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K. Essmiller

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  • Hiding in the Light

  • Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
  • By: Rifqa Bary
  • Narrated by: Rifqa Bary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 783

Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents' orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Enrique Mata III on 05-24-15

Inspiring faith story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Rifqa’s faith and story are a testament to God’s faithfulness and protection. I wish I could say my faith is half as strong, but know it is not. I am challenged to work on my relationship and use the freedom I have to help others. Excellent book. I didn’t want to put it down!

  • America's Original Sin

  • Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
  • By: Jim Wallis
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin. "It's time we right this unacceptable wrong", says best-selling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raced in America - so true!

  • By Michanne on 04-11-16

Convicting and thought provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I don't really want to get involved in politics and believe myself to have some lingering prejudices but am mostly supportive of immigrants and their rights and plights. I don't feel like I push a white agenda but this book makes me realize that I am part of the race problem because I do benefit just from being white and not acting against the broken systems we have. We all need to get active against bad policies and stop allowing white privilege to oppress non-whites.

The narrator did an excellent job but I felt the tone of his voice was kind of angry. Maybe that is a what is needed, but i didn't like that the whole book was read with that tone.

  • Pax

  • By: Sara Pennypacker
  • Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to you love something that hurts you?

  • By Anthony M Agostino on 12-13-17

Not a young child's story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-17

I wanted to send this to my 11 year old granddaughter but after reading the reviews decided to get the audio book and listen first. It is a pretty intense book and she is a very sensitive animal lover. I found this to be a very int

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