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Fall 2009 books and audiobooks Print Email
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Friday, 25 September 2009 01:51 PM America/New_York

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A Better Freedom
Michael Card
IVP Books/InterVarsity Press
$16, October
Card explores the biblical imagery of slavery as a metaphor for Christian discipleship, showing how the freedom we find as slaves of Christ also empowers us to free others from the real-world slavery and human trafficking that still take place today. Read by the author.
Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
Kirk Byron Jones
Judson Press
978-0-817-01547- 3
$17, October
What do you do when you're too busy to stop and read a book about slowing down? Seize the opportunity to hear pastor, author and motivational speaker Jones read to you the words of his own book, Addicted to Hurry.
Bo's Café
Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol and John Lynch
Oasis Audio
$27.99, September
From the publishers of The Shack, a story of encouragement for all who struggle with unresolved problems and a performance-based life.
Fear Fighters
Jentezen Franklin
$21.98, Nov. 1
Helps readers identify and defeat the source of fears that keep them from living in peace and joy.
Fields of Grace
Kim Vogel-Sawyer
$24.98, Oct. 1
With their eldest son nearly the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt immigrate to America with their three sons and Reinhardt's adopted brother, Eli. But when tragedy strikes, Lillian and Eli are forced into an agreement neither desires. Determined to fulfill his obligation to Reinhardt, Eli plans to see Lillian and her sons safely settled on their Kansas homestead-and he's equally determined that the boys will be reared in the Mennonite faith. What he doesn't expect is his growing affection for Lillian-and the deep desire to be part of a family.
Home Tonight
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Hovel Audio
$18.98, Sept. 1
Follows the path of Nouwen's spiritual homecoming. More than three years prior to writing the classic The Return of the Prodigal Son, Nouwen suffered a personal breakdown followed by a time of healing solitude when he encountered Rembrandt's famous painting. In his solitude he reflected on and identified with the parable's characters and experienced profound life lessons.
Leadership 101
John C. Maxwell
$5.98, Oct. 1
Drawing from Maxwell's best-sellers Developing the Leader Within You, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader and Becoming a Person of Influence, Leadership 101 focuses on the essential qualities necessary for true leadership-influence, integrity, attitude, vision, problem-solving and self-discipline-and offers practical steps to develop these qualities.
Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World
David Jeremiah
Oasis Audio
$27.99, October
A follow-up to the New York Times best-seller What in the World is Going On?, this new audiobook looks through the lens of the same verses that speak of Christ's return. Jeremiah now points listeners to the habits they must establish to form a pattern for living with hope in uncertain times.
Master Leaders: Revealing Conversations with 30 Leadership Greats
George Barna with Bill Dallas
$24.98, Oct. 1
Affords the listener the opportunity to sit down with 30 of the world's best-known and respected leaders as they share their secrets to success. Offering 16 key distinctives for successful leadership, Master Leaders is based on personal interviews and never-before-published conversations with leaders including Colleen Barrett, Ken Blanchard, Ben Carson, Tony Dungy, Newt Gingrich, Seth Godin and Patrick Lencioni,
My Father, Maker of the Trees
Eric Irivuzumugabe
Hovel Audio
$21.98, Sept. 1
Irivuzumugabe is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of 800,000 people in just 100 days. Without a job, home or education, he was determined to start a new life for himself and his two surviving brothers. This is the story not only of physical survival, but also of his spiritual rebirth and the role he is playing in the healing and redemption of his land and people.
Terror by Night
Terry Caffey with James Pence
Oasis Audio
$22.99, September
The true story of the brutal Texas murder that destroyed a family, restored one man's faith and shocked a nation.
The Birth Order Book-Updated Edition
Kevin Leman
Oasis Audio
$29.99, October
Leman's classic best-seller gets a brand new look and updates throughout.
The Genesis Enigma: Why the Bible is Scientifically Accurate
Andrew Parker
Hovel Audio
$26.98, Oct. 1
Respected evolutionary biologist Parker explains each parallel between Genesis and science in detail-and the closer he looks, the more amazing the parallels become. Ultimately, Parker argues, it must be divine inspiration that guided the writing of the Bible.
The Intolerance of Tolerance
D. A. Carson
Hovel Audio
$21.98, Oct. 1
When tolerance is made an absolute good, it drifts toward intolerance. It must then, argues Carson, be thoughtfully challenged. The author examines how the definition of tolerance has changed.
The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book
Chuck Norris
$18.98, Oct. 1
Chuck Norris facts are a quirky but popular Internet phenomenon. Norris has repeatedly been asked which "facts" are his favorites and now he gives readers his list, the stories behind them and his code for living: Faith, Family, Freedom, Fight and Fitness.
The Silent Gift
Michael Landon Jr. & Cindy Kelley
$24.98, Nov. 1
A bittersweet yet heartwarming story of a mother and her son struggling to survive in the Depression years, and of the boy's unusual gift.
Think No Evil
Jonas Beiler with Shawn Smucker
Oasis Audio
$25.99, September
A firsthand account of the October 2006 Amish schoolhouse shooting of 10 girls and the subsequent deaths of five of them, Think No Evil follows the ongoing story of the gentle Amish community having faith in God's design and determining to move forward in living out their faith in peace.
Unthinkable: The Scott Rigsby Story
Scott Rigsby and Jenna Glatzer
Oasis Audio
$27.99, October
The true story about the first double-leg amputee to complete the world-famous Ironman Triathlon.