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Quiverfull
Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement
Written by Kathryn Joyce


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1073-0 (0-8070-1073-1)

Kathryn Joyce’s fascinating introduction to the world of the patriarchy movement and Quiverfull families examines the twenty-first-century women and men who proclaim self-sacrifice and submission as model virtues of womanhood–and as modes of warfare on behalf of Christ. Here, women live within stringently enforced doctrines of wifely submission and male headship... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Church in Search of Itself
Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future
Written by Robert Blair Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27814-2 (0-307-27814-X)

A deeply informed look at the intensifying struggle over the future of the Catholic Church.

Robert Blair Kaiser examines the most important and divisive issues confronting the Church: the sex abuse scandal, a shortage of priests due to the insistence upon celibacy, the ban on contraception, the roles of women... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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By Fire, By Water

Written by Mitchell James Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-352-1 (1-59051-352-5)

Luis de Santángel, chancellor to the court and longtime friend of the lusty King Ferdinand, has had enough of the Spanish Inquisition. As the power of Inquisitor General Tomás de Torquemada grows, so does the brutality of the Spanish church and the suspicion and paranoia it inspires. When a dear friend’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Gospel of Judas, Critical Edition
Together with the Letter of Peter to Phillip, James, and a Book of Allogenes from Codex Tchacos
Written by Rodolphe Kasser and Gregor Wurst


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0191-2 (1-4262-0191-5)

For the first time in a single volume, discover the complete text of Codex Tchacos--the remarkable ancient papyrus book that contains the Gospel of Judas. Hidden for 1,600 years in an Egyptian cave, only to be found, traded, and all but destroyed before its restoration began in 2001, Codex Tchacos contains... Read more >

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Being Both
Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family
Written by Susan Katz Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6116-9 (0-8070-6116-6)

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Being Both
Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family
Written by Susan Katz Miller


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1319-9 (0-8070-1319-6)

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge

Written by C.F. Kelley


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Frog Books
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-252-9 (1-58394-252-1)

Of all Christian mystical teachings, those of the Dominican theologian Meister Eckhart (c. 1260—c. 1328) are increasingly recognized as the most compatible with the non-dualistic traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism. Based on the author’s three decades of formal study and spiritual practice, this book offers a clear path to understanding the... Read more >

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The Imitation of Christ

Written by Thomas Kempis


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70018-7 (0-375-70018-8)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Pope and Mussolini
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9346-2 (0-8129-9346-2)

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the compelling story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Popes Against the Jews
The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70605-9 (0-375-70605-4)

In this meticulously researched, unflinching, and reasoned study, National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer presents shocking revelations about the role played by the Vatican in the development of modern anti-Semitism. Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Training in Christianity

Written by Soren Kierkegaard
Preface by Richard J. Neuhaus
Translated by Walter Lowrie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72564-7 (0-375-72564-4)

This indispensable guide to the search for kinship with God was written by the great nineteenth-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), whose writings set the stage for existentialism and continue to exert a lasting influence on believers and nonbelievers alike.

Kierkegaard struck out against all forms of established order–including the established... Read more >

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"Thou, Dear God"
Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Lewis V. Baldwin
Foreword by Reverend Dr. Julius R. Scruggs


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8608-7 (0-8070-8608-8)

“Thou, Dear God” is the first and only collection of sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr. Arranged thematically in six parts--with prayers for spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity, times of trial, uncertain times, and social justice--Baptist minister and King scholar Lewis Baldwin introduces the book and each section... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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"Thou, Dear God"
Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Lewis V. Baldwin
Foreword by Reverend Dr. Julius R. Scruggs


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8603-2 (0-8070-8603-7)

“Thou, Dear God” is the first and only collection of sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr. Arranged thematically in six parts--with prayers for spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity, times of trial, uncertain times, and social justice--Baptist minister and King scholar Lewis Baldwin introduces the book and each section... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Gift of Love
Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings
Written by Martin Luther Jr. King
Foreword by Coretta Scott King and The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0063-2 (0-8070-0063-9)

The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King.

As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his most well-known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail... Read more >

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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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Maimonides
The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds
Written by Joel L. Kraemer


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51200-8 (0-385-51200-7)

This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential minds in all of human history, illuminates his life as a philosopher, physician, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s life against the background of the social, religious, and political issues of his time.

Maimonides... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3280-8 (1-4000-3280-6)

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil... Read more >

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 15, 2003
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50951-0 (0-385-50951-0)

**ALA Notable Book, 2003

Krakauer’s previous books have given insight into lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from the extremes of physical adventure to the extremes of religious fundamentalism within American culture.

At the core of Under the Banner of Heaven is a... Read more >

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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 Catholic Church
A Short History
Written by Hans Kung


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6762-3 (0-8129-6762-3)

In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential Hans Küng chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history. Along the way, he examines the great schisms—between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant—as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Walking on Water
Reflections on Faith and Art
Written by Madeleine L'Engle


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-87788-918-2 (0-87788-918-X)

In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engle's beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of... Read more >

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The Last Day
A Novel
Written by James Landis


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58642-165-6 (1-58642-165-4)

I meet Jesus on the day I get home from the war. I’m on the beach, but I don’t know how I got here. My mind is as dark as the night. . . . I spend the whole night on the beach. But when the sun’s faint light begins to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Written by William Law


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72563-0 (0-375-72563-6)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

“If Mr. Law finds a spark of piety in a reader's mind, he will soon kindle it into a flame.” —Edward Gibbon

Originally published a the beginning of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, a time when rationalist criticism of religious belief was perhaps at its peak, William Law’s A Serious Call... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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