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God's Equation
Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe
Written by Amir D. Aczel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33485-3 (0-385-33485-0)

"[Einstein's] field equation remains the closest thing we have to a divine blueprint for the universe...Aczel gives a very readable account of the science and the scientists involved." --Kirkus Reviews

In a work that is at once lucid and profound, renowned mathematician Dr. Amir Aczel, critically acclaimed author of Fermat's Last... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Written by Mitch Albom


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0592-3 (0-7679-0592-X)

The National Bestseller and Top Adoption Title.

Selected for Common Reading, including:
Becker College
Concordia University
Gallaudet University
Iowa State University
SUNY—New Paltz
University of Buffalo
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Dakota

“One Book, One Springfield” (Springfield, MA)


After seeing his former professor Morrie Schwartz being interviewed on television, and there learning of his terminal illness, Mitch Albom... Read more >

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Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson
Written by Mitch Albom


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 18, 1997
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48451-0 (0-385-48451-8)

After seeing his former professor Morrie Schwartz being interviewed on television, and there learning of his terminal illness, Mitch Albom flew to Brandeis University and returned every Tuesday to visit his mentor after a long silence. Tuesdays with Morrie is Albom's chronicle of these visits, and of conversations in which he... Read more >

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All the Pope's Men
The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks
Written by John L. Allen, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50967-1 (0-385-50967-7)

A fascinating and enlightening look at the world’s oldest and most mysterious institution, written by an American journalist with unparalleled knowledge about the Vatican's past and present.

The sexual abuse scandals that shook American and British Catholicism in 2002 brought to light a long-standing cultural gap between the English-speaking Catholic world and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future Church
How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church
Written by John L. Allen, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52039-3 (0-385-52039-5)

One of the world’s foremost religion journalists offers an unexpected and provocative look at where the Catholic Church is headedand what the changes will mean for all of us.

What will the Catholic Church be like in 100 years? Will there be a woman pope? Will dioceses throughout the United States and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Global War on Christians
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution
Written by John L. Allen, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3735-0 (0-7704-3735-4)

One of the most respected journalists in the United States and the bestselling author of The Future Church uses his unparalleled knowledge of world affairs and religious insight to investigate the troubling worldwide persecution of Christians.

From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A People of Hope
The Challenges Facing the Catholic Church and the Faith That Can Save It
Written by John L. Allen, Jr. and Timothy M. Dolan


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71850-1 (0-307-71850-6)

In A People of Hope, religion journalist John Allen, Jr. profiles New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan and shares Dolan's perspective on the present and future of Catholicism. In a time where church-related scandals have garnered strong coverage by the media, Dolan gives students a contrastingly positive view of the Catholic Church... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Analects of Confucius
A Philosophical Translation
Written by Roger T. Ames


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43407-4 (0-345-43407-2)

Here is a translation of the short sayings, proverbs, and observations on ethics and methods for living originated around 400 BC. Based on the earliest Analects yet discovered, this translation provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture-and clearly illuminates the spirit and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Freedom
Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Written by Amnesty International USA


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58883-8 (0-307-58883-1)

Sixty years ago, the United Nations took a moral stand against human rights crimes and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a proclamation of thirty rights that belong to us all, starting memorably with Article 1: “All human beings are born free and equal.”

Now, an array of internationally acclaimed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond a House Divided
The Moral Consensus Ignored by Washington, Wall Street, and the Media
Written by Carl Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88774-0 (0-307-88774-X)

If you follow politics or the news, America is a country of culture wars and great divides, a partisan place of red states and blue states, of us against them. From pundits to politicians it seems that anyone with an audience sees a polarized country - a country at war with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Hour of Our Death

Written by Philippe Aries


Format: Trade Paperback, 696 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1982
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75156-6 (0-394-75156-6)

This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Battle for God
A History of Fundamentalism
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 30, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-39169-8 (0-345-39169-1)

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Case for God

Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38980-0 (0-307-38980-4)

A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.

Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Great Transformation
The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72124-0 (0-385-72124-2)

From one of the world’s leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God, The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to... Read more >

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Holy War
The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72140-0 (0-385-72140-4)

In 1095, with the tomb of Jesus still in the hands of infidels and the Byzantine empire overrun by Muslim Turks, Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and their swords against the Turks and then recover the holy city of Jerusalem from Islam. It was to... Read more >

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The Spiral Staircase
My Climb Out of Darkness
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 22, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72127-1 (0-385-72127-7)

Karen Armstrong begins this spellbinding story of her spiritual journey with her departure in 1969 from the Roman Catholic convent she had entered seven years before—hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God. She knew almost nothing of the changed world to which she was returning and she was tormented by panic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74288-9 (0-307-74288-1)

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 >

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Brigham Young
American Moses
Written by Leonard J. Arrington


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80321-4 (0-345-80321-3)

Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Zealot
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Written by Reza Aslan


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6922-4 (1-4000-6922-X)

From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.

Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he... Read more >

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The Way of Perfection

Written by Teresa Of Avila


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 15, 1991
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-06539-9 (0-385-06539-6)

A guide to living by the great truths of Christianity--the simplest and most practical work of Teresa of Avila, one of the great religious figures of all time. She exhorts readers to nurture a lasting love of prayer by fulfilling three requirements, which are discussed in the text. Also included is... Read more >

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The Rite
The Making of a Modern Exorcist
Written by Matt Baglio


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52271-7 (0-385-52271-1)

In The Rite, journalist Matt Baglio uses the astonishing story of one American priest's training as an exorcist to reveal that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome power in many people's lives even today.

Father Gary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Jihad vs. McWorld
Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy
Written by Benjamin Barber


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 30, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38304-4 (0-345-38304-4)

With an introduction that addresses the terrorist attacks of September 11th. This is a timely, compelling, and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of a Half Hour
Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time
Written by Tommy Barnett


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-73184-5 (0-307-73184-7)

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Catholicism
A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
Written by Robert Barron


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-72052-8 (0-307-72052-7)

“What I propose to do in this book is to take you on a guided exploration of the Catholic world, but not in the manner of a docent, for I am not interested in showing you the artifacts of Catholicism as though they were dusty objets d’art in a museum of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Catolicismo
Un Viaje al Corazon de la Fe
Written by Robert Barron


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34672-6 (0-385-34672-7)

Now available in Spanish! Using art, literature, traditional theology, and his own personal narrative, Father Robert Barron's Catholicism takes readers into the depths and beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that no other book has ever done.

What makes Catholicism unique? Most histories that trace the origin of Christianity can... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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