New Arrivals · Religion

August 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shamanic breathwork : journeying beyond the limits of the self

August 25, 2014
Wolf, Linda Star.
Rochester, Vt. : Bear & Company, c2009.
xvi, 254 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Awakening the shaman within -- The creation of the shamanic breathwork process -- True life experiences with shamanic breathwork, part one -- The shamanic breathwork experience -- Processing the journey -- The spiral path and the five cycles of shamanic consciousness -- Soul recovery: soul return and energy release work -- The shaman, the shadow, and addiction -- The creation of ship (shamanic healing initiatory process) -- True life experiences with shamanic breathwork, part two -- Preparations and instructions for breathing alone -- Embodying shamanic consciousness in everyday living -- Thirty shamanic questions for humanity: dismantle your old ego agenda and recover your original soul purpose -- An invitation to the shaman within.
Utilizing the healing power of breath to change consciousness --Provided by publisher.

Praying for your prodigal

August 25, 2014
Idleman, Kyle, author.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C. Cook, [2014]
94 pages ; 16 cm

Our great big American God : a short history of our ever-growing deity

August 25, 2014
Turner, Matthew Paul, 1973-
New York : Jericho Books, [2014].
ix, 241 pages ; 24 cm

The heart of Catholicism : practicing the everyday habits that shape us

August 22, 2014
Ghezzi, Bert.
xv, 174 pages ; 23 cm
"Incorporates stories from the author's own life to show how Catholicism is contagious; spreading from person to person because of the things Catholics do that are distinctively Catholic"-- Provided by publisher.

Choose love : [the 3 simple choices that will alter the course of your life]

August 22, 2014
Omartian, Stormie.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
262 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Transform your heart, your relationships, and your future as you press into God's love and let the power of His life and character move through you"

What is veiling?

August 22, 2014
Amer, Sahar.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
xii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Understanding veiling in Islamic sacred texts -- What do progressive Muslims say about veiling? -- Politics and sociocultural practices of veiling -- Veiling in Euro-American societies -- Veils, harems, and the mission to civilize -- Veiling in Western Europe today -- Veiling in the United States of America today -- Veiling in the world and words of women -- Veiling and feminism -- Islamic fashion, beauty pageants, and Muslim dolls -- Veiling through the arts.

Take no thought : God's reply to our borrowed anxieties

August 20, 2014
Winfrey, Preston R., author.
xii, 126 pages ; 23 cm
Do you worry about things you cannot change? Worry is a self-created giant that has crippling side effects. It can lead to depression, mental and physical illness, and loss of family and friends. It affects everyone, regardless of race, creed, or nationality. But you can stop the cycle of worry. Change the way you think about life by entrusting all of your worries and fears to God and be lifted from despair. See how Satan often descends upon us, putting worry into our hearts, and learn how to use the power of the Holy Spirit to turn to God. Using Scripture, Dr. Winfrey offers practical suggestions to reduce and eliminate debilitating worry and anxiety. By immersing yourself in the Bible, living life more abundantly and learning to be content with what you have, you can regain stability and banish the cycle of needless worrying.

The cure for the "perfect" life

August 18, 2014
Lipp, Kathi.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014].
254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


August 18, 2014
Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662.
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
xix, 297 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : E.P. Dutton, 1958.

Our Lady of Victory Church pictorial directory, Spring 1997.

August 18, 2014
Galion, Ohio : United Church Directories, 1997.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Includes a letter from the pastor, photographs of church activities and groups, captioned portraits of church members.

The rosary collector's guide

August 15, 2014
Hoffner, Gloria Brady, author.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., [2013].
152 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Educating the wholehearted child : a handbook for Christian home education

August 15, 2014
Clarkson, Clay, author.
Anderson, IN : Apologia/WholeHeart, [2011]
xi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Discipleship, whole books, and real life! Wholehearted Christian home education for ages 4-14"--Front cover.
A wholeHearted journey for home -- Christian homeschooling -- taking a step of faith toward home -- Home: The christian home -- learning to be at home with Christ -- The christian homeschool -- learning at home to be with Christ -- Home nurture -- shepherding your child's spirit to long for God -- Home discipleship -- shaping your child's heart to live for God -- Home education -- strengthening your child's mind to learn for God -- Learning: The Whole Hearted learning model -- living and learning together at home -- The WholeHearted learning home -- creating a home you can learn within -- The WholeHearted learning child -- understanding your child -- The WholeHearted learning youth -- beyond the WholeHearted child -- Methods: Discipleship studies methods -- the study of the Bible -- Disciplined studies methods -- the study of the basics -- Discussion studies methods -- the study of ideas -- Discovery studies methods -- the study of learning -- Discretionary studies methods -- the study of living -- Living: Family -- keeping the vision alive -- Structure -- keeping the homeschooling together -- Order -- keeping the home together -- Support -- keeping the spirit strong -- The challenge -- keeping faith in the family -- Resources: Books for the WholeHearted family -- Books for WholeHearted learning -- Forms for WholeHearted learning.
"Whether you are a first-time homeschooler or a long-term veteran, this comprehensive guide will equip and empower you for your journey of faith as a family. Discover the joy of bringing relationship-based, book-centered learning back into the natural daily life of your home" --Cover, p. 4.

Manhood restored : how the gospel makes men whole

August 14, 2014
Mason, Eric Eric M.)
202 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The life and death of manhood -- The impact of daddy deprivation -- The restorer of manhood -- Restored worldview -- Restored sexuality -- Restored vision -- Restored family -- Restored church -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Scripture index.
Addresses the cultural and spiritual crises of modern manhood and presents a gospel-centered vision that points men back to God's original intent for their lives.

The handy mythology answer book

August 13, 2014
Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2014].
xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger's Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology. "-- Provided by publisher.

Moment maker : you can live your life or it will live you

August 11, 2014
Whittaker, Carlos, 1973-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2013]
173 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: the moment that made me -- Created moments. Creating value ; Creating hope ; Creating joy ; Creating perspective ; Creating thankfulness -- Received moments. Receiving focus ; Receiving insight ; Receiving faith ; Receiving life ; Receiving truth -- Rescued moments. Rescuing weakness ; Rescuing silence ; Rescuing feelings ; Rescuing opportunities ; Rescuing patience -- Conclusion: the moment that made me a moment maker -- Afterword: the moment-making method.
In Moment Maker, Carlos explains his methodology for living intentionally and claiming moments that touch the lives of others, whether that be his family, his friends, his colleagues, or total strangers.Carlos isn't asking anyone to make a big investment in time, energy, or money. He is simply uncovering the investment of attention. You don't have to buy tickets to special events or orchestrate elaborate surprises. You just have to be aware---of your surroundings, the people you encounter, the things that interest those important to you, the opportunities that present themselves---and be prepared to seize those moments and see lives changed. --Publisher's description.

Apologetics beyond reason : why seeing really is believing

August 8, 2014
Sire, James W.
Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2014]
160 pages ; 23 cm

God and the gay Christian : the biblical case in support of same-sex relationships

August 8, 2014
Vines, Matthew, author.
[Colorado Springs, Colorado] : Convergent Books, [2014].
213 pages ; 22 cm
A tree and its fruit -- Telescopes, tradition, and sexual orientation -- The gift of celibacy -- The real sin of Sodom -- The abominations of Leviticus -- Excess passion and the unnatural acts in Romans 1 -- Will gay people inherit the kingdom of God? -- The biblical argument for marriage equality -- What the image of God teaches about gay Christians -- Seeds of a modern reformation.

Anointing fall on me : accessing the power of the Holy Spirit

August 7, 2014
Jakes, T. D.
Shippensburg, Pa. : Destiny Image Publishers, [2008].
238 p. ; 17 cm.
"Previously published 1997 by Pneuma Life Publishing ISBN 1-56229-113-0"--T.p. verso.

Exodus 20-40

August 6, 2014
Johnstone, William, 1936- author.
Macon, Georgia : Smyth & Helwys Publishing Inc., ©2014.
xxvi, 518 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Accompanied by a CD-ROM located in back pocket of book, which offers the commentary text, Sidebars, and visuals in a fully indexed and searchable form, for Windows or Macintosh format. Adobe Reader 11.0 or higher.
"The 'Ten Commandments' stand at the center of the book of Exodus in chapter 20 and provide the key to what the book is about. They refer to the story in Exodus 1-19 that tells who God is and what God has done for Israel. They refer forward to what God expects of Israel in response, as the second half of the book begins to explain in Exodus 20-40."--Publisher's description.

Team us : marriage together

August 5, 2014
Slater, Ashleigh Kittle.
Chicago, IL : Moody Publishers, [2014]
166 pages ; 21 cm
"Life, better together"--Cover.
I do, of course -- Grace like sweeping -- Goodbye me, hello us -- Yours, mine, and ours -- Conflict 101 -- A lighthearted marriage -- The lost months -- Pink slips and other losses -- The parent trap -- The friendship inventory -- Finishing well.

A view from the buggy

August 5, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
234 pages ; 22 cm

Fantastic gift of fall.

August 4, 2014
Mackall, Dandi
Nashville, TN. : B & H Kids, 2014
1 v.(unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm x 21 cm.
"B & H Parent Connection Bonus Feature Included" - Cover.
Autumn leaves turning color, pumpkins beside doorsteps, and family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving are just some of the wonders celebrated in Fantastic Gifts of Fall

Simply Merton : wisdom from his journals

August 4, 2014
Mundy, Linus.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, 2014.
138 pages ; 18 cm
"In his search for God, Thomas Merton wrote on timeless themes and questions we still wrestle with today. Simplicity, nonviolence, honesty, mystery, and even death and eternity--these topics and more permeated Merton's writings. This book distills the wisdom of Merton's dozens of books and voluminous journals into the enduring themes most relevant to readers today."--Back cover.

Zen mind, beginner's mind

August 4, 2014
Suzuki, Shunryū, 1904-1971.
Boston ; London : Shambhala, 2011.
xx, 148 p. ; 21 cm.
Right practice. Posture ; Breathing ; Control ; Mind waves ; Mind weeds ; The marrow of Zen ; No dualism ; Bowing ; Nothing special -- Right attitude. Single-minded way ; Repetition ; Zen and excitement ; Right effort ; No trace ; God giving ; Mistakes in practice ; Limiting your activity ; Study yourself ; To polish a tile ; Constancy ; Communication ; Negative and positive ; Nirvana, the waterfall -- Right understanding. Traditional Zen spirit ; Transiency ; The quality of being ; Naturalness ; Emptiness ; Readiness, mindfulness ; Believing in nothing ; Attachment, nonattachment ; Calmness ; Experience, not philosophy ; Original Buddhism ; Beyond consciousness ; Buddha's enlightenment.

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