Scott Anthony Cramer’s first book And then... breathes new life into the old art of story telling. In a world of sound bites and social media hashtags, it´s still stories that stick that have power. And then... is a collection of hope-filled stories that Cramer utilizes to emphasize how good stories have the power to engage the imagination, fuel emotions, and move people to action. ´´The person with the best story wins the opportunity to have the biggest influence on those around them. This book will inspire you to tell better stories” says Cramer. After meeting people who have settled for a ´´The End” to their story, Scott hopes this book becomes a roadmap that entertains as well as inspires. What others are saying: Carey Nieuwhof, author of Didn’t See It Coming says... ´´Scott’s heart is all over these pages. He masterfully uses the art of story to inspire his readers to see the hope beyond their pain, provision beyond their inadequacy, and love even in their darkest hours. Everyone has a story and this book will leave you wanting to share yours.” Dr. Paul Dixon, Chancelor of Cedarville University says... ´´I love it! So natural. So refreshing. Much of the ministry of Jesus was about telling stories and parables. Scott Anthony Cramer has done us all a special treat by writing this book.” Rocky Rocholl, President, Fellowship of Evangelical Churches says... ´´Scott masterfully describes and demonstrates the power our stories wield. It is a rare find that makes you cry as well as laugh, is theoretical while being intensely practical, and convicts and inspires with equal measure.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Anthony Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141375/bk_acx0_141375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a massive pileup on an Arizona highway caused Valerie Paters and her Jeep to be entombed beneath a semi-truck in a blinding snowstorm, it seemed certain that her life would soon end. Once extracted from the mangled metal, and suffering from massive injuries, Valerie was hospitalized and placed on life support while doctors waited to harvest her organs. But Valerie was more alive than she had ever been. As she stood in the radiant presence of Jesus, He wrapped her into himself, assuring her of his love and of the promise that heaven is only a breath away. Heaven Is a Breath Away is a thrilling first-hand account of the home that awaits Christians when they draw their last breath here on earth. With open arms, Christ welcomes to heaven those who belong to him. Rarely has this vision been told in such exquisite detail. It will undoubtedly comfort those who have lost loved ones or are near death themselves. Heaven Is a Breath Away gives hope and encourages faith by sharing the heaven Jesus promised - a real place, magnificent in scope and beauty, permeated with iridescence, and alive with divine energy and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Fugate-Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056409/bk_acx0_056409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Midwife Kim Osterholzer ushers listeners behind the doors of Amish homes as she recounts her adventures answering God´s call to the craft of midwifery. Kim chronicles her nine-year apprenticeship grappling with the nuances and idiosyncrasies of homebirth. She recounts the beauty and painstaking effort of those early years spent catching babies by the light of crackling woodstoves, oil lamps, and lanterns. Every birth enthralled her, whether it involved halting hemorrhages, sharing breath with tiny lungs, or bouncing through wild rides in ambulances. Too many times to count, Kim stumbled home feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, yet, as she matured in her relationship with Christ and strained against self-doubt and seemingly insurmountable challenges, those intimate, sacred moments of birth transformed her. Slowly and steadily, Kim learned to play her part in a symphony of inimitable midwives and, at last, tried and tested, took her rightful place among them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Boyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003512/bk_drms_003512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you have unicorns in your backyard? Imagination, magical songs, and fairy tales. New friends to share in pockets of your mind. Listen to Cowboy Will and the Unicorns. Hold your breath One...two...three...and ride into the future... Always sharing new friends... A brighter world! New adventures! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tully Windfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arpb/000548/bk_arpb_000548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Claire and Jim were friends, lovers, and sometimes enemies for 27 years. In order to get health insurance, they finally married, calling their anniversary the ´´It Means Absolutely Nothing´´ day. Then Jim was diagnosed with cancer. With ever-decreasing odds of survival, punctuated by arcs of false hope, Jim´s deteriorating health altered their well-established independence as they became caregiver and patient, sharing intimacy as close as their own breaths. A year and a half into their marriage, Jim died from lung/brain cancer. Sustained by good dogs and gardening through the two years of madness that followed, Claire soldiered through home repairs, career disaster, genealogy quests, and ´´dating for seniors´´ trying to build a better life on the debris of her old one. Leave the Dogs at Home maps and plays with the stages of grief. Delightfully confessional, it challenges persistent, yet outdated, societal norms about relationships, and finds relief in whimsy, pop culture, and renewed spirituality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058397/bk_acx0_058397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The daughter of a fallen woman, Mattie Armstrong’s life should have ended in poverty and failure. But at 14, Mattie escaped her gossiping neighbors and her loneliness, and went to work for Dr. Dinsmore. There, she began to nurture a dream that would take her to the Nebraska prairies as the state’s first woman doctor. This novel breathes life into the Old West, leaving the listener feeling as if Mattie is close by sharing her insights into life in the prairie towns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pam Hyatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007867/bk_reco_007867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you get stressed out behind the steering wheel? Would you like to transform your drive time into an opportunity to cultivate tranquility and calm? Dip into this selection of 10-minute mindfulness techniques and find the ones that best suit you. Introduction: the hows and whys of in-car meditating. Time-honoured techniques to enhance your physical and mental well-being behind the wheel. Body awareness and relaxation while driving Improve your posture and enjoy alert relaxation. Mindfulness of breathing: Wherever on the road you are, come home to yourself through your breath. Being in the moment: How to use mindfulness of the senses to make driving interesting again. Sharing the love: Reprising an ancient technique to exhale stress and cultivate equanimity. Calmer and calmer with every breath: A visualisation device to cultivate inner peace. Why annoying motorists are better than friends: An analytical meditation that will make you look forward to your next motoring frustration! David Michie is the best-selling author of Buddhism for Busy People, Hurry Up and Meditate, and Enlightenment to Go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001093/bk_boli_001093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist´s human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure.During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals.In March of 2012, she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rain forest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace - migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the audiobook explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous. It is a journey through the heart, the mind, and some of the wildest places left in North America.In the end, The Sun Is a Compass is a love letter to nature, an inspiring story of endurance, and a beautifully written testament to the resilience of the human spirit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005095/bk_hach_005095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the cult of humanity sacrificed a dragon queen, they crippled the breeding process. A female hasn’t been hatched or shape shifted in over 1,000 years.Carolyn believes with all her heart that she will shift into a dragon. Everyone else thinks she’s crazy. Especially Reed, a sexy dragon, whose disdain for humans almost hides the magnetic attraction they have for each other.However, when Carolyn manifests a breath weapon, she’s suddenly the new queen on the block. Reed’s not interested in sharing his mate with the other studs, even if the continuation of his species is at risk.He wants the cult that killed his sister. Now, the cult needs Carolyn on their altar in order to make the curse permanent.Reed will see them dead before that happens, because if the cult isn’t stopped, not only do the other female dragons remain human, but Reed will lose the only woman he’s ever loved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Dameron-Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133118/bk_acx0_133118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.