Audiobooks for Christians

Popular Audiobooks for Christian Listeners

These audiobooks for Christians offer fresh listening selections for those who don't have time, or (inconceivable for me) don't like to read (gasp!). And, most importantly, for the vision-impaired, audiobooks may be the only option. Perhaps you have a long drive to work, or you'd like to enhance your exercise routine with the newest in Christian audiobooks. Here are some popular Christian fiction and non-fiction choices to consider.

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The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry

The Beloved Daughter
The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry. Image Courtesy of Alana Terry

The Beloved Daughter instantly captivated me with the real to life story of a young woman enduring excruciating and brutal suffering in a North Korean prison camp. It gave me a heartrending image of the terror, deprivation, and humiliation our brothers and sisters in closed countries endure daily because of their faith in Jesus Christ. This reality is something Christians in America need to encounter up close. Terry's characters are authentic, struggling, scarred, sometimes weak, sometimes bold, everyday, heroes of faith. I could relate to these characters. With her debut novel, Terry has won my respect. I look forward to hearing what she publishes next.

The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello
The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello. Image Courtesy of Thomas Nelson

When I recently discovered this audiobook, the author, Sibella Giorello, instantly became a new favorite of mine. I'm totally captivated by her writing style. She's engaging, humorous, and intelligent. The book is part of her "Raleigh Harmon" FBI murder mystery series, and it's set on an Alaska cruise. My husband and I took our long-time dream Alaska cruise vacation two summers ago, so the book grabbed me immediately. I'm also a forensic mystery devotee, and the heroine, Raleigh Harmon, is a trained forensic geologist. The best part--Sibella is a Christian, so there's no foul language or sexual content to wade through. I appreciated the expertly-packaged spiritual content in this book. No artificial, hokey characters or dialog. So refreshing! My only disappointment: to date she's written only four books, and just two of them are available in audio format. More »

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. Image Courtesy of Thomas Nelson

When I completed this audiobook, I thought, "Every Christian ought to hear this!" It's about a four-year-old boy, Colton, who has a near-death experience. In the months following, he begins to share snippets of this experience with his parents, who are stunned by what their little boy reveals. The true story was so moving, at times I had to stop and just marvel as I worshiped the Lord. I could easily relate to the characters. The narrative flowed with a casual, conversational, and humorous style that I thoroughly enjoyed. There was nothing artificial or spiritually contrived about this family. Colton's story is told through the eyes of his father, Todd Burpo, the senior pastor of a small Wesleyan church in Nebraska. He's down-to-earth, and his book is incredibly uplifting in light of what we know about heaven in Scripture. It's a short, easy listen, perfect for a long drive.

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Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman

Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. Image courtesy of Zondervan

Do you sense a shallowness to your relationship with Christ? Do you feel more like a fan of Jesus than a fully committed follower? Kyle Idleman believes every true Christian must understand the difference. His book, Not a Fan, shows readers what it means to stop living for self and start experiencing a 100 percent commitment to Christ. Only then can we become true followers. Idleman uses Scripture, straightforward, everyday examples, and plenty of humor to call believers to become more than just "enthusiastic admirers" of Jesus.

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The Ambition by Lee Strobel

The Ambition by Lee Strobel
The Ambition by Lee Strobel. Image Courtesy of Zondervan

Although Lee Strobel is most known for his nonfiction Christian apologetics works including the "Case" series, The Ambition launches his fiction writing career. While I thought this first novel left some room for improvement, I'm optimistic that Strobel's fast-paced, well-constructed legal thriller is just the start of many intriguing adventures to come. The Ambition takes shape in a thriving, suburban megachurch as its leadership grapples with the resignation and potential Senate appointment of a disillusioned senior pastor. While a skeptical newspaper reporter tries to sniff out a scandal in the church, a misguided attorney seeks freedom from his gambling addiction and a way to rectify his crimes. Because of his entanglement with the mob and dealings with a crooked judge, the attorney's life and the lives of everyone he confides in are threatened.

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Her Mother's Hope / Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers

Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers. Image Courtesy of Tyndale House

One of my favorite Christian fiction authors, Francine Rivers has penned another saga spanning multiple decades in a two-book tale exploring the complex relationship between a mother and daughter. You'll journey three generations from Switzerland through Europe and eventually to Canada and the United States. The women face challenges, tragedy, and war, as they learn the lessons of unconditional love and sacrifice. Although barriers threaten to divide them forever, with God's grace and forgiveness they rebuild bridges of healing. Both titles in the series are available in audio format at

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The Coming Economic Armageddon by David Jeremiah

The Coming Economic Armageddon by David Jeremiah
The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns About the New Global Economy by David Jeremiah. Image Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Is the current economic distress in our world the fulfillment of Bible prophecy? Are we truly living in the end of days as foretold in the pages of Scripture. In The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns About the New Global Economy David Jeremiah suggests that today's disturbing headlines can be best understood within the context of biblical prophecy and that God's people should prepare for the a new global economy.

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Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies for Winning the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

Power Thoughts by Joyce Meyer
Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies for Winning the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. Image Courtesy of FaithWords

This workbook-based program is a practical reexamination of the principles laid out in Joyce Meyer's bestselling book, Battlefield of the Mind. Using 12 positive "power thoughts," listeners will learn to improve their lives and achieve new goals by retraining their thoughts.

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Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Image Courtesy of

Francis Chan is a pastor and the president of Eternity Bible College in California. He's written Crazy Love as a challenge to make believers really think about God's love for us and how the Creator of the Universe demonstrated crazy, passionate love through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ. Each chapter asks a thought-provoking, self-examining question to help you carefully consider your beliefs and actions toward God and about the Christian faith.

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado. Image Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Is fear holding you prisoner? As always, the bestselling author and pastor of Oak Hills Church in Texas, Max Lucado, has a timely message for people facing a real problem in today's unsettling economy, overwhelming atmosphere of anxiety, growing violence, and media-driven fear. Turning our doubts and fears into hope and faith in Jesus is the answer, and Lucado illustrates how to do this with lessons from the life of Jesus, as well as his own personal experiences in beating fear. More »

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