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Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need Audiobook

Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need

Author: David Platt Narrator: David Platt Release Date: September 2019

The New York Times best-selling author of Radical takes readers on a soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains, daring them to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live. "Grippingly vulnerable and unforgettable. I could not put this book down."-Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it 'changed the trajectory of my life.' Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, 'Where is God in the middle of suffering?' 'What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?' and 'What do I believe about eternal suffering?' Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel--to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it. Advance praise for Something Needs to Change "Rugged. Authentic. Gritty. Real. Worshipful. There are no other books like this one. I always pick up David's books with a sense of excitement and, quite honestly, apprehension-because I know that areas of compromise and complacency in my life are going to be exposed. But this book exceeded even my high expectations, for which I am grateful. And so will you be. As David writes, it's time to run, not walk. Let's go."-J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention "Extraordinary and challenging. I've just never read a book like this before. I am so moved. Bring your full heart to this story and watch how God opens your eyes, changes your mind, and broadens the dreams you have for your life."-Annie F. Downs, best-selling author of 100 Days to Brave and Remember God "If you dare to read this book, you might just have an unexpected encounter with Jesus that leaves you weeping on the floor, as David's experience did. Something changes within us when the seemingly overwhelming needs of the world present themselves simply in the life of a single person. Ultimately, I pray your compassion will be transformed to action."-Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International

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How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here Audiobook

How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here

Author: Jonathan Martin Narrator: Jonathan Martin, Madison Lawrence Release Date: September 2019

Life is turbulent. On that, we can all agree. Disappointed dreams, broken relationships, identity crises, vocational hang-ups, wounds from the past-there are so many ways life can send us crashing up against the rocks. In this deeply personal book, Jonathan Martin draws from his own stories of failure and loss to find the love that can only be discovered on the bottom. How to Survive a Shipwreck is an invitation to trust the goodness of God and the resilience of your soul. Jonathan's clarion call is this: No matter how hard you've fallen, no matter how much you've been hurt, help is on the way-just when you need it most. With visionary artistry and pastoral wisdom, Jonathan Martin reveals what we'll need to make it through those uncharted waters, how we can use these defining experiences to live out of our depths, and why it will then become impossible to go back to the half-life we once lived.

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Liquid Church: 6 Powerful Currents to Saturate Your City for Christ Audiobook

Liquid Church: 6 Powerful Currents to Saturate Your City for Christ

Author: Tim Lucas, Warren Bird Narrator: Tim Lucas, Warren Bird Release Date: September 2019

In today's fluid culture, many churches are adrift--longing to reach spiritually thirsty people, but failing to make an impact. Have you noticed? Congregations are stuck or declining. Millennials and Gen Z are walking away. Volunteers and their generosity are drying up. Is your city, town, or neighborhood spiritually dry? Do you long to see more of the living water of Jesus flowing freely through your community, generating a fresh wave of ministry momentum? Buckle up: you're in for a whitewater ride! Liquid Church tells the fascinating story of a New Jersey church that began 'on accident' and grew into one of America's 100 Fastest-Growing Churches, with over 5,000 in weekly attendance and more than 2,400 baptisms to date. Their secret? They harnessed the power of six powerful ministry currents sweeping across North America including: special needs, creative communication, ministry mergers, compassionate cause, radical generosity, and leadership development. With powerful stories and scriptural insights, backed by national research, Tim Lucas and Warren Bird describe dozens of fresh ideas, new ministry wineskins, and hard-won leadership learnings that resonate with rising generations in today's 'show-then-tell' culture. Each chapter includes practical tools, real-life examples, and links to 'Other Churches Making Waves' with cutting-edge ministry ideas designed to help saturate your city for Christ. Ready to dive deeper? Whether you serve a brand-new church plant, fast-growing congregation, or an aging ministry ready for reinvention, Liquid Church is an inspiring and practical guide for leaders ready to reach their spiritually thirsty neighbors--those who have given up on church, but haven't given up on God. Apply these ideas with the "Dive Deeper" sections available in the audiobook companion PDF download. X

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What Does Your Soul Love?: Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You Audiobook

What Does Your Soul Love?: Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You

Author: Alan Fadling, Gem Fadling Narrator: Nan Mcnamara Release Date: September 2019

What do you really want? What is your soul clinging to? What is getting in your way? In this book Gem and Alan Fadling outline eight key questions that offer deep insight into how we experience soul change. These questions open the door to spiritual transformation. They help us unpack where we are stuck, where we are in pain, where we are afraid, and much more. They also reveal the path to joy and to the heart of God. Spiritual inventories and exercises will guide you, along with stories from Gem and Alan's lives and their ministry together through Unhurried Living. 'Embarking on a journey of transformation involves remaining awake to a deeper level of reality that is always present,' write the Fadlings. 'Remaining on this journey requires a simpler, God focus. These eight questions about transformation can help us cultivate this kind of deeper awareness and soul focus. These paths help keep us on the journey of transformation. They keep us in the presence of the transforming One.' This practical, personal book offers a path to understanding what God wants to reveal in your soul.

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Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious Wor Audiobook

Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious Wor

Author: Sissy Goff Narrator: Susan Hanfield Release Date: September 2019

If you have a daughter, it would be surprising if she doesn't struggle with anxiety and worry-either in short episodes or for longer periods. For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. Today's parents need to know what contributes to anxiety and worry and how they can empower their daughters to overcome troubling emotions. In this immensely practical book, veteran counselor Sissy Goff shares how you can instill bravery and strength in your daughter. Addressing common age-specific issues, Goff gives you the tools to help you and your child understand why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry, and what she can do to fight back. With your help, she will find the anchoring truth of God's strong, safe love for her and the confidence she needs to thrive.

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I Am Redeemed: Learning to Live in Grace Audiobook

I Am Redeemed: Learning to Live in Grace

Author: Jim Scherer, Mike Weaver Narrator: Mike Weaver Release Date: September 2019

Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, shares from personal experience how when all we can see is our struggles and failures, God reminds us of who we are. . . . His children. Loved. Set free. Redeemed. I Am Redeemed is an open book of Mike Weaver's life, bringing into the light everything from his battle with self-hatred to the near death of his brother and bandmate, who ultimately had both feet amputated to save his life. Mike shares the lessons learned in the loss of his father and dealing with the spirit of suicide within his band, Big Daddy Weave. At the lowest of lows, with Mike feeling rejected and alone, God broke through to speak truth and life into him. Thankful for God's plan and timing and methods, he is especially grateful for the new identity Jesus had paid for on the cross. In spite of his faults and failures, Mike learned that only God can take the stuff you hate about yourself and use it to reach people. Through the million-selling song 'Redeemed' and now the powerful story behind it, as well as inspiration from Scripture, you will be encouraged to embrace God's redeeming grace so you, too, have the opportunity to be beautiful offerings to the Lord.

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Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety Audiobook

Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: September 2019

"Timeless wisdom for life from one of the great spiritual masters of our age."-James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage   In this never-before-published work of inspiration, the bestselling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world. At one of the lowest points in Henri Nouwen's life, he gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawn from those talks, this new work reveals what sustained Nouwen to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and led him to become an icon of compassion and vulnerability. Here he writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. And he explains why-with so many choices available to the twenty-first-century seeker-the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is rediscovering Jesus's teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, insightful, practical habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith. Praise for Following Jesus   "Few writers have influenced me more than Henri Nouwen. These newly published lectures offer fresh and timely insights amid the familiar cadences of Nouwen's prose, written from a place of deep anxiety but even deeper hope."-John Inazu, professor of political science, Washington University in St. Louis, author of Confident Pluralism "In Following Jesus, beloved pastor and spiritual mentor Henri Nouwen guides the reader on the journey he has traveled as a follower of Jesus. Without minimizing the anxieties, fears, and brokenness that touch down in every reader's story, Nouwen gently leads the way into a life that centers on Jesus and engulfs the follower with God's love, a sense of belonging, and a purpose that endures. Truly a wise and welcome word for anyone in this age of anxiety."-Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women and Finding God in the Margins

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Christ Alone: Audio Lectures: A Complete Course on the Doctrine of Christ Audiobook

Christ Alone: Audio Lectures: A Complete Course on the Doctrine of Christ

Author: Stephen Wellum Narrator: Stephen Wellum Release Date: September 2019

Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or 'solas') that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith. Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today. In Christ Alone: Audio Lectures, together with the accompanying book Christ Alone, Stephen Wellum considers Christ's singular uniqueness and significance biblically, historically, and today, in our pluralistic and postmodern age. Each lesson examines the historical roots of the doctrine, especially in the Reformation era, and shows how the uniqueness of Christ has come under specific attack today. Then, learners will walk through the storyline of Scripture, from Christ's unique identity and work as prophet, priest, and king, to the application of his work to believers and our covenantal union with him to show that apart from Christ there is no salvation. Wellum demonstrates that we must recover a robust biblical and theological doctrine of Christ's person and work in the face of today's challenges and explains why a fresh appraisal of the Reformation understanding of Christ alone is needed.

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A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners for Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways Audiobook

A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners for Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways

Author: Glenn R. Kreider, Michael J. Svigel Narrator: Maurice England Release Date: September 2019

Around a table sit men and women with distinct roles: The Interpreter, the Theologian, the Virtuous, the Philosopher, the Scientist, the Artist, the Minister, and the Historian. Each is ready to engage in a passionate discussion centered on God, his works, and his ways. Regardless of which role you play at the same table, you're invited. You simply need to pull up a chair and join the conversation. But how? What do you say when you take your seat? Where do you start? What are the 'rules' of the dialogue? A Practical Primer on Theological Method will help you answer these questions. This primer is not only a 'how-to' manual for doing theology, but a handbook of etiquette for doctrinal discussions with other believers. This popular-level introductory text presents the proper manner, mode, and means of engaging fruitfully in theology.

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Your Prophetic Life Map: A Guide to a God-Crafted Life Audiobook

Your Prophetic Life Map: A Guide to a God-Crafted Life

Author: Steve Witt Narrator: Tom Parks Release Date: September 2019

Looking for direction in your life? Ever wonder how God is working in you and around you? Join pastor and trainer Steve Witt as he helps you locate the intersection where our passions and personal currencies meet-your sweet spot-and in the process discover where God has been at work all along. Partnering with God's Spirit in these ways will breed a deep sense of inner peace and cause your faith to grow. You will begin to recognize God's hand in your past, your present, and see how He is plotting a course for your future. Your Prophetic Life Map will become the go-to instrument in your spiritual development. Steve will show you how a lifetime of encounters with God can shape your destiny. You will learn to: view your pain as a guidework your way out of immovable moments in lifespot Spirit-led opportunitiesnavigate life's eight great choicessee the art of planning as an act of faithInteractive charts and discussion questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

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Joseph And The Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold Audiobook

Joseph And The Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold

Author: Stephen Mitchell Narrator: Stephen Mitchell Release Date: September 2019

"A unique and special kind of masterpiece." -John Banville This program is read by the author. Stephen Mitchell's gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob's favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt. Tolstoy called it the most beautiful story in the world. What's new here is the lyrical, witty, vivid prose, informed by a wisdom that brings fresh insight to this foundational legend of betrayal and all-embracing forgiveness. Mitchell's retelling, which reads like a postmodern novel, interweaves the narrative with brief meditations that, with their Zen surprises, expand the narrative and illuminate its main themes. By stepping inside the minds of Joseph and the other characters, Mitchell reanimates one of the central stories of Western culture. The engrossing tale that he has created will capture the hearts and minds of modern listeners and show them that this ancient story can still challenge, delight, and astonish.

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An Amish Christmas Love: Four Stories Audiobook

An Amish Christmas Love: Four Stories

Author: Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kelly Irvin, Ruth Reid Narrator: Lauren Berst Release Date: September 2019

Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons-a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany. The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don't normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma's house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry's favorite wingchair. But the cat isn't the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide. Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn't give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He's found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly's prayers for a Christmas love be answered? Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?

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