An updated edition of the down-to-earth resource that offers twelve practices to make Christian faith a way of life Many Christians are looking for ways to deepen their relationship with God by practicing their faith in everyday life. This best-selling guide helps take belief out of the realm of theory and shows how to live it out in a series of twelve central practices such as hospitality, forgiveness, healing, testimony, and keeping Sabbath. Designed to work across a wide range of Christian laypeople, leaders, denominations, and study groups, this is the second edition of the book that Theology called ´´... a stimulating contribution to the work of making explicit the connection between what Christians do and what they believe.´´ Contains information on the practices discussed in the book and shows how they relate to and intersect with prayer, worship, and Bible study. Offers a guide for conversation, learning, and growth at the back of the book. This updated and expanded new edition includes a new introduction and two additional chapters that describes new insights into and experiences with the ´´practicing our faith´´ approach. The book includes a variety of prominent contributors, who draw on their rich shared experience as believers, theologians, ethicists, and educators. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suehyla El-Attar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002086/bk_acx0_002086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Searching for Chipeta:The Story of a Ute and Her People Vickie Leigh Krudwig
This story follows the life of a man from the age of three to the age of 70. It is a story of love and tragedy. It is the quest of a man searching for love. The death of his mother, when he was three years old, and the absence of his father for the first seven years of his life, sets the stage for the choices he makes throughout his life. The story begins in the late 40s, early 50s, and progresses to present day. Early in this book, scenes depict his living in a very poor environment. Fourteen people lived in a shack on the poor side of town. Good food and clothing were scarce. Oversight, discipline, and love were not part of his early life. Be patient as an old man reflects on his past, and he wonders why he chose the paths he took searching for someone to love him. The early part of this book depicts the environment that molded his character. His undisciplined youth and the puppy loves he encounters in his early years give a slightly comical, yet tender, insight into why he makes the choices he makes later in life. Just as you think you know where this story is going, it takes many twists and turns you do not expect. Tragic things happen to him along the way. He emerges from an abusive childhood to face challenges he is unprepared for. The book is based on a true story. It is unlike any story you have ever heard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taverna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053161/bk_acx0_053161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you getting the spiritual nourishment you need? We have all experienced times when we have not eaten a balanced diet or have eaten too many sweets. We feel sick, light-headed, and occasionally depressed, or we become irritable and edgy. It´s the body´s way of letting us know that it´s lacking sufficient nourishment. Optimal health requires optimal nutrition. The same is true spiritually speaking. Without sufficient and regular biblical nutrition, our inner life begins to suffer the consequences. We become shallow and selfish, more demanding and less gentle, and quick to react impatiently, rashly, and angrily. These are telltale signs of inner malnutrition. In Searching the Scriptures, respected Bible teacher Charles Swindoll shows us how to dig deep into Scripture and uncover its profound truths for our lives. He outlines the principles of Bible study that will help you understand God´s word, apply it, and communicate it clearly to those around you. Too many people try to go it alone, without a guide for this life and the next. Swindoll explains how we can fix our own spiritual meals and then invites us to feast on nourishing truths we can discover in God´s word. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009118/bk_blak_009118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the true story of Nobel Prize-winner Dr Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, this debut novel asks searching questions of the human condition. Does a hard-to-find turtle hold the secret of long life? Now in paperback.
Still Searching for Pipe Dreams is the second in a series following Rick Newcombe´s first book, the best-selling In Search of Pipe Dreams. Why would anyone still smoke a pipe in the 21st century when all forms of smoking are being banned around the world? Why are so many young people drawn to pipe collecting and artistic pipemaking with such intensity and passion? And why are pipe shows suddenly sold out, with waiting lists for tables? These young pipe enthusiasts are from America, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Italy, Denmark and all over the world. Unlike mass-marketed cigarettes, pipe smoking has a rich tradition that goes back many centuries, and the author predicts it is the only form of smoking that will last many centuries into the future. He contends that moderate pipe smoking, without inhaling, promotes relaxation and clear thinking, and it serves as an ideal antidote to stress that is much safer than the tranquilizers that are so freely dispensed today. Unlike cigar and cigarette smokers, pipe collectors actually save their pipes. They clean and polish them and put them in racks or display cabinets. If they are broken, they have them repaired. Most pipe smokers remember when they bought each pipe in their collection, and every time they take a pipe out, it is a reminder of the past, to be enjoyed in the present, for many years into the future. This book also is inspiring because of Rick Newcombe´s enthusiasm and optimism, which shine through in every chapter and make it a fast-paced and enjoyable listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Newcombe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005129/bk_acx0_005129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jill stepped into the nightclub ready to relieve the stress she’d collected after a busy day. A couple of handsome men caught her eye and activated her sexual imagination. It had, after all, been more than a year since she’d had a relationship with a man. She wondered what some of those good-looking guys could do to her and for a split second her imagination drifted to someplace dangerous. But in the end those naughty thoughts were interrupted by her friend, Mina, waving her over to a booth in the rear. With her olive-skin and long black hair, she would have been hard to miss. Jill stepped over and plopped herself into a seat. ´´Glad I finally found you,” Jill said. ´´I forgot how crowded this place gets on a Friday night.” ´´Yeah, this is the night the horny frat boys come out to play. As a matter of fact, I’ve been hit on three times just in the 10 minutes I’ve been waiting for you.” ´´Glad I got here when I did.” ´´Me too,” Mina said. ´´Oh, I’ve taken the liberty of ordering for you. I know rum and coke is what settles you down after a stressful day.” ´´Yeah, and I could definitely use some settling down today.” ´´Rough day at the paper?” ´´It was insane. Remember that story I’ve been working on about the strike at the auto plant? I had to deal with people evading my questions all day long. It’s enough to make want to put my fist through somebody’s –´´ ´´Excuse me, ma’am,” a man interrupted, stepping up to Jill. His boyish face seemed stretched with worry. ´´Yes? Can I help you?” Jill asked. The man said, ´´I seemed to have misplaced something around here. I’m wondering if you can help me find it?” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theresa Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114066/bk_acx0_114066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program is read by the author. A best-selling author and rabbi´s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi. ´´A human being is part of the whole, called by us ´Universe´, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness....´´ (Albert Einstein) When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein´s letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within - a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rabbi Naomi Levy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002616/bk_aren_002616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes it seems we just can´t get what we want. Circumstances thwart our best-laid plans. We struggle to live a heartfelt life. Worst of all, says Eldredge, the modern church mistakenly teaches its people to kill desire (calling it sin) and replace it with duty or obligation (calling it sanctification). As a result, at best, Christians tend to live safe, boring lives of resignation. At worst, their desire eventually breaks out in destructive ways such as substance abuse, affairs, and pornography addictions. In The Journey of Desire, Eldredge invites readers to rediscover God-given desire and to search again for the life they once dreamed of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Ryan Dolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000044/bk_oasi_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.