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Outgrowing God  by Richard Dawkins

Outgrowing God

Richard Dawkins

Book

Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn't. Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe?...

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Kindness for all creatures  by Sarah C. Beasley

Kindness for all creatures

Sarah C. Beasley

Book

Are you doing all you can for the well-being of your pet? Many pet guardians struggle with this question in relation to adopting versus buying, how best to raise and train animals, and how to approach the aging, sickness, and death passage. Structured...

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The new spiritual exercises  by Louis M. Savary

The new spiritual exercises

Louis M. Savary

Book

One can say that the last true revolution in spirituality came with the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola. Many devout Christians use the Exercises unchanged from their origins in the sixteenth century. In the twentieth century, another Jesuit, ...

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Reason and beyond  by Darrell Morley Price

Reason and beyond

Darrell Morley Price

Book

An unflinchingly honest commentary on modern life, death, love, fear, spirituality, belief, meaning and purpose. Reason and Beyond challenges the readers to take a fresh look at how they live and what they think they know so they may begin to free th...

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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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Communities of the Qur'an

Communities of the Qur'an

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On numerous occasions throughout history, believers from different schools and denominations, and at different times and places, have agreed to disagree. The Qur'anic interpreters, jurists and theologians of medieval Baghdad, Cairo and Cordoba coexis...

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The four sacred secrets  by author Preethaji

The four sacred secrets

author Preethaji

Book

In the bestselling tradition of The Four Agreements, learn how to access the hidden power of consciousness, shed anxiety, and cultivate a life of wealth and happiness with this eye-opening and accessible guide outlining the four keys to success--from...

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Dominion  by Tom Holland

Dominion

Tom Holland

Book

A revisionist, controversial account of Western history, sure to be widely reviewed and debated. Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western hi...

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So the next generation will know  by Sean McDowell

So the next generation will know

Sean McDowell

Book

Whether you’re a Christian parent, youth leader, or educator who works with Generation Z, this book was written for you. As powerful ideas in our increasingly secular culture shape more of this generation, trusted leaders must share what they know about...

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The Tibetan book of the dead  by active 14th century Karma-gliṅ-pa

The Tibetan book of the dead

active 14th century Karma-gliṅ-pa

Book

In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism--traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation--death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of the mind. This translation, with...

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Back roads to belonging  by Kristen Strong

Back roads to belonging

Kristen Strong

Book

For any woman who feels she doesn't belong or struggles with the fear of missing out, author and blogger offers encouragement, truth from God's Word, and practical tools to find a sense of belonging.

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Zen seeds  by Shuntō Aoyama

Zen seeds

Shuntō Aoyama

Book

In this sparkling collection of teachings, Japanese Zen master Shundo Aoyama Roshi offers an earthy entry to the practice of Zen Buddhism. Or rather, she offers a myriad of entries, for Zen Seeds, as its title suggests, is comprised of brief chapters...

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Journeying between the worlds  by Eagle Skyfire

Journeying between the worlds

Eagle Skyfire

Book

With simple exercises for building your skills and knowledge, this powerful guide teaches lessons based on Native American spiritual concepts, including shamanic journeying, the Medicine Wheel, dreams and visions, symbols, power animals, the elements,...

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The book of signs  by David Jeremiah

The book of signs

David Jeremiah

Book

In this landmark collection, bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah offers answers to these questions and much more. Drawing from decades of experience as one of the world’s most-respected Bible teachers, Dr. Jeremiah has updated content from previous...

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Silence  by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Silence

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Book

We can spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. But our hearts and minds are so full of noise that we can't always hear the call of life and love. To hear that call and respond to it, we need silence....

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Teachings of the Hindu mystics

Teachings of the Hindu mystics

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This anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including extracts from...

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Placemaker  by Christie Purifoy

Placemaker

Christie Purifoy

Book

In Placemaker, Christie Purifoy invites us to notice our soul's desire for beauty, our need to create and to be created again and again. As she reflects on the joys and sorrows of two decades as a placemaker and her recent years living in and restoring...

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Guided Buddhist meditations  by 1950- author. Thubten Chodron

Guided Buddhist meditations

1950- author. Thubten Chodron

Book

For busy practitioners, the lamrim gives a concise and easily graspable picture of the Buddhist path. Best-selling author Thubten Chodron has a unique ability to present these teachings. In this volume, she provides clear explanations of the stages of...

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High weirdness  by Erik Davis

High weirdness

Erik Davis

Book

A study of the spiritual provocations found in the work of Philip Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson, this book charts the emergence of a new psychedelic worldview out of the American counterculture of the seventies. These three visionaries...

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Inner engineering  by Jaggi Vasudev

Inner engineering

Jaggi Vasudev

Book

"Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with time-tested technologies to achieve absolute well-being. The founder of the Isha Foundation, an all-volunteer organization involved in large-scale hum...

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The luminous nun  by Kerryn Levy

The luminous nun

Kerryn Levy

Book

"While recovering in hospital from a collapsed lung, Kerryn Levy was unexpectedly visited by a nun who glowed from within. When the nun mysteriously disappeared, Kerryn needed to know who she was. Discovering the nun resembled an Italian saint from t...

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Literary study of the Bible  by Christopher Hodgkins

Literary study of the Bible

Christopher Hodgkins

Book

Literary Study of the Bible: An Introduction approaches each book of the Bible (including several of the apocrypha) with non-sectarian literary questions, exploring the meanings that the Bible reveals when we read it like a poem, narrative, or play. As...

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The foundation of norms in Islamic jurisprudence and theology  by Omar Farahat

The foundation of norms in Islamic jurisprudence and theology

Omar Farahat

Book

In this book, Omar Farahat presents a new way of understanding the work of classical Islamic theologians and legal theorists who maintained that divine revelation is necessary for the knowledge of the norms and values of human actions. Through a reco...

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The thirst of God  by Wendy Farley

The thirst of God

Wendy Farley

Book

To those seeking a more open, progressive approach to Christian faith, the Christian past can sometimes seem like a desert, an empty space devoid of encouragement or example. Yet in the latter years of the Middle Ages a quiet flowering of a more acce...

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Yoga through the year  by Jilly Shipway

Yoga through the year

Jilly Shipway

Book

Find balance in your yoga practice and your life by connecting with nature and the cycle of the seasons. Yoga Through the Year reimagines yoga as a way to unite complimentary opposites―heaven and earth, sun and moon, male and female. Providing inspir...

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A rabbi & a preacher go to a pride parade  by Bert Montgomery

A rabbi & a preacher go to a pride parade

Bert Montgomery

Book

Here, finally assembled together in one collection, are Bert Montgomery's LGBTQ-related musings, columns, and sermons. Bert uses humor, stories, and the Holy Scriptures to challenge the heresy of homophobia within the church and to call for full inclusion...

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Abandoned sacred places  by Lawrence Joffe

Abandoned sacred places

Lawrence Joffe

Book

From Roman temples to Buddhist shrines in the Chinese desert, these hallowed halls have been abandoned to nature. More than 200 outstanding images show what happens to sacred places when humanity retreats. What happens when the congregation moves away...

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The Camino  by Shirley MacLaine

The Camino

Shirley MacLaine

Book

"The Camino de Santiago de Compostelain Northern Spain is a gruelling 458 mile pilgrimage from the French border to the Atlantic Ocean. In this book Oscar-winning actress and best-selling author Shirley MacLaine presents a spiritual memoir of her journey...

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A politics of love  by Marianne Williamson

A politics of love

Marianne Williamson

Book

Marianne Williamson confronts the politics of fear with a powerful new paradigm that turns love into a political force. With her trademark wisdom and care, Williamson urges all Americans to reach into our hearts to reclaim our love for democracy and ...

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The good life  by 1987- author. Trip Lee

The good life

1987- author. Trip Lee

Book

The Christian hip-hop artist explains why popular beliefs about what constitutes the most satisfying life are incorrect and contends that the most fulfilling life to be led is in the service of God.

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Zen  by Shunmyō Masuno

Zen

Shunmyō Masuno

Book

Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen. Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo M...

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Side by side  by Edward T. Welch

Side by side

Edward T. Welch

Book

Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short book, a highly respected biblical counselor and successful author offers practical guidance for all Christians—pastors and lay...

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Infiltration  by Taylor Marshall

Infiltration

Taylor Marshall

Book

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

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Light on life  by B. K. S. Iyengar

Light on life

B. K. S. Iyengar

Book

'As human beings, we all seek to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon the earth while striving for something more permanent and profound. So many seek this greater Truth in the heavens, but it lies much closer than the clouds. It is within...

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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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Glimpses of grace  by Madeleine L'Engle

Glimpses of grace

Madeleine L'Engle

Book

For half a century, Madeleine L'Engle has spun magic with words, touching millions of lives and earning a devoted readership with her award-winning fiction, candid reflections on her personal and family life and graceful meditations on faith. Now, Glimpses...

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Lovingkindness  by Sharon Salzberg

Lovingkindness

Sharon Salzberg

Book

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy both with others and with ourselves creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can also awaken in us the...

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Tea and cake with demons  by Adreanna Limbach

Tea and cake with demons

Adreanna Limbach

Book

Limbach brings secular Buddhist teachings to a new generation by addressing one of the most pressing concerns we all face: authentic self-worth. Our culture sends us conflicting messages: we're supposed to feel happy and confident, but we're also never...

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How the Bible actually works*  by Peter Enns

How the Bible actually works*

Peter Enns

Book

Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful le...

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Miracles  by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Miracles

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Book

"...Lewis answers the question, 'Do miracles really happen?' will have obvious appeal to the growing spirituality market. 'The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way...

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Rescuing ambition  by David T. (David Thomas) Harvey

Rescuing ambition

David T. (David Thomas) Harvey

Book

What comes to mind when you think of ambition? Many think of ambition as nothing more than the drive for personal honor or fame. As a result, ambition -- the God-implanted drive to improve, produce, develop, and create -- is neglected and well on its...

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Zero limits  by Joe Vitale

Zero limits

Joe Vitale

Book

Explores the power of the Hawaiian problem-solving process, Ho'oponopono, to create peace, happiness health, and wealth.

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Life after death  by Deepak Chopra

Life after death

Deepak Chopra

Book

Inspired to write this book by the death of his own mother in the summer of 2005, Deepak Chopra sets out to prove that the soul or consciousness survives after death and that it is possible, in life, to create your own practical map of eternity.

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Prophecies concealed now revealed  by Perry F. Stone

Prophecies concealed now revealed

Perry F. Stone

Book

"Within the body of Christ are multiple voices, often teaching different orders of future events. Some emphasize a pre-tribulation return, while others point to a mid-tribulation or post tribulation coming of Christ for the church. Who is right and can...

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A history of the Bible  by John Barton

A history of the Bible

John Barton

Book

The Bible is the central book in Western culture, yet extraordinarily there is no proper history of it. This exceptional work, by one of the world's leading Biblical scholars, provides a full account of how the different parts of the Bible came to be...

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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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The fire from within  by Carlos Castaneda

The fire from within

Carlos Castaneda

Book

"Each of Carlos Castaneda's books is a brilliant and tantalizing burst of illumination into the depths of our deepest mysteries, like a sudden flash of light, like a burst of lightning over the desert at night, which shows us a world that is both alien...

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Soul fuel  by Bear Grylls

Soul fuel

Bear Grylls

Book

Bestselling author Bear Grylls has survived a free-fall parachute accident that left him with a broken back, possibly unable to walk again; falling down a mountain in the Rockies, severing a finger in the Vietnam jungle, a broken shoulder in Antarctica....

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Padre Pio's words of hope  by of Pietrelcina Pio

Padre Pio's words of hope

of Pietrelcina Pio

Book

The editor has taken a wide variety of topics (like Failings, Trusting in Self, and Thanks and Praise), asked penetrating questions, and answered them by drawing from Padre Pio's own words. The result is like having a conversation with Padre Pio hims...

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Perfecting wisdom  by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Perfecting wisdom

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

Book

This extraordinarily clear exposition on the wisdom section of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life is based on an oral teaching given in Switzerland by H.H. the Dalai Lama before an audience of thousands of Tibetans and Westerners in 1979. Shantideva's...

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Woman of God  by Lee Harris

Woman of God

Lee Harris

Book

"From nowhere to everywhere is an adage that has been used by Apostle Lee Harris for years. A belief in these very words have take taken Apostle Lee Harris all over the world. Coming from a family of many women and having spiritual daughters all over...

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The magkical family  by Monica Crosson

The magkical family

Monica Crosson

Book

Real-life guide for those who want to practice magick and simplicity but need a little nudge to take a break from the workaday world.

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Dancing with life  by Phillip Moffitt

Dancing with life

Phillip Moffitt

Book

Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Reflecting on his own journey from Esquire magazine editor-in-chief to Buddhist meditation teacher, Phillip Moffitt provides a fresh perspective on the Buddha's ancient wisdom, showing how to move fro...

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Escaping the maze of spiritual abuse  by Lisa Oakley

Escaping the maze of spiritual abuse

Lisa Oakley

Book

Spiritual abuse the abuse of power by those in positions of trust within religious bodies is widespread but under-recognised.

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When God becomes real  by Brian Johnson

When God becomes real

Brian Johnson

Book

The author shares how he endured acute panic attacks that caused him to spiral into darkness, until he found Christ there, ready to pull him out, and encourages readers living through their own periods of darkness to look for God there.

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Forty anti-Catholic lies  by G. M. N. (Geert M. N.) Verschuuren

Forty anti-Catholic lies

G. M. N. (Geert M. N.) Verschuuren

Book

Tired of being stumped when false claims are made about the Catholic Church? Want to be armed with knowledge that puts these mistruths to rest? In these pages, veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the...

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Beyond the north wind  by Christopher McIntosh

Beyond the north wind

Christopher McIntosh

Book

"The North" is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by c...

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Happiness and the art of being  by Michael James

Happiness and the art of being

Michael James

Book

This book is an in-depth exploration of both the philosophy and the practice of the spiritual teachings of Sri Ramana. To experience infinite happiness, we must experience true self-knowledge and absolutely clear consciousness of our essential being....

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The DIY guide to building a family that lasts  by Gary D. Chapman

The DIY guide to building a family that lasts

Gary D. Chapman

Book

The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal—that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breathtaking new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That’s what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you’ll find...

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Homo lapsus  by Niamh M. Middleton

Homo lapsus

Niamh M. Middleton

Book

In Homo Lapsus: Sin, Evolution, and the God Who Is Love, author and theology professor Niamh Middleton argues that evolutionary biology provides empirical evidence for Christian teachings on the related issues of human origins, the origin of evil, and...

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Western animism  by Mélusine Draco

Western animism

Mélusine Draco

Book

A Zen approach to the World, the Universe and Everything. Many of today's disenfranchised pagans in the West appear to be seeking a spiritual connection to life without feeling the need to become a witch, a Wiccan, a shaman, Heathen, or a Druid. Here...

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Jesus and Muhammad  by Mark A. Gabriel

Jesus and Muhammad

Mark A. Gabriel

Book

Finally, the truth ... about Jesus and Muhammad This provocative book presents a factual analysis of the two most influential men of all time-Jesus, the founder of Christianity, with 2 billion adherents, and Muhammad, the founder of Islam, with 1.3 b...

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Mary Magdalene, bride in exile  by Margaret Starbird

Mary Magdalene, bride in exile

Margaret Starbird

Book

The controversy surrounding Mary Magdalene and her relationship to Jesus has gained widespread international interest since the publication of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code which specifically cites Starbird's earlier works as a significant source....

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Spiritual friendship  by Wesley Hill

Spiritual friendship

Wesley Hill

Book

Friendship is a relationship like no other. Unlike the relationships we are born into, we choose our friends. It is also tenuous--we can end a friendship at any time. But should friendship be so free and unconstrained? Although our culture tends to pay...

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The struggle is real  by Nicole Unice

The struggle is real

Nicole Unice

Book

Join popular Bible teacher and counselor Nicole Unice to discover why the struggle is real . . . and what to do about it. Nicole offers practical tools to help you navigate the daily ups and downs, and ways to rewrite your struggle into a new, God-ce...

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Earth frequency  by Melissa Alvarez

Earth frequency

Melissa Alvarez

Book

Deepen your connection to the world around you, expand your consciousness, and grow spiritually by actively engaging with the earth's energy. This groundbreaking book presents the various forms of earth frequency and how working with this energy leads...

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Buddhism  by Cathy Cantwell

Buddhism

Cathy Cantwell

Book

Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions; practices and beliefs; ethical guidelines and philosophy; religious texts; and, community. It is suitable for students and interested re...

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Clericalism  by George B. 1928- author Wilson

Clericalism

George B. 1928- author Wilson

Book

Searching for answers in the midst of the sexual abuse crisis in the church, many blamed the "clerical culture." But what exactly is this clerical culture? As members of the church, maintains George Wilson, we all share responsibility both for creating...

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Lighthouse faith  by Lauren Green

Lighthouse faith

Lauren Green

Book

The Fox News Religion Correspondent presents her perspective on Christian theology, drawing upon her interactions with Christian leaders and her own personal experiences.

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30 days to understanding the Bible  by Max E. Anders

30 days to understanding the Bible

Max E. Anders

Book

If you've ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders' classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you. In just fifteen minutes a day, you'll learn the Bible's key people, events, and ...

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Paganism in depth  by John Beckett

Paganism in depth

John Beckett

Book

There are many rewards in taking your spiritual practice deeper, but there are also new challenges to confront along the way. Paganism In Depth is a next level book to help you ascend to the next steps in your practice and to be prepared for what you...

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The book of ceremony  by Sandra Ingerman

The book of ceremony

Sandra Ingerman

Book

We perform ceremonies to mark important events and celebrate holidaysyet our modern approach to ceremony only scratches the surface of its true potential. With The Book of Ceremony, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman presents a rich and practical resource...

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The mystical initiations of peace  by Kim Michaels

The mystical initiations of peace

Kim Michaels

Book

This book presents the seven initiations of the Sixth Ray of peace and service. You will find profound teachings on how to attain inner peace by overcoming the internal spirits that make you a psyche divided against itself.

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The problem of pain  by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

The problem of pain

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Book

For centuries people have been tormented by one question above all 'If God is good and all powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?' And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? The greate...

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Christianity  by Bruce Chilton

Christianity

Bruce Chilton

Book

Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of...

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Judaism: the basics  by Jacob Neusner

Judaism: the basics

Jacob Neusner

Book

From the religion of ancient Israel to our own day, Judaism exhibits a history of much diversity and a tradition that goes back nearly 3,000 years. This book provides a simple and concise account of the religion, its narratives, beliefs, and practices...

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