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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

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"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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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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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

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"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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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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