Kabul 24

1-Kabul24WVideoAmazonritten by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson
Published by Thomas Nelson
Published in 2009

SYNOPSIS: You can’t kidnap someone’s hope. They were teachers, engineers, nurses, students, and artists from around the world who answered God’s call to help Afghan refugees rebuild their lives following decades of war. But as international tensions reached inferno levels in 2001, extremists set out to rid Afghanistan of anyone who posed a threat to Islam and the influence of the Taliban.

The Shelter Now International (SNI) humanitarian effort led by Christians from Western countries topped the Taliban’s list.

Kabul 24 is the story you didn’t see on CNN. It’s the story of the human heartbeats behind the headlines that captivated the world during one of the most volatile political windows in recent history. Relive the harrowing, true account of how eight humanitarian aid workers imprisoned behind enemy lines would survive and even thrive in the midst of betrayal, inhumane conditions, and the massive Allied bombing raids conducted by their own countries following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

From peacemakers to pawns in a story of political and religious turmoil, the eight would individually and collectively discover a level of hope that would free them from captivity long before their dramatic rescue by American Special Forces 105 days after their abduction.

Kabul 24 by Ben Pearson and Henry Arnold, is about a group known as the ‘SNI Eight’. However, the story is not just about them, it is about their families and the locals that they provided employment for. They are arrested and unjustly punished for only helping a people that desperately needed helping. On September 11, 2001 America was attacked by terrorists. This happened shortly after the SNI eight were arrested. Their prisoners soon become more of abductors, attempting to use the eight as a personal shield from U.S. retaliation. While this book is an account of their experience, it flows in story-like form. I could not put this book down. A book is good when you can’t stop thinking about it even after you’ve finished. I can’t stop thinking about it.”

GodsDanceralwayz
Amazon Reviewer

See also: Film Version

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Hometown Favorite

videoAmazon2-Hometown FavoriteWritten by Henry O. Arnold and Bill Barton
Published by Revell
Published in 2008

SYNOPSIS: Talented, handsome, and personable, Dewayne Jobe rose from humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to play college football in Southern California and beyond. One of the best wide receivers in college ball, Dewayne is assured a promising career in professional football and easily finds success both on and off the field. Not only is he a great player, he’s got the wife, the kids, and the pristine white picket fence to boot. But catastrophe looms right around the corner and ultimately strikes with a crushing vengeance. Will Dewayne’s faith and character stand the test of such tragedy? Or will he lose everything–including the love of his life? This modern retelling of the story of Job will capture readers with the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people–and how good people can survive.

“One of the best books I have read in awhile. Really kept me interested didn’t want to put my iPad down. Really liked they way it ended.”

Jean Lentz
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Success is a Choice

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Written by: John C. Maxwell
Published: October 2020
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

Are you tired of not reaching your full potential? Do you feel you have the talent to succeed but are unappreciated and trapped?

Based on his New York Times best-selling book, Beyond Talent, John Maxwell asks if you are tired of not reaching your full potential and feel you have the talent to succeed but are unappreciated and trapped. If this describes you, in Success Is a Choice, you can learn the right choices that lead to success from John Maxwell, the go-to-guru for business professionals across the globe. Take the next steps that successful people chose, including:

  • Believing in themselves
  • Firing up their passion
  • Initiating action
  • Focusing their energy
  • Cultivating good relationships
  • Embracing practice

The choices you make in addition to your talent make the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares 14 choices you need to make to live the life of your dreams. It’s time to go beyond talent by making right choices that will help you really stand out.

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Forward

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Written by: Dr. David Jeremiah
Published: October 2020
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

What is holding you back in life?

No matter your circumstances!

No matter where you are in life!

No matter your age!

God wants you to move forward!

Beloved Bible teacher and New York Times best-selling Author, Dr. David Jeremiah reveals his personal approach to life and how to find the presence and purpose of God in your future!

This book is a master class in how to live fearlessly and get your life in focus! The inspirational content gives you practical biblical insight into the “what’s next” in your life. Learn how God wants to expand your dream, give you divine direction, plant within you a life purpose, equip you with tools to overcome fear, grant you great personal accomplishment, and find a mission that will outlive your life! Don’t get stuck in your past failures or sins or allow present circumstances to keep you from fulfilling God’s purpose for your life. Let Forward be the step-by-step plan of action you’ve needed to move past where you are to where you want to be.

Find joy in pursuing the next steps God has for you and move forward!

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The Maxwell Daily Reader

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Written by: John C. Maxwell
Published: September 2020
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

John C. Maxwell, New York Times best-selling author, encourages listeners to learn the skills of good leadership, “not just for yourself, but for the people who follow you”.

The Maxwell Daily Reader draws its unique power from an ageless truth: The heart of leadership is created through actions, put into practice one day at a time. Each person has inborn potential to be a great leader. Each day’s message will equip listeners with the inspiration and advice to unlock every bit of leadership potential within.

Easily accessible and highly actionable, this is the very best of John C. Maxwell. And it will bring out the very best of the leader in everyone.

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The Difference Maker

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Written by: John C. Maxwell
Published: July 2020
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

What can make the difference in your life today? How can two people with the same skills and abilities, in the same situation, end up with two totally different outcomes? Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says the difference maker is attitude. For those who have ever wondered what may be separating them from achieving the kind of personal and professional success they’ve always dreamt of, Dr. Maxwell has some words of insight: “Your attitude colors every aspect of your life. It is like the mind’s paintbrush.”

In The Difference Maker, Maxwell shatters common myths about attitude – what it can do for you and what it can’t. Showing you how to overcome the five biggest attitude obstacles, Dr. Maxwell teaches the skills you need to make attitude your biggest asset. Most importantly, you’ll learn not only how to develop an attitude that will have a tremendous impact on career, family, and daily living, but also how to maintain that attitude for the rest of your life.

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Your Road Map to Success

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Written by: John C. Maxwell
Published: June 2020
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

Defining success is a difficult task. Most people equate it with wealth, power, and happiness. However, true success is not a thing you acquire or achieve. Rather, it is a journey you take your whole life long. In a refreshingly straightforward style, John Maxwell shares unique insights into what it means to be successful. And he reveals a definition that puts genuine success within your reach yet motivates you to keep striving for your dreams.

“I want to help you discover your personal road map for success, teach you what it means to be on the success journey, answer many of your questions, and equip you with what you’ll need to change yourself and keep growing.” (John C. Maxwell)

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Shelter in God

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Written by: Dr. David Jeremiah
Published: June 2020
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

Shelter-in-place orders around the world have people questioning, “Does God see us? Can he help us through this nerve-racking time?” Dr. David Jeremiah shares through psalms that God is always walking beside us. Now is the time to Shelter in God.

Renowned pastor and teacher Dr. David Jeremiah believes comfort can be found in the Psalms, both now during the coronavirus pandemic and during all of life’s greatest challenges. This newly collected volume will show how finding refuge in God is always our safest place. Shelter in God offers hope in a time of uncertainty and relief to people who are experiencing real troubles and fear.

Find ways to worship in times of trouble
Experience prayer in pressure
Show grace when you are at your wits’ end
With God’s help, triumph over trouble
Shelter in God is an invaluable source of help and encouragement for people facing major obstacles during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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This Beautiful Book

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Written by: Steve Green
Published: November 2019
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

In This Beautiful Book, Steve Green – founder of The Museum of the Bible – highlights life-changing themes woven through the mosaic of the Bible’s various stories, reveals a new way to engage Scripture as a whole, and inspires deep appreciation for the Bible’s connection to your life.

The most popular and culture-shaping text in the world, the Bible is still the least understood book of all time.

The Bible’s collection of history, poetry, genealogy lists, and mystifying prophecies often prove puzzling to readers. And when this text is read in pieces, we’re left with only a half-impression of the vibrant mosaic. This Beautiful Book highlights the thematic threads woven throughout the ancient writings and shows us a new way to engage with Scripture as a whole.

Through insights gained from firsthand experiences in leading and developing the first world class Bible museum, Green invites readers to step back from the individual stories of the Bible and consider the Bible as a whole. He reveals the completeness, connection, and transformative power of Scripture. Along with stunning retellings of biblical stories, Green helps readers see the story within the story, and draws the careful connections that help us appreciate the richness of the Bible story as a single story. Each page will spark or embolden your faith in a God who speaks to us across the centuries.

A truly captivating experience, this book will instill in you a deep appreciation for Scripture and its profound connection to your own life story.

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Tap Code

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Written by: Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and Sara W. Berry
Published: November 2019
Reader(s): Henry O. Arnold and Ginny Welsh

Tap Code shares never-before-told details of underground operations during the Vietnam War while weaving in an inspiring story of true love, honor, and courage as husband and wife endured the hardest circumstances they had ever faced.

When Air Force pilot Captain Carlyle “Smitty” Harris was shot down over Vietnam on April 4, 1965, he had no idea what horrors awaited him in the infamous Hoa Lo prison – nicknamed “Hanoi Hilton.” Harris was the sixth American POW captured in the air war over North Vietnam, and for the next eight years, Smitty and hundreds of other American POWs – including John McCain and George “Bud” Day – suffered torture, solitary confinement, and abuse.

Their dignity was taken, their wills were challenged, and their bodies were bruised and battered. But in the midst of the struggle, Smitty remembered once learning the Tap Code – an old, long-unused World War II method of communication through tapping on a common water pipe. He covertly taught the code to many POWs, and in turn they taught others.

Simple and effective, the Tap Code quickly spread throughout the prison and became one of the most covert ways for POWs to communicate without their captors’ knowledge. It became a lifeline during their internment – a morale booster, a vehicle of unity, and a way to communicate the chain of command and continue their underground operations, which ultimately changed the course of the war.

Back home, meanwhile, Harris’s wife, Louise, raised their three children alone, unsure of her husband’s fate. One of the first POW wives of the Vietnam War, she became a role model for many wives, advocating for herself and her children in her husband’s absence.

Told through both Smitty’s and Louise’s voices, Tap Code shares a riveting true story of ingenuity under pressure, strength and dignity in the face of the enemy, the love of family, and the hope, faith, and resolve necessary to endure even the darkest circumstances.

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