American Jezebel by Eve LaPlante
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 14 hours 13 minutes
Journalist details the life of the Massachusetts wife, mother, midwife, theologian, and social reformer who was expelled from the state in 1637 for heresy. Describes Hutchinson's resettlement in the Rhode Island colony, which she cofounded, and her legacy as founding mother of religious tolerance, gender equality, and free speech. 2004.
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Beyond Our Selves by Catherine Marshall
Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time 10 hours 17 minutes
The widow of Presbyterian minister Peter Marshall relates her conviction that nothing is hopeless if only man yields his will to God. Citing some autobiographical material and many case histories, Marshall emphasizes the power of spiritual healing. 1961.
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The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time 13 hours 5 minutes
Former Chicago Tribune editor and author of Experiencing the Passion of Jesus (DB 58003) probes the fields of cosmology, physics, biochemistry, and genetics for support of intelligent design. Strobel accepts Darwin's evolutionary explanations for small-scale biological variations but attributes to divine creation the extraordinary complexity of the universe. 2004. Download The Case for a Creator, DB64415
Don't Throw Away Tomorrow by Robert Harold Schuller
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 5 hours 38 minutes
Host of religious television show and author of If It's Going to Be, It's up to Me urges readers to "get faith, and let go of...doubt," adopting not only positive thinking but "possibility thinking." Offers a plan to overcome pessimism and focus on the future. 2005.
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Escape by Carolyn Jessop
Read by Ann Marie Lee. Reading time 15 hours 50 minutes.
Author describes her life in a fundamentalist religious community, fifteen-year marriage to a decades-older polygamist, enforced subservience, and 2003 escape from both with her eight children. Discusses her cooperation with the Utah attorney general that led to the arrest of the group's leader, Warren Jeffs. Commercial audiobook. 2007.
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Experiencing the Passion of Jesus by Lee Strobel
Read by Janis Gray. Reading time 2 hours 24 minutes
Two writers offer a topical guide for exploring the themes of Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. Includes six discussion questions with biblical sources about the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Download Experiencing the Passion of Jesus, DB64415
The Faith a History of Christianity by Brian Moynahan
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 43 hours 18 minutes
British historian's survey of the "extraordinary journey that Christianity has made since the cross." Moynahan's account of defining events and people in Christianity includes the Disciples, the Crusades, the Reformation, Calvin and the Puritans, monks, papal attitudes, Darwin, Mormons, missionaries, slavery, witch-hunts, and televangelists.
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Generous Justice by Timothy J. Keller
Read by Tom Parks. Reading time 4 hours 44 minutes
Evangelical pastor at New York City's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of The Reason for God (DB 66151) uses scripture to discuss the concept of social justice. Posits that the Old and New Testaments encourage deeds of compassion toward people in need. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
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God is Back by John Micklethwait
Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time 15 hours 33 minutes
A Roman Catholic and an atheist discuss the spread of religion in the world. They examine the American approach to religion and faith, one that they suggest embraces outreach and entrepreneurial tactics to promote modernity and pluralism. They also cover the U.S. model's influence on other countries. 2009.
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The Good Life by Charles W. Colson
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 16 hours 10 minutes
Colson, founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship, seeks to define the purpose of life. Uses examples of his own experiences--including his incarceration for leaking damaging information while working for President Nixon--to identify what makes life meaningful and therefore worth living.
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The Great Awakening by Jim Wallis
Read by Butch Hoover. Reading time 13 hours 6 minutes
Author of God's Politics (DB 59930) asserts that change is in the air in America. Urges faith communities to use politics for the common good and to fight poverty, social injustice, environmental woes, disease, violence, and other problems threatening humankind. Presents accounts of people who are making a difference. 2008.
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Head and Heart by Garry Wills
Read by Lou Harpenau. Reading time 18 hours 39 minutes
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian surveys the key movements and personalities that shaped religion in America from colonial times to the twenty-first century. Argues that two schools of thought--evangelicalism and enlightenment--have influenced society. Posits that the separation of church and state has benefited religion, as Madison and Jefferson predicted it would. 2007.
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How To Be a Perfect Stranger by Arthur J. Magida
Read by Patricia McDermott. Reading time 13 hours 18 minutes
A guide to the beliefs, life-cycle events, and celebrations of major religious denominations within the United States, designed to help visitors feel comfortable and participate in services. Includes Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, Episcopalian, Jewish, Presbyterian, Quaker, and Mormon practices.
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How to Hear from God by Joyce Meyer
Read by Janis Gray. Reading time 9 hours 22 minutes
Bible teacher uses scripture and examples from her own ministry to explain how to develop sensitivity to God's communication through supernatural revelation, the "inner witness," and nature. Contends that rote religious activity, unforgiveness, and legalism can hinder the fulfillment of God's plan and suggests ways to protect against negativity. 2003.
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It's All about Him by Denise J. Jackson
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 5 hours 11 minutes.
Autobiography of the wife of country music superstar Alan Jackson describes marrying Alan, her Georgia high-school sweetheart, and recounts his slow rise to fame. Reveals that the breakup of her marriage seventeen years and three children later led her to a reconciliation and new relationship with God. Bestseller. 2007.
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Jerusalem One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong
Read by Ralph Lowenstein. Reading time 21 hours 57 minutes
This companion to History of God (DB 38536) explores the history of Jerusalem as a holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Examines the myth and symbolism of a transcendent "sacred place," where believers can reconcile with God. Laments the absence of charity and social justice in the city's tumultuous past.
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Just as I Am by Billy Graham
Read by Don Feldheim. Reading time 31 hours 33 minutes
Famed minister reminisces about his evangelical work around the globe. The author also details his close relationships with world leaders, including U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Graham portrays the illuminating effect he felt his ministry made during his more than fifty years of service.
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Knowing God Intimately by Joyce Meyer
Read by Mary Beth Wise. Reading time 10 hours 2 minutes
Author and host of the radio and television program "Life in the Word" defines four levels of commitment for achieving intimacy with God: God's manifest presence, God's transforming power, God's reflective glory, and God’s everlasting fruit. Meyer examines Old and New Testament parallels to these four levels of intimacy. 2003.
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Led to Believe by Billy Graham by Billy Graham
Read by Eva Wilhelm. Reading time 3 hours 40 minutes
Preacher Billy Graham and his followers recall being born again and explain ways the experience changed their lives. Includes "Never Quit on a Boy" by a youth counselor and "The Day My Faith Meant Most to Me" by a blind Korean orphan. Epilogue by Anne Graham Lotz. 2007.
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The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg
Read by Michael Scherer. Reading time 8 hours 6 minutes
Teaching pastor and author of If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get out of the Boat (DB 61094) recommends practicing Christian disciplines such as prayer, servanthood, confession, and scripture reading. Suggests ways to incorporate activities into daily life to foster spiritual growth and change. 1997.
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Look Great, Feel Great 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.
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Making Haste from Babylon by Nick Bunker
Read by Ray Childs. Reading time 22 hours 24 minutes
British reporter uses archives to examine the roots and early history of the Puritan Separatists as they emigrated from England to settle the New World. Focuses on the commercial, political, social, and religious motives of Robert Browne, William Brewster, William Bradford, and other Pilgrim leaders. 2010.
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Man in Black by Johnny Cash
Read by Alec Volz. Reading time 6 hours 47 minutes.
In this candid autobiography, legendary country-western singer Johnny Cash revisits the "good and bad times" of his life and career. Describes his rural Arkansas childhood, older brother Jack's death, seven nightmarish years of drug addiction, marriage to June Carter, and the faith in God he ultimately found. 1975.
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The Preacher and the Presidents by Nancy Gibbs
Read by Robert Sams. Reading time 15 hours 55 minutes
The authors interviewed Billy Graham before examining the relationship between the evangelist and the eleven American presidents--from Harry Truman to George W. Bush--he befriended over six decades. Emphasizes Graham's lack of an agenda. Examines the rise of faith-based political activism in both parties. 2007.
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Reading Jesus by Mary Gordon
Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time 7 hours 34 minutes
Novelist reads the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as literary texts to decipher Jesus and his message. She highlights passages to reveal Jesus' teachings, comparing different translations and adding her own commentary. 2009.
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Religious Literacy by Stephen R. Prothero
Read by Ted Stoddard. Reading time 12 hours 1 minute
Professor traces the rise and fall of religious knowledge in America and recommends that the study of the historical and cultural role of religion return to school curricula. Covers the core tenets of the world's major religions and the differences among them. 2007.
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Reposition Yourself by T. D. Jakes
Read by Bob Moore. Reading time 8 hours 26 minutes
Bishop Jakes offers advice on how to succeed and prosper by reassessing one's life and positioning oneself for the future. Jakes uses scripture and personal experience to illustrate the connection between faith, good works, and responsibility. Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw. Bestseller. 2007.
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Science and Health with Key To the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
Read by Anne Flosnik. Reading time 24 hours 13 minutes
The basic text of the Church of Christ, Scientist, written by the church's founder, Mary Baker Eddy, to explain the tenets of Christian Science. The "Key to the Scriptures" analyzes certain passages in Genesis and Revelation in relation to Christian Science. 1875.
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Seven Things That Steal Your Joy by Joyce Meyer
Read by Joyce Meyer. Reading time 4 hours 51 minutes
Christian radio and television host shares wisdom from scripture passages and her own ministry that has enabled her to find happiness, health, and strength in daily life. Offers advice to replace with God's truth and love such joy stealers as jealousy, discontentment, excessive reasoning, and anger. Commercial audiobook. 2004.
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