New Arrivals · Religion

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lost & found : finding hope in the detours of life

April 22, 2014
Jakes, Sarah.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2014]
234 pages ; 24 cm
"An inspiring personal account of overcoming past mistakes and finding faith and purpose again from a young woman who was pregnant at fourteen, then married and divorced in her twenties"-- Provided by publisher.

Life application study Bible : New International Version.

April 18, 2014
Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers ; Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2005.
xxiii, 2375 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.


April 17, 2014
Epiphanius, Saint, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, approximately 310-403.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 2014.
xxxii, 244 pages ; 22 cm.

Resurrecting Jesus : embodying the spirit of a revolutionary mystic

April 16, 2014
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., [2014].
xvii, 235 pages ; 21 cm.
Jesus the spiritual revolutionary -- Encountering jesus -- My connection to Jesus -- The Jesus of the Gospels -- The deep truth of myth -- A map of awakening -- The Jesus story -- Birth and baptism -- Trials and tribulations -- The healing ministry -- My name is legion -- Teaching in parables -- Miracles and Transfiguration -- The Last supper and the garden -- The trial of Jesus -- The crucifixion -- The resurrection -- Disciples of the eternal -- Archetypes of the Jesus story -- Living the Christ.

Public Zen, personal Zen : a Buddhist introduction

April 16, 2014
Hershock, Peter D.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014].
xvii, 271 pages ; 24 cm.
Zen Origins. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha from India to China -- The Japanese Transformation of Buddhism -- From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen -- Public Zen. Rinzai Zen -- Sōtō Zen -- Ōbaku Zen -- Zen in a Modernizing Japan -- Personal Zen. Practicing Zen -- Zen Exemplars: Dōgen, Ikkyū, Hakuin and Ryōkan -- Zen Here and Now.

The December Project : an extraordinary Rabbi and a skeptical seeker confront life's greatest mystery

April 14, 2014
Davidson, Sara.
New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xii, 193 pages ; 22 cm
I want to loosen your mind -- What if it ends in nothing? -- Planning the exit -- Get ready -- Where could we run? -- Make room for intuition, and listen -- Fleeing for our lives -- Dealing with pain and memory loss -- A soldier in the Rebbe's army -- Can we choose when to die? -- In case you go to Afghanistan? -- "Don't you trust the Holy Spirit?" -- Breaking through fear -- Kicked out of the nest -- Forgive, forgive -- Friday night is lovers' night -- When mom dies -- Review your life -- Facing the steep decline -- Recalculating -- Let go, let go -- You can take me now -- The ultimate letting go.
Recounts the author's collaboration with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, as they discussed his life, old age, human mortality, and how facing up to that mortality can inspire an appreciation for every day.

The God-first life : uncomplicate your life, God's way

April 11, 2014
Weems, Stovall.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014]
170 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

A beginner's guide to meditation : practical advice and inspiration from contemporary Buddhist teachers

April 11, 2014
Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2014.
xiii, 270 pages ; 23 cm
This authoritative guide to Buddhist meditation will introduce readers to the practice, explain how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offer advice and inspiration from Buddhism's most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Matthieu Ricard. Topics include how to build excitement and energy to start a meditation routine and keep it going, setting up a meditation space, working with and through boredom, what to look for when seeking others to meditate with, how to know when it's time to try doing a formal meditation retreat, and how to bring the practice "off the cushion" with walking meditation and other practices.

Everything is workable : a Zen approach to conflict resolution

April 11, 2014
Hamilton, Diane Musho.
Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2013.
xiv, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Conflict is good news -- Inner peace, outer peace -- Intention: the true north -- Attention and awareness -- Scary, yet exciting -- Three conflict styles -- The marvel of multiple perspectives -- Three perspectives, three truths -- Speak for yourself: the importance of the first-person perspective -- Listening: the art of second person -- Witnessing: through the lens of third person -- Everything and nothing -- Negotiation -- Conflict and creativity -- Reframing: the power of interpretation -- Giving and receiving feedback -- The shadow in conflict -- Evolving worldviews -- The compassionate heart -- Expanding the heart -- Great rivalry, great intimacy -- Endless practice.

Intelligently designed : how creationists built the campaign against evolution

April 10, 2014
Caudill, Edward.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
200 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : Creationism's political genesis -- The genesis of young-earth creationism -- The contrarian and the commoner : Darrow and Bryan -- From the Scopes Trial to Darwin on trial -- Intelligent design and resurgent creationism -- Science on trial : the ghost of Bryan -- Into the mainstream -- Creationism's web : in the museum, on the Net, at the movies -- Legacy.
"Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement as opposed to a science-religion issue, this book explains why anti-evolution, this peculiarly American phenomenon, has succeeded, as measured in terms of popular appeal. Conceiving the history of creationism as a strategic public relations campaign, it emphasizes ways that media have been used to spin creationism as a viable, even preferable, alternative to evolution. Understanding creationists' campaigns means understanding their popularity and appeal in American culture. Beginning with the rise of fundamentalism in the early 20th century, Edward Caudill traces the movement through the rest of the 20th and into the 21st century. He illustrates how the 1925 Scopes trial created the contours of the modern debate over evolution. Its primary combatants--Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan--became the celebrity representatives of opposing sides in the battle over teaching evolution in public schools. He then draws parallels between the media's role in the Scopes trial and subsequent political campaigns against evolution represented by Moral Majority of the 1980s, the 2005 cases in Kansas and Dover, PA, current anti-evolution politicians, such as Sara Palin and Mike Huckabee, and highlight creationism's recent gravitation toward museums and websites as a medium of communication. Caudill draws from media sources, trial transcripts, films, as well as the archives to highlight the importance of historical myth in popular culture, religion, and politics and situate this nearly century-old debate in American cultural history"-- Provided by publisher.

Incognito : lost and found at Harvard Divinity School

April 10, 2014
Raynor, Andrea.
viii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
"Filled with humor, insight, and faith, this true story tells how one young woman overcame challenges, stereotypes, and personal struggles at Harvard Divinity School and emerged an ordained minister. As a bright, young girl from Ohio, Andrea Raynor was fascinated by religion. Then she landed--almost by accident--at Harvard Divinity School, which, she quickly discovered, was no typical seminary. When she attended in the 1980s, HDS was a place overflowing with creative expression and freedom of thought. Her classmates included two men who were undergoing sex changes and another who fancied herself a geisha. There was a lively gay and lesbian caucus, marches on Washington, civil disobedience, and more sexual intrigue than a stereotypical college fraternity house. Providing a birds-eye view of life within the hallowed halls (and beneath the crimson robes), Incognito is a humorous and poignant glimpse inside one of the nation's most revered institutions. It begins with the long drive from Ohio to Cambridge, and ends at the bedside of a young, dying woman, but the real story is about the challenges, surprises, and ultimately life-changing experiences Andrea faced on the road to becoming a minister. From whether a pretty girl can truly wear a collar to how so many people can believe so many different things, Incognito tackles our assumptions about spirituality, the church, morality, and identity, and ultimately affirms that God often works in ways--and in people--we least expect"-- Provided by publisher.

Thrashing about with God : finding faith on the other side of everything

April 10, 2014
Steward, Mandy, author.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C Cook, 2013.
265 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Dear friend -- Full -- You -- Naked -- Voice -- Running -- Illiterate -- Darkness -- Toast -- So? -- Mystery -- Love -- Childlike -- Belong -- Labeled -- Rhythms -- Conversations -- Truth -- Friend -- Self-portraits.

Indie spiritualist : a no bullshit exploration of spirituality

April 9, 2014
Grosso, Chris.
New York, NY : Atria Paperbacks ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2014.
xxx, 241 pages ; 22 cm
"From a recovering addict, musician, and tattooed indie culturist: a guidebook for today's generation of spiritual misfits who crave a dogma-free path. After years of heavy addiction, Chris Grosso found himself literally on his knees, utterly lost and broken. He needed a new way to approach life, something that went beyond conventional religious or spiritual doctrine--free of bullshit. Drawing on his punk rock roots and question-everything mindset, Grosso offers a collection of stories and musings about his meandering journey of self-inquiry, recovery, and acceptance. He rejects all the hypocrisies and judgments of religion to show that spirituality is not something that only happens on meditation cushions or yoga mats, in sanghas, churches, mosques, temples, or synagogues. It's not always peaceful and quiet. It can be as loud as a rock concert or as alternative as Grosso himself. And it's up to you to find and follow your own path. Brutally honest, bitingly humorous, and radically unconventional, Grosso's collection of vignettes shows what it means to live an authentic, open, and mindful life. Indie Spiritualist empowers you to accept yourself as you are, in all your humanity and imperfect perfection"-- Provided by publisher.

God's not dead : evidence for God in an age of uncertainty

April 9, 2014
Broocks, Rice, author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2013]
xix, 279 pages ; 22 cm
Ground Zero of faith -- God's not dead -- Real faith isn't blind -- Good and evil are no illusions -- There was a beginning -- Life is no accident -- Life has meaning and purpose -- Jesus and the Resurrection -- The witness of scripture -- The grace effect -- Living proof -- Seeking God.
Explores "the questions surrounding faith, skepticism, and the meaning of life ... as well as ... evidence for the existence of God and the truths of Christianity"--Dust jacket flap.

St. Francis de Sales Parish.

April 7, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : St. Francis de Sales Parish, [2012?]
24 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Cover title.
"The founding people, the Gothic church, Growing years, Lean years--new focus, Merging parishes, De Sales Crossings, Changing pastoral leadership, SFdS school evolution"--Cover.

A history of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Cheviot, Ohio, 1911-2011.

April 7, 2014
64 pages : illustrations (some colored) ; 22 cm.
Cover title.
"A century of caring, a legacy of faith"--Cover.
History of the parish -- The school -- The church building -- Sons & daughters of the parish.

The concise Śrīmad Bhāgavataṁ

April 3, 2014
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1989.
385 p. ; 23 cm.
Translation of: Bhāgavatapurāṇa.

The Qur'an : translation

April 3, 2014
Elmhurst, N.Y. : Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Publishers and Distributors of Holy Qur'an, 2011.
538 pages ; 18 cm
Includes index.

From enemy to friend : Jewish wisdom and the pursuit of peace

April 1, 2014
Eilberg, Amy.
Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, [2014].
xvii, 278 pages ; 21 cm
On conflict -- Peace among religions -- Peace among Jews -- Peace between Israelis and Palestinians -- The ways of peace.

Letters to President Clinton : biblical lessons on faith and leadership

April 1, 2014
Genaḳ, Menaḥem Dov ben Ḥayim Yitsḥaḳ, author, editor.
New York : Sterling Ethos, [2013]
xxix, 256 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, photographs ; 24 cm
Preface by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

A corner for the preacher

April 1, 2014
Leetooze, Sherrell Branton, 1946-
Bowmanville, Ont. : L. Michael-John Associates, c2005.
iv, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Includes indexes.
"The story of the Bible Christians, their emigration from Devon and Cornwall in the U.K. and their immigration to Prince Edward Island and Ontario, and the chapels they built in the wilderness."

Culture and the death of God

March 31, 2014
Eagleton, Terry, 1943-
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
x, 234 pages ; 22 cm

The age of atheists : how we have sought to live since the death of God

March 28, 2014
Watson, Peter, 1943-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xii, 626 pages ; 24 cm
Explores the way atheism has evolved, deepened, matured, and gained unprecedented resonance and popularity as it has sought to replace an unknowable God in the afterlife with the voluptuous detail and warmth of this life, woven into art, philosophy, science, and a rational, secular morality.

Them that believe : the power and meaning of the Christian serpent-handling tradition

March 27, 2014
Hood, Ralph W.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
xvi, 301 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
"They shall take up serpents" -- The history of Pentecostalism absent the serpent -- The media and the man : George Went Hensley -- Serpent handling endorsed by the Church of God -- The serpent : sign and symbol -- Trance states : tongues speaking and the anointing -- Extemporaneous sermons in the serpent-handling tradition -- The experience of handling serpents -- The experience of the anointing -- Near-death experience from serpent bites in religious settings -- Music among serpent-handling churches -- Serpent handling and the law : history and empirical studies.

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