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Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

by Lauren F. Winner

Paperback, 244 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
  • Lauren F. Winner

Ordained Episcopal priest Lauren F. Winner writes about the spiritual crisis she experienced when her mother died and her marriage unraveled. Still delivers reflections on how murky and gray the spiritual life can be while offering guidance on how to see the light we do encounter more clearly.

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven Is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

Paperback, 163 pages, Thomas Nelson Inc, $16.99, published November 2 2010 | purchase
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  • A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
  • Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent tell the story of a Nebraska pastor's 4-year-old son, who loses consciousness during surgery, sees a vision of heaven and meets Jesus' special horse.NPR Bestseller

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New American Haggadah

New American Haggadah

by Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander

Hardcover, 160 pages, Little Brown & Co., $29.99, published March 5 2012 | purchase
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  • New American Haggadah
  • Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander

The author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close offers a new translation of the text of prayer and song used by Jewish familes each year to celebrate Passover and the story of Exodus, with the text augmented by commentary by a number of modern-day thinkers, including Michael Pollan, Lemony Snicket, Tony Kushner and Judith Shulevitz.NPR Bestseller

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The Man In The Middle

The Man In The Middle

An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era

by Timothy S. Goeglein

Hardcover, 241 pages, B & H Pub Group, $19.99, published September 15 2011 | purchase
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  • An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era
  • Timothy S. Goeglein

Discusses how President George W. Bush's decisions were made for the greater good, and how many of them could serve as a blueprint for a more thoughtful, confident conservatism.

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

by Karen Armstrong

Paperback, 222 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published December 27 2011 | purchase
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  • Karen Armstrong

The award-winning author of A History of God shares practical recommendations for promoting world peace by cultivating one's intrinsic tendencies for compassion, outlining a program for achieving mindfulness and engaging in acts of kindness.

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

New Revised Standard Version Bible Translation

by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler

Hardcover, 637 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, $35, published November 15 2011 | purchase
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  • The Jewish Annotated New Testament
  • New Revised Standard Version Bible Translation
  • Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler

In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts under the general editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences. And they explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years.

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 How to Be Compassionate

How to Be Compassionate

A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World

by Dalai Lama XIV

Paperback, 147 pages, Pocket Books, $14, published December 13 2011 | purchase
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  • A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World
  • Dalai Lama XIV

Through practical exercises and personal anecdotes, a revered spiritual leader shows how individuals' compassion can lead to global changes.

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Padre Pio

Padre Pio

Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age

by Sergio Luzzatto

Paperback, 371 pages, St Martins Pr, $22, published November 22 2011 | purchase
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  • Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age
  • Sergio Luzzatto

An unbiased historical appraisal of the life of the controversial 20th-century saint examines the miracles he is believed to have performed as well as detracting reports, offering insight into the relationship between modern Catholicism and politics.

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The Moral Landscape

The Moral Landscape

How Science Can Determine Human Values

by Sam Harris

Paperback, 307 pages, Simon & Schuster, $15, published September 13 2011 | purchase
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  • How Science Can Determine Human Values
  • Sam Harris

The book calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.

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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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Don't Sing at the Table

Don't Sing at the Table

Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

by Adriana Trigiani

Paperback, 224 pages, HarperCollins, $13.99, published October 4 2011 | purchase
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  • Life Lessons from My Grandmothers
  • Adriana Trigiani

A heartwarming, humorous book, culled from the advice of the author's two grandmothers, offers answers to the seminal questions in a woman's life, from getting married to saving money, from nurturing the soul to keeping calm in a crisis, from raising children to finding private comfort.

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Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era.
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Islamic Pacifism

Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era

by Arsalan Iftikhar

Paperback, 310 pages, CreateSpace, $21.99, published September 8 2011 | purchase
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  • Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era
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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

by William Dalrymple

Paperback, 275 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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  • In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
  • William Dalrymple

Examines how traditional religions are observed in present-day India through the experiences of such individuals as a Tantric practicing middle-class woman from Calcutta, a prison warder from Kerala who is worshipped as an incarnate deity, and a Jain nunwho watched a friend ritually starve.

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All Things Shining

All Things Shining

Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly

Paperback, 254 pages, Simon & Schuster, $15, published August 9 2011 | purchase
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  • Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
  • Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly

Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly lament the lack of passionate engagement in the modern world, while presenting more "shining" forms of life through classic Western literature.

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Absolute Monarchs

Absolute Monarchs

A History of the Papacy

by John Julius Norwich

Hardcover, 512 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published July 12 2011 | purchase
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  • A History of the Papacy
  • John Julius Norwich

A comprehensive history of the papacy describes the defining relevance of papal authority to the Church, chronicling the unexpectedly violent and colorful historical events that have indelibly shaped the Pope's authority and station.NPR Bestseller

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