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  • Rational Mysticism

    Spirituality Meets Science in the Search for Enlightenment

    by John Horgan ...
    The author of The End of Science chronicles the most advanced research into such experiences as prayer, fasting, and trances in this “great read” (The Washington Post).How do trances, visions, prayer, satori, and other mystical experiences “work”? What induces and defines them? Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation? John Horgan investigates a wide ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Missing Martyrs

    Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

    Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between

    by Jeff Sharlet ...
    “A master investigative stylist and one of the shrewdest commentators on religion’s underexplored realms.”—Michael Washburn, Washington PostIn this gorgeous collection of essays that has drawn comparisons to the work of Joan Didion, John McPhee, and Norman Mailer, best-selling author Jeff Sharlet reports back from the far reaches of belief, whether in the clear mountain air of “Sweet Fuck All, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Living Consciousness

    The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson

    series SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology
    Winner of the 2012 Godbey Authors' Awards presented by the Godbey Lecture Series in Southern Methodist University's Dedman College of Humanities and SciencesLiving Consciousness examines the brilliant, but now largely ignored, insights of French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859–1941). Presenting a detailed and accessible analysis of Bergson's thought, G. William Barnard highlights how Bergson's ... Read more

    $33.99 USD

  • Critical Religion Reader

    WHAT IS CRITICAL RELIGION?This volume presents 26 short articles that span topics from stained glass to homosexuality to the Research Excellence Framework, and which have geographically diverse foci from Britain to Lebanon to Japan. What brings them together is that they all share a critical approach to the concept 'religion'. The word 'critical' here should be understood in a positive sense: ... Read more


  • When God Talks Back

    Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God

    by T.M. Luhrmann ...
    How does God become and remain real for modern evangelicals? How are rational, sensible people of faith able to experience the presence of a powerful yet invisible being and sustain that belief in an environment of overwhelming skepticism? T. M. Luhrmann, an anthropologist trained in psychology and the acclaimed author of Of Two Minds, explores the extraordinary process that leads some believers ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Dark Night of the Soul

    A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth

    by Gerald G. May ...
    Now in paperback: a distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counsellor and bestselling author shows how the dark sides of the spiritual life are a vital ingredient in deep, authentic, healthy spirituality.Gerald G. May, MD, one of the great spiritual teachers and writers of our time, argues that the dark 'shadow' side of the true spiritual life has been trivialised and neglected to our serious ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine

    Scientific and Theological Perspectives

    The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license.Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics ... Read more


  • Paranormal Investigators 2, Amityville An Ed and Lorraine Warren File


    by rodney cannon ...
    Amityville has become a name that evokes images of death and supernatural horror. In this book we look at the events that formed the legend and the paranormal investigators who believed that the truth behind the murders that happened there had a supernatural origin. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Theology of Christian Counseling

    More Than Redemption

    by Jay E. Adams ...
    Connecting sound biblical doctrine to the practice of effective counseling.Jay E. Adams—vocal advocate of a strictly biblical approach to counseling and author of the highly influential book Competent to Counsel—firmly believes that the Bible itself provides all the principles needed for understanding and engaging in holistic counseling.But in order to bring the practice of counseling—whether by ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Why God Won't Go Away

    Brain Science and the Biology of Belief

    Why have we humans always longed to connect with something larger than ourselves? Why does consciousness inevitably involve us in a spiritual quest? Why, in short, won't God go away? Theologians, philosophers, and psychologists have debated this question through the ages, arriving at a range of contradictory and ultimately unprovable answers. But in this brilliant, groundbreaking new book, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Varieties of Religious Experience

    by William James ...
    series Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books
    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Varieties of Religious Experience is certainly the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion and probably destined to be the most influential [one] written on religion in the twentieth century' said Walter Houston Clark in Psychology Today. The book was an immediate bestseller upon its ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • True Worth

    Identity in Christ

    Are you living the life of freedom promised in the Bible?When you become a Christian, you assume an identity that carries expectations. Although Christianity is supposed to be a beacon of hope and freedom, those expectations make most believers feel constrained and suppressed. Have you ever felt that?If you find yourself captive to what others think of you and continually try to live down to their ... Read more

    $7.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Leviathan

    or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

    by Thomas Hobbes ...
    Part I: Of Man In Part I, Hobbes attempts an analysis of society from first principles, beginning with Man and the Senses. He develops this in a sequence of definitions (for example: Imagination is "nothing but decaying sense" and is the same as Memory). He points out the Necessity of Definitions, which is a hint that he is attempting an axiomatisation of political philosophy in line with the ... Read more

    $1.49 USD

  • To Be a Jew

    A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life

    The classic guide to the ageless heritage of JudaismEmbraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. In simple and powerful language, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin presents the fundamentals of Judaism, including the laws and observances ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Terror in the Name of God

    Why Religious Militants Kill

    by Jessica Stern ...
    For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola—she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Insurrection

    To Believe Is Human To Doubt, Divine

    by Peter Rollins ...
    In this incendiary new work, the controversial author and speaker Peter Rollins proclaims that the Christian faith is not primarily concerned with questions regarding life after death but with the possibility of life before death.In order to unearth this truth, Rollins prescribes a radical and wholesale critique of contemporary Christianity that he calls pyro-theology. It is only as we submit our ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Words of Wisdom: From the Torah to Today

    by Evan Moffic ...
    Discover the wisdom and traditions of the world's oldest religion. What do Jews believe about God? How can Jewish wisdom help people of all faiths live with greater happiness and fewer regrets? ... Read more


  • Who Dies?

    An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying

    The first book that explains how to open to the immensity of living with death—and how participating fully in life is the perfect preparation for whatever may come next.In Who Dies?, the Levines provide calm compassion rather than the frightening melodrama of death. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Idolatry of God

    Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction

    by Peter Rollins ...
    You can’t be satisfied. Life is difficult. You don’t know the secret.Whether readers are devout believers or distant seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we must lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist certainty in order to open readers up to a more loving, active manifestation of Christ’s love.In contrast to the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Seven Shades of Darkness

    Within the context of this book "Shades of Darkness" is roughly analogous with Jung's idea of "The Shadow" and Freud's Unconscious.The manuscript covers seven of these shadows or dark sides of our being which I refer to as “The Seven Shades of Darkness”. These shades are not based on any esoteric script or religious view or psychological treatise. They merely are my own formulation of seven ... Read more


  • Exodus, Revisited

    My Unorthodox Journey to Berlin

    The definitive follow-up to Unorthodox (the basis for the award-winning Netflix series)—now updated with more than 50 percent new material—the unforgettable story of what happened in the years after Deborah Feldman left a religious sect in Williamsburg in order to forge her own path in the world.In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman packed up her young son and their few possessions ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • A to Z Course in Miracles for Total Beginners

    by Lisa Bond ...
    "Some of the ideas you will find hard to believe, and others you will find quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge the ideas at all. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will showy you that they are true."The Course in Miracles.The Course in Miracles was written by Helen Schucman and ... Read more


  • The Only Dance There Is

    by Ram Dass ...
    This book is based on talks by Ram Dass at the Menninger Foundation in 1970 and at the Spring Grove Hospital in Maryland in 1972. The text grew out of the interaction between Ram Dass and the spiritual seekers in attendance at these talks.The result of this unique exchange is a useful guide for understanding the nature of consciousness--useful both to other spiritual seekers and to formally ... Read more

    $9.99 USD