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Why Is God Laughing?
The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism
Written by Deepak Chopra
Foreword by Mike Myers


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-40888-4 (0-307-40888-4)

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment—with a lot of laughter along the way.

Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he’s just a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Love & Death
My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow
Written by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7297-4 (0-8070-7297-4)

On February 4, 2008, Forrest Church sent a letter to the members of his congregation, informing them that he had terminal cancer but promising to sum up his thoughts on the topics that had been so pervasive in his work-love and death. The goal of life, Church tells us, “is to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Lives of Moral Leadership
Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75835-5 (0-375-75835-6)

In this rich and illuminating book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Robert Coles creates a portrait of moral leadership--what it is, and how it is achieved--through stories of people who have led and inspired him: Robert Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Erik Erikson, a Boston bus driver, teachers in college, medical... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Analects

Written by Confucius


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41204-2 (0-375-41204-2)

Confucius has become synonymous in the West with Eastern wisdom: profound and mysterious. He was, however, one of the most humane, lucid, and rational moral teachers of the ancient world, concerned not with arcane metaphysics or invisible gods but with the practical issues of life and conduct. How should the state... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 1

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 1, 1993
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46843-5 (0-385-46843-1)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at the special... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 2

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 1, 1993
Price: $21.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-46844-2 (0-385-46844-X)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at the... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 3

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 1, 1993
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46845-9 (0-385-46845-8)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at the... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 4

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: December 1, 1993
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-47041-4 (0-385-47041-X)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 5

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: December 1, 1993
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-47042-1 (0-385-47042-8)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 6

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: December 1, 1993
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47043-8 (0-385-47043-6)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 7

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-47044-5 (0-385-47044-4)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 8

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-47045-2 (0-385-47045-2)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at... Read more >

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History of Philosophy, Volume 9

Written by Frederick Copleston


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-47046-9 (0-385-47046-0)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Please Note: This title is not available at... Read more >

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The Book of Dead Philosophers

Written by Simon Critchley


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39043-1 (0-307-39043-8)

“To philosophize is to learn how to die.” —Cicero; assassinated by order of Mark Antony

“One who no longer is cannot suffer.” —Lucretius; suicide, allegedly driven mad by a love potion

“Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” —Hobbes; died in bed, age 91

In this collection of brief lives (and deaths) of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of Travel

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72534-0 (0-375-72534-2)

Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Consolations of Philosophy

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77917-9 (0-679-77917-5)

Solace for the broken heart can be found in the words of Schopenhauer. The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Religion for Atheists
A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47682-1 (0-307-47682-0)

What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton’s bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it.

He suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it—because the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Heart of the Enlightened

Written by Anthony De Mello


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 3, 1997
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-42128-7 (0-385-42128-1)

This sequel to the popular Taking Flight illuminates the higher levels of self-awareness that come from seeing ourselves as truly free. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
Written by Frans de Waal


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40777-1 (0-307-40777-2)

Selected for Montana State University's Common Reading Program, 2010

"An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness."
—Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For the Time Being

Written by Annie Dillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70347-8 (0-375-70347-0)

Following a novel, a memoir, and a book of poems, Annie Dillard returns to a form of nonfiction she has made her own—now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

Here is a natural history of sand, a catalogue of clouds, a batch of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Life's Dominion
An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom
Written by Ronald Dworkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73319-5 (0-679-73319-1)

Examining the presence of abortion and euthanasia as two of the most deeply divisive moral issues of our time, Dworkin presents a brilliantly original view of these crucially related acts and their meaning in an ethically committed society. Life's Dominion offers as well the most complete and persuasive statement yet of... Read more >
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On Ugliness

Written by Umberto Eco


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3723-6 (0-8478-3723-8)

In the mold of his acclaimed History of Beauty, renowned cultural critic Umberto Eco’s On Ugliness is an exploration of the monstrous and the repellant in visual culture and the arts. What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome and the horrible? Where does the magnetic appeal of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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A Little Book of Love
Inspiration from the Heart
Written by June Eding


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-1-57826-484-1 (1-57826-484-7)

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Also available as an eBook.

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Peace
Prayers, Inspirations, and Meditations to Heal our World
Written by June Eding


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-1-57826-465-0 (1-57826-465-0)

What is peace? What is its purpose, spiritually, emotionally, and globally? Peace seeks to ground this concept in its cultural contexts and explore it through the thoughts and words of humanity’s greatest peacemakers. Peace is the cornerstone of civilization, allowing all nations to grow and thrive while enabling individuals to learn... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-636-7 (1-58394-636-5)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
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