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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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  • 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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  • In The Shadow Of The Sword
  • 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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  • Moving the Mountain
  • 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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  • Heaven On Earth
  • 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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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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  • When God Talks Back
  • 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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I'm Over All That

I'm Over All That

And Other Confessions

by Shirley MacLaine

Paperback, 218 pages, Pocket Books, $15, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • And Other Confessions
  • Shirley MacLaine
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Did Jesus Exist?

Did Jesus Exist?

The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

by Bart D. Ehrman

Paperback, 368 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published March 19 2013 | purchase
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  • The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
  • Bart D. Ehrman

Bible expert Bart D. Ehrman tackles issues surrounding the mythologies associated with Jesus and the early Christian movement. In addition to marshaling evidence that proves the existence of Jesus, including the writings of the Apostle Paul, Ehrman argues that if someone had invented Jesus, he or she would not have created a messiah who was so easily overcome.

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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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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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  • Heaven Is for Real
  • 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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Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

Sword Of The Spirit, Shield Of Faith

Religion In American War And Diplomacy

by Andrew Preston

Hardcover, 815 pages, Random House Inc, $37.50, published February 28 2012 | purchase
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  • Sword Of The Spirit, Shield Of Faith
  • Religion In American War And Diplomacy
  • Andrew Preston

An analysis of the pivotal role of religion in American foreign policy from the nation's beginnings through the end of the Cold War demonstrates how the beliefs of leaders and everyday citizens have shaped their views on America's place in the world.

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