51 Results for "Unshackled"
  • Kennetha Gaebler
    Unshackled!

    Kennetha Gaebler

    This is the longest-running radio drama series in history. You'll be encouraged as you discover how Christ has touched the lives of ordinary people. This program is produced in the drama style of the golden age of radio, with live music, creative sound effects, and versatile actors.

  • Program #3371 Charles Chesnut Classic, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3371 Charles Chesnut Classic – Part 1:  (1920s, Rebellion) The son of a Kentucky preacher, Charles Chesnut rebels and moves to prohibition-era Chicago to perform as a singer in speakeasies. After a drunk married woman makes a pass at him in front of her husband, he reevaluates his life choices and seeks more meaningful work.
  • Program #3370 Jim Striegler, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3370 Jim Striegler – Part 2: (Former Monk, Heart Problems) Jim finishes seminary and is associate pastor at several churches before moving to Wisconsin, where he has a second aneurysm surgery in 2006, brain surgery in 2007 and a third aneurysm operation in 2010. He finally has closure with his brother. In 2013 Jim begins spewing blood from his mouth and nose and doctors discover blood leaking into his lungs. He undergoes emergency surgery that he doesn’t survive. Kathy is still counseling.
  • Program #3369 Jim Striegler, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3369 Jim Striegler – Part 1: (Monk, Heart Trouble) Jim promises his dying mother he will become a priest. He goes to a monastery when he’s 21. Good works are stressed. When he reads Ephesians in the Bible he discovers that salvation is by faith alone. He leaves the monastery. Invited to a church, he meets Kathy and they become friends. He is saved and they marry. Jim is a successful salesman but feels God wants more. The first part ends after Jim survives heart surgery for an aneurysm and goes to seminary.
  • Program # 3368 William Jarabek Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3368 William Jarabeck Classic: (Alcohol, Wanderlust): Bill grows up in Pennsylvania steel country but gets in with the wrong crowd.  At age 15 he starts drinking and goes downhill from there. He and a buddy set out for Seattle, wander around eastern states for a year, and finally end up in Aurora, IL.  They seek help at a mission, where Bill’s shoes have to be cut from his swollen feet.  There he finds Christ in a church where 18 months earlier he’d used the vestibule as shelter from a storm.
  • Program # 3367 David Dang

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3367 David Dang: (Chinese) David’s grandmother is a Christian but he grows up in Communist China where atheism and evolution are taught in schools. Academically successful, he feels emptiness. A Christian invites him to church at Christmas, telling him to “follow the goers”. He goes, hears about God’s love and is saved. He meets Susie and they become friends. They marry after he gets his Master’s degree. Then he goes to America to study and he and Susie begin translating “Unshackled!” into Chinese.
  • Program # 3366 Susie Dang, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3366 Susie & David Dang – Part 2: (Chinese Translator) Susie and David are engaged. They marry and give their testimonies at their wedding. David’s job keeps him away from home and they quarrel, seeking counsel from an elder. David quits his job and God leads him to study in America. Susie follows and through their church Susie becomes a Chinese translator for “Unshackled!”
  • Program # 3365 Susie Dang, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3365 Susie Dang – Part 1: (Chinese, Depression) Susie’s mother nearly dies of hepatitis. Susie’s dad hears that Jesus can heal and takes her to church. Her mother gets better and Susie believes in God. She goes to church, but as a teenager, Susie learns about evolution taught in Chinese schools and her faith falters. She becomes depressed. In college Susie falls unconscious with encephalitis and is hospitalized. A Christian shares the Gospel and Susie prays for salvation. She meets David, a believer. The first part ends as Susie’s mom tries to arrange a marriage that Susie doesn’t want.
  • Program # 3364 "Paula" Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3364 “Paula” Classic: (Dysfunctional Family, Depression) “Paula” grew up in a strict household where nothing she did was ever good enough for her parents. Her family followed a religion that promotes contradictory and strange beliefs about Jesus Christ. When Paula fell in love with a soldier who didn’t belong to their church, her parents were heartbroken and admonished her for wasting her potential. Paula and her husband stuck together, but she fell into depression. When she was at the breaking point, a neighbor shared the Gospel with her and she was saved.

  • Program # 3363 Brad Jardine Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3363 Brad Jardine Classic: (Hippie, Drugs, Commune Life, Occult) Brad Jardine searched for community and a sense of meaning through drug use, commune life, travel and occult books. No matter what he tried, he felt life was pointless and recognized there was no genuine love in his hippie lifestyle, only lust. He sank deeper into darkness until he found some booklets that clearly explained the answers he was looking for, and pointed to a fulfilling life.
  • Program # 3362 Del Ray Litle, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3362 Del Ray Litle – Part 2: (Temper, Train Accident) After being hit by a train Del lies in a coma for 29 days. Physical rehabilitation for the next three years helps him walk and talk better. He agrees to go to Bible study because people from church visit him in the hospital. He goes in a wheelchair. On the second visit Del is saved and begins growing in the Lord. He meets Rachel and they marry and have children. Del serves God in prison and rescue mission ministry.

  • Program # 3361 Del Ray Litle, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3361 Del Ray Litle – Part 1: (Drugs, Bad Temper, Train Accident) Del’s parents are back-slidden. Del’s drug use leads to his arrest. He serves in the Navy but is booted just before his discharge and returns home to drink and party. The first part ends as he stalks from home.
  • Program # 3360 Craig Massey Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3360 Craig Massey: (Blindness, Fear, Physical Disability) Craig grew up with a Christian mother but unbelieving father.  His mother took him to church providing the basis for his faith.  He experienced near total blindness throughout his life.  At age 13, he awoke one night to total darkness. He was not dead nor totally blind yet.  These times of physical darkness and the possibility of an eternity in spiritual darkness cause him to place his faith in Christ.  In time, co-workers, who once made fun of his faith, come to him for spiritual counseling.  Despite his disability, he becomes a pastor and discovers God has given him a talent for writing.
  • Program # 3359 Mark Turner

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3359 Mark Turner: (Rage, Meth Addiction) When his grandfather hits him with a broomstick, rage breeds in Mark. Even the reconciliation of his parents doesn’t help and he continues on his path of destruction, running away, using alcohol and meth. He and Ashlee live together; then marry. After she is saved, he surrenders to Christ.
  • Program # 3358 Ashlee Turner Part 2 - PG

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3358 Ashlee Turner Part 2 - PG: (Meth Addiction, Fear) Ashlee & Rocky continue their unstable meth addiction, many arrests, and running from the law. Finally, she gives up drugs but is pregnant when she meets Mark, a former meth addict. He helps her stay clean but has an alcohol addiction. They marry and the second part ends when Ashlee is saved and Mark refuses to go to church with her.
  • Program # 3357 Ashlee Turner Partt 1 - PG

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3357 Ashlee Turner Part 1 - PG: (Rebellion, Meth, Crime) Ashlee’s mother is a meth addict who drags her daughter into the abyss. Ashlee’s grandmother knows the Lord and prays for her.
  • Program # 3356 Charles Woolnough Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3356 Charles Woolnough Classic: (Rebellion) Charles Woolnough, like his twin brother, knew the Bible in and out and actually believed everything it said. But he preferred to live life his own way, and made a conscious choice to reject Christ, fully aware of the consequences. No matter where he goes, he runs into Christians who encourage him to change his ways, and the stress of his rebellion takes a toll on his health. When he has a family of his own, he hears a message that moves him to bring his wife and kids to church. On the drive home, he's overwhelmed with the knowledge of his unforgiven sin, and decides to repent and accept Christ at last.
  • Program # 3355 Lester Myers Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3355 Lester Myers Classic: (Gambling, Drinking, Cheating, Self-Confidence) Lester operates an illegal bar and gambling house, and has cheated nearly everyone in town.  He loses several businesses because of drinking, and moves to Alaska to “straighten out.”  He fails, but does learn about rescue missions through “Unshackled!”  Broke and wandering through California, he enters the Fresno Rescue Mission and finds Christ.  Later, he starts the San Jose Rescue Mission (now City team).
  • Program # 3354 Kevin Smith Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3354 Kevin Smith – Part 2: (Meth, Prison, Gang) Kevin’s wife divorces him and he is arrested again for Meth dealing, sentenced to 40 years.  He joins a gang and becomes president. At a new prison he’s ordered to kill an inmate but refuses and is stabbed 17 times. Kevin barely survives, has a stroke and prays to God. After early release, he remarries his wife, Angie.

  • Program # 3353 Kevin Smith Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3353 Kevin Smith - Part 1: (Drugs, Prison) Kevin’s family never go to church. Being big, Kevin has football scholarships for college but gets hooked on drugs, burglarizes a house and is caught. In jail he prays with visiting preachers but gets involved in a gang in prison. Afterward, he marries Angie but they fall into debt. He makes Meth and they split. The first part ends when she files for divorce.

  • Program # 3352 Betty Kazbek Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    (Jewish) Imagine growing up in a family where anger, wrath and atheism were the daily diet of life. That combined with constantly moving from one apartment to another meant Betty Kazbek's childhood was anything but stable and loving.  In her quest for something better, Betty retreated to fantasy and fairy tales.  The search for meaning in life and personal peace continued well into middle age until Betty tuned to the Prince of Peace who gave her a new life on earth and for eternity. Hear the true-life story of Betty Kazbek on Unshackled.

  • Program # 3351 Dan Byler Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    (Alcoholism, Amish) Dan Byler lived a sheltered life in an Amish community, but when someone sneaked in a bottle of booze, Dan had his first taste of corruption. From then on, alcohol affected his work and relationships, until a drunk driving incident landed him in jail. There, he met two men who had been through the same problems and helped him restore his life.
  • Program # 3350 Arthur Katz Classic, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    (Jewish, Atheist) Committed Atheist Arthur Katz guided his high school students to ask deep moral questions, but he couldn't answer them. He quit his job and traveled the world to find them. A woman in an Israeli bookstore guides him to understand the truth.
  • Program # 3349 Arthur Katz, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    (Jewish/Atheist) Arthur Katz is a committed atheist unsatisfied with the world's problems and unsure what to do about it. He takes up teaching high school, but quits when he realizes he doesn't have the answers. He travels the world in search of them, and meets a friendly driver who explains them in a way Arthur's educated, skeptical mind can appreciate.
  • Program # 3348 Floyd A. Miles III, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Floyd A  Miles III– Part 2: (Drugs, Ministry) Still addicted to drugs, Floyd comes to his senses when a friend commits suicide. He goes to the drug rehabilitation center where  his dad was saved and Floyd gives his life to Christ. He goes to Bible college, meets Mary and they are married. He goes into drug, prison and hospital chaplain ministry.

  • Program # 3347 Floyd A. Miles III, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Floyd A. Miles III – Part 1: (Dysfunctional Family, Drugs) Floyd’s mother dies a heroin addict when he is six. His father is also an addict but His dad goes to rehab and is saved.  Floyd lives in Harlem with his grandmother who loves the Lord and prays for him, but she feels overwhelmed when Floyd becomes addicted to drugs. When Floyd’s cousin, also a heroin addict, goes to rehab and is saved, Floyd takes notice. The first part ends when he fails to join the air force and his drug use escalates.

     

  • Program # 3346 Cork Hutson, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Cork Hutson – Part 2: (Marijuana, New Age) A stranger witnesses to Cork at his garage sale. Cork starts his bus ride, gets off in Omaha where another stranger gives him a pamphlet on the street. Cork reads the pamphlet and is saved in his hotel room. He goes home, joins a Bible study and meets Susan, the pastor’s daughter. They marry and continue in ministry.

  • Program # 3345 Cork Hutson, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Cork Hutson – Part 1: (Hypocrisy, Deception) Growing up, Cork sees hypocrisy in his mainline church and throws God aside. He joins the Navy and sinks into drinking and debauchery until an accident brings him to his senses. After he’s discharged he goes to college in the Northwest. Searching for truth, he wallows in  cultist beliefs and lives with a woman who has two children. But God begins drawing Cork to Himself as the first part ends.
  • Program # 3344 Ron Kimmel

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3344 Ron Kimmel: (Tuberculosis, Overcomer) Ron contracts tuberculosis as a child but overcomes the disease and the 2-year setback. Parochial school gives him a love for God but no relationship with Christ. After high school he joins the air force and does well. After he’s discharged he finds a job where the boss talks about Jesus and Ron goes to hear an evangelist. He is saved. He marries Sandy and they have two sons. Unable to go into ministry, Ron works hard and builds a successful company. His son becomes a missionary.
  • Program # 3343 J. A. Williams Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3343 J. A. Williams: (Alcoholism, 1900s) J. A. Williams learned to drink from watching his father while they worked together at their saw mill. Though alcohol had no obvious effect on his father, J. A. was prone to drunkenness. He made questionable decisions, including the purchase of a wild horse. One drunken evening, he rode the horse against his friends' advice and was nearly killed. He then reexamined his life and made a covenant with his mother to never touch liquor again. After attending a series of church meetings, he made the choice to receive Christ and went on to become a minister with his own radio broadcast for shut-ins.
  • Program # 3342 Jeff Griffin

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3342 Jeff Griffin: (Alcohol, Deception) Jeff’s mother takes him to church and makes him memorize Scripture. His father refuses to go, so Jeff rebels as a teenager and becomes deceitful, drinking and lying to do as he pleases. He dates Sue in high school and after graduating he learns metalworking in a trade school. He marries Sue but keeps drinking more, giving their toddler son beer. Jeff’s boss is a believer who invites Jeff to hear men’s testimonies at church. Jeff reads the Bible and is saved. He becomes a pastor.
  • Program # 3341 Helen Barteaux Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3341 Helen Barteaux Classic: (Restless Life, Ignoring God).  Helen faces one trial after another and then blames God for not being there to help make life better.  She ultimately stops believing in God.  She marries twice, divorces once, but her second husband dies.  Between and after the marriages, she restlessly travels around the country.  The man remodeling her beauty shop invites her to visit PGM, where she is led to Christ by Harry Saulnier.

  • Program # 3340 Travis Sharpe, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3340 Travis Sharpe – Part 2: (Street Ministry, Calamities) Travis summons the courage to speak to a group of homeless people in Augusta and finds his life’s work. He marries April and they serve God together in an international ministry to the unsheltered.
  • Program # 3339 Travis Sharpe, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3339 Travis Sharpe – Part 1: (Alcohol, Wild Hog Wrestling) Travis’ parents’ divorce when he’s thirteen. His mom remarries a man who loves the Lord. Travis hunts wild hogs with a boy whose dad is a preacher, and Travis goes to church where he hears the Gospel. His mother goes and professes faith, and the first part ends when Travis also is saved but feels a void.
  • Program # 3338 George and Mary Ozdinec

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3338 George and Mary Ozdinec Classic: (World War II, Marital Problems) George and Mary Ozdinec escaped from their war-torn home country to seek refuge in Germany. Though they found safety in a refugee camp, their marriage was rocky and they fought often. When a friend shares a Christian newsletter with testimonies from similar couples, George and Mary learn how to reconcile and enjoy the rest of their lives and marriage in peace.
  • Program # 3337 "Ray" - PG

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3337 “Ray”: (Drugs, Crime) Ray leads a dissolute life of alcohol, drugs and immorality, paying for five abortions for his girlfriends; then he’s arrested as an accomplice to capital murder though he’s innocent. In prison he reads “Unshackled!” booklets and receives Christ as Savior. He cuts a deal and is freed. At 41 he develops congestive heart failure and receives a heart transplant.
  • Program # 3336 Bobby Hopper Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3336 Bobby Hopper: (Drugs, Cheating, Stealing, Lying) Bobby is a carnival worker in California, cheating and stealing from customers and the boss.  In addition to using illegal drugs, he becomes addicted to prescription medications, intentionally overusing them to get his high.  He regularly mixes his meds and drugs with alcohol, and finds himself in hospital after hospital.  He comes to Chicago to start a new life, and finds Christ at PGM.
  • Program # 3335 Fred De Frain Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3335 Fred De Frain Classic:  (Alcoholism, Failure, Stealing) Fred grew up stealing from his alcoholic father, eventually drinking himself, earning a prison record. He drifts from job to job and place to place, marries and then leaves his wife. He ends up visiting missions everywhere he goes, and God’s Word echoes through his head in his travels. He eventually receives Christ as his Savior, pays back what he stole and preaches to groups about how he came to know freedom through Christ.
  • Program # 3334 Cheryl Boggs, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3334 Cheryl Boggs – Part 2:  (Abuse, Forgiveness) Cheryl marries the man who protects her from her abusive boyfriend but neither knows Christ and the marriage flounders. When Cheryl learns that forgiving others is essential to love, she goes to prison and forgives her father. Free of the past she becomes a vibrant witness for Christ.
  • Program # 3333 Cheryl Boggs, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3333 Cheryl Boggs – Part 1:  (Abuse, Rejection) A victim of divorce and incest, Cheryl is abused by several predators. She rebels and is drawn to boyfriends who abuse her. Pregnant at 16, she lives with a violent man who beats her. When she leaves he stalks her. Her mother and grandmother and a neighbor witness to Cheryl but the first part ends without her conversion to Christ.

  • Program #3332 Dann Slator - Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Dann Slator – Part 2:  (World War II, Alcohol) Dann keeps getting in trouble after he joins the Marines and spends time in the brig, where he’s brutalized until his captain springs him. His unit joins the Pacific war effort, including New Guinea, the Philippines and Okinawa, where their ship endures a typhoon. After the war he buys a motorcycle and marries Esther. They adopt two girls; he goes to church and then prays for salvation in a bar. He has a prison ministry, becoming known as Chaplain Dann.
  • Program #3331 Dann Slator Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Dann Slator – Part 1:  (Rejection, Rebellion) Dann’s mother is abusive and neglectful and his father is a drunk. Bounced from one relative to another, Dann learns to fight and be a cowboy on ranches. He has many close calls with death. The first part ends when he joins the Marine Corps, still a rebel.
  • Program #3329 Tino Carrasco Classic

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    Tino Carrasco Classic: (Alcohol, Marijuana, Crime) Tino lives a life controlled by alcohol and marijuana that lead him into a life of crime.  Voices in his head encourage him in crime and nearly drive him to murder.  While Tino was in prison, a local doctor gave milk to his family and counseled Tino after his release.  Through the doctor and later a store clerk, he receives Christ and ultimately becomes involved in prison ministries.
  • Program # 3328 Andrea Beane, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3328 Andrea Beane – Part 2: (Abortion, Alcohol, Drugs) Andrea’s downward spiral is slowed when Aaron is saved in prison. As a joke, she goes to church with a friend, hears the Gospel but can’t stop drinking. Aaron’s witness and the Holy Spirit convict her and she prays for salvation. She and Aaron wed and eventually have a baby.
  • Program # 3327 Andrea Beane, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3327 Andrea Beane – Part 1: (Alcohol, Drugs, Abortion) Exposed to pornography as a young girl, Andrea becomes promiscuous as a teen. She is drawn to troubled men and falls for Aaron who goes to prison for drug dealing. The first part ends when he is saved in prison and witnesses to Andrea.
  • Program # 3326 Patricia Lawrence, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3326 Patricia Lawrence – Part 2: (Abortion vs. Adoption) Patricia and Wayne marry and have three daughters; one nearly slips into a cult. Patricia tells her daughters about her adopted son and finds him after 31 years. After Wayne’s death Patricia shares her testimony to Christian women’s meetings.
  • Program # 3325 Patricia Lawrence, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3325 Patricia Lawrence – Part 1: (Abortion, Adoption) Patricia has a twin brother, one of ten children with an abusive father. She is given a date-rape drug and becomes pregnant but goes to a Christian home for unwed mothers. Against her mother’s wishes she has the baby but gives it up for adoption. Then she meets Wayne, confesses her past and the first part ends as Wayne seems to accept her.
  • Program # 3324 Robert Allred

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3324 Robert Allred: (Procrastination, Preacher) Robert is saved at age eleven but ignores God’s call to ministry because he’s shy. Instead, he becomes a master barber and marries Pat. Finally, he surrenders and goes to Bible College. His testimony is laced with God’s provision and grace but also hardship and heartache.
  • Program # 3321 Fred Garland Classic, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3321 Fred Garland Classic – Part 1: (Alcohol, TB) Fred’s story is told to a reporter after Fred is saved: Fred opens a business when he’s 17 and does well, drops out of school and goes to New York. He drinks too much, gets in trouble and ricochets around the country with acting troupes. He steals, lies and has numerous accidents because of drunkenness. Several times his drunken violence drives away his girlfriend. Then he spits up blood and X-rays reveal tuberculosis. The first part ends as he goes into a TB sanatorium.
  • Program # 3320 Dwight & Nancy Land, Part 2

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3320 Dwight & Nancy Land – Part 2: (African Missionary Pilot, Malaria) Dwight and Nancy spend three years in Rwanda, surviving malaria and political unrest. Then they go to Liberia where he’s a jungle pilot. After two years, malaria and anxiety send them home to recover.
  • Seductive Christianity

    Understanding the Times - Jan Markell

    Pastor Larry DeBruyn has written a new book, "UNSHACKLED: Breaking Away from Seductive Spirituality." We revisit the book "The Shack", on the top or near the top of almost all best-seller lists. Why has this book almost become the 67th book of the Bible? What is it's draw? Why is it not in the realm of Christian orthodoxy? Because it reinvents Christianity and the Trinity. Hear sound bytes of Dr. Albert Mohler and Dr. Michael Youssef. One can only conclude that emotions trump doctrine. Is it ok to feel "spiritually healed" as a result of a book that is clearly heretical?  www.guardinghisflock.com