In the midst of the Superpowers and the Third World, a new vision is emerging of a Fourth World, encompassing small communities as an alternative to the notion that ´´bigger is better.´´ Returning power to a personal level is one of the goals, according to Papworth, who offers an expansive overview of the plight of the individual vs. ´´giant ism.´´ ´´Human scale and morality´´ need to be reintroduced to the political decision-making process, Papworth says, and he provides some useful ways to meet the challenge he so eloquently describes. Papworth is the founding editor of the Fourth World Review, and for nine years was personal assistant to the president of Zambia. Gregory McGee is a student of anti-nuclear political movements and spent a year in London working with Papworth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000030/rt_newd_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Church of Facebook will move readers toward understanding God´s work in the body of Christ, the church, by introducing thought-provoking questions through observation, humor, and heartfelt storytelling. It will also do this by challenging listeners to consider new perspectives in regard to their social-networking habits and how those habits may point to deeper heart issues and, ultimately, our hunger for Jesus.Jesus was particularly skilled in asking revolutionary questions that got people thinking and living differently. And it´s when we wrestle with the hard questions and reject spoon-fed answers in place of hard-won truth that growth happens. Healing happens. Redemption happens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000343/bk_hove_000343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew Clark and his family moved to a new community in Knoxville, Tennessee with the hopes of being in a more secured area. He picked what seemed to be the perfect gated community where no one had access to get in or out without using a gate key card. The moment he and his family moved in, a cute little girl from the neighborhood would come knocking on his door every day asking for dog food. Being who he was, he would give it to her, but something wasn´t adding up as his mind wondered. Why was this cute little girl allowed to roam the neighborhood and knock on doors alone? Why did she need dog food every day? Where were her parents? The closer Andrew got to the answers of those questions, the more we wish he never asked. Welcome to Community Terror, where things aren´t what they seem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cee Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067956/bk_acx0_067956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew Marin´s life changed forever when his three best friends came out to him in three consecutive months. Suddenly he was confronted with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community (GLBT) firsthand. And he was compelled to understand how he could reconcile his friends to his faith. In an attempt to answer that question, he and his wife relocated to Boystown, a predominantly GLBT community in Chicago. And from his experience and wrestling has come his book, Love Is an Orientation, a work which elevates the conversation between Christianity and the GLBT community, moving the focus from genetics to gospel, where it really belongs. Why are so many people who are gay wary of people who are Christians? Do GLBT people need to change who they are? Do Christians need to change what they believe? Love Is an Orientation is changing the conversation about sexuality and spirituality, and building bridges from the GLBT community to the Christian community and, more importantly, to the good news of Jesus Christ. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020660/bk_adbl_020660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today, many of us have lost our appreciation of the beauty of covenant theology and covenant community, and this has had dire consequences for us, resulting in misunderstandings of theology and individualism and isolationism in the church. Author Sarah Ivill believes that a key solution to this problem is a robust understanding of covenant theology, which will deepen our knowledge of Scripture and enable us to truly serve our sisters by pointing them to Christ. In The Covenantal Life, the author clearly and concisely sets forth the beauty of covenant theology and covenant community and encourages us to learn sound doctrine so that we can think biblically about the circumstances in our lives and then help our sisters in Christ to do so as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003538/bk_hove_003538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s America, an abortion is performed every 26 seconds. Since 1973, nearly 58 million abortions have been performed in the US alone, devastating countless women, men, and families. If you have had an abortion, know someone who has, or desire to make a pro-life impact in your community, Created to Live features resources, hard truths, and practical steps to help end the abortion epidemic. The days of hanging in the balance are over. The grey area is quickly becoming black or white. The choice is ours. Cathy Harris, a post-abortive woman herself, gives insight through her own story. Looking for new life for herself after her abortion, Cathy was brave enough to step through the doors of a church. Because of one bold conversation, a genuine community, and a merciful God, life found her. Now she dreams that other women will find the abundant life they search for, both before and after abortion. Equipping women, church communities, and pastors, Created to Live starts the conversation few are brave enough to start. God will always be merciful: Will you be part of the abortion-free community that thousands of women and babies need? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tonya J Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120293/bk_acx0_120293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2001 Kathy Baldock, a straight, conservative evangelical Christian, met Netto Montoya, a lesbian Native American, on the local hiking trails near her home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their friendship challenged Baldock´s cultural and religious beliefs about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. In Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community, Baldock uncovers the historical, cultural, medical, and political filters of discrimination through which the LGBT community is seen. With the foundation firmly established, she examines the most controversial filter of all: what the Bible says about same-sex behavior. Ten years of research as well as relationships with thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people led to answering important questions: How did history, culture, science, and politics intertwine to create social discrimination against the gay and transgender community? When and why did the conservative Christian community turn their focus on the gay and transgender community? Should Christian fellowship be extended to gay and transgender people? Should civil marriages, or even Christian marriages, be granted to them? What is happening within the LGBT Christian movement today? Baldock carefully constructs a timeline as she untangles the details of various influences and influencers. Along the way she shares fascinating stories and testimonies enriching the historical journey. Finally, for those who are wondering how they might enter into productive and respectful conversations about the intersection of faith and sexual orientation or gender identity, this book offers the resources and tools needed to make informed and wise Christ-centered choices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy Baldock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032630/bk_acx0_032630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The development of meaningful relationships, where every member carries a significant sense of belonging, is central to what it means to be the church. So why do many Christians feel disappointed and disillusioned with their efforts to experience authentic community? Despite the best efforts of pastors, small group leaders, and faithful lay persons, church too often is a place of loneliness rather than connection. Church can be so much better. So intimate and alive. The Connecting Church tells you how. The answer may seem radical today, but it was a central component of life in the early church. First-century Christians knew what it meant to live in vital community with one another, relating with a depth and commitment that made ´´the body of Christ´´ a perfect metaphor for the church. What would it take to reclaim that kind of love, joy, support, and dynamic spiritual growth? Listen to this book and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000341/bk_zond_000341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Invest Local is a peek into the thoughts of local deal-making expert David Barnett. His experience and education in business brokerage, small business financing, and private finance gives him an insight into what’s wrong with the common financial planning advice available today and how you can make superior investment returns while mitigating risk and helping your local community. Big banks make huge profits lending to people in your community and small businesses all around you. Learn how you can help these people and entrepreneurs and keep more of these profits in your home town. Barnett offers step-by-step guidance on how to earn returns ranging from nine percent to infinity by doing car leases, secured loans, inventory financing, buying accounts receivables, financing mini and mobile homes, operating leases on machinery and more. High yield investing does not have to mean high-risk investing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David C Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115566/bk_acx0_115566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Days of My Youth is a memoir of childhood in the utopian Oneida Community that limns the past with loving acuity. In successfully conveying what it felt like being a young girl there, it is an important source of information about one of the longest lasting and most successful ventures in utopian living in American history. This is an engaging account of childhood years lived in the famous religious and socialist commune in upstate New York (1848-1880) dedicated to sharing property, work, and love. It is full of sketches of many community members and of their employees. It conveys the look and feel of the communal home, the Mansion House, and the surrounding world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pauline Caputi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042134/bk_acx0_042134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.