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Breathing Space
A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx
Written by Heidi Neumark


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 10, 2004
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7257-8 (0-8070-7257-5)

Winner of a 2004 Wilbur Award

Breathing Space is the story of Heidi Neumark and the Hispanic and African-American Lutheran church-Transfiguration-that took a chance calling on a pastor from a starkly different background. Despite living and working in a milieu of overwhelming poverty and violence, Neumark and the congregation encounter even more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Selected Sermons, Prayers, and Devotions

Written by John Henry Newman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70551-9 (0-375-70551-1)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

In this original selection of his public sermons, private papers, and devotions, Newman’s thoughtful belief in the Word of God shines through, as do his teachings on how to be in this world but not of it, how to reconcile faith and reason.

Selected Sermons, Prayers, and Devotions was... Read more >

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Writing from Left to Right
My Journey from Liberal to Conservative
Written by Michael Novak


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34746-4 (0-385-34746-4)

Engagingly, writing as if to old friends and foes, Michael Novak shows how Providence placed him in the middle of many crucial events of his time: a month in wartime Vietnam, the student riots of the 1960s, the Reagan revolution, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Bill Clinton's welfare reform, and... Read more >
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Why He Is a Saint
The Life and Faith of Pope John Paul II and the Case for Canonization
Written by Slawomir Oder and Saverio Gaeta


Format: Hardcover, 190 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $22.50
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3631-4 (0-8478-3631-2)

Available in English for the first time, this engaging and enlightening biography of John Paul II argues the case that the late pope’s life and deeds make him a worthy saint.

A number-one best seller in Italy, Why He Is a Saint is an account of the late pope’s life, highlighting his... Read more >
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Early Islam
A Critical Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources
Edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $45.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-825-6 (1-61614-825-X)

This successor volume to The Hidden Origins of Islam (edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig and Gerd-R. Puin) continues the pioneering research begun in the first volume into the earliest development of Islam. Using coins, commemorative building inscriptions, and a rigorous linguistic analysis of the Koran along with Persian and Christian literature from the seventh... Read more >

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The Five Scrolls
The Song of Songs, The Book of Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, The Book of Esther
Preface by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Edited by John F. Thornton


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72494-7 (0-375-72494-X)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

The five books of the Hebrew Bible known—collectively as the Five Scrolls—are among the most universally revered books of the Old Testament and are considered “wells of living water” from which flow the intense spirituality of deep Jewish piety.

Here, published together for the first time in a... Read more >

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Beyond Belief
The Secret Gospel of Thomas
Written by Elaine Pagels


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70316-4 (0-375-70316-0)

“This luminous and accessible history of early Christian thought offers profound and crucial insights on the nature of God, revelation, and what we mean by religious truth.” —Karen Armstong


In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of... Read more >

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Saving Paradise
How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire
Written by Rebecca Ann Parker


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6754-3 (0-8070-6754-7)

One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2008

During their first millennium, Christians filled their sanctuaries with images of Christ as a living presence-as a shepherd, teacher, healer, or an enthroned god. He is serene and surrounded by lush scenes, depictions of this world as paradise. Yet once he appeared as... Read more >
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Saint Paul
A Screenplay
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-288-3 (1-78168-288-7)

Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between the appearance of his renowned film Teorema and the shocking, controversial Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, St Paul was... Read more >
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Soulfully Gay
How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God
Written by Joe Perez


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Integral Books
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-418-1 (1-59030-418-7)

SOULFULLY GAY is a personal memoir of an intellectually rigorous gay man wrestling with fundamental issues of meaning and self-acceptance. Joe Perez finds himself on a quest to understand what it means to be gay at the intersection of conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, faith and skepticism, mysticism and madness. His... Read more >

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Catholics Come Home
God's Extraordinary Plan for Your Life
Written by Tom Peterson
Foreword by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34717-4 (0-385-34717-0)

With a Foreword by Scott Hahn, bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper

God has something extraordinary planned for your life . . .

In our fast-paced, highly technological world, this statement might sound a bit lofty, but the lives of millions of souls who have come before us attest to this simple... Read more >
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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
Written by Brant Pitre
Foreword by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $21.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-53184-9 (0-385-53184-2)

In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover, the night before he was crucified.

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist... Read more >
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Jesus the Bridegroom
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Written by Brant Pitre


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3545-5 (0-7704-3545-9)

By Dr. Brant Pitre, author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and a professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jesus the Bridegroom offers a thought-provoking examination of Jesus's messianic role in first-century Palestine.
     In Jesus the Bridegroom, Dr. Pitre delves into the... Read more >
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Radical
Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Written by David Platt


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-221-7 (1-60142-221-0)

It is easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...

In... Read more >
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Jesus of Nazareth
From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
Written by Pope Benedict XVI and Joseph Ratzinger


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52341-7 (0-385-52341-6)

“This book is… my personal search ‘for the face of the Lord.’” —Benedict XVI
In this bold, momentous work, the pope—in his first book written as Benedict XVI—seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance... Read more >

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Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith

Written by Pope Francis
Foreword by Scott Hahn


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-8585-1 (0-8041-8585-9)

An encyclical, or papal letter, is one of the most important formal documents from the Vatican and in this special paperback edition, with a foreword by Scott Hahn, Pope Francis issues his first, reflecting on the nature of belief and the need for a renewal of faith for a bright future... Read more >
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The Wisdom of John Paul II
The Pope on Life's Most Vital Questions
Written by Pope John Paul II
Compiled by Nick Bakalar and Richard Balkin
Introduction by John White


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72732-0 (0-375-72732-9)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

The essential thoughts of Pope John Paul II on matters of belief and conscience have been culled from his encyclicals, speeches, homilies, and statements to fellow bishops and collected in one volume.

Throughout his more than two decades as the leader of the world’s Catholics, John Paul II has... Read more >

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The Christ Blueprint
13 Keys To Christ Consciousness
Written by Padma Aon Prakasha


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-884-4 (1-55643-884-2)

While traveling in the remote Camargue region in the South of France, Padma Aon Prakasha received a life-changing visit. In a series of communions over two months, the thirteen Apostles and masters of Christ shared the thirteen qualities of Christ Consciousness with him. Now Prakasha shares this Christ Blueprint with readers... Read more >

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La Infancia de Jesus

Written by Joseph Ratzinger


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3699-0 (0-8041-3699-8)

El tercer transcendental y último volumen en la popular saga internacional “Jesús de Nazaret”, escrito por El Papa, detallando como la historia de la infancia y niñez de Jesús es hoy por hoy aun tan relevante como fue hace dos mil años.

En 2007 Joseph Ratzinger publicó su primer libro como... Read more >
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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets
Written by Craig Rennebohm


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0043-4 (0-8070-0043-4)

Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of those who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with bulging trash bags, and Jerry... Read more >
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Dogs of God
Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors
Written by James Reston, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3191-7 (1-4000-3191-5)

From the acclaimed author of Warriors of God comes a riveting account of the pivotal events of 1492, when towering political ambitions, horrific religious excesses, and a drive toward international conquest changed the world forever.

James Reston, Jr., brings to life the epic story of Spain’s effort to consolidate its own burgeoning... Read more >
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Called Out of Darkness
A Spiritual Confession
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38848-3 (0-307-38848-4)

Anne Rice’s first work of nonfiction—a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.

Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
A Novel
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-43683-2 (0-345-43683-0)

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice brings us a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Written by Anne Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74119-6 (0-307-74119-2)

The second book in Anne Rice’s hugely ambitious and masterful life of Christ.

It’s a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. All who know and love Jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take. After his baptism, he is at... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover and a paperback.

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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana
Christ the Lord
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7894-3 (1-4000-7894-6)

The second book in Anne Rice's hugely ambitious and masterful life of Christ.

It's a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. All who know and love Jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take. After his baptism, he is at... Read more >
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