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Buddha or Bust
In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All

Perry Garfinkel

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: 07/24/2007
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8218-6

Why does an idea that’s 2,500 years old seem more relevant today than ever before? How can the Buddha’s teachings help us solve many of the world’s problems? Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity–and ended up discovering himself... Read more >

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Ethical Wisdom
The Search for a Moral Life

Mark Matousek

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: 06/05/2012
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3068-0

In this engagingly written and deeply insightful book, bestselling author Mark Matousek explores a perennially troubling question: How can we be both good and evil?
Contrary to what we’ve been taught in our reason-obsessed culture, argues Matousek, emotions are the bedrock of ethical life; without them, human beings cannot be empathic, moral,... Read more >

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Finding God in Unexpected Places

Philip Yancey

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: 08/19/2008
Price: $13.99
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7470-9

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A Short History

Karen Armstrong

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: 08/06/2002
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6618-3

No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing... Read more >

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No god but God (Updated Edition)
The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

Reza Aslan

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: 08/30/2011
Price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8244-2

In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for... Read more >

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Spirit and Flesh
Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church

James M. Ault, Jr.

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: 09/13/2005
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-375-70238-9

In an attempt to understand the growing influence of the Christian Right, sociologist and documentary filmmaker James Ault spent three years inside the world of a Massachusetts fundamentalist church he encountered while studying a variety of new-right groups. He observed—and where possible participated in—the daily lives of the members of a... Read more >

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The Battle for God
A History of Fundamentalism

Karen Armstrong

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: 01/30/2001
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 978-0-345-39169-8

In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In The Battle for God, Karen... Read more >

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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: 02/21/1995
Price: $14.00
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 978-0-679-44067-3

Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.
The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and,... Read more >

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Traveling Mercies
Some Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: 02/15/2000
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-385-49609-4

Anne Lamott claims to know only two prayers by heart: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and... Read more >

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Karen Armstrong

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: 12/27/2011
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-307-74288-9

In this important and thought-provoking work, Karen Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place.
The twelve steps she suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion,” and close with “Love Your... Read more >