Statistics shows that Americans suffer more when it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with them. When Anxiety Creeps In, the most recent book from New York Times bestselling-author David Keller, provides a road map for battling with and healing from anxiety and any form of worry. Do the challenges and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is fear a constant companion? Do you need calm in the midst of this chaotic world? Do you find it difficult to activate your faith? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the No. 1 mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. The use of sedative drugs is on the rise as well. Even students are not left out of this problem. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient. The news about anxiety is enough to make us anxious. David Keller knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed by worries and fear of the unknown, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions take back control of their minds, which have become battlefields of anxiety, fear, and worries. But from years of living in anxiety, he discovered that anxiety or worry has never solved any problem; Rather, it compounds it. He has penned down his secret to living an anxiety-free life for more than 10 years in this book. The Bible says, ´´In every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.´´ Keller guides listeners through scripture passages and explains the key concepts of knowing what to do when your world is shaking, asking for God´s help, leaving our concerns, and meditating. Stop letting anxi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meaghan Parent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115477/bk_acx0_115477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk. Included in this collection are the stories of Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who disobeyed orders and brought blankets and water to the wounded from both North and South during the Battle of Fredericksburg; Patrick Ferguson, a British soldier during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington, but refused to shoot a man in the back; and Oswald Böelcke, a German World War I flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat but was known for making sure the airmen he shot down made it to the ground alive. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009926/bk_blak_009926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes listeners on a harrowing 2000 mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa´s most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest - powerful, moving, necessary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karl Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009648/bk_adbl_009648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Treachery has a price, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller from the Sunday Times-bestselling author. Helmand Province, Afghanistan: a lone convoy edges its way towards a deserted mountain village, led by US Army Rangers in Mastiff APVs. Stopping to search the area, the Rangers are hit by a massive roadside bomb, and as half the patrol lie dead or injured, the rest are ambushed with military precision. A nearby British medical team responds to the call for back-up, but all are slaughtered when their Chinook helicopter is blown up. The ambush is bad, but what´s worse is that, amidst the battlefield chatter picked up by Major Giles Roper, not all the Taliban voices are Afghan – some are English, and the commander bears an Irish accent; he even names himself ´Shamrock´. Why would he commit such an atrocity, but more importantly can he be found before he masterminds another? Sean Dillon is put in charge of hunting the traitor down, with all the resources of the ´Prime Minister´s private army´ at his disposal. The fast and furious plot sweeps the reader from Pakistan to Algeria to London to Paris to Ireland, with many deaths along the way. The stakes are already high for Dillon and company then a familiar, deadly face makes a dramatic reappearance. This time, Dillon will not only be going to war – the war will be coming to him, and he will learn that this Judas has al-Qaeda on his side… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000631/bk_hcuk_000631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Preeminent military historian Max Hastings presents Winston Churchill as he has never been seen before. Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940, the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering. Himself a hero, he expected others to show themselves heroes also, and was often disappointed. It is little understood how low his popularity fell in 1942, amid an unbroken succession of battlefield defeats. Some of his closest colleagues joined a clamour for him to abandon his role directing the war machine. Hastings paints a wonderfully vivid image of the Prime Minister in triumph and tragedy. He describes the ‘second Dunkirk’, in 1940, when Churchill’s impulsiveness threatened to lose Britain almost as many troops in north-west France as had been saved from the beaches; his wooing of the Americans, and struggles with the Russians. British wartime unity was increasingly tarnished by workers’ unrest, with many strikes in mines and key industries. By looking at Churchill from the outside in, through the eyes of British soldiers, civilians and newspapers - and also those of Russians and Americans - Hastings provides new perspectives on the greatest Englishman. He condemns as folly Churchill’s attempt to promote mass uprisings in occupied Europe, and details ‘Unthinkable’ - his amazing 1945 plan for an Allied offensive against the Russians to liberate Poland. Here is an intimate and affectionate portrait of Churchill as Britain’s saviour, but also an unsparing examination of the wartime nation which he led and the performance of its armed forces. Max Hastings studied at Charterhouse and Oxford and became a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than 60 countries and 11 wars for BBC TV and the London Eve... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018213/bk_adbl_018213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After saving his younger brother´s child, Daemon Shar is cursed by a witch and runs far from home, a stray who will seemingly never be anything more. But destiny is hard to outrun, even for a man who is now more cat than man beneath his robes and cowl. A chance battlefield meeting between him and Ehron, a foreign lord, gives him purpose amid the darkness of his accursed life. Soon Daemon finds that his true nature cannot be corrupted no matter the form he inhabits. As Ehron´s consul, Daemon plots and plans to shape his new lord´s future so that he may leave it blessed when he runs away yet again. But he never counted on his soul hungering for Ehron´s brother, Gareth, or for his past to catch him by the tail at last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Tremblay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055597/bk_acx0_055597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1917. Amidst the chaos of WW1, Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy has won the heart of Elizabeth Bennet. Finally. Then she disappears. Still reeling from the loss, Darcy is struck by a battlefield tragedy that leaves him in a dark and silent world. Sent to Donwell Abbey to recover, he's coaxed back to life by an extraordinary nurse. A woman whose uncanny similarities to Elizabeth invite his admiration and entice his affections. His heart tells him to hold on to Elizabeth. His head tells him to take a chance with his nurse. But Donwell Abbey holds a secret that just might change everything. Escape to the era of Downton Abbey in this enthralling stand-alone sequel* to Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes that includes appearances by John Thornton, Margaret Hale, Colonel Brandon, Marianne Dashwood, and descendants of George Knightley. •*May be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel, but readers may experience some minor confusions without the context of the mystery of Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes . •Has a happy ending for Lizzy and Darcy. •Romance is clean. Minor language and some recollections of graphic war scenes.
Winnie Douglas always loved taking pictures of her family and her hometown. One day, while reading a war magazine, she admires pictures of the soldiers, whose strength and courage touch her. With her family´s blessing, she journeys to Paris where a French magazine hires her to take pictures of the war. Henry Whitfield answers the call of duty and travels halfway across the world to fight in the war. Far away from his family and Canadian hometown, he feels the loneliness. On the battlefield, he meets an angel. Afraid she is just a dream, he befriends Winnie. Can two strangers brought together by war find love amidst the turmoil and tragedy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079070/bk_acx0_079070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her medico father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to go to university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father: she enlists as an army nurse bound for Egypt to care for the wounded from the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Under the blazing desert sun and amid the chaos and trauma of tending to battlefield casualties, Evelyn develops feelings for Dr William Brent, a polio survivor who believes his disability makes him unfit to marry. For Evelyn, still pursuing her goal of studying medicine, a man has no place in her future. Their experience of war and its deadly legacies forces each of them to reassess their beliefs - but for two self-reliant people, relying on someone else for happiness may be the hardest challenge of all. The Desert Nurse shows not only the aftermath of Gallipoli but also a lesser known part of the war: what happened in Egypt, the Sinai and Palestine after the Gallipoli diggers went to France. Pamela Hart, the beloved best-selling Australian author of The War Bride, tells the heart-wrenching story of four years that changed the world - and these two extraordinary people - forever. Includes free chapters of the best-selling A Letter from Italy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthea Greco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/haau/000168/bk_haau_000168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ravaged world of Tallarn plays host to the greatest armoured conflict in the history of mankind. The bitter and vengeful Iron Warriors led entire divisions of tanks and war machines across the befouled plains, until the macro-transporter Eagle´s Talon plunged to the surface and ended a million lives in a heartbeat. Stranded upon some unnamed, toxic battlefield that now resembles nothing more than a graveyard of Titans, Warsmith Koparnos knows that he has precious little time left - will he find salvation amidst the dead god-machines, or quickly succumb to violent madness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington, Sean Barrett, Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000244/bk_gawo_000244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.