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  • The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other

    A History of Mighty Companions

    Discover the multiple shared lifetimes of Jesus and Buddha's reincarnations, and the lessons that will aid your path to enlightenment.Two and a half decades ago, Ascended Master Teachers Arten and Pursah appeared to Gary Renard and held a series of conversations with him that elaborated on the teachings of two spiritual classics, The Gospel of Thomas and A Course in Miracles. Gary immortalized ... Read more

    £9.89

  • Seeing Myself

    What Out-of-body Experiences Tell Us About Life, Death and the Mind

    Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand their own mind and to find a spiritual path that is compatible with scienceAs an impressionable young student, Susan Blackmore had an intense, dramatic and life-changing experience, seeming to leave her body and travel the world. With no rational explanation for her out-of-body experience (OBE) she turned to astral projection and the paranormal, ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Greek Magic

    Ancient, Medieval and Modern

    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

    £42.29

  • 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

    £6.99

  • The Fall

    The twisty and haunting psychological thriller that's impossible to put down

    by Rachael Blok ...
    'Twisty, suspenseful and deeply atmospheric' Harriet Tyce'An electrifying crime thriller' Woman's OwnThe bigger the sin, the further the fall...With Easter approaching, the verger of St Albans Cathedral was supposed to be readying the church. Instead he discovers a man lying dead, fallen from the famous 150-foot-high tower. Did he jump, or was he pushed?For DCI Maarten Jansen, it's a simple case ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99

  • The Egyptian Myths

    A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

    by Garry J. Shaw ...
    This accessible, authoritative guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to Egypt's deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around ... Read more

    £10.79

  • Forgotten Women: The Leaders

    series Forgotten Women
    Selected for the Evening Standard present gift guide of the year'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100 'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening StandardThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.< ... Read more

    £3.99

  • 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

    £6.49

  • Spoken Worship

    by Gerard Kelly ...
    Spoken worship … is poetry of the soul, reaching out to the soul’s greatest lover. Where deep calls to deep, spoken worship heeds the call.Spoken Worship is written with the conviction that the spoken word has a unique power – power to reach into the heart, power to transport us to where we could not otherwise go and transform us into what we would not otherwise become. The forty poems in this ... Read more

    £3.99

  • 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

    £4.99

  • A History of God

    The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice.In this fascinating, extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen ... Read more

    £9.99 £8.99

  • That Was The Church That Was

    How the Church of England Lost the English People

    The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand, and Anglicanism something done by other people. ... Read more

    £7.49

  • The Book of Stolen Tales

    Book 2 - The Mesopotamian Trilogy
    A deadly disease threatens humanity, and the only clue lies in an ancient book of fairy tales…John Madison, a dashing New York art dealer with a dark past, travels to London to purchase a seventeenth-century Italian book of fables for an anonymous client.Before he can deliver it to the buyer, he is robbed by a man claiming to be the book’s author. When his client disappears and the book’s ... Read more

    £1.99

  • Judas

    The troubling history of the renegade apostle

    In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, Peter explores two thousand years of cultural and theological history to investigate how the very name Judas came to be synonymous with betrayal and, ultimately, ... Read more

    £2.49

  • Foxe's Book of Martyrs

    by John Foxe ...
    Foxe's Book of Martyrsby John Foxe"The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe (first published by John Day in 1563, with many subsequent editions, also by Day), is an apocalyptically oriented English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, mainly in England, and other groups from former centuries who were seen by Foxe and others of his contemporaries, such as John Bale, to be forerunners of ... Read more

    £2.15

  • The Murmuring Deep

    Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious

    From one of the most innovative and acclaimed biblical commentators at work today, here is a revolutionary analysis of the intersection between religion and psychoanalysis in the stories of the men and women of the Bible.For centuries scholars and rabbis have wrestled with the biblical narrative, attempting to answer the questions that arise from a plain reading of the text. In The Murmuring Deep, ... Read more

    £7.19

  • Luther and the Reformation of the Later Middle Ages

    In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, an act often linked with the start of the Reformation. In this work, Eric Leland Saak argues that the 95 Theses do not signal Luther's break from Roman Catholicism. An obedient Observant Augustinian Hermit, Luther's self-understanding from 1505 until at least 1520 was as Brother Martin Luther, Augustinian, not Reformer, and he continued to wear his ... Read more

    £58.39

  • The Five Greatest Warriors

    The battle to save the world has begun...

    series Jack West Series
    Can Jack West unravel the ancient secrets of the Five Greatest Warriors and save the world?With the end of the world fast approaching, Jack West must rebuild the final pieces of the fabled, ancient 'Machine' - the only thing that can prevent global catastrophe. But he is out of clues . . . until he is presented with an ancient text about five unnamed warriors, great historical figures who were all ... Read more

    £2.99

  • God Is Not Great

    In god is Not Great Hitchens turned his formidable eloquence and rhetorical energy to the most controversial issue in the world: God and religion. The result is a devastating critique of religious faithgod Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, ... Read more

    £5.79

  • The Art of Happiness

    A Handbook for Living

    In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness.The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of ... Read more

    £5.99

  • Fludd

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light , this is a dark fable of lost faith and awakening love amidst the moors.Fetherhoughton is a drab, dreary town somewhere in a magical, half-real 1950s north England, a preserve of ignorance and superstition protected against the advance of reason by its impenetrable moor-fogs. Father Angwin ... Read more

    £6.49

  • The Two Lost Mountains

    An Action-Packed Jack West Thriller

    series Jack West Series
    'THE HOTTEST ACTION WRITER AROUND' EVENING TELEGRAPHDISCOVER THE WILDLY ENTERTAINING, ACTION-PACKED JACK WEST SERIESFormer SAS soldier Jack West is on a mission to save the world, no matter what - or who - it might cost him.Still reeling from the loss of his daughter, and with his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must race across the globe to complete the ancient Trial of the Mountains.With the odds ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Book of Joy. The Sunday Times Bestseller

    Two spiritual giants. Seven days. One timeless question.'The ultimate source of happiness is within us' DALAI LAMA'We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested' DESMOND TUTUArchbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion ... Read more

    £3.99

  • The Sacred Spoils

    by Will Adams ...
    Book 1 - The Rossi & Nero Thrillers
    The new conspiracy thriller from a true master of the genre.To the victor go the spoils…Historian Carmen Nero, in southern Italy to help a friend search for ancient riches, is caught up in the murderous schemes of the Calabrian Mafia.Cesco Rossi, a quick-witted conman on the run from a brutal group of neo-Nazis, is about to be confronted by his tragic past.Israeli Professor Zara Gold is on a ... Read more

    £1.99