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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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Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory

Paul Mueller · Image
Format: Hardcover

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet."Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child's drawing, and he asked to be baptized. How would you react?" - Pope...
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Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement

Charles E. Farhadian · Baker Academic
Format: Hardcover

This beautifully designed, full-color textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the world's religions, including history, beliefs, worship practices, and contemporary expressions. Charles Farhadian, a seasoned teacher and recognized expert on world religions, provides an empathetic...
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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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Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past

Paul G Bahn · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux...
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Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother's Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace

Terri Roberts · Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Mother of Amish Schoolhouse Shooter Gives Message of Hope and HealingWho would have believed all the beauty God would create over the nine years since that awful day. On October 2, 2006, a gunman entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse, shooting ten girls, killing five, then finally taking...
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Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters

Charles Halton · Zondervan
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

There is little doubt that in recent years the nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. This Counterpoints volume introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding. Each contributor identifies their position...
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Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers

Donald B. Kraybill · Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover

On the night of September 6, 2011, terror called at the Amish home of the Millers. Answering a late-night knock from what appeared to be an Amish neighbor, Mrs. Miller opened the door to her five estranged adult sons, a daughter, and their spouses. It wasn't a friendly visit. Within...
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Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

Stephen Batchelor · Yale University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

An essential collection of Stephen Batchelor's most probing and important work on secular Buddhism As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, many of these people have little...
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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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Listen: Praying in a Noisy World

Rueben P Job · Abingdon Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

We live in a world of noise. Everywhere we go, we hear sounds that compete for our minds and hearts. Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts. Listen, by Rueben P. Job, is a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer,...
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Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism

Jennifer Percy · Scribner
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen Special Ops soldiers crashed during a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan, killing everyone on board. In that instant, machine gunner Caleb Daniels lost his best friend, Kip Jacoby, and seven members of his unit. Back in the US, Caleb...
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