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Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad

ASNE SEIERSTAD · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them homeTwo Sisters, by the international bestselling author Ã…sne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story of a family divided by faith. Sadiq and Sara, Somali immigrants raising a family...
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The Rational Bible: Exodus

Dennis Prager · Regnery Faith
Pages: 500
Format: Hardcover

For many, the Bible is anything but rational. It is often seen as a collection of religious fairy tales. In this remarkable new work, The Rational Bible: Exodus, the second book of the Bible, is explained by Dennis Prager, not employing faith but reason. Stories and laws which for the non-believer...
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War and Religion

Jeffrey M Shaw · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 1098
Format: Hardcover

This three-volume reference provides a complete guide for readers investigating the crucial interplay between war and religion from ancient times until today, enabling a deeper understanding of the role of religious wars across cultures.* Enables readers to explore the ongoing and important...
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More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us

STEVE LEDER · Hay House, Inc.
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Every one of us sooner or later walks through hell. The hell of being hurt, the hell of hurting another. The hell of cancer, the hell of a reluctant, thunking shovel full of earth upon the casket of someone we deeply loved, the hell of betrayal, the hell of betraying, the hell of divorce,...
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Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

Hyemin · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A #1 internationally bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about learning to love ourselves, with all our imperfections, by the Buddhist author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow DownWhen you care for yourself first, the world begins to find you worthy of care.No one is perfect,...
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The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation and What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You

Ralph De La Rosa · Shambhala
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Hope for all those who want to meditate but feel they can't because they think too much."My mind is so busy, I really need to meditate." "My mind is so busy, there's no way I can meditate." Familiar dilemma? These days just about all of us know we should be meditating,...
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Feeling Jewish:

Devorah Baum · Yale University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish - even when you're not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum...
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The Jewish Joke: A Short History?with Punchlines

DEVORAH BAUM · Pegasus Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Heard the one about the Rabbi and the cow from Minsk? Look no further than this witty compendium, a fascinating and revealing celebration of the great Jewish Joke.Comedy is full of famously funny Jews, from Groucho Marx to Sarah Silverman, from Larry David to Jerry Seinfeld. This smart...
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The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today

JACK WERTHEIMER · Princeton University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A leading expert provides an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism todayAmerican Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years,...
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Cenap C?akmak · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 1813
Format: Hardcover

This expansive four-volume encyclopedia presents a broad introduction to Islam that enables learning about the fundamental role of Islam in world history and promotes greater respect for cultural diversity.* Comprises concise, jargon-free entries written by experts in their fields, providing...
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Ten Times Chai: 180 Orthodox Synagogues of New York City

Michael J Weinstein · Brown Books Publishing Group
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by his own heritage and dedicated to the Holocaust survivors he met on his journeys, Michael Weinstein gives readers a tour of 180 beautiful synagogues throughout the boroughs of New York City. For two years, Michael's desire to learn as much as he could moved him to visit...
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An Afterlife

Frances Bartkowski · Apprentice House
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

In a small Bavarian town, a displaced persons camp set up by the Allies after World War II sets the scene for the opening of Fran Bartkowski's touching novel, An Afterlife. There, Ruby and Ilya, both survivors of concentration and labor camps, meet at a time of heightened intensity,...
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The Bible for Grown-Ups: A New Look at the Good Book

Simon Loveday · Icon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Bible for Grown-Ups neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out.Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other?...
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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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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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