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  1. 10.6 hrs • 4/1/2016 • Unabridged

    This is a guidebook for Christians who want to learn how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good—to cultivate good literary taste. Gene Edward Veith presents basic information to help book lovers understand what they read, from the classics to the bestsellers. He explains how the major genres of literature communicate and explores the ways in which comedy, tragedy, realism, and fantasy can portray the Christian worldview. These discussions lead to a host of related topics: the value of fairy tales for children, the tragic and the comic sense of life, the interplay between Greek and Biblical concepts in the imagination, and the new “post-modernism,” a subject of vital importance to Christians. In the pages of this book, readers will meet writers, past and present, who carry on a great literary tradition. By supporting worthy authors, Christians can exert a powerful influence on their culture.

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    Reading between the Lines by Gene Edward Veith Jr.

    Reading between the Lines

    10.6 hrs • 4/1/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 10.7 hrs • 11/3/2015 • Unabridged

    Highly influential in C. S. Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity, The Everlasting Man continues to inspire new generations of readers. Considered by many to be Chesterton’s greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling mankind’s story from the very beginning, he shows how all human desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ’s church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it apart. One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, The Everlasting Man offers a commanding perspective of world history and aims to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

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    The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton

    The Everlasting Man

    10.7 hrs • 11/3/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 26.5 hrs • 6/2/2015 • Unabridged

    C. S. Lewis is the twentieth century’s most widely read Christian writer and J. R. R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met every week in Lewis’s Oxford rooms and in nearby pubs. They discussed literature, religion, and ideas; read aloud from works in progress; took philosophical rambles in woods and fields; gave one another companionship and criticism; and, in the process, rewrote the cultural history of modern times. In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings’ lives and works. The result is an extraordinary account of the ideas, affections and vexations that drove the group’s most significant members. C. S. Lewis accepts Jesus Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother’s motorcycle, maps the medieval and Renaissance mind, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. J. R. R. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into a gripping story in The Lord of the Rings, while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship and elucidating, for family and friends, the Catholic teachings at the heart of his vision. Owen Barfield, a philosopher for whom language is the key to all mysteries, becomes Lewis’ favorite sparring partner, and, for a time, Saul Bellow’s chosen guru. And Charles Williams, poet, author of “supernatural shockers,” and strange acolyte of romantic love, turns his everyday life into a mystical pageant. Romantics who scorned rebellion, fantasists who prized reality, wartime writers who believed in hope, Christians with cosmic reach, the Inklings sought to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century’s darkest years—and did so in dazzling style.

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    The Fellowship

    26.5 hrs • 6/2/15 • Unabridged
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  4. 1.2 hrs • 4/24/2015 • Unabridged

    Satan having come past the Earth, with meditated guile returns as a mist by Night into Paradise, enters into the Serpent sleeping. Adam and Eve in the Morning go forth to their labours, which Eve proposes to divide in several places, each labouring apart: Adam consents not, alleging the danger, lest that Enemy, of whom they were forewarned, should attempt her found alone: Eve loath to be thought not circumspect or firm enough, urges her going apart, the rather desirous to make trial of her strength; Adam at last yields: The Serpent finds her alone; his subtle approach, first gazing, then speaking, with much flattery extolling Eve above all other Creatures. Eve wondering to hear the Serpent speak, asks how he attained to human speech and such understanding not till now; the Serpent answers, that by tasting of a certain Tree in the Garden he attained both to Speech and Reason, till then void of both: Eve requires him to bring her to that Tree, and finds it to be the Tree of Knowledge forbidden …

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    Paradise Lost: Book IX

    1.2 hrs • 4/24/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 4.8 hrs • 10/7/2014 • Unabridged

    The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. When Proof of Heaven was published, some readers contacted Dr. Eben Alexander to argue that his near death experience was impossible. But many more have written to say his story resonated with them in profound ways. Because of what these people have told him, Dr. Alexander has come to realize that sharing his story has allowed people to believe what so many in ancient times knew: there is more to life, and to the universe, than this single earthly life. Dr. Alexander met and heard from thousands of individuals his story has affected. He also studied what the world’s religious traditions, and its philosophers, have had to say about the soul’s survival of death, and he has been deeply surprised at how often those voices from the past synch up with what he heard from people today. In The Map of Heaven, he shares some of the stories that the people have told him and links them up with what the world’s spiritual traditions have to say about the journey of the soul. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.

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    The Map of Heaven

    By Eben Alexander, MD, with Ptolemy Tompkins
    4.8 hrs • 10/7/14 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.4 hrs • 5/13/2014 • Unabridged

    C. S. Lewis wrote of George MacDonald, “I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself.” Lewis also claimed that everything he wrote was influenced by this Scottish pastor and novelist who lived a century before Lewis. George MacDonald serves as an act of appreciation, with Lewis gathering 365 of the best and most profound lines from his mentor as well as providing a preface detailing the impact MacDonald had on Lewis’ own literary and spiritual career. Ranging from “Inexorable Love” to “God at the Door,” these words will instruct and uplift, like they did for C. S. Lewis himself.

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    George MacDonald

    4.4 hrs • 5/13/14 • Unabridged
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  7. 13.3 hrs • 1/31/2014 • Unabridged

    William Law’s classic book, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, was a clarion call to action; to live a life worthy of one’s calling. “Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God.” The writings of William Law were challenging in the eighteenth century, when it was originally published. Generations later, the message is even more instructive and necessary.

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    A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

    13.3 hrs • 1/31/14 • Unabridged
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  8. 5.8 hrs • 9/13/2013 • Unabridged

    Find wisdom and inspiration in one of the greatest adventures ever told! Let this book be your guide as you discover hidden truths embedded in J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure. As one of the bestselling books of the last hundred years, and now a blockbuster movie, the magical charm of The Hobbit has delighted millions. But there is a spiritual dimension that will strike an even deeper chord. The Spiritual World of the Hobbit will take you behind the scenes, revealing Tolkien’s beliefs and motivations. From there it will walk you step by step through the story itself, uncovering powerful themes of providence, mercy, and courage that are as important in our own lives today as they were to the hobbits in Middle-earth. As you take a closer look at this timeless tale of good vs. evil, you will be filled with wonder once again—for you will see that at the heart of The Hobbit, Tolkien embedded images of faith and spiritual longing that are sure to inspire us all.

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    The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

    5.8 hrs • 9/13/13 • Unabridged
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    12.7 hrs • 1/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Saint Augustine’s contributions to Christian theology are second to no other postapostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet alongside his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine’s life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone. Among the most important classics in Western literature, it continues to engage modern readers through Augustine’s timeless illustrations and beautiful prose. Augustine’s Confessions is a book to relish the first time through and then profoundly enjoy over a lifetime of revisiting. This accessible and accurate translation of The Confessions comes alive with Simon Vance’s narration. Vance is an award-winning audiobook narrator with hundreds of titles to his credit, including classics by Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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    The Confessions of Saint Augustine

    12.7 hrs • 1/1/13 • Unabridged
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  10. 12.2 hrs • 9/1/2012 • Unabridged

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit in 2012 and 2013, attention once again turns to J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien’s Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.

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    A Hobbit Journey

    12.2 hrs • 9/1/12 • Unabridged
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  11. 3.6 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Featuring a preface by C. S. Lewis biographer and editor Walter Hooper, Richard Pratt’s As One Devil to Another takes up where the legendary Narnia author’s Screwtape Letters left off. In this gripping work, senior devil Slashreap corresponds with his protégé Scardagger. As Satan’s underlings exchange dark musings, light is shed on human failings, the nature of evil, and God’s divine intent.

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    As One Devil to Another

    3.6 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  12. 9.6 hrs • 7/1/2012 • Unabridged

    What did C. S. Lewis think about Truth, Goodness, and Beauty? The fifteen essays collected here explore these three major philosophical themes from the writings of Lewis. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Lewis’ philosophical thinking on arguments for Christianity, the character of God, theodicy, moral goodness, heaven and hell, a theory of literature, and the place of the imagination.

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    C. S. Lewis as Philosopher by David Baggett, Gary R. Habermas, Jerry L. Walls

    C. S. Lewis as Philosopher

    Foreword by Tom Morris
    Read by Ralph Cosham
    9.6 hrs • 7/1/12 • Unabridged
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  13. 8.3 hrs • 4/10/2012 • Unabridged

    New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes uses inspiration from the Lord’s Prayer to reveal how the act of forgiving—and learning to be forgiven—can lead you to a more joyful, peaceful, and purposeful life. Forgive and forget. It should be easy to do—so why don’t we do it? The father who wasn’t always there for us. The mother who punished us. The spouse who betrayed us. The children who will leave us behind. Whoever and whatever the source of hurt, there is always a path to forgiveness. But too often, instead of forgiving, too many of us live with resentments and grudges that keep us stuck, robbing us of joy, peace, and purpose. In Let It Go, bestselling author and pastor to a flock of millions, T.D. Jakes shares the wisdom and guidance necessary to release a lifetime of hurt and anger and move on with the joyful business of living.      Revealing the essential secrets to leading an emotionally vital and spiritually healthy life, Jakes gently teaches the art of forgiveness as a daily practice. In order to practice forgiveness, he explains, we must first learn new styles of conflict resolution and new forms of anger management. To that end, he shows you how to recognize offenses when they come, establish boundaries, encourage purity of heart, develop trust, recover from hurts faster, and forgive ourselves for the rest of our lives. As unconditionally loved children of God, he attests, we are all forgiven. Through grace, we can forgive ourselves and the people around us. In this way, says Jakes, we can live a happier and more fulfilled life.

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    Let It Go

    8.3 hrs • 4/10/12 • Unabridged
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    9.4 hrs • 11/20/2010 • Unabridged

    Highly influential in C. S. Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity, this book continues to inspire new generations of readers. Considered by many to be Chesterton’s greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling man’s story from the very beginning, he shows how all of men’s desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ’s church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it quite apart. One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, this book offers a commanding perspective of world history and offers to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

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    The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton

    The Everlasting Man

    A Christians Listening Recording
    9.4 hrs • 11/20/10 • Unabridged
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  15. 6.0 hrs • 10/15/2010 • Unabridged

    Handel’s oratorio Messiah is a phenomenon with no parallel in music history. No other work of music has been so popular for so long. Yet familiarity can sometimes breed contempt—and also misunderstanding. This book, by music expert Calvin Stapert, will greatly increase understanding and appreciation of Handel’s majestic Messiah, whether listeners are old friends of this remarkable work or have only just discovered its magnificence. Stapert provides fascinating historical background, tracing not only Messiah’s unlikely inception but also its amazing reception throughout history. The bulk of the book offers scene-by-scene musical and theological commentary on the whole work, focusing on the way Handel’s music beautifully interprets and illuminates the biblical text. For anyone seeking to appreciate Handel’s Messiah more, this informed yet accessible guide is the audiobook to have.

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    Handel’s Messiah

    6.0 hrs • 10/15/10 • Unabridged
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  16. 8.5 hrs • 2/1/2010 • Unabridged

    This collection of uplifting, informative stories behind your favorite hymns will warm your heart and revitalize your worship. Each entry comes with the hymn’s full text and musical score. Perfect for devotions, sermon demonstrations, bulletin inserts, and introducing congregational hymns, each hymn story includes information about the author, composer, the tune’s name, and scriptural basis.

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    101 Hymn Stories

    8.5 hrs • 2/1/10 • Unabridged
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