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America's Religious History
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America's Religious History

by Thomas S Kidd

Narrated by Tom Parks

In the post-9/11 world, it is not difficult to see how important religion remains in America and around the globe. An older generation of scholars expected that America and the rest of the Western world was headed inexorably toward secularization and the end of religion. America is undoubtedly secular in many ways, and our constitutional order requires a cle… Read more…

Gift of Thorns: Jesus, the Flesh, and the War for Our Wants
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Gift of Thorns: Jesus, the Flesh, and the War for Our Wants

by A. J. Swoboda

Narrated by Tom Parks

Today's follower of Jesus exists at a moment in history when our desires, longings, and wants are being weaponized against us by cultural, spiritual, and relational forces. "Follow your heart" and "You do you" has become our moment's mantras. The result, for too many, is feeling torn asunder by the raging desires within. What do we do with our desire… Read more…

Big Shoes to Fill: Stepping into a Leadership Role...Without Stepping in It
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Big Shoes to Fill: Stepping into a Leadership Role...Without Stepping in It

by Gavin Adams

Narrated by Tom Parks and Gavin Adams

Read by the author and Tom ParksHow to step into an inherited leadership role and guide your team through a polished transition process.  Starting something from the ground up is challenging. But how about transitioning into the leadership role of an existing organization? No matter how qualified you are, it can feel like an impossible juggling act… Read more…

Pleasing God: The Greatest Joy and Highest Honor
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Pleasing God: The Greatest Joy and Highest Honor

by R.T. Kendall

Narrated by Tom Parks

Pleasing God is a practical resource for Christian living that inspires believers to seek the greatest honor of anyone's lifetime--to have the privilege of pleasing God.Christ's total forgiveness means that we do not have to earn our salvation. When we give our lives to Jesus, we are justified by faith alone. Good works are not required. Prayer is no… Read more…

Lord Jesus Christ
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Lord Jesus Christ

by Michael Allen, Scott R. Swain and Daniel Treier

Narrated by Tom Parks

A study of the doctrine of Christ that is biblical and historical, evangelical and ecumenical, conceptually clear and contextually relevant.Lord Jesus Christ expounds the doctrine of Christ by focusing upon theological interpretation of Scripture regarding Jesus's identity. The book's structure traces a Christological arc from the eternal communion o… Read more…

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Street Smarts: Using Questions to Answer Christianity's Toughest Challenges
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Street Smarts: Using Questions to Answer Christianity's Toughest Challenges

by Gregory Koukl

Narrated by Gregory Koukl and Tom Parks

Read by the author.How to engage in productive conversations with those who challenge your Christian convictions.Gregory Koukl's best-selling book of practical apologetics, Tactics, wrote the game plan for discussing your Christian convictions with skeptics. In this follow-up, Koukl—a leader of clear-thinking Christianity—reveals the fun… Read more…

Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope
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Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope

by Thompson MD

Narrated by Tom Parks

In the face of personal and global suffering, is it possible to live with hope rather than despair? Join psychiatrist, speaker, and award-winning author Curt Thompson as he shows us how God transforms our grief into a lasting peace that surpasses all understanding.Suffering is a defining reality of life. Yet so many of us are so focused on avoiding discomfor… Read more…

Uncharted Leadership: 20 Case Studies to Help Ministry Leaders Adapt to Uncertainty
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Uncharted Leadership: 20 Case Studies to Help Ministry Leaders Adapt to Uncertainty

by Angie Ward

Narrated by Tom Parks and Angie Ward

Read by the author.Ministry is complicated, and every leadership challenge is unique. How can you lead effectively when there isn't a clear path forward?Real life ministry is complicated--far more complicated than is typically captured in leadership books. There are moving parts and people who require adept, agile, adaptive leadership. Unlike technical c… Read more…

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Historical Theology: Part 1: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine
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Historical Theology: Part 1: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine

by Gregg Allison

Narrated by Tom Parks

Historical Theology presents the key pillars of the contemporary church and the development of those doctrines as they evolved from the history of Christian thought. Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs in a strict chronological manner with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies… Read more…

Historical Theology: Part 2: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine
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Historical Theology: Part 2: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine

by Gregg Allison

Narrated by Tom Parks

Historical Theology presents the key pillars of the contemporary church and the development of those doctrines as they evolved from the history of Christian thought. Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs in a strict chronological manner with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies… Read more…

Misled: 7 Lies That Distort the Gospel (and How You Can Discern the Truth)
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Misled: 7 Lies That Distort the Gospel (and How You Can Discern the Truth)

by Allen Parr

Narrated by Tom Parks and Allen Parr

Read by the author.The gospel is under attack today--not only from outside cultural forces but also from within the church. In Misled, popular YouTuber and Bible teacher Allen Parr equips readers to identify and withstand seven of the most common false teachings that undermine the gospel and lead many well-meaning Christians astray.For an anxious and we… Read more…

Mixed: Embracing Complexity by Uncovering Your God-led Identity
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Mixed: Embracing Complexity by Uncovering Your God-led Identity

by Eli BonillaJr

Narrated by Tom Parks and Eli BonillaJr

Read by the author.Many of us feel like we don't belong or are out of touch with our true identity. Discover how you can gain a stronger sense of who God made you to be and step confidently into every relationship, fully owning your unique distinctions and celebrating the differences of others.Group dynamics can be based on the simplest forms of physical… Read more…

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