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In the Beginning
A New Interpretation of Genesis
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 7, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40604-0 (0-345-40604-4)

Now Karen Armstrong offers a companion book for those who read her compelling, best-selling A History of God. In the Beginning is a provocative new look at the great stories of the Book of Genesis, a commentary on their meaning both historically and in our time. In the Beginning includes both... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Meaning of Mary Magdalene
Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
Written by Cynthia Bourgeault


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-495-2 (1-59030-495-0)

Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity–yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer... Read more >

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In the Beginning
Bibles Before the Year 1000
Written by Michelle Brown


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: December 1, 2006
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-240-9 (1-58834-240-9)

Michelle Brown, former curator at the British Library, gathers together seventy fragile biblical treasures in this sumptuously illustrated volume that captures the development of both Bible and book, as well as a formative period of early Christian history. The book features a number of rare parchments, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and jeweled... Read more >

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New Testament Essays

Written by Raymond E. Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59164-7 (0-307-59164-6)

For those who have had an introduction to Sacred Scripture, Father Raymond E. Brown, S.S., the outstanding American biblical scholar, has organized this collection of fourteen of his essays on various aspects of the New Testament. Although there are some essays of a popular nature, most of them are studies in... Read more >

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48372-8 (0-385-48372-4)

From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet.

How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Rabbi Jesus
An Intimate Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-49793-0 (0-385-49793-8)

Interpretations of the life of Jesus have flourished for nearly two millennia--from the Gospels to scholarly investigations by theologians and historians, to fictional portraits by novelists like Nikos Kazantzakis and Norman Mailer. Despite this long history, a clear and coherent picture of Jesus as a man and a teacher has remained... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rabbi Paul
An Intellectual Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 15, 2005
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50863-6 (0-385-50863-8)

A brilliant new biography of Saint Paul, whose interpretations of the life and teachings of Jesus transformed a loosely organized, grassroots peasant movement into the structured religion we know today

Without Paul, there would be no Christianity. His letters to various churches scattered throughout the Roman Empire articulated, for the first time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Rabbi Paul
An Intellectual Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50862-9 (0-385-50862-X)

Without Paul, there would be no Christianity. His letters to various churches scattered throughout the Roman Empire articulated, for the first time, the beliefs that make up the heart of Christian practice and faith. In this extraordinary biography, Bruce Chilton explains the changing images of Paul, from the early Church period... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment

Written by Gabriel Cousens M.D.
Foreword by Rabbi Gershon Winkler


Format: Hardcover, 692 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $72.00
ISBN: 978-1-58394-249-9 (1-58394-249-1)

Inspired by intense studies, meditation, and a variety of teachings from the great Torah sages, best-selling author Gabriel Cousens, MD, presents the fifty-two parashas of the Torah as a practical path to liberation. His interpretation, which focuses on enlightenment, what he feels is the original intention of the Torah, provides a... Read more >

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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.

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Reading the Women of the Bible
A New Interpretation of Their Stories
Written by Tikva Frymer-Kensky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1182-5 (0-8052-1182-9)

In this fascinating and important study, Tikva Frymer-Kensky—biblical scholar, assyriologist, feminist—takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life. She examines the stories of Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; of... 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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Jesus, His Life and Teachings
As Told to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Written by Joseph F. Girzone


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 18, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49513-4 (0-385-49513-7)

A retelling of the life and work of Jesus based on the accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Read more >

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Joshua
A Parable for Today
Written by Joseph F. Girzone


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: March 5, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47421-4 (0-385-47421-0)

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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But Where Is the Lamb?
Imagining the Story of Abraham and Isaac
Written by James Goodman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4253-9 (0-8052-4253-8)

“I didn’t think he’d do it. I really didn’t think he would. I thought he’d say, whoa, hold on, wait a minute. We made a deal, remember, the land, the blessing, the nation, the descendants as numerous as the sands on the shore and the stars in the sky.”

So begins James... Read more >

But Where is the Lamb?
Imagining the Story of Abraham and Isaac
Written by James Goodman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4314-7 (0-8052-4314-3)

“I didn’t think he’d do it. I really didn’t think he would. I thought he’d say, whoa, hold on, wait a minute. We made a deal, remember, the land, the blessing, the nation, the descendants as numerous as the sands on the shore and the stars in the sky.”

So begins James... Read more >

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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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Catholic Bible Dictionary

Edited by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 1008 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51229-9 (0-385-51229-5)

More than a generation has passed since the appearance of the last major Catholic Bible dictionary. It has been a fertile generation for biblical scholarship, an eventful time for biblical archaeology, and a fruitful time for the Church’s interpretation of the Bible. It is time for a new resource.

Scott Hahn, internationally... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Consuming the Word
The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59081-7 (0-307-59081-X)

From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist.

In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, Dr. Scott Hahn undertakes an examination of some of Christianity's most basic... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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First Comes Love
Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49662-9 (0-385-49662-1)

Scott Hahn has the rare ability to explain the essential teachings of Catholicism in a totally accessible manner. Rather than burdening the reader with difficult or arcane references and arguments, he writes of familiar feelings and situations and allows the theology to unfold naturally. In First Comes Love, Hahn turns his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Letter and Spirit
From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50933-6 (0-385-50933-2)

The bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper continues his thoughtful exploration of the complex relationship between the Bible and the Catholic liturgy in a revelatory work that will appeal to all readers.

Scott Hahn has inspired millions of readers with his perceptive and unique view of Catholic theology and worship, becoming one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Many Are Called
Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-59077-0 (0-307-59077-1)

In Many Are Called, Dr. Scott Hahn, one of the most celebrated scholars and influential Catholic writers living today, enthusiastically encourages Catholics around the world to renew their focus on the sacred role of the Catholic priest. Using his unique ability to present deep spiritual and theological ideas in the language... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Reasons to Believe
How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50935-0 (0-385-50935-9)

This book unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith.

Bestselling author Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism, has experienced the doubts that so often drive discussions about God and the Church. In the years before his conversion, he was first a nonbeliever and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Swear to God
The Promise and Power of the Sacraments
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50931-2 (0-385-50931-6)

The most solemn, majestic, and beautiful gifts that Jesus Christ gave to the world are His sacraments. He endowed them with unprecedented and unparalleled power—power to change lives, save souls, and share God’s very life. The sacraments are the ordinary means by which God directs the course of each human life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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