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Religious biographies and memoirs

Spiritual biographies that inspire belief from real life stories and individuals. 
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  • Audiobook

    Awaking Wonder

    Opening Your Child's Heart to the Beauty of Learning

    Narrated by Sally Clarkson ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 14 min

    As a parent, you want to send your children into the world with healthy minds and vibrant faith. You want to develop a strong foundation for them. But in our fast-paced, outcome-based, technologically driven society, it's easy to lose sight of the innocence, potential, and uniqueness of each child. Childlike wonder can become lost in the fog of formulas that view children through the distorting ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Code Breaker

    Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    Narrated by Kathe Mazur ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 4 min

    A 2022 Audie Award FinalistA Best Book of 2021 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, and The Washington PostThe bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a “compelling” (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babie... ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Battlefield of the Mind

    Winning the Battle in Your Mind

    by Joyce Meyer ...
    Narrated by Joyce Meyer ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 40 min

    Worry. Confusion. Anger. Depression. If any of these are a constant companion in your life, there’s a battle going on in your mind. You’re not alone, though, and the war isn’t lost! God wants to fight this for you. ... Read more

    $24.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bamboozled By Jesus

    How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams

    by Yvonne Orji ...
    Narrated by Yvonne Orji ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 31 min

    **Thriving stand-up comic and actress Yvonne Orji—best known as Issa Rae's BFF on the HBO series, Insecure—shares the secrets to living the life of your dreams.Yvonne Orji has never shied away from being unapologetically herself, and that includes being outspoken about her faith. Known for interpreting Biblical stories and metaphors to fit current times, her humorous and accessible approach to ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bare-Faced Messiah

    The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard

    Narrated by Jonathan Cowley ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 51 min

    How did an obscure science fiction writer become one of the world's most notorious religious leaders? Bare-Faced Messiah tells the extraordinary story of L. Ron Hubbard, a penniless science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology, became a millionaire prophet, and convinced his adoring followers that he alone could save the world. According to his "official" biography, Hubbard was an ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Reshaping It All

    Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness

    Unabridged

    6 hours 55 min

    Includes recipes and a bonus CD with photos!Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a costar on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron, she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles. Bure’s healthy lifestyle has been featured in Us Weekly and People magazine, as well as ... Read more

    $16.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Hiding Out

    A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives

    Narrated by Tina Alexis Allen ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 59 min

    Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen’s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father—a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies.The youngest of thirteen children in a devout Catholic family, Tina Alexis Allen grew up in 1980s ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    C. S. Lewis - A Life

    Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

    Narrated by Robin Sachs ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 57 min

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series. For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis — A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of ... Read more

    $37.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Channel of Peace

    Stranded in Gander on 9/11

    by Kevin Tuerff ...
    Narrated by Kevin Tuerff ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 53 min

    One of the inspirations for the smash hit Broadway musical Come From Away, Channel of Peace is an unforgettable memoir of the extraordinary kindness afforded to passengers whose flights were re-routed to Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001.When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Einstein and the Rabbi

    Searching for the Soul

    by Naomi Levy ...
    Narrated by Naomi Levy ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 40 min

    **"It would be hard to find a more upbeat, moving, and loving narrative than this...Speaking with a slight Brooklyn accent, she tells listeners that she views life as a tremendous opportunity for love, healing, and insight." — AudioFile MagazineThis program is read by the author.**A bestselling author and rabbi’s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Be the Brave One

    Living Your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons

    by Ann Kansfield ...
    Narrated by Nan McNamara ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 22 min

    On September 11, 2001, Ann Kansfield, a successful Wall Street broker who had spent years laying a path of achievements, stood on the doorstep of profound change. The city she loved was in turmoil, and a calling to help others was emerging from deep within her. Part memoir and part spiritual formation guide, Kansfield's Be the Brave One relays her stunning transformation from a "run-of-the-mill ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Sister Aimee

    The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson

    Narrated by Tom Parks ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 54 min

    The true story of America's first superstar evangelist that "fills a significant gap in the history of revivalism" (The New York Times Book Review). Once she answered the divine calling, Aimee Semple McPherson rose fast from unfulfilled housewife in Rhode Island to "miracle woman"-the most enigmatic, pioneering, media-savvy Christian evangelist in the country. She preached up and down the United ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Out of the Depths

    The Autobiography of John Newton

    by John Newton ...
    Narrated by William Sutherland ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 47 min

    “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me…” So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all time. This is the autobiography of the man who penned those words. John Newton, the self-proclaimed “wretch,” was an active slave trader for several years until, on a homeward voyage through a violent storm, he experienced what he was later to refer to as his “great deliverance.” He ... Read more

    $15.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Permission to Be Black

    My Journey with Jay-Z and Jesus

    Narrated by A. D. Thomason ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 33 min

    Throughout American history, Black people were not given the freedom to acknowledge their suffering. A. D. Thomason believes that the Holy Spirit brings freedom and liberation as we're able to name our pain, recognize its roots in history and society, and seek healing. While many saw a confident, six-foot-five Black man, A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason lived most of his life in fear and anguish, deeply ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Genius & Anxiety

    How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947

    Narrated by Jonathan Davis ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 1 min

    This lively chronicle of the years 1847–1947—the century when the Jewish people changed how we see the world—is “[a] thrilling and tragic history…especially good on the ironies and chain-reaction intimacies that make a people and a past” (The Wall Street Journal).In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the world. Many of them are well known—Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Kafka ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough

    A Shooting Survivor's Journey into the Realities of Gun Violence

    Narrated by Lisa Larsen ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 21 min

    Taylor Schumann never thought she'd be a victim of gun violence. But one spring day a man with a shotgun walked into her workplace and opened fire on her. While she survived, she was left with permanent wounds, both visible and invisible. In When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough, Taylor invites us to see what it means to be a survivor after the news vehicles drive away and the media moves on. ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Subversive

    Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers

    Narrated by Nan McNamara ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 47 min

    Known for her bestselling detective novels, Dorothy L. Sayers lived a fascinating, groundbreaking life as a novelist, feminist, Oxford scholar, and important influence on the spiritual life of C. S. Lewis. This pioneering woman not only forged a literary career for herself but also spoke about faith and culture in revolutionary ways as she addressed the evergreen question of to what extent faith ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    The Holy Thief

    A Con Man's Journey from Darkness to Light

    Narrated by BJ Harrison ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 35 min

    Mark Borovitz was a mobster, gangster, con man, gambler, thief, and a drunk. He's seen it all. In this inspiring memoir, he takes you on a journey from the streets to discovering his soul in a prison cell.When Mark was fourteen, his father died and his world came crashing down. He stole, gambled, and drank, beginning a twenty-year life of crime, all the while trying to be the good son, the good ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Have a Little Faith

    A True Story

    by Mitch Albom ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 49 min

    What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together?In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds -- two men, two faiths, two communities -- that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    God's Hostage

    A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance

    Narrated by Andrew Brunson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    In 1993, Andrew Brunson was asked to move to Turkey, the largest unevangelized country in the world, to serve as a missionary. Though reluctant at first because of the daunting task that lay ahead, Andrew and his wife, Norine, became convinced this was God's plan for them. What followed was a string of difficulties and threats, but there were also successes in starting new churches in a place ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    The Secret Life of a Fool

    One Man's Raw Journey from Shame to Grace

    by Andrew Palau ...
    Narrated by Andrew Palau ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    Like many of us, Andrew Palau spent his growing-up years immersed in a selfish and self-centered life, numb to God and to the letters his evangelist-father wrote him. In The Secret Life of a Fool, Palau recounts his years of rebellion and reckless living—and the moment when the shame of his life collided with God’s relentless grace, changing everything. It’s an unforgettably gutsy story, packed ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Heartwood

    The Art of Living with the End in Mind

    Narrated by Gabra Zackman ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 37 min

    “We can do extraordinary things when we lead with love,” Barbara Becker reminds us in her debut memoir Heartwood.When her earliest childhood friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Becker sets off on a quest to immerse herself in what it means to be mortal. Can we live our lives more fully knowing some day we will die?With a keen eye towards that which makes life worth living, interfaith ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    A Warrior's Faith

    Navy SEAL Ryan Job, a Life-Changing Firefight, and the Belief That Transformed His Life

    by Robert Vera ...
    Narrated by Dave Hoffman ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 40 min

    An exhilarating story of a young Navy SEAL whose relentless faith transformed his life and inspired everyone who knew his courageous story.In A Warrior’s Faith, Ryan Job’s close friend, Robert Vera, recounts how the highly decorated Navy SEAL’s unstoppable sense of humor, positive attitude, and fierce determination helped him survive after being shot in the face by an enemy sniper on a roof in ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Walking Through Fire

    A Memoir of Loss and Redemption

    Unabridged

    7 hours 29 min

    The astonishing, Job-like story of how an existence filled with loss, suffering, questioning, and anger became a life filled with shocking and incomprehensible peace and joy.Vaneetha Risner contracted polio as an infant, was misdiagnosed, and lived with widespread paralysis. She lived in and out of the hospital for ten years and, after each stay, would return to a life filled with bullying. When ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or free with audiobook trial