Testimonies abound in the Christian faith, but there is perhaps none more powerful than A Woman´s Silent Testimony. In his new book, Dr. Daniel Tomlinson draws parallels from pregnancy and birth to spiritual truths in the Word of God. Conception is an allegory to new birth, fetal life represents our life on earth, and birth is analogous to our physical death and our ultimate new life in heaven with God.Just as Jesus died, was buried, and resurrected, we die, are buried, and resurrected, both in the physical and metaphorical senses. Even more compelling are the comparisons Dr. Tomlinson makes about pregnancy and familiar characters found in the Bible. Jonah died to his self, he was buried in the great fish, and he was resurrected to bring light to the Gentiles. Paul underwent many ´´labor pains´´, facing persecution from the Jews he spoke the gospel to, before seeing the birth of a new child—the church.While a birth is a joyous occasion, a mother will sometimes experience postpartum depression. This experience is mirrored in our lives as Christians. There are mountains and valleys, and when we are in the valleys, it´s faith in God that will bring us back to the mountaintop. It´s these and other parallels that give new meaning to pregnancy and A Woman´s Silent Testimony.Dr. Tomlinson is the author of Birth Pangs: How Pregnancy Reveals God´s Plan for the Ages. He has practiced obstetrics and gynecology since 1988 and has witnessed over 5,000 births. He can be seen on his local CBS news affiliate as a medical expert. He lives with his wife, Julie, in Medford, Oregon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawna Windom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000625/bk_tate_000625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
44 Hours & 21 Minutes: A Woman’s Truth and Power is a journey of and testimony to courage. It is for every woman who wants to be cherished, know they matter, live with whole-self-acceptance, experience profound love, and make choices that communicate self-honor.The experiences shared in this audiobook gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself and gain insight into the questions: Why aren’t I fulfilled? Why do I allow myself to be marginalized and kept silent? Why do I stay in relationships that demean me? Why don’t I know and regard my own value? Upon completion of this book you will stand taller (head up, shoulders back) and feel more confident with every choice you make. You will have more knowledge about yourself and will be on the path to knowing your real truth and power as you excavate and begin to see and understand your value. 1. Language: English. Narrator: RaShawn Renée, Randelle Green, Stephen Saltzman, Lia RaShawn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147647/bk_acx0_147647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex. In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church´s guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles. Enough is enough, says Mo Isom. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, she shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling listeners back to God´s original design for sex - a way to worship and glorify him. This audiobook is for the young person tangled up in an addiction to pornography, for the girlfriend feeling pressured to go further, for the ´´good girl´´ who followed the rules and saved herself for marriage and then was confused and disappointed, for the married couple who use sex as a bargaining tool, for every person who casually watches sex play out in TV and movies and wonders why they´re dissatisfied with the real thing, and for every confused or hurting person in-between. Sex was God´s idea. It´s time we invited him back into the bedroom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mo Isom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003438/bk_hove_003438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food.These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic substances dumped into the environment every day, not just in the US but around the world. They seep into our water supply, are carried thousands of miles by wind and rain from the site of application, remain potent long after they are deposited, and constitute, in the words of one scientist, ´´biologic death bombs with a delayed time fuse and which may prove to be, in the long run, as dangerous to the existence of mankind as the arsenal of atom bombs´´. All of these poisons are sanctioned--or in some cases, ignored--by the EPA. For 25 years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning the it from the public´s watchdog into a ´´polluter´s protection agency.´´ Based on his own experience, the testimony of colleagues, and hundreds of documents Vallianatos collected inside the EPA, Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex.Writing with acclaimed environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, E.G. Vallianatos provides a devastating expos of how the agency created to protect Americans and our environment has betrayed its mission. Half a century after after Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring awakened us to the dangers of pesticides, we are poisoning our lands and waters with more toxic chemicals than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McConnahie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016907/bk_adbl_016907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times Notable Book. In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527 the conquistador Pnfilo de Narvez sailed from the port of Sanlcar de Barrameda with a crew of 600 men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernn Corts. But from the moment the Narvez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril--navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors: the expedition´s treasurer, lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer named Andrs Dorantes de Carranza; and Dorantes´ Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori, whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers. The Moor´s Account brilliantly captures Estebanico´s voice and vision, giving us an alternate narrative for this famed expedition. As the dramatic chronicle unfolds, we come to understand that, contrary to popular belief, black men played a significant part in New World exploration, and Native American men and women were not merely silent witnesses to it. In Laila Lalami´s deft hands, Estebanico´s memoir illuminates the ways in which stories can transmigrate into history, even as storytelling can offer a chance for redemption and survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021944/bk_adbl_021944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.