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Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible

E Randolph Richards · IVP Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the Year, Non-Fiction What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example:...
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May a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?

Abbot George (Swami Nirmalananda Giri) · Light of The Spirit Press
Pages: 86
Format: Paperback

Discover the real and surprising history of reincarnation and Christianity.A growing number of people are open to the subject of past lives, and the belief in rebirth--reincarnation, metempsychosis, or transmigration is becoming commonplace. But it often thought that belief in reincarnation...
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The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier

Hassan Abbas · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda jihadists. The NATO forces defeated and dismantled the Taliban government, scattering its remnants...
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Feng Shui Plain & Simple: The Only Book You'll Ever Need

Sarah Bartlett · Hampton Roads Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

This simple guide to the art of feng shui provides easy-to-use tips and techniques for improving the energy in your life. You will learn to harmonize and lay out spaces in your home to enhance your personal energy, improve your overall wellbeing, and bring good fortune and balance into...
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Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit

Jim Cymbala · Zondervan
Format: Book

What will God do when you open your life to the Holy Spirit?  Christianity is impossible without the Holy Spirit. So why do we talk so little about him? In Spirit Rising, Pastor Jim Cymbala combines biblical insights with stunning stories of the Holy Spirits work to help you experience...
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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Karen Armstrong · Anchor
Pages: 518
Format: Print book

With a new postscriptIn these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare. In these pages, one of our greatest writers on religion, Karen Armstrong, amasses...
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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...
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Charity LARGE PRINT

Ruth Hartzler · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 288

Charity LARGE PRINT Book THREE in the Amish Buggy Horse series Amish Romance Isabel, while working at the Old Candle Store, is the witness to a crime. The handsome detective heading the case left the Amish years ago due to the community's forgiving attitude to a serious crime committed...
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Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements

Candice Covington · Healing Arts Press
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback

Using essential oils to influence your energetic make-up and karmic patterns

* Details how to identify which tattvas--the Five Great Elements--are dominant in your energetic make-up

* Explores the energetic signatures of the essential oils associated with each tattva and chakra,...
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The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times

Jonathan Cahn · Frontline
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

This May Be the Most Explosive and Amazing Thing You've Ever ReadIs it possible that an ancient blueprint holds the secret behind the events of our times?Could this blueprint lie behind the rise and fall of leaders and governments?Could events that took place nearly three thousand years...
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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

Christopher de Bellaigue · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world.

With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam...
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A Daughter's Truth

Laura Bradford · Kensington
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter, to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania. Yet she can't quite win her mother's smile - or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can't quite place . . .

Emma knows she's a reminder of her mother's...
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