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The Good Book of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible

Carel van Schaik · Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

How reading the Bible as a work of cultural and scientific evolution can reveal new truths about how our species conquered the Earth
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The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith

Ken Wytsma · Thomas Nelson
Format: Hardcover

If we were made for relationship with God, why do we often feel lost and distant from Him? The life of Christian faith is and always has been a beautifully awkward reality. Following Jesus is done—can only be done—in the messiness of this world into which we were all born. Yet many...
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From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace

Amy Eilberg · Orbis Books
Pages: 278
Format: Paperback

Shows how ancient Jewish texts and traditions offer a guide to reconciliation and peace building in our lives, our communities, and the world.
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The Virtues We Need Again: 21 Life Lessons from the Great Books of the West

Mitchell Kalpakgian · The Crossroad Publishing Company
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Perceptive and charming, this consideration provides insightful new meanings gleaned from classic works of literature. From immortal characters such as Don Quixote and Huckleberry Finn to revered writers who include Robert Frost and William Shakespeare, ethical qualities are lauded for their...
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After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

Hillel Halkin · Princeton University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe...
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Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

Matthew Paul Turner · Jericho Books
Format: Hardcover

Americans love God. We stamp God on our money, our bumper stickers, and our bodies. With a church on nearly every street, it's hard to deny our country's deep connection with the divine. Yet culture critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God didn't just change America-America...
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Daily Readings from Break Out!: 365 Devotions to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life

Joel Osteen · FaithWords
Format: Hardcover

The inspiration found in author Joel Osteen's #1 New York Times bestselling book Break Out! touched lives around the world. Now DAILY READINGS FROM BREAK OUT! contains meaningful quotes along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author. It is designed to guide,...
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Angels: The Definitive Guide to Angels from Around the World

Marie-Ange Faugérolas · Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2015.
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

Angels appear in every major world religion - from Christianity to Judaism, Islam to the Native American Thunderbirds. This book is a celebration of all the world's divine messengers and a definitive resource containing all of the knowledge collected about these awe-inspiring beings.Rigorously...
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Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something "Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It

J SCOTT TURNER · HarperOne
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A professor, biologist, and physiologist argues that modern Darwinism's materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is - and only an openness to the qualities of "purpose and desire" will move the field forward.Scott Turner...
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Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam's War Against the Jews

Mitchell G. Bard · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

For more than a century, much of the attention given to the Middle East has focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The rise of a Palestinian offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, transformed the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians....
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Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy

Jonathan A.C. Brown · Oneworld Publications
Format: Hardcover

Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based in fact and often misunderstood, the tenets...
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