Taking a road trip over the holidays?
Take one of the year’s best audiobooks
with you to listen to on your way!
While these audiobooks are available through Audible-dot-com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!
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Here are our picks for the best audiobooks of 2017
(Eugene Peterson, Christena Cleveland, Neil Gaiman, Brene Brown, MORE)
(Counting down to the #1 audiobook of the year)
Read By: Bahni Turpin
Angie Thomas’ searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does – or does not – say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Read by: Randye Kaye
Despite Jesus’ prayer that all Christians “be one”, divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational, and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don’t look like us, don’t act like us, and don’t even like what we like.
Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don’t. In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions.
- Why I think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the same
- Why little differences often become big sources of conflict
- Why we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid it
- Why choices of language can actually affect unity
With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others.