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The Pilgrim's Progress and Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Written by John Bunyan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72568-5 (0-375-72568-7)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Now available together in a single volume, these two classics were written by seventeenth-century England’s most famous prisoner of conscience, Baptist John Bunyan (1628–1688). Imprisoned for twelve years for his preaching, he wrote first a dramatic allegory of Christian life and followed it with the compelling story of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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John Calvin: Steward of God's Covenant
Selected Writings
Written by John Calvin
Preface by Marilynne Robinson
Edited by John F. Thornton


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9648-0 (1-4000-9648-0)

This selection of the writings of John Calvin (1509—1564) is the first for general readers to appear in many years. It showcases his powerful legacy, which has had far-reaching consequences for the development of religion and culture in Western Europe and in the shaping of American identity.

Calvin was a prodigious preacher... Read more >

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Dating Jesus
A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl
Written by Susan Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1072-3 (0-8070-1072-3)

By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. Why wouldn’t he? She went to his house three times a week, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him. She even professed her... Read more >

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The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces
Decoding Churches, Cathedrals, Temples, Mosques and Other Places of Worship Arou nd the World
Written by Jon Canon


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84899-111-8 (1-84899-111-8)

Across the globe, pilgrims and tourists, locals and foreigners flock to sacred sites and houses of worship. Why? Because throughout time, humans have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Família; from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, The... Read more >

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Render Unto Caesar
Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
Written by Charles J. Chaput


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52229-8 (0-385-52229-0)

“People who take God seriously will not remain silent about their faith. They will often disagree about doctrine or policy, but they won’t be quiet. They can’t be. They’ll act on what they believe, sometimes at the cost of their reputations and careers. Obviously the common good demands a respect for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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All the World an Icon
Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings
Written by Tom Cheetham


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-455-4 (1-58394-455-9)

All the World an Icon is the fourth book in an informal "quartet" of works by Tom Cheetham on the spirituality of Henry Corbin, a major twentieth-century scholar of Sufism and colleague of C. G. Jung, whose influence on contemporary religion and the humanities is beginning to become clear. Cheetham's books... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rabbi Jesus
An Intimate Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 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: Image
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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Love & Death
My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow
Written by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7297-4 (0-8070-7297-4)

On February 4, 2008, Forrest Church sent a letter to the members of his congregation, informing them that he had terminal cancer but promising to sum up his thoughts on the topics that had been so pervasive in his work-love and death. The goal of life, Church tells us, “is to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Separation of Church and State
Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders
Edited by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7747-4 (0-8070-7747-X)

Now in paperback, a primer of essential writings about one of the cornerstones of our democracy by the original authors of the Constitution, edited by preeminant liberal theologian Forrest Church.

Americans will never stop debating the question of church-state separation, and such debates invariably lead back to the nation’s beginnings and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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He Leadeth Me

Written by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. and Daniel L. Flaherty, S.J.


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-4152-9 (0-8041-4152-5)

Captured by a Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican spy," Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. Only through an utter reliance on God's will did he manage to endure the extreme hardship. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Orthodox Church - Simple Guides

Written by Katherine Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Kuperard
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-85733-487-6 (1-85733-487-6)

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the depth and beauty of the dominant form of Christianity in Greece, Russia and much of Eastern Europe

• to understand the tenets, nature and holy days of Orthodox belief

• to recognize the physical features of an Orthodox church, and the spiritual significance of icons

•... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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From Eden to Exile
Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
Written by Eric H. Cline


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0084-7 (1-4262-0084-6)

Eric H. Cline uses the tools of his trade to examine some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, in the process, to narrate the history of ancient Israel. Combining the academic rigor that has won the respect of his peers with an accessible style that has made... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Salvation Army

Written by Susan Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1245-6 (0-7478-1245-4)

Known for their brass bands and uniformed officers, the Salvation Army is recognizable worldwide. The book details how Reverend William Booth started his evangelical and philanthropic work, assisted by his wife Catherine, in East London in 1865. The organization became a 21st century global mission spanning more than 120 countries with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Reformation
A History
Written by Patrick Collinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7295-5 (0-8129-7295-3)

The religious reformations of the sixteenth century were the crucible of modern Western civilization, profoundly reshaping the identity of Europe’s emerging nation-states. In The Reformation, one of the preeminent historians of the period, Patrick Collinson, offers a concise yet thorough overview of the drastic ecumenical revolution of the late medieval and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future of Catholicism

Written by Michael Coren


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2351-4 (0-7710-2351-0)

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became Pope Francis in March 2013, there were almost 6,000 journalists in Rome to cover the Papal election. Some of them reported on the conclave with expertise and empathy, but others –either out of ignorance or an agenda – insisted on asking... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Heresy
Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity
Written by Michael Coren


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2317-0 (0-7710-2317-0)

In Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity, Michael Coren, author of the bestselling Why Catholics Are Right, explores why and how Christians and Christian ideas are caricatured in popular media as well as in sophisticated society and addresses ten common lies told about Christianity: that it supported slavery, is racist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Heresy
Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity
Written by Michael Coren


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $26.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2315-6 (0-7710-2315-4)

Michael Coren explores why and how Christians and Christian ideas are caricatured in popular media as well as in sophisticated society. He takes on, and debunks, ten great myths about Christianity: that it supports slavery, is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-intellectual, anti-Semitic, provokes war, resists progress, and is repressive and irrelevant. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Why Catholics Are Right

Written by Michael Coren


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2322-4 (0-7710-2322-7)

A practicing Catholic defends the faith and offers a passionate response to current anti-Catholic opinion.

In Why Catholics Are Right, author, columnist, and practicing Catholic Michael Coren examines four main aspects of Catholicism as they are encountered, understood, and more importantly, misunderstood today. Beginning with a frank examination of the tragedy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Triumph
The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church
Written by H.W. Crocker III


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 23, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7615-1604-0 (0-7615-1604-2)

For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution.

Triumph explores the long and rich history of the Church, from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of John... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future of Man

Written by Teilhard de Chardin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51072-1 (0-385-51072-1)

The Future of Man is a magnificent introduction to the thoughts and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, one of the few figures in the history of the Catholic Church to achieve renown as both a scientist and a theologian.

Trained as a paleontologist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Teilhard de... Read more >

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Seek God Everywhere
Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
Written by Anthony De Mello


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53176-4 (0-385-53176-1)

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is one of the great masterpieces of the Christian canon. A series of meditations and practices that guides seekers on a journey to spiritual perfection, this manual has been used by millions of religious and lay persons alike for centuries.

Now, in the first new Anthony... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72562-3 (0-375-72562-8)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales and John K. Ryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 4, 1972
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-03009-0 (0-385-03009-6)

One of the great religious masterpieces of all time--a spiritual guide for everyone seeking to live a truly Christian life, revised and updated for the modern reader.  St. Francis De Sales classic work transcends secular lines and provides a unique handbook of spiritual reflection for people in every avenue of life. Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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