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  • Passwords to Paradise

    How Languages Have Re-invented World Religions

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."So opens the Gospel of John, an ancient text translated into almost every language, at once a compelling and beguiling metaphor for the Christian story of the Beginning. To further complicate matters, the words we read now are in any number of languages that would have been unknown or unrecognizable at the time of ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • The World of Myth

    An Anthology

    Edited by David Adams Leeming ...
    Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Gnostic Gospels

    by Elaine Pagels ...
    series Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books
    **Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Gnostic Gospels** is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal. First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels has continued to grow in reputation ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Life’s Amazing Secrets

    How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life

    Stop going through life, Start growing through life! While navigating their way through Mumbai's horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one's purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The End of Theological Education

    by Ted A. Smith ...
    series Theological Education between the Times
    How to envision theological education in this time between the timesThe dominant model of theological education is coming to an end—but Ted A. Smith looks to its ultimate ends as sources of hope and renewal.Smith locates the crisis facing theological education today in a sweeping history of religion in the United States, from the standing orders of the colonial period to the voluntary associations ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Leading Faithful Innovation

    Following God into a Hopeful Future

    What might God be up to amid the seismic changes the church and our culture are undergoing? What opportunities will congregations encounter if they rediscover and follow God's leading? Leading Faithful Innovation offers a practical, hands-on approach to addressing this challenge, a process that culminates in the hope that comes from following the Spirit.Dwight Zscheile, Michael Binder, and Tessa ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • 9 Things a Leader Must Do

    How to Go to the Next Level--And Take Others With You

    by Henry Cloud ...
    Why do some leaders get and accomplish what they want as a matter of routine, while others seem to regularly experience frustration and setbacks? Why do some leaders achieve their goals and reach new heights, while others barely "hang in there" and survive? Based on his groundbreaking psychological study of the ways that successful individuals think and behave, Dr. Henry Cloud presents a simple ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Enneagram of Belonging

    A Compassionate Journey of Self-Acceptance

    For the Enneagram enthusiast looking to deepen their transformation, The Enneagram of Belonging offers an enlightening, enriching path forward. eBook EXCLUSIVE: 45+ COLOR illustrations to provide greater depth of understanding.Many have discovered the Enneagram to be a powerful tool for self-understanding, yet knowing ourselves doesn't necessarily mean we accept ourselves. Most of us tend to ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • A History of Religious Ideas Volume 1

    From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

    by Mircea Eliade ...
    Translated by Willard R. Trask ...
    series A History of Religious Ideas
    “Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision.”—Martin E. Marty, The New York Times Book ReviewThis extraordinary work delves into the subject of religion in the prehistoric and ancient worlds—humankind’s earliest quests for meaning. From Neanderthal burials to the mythology of the Iron Age, to the religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Israel, ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Massacre at Mountain Meadows

    On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. More than 120 men, women, and children perished in the slaughter. Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. Drawn from documents previously not ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Heaven on Earth

    The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

    Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation of the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these ... Read more

    $49.99 USD

  • Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

    by Eric H Cline ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made virtually every year--during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least seven major discoveries in Israel, five of them ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Early Mormonism and the Magic World View

    In this ground-breaking book, D. Michael Quinn masterfully reconstructs an earlier age, finding ample evidence for folk magic in nineteenth-century New England, as he does in Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s upbringing. Quinn discovers that Smith’s world was inhabited by supernatural creatures whose existence could be both symbolic and real. He explains that the Smith family’s treasure digging was ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

    A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    by Dave Ramsey ...
    If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Luminous Web

    Essays on Science and Religion

    In these essays on the dialogue between science and Christian faith, Barbara Brown Taylor describes her journey as a preacher learning what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach a person of faith. She seeks to discover why scientists sound like poets and why physicists use the language of imagination, ambiguity, and mystery also found in scripture.In ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The History of the Scottish Nation

    James Aitken Wylie (1808-1890) was a Scottish historian of religion and Presbyterian minister. He was a prolific writer and is most famous for writing The History of Protestantism. This is all three books of History of the Scottish Nation.  ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, 1520

    The Annotated Luther

    by Martin Luther ...
    series The Annotated Luther
    In his The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Martin Luther set forth a reconsideration of the sacramental Christian life that centered on the word. His thesis is that the papacy had distorted the sacraments with its own traditions and regulations, transforming them into a system of control and coercion. The evangelical liberty of the sacramental promises had been replaced by a papal absolutism ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Understanding the Koran

    A Quick Christian Guide to the Muslim Holy Book

    by Mateen Elass ...
    Find out how the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs.Understanding the Koran gives you an essential grasp of Islam's holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible.Cherished as the final, perfect revelation of God's will by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, the Koran has become a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War

    by Jeff Sharlet ...
    **An Instant New York Times Bestseller.One of America’s finest reporters and essayists explores the powerful currents beneath the roiled waters of a nation coming apart.**An unmatched guide to the religious dimensions of American politics, Jeff Sharlet journeys into corners of our national psyche where others fear to tread. The Undertow is both inquiry and meditation, an attempt to understand how, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Still Hungry at the Feast

    Eucharistic Justice in the Midst of Affliction

    In Still Hungry at the Feast, Episcopal priest and professor Samuel Torvend invites readers to expand their experience and understanding of the Mass, the Holy Eucharist, as more than a personal encounter with the risen Christ. Drawing on recent Jesus research, the long history of eucharistic reflection among Christians, and contemporary commitments to economic justice, Still Hungry at the Feast ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Salvation Army Year Book 2017

    In his foreword to the book, General Andé Cox writes:'This unique publication will provide signficant insight and a window into Salvation Army programmes around the globe. I commend this volume to you, praying that it will be both informative and engaging.' ... Read more

    $7.50 USD

  • The Magical Arts, Volume One

    by Kerry Wisner ...
    A brief description of the articles in this publication -Invoking the Neteru - Ritual Use of the Sacred Texts of Dendera: This essay is a detailed description of the use of Ancient Egyptian temple texts in today's magical rituals.The Sacred Legacy of Egypt: This article is an overview of Ancient Egyptian magical philosophy and its practice today with a discussion on the New Year ceremony ... Read more