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Man Seeks God

Man Seeks God

My Flirtations With the Divine

by Eric Weiner

Paperback, 349 pages, Twelve , $14.99, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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  • My Flirtations With the Divine
  • Eric Weiner

After a health scare, an atheist travels the world searching for an experience of the divine, from meditating with Tibetan lamas in Nepal and unblocking his chi in China, to studying the Kabbalah in Israel.

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The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage

The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage

Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow

by Joseph M. III Marshall

Hardcover, 128 pages, Sounds True, $19.95, published January 28 2012 | purchase
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Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?

Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

by Brian D. McLaren

Hardcover, 276 pages, Jericho Books, $24.99, published September 11 2012 | purchase
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  • Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
  • Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren's book discusses the importance of interfaith relations and of reclaiming benevolence, suggesting that understanding religious doctrines and learning about Christian and colonial history can instill within Christians empathy and humility.

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Am I a Jew?

Am I a Jew?

Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself

by Theodore Ross

Hardcover, 275 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published August 30 2012 | purchase
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  • Am I a Jew?
  • Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself
  • Theodore Ross

Traces the author's personal journey in search of his Jewish heritage after being raised by a mother who renounced the family's Jewish faith, describing the author's soul-searching visits to Jewish communities and religious sites in America and Israel.

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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

by Yoram Hazony

Paperback, 379 pages, Cambridge Univ Pr, $24.99, published July 30 2012 | purchase
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  • Yoram Hazony

Yoram Hazony proposes a new framework for approaching the Hebrew scriptures. He makes the case that the Hebrew Bible is not a revelation about the next life, but a guide for how to live ethically on Earth.

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Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted

by Eric Nuzum

Paperback, 305 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Giving Up the Ghost
  • A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted
  • Eric Nuzum

An award-winning NPR producer recounts how as a misfit youngster, he became convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl, a belief that resulted in his commitment in a psychiatric hospital before a bittersweet relationship compelled him to confront his phobias by visiting reputedly haunted sites throughout America. Original. 40,000 first printing.

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

by James Carroll

Paperback, 418 pages, Mariner Books, $16.95, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
  • James Carroll

James Carroll traces the evolution of the belief that Jerusalem is the center of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious worlds and argues that this fixation is a main cause of the modern-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids

by Mark Merrill and Tony Dungy

Paperback, 222 pages, Thomas Nelson Inc, $16.99, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids
  • Mark Merrill and Tony Dungy

NFL player Mark Merrill offers advice on how to be an effective father.

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In the Shadow of the Sword

In The Shadow Of The Sword

The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire

by Tom Holland

Paperback, 526 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published February 12 2013 | purchase
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  • The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
  • Tom Holland

In this sweeping history, Tom Holland reexamines the rise of Islam and places it within the context of the Roman and Persian empires.

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Moving the Mountain

Moving the Mountain

Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America

by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Hardcover, 225 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America
  • Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The Muslim leader best known for his contributions to the establishment of an interfaith community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero offers insight into his progressive beliefs, ambassador service and advocacy of tolerance and equal rights.

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Heaven on Earth

Heaven On Earth

A Journey Through Shari'a Law From The Deserts Of Ancient Arabia To The Streets Of The Modern Muslim World

by Sadakat Kadri

Hardcover, 372 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $28, published April 10 2012 | purchase
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  • A Journey Through Shari'a Law From The Deserts Of Ancient Arabia To The Streets Of The Modern Muslim World
  • Sadakat Kadri

A legal historian and human rights lawyer gives a history of Islamic law and explains how, just in the last forty years, the shari'a has been appropriated and transformed by hardliners desperate to impose their oppressive vision on society.

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Bad Religion

Bad Religion

How We Became a Nation of Heretics

by Ross Douthat

Hardcover, 337 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published April 17 2012 | purchase
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  • How We Became a Nation of Heretics
  • Ross Douthat

Traces the decline of Christianity in America since the 1950s, posing controversial arguments about the role of heresy in the nation's downfall while calling for a revival of traditional Christian practices.

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