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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nichole Nordeman Narrator: Nichole Nordema Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The bestselling album has inspired a heart-melting audiobook.

In Love Story, one of Christian music’s most remarkable singer-songwriters brings to listeners her proven gift for mining the gritty soil of everyday experience and emerging with poignant gems of spiritual insight. Based on the songs of the popular album, (Music Inspired by) The Story, Dove Award winner Nichole Nordeman takes us inside some of the pivotal moments of the people of scripture, revealing a very human side that we’ve rarely glimpsed. In the process, she offers us startlingly frank glimpses of her own struggles and faith journey, inspiring us to take the hand of the one who walks with us—who has always walked with us—from beginning to end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nichole is curious, creative, clever, and convicted. And since she is, you are holding a book that will blow the dust off an old faith and give structure to a young one. Read it!”

    Max Lucado, New York Times bestselling author

  • “We had the same experience reading this book that our whole family has had listening to the amazing lyrics Nichole wrote for The Story CD. Her willingness to use her incredible gift in such a brave and honest way makes the real people of the Story and the God of all our stories profoundly more real.”

    Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman

  • “I have always been spellbound by the songwriting of Nichole Nordeman. But here, amid the pages of her first book, it’s confirmed to me that she really is one of the greatest writers of our time. Through her brilliant and creative storytelling, timeless Bible characters come to life in such a way, it’s as if I’m walking in their shoes. And more than that, it’s like they’ve walked in mine, because I find a little piece of me in every one. Thank you, Nichole. This book is a treasure, as are you.”

    Natalie Grant, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter

  • Love Story is nothing short of the greatest story ever told, now brilliantly retold in modernity by a master communicator. Nichole instantly and effortlessly manages to transcend the surface familiarity with the characters and stories of the Bible, bringing us into a stunningly beautiful, uncommonly insightful, wickedly  humorous, equally tragic and triumphant, fresh encounter with scripture. Woven together with her riveting an honest personal narratives, you will find yourself face-to-face with people of faith you only thought you knew. Perhaps the most remarkable thing is that, through the honest and empathetic lens of her own soul and trademark emotional intuition, Nichole makes us feel deeply again about the most important piece of literature in history.”

    Bernie Herms, Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Twila | 12/10/2013

    " Huge fan of Nichole Nordeman's songwriting and this book did not disappoint me. She had such a clever and pitch perfect way with words. I found myself crying in parts and wanting to re-read sections to simply live it again. Reading the story of Mary on Christmas Eve was a beautiful moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kari Shepherd | 7/6/2013

    " I feel like Nichole and I could be good friends. I loved her fresh take on the Bible stories and I identified strongly with most of her commentary and thoughts. I also love the music that goes along with it. I will be re-reading this one at some point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Renada Arens | 3/16/2013

    " About 2/3 through the book I was planning to give it two stars, but the last few chapters moved me up to three. The story of the Angel Tree family was heart-stingingly real and I especially resonated with the story of the thief on the cross "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stefanie | 11/11/2012

    " This is the perfect blend of poignant, hilarious, and motivating. I loved it. "

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