´´Timeless or trendy? Malls are trendy. Church should be timeless.´´ The opening words of the popular campaign ´´Still Church´´ serves as the launch point for the audiobook A Case for Being Timeless. Change sweeps across every aspect of life. Church should be a place where people can come and not feel tossed around by every new current in culture. Church should be anchored. It should stand firm. Some churches fail because they never change, but they never explain to the next generation why. Some churches fail because they DO change. We choose to not change. On purpose. With reason. We like the old paths, and we have no reason to leave them. In fact, we have every reason to remain true to them. A Case for Being Timeless makes a case for churches remaining on the old, fundamental paths on which they began rather than constantly changing in order to keep up with fads. The three parts (What, Why, and How) to this audiobook make a compelling case for why our generation of youth should choose to be passionate about the old paths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Allen Yenawine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012506/bk_acx0_012506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The children who populate these classic stories are heroes and heroines of timeless tales. Their unpredictable antics confound evil and treachery at every turn - and leave listeners of generation after generation transfixed and uplifted. A forced marriage. A dangerous job. A horrible assignment. ´´Character-building experiences,´´ we quip. And that´s the truth. Painful as the truth may be, we cannot achieve our potential without facing force, danger, and horror head-on. Even as our children glibly chime, ´´The truth shall set you free,´´ we adults know that the truth is not easily discerned or wisdom easily won. These six stories remind adults and - through entertaining drama - teach our children that critical lesson. What Bobby Norfolk does with the material makes it so much more than an exercise in wisdom literature. Listening to this collection, one has the sense of being in the presence of a master performer of the oral tradition. Bobby Norfolk´s dynamic pacing, the range of his incredible voice, and his mastery of the story material itself, make this new recording an important and satisfying addition to your storytelling or folklore shelf.For Ages 6 to Adult 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Norfolk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000033/bk_augu_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Brianna Forte is made executor of the Clerkwells´ estate, she thinks it´ll be a simple task to catalogue and liquidate their assets. After all, they lived very modestly, their only apparent interest in life being a large collection of eerily lifelike little figurines called Timeless Innocents. Exquisitely crafted yet somehow ominously creepy, the figurines are all different and made of some hard, fleshlike material. When a parade of sinister characters turn up demanding she sell them the figures, Brianna begins to investigate their origin - and what she learns will change her life forever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/000951/bk_harl_000951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1941, Eleanor Dark´s classic novel of the early settlement of Australia is a story of hardship, cruelty and danger. Above all it is the story of conflict: between the Aborigines and the white settlers. In this dramatic novel, introduced here by Humphrey McQueen, a large cast of characters, historical and fictional, black and white, convict and settler, brings alive those bitter years with moments of tenderness and conciliation amid the brutality and hostility.All the while, behind the veneer of British civilisation, lies the baffling presence of Australia, a timeless land that shares with England ´´not even its seasons or its stars´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Condon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000685/bk_boli_000685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would you change about your past if you had the chance? What if you didn´t have a choice? Stevie Geller doesn´t do conflict. She likes her job as a successful novelist and playwright because it allows her to peacefully ensconce herself in her New York City loft, avoid human interactions, and leave personal drama for the page and stage. When her agent asks her to return to her hometown of Darlington, Illinois, to accept an award, she agrees only because he promises the process will be quick and easy. One panic attack and concussion later, Stevie is forced to confront her past in ways that seem to defy reality. As if befriending a social outcast and confronting high school bullies weren´t enough, she also finds herself falling for a closeted teacher. Along the way, Stevie must decide if some things are worth fighting for. In her rush to escape the past, will she leave behind a better future, or are some conflicts really timeless? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melody Muzljakovich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093292/bk_acx0_093292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jenny suddenly wakes to find herself being kissed by a strange - but very handsome - prince, she knows that her boring life of folding laundry could be gone forever. Stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, Jenny learns that she is being forced to marry the prince, and she is definitely okay with that. She escapes to find out how to return home while trying to keep from falling love with either of the boys vying for her attention. Princess Genevieve has only known life under her mother´s rule. She wants to do more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages. She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with the family who cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It´s more than everything she always wanted. As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions - like who they are and what they really want their lives to become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Bannister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111413/bk_acx0_111413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Vines has the Victorian home of his dreams - or so it seems until he discovers an intriguing beauty lurking in the shadows. Stunned, he finds they share the house but live a century apart. The realization leads him to questions so disturbing it changes both their lives forever. She is a prisoner of the past, shrouded in a world of dark mysteries. He holds the keys that will protect their future. But first, he must solve the mystery concealed for nearly 100 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Tusing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009698/bk_brll_009698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 12 in the multi-author Timeless Hearts (Western Time Travel) Series. Both searching for a place to belong. Ashley Gilbert doesn´t have any problem finding a boyfriend. Meeting someone who admires and respects her is the hard part. After dating a string of losers, she has finally given up on ever having a long-lasting relationship. When she volunteers to look after a hospitalized criminal, the last thing she needs is to fall for those dark and dangerous eyes. Vin is the black sheep in the Kincaid cattle empire. Refusing to bow to his uncle´s wishes and business practices, he finally strikes out on his own. With every intention of staining the family name, the consequences of his behavior soon catch up with him. Escaping an attempt on his life, he awakens in a place beyond his imagination, and is left in the care of an independent woman, unlike any he´s ever known. Coming to the future may be the best thing that´s ever happened to Vin. Here, he can make a fresh start, without the black cloud of his family name. Ashley´s done with men, but a guy like Vin is more than she bargained for. Can two souls who´ve given up on love and family come together and find the kind of happiness and sense of belonging that has eluded them all their lives? Timeless Hero can be listened to as a standalone story. Rated PG - contains some mild swearing and kissing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093979/bk_acx0_093979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book four in the Timeless Hearts Western Time Travel series Day to day life for Francine Eaton means constant hard work, being isolated from her community, and trying to stay one step ahead of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She´s resolved that she has no options to change her miserable existence, but she is determined to protect her unborn child at any cost. Chris Hawley is looking for a way out. Dealing with devastating personal losses, he seeks comfort and a way to escape at the bottom of a pill bottle. As pain, grief, and guilt threaten to drag him further into despair, he is thrown into the past, forced to confront the issues he´s tried to bury so deeply. Frannie seems to know exactly what Chris needs, even before he knows himself. His unexpected arrival at her doorstep seems almost too good to be true. When questions arise about his motives and character, the road to healing broken hearts may require a force greater than time. Contains mild language, mild violence, and kissing. Rated PG/ one - two on a heat scale of five. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088834/bk_acx0_088834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is book eight in the Timeless Hearts multi-author western time travel romance series. Lies. They seemed like the best solution at the time. Amber Milligan has the answer to all of her problems, but only one person knows the truth. Picking up a stranded biker along the way wasn´t part of the plan, but the annoying stranger may get in the way and undo everything. The future everyone else has charted for Scott Kincaid does not include his own goals or desires. Being from an affluent family affords him the freedom he craves and the adventures he seeks. Getting thrown into the past with a stubborn, pessimistic beauty may well be the most extreme undertaking of his life. Despite the external dangers of the environment, Scott and Amber must fight the greater struggles within themselves. As they look for a way to get back to their proper time, the wilderness teaches them that their perspectives of life, and attitudes about love, may hold the key to their survival and future happiness. Contains mild language, mild violence, and kissing. Rated PG/ one to two on a heat scale of five. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089420/bk_acx0_089420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.