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Black Dawn, Bright Day (USED)

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In this compelling and prophetic work, Sun Bear describes the environmental future and tells where and how you can survive the dramatic changes to come. Through his own vision and dreams, as well as the vision of other Native American peoples, he has foreseen climatic shifts, droughts, floods, acid rain and pollution, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Although severe, these changes will pave the way for a cleansing of the Earth and a new relationship between Earth and man.
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Blended Marriage (USED)

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According to Barna Research Group, 33 percent of Christian marriages end in divorce. Many divorced Christians ask if there is any hope of building a unified marriage in the future. "The Blended Marriage" teaches that even in second or third marriages, couples can overcome past hurts and issues and connect to one another in love. This Bible study will provide guidance on how to create one united family and can be used for couples' counseling for couples on their own. This is the perfect resource for couples who are starting over!
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Blessed Among Women; Encounters with Mary and Her Message (USED)

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Encounters with Mary, the mother of Jesus, are occurring frequently today among ordinary people of different religions and from all walks of life. What do these visions of the feminine face of the Divine mean, not only for the visionaries, but for people who have not experienced them? Blessed Among Women recounts more than fifty first-person, dramatic, uplifting, true stories of people's encounters with Mary, and discusses their significance in ways that will inspire people of all spiritual backgrounds. Dr. G. Scott Sparrow has had his own encounters with Mary and offers spiritual and psychological interpretations of Marian encounters that explain why they are relevant to everyone's life. The compelling Marian encounters of Blessed Among Women take place in a wide variety of contexts - in the city or countryside, in the sanctuary of dreams or during moments of indecision, emotional turmoil, sickness, or even joy - yet they all resemble one another in one central way: They all dramatically transform the course of the seer's life and unleash an inner strength and a renewed sense of faith, compassion, and caring.
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Blood of the Martyrs, Seed of the Church (USED)

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Blood of the Martyrs, Seed of the Church tells the stories of representative martyrs throughout the history of the Church, beginning with Christ's own passion as the model of Christian martyrdom. Martyrs whose stories are told include men and women; young and old; clergy, lay and religious. They are ancient, medieval and modern believers, from every continent and a myriad of cultures. As the stories unfold, the author explains relevant details, including the nature of martyrdom, how martyrdom helped build and shape the church, and how the church authenticates martyrs.

Book of Surrender: A Journey of Self Awareness Inspired by the Words of Emmanuel (USED)

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Available once again--the powerful enlightening dialogue between a man searching for spiritual and physical release and the channeled energy known as Emmanuel.

Brave Acts Including David and Goliath & Other Stories (USED)

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Breaking the Da Vinci Code (USED)

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Many who have read the New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code have questions that arise from seven codes-expressed or implied-in Dan Brown's book. In Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone's Asking, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelist's claims using central ancient texts and answers the following questions: Who was Mary Magdalene? Was Jesus Married? Would Jesus Being Single be Un-Jewish? Do the So-Called Secret Gnostic Gospels Help Us Understand Jesus? What Is the Remaining Relevance of The Da Vinci Code?

Darrell Bock's research uncovers the origins of these codes by focusing on the 325 years immediately following the birth of Christ, for the claims of The Da Vinci Code rise or fall on the basis of things emerging from this period. Breaking the Da Vinci Code, now available in trade paper, distinguishes fictitious entertainment from historical elements of the Christian faith. For by seeing these differences, one can break the Da Vinci code.

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Bridge of Light: Tools of Light for Spiritual Transformation (USED)

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Taking New Age readers to the next step in their spiritual development, this is the first book to offer practical ways of handling the new energy or "light" coming into their lives and the crises and choices it inevitably brings.
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Brother Angelo Returns to Assisi (USED)

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This is the third volume in a trilogy that is part history, part fiction, based on the anecdotes of Saint Francis' three companions: Rufino (The Autumn of Saint Francis of Assisi), Leo (Brother Leo Remembers Francis) and now Angelo, who reaped the memories of his two friends.

Brother Angelo of Rieti returns to Assisi forty years later to remember how it had been in the beginnings of the Franciscan Order. In imaginative language and believable dialogue, he compares memories with Saint Clare, Brothers Sylvester, Giles, Bernardo di Quintevalle and other early companions of Saint Francis, and visits the sites in and around Assisi that were important to them. History tells us that Brother Angelo was a musician and troubadour. Brother Angelo tells us, "I picked up my lute that Francis agreed I should bring with me and followed him down the path to the future" (Chapter One).

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Buddha Standard Time (USED)

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"Awealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, thePure Land of the Buddha, now." --Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace Is EveryStep

"Fornewcomers to Buddhism (and non-Buddhists interested in universal wisdom!) and'old hands' at practice . . . [Das] promises nothing less than a liberatedlife, freed from angst over the tyranny of time, though the practice of lovingpresence." --Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside Job

Internationallyrenowned meditation scholar Lama Surya Das delivers a penetrating and practicalguide to discovering the power of living fully in the now. In the tradition ofthe Dalai Lama's The Art of Happiness and Noah Levine's Heartof the Revolution, Buddha Standard Time is a roadmap to discoveringyour own inner kingdom of awareness, patience, and love.

Bullet in Mary's Crown

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One hundred years ago a series of events occurred in a small village in Portugal, the impact of which was felt around the world. Over a six-month period a vision appeared to three small children bringing a warning message to all humanity. On the hundredth anniversary of the vision of Our Lady of Fatima learn why Her message is as important today as it was in 1917 and of the special children selected to be her messengers.
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By Divine Design (USED)

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BettyClare Moffatt shows readers how to discover abundance, peace, wisdom health, and love...by awakening the twelve energy centers from within, and connecting to the divine power of God. Drawn from Christian tradition, these energy fields, which range from love to faith to will, possess enormous power When stimulated, they release a burst of energy that can help restore both physical and emotional health.

Easy step-by-step daily practices which can be used as solitary meditation or as part of a prayer group, support group, or workshop, guide readers on their way to transformation. One insight at a time, one change at a time, readers will find an infinite source of inner strength and joy, vividly experience their link with God, and "By Divine Design", become the spiritual selves they've always longed to be.

By God's Own Power: John Baptist Scalabrini (USED)

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By the Hand of Mormon (USED)

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With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture.
Givens examines the text's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemisphere, and later explores how the Book has been defined as a cultural product--the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker. Givens further investigates its status as a new American Bible or Fifth Gospel, one that displaces, supports, or, in some views, perverts the canonical Word of God. Finally, Givens highlights the Book's role as the engine behind what may become the next world religion.
The most wide-ranging study on the subject outside Mormon presses, By the Hand of Mormon will fascinate anyone curious about a religious people who, despite their numbers, remain strangers in our midst.
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By This Fire (USED)

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Legendary songwriter Gloria Gaither takes a nostalgic look at treasured memories made around the hearth, the heart of her family's home. Her poetic language makes this comforting, affirming book read like her songs. You'll remember the warmth and meaningful associations of fireplaces past--or wish for such a place now.

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Can You Find Jesus? Introducing Your Child to the Gospel (USED)

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Can You Find Jesus? Introducing Your Child to the Gospel offers hours of learning fun. A picture journey takes you and your child through the life of Jesus. As you search the charming illustrations for Jesus and other biblical figures together, your youngster will learn about Jesus and many of the things he did. In addition, ten symbols associated with the life of Jesus are hidden in each picture throughout the book.

The creators of Can You Find Jesus? hope that you and your child will find pleasure in it--and be able to answer the title question with a joyful "Yes!"

Children Ages: 5-9, four-color throughout.

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Catechism of Catholic Second Edition (USED)

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The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability.
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Catholic Book of the Dead (USED)

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End of life or a new beginning? Investigate how Catholic Christians have coped with -- and celebrated -- death, funerals, and interment throughout history.
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Catholic Schools and the Common good (USED)

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The authors examine a broad range of Catholic high schools to determine whether or not students are better educated in these schools than they are in public schools. They find that the Catholic schools do have an independent effect on achievement, especially in reducing disparities between disadvantaged and privileged students. The Catholic school of today, they show, is informed by a vision, similar to that of John Dewey, of the school as a community committed to democratic education and the common good of all students.
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Catholic Sexual Ethics (USED)

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The morality of sexuality explored with references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Veritatis Splendor, Evangelium Vitae, and more.

Catholicism & Life (USED)

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Catholicism and Society (USED)

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Starting with the importance of the Beatitudes in living out our call to holiness, Catholicism and Society offers valuable insights and sound advice on the role of marriage and family in building a good and just society. The book discusses the purposes of marriage, the interplay of husbands and wives and parents and children, how to raise teenagers, and how to combat the anti-family evils of contraception, abortion, and euthanasia. Catholicism and Society also applies Christian moral principles to the role of women in society, the treatment of the elderly, racial discrimination, morality in public life, cults and the New Age Movement, and the ever-present threat of atheism.

Catholics Remember the Holocaust (USED)

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Centering on the Vatican statement We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah, this publication includes the full text of the document, with introduction and commentaries. A bibliography is included.
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Cave of the Ancients (USED)

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Behind the great Himalayan range, there lies all-seeing, all-knowing power and enlightenment.
It is a way of life that may now be destroyed for all time, a spiritual culture with roots in the ancient world, the remote lamaseries of Tibet.
It is here that T. Lobsang Rampa journeyed on the road to self-awareness, to these age-old repositories of wisdom -- where the Lamas learn the meaning of life and death, where the mysterious relationship between the mind and the brain is uncovered, where the secrets of hypnotism, telepathy, clairvoyance, and reincarnation are a part of daily life.
Here too Rampa learned power -- but not for abuse or misuse. For the power of supreme enlightenment and universal knowledge is only offered to a chosen few, to those introduced to the strange and exciting world of . . .
THE CAVE OF THE ANCIENTS
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Celtic Heritage Saints (USED)

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Written for older children but also suitable for adults, Celtic Heritage Saints celebrates a unique period of learning and holiness in the Celtic Church which flourished against the backdrop of the Dark Ages in Europe. The influence of great Celtic centers of learning such as Clonmacnoise, Lismore, Whitby and Bangor, the Light of the World, still fascinate us today.

Here are the key players of the age in brief biographies...the scholars, adventurous sailors, saints who got their heads chopped off, friends and enemies of Kings. Included, among others, are Colmcille, Brigid, Ciaran of Clonmacnoise, and Hilda of Whitby.

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Celtic Saints (USED)

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A fascinating look into the Ireland of history and legend, "Celtic Saints" presents the tales of twenty-one extraordinary men and women, including: Declan of Ardmore Patrick of Ireland Brigid of Kildare Ita of Killeedy Finnian of Clonard Brioc of Saint Brieuc Brendan the Navigator Gildas the Wise David of Wales Columba of Iona Kentigern of Glasgow Gall of Saint Gall Aidan of Lindisfarne Dympna of Gheel
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Centered Living: The Way of Centering Prayer (USED)

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In this enriching book, Father Pennington reveals how the spiritual insights of "centering" have profoundly changed the lives of contemporary Christians everywhere. "I believe in its simplicity," he writes, "it readily adapts itself to wherever one is on [life's] journey. It can open the space for God to lead us all the way into the fullness of the life he offers us...It is truly a gift that belongs to all the People of God." Centered Living is an excellent guidebook for those who already practice centering prayer, as well as those just discovering it.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul; The Wonder of Christmas 101 Stories About the Joy of the Season

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Share in the wonder and joy of Christmas! From holiday hijinks to magical moments, from family traditions to the spirit of giving, there's no time of year like the holidays.

You'll laugh out loud at some stories; others will make you tear up a little. These heartwarming, fun and inspirational stories will leave you with a smile and enthusiasm for the season that will last all year long.

And we didn't forget that you can find fun and wonder in the rest of the holiday season, with stories about Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and New Year's. There's something for everyone in these joy-filled pages.

Children's Old Testament Bible Stories (USED)

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Christ Actually; The Son of God for the Secular Age (USED)

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A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe about--and how can we believe in--Jesus in the twenty-first century in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed?

What Carroll has discovered through decades of writing and lecturing is that he is far from alone in clinging to a received memory of Jesus that separates him from his crucial identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. Yet if Jesus was not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to us. What can that mean now? Paradoxically, the key is his permanent Jewishness. No Christian himself, Jesus actually transcends Christianity.

Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all--Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Far from another book about the "historical Jesus," he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously. He retrieves the power of Jesus' profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last question--what is the future of Jesus Christ?--as the key to a renewal of faith.

Christening of Karma (USED)

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Christian & Islamic Spirituality; Sharing a Journey (USED)

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Demonstrates the similarities of the shared heritage of rich spirituality and reverence for life between the Christian and Islamic traditions.
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Christians Confronting Crisis (USED)

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Truly the best new edition of the greatest Christian classic of all time! This latest addition to the Pure Gold Classics series features a map of pieces, illustrations and photographs, index, sensitively revised text, and a full color timeline chart.
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Christmas All Through the House (USED)

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A feature book for the holiday season.

Book-of-the-Month Club Feature Selection.

Captures the holiday spirit with hundreds of make-it-yourself crafts and decorating ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens kitchen-tested recipes from casual munchies to just-for-company dishes.

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Christmas Traditions: True Stories that Celebrate the Spirit of the Season (USED)

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Grandma's heirloom ornaments. The family carol singalong. Aunt Millie's fruitcake. We all have our special holiday traditions we practice year in and year out. This book not only embraces these old standbys, but also explores unique rituals celebrated the world over. This heartwarming collection evokes the memories of Christmas past with such stories as:
  • Holly Berry Dreams, in which a young girl hangs holly leaves above the doorway as a sign of better times to come while waiting for her father to return from war
  • PJ Presents, featuring a single mom who enlists her neighbor to leave new pajamas on the front porch every Christmas Eve to surprise her children
  • Too Much Christmas, in which a young mother buys up all the leftover tags on the Giving Tree, leaving her with too many tags and too little money
  • Christmas Diaries, featuring a Scottish family who exchanges a diary every Christmas with their extended family in Germany that details the highlights of the past year
    With touching stories like these, this book is the perfect gift to commemorate old traditions and create new traditions--for many Christmases to come.
  • Church & Jewish People New Consideration (USED)

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    Church World Mission (USED)

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    Twelve challenging essays on history, theology, liturgy, canonical order, the ecumenical movement and mission.
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    Churched

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    He spent his childhood trapped within the confines of countless bizarre, strict rules. And lived to tell about it.

    In this first-hand account, author Matthew Paul Turner shares amusing-sometimes cringe-worthy-and poignant stories about growing up in a fundamentalist household, where even well-intentioned contemporary Christian music was proclaimed to be "of the devil."

    churched is a collection of stories that detail an American boy's experiences growing up in a culture where men weren't allowed let their hair grow to touch their ears ("an abomination!"), women wouldn't have been caught dead in a pair of pants (unless swimming), and the pastor couldn't preach a sermon without a healthy dose of hellfire and brimstone. Matthew grapples with the absurdity of a Sunday School Barbie burning, the passionate annual boxing match between the pastor and Satan, and the holiness of being baptized a fifth time-while growing into a young man who, amidst the chaotic mess of religion, falls in love with Jesus.

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    Cloister Walk (USED)

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    This reflective journal of Norris's experiences within the walls of a Benedictine monastery reveals how her ordinary contemplative excursions infused her orordinary experience of time, community and scripture with new meaning. With poetic grace, Norris gives a rare glimpse of the ways in which the "cloister walk"--participation in the liturgy and rituals of the Benedictine way--can be integrated into everyday life.
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    Club Sandwich Goes Great With Chicken Soup (USED)

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    A collection of "Uncle" Jess Moody's favorite stories which will delight young and old readers alike as he describes the outrageous moments in life with his playful prose and warm sense of humor.
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    Coaching Change (USED)

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    Tom Bandy has come to be known as one of today's most insightful interpreters of congregational life and the cultural changes that are affecting it. In previous books he has addressed issues such as the addictive behaviors congregations exhibit, the cultural situation that makes this a "pre-Christian" era, and the organizational changes that must occur if bold new congregational systems are truly to work.

    By evaluating the responses to all of these concerns, the author has heard a recurring set of questions: How do I help people overcome the fear of change? How do I persuade them to accept the cost? Why is there a sense that change is inherently unfaithful? When I go to my church next Sunday and drink coffee with that little group of people God has gathered in our place, how in the world do I convince them to take such risks?

    Drawing on the penetrating analysis of contemporary cultural shifts that has come to be his trademark, Bandy offers detailed and pragmatic suggestions for how one can invite established church members into the mission of transforming their congregation into a place that calls and equips people to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

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    Coming Full Circle (USED)

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    "In this book...I have the great honor of introducing you to a number of women about whom I have not previously written, as well as sharing with you additional stories with several of them. Each new story...can be applied to help us move into harmony and a state of grace with the world around us...and the articles are designed to make the wisdom of the Sisterhood of the Shield more accessible in our daily lives."

    Lynn Andrews has gathered stories from the most profound teachings she has received over the years from the women of the Sisterhood of the Shield, members of an ancient shamanic society deeply embedded in native cultures and traditions all over the world. These shamanic, philosophical, and inspirational teachings are now condensed into one very important book. Her unique and eloquent narrative style reveals how the application of ancient healing techniques can relate to the modern world for over thirty years, interweaving teachings into aspects of universal truths. Coming Full Circle with Lynn reminds us that there is no beginning and no end to the circle of life. In this time of great fear and confusion in the world, she shows how her teachers have led her- and by extension all of us-to confront her deepest fears and accept without hesitation that there is a spiritual solution to every one of life's problems.

    Companions on the Inner Way; The Art of Spiritual Guidance (USED)

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    Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible Third Edition (USED)

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    A revised guide to scripture which offers a chronological approach to the various books of the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Apocrypha, and includes summaries of the Bible's most famous stories, detailed maps of the journeys of its major figures, and descriptions of everyday life depicted in the Bible.
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    Contemporary Insights on a Fifth Marian Dogma (USED)

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    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (USED)

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    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Authors James Walter and Thomas Shannon offer a fresh analysis from the Catholic tradition and show how a specifically Catholic perspective might inform public discussion on these issues. In an age where it is claimed that religion should not be part of ethical discussion on bioethical issues, this book takes a decidedly different tack and shows that the Catholic tradition has something very important to offer. Contemporary Issues in Bioethics combines clear, concise and accessible prose with teachable case studies on such issues as reproductive cloning, quality of life and clinical decision making, and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Divided into four sections--theological issues, issues at the beginning of life, issues with genetic medicine and the care of ill patients, and issues at the end of life-- this book is ideal for use in college, university, and seminary courses on bioethics, as well as for medical professionals, policy makers, and individual readers.

    Creating the World Including Adam and Eve & Other Stories (USED)

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    Creation and Time (USED)

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    Creationism's Trojan Horse (USED)

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    Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of "intelligent design" creationism. They examine the movement's "Wedge Strategy," which has advanced and is succeeding through public relations rather than through scientific research. Analyzing the content and character of "intelligent design theory," they highlight its threat to public education and to the separation of church and state.
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    Cruden's Concordance to the Bible Arranged UNder One Alphabet

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    Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.