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American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
$19.99
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and author of the famous Serenity Prayer. Time magazine's 25th anniversary issue in March 1948 featured Niebuhr on its cover, and Time later eulogized him as "the greatest Protestant theologian in America since Jonathan Edwards." Cited as an influence by public figures ranging from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr was described by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the most influential American theologian of the twentieth century."

In this companion volume to the forthcoming documentary film by Martin Doblmeier on the life and influence of Reinhold Niebuhr, Jeremy Sabella draws on an unprecedented set of exclusive interviews to explore how Niebuhr continues to compel minds and stir consciences in the twenty-first century. Interviews with leading voices such as Jimmy Carter, David Brooks, Cornel West, and Stanley Hauerwas as well as with people who knew Niebuhr personally, including his daughter Elisabeth, provide a rich trove of original material to help readers understand Niebuhr's enduring impact on American life and thought.

CONTRIBUTORS (interviewees)

Andrew J. Bacevich
David Brooks
Lisa Sowle Cahill
Jimmy Carter
Gary Dorrien
Andrew Finstuen
K. Healan Gaston
Stanley Hauerwas
Susannah Heschel
William H. Hudnut III
Robin W. Lovin
Fr. Mark S. Massa, SJ
Elisabeth Sifton
Ronald H. Stone
Cornel West
Andrew Young

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802875273
Publication Date: 
2017-03-27
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Care for Creation

Care for Creation
$18.00
Drawn from his writings, speeches, and homilies, this collection by Pope Francis lays out the comprehensive vision behind his historic encyclical Laudato Si' and shows how concern for the earth calls for a profound conversion of values that involves a new understanding of our relation to God's Creation.
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9781626981898
Publication Date: 
2016-10-13
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Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers

Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers
$11.99
As an award-winning author, host of EWTN's "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms," and mother of five, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is well aware of the difficulties women face today as they balance all their responsibilities and struggle to find time for prayer.
This book will affirm women on their journey while celebrating the strength, dignity, and specific gifts of women in the context of the faith. Donna-Marie offers words of encouragement for women who are single, married, consecrated women, and single mothers, while straightforwardly addressing specific difficulties in women's lives, with prayers for stress, complicated pregnancies, and walking through divorce. Words from St. John Paul II, saints and mystics enrich the text with inspiration.
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9781612619217
Publication Date: 
2017-05-02
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Encounters with Jesus

Encounters with Jesus
$16.00
New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller explores how people are changed by meeting Jesus personally--and how we can be changed encountering him today.

The people who met Jesus Christ in person faced the same big life questions we face today. Like most of us, the answers handed down to them didn't seem to work in the real world. But when they met Jesus, things immediately started to change for them. It seems he not only had the answers--he was the answer. In Encounters with Jesus, Timothy Keller shows how the central events and meetings in Jesus' life can change our own lives forever.

Keller's work belongs on the bookshelf of every serious Bible student. --Examiner

Keller has mined the gold from these texts of Scripture, and any Christian is bound to have their minds expanded and hearts stirred. --Grace for Sinners

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9781594633539
Publication Date: 
2015-03-03
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Essential Mystics

Essential Mystics
$14.99
A brilliant introduction to the essential texts and themes of the great mystic visionaries.
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9780062513793
Publication Date: 
1997-03-21
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Four Loves

Four Loves
$14.99

A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God--part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series.

C.S. Lewis--the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics--contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love--the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780062565396
Publication Date: 
2017-02-14
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Genius of Judaism

Genius of Judaism
$28.00
From world-renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy comes an incisive and provocative look at the heart of Judaism.

"A smart, revealing, and essential book for our times."--The Washington Post

For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a singular figure on the world stage--one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost philosopher and activist confronts his spiritual roots and the religion that has always inspired and shaped him--but that he has never fully reckoned with.

The Genius of Judaism is a breathtaking new vision and understanding of what it means to be a Jew, a vision quite different from the one we're used to. It is rooted in the Talmudic traditions of argument and conflict, rather than biblical commandments, borne out in struggle and study, not in blind observance. At the very heart of the matter is an obligation to the other, to the dispossessed, and to the forgotten, an obligation that, as Lévy vividly recounts, he has sought to embody over decades of championing "lost causes," from Bosnia to Africa's forgotten wars, from Libya to the Kurdish Peshmerga's desperate fight against the Islamic State, a battle raging as we speak. Lévy offers a fresh, surprising critique of a new and stealthy form of anti-Semitism on the rise as well as a provocative defense of Israel from the left. He reveals the overlooked Jewish roots of Western democratic ideals and confronts the current Islamist threat while intellectually dismantling it. Jews are not a "chosen people," Lévy explains, but a "treasure" whose spirit must continue to inform moral thinking and courage today.

Lévy's most passionate book, and in many ways his most personal, The Genius of Judaism is a great, profound, and hypnotic intellectual reckoning--indeed a call to arms--by one of the keenest and most insightful writers in the world.

Praise for The Genius of Judaism

"In The Genius of Judaism, Lévy elaborates on his credo by rebutting the pernicious and false logic behind current anti-Semitism and defends Israel as the world's most successful multi-ethnic democracy created from scratch. Lévy also makes the case for France's Jews being integral to the establishment of the French nation, the French language, and French literature. And last, but certainly not least, he presents a striking interpretation of the Book of Jonah. . . . A tour de force."--Forbes

"Ardent . . . Lévy's message is essentially uplifting: that the brilliant scholars of Judaism, the authors of the Talmud, provide elucidation into 'the great questions that have stirred humanity since the dawn of time.' . . . A philosophical celebration of Judaism."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lévy (Left in Dark Times), a prominent French journalist and politically engaged philosopher, turns his observations inward here, pondering the teachings of Judaism and the role they have played in contemporary European history as well as in his own life and intellectual inquiry. . . . [Lévy's] musings on the meaning of the story of Jonah and the relevance of symbolic Ninevahs in our time are both original and poetic. . . . A welcome addition to his oeuvre."--Publishers Weekly

ISBN/SKU: 
9780812992724
Publication Date: 
2017-01-10
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Gift

Gift
$22.95

The Gift takes place on a small homestead in the outskirts of Bethlehem during biblical times. It begins on a cool, quiet night in a modest stone house where a young boy reminds his father about the promise of retelling the son's favorite bedtime story.

The lad settles into bed under his woolen blanket. Then Father begins the well-loved tale about a young orphan, Samuel, who was growing up alone on the busy streets of Bethlehem. He has one possession he holds very dear to his heart, a small wooden flute.

One night, Samuel encounters three men riding on camels who give the appearance of a long journey. They are searching for a newborn child, a King! As the travelers continue on their way, Samuel's curiosity gets the best of him, so he follows them through the deserted city streets to a wooden stable.

Within the stable, Samuel views cows sleeping for the night and sheep munching on their hay. To his surprise, it appears that a man and a woman with a small infant have also settled in for a night of rest.

Of course, Samuel is in a state of confusion at this point. He wonders why the three visitors choose to lay gifts of wealth at the mother's feet.

Samuel now has a decision to make. Does he enter the stable? What will happen if he does? Will he need a gift to offer to this child as the three strangers did?

When you arrive at the end of the story, there is one more question you will be compelled to ask yourself. Enjoy reading the story and discovering the surprise ending!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781640283497
Publication Date: 
2018-04-06
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Good of Giving Up

Good of Giving Up
$12.99

"Like many evangelicals who love the gospel, I had my doubts about Lent."

It's true, Lent can often seem like an empty ritual. But what Aaron Damiani came to find, and what he describes inside, is something else entirely. Something exceedingly good.

In The Good of Giving Up, Anglican pastor Aaron Damiani (who comes from a low-church background) explains the season of Lent, defends it theologically, and guides you in its practice. You'll learn:

  • The history and purpose of Lent
  • How to practice it with proper motivation
  • Ways it can reform your habits and convictions
  • How to lead others through it, whether in the home or church
  • Lent has been described as a "springtime for the soul," a season of clearing to make room for growth. The Good of Giving Up will show you why, encouraging you to participate in what many know as a rich spiritual journey.

    "When I was finally ready to take the plunge, I learned that observing Lent is not a forced march of works-righteousness. But it was good medicine for [my soul], for the painful split between what I knew about God and what I experienced of Him."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802415165
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-03
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    Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

    Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
    $20.00
    "Anne Lamott is my Oprah." --Chicago Tribune

    The New York Times bestseller from the author of Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.

    "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others--and yourself--to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.

    In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere--"within us and outside us, all around us"--and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all."

    Full of Lamott's trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise--a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780735213586
    Publication Date: 
    2017-04-04
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