New Arrivals · Religion

October 1, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Before amen : the power of a simple prayer

September 30, 2014
Lucado, Max, author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xviii, 163 pages ; 22 cm
"Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child"--Amazon.

Slowing time : seeing the sacred outside your kitchen door

September 30, 2014
Mahany, Barbara.
Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, 2014.
208 pages ; 22 cm

Trinity United Church of Christ, one hundred and fifty years

September 30, 2014
Schmolinsky, Dale E.
Miamisburg, Ohio : Trinity United Church of Christ, 1971
28 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

David : the divided heart

September 29, 2014
Wolpe, David, author.
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]
xvii, 153 pages ; 22 cm.
Young David -- Lover and husband -- Fugitive -- The king -- The sinner -- Father -- Caretaker -- Death of a king -- The once and future king.

The Feasts : how the church year forms us as Catholics

September 29, 2014
Wuerl, Donald W., author.
xvi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Every day is a holiday in the Catholic Church. In their latest collaboration, Cardinal Wuerl and Mike Aquilina examine the history and traditions behind both favorite and forgotten holidays, from Christmas to Easter, from the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity to the Feast of the Holy Angels."--Publisher's web site

Push : persevere until success happens through prayer

September 29, 2014
Trimm, Cindy.
233 pages ; 23 cm
Today's world knows little about perseverance. This is why so few people become innovators, entrepreneurs, and world-changers. Success is bypassed, not due to a lack of opportunity, but because we don't know how to maximize the opportunities in front of us and PUSH - persevere until success happens. In her encouraging and dynamic style, Dr. Cindy Trimm inspires you to go for it. It is one thing to read about the lives of great achievers--it is another thing to join their ranks. Learn how to: Carry your dreams, visions, and goals "full term" and to complete fulfillment; Exercise the power of faith to overcome the impossible and release God's supernatural purposes into your life; Resist the temptation to 'cave' under pressure and press on even when you don't feel like it anymore; Empower others to fulfill their divine destinies through co-laboring with them.--Publisher's description.

When power meets potential : unlocking god's purpose in your life

September 29, 2014
Jakes, T. D., author.
167, 35 pages ; 22 cm
Second paging starts with page 15.
Introduction -- Know your purpose. You are on purpose ; Get ready for your moment ; Experience the god of purpose ; Elevate your understanding of purpose ; Find your place of deposit ; Identifying unrealized potential -- When power meets potential. Unwrap the gift of exposure ; Recognize your moment ; Respond to your moment ; Seize your moment ; No return to the ordinary ; Make firewood ; Live on a new level ; The final tests.
When your potential meets God's power, you are on the way to fulfilling your purpose. It's time to stop looking for purpose and start using the divinely placed purpose inside of you. Your destiny is not waiting to be found, it's waiting to be released! Jakes shares the key to fulfilling your purpose and releasing your potential: Power ... God's power with your potential!

90 minutes in heaven : a true story of life & death

September 29, 2014
Piper, Don, 1950-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 22 cm
Recounts the experience of Baptist minister Don Piper, who was pronounced dead at the scene of a car accident and experienced the glories of heaven for ninety minutes, but who miraculously came back to life, where he endured a long and painful recovery.

The map of heaven : how science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife

September 26, 2014
Alexander, Eben.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xxxv, 165 pages ; 23 cm
The gift of knowledge -- The gift of meaning -- The gift of vision -- The gift of strength -- The gift of belonging -- The gift of joy -- The gift of hope -- The answers lie within us all.
The author of Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings.

You can, you will : 8 undeniable qualities of a winner

September 26, 2014
Osteen, Joel, author.
x, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Keep your vision in front of you -- Run your race -- Expect good things -- Have a positive mind-set -- Commit to excellence -- Keep growing -- Serve others -- Stay passionate.
Joel Osteen shares eight undeniable qualities of winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life. You are created to be a winner. Get these eight principles deep down on the inside and boldly go in the direction of your destiny. Keep Your Vision in Front of You - Dare to dream big dreams. Run Your Race - Focus on your unique course and goals. Expect Good Things - Anticipate great opportunities. Have a Positive Mind-set - Take control of your thoughts and attitudes. Commit to Excellence - Do your best and maintain high standards. Keep Growing - Be proactive, be intentional, build on your gifts, and continually improve. Serve Others - Invest yourself in others. Stay Passionate - Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm.--Dust jacket flap.

Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid

September 26, 2014
Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
New York, NY : Faith Words, 2014.
ix, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Say good-bye to fear -- Right and wrong fear -- The source of fear -- Phobias -- Cultivating courage -- Insecurity -- Keep your eyes on the prize -- The creative power of fear and faith -- The fear of lack -- The fear of losing control -- The fear of not being wanted -- The fear of being inadequate -- I am afraid I am not doing enough -- The fear of man -- The fear of the unknown -- The fear of making mistakes -- The fear of God's anger and judgment -- The fear of intimacy -- Are you passing your fears on to your children? -- The fear of death -- Do it afraid! -- Scriptures to help you overcome fear -- Scriptures about the power of faith.
"Explains how, as Christians, we can overcome the paralyzing power of fear by calling upon the Lord. 'Fear not' is written throughout the Bible. God knows His children will be confronted with fear, but He can help us resist it"

Outrageous openness : letting the divine take the lead

September 25, 2014
Silver, Tosha, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
xv, 219 pages ; 23 cm

Fioretti : the little flowers of Pope Francis : heartwarming stories of the Gospel in action

September 25, 2014
Tornielli, Andrea, 1964- author.
San Francisco: Ignatius Press, [2014]
185 pages ; 22 cm
Little flowers of mercy -- Little flowers of frugality -- Little flowers of everyday holiness -- Little flowers on the telephone -- Marian little flowers -- Little flowers with a smile -- Little flowers of courage -- Little flowers of sharing.
Fioretti offers a wonderful collection of insightful fragments from various aspects of the life of the Pope in his first year that will help the reader become better acquainted with the immensely popular Bishop of Rome who, as the first South American pope, came "from the end of the earth".

The good dad : becoming the father you were meant to be

September 25, 2014
Daly, Jim, 1961-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2014.
221 pages ; 22 cm
Moments -- The look of a father -- Patching holes -- Nobody's perfect -- Love and duty -- Mr. Reliable -- The primise of time -- Learning and living together -- Getting messy -- Before it's too late -- The greatest of joys.
Using his own expertise, humor, and inexhaustible wealth of stories, Jim will show you that God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you've grown up and in spite of the mistakes you've made. Maybe even because of them. It's not about becoming a perfect father. It's about trying to become a better father, each and every day. It's about building relationships with your children through love, grace, patience, and fun---and helping them grow into the men and women they're meant to be. --from publisher description

The truth seeker : Augustine

September 24, 2014
Murdarasi, K. C.
Scotland : Christian Focus Publications, c2014.
127 p. ; 18 cm.

Awakening Shakti : the transformative power of the goddesses of yoga

September 24, 2014
Kempton, Sally.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, c2013.
xiv, 374 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Presents an exploration of the different aspects of eleven Hindu goddesses and discusses the ways in which they can release the inner energies of the Divine Feminine and lead practioners to a deeper spirituality.

The end of unbelief : a new approach to the question of God : arguments & stories

September 24, 2014
Hayes, Shane, 1938-
Abilene : Leafwood Publishing, 2014.
207 pages ; 21 cm

Unstoppable : running the race you were born to win

September 18, 2014
Caine, Christine.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
179 pages ; 22 cm
The divine relay -- Impossible is God's starting point -- Fully qualified for your race -- Embrace your place -- Never stand still in the exchange zone -- The mystery revealed -- Throw it off -- Master the handoff -- Fueled by passion -- The making of a champion -- Outrunning the passion-slayers -- The winner's circle.

Rav Kook : mystic in a time of revolution

September 17, 2014
Mirsky, Yehudah, author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
x, 273 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 22 cm.
"Rav Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was one of the most influential--and controversial--rabbis of the twentieth century. A visionary writer and outstanding rabbinic leader, Kook was a philosopher, mystic, poet, jurist, communal leader, and veritable saint. The first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine and the founding theologian of religious Zionism, he struggled to understand and shape his revolutionary times. His life and writings resonate with the defining tensions of Jewish life and thought.A powerfully original thinker, Rav Kook combined strict traditionalism and an embrace of modernity, Orthodoxy and tolerance, piety and audacity, scholasticism and ecstasy, and passionate nationalism with profound universalism. Though little known in the English-speaking world, his life and teachings are essential to understanding current Israeli politics, contemporary Jewish spirituality, and modern Jewish thought. This biography, the first in English in more than half a century, offers a rich and insightful portrait of the man and his complex legacy. Yehudah Mirsky clears away widespread misunderstandings of Kook's ideas and provides fresh insights into his personality and worldview. Mirsky demonstrates how Kook's richly erudite, dazzlingly poetic writings convey a breathtaking vision in which "the old will become new, and the new will become holy.""-- Provided by publisher.

How to eat

September 17, 2014
Nĥát Hạnh, Thích, author.
Berkeley, CA : Parallax Press, [2014].
125 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm.
"How to Eat is the second in a Parallax's series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduce beginners to and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with bold black-and-white illustrationsby Jason DeAntonis, How to Eat explains what it means to eat as a meditative practice and why eating mindfully is important. Specific instructions are followed by a collection of verses written for secular practitioners that help set a mindful intention for each activity connected with preparing, serving, eating, and cleaning up after meals. The results of mindful eating are both global and personal. Eating a meal in mindfulness shows practitioners that the whole universe is supporting them. This awareness helps develop compassion and understanding, reminding practitioners that there are things they can do to help nourish people who are hungry and lonely. Encouraging moderation, mindful eating can lead to optimum health and body weight, while diminishingwaste, and contributing to a more healthy society. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Eat is perfect for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to eating as ameditative practice. "-- Provided by publisher.

Let's all be brave : living life with everything you have

September 16, 2014
Downs, Annie F., 1980-
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014]
205 pages ; 22 cm

Abraham : one nomad's amazing journey of faith

September 16, 2014
Swindoll, Charles R.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014].
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Cincinnati sermons

September 16, 2014
Sewell, Marilyn, author.
234 p. ; 22 cm.
"A collection of the sermons delivered by The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati during her interim ministry in 1991 and 1992."

Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion

September 15, 2014
Harris, Sam, 1967-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Spirituality. The search for happiness ; Religion, East and West ; Mindfulness ; The truth of suffering ; Enlightenment -- The mystery of consciousness. The mind divided ; Structure and function ; Are our minds already split? ; Conscious and unconscious processing in the brain ; Consciousness is what matters -- The riddle of the self. What are we calling "I"? ; Consciousness without self ; Lost in thought ; The challenge of studying the self ; Penetrating the illusion -- Meditation. Gradual versus sudden realization ; Dzogchen: taking the goal as the path ; Having no head ; The paradox of acceptance -- Gurus, death, drugs, and other puzzles. Mind on the brink of death ; The spiritual uses of pharmacology.
"For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives--and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow. Waking Up is part seeker's memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way" -- from publisher's web site.

Polishing the mirror : how to live from your spiritual heart

September 15, 2014
Ram Dass.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2014.
xxvii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Being here now -- Polishing the mirror -- Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion -- Karma Yoga, living in the world -- Aging and changing -- Conscious living, conscious dying -- From suffering to grace -- Content to be -- Practicing practicing.
Collects wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and instruction on the author's spiritual acts, including yoga, devotional chant, and mantra practices.

feed —Subscribe to the Religion feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print