News, VOLUME 12

Top 10 New Audiobooks! [May 2019]

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!

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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)


Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

Debbie Blue

Read by: Sheri Beth Dusek

A timely and compelling new look at three key women in the biblical narrative.

Among the mostly male-dominated narratives in Scripture, the stories of women can be game-changing. In this book Debbie Blue looks closely at Hagar (mother of Islam), Esther (Jewish heroine), and Mary (Christian matriarch) – and finds in them unexpected and inviting new ways of navigating faith and life.

As she sets out to explore these biblical characters who live and move in places and ways outside of the strict boundaries of tradition, Blue encounters many real life characters who challenge her expectations and renew her hope – a Muslim tattoo artist, a Saudi Arabian sculptor, a rabbi in a Darth Vader costume, Aztec dancers at a feast of Guadalupe, an Islamic feminist scholar, and more.

Listeners who embark with Blue on the sometimes unorthodox, subversive paths of these curious and lively figures will be led to envision more expansive and hopeful possibilities for faith, human connection, and love in our divided, violent world.

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Blue Shoes: A Novel 

Anne Lamott

Read by:  Laural Merlington

The New York Times best seller from the beloved author of Bird by BirdHallelujah Anyway, and Almost Everything

Mattie Ryder is marvelously neurotic, well-intentioned, funny, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke. Her life at the moment is a wreck: Her marriage has failed, her mother is failing, her house is rotting, her waist is expanding, her children are misbehaving, and she has a crush on a married man.

Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe – nothing more than a gumball trinket – left behind by her father. For Mattie, it becomes a talisman – a chance to recognize the past for what it was, to see the future as she always hoped it could be, and to finally understand her family, herself, and the ever-unfolding mystery of her sweet, sad, and sometimes surprising life.

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