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The Dovekeepers: A Novel

Alice Hoffman · Scribner
Pages: 504
Format: Book

Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert....
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The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path

Ethan Nichtern · North Point Press
Format: Hardcover

A lively exploration of contemporary Buddhism from one of its most admired teachersDo you feel at home right now? Or do you sense a hovering anxiety or uncertainty, an underlying unease that makes you feel just a bit uncomfortable, a bit distracted and disconnected from those around you?...
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Higher Contemplation: Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages

Stephen N. Fliegel · Kent State University Press; 1 New edition
Format: Hardcover

"This book is an expanded and revised version of a monograph titled Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages published in 2004 by the Sacred Landmarks Initiative at Cleveland State University."
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Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness

Mark Nepo · Sounds True
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In the midst of our most trying circumstances lives a miraculous gift-a healing process that shapes our journey of becoming our better, more wholehearted selves. With Inside the Miracle, bestselling author Mark Nepo presents his latest book, offering a collection of poems, reflections,...
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Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation: Relax, Replenish, and Rejuvenate

Heather Dawn Godfrey PGCE BSc · Healing Arts Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

A hands-on guide showing how essential oils can support and enhance meditative and mindful practices * Details safe and effective methods to incorporate essential oils into your mindfulness or meditation practice * Explains the many ways essential oils benefit the mind, such as how odors...
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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

James J. O'Donnell · Ecco Press
Pages: 288
Format: Book

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional" religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine. Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint:...
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The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain

Sarah Shockley · New World Library
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A Practical, Gentle, and Empathetic Approach to Pain Where do you turn when medication and medical treatments do not relieve persistent, debilitating pain? What can you do when pain interferes with work, family, and social life and you no longer feel like the person you used to be? Relying...
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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippett · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"I'm a person who listens for a living. I listen for wisdom, and beauty, and for voices not shouting to be heard. This book chronicles some of what I've learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations." Peabody Award-winning...
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Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition

Seyyed Hossein Nasr · HarperOne; First Edition edition
Format: Book

The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today’s hot button issues—including holy wars, women’s rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East—in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing...
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The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide

Lou Ureneck · Ecco; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians - a tale of bravery, morality, and politics, published to coincide with the genocide's centennial.The...
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The Penguin Book of Hell

Scott G. Bruce · Penguin Classics
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Three thousand years of visions of Hell, from the ancient Near East to modern AmericaFrom the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll...
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Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

Amir R Alexander · Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery,innovation, and intellectual achievement-and it will forever change the way you look at a simple line.On August 10, 1632, five men in flowing black robes convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment...
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The Gift Of Christmas Past: A Southern Romance

Cindy Woodsmall · Stonewater Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Arson wasn't the only fire that ignited between them. Promises shattered. Lies spoken. She was arrested. He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together...
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The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know®

James L. Gelvin · Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings?...
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