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The Dude and the Zen Master

The Dude And The Zen Master

by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman

Paperback, 272 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published January 28 2014 | purchase
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  • Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman

A lighthearted and inspiring dialogue between the Oscar-winning actor and his longtime spiritual guru explores the challenges of Jeff Bridges' Hollywood career, and the ways in which Zen teachings have informed his efforts to do good in the modern world.NPR Bestseller

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God Believes In Love

God Believes In Love

Straight Talk About Gay Marriage

by Gene Robinson

Hardcover, 196 pages, Knopf, $14.88, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • God Believes In Love
  • Straight Talk About Gay Marriage
  • Gene Robinson

An openly gay Episcopal bishop presents an argument for same-sex marriage from a religious perspective, addressing the controversial issues surrounding the debate while sharing the stories of his own marriages and how his views have been shaped by Churchhistory.

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Religion for Atheists

Religion For Atheists

A Non-Believer's Guide To The Uses Of Religion

by Alain de Botton

Paperback, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • A Non-Believer's Guide To The Uses Of Religion
  • Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton argues that everyone can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion, regardless of beliefs, and explains how the secular world can glean insights from religious stories about how to live, how to structure societies and how to achieve a greater appreciation for culture.

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The Great Agnostic

The Great Agnostic

Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

by Susan Jacoby

Hardcover, 246 pages, Yale Univ Pr, $25, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
  • Susan Jacoby

Restores America's foremost 19th-century champion of reason and secularism to our still contested 21st-century public square.

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The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus

The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus

The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra

by Adam C. English

Hardcover, 230 pages, Baylor Univ Pr, $24.95, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus
  • The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra
  • Adam C. English

Tells the true tale of Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, a man of integral influence in events that would significantly impact the history and development of the Christian church.

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Blue-Eyed Devil

Blue-Eyed Devil

A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America

by Michael Muhammad Knight

Paperback, 214 pages, A K Pr Distribution, $16.95, published January 1 2007 | purchase
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  • A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America
  • Michael Muhammad Knight
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The American Religion

The American Religion

by Harold Bloom

Paperback, 305 pages, Atlasbooks Dist Serv, $20, published October 25 2006 | purchase
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  • Harold Bloom
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Torn

Torn

Rescuing The Gospel From The Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate

by Justin Lee

Paperback, 259 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • Rescuing The Gospel From The Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate
  • Justin Lee

Justin Lee was raised in a conservative Southern Baptist home and was so committed to his faith that classmates called him "God Boy." But as he entered high school, Lee came face to face with feelings he had tried to suppress and realized that he was gay. As a gay man who felt called to service in the evangelical Christian ministry, Lee has urged people on both sides of the debate to promote peace. In his new book, he remembers his path to self-acceptance and encourages gay Christians, their families and their churches to enter into dialogue.

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The Color of Christ

The Color of Christ

The Son of God & The Saga of Race in America

by Paul Harvey and Edward J. Blum

Hardcover, 340 pages, Univ of North Carolina Pr, $32.50, published September 21 2012 | purchase
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  • The Son of God & The Saga of Race in America
  • Paul Harvey and Edward J. Blum

The Color of Christ explores the dynamic nature of Christ worship in the U.S., addressing how his image has been visually remade to champion the causes of white supremacists and civil rights leaders alike, and why the idea of a white Christ has endured.

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Help, Thanks, Wow

Help, Thanks, Wow

The Three Essential Survival Prayers

by Anne Lamott

Hardcover, 102 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17.95, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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  • The Three Essential Survival Prayers
  • Anne Lamott

Help, Thanks, Wow describes the three simple prayers — asking for assistance from a higher power, expressing gratitude and feeling awe — that help to deal with the hardships of daily life.NPR Bestseller

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When God Talks Back

When God Talks Back

Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With God

by T. M. Luhrmann

Paperback, 434 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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  • Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With God
  • T. M. Luhrmann

Draws on anthropological and psychological perspectives to analyze the American evangelical experience, drawing on intimate interviews with members of the Vineyard church while explaining the scientific aspects of intensely practiced prayer and collective supernatural experiences.

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Life After Life

Life After Life

The Investigation of a Phenomenon—Survival of Bodily Death

by Raymond A. Moody

Paperback, 175 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published March 1 2001 | purchase
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  • The Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily Death
  • Raymond A. Moody

Reports on and draws careful conclusions from the out-of-the-body experiences of people who, revived from clinical death or near-death, regained consciousness.

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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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  • Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow
  • Joseph M. III Marshall
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