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  • Reformation

    Europe's House Divided 1490-1700

    The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation ... Read more


  • A History of the Bible

    The Book and Its Faiths

    WINNER OF THE 2019 DUFF COOPER PRIZETHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'With emotional and psychological insight, Barton unlocks this sleeping giant of our culture. In the process, he has produced a masterpiece.' Sunday TimesThe Bible is the central book of Western culture. For the two faiths which hold it sacred, it is the bedrock of their religion, a singular authority on what to believe and how to live ... Read more

    £8.99 £7.99

  • A Tomb With a View – The Stories & Glories of Graveyards

    Scottish Non-fiction Book of the Year 2021

    by Peter Ross ...
    A FINANCIAL TIMES, I PAPER AND STYLIST BOOK OF THE YEAR'In his absorbing book about the lost and the gone, Peter Ross takes us from Flanders Fields to Milltown to Kensal Green, to melancholy islands and surprisingly lively ossuaries . . . a considered and moving book on the timely subject of how the dead are remembered, and how they go on working below the surface of our lives.' - Hilary Mantel ... Read more

    £5.99 £2.99

  • Before the Pharaohs

    Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory

    Presents conclusive evidence that ancient Egypt was originally the remnant of an earlier, highly sophisticated civilization• Supports earlier speculations based on myth and esoteric sources with scientific proof from the fields of genetics, engineering, and geology• Provides further proof of the connection between the Mayans and ancient Egyptians• Links the mystery of Cro-Magnon man to the rise ... Read more


  • Worship For Everyone

    Unlocking the Transforming Power of All-Age Worship

    Multi-generational worship is important for most church leaders, worship teams, and children's workers - but how can you truly engage everyone so that all age worship can thrive in your church?Worship for Everyone offers an inspiring vision crucial for bringing longevity and life to all age worship as well as a practical guide bursting with ideas and resources.Nick and Becky Drake, pioneers in ... Read more


  • Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?

    Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation

    A sweeping, authoritative, and entertaining history of the Christian cult of the saints from its origin to the ReformationFrom its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints—the holy dead. This ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs ... Read more


  • Greek Magic

    Ancient, Medieval and Modern

    Edited by John Petropoulos ...
    series Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies
    Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the ‘evil eye’ in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and religious phenomena known to classical and other scholars, and it can be traced over a span of some ... Read more


  • My Revision Notes: WJEC and Eduqas A level Religious Studies Philosophy of Religion

    by Clare Lloyd ...
    series My Revision Notes
    Target success in WJEC and WJEC Eduqas A-level Religious Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that you can rely on to review, strengthen and test students' knowledge.With My Revision Notes every student can:- Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the ... Read more


  • The Arliss Cutter Thrillers

    by Marc Cameron ...
    Wrap up warm and journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Includes all four books in The Arliss Cutter Thrillers series; Open Carry, Stone Cross, Bone Rattle and Cold Snap.Open Carry: After enlisting in the military and fighting in the Middle East, US Marshal Arliss Cutter is sent to the icy wastelands of southeast Alaska. Three people have disappeared on Prince of Wales Island. Two are crew members ... Read more

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  • A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

    Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive guidebook through these important sites. In A ... Read more


  • Among the Mosques

    A Journey Across Muslim Britain

    by Ed Husain ...
    'Timely and important' THE TIMES'Considered and nuanced ... A must-read' The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP'Compelling and moving' Tom Holland, author of Dominion__________________Islam is the fastest-growing faith community in Britain. Domes and minarets are redefining the skylines of towns and cities as mosques become an increasingly prominent feature. Yet while Britain has prided itself on being a ... ... Read more


  • Religions of Iran

    From Prehistory to the Present

    by Richard Foltz ...
    A sweeping new work exploring Iran’s cultural import and influence on each of the world’s major religionsToday it is Iran’s association with Islam that commands discussion and debate. But this perception obscures a far more influential and complex relationship with religion. Iran has in fact played an unparalleled role in shaping all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideas into the Jewish, ... Read more


  • Understanding the Book of Mormon

    A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book

    by Ross Anderson ...
    Mormons, or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, form a growing population in both numbers and influence. Yet few people have more than a passing knowledge of the document that defines and drives this important movement—the Book of Mormon. A former Mormon and an adult convert to Christianity, author Ross Anderson provides a clear summary of the Book of Mormon including its ... Read more


  • Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Ḥanbal

    Volume One

    Book 50 - Library of Arabic Literature
    Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal (d. 241/855), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadith—the reports of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds—is a major figure in the history of Islam. Ibn Ḥanbal’s piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after his principled resistance to the attempts of two Abbasid caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine. His subsequent imprisonment and flogging became one ... Read more


  • Unshaken

    Standing Strong in Uncertain Times

    by Jeanne Nigro ...
    Stand Unshaken, No Matter How Uncertain the Times!As the world around us spirals out of control and many are overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty, Unshaken provides a solutiondraw near to God!-Jonathan Bernis, Jewish Voice MinistriesIn Unshaken, Jeanne shares powerful, relevant, and inspirational teaching that answers the critical question we are all facing:How do I stand strong in these ... Read more


  • The Fourth Crusade

    And the Sack of Constantinople

    In April 1204, the armies of Western Christendom wrote another bloodstained chapter in the history of holy war. Two years earlier, aflame with religious zeal, the Fourth Crusade set out to free Jerusalem from the grip of Islam. But after a dramatic series of events, the crusaders turned their weapons against the Christian city of Constantinople, the heart of the Byzantine Empire and the greatest ... Read more


  • The Cross and the Crescent

    The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between Christians and Muslims

    A short, brilliant account of the relations between Islam and Christianity from Muhammad to the Reformation. Fletcher argues that though there were trading and cultural interactions between Islam and Christianity during the period when Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, neither side was remotely interested in the religion of the other. "Christian and Moslem lived side by side in a ... Read more


  • The Undoing; Islam By Its Own Words

    A taster of some of the content in our books "Islam Undone" and "Islamic Apocalypse". It uncovers the roots of Islamism, terror & jihad, sex-slavery, FGM & the mistreatment of women, anti-Semitism, xenophobia & genocides, in the Koran and other Islamic holy books. Proves with ease that Islam's Allah is not the same of the Jewish/Christian God Almighty, showing that the Koran does not replace, ... Read more


  • The Second Coming of Christ

    The Resurrection of the Christ Within You

    In this unprecedented masterwork of inspiration, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching journey through the four Gospels. Verse by verse, he illumines the universal path to oneness with God taught by Jesus to his immediate disciples but obscured through centuries of misinterpretation: how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one’s self.This ... Read more

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  • The Divine Office: Explanation of the Psalms and Canticles

    The Divine Office: Explanation of the Psalms and Canticles includes St. Alphonsus De Liguori's comments on the Psalms and Canticles. A table of contents is included. ... Read more

    £1.73 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Twilight Of Atheism

    The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World

    Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious/spiritual devotion throughout the world. In this highly readable book, the distinguished historian and ... Read more


  • What Should I Believe?

    Why Our Beliefs about the Nature of Death and the Purpose of Life Dominate Our Lives

    by Dorothy Rowe ...
    Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we’re religious or not. If we’re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we’ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We’re beset by people who demand that we give ourselves to Jesus while they smugly assure us of their own superiority and inherent goodness. ... Read more


  • A History of Christianity

    The First Three Thousand Years

    Diarmaid MacCulloch's epic, acclaimed history A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years follows the story of Christianity around the globe, from ancient Palestine to contemporary China.How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English ... Read more


  • The Barbarians Are Here

    Preventing the Collapse of Western Civilization in Times of Terrorism

    For decades, Americans were vaguely aware that Islamist barbarians were in the deserts of the Middle East and in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, executing "infidels" and raiding villages with unrecognizable names. But the Muslim world seemed far away, remote, and irrelevant to our daily lives. Then came the terrorist attacks of 9/11, followed by attacks at Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon ... Read more