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Coming home  by Joy Cowley

Coming home

Joy Cowley

Book

"A book does not come from one person, but from the multitude that creates the author's experiences. For this book, specific gratitude goes to two friends - Vera Egermayer for her sensitive photography and to Fr. James Lyons for his editorial skills,...

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Mere Christianity  by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Mere Christianity

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Book

"2012 marks the 60th Anniversary of the publication of C.S.Lewis's classic, Mere Christianity. Having sold over half a million copies in the UK alone, his overview of Christianity has been imitated many time, but never bettered. The book is compiled of...

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Infiltration  by Taylor Marshall

Infiltration

Taylor Marshall

Book

It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Cat...

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Angels & archangels  by Damien Echols

Angels & archangels

Damien Echols

Book

Damien Echols' High Magick introduced readers to the practices of ceremonial magick that saved his life on death row. The ceremonies presented in that book rely heavily on the invocation of angels. His own practice became effective, says Damien, only...

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The surrender experiment  by Michael A. Singer

The surrender experiment

Michael A. Singer

Book

Shares stories from the author's pursuit of enlightenment, from his years as a hippie introvert and successes as a computer engineer through his work in humanitarian efforts, counseling readers on how to navigate confusing aspects in the spiritual jo...

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The righteous mind  by Jonathan Haidt

The righteous mind

Jonathan Haidt

Book

A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. The book explains the American culture wars and refutes the "New Atheists."

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The enchantments of Mammon  by Eugene McCarraher

The enchantments of Mammon

Eugene McCarraher

Book

Far from displacing religions, as has been supposed, capitalism became one, with money as its deity. Eugene McCarraher reveals how Mammon ensnared us and how we can find a more humane, sacramental way of being in the world. If socialists and Wall Str...

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The godless Gospel  by Julian Baggini

The godless Gospel

Julian Baggini

Book

Even if we don't believe that Jesus was the son of God, we tend to think he was a great moral teacher. But was he? And how closely do idealised values such as our love of the family, helping the needy, and the importance of kindness, match Jesus's or...

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The agenda of angels  by Kevin L. Zadai

The agenda of angels

Kevin L. Zadai

Book

The last days move of God's Spirit is directly connected to everyday believers knowing how to Biblically and supernaturally function in the unseen angelic realm. As readers gain revelatory, first-hand insights on the agenda of angels in this present hour,...

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Forgiving what you can't forget  by Lysa TerKeurst

Forgiving what you can't forget

Lysa TerKeurst

Book

You deserve to stop suffering because of what other people have done to you. But you may be stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind. TerKeurst has wrestled through this journey, but she has discovered how to let...

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Classical mythology A to Z  by Annette Giesecke

Classical mythology A to Z

Annette Giesecke

Book

An essential companion to the 75th-anniversary illustrated edition of Edith Hamilton's Mythology, this A-to-Z guide offers hundreds of rich and fascinating definitions of every major and minor character, creature, and place of classical mythology.

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Why suffering?  by Ravi K. Zacharias

Why suffering?

Ravi K. Zacharias

Book

"Why would a loving and powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? In Why suffering? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered together provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer....

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A Muslim on the bridge  by Ali Shakir

A Muslim on the bridge

Ali Shakir

Book

"A memoir and meditation on faith, A Muslim on the Bridge: On Being an Iraqi-Arab Muslim in the Twenty-first Century tells a story of transformation and reflection as the author thoughtfully but pointedly deconstructs the widespread misconceptions about...

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Everything is spiritual  by Rob Bell

Everything is spiritual

Rob Bell

Book

In Everything is Spiritual, the author Rob Bell explores how ideas about creation, love and connection shaped him and how they shape every one of us. Bell observes that more than anything, people want to understand their purpose here on earth. And when...

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The teachings of Ramana Maharshi  by Maharshi Ramana

The teachings of Ramana Maharshi

Maharshi Ramana

Book

Sri Ramana Maharshi is regarded as one of the most important Indian sages of all time. At the age of sixteen, he experienced a spiritual awakening and travelled to the holy mountain of Arunachala, where a community grew up around him. From there, he ...

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Let us dream  by Pope Francis

Let us dream

Pope Francis

Book

The leader of the Catholic Church discusses what the COVID-19 crisis revealed about the cruelty and inequality of society, what it can teach about handling upheaval, and how to make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people.

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Great Christian thinkers  by Pope Benedict  XVI

Great Christian thinkers

Pope Benedict XVI

Book

"Pope Benedict XVI offers ... portraits of the most notable theologians from East and West, but also of many who were ascetics, poets, mystics, as well as popes, politicians, and missionaries. Their historical circumstances are explained with the clarity...

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The power of ritual  by Casper ter Kuile

The power of ritual

Casper ter Kuile

Book

In The Power of Ritual, ter Kuile invites us to deepen these ordinary practices as intentional rituals that nurture connection and wellbeing. With wisdom and endearing wit, ter Kuile's call for ritual is ultimately a call to heal our loss of connection...

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You are never alone  by Max Lucado

You are never alone

Max Lucado

Book

Lucado turns to the Gospel of John to show readers that whatever the challenges you are facing, Jesus is walking with you and lifting you out of your storms. When you believe that God is your ever-present source of help, you will find the courage you...

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When things fall apart  by Pema Chödrön

When things fall apart

Pema Chödrön

Book

The usual advice for coping with pain and suffering is to sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill. But distraction only makes you miss opportunities for happiness - when the courage to live in the present can bring clarity, and even spiritual chan...

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The language of God  by Francis S. Collins

The language of God

Francis S. Collins

Book

A head of the Human Genome Project and former atheist presents a scientific argument for the existence of God, revealing how science can support faith by citing the areas of nature that can and cannot be fully explained by Darwinian evolution.

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Modern witchcraft  by Deborah Blake

Modern witchcraft

Deborah Blake

Book

A guidebook to witchcraft as a female-empowering religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today's society through goddess worship and magic. In a time when most formal religions are on the wane, Wicca is said to be the...

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The power of awakening  by Wayne W. Dyer

The power of awakening

Wayne W. Dyer

Book

Beloved spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne W. Dyer often shared his thoughts on the path and practice of enlightenment during his writings and presentations. He'd say, "This is not about self-help. It's about self-realization, which is way beyond self-help."...

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Great pilgrimage sites of Europe  by Derry Brabbs

Great pilgrimage sites of Europe

Derry Brabbs

Book

An unsurpassable, visual tour of the greatest pilgrimage sites of Europe, from North to South; East to West. Pilgrimage in Europe is currently thriving on a scale that simply could not have been envisaged just a few decades ago. Not only are greater numbers...

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When the heart waits  by Sue Monk. Kidd

When the heart waits

Sue Monk. Kidd

Book

This is an inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace.

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The alchemy of sexual energy  by Mantak Chia

The alchemy of sexual energy

Mantak Chia

Book

Mantak Chia presents Taoist practices for transforming sexual energy into self-healing energy and storing it in the organs. The practitioner combines mind power with the chi to draw cosmic energy into the body, which can then be used for healing.

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Pandora's jar  by Natalie Haynes

Pandora's jar

Natalie Haynes

Book

The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories. Stories of gods and monsters are the mainstay of...

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Te Hāhi Mihinare  by Hirini Kaa

Te Hāhi Mihinare

Hirini Kaa

Book

"This ground-breaking book explores the emergence of Te Hāhi Mihinare - the Māori Anglican Church. Anglicanism, brought to New Zealand by English missionaries in 1814, was made widely known by Māori evangelists, as iwi adapted the religion to make it...

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Tara  by Rachael H. Wooten

Tara

Rachael H. Wooten

Book

The female Buddhist deity Green Tara, known as the Mother of the Buddhas, is one of the most recognizable Buddhist icons. Chanting her mantra is said to dispel fears, eliminate obstacles, and bring swift help in times of need. In this unique book, Ju...

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Homecoming : Volume 1  by Keith Anthony Blanchard

Homecoming : Volume 1

Keith Anthony Blanchard

Book

If you are seeking union with your Sacred Self, this book is the Lamplight that will wipe the cobwebs of time from your mind and the darkness of fear from your vision. Passion and sincerity are key to initiating anything in life. When you begin to do...

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Healthy me, healthy us  by Les Parrott

Healthy me, healthy us

Les Parrott

Book

Relationships are rife with disappointment--but they are also the primary source of personal happiness. So it is no surprise that the number one question Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott hear over and over is, What's the single most important thing you can...

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Stories we tell ourselves  by Richard Holloway

Stories we tell ourselves

Richard Holloway

Book

Throughout history we have told ourselves stories to try and make sense of what it all means: our place in a small corner of one of billions of galaxies, at the end of billions of years of existence. In this new book Richard Holloway takes us on a pe...

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The preacher's wife  by Kate Bowler

The preacher's wife

Kate Bowler

Book

Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism--the celebrity preacher's wife. Although most evangelical traditions bar women from ordained ministry, many women have carved out unofficial positions...

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Spiritual practice for crazy times  by Philip Goldberg

Spiritual practice for crazy times

Philip Goldberg

Book

In challenging times (like the ones we're living in right now), spiritual practice isn't a luxury, it's an absolute necessity. Now, expert teacher Philip Goldberg offers a hands-on guide based on his decades of scholarship and practical experience, g...

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White too long  by Robert P. (Robert Patrick) Jones

White too long

Robert P. (Robert Patrick) Jones

Book

Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P. Jones delivers a provocative examination of the unholy relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy, and issues an urgent call for white Christians to reckon...

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Equilibrium  by Jo Worsfold

Equilibrium

Jo Worsfold

Book

Equilibrium is the self-help book for people who want more than an ordinary life, but don't know how to find the extraordinary. Bridging the gap between spirituality and the everyday, Equilibrium will help you: - develop your intuition - navigate the...

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A quest of transcendence  by Jolene Tierney

A quest of transcendence

Jolene Tierney

Book

"What's the meaning? What's the life force of this flower, of the earth, the life force in me, the life force in the sky, in creation? What dictates which form we're created in? The word consciousness comes to mind." Join Malemene and Auberone on their...

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Strange rites  by Tara Isabella Burton

Strange rites

Tara Isabella Burton

Book

In Strange Rites, Tara Isabella Burton takes a tour through contemporary American religiosity. As traditional churches continue to sink into obsolescence, people are looking elsewhere for the intensity and unity that religion once provided. We're carrying...

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Acts against God  by David Nash

Acts against God

David Nash

Book

A phenomenon that spans human experience, from the ancient world right up to today's ferocious religious debates, blasphemy is an act of individuals, but also a widespread and constant presence in cultural, political and religious life. Acts Against God...

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Veritas  by Ariel Sabar

Veritas

Ariel Sabar

Book

In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star professor at the Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican: She had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene "my wife."...

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Suffer strong  by Katherine Wolf

Suffer strong

Katherine Wolf

Book

Profoundly inspiring, compellingly vulnerable, and surprisingly funny, Suffer Strong offers readers the hard-won insights of beloved authors Katherine and Jay Wolf and incorporates practical strategies for weathering suffering and embracing resilience...

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Saints of Tonga  by Riley Moore Moffat

Saints of Tonga

Riley Moore Moffat

Book

"Tonga has by far the highest percentage of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of any country in the world. How did this come to be? At first, missionary work in Tonga appeared to be a failure. Then after the mission was closed...

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Called to forgive  by Anthony B. Thompson

Called to forgive

Anthony B. Thompson

Book

After the murder of his wife during the Charleston church shooting, Anthony Thompson chose to privately and publicly forgive the shooter. Though many questioned his reasoning, this act of forgiveness radically changed his community. This poignant account...

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Standing upright here  by Gwen Francis

Standing upright here

Gwen Francis

Book

"I had been a volunteer teacher for years 7-8 in the New Zealand public school system of 'Bible in School', but there was a move, as our country became more secular and multicultural, to eliminate Christian teaching from our schools. I had concentrated...

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God is no delusion  by Gwen Francis

God is no delusion

Gwen Francis

Book

This story begins with the charismatic movement within the Christian church in the 1970s. Author Gwen Francis saw herself as only an observer at a Life in the Spirit seminar at an Anglican Church in New Zealand in 1975. Her subsequent experience of t...

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The Islam book

The Islam book

Book

This comprehensive, accessible, and factual guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad...

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