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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42490-8 (0-375-42490-3)

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Strange Glory
A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Written by Charles Marsh


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26981-2 (0-307-26981-7)

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Turning Confusion into Clarity
A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
Written by Yongey Mingyur and Helen Tworkov
Foreword by Matthieu Ricard


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-121-7 (1-61180-121-4)

For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction, and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle... Read more >

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Penetrating Wisdom
The Aspiration of Samantabhadra
Written by Dzogchen Ponlop


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-416-7 (1-59030-416-0)

With deep compassion, sharp observations, and arresting metaphors, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explicates "The Aspiration of Samantabhadra" for both new and experienced practitioners. This Dzogchen prayer explores the different manifestations of rigpa, our basic awareness in daily life, and constitutes a set of instructions for refining the path of practice. Taken... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The Heart of Zen
Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation
Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-764-7 (1-58394-764-7)

The Heart of Zen represents the next generation of spiritual books because it addresses awakening and spiritual life within the context of creating lasting change through the integration of spiritual insight into the flow and flux of everyday life. Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi explains how well trained meditation students may... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Invention of the Land of Israel
From Holy Land to Homeland
Written by Shlomo Sand
Translated by Geremy Forman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-083-4 (1-78168-083-3)

What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders
Written by Denise Spellberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38839-1 (0-307-38839-5)

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of... Read more >
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