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In Search of Mary
The Woman and the Symbol
Written by Sally Cunneen


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 20, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38246-7 (0-345-38246-3)

In this thoughtful and highly readable book, Cunneen explores the meaning of Mary in Western art, poetry, popular culture and theology. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

Written by Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2064-3 (0-7679-2064-3)

Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

How can we expect to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Universe in a Single Atom
The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
Written by Dalai Lama


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2081-0 (0-7679-2081-3)

Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world, and in their wake have left an uneasy coexistence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical inquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Common Fire
Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World
Written by Laurent A. Daloz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 21, 1997
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2005-0 (0-8070-2005-2)

A landmark study that reveals how we become committed to the common good and sustain such commitments in a changing world.

“A perceptive, groundbreaking analysis of inspired lives. . . . This is a guidebook for the soul.” -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

‘A truly refreshing book! In a day when... Read more >

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From the Holy Mountain
A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94889-2 (0-307-94889-7)

In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos’s writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Written by Mary Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1503-2 (0-8070-1503-2)

“Certainly one of the most promising theological statements of our time.” -The Christian Century

“Not for the timid, this brilliant book calls for nothing short of the overthrow of patriarchy itself.” -The Village Voice Read more >

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Awakening the Buddha Within
Eight Steps to Enlightenment
Written by Lama Surya Das


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 15, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0157-4 (0-7679-0157-6)

Introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Born in New York, Lama Surya Das has spent over 25 years studying with the great spiritual masters and is the highest trained lama in the United States. Awakening the Buddha Within is the first comprehensive book to provide a bridge between East and... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Awakening to the Sacred
Creating a Personal Spiritual Life
Written by Lama Surya Das


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 9, 2000
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0275-5 (0-7679-0275-0)

Lama Surya Das, author of the Awakening the Buddha Within, is the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition. In this elegant, inspiring book, he integrates essential Buddhist practices with a variety of other spiritual philosophies and wisdom traditions, to show you how to create a personalized spiritual practice... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Journey of Awakening
A Meditator's Guidebook
Written by Ram Dass


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 1, 1990
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-28572-7 (0-553-28572-6)

Ram Dass is an American psychologist and spiritual teacher who has studied and practiced meditation for many years. Here he shares his understanding and explores the many paths of meditation--from mantra, prayer, singing, visualizations, and "just sitting" to movement meditations such as tai chi--and suggests how you can find methods suitable... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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One-Liners
A Mini-Manual for a Spiritual Life
Written by Ram Dass


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $14.14
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4623-2 (1-4000-4623-8)

Ram Dass has always been a master of the one-liner. Here is the nitty-gritty by the author of Be Here Now—more than 200 penetrating observations and pithy spiritual instructions on such topics as How It All Is, Love and Devotion, Suffering, Aging, Planes of Consciousness, Death and Dying, Service and Compassion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ten Days Without
Daring Adventures in Discomfort That Will Change Your World and You
Written by Daniel Ryan Day
Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-467-9 (1-60142-467-1)

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


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37910-8 (0-307-37910-8)

What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton’s inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are entirely false—but that it still has some very important... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Written by Jean-Pierre De Caussade
Translated by John Beevers


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 1, 1993
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46871-8 (0-385-46871-7)

For more than 250 years, this simple classic of inspiration has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted acceptance of God's will that is the sure path to serenity, happiness, and spiritual peace. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Seek God Everywhere
Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
Written by Anthony De Mello


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53176-4 (0-385-53176-1)

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is one of the great masterpieces of the Christian canon. A series of meditations and practices that guides seekers on a journey to spiritual perfection, this manual has been used by millions of religious and lay persons alike for centuries.

Now, in the first new Anthony... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Living Peace
A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action
Written by John Dear


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49828-9 (0-385-49828-4)

"To take care of each other should be our primary concern in this 21st century and Father Dear is steady on this course."
--Thich Nhat Hanh

For John Dear, a Jesuit priest and respected leader of the ecumenical peace movement, the spiritual life is a combination of contemplation and action, of maintaining inner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Living Peace
A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action
Written by John Dear


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49827-2 (0-385-49827-6)

"To take care of each other should be our primary concern in this 21st century and Father Dear is steady on this course."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

For John Dear, a Jesuit priest and respected leader of the ecumenical peace movement, the spiritual life is a combination of contemplation and action, of maintaining inner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Questions of Jesus
Challenging Ourselves to Discover Life's Great Answers
Written by John Dear


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-51007-3 (0-385-51007-1)

This illuminating examination of the Gospels reveals how the questions Jesus asks of his followers lead the way to a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and the mystery of God.

The Gospels are filled with stories, parables, miracles, commandments, and dramatic incidents that trace Jesus’ life and recount his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Practice of the Presence of God

Translated by John J. Delaney


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 16, 1977
Price: $8.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-12861-2 (0-385-12861-4)

A translated version of the seventeenth-century's spiritual classic. Read more >

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A Woman Clothed with the Sun

Written by John J. Delaney


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 1, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-08019-4 (0-385-08019-0)

An examination of the most significant Marian apparitions of the past century. Editor John Delaney provides the historical background as well as an analysis of the apparitions. Read more >

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American Massacre
The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Written by Sally Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72636-1 (0-375-72636-5)

In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Twist of Faith
An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa
Written by John Donnelly


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0132-5 (0-8070-0132-5)

American Christians, veteran reporter John Donnelly has discovered, are an ever-increasing source of aid in Africa, with some experts estimating that U.S. churches supply more resources to Africa than USAID. In A Twist of Faith, he tells the unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled one such American Christian to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Why Catholicism Matters
How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the Twenty-First Century
Written by Dr. William Donohue


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88534-0 (0-307-88534-8)

The most visible representative of the Catholic Church in the United States shows how the Church is far from being an ossified carry-over tradition from antiquity. Why Catholicism Matters celebrates the significant contribution the Church makes in many aspects of today's world and applies its wisdom to issues on a personal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Birth of Venus
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 30, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6897-2 (0-8129-6897-2)

2005 BOOK SENSE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, ADULT NON-FICTION

Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a... Read more >

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In the Company of the Courtesan
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7404-1 (0-8129-7404-2)

My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of God’s eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment.

Thus begins In the Company... Read more >
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