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Connie

Connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • "complex portrait of a complex woman"

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    Above average, in depth biography - Day produced so much good autobiograhical writing and has been so much written about, yet Coles does more than re-hash old material or re-tell facts. He writes affectionately as a long time friend/associate of Day (I think he describes her somewhere as his spiritual mentor), but at the same time creates an honest, critical portrait using his backgound in psychiatry to plumb her motivation.

    The narration style is dry, but appropriate for a bio, I think.

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    Dorothy Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Coles
    • Narrated By C. M. Hébert
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    Robert Coles first met Dorothy Day over 35 years ago when, as a medical student, he worked in one of her Catholic Worker soup kitchens. He remained close to this inspiring and controversial woman until her death in 1980. His book, an intellectual and psychological portrait, confronts candidly the central puzzles of her life.

    Connie says: "complex portrait of a complex woman"
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  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    "Dangerous Preaching"

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    The question that will continue to haunt humanity in the wake of the incomprehensible evil of Nazi Germany is “How could the churches see what was happening and do nothing to stop the horror?” In this intriguing biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, we are given a clear and detailed response. With the use of an exhaustive collection of source materials (highlighted by Bonhoeffer’s letters, sermons, addresses, and prayers) we see how, year by year, an unholy emphasis on church politics, international alliances, and the emphasis on doctrine rather than faithfulness, helped to distract attention from the awful truth of what was happening right on the Church’s doorstep. Bonhoeffer’s life is a study in how an individual is called to live out his most deeply held beliefs.

RoVing

RoVing Coarsegold, CA, United States 07-30-13

I commute about an hour each way to work and listen to audio books enroute. Sometimes I don't want to get out of my car because I'm at a really good place!

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  • "So many Women"

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    This is an inspirational book about the women of the bible. I didn't remember there being so many. The author did great background research. It's been interesting to pre-read the passages and then do the weekly study - sometimes a different observation or slant is presented. A good read.

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    Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture

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    • By Ann Spangler, Jean E. Syswerda
    • Narrated By Sarah Rutan
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    This best-selling book has been updated and expanded to provide a unique year-long devotional experience for both individuals and groups. Now with a streamlined Bible study to fit the needs of individuals and small groups, this book takes listeners inside the stories and circumstances of 52 biblical women, offering encouragement and life lessons for today.

    RoVing says: "So many Women"

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    Tramp for the Lord (






UNABRIDGED) by Corrie ten Boom Narrated by Wanda McCaddon

    Tramp for the Lord

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    • By Corrie ten Boom
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    After her release from a concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom set out to become what she called a “tramp for the Lord,” traveling around the world at the direction of God and proclaiming his message everywhere. Throughout her life-long experiences, she learned a few lessons in God’s great classroom, which she here shares with listeners. Corrie introduces us to her former prison guard, who asks her for forgiveness; a war-crippled lawyer with a soul as twisted and deformed as his limbs; and more.

  • 4.3 (1525 ratings)
    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric Metaxas Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner

    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

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    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
  • 4.6 (225 ratings)
    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun (






UNABRIDGED) by Brother Yun Narrated by Cristofer Jean

    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

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    • By Brother Yun
    • Narrated By Cristofer Jean
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    The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

    Jeanne says: "Great book, one of my old time favorites."
  • 4.7 (222 ratings)
    God's Smuggler (






UNABRIDGED) by Brother Andrew Narrated by Simon Vance

    God's Smuggler

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    • By Brother Andrew
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    Joshua says: "A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!"
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  • 4.6 (179 ratings)
    King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus (






UNABRIDGED) by Timothy Keller Narrated by Lloyd James

    King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

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    • By Timothy Keller
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    King's Cross is Timothy Keller's revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. There have been many biographies of Jesus, but few will be as anticipated as one by Keller, the man Newsweek calls "a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century." In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. Like Keller's other books it has tremendous crossover appeal, but it is also ideal for the faithful.

    Janie Pickett says: "Narrator voice -- not quite Tim Keller"
  • 4.3 (133 ratings)
    Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical (






UNABRIDGED) by Shane Claiborne Narrated by Shane Claiborne

    Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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    • By Shane Claiborne
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    Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us. He lives among the homeless, helps local kids with homework, and tries to resurrect the forgotten places of our world. Shane's message will comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.

    Christopher says: "Irresistible"
  • 4.4 (110 ratings)
    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword) Narrated by Simon Prebble

    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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    • By Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
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    A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

    Michael Friedman says: "Another View of our Saint"
  • Friendship with God (






UNABRIDGED) by Neale Donald Walsch Narrated by Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn, Neale Donald Walsch

    Friendship with God

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    • By Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated By Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn, Neale Donald Walsch
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    Offering wonderful insights into how to use our relationship with God in practical ways that make a difference in our daily lives, this program also recounts Walsch's personal experiences as they relate to the original Conversations with God trilogy.

  • Confession of a Buddhist Atheist (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Batchelor Narrated by Stephen Batchelor

    Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

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    • By Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated By Stephen Batchelor
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    Written with the same brilliance and boldness that made Buddhism Without Beliefs a classic in its field, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is Stephen Batchelor's account of his journey through Buddhism, which culminates in a groundbreaking new portrait of the historical Buddha.

  • Jonestown:

    Jonestown: "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid": The Complete Story Behind the Mysterious Jim Jones & His Exodus to Guyana

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Will Savive
    • Narrated By Mark Moseley
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    The life and death of Jim Jones and his followers in Jonestown still mystifies people to this day. "Drinking the Kool-Aid" became a famous metaphor for holding an unquestioned belief without critical examination. But was there a far more sinister play at hand than the official story revealed? This audiobook is a complete history of Jim Jones and People's Temple, with further analysis on what might have been the real cause of this tragedy.

  • The Life and Times of Jesus: The Messiah Behind Enemy Lines (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael J. Ruszala, Wyatt North Narrated by David Glass

    The Life and Times of Jesus: The Messiah Behind Enemy Lines

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    • By Michael J. Ruszala, Wyatt North
    • Narrated By David Glass
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    Jesus was a Messiah behind enemy lines - God come into a sinful world ruled by evil. He was on a secret mission to save humanity. To Jesus' first-century Jewish contemporaries, whatever the Nazarene might be, he was not simply "another good rabbi". Jesus was a polarizing figure. One believed either that this powerful preacher and wonderworker was uniquely of God, or that he was an agent of the Evil One.

  • Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man (






UNABRIDGED) by David Frost Narrated by Jon Gauger, Kelly Ryan Dolan

    Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man

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    • By David Frost
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger, Kelly Ryan Dolan
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    An inside look at the heart of Billy Graham. For 30 years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham's decades-long ministry. Frost asked the questions that thousands of viewers wanted to ask. Graham answered them with authenticity and grace. With engaging honesty, Graham tells stories of his earliest crusades, his involvement in the civil rights movement, and his role as spiritual mentor to several American presidents.

  • Min Afsked Med Islamismen: Muhammedkrisen, Dobbeltspillet Og Kampen Mod Danmark: [My Parting with Islamism: Mohammed in Crisis, Double-Dealing, and the Fight Against Denmark] (






UNABRIDGED) by Ahmed Akkari Narrated by Thomas Gulstad

    Min Afsked Med Islamismen: Muhammedkrisen, Dobbeltspillet Og Kampen Mod Danmark: [My Parting with Islamism: Mohammed in Crisis, Double-Dealing, and the Fight Against Denmark]

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    • By Ahmed Akkari
    • Narrated By Thomas Gulstad
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    Som 16-årig blev flygtningedrengen Ahmed Akkari hvervet af det islamistiske miljø omkring moskeen i Danmarksgade i Aalborg. Få år senere var han blevet en toneangivende imam, der prædikede i moskeer overalt i Danmark. Og i 2006 blev han talsmand for den gruppe af muslimske foreninger, der ydede et afgørende bidrag til optrapningen af Muhammedkrisen.

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  • Gospel Patrons (






UNABRIDGED) by John Rinehart Narrated by John Rinehart

    Gospel Patrons

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    • By John Rinehart
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    The great movements of God in history were often led by well-known preachers and pioneering missionaries, but few of us have heard the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who partnered with them, funded them, and contributed to many amazing works of God.

  • The Messenger of God: Muhammad (






UNABRIDGED) by Fethullah Gulen Narrated by Dan Green

    The Messenger of God: Muhammad

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    • By Fethullah Gulen
    • Narrated By Dan Green
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    A compilation of Fethullah Gulen's sermons on the life of the prophet, the book offers us a deeper understanding of God's Messenger through looking into his exemplary life from different aspects.

  • Lives of the Saints: Life and Exploits of Our Venerable Mother Feodora [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by St. Dmitry Rostovsky Narrated by Vadim Maksimov

    Lives of the Saints: Life and Exploits of Our Venerable Mother Feodora [Russian Edition]

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    • By St. Dmitry Rostovsky
    • Narrated By Vadim Maksimov
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    Mitropolit Dimitrij Rostovskij (v miru Daniil Savvich Tuptalo; 1651-1709)- russkij cerkovnyj dejatel', episkop Russkoj Cerkvi; duhovnyj pisatel', propovednik. V 1757 godu proslavlen v like svjatyh Pravoslavnoj Rossijskoj Cerkov'ju; pamjat' 21 sentjabrja (po julianskomu kalendarju) i v den' Sobora Sibirskih svjatyh (10 ijunja). Dimitrij Rostovskij proslavilsja kak plodotvornyj cerkovnyj avtor - sostavitel' sbornikov zhitij svjatyh (naibolee izvestnyj, v chetyreh knigah - "Chet'i-Minei").

  • Lives of the Saints: Suffering of Mikhail, Prince of Chernigov and His Boyar Feodor [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by St. Dmitry Rostovsky Narrated by Vadim Maksimov

    Lives of the Saints: Suffering of Mikhail, Prince of Chernigov and His Boyar Feodor [Russian Edition]

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    • By St. Dmitry Rostovsky
    • Narrated By Vadim Maksimov
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    Mitropolit Dimitrij Rostovskij (v miru Daniil Savvich Tuptalo; 1651-1709) - russkij cerkovnyj dejatel', episkop Russkoj Cerkvi; duhovnyj pisatel', propovednik. V 1757 godu proslavlen v like svjatyh Pravoslavnoj Rossijskoj Cerkov'ju; pamjat' 21 sentjabrja (po julianskomu kalendarju) i v den' Sobora Sibirskih svjatyh (10 ijunja). Dimitrij Rostovskij proslavilsja kak plodotvornyj cerkovnyj avtor - sostavitel' sbornikov zhitij svjatyh (naibolee izvestnyj, v chetyreh knigah - "Chet'i-Minei").