The bestselling author of Stones From the River delivers her most ambitious and dramatic novel yet, the unforgettable story of an endearing, but flawed, Italian American family. In December 1953, Anthony Amedeo´s world is nested in his Bronx neighborhood, his parent´s Studebaker, the Paradise Theater, Yankee Stadium, and in his imagination, where he longs for a stencil kit to decorate the windows like all the other kids on his street. Instead, he gets a very different present: his uncle Malcolm´s family. Malcolm is in jail for stealing, once again, from his latest new job, and Anthony´s aunt and twin cousins settle into the Amedeos´ fifth floor walk-up. Sharing a room with girls is excruciating for Anthony, despite his affinity for the twins. But the real change in Anthony´s life comes one evening when he causes the unthinkable to happen, changing each family member´s life forever. Evoking all the plenty and optimism of postwar America, Sacred Time spans three generations, taking us from the Bronx of the 1950s to contemporary Brooklyn. Keenly observing the dark side of family, and its gracefulness, Hegi has outdone herself with this captivating novel about childhood´s tenderness and the landscape of loneliness. Hegi reveals how the transforming power of a singular event can reverberate through a family for generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Cannavale, Mercedes Ruehl, Annabella Sciorra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000473/bk_sans_000473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? By popular demand, the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. With all new material, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to him, as well as to your spouse. Fifty-two devotions encourage you to build your marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage challenges couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001332/bk_zond_001332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hosted by Wayne Shepherd, an Oasis Audio original production with today’s top Christian authors sharing their favorite verses. Listen as they all share personal stories and corresponding verses on how God has worked in their lives. Authors include Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Dave and Neta Jackson, Colleen Coble, Stephen Arterburn, Davis Bunn, Ruth Graham, John Bevere, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and Bodie and Brock Thoene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene, John Bevere, Colleen Coble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000773/bk_oasi_000773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no better time to stand up for your values than when they are under attack. In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force. In Sacred Ground, author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel shows us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been ´´interfaith leaders,” illustrating how the forces of pluralism in America have time and again defeated the forces of prejudice. And now a new generation needs to rise up and confront the anti-Muslim prejudice of our era. To this end, Patel offers a primer in the art and science of interfaith work, bringing to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division and sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism. Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America - a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences, and in which difference enriches, rather than threatens, our religious traditions. Pluralism, Patel boldly argues, is at the heart of the American project, and this visionary book will inspire Americans of all faiths to make this country a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Vikas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006316/bk_rand_006316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does it mean to be a lover? It´s more than just being married to someone or making love with them. Millions of people are married, millions of people have sex, but few are real lovers. You may share a bed, a home, even a family, but if you aren´t having enough real moments together, you and your partner have become roommates. Sex is a sacred sharing - the way your spirit and your beloved dance together in the flesh. When you learn to use that force as a physical celebration of life and the miracle of your relationship, you can turn what is usually mere physical pleasure into physical and emotional ecstasy. Real Moments for Lovers offers powerful new ways of using words and touch to create levels of intimacy you?ve never reached before, and shows how to experience sex as a sacred communion, so that lovemaking satisfies not only your body but nourishes your spirit. When you and your partner listen to Real Moments for Lovers>, you will find the true lover inside yourself - and your partner will become more of the lover you´ve always wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara De Angelis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000174/bk_bant_000174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the Celtic people of ancient Ireland, the natural world was a continuous prayer. Each mountain held a soul, each river a heart. This ´´Eucharist of nature´´ was living evidence of a divine worldview to which each Celt, as part of the ´´Great Circle´´, belonged. Like the fierce and loving people who beheld it, this sacred vision vanished with the coming of Christianity in the fifth century. Or did it? In The Invisible World, scholar and poet John O´Donohue recovers Celtic spirituality´s original mysteries, sharing practices and beliefs that enrich Ireland and its people to this day. For the Celts all life was sacred, yet they reserved their greatest reverence not for what they could see but for what they could not. Around them they sensed an ´´invisible world´´, the great unknown from which they came and the source of eternal wonder in their lives. Through prayer, O´Donohue teaches, we may enter directly into this secret immensity and escape the psychological prisons we create for ourselves. Alive with loving scholarship and interwoven with prayers and poetry in the Celtic tradition, The Invisible World is an invitation to find freedom from your negativity and return your soul to the grace that is waiting unseen around you at this very moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John O´Donohue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000715/sp_true_000715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Do this in memory of me.´´ This commandment is spoken every week at Catholic Mass, but what does it really mean? Now you can discover how to become the Eucharist as Christ desired. The celebration of the Eucharist is one of the most sacred and ancient traditions in Christianity. The very first Christians gathered together and ate ´´agape feasts´´, sharing and encouraging one another in remembrance of Christ. This tradition has evolved into our modern sacrament of communion, and Catholics rightly consider the Eucharist to be the heart of their faith. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave his own Body to eat and Blood to drink, but what did he mean when he gave this commandment? Is it simply remembering and making present what Jesus did at that supper? Or does this command have larger implications? Under Fr. Crosby´s guidance, you will discover the reason it is called a celebration of the Eucharist. You will uncover a fuller meaning and challenge in the gift of the Eucharist through Scripture, the early Fathers, and Liturgy. Through the actions and words of the Church and the example of such inspiring figures as St. Francis of Assisi and Archbishop Oscar Romero. Over the course of these lectures, you will deepen your relationship with Christ and reinvigorate your participation in Mass and communion. By becoming the Eucharist we celebrate, you will understand what it means to live a truly Christian life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Dan Crosby OFM Cap.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000074/bk_nykm_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Franciscan Father Richard Rohr served as the principal Christian representative at the 2013 Festival of Faiths held in Louisville, KY, sharing the stage with other religious leaders including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This audiobook includes ´´Finding God in the Depths of Silence´´, Fr. Rohr´s main talk at the Festival; ´´Sacred Silence: A Catholic Perspective´´, his examination of the Catholic contribution to the disciplines of meditation and contemplation; ´´Engaging Compassion´´, his address on how Catholic thought and tradition can restore society to compassion through the practice of silence and contemplation; plus three exclusive interviews with Fr. Rohr exploring the wisdom of his teaching from different perspectives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rohr, John Feister, Susan Hines-Brigger, Judy Zarick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sant/000168/bk_sant_000168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A revolutionary vision of Jesus Designed as both a practical guide and a call to action, the Son of Man audio edition brings to life a revolutionary vision of the historical Jesus that is intended to transform the sacred imagination of the world. Harvey builds a cathedral of words and invites you inside, where you will discover the spiritual riches that have been left unclaimed for 2,000 years. While sharing new research into the original gospel as Jesus taught it, Andrew Harvey examines centuries of distortions, bringing into new focus the most treasured fruits of the entire Christian mystical tradition. What emerges from this myth-cleansing process and restoration in no way diminishes Jesus, but instead presents him as a mystical, political, radical revolutionary of infinite importance to the human race. Divided into four challenging sections, Son of Man covers: The historical Jesus and his radical path The four stages of the mystical path to Christhood Christ the sacred androgyne as the embodiment of the divine feminine Practices and meditations for the direct path to Christ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000658/sp_true_000658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Don Miguel Ruiz has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec. For more than two decades, he has guided others toward their personal freedom. Today, he continues to combine his unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern-day awareness through journeys to sacred sites around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Coyote. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ambe/000001/bk_ambe_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.