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Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Anne Lamott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes a new book about the place hope holds in our lives."I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne...
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC - 1492 AD

Simon Schama · Ecco
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history - the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews - Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World...
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The Worrier's Guide to the End of the World: Love, Loss, and Other Catastrophes--through Italy, India, and Beyond

Torre DeRoche · Seal Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

A funny and heartwarming story of one woman's attempt to walk off a lifetime of fear--with a soulmate, bad shoes, and lots of wine. Torre DeRoche is at rock bottom following a breakup and her father's death when she crosses paths with the goofy and spirited Masha, who is pusuing her dream...
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Eating Ethically: Religion and Science for a Better Diet

Jonathan K Crane · Columbia University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

We are eating ourselves to death in many ways, both bodily and societally. Few activities are as essential to human flourishing as eating, and fewer still are as ethically intricate. Eating well is particularly confusing. Conflicting recommendations, contradictory scientific studies, and the confounding...
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The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

Jonathan Sacks · Schocken
Pages: 370
Format: Print book

Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other - and that the world needs both. "Atheism deserves better than the new atheists," states...
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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

MICHAEL SHERMER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific...
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Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

Robert Roth · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A simple, practical, and straightforward guide to meditation from Bob Roth, a world authority on Transcendental Meditation who has spent forty-five years helping people access their innate creativity and power with TM, having personally taught students ranging from Fortune 100 CEOs to Oprah...
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The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

Jonathan Sacks · Schocken; 1 edition
Format: Print book

***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist***Dorot Foundation Award for Modern Jewish Thought and ExperienceAn impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned book from one of the most admired religious thinkers of our time that argues not only that science and religion...
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Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires

Juan Cole · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In the midst of the dramatic seventh-century war between two empires, Muhammad was a spiritual seeker in search of community and sanctuary. Many observers stereotype Islam and its scripture as inherently extreme or violent-a narrative that has overshadowed the truth of its roots. In this...
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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 Butcher's Daughter: A Novel

VICTORIA GLENDINNING · The Overlook Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The atmospheric novel set during the Tudor era of a young woman's struggle to define herself in a world of uncertainty, intrigue, and danger in a period of great upheavalIn 1535, England is hardly a wellspring of gender equality; it is a grim and oppressive age where women -- even the privileged...
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On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism

Gershom Scholem · SCHOCKEN-1969
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover...
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Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies, Brains, and Health

Rupert Sheldrake · Counterpoint
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Few people today could have brought forth Science and Spiritual Practices other than the phenomenal Rupert Sheldrake . . . We should listen attentively when a person who has walked the path of integration so faithfully speaks." -- MARC HANDLEY ANDRUS, Eighth Episcopal Bishop...
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Muhammad: Forty Introductions

MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

He is one of the most contested and explosive historical figures in the world. Muhammad: Forty Introductions offers a distinct and nuanced take on the life and teachings of Muhammad the prophet, using a traditional genre of Islamic literature called the forty hadiths collection. Hadiths...
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