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Narrated by Julia Whelan / 12 hours 9 minutes
“Educated by Tara Westover is a wrenching account of a young woman who must choose between education on one hand and her family which is ruled by a religious misogynist apocalyptic zealot who lives off the grid and who might also be bi-polar, on the other. I thought the most fascinating part of Westover’s story would be her journey from backwoods Idaho to a Cambridge University PhD, but her relationship with her family, and one brother, in particular, was at the heart of this memoir and quest for self.”Phyllis, Wellesley Books
7 Books in 1 - Reading People, Persuasion and Manipulation, Leadership Strategy and Tactics, Accelerated Learning Techniques, Mental Models, Master your Emotions, Mind Hacking
By Todd Kinsman
Narrated by Marvin Green / 24 hours 9 minutes
Are you looking to help yourself, your organization or group grow? Are you wanting to make a lasting impact and influence people in a positive way? Do you want to see good growth and change among the culture you work or live in?
If you answered "Yes", then the simple solution is learning one thing: leadership
A comprehensive approach on 6 main... Read more »
The Color of Compromise
The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
By Jemar Tisby & Lecrae Moore
Narrated by Jemar Tisby / 8 hours 22 minutes
“An eye-opening view from a black Christian man about the role of organized religion in the historic and ongoing struggle for racial equality. The more we learn and understand the complexity of this important part of our American experience, the more we can work together to end its injustice. Another great book to put on your must-read list!”Becky, Rediscovered Books
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The Lazy Genius Way
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done
Narrated by Kendra Adachi & Emily P. Freeman / 7 hours 8 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Being a Lazy Genius isn't about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.
“I could not be more excited about this book.”—Jenna Fischer, actor and cohost of Office Ladies podcast
The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track... Read more »
The Immortality Key
The Secret History of the Religion with No Name
Narrated by Brian C. Muraresku & Graham Hancock / 15 hours 11 minutes
This program includes a Foreword written and read by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.
A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western civilization, and the real-life quest for the Holy Grail that could shake the Church to its... Read more »
Think Like a Monk
Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
By Jay Shetty
Narrated by Jay Shetty / 10 hours 54 minutes
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
... Read more »
The Power of Ritual
Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices
Narrated by Casper ter Kuile / 5 hours 54 minutes
Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose—a message we need more... Read more »
Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 12 hours 15 minutes
"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork—all the forces that keep our lives constricted and... Read more »
When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
By Pema Chödrön
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 5 hours 44 minutes
Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth, and makes for a perfect addition to one's spiritual library.
How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön... Read more »
A Mother's Crusade to Save Her Daughter from the Terrifying Cult Nxivm
Narrated by Catherine Oxenberg / 10 hours 47 minutes
Now updated with a new afterword, Captive is an emotional, ripped-from-the-headlines exposé that lays bare the secretive cult that shocked the world—for fans of Leah Remini’s Troublemaker and Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear.
I am a mother whose child is being abused and exploited. And I am not alone.
In 2011, former Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg... Read more »
A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
By Pema Chödrön
Narrated by Pema Chödrön / 4 hours 29 minutes
We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn’t we cling for safety to the certainty of the shore—to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater... Read more »
The Long Loneliness
The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
By Dorothy Day
Narrated by Nancy Linari / 12 hours 3 minutes
The compelling autobiography of a remarkable Catholic woman, sainted by many, who championed the rights of the poor in America’s inner cities.
When Dorothy Day died in 1980, the New York Times eulogized her as “a nonviolent social radical of luminous personality . . . founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and leader for more than fifty years... Read more »
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire
The Guide to Being Glorious You
By Jen Hatmaker
Narrated by Jen Hatmaker / 9 hours 57 minutes
This audiobook includes bonus tracks with interviews from Shauna Niequist (Present Over Perfect), Hillary McBride (Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image), Pete Enns (How the Bible Actually Works), and more from Jen's podcast, For the Love!
No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for... Read more »
Narrated by Kate Lock / 12 hours 24 minutes
“Lib Wright, a protege of Florence Nightingale and a nursing veteran of the Crimean War, is dispatched from London to a remote Irish village to keep watch on Anna O'Donnell, a young girl who is rumored to have refrained from eating for four months yet continues to thrive. Miracle or hoax? Lib is determined to uncover the truth, but the truth is never simple. In this beautiful, haunting novel, Donohue weaves a tale of misguided faith and duty, exploited innocence, and redemptive love. What is the secret behind Anna's mysterious ability to survive? The truth is uncovered as The Wonder propels readers to a shocking conclusion.”Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)
A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations
Narrated by Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers / 5 hours 34 minutes
Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument.
More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers,... Read more »
In the Age of Noise
Narrated by Atli Gunnarsson / 2 hours 3 minutes
“Kagge's deceptively simple meditation on silence complicates something we all think we understand. Quoting from a wide range of artists and thinkers, Kagge constructs a graceful mosaic of definitions, statements, and paradoxes. We all have a 'primal need for' silence, Kagge states, and in this noisy world, it's 'the new luxury.' Though it's found inside of us, Kagge, an explorer and publisher, traveled to Japan to look for it in meditation and yoga; he walked to Antarctica in search of it, spending 50 days alone. Made up of 33 brief sections and ending in a blank page, Kagge leaves plenty of room for the reader's own reflections, demonstrating the kind of active engagement he believes silence invites.”Laurie Greer, Politics & Prose
Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World
Narrated by Sharon Salzberg / 7 hours 45 minutes
This program is read by the author.
From one of most prominent figures in the field of meditation comes a guidebook for how to use mindfulness to build our inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world.
In today’s fractured world, we’re constantly flooded with breaking news that causes anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more... Read more »
Come of Age
The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble
Narrated by Stephen Jenkinson / 17 hours 54 minutes
In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species.
Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight,... Read more »
Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
Narrated by Rev. angel Kyodo williams & Lama Rod Owens / 6 hours 2 minutes
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country... Read more »
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry Into Values
Narrated by Michael Kramer / 15 hours 10 minutes
This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth -- and for himself -- has touched and changed an entire generation.
At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a lengthy motorcycle trip through America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, through mountain and desert,... Read more »
New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness
By Rick Hanson
Narrated by Rick Hanson / 11 hours 13 minutes
“This deeply researched and compassionate guide offers an easy-to-follow road map for creating day-to-day inner peace in today’s increasingly complex world.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Throughout history, people have sought the heights of human potential—to become as wise and strong, happy... Read more »
Let the World See You
How to Be Real in a World Full of Fakes
By Sam Acho
Narrated by Percy Bell / 4 hours 49 minutes
NFL linebacker, speaker, podcaster, and humanitarian Sam Acho gives a blueprint for taking off our masks and living lives of genuine authenticity.
Most of us hide. We play small and don't live up to our full potential. Sam Acho was one of those people. As an NFL linebacker, for example, he earned his MBA but told no one because he was afraid of... Read more »
Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
By Cleo Wade
Narrated by Cleo Wade / 1 hour 34 minutes
A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade—the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York magazine—that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey.
True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings... Read more »
Where Do We Go From Here
Chaos or Community?
Narrated by JD Jackson / 8 hours 37 minutes
The last book written by King his final reflections after a decade of civil rights struggles
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this significantly prophetic work, which has been unavailable for... Read more »
Celebrate the Dreamer in You
By Dolly Parton
Narrated by Dolly Parton / 1 hour 27 minutes
The legendary Dolly Parton shares her heartfelt hopes and dreams for everyone.
Expanding on the popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and... Read more »
The Book of Forgiving
The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
By Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu
Narrated by Mpho Tutu & Hakeem Kae Kazim / 6 hours 37 minutes
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation.
Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and... Read more »
A Spiritual Journey
Two Classic Programs from One of America's Prominent Spiritual Teachers
By Ram Dass
Narrated by Ram Dass / 3 hours 1 minute
Two classic audio programs from one of the world's most influential contemporary spiritual teachers, now available in one volume on cd
In Part One: Finding and Exploring your Spiritual Path, Ram Dass speaks from the heart with wisdom gained from a lifetime spent on the path to enlightenment about the often rocky yet profoundly transforming road... Read more »
Speak of the Devil
How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk about Religion
Narrated by Thomas Allen / 9 hours 57 minutes
In 2013, when the state of Oklahoma erected a statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol, a group calling themselves The Satanic Temple applied to erect a statue of Baphomet alongside the Judeo-Christian tablets. Since that time, The Satanic Temple has become a regular voice in national conversations about religious... Read more »
You Are Here
Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Narrated by Lloyd James / 3 hours 54 minutes
This moment is the gateway to enlightenment. It is the only moment we have to be joyful, mindful, and awake. The key is to be there for yourself--to learn to be fully present in your life. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the heart of Buddhist practice.
In this introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides... Read more »
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: Audio Bible Studies
Come to the Land Where It All Began
Audio Bible Studies
Narrated by Kathie Lee Gifford & Rabbi Jason Sobel / 1 hour 26 minutes
Are you ready to begin your journey to a deeper faith? In this six-session Bible study, Kathie Lee invites you to join her as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her life. As she shares her story, coauthor Rabbi Jason Sobel, a messianic Jewish rabbi, provides fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come... Read more »
How the West Really Lost God
A New Theory of Secularization
Narrated by Nan McNamara / 7 hours 10 minutes
In this magisterial work, leading cultural critic Mary Eberstadt delivers a powerful new theory about the decline of religion in the Western world. The conventional wisdom is that the West first experienced religious decline, followed by the decline of the family. Eberstadt turns this standard account on its head. Marshalling an impressive array... Read more »
Giving Our Best
A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva
By Pema Chödrön
Narrated by Pema Chödrön / 3 hours 52 minutes
The best-selling author and beloved Buddhist teacher shares her insights on the practice of compassion and enlightened mind (bodhichitta).
COMPASSION IS A SKILL. It’s not a special trait that we either have or don’t, but a practice that we can all nurture in our daily lives. And the benefits are vast. It liberates our hearts from a narrow sense... Read more »
Miracles from Heaven
A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing
Narrated by Christy Wilson Beam / 5 hours 35 minutes
"Miracles from Heaven is a powerful, healing story about family, love, faith, and hope. It amazed me and it will inspire readers everywhere." -- T.D. Jakes, bestselling author of Destiny
In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and... Read more »
Love is the Way
Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times
Narrated by Bishop Michael Curry / 7 hours 18 minutes
Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action.
As the descendant of slaves and the son of a civil rights activist, Bishop Michael Curry's life illustrates massive changes in our times. Much of the world met Bishop Curry when he delivered his sermon on the... Read more »
Tiny Beautiful Things
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Narrated by Cheryl Strayed / 9 hours 39 minutes
“Before she was known as the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed was the anonymous Dear Sugar on The Rumpus website – an agony aunt of sorts, if agony aunts were endowed with ruthless compassion, profound honesty, and excellent prose. Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of these columns. After I listened to Dear Sugar, the podcast she shared with Steve Almond, I decided to give the audio of this a go. No regrets! It is moving and eloquent, and never predictable -- and the fact that she reads it herself means that her compassion comes through not only in her writing but in her voice.”Claire, East City Bookshop
Everything Is Spiritual
Who We Are and What We're Doing Here
By Rob Bell
Narrated by Rob Bell / 7 hours
This program is read by the author.
From Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins
This audiobook is an invitation to see your life in a new way.
Because we each have a story we're telling-
about who and where we come from,
what we've been through,
and what it all means-or doesn't mean.
These stories we tell can easily feel... Read more »
The Book of Joy
Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Narrated by Douglas Carlton Abrams, Francois Chau & Peter Francis James / 10 hours 11 minutes
Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.
The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The... Read more »
The Inner Work of Racial Justice
Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness
Narrated by Rhonda V. Magee & Jon Kabat-Zinn / 14 hours 38 minutes
“Illuminates the very heart of social justice and how it might be approached and nurtured through mindfulness practices in community and through the discernment and new degrees of freedom these practices entrain.” --from the foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn
In a society where unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic... Read more »
By Anne Lamott
Narrated by Anne Lamott / 2 hours 53 minutes
“Hallelujah Anyway completely consumed me. The world has changed so much in the last year and it seems overwhelming at times. Lamott's new book is the answer to that despair, hopelessness, and futility. It's exactly what the title says - mercy through difficult times, kindness when it's not deserved, and singing hallelujah anyway. Lamott writes with such refreshing honesty. This book is now what I like to refer to as 'well-loved - underlined, dog-eared, and slightly worn. I suspect I'll revisit my favorite passages for years to come.”Kristin Beverly, Half Price Books
Notes on Hope
By Anne Lamott
Narrated by Anne Lamott / 3 hours 39 minutes
“How does she do it? How does Anne Lamott capture the tension of mystery and truth in a way that makes you want to follow her anywhere and believe everything? If you opened this book to any random page you’d find something you’d feel compelled to read aloud to the stranger at the next table. Her familiar writing style spreads a blanket in the sun, lays out trinkets for you to consider, then gathers up the corners, ties it to a stick, sets it on your shoulder, and nudges you to walk on with hope.”Jenny, Bookshop Santa Cruz
The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Narrated by Rachel Botchan / 10 hours 39 minutes
Now a Netflix original series!
Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.
As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code... Read more »
A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
By Sam Harris
Narrated by Sam Harris / 5 hours 53 minutes
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.
From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who... Read more »
Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing The Uncommon
Narrated by Adam Boyce / 14 hours 6 minutes
The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo, as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most... Read more »
Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
By Tara Brach
Narrated by Tara Brach / 8 hours 20 minutes
One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart
Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties--stresses that leave us rushing around on... Read more »
The Universal Christ
How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
By Richard Rohr
Narrated by Arthur Morey / 8 hours 45 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives.
“Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this... Read more »
The Givenness of Things
Narrated by Coleen Marlo / 10 hours 7 minutes
A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
One of TIME magazine's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year
The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind, and more interested in creating and mastering technologies... Read more »
In Pursuit of Love
One Woman’s Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant
Narrated by Rebecca Bender / 7 hours 32 minutes
Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender reveals the inner workings of the underground world of modern-day slavery and helps us learn how we can be a catalyst for change where we live.
Born and raised in a small Oregon town, all-American girl Rebecca Bender was a varsity athlete and honor roll student with a... Read more »
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
A New Journey Through Anxiety
By Sarah Wilson
Narrated by Sarah Wilson / 9 hours 5 minutes
“First, We Make the Beast Beautiful evokes the strange and magical feeling of having discovered a personal journal in a public place. It is first and foremost a memoir that tackles difficult subjects, touching on many experiences, both traumatic and constructive, that the author feels have affected her journey through anxiety. A great deal of the book is spiritual and suggests that anxiety is the product of an unrest in the soul. Fans of Rupi Kaur will enjoy the candid rawness of this book, as it pulls them through a journey that is perhaps all too painfully familiar.”Kaitie Radel, Oxford Exchange
Don't Overthink It
Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life
By Anne Bogel
Narrated by Anne Bogel / 4 hours 28 minutes
We've all been there: stuck in a cycle of what-ifs, plagued by indecision, paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong. Nobody wants to live a life of constant overthinking, but it doesn't feel like something we can choose to stop doing. It feels like something we're wired to do, something we just can't escape. But is it? Anne Bogel's answer is... Read more »
Say What You Mean
A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication
Narrated by Oren Jay Sofer & Mark Bramhall / 10 hours 59 minutes
Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations.
We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to... Read more »