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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

J W Ocker · Countryman Press
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, MassachusettsSalem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history -- the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 -- transformed it into...
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Lawrence Wright · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current...
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The Star Spangled Buddhist: Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism and the Quest for Enlightenment in America

Jeffrey Ourvan · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Americans of various faiths read about Buddhism, are interested in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists. They’re part of what’s been described as the fastest-growing...
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God Is Not Mad at You: You Can Experience Real Love, Acceptance & Guilt-free Living

Joyce Meyer · FaithWords; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When bestselling author Joyce Meyer posted Gods not mad at you on Facebook she didnt anticipate that her words would trigger thousands of responses of gratitude and relief Apparently many Christians struggle to reconcile their perception of God as both a loving parent and a stern judgeIn...
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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

Niall Ferguson · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networksMost history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states,...
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A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction To Spiritual Astrology

Joseph Polansky · Dodona Books
Pages: 105
Format: Paperback

A spiritual perspective on the 12 signs of the zodiac, the horoscope, healing and spirituality. People's quirks and idiosyncrasies have deep spiritual roots. The horoscope shows us what they are. What are seen as flaws are really strengths deeply disguised or not used properly. Every...
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Faith and Will: Weathering the Storms in Our Spiritual Lives

Julia Cameron · Tarcher; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Another classic work from the world's foremost authority on creativity and spirituality.Julia Cameron is the author of the international bestseller The Artist's Way and twenty-eight other groundbreaking books that deftly trace the intersection between art and faith, between creativity...
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The Reason for My Hope: Salvation

Billy Graham · W Group
Pages: 207
Format: Hardcover

Back cover: What is the most hopeful word in History?For Billy Graham, that word is SALVATION.Salvation from what?From our selfish and self-destructive selves.From the messes we get ourselves into.From the sin that has haunted humanity from the beginning of time and the evil that pulls...
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Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Colin Dickey · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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Silence: A Christian History

Diarmaid MacCulloch · Viking Adult; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A provocative history of the role of silence in Christianity by the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author In this essential work of religious history, the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity explores the vital role of silence in the Christian story. How should one speak...
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Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation

Margaret Nutting Ralph · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Print book

Why do a third of the people raised Catholic in the United States no longer worship as Catholics? Why has the Catholic Church lost a credible teaching voice for many young people? Does the fault lie entirely with those individuals and with the secular culture? In Why the Catholic Church...
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The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther

Francisco-Javier Ruiz-Ortiz · Brill Academic Pub
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

This volume offers a thematic study of an integral part of the Hebrew text of Esther, namely, violence. In The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther, Francisco-Javier Ruiz-Ortiz makes the first ever monographic research on the topics of hostility and the mechanisms...
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