The author of My Beautiful Idol is on a quest to be successful - in a lucrative job at an advertising agency, in ministry work, even in his relationships. And in a futile attempt to control the sources of love and security, he has turned these things into idols he can keep in his soul´s back pocket. He pulls the idols out when he feels vulnerable and defenseless, and hides them again when things are going well. But the idols keep failing - even when he turns to his own Christian faith. In a creative narrative style rooted in raw honesty, My Beautiful Idol invites readers to identify with the young would-be Christian hero as he seeks God, and as he hides from God. Far from reducing complex matters to simplistic formulas, Pete Gall weaves together stories both sublime and wretched, ego-building and humbling, humorous and painful, and successfully celebrates the messiness of faith, the importance of validating truth, and the unscripted nature of experiencing a God who is intimately involved in all of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Gall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000320/bk_zond_000320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche criticizes German culture of the day as unsophisticated and nihilistic, and shoots some disapproving arrows at key French, British, and Italian cultural figures who represent similar tendencies. In contrast to all these alleged representatives of cultural ´´decadence´´, Nietzsche applauds Caesar, Napoleon, Goethe, Thucydides, and the Sophists as healthier and stronger types. The book states the transvaluation of all values as Nietzsche´s final and most important project, and gives a view of antiquity wherein the Romans for once take precedence over the ancient Greeks. The book is divided into 12 sections. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121329/bk_acx0_121329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Million-dollar art deals and glittering parties hide a world of deadly relic-running in this high-stakes international thriller written with input from Robert K. Wittman, FBI, and according to the London Times, ´´the most famous art detective in the world”. When a tanker ship laden with illicit cargo lands in Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, a highly- trained group of government agents must pinpoint where, and more importantly who, the shipments are coming from. Could these shipments, full of looted art and antiquities, be tied to funding a group of Middle Eastern extremists? FBI Agent Layla El-Deeb escaped a childhood in the slums of Egypt for a new life in the US. But the Bureau sends her back to pose undercover as an heiress in a Cairo she barely recognizes. City high-rollers´ dealings in the art world may be the key to infiltrating the terrorist network that threatens the history of Layla´s native home and the safety of her adopted nation. The mission seems straightforward - trace priceless relics from their millionaire owners back to illegal digs and the terrorist groups profiting from their sale - but Layla becomes entangled in the opulent world she´s infiltrated, and she´s falling for the son of a major suspect. When a terrorist plot threatens both Egyptian and American lives, Layla is forced to decide where her loyalties truly lie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Ezzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114292/bk_acx0_114292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Akbar was one of the most admired and also one of the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the wisest men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066369/bk_acx0_066369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ask Jenny your most complex interpersonal relationship questions. Go on, we dare you! High school junior Jenny Greenley is good at solving other people´s problems, so good that she´s the school newspapers´ anonymous advice columnist. But when 19-year-old screen sensation Luke Striker comes to Jen´s small town to research a role, he creates havoc that even levelheaded Jenny isn´t sure she can repair...especially when he asks her, and not Jenny´s Luke Striker-groupie best friend, to the Clayton High Spring Fling. Can Jen, who always manages to be there for everybody else, learn to take her own advice, and find true love at last? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisabeth Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000134/bk_lili_000134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An old and mysterious legend was told thousands of years ago about Abraham of the Bible. It seems that his father was a seller of idols and statues. People bought those idols and statues as a way of warding off evil and pleasing the gods. But Abraham, even as a child, did not believe that those statues had any power at all.Then, one night, after his father asks Abraham to watch the storehouse of statues, something strange happens. What happens teaches Abraham a lesson about life and starts him on a life-long journey.The biblical story of Abraham and the idols is presented in a fresh and vital manner in this unique straight-to-audio dramatization, complete with sound effects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/blak/002392/pf_blak_002392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the year 2047, neural implants have given a small slice of the population superhuman abilities. Are these Aeons brilliant humanitarians dedicated to saving civilization, or venal psychopaths bent on its destruction? When Sarah Fenton is recruited out of her orphanage into a mysterious government program, this question becomes her mission. Answering it incorrectly could spell the end of the human race. Her only path to the truth lies in beguiling an Aeon named Nick Lal, the reclusive scion of one of the planet´s wealthiest families. Even as Sarah realizes she´s falling in love with him, she begins to fear that he is not as innocent as he appears. As famine and religious strife threaten to push the nation into a three-way civil war, Sarah´s time runs short. Will she be wily enough to choose correctly and save the world? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Zens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044956/bk_acx0_044956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From his threadbare early days in Tampico, Illinois - to his marathon career as an actor in Hollywood, to his eventual rise to the seat of ultimate power in Washington; Ronald Wilson Reagan, our witty, grandfatherly Commander in Chief, is revealed in this touching remembrance of one of our greatest American presidents. In these troubled times his easy charm and no-nonsense politics are a safe harbor for all those who admire this strong, resourceful, and sincere leader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000495/bk_bigh_000495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Esperance grew pale; she took the card from her mother´s hands, fearing that she might be mistaken. It was indeed the Countess and not the Count. She breathed again! Marguerite and the maid carried the basket into the salon; then the young girl went into the library with her mother. The newspaper clippings were spread out on the table, and the two famous trinkets had been taken from their cases. Madame Darbois clasped and unclasped her hands.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. J. Myers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001323/bk_adbl_001323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exodus is a real story about God redeeming his people from the bondage of slavery and how their difficult journey home exposed their loyalties - though wounded by Egypt, they had come to worship its gods. Most Christians don´t make golden idols like the Israelites in the wilderness, but we do set up idols on our own desert road - idols like substance abuse, pornography, gluttony, and rage. And even those who don´t know the pain of actual slavery can feel enslaved to the fear and shame that follow sexual abuse or betrayal by a spouse, for we suffer at the hands of our idols as well as those created by others. We need more than self-improvement or comfort - we need redemption. Redemption is not a step-oriented recovery book; it´s story oriented and Bible anchored. It unfolds the backstory of redemption in Exodus to help Christians better understand how Christ redeems us from the slavery of abuse, addiction, and assorted trouble and restores us to our created purpose: the worship of God. Listeners will discover that the reward of freedom is more than victory over a habitual sin or release from shame; it is satisfaction and rest in God himself. Part of the Re:Lit series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001128/bk_hove_001128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.