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Falling for God
Saying Yes to His Extravagant Proposal
Written by Gary W. Moon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shaw Books
On Sale: March 16, 2004
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-87788-076-9 (0-87788-076-X)

Through Bible study, personal meditation, and classic spiritual exercises, students will discover how to experience God's loving connection with the lover of your soul. The journey will take students through honest conversation and active communion to a deeper experience of intimate union with God.


Why Falling for God is Ideal for College... Read more >
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Saint Thomas More
Selected Writings
Written by Thomas More
Edited by John F. Thornton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72572-2 (0-375-72572-5)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Thomas More is perhaps most familiar to us from his courageous struggle with Henry VIII, unforgettably portrayed in Robert Bolt’s classic, A Man for All Seasons. But that final struggle, which ended in his execution for treason, was only the crowning act in a life that he had... Read more >

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The Saint and the Sultan
The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace
Written by Paul Moses


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52370-7 (0-385-52370-X)

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known¯meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil, with strong resonance in today’s divided world.

For many of us, St. Francis of Assisi is known as a poor monk and a lover of animals. However, these images are sadly incomplete... Read more >
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The Faith
A History of Christianity
Written by Brian Moynahan


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 21, 2003
Price: $31.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49115-0 (0-385-49115-8)

Beginning with the birth of Jesus and tracing the religion established by his followers up to the present day, The Faith is a comprehensive exploration of the history of Christianity. Judiciously covering all the signal moments, author Brian Moynahan's superbly written and generously illustrated book is of central importance to historians... Read more >
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The Law of Light
The Secret Teachings of Jesus
Written by Lars Muhl


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-832-1 (1-78028-832-8)

Jesus Christ spoke Aramaic. Behind this language lies a secret transpersonal psychology. It contains a message that turns central New Testament themes upside down. By reading Jesus' message through Aramaic eyes, new possibilities for enlightenment are possible and a new vision of human potential is realized.

This book contains transliterations of Jesus'... Read more >
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The Gospel of Judas

Written by National Geographic Society
Edited by Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst
Commentaries by Bart D. Ehrman


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: April 6, 2006
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0042-7 (1-4262-0042-0)

Jesus says to Judas: “Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the way is your star.” –from The Gospel of Judas

For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost... Read more >

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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 >
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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 and Rita Nakashima Brock


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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Killing History
Jesus in the No-Spin Zone
Written by Robert M. Price


Format: Trade Paperback, 287 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-966-6 (1-61614-966-3)

Killing Jesus, the bestselling blockbuster by Bill O'Reilly, claims to be a purely historical account of the events in the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. New Testament scholar Robert M. Price (a member of the Jesus Seminar) shows how unfounded this claim is in this critical review of... Read more >
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