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The Politics of Jesus
Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted
Written by Obery Hendricks


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Leaves
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51665-5 (0-385-51665-7)

Who was Jesus? And how was this first-century political revolutionary, whose teachings are meant to lead the way to freedom, turned into a meek and mild servant of the status quo? How is it possible to profess a belief in Jesus, yet ignore the suffering of the poor and the needy?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Malachi

Written by Andrew E. Hill


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor Bible
On Sale: April 13, 1998
Price: $37.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46892-3 (0-385-46892-X)

Professors, Please Note: Titles in the Anchor Bible series are not available at the special examination copy price. Copies are available at regular list price.

Admittedly, as the last book in the Old Testament, and a minor prophet at that, Malachi is often overlooked by Bible readers. Yet, Malachi's passionate proclamations and... Read more >

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In the Footsteps of Jesus
A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity
Written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0987-1 (1-4262-0987-8)

The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem and his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. In the Footsteps of Jesus goes even deeper into the story of Jesus’ life by following his path through the Holy... Read more >

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National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible
Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation
Written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1159-1 (1-4262-1159-7)

Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who’s Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation.

From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that brings to life the fascinating... Read more >

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The Angel of the Left Bank
The Secrets of Delacroix's Parisian Masterpiece
Written by Jean-Paul Kauffmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7086-9 (0-8129-7086-1)

In this mesmerizing examination of Delacroix’s crowning masterwork, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, and of Saint-Sulpice, the grand church that houses it, Jean-Paul Kauffmann reveals the city of Paris in an entirely new way.

With the same insight and understanding he brought to his National Book Critics Circle Award–nominated The Black Room... Read more >

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Harlot by the Side of the Road

Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 3, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-41882-1 (0-345-41882-4)

Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant new book, Jonathan Kirsch shows that the Old Testament is filled with some of the most startling and explicit stories in all of Western literature. These tales of seduction and rape... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Moses
A Life
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41270-6 (0-345-41270-2)

Drawing on the biblical text and a treasury of both scholarship and storytelling, Kirsch examines all that is known and all that has been imagined of Moses.

"A lively narrative...There is a figure here looming up through the mists of tradition and folk memory that is of compelling significance, complex and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Christian Teachings on the Practice of Prayer
From the Early Church to the Present
Written by Lorraine Kisly


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: New Seeds
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-299-6 (1-59030-299-0)

From John Chrysostom in the fourth century to Teresa of Avila in the sixteenth to William Butler Yeats in the twentieth, this wide-ranging collection is a treasury of writings on prayer from throughout the history of Christianity. Lorraine Kisly has arranged the material according to the great general themes of prayer—such... Read more >

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The Discovery of God
Abraham and the Birth of Monotheism
Written by David Klinghoffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Leaves
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49974-3 (0-385-49974-4)

Fifty-three percent of the world’s population practices Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, religions that all trace their lineage to the towering, quasi-mythological figure of Abraham. In this reverent biography of the man who invented–or discovered–God, David Klinghoffer disentangles history from myth and uncovers the profound impact of Abraham’s message on his time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Why the Jews Rejected Jesus
The Turning Point in Western History
Written by David Klinghoffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-51022-6 (0-385-51022-5)

In Why The Jews Rejected Jesus, David Klinghoffer reveals that the Jews since ancient times accepted not only the historical existence of Jesus but the role of certain Jews in bringing about his crucifixion and death. But he also argues that they had every reason to be skeptical of claims for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lost Gospel
The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot
Written by Herbert Krosney
Foreword by Bart D. Ehrman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0047-2 (1-4262-0047-1)

In this compelling and exhaustively researched account, Herbert Krosney unravels how the Gospel of Judas was found and its meaning painstakingly teased from the ancient Coptic script that had hid its message for centuries. With all the skills of an investigative journalist and master storyteller, Krosney traces the forgotten gospel’s improbable... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Lost Gospel
The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot
Written by Herbert Krosney
Foreword by Bart D. Ehrman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: April 6, 2006
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0041-0 (1-4262-0041-2)

In this compelling and exhaustively researched account, Herbert Krosney unravels how the Gospel of Judas was found and its meaning painstakingly teased from the ancient Coptic script that had hid its message for centuries. With all the skills of an investigative journalist and master storyteller, Krosney traces the forgotten gospel’s improbable... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Book of Job
When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4292-8 (0-8052-4292-9)

From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world.

The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing... Read more >

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Conquering Fear
Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38589-5 (0-307-38589-2)

From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear—and what we can do to overcome it.

An inescapable component of our lives, fear comes in many guises. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable book, Harold... Read more >

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3335-5 (1-4000-3335-7)

From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters—a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd
Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4056-8 (1-4000-4056-6)

From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters—a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3336-2 (1-4000-3336-5)

From Harold S. Kushner, author of the inspirational #1 bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, comes a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don’t turn out as we had hoped.

Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of... Read more >

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Five Cities of Refuge
Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
Written by Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4220-1 (0-8052-4220-1)

In the ancient Jewish practice of the kavannah (a meditation designed to focus one’s heart on its spiritual goal), Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet offer their own reactions to key verses from each week’s Torah portion, opening the biblical text to new layers of understanding.

Here is a fascinating glimpse into two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Beginning
The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture
Written by Alister McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 19, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72216-2 (0-385-72216-8)

Renowned scholar Alister McGrath recounts the complicated history of the King James Bible and its impact with grace and simplicity.

The King James Bible has enriched the English language and Western culture more than any other single work. In the Beginning explores the forces–as political as they were theological–that led to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Knowing Christ

Written by Alister McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: June 25, 2002
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50316-7 (0-385-50316-4)

Alister McGrath is a widely acknowledged master of contemporary spirituality, and in Knowing Christ he has written a profound meditation on one of the most deceptively simple-sounding tenets of the Christian faith, the centrality of Christ in the life of his followers. Knowing Christ is a work of spirituality grounded with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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God vs. Gay?
The Religious Case for Equality
Written by Jay Michaelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0147-9 (0-8070-0147-3)

Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people. In this accessible, passionate, and provocative book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Christ
A Crisis in the Life of God
Written by Jack Miles


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78160-8 (0-679-78160-9)

With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise—God’s ancient covenant with Israel—and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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God: A Biography

Written by Jack Miles


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74368-2 (0-679-74368-5)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this acclaimed work, Miles offers a brilliant and original portrait of God--God in the guise of a great literary character, the hero of the Old Testament.  Using the Hebrew Bible as his text, Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, who he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Saint and the Sultan
The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace
Written by Paul Moses


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52370-7 (0-385-52370-X)

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known¯meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil, with strong resonance in today’s divided world.

For many of us, St. Francis of Assisi is known as a poor monk and a lover of animals. However, these images are sadly incomplete... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Gospel of Judas

Written by National Geographic Society
Edited by Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst
Commentaries by Bart D. Ehrman


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: April 6, 2006
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0042-7 (1-4262-0042-0)

Jesus says to Judas: “Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the way is your star.” –from The Gospel of Judas

For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost... Read more >
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