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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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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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Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

Anne Lamott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it."Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book,...
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Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History's Greatest Question

Rice Broocks · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Did Jesus Really Exist? The search for the historical Jesus continues to be headline news. Any speculative theory seems to get instant attention as the debate rages about His real identity and the claims made in His name. Did Jesus really exist? Is there real historical evidence that demonstrates...
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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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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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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 People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

Adam Kirsch · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

An essential exploration of a rich literary tradition from the Bible to modern times, by a "rare literary authority" (New York Times Book Review) . Jews have long embraced their identity as "the people of the book." But outside of the Bible, much of the Jewish literary...
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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 Jewish Wedding Now

ANITA DIAMANT · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Newly revised and updated, the definitive guide to planning a Jewish wedding, written by bestselling novelist Anita Diamant - author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl - and one of the most respected writers of guides to contemporary Jewish life.This complete, easy-to-use guide explains...
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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C Dennett · Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

One of America's foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.How did we come to have minds?For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled...
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Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus

JESSE ITZLER · Center Street
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Jesse Itzler could easily be voted the least likely to sit still. The successful entrepreneur, endurance athlete and father of four only knows one speed: FULL BLAST. He's also one of the most unconventional people you'll ever meet. So, when Jesse felt like the world around...
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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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