New Arrivals · Religion

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Seven last words : an invitation to a deeper friendship with Jesus

February 5, 2016
Martin, James, 1960- author.
134 pages ; 19 cm
Introduction: The seven last words -- Jesus understands the challenge of forgiveness -- Jesus understands doubts about the afterlife -- Jesus understands a parent's love -- Jesus understands feelings of abandonment -- Jesus understands physical pain -- Jesus understands disappointment -- Jesus understands self-offering -- Conclusion: The understanding Christ.
Based on his talks at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Good Friday 2015, theNew York Times bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine offers a portrait of Jesus, using his last words on the cross to reveal how deeply he understood our predicaments, what it means to be fully human, and why we can turn to Christ completely, in mind, heart, and soul. --Publisher.

Victory over the darkness : realize the power of your identity in Christ

February 5, 2016
Anderson, Neil T., 1942- author.
239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index of topical references.
Who are you? -- The whole Gospel -- See yourself for who you really are -- Something old, something new -- Becoming the spiritual person God wants you to be -- The power of believing the truth -- You can't live beyond what you believe -- God's guidelines for the walk of faith -- Winning the battle for your mind -- You must be real to be right -- Healing emotional wounds from your past -- Dealing with rejection in your relationships -- People grow better together.
"Victory Over the Darkness spells out practical and productive ways to experience Christian growth based on Christ's promise. Learn to apply the truths of Scripture as a base from which to renew your mind and become the person Christ has empowered you to be"--Back cover.

The single gal's guide to shopping for a great guy : valuing your worth as a single girl who's living and looking for love in a cheap, sex-selling world

February 4, 2016
Grant, Tiffany Yvonne, author.
131 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
A guide to help singles navigate through today's sex-saturated society that says you have to sell yourself cheap, compromise your market value, and display and giveaway your "goods" to catch a great deal (i.e., a great guy). You'll learn how to date, find a mate, be a good friend, and love good men. You'll be reminded that you are valuable to God and that you should be valued by men that you date.

The Catholic Church

February 4, 2016
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is the Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality? Pope Francis's welcoming of gay people creates many positive opportunities / Francis DeBernardo ; Pope Francis strays from Catholic doctrine by welcoming gay people / Raymond Leo Burke ; The Catholic Church should never recognize same-sex marriages / Thomas J. Paprocki ; Catholics can embrace same-sex marriage without compromising their faith / Larry Donnelly ; Catholic institutions should not be forced to hire gay people / John Zmirak ; Catholic leadership should stop discriminating against gay people / Taboola ; Should the Catholic Church ordain gay priests? / Michael Brown ; The Catholic Church should not discriminate against gay priests / James Martin -- What role does the Catholic Church play in health issues? ObamaCare discriminates against Catholicism and other religions / L. Martin Nussbaum ; Catholics should not use arguments based on moral reasoning against ObamaCare / Thomas Farrell ; Catholics should view abortion as a moral evil / Richard M. Doerflinger ; Pro-choice Catholics play an important role in the abortion debate / Patricia Miller ; Pope Francis's comments on family planning are misguided / Tara Culp-Ressler ; Pope Francis is correct to encourage conservative family planning / Tyler Anderson ; Death with dignity opposes Catholic teaching / Donald Hanson ; Catholics should not oppose death with dignity / Robert Olvera -- What are issues facing the Catholic priesthood? Catholic priests should remain celibate / Stephen Beale ; Catholic priests should be allowed to marry / Dan Delzell ; Women should never be ordained Catholic priests / Dwight Longenecker ; Women should be allowed to become Catholic priests / Jo Piazza ; Catholic Church's stance against clerical abuse not enough / Lauren Carasik ; The Catholic Church is progressing toward clerical abuse reform / Priyanka Boghani -- How should the Catholic Church interact with the secular world? The Catholic Church should participate in politics / Keith Fournier ; How Pope Francis allows politics to distort the Christian faith / Michael Brendan Dougherty ; Pope Francis is correct on new American-Cuban relations / William R. Wineke ; Cuban dissident voices and Pope Francis's deaf ears / Nicholas G. Hahn III ; Pope Francis is wrong to combat climate change / Marc Morano ; Pope Francis displays sound ethics in combating climate change / Rmuse ; Pope Francis is wrong to support big bang and evolution / Ken Ham ; Pope Francis's big bang and evolution support aligns with Catholicism / Thomas Lucente.

Getting to know Jesus : daily encounters with the Lord from His birth to His ascension

February 3, 2016
Kampmann, Eric, author.
New York : Beaufort Books, [2016]
xii, 370 pages ; 21 cm
Getting to Know Jesus provides a great starting point for coming to know the Lordship of Jesus Christ with daily readings selected from the four gospels.

The invention of God

February 3, 2016
Römer, Thomas, 1955- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
ix, 303 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Originally published in French as L'Invention de Dieu, illustrations by Fabian Pfitzmann, © Éditions du Seuil, 2014.
The God of Israel and his name -- The geographic origin of Yhwh -- Moses and the Midianites -- How did Yhwh become the God of Israel? -- The entrance of Yhwh into Jerusalem -- The cult of Yhwh in Israel -- The cult of Yhwh in Judah -- The statue of Yhwh in Judah -- Yhwh and his Asherah -- The fall of Samaria and the rise of Judah -- The reform of Josiah -- From one God to the only God.

Open letter on blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the true enemies of free expression

February 1, 2016
Charbonnier, Stéphane, 1967-2015.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
xiv, 82 pages ; 19 cm
"Originally published in France as Lettre aux escrocs d'Islamophobie qui font le jeu des racistes" --- From title page.
"A posthumous manifesto by the editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo" --Page [1] of jacket.


February 1, 2016
Ajahn Brahm, 1951- author.
viii, 170 pages ; 16 cm
Kindfulness -- Kindful attention -- Kindful loving and letting be -- Working with obstacles to kindfulness -- Going forth kindfully.
"Mindfulness is not enough... When we add kindness to mindfulness we get 'kindfulness,' a new approach to meditation. Kindfulness is the cause of relaxation. It brings ease to the body, to the mind, and to the world. Kindfulness allows healing to happen. So don't just be mindful, be kindful! With his trademark knack for telling engaging stories paired with step-by-step anyone-can-do-it instructions, Brahm brings alive and makes accessible powerful tools transformation. This slim, beautifully designed volume is a Quick Start guide for living a life of joy and compassion."-- Supplied by publisher.

Beautiful now : 90 days of experiencing God's dreams for you

January 28, 2016
Eldredge, Stasi.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C Cook, 2016.
206 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Do you sometimes look at your circumstances or the disappointments you have had in life and wonder if your dreams will ever be realized? This gentle devotional takes you deep into the truth that you are whole and beautiful in His eyes. Drawing from the insights she shares in Becoming Myself, Stasi Eldredge offers reflections, Scriptures, and prayers celebrating how God delights in seeing you become who you truly are.

The vow-powered life : a simple method for living with purpose

January 22, 2016
Bays, Jan Chozen, author.
Boston : Shambhala, 2015.
xviii, 174 pages ; 22 cm

The name of God is mercy : a conversation with Andrea Tornielli ; translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky.

January 20, 2016
Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee.
xx, 151 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
A Time for Mercy -- The Gift of Confession -- Looking for the Smallest Opening -- A Sinner, Like Simon Peter -- Too Much Mercy? -- Shepherds, Not Scholars of the Law -- Sinners Yes, Corrupt No -- Mercy and Compassion -- Living the Holy Year of Mercy.
"In his first official book published as Pope, in celebration of his Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here addresses all humanity in an intimate and personal dialogue. At the center of this book is the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. These pages resonate with a desire to reach all those souls who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds,"

Women in Black history : stories of courage, faith, and resilience

January 15, 2016
Jackson, Tricia Williams, author.
172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The 30-day faith detox : renew your mind, cleanse your body, heal your spirit

January 15, 2016
Smith, Laura Harris, 1965- author.
254 pages ; 22 cm
"In our fallen world, invisible toxins like doubt, disappointment, and discouragement can contaminate even the strongest of faiths, leaving behind symptoms that affect our entire being--body, mind, and spirit. Using a one-month detox structure, spiritual wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith uncovers 30 universal faith-toxins that affect us all. Each day you will discover Scripture, prayers, and faith declarations to cleanse yourself spiritually and emotionally with truth and a biblical perspective. In addition, she includes a simple, corresponding nutritional cleanse using detoxifying foods from your own kitchen. Prayer by prayer, thought by thought, day by day, refresh and refuel your faith and bring healing to the whole temple--spirit, mind, and body." --

Table for one, thanks

January 15, 2016
Thompson, D. Michelle, author.
Suwanee, GA : Faith Books & More, [2014]
236 pages ; 22 cm
"This is the sequel to Table for One, Please! where Brinly Marie Daniels met her someday-maybe husband, Eric Washington. In Table for One, Thanks! we will see a man's view of pursuing "mishalots," or what he has "missed a lot." Hint: It's more than a wife."--Page [4] of cover.

The sound of gravel : a memoir

January 13, 2016
Wariner, Ruth, author.
342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The promised land -- Babylon -- Alone -- Breaking.
The true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist family. Ruth Wariner was the thirty-ninth of her father's forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can only ascend to Heaven by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible. After Ruth's father--the founding prophet of the colony--is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant. In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth's mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family's beliefs and question her mother's choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself. Recounted from the innocent and hopeful perspective of a child, this is the memoir of one girl's fight for peace and love.--Adapted from book jacket.

Married and still loving it : the joys and challenges of the second half

January 12, 2016
Chapman, Gary D., 1938- author.
Chicago, IL : Moody Publishers, [2016]
173 pages ; 22 cm

How would Buddha act? : 801 right-action teachings for living with awareness and intention

January 11, 2016
Kipfer, Barbara Ann.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2016].
ix, 253 pages ; 18 cm.

The life of Saint Benedict

January 11, 2016
McKenzie, John, author.
41 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm.

The official Catholic directory.

January 7, 2016
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

Conversations with God for parents : sharing the messages with children

January 7, 2016
Walsch, Neale Donald, author.
Faber, Virginia : Rainbow Ridge Books, LLC, 2015.
xxxvi, 344 pages ; 23 cm.

Judas : the most hated name in history

January 6, 2016
Stanford, Peter, 1961-
Berkeley : Counterpoint, 2016.
311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The 4 dimensions of extraordinary leadership : the power of leading from your heart, soul, mind, and strength

January 6, 2016
Catron, Jenni, 1976-
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xxii, 199 p.; 22 cm.
The DNA of extraordinary -- From ordinary to extraordinary -- Imagine extraordinary -- Leading in chaos -- Leading from within -- The dimensions of extraordinary -- Lead with all your heart -- Lead with all your soul -- Lead with all your mind -- Lead with all your strength -- The practice of extraordinary leadership -- Putting extraordinary into practice -- You were born to be extraordinary.

In the school of contemplation

January 6, 2016
Louf, André.
Collegeville, Minnesota : Cistercian Publications, [2015]
ix,196 pages ; 23 cm.
This work was originally published in French as A L'Ecole de la Contemplation, © Lethielleux 2004.
Spiritual experience -- The contemplative life -- The common life : a school of charity -- Living in a fraternal community -- Obedience in the monastic tradition -- Apostolic and contemplative dimensions of religious life -- In solidarity -- Notes from a pilgrimage -- Monks and ecumenism -- In the school of the psalms -- The word beyond the liturgy -- If you want to see, you have to love.

The dude's guide to marriage : ten skills every husband must develop to love his wife well

December 30, 2015
Patrick, Darrin, 1970-
[Nashville] : Nelson Books, [2015]
xiii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Listen -- Talk -- Fight -- Grow -- Provide -- Rest -- Serve -- Submit -- Pursue -- Worship -- What if I'm single? -- What if I'm scared of counseling? -- What if my wife is more spiritual than I am? -- What are the love languages?

Whatever arises, love that : a love revolution that begins with you

December 30, 2015
Kahn, Matt, author.
xvii, 207 pages ; 21 cm
Beginning your love revolution -- A master revealed -- The heart of surrender -- Ego, suffering, and the overstimulated nervous system -- The overactive mind -- Exploring the ego -- Mastering relationships -- The merging of mind and heart -- Conscious communication -- The importance of slowing down -- Everything is significant -- Awakening: what to expect -- Ascension: planetary awakening.
"There are four simple words that point the way toward liberation and fulfillment: whatever arises, love that. This is the life-changing teaching that Matt Kahn has been sharing with millions of YouTube viewers around the world. Whatever Arises, Love That offers a collection of powerful teachings by this highly regarded teacher, providing you with a series of deeply healing insights and practices to ignite the spark of your highest potential,"

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