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The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition

Amy Kittelstrom · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A history of religion's role in the American liberal tradition through the eyes of seven transformative thinkersToday we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side...
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A Fool's Guide to Actual Happiness

Mark Van Buren · Wisdom Publications
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Happiness lies within us - but we could all use a little help finding it. In a refreshing new voice, The Fool's Guide to Actual Happiness shows us how to feel and be better - without having to be perfect. Let's face it: we all have a motivating drive to become "better." What we have...
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Soul Story: Evolution and the Purpose of Life

Tim Freke · Watkins Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The grand religious stories that gave meaning to life and death in the past have crumbled under sceptical scrutiny. The dominant mainstream philosophy is now scientific objectivism, which describes a universe that exists for no reason and a life that ends in oblivion. Pioneering philosopher...
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Strong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

Robert Alter · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Robert Alter's award-winning translation brings new immediacy to five beloved books of the Bible. The Song of Songs; Ruth; Esther; Jonah; and Daniel offer readers a range of pleasures not usually associated with the Bible. As distant in time from the Five Books of Moses as Updike is from...
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The Handy Islam Answer Book

John Renard Ph.D. · Visible Ink Press

In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur'an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant...
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Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion

Susan Jacoby · Pantheon Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul...
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The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve

Kip Harding · Gallery Books
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

If the Harding family can do it, your family can too! Having six out of ten kids go to college is no small feat on its own, but having six kids in college by the age of twelve - that's nothing short of incredible. Meet Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, high school sweethearts whose simple...
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The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist's Point of View

Tim Crane · Harvard University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Contemporary debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but these make no impact on religious believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. The Meaning of Belief offers...
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A Christian Survival Guide: A Lifeline to Faith and Growth

Ed Cyzewski · Kregel Publications
Format: Book

What enables some to survive as Christians when so many others falter? Without resorting to empty answers, clichés, relativism, or smug certainty, A Christian Survival Guide provides an accessible and safe place to deal with issues that can give Christians sleepless nights. By focusing...
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You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner

Joel Osteen · Faithwords
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In YOU CAN, YOU WILL, Joel Osteen shares eight undeniable qualities of winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life. You are created to be a winner. Get these eight principles deep down on the inside and boldly go in the direction of your...
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Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

David Silverman · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his book, Silverman-a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News-discusses the effectiveness, ethics and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.Silverman...
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We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation

Brian D. McLaren · Jericho Books
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

From critically acclaimed author Brian McLaren comes a brilliant retelling of the biblical story and a thrilling reintroduction to Christian faith. This book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. It also puts...
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How to Read the Bible

Harvey Cox · HarperOne
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

Renowned religion expert and Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the three primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout...
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Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.: Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels

David Gibson · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The man who changed the course of history left no earthly trace of his existence . . . Who was Jesus of Nazareth and what do the relics left behind tell us about this fascinating figure? A burial box that has Jesus's name on it? A papyrus "gospel" referring to his wife? A piece...
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Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

Richard Rohr O.F.M. · Franciscan Media
Format: Hardcover

Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond.   Globally...
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