Abraham's Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, by Bruce Chilton

By Bruce Chilton

When they arrived on the position which God had indicated to him, Abraham built
an altar there, and organized the wooden. Then he sure his son and placed him on
the altar on best of the wooden. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the
knife to kill his son . . .” —The ebook of Genesis

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The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus

By Erwin Raphael McManus

In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus, writer, inspiration chief, and founding father of MOSAIC in l. a., pens a manifesto for human creativity and the start of a brand new renaissance. McManus not just calls us to reclaim our inventive essence, yet unearths how we will craft our lives right into a murals. There are not any shortcuts to caliber, and McManus celebrates the non secular procedure which could support us become aware of our actual selves.

McManus demonstrates that all of us hold inside us the essence of an artist. all of us have to create, to join a technique that brings to the area anything attractive, strong, and precise, on the way to let our souls to come back to lifestyles. It's not just the standard of the components we use to construct our lives that subject, however the care we carry to the method itself. similar to baking artisan bread, it's a procedure that's crafted over the years. And God has whatever to assert approximately how we craft our lives. With poignant, inspirational tales and insights from paintings, existence, background, and scripture interspersed all through, McManus walks readers throughout the technique of crafting a lifetime of good looks and sweetness.

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Divine Romance (Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God by Paramhansa Yogananda

By Paramhansa Yogananda

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Publish yr note: initially released in 1987. This replica is the second one Indian Paperback variation 2003

A selection of greater than 50 talks at the substantial diversity of inspiring and common truths that experience captivated thousands in Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Readers will locate those talks alive with the original mixture of all-embracing knowledge, encouragement, and love for humanity that experience made the writer considered one of our era's such a lot respected and depended on courses to the non secular life.

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Once upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, Book 1) by Janette Oke

By Janette Oke

Josh Jones realizes his relations isn't standard, yet it's the single existence he's ever identified. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have formed the younger guy he has turn into. yet as he grows into manhood, Josh starts to stand vital questions on existence, love, and religion.

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When God Isn't Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where by Jay Wexler

By Jay Wexler

In this energetic, round-the-world journey, legislations professor and stand-up comedian Jay Wexler explores the intersection of faith and the environment.

Did you recognize that

   • In Hong Kong and Singapore, Taoists burn paper cash to soothe “hungry ghosts,” filling the air with smoke and hazardous pollution?
   • In Mumbai, Hindus hold twenty-foot-tall plaster of Paris idols of the elephant god Ganesh into the ocean and go away them at the ocean ground to represent the impermanence of existence, additional polluting the scarce water assets of western India?
   • In Taiwan, Buddhists working towards “mercy release” trap thousands of small animals and unencumber them into irrelevant habitats, killing some of the animals and destroying ecosystems?
   • In crucial the USA, palm frond revenues to US clients for Palm Sunday celebrations have helped decimate the rain forests of Guatemala and southern Mexico?
   • In big apple, Miami, and different huge US towns, Santeria fans sprinkle mercury of their flats to fend off witches, poisoning these houses for future years?
   • In Israel, on Lag B’omer, a vacation commemorating a well-known rabbi, Jews make such a lot of bonfires that the smoke could be obvious from area, and journeys to the emergency room for bronchial asthma and different pulmonary stipulations spike?

Law professor and stand-up comedian Jay Wexler travels the globe which will comprehend the complexity of those difficulties and learn the way society can most sensible tackle them. He feasts on whale blubber in northern Alaska, bumps alongside at the back of a battered jeep in Guatemala, clambers down the crowded shores of Mumbai, and learns find out how to pluck a useless eagle in Colorado, all to respond to the query “Can spiritual perform and environmental defense coexist?”

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Grow Younger, Live Longer: Ten Steps to Reverse Aging by David Simon, Deepak Chopra

By David Simon, Deepak Chopra

In develop more youthful, dwell Longer, Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in mind/body medication, applies his many years of study and data to truly opposite the getting older technique. this easy and functional step by step application designed via Dr. Chopra and his affiliate, David Simon, M.D., exhibits the way it is key to resume all dimensions of the self—the physique, brain, and spirit—in order to look and feel younger.

The ten-step software special during this e-book will instantly enhance your experience of health, and the 3 day-by-day activities accompanying each one step may also help you completely combine the age reversal technique into your existence. the right way to keep a younger brain, domesticate flexibility, improve your immune method, nourish your physique, and masses extra. As you start to opposite your organic age, you'll find your self tapping into your internal reservoirs of limitless power, creativity, and power.

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The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient by James William Coleman

By James William Coleman

In our multicultural society, faiths previously visible as unique became beautiful possible choices for lots of humans looking extra gratifying non secular lives. this is often very true of Buddhism, that's the focal point of continuous media attention--thanks a minimum of partially to star converts, significant movies, and the recognition of the Dalai Lama. Following this contemporary pattern within the West, writer James Coleman argues new and notably diversified kind of this historical religion is rising. the hot Buddhism sheds new gentle in this fresh evolution of Buddhist perform within the West. After in short recounting the beginnings and unfold of Buddhism within the East, Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by way of key Western lecturers within the 19th and 20th centuries, starting from the British poet Sir Edwin Arnold to the Beat author Alan Watts. Turning to the modern scene, he reveals that Western academics have borrowed liberally from diversified Buddhist traditions that by no means intersect of their unique contexts. women and men perform jointly as equals; ceremonies and rituals are easier, extra direct, and never believed to have magical results. additionally, the recent Buddhism has made the trail of meditation and non secular awakening on hand to each person, not only an elite cadre of priests. Drawing on interviews with famous academics and lay practitioners, in addition to a survey accomplished by way of participants of 7 North American Buddhist facilities, Coleman depicts the colourful number of new Buddhists this present day, from dilettantes to committed scholars and the committed lecturers who advisor their non secular growth. He additionally information the issues that experience arisen as a result of a few Western influences--especially with reference to gender roles, intercourse, and tool. Exploring the allure of this unique religion in postmodern society and wondering its destiny in a world customer tradition, the recent Buddhism offers a radical and interesting advisor to Western Buddhism this present day.

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Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an by Joel Osteen

By Joel Osteen

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We weren't created to only get through with common, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to go away our marks on our generations. every body has seeds of greatness planted inside of by way of the author. while lifestyles weighs upon us, pushing us down, proscribing our pondering, labeling us in destructive methods, now we have what it takes to beat and upward thrust above into the fullness of our destinies. In his dynamic, inspiring and faith-building new publication, Break Out: 5 how one can transcend Your limitations and dwell a unprecedented Life, best-selling writer Joel Osteen offers sensible steps and encouragement for making a existence with no obstacles. This publication might help readers escape and cut loose to allow them to think larger, raise their productiveness, increase their relationships and achieve their desires. Osteen's uplifting message specializes in relocating past obstacles by:

* bold to think that the simplest will ensue for us
* Adopting an irrepressible "break out" attitude
* Making room for increase
* Praying daring prayers
* Following God's plan past our circumstances

Filled with religion and concept, escape demanding situations readers to have a brand new point of view, to allow not anything carry them again, and to reject any labels that will restrict them. Osteen conjures up and encourages with the message that our first holiday outs needs to ensue inside of our personal minds: "When you holiday although on your brain, believing you could upward thrust greater and triumph over hindrances, then God will unharness the ability inside that may make it easier to transcend the normal into the extreme lifestyles you have been designed to live."

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Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

One of many world's so much liked academics and Zen masters stocks a profound, concise, and useful advisor to figuring out and constructing our strongest internal resource—silence—to support us locate happiness, function, and peace.

We spend loads of our lives looking for happiness, operating from something to a different, caring in regards to the prior and being nervous in regards to the destiny. all of the whereas the realm round us is overflowing with the sweetness and contentment we search. This attractiveness calls to us each day, but we hardly ever are within the place to hear. If we don't have silence in ourselves, if our minds and bodies are choked with noise, we can't listen beauty's call.

In Silence, Thich Nhat Hanh courses us on a route to domesticate the calm inside ourselves and adventure the profound strength of quiet amid our noisy daily lives.

The reward of silence doesn't require hours upon hours of solitary meditation or an latest perform of any style. With mindfulness comes the stillness we have to come domestic to ourselves and notice who we're and what we really want.

Combining robust tales, undying knowledge, and straightforward mindfulness ideas, Thich Nhat Hanh exhibits us that silence is on the middle of the happiness we search.

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Coming Clean: A Story of Faith by Seth Haines

By Seth Haines

“I believe we’re all under the influence of alcohol on something.”

Seth Haines used to be within the medical institution along with his spouse, making plans funeral songs for his or her not-yet two-year-old, whilst he made a really unsleeping determination: this used to be the final day he ever desired to believe. So he requested his sister to smuggle in a few gin, and his habit began.

But even if you’ve ever had a drop to drink on your lifestyles, we’re all searching for how you can cease the ache. Like Seth, we’re all looking balms for the anxiousness of what we think is an absent God—whether it’s via people-pleasing, buying, the net, nutrition, profession highs, or perhaps solid works and elite theology. we strive to anesthetize our nervousness via addiction—any outdated habit. however it frequently leaves us feeling much more empty than before.

In Coming Clean, Seth Haines writes rawly in the course of the first ninety days of a piece of sobriety, illuminating the way to face the discomfort we’d quite run from, or even extra importantly, how Jesus meets us there. since it is simply after we face our anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Christ’s ardour that we really become aware of that we're certainly fresh, surrendered, and entire.

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