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  • My Story

  • By: Elizabeth Smart, Chris Stewart
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Smart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585

On June 5, 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a heartbreaker, with a happy ending

  • By Andy on 11-08-13

A troubling, inspirational read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I loved that this book was read by the author. It made connecting with her so much easier. Elizabeth Smart's story was an horrible account. However, she tells it worth sensitivity and even humor. I found it incredibly inspirational.

  • No God but One: Allah or Jesus?

  • A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,214

On account of the superficial points of agreement between Islam and Christianity, many don't see how tremendously deep the divides between them really are, and fewer still have considered the evidence for each faith. How is jihad different from the Crusades? Can we know the life of Jesus as well as the life of Muhammad? What reason is there to believe in one faith over the other, and what difference can the Gospel really make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!

  • By Theresa on 08-17-16

For Those Who Think Objectively

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Any additional comments?

This book is a surprisingly comprehensive comparison of Islam and Christianity. Qureshi deals carefully and compassionately with seemingly every topic that a Muslim might be considering as he or she compares the two faiths.

Drawing from his own experience, Qureshi walks the reader through an objective investigation of both the Christian and Muslim faith. His goal is to use the same criteria to measure each faith's claims, so that the reader can make an informed decision on the reliability of these two faiths. If you consider yourself an objective, fair thinker, then you will benefit from reading this book. I learned many things about my faith that I had previously not known. This is a solid piece of work.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Almighty Is His Name

  • The Riveting Story of SoPhal Ung
  • By: Randy Clark, Susan Thompson
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Almighty is His Name is the riveting story of God's hand of protection as missionary, SoPhal Ung, and his family fought for their lives in Cambodia. Although the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia in 1979, SoPhal started a house church, which grew from five members to 600 in eight months. He was arrested for this "illegal" activity, imprisoned, severely beaten, and chained by hand and foot, losing 75 pounds in the terrible ordeal. God miraculously spared his life on numerous occasions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Inspirational Account of a Horrible Time

  • By featheredprop on 05-07-16

An Inspirational Account of a Horrible Time

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Any additional comments?

The opening scene of this book takes place at the controversial Toronto Blessing, of which I am highly suspect. I will admit that this made me a cautious about the book itself. However, guilt by association is not a good thing, and I continued with it. I am very glad that I did.

This book contains many amazing accounts of God moving among His people in Cambodia during some of the most evil times of that country's history. Some stories of God's work might seem nearly unbelievable. However,I've read many missionary accounts and stories of Christians who persevered under persecution, and found that the stories contained here were consistent with many that have been told elsewhere.

I highly recommend this book. It has inspired me.

  • Finding God in the Ruins

  • How God Redeems Pain
  • By: Matt Bays
  • Narrated by: Matt Bays
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61

When the reality of your pain doesn't line up with what you've been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain. Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly powerful

  • By Trisha on 01-28-18

Very moving

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-16

This book was referred by a friend. I think the author offered a good perspective on the old problem if evil.

  • Stolen

  • The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor
  • By: Katariina Rosenblatt, Cecil Murphey
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped - more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Kathryn on 12-27-16

Good eye opener

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-15

This was a good eye opening book into the world of human trafficking. The insight into how a boy or girl is lured into the nightmare was helpful.

  • Evidence Not Seen

  • A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
  • By: Darlene Deibler Rose
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 370

Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid faith in tumultuous times

  • By Red Eagle's Legacy on 07-01-15

A good, well-told story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-15

I've listened too many missionary accounts. This story was well narrated. However, the story itself seemed to bog down in details that didn't matter. Still, I found the story inspiring. I recommend it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,706
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,691

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

A Captivating Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-14

Where does Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my top favorite audiobooks.

What did you like best about this story?

The insight into his muslim faith, and the "Eastern" mindset.

What does Nabeel Qureshi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Listening to him speak in Arabic made the story come alive. It is a beautiful sounding language.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. It had some parts that made me smile, and some parts that made me moan in sadness a little.

Any additional comments?

The story of Nabeel's conversion to Christianity was amazing. It is not uncommon for Muslims to have dreams and visions which lead him to Jesus. However, it is less common for us westerners to have the same experience. Hearing his experiences has deepened my faith, and my love for Jesus.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • God's Double Agent

  • The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom
  • By: Bob Fu, Nancy French
  • Narrated by: Hayden Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 335

God’s people are hiding in plain sightTens of millions of Christians live in China today, leading double lives to hide from a government that relentlessly persecutes them. By day, Bob Fu was a teacher in a communist school; by night, he was a preacher in an underground house church network. This edge-of-your-seat book tells the true story of Fu’s conversion to Christianity, his arrest and imprisonment for starting an illegal house church, his harrowing escape, and his subsequent rise to prominence in the United States as an advocate for his oppressed brethren.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great book, very informative.

  • By Charles on 09-21-15

Should be required reading for Christians!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-14

What made the experience of listening to God's Double Agent the most enjoyable?

This was more intense than any fiction book could ever be written. The stories Bob Fu share were both heart-rending and joyful. I was truly inspired to hear how God is at work in China,even in the midst of a government who hates and fears God.

What was one of the most memorable moments of God's Double Agent?

The many small "miracles" that Bob Fu shared of God's protection during difficult time were awe-inspiring.

Which scene was your favorite?

The "woman" who provided money for Bibles but never came to claim them. This "woman" was not known to anyone and was never seen again. The money she gave was used at a crucial time in Fu's life.

If you could give God's Double Agent a new subtitle, what would it be?

"Prison Theology 101"

4 of 5 people found this review helpful