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Spirituality and religion new titles

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Scripture, ethics, and the possibility of same-sex relationships  by Karen R. Keen

Scripture, ethics, and the possibility of same-sex relationships

Karen R. Keen

"When it comes to same-sex relationships, there is one thing we cannot forget - people, says Karen Keen. In this cogent book Keen breaks through the current stalemate in the debate surrounding faith and sexual identity by presenting fresh evidence fr...

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Buddhism plain and simple  by Steve Hagen

Buddhism plain and simple

Steve Hagen

As the popularity of Buddhism soars, so does the complexity of Buddhist interpretation & doctrine. Buddhism Plain & Simple strips Buddhist teachings of the embellishments they have accumulated over the centuries & presents the original way of the Buddha...

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Suffering  by Paul David Tripp


Paul David Tripp

"Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew--leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion,...

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Fully alive  by Susie Larson

Fully alive

Susie Larson

The author shares her personal insights and perspectives on how emotional, spiritual and physical health are interconnected and how to heal by building on your faith.

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You are enough  by Mandy Hale

You are enough

Mandy Hale

"After years of trying to prove she was enough in the world's eyes, even working alongside Oprah and hitting the New York Times bestseller list, Mandy hit rock bottom. But as it turned out, that very rock bottom became the most firm foundation she had...

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The Book of Revelation  by Timothy K. (Timothy Kandler) Beal

The Book of Revelation

Timothy K. (Timothy Kandler) Beal

"Few biblical books have been as revered and reviled as Revelation. Many hail it as the pinnacle of prophetic vision, the cornerstone of the biblical canon, and, for those with eyes to see, the key to understanding the past, present, and future. Othe...

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Worship changes everything  by Darlene Zschech

Worship changes everything

Darlene Zschech

A Christian singer and songwriter presents a definition of worship and shares with readers how to let wonder and worship pervade their daily lives.

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Truth speaks to power  by Walter Brueggemann

Truth speaks to power

Walter Brueggemann

World-renowned biblical interpreter Walter Brueggemann invites readers to take a closer look at the subversive messages found within the Old Testament. Brueggemann asserts that the Bible presents a "sustained contestation" over truth, in which establ...

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Radically happy  by Phakchok Rinpoche

Radically happy

Phakchok Rinpoche

"In Radically Happy, a meditating Silicon Valley entrepreneur teams up with a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together they present a path to radical happiness—a sense of well-being that you can access anytime but espe...

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Rich in years  by Johann Christoph Arnold

Rich in years

Johann Christoph Arnold

"Why shouldnt growing older be rewarding? Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped over a million readers through lifes challenges, wants us to rediscover the spiritual riches that age has to offer. Now in his seventies, Arnold finds himself ...

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Mourner, mother, midwife  by L. Juliana M. Claassens

Mourner, mother, midwife

L. Juliana M. Claassens

"Traditional understandings of God as deliverer depict God as a mighty liberator-warrior and wrathful avenger. Juliana Claassens explores alternative Old Testament metaphors that portray God as mourner, mother, and midwife--images that resist the violence...

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From Yahweh to Zion  by Laurent Guyénot

From Yahweh to Zion

Laurent Guyénot

"Who is Yahweh? Where did he come from? How did this jealous, vengeful, exclusivist god shape the destiny of his chosen people? Can we trace a direct connection, through twenty-five centuries, linking the cult of Yahweh to contemporary Zionism? It all...

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Defining deception  by Costi W. Hinn

Defining deception

Costi W. Hinn

"The global movement of mystical-miracle enthusiasts have put a modern face on historical heresies. Men and women posing as prophets and apostles make millions preying on the sick, poor, and emotionally fragile. Behind a veil of glamour, many self-pr...

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Daily prayer with the Corrymeela Community  by Padraig Ó Tuama

Daily prayer with the Corrymeela Community

Padraig Ó Tuama

Corrymeela is Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. Founded 50 years ago in the belief that people and communities can learn to live together well, it is a dispersed Christian community with 200 members and 4000 friends wor...

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Strange frequencies  by Peter Bebergal

Strange frequencies

Peter Bebergal

"Strange frequencies takes readers on an extraordinary personal and historical journey to discover how people have used technology in an effort to search for our own immortality. Bebergal builds his own ghostly gadgets to reach the other side, too, and...

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Hearken O daughter  by Grace J. Adams

Hearken O daughter

Grace J. Adams

"On April 19 1993, on a remote property called Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, 76 people who were part of the Branch Davidian cult died when their compound caught fire after a 51 day stand off with the FBI. Among the dead was one New Zealander. How did she...

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Holiness!  by J. C. (John Charles) Ryle


J. C. (John Charles) Ryle

"J. C. Ryle's Holiness! is often considered the finest book on Christian life ever been written. The twenty papers contained in this volume are a humble contribution to a cause which is exciting much interest in the present day - I mean the cause of ...

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Defiant joy  by Stasi Eldredge

Defiant joy

Stasi Eldredge

"Walking in joy often feels crazy and like a denial of actual life. Yet Christians are called to be joyful always (1 Thess. 5:16). What does this mean, and how is it even possible? In her new book, Stasi Eldredge meets readers in their painful realities...

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The drama of salvation  by Jimmy Akin

The drama of salvation

Jimmy Akin

"Where Will You Spend Eternity? The drama of salvation involves every man, woman, and child on earth. In this life, all of us are suspended between heaven and hell. Few people understand what Jesus did or how it affects us. Worse yet, there are en...

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Armed and dangerous  by John Ramirez

Armed and dangerous

John Ramirez

Arm yourself with these biblical weapons and strategies and become dangerous against an enemy that wants to steal, kill, and destroy. Learn to discern and shut down the enemy's tactics, fortify yourself against attacks, take back what was stolen -- and...

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A book of pagan prayer  by Ceisiwr Serith

A book of pagan prayer

Ceisiwr Serith

"Those of us who call ourselves Pagan owe a debt to all those who came before us --and based on more than a quarter century of research and practice, A Book of Pagan Prayer teaches us to pray in the ways of our ancestors for very modern times and...

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A sense of something greater  by Les Kaye

A sense of something greater

Les Kaye

"With worker stress at an all-time high, particularly in the fast-paced technology industry, it’s no surprise that Google, Salesforce, and Apple have adopted mindfulness and meditation into their workplace culture. Studies show mindfulness practice i...

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Feeling Jewish  by Devorah Baum

Feeling Jewish

Devorah Baum

In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish-even when you're not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, ...

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Imperfect courage  by Jessica Honegger

Imperfect courage

Jessica Honegger

In 2015, Inc. magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was...

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The Penguin book of hell

The Penguin book of hell

"Journey into the underworld through three thousand years of visions of hell, from the ancient Near East to modern America From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes...

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Simply Christian  by N. T. (Nicholas Thomas) author. Wright

Simply Christian

N. T. (Nicholas Thomas) author. Wri...

"Simply Christian is an essential introductory and refresher text, and ideal grounding for new Christians. Over 28,000 copies have been sold in the UK. It is now reissued with a new cover. Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in so...

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The Jesuit guide to (almost) everything  by James Martin

The Jesuit guide to (almost) everything

James Martin

A practical, spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola shows readers how to manage relationships, money, work, prayer, and decision making, while keeping a sense of humor about life.

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The unforgettable tree  by Ken (Kenneth Bruce) Klein

The unforgettable tree

Ken (Kenneth Bruce) Klein

Tradition is the enemy of truth. This is the central thesis of The Unforgettable Tree. Ken Klein has pieced together, after a lifetime of biblical study, is the literal truth behind the crucifixion--the where, the how, and trhe why of the most important...

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How to read the bible book by book  by Gordon D. Fee

How to read the bible book by book

Gordon D. Fee

"How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart helps people read the Bible as a whole by showing how each book fits into the grand narrative of Scripture. For each book of the Bible readers are given orienting data, a brief o...

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Rise  by Brigitte Gabriel


Brigitte Gabriel

"Issuing a bold wake-up call to America, New York Times best-selling author Brigitte Gabriel reveals the people, organizations, and forces at work to dismantle our Judeo-Christian values and freedoms, destabilize and threaten our national security, a...

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The case of the Pope  by Geoffrey Robertson

The case of the Pope

Geoffrey Robertson

"The case of the Pope delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world. Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed...

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Stretched too thin  by Jessica N. Turner

Stretched too thin

Jessica N. Turner

At the end of each day, many working moms are exhausted and stretched too thin. But this does not have to be the norm! Turner shows working moms how to establish clear work boundaries that will help them discover more flexibility and develop home man...

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To light a fire on the earth  by Robert Barron

To light a fire on the earth

Robert Barron

"As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is. In this compelling new book -- drawn from conversations with a...

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The multiplication challenge  by Steve Murrell

The multiplication challenge

Steve Murrell

"Where do I find more leaders? Every leader of a growing organization asks this question. And though we know we need more leaders, few of us know how to create a culture of leadership development. This book recounts how Steve Murrell and Every Nation...

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Grace works  by Douglas Bond

Grace works

Douglas Bond

"When the church downplays the gospel, it breeds its own assassins: moralists who yawn at the notion of free grace in Christ alone and rebels who can’t get out of pharisaical churches fast enough. Sounding the alarm, Douglas Bond celebrates the amazi...

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Enchantments  by Mya Spalter


Mya Spalter

Mya Spalter has spent years among candles, herbs, cats, and spells as an employee at New York City's oldest occult shop, Enchantments. Since it would get crowded in there if all of you visited, this beautifully illustrated book will be your guide to ...

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Things that join the sea and the sky  by Mark Nepo

Things that join the sea and the sky

Mark Nepo

Inspired by his own journal writing across 15 years, this book shares with us some of Marks most personal work. Many passages arise from accounts of his own life events: moments of "sinking and being lifted" and the insights they yielded. Through the...

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Why can't we be friends?  by Aimee Byrd

Why can't we be friends?

Aimee Byrd

"The church stands firm against culture on many issues of sexuality . . . but misses this one! Society says we are merely sexual beings and should embrace this, and in the church we use this same view as an excuse to distrust and avoid each other! We...

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Unexpected  by Christine Caine


Christine Caine

"Most of us want to have life under control. But God wants us to anticipate the unexpected with a faith deeply rooted in his goodness; He wants us to know that because he is in control, we don’t have to be. Caine helps us walk into the life God...

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The sacred slow  by Alicia Britt Chole

The sacred slow

Alicia Britt Chole

"Our culture is shifting from fast food to health food both physically and spiritually. Self-care, soul-care, life coaches, and spiritual retreats all show our dissatisfaction in quick fixes and fast faith. The Sacred Slow is an invitation to unhurried...

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The persecution of the Templars  by Alain Demurger

The persecution of the Templars

Alain Demurger

"The trial of the Knights Templar is one of the most infamous in history. Accused of heresy by the king of France, the Templars were arrested and imprisoned, had their goods seized and their monasteries ransacked. Under brutal interrogation and torture,...

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Finding I am  by Lysa TerKeurst

Finding I am

Lysa TerKeurst

"Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to: trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment...

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Almost everything  by Anne Lamott

Almost everything

Anne Lamott

"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen, Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families,...

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Pure  by Linda Kay Klein


Linda Kay Klein

From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity's purity culture has had on a generation of young women--in a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir. In the...

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My visit to the edge of paradise  by Brian Tamaki

My visit to the edge of paradise

Brian Tamaki

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki details the terrifying moment he was engulfed in flames after lighting a pile of trees he had doused in petrol. He received second degree burns to 33 per cent of his body and reveals the out of body experience he had...

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The return  by Lacey Sturm

The return

Lacey Sturm

"It's easy to go through days, weeks, even years on autopilot, moving from one activity to another, rarely taking the time to consider what it's all for anyway. Why did God make us? What does he want us to do with the time he has given us? And how can...

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Walking each other home  by author Ram Dass

Walking each other home

author Ram Dass

"What would it look like if you could approach your own death with curiosity and love, in service of other beings? Many people resist their own mortality, but Ram Dass says that Death is an incredible opportunity to awaken. In Walking Each Other Home,...

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Mythology  by Edith Hamilton


Edith Hamilton

Monsters, mortals, gods, and warriors: For over sixty years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology. From Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Od...

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The templars  by Barbara Frale

The templars

Barbara Frale

"Barbara Frale gives us an explosive, exhaustively researched history of the medieval world's most powerful military order: the Templars. At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power,...

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Unclouded by longing  by Christopher Goodchild

Unclouded by longing

Christopher Goodchild

"'Truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing.' Lao-Tzu (poet and philosopher) In this collection of short, contemplative, enlightening reflections, qualified spiritual director and Quaker elder Chris Goodchild, inspired by his own experiences, guides ...

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The beauty suit  by Lauren Shields

The beauty suit

Lauren Shields

"Looking good feels good. But in a society where looking good is posited as being strong, while negotiating for better pay is statistically proven to damage women's careers, is it fair to say that wicked eyeliner, weekly blowouts, and a polished Instagram...

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Day-votions for women  by Rebecca Jordan

Day-votions for women

Rebecca Jordan

"Women will find help and strength for every circumstance in these 40 inspiring devotions from bestselling devotional author Rebecca Barlow Jordan. Let Jordan's words draw you closer to God as she shares warm, personal stories, biblical truths, and p...

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Life-changing prayers  by Michael Youssef

Life-changing prayers

Michael Youssef

"They were just ordinary people--a loyal servant, a woman who desperately wanted a child, an old man who still had hope, and a young teenager who couldn't quite believe God's great love. Ordinary people who prayed extraordinary prayers to an extraordinary...

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Give them Jesus  by Dillon T Thornton

Give them Jesus

Dillon T Thornton

Give them Jesus aims to help parents not simply add to their children's stockpile of knowledge, but to cultivate children-disciples who are able to display Christ-likeness in every situation. Parents are the ones primarily responsible for opening up ...

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The power of positive self-talk  by Kim Fredrickson

The power of positive self-talk

Kim Fredrickson

"Many people are used to showing compassion to others. What many of us have trouble with is showing that same compassion to ourselves. Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson wants readers to stop beating themselves up. Grounding her advice...

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The blue parakeet  by Scot McKnight

The blue parakeet

Scot McKnight

The Blue Parakeet is author Scot McKnight's compelling statement of how to read the Bible in a new evangelical generation. In reexamining the Bible, McKnight provides an exciting "New Way" that appeals to the millions in today's church who long to be...

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The Dalai Lama's little book of inner peace  by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

The Dalai Lama's little book of inner peace

Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mts...

A distillation of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual leader's life and teachings includes coverage of his early years and the personal and political struggles that shaped his understanding of the world, sharing accessible interpretations of Budd...

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Manual of the warrior of the light  by Paulo Coelho

Manual of the warrior of the light

Paulo Coelho

'For all of us who look for meaning in our lives as we struggle along the spiritual path. On every page there is an inspirational thought, which can be read as part of Paulo Coelho's philosophy or used for the basis of a daily meditation." --Publishe...

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Nurture  by Lisa Bevere


Lisa Bevere

"Lisa Bevere teaches a new approach to mentoring that goes beyond encouraging to teaching important life skills."--Provided by the publisher.

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Psychedelic mystery traditions  by Thomas Hatsis

Psychedelic mystery traditions

Thomas Hatsis

"A comprehensive look at the long tradition of psychedelic magic and religion in Western Civilization"--

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The culture of God  by Nadim Nassar

The culture of God

Nadim Nassar

Father Nadim Nassar is the Church of England's only Syrian priest, and an outspoken advocate for western Christians to recognise their Middle-Eastern heritage. In The Culture of God, his first book, Father Nadim argues that there are three cultures C...

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Our mothers, ourselves  by Henry Cloud

Our mothers, ourselves

Henry Cloud

"No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image - your life. Our Mothers, Ourselfs helps you identify...

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Christ  by Rowan Williams


Rowan Williams

"In this wide-ranging book, Rowan Williams argues that what we say about Jesus Christ is key to understanding what Christian belief says about creator and creation overall. Through detailed discussion of texts from the earliest centuries to the present...

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The Latin mass explained  by George J. Moorman

The Latin mass explained

George J. Moorman

"This easy-to-read book reveals the what, why and how of the traditional Latin Mass - which Pope Benedict XVI has now called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Catholics of all ages will find that the Mass - and the entire Catholic Faith - has...

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Tales of Valhalla  by Martyn J. Whittock

Tales of Valhalla

Martyn J. Whittock

Valhalla and its pantheon of gods and heroes have always fascinated readers, whether it is how these tales illuminate the Viking world or influence cultural touchstones like J. R. R. Tolkien, whose Middle Earth is heavily indebted to Germanic and Nor...

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Spiritual grit  by Rick Lawrence

Spiritual grit

Rick Lawrence

"Spiritual Grit explores the foundation for our perseverance in life, then offers an extensive menu of everyday life practices that Jesus modeled in his ministry. Over and over, Jesus was determined to develop core strength in the people who sought h...

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Angels and fairies  by Sri Chinmoy

Angels and fairies

Sri Chinmoy

"This book offers profound insight into the connection between the realms of angels and fairies, and the difference in the roles that these beings play in relation to us. In a style that is both joyful and uplifting, the author describes the habits a...

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The other side of suicide  by Robert Colacurcio

The other side of suicide

Robert Colacurcio

"Discussion of suicide is an especially difficult topic. Our culture and education have not given us the tools to consider it with much breadth and depth. With the help from the spiritual technology toolkit of the Buddha, this book takes a broad and deep...

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The holy wild  by Danielle Dulsky

The holy wild

Danielle Dulsky

"A call for a uniquely feminine spirituality that moves beyond the strictures of traditional patriarchal religions; illustrates spiritual lessons through stories of mythological goddesses and heroines drawn from different cultures"--Publisher's descr...

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Healing the soul of a woman  by Joyce Meyer

Healing the soul of a woman

Joyce Meyer

"Can a woman who has been deeply hurt by life's circumstances be healed, heart and soul? If she has been wounded by a man she loved and trusted, can she love and trust again? As a woman who endured years of abuse, abandonment, and betrayal by those closest...

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Living with the gods  by Neil MacGregor

Living with the gods

Neil MacGregor

Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and...

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Meditations on the Trinity  by A. W. (Aiden Wilson) Tozer

Meditations on the Trinity

A. W. (Aiden Wilson) Tozer

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A King is coming  by Paul Wilbur

A King is coming

Paul Wilbur

What if I told you there is a reason for the increased terrorism, anti-Semitism, and anti-God climate of today? Is there a connection between these events and our cultural changes? How do we sift through all the political correctness polluting our world...

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The clouds ye so much dread  by Hannah K. Grieser

The clouds ye so much dread

Hannah K. Grieser

"The Clouds Ye So Much Dread is a beautiful blend of memoir, theology, meditation, and storytelling. Each of these chapters--from dreading the birth of her first child, to living in unfamiliar and dangerous places, to facing the news that her son had...

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