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Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold

"A unique and special kind of masterpiece." -John Banville Stephen Mitchell's gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting n..

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Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith, The

The Kebra Nagast is a sacred text originally written in 14th century Ethiopia. It tells the story of how the Queen of Sheba met the biblical King Solomon, and relates the birth of her son, Menilek, wh..

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Key Words of Pope Francis

Key Words of Pope Francis is a collection of over 50 essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the mini..

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King and the Catholics, The

The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent Anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in 1780, fuelled by the reduction in Penal Laws against the Roman Catholics harking back to the sixteenth century...

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Koran, The

"Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original". (The Times). The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to th..

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Koran: The Holy Book of Islam with Introduction and Notes

The Koran (Quran, Qu'ran) is one of the most influential books in the history of literature and recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it is the supreme authority and living source..

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Lakeside Conversations: The Blue-eyed Blonde and the Grey-haired Granddad Stories
Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

Dr Francis S. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, working at the cutting edge of the study of DNA, the code of life. Yet he is also a man of unshakable..

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Letters to a Young Muslim

In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities ..

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Life of the Buddha

This is a call to mindfulness, dedicated to easing suffering. The story of Shakyamuni Buddha's epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin..

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Little Book of Prayers

Full of wisdom, hope, and opportunities for contemplation, this elegant little book features more than 75 classic Christian prayers paired with beautiful illustrations taken from vintage missals and p..

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Living with the Gods

A panoramic new history of belief from Neil MacGregor, the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany, coinciding with a new BBC Radio 4 documentary and an exhibition at th..

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Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Until recently, it was widely assumed that religion was on the..

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Lost History of Christianity : Thousand-year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia

This book tells a surprising story. Many think of Christianity as a Western faith, which grew out of its origins in the Middle East towards Rome and into Europe, paving the way for the Enlightenment, ..

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Love in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis
Mahayana Buddhism 2E

Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased c..

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Man That Looks on Glass

The Quaker movement in Britain is beset with problems - growing secularisation, incompatible belief systems, ideology as a substitute for faith. Add to these the emergence of theologically-based 'spe..

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Mary Magdalene Revealed

A gospel, as old and as authentic as any of the gospels that now make up the Christian bible, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies o..

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Masque of Africa, The

'Compelling, insightful, often sombrely beautiful' Sunday Telegraph Moving beyond travelogue, V. S. Naipaul's The Masque of Africa considers the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the fo..

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Medieval Heresy : Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation

First Published in 1977, this history of the great heretical movements of the middle ages provides a vivid account of the dark, often secret, world of dissent and protest against the medieval churches..

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Merchants in the Temple

A veritable war is being waged in the Catholic Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis's strong message of one church for rich and poor alike; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless ..

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Merciful Humility of God: The 2019 Lent Book, The

St Augustine's insight was that it is only the merciful humility of God that could penetrate our armoured pride. As we follow this book through Lent and through the Biblical narrative what begins to e..

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Mere Christianity

2012 marks the 60th Anniversary of the publication of C.S.Lewis's classic, Mere Christianity. Having sold over half a million copies in the UK alone, his overview of Christianity has been imitated man..

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Naked Now, The: Learning to See as the Mystics See

For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the gre..

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Name of God is Mercy

The Name of God is Mercy, Pope Francis' exploration on the universal theme of mercy, is a spiritual inspiration to both followers of Christianity and non-Christians around the world. Drawing on his o..

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Nearly Infallible History of Christianity, A

From Abelard to Zwingli, via a multitude of saints and sinners, Nick Page guides us through the creeds, the councils, the buildings and the background of the Christian church in an illuminating, and p..

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Nearly Infallible History of the Reformation: Commemorating 500 Years of Popes, Protestants, Reformers, Radicals and Other Assorted Irritants

500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his ideas to a church door - and the Reformation began. Or maybe it was a little more complicated than that. Nick Page brings his skills as an unlicensed historian ..

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New Cosmic Story, The: Inside Our Awakening Universe

A foremost thinker on science and religion argues that an adequate understanding of cosmic history requires attention to the emergence of interiority, including religious aspiration Over the pas..

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New New Testament

There are twenty-seven books in the traditional New Testament, but the early-Christian community was far more vibrant than that small number might lead you to think. In fact, many more scriptures were..

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New World New God: Rethinking Christianity for a Secular Age
Newish Jewish Encyclopedia, The

From the hosts of Tablet magazine's wildly popular Unorthodox podcast, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia is an edifying, entertaining, and thoroughly modern introduction to Judaism. It offers everything:..

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NIV Holy Bible

The world's most popular Bible translation in modern English, presented in paperback as a literary classic. As the sacred text of Christianity, the Holy Bible has long been the world's bestselling boo..

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NIV Pocket Bible

With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised ..

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NIV Thinline Value Hardback Bible

A low-cost, hardback NIV Bible, ideal for buying in large quantities. Uses 7.25pt British text. With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern..

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Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence

Despite predictions of continuing secularisation, the twenty-first century has witnessed a surge of religious extremism and violence in the name of God. In this powerful and timely book, Jonathan Sac..

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Old Creed and the New

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Open to God: Open to the World

Pope Francis's impact on the modern world has already proved extraordinary. It is no surprise that he was voted Time magazine's Person of the Year (in 2013), joining the likes of Martin Luther King (1..

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Our Father

Discover what The Lord's Prayer really means, reinterpreted for a modern audience In this new work by the much loved Pope Francis, he offers remarkable insights into what the most popular prayer ..

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Path to Change: Thoughts on Politics and Society

Pope Francis recounts his early life, including his relationship with his mother and his grandmothers, former girlfriends and childhood sweethearts, as well as the psychoanalysis he underwent aged 42...

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Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Lucidly and beautifully written, PEACE IS EVERY STEP contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community lead..

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Pilgrim's Regress

One of C. S. Lewis' works of fiction, or more specifically allegory, this book is clearly modelled upon Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, as Lewis cleverly satirizes different sections of the Church. ..

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Pope Francis: Untying the Knots: The Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism

For the past two years Pope Francis has enchanted and bewildered the world in equal measure with his compassion and his contradictions. Expanding greatly on his acclaimed earlier book Pope Francis: Un..

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Power of a Clear Conscience: Let God Free You from Your Past

Exchange Your Guilt for True Freedom and Forgiveness. Do you struggle with feelings of guilt about your past? Or are you bogged down by a conscience that haunts or imprisons you? This is not how God i..

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Priests de la Resistance!: The loose canons who fought Fascism in the twentieth century

Whoever said that Christians had to be meek and mild hadn't met Father Kir - parish priest and French resistance hero, immortalised by the Kir Royale. And they probably weren't thinking of Archbishop ..

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Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you'll..

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Quaker Book of Wisdom

Taking his inspiration from nine generations of Quaker forebears, Smith speaks to all of us who are seeking a simpler, more meaningful life. He explores ways in which we can harness our inner light to..

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Quest for Mary Magdalene: History & Legend

Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text, larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on a life of her own. She has been portrayed as a penitent whore, a wealthy woman, Christ's wife, an..

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Readings of the Vessantara Jataka

The Vessantara Jataka tells the story of Prince Vessantara, who attained the Perfection of Generosity by giving away his fortune, his children, and his wife. Vessantara was the penultimate rebirth as ..

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Redesigning Worship: Creating Powerful God Experiences

Planning a worship service is far more than just choosing songs and seasonal images. Helping people to genuinely worship God requires creating an experience through which people can enter into the pre..

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Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

"What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? "Alain de Botton's bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion--without having to believe in an..

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Religion in Minutes

Learn about the religions of the world - in minutes. What are the differences between Sunni and Shi'a, Catholic and Protestant, Buddhism and Confucianism? Who were Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, and what ..

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