New York Times best-selling author and pastor Craig Groeschel is joined by his wife Amy for this groundbreaking audiobook on marriage. Hard-hitting and humorous, refreshingly transparent - this resource will make good marriages stronger and save the ones that are hanging on by a thread. You know the stats, and they are horrifying. Fifty percent of marriages don’t make it. With those kinds of odds, is it even possible to have a great marriage? Craig Groeschel believes so, but not if you treat it like everyone else does. In this groundbreaking new book, New York Times best-selling author and pastor Craig Groeschel and his wife Amy show engaged and married couples how to conquer the odds in a culture where ´´I do” doesn’t necessarily mean forever and find the joy, passion, and strength of a marriage built by God. Craig and Amy present the five commitments all spouses need to make in order to absolutely fail-proof their marriage. Starting right now - from this day forward: Seek God Fight fair Have fun Stay pure Never give up If listeners earnestly choose to do all five of these things, they’ll discover a richer, deeper, more authentic relationship and a more rewarding and passionate love life than they could have ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Groeschel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001526/bk_zond_001526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most audiobooks on innovation make it sound as if successful innovation is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on. Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both: stability and creativity to organizations, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, creativity, new ideas, and problem-solving. Using the wisdom and principles found in this audiobook, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization. In Innovation´s Dirty Little Secret, you´ll learn: How to foster innovation´s most powerful igniters and accelerators while avoiding the most common killers of innovation. How to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competency. The six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid them. The three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001468/bk_zond_001468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many ´´answers´´ that often contradict one another. Consider these competing explanations for suffering put forth by various biblical writers: The prophets: suffering is a punishment for sin. The book of Job, which offers two different answers: suffering is a test, and you will be rewarded later for passing it; and suffering is beyond comprehension, since we are just human beings, and God, after all, is God. Ecclesiastes: suffering is the nature of things, so just accept it. All apocalyptic texts in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament: God will eventually make right all that is wrong with the world. For renowned Bible scholar Bart Ehrman, the question of why there is so much suffering in the world is more than a haunting thought. Ehrman´s inability to reconcile the claims of faith with the facts of real life led the former pastor of the Princeton Baptist Church to reject Christianity. In God´s Problem, Ehrman discusses his personal anguish upon discovering the Bible´s contradictory explanations for suffering and invites all people of faith - or no faith - to confront their deepest questions about how God engages the world and each of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001601/bk_harp_001601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marriages today are deteriorating at an alarming rate: As of 2003, 43.7% of custodial mothers and 56.2% of custodial fathers were either separated or divorced (US Census Bureau). One might ask, ´´Why do so many marriages fail?´´ According to pastor and teacher Tony Evans, marriages deteriorate not because we no longer get along, but because we have lost sight of the purpose and prosperity of the marriage covenant. Marriage Matters examines the nature of this covenant, or agreement, we enter into on our wedding day. This booklet provides the foundation for the booklets For Married Women Only, as Evans looks to the Scriptures to define what a covenant is, who makes it, and what the implications are. Chaos arises when we seek to do things our way, the need to align ourselves according to biblical standards of marriage is evident. Let the practical and engaging Tony Evans lead you in knowing just how much...Marriage Matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000903/bk_hove_000903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you tired of trying to live for Christ - only to fail time and time again with the same old behaviors? Do you pray for guidance, ask for deliverance, and vow to do better yet fail to progress? As an author, speaker, pastor, and blogger at Ragamuffin Soul, Carlos has lived much of his spiritual life in the spotlight. But like any Christian, his faith story has its ups and downs. He spent decades trying to figure out how to be a ´´better person.´´ Time and time again, he strived for holiness only to get caught in the web of destructive habits, behaviors, and thought patterns. But the buck stops here. Or, rather, the spider is killed here. In Kill the Spider, Carlos shares personal material ranging from hilarious, self-deprecating stories to passion-filled wisdom - to show others it´s not enough to try to ´´stop sinning´´. He teaches that knocking out deep-rooted habits and issues comes by treating the issue, not just the symptoms. With transparency, humor, and vulnerable stories, Carlos offers a breath of fresh air to any believer looking to finally step into the freedom in Christ. So sit down. Start listening to the book. And grab a shoe. We´re going on a spider hunt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carlos Whittaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001786/bk_zond_001786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When marriages fail, it´s not usually for lack of effort. A lack of understanding is usually what drives the train to crazy town. In this book, pastor and author Jonathan Hoover will inspire you and your spouse to take a second look at your relationship. A fast-paced listen with lots of practical common-sense insight, The Blindfolded Marriage will inspire you to take your marriage to the next level. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lenz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081557/bk_acx0_081557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Words of caution for those who think they´re beyond temptation Too many Christians, especially those in ministry, believe they are untouchable - that they´re too faithful to fall or too spiritual to give in to temptation. They deny any sort of weakness, fail to draw proper boundaries, and end up doing the very things they swore they´d never do. Pastor and author Brittany Rust was one such person - until she found herself in the middle of moral failure and a church-wide scandal. Bewildered, humiliated, and ashamed, she thought she was beyond redemption. But God´s grace met her on the ground, and here she shares what she´s learned through her painful journey. She unravels the myth of being untouchable, showing how we start to believe the lie, and how we can protect ourselves from temptation. Ultimately she shows that to truly flourish in life, you must be willing to admit weakness - and that no one is beyond God´s redeeming love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Ertl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/002272/bk_oasi_002272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
COMMENT´´Native Son´´, by George Packer: On Barack Obama´s pastor problem.SPRING CLEANING´´Cyclotron´s Last Stand´´, by Kate Linthicum: Columbia students say goodbye to their cyclotron.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Too Dumb to Fail´´, by James Surowiecki: The fall of Bear Stearns.PROFILES´´Pomegranate Princess´´, by Amanda Fortini: The marketing eye of Lynda Resnick.FICTION´´Great Experiment´´, by Jeffrey EugenidesBOOKS´´The Horror´´, by Louis Menand: Congress investigates the comics - a review of David Hajdu´s The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080326/pe_nyer_080326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1930s, the fictional town of Toad Springs, Florida, is filled with the adventures and daily whatnots of worthy, down-to-earth folk such as Flavey Stroudamore, owner of a three-legged gator named Precious who also just happens to have a birthmark of Jesus on his side. Joining Flavey are Buck Blander, pastor of the Church of Everlasting Liability, who honed his preaching skills in prison but doesn´t tell his parishioners, and Sweetie Mooney, whose attempt to run a beauty shop in her aunt´s home fails after tragedies with head lice and henna hair dye. This lively, heartwarming collection of tales from the Sunshine State will inspire you to smile! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Adger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028819/bk_acx0_028819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.