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Spirituality and religion new titles

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If God is love, don't be a jerk  by John Pavlovitz

If God is love, don't be a jerk

John Pavlovitz

Book

"Imagine for a moment what the world might look like if we as people of faith, morality, and conscience actually aspired to this mantra. What if we were fully burdened to create a world that was more loving and equitable than when we arrived? What if...

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Egyptian mythology  by Garry J. Shaw

Egyptian mythology

Garry J. Shaw

Book

"Join Egyptologist Garry J. Shaw on a tour up the Nile, through a beautiful and fascinating landscape populated with a rich mythology: the stories of Horus, Isis, Osiris, and their enemies and allies, tales of vengeance, tragedy, and fantastic metamo...

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The brick Bible by Brendan Powell. Smith

The brick Bible

Brendan Powell. Smith

Graphic novel

"In graphic novel format, this book retells stories from the Old Testament with illustrations created with LEGO toys; often graphically portraying the darker aspects of the Old Testament"--Publisher's description.

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The thing beneath the thing  by Steve (Pastor) Carter

The thing beneath the thing

Steve (Pastor) Carter

Book

"The Thing Beneath the Thing helps readers to identify and then heal from past wounds that have kept them from reaching their full potential and the life of freedom that Jesus has promised every believer. Every driver knows the importance of avoiding...

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Joyful wisdom  by Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur

Joyful wisdom

Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur

Book

"Using Buddhist practices, Joyful Wisdom reveals ways in which we can overcome anxiety and troubling emotions, embrace change and find freedom. In this remarkable sequel to his book, The Joy of Living, Buddhist scholar and teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinp...

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The genius of Jesus  by Erwin Raphael McManus

The genius of Jesus

Erwin Raphael McManus

Book

"A groundbreaking manifesto on the countless ways Jesus of Nazareth transformed our world--and empowers us to live lives of courage, purpose, and grace today. From the bestselling author of The Last Arrow and The Way of the Warrior. In every realm of...

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Winning the war in your mind  by Craig Groeschel

Winning the war in your mind

Craig Groeschel

Book

"We've all tried to think our way out of bad habits and unhealthy thought patterns, only to find ourselves stuck with an out-of-control mind and off-track daily life. Groeschel understands this daily battle against self-doubt and negative thinking, and...

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At your best  by Carey Nieuwhof

At your best

Carey Nieuwhof

Book

"An influential podcaster and thought leader provides time, energy, and priority management tactics to help you crush it at work and thrive at home"--Publisher's description.

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When to walk away  by Gary (Gary Lee) Thomas

When to walk away

Gary (Gary Lee) Thomas

Book

"Whether it's a sibling, parent, coworker, or friend, we all know toxic people who seem determined to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking to distract your focus and delay your work. Yet it's only once...

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Out of the cave  by Chris (Pastor) Hodges

Out of the cave

Chris (Pastor) Hodges

Book

"Bestselling author and pastor Chris Hodges helps those struggling with depression find liberating solutions by drawing from the life of the prophet Elijah. Shame about the dark thoughts swirling in your mind. Guilt about how powerless you feel to ov...

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Tao te ching  by author Laozi

Tao te ching

author Laozi

Book

"Most people know Ursula K. Le Guin for her extraordinary science fiction and fantasy writing. Fewer know just how pervasive Taoist themes are to so much of her work. And in Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching, we are treated to Le Guin's unique take on Taoist phi...

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The book of all books  by Roberto Calasso

The book of all books

Roberto Calasso

Book

"A man named Saul is sent to search for some lost donkeys and on the way is named king of his people. The queen of a remote African realm travels for three years with her entourage to meet the king of Jerusalem and pose him a few riddles. A man named...

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Sit like a Buddha  by Lodro Rinzler

Sit like a Buddha

Lodro Rinzler

Book

"Teaches the basics of Buddhist meditation practice and offers strategies for incorporating meditation into daily life"--Publisher's description.

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The wakeful body  by Willa Blythe Baker

The wakeful body

Willa Blythe Baker

Book

"A highly practical and approachable guide to somatic meditation with easy practices for accessing the body's inherent mindfulness, from an expert in somatic meditation. In The Wakeful Body, author Willa Blythe Baker offers down-to-earth practices such...

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Olaga fou  by Alison Matai'a

Olaga fou

Alison Matai'a

Book

"Alison and Tavale Matai'a married in New Zealand in 1971 and went to Samoa as teachers, expecting to return to New Zealand after two years, While there, they felt the call of God to work with the Samoan young people and started a coffee bar called 'One...

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Letting go of nothing  by Peter Russell

Letting go of nothing

Peter Russell

Book

"Describes the spiritual practice of "letting go" - surrendering our attachments to people, things, expectations, and even our own opinions. The author shows how this practice, recognized in both Western and Eastern spiritual traditions, leads to a g...

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Seeing beautiful again  by Lysa TerKeurst

Seeing beautiful again

Lysa TerKeurst

Book

"When unexpected hurt shatters the way we thought our lives would be, we can easily start to become guarded with others and skeptical with God. TerKeurst shares the devotions that helped her survive her own season of heartbreak. They show that, in the...

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Kundalini yoga demystified  by Erin Elizabeth Downing

Kundalini yoga demystified

Erin Elizabeth Downing

Book

"What Kundalini Is and Why We Need It. Kundalini yoga is an accessible practice for sharpening your mind, finding balance in your daily life, increasing your body's strength, and developing a connection to the divine. Filled with quick one-, three-, ...

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The way of Zen  by Alan Watts

The way of Zen

Alan Watts

Book

"Traces the origin of Zen and discusses the Zen way of life against its historical and cultural background"--Publisher's description.

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Peaceful on purpose  by Joel Osteen

Peaceful on purpose

Joel Osteen

Book

"If you're tired of living in tension and frustration, weighed down by the troubles of life, then it's time for a change. Osteen shares the secret to living at peace while under pressure, and shares ways of controlling your attitude when you can't control...

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Be still  by Brian Heasley

Be still

Brian Heasley

Book

"Be still. For some, these two simple words a welcome invitation to slow down. For others, they feel impossible, out of reach in our increasingly noisy world, or simply just too hard to maintain. There is another way. In fact, there are many. In this...

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The women of the Bible speak  by Shannon Bream

The women of the Bible speak

Shannon Bream

Book

"People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam....

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The essence of happiness  by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho

The essence of happiness

Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mts...

Book

"Be inspired to live a happier and more meaningful life by fostering wisdom and compassion. Drawn from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's The art of happiness, with Dr Howard C. Cutler, this book contains simple advice on how to achieve lasting happiness in...

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Unexplained  by Richard MacLean Smith

Unexplained

Richard MacLean Smith

Book

"Demonic possession in 1970's Germany. UFOs in Rendlesham forest. Reincarnation in Middlesbrough. An ebay listing for a haunted Dibbuk box. To this day, these real life mysteries and very many more evade explanation. Based on one of the most successf...

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The art of happiness in a troubled world  by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

The art of happiness in a troubled world

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

Book

"Draws on the Tibetan leader's insights to reveal how Buddhist traditions may alleviate twenty-first-century problems, sharing stories, meditations, and conversations to identify cultural sources of unhappiness"--Publisher's description.

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Karma  by Jaggi Vasudev

Karma

Jaggi Vasudev

Book

"A much-used word, Karma is loosely understood as a system of checks and balances in our lives, of good actions and bad deeds, of good thoughts and bad intentions. A system which seemingly ensures that at the end of the day one gets what one deserves....

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Karma  by Jaggi Vasudev

Karma

Jaggi Vasudev

Book

"A much-used word, Karma is loosely understood as a system of checks and balances in our lives, of good actions and bad deeds, of good thoughts and bad intentions. A system which seemingly ensures that at the end of the day one gets what one deserves....

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The mastery of love  by Miguel Ruiz

The mastery of love

Miguel Ruiz

Book

"In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our...

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The fifth agreement  by Miguel Ruiz

The fifth agreement

Miguel Ruiz

Book

"In this long-awaited sequel to The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz collaborates with his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer another powerful agreement for transforming our lives. The fifth agreement encourages us to see the truth, to recover our authenticity,...

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The noble art  by Tiffany Lazic

The noble art

Tiffany Lazic

Book

"A follow up book to The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year, The Noble Art dives deeply into each of the eight Cycles, highlighting the dance from shadow to enlightenment and core issue to key resilience that lies within...

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The vanishing  by Janine Di Giovanni

The vanishing

Janine Di Giovanni

Book

"The Vanishing reveals the plight and possible extinction of Christian communities across Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine after 2,000 years in their historical homeland. Some of the countries that first nurtured and characterized Christianity...

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Peace is every step  by Thích Nhât Hanh

Peace is every step

Thích Nhât Hanh

Book

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The illustrated Ramayana  by Tarinee Awasthi

The illustrated Ramayana

Tarinee Awasthi

Book

"A lavishly illustrated account of India's most beloved epic - the story of Rama, the legendary warrior prince of Ayodhya. Discover the Ramayana - one of India's most celebrated epics, and a story that transcends time itself. The tale of Rama, the ex...

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Didn't see it coming  by Carey Nieuwhof

Didn't see it coming

Carey Nieuwhof

Book

"An influential pastor, podcaster, and thought leader believes it's not only possible to predict life's hardest moments, but also to alter outcomes, overcome challenges, and defeat your fiercest adversaries. Founding Pastor of one of North America's ...

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Going to church in medieval England  by Nicholas Orme

Going to church in medieval England

Nicholas Orme

Book

"Parish churches were at the heart of English religious and social life in the Middle Ages and the sixteenth century. In this comprehensive study, Nicholas Orme shows how they came into existence, who staffed them, and how their buildings were used. ...

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Zen and the art of saving the planet  by Thích Nh́ât Hạnh

Zen and the art of saving the planet

Thích Nh́ât Hạnh

Book

"One of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today shares his wisdom on how to be the change we want to see in the world. In these troubling times we all yearn for a better world. But many of us feel powerless and uncertain what we can do....

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Celtic spirituality

Celtic spirituality

Book

"In Celtic Spirituality, acclaimed translator and scholar Philip Freeman allows the voices of the Celts to speak once more. Though the Celtic civilization has long disappeared, lingering traces of their spirituality haunt Ireland and the surrounding ...

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Tending to the sacred  by Ashley River Brant

Tending to the sacred

Ashley River Brant

Book

"Return to living a fully embodied life with 50 rituals to improve your health, well-being, and confidence on your Sacred Path. As humans, rituals have fed our hearts, minds, and souls since the dawn of our species on this planet. Everyone in the world...

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The great work of your life  by Stephen Cope

The great work of your life

Stephen Cope

Book

"This essential guide includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma, which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story"--Publisher's description.

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The zenned out guide to understanding the wheel of the year  by Cassie Uhl

The zenned out guide to understanding the wheel of the year

Cassie Uhl

Book

"The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding the Wheel of the Year walks you through everything you need to know about these Wiccan holidays. You'll learn their history, their meanings, and important ways you can honor each celebration. Magnify your spirit...

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The case for Jesus  by Brant James Pitre

The case for Jesus

Brant James Pitre

Book

"Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps into the wells of Christian scripture, history,...

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Holding on when you want to let go  by Sheila Walsh

Holding on when you want to let go

Sheila Walsh

Book

"Through Scripture and compelling stories, beloved author and speaker reminds us that even though we all face challenges and heartaches we didn't see coming, God has been writing our story from the very beginning-and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we...

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Beyond  by Catherine Wolff

Beyond

Catherine Wolff

Book

"From Christianity to Islam to Hinduism and beyond, from the brush of Michelangelo to the pen of Dante, people across millennia have tried to explain and describe heaven in ways that are distinctive and analogous, unique and universal. In this engros...

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The divine practice of angel numbers  by Leeza Robertson

The divine practice of angel numbers

Leeza Robertson

Book

"Divine Practice of Angel Numbers shows how angels use special numbers to connect with you and teach specific ascension energy lessons. The book contains in-depth descriptions of thirteen archangels and thirteen numbers, each of which indicate a special...

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The discerner  by Jim W. Goll

The discerner

Jim W. Goll

Book

"Discussing how every believer can receive the gifts of revelation and discernment from God, this book is both a solid introduction to the prophetic lifestyle and a challenging call for those already immersed in prophetic revelation"--Publisher's des...

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Finding refuge  by Michelle (Michelle Cassandra) Johnson

Finding refuge

Michelle (Michelle Cassandra) Johns...

Book

"Finding Refuge is a book designed to guide you through exploring what is breaking your heart, where grief resides, and how it impacts you. This book is intended to serve as a tool for healing yourself, thus allowing you to create conditions to heal ...

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The Gospels

The Gospels

Book

"Destined to become a definitive edition, an eminently readable new translation of the Gospels from one of today's most respected exponents of ancient literature, allowing readers from all walks of life to appreciate these important texts with fresh eyes...

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Outdated  by Jonathan Pokluda

Outdated

Jonathan Pokluda

Book

"In a world where dating is increasingly geared toward casual relationships rather than marriage, it's easy to feel discouraged, used, or unworthy of true love and lasting affection. The author seeks to dispel the myths, misconceptions, and fairy tales...

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How to eat bread  by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

How to eat bread

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Book

"As a vicar, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is used to being asked to recommend a book on how and why to read the Bible. Filling the gap between popular Bible reading notes and more academic books, How to Eat Bread is the book she'd give to anyone wanting to...

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Simple & free study guide  by Jen Hatmaker

Simple & free study guide

Jen Hatmaker

Book

"This study guide takes you deeper into Simple and Free- 7 Experiments Against Excess by New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with tools and practices to combat the areas of overindulgence and excess in our lives, leaving us less stressed and...

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A comedian's prayer book  by Frank Skinner

A comedian's prayer book

Frank Skinner

Book

"A Comedian's Prayer Book. The title is a worry, isn't it?... God is a tough audience as far as audible response is concerned, but at least you don't have to explain the references. In this collection of prayers, much-loved comedian, broadcaster and radio...

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God's end-time temple  by Tracy Eckert

God's end-time temple

Tracy Eckert

Book

"Unlock Biblical secrets concerning the church in the last days. This book is a prophetic vision of the end-time Church. By comparing biblical accounts of Zerubbabel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Melchizedek with recent global events, this book unlocks bib...

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Letters to myself from the end of the world  by Emily Stimpson Chapman

Letters to myself from the end of the world

Emily Stimpson Chapman

Book

"If you could talk to your younger self, what would you tell her? If you could equip her for the challenges she would face today, with the Church plagued by scandal and the culture on the verge of collapse, what would you say? In Letters to Myself from...

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Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States  by Massimo Faggioli

Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States

Massimo Faggioli

Book

"A powerful examination of the role of Catholicism in U.S. politics and in the life of Joseph R. Biden. After a dramatic election amid a raging pandemic, racial violence, economic collapse and historic national divisions that have threatened our democracy,...

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Sacred Earth, sacred soul  by J. Philip Newell

Sacred Earth, sacred soul

J. Philip Newell

Book

"John Philip Newell shares the long, hidden tradition of Celtic Christianity, explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the ...

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Fear  by Thích Nh́ât Hạnh

Fear

Thích Nh́ât Hạnh

Book

"Renowned Zen master and Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he also shows us the path to...

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The second happy  by Kevin Myers

The second happy

Kevin Myers

Book

"The Second Happy is a captivating, practical resource that provides the tools necessary to tune-up, overhaul, or even rebuild your marriage. Practices to sustain and strengthen marriage include the following: breaking the quit cycle; picking a fair fight...

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Faith for exiles  by David Kinnaman

Faith for exiles

David Kinnaman

Book

"From internationally bestselling author and president of the Barna Group comes groundbreaking research that reveals what people truly think about Jesus, and offers powerful and surprising new insights for effective evangelism and discipleship"--Publ...

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Made for friendship  by Drew Hunter

Made for friendship

Drew Hunter

Book

"Friendship is one of the deepest pleasures of life. But in our busy, fast-paced, mobile world, we've lost this rich view of friendship and instead settled for shallow acquaintances based on little more than similar tastes or shared interests. Helping...

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The direct way  by author Adyashanti

The direct way

author Adyashanti

Book

"In The Direct Way, Adya offers a sequence of 30 practices intended to connect with and cultivate ever-greater awareness of the unseen dimensions of your being"--Publisher's description.

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The last hour  by Amir Tsarfati

The last hour

Amir Tsarfati

Book

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Anger  by Thích Nhât Hanh

Anger

Thích Nhât Hanh

Book

""This text offers a different perspective on taking care of our anger, by treating it as we would a crying baby. Filled with stories and techniques this book offers a look at transforming anger into peace in order to bring harmony and healing to all...

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Finding the peacemakers  by Dan Morrice

Finding the peacemakers

Dan Morrice

Book

"When thirty-three Chilean miners stepped into the light, alive and well, after sixty-nine days entombed in the earth, the world experienced a rare treat, some good news. Was this an anomaly, or are there other untapped glimmers of hope, hidden behind...

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Begin again  by Max Lucado

Begin again

Max Lucado

Book

"God is in the business of fresh starts. Are you struggling with sadness, pain, or disappointment If so, take heart. A new chapter awaits you. New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado celebrates God's promise to restore and renew. Max ...

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Reopening Muslim minds  by Mustafa Akyol

Reopening Muslim minds

Mustafa Akyol

Book

"A fascinating journey into Islam's diverse history of ideas, making an argument for an "Islamic Enlightenment" today In Reopening Muslim Minds, Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and opinion writer for The New York Times, both diagnoses...

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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.....

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Discernment  by Jane Hamon

Discernment

Jane Hamon

Book

"With extensive expertise and personal experience, prophetic leader Jane Hamon offers advice on how to operate in greater spiritual authority and walk in wisdom. She teaches readers how to discern the times in which they live and be an influence in the...

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Love, honor, and virtue  by Hal Young

Love, honor, and virtue

Hal Young

Book

"How are you supposed to keep your way pure when temptation comes looking for you in every sidebar and innocent search? How can you resist sin while preparing for marriage and family life? Here's hope and help. Get answers to all your awkward questions...

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Talking with God  by Dick Eastman

Talking with God

Dick Eastman

Book

"Using proven instruction on prayer, related Scripture, prayer prompts, and recommendations to put your faith into action, Talking with God invites you to saturate your world with focused intercession. This highly practical book highlights 12 prayer ...

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Big Panda and Tiny Dragon  by James Norbury

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

James Norbury

Book

"Beloved friends Big Panda and Tiny Dragon journey through the seasons of the year together. And, although they often get lost, it leads them to discover many beautiful things. They explore the hardships and happiness that connect us all. They learn how...

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Peace is power  by Michelle Paisley Reed

Peace is power

Michelle Paisley Reed

Book

"In Peace is Power: A Course in Shifting Reality Through Science and Spirituality, best-selling author Michelle Paisley Reed shares inspired, timeless wisdom to teach us how our internal world creates our external experiences--individually and collec...

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Pilgrimage  by Peter Stanford

Pilgrimage

Peter Stanford

Book

"Pilgrimage, a global ritual embraced by all faiths, is one of the most enduring traits in our human story. In this compelling history Peter Stanford reflects on the reasons people have walked along the same sacred paths across the ages. How do the e...

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