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  1. 7.7 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    One of the greatest challenges facing Christians today is the powerful influence of secular thinking. From all directions we’re fed a constant barrage of persuasive―yet unbiblical―worldviews. This makes it difficult to know where to stand on today’s most talked-about issues. The leadership team at Grace Community Church, along with their pastor, John MacArthur, provide much-needed discernment and clarity in the midst of rampant confusion. Using the Bible as the foundation, you’ll learn how to develop a Christian perspective on key issues, including political activism;environmentalism;the cult of celebrity;entertainment and escapism;homosexual marriage;abortion, birth control, and surrogacy;euthanasia and suicide;disasters and epidemics;immigration; andGod and the problem of evil. Also included is a topical reference guide of Bible verses that address key concerns―a guide that will arm you with right thinking and biblical answers to challenging questions.

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    Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong by John MacArthur

    Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong

    7.7 hrs • 1/17/17 • Unabridged
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  2. 4.9 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    A beautiful, heartrending literary memoir about the tragic death of the author’s beloved older sister and a tribute to their bond. When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother. In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves—lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death.

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    Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler

    Once We Were Sisters

    4.9 hrs • 1/17/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 18.4 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world’s largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo González brings to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today’s church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history. With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, González’s richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the twenty-first century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, African American, and third-world theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.

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    The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2, Revised and Updated by Justo L. González
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  4. 7.8 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams Jonathan Starr is not your traditional do-gooder, and in 2009, when he decided to found Abaarso, a secondary school in Somaliland, the choice seemed crazy to even his closest friends. Why, they wondered, would he turn down a life of relative luxury to relocate to an armed compound in a breakaway region of the world’s #1 failed state? To achieve his mission, Starr would have to overcome profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety and that of his staff. It Takes a School is the story of how an abstract vision became a transformative reality, as Starr set out to build a school in a place forgotten by the world. It is the story of a skeptical and clan-based society learning to give way to trust. And it is the story of the students themselves, including a boy from a family of nomads who took off on his own in search of an education and a girl who waged a hunger strike in order to convince her strict parents to send her to Abaarso. Abaarso has placed forty graduates and counting in American universities, from Harvard to MIT, and sends Somaliland a clear message: its children can compete with anyone in the world. Now the initial question Starr was asked demands another: “If such a success can happen in an unrecognized breakaway region of Somalia, can it not happen anywhere?”

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    It Takes a School by Jonathan Starr

    It Takes a School

    7.8 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  5. 10.8 hrs • 1/9/2017 • Unabridged

    Back by popular demand, the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guides provide an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of the topics every American needs to know. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, Part 1 profiles America’s early presidents, from George Washington to William Howard Taft.

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    The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, Part 1 by Larry Schweikart
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  6. 8.8 hrs • 1/3/2017 • Unabridged

    Bill Gates told Wired that if he were a teenager today, he would be hacking biology. “If you want to change the world in some big way,” he says, “that’s where you should start—biological molecules.” The most disruptive force on the planet resides in DNA. Biotech companies and academic researchers are just beginning to unlock the potential of piecing together life from scratch. Champions of synthetic biology believe that turning genetic code into Lego-like blocks to build never-before-seen organisms could solve the thorniest challenges in medicine, energy, and environmental protection. But as the hackers who cracked open the potential of the personal computer and the Internet proved, the most revolutionary discoveries often emerge from out-of-the-way places, forged by brilliant outsiders with few resources besides boundless energy and great ideas. In Biopunk, Marcus Wohlsen chronicles a growing community of DIY scientists working outside the walls of corporations and universities who are committed to democratizing DNA the way the Internet did information. The “biohacking” movement, now in its early, heady days, aims to unleash an outbreak of genetically modified innovation by making the tools and techniques of biotechnology accessible to everyone. Borrowing their idealism from the worlds of open-source software, artisinal food, Internet startups, and the Peace Corps, biopunks are devoted advocates for open-sourcing the basic code of life. They believe in the power of individuals with access to DNA to solve the world’s biggest problems. You’ll meet a new breed of hackers who aren’t afraid to get their hands wet, from entrepreneurs who aim to bring DNA-based medical tools to the poorest of the poor to a curious tinkerer who believes a tub of yogurt and a jellyfish gene could protect the world’s food supply. These biohackers include: A duo who started a cancer drug company in their kitchen A team who built an open-source DNA copy machine A woman who developed a genetic test in her apartment for a deadly disease that had stricken her family Along with the potential of citizen science to bring about disruptive change, Wohlsen explores the risks of DIY bioterrorism, the possibility of genetic engineering experiments gone awry, and whether the ability to design life from scratch on a laptop might come sooner than we think.

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    Biopunk by Marcus Wohlsen

    Biopunk

    8.8 hrs • 1/3/17 • Unabridged
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  7. 10.6 hrs • 1/3/2017

    In The Money Pit, named among America’s 100 Most Important Radio Shows by Talkers magazine, Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects. These episodes, from May 2 through June 13, 2016, feature the following topics: May 2, 2016 Fixing Flooded Yards, Easy Cleaning Tips, Adding Outdoor Lighting, Get the Look of Wood without the Maintenance, Fence-Building Tips, How to Know If a Home Is Worth Fixing May 9, 2016 Keep Furnishings from Sun Fade, Fixing Smelly Water, Get Your Grill Ready, Drought-Resistant Lawns, Quietest Air Conditioning in America, Basement Remodeling Tips May 16, 2016 Fixing Stuck Windows, Replacing Your Fence, Tips on Color Choices, Bath Updates to Cut Water Costs, Best Home Improvement Projects for House Value May 23, 2016 Protect Your Home from Storm Damage, Tips on Trouble-Free Plants, and How to Contract with Your Contractor, Building Blocks for Backyard Projects, Easy Appliance Cleaning Ideas, Spot Termites before They Dine on Your House May 30, 2016 Tips for Deck and Fence Stains; Backyard Bee Hives, Screening Porches and Patios; Finding Hidden Storage Spaces; Fresh Filtered Water from Your Fridge; Stopping Mold, Mildew, Algae, and Moss June 6, 2016 Dress Up a Boring Garage Door, Installing a Pet Door, Mold and Mildew Removal Tips, Father’s Day Top Gift Ideas, Picking the Perfect Mattress, Keeping Away Dangerous Radon Gas June 13, 2016 Cutting Pool-Heating Costs, Building a Pollinator Garden, Prevent Slippery Sidewalks, How to Stage Your Home for a Fast Sale, the Next Generation of Smart Home Products, Ideas for Kitchen Counter Makeovers

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    The Money Pit, Vol. 8 by Tom Kraeutler, Leslie Segrete

    The Money Pit, Vol. 8

    10.6 hrs • 1/3/17
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  8. 2.3 hrs • 1/3/2017 • Unabridged

    Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we’ve become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we’ve replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world―and both we and the world suffer for it. Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model―Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others’ lives―will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly. Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out!

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    Surprise the World by Michael Frost

    Surprise the World

    2.3 hrs • 1/3/17 • Unabridged
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  9. 4.3 hrs • 1/3/2017 • Abridged

    J. Law! If there’s one person who can redeem 2016, it’s Jennifer Lawrence. Plus:Graydon Carter on Trump’s implausible victoryInside the Kardashian Paris hotel heistAirBnB’s second actHow Peter Thiel took down GawkerPlus: Keith Richards, Isabella Rossellini, and much more! Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

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    Vanity Fair: January 2017 Issue

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  10. 7.2 hrs • 1/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Lessons of Redemption is the memoir of Kevin Shird, a former drug dealer from Baltimore who now is a leading advocate against violence, drug dealing, and social inequality. The book is an extraordinary account of how one young man turned his life around after years of involvement in serious crime and drug dealing. Shird tells of shootings, murder, drug dealing, and his life behind bars in a federal prison. Shocking, fascinating, and frightening, Lessons of Redemption is a raw, uncensored look into a way of life that has destroyed many urban communities in America.

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    Lessons of Redemption by Kevin Shird

    Lessons of Redemption

    7.2 hrs • 1/1/17 • Unabridged
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  11. 11.6 hrs • 1/1/2016 • Unabridged

    They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors’ stories have remained largely untold—until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines. Sent into Nazi-occupied Europe by the United States’ Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE), these women helped establish a web of resistance groups across the continent. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative, and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler’s citadel—Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured, or killed, but others were always readied to take their place. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts, the Germans placed a price of a million francs on the heads of operatives who were successfully disrupting their troops.

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    Shadow Warriors of World War II by Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis

    Shadow Warriors of World War II

    11.6 hrs • 1/1/17 • Unabridged
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  12. 2.7 hrs • 1/1/2016

    Learn to Sing with Confidence and Freedom contains a progressive series of vocal classes devised and lead by Barbara Ann Grant. This series of three classes introduces and teaches an exciting new method of vocal self-discovery. These classes are suitable for the complete beginner and those with experience. They teach you how to speak and sing effectively and leave you feeling fantastic! Class one, The Miracle of Your Voice: Registrations is the first in a series of three classes. It contains two vocal classes. The forty-minute version contains a gentle physical warm up followed by a number of effective vocal exercises that will encourage you to make sound with playfulness and without harsh self-criticism. There is also an additional ten minute ‘quick reference’ version of the practice, for the days when you have less time, which summarizes the key points and exercises within the main class. Class two, The Miracle of Your Voice: Breath is the second in a series of three classes. The class consists of practical and effective exercises which cover the basics of correct management of the breath for effective speaking and singing. It is a fifty-five-minute class that consists of a gentle physical warm up followed by a number of vocal breathing exercises. Class three, The Miracle of Your Voice: Resonance is a sixty-minute class suitable for all. The class consists of a gentle physical warm up followed by a number of vocal exercises with a focus on the resonance of your voice. The class also includes a song study, “Tall Trees” to help you put your new skills into practice. Barbara Ann Grant is an exceptional vocal coach, classically trained mezzo soprano and sound healer. Barbara’s engaging teaching methods will improve the way you use your voice and also your levels of confidence and self- esteem.

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  13. 3.1 hrs • 1/1/2016

    Yoga Flow with Tim Maples contains three different progressive audio yoga classes. The classes have been devised, lay a foundation, and establish a sound vinyasa yoga practice. Vinyasa is the term given to flowing yoga practices, and moving in such a way brings a deep sense of connection to the breath, allows you to move with freedom and expression, increases mobility, strength, and provides a cardio workout. Fundamentals of Flow is a fifty-minute flowing vinyasa yoga class with a focus on correct technique and the ujjayi breath. The class had been devised to introduce and then develop a solid foundation in basic vinyasa yoga technique. Flow Alignment is a sixty-minute flowing vinyasa yoga class with a focus on alignment. When the body is correctly aligned, it encourages more effective and safer movement, a greater flow of prana (vital life force) throughout the body, and increases the benefits. Vinyasa Flow by Tim Maples is a seventy-five-minute flowing vinyasa yoga class with a focus on alignment, breath, and continuous movement. This class combines everything learned in the previous two classes and provides a challenging vinyasa class for an experienced practitioner. The sessions have been devised and narrated by Tim Maples, a highly respected and inspiring yoga teacher and leadership coach. Tim was first introduced to the yoga of Indra Devi in 1975. Both a longtime practitioner and an experienced teacher, Tim’s Vinyasa Flow classes draw on many influences including iyengar, ashtanga, and traditional raja yoga precepts. These are based on four principles of self-awareness, breath, alignment, and flow.

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    Yoga Flow with Tim Maples  by Tim Maples

    Yoga Flow with Tim Maples

    Guided yoga by Tim Maples
    3.1 hrs • 1/1/17
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  14. 4.5 hrs • 1/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Plan to Win. Prepare to Win. Expect to Win. In his final book, Zig Ziglar will reveal your surest path to success and help your untapped greatness become visible. After more than thirty books, Zig again delivers life-changing wisdom. In a style that is unquestionably his own, Zig Ziglar has used his quick wit, down-home charm, and abundance of energy to inspire excellence in people throughout the world. Narrated by New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews, Zig’s nonstop passion will inspire you as if you’re sitting front row center in his sold-out seminar. In the Born to Win audio program and PDF workbook, you’ll learn how toAchieve balance by improving seven key areas of your life,Develop a winner’s attitude,Build stronger relationships using your own unique behavioral style,Become a better leader by learning the art of effective communication,and much more!

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    Born to Win by Zig Ziglar, Tom Ziglar

    Born to Win

    4.5 hrs • 1/1/17 • Unabridged
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  15. 9.5 hrs • 1/1/2016

    From baseball’s Joe DiMaggio to NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt, Speeches by Great Hall of Famers is a collection of more than fifty inspiring speeches by some of the greatest athletes of all time. BaseballJoe DiMaggioMickey MantleCasey StengelFrank RobinsonCal Ripkin Jr.Don DrysdaleDuke SniderGaylord PerryGeorge BrettHank AaronReggie JacksonJoe MorganJohnny BenchNolan RyanPee Wee ReeseSparky AndersonTommy LasordaJoe TorreWillie MaysCarl Yastrzemski FootballTerry BradshawJoe NamathRoger StaubachDan MarinoJoe MontanaDon ShulaJohn MaddenBrett FavreHowie LongJerry RiceMike DitkaWalter PaytonTony Dungy BasketballMagic JohnsonMichael JordanCharles BarkleyKareem Abdul-JabbarLarry Bird GolfArnold PalmerJack NicklausAnnika SorenstamFred CouplesPhil Mickelson BoxingMohammed AliMike Tyson TennisBillie Jean KingAndre AgassiMonica Seles NASCARRichard PettyDale EarnhardtBobby Allison HockeyWayne Gretzky

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  16. 9.2 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    “Speak softly and carry a big stick” Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry. But today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary, or even dangerous. In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen—a scholar and practitioner of international relations—disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the United States must be careful about why, when, and how it uses force, he insists that its international role is as critical as ever, and armed force is vital to that role. Cohen explains that American leaders must learn to use hard power in new ways and for new circumstances. The rise of a well-armed China, Russia’s conquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, and the spread of radical Islamist movements like ISIS are some of the key threats to global peace. If the United States relinquishes its position as a strong but prudent military power and fails to accept its role as the guardian of a stable world order, we run the risk of unleashing disorder, violence, and tyranny on a scale not seen since the 1930s. The United States is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, “the indispensable nation.”

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    The Big Stick by Eliot A. Cohen

    The Big Stick

    9.2 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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