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Absolute Power: How the Pope Became the Most Influential Man in the World

Paul Collins · PublicAffairs
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The sensational story of the last two centuries of the papacy, its most influential pontiffs, troubling doctrines, and rise in global authorityIn 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. With cardinals...
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Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World

Larry W Hurtado · Baylor University Press
Pages: 290
Format: Paperback

"Silly," "stupid," "irrational," "simple." "Wicked," "hateful," "obstinate," "anti-social." "Extravagant," "perverse." The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity -- including...
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Reflections by Rosa Parks: The Quiet Strength and Faith of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

ROSA PARKS · Zondervan
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of the social injustice. Yet, her simple act of courage started a chain of events that forever shaped the landscape of American...
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Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao's China

Lian Xi · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The staggering story of the most important Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regimeBlood Letters tells the astonishing tale of Lin Zhao, a poet and journalist arrested by the authorities in 1960 and executed...
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Dickens and Christmas

Lucinda Hawksley · Pen and Sword
Pages: 202
Format: Hardcover

Dickens and Christmas is an exploration of the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we know and love today - and of the writer who changed, forever, the ways in which it is celebrated. Charles Dickens was born in an age of great social change. He survived childhood poverty...
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There Is More: When the World Says You Can't, God Says You Can

Brian Houston · WaterBrook
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Founder and Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church and author of LIVE LOVE LEAD shows how, with God's power, you can believe and achieve a life that exceeds every earthly expectation. When you surrender control and follow God's guidance, you become empowered and equipped to do the impossible,...
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God's Grace in Your Suffering

David Powlison · Crossway
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

It's easy to see God's grace when things are going well. But in the midst of suffering - when we don't sense any positive change in our circumstances on the horizon - we can start to question God's goodness. Exploring the biblical truths found in each stanza of the classic...
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Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within

Joel F. Harrington · Penguin Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Life and times of the 14th century German spiritual leader Meister Eckhart, whose theory of a personal path to the divine inspired thinkers from Jean Paul Sartre to Thomas Merton, and most recently, Eckhart TolleMeister Eckhart was a medieval Christian mystic whose wisdom powerfully appeals...
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Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good

Joel Osteen · FaithWords
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The same God who leads us to green pastures guides us through the valleys. #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen shares how God uses the darkness in life for good.All of us will go through dark times that we don't understand: a difficulty with a friend, an unfair situation...
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Stop the Press: How the Mormon Church Tried to Silence the Salt Lake Tribune

James W Ure · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

This disturbing exposé examines how the powerful Mormon Church tried to destroy the Salt Lake Tribune, a voice that had long been critical of many of its activities and its secrets. The author, a Mormon and a journalist who once worked for the Tribune, tells a story of secret deals, behind-the-scenes...
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