New Arrivals · Religion

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Caring for creation : inspiring words from Pope Francis

August 24, 2016
Francis, Pope, 1936-
Cincinnati : Franciscan Media, 2016.
viii, 182 pages ; 20 cm
God's loving plan for creation -- Everything is connected -- The roots and consequences of the current crisis -- Called to protect God's handiwork -- Toward a healthier planet -- Letter of Pope Francis establishing September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation -- Prayers for our earth.

Finding peace through spiritual practice : the Interfaith Amigos' guide to personal, social, and environmental healing

August 23, 2016
Mackenzie, Don, 1944- author.
Nashville, TN : SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2016.
v, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Discovering the need for spiritual practice: inner change leads to lasting outer change -- Polarization, our basic challenge: what is it and why is it a problem? -- Moving beyond past conditioning: awakening to authentic social justice -- Overcoming despair: carrying on in the face of overwhelming environmental problems -- In the face of failure: dealing with anger and burnout -- Meeting fear without violence: transcending defensiveness -- Love as a force for change: focusing on the positive -- Making spiritual practice a way of life: the daily inner work of peace.

Who will face the Tribulation?

August 23, 2016
LaHaye, Tim, 1926-2016, author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Previously published: The rapture: who will face the Tribuation?

Without rival : embrace your identity and purpose in an age of confusion and comparison

August 22, 2016
Bevere, Lisa, author.
Grand Rapids : Revell, 2016.
250 pages ; 21 cm
An identity without rival -- Our unrivaled God -- A promise without rival -- Don't you dare compare! -- When you're seen as a rival -- Gender without rival -- The rivalry of fear and love -- Deep wells and wishing wells -- A daughter without rival -- A life unrivaled.

The full tank life : fuel your dreams, ignite your destiny

August 22, 2016
Tankard, Ben, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2016.
xiv, 192 pages ; 23 cm

The science of enlightenment : how meditation works

August 18, 2016
Young, Shinzen, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2016.
xx, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
My journey -- The most fundamental skill -- Mysticism in world culture -- Calming and clarifying -- Insight and purification -- The many faces of impermanence -- The realms of power -- The real no-self -- The power of gone -- Return to the source -- My happiest thought.

Present over perfect : leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living

August 17, 2016
Niequist, Shauna, author.
©2016
236 pages ; 22 cm
A collection of essays that focuses on the most important transformation in Niequist's life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

A call to mercy : hearts to love, hands to serve

August 17, 2016
Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997, author.
New York : Image, [2016]
xx, 364 pages ; 22 cm
Feed the hungry -- Give drink to the thirsty -- Clothe the naked -- Shelter the homeless -- Visit the sick -- Visit the imprisoned -- Bury the dead -- Instruct the ignorant -- Counsel the doubtful -- Admonish sinners -- Bear wrongs patiently -- Forgive offenses willingly -- Comfort the afflicted -- Pray for the living and the dead.
A collection of unpublished material from the remarkable woman of faith offers her wisdom on showing compassion in daily life and includes prayers and suggestions for putting these ideas into practice.

A woman of strength and purpose : directing your strong will to improve relationships, expand influence, and honor God

August 17, 2016
Tobias, Cynthia Ulrich, 1953- author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2016.
194 pages ; 21 cm
Who says I'm a strong-willed woman? -- We're all different-yet so alike! -- Living all out for God -- What's wrong with being self-sufficient? -- Just because you can doesn't mean you should -- Directing our passion and defining our purpose -- Leadership with integrity -- Strong-willed women and the men who love them -- Moms and kids who share strong will -- Mentoring the next generation -- A challenge for the woman of strength and purpose.

Daily truth : a 365-day devotional

August 17, 2016
Hagee, John, author.
Franklin, TN : Worthy Pub., [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm

God or nothing : a conversation on faith

August 17, 2016
Sarah, Robert, interviewee.
©2015
284 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: Paris : Fayard, 2015.
Original French edition: Dieu ou rien : Entretien sur la foi.
Introduction -- Signs from God in the life of an African child -- The star of the Magi -- From Pius XII to Francis, the popes of a lifetime -- In search of the church -- Cornerstones and false values -- Issues in the postmodern world -- To be in the truth -- The mystery of iniquity and great doubts -- Evangelii Gaudium, the joy of the gospel according to Pope Francis -- God does not speak, but His voice is clear.
Robert Cardinal Sarah, one of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic Cardinals, gives witness to his Christian faith and comments on many current controversial issues. The mission of the Church, the joy of the gospel, the heresy of activism, and the definition of marriage are among the topics he discusses with wisdom and eloquence.

Uninvited : living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely

August 15, 2016
TerKeurst, Lysa, author.
©2016
x, 273 pages ; 22 cm
I'd rather ignore honesty -- Three questions we must consider -- There's a lady at the gym who hates me -- Alone in a crowded room -- Hello, my name is Trust Issues -- Friendship breakups -- When our normal gets snatched -- The corrective experience -- Why does rejection hurt so much? -- Her success does not threaten mine -- Ten things you must remember when rejected -- The enemy's plan against you -- Miracles in the mess -- Moving through the desperate in-between -- I want to run away -- What I thought would fix me didn't -- Bonus chapter: What's it like to do life with me?
"New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst leans into the deeply personal topic of rejection and takes readers on a journey to explore its roots; the lies we believe as a result; and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved."-- from publisher website.

City of gods : religious freedom, immigration, and pluralism in Flushing, Queens

August 15, 2016
Hanson, R. Scott (Richard Scott), 1968- author.
New York : Empire States Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2016.
xxii, 309 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Religion in Vlissingen (Flushing) from 1645 to 1945 -- Heralding the "world of tomorrow": Religion and community in Flushing, 1898-1965 -- Beyond Protestant-Catholic-Jew: the Immigration Act of 1965 and the religions of new immigrants in Flushing -- A blessing and a curse? The possibilities and limits of religious pluralism -- Flushing since September 11, 2001.
City of Gods explores the history of Flushing from the colonial period to the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Known locally as the birthplace of American religious freedom, Flushing, Queens, in New York City is now so diverse and densely populated that it has become a microcosm of world religions.

Ruined : a memoir

August 12, 2016
Everhart, Ruth, author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
310 pages ; 21 cm
The crime -- The aftermath -- The courts -- The fallout -- The future.

Doctor dog

August 12, 2016
Wells, M. R. (Marion R.), 1948- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, 2016.
222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Words from my Father : in the beginning was the Word

August 12, 2016
Rinfrow, Arethia Hornsby, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Good Feet Publishing, [2016]
133 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A 30-day devotional."--Cover.
"Take a journey in God’s grace and mercy with this 30-day devotional, in which Arethia Hornsby Rinfrow shares her poetry, inspired thoughts, and personal testimony of moving from victim to victor--all through God’s Word. Arethia did not grow up with a father’s love. All she received was hate, scorn, and ugly words. She left footprints of her life in her journals and asked her Father to speak His lifesaving words into her as she wrote, which He did: God faithfully replaced those ugly words with her true Father’s words of love. Obtain your own testimony. Read Words from My Father each day and work through the Bible study questions that encourage you to reflect on your own life and His Word."--Page [4] of cover.

With all due respect : 40 days to a more fulfilling relationship with your teens and tweens

August 11, 2016
Roesner, Nina, author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
224 pages ; 23 cm.
Assess your parenting interactions -- Revisit your childhood -- Focus on God's vision -- Push the reset button -- Be careful with your words -- Communicate respect early --Stop yourself -- Take care of the temple -- Counter the culture -- Refrain from casting blame -- Speak the truth -- Parent with perspective -- Leap outside your comfort zone -- Encourage rather than nag -- Use humor when things get hot -- Stay out of God's way -- Pratice thankfulness -- Be true to your word -- Offer compassion instead of judgment -- Give your kids grace -- Take time to listen -- Coach your kids on navigating conflict -- Parent ahead -- Talk your kids through disappointment -- Drop the comparisons -- Invite their friends in -- Separate your identity --Avoid the blame game -- Respond with calm -- Remove the mask -- Deal with the person before the issue -- Respectfully consider your kids' request -- Model friendships for your kids -- Respect the rites of passage -- Teach our kids to self-process -- Be sensitive to other parents -- Release yourself from worry -- Encourage self-discipline - Point out what is right -- Be a relationship architect.
A guide to navigating the difficulties of your relationship with your teen and building one that lasts long afer those in-between years.

A Buddhist grief observed

August 10, 2016
Newland, Guy, author.
Somerville : Wisdom Publications, 2016.
115 pages ; 21 cm
Pain -- Intimacy -- The great matter -- Karma -- Taking care -- Eulogy.

Eternal life and A course in miracles : a path to eternity in the essential text

August 10, 2016
Mundy, Jon, author.
New York : Sterling Ethos, [2016]
xx, 267 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.

The official Catholic directory.

August 4, 2016
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

The book of sacred baths : 52 bathing rituals to revitalize your spirit

August 3, 2016
Sherman, Paulette Kouffman, author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, 2016.
xvi, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Bathing pratices -- Baths for your foundation -- Baths for your love life -- Baths for your career -- Baths for your health -- Baths for guidance with spirit -- Conclusion.
Gain inspiration and rejuvenation through the sacred act of bathing. With fifty-two bath recipes, one for every week of the year, The Book of Sacred Baths shows you how to use this relaxing practice to improve your love life, succeed in your career, strengthen your health, and transform your spirit.

I will follow you, O God : embracing him as Lord in your private worship

August 2, 2016
Bridges, Jerry.
Colorado Springs, Colo. : Waterbrook Press, 2001.
iv, 185 pages ; 20 cm

Miracle on Hope Hill : and other true stories of God's love

August 1, 2016
Kent, Carol, 1947-
New York : Howard Books, [2011]
viii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Unexpected company -- The secret marriage -- The missing coat -- A love story -- An unexpected discovery in Manhattan -- The gift of Rosa -- Gone too soon -- Miracle on Hope Hill -- It happened on the porch -- The bridal gown -- A new beginning -- The unexpected angel -- Chasing an elusive dream -- Emergency radio broadcast -- Escorted by angels -- The convention catalog -- A different kind of fairy tale -- Grandma no no -- Surprise at the thrift store -- Beauty for ashes -- You can't tell anyone! -- The church that practiced what it preached -- Formula for life -- House for sale -- The timing of fireworks -- New shoes for Amber -- Sunday morning surprise -- The ring -- Showered with love -- Shopping with God -- The intimidating traveler -- The favorite -- The long drive home -- Joy in the ice cream parlor -- Saying yes to God -- Homeward bound -- The night that changed everything -- Going back -- Chocolate-covered cherries.
Presents a collection of inspiring stories that describe God's love, intervention, and blessings in the lives of ordinary people.

The book of Enoch the prophet

August 1, 2016
San Francisco : Red Wheel/Weiser, 2012.
xxvi, 146 pages ; 22 cm.
"Being a book wherein secret mysteries are revealed including the lost Books of Noah, the Prophesies of Enoch, particulars of Demonology and Angelology, and visions of the Apocalypse."--P. [4] of cover.

Footprints : 50th anniversary treasury : stories of compassion, kindness, and courage inspired by the beloved poem

July 28, 2016
Powers, Margaret Fishback, author.
©2015
x, 390 pages ; 21 cm
"Inspired by a walk on a beach fifty years ago, "Footprints" has since become a treasured poem bringing comfort and courage to countless people all over the world. To mark this outstanding milestone, Margaret Fishback Powers gives us a stunning collection of stories, Scripture, and memories that reflect the themes of her poem. In honor of its fiftieth anniversary, Margaret has gathered more than fifty stories that celebrate compassion and kindness, courage and strength, hope and faith, and gratitude and friendship. As she explains in the book's introduction, "Some of these stories are about life-changing experiences, while others tell of small, everyday kindnesses that make a lasting impression. Some stories will bring a tear to the eye; others a smile to your face." This beautiful collection of writing and reflection reminds us why this poem continues to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds"--Back cover.

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