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    • How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's guide to the present" - it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work, A Secular Age, and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times. Taylor's landmark book, A Secular Age (2007), provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present - a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith's book is a compact field guide to Taylor's insightful study of the secular.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible Charles Taylor!

    • By Jesus on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

    • By: Mark A. Noll
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 36
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    "The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind." So begins this award-winning intellectual history and critique of the evangelical movement by one of evangelicalism's most respected historians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still Relevant. Wonderful narration.

    • By Cotton on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Character of Virtue

    • Letters to a Godson
    • By: Stanley Hauerwas
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    From the fairy godmother’s pumpkin coach to Herr Drosselmeyer’s nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. But in The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets - the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 16 Letters to his Godson about virtues

    • By Adam Shields on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Paul

    • An Apostle's Journey
    • By: Douglas A. Campbell
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Douglas Campbell has made a name for himself as one of Paul’s most insightful and provocative interpreters. In this short and spirited book, Campbell introduces listeners to the apostle he has studied in depth over his scholarly career. Enter with Campbell into Paul’s world, relive the story of Paul’s action-packed ministry, and follow the development of Paul’s thought throughout both his physical and his spiritual travels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Excellent narration.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lament for a Son

    • By: Nicholas Wolterstorff
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    The author describes the progress of his grief from the shock of learning of his son's accidental death to his final resignation a year later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Chris Wandor on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

    • By: John Fea
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    “Believe me” may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump’s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant. And to the surprise of many, about 80 percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump. Historian John Fea is not surprised - and in Believe Me he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics. In this audiobook, Fea challenges his fellow believers to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen or Read this Book!

    • By Eutychus on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reality, Grief, Hope

    • Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
    • By: Walter Brueggemann
    • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him "a kind of theological rock star." In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up. Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dry, dense, fascinating, insightful, clever

    • By Gobbits on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Battle for Bonhoeffer

    • By: Stephen R. Haynes
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    The figure of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) has become a clay puppet in modern American politics. Secular, radical, liberal, and evangelical interpreters variously shape and mold the martyr’s legacy to suit their own pet agendas. Stephen Haynes offers an incisive and clarifying perspective. A recognized Bonhoeffer expert, Haynes examines “populist” readings of Bonhoeffer, including the acclaimed biography by Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bonhoeffer was a person, not a Rorschach test

    • By Adam Shields on 10-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind

    • By: Mark A. Noll
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    Noll's Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind shows how the orthodox Christology confessed in the ancient Christian creeds, far from hindering or discouraging serious scholarship, can supply the motives, guidance, and framework for learning. Christian faith, Noll argues, can richly enhance intellectual engagement in the various academic disciplines - and he demonstrates how by applying his insights to the fields of history (his own area of expertise), science, and biblical studies in particular.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Living into Community

    • Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us
    • By: Christine D. Pohl
    • Narrated by: Jessica Schell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Every church, every organization, has experienced them: betrayal, deception, grumbling, envy, exclusion. They make life together difficult and prevent congregations from developing the skills, virtues, and practices they need to nurture sturdy, life-giving communities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Monica Friesen on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Toughest People to Love

    • How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life - Including Yourself
    • By: Chuck DeGroat
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    People - frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated - are the most difficult part of leadership, and they challenge leaders everywhere, from leaders of many to managers of a few. In this book Chuck DeGroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul

    • By: Chad Bird
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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    Journeys that begin in brokenness rarely follow a straight road to healing. There are twists and turns - and setbacks - on the path of repentance. Night Driving tells the story of a pastor and seminary professor whose moral failures destroyed his marriage and career, left his life in ruins, and sent him spiraling into a decade-long struggle against God. Forced to fight the demons of his past in the cab of the semi-truck he drove at night through the Texas oil fields, Chad Bird slowly began to limp toward grace and healing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful story.

    • By Jesus on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Eva's Story

    • A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank
    • By: Eva Schloss, Evelyn Julia Kent
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don’t know about Eva Schloss, Anne’s playmate and stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there. This incredible memoir recounts - without bitterness or hatred - the horrors of war, the love between mother and daughter, and the strength and determination that helped a family overcome danger and tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story! Listen to this audiobook.

    • By Jesus on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life

    • By: R. Paul Stevens
    • Narrated by: Tom Force
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vocational discernment, says R. Paul Stevens, is a lifelong process - one that takes on even more significance in later life. Stevens argues that our calling does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life’s end. Stevens delves into matters of calling, spirituality, and legacy in retirement, showing that we must continue to discern our vocation as we grow older in order to remain meaningfully engaged for the rest of our lives. He reframes retirement as a time of continued calling and productivity.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An American Conscience

    • The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
    • By: Jeremy L. Sabella
    • Narrated by: Alan Taylor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and author of the famous Serenity Prayer. Time magazine's March 8, 1948, cover story called him "the greatest Protestant theologian in America since Jonathan Edwards". Cited as an influence by public figures ranging from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr was described by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the most influential American theologian of the 20th century".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A companion book to the PBS documentary on Reinhol

    • By Adam Shields on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Survive the Apocalypse

    • Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World
    • By: Robert Joustra, Alissa Wilkinson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse - cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios - in contemporary entertainment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Media teaches us about what it means human

    • By Adam Shields on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Holy Silence

    • The Gift of Quaker Spirituality
    • By: J. Brent Bill
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    An invitation to experience more fully the life-changing power of sacred silence. For over a decade, J. Brent Bill's Holy Silence has been regarded as a contemporary classic on sacred silence. With warmth, wisdom, and gentle humor, Bill presents the Quaker practice of silence and expectant listening to a wider Christian audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finding Silence in Audio!

    • By Proverbs on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Little Exercise for Young Theologians

    • By: Helmut Thielicke
    • Narrated by: Philip Zoutendam
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    This classic little book for new and experienced theologians alike offers wise counsel on the difficulties - and vital importance - of maintaining one's spiritual health in the course of academic theological study. Since the book's first appearance in English translation in 1962, thousands of beginning theological students have had the opportunity to eavesdrop, as it were, on the opening lecture of a theological seminar by one of the 20th century's leading Christian thinkers, Helmut Thielicke.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Wholeheartedness

    • Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self
    • By: Chuck DeGroat
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    We all feel that nasty pull to and fro, the frantic busyness that exhausts us and threatens to undo us. And we all think we know the solution - more downtime, more relaxation, more rest. And we're all wrong. As DeGroat himself has discovered, the real solution to what pulls us apart is wholeheartedness, a way of living and being that can transform us from the inside out. And that's what listeners of this book will discover too.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could have said it all in 1-2 chapters

    • By H on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea

    • Monuments, Missteps, and the Audacity of Ambition
    • By: Russell Rathbun
    • Narrated by: Larry Herron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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    We've been building and making things ever since we stumbled out of paradise. Some of those things are incredible continuations of God's creation, while others are nothing but ambitious catastrophes. We continue making, says Russell Rathbun, but we've lost ourselves in the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Tammy on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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