New Arrivals · Religion

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

The official Catholic directory.

July 22, 2014
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill., tables ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

Love. period. : when all else fails

July 17, 2014
Rasmus, Rudy, author.
xii, 194 pages ; 21 cm
Love. period. is hustler-turn-pastor Rudy Rasmus's call for us to live the most daring way we can. To refuse to follow the hate and apathy of our world. To speak the words that Jesus intended: "I choose to love. Period." Love--it's precisely what God calls us to do.

The middle way : faith grounded in reason

July 10, 2014
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
xi, 187 pages, ; 23 cm.

Pope Francis : thoughts and words for the soul

July 9, 2014
Francis, Pope, 1936-
New York : Sterling, c2014.
207 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
"As the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio nears the end of his first year as Pope Francis, this extraordinary collection marks the occasion and honors the man who is revolutionizing the papacy and the role of the Catholic Church. Sumptuously illustrated, it gathers the pope's most beautiful quotations and allows us to partake in Francis's profound vision of life and faith. His words will touch the hearts of all--believers or not."-- Provided by publisher.

Angels and saints : a Biblical guide to friendship with God's holy ones

July 9, 2014
Hahn, Scott.
New York : Image Books, [2014].
203 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: The Church and the holy ones -- Incident in Assisi: the science of the saints -- The only saint -- For all the saints -- What do saints do? -- Talking about my veneration -- A gathering of angels -- St. Michael and the angels -- Holy Moses -- St. Paul, son of God -- St. Ignatius of Antioch, God's wheat -- Is. Irenaeus of Lyons, blessed peacemaker -- St. Jerome and his circle -- St. Monica and her son -- St. Thomas Aquinas, biblical theologian -- St. Therese of Lisieux, saint of little things -- St. Maximilian Kolbe, saint of Auschwitz -- St. Josemaria Escriva, saint in the street -- Queen of all saints, mother of the Church -- Last words: family first.
They're cast in plaster or simpering on a holy card, performing miracles with superhero strength, or playing a harp in highest heaven. Yet they are very near to us in every way. Hahn dispels the false notions and urban legends people use to keep the saints at a safe distance. The truth is that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in a close communion. Drawing deeply from Scripture, Hahn shows that the hosts of heaven surround the earthly Church as a "great cloud of witnesses."

Convictions : how I learned what matters most

July 9, 2014
Borg, Marcus J.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
"On the occasion of his 70th birthday ... Borg shares his 'convictions' about Christianity and America, contending that they are both at their best when they focus on hope and transformation, and shares his thoughts on how American Christians can return to what matters most"

The divine conspiracy continued : fulfilling God's kingdom on earth

July 9, 2014
Willard, Dallas, 1935-2013.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xx, 328 pages ; 22 cm
Examines "the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, [steps] into positions of authority across our culture and [begins] to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change"


July 8, 2014
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844.
Salt Lake City : The Church Historian's Press, [2013]-
v. : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Planned publication in 12 volumes.
v. 1. July 1828-June 1831 / Michael Hubbard MacKay, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, William G. Hartley, volume editors -- v. 2. July 1831-January 1833 / Matthew C. Godfrey, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, William G. Hartley, volume editors.

Revelations and translations

July 8, 2014
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844.
Salt Lake City : Church Historian's Press, c2011-
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
An additional Revelations and translations, Manuscript revelation books volume was published in 2009 in an unnumbered oversized facsim. ed.
v. 1. Manuscript revelation books / Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, Steven C. Harper, volume editors -- v. 2. Published revelations / Robin Scott Jensen, Richard E. Turley Jr., Riley M. Lorimer, volume editors.
Volume 2, Published revelations, of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2011, presents Joseph Smith's revelations in the form that most early Latter-day Saints read and experienced them. The volume features high-quality photographs of each page of the Book of Commandments (1833), the first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants (1835), and seven additional texts added to the second edition of the Doctrine and Covenants (1844). The volume also includes transcripts of twenty-six revelation texts published in the church newspaper The Evening and the Morning Star and its later, reprinted version, Evening and Morning Star. Volume 2 also includes a proposed reconstruction of what likely would have been included in the final thirty-two pages of the Book of Commandments and selected photographs of a copy of the Book of Commandments marked up to prepare revelations for publication in the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. Volume 2 goes hand in hand with the first volume in this series, and together they illuminate the process by which revelations were revised, edited, prepared for publication, and printed.

Moving into meditation : a 12-week mindfulness program for yoga practitioners

July 7, 2014
Cushman, Anne, author.
Boston : Shambhala, 2014.
xviii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Moving into Meditation is a practical yet fresh guide to integrating mindful yoga and embodied meditation, in a 12-week format. One week at a time, Moving into Meditation lays out a plan for exploring body-based practices to get you more in tune with not only your limbs and core but your mind and heart. Cushman's curriculum integrates asana with mindfulness meditation to help practitioners turn "embodiment" from a concept into a tangible reality. Her delightful mixture of practices, yoga history, and Buddhist philosophy are made relevant to your present-day life. Personal stories from the "trenches" of decades of practice and teaching add color; Cushman's characteristic poetic and funny voice makes all readers feel that much more human. Cushman believes--and experience proves--that by becoming better attuned to and acquainted with the body, the physical forms become a vehicle for becoming more intimate with yourself and your world. From there, we can explore and embody the teachings of the Buddha for a more awakened life. In recent years, "mindfulness" has blasted into mainstream culture much as yoga did two decades ago, making "mindful yoga" an appealing trend. But how does mindful yoga evolve from a buzz-worthy concept to a lived experience? How do yoga asanas and pranayama support and express the practice of meditation? How do you explore the teachings of the Buddha through the vehicle of your own living, breathing, human body? As we quickly learn, the practices are inherently entwined. Experienced yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman answers all these questions and more in Moving into Meditation, teaching us to deepen our asana practices with mindfulness meditation and enhance our meditation practice with asana. With compassion, humor, and deep intelligence, Moving into Meditation guides us through integrating mind, body, and spirit practices for a wide-awake life. The book is presented in a systematic, week-by-week format for ease of use and accessibility, and because the author is also developing an online course for which the book will be a central text. The program progresses through the Buddha's four foundations of mindfulness as well as the koshas"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebbe : The life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history

July 7, 2014
Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-
xviii, 617 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
The inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Nature's God : the heretical origins of the American republic

July 7, 2014
Stewart, Matthew, 1963-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
vii, 566 pages ; 25 cm
The dirty little screw of the American Revolution -- Pathologies of freedom -- Epicurus's dangerous idea -- On the genealogy of Nature's God -- Self-evident truths -- The pursuit of happiness -- The empire of reason -- The religion of freedom.
"Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart pursues a genealogy of the philosophical ideas from which America's revolutionaries drew their inspiration, all ... researched and documented and enlivened with storytelling ... Along the way, he uncovers the true meanings of 'Nature's God,' 'self-evident,' and many other phrases crucial to our understanding of the American experiment but now widely misunderstood"--Dust jacket flap.

Minutes of the First Presbyterian Church of Eastern Liberties of Cincinnati,

July 2, 2014
First Presbyterian Church of Eastern Liberties (Cincinnati, Ohio).
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [producer not identified], [1828?]
1 bound volume (77, 4 pages) ; 24 cm
Spine title appears as: Minute book of 4th Presbyteran Church
Caption title.
Book containing handwritten minutes from the First Presbyterian Church of Eastern Liberties of Cincinnati (July 1828 to August 1839) and records from the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati (May 1836 to October 1838).

Communing with the divine : a clairvoyant's guide to angels, archangels, and the spiritual hierarchy

July 2, 2014
Martin, Barbara Y., author.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin, a member of the Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
xix, 331 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Our invisible support system -- Who's who in the spiritual realms -- The dark side of life -- The tools of perception -- Communing with the divine.
"In their newest book, the authors explore the sacred art of communing with celestial beings. Reading of Martin's extensive direct clairvoyant experiences, this book will teach you to work closely with angels, archangels, and other divine beings who guide you in day-to-day living and help you achieve your destiny. You will learn how to strengthen your intuitive powers and hear what the divine is telling you, and thrill to accounts of Martin's compelling personal encounters with celestial beings and her eye-opening encounters with dark spirits. Communing with the Divine is a practical training manual and an inspirational guide, with full-color illustrations of celestial beings and their auric composition. In it, you will discover: various types of angels, including joy guides, teaching angels, and guardian angels ; techniques to call on Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, and other archangels ; ways in which leaders of the spiritual hierarchy influence your life ; the nature of evil and the importance of spiritual protection ; keys to psychic and spiritual visions and clairvoyance ; meditation tools to access celestial realms with more than fifty meditative prayers that call on Divine Light and celestial beings for wisdom, love, prosperity, healing, peace, guidance, inspiration, and much more"--Page 4 of cover.

Your redefining moments : becoming who you were born to be

July 2, 2014
Jones, Dennis Merritt.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]
258 pages ; 21 cm

A spirit walker's guide to Shamanic tools : how to make and use drums, masks, rattles, and other sacred implements

July 2, 2014
Rysdyk, Evelyn C.
Newburyport, MA : Weiser Books, 2014.
xvii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Plain faith : a true story of tragedy, loss, and leaving the Amish

July 1, 2014
Eash, Irene.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
208 pages ; 22 cm

Rhinestone Jesus : saying yes to God when sparkly, safe faith is no longer enough

July 1, 2014
Welch, Kristen.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

How to read the bible for all its worth

July 1, 2014
Fee, Gordon D.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014].
301 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

The polygamous wives writing club : from the diaries of Mormon pioneer women

June 30, 2014
Harline, Paula Kelly, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
viii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Welcome -- Settling Utah Territory : polygamous yet monogamous -- Making sense of sisterhood : relations between wives -- Abandoning polygamy : weariness -- Farewell.
The author delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine polygamous women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.

The spiritual art of raising children with disabilities

June 26, 2014
Bolduc, Kathleen Deyer, 1952-
Valley Forge : Judson Press, 2014.
xv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Embracing the love god wants you to have

June 23, 2014
Dollar, Taffi L.
New York : Amistad, 2014.
xxii, 205 pages ; 22 cm.
Embracing God's love -- A loving you -- Giving and receiving love -- Parenting with love.
In this loving, insightful guide that captures the spirit of T. D. Jakes, Taffi Dollar, renowned pastor of the World Changers Church International, speaker, and author, teaches every woman how to bolster her most pivotal relationship: The one she has with herself. Pastor Taffi Dollar invites us into an intimate conversation as a pastor, wife, mother, sister, and friend, exploring the topic that's closest to the hearts of every woman: relationships. So much of a woman's happiness hinges upon the quality of her bonds with others. But many women struggle in striking that all-important balance between giving and receiving love. In their determination to give to others, women often ignore their own need for self-sustenance. Neglecting their own foundation leaves them ill prepared to be in healthy, loving relationships with spouses, children, families, communities, and even God, Taffi reveals. With wry humor and clear-eyed insights, Taffi introduces women to timeless values and applies them in ways that are real and relevant. She offers words to live and love by, and a path towards healthy relationships that enhance rather than deplete us. Interweaving anecdotes and the personal stories and experiences of people she meets each day, she shows women how to reconnect with themselves and find the fulfillment they seek.

Finding spiritual whitespace : awakening your soul to rest

June 23, 2014
Gray, Bonnie, 1946-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
268 pages ; 22 cm

Slow church : cultivating community in the patient way of Jesus

June 23, 2014
Smith, C. Christopher.
Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2014]
246 pages ; 21 cm
A theological vision for slow church -- Terroir : taste and see -- Stability : fidelity to people and place -- Patience : entering into the suffering of others -- Wholeness : the reconciliation of all things -- Work : cooperting with God's reconciling mission -- Sabbath : the rhythm of reconciliation -- Abundance : the economy of creation -- Gratitude : receiving the good gifts of God -- Hospitality : generously sharing God's abundance -- Dinner table conversation as a way of being church
Fast food. Fast cars. Fast and furious. Fast forward. Fast . . . church? The church is often idealized (or demonized) as the last bastion of a bygone era, dragging our feet as we're pulled into new moralities and new spiritualities. We guard our doctrine and our piety with great vigilance. But we often fail to notice how quickly we're capitulating, in the structures and practices of our churches, to a culture of unreflective speed, dehumanizing efficiency and dis-integrating isolationism. In the beginning, the church ate together, traveled together and shared in all facets of life. Centered as they were on Jesus, these seemingly mundane activities took on their own significance in the mission of God. In Slow Church, Chris Smith and John Pattison invite us to leave franchise faith behind and enter into the ecology, economy and ethics of the kingdom of God, where people know each other well and love one another as Christ loved the church.

Paradise in plain sight : lessons from a Zen garden

June 23, 2014
Miller, Karen Maezen, author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xiii, 173 pages ; 21 cm
"Reflections on finding peace, beauty, and fulfillment in everyday life, illustrated by the author's experiences with tending her new home's venerable but neglected Japanese garden"-- Provided by publisher.

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