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The Open Road
The Open Road
Written by Pico Iyer
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ISBN: 9780307268655
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The Open Road

Written by Pico Iyer


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
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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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A Life with Karol
A Life with Karol
Written by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz
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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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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: $12.99

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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Chesterton
Chesterton
Written by Garry Wills
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ISBN: 9780307423542
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Chesterton

Written by Garry Wills


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Part of a literary circle that included H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary journals, literary criticism (including notable books on Browning, Dickens, and Shaw), and works of theology and religious argument, but may have been... Read more >
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Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman
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ISBN: 9780307426482
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Joseph Smith
Rough Stone Rolling
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a... Read more >
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A Middle East Mosaic
A Middle East Mosaic
Written by Bernard Lewis
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ISBN: 9780307430427
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A Middle East Mosaic
Fragments of Life, Letters and History
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

In times of war and in peace, from the earliest days of the Roman Empire to our own, Westerners have journeyed to the lands of the middle east, bringing back accounts of their adventures and impressions. Yet it was never a one way exchange. From the first Arab embassy to the... Read more >
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The Most Famous Man in America
The Most Famous Man in America
Written by Debby Applegate
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ISBN: 9780307424006
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The Most Famous Man in America
The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Written by Debby Applegate


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings—especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned the century’s bestselling book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But when pushed into... Read more >
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A Passionate Pilgrim
A Passionate Pilgrim
Written by David M. Robertson
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ISBN: 9780307424495
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A Passionate Pilgrim
A Biography of Bishop James A. Pike
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

James A. Pike, the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, was a man of many faces. To some he was an iconoclast, a man decades ahead of his time who modernized the Church and rendered it more progressive and open to inquiry. To others he was a heretic, who... Read more >
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The Pontiff in Winter
The Pontiff in Winter
Written by John Cornwell
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ISBN: 9780307424037
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The Pontiff in Winter
Triumph and Conflict in the Reign of John Paul II
Written by John Cornwell


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

Over more than a quarter of a century, John Paul II has firmly set his stamp on the billion-member strong Catholic Church for future generations and he has become one of the most influential political figures in the world. His key role in the downfall of communism in Europe, as well... Read more >
The Rise of Benedict XVI
The Rise of Benedict XVI
Written by John L. Allen, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307424105
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The Rise of Benedict XVI
The Inside Story of How the Pope was Elected and Where He Will Take the Catholic Church
Written by John L. Allen, Jr.


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $10.99

From the author of Conclave and All the Pope’s Men comes the story of Pope John Paul II’s last days, the behind-the-scenes dynamics within the College of Cardinals that led to the choice of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI.

On April 18, 2005, the College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic... Read more >
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Salvation
Salvation
Written by Valerie Martin
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ISBN: 9780307427588
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Salvation
Scenes from the Life of St. Francis
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Inspired by the fresco cycles that depict the life of St. Francis of Assisi, acclaimed author Valerie Martin tells the life of Francesco di Pietro Bernardone in a series of vividly realized “panels” of moments both crucial and ordinary. Drawing from myriad sources and moving in reverse chronological order, she begins... Read more >
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Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Written by Amy Wallace
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ISBN: 9781583942062
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Sorcerer's Apprentice
My Life with Carlos Castaneda
Written by Amy Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Sorcerer’s Apprentice opens with Amy Wallace’s first meeting with Carlos Castaneda, the infamous anthropologist-turned-shaman, whose books described meetings with Yaqui Indian spiritual teacher don Juan. Castaneda’s rise was meteoric in the late 1960s as he wrote massive bestsellers, inspired many to experiment with psychedelics, and was dubbed “the Godfather of the... Read more >
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The Spiral Staircase
The Spiral Staircase
Written by Karen Armstrong
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ISBN: 9780307429391
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The Spiral Staircase
My Climb Out of Darkness
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, eager to meet God. After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. But convent life had profoundly altered her, and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to... Read more >
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Things Seen and Unseen
Things Seen and Unseen
Written by Nora Gallagher
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ISBN: 9780307429711
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Things Seen and Unseen
A Year Lived in Faith
Written by Nora Gallagher


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

"Gracefully written and moving ... Things Seen and Unseen starts with Nora Gallagher entering the labyrinth of her life ... and ultimately it leads to the center of her being."--The Boston Globe

It started with an occasional Sunday, a "tourist's" visit to a local church. Eventually Nora Gallagher entered into a yearlong... Read more >
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Naked on God's Doorstep
Naked on God's Doorstep
Written by Marion Duckworth
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ISBN: 9781590529560
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Naked on God's Doorstep
A Memoir
Written by Marion Duckworth


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2007
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“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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Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Written by Gerry Bowler
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ISBN: 9780771016684
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Santa Claus
A Biography
Written by Gerry Bowler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2007
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An entertaining, often surprising look at the life of the world’s most influential fictional character.

He is the embodiment of charity and generosity, a creation of mythology, a tool of clever capitalists. The very idea of him is enduring and powerful.

Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes... Read more >
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Escape
Escape
Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer, Read by Alison Fraser
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ISBN: 9780739354582
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Escape

Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer
Read by Alison Fraser


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 16, 2007
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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 >
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Escape
Escape
Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer
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Escape

Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $11.99

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 >
Escape
Escape
Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer, Read by Ann Marie Lee
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ISBN: 9781415942406
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Escape

Written by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer
Read by Ann Marie Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $22.50

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 wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn’s heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church... Read more >
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Jezebel
Jezebel
Written by Lesley Hazleton
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ISBN: 9780385524162
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Jezebel
The Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen
Written by Lesley Hazleton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $11.99

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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My Struggle with Faith
My Struggle with Faith
Written by Joseph F. Girzone
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ISBN: 9780385517133
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My Struggle with Faith

Written by Joseph F. Girzone


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2007
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The author of the bestselling Joshua series and other popular inspirational books chronicles his own spiritual journey and describes with stunning honesty the difficult decisions he made along the way.
Joseph Girzone has attracted a tremendous following with his series of novels that imagine Jesus living in the contemporary world. His nonfiction... Read more >
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A Thousand Small Sparrows
A Thousand Small Sparrows
Written by Jeff Leeland, Contribution by Marcus Brotherton
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ISBN: 9781590529331
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A Thousand Small Sparrows
Amazing Stories of Kids Helping Kids
Written by Jeff Leeland
Contribution by Marcus Brotherton


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $15.99

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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C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion
C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion
Written by John Beversluis
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ISBN: 9781591025313
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C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion

Written by John Beversluis


Format: Trade Paperback, 363 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $21.99

C. S. Lewis was one of the most influential Christian apologists of the 20th century. An Oxford don and former atheist who converted to Christianity in 1931, he gained a wide following during the 1940s as the author of a number of popular apologetic books such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and... Read more >
I Had to Say Something
I Had to Say Something
Written by Mike Jones, Contribution by Sam Gallegos
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ISBN: 9781583227688
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I Had to Say Something
The Art of Ted Haggard's Fall
Written by Mike Jones
Contribution by Sam Gallegos


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $23.95

This is the story of the sexual relationship between Michael Forest Jones, a Denver man who worked as an escort, and the Reverend Ted Haggard, founder and pastor of the New Life Church of Colorado Springs.
As a rule, Mike never delved into the personal lives of his clients. He entertained celebrities... Read more >
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The Most Famous Man in America
The Most Famous Man in America
Written by Debby Applegate
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The Most Famous Man in America
The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Written by Debby Applegate


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $20.00

No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings—especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned the century’s bestselling book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But when pushed into... Read more >
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