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The Future of Man

Written by Teilhard de Chardin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51072-1 (0-385-51072-1)

The Future of Man is a magnificent introduction to the thoughts and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, one of the few figures in the history of the Catholic Church to achieve renown as both a scientist and a theologian.

Trained as a paleontologist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Teilhard de... Read more >

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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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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72562-3 (0-375-72562-8)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales and John K. Ryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 4, 1972
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-03009-0 (0-385-03009-6)

One of the great religious masterpieces of all time--a spiritual guide for everyone seeking to live a truly Christian life, revised and updated for the modern reader.  St. Francis De Sales classic work transcends secular lines and provides a unique handbook of spiritual reflection for people in every avenue of life. Read more >
Also available as 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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God and the Fascists
The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelic
Written by Karlheinz Deschner


Format: Trade Paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-837-9 (1-61614-837-3)

Now available in English for the first time, a controversial work that indicts the Vatican for its actions before and during World War II.

In the decade preceding the outbreak of World War II, the Vatican made a devil’s bargain with fascist leaders. Anticipating that their regimes would eliminate a common enemy--namely... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Visions of a Better World
Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage to India and the Origins of African American Nonviolence
Written by Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0045-8 (0-8070-0045-0)

The first biographical exploration of one of the most important African American religious thinkers of the twentieth century--Howard Thurman--and of the pivotal trip he took to India that ultimately shaped the course of the civil rights movement.

In 1935, Howard Thurman took a trip to India that would forever change him. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Death's Duel
With the Life of Dr. John Donne by Izaak Walton
Written by John Donne
Preface by Andrew Motion


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70548-9 (0-375-70548-1)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

At the age of 43, John Donne abandoned the youthful concerns of his poetry, took Anglican orders, and sought a life of spiritual devotion, bringing his poetic gift to the examination of universal truths. Eight years later, in 1623, battered by fever and tremendous loss, he composed Devotions... Read more >

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0116-5 (0-8070-0116-3)

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 hardcover.

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The 19th Wife
A Novel
Written by David Ebershoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7415-7 (0-8129-7415-8)

It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of her family’s polygamous history is revealed, including... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Creative Call
An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit
Written by Janice Elsheimer


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shaw Books
On Sale: November 20, 2001
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-87788-138-4 (0-87788-138-3)

Perhaps you're a "closet writer" who's been scribbling in journals for years. Maybe you once had a passion for playing the piano or violin--a passion that is still flickering somewhere deep inside you. You may have a knack for photography, drawing, gardening, cooking, or some other creative gift. Or you may... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Way
The Essential Classic of Opus Dei's Founder
Written by Josemaria Escriva


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51829-1 (0-385-51829-3)

Reflecting Josemaría Escrivá’s belief that God can be found in professional and everyday settings, The Way blends passages from sacred Scripture with anecdotes drawn from Escrivá’s life and work, snatches of conversation, and selections from his personal letters. The direct, conversational writing style and its deeply felt humanity are among the... Read more >

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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53711-7 (0-385-53711-5)

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.
 
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity
Written by Paula Fredriksen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76746-6 (0-679-76746-0)

Paula Fredriksen draws on the narratives of all four evangelists as well as John and the Synoptics, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish authorities of Jesus' time -- Philo, Paul, and Josephus -- and early rabbinic writings, to create a portrait of Jesus that departs radically from the traditional. She shows us... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Closing of the Western Mind
The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason
Written by Charles Freeman


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3380-5 (1-4000-3380-2)

A radical and powerful reappraisal of the impact of Constantine’s adoption of Christianity on the later Roman world, and on the subsequent development both of Christianity and of Western civilization.

When the Emperor Contstantine converted to Christianity in 368 AD, he changed the course of European history in ways that continue to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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See Me Naked
Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
Written by Amy Frykholm


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0468-5 (0-8070-0468-5)

Stories of sexual scandals in churches throughout the nation have been downright routine in recent years, suggesting to many Americans that a deeply rooted problem plagues American Christianity–and prompting some to abandon their congregations altogether. In See Me Naked, Amy Frykholm takes us beyond simple indictments of, or blind allegiance to... Read more >

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Quakers

Written by Peter Furtado


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1250-0 (0-7478-1250-0)

A small sect of fewer than 20,000 in the UK, and approximately 100,000 in the USA, the Quaker religion has produced a disproportionate number of eminent thinkers, scientists, businessmen, and their teachings have been widely influential and become mainstream.

Best known as pacifists, Quakers have always been at the forefront of social justice... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Greater
Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God's Vision for Your Life.
Written by Steven Furtick


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-655-0 (1-60142-655-0)

In Greater, Steven Furtick, pastor of the Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, encourages students to focus on a life that is aimed not for the vague notion of “greatness,” but for the focused, attainable goal of “greater.” Based on a fresh retelling of the prophet Elisha's life combined with personal stories... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Greater Devotional
A Forty-Day Experience to Ignite God's Vision for Your Life
Written by Steven Furtick


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-525-6 (1-60142-525-2)

In this devotional designed for daily guidance, Greater, by Pastor Steven Furtick Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cave of John the Baptist
The First Archaeological Evidence of the Historical Reality of the Gospel Story
Written by Shimon Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50348-8 (0-385-50348-2)

The first archaeological evidence of the historical reality of the Gospel story.

From a historical point of view, the uniqueness of this cave is that it contains archaeological evidence that comes to us from the very time of the personalities and events described in the Gospels. For here is the largest ritual... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Parables of Joshua

Written by Joseph F. Girzone


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49512-7 (0-385-49512-9)

Joseph Girzone's novels about Joshua, the carpenter who transforms ordinary lives with words of peace and loving actions, have sold more than three million copies and are read widely around the world. In The Parables of Joshua, perhaps his most powerful book since the original Joshua, Girzone distills the essence of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Moral Reckoning
The Role of the Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair
Written by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71417-7 (0-375-71417-0)

From the internationally renowned author of the best-selling Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust comes this penetrating moral inquiry into the Catholic Church’s role in the Holocaust that goes beyond anything previously written on the subject.

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen cuts through the historical and moral fog to lay out the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Reading Jesus
A Writer's Encounter with the Gospels
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27762-6 (0-307-27762-3)

Reading Jesus is a personal journey through the fundamental Biblical stories. As celebrated author Mary Gordon ponders the intense strangeness of a deity in human form, unresolved moral ambiguities within the text, and the problem posed to her as an enlightened reader by the miracle of the Resurrection. What she rediscovers—and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rocks of Ages
Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
Written by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45040-1 (0-345-45040-X)

"People of good will wish to see science and religion at peace. . . . I do not see how science and religion could be unified, or even synthesized, under any common scheme of explanation or analysis; but I also do not understand why the two enterprises should experience any conflict."... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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