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  • LEAD . . . For God's Sake!

  • A parable for finding the heart of leadership
  • By: Todd G. Gongwer
  • Narrated by: Brandon Batchelar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

A captivating story that will help you find your purpose and leadership in life. Although he’s one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history, Steve Rocker, for the first time in his life, is falling short of expectations. His players have lost their will to win, their love for their teammates, and their passion to play. Coach Rocker’s motivational methods that have always worked before - and have resulted in his success - are now failing, and he doesn’t know why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story. Less than powerful reading.

  • By Kristopher on 03-18-13

Awesome parable that ends up dropping a bomb

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

excellent story but the reading was hard to listen to. He had some sort of Wisconsin/Western New York commination accent. it was too much.

  • The Prodigal Prophet

  • Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145

The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known parables in the Bible. It is also the most misunderstood. Many people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with Jonah: A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. But there's much more to Jonah's story than most of us realize. In The Prodigal Prophet, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah. Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Encouraging!

  • By Amelia on 10-03-18

This one might even be better than Prodigal God!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

challenging and encouraging. The story if Jonah told in a way that can teach us all.

  • The Prodigal God

  • Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Timothy Keller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,042

Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Timothy Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The dangers of righteousness

  • By Edward on 06-20-10

Short but oh so full!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I had heard about this book for years and I'm glad I finally gave you a chance. filled with rich truth for all walks of the Christian faith. We can all find ourselves in the story of The Prodigal God.

  • Letters to the Church

  • By: Francis Chan
  • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 951

Millions are satisfied to sit through hour-long, weekly religious services. Millions more have left the church, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up his people - people who will risk everything and sacrifice anything to become the dynamic, powerful church seen in Scripture. We Are Church calls Christ-followers, young and old, to hold fast to their biblical roots while seeking radical change. Scripture promises an exuberant and unstoppable church. That wondrous early church of acts can be our reality today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stings

  • By Raeshan Peterson on 09-16-18

Definitely picks up as book goes on.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Great insight from an author I have come to love. Letters to the Church features all of the challenge and personal stories you expect from Francis Chan. I did not love the performance of the reader but overall it was a thought provoking and action inspiring listen.

  • Irresistible

  • Reclaiming the New That Jesus Unleashed for the World
  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Andy Stanley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 655

Once upon a time there was a version of our faith that was practically...irresistible. But that was then. Today we preach, teach, write, and communicate as if nothing has changed. As if “The Bible says it” still settles it. It’s time to hit pause on much of what we’re doing and consider the faith modeled by our first-century brothers and sisters who had no official Bible, no status, and humanly speaking, little chance of survival. What did they know that we don’t? What made their faith so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible? Buckle up...you’re about to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A TRUE REVELATION

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18

less heretical than I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

well I do believe he's a little too excited about cutting ties with the Old Testament his overall point is well-made that Jesus came to bring a new covenant. And it is that new covenant that our faith is built upon not the Bible.

  • The Coddling of the American Mind

  • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • By: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009

The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enrich Understanding

  • By Lee Gilner on 09-22-18

If you work with people, this book is for you!

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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: 10-19-18

This book was amazing! A politically fair look at the shortcomings of our society and how we can fix them. The performance was great as well and I always enjoy when the author reads it.

  • Long Obedience in the Same Direction

  • Discipleship in an Instant Society
  • By: Eugene H. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

This world is no friend to grace. God has given us some resources, however. As we grow in character qualities like hope, patience, repentance and joy, we ill grow in our ability to persevere. The biblical passages in these studies offer encouragement to continue in the path Christ has set forth for us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen listen & listen again

  • By Bill Basinger on 04-08-15

There is a timeless wisdom about this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-15-18

Peterson gives a variety of practical wisdom using the palms as a starting point. I loved the emphasis on not allowing feelings to "call the shots." You can't control feelings, only behavior. eventually feelings will follow the behavior, waiting to behave a certain way because you feel it is not wisdom.

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  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

This book will change the way you see EVERYTHING.

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Reviewed: 08-25-18

Whether it's work, home life, religious institutions or any other meaningful sphere of life, this book maximizes the impact we can have on the world. Great examples and step by step instructions make this book a game changer for anyone willing to step out of the mundane.

  • His Needs, Her Needs

  • Building an Affair-Proof Marriage
  • By: Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • Narrated by: Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

In the classic best-seller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical and helpful

  • By Ange on 11-22-13

Practical and Insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Harley clearly speaks from years of experience, offering countless examples of real like couples he's counseled. He offers step by step help for anyone who desires a stronger marriage. Perhaps the best marriage book I've ever read.

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  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,083
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,176

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Loved the movies, now I love the book.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I have been a longtime fan of the movies since they came out. After reading the first book I love the story even more. There is so much history and detail as well as with any book that becomes a movie, there was a great deal of omission of characters and scenes that made the book so rich.

I was less than impressed with the reading performance. For the most past it was well read with enthusiasm and yet there were more voice cracks than a pubescent middle schooler. Overall I loved this audiobook and am excited to hear The Two Towers.