A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul Written and Selected from the World's Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy
Read by Janis Gray. Reading time 10 hours 2 minutes.
This last major work of Tolstoy's contains philosophical and spiritual writings he collected over fifteen years. Each day is arranged by a theme. Includes a name index with brief biographies. Download A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul Written and Selected from the World's Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy, DB47390
Charting a Course to Wellness by Treena Kerr
Read by Kerry Cundiff. Reading time 20 hours 36 minutes.
Celebrity chef Graham Kerr and his wife, Treena, share their journey of life, love, and healthy eating since Treena's battle with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Includes more than four hundred recipes that contain fewer fats and carbohydrates and that list nutritional information and ADA exchanges. 2004. Download Charting a Course to Wellness, DB59190
Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 11 hours 2 minutes.
Collection of 101 inspirational stories selected from 7,000 submissions. Intended to increase awareness of Christian values at home, at work, and in the community. Contributors include ordinary citizens from all walks of life as well as Dick Van Dyke and Norman Vincent Peale. Bestseller. Download Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, DB45709
Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 7 hours 45 minutes.
Collection of true stories, poems, and several checklists that readers might use to help them through bad times. The seven sections include love, parenting, living your dream, and overcoming obstacles. They include works by Bennet Cerf, Art Buchwald, Robert Fulghum, and Theodore Roosevelt. Bestseller. Download Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, DB39870
Crystal Clear: The Inspiring Story of How an Olympic Athlete Lost His Legs Due to Crystal Meth and Found a Better Life by Eric Le Marque
Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time 7 hours 16 minutes.
Former professional hockey player recounts his post-career addiction to methamphetamine ("speed"). Describes becoming stranded in 2004 for eight days in subfreezing temperatures in the Sierra Nevada. Discusses the amputation of his frostbitten feet and later his legs below the knee and relates his newfound belief in God. 2009. Download Crystal Clear: The Inspiring Story of How an Olympic Athlete Lost His Legs Due to Crystal Meth and Found a Better Life, DB69667
Everything to gain: making the most of the rest of your life by Jimmy Carter
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 7 hours 1 minute.
Account of how the former president and first lady made the transition from the White House to Plains, Georgia. In this joint narrative with individual interjections when recollections or interpretations differ, the Carters tell of their involvement in a host of projects and volunteerism. Bestseller 1987. Download Everything to gain: making the most of the rest of your life, DB25995
Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation by Mike Robbins
Read by Erik Synnestvedt. Reading time 5 hours 7 minutes.
Robbins, a motivational speaker and a former professional baseball player, offers strategies for overcoming negative influences to improve relationships, find success and fulfillment, and experience an overall gratitude for life. Discusses five principles of appreciation, the power of positive thinking, and the importance of acknowledging others. Includes exercises. 2007. Download Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, DB66114
Getting through the Night: Finding Your Way after the Loss of a Loved One by Eugenia Price
Read by Terry Hayes Sales. Reading time 2 hours 7 minutes.
An inspirational guide for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Offers hope for survivors to understand and accept their loss, to weather the dark night of grief, and to be renewed with the joy of life in the morning. 1982. Download Getting through the Night: Finding Your Way after the Loss of a Loved One, DB50096
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Read by Claudette Colbert. Reading time 2 hours 26 minutes.
Reflections on possessions, love and marriage, and solitude and contentment written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh when she was a young mother on a quiet vacation by the sea. Fiftieth anniversary edition with a 2005 introduction by Anne's daughter Reeve Lindbergh. 1955. Download Gift from the Sea, DB59660
Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations on Loving and Working for Children by Marian Wright Edelman
Read by Graci Ragsdale. Reading time 3 hours 27 minutes.
Edelman says she started out to write a policy book, "but out tumbled prayers instead." Her collection includes prayers from well-known authors, statesmen, and the Bible. Major topics are the rituals of parenting, the struggle toward personal faith and courage, the need for justice for children, and the creation of community commitment to children's welfare. Download Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations on Loving and Working for Children, DB40943
Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
Read by Patrick Downer. Reading time 10 hours 30 minutes.
US Airways pilot Sullenberger recounts his successful January 2009 emergency landing in New York City's Hudson River after a bird strike disabled his airplane. "Sully" describes his Texas childhood, his military service, and the training that enabled him to save the lives of all of the passengers. Bestseller. 2009. Download Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, DB69797
Hope for the Troubled Heart by Billy Graham
Read by John Rayburn. Reading time 5 hours 57 minutes.
Graham examines the sense of helplessness that he encounters in people all over the world. He claims that experts in every field agree that the most vital human need is hope. Drawing upon his experience in the ministry, he addresses loneliness, stress, illness, depression, death, and tragedy. He offers the promise of hope in the midst of human suffering. Download Hope for the Troubled Heart, DB34805
I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion by Joyce Meyer
Read by Jill Ferris. Reading time 10 hours 43 minutes.
Minister and author offers advice for focusing one's energies to find purpose and motivation. Provides scripture and anecdotes to inspire readers to dream big, take responsibility, and avoid distractions such as worry and anger. 2007. Download I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion, DB66441
Joni: An Unforgettable Story by Joni Eareckson Tada
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers. Reading time 6 hours 40 minutes.
Tada, paralyzed from the neck down by a diving accident in 1967, shares her struggle--what she calls an "incredible adventure"--to adjust to her disability. Describes overcoming, through faith in God, her physical and emotional challenges and even becoming a skillful artist by using her mouth to guide her pen. 1976. Download Joni: An Unforgettable Story, DB66076
The Journey of T.D. Jakes: Living a Life of Faith, Blessing, and Favor by Richard Young
Read by Alan Bomar Jones. Reading time 5 hours 59 minutes.
Biography of African American minister, songwriter, author, and performer T.D. Jakes (born 1957). Traces Jakes' life from his impoverished Appalachian upbringing to his success as founder of a Dallas megachurch called the Potter's House. Commercial audiobook. 2008. Download The Journey of T.D. Jakes: Living a Life of Faith, Blessing, and Favor, DB69416
Kate's Journey: Triumph over Adversity; the Story of a Miracle by Kate Adamson
Read by Vanessa Maroney. Reading time 8 hours 40 minutes.
Author recounts her survival against immense odds after suffering a brain stem stroke that left her completely paralyzed at the age of thirty-three. Describes the physical and emotional challenges she overcame and the lessons she learned on her long road to recovery. 2004. Download Kate's Journey: Triumph over Adversity; the Story of a Miracle, DB58321
A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You by Joni Eareckson Tada
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 8 hours 20 minutes.
The founder of a Christian disability advocacy organization, herself quadriplegic, uses biblical scripture to explain the contradictions between misfortune and God's goodness. Describes her response to her own teenage accident and her state of mind forty years later. Advocates living in the "now" and discusses reasons for suffering. 2009. Download A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You, DB68513
Look Great, Feel Great: Twelve Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now by Joyce Meyer
Read by Anne Hancock. Reading time 6 hours 8 minutes.
Radio and television host and full-time minister offers her guide to attaining spiritual and physical health to boost self-esteem and better carry out God's work. Describes twelve aspects she deems as crucial to well-being, including eating right, exercising, drinking plenty of water, reducing stress, and trusting in God. Bestseller. 2006. Download Look Great, Feel Great: Twelve Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now, DB62579
Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole by Victoria Osteen
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time 6 hours 2 minutes.
Copastor of Houston's Lakewood Church offers a spiritual guide to coping with the modern world. Uses examples from her parishioners' lives and her personal experiences to suggest ways of finding strength in God. 2008.
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Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities by Elizabeth Edwards
Read by Faith Potts. Reading time 4 hours 58 minutes.
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and the author of Saving Graces (RC 63105), continues her inspirational message of hope. Edwards discusses her personal tragedies, her setbacks and disappointments, her husband's infidelity, and her newfound understanding of God. Bestseller. 2009. Download Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities, DB69300
A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit by Mike Huckabee
Read by Guy Williams. Reading time 6 hours 38 minutes.
Talk-show host Mike Huckabee--a former presidential candidate, Arkansas governor, and pastor--shares experiences that taught him the true meaning of Christmas, emphasizing God, family, love, and hope instead of shopping and presents. Bestseller. 2009. Download A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit, DB69899
The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore by Deepak Chopra
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 8 hours 6 minutes.
Bestselling author and spiritual leader offers his perspective on what Jesus can teach people of any faith. Portrays Jesus as a spiritual guide to finding enlightenment and a universal teacher of compassion, tolerance, and understanding. Discusses Jesus's vision and offers a guide for seekers. Bestseller. 2008. Download The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, DB66195
Visions of Courage: The Bobby Smith Story by Bobby E. Smith
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 5 hours 24 minutes.
Account of former Louisiana state trooper who was shot and blinded during a routine 1986 traffic stop. By describing his experience and intense physical and mental recovery Smith hopes to help other police officers stay safe in similar situations and to cope with the aftershock of trauma. 1998. Download Visions of Courage: The Bobby Smith Story, DB59364
When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace by Neale Donald Walsch
Read by Bob Moore. Reading time 7 hours 24 minutes.
Author of the Conversations with God series offers an inspirational guide for coping with major life transitions. Draws on underlying concepts of divinity and the human soul to explore mental and spiritual aspects of change. Presents nine ways to alter perceptions of and reactions to times of upheaval. 2009. Download When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace, DB69481
Why Is God Laughing? The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism by Deepak Chopra
Read by Brian Conn. Reading time 3 hours 51 minutes.
Chopra creates the parable of L.A. comedian Mickey Fellows who, after his father's death, meets Francisco. Mickey and Francisco have conversations regarding the true nature of being, and Mickey learns the ten reasons to be optimistic--and how to truly laugh. Foreword by Mike Myers. 2008. Download Why Is God Laughing? The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism, DB68723