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Spirituality and religion new titles

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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

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"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...

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"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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How to revive evangelism  by Craig Springer

How to revive evangelism

Craig Springer

Book

"In a post-Christian, post-modern, post-truth society where Jesus followers aren't often well regarded, modern evangelism approaches are eroding and increasingly ineffective. Christians often talk more than we listen, confront when we should converse,...

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Where is God in a coronavirus world?  by John C. Lennox

Where is God in a coronavirus world?

John C. Lennox

Book

"We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us. How do we begin...

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The spiritual path  by Gregory David Roberts

The spiritual path

Gregory David Roberts

Book

"The author of the international bestseller Shantaram takes us on a gripping personal journey of wonder and insight into science, belief, faith and devotion. Drawing on sacred traditions, rigorous logic and the six-year instruction of his spiritual t...

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A rhythm of prayer

A rhythm of prayer

Book

"An antidote for our age of anxiety--thoughtful, moving prayers from Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists, creatives, and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls "my favorite faith writer." It's no secret...

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Until unity  by Francis Chan

Until unity

Francis Chan

Book

"It is absolutely clear from Scripture that God passionately desires supernatural unity within His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be our greatest witness to the world. If unity is so important to the heart...

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Christians  by Greg Sheridan

Christians

Greg Sheridan

Book

"From the historical Jesus and his disciples through to the present day, Greg Sheridan has written an impassioned, informed and utterly compelling case for the truth and importance of Christianity in our lives. He presents a strong argument for the h...

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How did I get here?  by Christine Caine

How did I get here?

Christine Caine

Book

"Caine knew that Jesus was her only anchor, but after an especially difficult season she found herself drifting, struggling to return to the steadiness of God's purpose for her. Here she shares her journey of turning her eyes back to Jesus in her tho...

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Angel prayers  by Kyle Gray

Angel prayers

Kyle Gray

Book

"Do you ever feel frustrated because your prayers are going unanswered, and you feel like God and the Angels are not listening? If you are feeling unsupported, 'Angel Prayers' will turn this situation around for good. In this book, Kyle reveals how to...

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The power of now  by Eckhart Tolle

The power of now

Eckhart Tolle

Book

"In The Power of Now, a word-of-mouth bestselling phenomenon since its first publication, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realisation soon after his twenty-ninth birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this trans...

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Progress & developments of the churches in the Samoan islands  by Fuimaono Fini Aitaoto

Progress & developments of the churches in the Samoan islands

Fuimaono Fini Aitaoto

Book

"If you're interested in Church-related events on the American Samoan islands during the early twenty-first century, then you need this book. Following up on his first book on the history of the Assemblies of God Church in American Samoa, author Fuimaono...

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World religions  by John Bowker

World religions

John Bowker

Book

"An essential guide to learning everything you need to know about the history, central practices, and the key teachings of many religions. A compelling and insightful guide for uncovering and understanding a variety of the world's major religions. This...

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The interior silence  by Sarah Sands

The interior silence

Sarah Sands

Book

"Suffering from information overload, unable to sleep, Sarah Sands, former editor of the BBC's Today programme, has tried many different strategies to de-stress... only to reject them because, as she says, all too often they threaten to become an exercise...

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Hope in times of fear  by Timothy Keller

Hope in times of fear

Timothy Keller

Book

"Hope in a Time of Fear explains the meaning of Jesus's resurrection. The followers of Jesus were unprepared for the event and failed to recognize him. All of them physically saw him and yet did not spiritually truly see him. It was only when Jesus reached...

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Altars for everyone  by Nancy C. Townley

Altars for everyone

Nancy C. Townley

Book

"The altar sits at the heart of the worship space, reminding everyone that here is where we lift our hearts up to God. Often the altar is decorated, but almost always in the same way: with flowers, candles, or a cross. But what if the altar could be made...

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What did Jesus look like?  by Joan E. Taylor

What did Jesus look like?

Joan E. Taylor

Book

"Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus:...

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Legends of the fire spirits  by Robert W. Lebling

Legends of the fire spirits

Robert W. Lebling

Book

"According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have...

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What would you do if you weren't afraid?  by Michal Oshman

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Michal Oshman

Book

"Discover the secrets to a fearless, meaningful life, found in the wisdom of Jewish scripture. Today, more than ever, we act out of fear. We fear change, rejection, failure, and suffering. But what if we could find a way to live that challenges conve...

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Time shifts  by Von Braschler

Time shifts

Von Braschler

Book

"Sharing detailed accounts from people who have experienced time slips and shifts between realities, including his own experiences, Von Braschler examines what their stories have in common to establish the pattern behind how these sudden slips in time...

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Woman evolve  by Sarah Jakes Roberts

Woman evolve

Sarah Jakes Roberts

Book

"Reimagining the story of Eve, Sarah Jakes Roberts draws lessons from Scripture and from her own life that show women how to use the mistakes of their past to overcome the challenges of today. Woman Evolve teaches women that they can use failures and...

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Learning to pray  by James Martin

Learning to pray

James Martin

Book

"Explains what prayer is, what to expect from praying, how to do it, and how it can transform lives when it becomes a regular practice, discussing different styles and traditions of prayer throughout Christian history and encouraging readers to experiment...

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The hidden book in the Bible  by Richard Elliott Friedman

The hidden book in the Bible

Richard Elliott Friedman

Book

"The author reveals the first work of prose literature in the world- a 3, 000 year old epic hidden within the books of the Hebrew Bible"--Publisher's description.

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Finding sanctuary  by Jennifer Hubbard

Finding sanctuary

Jennifer Hubbard

Book

"In this book, Jennifer Hubbard writes about how she rediscovered peace and hope in God following the tragic death of her daughter in the gun violence at Sandy Hook"--Publisher's description.

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Art and faith  by Makoto Fujimura

Art and faith

Makoto Fujimura

Book

"From a world-renowned painter, an exploration of creativity's quintessential and often overlooked-role in the spiritual life. Written over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura's broad and deep exploration...

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Bullies and saints  by John P. Dickson

Bullies and saints

John P. Dickson

Book

"Is religion a pernicious force in the world? Does it poison everything? Would we be better off without religion in general and Christianity in particular? Many sceptics certainly think so. John Dickson has spent much of the last ten years reflecting...

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Meditations on the trail  by Christopher Ives

Meditations on the trail

Christopher Ives

Book

"Going for a long hike or spending time in nature can be like a pilgrimage, a journey into the sacred. In Meditations on the Trail, Christopher Ives offers a rich array of do-anywhere meditations that will help you make the most of your time on the trail...

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Epsom, 1921-2021

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Epsom, 1921-2021

Book

This beautiful book recounts the fascinating history of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Epsom. It tells the story of the Sisters of Mercy who founded the parish and school, and features photos and memories of those involved in the first 100 years of Ep...

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After evangelicalism  by David P. Gushee

After evangelicalism

David P. Gushee

Book

"A building crescendo of developments, culminating in evangelical support for the Trump presidency, has led many evangelicals to question the faith they inherited. If being Christian means rejecting LGBTQ persons and supporting systemic racism, perhaps...

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Satisfied  by Alyssa Joy Bethke

Satisfied

Alyssa Joy Bethke

Book

"Touching on topics like fear, worry, dissatisfaction, anxiety, and body image, Alyssa Bethke walks you through issues that rob you of your joy and helps you recognize them for what they are: distractions. 'Satisfied' is a compelling collection of re...

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Creating God  by Robin M. Derricourt

Creating God

Robin M. Derricourt

Book

"What do we really know about how and where religions began, and how they spread? In this bold new book, award-winning author Robin Derricourt takes us on a journey through the birth and growth of several major religions, using history and archaeology...

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Fault lines  by Voddie Baucham

Fault lines

Voddie Baucham

Book

"The ground is moving. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the summer of 2020 shocked the nation. As riots rocked American cities, Christians affirmed from the pulpit and in social media that "Black lives matter" and that racial justice...

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Chosen  by Giles Fraser

Chosen

Giles Fraser

Book

"A unique and moving memoir from the maverick former Canon of St Paul's Cathedral. It was one of the most startling moments in the modern history of the City of London. In 2011, the Occupy movement set up camp around St Paul's Cathedral. Giles Fraser,...

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Church, interrupted  by John Cornwell

Church, interrupted

John Cornwell

Book

"Pope Francis is prepared to say "bring on the collapse", as perhaps the only way of purging a disgraced Church. "It is not impossible," Francis has said, "that I will go down in history as the one who split the Catholic Church?" However, for Catholics...

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Where wonder lives  by Fabiana Fondevila

Where wonder lives

Fabiana Fondevila

Book

"Take a journey by map through your inner landscape to discover a life of awe, enchantment, and radical aliveness"--Publisher's description.

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Broken open  by Elizabeth Lesser

Broken open

Elizabeth Lesser

Book

"In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute - now the world's largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth - Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition....

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The Bible  by Andrew Rev. Ollerton

The Bible

Andrew Rev. Ollerton

Book

"When we make sense of the Bible, the Bible makes sense of us. The political, social and cultural upheaval of our times can leave us feeling bewildered and wondering where to turn for trustworthy guidance. As unlikely as it may seem, could the Bible ...

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Greek mythology  by Liv Albert

Greek mythology

Liv Albert

Book

"In 'Greek Mythology,' you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today's shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character's name, roles, related symbols, and foundat...

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Dear God  by Bunmi Laditan

Dear God

Bunmi Laditan

Book

"This broken world so often breaks our hearts and sends us searching for a word of divine love. In Dear God, award-winning and beloved author Bunmi Laditan bravely says what we're all thinking in this wittingly fresh and stunningly relatable collection...

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Julian of Norwich  by Matthew Fox

Julian of Norwich

Matthew Fox

Book

"Julian of Norwich lived through the dreadful bubonic plague that killed close to 50% of Europeans. Being an anchoress, she 'sheltered in place' and developed a deep wisdom that she shared in her book, Showings, which was the first book in English by...

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Sovereign self  by author Acharya Shunya

Sovereign self

author Acharya Shunya

Book

"Claim your spiritual birthright of freedom, wholeness, and joy through the perennial wisdom of yoga's ancient spiritual texts"--Publisher's description.

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Black & Buddhist

Black & Buddhist

Book

"Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. What does it mean to be black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, ...

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The pregnant goddess  by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

The pregnant goddess

Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Book

"As you make the transition from maiden to mother, you fully embody the Mother Goddess. Embark on this sacred journey with this complete guide including special mediations, affirmations, and rituals designed to help you attune to the divine energies ...

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The shaman's book of living and dying  by Alberto Villoldo

The shaman's book of living and dying

Alberto Villoldo

Book

"One of the pioneers in energy healing and shamanism recounts twelve miraculous stories in which, through the use of shamanic energetic techniques, people experience extraordinary physical and emotional healings. Meet a dancer who could barely walk until...

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