Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” But how many of us know what this looks like in daily life? Does loving God mean going to church, tithing, having regular prayer times? Is it a feeling in our hearts? A few years after Chuck Colson became a Christian, he realized that the more he learned about God’s love for him, the more he wanted to know how to love God. This book is the masterpiece Colson wrote after searching Scripture, history, and his own difficult experiences to answer his deepest question. He discovered that loving God is obeying God - rarely easy, sometimes inconvenient, often painful, and entirely satisfying. When we love God, we know the pleasure of living out our true calling. Billy Graham considers Loving God “one of the most spiritually satisfying books I have ever read.” Joni Eareckson Tada refers to it as “the complete volume on Christian living.” With fascinating stories and engaging theological insights, Loving God has been bringing people closer to Jesus for over 30 years. In this hour of opportunity for the church and for our own spiritual lives, Loving God will inspire you to love God with your whole being. It’s what you were created to do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/002846/bk_zond_002846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What makes a best-selling Christian book? The author touches your spirit, tingles your soul, and disturbs your comfortableness. Author and publisher Don Nori examines current and past runaway-sales books and discovers a common thread that leads to the love shack - a place where all people are welcome and cherished. Books such as The Shack, The Purpose Driven Life, and The Love Dare stir spiritual hunger. But do they truly lead to the totally satisfying destination and real fellowship with the living God? How do you get from excitement and encouragement to the experimental reality we all want? Take a step-by-step journey toward finding ultimate peace and joy at the love shack where you will experience God's ultimate best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Craig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044368/bk_acx0_044368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cohost of ABC’s hit Emmy Award-winning lifestyle show The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef, Carla Hall celebrates soul food and gives classic dishes her own fresh twists, with 145 delectable recipes updated for the way we eat now.In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken.From black-eyed pea salad with hot sauce vinaigrette to tomato pie with garlic bread crust, the recipes in Carla Hall’s Soul Food deliver her distinctive Southern flavors using farm-fresh ingredients. The results are light, healthy, seasonal dishes with big, satisfying tastes - the mouthwatering soul food of which everyone will want a taste.Recipes include:Cracked shrimp with comeback sauceGhanaian peanut beef stew with onions and celeryCaribbean smothered chicken with coconut, lime, and chilesRoasted cauliflower with raisins and lemon-pepper milletField peas with country hamChunky tomato soup with roasted okra roundsSweet potato pudding with clementinesPoured caramel cakeWith Carla Hall’s Soul Food, you can indulge in rich celebration foods, such as deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, Carla’s famous take on Nashville hot fried chicken, and a decadent coconut cream layer cake.Featuring 145 original recipes and a whole lot of love, Carla Hall’s Soul Food is a wonderful blend of the modern and the traditional - honoring soul food’s heritage and personalizing it with Carla’s signature fresh style. The 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carla Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007843/bk_harp_007843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does loneliness tell us? "Be it chronic or acute, slight or significant, loneliness is proof of our relational design. At the core of our being is this truth - we are designed for and defined by our relationships," former pastors Plass and Cofield write. "We were born with a relentless longing to participate in the lives of others. Fundamentally, we are relational souls." Our ability to make deep and emotionally satisfying connections rests on the capacity to trust, and we all know trust can be difficult. Early-life relational "programming" and patterns of attachment can serve as blueprints for relationships later in life, whether good or bad. But no matter our conditioning, God is out to reclaim and restructure the deepest terrain of the human soul by helping us shed our reactive "False Self" and put on our receptive "True Self". Through spiritual disciplines and a conscious participation in the love of the Father, Son, and Spirit, we transform our self-awareness and our connection with other people. Authored by counselor Dr. Richard Plass and spiritual director James Cofield, The Relational Soul brings together concepts from psychology and spiritual formation. Each chapter includes introductory stories and practical "If this is true, what about you?" questions to help listeners engage in relationships in more life-giving ways. When the presence of Christ and community connects with a soul that is open, we witness the miracle of transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011486/bk_tant_011486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you believe that a story can change your life? That it can inspire you to be more happy, more confident and more caring? That it can lift your mood, clear your head and give you perspective? Now what about 101 of the most uplifting stories you've ever read about people reaching out, stepping up and transforming their lives and the world around them? At Chicken Soup for the Soul, we know that a story can change your heart. It can touch your mind. It can free your soul. The moment might be as simple as a small child giving water to a dog on a hot day or as heart-wrenching as a parent responding with love to the murder of their child. It might be as common as a class of poor immigrants giving their young instructor a new coat she needed but couldn't afford; as life changing as an unruly student learning to love math because of a dedicated teacher; as satisfying as someone apologizing for a hurtful action of several years before; or as monumental as the international work of Jimmy Carter and Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica. As these stories so wonderful illustrate, the power to change starts with you, but it doesn't end there. When we change one heart at a time-our own and then those around us-we create a better world. We hope these stories will touch and change your heart today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marianne Fraulo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011781/bk_adbl_011781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zeke Breneman's love for Sara Miller has brought him home in more ways than one, but poisonous ghosts from his past return, and threaten to destroy the community and peace he has reclaimed.Foreboding clouds threaten the joy of the newly weds, as his family and friends seek to close the door that Zeke opened in his untamed years of running around.Will all that Sara has fought for be overturned before their life together even begins? Or does God have some other plan in motion that even Zeke and Sara are unaware of?Listen to the thrilling and happy conclusion of the Howard Bound Series today."There is nothing more humbling than to see God’s love go to work and bring a heart and a soul back home. I have experienced his tender call myself, and watched in awe as others have also responded to his wooing. And that love, overflowing from the heart toward others completes the circle. In this final book in the Homeward Bound series, the harsh road of self-doubt and guilt for past sins opens to reveal a glorious vista of grace. A future designed by Gott for our hero and our heroine, one that is far better and far more satisfying than anything they could ever have imagined.” (Grace Given, author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorothy Deavers Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/194113/bk_acx0_194113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Dr. Sadeghi is the doctor who has changed my life. This book will change yours.” (Gwyneth Paltrow)In his latest book, Dr. Habib Sadeghi provides a compassionately based, scientifically sound approach to the missing ingredient in the weight-loss recipe: self-love. You’ll learn that real self-love is far more than an ethereal concept. It’s a tangible evolutionary force that will create changes in your life that can only be described as miraculous. Did you know that the electromagnetic power of the heart is 5,000 times stronger than that of the brain? That’s the power of your love, and you’ll learn how to harness its healing energy by taking one simple step.You’ll discover the exciting emerging science of epigenetics and that fat is not all in the family. You’ve never been doomed by your genes and have far more control over your weight than you ever realized. Most importantly, this program was created, from compassion and experience, by someone who has been there. You’ll be amazed and inspired as Dr. Sadeghi shares how this program created a profound healing in his own life.So prepare yourself for a revelation that combines the latest science with spiritual nutrition for a quantum weight-loss program that serves up a satisfying portion of real soul food. Take the journey to discover where the answers have been all along...within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Booth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033803/bk_adbl_033803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’s leading a double life. She’s following her heart. Will his sexy secret ruin their perfect romance? Grad student Luca Gregorio has smarts, sex appeal, and a dirty little secret he’ll never tell his devout Catholic family. To bankroll his education, he’s mastered the art of satisfying wealthy alumni’s wildest fantasies. But his own dreams of graduation falter when he falls for an alluring woman who makes him question whether the burden of student debt is heavier than the soul-crushing cost of selling himself.As a professor’s assistant at a prestigious New York university, Mim Knight deals with her fair share of trust fund brats. So she’s surprised when the flirtatious grad student on the other side of her desk turns out to be as humble and kind-hearted as he is sexy. But when she discovers her perfect man is hiding a scandalous secret, she’s not sure if their love can survive his fall from grace.Caught in a web of sex and lies, can Luca and Mim find the courage to give true love a fighting chance?Honor Roll is the second stand-alone novel in the sultry Making the Grade romance series. If you like steamy sex scenes, university settings, and heartfelt tales of redemption, then you’ll love Kelly Collins’ scintillating story.Buy Honor Roll to get ahead of the class with a red-hot campus romance today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063241/bk_acx0_063241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Female, 2014 Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meryl Streep. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003337/bk_rand_003337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.