Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!
While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!
If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)
Read By: Jessica Schell
Adoption is one of the most radically inclusive aspects of God’s kingdom. All of us belong to God’s family – Jesus as God’s son and the rest of us as his adopted children.
In Adopted Kelley Nikondeha explores how the Christian concept of adoption into God’s family can broaden our sense of belonging. Drawing on her own story as both an adopted child and an adoptive mother, Nikondeha invites listeners to a rich, biblically grounded understanding of adoption that reframes the way we perceive family, friends, and those in need of rescue.
As Nikondeha unpacks the implications of adoption – and especially its potential to cross socioeconomic and ethnic boundaries – she offers new ways to approach conversations about family, adoption, connection, and the mystery of what it means to belong.
Read by: Henry O. Arnold / Gabe Wicks
When pain is real, why is God silent?
Frederick Buechner has grappled with the nature of pain, grief, and grace ever since his father committed suicide when Buechner was a young boy. He continued that search as a father when his daughter struggled with anorexia. In this essential collection of essays, including one never before published, Frederick Buechner finds that the God who might seem so silent is ever near. He writes about what it means to be a steward of our pain, and about this grace from God that seems arbitrary and yet draws us to his holiness and care. Finally, he writes about the magic of memory and how it can close up the old wounds with the memories of past goodnesses and graces from God.
Here now are the best of Buechner’s writings on pain and loss, covering such topics as the power of hidden secrets, loss of a dearly beloved, letting go, resurrection from the ruins, peace, and listening for the quiet voice of God. And he reveals that pain and sorrow can be a treasure – an amazing grace.
Buechner says that loss will come to all of us, but he writes that we are not alone. Crazy and unreal as it may sometimes seem, God’s holy, healing grace is always present and available if we are still enough to receive it.