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Biography of Silence: An Essay on Meditation

Pablo D'Ors · Parallax Press
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

A publishing phenomenon in Spain: a moving, lyrical, far-ranging meditation on the deep joys of confronting oneself through silence by a Spanish priest and Zen disciple.With silence increasingly becoming a stranger to us, one man set out to become its intimate: Pablo d'Ors, a Catholic priest...
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The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey

Margaret Leslie Davis · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it.For rare-book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible--of which there are fewer than 50 in existence--represents the ultimate...
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The Four Noble Truths: A Guide to Everyday Life

Lama Zopa Lama Zopa Rinpoche · Wisdom Publications
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

The Buddha's profound teachings on the four noble truths are illuminated by a Tibetan master simply and directly, so that readers gain an immediate and personal understanding of the causes and conditions that give rise to suffering as well as the spiritual life as the path to liberation....
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The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us

Bruce Feiler · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family,...
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How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

Haroon Moghul · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A young Muslim leader's memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identityHaroon Moghul was first thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, as an undergraduate leader at New York University's Islamic Center. Suddenly, he was making appearances everywhere: on TV, talking to interfaith...
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Day of the Dead: 20 Creative Projects to Make For Your Party or Celebration

SUSIE HODGE · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Celebrate The Day of the Dead with 20 Fun Projects!The growing popularity of Dia de los Muertos - The Day of the Dead - can be seen in the increased number of festivals, music concerts, art fairs, altar nights, arts-and-crafts events, costume contests, and candlelit processions (including...
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A Little Bit of Auras: An Introduction to Energy Fields

CASSANDRA EASON · Sterling Ethos
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Find your aura with this entry in the popular LITTLE BIT OF series! Every person, animal, and place has an aura: a rainbow-colored energy field surrounding us. With this introductory guide, you can learn how to identify and interpret auras, discover what their different colors mean, and heal...
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Introduction to Islam

Tariq Ramadan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights, or slavery, Muslims today are expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam. In simple, direct language, An Introduction...
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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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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal al-Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan's Buddhist Temples

Gesshin Claire Greenwood · New World Library
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

When the author was twenty-two and fresh out of college, she found her way to a Buddhist monastery in Japan and was ordained as a Buddhist nun. Greenwood was attracted to Zen's all-encompassing approach to life and how to live it, the way it did not shy away from the big questions about...
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The Three Questions: How to Discover and Master the Power Within You

DON MIGUEL RUIZ · HarperElixir
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The beloved spiritual teacher builds on the message of his enduring New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements with this profound guide that takes us deeper into the tradition of Toltec wisdom, helping us find and use the hidden power within us to achieve our fullest...
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Tao Te Ching: The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao

Lao Tzu · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or "Book of the Tao," is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity,...
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Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

Shane Claiborne · Brazos Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Parkland. Las Vegas. Dallas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. Charleston. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them. More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history....
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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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