The universal symbol of the Christian faith is neither a crib nor a manger, but a gruesome cross. Yet many people are unclear about its meaning, and cannot understand why Christ had to die. In this magisterial and best-selling book, John Stott explains the significance of Christ's cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement. John Stott's modern classic is as sharp and pertinent as ever it was. It combines an excellent biblical exposition and a characteristically thoughtful study of Christian belief with a searching call to the church to live under the cross. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000338/bk_hove_000338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“The Theos await you. Only then will we stop the Unwinding.” The threat of invaders is gone, and Earth has been bartered away as a price for peace. Yet, the human world of New Spero is thriving and full of hope. Joining the rank of the Gatekeepers, Dean and Mary set off to explore worlds connected by the mysterious portals. When they stumble upon a strange symbol, they are led to an ancient object, one that sets them on an unstoppable path. The journey takes them through multiple worlds, before they can find what they’re searching for. Long ago, the ancient race called the Theos vanished without a trace, and have been next to forgotten for centuries. Do they still exist? Dean intends to find out, but when he’s faced with the truth, he fears everything he loves will be lost. The Ancients is the fourth installment of the best-selling Survivors series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050740/bk_adbl_050740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you accidentally start a war with a blood thirsty demon army? You kill their leader and steal a sacred relic. Demons prowl the night searching for human blood. Only one thing can save humans from extinction, a lab-bred task force known as the Bator Patrol Guard. Part human, demon, and descendant of the Egyptian deity Osiris, these elite warriors, although shunned by humans, willingly protect the human race. Kalani only wanted to rescue her friend from a torturous death when she entered the forbidden realm of a demon army. She didn't mean to start a war by slaying their leader and stealing the sacred pendant hanging around his neck. But it was just so shiny and why did they have it anyway? The pendant had the same symbol on it as the Bator Patrol Guard used as their emblem. How was this possible, and what did it mean? Can the Patrol Guard unlock the mystery of the pendant before a war destroys them all? Find out the truth in this epic saga about love, ancient secrets, and betrayal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Roughman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113979/bk_acx0_113979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You met star quarterback Kevin Tucker in This Heart of Mine. Now get ready to meet his shark of an agent, Heath Champion, and Annabelle Granger, the girl least likely to succeed. Annabelle's endured dead-end jobs, a broken engagement . . . even her hair's a mess! But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town. Why does the wealthy, driven, and gorgeous sports agent Heath Champion need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of success -- the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right? Soon everyone in Chicago has a stake in the outcome, and a very big question: When the determined matchmaker promised she'd do anything to keep her star client happy . . . did she mean anything? If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town.
Grower's Market is set in remote marijuana country peopled with characters whose backgrounds are diverse and whose futures are uncertain. Sunbeam, who entered adult life as a 1960s San Francisco hippie girl, moved north searching for peace and quiet in unspoiled nature. Eventually she ended up running the Bird of Prey Tavern and growing enough weed to support her tranquil life. The men who eventually work for her - Shadow, Shrimp, Stones, Toon, and Shakespeare - are combat veterans searching for some of the same things Sunbeam found. A Vietnam vet named Case, a widower, is Sunbeam's neighbor. Living on the top floor of the tavern is Rainbow, a runaway from Texas who tends bar and nurses her husband, a quadriplegic known as Uncle Sam. Shadow and Shrimp plan to take the money they've earned growing weed and open a restaurant. Shakespeare is hard at work on a novel about a hero named Superpenis, modeled after the cartoon character Plastic Man, and a New York publisher is interested. The heavily tattooed Toon sees himself as a living visual symbol of a world gone mad, and Stones has fallen in love with a virtual stranger at a homeless shelter. But now in the second decade of the 21st century, new people have arrived to claim space in the quiet valleys, next to the clear-flowing creeks, along the green mountainsides. They are large-scale growers, armed gangs, corrupt cops, and drug cartels, and violence and death come with them. Shadow, Shrimp, Shakespeare, Toon, and Stones must defend their turf against more heavily armed men who don't mind declaring war to claim this marijuana country as their own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob H. Knoll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022837/bk_adbl_022837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In This Heart of Mine, you met Kevin Tucker. Now meet Kevin's shark of an agent...and Annabelle Granger, the girl least likely to succeed. Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town. With his money-green eyes and calculated charm, Heath Champion is the best sports agent in the country. He's wealthy, driven, and gorgeous, so why does he need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of his success: the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right? If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town, a man who's beginning to ask himself...exactly how perfect does perfect have to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001107/bk_harp_001107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of the human race and our true origins can be traced back through archeology and a careful study of our past. Many of the world's ancient sites and amazing artifacts still exist, showing ancient man's use of advanced technology and writings that clearly illustrate that mankind was mentored by a race of extraterrestrial beings that early man deemed "The Gods". We explore the origins of the "winged disk" symbol found in Sumerian and other cultures dating back to 3800 B.C. and possibly far earlier. It was used to depict the home world of where they believed their gods the Anunnaki came from. We now know that planet as Planet X, or "Nibiru" which stood for "planet of the crossing" and was symbolized by a winged disk. Science is now detecting a large force that seems to be affecting the motion of the planets and probes we send into space. Astronomers have been searching the cosmos for a large unknown body to explain these effects. See the latest evidence in the search for Planet X, with new data about our binary solar system having two suns and more. Join Jason Martell, star of the History Channel's Ancient Aliens series, in an in-depth, comprehensive look at our forbidden origins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Martell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/real/000394/rt_real_000394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in a world of signs. But not everybody has to trade in them....Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. A small blip in a huge worldwide network of desire, his business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them - all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the reinstatement of some kind of all-powerful, benevolent God-type figure, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of '40s movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries.The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow things of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. Through London and then New York, searching for the only autograph that has ever mattered to him, Alex follows the paper trail while resisting the mystical lure of Kabbalah and Zen, and avoiding all collectors, con men, and interfering rabbis who would put themselves in his path. Pushing against the tide of his generation, Alex-Li is on his way to finding enlightenment, otherwise known as some part of himself that cannot be signed, celebrated, or sold.Cover title lettering by Leanne Shapton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006110/bk_rand_006110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Share in a joyful, enlightening journey! In everyone's life, there's one journey that stands out...the one in which you discover yourself and your mission in life. Join Leo Buscaglia on his journey of a lifetime! Leo's destination: the Orient and beyond. Leo's mission: discovery of self. Rediscovery and verification of the ancient truths. And a search for beauty, friendship, and understanding. With his lifelong and seasoned traveling partners - curiosity, compassion, and love - Leo embarks on what is destined to become a lengthy, wondrous, and sometimes arduous journey in The Way of the Bull: A Personal Search of Self-Fulfillment. Accept his heartfelt invitation to become his newest traveling companion. You will learn: The only thing that is certain for us is change. To battle change is waster of our time; the battle can never be won. To become the willing ally of change is to assure oneself a life. Don't spend your precious time asking, "Why isn't the world a better place"? It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is, "How can I make it better?" To that question, there is an answer. In the Inn of the World, there is room for everyone. To turn your back on even one person, for whatever reason, is to run the risk of losing the central piece of your jigsaw puzzle. Of all his programs, Leo says, "This is the work I would like to be remembered for. Along the way I read many books. Experienced wondrous things. And met beautiful people in exotic lands. Each served to expand my mind, my visions, and my heart. I now know that we need ever go anywhere to find ourselves, for everything we need can be found anywhere if we are ready for it." These six powerful audio programs are a stirring story of Leo's travels from Japan and Hong Kong to Cambodia and Calcutta on his personal quest for discovery, searching for the bull - the Chinese symbol of life - that lies wi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leo Buscaglia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000411/bk_ntgl_000411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.