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Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to A...
by Rachel Held Evans

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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How an evolving spiritual journey leads to an unshakeable faith.<br />Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.<br />In Faith Unraveled, Rachel recounts growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, struggling as her own faith unraveled one unexpected question at a time.<br />In order for her faith to survive, Rachel realizes, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty to doubt to faith, Evans challenges you to disentangle your faith from false fundamentals and to trust in a God who is big enough to handle your tough questions.<br />In a changing cultural environment where new ideas seem to threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a fearlessly honest story of survival.
The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the ...
by Ben Shapiro

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English

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277

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<p><strong>Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller.</strong></p><p><strong>Human beings have never had it better than we have it now in the West. So why are we on the verge of throwing it all away?</strong></p><p>In 2016, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of California–Berkeley. Hundreds of police officers were required to protect his speech. What was so frightening about Shapiro? He came to argue that Western civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas; that we have let grievances replace our sense of community and political expediency limit our individual rights; that we are teaching our kids that their emotions matter more than rational debate; and that the only meaning in life is arbitrary and subjective.</p><p>As a society, we are forgetting that almost everything great that has ever happened in history happened because of people who believed in both Judeo-Christian values and in the Greek-born power of reason. In <em>The Right Side of History</em>, Shapiro sprints through more than 3,500 years, dozens of philosophers, and the thicket of modern politics to show how our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God’s image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God’s world.</p><p>We can thank these values for the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity, peace, and artistic beauty. Jerusalem and Athens built America, ended slavery, defeated the Nazis and the Communists, lifted billions from poverty, and gave billions more spiritual purpose. Jerusalem and Athens built America, ended slavery, defeated the Nazis and the Communists, lifted billions from poverty, and gave billions more spiritual purpose. </p><p>Yet we are in the process of abandoning Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, watching our civilization collapse into age-old tribalism, individualistic hedonism, and moral subjectivism. We believe we can satisfy ourselves with intersectionality, scientific materialism, progressive politics, authoritarian governance, or nationalistic solidarity.</p><p>We can’t.</p><p>The West is special, and in <em>The Right Side of History</em>, Ben Shapiro bravely explains how we have lost sight of the moral purpose that drives each of us to be better, the sacred duty to work together for the greater good,.</p>
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Ps...
by Jack Kornfield

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

April 29, 2008

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<b>A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.</b><br /> <br />You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In <i>The Wise Heart, </i>celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West. Here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.
Amazing Truths: How Science and the Bible Agree
by Michael Guillen

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English

Pages

197

Publication Date

February 09, 2016

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<p>Are science and religion hopelessly at odds with one another in their view of truth?  Not if you read physicist Michael Guillen’s new book on truth, which shows that the two sources of truth, scientific and religious, are not opposed but in surprising agreement</p>
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
by C. S. Lewis

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English

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248

Publication Date

May 28, 2009

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<p>In the classic <em>Mere Christianity</em>, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books <em>The Case for Christianity</em>, <em>Christian Behavior</em>, and <em>Beyond Personality</em>, <em>Mere Christianity</em> provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.</p>
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
by Barbara Brown Taylor

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English

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248

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>Bestseller</strong></p><p>The renowned and beloved <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>An Altar in the World</em> and <em>Learning to Walk in the Dark </em>recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. </p><p>Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey begun in <em>Leaving Church</em> of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar. In <em>Holy Envy</em>, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques.  </p><p>Troubled and inspired by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings that have too often been used to exclude religious strangers instead of embracing the divine challenges they present. Re-imagining some central stories from the religion she knows best, she takes heart in how often God chooses outsiders to teach insiders how out-of-bounds God really is.</p><p>Throughout <em>Holy Envy</em>, Taylor weaves together stories from the classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions—even those whose truths are quite different from hers.  The one constant in her odyssey is the sense that God is the one calling her to disown her version of God—a change that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God.</p><p> </p>
The Screwtape Letters
by C. S. Lewis

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English

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221

Publication Date

May 28, 2009

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<p><em>The Screwtape Letters</em> by C.S.  Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's <em>The Screwtape Letters</em> is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. </p>
The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That ...
by Phil Robertson

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English

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219

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February 05, 2019

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<p><strong>It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture.</strong></p><p>Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s <em>Duck Dynasty </em>and one of the most recognized voices of conservative Christianity in America, believes that little by little, generation by generation, America has allowed the lines of morality, decency, and virtue to be erased. Our values have disappeared as we began to believe lies—such as that God is dead, truth is relative, and unity is impossible—that have brought discord, division and protest.  But Phil also believes that things can change.</p><p>Writing with captivating storytelling and unflinching honesty, Phil shows how to make America a God-honoring nation once more: by dropping the ten central lies that rule our day and taking up the ten truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country. </p><p><em>The Theft of America’s Soul</em> is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive. And it is also an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-filling, wholly-transforming love of God.</p><p> </p>
Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within
by Taylor Marshall

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May 23, 2019

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It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith. <br /><br />That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission.<br /><br />In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors – all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.<br /><br />You’ll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, of cultural changes, or of Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church.<br /><br />In these gripping pages, you’ll discover:<br /><br />• How popes of the 1800s discovered a plot to infiltrate the Church<br />• How theologians suspected of being Modernists became Vatican powerbrokers.<br />• How modifications in Catholic canon law enabled predator priests like Theodore McCarrick to stay in positions of power.<br />• How Our Lady of La Salette gave a prophetic warning of the plot to infiltrate the Church.<br />• How the chief architect of liturgical reforms was discovered to be a Freemason.<br />• Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s role in exposing the Communist infiltration of the priesthood.<br />• How the confusing history of the Third Secret of Fatima relates to the infiltration of the Catholic Church.<br />• That Pope Paul VI explained that Vatican II was not infallible.<br />• How Pope Paul VI revoked the voting rights of cardinals over 80, thus guaranteeing that all voting cardinals were appointed by him.<br />• How the criteria for sainthood shifted from a person’s historical acts to his personal beliefs.<br />• The complex roots of the St. Gallen Mafia and how they plotted to modify Catholic doctrine and elect Pope Francis.<br />
The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ord...
by Margaret Visser

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

June 23, 2015

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<DIV><B>A “delightful” tour of Rome’s St. Agnes Outside the Walls, examining the stories, rituals, and architecture of this seventeen-hundred-year-old building (<I>The Christian Science Monitor</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> In <I>The Geometry of Love</I>, acclaimed author Margaret Visser, the preeminent “anthropologist of everyday life,” takes on the living history of the ancient church of St. Agnes. Examining every facet of the building, from windows to catacombs, Visser takes readers on a mesmerizing tour of the old church, covering its social, political, religious, and architectural history. In so doing, she illuminates not only the church’s evolution but also its religious legacy in our modern lives. Written as an antidote to the usual dry and traditional studies of European churches, <I>The Geometry of Love</I> is infused with Visser’s unmatched warmth and wit, celebrating the remarkable ways that one building can reveal so much about our history and ourselves.</DIV>

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