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Confirmation
The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives
Edited by Khephra Burns and Susan L. Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 19, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48378-0 (0-385-48378-3)

Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives is a very personal collection of inspirational writings gathered by the husband and wife team of Khephra Burns and Susan L. Taylor from more than a hundred different sources, representing the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout the world that have helped to... Read more >

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Joseph Smith
Rough Stone Rolling
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman


Format: Hardcover, 768 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4270-8 (1-4000-4270-4)

In Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, Richard Lyman Bushman, an esteemed American cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, tells how Smith formed a new religion from the ground up. Moving beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud, the book explores the inner workings of his personality—his personal piety... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Joseph Smith
Rough Stone Rolling
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7753-3 (1-4000-7753-2)

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48372-8 (0-385-48372-4)

From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet.

How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48251-6 (0-385-48251-5)

In the third of seven projected volumes in his "Hinges of History" series, critically acclaimed scholar Thomas Cahill examines the life of Jesus and shows students how Western civilization has been influenced by his teaching. Here Cahill explains the social and political context that Jesus was born into-the Roman political presence... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Literature and the Gods

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72543-2 (0-375-72543-1)

Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dating Jesus
A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl
Written by Susan Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1072-3 (0-8070-1072-3)

By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. Why wouldn’t he? She went to his house three times a week, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him. She even professed her... Read more >

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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26907-2 (0-307-26907-8)

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation—religion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces
Decoding Churches, Cathedrals, Temples, Mosques and Other Places of Worship Arou nd the World
Written by Jon Canon


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84899-111-8 (1-84899-111-8)

Across the globe, pilgrims and tourists, locals and foreigners flock to sacred sites and houses of worship. Why? Because throughout time, humans have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Família; from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, The... Read more >

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The Tao of Physics
An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-835-6 (1-59030-835-2)

Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time–way back in 1975. This special edition celebrates the thirty-fifth anniversary of this a classic. It includes a new preface by the author, in which he reflects on the further discoveries and... Read more >

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Immortality
The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
Written by Stephen Cave


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88491-6 (0-307-88491-0)

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thank You and Ok!
An American Zen Failure in Japan
Written by David Chadwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-470-9 (1-59030-470-5)

David Chadwick began his Zen study under the legendary Japanese master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Much later, Suzuki Roshi’s successor said of Chadwick: “Years of expensive Zen training gone to waste.”

In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial education. In THANK YOU... Read more >

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All the World an Icon
Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings
Written by Tom Cheetham


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-455-4 (1-58394-455-9)

All the World an Icon is the fourth book in an informal "quartet" of works by Tom Cheetham on the spirituality of Henry Corbin, a major twentieth-century scholar of Sufism and colleague of C. G. Jung, whose influence on contemporary religion and the humanities is beginning to become clear. Cheetham's books... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 17, 1987
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-02900-1 (0-385-02900-4)

Francis of Assisi is, after Mary of Nazareth, the greatest saint in the Christian calendar, and one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. By universal acclaim, this biography by G. K. Chesterton is considered the best appreciation of Francis's life—the one that gets to the heart... Read more >

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 15, 1974
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-09002-5 (0-385-09002-1)

Saint Thomas Aquinas is arguably the greatest theologian in Christian history. G. K. Chesterton tells the life story of the man whose thoughts and writings have continued to illuminate the Catholic Church. His classic portrait of Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest of Christian philosophers, captures the true spirit of Aquinas'... Read more >

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Rabbi Paul
An Intellectual Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50862-9 (0-385-50862-X)

Without Paul, there would be no Christianity. His letters to various churches scattered throughout the Roman Empire articulated, for the first time, the beliefs that make up the heart of Christian practice and faith. In this extraordinary biography, Bruce Chilton explains the changing images of Paul, from the early Church period... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Essential How to Know God
The Essence of the Soul's Journey Into the Mystery of Mysteries
Written by Deepak Chopra


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-40774-0 (0-307-40774-8)

You don't have to believe in God in order to experience God.
--- Deepak Chopra

The celebrated author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success has written his most ambitious and important work yet, a runaway international bestseller that has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to rethink... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cathedral of the World
A Universalist Theology
Written by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0621-4 (0-8070-0621-1)

Described by Cornel West as “a towering public intellectual and the leading universalist philosopher of his generation,” Forrest Church was one of the preeminent liberal theologians of our time. His final gift, The Cathedral of the World, draws from the entire span of Church’s life’s work to leave behind a clear... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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He Leadeth Me

Written by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. and Daniel L. Flaherty, S.J.


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-4152-9 (0-8041-4152-5)

Captured by a Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican spy," Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. Only through an utter reliance on God's will did he manage to endure the extreme hardship. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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From Eden to Exile
Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
Written by Eric H. Cline


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0084-7 (1-4262-0084-6)

Eric H. Cline uses the tools of his trade to examine some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, in the process, to narrate the history of ancient Israel. Combining the academic rigor that has won the respect of his peers with an accessible style that has made... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7855-1 (0-8129-7855-2)

“Outstanding . . . [Isobel Coleman] takes us into remote villages and urban bureaucracies to find the brave men and women working to create change in the Middle East.”—Los Angeles Times

In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Reformation
A History
Written by Patrick Collinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7295-5 (0-8129-7295-3)

The religious reformations of the sixteenth century were the crucible of modern Western civilization, profoundly reshaping the identity of Europe’s emerging nation-states. In The Reformation, one of the preeminent historians of the period, Patrick Collinson, offers a concise yet thorough overview of the drastic ecumenical revolution of the late medieval and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Parthenon Enigma

Written by Joan Breton Connelly


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59338-2 (0-307-59338-X)

A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with.

For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Heresy
Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity
Written by Michael Coren


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $26.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2315-6 (0-7710-2315-4)

Michael Coren explores why and how Christians and Christian ideas are caricatured in popular media as well as in sophisticated society. He takes on, and debunks, ten great myths about Christianity: that it supports slavery, is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-intellectual, anti-Semitic, provokes war, resists progress, and is repressive and irrelevant. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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St. Peter's Bones
How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again
Written by Thomas J. Craughwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-98509-5 (0-307-98509-1)

In this account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century.
In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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