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Justin Hamacher

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  • Practical Religion

  • Being Plain Papers on the Daily Duties, Experience, Dangers, and Privileges of Professing Christians
  • By: J. C. Ryle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    5 out of 5 stars 29

Clear, concise, and penetrating, Practical Religion contains a series of writings about the daily duties, dangers, experiences, and privileges of all who profess and call themselves true Christians. Ryle explains that a "practical religion" is not a religion of works, but rather one in which those who are saved can put their faith into practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read handbook for any Christian

  • By Thomas Pirone on 06-24-17

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 12-15-17

excellent book with deep insights from a true man of God nearly a hundred and fifty years ago.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life of David Brainerd

  • By: Jonathan Edwards
  • Narrated by: Nick Cordileone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Though he was orphaned at age 14, repeatedly struck with debilitating illnesses, and unfairly expelled from college, Brainerd allowed nothing to deter him from serving God wholeheartedly. He traveled thousands of miles by horseback across treacherous terrain to preach the gospel to remote Indians. Their benefit ultimately brought about his early death at the age of 29. This book not only offers a captivating story, but an uplifting buoy for those who are weary, distant, or discouraged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is perfect

  • By Anonymous on 03-30-09

True man of God

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Reviewed: 09-17-17

Great insight into the heart of a man on fire for the Lord and who was used in a mighty way to expand the Kingdom.

  • Holiness

  • By: J. C. Ryle
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 193
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    5 out of 5 stars 165
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    5 out of 5 stars 165

John Charles Ryle’s best known works have been reissued and widely read over many years. The fine qualities of his writings have ensured that his books are still popular and useful. This volume has become a classic work and is known and loved by many throughout the world. In days when evangelical preachers are accused of being either superficial or dull, we have here a great example of one who was neither of these things. As Bishop Ryle applies his texts, the listener will find his soul examined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heavenly Inspiration.

  • By slug69 on 10-08-12

Outstanding book

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Reviewed: 05-10-17

This is one of only 2 books that I continue to read and reread and read again. Such deep spiritual insight by a true bond servant of Jesus Christ.

  • Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

  • By: Howard Taylor, Gregg Lewis
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
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    5 out of 5 stars 293

Discover Hudson Taylor, a pioneer missionary to China, who suffered tribulation, hardship, poverty, and misunderstanding. But at his heart, he loved the Chinese people and learned through his misfortunes to trust God completely. Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret is a stirring biography that challenges you to live a life of faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Hudson Taylor

  • By Marilyn on 05-08-12

Outstanding book

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Reviewed: 03-23-17

An exceptional reading of the life of one of God's children. I pray we can all take hold of the promises of our Lord as Hudson did, for His glory.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel

  • By: Carmen Acevedo Butcher (translator)
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written. Carmen Acevedo Butcher’s new translation is the first to bring the text into a modern English idiom - while remaining strictly faithful to the meaning of the original Middle English. The Cloud of Unknowingconsists of a series of letters written by a monk to his student or disciple, instructing him (or her) in the way of Divine union.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contemplation -> transformation

  • By M. James on 03-24-15

Amazing book

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Reviewed: 12-20-16

amazing book for those that have already drunk deep from the Fountain of Living Water. help show us how to drink even deeper

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Not a Fan

  • Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
  • By: Kyle Idleman
  • Narrated by: Kyle Idleman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

Pastor Kyle Idleman doesn't just want to be a fan of Jesus, he wants to full heartedly commit to him and be a follower of Jesus. But how can you make the leap from fan to follower? In Not a Fan Idleman uses biblical examples to show how the people who met Jesus also had to decide if they were fans or followers, and what it meant for them to then become followers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am a follower and not a FAN

  • By Author Matthew Robert Payne on 01-12-12

Very impactful book

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Reviewed: 09-12-16

Awesome book on the true cost and practice of being a follower of Jesus. Highly recommended to all believers

  • The Pursuit of God

  • By: A. W. Tozer
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

During a train trip from Chicago to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, and when the train arrived at his destination, the rough draft was done. The depth of this book has made it an enduring favorite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great classic book to include in your library!

  • By Michael on 03-05-14

Amazing book

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Reviewed: 07-06-16

one of the greatest books ever written. Have a read it at least a half a dozen times and I continue to hear God's speaking voice each time I go back from more.

  • The Autobiography of George Müller

  • By: George Müller
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father; and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings we need. When he trusted in an extraordinary God, George Müller discovered endless possibilities and helped thousands of people throughout his lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impactful book

  • By Justin Hamacher on 06-23-16

Impactful book

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Reviewed: 06-23-16

Amazing story of how God provides for all who earnestly seek Him. This has changed how I approach the Father in prayer

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Crucified Life

  • How to Live Out a Deeper Christian Experience
  • By: A. W. Tozer, James L. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Tim Lundeen, A. W. Tozer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
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    5 out of 5 stars 299

What does it mean to be "crucified with Christ"? During his lifetime, renowned teacher A. W. Tozer was often invited to speak at seminaries, churches and Bible conferences on the topic of the cross and its meaning for the Christian life. Now, in this never-before-published distillation of his best teaching on the subject, you will gain a fresh understanding of the cross’s centrality to your walk of faith in Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wonderful Thing About Tozer...

  • By Douglas on 04-23-13

Very very impactful book

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Reviewed: 09-02-15

One of the best books I have ever read on the deeper life, the crucified life. It has pleased the Lord to use Tozer to deeply impact my life through this book. I pray it blesses you as much as it did me.