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Unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Show notes, emails, and more at Follow us on social:

Unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Show notes, emails, and more at Follow us on social:


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Unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Show notes, emails, and more at Follow us on social:




Season 3 Release Date!

Hey Compelled listeners! So it's been a while since you've heard from us. In fact, we published our last episode in October of last year. (so yeah, basically a year ago) We were hoping to release Season 3 this past summer and even made an announcement about that… but then a little pandemic hit the world and like everyone else, our plans were changed for the rest of the year. But the good news is that we’re back on track and actually have a date for our third season! Thanks to the...


#30 Forgiving My Kidnappers - Gracia Burnham

Gracia Burnham was serving as a missionary in the Philippines when she and her husband were kidnapped by Muslim terrorists. They spent over a year in the jungle as hostages enduring hardships of all kinds, including constant shortage of drinking water, near starvation, and 17 gun battles. Even more difficult than the physical challenges were the questions Gracia wrestled with. How could God still love her? How could she forgive those who had so horribly mistreated her? God worked in...


#29 Battling Leukemia - Jonathan Pacheco, Pt. 2

This is Part 2 of Jonathan Pacheco's story. This episode concludes the sweet love story between Jonathan and Ellena, as they are happily married. Shortly after, however, Jonathan unexpectedly found himself in the midst of the biggest trial of his life: leukemia. Given only months to live, he discovered rest and peace in the Lord and surrendered himself to God’s will... when God worked yet another miracle. Go Deeper: Contact Jonathan directly:...


#28 The Blessing of Disability - Jonathan Pacheco Pt. 1

Jonathan Pacheco was severely disabled at birth when his spinal cord was nearly severed, and he has lived his entire life in a motorized wheelchair. Jonathan shares what his journey of faith has looked like as he has come to grips with God's sovereignty in all things, including his disability and more. Go Deeper: Contact Jonathan directly: ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people...


#27 9/11 Survivor at the Pentagon - Brian Birdwell

Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell was at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when American Airlines flight 77 crashed just yards away from him, instantly engulfing his body in flames. Brian was faced with certain death but also with complete peace in knowing that his faith was already placed in a Savior. His story is raw, true, and filled with miracles. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for...


#26 From Abortion to Abolition - Jill Robbins

At the age of 17, Jill Robbins had an abortion. It was highly traumatic and was unfortunately only the beginning of a self-destructive lifestyle she pursued for years. Jill became involved in drugs and promiscuity, which, in turn, resulted in the rapid decline of her mental health. Jill’s life was falling apart until she found the only One who could put the pieces back together again. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the...


#25 Voice for the Martyrs - Todd Nettleton

Todd Nettleton works for Voice of the Martyrs, finding and telling stories of modern-day Christians who are being persecuted and martyred throughout the world. A widow in Turkey, a Chinese woman who was imprisoned for her faith in Christ, and a new believer in Laos who couldn’t wait to share his faith with others... These are just a handful of the persecuted Christians Todd has interacted with throughout his time with Voice of the Martyrs who have had a deep impact on his own...


#24 Creator of Hank the Cowdog - John Erickson

John Erickson is the author of the popular children's book series, "Hank the Cowdog," which has sold over 10 million copies. John has a lighthearted approach in the way he writes, and much of it has to do with the Christian Worldview he carries. Listen to the back story of how Hank the Cowdog came to life and of John’s personal journey. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast:...


#23 Born to Deliver - Kathy Brace, Pt 2

This is Part 2 of Kathy’s story. Just when things in Kathy’s life seemed to be looking up, a water skiing accident and a heart-wrenching divorce brought her to a place of complete desperation. Equipped with the hope of Christ, Kathy pressed forward. In a beautiful act of redemption, God used Kathy’s terrible birth experiences and even her abortion to eventually lead her into her current profession of midwifery. And, in a completely unexpected turn of events, God graciously reunited Kathy...


#22 Pregnant, Unmarried & Hopeless - Kathy Brace, Pt 1

Kathy Brace grew up in a dysfunctional home with an abusive father and detached mother. She began searching for love in all the wrong places and became pregnant by age 15, eventually giving her baby up for adoption. Kathy spent much of her life looking for true love, chasing after her dream of a picture perfect family. Yet over and over again, she only found bitterness and rejection accompanied by a string of failed relationships and unwanted pregnancies. Kathy's life continued spiraling...


SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes - Linda Strom

This week we're taking a break from our regular episode format to bring you a "Behind the Scenes" interview with Linda Strom. You can hear the edited version of Linda's story by listening to episode "#01 Finding Life On Death Row – Linda Strom". Linda Strom is the founder and President of Discipleship Unlimited, a women’s prison ministry focused on transforming women’s lives through the power of Jesus Christ. Linda has a powerful testimony of how God worked in her own broken life, before...


#21 A Jew Converted - Joe Friedman

Joe Friedman was raised in a family that was proud of their ancestry and devoted to their Jewish community and way of life. But even though Joe spent much of his life as a devoted Jew, practicing rabbinical rules and trying to earn favor with God, something still seemed to be missing. After attending a cult meeting, Joe was so unsettled by the cult’s depiction of Jesus, he decided to read a Christian Bible for the first time… and had no idea what God was about to...


#20 Total Surrender - Eric Ludy

Although Eric Ludy is best known for his popular books about purity, this episode explores Eric’s journey of surrender to Christ. Eric yielded his career, his reputation, his finances, and even his family to God’s will. Despite the difficulties Eric has experienced living for Jesus, he has found deeper intimacy with Christ to be a sweet reward which has made every trial worthwhile. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people...


#19 Frontline Missionary - Robert Harris

Robert Harris was a depressed, suicidal teenager when God entered his life. God has now led Robert to the frontlines of evangelism, both in America and overseas in south Asia. Robert candidly shares about God’s hand at work on the mission field through miraculous healings and seeing the evidence of faithful believers standing firm in the face of persecution. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for...


#18 Delivered from the Prosperity Gospel - Sheila Booth-Alberstadt

Sheila Booth-Alberstadt ignored God for the first 40 years of her life until she encountered Christ for the first time. However, she was rapidly sucked into the "Prosperity Gospel" movement for 5 years and believed that she could do all things Christ had done... and more. Yet she was constantly plagued by doubts like: Why couldn't she heal her own children when they were sick?Why couldn't she heal her own body?Why didn't financial prosperity come to her even when she had the “faith” that...


#17 Doubts. Depression. Disease. - Ryan Dobson

Ryan Dobson grew up in a loving, Christian family. His father was Dr. James Dobson, a famous Christian author and speaker. Ryan was surrounded by everything he could need to pursue a vibrant relationship with God, yet Ryan would have to walk his own path to know God personally. Despite many hardships and trials, including doubts, depression, and disease, Ryan is a living testimony that God will never leave our sides. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from...


#16 Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison - Hannah Overton

Hannah Overton was an ordinary mom with 5 young children and in the process of adopting another. But when a family tragedy struck, no one could have predicted the terrible turn of events that left Hannah convicted of capital murder. Hannah was sentenced to life in prison. Even though Hannah was innocent, she believed that God was still in control and had a greater purpose. Instead of growing bitter, Hannah chose to thrive where God had placed her. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly...


Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 of Compelled is launching on June 18th! Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God told by the people compelled to live for Him. We have a brand new lineup of guests during Season 2 including: - Hannah Overton, a mother of 5 who was falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Yet instead of growing bitter, she chose to thrive where God had placed her. - Ryan Dobson, the son of Dr. James Dobson. Even though Ryan grew up in a loving...


#15 A Special Needs Journey - Jason & Bethany Pilchard

We’ve come to the final episode of Season 1! Jason and Bethany Pilchard have experienced many challenges together while serving in the ministry. From growing pains early in their marriage, to pioneering in the care of their unique special needs son, the Pilchards have continually relied on God alone for the strength to endure and even thrive through one of the greatest of hardships imaginable. Join us as we listen to Jason and Bethany’s compelling story of the “trying of their faith”, and...


#14 Living God's Adventure - John Fornof

John Fornof has always loved stories and eventually became a writer for several Christian audio dramas, including Adventures in Odyssey, Jonathan Park Audio Adventures, and The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty. Join us as we listen to John's account of God's guiding hand in his life adventure. You'll hear how God orchestrated events in John's life to lead him on the path of storytelling, as well as some of the unique challenges and miracles that he's encountered along the way. Show...