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  • Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition | Bruce L. Shelley

    Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bruce L. Shelley
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    With more than 315,000 print copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s listeners. Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic audiobook that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms.

    J. Pegg says: "In depth and fascinating"
  • Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples | Thom Rainer,Eric Geiger

    Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Thom Rainer, Eric Geiger
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Based on case studies of 400 American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify.

    Amazon Customer says: "every churxh leader needs to read this book!"
  • Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City | Timothy Keller

    Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Timothy Keller
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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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.

    Thomas says: "Wisdom for Urban Churches - Deep, Wide & Practical"
  • Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler | Mark Riebling

    Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler

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    • By Mark Riebling
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him "Hitler's Pope". But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pius ran the world's largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly but secretive, he skimmed from church charities to pay covert couriers, and surreptitiously tape-recorded his meetings with top Nazis.

    James Clark says: "Pius XII Vindicated"
  • Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive | Thom S. Rainer

    Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

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    • By Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated By Maurice England
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    No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than 25 years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered 12 consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it's not gloom and doom because from those 12 themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.

    Chris says: "Concise and insightful"
  • The Sleeper | Emily Barr

    The Sleeper

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Emily Barr
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
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    A tense, gripping psychological thriller, with Hitchcockian overtones, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Sophie Hannah and Rosamund Lupton. Lara Finch is living a lie. Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy and starts an illicit affair. But then Lara vanishes from the night train without a trace.

    ilene says: "Disappointing"
  • I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference | Thom R. Rainer

    I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference

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    • By Thom R. Rainer
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers.

    Evelyn says: "Thought Provoking"
  • When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers | Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

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    • By Marcellino D'Ambrosio
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    Marcellino D'Ambrosio dusts off what might have been just dry theology to bring you the exciting stories of great heroes such as Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, and Jerome. These brilliant, embattled, and sometimes eccentric men defined the biblical canon, hammered out the Creed, and gave us our understanding of sacraments and salvation. It is they who preserved the rich legacy of the early Church for us.

    Mike C says: "Masterful summary of the early Church Fathers"
  • Cut to the Bone | Alex Caan

    Cut to the Bone

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    • By Alex Caan
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
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    Ruby is a vlogger, a rising star of YouTube and a heroine to millions of teenage girls. And she's missing.... But she's an adult - nothing to worry about, surely. Until the video's uploaded...Ruby, in the dirt, pleading for her life. Enter Detective Inspector Kate Riley: the Met's rising star and the head of a new team of investigators with the best resources money can buy. Among them Detective Sergeant Zain Harris, the poster boy for multiracial policing. But can Kate wholly trust him? And, more importantly, can she trust herself around him?

    JK907 says: "one of best crime/detective books right now"
  • The Purpose-Driven Church | Rick Warren

    The Purpose-Driven Church

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Rick Warren
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    Every church is driven by some controlling force: tradition, finances, programs, events, personalities, or even the building itself. But author and pastor Dr. Rick Warren, the founder of Saddleback Valley Community Church in California, believes that a church can only be truly healthy if it becomes "purpose-driven," built around the 5 goals Jesus stated in the New Testament. Dr. Warren's illuminating work outlines a proven 5-part strategy that will enable your church to become warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through worship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism. By shifting the focus away from church-building programs, Dr. Warren emphasizes a people-building, inclusive process that will allow your church to grow without compromising its message and mission.

    Frans says: "Disappointed"
  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World | Peter Scazzero

    The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World

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    • By Peter Scazzero
    • Narrated By Peter Scazzero
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    Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader yet not making an impact? Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, best-selling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more.

    JLC4040 says: "A must read for every pastor"
  • The Catholic Church: A History |  The Great Courses

    The Catholic Church: A History

    • ORIGINAL (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor William R. Cook
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    How did the Catholic Church become one of the most influential institutions in the world-a force capable of moving armies, inspiring saints, and shaping the lives of a billion members? Explore these and other questions as you follow the development of this important institution in 36 informative, fascinating lectures. With Professor Cook by your side, you'll step into the world of the early church, witness the spread of Christendom, and learn about the origins of fundamental church institutions.

    P. Johnson says: "Thorough history presented in a compelling manner"
  • The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives | Peter Scazzero,Warren Bird

    The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird
    • Narrated By Steven Roy Grimsley
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    The newly updated and expanded edition of the groundbreaking best seller The Emotionally Healthy Church features a fuller, deeper look at the six principles contained in the original and includes a crucial additional chapter: "Slow Down to Lead with Integrity". Our churches are in trouble, says Scazzero.

    Mac Cruger says: "Concepts from a practitioner"
  • Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus: 9marks: Building Healthy Churches | Jeramie Rinne

    Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus: 9marks: Building Healthy Churches

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    • By Jeramie Rinne
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    What does effective church leadership look like? In this conversational book, pastor Jeramie Rinne sets forth an easy-to-understand "job description" for elders, drawn from the Bible's teaching on church leadership. Offering practical guidance for new elders and helping church members better understand and support their spiritual leaders, this succinct volume will encourage elders to embrace their calling with grace, wisdom, and clarity of vision.

  • Florence Grace | Tracy Rees

    Florence Grace

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    • By Tracy Rees
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    Florrie Buckley is an orphan living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence, but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone. But when Florrie is 14, she inherits a never-imagined secret. She is related to a wealthy and notorious London family: the Graces.

    Maria Lindbloom says: "Utterly brilliant!!!"
  • Deliberate Church | Mark Dever,Paul Alexander

    Deliberate Church

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    • By Mark Dever, Paul Alexander
    • Narrated By Cris Obryon
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    Pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.

    Oaksusu says: "Pertinent church issues discussed"
  • A Survey of Church History Teaching Series, Part 1: AD 100-600 | W. Robert Godfrey

    A Survey of Church History Teaching Series, Part 1: AD 100-600

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    • By W. Robert Godfrey
    • Narrated By W. Robert Godfrey
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    Many committed, knowledgeable believers still know little about the history of the church. As a result they're missing a testament to God's steadfastness over the centuries. Now a monumental new teaching series sheds crucial light on church history, demonstrating God's promise to build and preserve his church so that "the gates of hell will not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). Join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he takes believers through the first 12 lectures of what will be a 73-lecture series covering theology, apologetics, notable church fathers, and much more.

    Solaephile says: "Good, Broad overview"
  • So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey | Jake Colsen,Wayne Jacobsen

    So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey

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    • By Jake Colsen, Wayne Jacobsen
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    What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known. So You Don't Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake's compelling journal that chronicles 13 conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down.

    Leo Free says: "THANKFUL"
  • Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity | Frederica Mathewes-Green

    Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity

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    • By Frederica Mathewes-Green
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    Welcome to the Orthodox Church - its history, theology, worship, spirituality, and daily life. This friendly guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Orthodoxy, but with a twist: listeners learn by making a series of visits to a fictitious church, and get to know the faith as new Christians did for most of history, by immersion. Mathews-Green provides commentary and explanations on everything from how to "venerate" an icon, the Orthodox understanding of the atonement, to the Lenten significance of tofu.

    cynthia c. ward says: "Loved it"
  • Church of Marvels: A Novel | Leslie Parry

    Church of Marvels: A Novel

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    • By Leslie Parry
    • Narrated By Denice Stradling
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    New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs.

    Sandi says: "If Dickens needed a NY location for a story.."
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