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Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty

Edward Viljoen - TarcherPerigee
Format: Paperback

A call to action to live a life full of goodness and purpose . People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness - and just plain goodness. This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle...
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Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Colin Dickey - Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

One of NPRs Great Reads of 2016. "A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories ... absorbing ... [and] intellectually intriguing." - The New York Times Book Review. From the author of The Unidentified, an intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history...
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The Gods of Olympus: A History

Barbara Graziosi - Holt & Company, Henry
Format: Print book

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present dayThe gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just...
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Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body

Scott Hahn
Format: Hardcover

As Catholics, we believe in the resurrection of the body. We profess it in our creed. We're taught that to bury and pray for the dead are corporal and spiritual works of mercy. We honor the dead in our Liturgy through the Rite of Christian burial. We do all of this, and more, because...
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Believers, Thinkers, and Founders: How We Came to Be One Nation Under God

Kevin Seamus Hasson - Image Books
Format: Print book

In Believers, Thinkers and Founders: How We Came to be One Nation Under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson - founder and president emeritus of the Becket Fund for Religious liberty - offers a refreshing resolution to the age-old dispute surrounding the relationship of religion and state: a return...
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The Reason for My Hope: Salvation

Billy Graham - W Group
Format: Hardcover

Back cover: What is the most hopeful word in History?For Billy Graham, that word is SALVATION.Salvation from what?From our selfish and self-destructive selves.From the messes we get ourselves into.From the sin that has haunted humanity from the beginning of time and the evil that...
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The Happy Atheist

PZ Myers - Pantheon; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

“I’m an atheist swimming in a sea of superstition, surrounded by well-meaning, good people with whom I share a culture and similar concerns, and there’s only one thing I can do. I have to laugh.” —PZ Myers On his popular science blog, Pharyngula,...
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A History of Judaism

MARTIN GOODMAN - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millenniaJudaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History...
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Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Jack Kornfield - Shambhala; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don’t need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Here Jack Kornfield, one of America’s most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than...
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