Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts Audiobook, by Sara Frankl Play Audiobook Sample

Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts Audiobook

Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts Audiobook, by Sara Frankl Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Tara Ochs, Tiffany Morgan, Anne Marie Gideon, Mary Carver, various narrators, Ann Marie Gideon Publisher: Faith Words Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478960782

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Longest Chapter Length:

32:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07:45 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

24:21 minutes

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"Sara's story only grew louder, braver, bolder with her death. It's a story that we all need to keep hearing." -- Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Surprised by Motherhood Sara Frankl knew she had a terminal disease, but she didn't let it stop her from living. In the face of immeasurable pain, Sara chose joy -- again and again. Her unforgettable message of hope and purpose lives on, even after her death, in her words. Choose Joy is a compilation of the lessons Sara learned while she was dying, written in her own words and sewn together by her close friend Mary Carver. It is a reminder to see the beauty in life, even when it looks nothing like you hoped or planned. In a world full of tragedy, choosing joy is no small task -- but, as Sara knew, the importance lies in the choosing. Once you learn to make that choice, every day, no matter what happens, joy will come.

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About the Authors

Sara Frankl (1973–2011) passed away after a long battle with Leukopenia and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Sara’s writing tells about her commitment to embracing the life God had planned. Her illness stripped her of the potential for a job and family, but that didn’t stop Sara from chasing down community. You can read Sara’s story on her blog, To assist in continuing Sara’s discipleship, visit

Mary Carver is a writer, speaker, and recovering perfectionist. She lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons, but she lives because of God’s grace. Mary writes about her imperfect life with humor and honesty, encouraging women to give up on perfect and get on with life, at Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.

About the Narrators

Tara Ochs attended Florida State where she developed a tan and a taste for comedy improv. Tara has done improv shows in Orlando, Austin, Texas, Atlanta, Colorado, New York, LA, and London. Tara’s credits include work in the Georgia Shakespeare Festival playing with the company of Dad’s Garage. She has also performed in numerous stage productions. Tara had a cat, Bane. She puts him on the answering machine all the time, annoying her friends.

Tiffany Morgan is a film and television actress who has starred in The Mist, Green Lantern, and The Joneses, as well as television’s The Vampire Diaries and Nashville.

Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.

Ann Marie Gideon, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a professional actress based in Atlanta. She received a BFA in theater performance from the University of Memphis and trained at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Throughout her college career, she gained professional experience by performing at Playhouse on the Square. Soon after, she toured across the country with the National Players and then landed in Atlanta, Georgia, with Georgia Shakespeare. She is now expanding her career into voice-over work, film, and television.