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The Name of God Is Mercy

Francis Pope · Random House
Pages: 151
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart - mercy - which has long been the cornerstone of his faith...
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We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope

George W. Bush Presidential Center · Scribner
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

Here are Afghan women in their own words. Words that are by turns inspiring, moving, courageous, and heartbreaking. Their powerful stories create a compelling portrait of the lives, struggles, and successes of this extraordinary nation and its extraordinarily resilient women. With an introduction...
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What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

ROB BELL · HARPER ONE
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined - and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.In Love...
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A God That Could be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

Nancy Ellen Abrams · Beacon Press
Pages: 165
Format: Paperback

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The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

Michael Puett · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today.Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard?...
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God in the Qur'an

Jack Miles · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, an erudite, hugely informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion.Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit...
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An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

DALAI LAMA · William Morrow
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

In this brief, urgent "appeal to the world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses our time of division, calling on us to draw upon the innate goodness of our shared humanity to overcome the rancor, mistrust, and divisiveness that threaten world peace and sustainability.  "I...
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The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

Ian Johnson · Pantheon
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a revelatory portrait of religion in China today - its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China's future. The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world's great...
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Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis

Annie Jacobsen · Little
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51.
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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

Niall Ferguson · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networksMost history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states,...
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The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The author of the explosive Atlantic cover story "What ISIS Really Wants" has written the definitive, electrifying account of the strategy, psychology, and theology driving the Islamic StateTens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic...
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Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Heart of Consciousness

Eben Alexander · Rodale Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Dr. Eben Alexander, author of international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose.In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander's brain was severely...
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A Little Book of Japanese Contentments: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-sabi, and More

Erin Niimi Longhurst · Chronicle Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

With the longest healthy life spans in the world, Japanese people understand the art of living well. This beautiful book distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing, providing easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life....
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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

ROBERT WRIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human...
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Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World

Katherine Zoepf · Penguin Press
Pages: 258
Format: Print book

For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There...
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