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  • Enemies of the Heart

  • Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You
  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 7

In this compelling and helpful book pastor and author Andy Stanley wrestles with what he calls"four invaders of the heart": guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. One or another of these caustic emotions sabotages lives on a daily basis and destroys relationships. But Stanley assures listeners that there is hope. In his trademark style - smart, engaging, and popular - he examines where these powerful forces come from and reveals effective strategies for overcoming them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressively Insightful

  • By Aremix on 05-02-19

Impressively Insightful

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Reviewed: 05-02-19

Super clear explanations and helpful insights. Practical help for overcoming guilt, anger, greed and jealousy.

  • Natives

  • Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
  • By: Akala
  • Narrated by: Akala
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,324
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,219
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,203

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Interesting and Challenging Listen

  • By Ross Clark on 10-07-18

Accessible and Engaging Black British Scholarship

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Reviewed: 12-08-18

Akala has done an excellent job critiquing and deconstructing the contradictory rhetoric used by white supremacists and racists. Most helpful is the fact that his analysis comes from a UK perspective but with impressive global awareness. The autobiographical elements scattered throughout often provide apt illustrations but also signify that this book is far from being dry detached academic prose. It's scholarly but it's super engaging. Great that it's read by Akala too.

  • Side by Side

  • Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love
  • By: Edward T. Welch
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short audiobook, a highly respected biblical counselor and successful author offers practical guidance for all Christians - pastors and laypeople alike - who want to develop their "helping skills" when it comes to walking alongside hurting people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Glad I Kept Listening

  • By Aremix on 06-05-18

Very Glad I Kept Listening

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Reviewed: 06-05-18

Immensely helpful and practical guide to cultivating relationships marked by honesty, humility, grace and love. I purchased this on a whim but glad I did. It took me a few chapters to get into it and I didn't love the narration - had to speed it up quite a lot.

  • Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

  • Your Foundation for Successful Leadership
  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very powerful concept

  • By Ajit Venkataraman on 08-03-15

Incredibly helpful

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Reviewed: 05-03-18

Incredibly helpful on many levels: self-leadership, team dynamics, working with poor leaders etc. About to listen again to a few chapters having just finished.

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  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

  • By: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Narrated by: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,142
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858

In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Flagrant Racism Posing as Social Justice

  • By Joaquin on 11-09-18

Excellent and Important

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Reviewed: 29-09-17

Excellent book. the historical summaries and sociological insights are so helpful. Perceptive analysis articulated in ways which will fuel conversation and motivate anti-racist action. Skillfully considers the intersection of race, gender and class in Britain today. Brilliant to have it read by the author.

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  • Simplify

  • Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul
  • By: Bill Hybels
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Overscheduled. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Too familiar? You are living at a velocity you know deep down is unsustainable. Your life is off course - too crammed with busyness, too out of focus. You keep waiting for things to get better, but they never do. In Simplify, best-selling author Bill Hybels identifies core issues that drive this kind of living and offers action steps to help you live a better way. By eradicating clutter from your inner world, you can experience immediate rewards: greater energy, clearer purpose, richer relationships, and more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Religious, pragmatic book.

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-11-18

Outstanding Practical Wisdom!

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Reviewed: 14-06-17

This book was genuinely brilliant covering massive areas of life and addressing them with skill and wisdom. Immensely practical and helpful.

  • Unashamed

  • By: Lecrae Moore
  • Narrated by: Lecrae Moore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
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    5 out of 5 stars 45
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    5 out of 5 stars 45

Two-time Grammy-winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity - childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By D. Sewell on 16-05-16

Powerful, Inspiring, Honest

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Reviewed: 15-09-16

Excellent autobiography written and read by a thoughtful man whose struggles many will identify with.
Audio version gives the advantage of being able to hear Lecrae rap the lyrics at the beginning of each chapter. It's also great to discover the context for some of Lecrae's albums. I look forward to listening to them again with new ears.
I hope Lecrae's story inspires people to discover God's call for their lives and gives them the courage to pursue it.