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Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "how they first met" from some of today's most popular YA authors. Listeners will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard's glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon's imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno's story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick's charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There's futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculative approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants. This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.Show more
Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama-in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you'll be convinced it was written by the Bard. Cast of Narrators: Jessica Almasy Daniel Davis Jonathan Davis Ian Doescher Jeff Gurner Ralph Adriel Johnson Sean Kenin January LaVoy Marc ThompsonShow more
A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena Dunham Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black first lady; she was President Obama's equal partner in marriage and parenthood and a tireless advocate for women's rights, education, healthy eating, and exercise. Her genre-busting personal style encouraged others to speak, to engage, even to dress as they wished. In an extension of his popular T, The New York Times Style Magazine feature, Nick Haramis has assembled nineteen essays from prizewinning writers, Hollywood stars, and political leaders-all of whom have been moved and influenced by Mrs. Obama's extraordinary example of grace in power. Here are original testimonials from Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Waters, and Charlamagne tha God, among others. Presidential biographer Jon Meacham supplies historical perspective. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross suggests that Mrs. Obama "provided an antidote to all the false representations of black women that have inundated us for centuries." Anna Wintour and designer Jason Wu celebrate the former first lady's impact as an international fashion icon. Two ninth-grade girls-one in training to be a boxer-talk about how Mrs. Obama has emboldened them to be themselves. Here are some of the many facets of Michelle Obama as she continues to inspire us, a stirring reminder that the best of America once lived in the White House, embodied in one authentic, inclusive, and courageous woman. Advance praise for Courage Is Contagious "Courage Is Contagious reminds us of the fortitude, brilliance, grace, humility, compassion, and humor of a woman we were so crazy lucky to have serve as first lady. This is an exceptional celebration of a most exceptional American."-J.J. Abrams "The first lady planted a powerful new knowledge inside of each of us. When you read this book you realize it's still in there and always will be."-Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and No One Belongs Here More Than You "The diversity of the voices in Courage Is Contagious captures perfectly why Michelle Obama is so remarkable. If we can all see our best selves in her so vividly, how can we really be that different from each other? This glorious little book will give you goosebumps as it takes you on a journey celebrating one of the most important people alive."-iO Tillett Wright, author of Darling DaysShow more
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced--then they offer possible solutions. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the Senate. Many of us take these features in our system for granted. But they came about through haggling in an overheated room in 1787, and we're still experiencing the ramifications. Each chapter in this timely and thoughtful exploration of the Constitution's creation begins with a story--all but one of them true-- that connects directly back to a section of the document that forms the basis of our society and government. From the award-winning team, Cynthia Levinson, children's book author, and Sanford Levinson, constitutional law scholar, Fault Lines in the Constitution will encourage exploration and discussion from young and old readers alike. Read by Mark Bramhall, Arthur Morey, Kimberly Farr, Erin Spencer, and Adenrele OjoShow more
Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas invited Dr. Rod Rosenbladt and Craig Parton to speak at the 2009 Apologetics Symposium. Their assignment was straightforward: define the apologetic task and give the bedrock foundation for an easily understood defense of the Christian faith.With the exception of Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, there are no more eminently qualified and experienced men to address this topic than these two men, and they both hit grand slam home runs with these lectures.Several of the attendees at the Symposium told us that these were the best lectures on the subject that they had ever heard. One gentleman told us he had been studying apologetics for twenty years and these (and one by Mr. Parton, in particular) were the clearest, most powerful lectures on the subject that he had ever heard.The six sessions and the follow up Q and A are honestly some of Dr. Rosenbladt's and Mr. Parton's best work.Here are the lecture titles:1. Why Defend the Faith at All? - Craig Parton2. Intro to Apologetics - Rod Rosenbladt3. Historical - Legal Apologetics - Craig Parton4. What Non Christians Ask - Rod Rosenbladt5. Islam, Cults and the New Age - Craig Parton6. A Lutheran Defense of the Biblical Gospel - Rod Rosenbladt7. Q and A - Rosenbladt and PartonThese are great for personal study, or for use in small groups or Sunday School. If you are going to College or have children headed there, the materials in these lectures will help prepare you/them to withstand the coming onslaught of , scholarship, devoted to debunking the Christian faith. Basic objections to the historicity and truthfulness of the Scriptures are devastated by Dr. Rosenbladt and Mr. Parton using a court room evidentiary approach. These materials should be incorporated into the catechesis of our teenagers and adult converts. Download the two free lectures, and we guarantee you will want to own the entire set.Show more
As heard on Pirate Christian Radio!Featuring Dr. Rosenbladt, Pastor Mallie, Pastor Cwirla and Craig Parton, Esq., this series is available in parts - each approximately 2-hour lecture in two 1-hour MP3s - or you can save 20% on the entire 12 MP3 set!Lecture 1Christ Alone: The Only and Sufficient SaviorDr. Rod Rosenbladt122 minutesChristians make the bold claim that Christ is the only way to God. This claim is a common objection to Christianity. In this seminar, Dr. Rosenbladt makes the case that Jesus Christ is unique, as the only savior of this world, and he is the sufficient savior of this world. What does the Bible say about Christ as the sole and sufficient savior? How do Christians make the case for the exclusivity of Christ in our post-modern, relativistic age where any claims of truth are met with scrutiny? How did the Reformers address these questions? And, how do we as Christians make the case that Christ's exclusivity is indeed true? These are a few of the questions Dr. Rosenbladt addresses.Lecture 2The Bible: Its Authority and ReliabilityPastor Charlie Mallie129 minutesNon-Christians find the reliability and authority of the Bible doubtful, and the dependability of the Bible must be firmly established before they will believe the promises that the Bible contains. Why do Christians believe that the Bible is God's Word? Having cut his teeth evangelizing on the street, Pastor Mallie takes the listener through the dos and don'ts of evangelism, particularly related to the topic of the reliability and authority of the Bible by providing a historical perspective on the validity of the New Testament.Lecture 3Sin: Original and ActualPastor William Cwirla122 minutesWhat is the place of the doctrine of sin in apologetics? Why should we even spend time talking about sin? Are we sinners or are we saints? The wages of sin is death, according to St. Paul. The revealed law and doctrine of sin tell us the truth about who we are. If unbelievers don't understand the depth of their sin, they won't understand their need for salvation. And to fail to distinguish the Law and the Gospel properly is to fail to understand either. This is a great discussion that is applicable to both believers and unbelievers alike.Lecture 4The Problem of EvilPastor Charlie Mallie116 minutesThe 'Problem of Evil' is considered by some the best argument against Christianity. The argument often goes something like this: 'Why would a good good, who is all powerful allow evil to happen?' How this question is answered can often do more harm than good? How should Christians address this touchy subject? Pastor Mallie goes through how to address this problem as well as arguments that ought to be avoided.Lecture 5Truth and Relativism: Christian Faith in a Post-Modern WorldPastor Charlie MallieShow more
The fear of public speaking is the most common dread any of us will ever face. In fact, it's the number one phobia on the planet! Yet the ability to communicate effectively in front of a crowd is the one most important skill to have if you want to advance your career. Being able to master your fear of public speaking and control your stage fright will bring you closer to phenomenal success than mastery of any other challenge. In this multisession audio program, you'll discover the most effective methods for calming your fear of speaking in public, mastering your mood, thinking on your feet, and communicating with power and passion. Join public speaking experts Dianna Booher, Tony Alessandra, Patricia Fripp, Vanna Novak, Brad Worthley, and Lorraine Howell in this engaging and fact-packed workshop in a box. Your paycheck will thank you for it-and so will your nerves!Show more
A petrifying collection of classic tales of the paranormal, spooky happenings, gruesome deeds and uncanny apparitions. Guaranteed to disturb your dreams and keep you awake all night. Includes: * ""The Rose Garden"" - M.R. James * ""The Five Senses"" - Edith Nesbit * ""The Yellow Wallpaper"" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman * ""The Voice Of Death"" - Traditional * ""The Body Snatcher"" - Robert Louis Stevenson * ""The Judge's House"" - Bram Stoker * ""The Old Nurse's Story"" - Elizabeth GaskellShow more
These 26 original songs, set to catchy tunes, will soon become firm favourites with parents and children alike, helping children to inform their reading and writing skills.Newly available on CD for the first time.An action-packed collection of 22 songs to keep everyone out of breath, now available on CD!Side 1: The Music Man, Oranges and Lemons, Poor Sally Lies A-Weeping, In and Out the Dusty Bluebells, Do Your Ears Hang Low, One Finger One Thumb Keep Moving, I'm a Little Teapot, Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush, The Wheels on the Bus, Here We Go Looby Loo, The Grand Old Duke of York.Side 2: The Big Ship Sails on the Alley-Alley-O, The Farmer's in his Den, If You're Happy and You Know It, Two Little Dickie Birds, Underneath the Spreading Chestnut Tree, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, One Potato Two Potato, Ring-aRing-a-Roses, The Hokey Cokey, One Man Went To Mow, Once I Caught A Fish Alive.Show more
20 traditional and soothing songs and lullabies to send baby to dreamland.Now available on CD for the first time.A brand new look for an old favourite on the audio list.Side 1: Bye Baby Bunting, Au Clair de la Lune, Rock-a-bye Baby, Sleepy Time, Night, Golden Slumbers, Sleep Little Child, Brahms Lullaby, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Skye Boat SongSide 2: Hush Little Baby, Lambs Are Sleeping, Golden Cradle, Sleep Sweet Babe, Little Boy Blue, Sleep Baby Sleep, Kerry Lullaby, Far in the Wood, Moon and Sun, Sweet and LowShow more
It's hard to look at the headlines, see the continuing turmoil in the Middle East and the decline of society here in the United States, and not think that we are living in the end times. The prophetic stories of the Bible seem to be happening right in front of our eyes today as we see what is happening around the world. Scripture tells us that we do not know the day nor the hour when Christ will return, but that we should recognize the signs of His imminent return and be prepared. You'll get keen insight into what the Bible has to say about the last days from some of the top Bible prophecy scholars in America, including Tim LaHaye, Joel Rosenberg, and Lt. Gen. William Boykin (ret.). You'll also learn how we as Christians should approach these final days before the return of Jesus Christ. This conference is not just for scholars, but for everyone who sees what is happening in the world today and wants to know more about what is in store as Christ's return draws near.Show more
This collection includes five of the greatest stories of American classic horror. The richest of language is used to create extraordinary atmosphere--gloom, darkness, solitude, despair--and the relentless feeling of impending doom. Includes: The Oval Portrait, by Edgar Allan Poe; Ethan Brand, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Yellow Sign, by Robert W. Chambers; The Upper Berth, by F. Marion Crawford; and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce.Show more
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