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Rashi
Rashi
Written by Elie Wiesel, Translated by Catherine Temerson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307378675
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Rashi

Written by Elie Wiesel
Translated by Catherine Temerson


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $12.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi—Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki—the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages.

Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound... Read more >
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Surprised by God
Surprised by God
Written by Danya Ruttenberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807010693
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Surprised by God
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion
Written by Danya Ruttenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2009
Price: $16.00

At thirteen, Danya Ruttenberg decided she was an atheist. As a young adult, she immersed herself in the rhinestone-bedazzled wonderland of late 1990s San Francisco-drinking smuggled absinthe with wealthy geeks and plotting the revolution with feminist zinemakers. But she found herself yearning for something she would eventually call God.

Surprised by God... Read more >
King David
King David
Written by Jonathan Kirsch
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307567819
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King David
The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

David, King of the Jews, possessed every flaw and failing a mortal is capable of, yet men and women adored him and God showered him with many more blessings than he did Abraham or Moses. His sexual appetite and prowess were matched only by his violence, both on the battlefield and... Read more >
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Holy Roller
Holy Roller
Written by Julie Lyons
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400074952
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Holy Roller
Finding Redemption and the Holy Ghost in a Forgotten Texas Church
Written by Julie Lyons


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $18.99

Julie Lyons was working as a crime reporter when she followed a hunch into the South Dallas ghetto. She wasn’t hunting drug dealers, but drug addicts who had been supernaturally healed of their addictions. Was there a church in the most violent part of the city that prayed for addicts and... Read more >
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Holy Roller
Holy Roller
Written by Julie Lyons
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ISBN: 9780307457899
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Holy Roller
Finding Redemption and the Holy Ghost in a Forgotten Texas Church
Written by Julie Lyons


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $9.99

Julie Lyons was working as a crime reporter when she followed a hunch into the South Dallas ghetto. She wasn’t hunting drug dealers, but drug addicts who had been supernaturally healed of their addictions. Was there a church in the most violent part of the city that prayed for addicts and... Read more >
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The Saint of Kathmandu
The Saint of Kathmandu
Written by Sarah Levine
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807013137
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The Saint of Kathmandu
and Other Tales of the Sacred in Distant Lands
Written by Sarah Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

With the deft evocations of a master storyteller and the exhaustive knowledge of a scholar, LeVine takes us on a quest to understand the role of religious belief in everyday life around the globe. She writes of uneasy relations between Islam and spirit possession in a Nigerian town; of a Nepalese... Read more >
Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Written by Craig Rennebohm
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807000434
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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
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

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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Naked on God's Doorstep
Naked on God's Doorstep
Written by Marion Duckworth
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307561664
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Naked on God's Doorstep
A Memoir
Written by Marion Duckworth


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

“Finally, I knelt by my bed, risking rejection by the One who counted most.…”

Marion Duckworth was young when her mentally ill father was institutionalized. In her child’s mind she concluded, Daddy decided to leave me. Growing up in poverty as “Crazy Izzie’s daughter,” Marion believed she was someone worth abandoning.

It would... Read more >
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Jezebel
Jezebel
Written by Lesley Hazleton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385516150
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Jezebel
The Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen
Written by Lesley Hazleton


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $14.95

There is no woman with a worse reputation than Jezebel, the ancient queen who corrupted a nation and met one of the most gruesome fates in the Bible. Her name alone speaks of sexual decadence and promiscuity. But what if this version of her story, handed down to us through the... Read more >
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Burnt Bread and Chutney
Burnt Bread and Chutney
Written by Carmit Delman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307516060
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Burnt Bread and Chutney
Growing Up Between Cultures - A Memoir of an Indian Jewish Childhood
Written by Carmit Delman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

“From the outside, no matter what the gradations of my mixed heritage, the shadow of Indian brown in my skin caused others to automatically perceive me as Hindu or Muslim. . . . Still, I trekked through life with the spirit of a Jew, fleshed out by the unique challenges and... Read more >
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The Open Road
The Open Road
Written by Pico Iyer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307387554
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The Open Road
The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Written by Pico Iyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.95

For over three decades, Pico Iyer, one of our most cherished travel writers, has been a friend to the Dalai Lama. Over these years through intimate conversations, he has come to know him in a way that few can claim. Here he paints an unprecedented portrait of one of the most...

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From the Library of C. S. Lewis
From the Library of C. S. Lewis
Written by James Stuart Bell and Anthony P. Dawson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307551702
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From the Library of C. S. Lewis
Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey
Written by James Stuart Bell and Anthony P. Dawson


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

Discover great truths from C. S. Lewis’s mentors

C. S. Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century. He delighted us in The Chronicles of Narnia, intrigued us in The Screwtape Letters, mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us in Mere Christianity. His influence on generations of... Read more >
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A Thousand Small Sparrows
A Thousand Small Sparrows
Written by Jeff Leeland and Marcus Brotherton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307561800
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A Thousand Small Sparrows
Amazing Stories of Kids Helping Kids
Written by Jeff Leeland and Marcus Brotherton


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $10.99

In 1992, Jeff and Kristi Leeland’s infant son, Michael, needed a bone marrow transplant. It cost $200,000 they didn’t have. That’s when Dameon, the most picked-on kid in the junior high where Jeff taught, emptied his bank account and handed Jeff twelve $5 bills to help save Michael’s life. Other students... Read more >
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Escape
Escape
Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767927574
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Escape

Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $15.00

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.

When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three... Read more >
Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Joel L. Kraemer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385528511
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Maimonides
The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds
Written by Joel L. Kraemer


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $13.99

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 >
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Churched
Churched
Written by Matthew Paul Turner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400074716
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Churched
One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess
Written by Matthew Paul Turner


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $18.99

He spent his childhood trapped within the confines of countless bizarre, strict rules. And lived to tell about it.

In this first-hand account, author Matthew Paul Turner shares amusing–sometimes cringe-worthy–and poignant stories about growing up in a fundamentalist household, where even well-intentioned contemporary Christian music was proclaimed to be “of the devil.”... Read more >
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Churched
Churched
Written by Matthew Paul Turner
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ISBN: 9780307446053
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Churched
One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess
Written by Matthew Paul Turner


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $11.99

He spent his childhood trapped within the confines of countless bizarre, strict rules. And lived to tell about it.

In this first-hand account, author Matthew Paul Turner shares amusing–sometimes cringe-worthy–and poignant stories about growing up in a fundamentalist household, where even well-intentioned contemporary Christian music was proclaimed to be “of the devil.”... Read more >
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The Life of David
The Life of David
Written by Robert Pinsky
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ISBN: 9780805211535
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The Life of David

Written by Robert Pinsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $12.95

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the...

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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9780805211504
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $16.00

Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeon’s eye and writer’s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight... Read more >
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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9780805212273
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician who served a sultan, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, a daring philosopher whose greatest work—The Guide for the Perplexed—attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. He was a...

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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: eBook
On Sale: May 1, 2008
Price: $18.00

Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people on the streets of Seattle who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of persons who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support-like Mary, who surrounds herself with huge... Read more >
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The Open Road
The Open Road
Written by Pico Iyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267603
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The Open Road
The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Written by Pico Iyer


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $24.00

One of the most acclaimed and perceptive observers of globalism and Buddhism now gives us the first serious consideration—for Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike—of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s work and ideas as a politician, scientist, and philosopher.

Pico Iyer has been engaged in conversation with the Dalai Lama (a friend of his father’s)... Read more >
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The Open Road
The Open Road
Written by Pico Iyer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307268655
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The Open Road

Written by Pico Iyer


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $13.99

For over three decades, Pico Iyer, one of our most cherished travel writers, has been a friend to the Dalai Lama. Over these years through intimate conversations, he has come to know him in a way that few can claim. Here he paints an unprecedented portrait of one of the most...

Read more >
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A Life with Karol
A Life with Karol
Written by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385523745
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A Life with Karol
My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope
Written by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $25.00

This intimate, affectionate portrait of Pope John Paul II by his longtime secretary and confidant reveals fascinating new details about the opinions, hopes, fears, and dramatic life of this public man.

“I had accompanied him for almost forty years: twelve in Kraków and then twenty-seven in Rome. I was always with him...

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A Life with Karol
A Life with Karol
Written by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz
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ISBN: 9780385525534
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A Life with Karol
My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope
Written by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $13.99

This intimate, affectionate portrait of Pope John Paul II by his longtime secretary and confidant reveals fascinating new details about the opinions, hopes, fears, and dramatic life of this public man.

“I had accompanied him for almost forty years: twelve in Kraków and then twenty-seven in Rome. I was always with him... Read more >
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