View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

SEARCH OUR INVENTORY OF THOUSANDS OF NEW & USED BOOKS
ALL USED BOOKS IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION -- MANY LIKE NEW!

Religion

product image

The Red Thread of Passion (USED)

$8.99
More Info
Is sex an enemy that must be subdued before spiritual practice can happen, or is it a powerful creative force and a vehicle of enlightenment? There may be no completely satisfying answer--though the question has engendered discussion for centuries. David Guy's contribution takes the form of a personal exploration of the place of sex in his own life and meditation practice, as well as in the lives and work of figures he has come to regard as pioneers on the boundaries of sex and spirituality: Walt Whitman, D. H. Lawrence, Alan Watts, and the erotic writer Marco Vassi among them. It also includes accounts of his pilgrimages to contemporary theorists, activists, and sex workers.

From poets to prostitutes, everyone has something to say, even though the reconciliation of sex and spirituality may always remain something of a paradox--as expressed in the Zen koan from which the title is taken: "Why is it that the most clear-eyed monk cannot sever the red thread of passion between his legs?" David Guy's answer is this honest and compelling exploration of the nature of desire.

product image

The Right to Life: The Eastern Orthodox Christian Perspective on Abortion (USED)

$3.99
More Info
- All biblical texts on the sanctity of human life
- The teachings of the Fathers on abortion
- The science on the life of the unborn
- The teachings of other religions on abortion including Islam and Buddhism
- A review of the Roman Catholic and Protestant teachings on abortion
- The contemporary position of the Orthodox Church on abortion
- Social and political realities in modern abortion politics
- How each Orthodox Christian can relate to the issue of abortion today...

The Runner's Bible (USED)

$3.99
More Info

The Salesian Trilogy (USED)

$19.99
More Info

The Shack (USED)

$3.99
More Info

The Story of Judaism (USED)

$3.99
More Info

The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers (USED)

$9.99
More Info

The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers (USED)

$9.99
More Info
product image

The Way and Its Power (USED)

$6.99
More Info
Arthur Waley s brilliant and definitive translation of one of the foremost of all mystical books, Lao Tzu s Tao Te Ching, has become a modern classic in its own right. Unlike previous translations, it is founded not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of all the early Chinese literature, and it provides a singular example of authoritative scholarship skillfully blended with brilliant, precise writing. In his introduction, Dr. Waley gives an extensive scholarly account of Chinese thought down to the end of the third century B.C. Here, the author presents a full picture of Chinese prehistory, early philosophy, and literature, showing the original, lofty conception of Taoism before the gradual corruption through the course of centuries, tracing this conflict of philosophies and its background of politics."
product image

The Wisdom of Confucius: Helpful Insights for Modern Readers from the Classic Teachings of the Great Chinese Philosopher (USED)

$5.99
More Info
Insightful compilation of the teachings of the great Chinese philosopher and social reformer. Filled with insights hit the modern reader.
product image

The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism (USED)

$9.99
More Info
In pre-Christian and early Christian times, Witchcraft (with a capital "W") was a magical and healing practice associated with the pagan religion. Good witches were pretty much the norm. The very word "Witch" comes from the Old Anglo-Saxon wicce or wicca, meaning a "wise one;" the wiser of the common people having knowledge of herbs, healing, augury, and magic. But during the last 1,000 years, Witchcraft and paganism received much bad press. With 560 entries, a resource section, and 114 photos and illustrations, this is an exhaustive A-to-Z exploration of people, places, events, literature, and other matters related to this ever-timely and popular topic. It defines both the darker Christian concept and the true concept of Wicca, concentrating on the Western European and later New World versions of Witchcraft and magic. From Abracadabra to Aleister Crowley to Gardnerian Witchcraft to Rosemary's Baby to sorcery and Zoroastra, The Witch Book is unmatched in its coverage of witchcraft's historical, practical, and cultural aspects.

Theological Foundations (USED)

$12.99
More Info
Here, a team of award-winning teaching scholars has come together to create an introductory text that offers a truly unique and innovative contribution to the discipline of theological studies. This "first book" provides students of any religious tradition with the foundational skills, vocabulary, conceptual understanding, and research abilities that they need to succeed in theology and religious studies.
Theological Foundations provides the following: Ten chapters that introduce the major sub-disciplines of theology creating a well-rounded source for understanding the discipline as a whole Contributions that are clear, accessible, and steeped in content A strong basis for vigorous intellectual and personal exploration of life and our relation to God Flexibility that allows the instructor to assign readings in any order that fits his or her syllabus A one-of-a-kind, integrated library research component, "From the Reference Librarian," which teaches students the foundational skills needed for successful study in theology and in any academic discipline
product image

Theology for Skeptics (USED)

$3.99
More Info
product image

This I Believe (USED)

$5.99
More Info

"A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others.

Featuring many renowned contributors--including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike--the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board.

The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs--and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them--reveal the American spirit at its best.

product image

This is the Day

$25.00
More Info
The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because--this is the day.

Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel "stuck"--unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: "now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day." In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from "pause" to "play" in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book's themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career.

product image

This is Your Day for a Miracle (USED)

$2.99
More Info
In this book, TV evangelist Benny Hinn gives accounts of people whom he testifies were miraculously restored to health through the healing power of God.

Three Founders of Citeaux (USED)

$4.99
More Info

Through the Year with Pope John Paul II (USED)

$3.99
More Info
product image

Torches of Joy (USED)

$3.99
More Info
"On every continent, in every nation, God is at work in and through the lives of believers. From the streets of Amsterdam to remote Pacific islands to the jungles of Ecuador and beyond, each international adventure that emerges is a dramatic episode that could be directed only by the hand of God. In one generation, the Dani people of Irian Jaya took the dangerous leap from the Stone Age into the twentieth century, discovering the gospel of Jesus and their destiny as His helpers.
product image

Towards a Theology of the Environment (USED)

$4.99
More Info
POPE BENEDICT said at the beginning of his Pontificate that external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast. Therefore the earth's treasures no longer serve to build God's garden for all to live in, but they have been made to serve the powers of exploitation and destruction. This book is a theological investigation of the environment, and takes in scientific, biblical, moral and spiritual themes, all addressed by recent Church teaching on the subject. The starting point is a detailed analysis of the various problems assailing the environment at present. Then a distinction is made between the science of ecology and the ideological overtones which are often associated with this area. Next, an overview of Christian teaching on ecology is present as an antidote to both New Age pseudo-mysticism and political ideology. A Christian theology of the environment is then formulated which has consequences for our moral life and our prayer. PAUL HAFFNER is a priest and professor of theology at Regina Apostolorum University in Rome, visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and adjunct lecturer at Duquesne University Roman Campus. Author of over 20 books and 100 articles on philosophical and theological themes, many of his works have been translated into several languages, including Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Other published volumes by this author include Mystery of Creation, Mystery of the Church, The Mystery of Mary, The Mystery of Reason and The Sacramental Mystery, all from Gracewing.

Treasures from Heaven (USED)

$4.99
More Info
product image

Truck of Potatoes

$13.99
More Info

There are so many stories that I have to share that are a result of my upbringing, my home, schools I attended and my Catholic faith that the only way to do them justice is to continue the remainder of the book in vignettes. These stories are a compilation of moments, days, weeks and years of feelings. These feelings exude a range of happy, sad, bittersweet, tender, determined and loving - all parts of me that show a person who refused to give in to the negative side of life. My positive attitude has always prevailed.

I will attempt to categorize my stories into ones that refer to my family, my love of travel, my passion for dance and teaching dance, my naïve nature, my business sense and all the people I met as a result. ENJOY!!!

Un Christo Negro (USED)

$1.99
More Info
product image

Under His Wings (USED)

$5.99
More Info
With poignant, personal insights gleaned from her own life, Patsy Clairmont uncovers the places women tend to hide.

Understanding Numerology (USED)

$3.99
More Info

Understanding the Bible (USED)

$14.99
More Info
This is a nonsectarian guide for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Bible, giving information on archaeological data and historical background, and providing material on the date, authorship, and theological content of each book of the Old and New Testaments.
product image

Unseen Realm

$27.95
More Info
In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's Word.
  • Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?
  • How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?
  • Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?
  • Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over?
  • In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions?
  • Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?
  • Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?
  • Who are the "glorious ones" that even angels dare not rebuke?
  • After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.

    "There is a world referred to in the Scripture that is quite unseen, but also quite present and active. Michael Heiser's The Unseen Realm seeks to unmask this world. Heiser shows how important it is to understand this world and appreciate how its contribution helps to make sense of Scripture. The book is clear and well done, treating many ideas and themes that often go unseen themselves. With this book, such themes will no longer be neglected, so read it and discover a new realm for reflection about what Scripture teaches."
    --Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement

    "'How was it possible that I had never seen that before?' Dr. Heiser's survey of the complex reality of the supernatural world as the Scriptures portray it covers a subject that is strangely sidestepped. No one is going to agree with everything in his book, but the subject deserves careful study, and so does this book."
    --John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

    product image

    Unveiled the Hidden Lives of Nuns (USED)

    $6.99
    More Info
    What do nuns really think about life, death, love, sex, faith, friendship, guilt, regret, loss, motherhood, feminism, and the modern world and all its conveniences and luxuries?
    To answer these questions, award-winning journalist Cheryl L. Reed interviewed more than 300 nuns from a wide variety of orders-and with divergent beliefs. She lived with them, observed their daily lives, and participated in silent worship. She witnessed their vow ceremonies, mourned with them, celebrated and drank beer with them. They welcomed questions no one had ever dared ask before. In the end the nuns that Reed approached with suspicion and curiosity ended up teaching her more about motherhood, relationships, and feminism than she ever gleaned from the outside world.
    In "Unveiled," Reed has succeeded in opening up the doors to a once closed world-one often misrepresented and almost always misunderstood-to present nuns not as stoic icons of secrecy and ritual but simply as women who have chosen an independent path, and who now offer themselves as guides to their fascinating, surprising, and enlightening interior lives.
    product image

    Upanishads

    $4.99
    More Info
    This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today's readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy.

    The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the work's philosophical and spiritual subtlety, while others convey its poetry at the cost of literal meaning.

    This new translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes fills the need for an Upanishads that is clear, simple, and insightful - yet remains faithful to the original Sanskrit.

    As Western Sanskrit scholars who have spent their lives immersed in meditative practice, Katz and Egenes offer a unique perspective in penetrating the depths of Eastern wisdom and expressing these insights in modern yet poetic language.

    Their historical introduction is suited to newcomers and experienced readers alike, providing the perfect entry to this unparalleled work.

    product image

    Urged on by Christ (USED)

    $5.99
    More Info
    product image

    Virtue in the Unseen Warfare (USED)

    $3.99
    More Info
    Father Jack Sparks has masterfully adapted the material from this highly treasured monastic work specifically for today's lay Christian living in the midst of a modern world. The result is a profound but highly practical resource for those who seek to strive with all their might against the enemies of our souls-the world, the flesh, and the devil. Study questions at the end of each chapter facilitate individual or small group study. Two other books in the "Unseen Warfare" series-Victory in the Unseen Warfare, and Prayer in the Unseen Warfare-are complementary in content, but do not overlap. Can be read separately or as a set.

    Vision (USED)

    $3.99
    More Info
    product image

    Visitations from the Afterlife (USED)

    $5.99
    More Info
    A Visitation -- a spontaneous encounter with a loved one who has passed on into the next world -- is a life-altering and transformative experience. Sometimes a loved one returns to say "Good-bye, for now," or to bring a vision of the afterlife or a lesson for this life. Often the spirit brings the blessed peace of healing to a grieving loved one -- someone who has lost a parent, a partner, or a child. However they come, these extraordinary moments of reunion leave the living blessed and forever changed.

    According to a recent USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll, almost 70 million Americans believe that it is possible to communicate with the dead, and millions of people the world over have experienced a visitation. When people feel that it is safe to speak openly of these encounters, they tell stories that in the past have been kept close, "secretly whispered from parent to child, from friend to friend, from heart to heart."

    Since early childhood, Lee Lawson has herself had many visitations, treasured experiences that have profoundly shaped and molded her life. "Visitations from the Afterlife" is a passionate invitation to explore and be blessed by this remarkable collection of visitation stories from around the world.

    Whether or not you have experienced a visitation, you will find these accounts compelling evidence of the afterlife, revealing to us that life and love continue into eternity. This beautiful collection of stories brings hope and peace to the heart, helping us to realize that we live on after death, and that one day we will be reunited with the ones we love.

    Voice of the Church (USED)

    $6.99
    More Info
    These three papers offer liturgists, musicians, pastoral leaders, and scholars differing views on and identify significant issues for developing a process for liturgical translation.
    product image

    Voices of the Martyrs 33A.D. to Today (USED)

    $6.99
    More Info
    Foxe's Book of Martyrs, often called the second most important book in history after the Bible, has just been updated and expanded for today's readers. The new, comprehensive volume, FOXE: Voices of the Martyrs, not only records the complete original work but includes updated accounts of martyrs worldwide through 2006. DON'T MISS OUT! This is the only volume of Martyrs available until Voice of the Martyrs and Bridge-Logos update the book again in 2010.
    product image

    Walking in God's Promises (USED)

    $3.99
    More Info

    On many occasions, Sarah faced very difficult circumstances and made some mistakes along the way. But she willingly allowed God to stretch her and shape her. As a result, she became a woman of great faith and an example to help women1/4

  • rest in confidence no matter how uncertain life becomes
  • wait patiently on God's timing
  • replace their problems with God's promises
  • As women trust in God's promises, they will develop courage and confidence that will carry them through the tough times in life.

    Wealth and Poverty in the Teachings of the Church Fathers (USED)

    $4.99
    More Info
    product image

    Weekly Prayer Services for Teenagers (USED)

    $7.99
    More Info
    These 39 prayer services that span the catechetical school year help junior and senior high school students explore a variety of themes pertinent to their experience of the Christian life. Each includes the readings for the day, discussion questions, communal prayer, and activity.

    Search through these 226 services by liturgical seasons, by the date of the lectionary readings, and by themes relevant to teens: friends, peer pressure, discipleship, self-image, real freedom, commitment.

    product image

    Welcome to the Wisdom of the World (USED)

    $5.99
    More Info

    Certain questions are common to all of us as human beings. Why was I born? What??'s important in life? How do I know the right thing to do? What does it mean to "make a difference"? What??'s wrong with me ? why can???t I change? Such questions are so deeply human that they transcend time and place, religions and cultures.

    In this inviting book Joan Chittister presents the insights of others from different cultures throughout history who have grappled with the same kinds of life questions that plague us here and now. Through stories and wisdom literature from major religious traditions ? Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam ? Chittister highlights practical, universal truths and deftly shows how each spiritual tradition brings a special gift to the art of living a meaningful, spiritually aware life.

    A rich exploration of spirituality, Welcome to the Wisdom of the World addresses some of our most challenging issues ? ambition, security, romance, abandonment, failure, and more ? acknowledging the truth we can find in the wisdom of our human past and the connections we can make through our differences. This is a book for anyone who wants to grow spiritually and to become more fully human.

    product image

    What Do You Think About God? (USED)

    $2.99
    More Info
    product image

    What Every Pastor Should Know About Sunday School (USED)

    $4.99
    More Info
    Sunday School Teacher Elmer L. Towns and Pastor Stan Toler give us a visionary look at the Sunday School of the future-and definitely like what they see. That's provided, of course, we begin today to build the Sunday Schools that will revitalize the Church and thereby ensure its long-term growth. This companion to "What Every Sunday School Teacher""Should Know" is a practical, exciting wake-up call for every pastor who has a nagging notion that the Sunday School program is not the dynamic catalyst for growth that it should be.
    product image

    When God is Silent (USED)

    $3.99
    More Info
    "Reading of God's silence in the Bible gives me courage to explore the practice of restraint in preaching--not as a deliberate withholding of God's word nor, I hope, as a rationale for my own reticence, but as a sober reaching for more reverence in the act of public speaking about God." In these 1997 Lyman Beecher Lectures in Preaching delivered at Yale Divinity School, Barbara Brown Taylor focuses on the task of those who preach and those who hear sermons in a world where people thirst for a word from God. How may we approach this seemingly silent God with due respect, proclaiming the Word without violating the silence, by speaking with restraint? Her first chapter examines the late twentieth-century language with which we talk about God in theology and speak to God in prayer. The second chapter addresses the question of God's communication in Scripture and how the "voice of God" was heard less and less in the land as the centuries progressed. Finally, Taylor explores what the silence of God means for Christians and how we may exercise "homiletical restraint" in speaking of the divine.
    product image

    When People are Big and God is Small (USED)

    $6.99
    More Info
    Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing in what the Bible calls fear of man.
    product image

    Where Shall My Wond'ring Soul Begin? The Landscaoe of Evangelical Piety and Thought (USED)

    $3.99
    More Info
    Eight of today's most noted thinkers here examine the nature of evangelical Christianity and explore its ongoing role in contemporary culture. Produced in conjunction with the establishment of a new professorship in evangelical theological studies at Harvard University, these chapters discuss evangelicalism's shared religious features, its intellectual agenda, and the impact its deeply felt religious commitments have had on society. In the process, this volume provides a significance view of evangelicalism in its broadest outlines and suggests ways to cultivate and preserve its finest qualities.
    product image

    Where There is Light (USED)

    $2.99
    More Info
    A practical and spiritual handbook for coping with adversity, building relationships, cultivating inner peace, overcoming worry and understanding death.
    product image

    Who Is My Neighbor? An Extensive Commentary on the Good Samaritan Parable

    $13.95
    More Info

    One of the most profoundly influential and immortal parables ever recounted by the Savior is the parable of the Good Samaritan. In this story, the Messiah expounds upon what constitutes the nature of true religion, which consists in the willful extension of charity and mercy, in the performance of acts of love and in bringing the greatest good to others. The parable also proves that the performance of deeds of righteousness very often comes from the unlikeliest of characters, in strange, unexpected places to provide for us in ways that utterly transcend our narrow definitions or limited expectations. And no more than we should not discount any human being as unworthy of our services should we deny or underestimate that any other has the capacity to initiate or reciprocate such graces.
    Though rich in interest as a story in itself, especially as an embodiment of profoundly precious lessons on the nature of love in action and at face value is both dramatic and practical in the obvious application of its meaning, there is a time honored interpretation taught by the ancient assembly and preserved throughout the Middle Ages that brilliantly encapsulates the plan of salvation in such a way that has lost its metaphorical meaning in modernity. The parable of the Good Samaritan testifies of the plan of salvation, the Savior's atoning love and our journey toward eternal life. It can not only be read as a story of a man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho but also about all who come down from the heavenly presence of the Father to live on earth. The story has a universal application for all of humanity that is as relevant and necessary today as it was when it was first declared. This meaning becomes more visible as it was formerly taught and understood by the early Church fathers, an interpretation the author resurrects and elucidates upon.

    product image

    Who's Who in Christianity (USED)

    $6.99
    More Info
    Who's Who in Christianity is an invaluable reference guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, monarchs, philanthropists, theologians, missionaries and heretics.
    The book encompasses both Eastern and Western churches and the lives and opinions of personalities who have shaped the past twenty Christian centuries, from Jesus of Galilee to Pope John Paul II, and from Paul of Tarsus to Mother Teresa.
    product image

    Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story (USED)

    $7.99
    More Info
    Whether framed philosophically as "Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?" or more colloquially as "But, Mommy, who made God?" the metaphysical mystery about how we came into existence remains the most fractious and fascinating question of all time. Following in the footsteps of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose, and even Stephen Hawking, Jim Holt emerges with an engrossing narrative that traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. As he takes on the role of cosmological detective, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God vs. the Big Bang. Whether interviewing a cranky Oxford philosopher, a Physics Nobel Laureate, or a French Buddhist monk, Holt pursues unexplored and often bizarre angles to this cosmic puzzle. The result is a brilliant synthesis of cosmology, mathematics, and physics--one that propels his own work to the level of philosophy itself.
    product image

    Why Politics Needs Religion (USED)

    $6.99
    More Info
    Can religion and politics mix? Many voices reply, "No way!" Yet in this provocative and timely book, Brendan Sweetman argues against this charge and the various sophisticated arguments that support it. As we witness the clash of religious and secular worldviews he claims that our pluralistic democratic society will be best served when the faith elements of secularism are acknowledged and the rational elements of religious arguments are allowed to inform the momentous debates taking place in the public square. In fact, Sweetman contends that "politics needs religion if it is to be truly democratic, concerned with fairness among worldviews, equality and a vigorous public discussion."
    product image

    Why? (USED)

    $3.99
    More Info

    Called "the best preacher in the family," by her father, Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz speaks around the globe with the wisdom and the authority of years spent studying God's Word. In her latest book, Anne shares her heart and God's teachings on the universal problem of suffering.

    Drawing her characteristically keen insights from the familiar story of Lazarus in the ninth and eleventh chapters of the Gospel of John, Anne offers Jesus' reassuring answers to our heartfelt cries for understanding:

  • Why doesn't God care?
  • Why does He let these things happen?
  • Why me?
  • Why doesn't God answer my prayers?
  • Why didn't He protect me?
  • Why doesn't He perform a miracle?
  • Why? helps us understand and deal with suffering while guiding us to the ultimate answer-the Savior who shares our grief and our tears.