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Millions have been encouraged and inspired by the words of the #1 best-selling 365-day devotional "Jesus Calling." Listen to real-life stories of faith as told by those who have experienced the power of living in His presence.

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Millions have been encouraged and inspired by the words of the #1 best-selling 365-day devotional "Jesus Calling." Listen to real-life stories of faith as told by those who have experienced the power of living in His presence.

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Best Podcast

By DasOnedeful - Nov 08 2019
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This podcast is so encouraging and beautifully made. Makes me remember what’s important and reminds me God is there.😍👌🏽

David Jeremiah

By BubbaWill - Jul 06 2018
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Anything with David Jeremiah makes the world a better place and me a better person for listening.

iTunes Ratings

544 Ratings
Average Ratings
423
54
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Best Podcast

By DasOnedeful - Nov 08 2019
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This podcast is so encouraging and beautifully made. Makes me remember what’s important and reminds me God is there.😍👌🏽

David Jeremiah

By BubbaWill - Jul 06 2018
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Anything with David Jeremiah makes the world a better place and me a better person for listening.
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Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Dr. David Jeremiah: When Our World Seems Dark, God Is In Control

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Pastor, teacher, and writer, Dr. David Jeremiah shares his thoughts on how God is still accomplishing His purposes in our world, even during tumultuous times. He also discusses his new book, People Are Asking, Is This The End?

To find out more about Dr. Jeremiah’s new book: “People Are Asking, Is This The End?” please click here.

I am your Refuge and Strength, an ever-present Help in trouble. Therefore, you don’t need to be afraid of anything—not even cataclysmic circumstances. The media are increasingly devoted to fear-inducing subject matter: terrorism, serial killers, environmental catastrophes. If you focus on such dangers and forget that I am your Refuge in all circumstances, you will become increasingly fearful. Every day I manifest My grace in countless places and situations, but the media take no notice. I shower not only blessings but also outright miracles on your planet.

As you grow closer to Me, I open your eyes to see more and more of My Presence all around you. Things that most people hardly notice, like shifting shades of sunlight, fill you with heart-bursting Joy. You have eyes that see and ears that hear, so proclaim My abiding Presence in the world.

Oct 24 2016

15mins

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Rank #2: Lysa TerKeurst Asks “Why, God?” & Then Trusts His Plan

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This week’s episode features two women who have grappled with the hard questions we all ask of God.  Lysa TerKeurst is an author and speaker and Dorothy Ruelas works in prison ministry in Texas. Lysa candidly shares her journey to realizing that she was “good enough” when she stopped letting her circumstances define her and began believing in who God says she is.

Mar 22 2018

49mins

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Rank #3: Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark

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Chonda Pierce is an author, actress and the RIAA’s most-awarded female comic in history. With 10 successful albums to date, she has also authored eight books, including Laughing In The Dark, which inspired a documentary by the same name. While Chonda spent years bringing joy to others through laughter, behind the scenes she experienced great challenges and loss. She shares about her battle with depression and her resolution to always live in the truth, no matter how hard it might be.

May 18 2017

19mins

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Rank #4: Reba McEntire Finds Peace In Jesus Calling

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Reba McEntire is a country music legend with over 56 million albums sold worldwide. Reba’s faith has carried her through the ups and downs of life as a country superstar. Reba says that the Lord is “the Fortress that you lean upon when things go wrong.” She often turns to the pages of Jesus Calling and Jesus Always during her quiet times, and finds strength and inspiration there during every season of life.

Jan 31 2017

10mins

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Rank #5: During our Hardest Times, God Is Faithful: Dr. David Jeremiah & Tracy Layman

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Our guests today have experienced first hand the faithfulness of God--even in difficult times--pastor and author Dr. David Jeremiah and cancer survivor Tracy Layman. Dr. David Jeremiah is the pastor of Shadow Mountain Church and the founder of the popular radio ministry Turning Point. Dr. Jeremiah speaks to us about God’s faithfulness—-even through the difficult seasons of our lives. Tracy Layman is a wife, mother and cancer overcomer who volunteers with Compassion That Compels, an organization dedicated to bringing hope and comfort to women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Tracy Layman shares how she faced the grim news from her doctors about her cancer and how God was faithful to bring people into her life to support her and how she also felt inspired to encourage and support others facing similar battles.

Jul 19 2018

32mins

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Rank #6: Starting Over: Emily Ley & Shannon Rozenburg Live for What Truly Matters

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Emily Ley & Shannon Rozenburg have two very different stories to share about how God transformed their lives and how they “started over.” Emily Ley is a mom, business owner and author. Emily found the demands of her job and her own tendency to seek “perfection” in all that she did was taking away from time from what was really important—time with God and time with her family. Emily shares how she pared back and started simplifying in order to enjoy what really mattered in her life. Shannon Rozenburg is the daughter of Steve and Donna Rozenburg, who appeared on Episode 2 of the podcast to share how their family had been shattered by addiction. Shannon now comes to the podcast to talk about her road to recovery and how “tough love” played a part in her turnaround. Ultimately, she credits God for restoring her life, her relationship with her family, and for giving her hope for a new season.

Dec 28 2017

40mins

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Rank #7: Wholeness & Authenticity From the Inside Out: Sadie Robertson & Toure’ Roberts

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This week’s episode features 2 guests who discuss how they found authenticity and wholeness in God. First, we speak with Sadie Robertson, star of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and also A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Sadie shares her journey of finding freedom through being real and vulnerable to God and to others. She is passionate about speaking and writing in the hopes of encouraging others to embrace who they really are. Her latest book is entitled Live Fearless and Walk in Confidence of Freedom. Our second guest is Toure’ Roberts, pastor of The Potter’s House. Toure’ shares his background growing up with a single mom in an at-risk area of Los Angeles, and discusses how we can overcome our limitations and begin the journey to becoming whole in Christ.

Feb 01 2018

29mins

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Rank #8: When All Seems Lost, God Is Still There

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Today’s episode features two guests who know what it’s like to lose everything. They share with us how their hope was restored through God’s promise that He will never leave us or forsake us. Our first guest is Brett Swayn who shares how his journey through homelessness brought him to a place where he is now able to share the hope he found in Christ with others going through the same situation. Our second guest is Sherry Taylor, a graduate of The Next Door, a faith based rehabilitation center. Sherry. She shares how she lost everything in the throes of addiction, and how God restored her from brokenness to wholeness in Him.

Jul 20 2017

43mins

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Rank #9: Max Lucado: Overcoming Anxiousness with Gratitude

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Pastor Max Lucado discusses how we can face anxiousness in an increasingly tense world by focusing on gratitude. Max has written two books on this topic—one for adults called “Anxious for Nothing,” and another one for children called “I’m Not A Scaredy-Cat.” Max encourages everyone, adults and children alike, to engage with God in a deeper way as a refuge against anxious thoughts.

Sep 14 2017

25mins

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Rank #10: Trusting the God of Miracles: the Real-Life Story Behind “Breakthrough” Movie

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Today we hear the miraculous true story of one mother’s belief in the power of prayer that not only brought her son back to life, but continues to inspire people around the world in a new inspirational movie called Breakthrough, starring Chrissy Metz from NBC’s This Is Us. On a cold winter’s day in Missouri, John Smith was a 14-year-old boy playing on a frozen lake with two of his best friends. But a carefree day soon grew dire as the ice gave way and boys fell into the lake. While John’s friends were able to escape, John remained underwater for fifteen minutes. And by the time he was pulled out by first responders, he didn’t have a pulse. John’s mother Joyce was summoned to the hospital, and when she saw her son’s lifeless body on the hospital bed, she turned to God for a miracle. Later, we hear how the Smiths’ story traveled from a Missouri hospital room to a Hollywood studio, and how the cast and crew of Breakthrough were able to see God’s hand throughout the creation of the film.

Links, Products and Resources Mentioned:

Breakthrough” movie

Breakthrough” book

Beth Moore’s “Believing God”

Miracles from Heaven” movie

NBC’s “This Is Us”

Interview Quotes:

“I had drowned and was underwater for 15 minutes.” - John Smith

“I lay lifeless. They did everything medically, scientifically that they could do.” - John Smith

"I believe God is who He says He is. I believe God can do what He says He can do. And I believe in God." - Joyce Smith

“Anybody would be [upset] when they tell you that you know they've just pulled your son out of the lake and he doesn't have a heartbeat. . . . But my first go-to was God to pray. That was what I had been prepared to do over the weeks beforehand.” - Joyce Smith

“[God], You say we can come to You with the things going on in our lives, and You're there to be faithful to us and answer our prayers." - Joyce Smith

“Holy Spirit, please come and bring me back my son." - Joyce Smith

“When [Mom] prayed, something so powerful rushed up my body that it pushed three nurses searching for a pulse physically back, and they can't explain it.” - John Smith

“Because God is omnipotent, and we are created in His image, our words have potency to them, they have power.” - Joyce Smith

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Enjoy watching these additional videos from Jesus Calling YouTube channel:

Audio podcast: https://bit.ly/2uCnNM0

Original Series video podcast: https://bit.ly/2WzFY0O

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Apr 18 2019

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Rank #11: Dolly Parton Believes with God, All Things Are Possible

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Country superstar Dolly Parton was raised to believe that “Jesus loves her, and that with God, nothing is impossible.” Dolly never forgot her humble beginnings, even as she went on to achieve great success in her career and has received the highest awards for her music, songwriting, acting and other creative endeavors. Dolly is grateful for what she has been given and seeks ways to give back and bless others. In 1995, she had vision to foster a love of reading with preschool children and launched the Imagination Library, providing books monthly to children during their first 5 years of life. Now, 50 years from the release of her first record, Dolly continues to speak encouragement into the lives of children by releasing her first ever kid’s album titled “I Believe In You,” for which all proceeds go to The Imagination Library.

Oct 12 2017

11mins

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Rank #12: [JESUS CALLING VIDEO STORY] Lysa TerKeurst Asks “Why, God?” & Then Trusts His Plan

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This week’s episode features two women who have grappled with the hard questions we all ask of God.  Lysa TerKeurst is an author and speaker and Dorothy Ruelas works in prison ministry in Texas. Lysa candidly shares her journey to realizing that she was “good enough” when she stopped letting her circumstances define her and began believing in who God says she is.

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May 10 2018

29mins

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Rank #13: Choosing Christ Through Doubt & Fear: Bear Grylls & Rhonda Vincent

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The farther we get into our faith journeys, the more difficult and complex they seem to be. Obstacles block our paths, daylight dims and the road grows hard to see. But after a while in the dark, the light of dawns breaks through the night, warming the world and showing the way forward. God’s love is that light for our paths, and our guests this week—adventurer Bear Grylls and musician Rhonda Vincent—remind us that even when challenges barrage our faith, we can choose to stay on the road and follow the path He laid for us.

Links, Products and Resources Mentioned:

Jesus Calling devotional

Jesus Calling books

CMAfest

Bear Grylls

Man vs Wild TV Show

Running Wild TV Show

Soul Fuel daily devotional

Rhonda Vincent

Live at the Ryman with Bluegrass Legends

Ryman Auditorium

“Where I Come From” song

Interview Quotes:

“But the great message of grace is that through all of that, somehow despite ourselves, despite our fallenness, we're actually still held, and we're still forgiven.” - Bear Grylls

“If I ever sense the presence of God, it’s actually in relationships,” - Bear Grylls

“The journey of faith can be sort of a difficult one to navigate.” - Bear Grylls

“The moments you think would be the greatest triumphs have often been in my place of real doubt and struggle.” - Bear Grylls

“Somehow through the fog of being a human being, I choose to trust in this message of grace and this message of love.” - Bear Grylls

“I have seen so many blessings and miracles that God has given us.” - Rhonda Vincent

“I am so thankful that I have that faith, and I got to have the Bible as a guide and as a road map of life.” - Rhonda Vincent

“I love the connections that that music brings.” - Rhonda Vincent

“[When you’re an artist] there becomes a responsibility and expectation to make sure, number one, that you are representing yourself [well. I think], How does God perceive me? “ - Rhonda Vincent

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Enjoy these videos on Jesus Calling YouTube channel:

Audio podcast: https://bit.ly/2uCnNM0

Original Series video podcast: https://bit.ly/2WzFY0O

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Aug 01 2019

20mins

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Rank #14: Through Life’s Ups & Downs, There Is Jesus: Trevor Brazile & Zach Williams

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God never leaves our side, no matter what. On today’s episode, 24-time PRCA rodeo champion Trevor Brazile shares how bull rider Cody Custer helped him rededicate his life to Jesus, and why he is instilling strong cowboy values of honor, respect, and faith into his children. Christian music artist Zach Williams shares how God reclaimed his story as a struggling rock star and transformed his life toward creating a different kind of music, touching more lives than Zach could have ever imagined—thanks, in part, to a surprise collaboration with Dolly Parton. Both Trevor and Zach show how God stuck by them in good times and bad, even if they didn’t feel His presence, and how they honor Him by using their platforms to spread His love to others. 

Links, Products and Resources Mentioned:

Sarah Young

Jesus Calling Podcast

Jesus Calling books

Jesus Calling Textured Gray Leathersoft with Full Scriptures

Trusting God to Fill the Gap: Rodeo Stars Tyson Durfey (w/ wife Shea Fisher) and Cody Custer

Dolly Parton Believes in God, All Things are Possible

Trevor Brazile

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Zach Williams

Rescue Story album

Rescue Story video

“There Was Jesus” Live CMA Performance with Dolly Parton

Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave

His Haven Ranch

Interview Quotes:

"[My son] may not choose to be a rodeo cowboy . . . but I wanted him to grow up in a culture of respect, not only for people, but for animals." - Trevor Brazile

”Philippians 4:13—I like that [verse]. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Because we can't do everything under our own power. We need God's help sometimes—all the time.” - Treston Brazile

”Unconditional love is perfected when we love Him back, and that's why it's so important to spend that time in the Word and just build on that relationship.” - Trevor Brazile

“The success that we've had has given me a platform to let people know that it wasn't all me. It was my Savior.” - Trevor Brazile

“I just fell in love with this idea that I could start writing these songs and telling these stories in this season of life that I was going through.” - Zach Williams

“I was thinking that I should be happy for all the things that I have, but nothing I was doing was filling this hole in my life.” - Zach Williams

“My wife invited me to go to a prison with her and share some of these songs. And for me, that was like the first time that God had really spoken to me and said, ‘These are the songs. These are the people. These are places. This is the music that I have for you to write.’” - Zach Williams

“To hear people share a story with me and be like, 'Hey, man, I heard your song, "Fear's a Liar," and it saved my life' . . . it's better than any award you're going to get or any kind of recognition." - Zach Williams

“God has been doing some pretty amazing things in my life over the last few years.” - Zach Williams

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Enjoy these videos on Jesus Calling YouTube channel:

Audio podcast: https://bit.ly/2uCnNM0

Original Series video podcast: https://bit.ly/2WzFY0O

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Dec 05 2019

28mins

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Rank #15: Kathie Lee Gifford: Desperately Seeking the Truth

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Kathie Lee Gifford is an Emmy Award winning host of the Today Show. She is a singer, songwriter and author who brings her vivacious spirit to everything she does. Behind the public personality is a “truth-seeker,” who relentlessly pursues the deeper meanings of God’s Word in her spare time. She is working on a new book that details her many visits to the Holy Land to study the origins of Scripture entitled “The Rock, The Road and the Rabbi” which comes out in Spring of 2018. Kathie Lee discusses the passion she has for God’s Word, how she faces life after losing her husband, Frank Gifford, and what gives her joy and purpose every day.

Aug 31 2017

27mins

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Rank #16: Through Life’s Disappointments, Hang on to Hope: Aaron Watson & WAY-FM’s Carlos & Joy.

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Aaron Watson is a rising country music star who began chasing his dream of becoming a singer/songwriter over 18 years. Though faced with countless disappointments, family tragedy and rejection, Aaron trusted God for the path that he would take and is celebrating the release of a new hit record, Vaquero. Carlos & Joy host WAY-FM Christian radio network’s popular afternoon show. They share how a love for Christian music and a desire to spread the hope of Christ to others through the air-waves, inspired them to pursue their careers in Christian radio.

Nov 12 2017

40mins

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Rank #17: Reba McEntire: When Christmas is Hard, You Can Still Find Joy

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Reba McEntire is a country music legend who has had over 35 #1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. Reba has become a beloved household name who has made her mark in film, television, theater and retail. Her last project, a Gospel double CD entitled “Sing It Now; Songs of Faith and Hope,” recently won a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year. Now Reba has gone on to record a new Christmas record called “My Kind of Christmas.” She shares her thoughts on Christmas, and why, for many of us, Christmas can be a difficult time of year, but also why she thinks it’s important to find joy, and to remember the Reason for this season.

Dec 07 2017

8mins

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Rank #18: God’s Perfect Purpose for Our Imperfect Lives: Rita Wilson and Lisa Osteen Comes

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Many of us spend our lives trying to match our talents with the world’s need. We want to feel useful, after all. But when we’re hustling to get dinner on the table, or shuttling loved ones to doctor’s appointments, or rushing to meet a deadline, “finding our purpose” feels like a task that’s way too big to check off the list. But even if we don’t feel it, God has a purpose for our lives, and is doing great things, even through imperfect humans. Our guests, actor/producer Rita Wilson and pastor Lisa Osteen Comes, remind us that God has put greatness inside each of us, and as we travel through our lives, He reveals new gifts we can use to reach others.

Links, Products and Resources Mentioned:

Sarah Young

Jesus Calling Podcast

Jesus Calling books

Jesus Calling weekly prayer call

Jesus Calling podcast - “Using Our Gifts for Good: Musciaian RaeLynn & Writer Kristy Cambron

Rita Wilson

Halfway to Home album

The Spark song

Throw Me a Party song

My Big Fat Greek Wedding movie

Mamma Mia! Movie

Screen Actor’s Guild

The Brady Bunch sitcom

Lisa Osteen Comes

Lakewood Church (Houston, TX)

You Were Made for More: How to Become All You Were Created to Be book

The Singing Contractors’ “How Great Thou Art”

Interview Quotes:

“We're works in progress. We're not really finished, and we are constantly trying to be better.” - Rita Wilson 

“But at the end of the day, you want to be remembered for making someone's life better.” - Rita Wilson 

“Having been blessed with an extraordinary life, you almost become more thankful. You can't take credit for it. In a way, I feel like everything that I do—anything good that is coming out of it, I believe—is from a higher power.” - Rita Wilson

“Creativity is time independent.” - Rita Wilson

“All these things come against us in life, and sometimes it looks like we're not gonna make it, we're not going to live out our dreams. But with God's help, we can.” - Lisa Osteen Comes

“What did God put in you naturally? What are your gifts, what are your talents? Because whatever He puts in you, He's going to use for your destiny, for His purpose, for His glory.” - Lisa Osteen Comes

"I am God's child and He has a plan for me. He will help me if He calls me. He will equip me and help me to do whatever He has called me to do." - Lisa Osteen Comes

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Enjoy these videos on Jesus Calling YouTube channel:

Audio podcast: https://bit.ly/2uCnNM0

Original Series video podcast: https://bit.ly/2WzFY0O

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Oct 24 2019

29mins

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Rank #19: Emotional Boundaries & Spiritual Health: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. Daniel Amen

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Today’s guests, doctors Henry Cloud and Daniel Amen, help us see how science and scripture can be connected in ways that explain our hurts and heal our pain. Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling co-author of Boundaries. He shares Biblical and scientific support that show how healthy emotional boundaries honor God, ourselves and others. Dr. Daniel Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has helped countless people change their brains and lives through his clinics, public television programs, and books, including the New York Times bestseller The Daniel Plan and his latest book, Memory Rescue. Today he tells us how taking care of our physical health helps us take care of our brain and spiritual well-being.

Jul 26 2018

36mins

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Rank #20: A Prison to Set You Free: Sheila Walsh’s Journey Through Depression

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Sheila Walsh is a Bible teacher and best-selling author with over 5 million books sold.  Her international ministry has reached millions of women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with the transforming power of God's Word. Sheila candidly shares some of the joys and heartache of her early family life and how she struggled to prove herself worthy of God’s love.

Feb 21 2017

19mins

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