tony Weedor's Muslim mother Manifah disowned him after he abandoned his imam training to follow Jesus. Tony finished college and went to work for a missionary agency. After barely escaping civil war in his native Liberia, he spent three years in a refugee camp with his wife and daughter before being brought to America, where he graduated from seminary and began a career in international ministry. Now, after an absence of thirteen years, pastor Tony Weedor returns in the wake of 9/11 to a Liberia devastated by war hoping to reconcile with the woman he still calls 'Mama.'

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Peace: Hope and Healing for the Anxious Momma's Heart Audiobook

Peace: Hope and Healing for the Anxious Momma's Heart

Author: Becky Thompson Narrator: Becky Thompson, Tim Clinton Release Date: September 2020

The bestselling author of Love Unending and Midnight Mom Devotional reassures anxious women that even if you can't shake off fear, your faith is not broken. For years, Christian women have been told, 'If you just prayed more, had more faith, and trusted Jesus, you'd have more peace.' But what does it mean when a Christian momma continues to worry? How does she reconcile her feelings of fear with her faith in God? And how does she raise her children in a home full of peace when she feels anything but peaceful? Becky Thompson, a best-selling author with a degree in biblical studies, knows firsthand what it is like to suffer from the crippling effects of anxiety--a condition she has struggled to overcome for most of her life. For her and many others, the fear she faces is not a faith issue. It's a physical one that affects over 40 million adults in the US. As Becky examines the relationship between the promise of peace in Scripture and the reality of life, motherhood, and anxiety, she brings both a practical and spiritual approach to the discussion of anxiety and how it impacts your mind, body, and spirit. Peace meets moms in the forest of fear where they have felt isolated and alone and walks them toward hope, reminding them that there are millions of other women who walk the same dark, uncertain trails they do and there isn't something wrong with their faith because they can't shake the fear. Peace is a lifeline for the Christian mom desperate for solid advice based on sound doctrine and presented in a way that makes her feel understood and far less alone on her journey toward healing.

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Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope Audiobook

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Author: Esau Mccaulley Narrator: Esau Mccaulley Release Date: September 2020

Growing up in the American South, Esau McCaulley knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some in the African American context. A key element in the fight for hope, he discovered, has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes out of traditional Black churches. This ecclesial tradition is often disregarded or viewed with suspicion by much of the wider church and academy, but it has something vital to say. At a time in which some within the African American community are questioning the place of the Christian faith in the struggle for justice, New Testament scholar McCaulley argues that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for connecting with a rich faith history and addressing the urgent issues of our times. He advocates for a model of interpretation that involves an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, in which the particular questions coming out of Black communities are given pride of place and the Bible is given space to respond by affirming, challenging, and, at times, reshaping Black concerns. McCaulley demonstrates this model with studies on how Scripture speaks to topics often overlooked by white interpreters, such as ethnicity, political protest, policing, and slavery.

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The Colors of Culture: The Beauty of Diverse Friendships Audiobook

The Colors of Culture: The Beauty of Diverse Friendships

Author: Melindajoy Mingo Narrator: Machelle Williams Release Date: September 2020

How diverse are your friendships? We are living in a time where fear and mistrust among people of different cultural and ethnic groups is becoming the norm rather than the exception. It appears that cultural and racial divides are expanding rather than shrinking. What can we do? We can learn to see every human being from God's perspective and value their experiences even when we don't understand them. To truly connect with people who are different from us will take the grace of God, compassion, and empathy. It will mean risking everything that we think we know about other cultures to initiate small steps toward befriending others. In The Colors of Culture, MelindaJoy Mingo models reaching across cultures. Through vivid stories spanning several countries, Mingo shows the beauty of diverse friendships in her life. She takes risks and learns from her mistakes, recognizing that relationships are worth the cost. Listeners will: be empowered by contemporary stories to initiate culturally diverse relationships; learn from the life of Jesus how to treat people with value and worth; and take intentional steps in their journey away from cultural assumptions and toward humility.

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How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art Audiobook

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art

Author: Elizabeth Lev Narrator: Nancy Peterson Release Date: September 2020

Not long after Martin Luther's defiance of the Church in 1517, dialogue between Protestants and Catholics broke down, brother turned against brother, and devastating religious wars erupted across Europe. Desperate to restore the peace and recover the unity of Faith, Catholic theologians clarified and reaffirmed Catholic doctrines, but turned as well to another form of evangelization: the Arts. Convinced that to win over the unlettered, the best place to fight heresy was not in the streets but in stone and on canvas, they enlisted the century's best artists to create a glorious wave of beautiful works of sacred art-Catholic works of sacred art-to draw people together instead of driving them apart. How Catholic Art Saved the Faith tells the story of the creation and successes of this vibrant, visual-arts SWAT team whose war cry could have been art for Faith's sake! Over the years, it included Michelangelo, of course, and, among other great artists, the edgy Caravaggio, the graceful Guido Reni, the technically perfect Annibale Carracci, the colorful Barocci, the theatrical Bernini, and the passionate Artemisia Gentileschi. Each of these creative souls, despite their own interior struggles, was a key player in this magnificent, generations-long project: the affirmation through beauty of the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.

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God of the Oppressed Audiobook

God of the Oppressed

Author: James H. Cone Narrator: William Andrew Quinn Release Date: September 2020

In his reflections on God, Jesus, suffering, and liberation, James H. Cone relates the gospel message to the experience of the black community. But a wider theme of the book is the role that social and historical context plays in framing the questions we address to God as well as the mode of the answers provided.

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The Constructed Mennonite: History, Memory, and the Second World War Audiobook

The Constructed Mennonite: History, Memory, and the Second World War

Author: Hans Werner Narrator: Ian Peters Release Date: September 2020

John Werner was a storyteller. A Mennonite immigrant in southern Manitoba, he captivated his audiences with tales of adventure and perseverance. With every telling he constructed and reconstructed the memories of his life. John Werner was a survivor. Born in the Soviet Union just after the Bolshevik Revolution, he was named Hans and grew up in a German-speaking Mennonite community in Siberia. As a young man in Stalinist Russia, he became Ivan and fought as a Red Army soldier in the Second World War. Captured by Germans, he was resettled in occupied Poland where he became Johann, was naturalized and drafted into Hitler's German army where he served until captured and placed in an American POW camp. He was eventually released and then immigrated to Canada where he became John. The Constructed Mennonite is a unique account of a life shaped by Stalinism, Nazism, migration, famine, and war. It investigates the tenuous spaces where individual experiences inform and become public history; it studies the ways in which memory shapes identity, and reveals how context and audience shape autobiographical narratives.

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The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics Audiobook

The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics

Author: Jerry Bowyer Narrator: William Sarris Release Date: September 2020

A close reading of the Gospels, taking history and archeology into account, demolishes the myth of a socialist Jesus. Theologians virtually ignore the economic commentary in the Bible. In the few cases where it gets any attention, economic commentary in the Gospels and other New Testament writings tend to lapse into simplistic class warfare nostrums. Liberation theologians import Marxism wholesale (but they try to sell it retail) into theology. Academic historians of first-century Palestine/Judea have been pushing an account of a poor peasant Jesus leading a poor peasant's revolt based on the idea of mass displaced workers in Lower Galilee. The problem is the actual archeological findings paint a picture of an industrious and entrepreneurial economy during Jesus's time there. Reading the Gospels in light of archeology and history, which are now available to us, gives us a very different picture than the one you've been told regarding what Jesus taught about work and money.

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Blessed are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community Audiobook

Blessed are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community

Author: Stina Kielsmeier-Cook Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer Release Date: September 2020

Can the Christian life be lived alone? After her husband became an agnostic, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook was left 'spiritually single'-struggling to live the Christian life on her own, taking her kids to church by herself, and wrestling with her own questions and doubts. In this memoir, Kielsmeier-Cook tells the story of her mixed-faith marriage and how she found community in an unexpected place: an order of Catholic nuns in her neighborhood. As she spent time with them, and learned about female Catholic saints, she began to see that she was not 'spiritually single' after all-and that no one really is.

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In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake: Trusting the God Who Meets Us in Our Storm Audiobook

In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake: Trusting the God Who Meets Us in Our Storm

Author: Patrick Schwenk, Ruth Schwenk Narrator: Crestina Hardie, Van Tracy Release Date: September 2020

Your Storm Doesn't Have to Sink You At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves in a boat in the middle of a lake. We might be there due to a job loss or the death of a loved one. Maybe disability, divorce, or financial insecurity has stranded us. Patrick and Ruth Schwenk found themselves feeling battered after five miscarriages and then surrounded by the waves with Patrick's cancer diagnosis at age forty-three. They were alone. Drifting. And that's when their transformation began. In this compassionate and powerful book, the Schwenks weave together lessons from their own experience with insightful Bible teaching to remind us that one of the greatest ways God transforms us is through trials. As they unpack why Jesus called the disciples into the middle of a lake when dry ground was so safe and comfortable, they help us - understand why the depth of our hurt enables us to experience deep hope; - learn to conquer fear to experience the freedom God has for us; and - discover how God uses chaos, and not just the classroom, to shape and work through us. Today-in your confusion about God's intentions, your disappointment over lost dreams, your disillusionment about prayer-God is offering hope. Because Jesus is still Lord over the water. And while he is not moved by the waves, he is moved by you. And this flood might just be a path to abundance. Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. "A powerful reminder that our current reality is not our final reality, and God is Lord over all chaos and suffering!" -Candace Cameron Bure, actress and New York Times bestselling author

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White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems that Divide Us Audiobook

White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems that Divide Us

Author: Daniel Hill Narrator: Mark Smeby Release Date: September 2020

What can you do to be a force for racial justice? Many White Christians are eager to fight against racism and for racial justice. But what steps can they take to make good, lasting change? How can they get involved without unintentionally doing more harm than good? In this practical and illuminating guide drawn from more than twenty years of cross-cultural work and learning from some of the greatest leaders of color, pastor and racial justice advocate Daniel Hill provides nine practices rooted in Scripture that will position you to be an active supporter of inclusion, equality, and racial justice. With stories, studies, and examples from his own journey, Hill will show you: - How to get free of the impact of White supremacy individually and recognize that it works systemically - How to talk about race in an intelligent and respectful way - How to recognize which strategies are helpful and which are harmful - What you can do to make a difference every day, after protests and major events We cannot experience wholistic justice without confronting and dismantling White supremacy. But as we follow Jesus--the one who is supreme over all things--into overturning false power systems, we will become better advocates of the liberating and unconditional love that God extends to us all.

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