Missionary biographies often inspire enthusiasm, zeal, and urgency for missions among God´s people. But how do Christians give their lives to missions if they feel called to remain in their homeland? In 1792, British pastor Andrew Fuller formed the Baptist Missionary Society, an organization dedicated to the promotion of mission work both at home and overseas. In this concise biography, best-selling author John Piper introduces listeners to this incredible Christian who - although he never served abroad himself - inspired the modern missionary movement that gave rise to such figures as William Carey and Hudson Taylor. Working tirelessly to raise funds for missionaries in the field and championing the importance of sound doctrine for fruitfulness in missions, Fuller stands as an example to all Christians eager to devote themselves to knowing, guarding, and spreading the true gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001849/bk_hove_001849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The supposed collapse of Roman civilization is still lamented more than 1,500 years later - and intertwined with this idea is the notion that a fledgling religion, Christianity, went from a persecuted fringe movement to an irresistible force that toppled the empire. The intolerant zeal of Christians, wrote Edward Gibbon, swept Rome´s old gods away, and with them the structures that sustained Roman society. Not so, argues Douglas Boin. Such tales are simply untrue to history, and ignore the most important fact of all: Life in Rome never came to a dramatic stop. Instead, as Boin shows, a small minority movement rose to transform society - politically, religiously, and culturally - but it was a gradual process, one that happened in fits and starts over centuries. Drawing upon a decade of recent studies in history and archaeology, and on his own research, Boin opens up a wholly new window onto a period we thought we knew. His work is the first to describe how Christians navigated the complex world of social identity in terms of passing and coming out. Many Christians lived in a dynamic middle ground. Their quiet success, as much as the clamor of martyrdom, was a powerful agent for change. With this insightful approach to the story of Christians in the Roman world, Douglas Boin rewrites, and rediscovers, the fascinating early history of a world faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021256/bk_adbl_021256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Eddie Malloy, trying to get his career back on track, finds himself in the gunsights of a cunning killer who is maiming and murdering racing personalities with a zeal and purpose that terrifies the racing world and mystifies the police. Eddie is convinced the killer has a definitive hit list for these ritual slayings, and when he discovers he is high on the list, he knows he has to become the hunter not the hunted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Camm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024818/bk_acx0_024818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Twain is best known as the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. His authentic voice, humor, and use of vernacular language undeniably changed American literature - some have called him the ´´Father of American Literature´´. Inside you will hear about:The Mississippi steamboat pilotWestward to fame and fortuneTom Sawyer and Huckleberry FinnDebts and bankruptcyFamily travels and deathsThe last yearsAnd much more!Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Clemens, a man whose adventures carried him from his boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri - the memories of which inspired Tom Sawyer - to the American West, and eventually around the world. While his story is a fascinating one in itself, containing happiness and success as well as sorrow and bitterness, it also places the writings of Mark Twain in context, offering greater understanding of works that are still impacting the world today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Zeale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121799/bk_acx0_121799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s a biographical profile of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., a fashionable dresser whose starched and pressed stiff-collared shirts, double-breasted suits, spats and a pearl tie pin gave him the appearance of a dandy, of a playboy. But Sloan, who built General Motors into the largest corporation in the world through hard work and vision, and devoted the same zeal to philanthropy, had no time for play. Working with another GM executive, Charles Kettering, he helped establish the world-renowned Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. His is a story of achievement, success and philanthropy at their very best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Baron Ron Herron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000122/bk_bigh_000122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most rapid expansion of Christianity in history took place in the first 250 years of the Church’s history, until recently.Something has been happening for the past 25 years in China that is growing even faster. What is remarkable is that both of these explosive Church growth movements have something in common besides a multitude of ´´on fire” Christians led by the Holy Spirit. Both are house-church movements. The most dramatic Church growth in history in ancient and in modern times has occurred where there were no church buildings - just believers multiplying from house to house.This book looks at the philosophy and practicality of ´´home church” for today. It is must-listen for any believer interested in seeing the Great Commission fulfilled in our time.´´Here is a fine tool for those concerned about planting churches as the basic building block in reaching the world’s remaining unreached peoples.” (Dr. Ralph Winter, Founder and President of the US Center for World Mission)´´Robert Fitts, Sr., is a man with a passion to saturate the world with local churches. This zeal comes through clearly as a mandate in his book The Church in the House. This is truly a strategy to fast-track discipleship that is desperately needed right now as millions have been turning to Christ in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.” (Loren Cunningham, Founder and President, Youth with a Mission)´´Robert Fitts is one of God’s growing number of voices today on the subject of House Church. He has been a man in preparation for many years. The Church in the House gives a compelling presentation for the very simple, biblical approach to church life. We can see the Great Commission fulfilled quickly if we will follow this approach to church planting and church life. May God use this book around the world to awaken His people to His plan for His church.” (Nate Krupp, home church author and publisher) 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Crockett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135580/bk_acx0_135580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It started with a question: is Christ’s call in Matthew 28, to make disciples of all the world, for all Christians for all time? In 1792, William Carey had noticed that his contemporaries no longer sought to share the gospel with the same zeal as the new believers of the early church. In The Enquiry, he counters this apathy with a theological justification for missions, a history of missionary activity and a survey of the world. He then turns to persuasion, arguing against common objections to sending missionaries and convincing his readers that a missionary society should be formed. Carey’s work was a success and resulted in the founding of the Baptist Missionary Society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cochran Heath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000918/bk_hove_000918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you´re at it.” (Horace Greeley)´´That poor white hat! If, alas, it covered many weaknesses, it covered also much strength, much real kindness and benevolence, and much that the world will be better for.” (Harriet Beecher Stowe’s remark about Horace Greeley)There is little one can say about Horace Greeley that has not already been said, much of it during his lifetime, for unlike many others, fame came to him early, and by the end of his life, he was already one of the most famous men in the US. Of course, no one who knew him as a young man would ever have thought this would be the case, for he was born into less than ideal circumstances, and he went out to work early as a print setter. He experienced several business failures before finding success with the New York Tribune. On the other hand, he enjoyed quick but brief political successes, followed by frequent but unsuccessful runs for public office. In his 2017 essay ´´Emerson’s Newspaperman: Horace Greeley and Radical Intellectual Culture, 1836-1872”, David O. Dowling observed that Greeley ´´brokered his career in large part on public controversy, much of which he openly courted. In the process, he became victim to savage lampoons, particularly by Thomas Nast.... [H]is views elicited a deluge of responses precisely because his outspoken editorials had run counter to the status quo. A newspaper editor, Greeley insisted, was ‘not a mere jumping jack, who only needed to know what other people thought to ensure my instant and abject conformity to their prejudices’”.At the close of a biography of Greeley, historian Glyndon G.Van Deusen noted, ´´His genuine human sympathies, his moral fervor, even the exhibitionism that was a part of his makeup, made it inevitable that he should crusade for a better world. He did so with apostolic zeal.... Greeley´s effectiveness as a crusader was limited by some of h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132323/bk_acx0_132323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.