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Arthur Prior, a 'young progressive'  by A. N. (Arthur N.) Prior

Arthur Prior, a 'young progressive'

A. N. (Arthur N.) Prior

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"Arthur Prior (1914–69), the founder of ‘tense logic', is regarded as New Zealand's greatest 20th-century philosopher. It is commonly believed that the philosopher J.N.D. Findlay lured a young Prior away from theology and his training for the ministry...

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The universal Christ  by Richard Rohr

The universal Christ

Richard Rohr

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Across the 30,000 or so varieties of Christianity, believers universally love Jesus. They have no trouble accepting his humanity and his divinity. Many express intimations of his close presence in their lives; a fear of his judgment and wrath as well...

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On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist  by Michael P. Harding

On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist

Michael P. Harding

Book

"One day in the summer of 2016, Michael Harding's wife brought an unusual gift home from Warsaw. All of a sudden, he found himself falling back into the old religious devotions of an earlier time. The meaning he had found through years of engagement ...

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Sadness, love, openness  by Rinpoche Chökyi Nyima

Sadness, love, openness

Rinpoche Chökyi Nyima

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"This short and easy-to-read guide teaches us to follow the Buddha's path by embracing both joy and sadness in our lives. Through being open to whatever experiences and hardships we may face, we can develop a genuine attitude to help all beings who suffer...

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Survival guide for the soul  by Ken Shigematsu

Survival guide for the soul

Ken Shigematsu

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"We live in a society that pressures us to achieve professionally, socially, and through the constant acquisition of material possessions. Drawing on a wide range of sources including scripture, church history, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as...

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God is for real  by Todd Burpo

God is for real

Todd Burpo

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Offers clear, down-to-earth answers to the questions people have about the real difficulties of their life and faith, using biblical wisdom to encourage readers to meet God in their daily lives.

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You are not alone  by Dena Yohe

You are not alone

Dena Yohe

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Offers guidance and inspiration for parents dealing with children suffering through self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, sharing healthy ways of maintaining other relationships and retaining hope through difficult...

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Ministry among God's queer folk  by Bernard Sloan Schlager

Ministry among God's queer folk

Bernard Sloan Schlager

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This practical pastoral care handbook, written by two self-described queer people of faith, covers the basic skills that religious caregivers and ministry students need in order to be effective, enlightened, and supportive pastoral care providers to ...

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Arriving at amen  by Leah Libresco

Arriving at amen

Leah Libresco

Book

In 2012, media outlets from CNN to EWTN announced that Leah Libresco, a gifted young intellectual, columnist, and prolific blogger on the Atheist channel on Patheos, was converting to Catholicism. In [this book, the author] uses the rigorous rationality...

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The Buddhist way  by 1969- author. Nagapriya

The Buddhist way

1969- author. Nagapriya

Book

"The Buddhist Way is an introduction to the Buddhist philosophy which originated in India over 2,500 years ago before spreading to China, Southeast Asia and beyond. This straightforward and practical book outlines many Buddhist teachings and practices....

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Seeking Allah, finding Jesus  by Nabeel Qureshi

Seeking Allah, finding Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi

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Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, and shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God -- and of the peace he eventually...

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The patient ferment of the early church  by Alan Kreider

The patient ferment of the early church

Alan Kreider

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How and why did the early church grow in the first four hundred years despite disincentives, harassment, and occasional persecution? In this unique historical study, veteran scholar Alan Kreider delivers the fruit of a lifetime of study as he tells the...

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Decoding the antichrist and the end times  by Mark Biltz

Decoding the antichrist and the end times

Mark Biltz

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Will the real Antichrist please stand up? For the last two thousand years people have been anxiously trying to analyze who the Antichrist might be and when he might be revealed. Many people have made preposterous claims, and of course, they have been...

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The truest thing about you  by David (Pastor) Lomas

The truest thing about you

David (Pastor) Lomas

Book

There are many true things about you-true things you use to build an identity. Parent. Introvert. Victim. Student. Extrovert. Entrepreneur. Single. These truths can identify you, your successes and failures, your expectations and disappointments, your...

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In the closet of The Vatican  by Frédéric Martel

In the closet of The Vatican

Frédéric Martel

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In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power....

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A brief introduction to Jainism and Sikhism  by Tim Dowley

A brief introduction to Jainism and Sikhism

Tim Dowley

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"With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Jainism and Sikhism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Jain and Sikh beliefs and practices. Th...

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A brief introduction to Judaism  by Tim Dowley

A brief introduction to Judaism

Tim Dowley

Book

"With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Judaism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Jewish beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content...

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A brief introduction to Hinduism

A brief introduction to Hinduism

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"With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Hinduism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Hindu beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content...

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The road back to you  by Ian Morgan Cron

The road back to you

Ian Morgan Cron

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In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach - a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion...

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Made for the journey  by Elisabeth Elliot

Made for the journey

Elisabeth Elliot

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"In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful an...

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True you  by Michelle DeRusha

True you

Michelle DeRusha

Book

"Many of us are bent on producing and achieving, striving and hustling for our self-worth. Beneath this relentless drive churns a deep yearning to uncover our true selves and our purpose in this world. Gardeners familiar with the technique called 'pr...

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Hope in the dark  by Craig Groeschel

Hope in the dark

Craig Groeschel

Book

"'I want to believe, I want to have hope, but ...' Pastor Craig Groeschel hears these words often and has asked them himself. We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if...

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Fierce marriage  by Ryan Frederick

Fierce marriage

Ryan Frederick

Book

"Popular marriage bloggers Ryan and Selena Frederick offer couples personal insights and practical tools for building a Christ-centered marriage and fiercely fighting to protect their marriages against the challenges they will face."--Provided by pub...

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Courageous women of the Bible  by LaTan Roland Murphy

Courageous women of the Bible

LaTan Roland Murphy

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"Living courageously is not about mustering up willpower or forcing yourself to take one more step. It's about choosing to draw near to God, no matter how stressed, exhausted, or fearful you feel. The eleven stories in these pages show how God unique...

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Raising giant-killers  by Bill Johnson

Raising giant-killers

Bill Johnson

Book

"With honesty, humor, and keen biblical insight, bestselling authors Bill and Beni Johnson help you discover the keys to successful parenting in God's kingdom. No matter what age your kids are, you have an incredible opportunity to shape their hearts,...

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Irresistible  by Andy Stanley

Irresistible

Andy Stanley

Book

"Once upon a time there existed a version of our faith worth living and dying for, something the world found irresistible. Men and women pursued it at the risk of persecution, job loss, and eviction from their homes, temples, and society. In Irresist...

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The Egyptian origins of King David and the Temple of Solomon  by Ahmed Osman

The Egyptian origins of King David and the Temple of Solomon

Ahmed Osman

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An investigation into the real historical figure of King David and the real location of the Temple of Solomon During the last two centuries, thousands of ancient documents from different sites in the Middle East have been uncovered. However, no archa...

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Graceful exits

Graceful exits

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Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach ...

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American messiahs  by Adam Morris

American messiahs

Adam Morris

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Mania surrounding messianic prophets has defined the national consciousness since the American Revolution. From Civil War veteran and virulent anticapitalist Cyrus Teed, to the dapper and overlooked civil rights pioneer Father Divine, to even the...

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The advent of the lamb of God  by Russ Ramsey

The advent of the lamb of God

Russ Ramsey

Book

"A page in history was about to turn. Though Israel's world was in the throes of upheaval, it was only a matter of time before the sun of righteousness would rise. These people needed rescue, but they weren't waiting for the stars to align or for the...

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Holy fire  by R. T. Kendall

Holy fire

R. T. Kendall

Book

Debate about the Holy Spirit has been around for a long time. In "Holy Fire," best-selling author and respected theologian R. T. Kendall sets the record straight about the Holy Spirit's role in our lives and in the life of the church. If you want to ...

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The shattering of loneliness  by Erik Varden

The shattering of loneliness

Erik Varden

Book

The experience of loneliness is as universal as hunger or thirst. Because it affects us more intimately, we are less inclined to speak of it. But who has not known its gnawing ache? The fear of loneliness causes anguish. It prompts reckless deeds. To...

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Blessed  by Kate Bowler

Blessed

Kate Bowler

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How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity...

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Frances Hodgkins  by Frances Hodgkins

Frances Hodgkins

Frances Hodgkins

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"New Zealand-born Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) arrived in London in 1901 and, by the 1920s, had become a leading British modernist, exhibiting frequently with avant-garde artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Published to c...

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Rumi  by Kamla K. Kapur

Rumi

Kamla K. Kapur

Book

Retold in award-winning writer Kamla K. Kapur's elegant, flowing language, Rumi's tales of wisdom and humanity are given fresh life in this modern masterpiece. Rumi: Tales of the Spirit is a sweet, comforting, and at times, fiery guide to nourishing ...

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Zen stories and paintings  by Stephen Cassettari

Zen stories and paintings

Stephen Cassettari

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Stephen Cassettari believes that the 'pebbles' (or 'knowledge') we pick up on the road of life may at first seem dull and uninteresting but later become jewels of immense personal value. These pebbles of knowledge are reflected upon in this collection...

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The passion of the king of glory  by Russ Ramsey

The passion of the king of glory

Russ Ramsey

Book

In this carefully researched retelling of the story of Jesus, pastor Russ Ramsey invites us to rediscover our wonder at Jesus' sinless life, brutal death, and glorious resurrection. Featuring forty short chapters, this book expands on the biblical narrative...

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Sacred voices  by Mariam Baker

Sacred voices

Mariam Baker

Book

A collection of stories, interviews, prayers, practices, and poetry, illuminating women's wisdom and history within the Islamic and Sufi traditions. This book is a rich tapestry that weaves these elements together with evocative art and succulent recipes...

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Ahmadiyyat or the true Islam  by Bashīruddīn Maḥmūd Aḥmad

Ahmadiyyat or the true Islam

Bashīruddīn Maḥmūd Aḥmad

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"Ahmadiyyat Ya‘ni Haqiqi Islam by Hadrt Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra, Khalifatul Masih II, the then head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at is an extended version of a short paper, also written by the author, to be read in The Conference of Living ...

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Man, faith and God  by Terry Hayes

Man, faith and God

Terry Hayes

Book

A quick study into the three major religions that say there is only one God for all men.

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Girl, stop apologizing  by Rachel (Event planner) Hollis

Girl, stop apologizing

Rachel (Event planner) Hollis

Book

I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.” Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but...

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Awareness  by Anthony De Mello

Awareness

Anthony De Mello

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The heart of Anthony de Mello's bestselling spiritual message is awareness. Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, de Mello's words of hope come together in Awareness in a grand synthesis....

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Angels  by Peter Stanford

Angels

Peter Stanford

Book

A thought-provoking and entertaining twenty-first century look at what was once referred to as 'angelology', which searches out the origins of angels in religious thought, history, psychology and wider culture, and asks why, in an age of disbelief, they...

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Andrew Murray  by Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

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Every Christian can reap the benefits of learning how to pray. Through Murray's writings, you will find out how your devotions can be transformed so that you can realize the fullness of God's love, peace, and divine power operating in your daily walk...

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It's not about the burqa

It's not about the burqa

Book

When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? It's Not About the Burqa started life when Mariam Khan read about the conversation in which David Cameron linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the 'traditional....

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The ministry of ordinary places  by Shannan Martin

The ministry of ordinary places

Shannan Martin

Book

"Learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you"--

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Veil over the light  by Joy Cowley

Veil over the light

Joy Cowley

Book

Veil over the light is a new collection of Joy Cowley's luminous spiritual writings -- reflections, stories and poems. In Veil over the light, one of New Zealand's celebrated and beloved writers describes with profound insight and compassion what it means...

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Zealot  by Jo Thornely

Zealot

Jo Thornely

Book

People are drawn to cults for a number of reasons, but commonly they attract people whose current religion or lifestyle is lacking - it's too restrictive, it's not restrictive and holy enough, it doesn't seem to offer solutions for a chaotic and dang...

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Doomsday cults  by Jonathan J. Moore

Doomsday cults

Jonathan J. Moore

Book

Doomsday Cults: death, destruction and despair shows how different people throughout the ages used the Biblical texts as the fount of their philosophy. Rather than leading to peace and redemption, their interpretations led to death, destruction and d...

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Waiting for the last bus  by Richard Holloway

Waiting for the last bus

Richard Holloway

Book

"Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, g...

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Running From a crazy man  by Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Running From a crazy man

Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Book

"This isn't a book for the happily comfortable. This is a book for the restless Jesus lover, the longsuffering disciple, the openhearted believer. Be forewarned. The challenges inside are designed to unsettle you as well as provide practical suggestions...

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Can science explain everything?   by John C. (John Carson) Lennox

Can science explain everything?

John C. (John Carson) Lennox

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Can science explain everything? Many people think so. Science, and the technologies it has spawned, has delivered so much to the world: clean water; more food; better healthcare; longer life. And we live in a time of rapid scientific progress that ho...

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Emotionally healthy spirituality day by day  by Peter Scazzero

Emotionally healthy spirituality day by day

Peter Scazzero

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In this devotional book, Peter Scazzero introduces the ancient spiritual discipline of the Daily Office. The basic premise of the Daily Office is simple : We need to intentionally stop to be with God more than once a day so that practicing the presence...

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Humanity's last stand  by Nicanor Perlas

Humanity's last stand

Nicanor Perlas

Book

"Although still in its earliest stages, artificial intelligence (AI) is radically transforming all aspects of society. With the immanent emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) and the illusory temptations of 'transhumanism', mankind stands at...

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The four horsemen  by Richard Dawkins

The four horsemen

Richard Dawkins

Book

Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed ...

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Dishonoured and unheard  by Daphne Marsden

Dishonoured and unheard

Daphne Marsden

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It is not easy for Christian women experiencing domestic abuse to find well informed and safe spiritual care. However, in this book these women, along with pastors, counsellors, theology students, and friends will find guidance grounded in scripture....

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A history of Judaism  by Martin Goodman

A history of Judaism

Martin Goodman

Book

"A panoramic history of Judaism from its origins to the present Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. Despite the extraordinarily diverse forms it has taken, the Jewish people have believed themselves bound to God by...

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Divine feminist  by Toyah Hicks

Divine feminist

Toyah Hicks

Book

"This book will be a bridging of the political and the spiritual, a celebration of successes, a lament of trauma, a hope for the future, various ponderings from the past, and a miscellaneous assortment of tales and musings. The intention of the book...

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Enjoy!  by Joyce Penner

Enjoy!

Joyce Penner

Book

"Longing for a deeper sexual connection with your husband? You may feel obliged to please your husband in bed, but neglect your own pleasure. Noted sex therapists Joyce and Clifford Penner warn that this will result in sexual dissatisfaction for both...

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Mindful living  by Katie Mantisas

Mindful living

Katie Mantisas

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Mindful Living draws from yogic philosophy and foundations to inspire an invitation towards bringing conscious spiritual practices in your life. In this heartfelt and inspiring book, author Katie Manitsas shares sacred practices to cultivate a sp...

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The grace of enough  by Haley Stewart

The grace of enough

Haley Stewart

Book

'Do you ever feel caught in an endless cycle of working harder and longer to get more while enjoying life less? The Stewart family did—and they decided to make a radical change. Popular Catholic blogger and podcaster Haley Stewart explains how...

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It's okay not to be okay  by Sheila Walsh

It's okay not to be okay

Sheila Walsh

Book

"We've all experienced that moment where we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can sometimes leave us stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching. Sheila...

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You are a goddess  by Sophie Bashford

You are a goddess

Sophie Bashford

Book

"You Are A Goddess is a comprehensive guide for women wishing to reconnect with their divine feminine energy. It shows readers how they can discover themselves in each of the ten goddess archetypes, embody their positive qualities and, crucially, how...

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It's not supposed to be this way  by Lysa TerKeurst

It's not supposed to be this way

Lysa TerKeurst

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Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's ...

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An astonishing secret  by Daniel (Catholic priest) O'Leary

An astonishing secret

Daniel (Catholic priest) O'Leary

Book

Inspired by writings of Pope Francis, this book offers exciting revelations about God, Creation, Incarnation, and the Wonder of You.

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Before I go  by Jane Duncan Rogers

Before I go

Jane Duncan Rogers

Book

"Many people say I wish I had known what they wanted when their loved one has died. Too often, a person's wishes for end-of-life care, and for after they have gone, have not been recorded. With this valuable guide, you can now begin to do this for yourself,...

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Becoming brave  by Tracey Mitchell

Becoming brave

Tracey Mitchell

Book

"A courageous life is not stumbled upon, it is cultivated. Everyone has experienced moments in life that crumble our confidence and suffocate our faith. These experiences can leave us feeling drained and drowning in anxiety. Yet God has more for our lives...

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Party of one  by Joy Beth Smith

Party of one

Joy Beth Smith

Book

"A relatable, funny, and heartfelt exploration of the Christian ideas so many single women embrace and what the Bible really says about singleness, hope, and community. In Party of One, Joy Beth Smith discusses the tensions experienced by singles struggling...

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Worry less, live more  by Robert J. Morgan

Worry less, live more

Robert J. Morgan

Book

"How do you bury worry before it buries you? Worry, which is essentially a strain of fear, is a rational response to real pressures and problems. Life is harder than we expect, and even the Lord Jesus, the Prince of Peace Himself, admitted, Each day has...

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The holy rule of St. Benedict  by Saint Benedict

The holy rule of St. Benedict

Saint Benedict

Book

St. Benedict of Nursia gave birth to monasticism in the West and shaped its course. Convictions he formed about monastic life are contained in what may be the most influential guide for monastic life ever written, The holy rule of St. Benedict. It is...

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Memories of Muhammad  by Omid Safi

Memories of Muhammad

Omid Safi

Book

Presents a portrait of Muhammad that reveals his centrality in the devotions of modern Muslims, exploring the role of women in Islam, tensions with other religions, and the role of cyberspace in Islam's evolution.

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Demystifying Islam  by Harris Zafar

Demystifying Islam

Harris Zafar

Book

Despite heightened interest in the study of the Muslim faith, for many people Islam remains shrouded in mystery and confusion. What really is Shariah law? How is a Muslim to understand Jihad? Does Islam oppose Western values such as free speech or freedom...

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The Carta Bible atlas

The Carta Bible atlas

Book

The Carta Bible Atlas prides itself on detailed graphic presentation and brief texts of the historical events spanning the biblical period and beyond. Founded on Holy Scripture and aided by recent scholarly research, newly discovered documentary evidence...

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Holman Bible atlas  by Thomas V. Brisco

Holman Bible atlas

Thomas V. Brisco

Book

Winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award, the Holman Bible Atlas is the leading Bible atlas in the English language. Through the use of 132 full-color maps, more than 100 color photographs, timelines, chart summaries, and helpful sidebars, it pla...

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