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Today's Free Resource » 550 Free Audiobooks

This resource was sent to us by Ryan Thompson. He was a student leader at Chi Alpha at the University of Alabama and is a current supporter of DC Chi Alpha Missionaries. 

We've probably all heard the leadership maxim that leaders are readers. But most of us don't play golf everyday or leave the office at 3pm. Why? Because we're busy and we've got lots to do. Audiobooks are a great way to turn a commute, jog or errand run into something more than a jam session to the Top 40. 

 Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer.  - Open Culture Website

Below is a list of a few of the books that caught our eye on first glance. What's really great is that most of the books can be downloaded from different services and in various formats. They have several robust sections of poetry, classics and fiction. 

  • The Art of War
  • The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
  • A Child's History of England
  • Poetics
  • The Raven
  • The Poems of Emily Dickinson  
  • Animal Farm
  • The Man Who Was Thursday

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Today's Free Resource » Through Painted Desserts (Audiobook) 

This resource was sent to us by Kevin Goldfarb. He's a student leader actively involved in Chi Alpha at American University. You can follow him on Twitter

Donald Miller, the well-known author of Blue Like Jazz and creator of Storyline recently made this available for free if you sign-up for his newsletter. It's his first book which, although not his most popular, it was highly acclaimed by critics and has been met with praise by hundreds of thousands of people. 

A record of a classic road trip. Miller's tale is full of serendipitous adventures and thoughtful Christian reflection . . . offering the sort of deep-thought wanderings into meaning and significance that are the meat of college-age existence . . . a reminder that life was meant to be lived, not just gotten through -- Publisher's Weekly 

One Amazon reviewer said the following about the book. 

I love Miller's writing style; effortless and cool but moving on a very real level. He's down to earth in a shameless way. You'll relate, laugh, and cry. It's like a conversation with a friend about this life in Jesus.

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Today's Free Resource » Getting The Most Out of A Retreat (Blog) 

This resource was a blog post recently published by Josh Moran. He serves as the Assistant Director at UVA Chi Alpha and is an avid blogger. Some of our staff in the district are frequent readers of his blog and we found this post extremely helpful for staff and students alike. 

It's a simple post with five main ideas that will help people process and prepare for an amazing encounter at a retreat of any sort. Here's just a brief snippet below. 

1. Embrace the Community. I mean micro and macro community. More than likely you came on the retreat with your Core Group. Embrace them. Love them. Get to know them. But also get to know the entire community. Make new friends. Submit yourself to the community. I believe the community of God can do a beautiful work in a person’s life if they’ll submit to it. Yeah, they maybe wouldn’t be the friends you’d pick, but they’re probably better.

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Today's Free Resource » HD Videos

This resource has been used by Blane Young , primarily while working as the Communications Pastor at Family Life Church. He is now on staff at Chi Alpha at American University. For those that need a video background for a worship service or for announcements - these are perfect. Not only are they free (in terms of cost) but they are also royalty-free (which means that you can use them whoever you'd like without incurring any fees or breaking any laws). 

We understand. It can be so easy to get caught up in the tech/media side of ministry or ignore it altogether. So, we hope this helps! You can find 25+ videos that have a multitude of uses! 

Make sure to show off your footage to all  your friends, we promise, they'll be jealous. 

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