New Arrivals · Religion

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Backpacking with the saints : wilderness hiking as spiritual practice

December 19, 2014
Lane, Belden C., 1943- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xviii, 266 pages ; 25 cm

Living the life of Jewish meditation : a comprehensive guide to practice and experience

December 19, 2014
Glick, Yoel, 1954- author.
xxix, 233 pages ; 23 cm

Instinct : daily readings : 100 insights that will uncover, sharpen and activate your instincts

December 18, 2014
Jakes, T. D., author.
New York : Faith Words, 2014.
303 pages ; 19 cm

Turning confusion into clarity : a guide to the foundation practices of Tibetan Buddhism

December 18, 2014
Yongey Mingyur, Rinpoche, 1976- author.
Boston : Snow Lion, 2014.
xiv, 369 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical reference (page354) and index.
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Entering the Path -- 1. First Steps -- 2. Meditation: The Essential Tool -- 3. Glimpses of My Gurus -- pt. Two The Four Common Foundation Practices -- 4. The First Thought That Turns the Mind: Precious Human Existence -- 5. The Second Thought That Turns the Mind: Impermanence -- 6. The Third Thought That Turns the Mind: Karma -- 7. The Fourth Thought That Turns the Mind: Suffering -- pt. Three The Four Unique Foundation Practices -- 8. The First Unique Practice: Taking Refuge -- 9. The Second Unique Practice: Purification -- 10. The Third Unique Practice: Mandala: The Accumulation of Wisdom and Merit -- 11. The Fourth Unique Practice: Guru Yoga -- 12. After Ngondro.
"Advice and encouragement from a leading spiritual teacher and popular author on how to approach the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism. For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Buddhist path"-- Provided by publisher.

Three Christological treatises

December 18, 2014
Cyril, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, approximately 370-444.
x, 191 pages ; 22 cm.
On orthodoxy to Theodosius -- A defense of the twelve anathemas against Theodoret -- A defense of the twelve anathemas against the Bishops of the Diocese of Oriens -- Indices -- General index -- Index of Holy Scripture.

Something other than God : how I passionately sought happiness and accidently found it

December 17, 2014
Fulwiler, Jennifer, author.
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2014.
248 pages ; 24 cm
Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin. Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Finally, one winter night, it drove her to the edge of her balcony, making her ask once and for all why anything mattered. At that moment everything she knew and believed was shattered. Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, skeptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible. Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition--and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something Other Than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.

Unwrapping the greatest gift : a family celebration of Christmas

December 16, 2014
Voskamp, Ann, 1973- author.
154 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day, families can read the provided Scripture passage (in connection with the original book), engage with a specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme. This special edition is beautifully illustrated. It can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and to help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.-- Publisher.

The Columbia sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

December 16, 2014
New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
xx, 455 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Theology and doctrine -- Scattering of the saints -- Gathering to Zion -- Government and politics -- Race and ethnicity -- Sexuality and gender -- Education and intellectualism -- Contemporary religious life.

A reply to three letters of the Rev. Lyman Beecher, against the Calvinistic doctrine of infant damnation

December 16, 2014
Boston : Office of the Christian Examiner, 1829.
168 p. ; 20 cm.

This life is joy : discovering the spiritual laws to live more powerfully, lovingly, and happily

December 12, 2014
Teel, Roger, author.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher, a member of the Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
xvii, 333 pages ; 24 cm

The lost Gospel : decoding the ancient text that reveals Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene

December 12, 2014
Jacobovici, Simcha, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
xx, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. This document is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century, but it has never been properly translated and decoded--until now. Working with an expert team of translators and digital imaging experts, the authors provide the first ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus' social, family and political life. This book takes the reader on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm-shifting text. What the authors eventually discover is astounding: the confirmation of Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; a previously unknown plot on Jesus' life more than a decade prior to the crucifixion; an attempt to abduct Mary and kill their children; the politics behind the crucifixion; and a religious movement that antedates Paul's--the Church of Mary the Magdalene. Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia. Jacobovici and Wilson's discovery positions this ancient text alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic writings as pillars of our evolving understanding of the historical Jesus.--From publisher description.

The man in the mirror : solving the 24 problems men face

December 12, 2014
Morley, Patrick.
399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Included is a discussion leader's guide.
Foreward by R.C. Sproul.
"The Man in the Mirror has established itself as a cornerstone in men's literature since its 1989 release. Winner of the prestigious Gold Medallion Award and appearing on the bestseller list eighteen times, it has helped thousands of men understand the person who stares back at them from the glass each morning and know what to do about his twenty-four most difficult problems. Written by a foremost Christian men's leader, this powerful book invites men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life's demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you. Rich in anecdotes, thought-provoking questions, biblical insights, and featuring focus questions in each chapter suitable for personal or group use, The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and life-changing look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood"--Publisher's website.

Daily love : growing into grace

December 11, 2014
Kipp, Mastin, 1982-
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xv, 227 pages ; 22 cm
Thank you for your attention -- A solid foundation -- Adventures in Hollywoodland -- Taking my power back -- Finding the thread of the hero's path -- We teach what we need to learn -- The divine storm -- The LA moms -- A date with destiny -- A wide-open break -- A second second chance -- The epidemic of spiritual entertainment.
The creator of Twitter's @TheDailyLove and the popular website,, shares his spiritual experiences to encourage other young seekers to discover their own paths.

Uncommon marriage adventure : a daily journey to draw you closer to God and each other

December 11, 2014
Dungy, Tony, author.
ix, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Join Tony and Lauren Dungy in The Uncommon Marriage Adventure, a series of daily reflections for couples. With transparency, wisdom, and humor, the Dungys share what they've learned over 30 years of marriage about faith, teamwork, conflict, communication, and more. Through each day's reading, you and your spouse will go deeper in loving, understanding, and learning to serve each other. Dare to embark on your own marriage adventure--and discover how to make your relationship truly uncommon. Publiser's description.

America's pastor : Billy Graham and the shaping of a nation

December 10, 2014
Wacker, Grant, 1945-
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Preacher -- Icon -- Southerner -- Entrepreneur -- Architect -- Pilgrim -- Pastor -- Patriarch.

God's message to the world : you've got me all wrong

December 10, 2014
Walsch, Neale Donald, author.
Faber, Virginia : Rainbow Ridge Books, LLC, [2014]
229 pages ; 22 cm

What am I supposed to do with my life? : God's will demystified

December 9, 2014
Moore, Johnnie, 1983-
Nashville : W Publishing Group, 2014.
xiv, 202 pages ; 22 cm

The Holy Trinity and the law of three : discovering the radical truth at the heart of Christianity

December 9, 2014
Bourgeault, Cynthia.
Boston : Shambhala, 2013.
xi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Pt. 1: The law of three. Why feminizing the Trinity won't work -- Exploring the law of three -- The law of three in action -- The law of three and the enneagram -- pt. 2: Metaphysics in two and three. Blueshift -- Dynamism -- Jacob Boehme, ternary master -- Seven properties, three forces -- Counterstroke -- pt. 3: The unfolding Trinity. The essential ground rules -- Stage 1: the proto-Trinity -- Stage 2: the primordial Trinity -- Stage 3: the sophianic Trinity -- Stage 4: the incarnational Trinity -- Stage 5: the Messianic Trinity -- Stage 6: the Pentecostal Trinity -- Stage 7: the economic Trinity -- The reflexive Trinity -- pt. 4: Harnessing the power of three. The ham radio in the tea cupboard.


December 9, 2014
Calasso, Roberto, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
420 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A meditation on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas, in which Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.

Learning from the giants : life and leadership lessons from the Bible

December 9, 2014
Maxwell, John C., 1947-
New York : FaithWords, 2014.
139 pages ; 19 cm
If you could spend a few minutes with the giants of faith in the Old Testament in person, what lessons would they share with you? In LEARNING FROM THE GIANTS John C. Maxwell draws on fifty years of studying the Bible to share the stories of Elijah, Elisha, Job, Jacob, Deborah, Isaiah, Jonah, Joshua and Daniel. These people fought and won epic battles, served kings, and endured great hardships for God to come out on the other side transformed through His grace. Through them Maxwell explores timeless lessons we can learn about leadership, ourselves, and our relationship with God.

Love without limits : a remarkable story of true love conquering all

December 9, 2014
Vujicic, Nick.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2014.
viii, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship [owing to Nick having been born without arms or legs]. Filled with ... insights that will benefit any couple, this ... book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics' marriage and parenting journey"

All I really want : readings for a modern Christmas

December 8, 2014
Caldwell, Quinn, 1977-
Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, [2014]
176 pages ; 21 cm

The Bible

December 8, 2014
Phillips, Benjamin, PhD, author.
vi, 346 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Understanding the Bible -- The Old Testament -- History between the Old and New Testaments -- The New Testament -- The Apocrypha.
A study companion to the Bible, this full-color guide brings the books and stories to life. Phillips includes maps, summaries and outlines to help you see how it all fits together. You'll get a unique look at the characters, their roles, and their development within each story.

Walking home : a pilgrimage from humbled to healed

December 8, 2014
Choquette, Sonia, author.
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xii, 343 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers.
"In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world."--Publisher.

Renaissance : the power of the gospel however dark the times

December 8, 2014
Guinness, Os.
Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2014]
187 pages ; 21 cm
Our Augustinian moment -- Grand global tasks -- Unnecessary, unlikely, undeniable -- The secret of cultural power -- The dynamics of the kingdom -- Our golden age is ahead.

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