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  • Heaven on Earth

    by Thomas Brooks ...
    The topic of this book-the assurance of salvation-is one of the most important aspects of Christian life. This assurance-or knowledge that you are a child of God-brings joy to worship and prayer. It also gives strength and boldness to witnessing. There is no greater privilege.The truth of this privilege is wonderfully brought home by this timeless book, Heaven on Earth. First published in 1654, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Magisteria

    The Entangled Histories of Science & Religion

    Most things you ‘know’ about science and religion are myths or half-truths that grew up in the last years of the nineteenth century and remain widespread today.The true history of science and religion is a human one. It’s about the role of religion in inspiring, and strangling, science before the scientific revolution. It’s about the sincere but eccentric faith and the quiet, creeping doubts of ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs

    A Reference Guide to More Than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers

    Edited by David W. Bercot ...
    Interest in the ways of the early church has never been more intense. What did early Christians believe about the divinity of Christ? What were the beliefs of those who sat at the feet of Jesus’ disciples? Now, for the first time, a unique dictionary has been developed to allow easy access to the ancient material and furnish ready answers to these questions and others like them. David W. Bercot ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • An American Religious Movement: A Brief History of the Disciples of Christ

    Winfred Ernest Garrison was a 20th century American minister, and he wrote this history of the Protestant movement known as the Disciples of Christ, a religious movement that swept across the United States. ... Read more

    $2.29 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Dominion

    How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

    by Tom Holland ...
    A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination.Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism

    How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation

    A fascinating history of dispensationalism and its influence on popular culture, politics, and religionIn The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism, Daniel G. Hummel illuminates how dispensationalism, despite often being dismissed as a fringe end-times theory, shaped Anglo-American evangelicalism and the larger American cultural imagination.Hummel locates dispensationalism’s origin in the writings of ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • They Flew

    A History of the Impossible

    An award-winning historian’s examination of impossible events at the dawn of modernity and of their enduring significanceAccounts of seemingly impossible phenomena abounded in the early modern era—tales of levitation, bilocation, and witchcraft—even as skepticism, atheism, and empirical science were starting to supplant religious belief in the paranormal. In this book, Carlos Eire explores how a ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Abortion Policy and Christian Social Ethics in the United States

    Today's Christian pro-life movement has misplaced its priorities. The issue of abortion is more complex than the movement often appreciates. For a start, Scripture is less clear about the moral weight of the fetus than we often think. In fact, early Christians took different positions on abortion because they also relied on different scientific sources about the unborn. Furthermore, Christian ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • James the Brother of Jesus

    The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls

    "A passionate quest for the historical James refigures Christian origins, … can be enjoyed as a thrilling essay in historical detection." —The GuardianJames was a vegetarian, wore only linen clothing, bathed daily at dawn in cold water, and was a life-long Nazirite. In this profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, eminent biblical scholar Robert Eisenman introduces a startling theory ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • One Nation Under God

    How Corporate America Invented Christian America

    The provocative and authoritative history of the origins of Christian America in the New Deal eraWe're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the belief that America is fundamentally and formally Christian originated in the 1930s.To fight the "slavery" of FDR's New Deal, businessmen ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floor

    The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible

    The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident.In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary

    The Sexual Mystery at the Heart of the Christian Tradition

    An examination of how the teachings of Jesus reveal the essential role of sexuality in spiritual growth and transformation• Shows that Jesus did not come to redeem humanity from the life of the flesh, but to honor it as a spiritual path• Uses Hebrew, gnostic, and early Christian source texts to reveal the true context of the words attributed to Jesus• Explores the spiritual and physical ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Second Founding

    New York City, Reconstruction, and the Making of American Democracy

    by David Quigley ...
    At the close of the Civil War, Americans found themselves drawn into a new conflict, one in which the basic shape of the nation's government had to be rethought and new rules for the democratic game had to be established. In this superb new study, David Quigley argues that New York City's politics and politicians lay at the heart of Reconstruction's intense, conflicted drama. In ways that we ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Pope at War

    The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The most important book ever written about the Catholic Church and its conduct during World War II.”—Daniel Silva“Kertzer brings all of his usual detective and narrative skills to [The Pope at War] . . . the most comprehensive account of the Vatican’s relations to the Nazi and fascist regimes before and during the war.”—The Washington Post**Based on newly opened ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Mercenary Mediterranean

    Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon

    by Hussein Fancy ...
    Sometime in April 1285, five Muslim horsemen crossed from the Islamic kingdom of Granada into the realms of the Christian Crown of Aragon to meet with the king of Aragon, who showered them with gifts, including sumptuous cloth and decorative saddles, for agreeing to enter the Crown’s service.They were not the first or only Muslim soldiers to do so. Over the course of the thirteenth and fourteenth ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Understanding Jesus

    Cultural Insights into the Words and Deeds of Christ

    by Joe Amaral ...
    Modern-day Christians often bring their own presuppositions and assumptions to the reading of the Bible, not realizing how deeply their understanding of Christ's life and teachings is affected by a 21st-century worldview. In Understanding Jesus, author Joe Amaral delves deep into Jewish history, societal mores, and cultural traditions, closing the gap created by geographical distance and over two ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Changing Our Mind

    Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics

    “Every generation has its hot-button issue,” writes David P. Gushee, “For us, it’s the LGBT issue.” In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church.With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena. He is the author of the “Evangelical Declaration ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Heaven and Hell

    A History of the Afterlife

    A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from and why do they endure?What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven and 58% believe in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The God Delusion

    A preeminent scientist—and the world's most prominent atheist—asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Going Clear

    Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower comes “an utterly necessary story” (The Wall Street Journal) that pulls back the curtain on the church of Scientology: one of the most secretive organizations at work today. • The Basis for the HBO Documentary.Scientology presents itself as a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Constantine's Sword

    The Church and the Jews, A History

    by James Carroll ...
    The “monumental” New York Times bestseller in which a Catholic explores the problem of anti-Semitism through Church history (The Washington Post).A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable BookIn this “masterly history” (Time), National Book Award-winning author James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church’s battle against Judaism ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Stir Up, O Lord

    A Companion to the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels in the Book of Common Prayer

    by Kevin Carey ...
    Anyone who finds solace in the words of the Book of Common Prayer will welcome this companion to its Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used at the Ministration of the Holy Communion, throughout the Year.Written for both the lay and ordained, this thought provoking commentary gives the words of Cranmer and his colleagues renewed meaning in our own time by providing historical context for their ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Life of Adam Clarke

    Adam Clarke (1760-1832), was a Methodist theologian, who is best known for his whole Bible commentary that is still used by millions today.This particular biography, by J. W. Etheridge, was penned in 1858. This is a great look into his life, and has been read and reread for generations.Contents:Book 1 – The Morning of LifeDivision 1 – Chapter 1: His Parentage and ChildhoodDivision 2 – Chapter 2 – ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Death and the Chapman

    A totally gripping historical crime thriller

    by Kate Sedley ...
    Series Book 1 - Roger the Chapman Mysteries
    One man’s disappearance is another man’s destiny... The birth of a new medieval detective.The political situation in 1471 is complex and the war between the Yorkist and Lancastrian factions rages on. But for Roger the Chapman, who has recently given up a monk’s cell for freedom to be found peddling his wares on the open road, life goes on much as normal.Until, that is, he gets caught up in the ... Read more

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