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  • Convicted

  • A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship
  • By: Jameel McGee, Andrew Collins, Mark Tabb
  • Narrated by: Calvin Robinson, Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6

Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer - more focused on arrests than justice - set his sights on an innocent black man. But when officer Andrew Collins framed Jameel McGee for possession of crack cocaine, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story of forgiveness

  • By Shannon a. on 02-01-19

Amazing story of forgiveness

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Reviewed: 02-01-19

This book is so well written. A story of two men with two different stories to be told combined into 1 story. I love that you hear both sides to the story. The transparency of these men and the forgiveness and healing that they both went through is amazing. Seeing what God did leaves me in awe of our lord and savior. I appreciate the courage both of them have in sharing their story.

  • If You Only Knew

  • My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free
  • By: Jamie Ivey
  • Narrated by: Jamie Ivey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 570
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    5 out of 5 stars 515
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    5 out of 5 stars 512

Among our greatest fears is the dread of what others would think of us "if they only knew" - the parts of our past we hope to forget, the parts of our present we work to conceal. Yet the part we actually do the best job of hiding is not the unsightly debris of our own mess, but rather the stunning beauty of God's grace. The fear that demands we protect this false image at all costs leads us to unwittingly declare a false gospel at every turn. Jamie Ivey finally grew tired of doing that, tired of being too ashamed and insecure to let others see the full extent of what God was capable of doing with our unworthiness. So she quit hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will be on my nightstand, like forever

  • By JillyMilk on 04-16-18

Honest raw truth complete transparency

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

This book was so honest. Jamie ivy’s transparency is inspirational. Her encouragement to embrace your sins and let god love you is really what everyone can relate to. Hearing a pastors wife being open about struggles and issues is brave. I will be recommending this book to the friends that are my girl confidants.

  • Scary Close

  • Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
  • By: Donald Miller, Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Webb Wilder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book frustrating recording

  • By Tex Warren on 03-25-15

Honest, transparent and encouraging

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Reviewed: 11-06-18

This book was an easy book to stay engaged with. The narrator was very good his voice really told the story of how the writer was feeling. I loved the transparency of the writer it was encouraging to hear its ok to be vulnerable and to really except your flaws. He talks about his realization of who he was and how he changed that. Great book.

  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,979
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,788
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,617

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

Completely Disappointed

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Reviewed: 10-24-18

I am so Disappointed in Girl wash your face. I chose to read this book based on all the hype around it. A lot of my friends were reading it. The premises of the book was something i wanted to read Stop Believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be. The book is under the Christian Genre so my expectation of the book was it would be a Christian book about the lies we tell ourselves, the world tells us and the Enemy. I had anticipated it would have bible references on how to fight these lies and why we tend to believe them. Nope nothing like that. This book was more of a Biography of a Hollywood party planner who believes in God or a "higher Power" or whatever you chose to believe in as she says. This book did have some good chapters and had some good points i did not hate the entire book. I was disappointed because i had expectations of what the book would be and it wasn't. The genre and cover is somewhat deceiving. It was not life changing for me i was annoyed listening to it. I just finished the book Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick and that book was exactly what i had thought Girl wash your face was going to be. Crash the Chatterbox is a wonderful book about how to stop the lies and crash the chatter from the enemy.

  • Crash the Chatterbox

  • Hearing God's Voice Above All Others
  • By: Steven Furtick
  • Narrated by: Steven Furtick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,657
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,465

Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God. “I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldn’t control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing!

  • By Cameron on 01-21-15

Just What i wanted

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Reviewed: 10-24-18

This book was just what i wanted. It was So good. Steven Furtick is easy to relate to. It had the perfect mixture of life story and Bible teachings. Stop the Chatterbox the lies we tell ourselves, the world and the enemy attacks us with. I enjoyed this book all the way through i love that Steven is the narrator. I had just finished Girl Wash your face and was completely disappointed and annoyed. That book was labeled as Christian book I highly disagree and the cover says stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be. I wont go into all the reason's i did not like that book but i will tell you the first Chapter of Crash the Chatterbox i was so excited. Crash the Chatterbox was exactly what i had hoped Girl wash your face was going to be. I also have read Steven Furticks UnQualified and it was also good but i loved Crash the Chatterbox even more.

  • (Un)Qualified

  • How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things
  • By: Steven Furtick
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
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    5 out of 5 stars 652

Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God's work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people. In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you've made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pwebb

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-16

Inspired

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Reviewed: 08-22-18

I have not found anything by Steven Furtick that doesn’t inspire me. The way he explains the scriptures makes it come to life. I love his transparency. The only complaint is I wish this book was narrated by Steven himself.

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,055
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    5 out of 5 stars 12,918
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,822

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

  • By Andrew on 01-17-17

Disappointed

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Reviewed: 01-24-18

I love biographies but I was a bit disappointed. The author talked about and made jokes about the same thing over and over. Her size and her being a "nerd" felt like the main topic throughout this book. Not a lot of substance but I'm sure she was writing what she felt like sharing. I'm still a fan of Anna just didn't enjoy the book as much as I had hoped.

  • 18 and Life on Skid Row

  • By: Sebastian Bach
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Bach
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
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    5 out of 5 stars 621
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

18 and Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas, to California and finally to Canada and who, at the age of eight, discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over 20 million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I hoped it would be!

  • By Joshua on 12-13-16

True passion and insight of a rockers life

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Reviewed: 12-08-17

I loved that Sebastian himself narrates his book. He is very detailed in his accounts of his life. I love the passion he has for music and I love hearing him describe music and this life. I also love hearing him talk about other bands you can hear in his voice the excitement he has for music and that he himself is a fan. BEWARE!!!! DO NOT LISTEN IN PUBLIC OR A YOUNG AUDIENCE. The F word is probably the most used word in this book.