New Arrivals · Religion

July 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Destiny : step into your purpose

July 28, 2015
Jakes, T. D., author.
New York : Faith Words, 2015.
xii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Instinct plus purpose equals distiny -- There is more -- Order your steps toward destiny -- Destiny is spelled P-R-I-O-R-I-T-I-Z-E -- Focus--decide what desrves you -- For destiny's sake, do you! -- Maybe it's time for a rest -- Time flies even when you're not having fun -- Keep the destiny vision -- Put a stop to what's stopping you -- Learn from the destiny of others -- Failure is not the end of destiny -- Destiny demands a curious mind -- Distractions destroy destiny -- Hear destiny's voice -- Exposed to destiny -- Destiny demands courage.
"We all have a destiny. Finding the courage to drive past the challenges, pains, and even the shortcuts of life to the deeper purpose of living is to thrive in one's divine destiny. Most people have sensed destiny pulling them to just the right place or person. Whether it is the spouse you meet, or the children you bear, or the promotion you receive, everyone has a purpose to pursue. Sometimes it is understanding our destiny that helps us accept what on the surface appears to be failure. In DESTINY, T.D. Jakes shares insight to help readers play the roles they were designed for. Expanding on his #1 bestseller Instinct, Jakes reveals that instinct is the first step to the destiny that awaits" -- provided by publisher.

Healing for damaged emotions

July 28, 2015
Seamands, David A.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C Cook, 2015.
176 pages ; 21 cm.
1. Damaged emotions -- 2. Guilt, grace, and debt-collecting -- 3. The wounded healer -- 4. Satan's deadliest weapon -- 5. Healing our low self-esteem -- 7. Symptoms of perfectionism -- 8. The process of healing for perfectionism -- 9. Super you or real you? -- 10. Myths and truths about depression -- 11. Dealing with Ddpression -- 12. Healed helpers.
"Events in our lives, both good and bad, form rings in us to live compassionately with ourselves as we allow the Holy Spirit to heal our past. As he helps us name hurdles in our lives 0 such as guilt, poor self-worth, and perfectionism - he shows us how we can find freedom from our pain and enjoy the abundant life God wants from us."--Publisher description.

Sacred sound : discovering the myth & meaning of Mantra & Kirtan

July 27, 2015
Kaivalya, Alanna, 1980- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xiv, 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part one : classic mantras -- Part two : traditional kirtans.
"The mantras and kirtan (call and response devotional chants) of yogic practice sometimes get the short shrift in the West because they aren't well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner. Each mantra and kirtan includes the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the translation. Clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the practice. Alanna Kaivalya has refined her teaching over a decade with a diverse audience of tens of thousands. Her unique and popular approach to human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested tradition into a versatile and potent tool"-- Provided by publisher.

This is not a love story : a memoir

July 27, 2015
Brown, Judy (Judy Braun), author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
v, 340 pages ; 22 cm
The third of six children in a family that harks back to a gloried Hassidic dynasty, Judy Brown grew up with the legacy of centuries of religious teaching, and the faith and lore that sustained her people for generations. But her carefully constructed world begins to crumble when her "crazy" brother Nachum returns home after a year in Israel living with relatives. Though supposedly "cured," he is still prone to retreating into his own mind or erupting in wordless rages. The adults' inability to make him better - or even to give his affliction a name - forces Judy to ask larger questions: If God could perform miracles for her sainted ancestors, why can't He cure Nachum? And what of the other stories her family treasured?

Preaching : communicating faith in an age of skepticism

July 21, 2015
Keller, Timothy J., 1950- author.
New York : Redeemer/Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
viii, 309 pages ; 20 cm
Presents a guide to preaching for pastors as well as laypeople, intended to help readers communicate the Christian message of grace in a meaningful, engaging, and compassionate way.

Oasis : conversion stories of Hollywood legends

July 20, 2015
Kendall, Mary Claire, 1959-
Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, [2015]
xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Highlighting legends such as Mary Astor, John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Betty Hutton, and Bob Hope, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends uncovers stories of recovery and conversion-- intimate portraits that often contrast with the more common profiles of these all-too-human stars. Many were touched by infidelity, alcoholism, unbridled ambition, or other moral failings that often seem to characterize life in Hollywood. Some had deathbed conversions, others underwent a gradual process of conversion; each found solace in embracing the Catholic faith"-- Provided by publisher.

The grace of yes : eight virtues for generous living

July 20, 2015
Hendey, Lisa M.
Notre Dame, Indiana : Ave Maria Press, [2014]
xii, 145 pages ; 22 cm
The grace of belief -- The grace of love and generativity -- The grace of work and creativity -- The grace of integrity -- The grace of humility and forgiveness -- The grace of vulnerability -- The grace of no -- The grace of rebirth.
"Hendey explores eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life. In opening windows to pivotal moments of her own spiritual journey, she helps readers learn about belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over, and shows how these virtues lead to generous living and the ability to joyously say yes to God"

The official Catholic directory.

July 17, 2015
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill., tables ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

It's good to be queen : becoming as bold, gracious, and wise as the Queen of Sheba

July 17, 2015
Higgs, Liz Curtis.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2015.
209 pages : map ; 23 cm
It's good to be bold -- It's good to be open -- It's good to seek wise counsel -- It's good to be humbled -- It's good to be honest -- It's good to encourage others -- It's good to praise God -- It's good to give generously -- It's good to receive graciously -- It's good to end well -- It's good to be his.

Approaching the end of life : a practical and spiritual guide

July 16, 2015
Schaper, Donna, author.
vii, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The best funeral ever -- What to do when you get sick and death first knocks on your door -- The importance of the afterlife -- Early dotage, mid dotage, and late dotage: facing facts with freedom -- Spiritual preparation for death -- Spiritual and practical combined -- Really bad funerals do happen -- Finding a spiritual home before death -- My Lord, what a morning.
In her more than forty years as a minister, Rev. Donna Schaper has been approached hundreds of times by people wanting to know how to prepare for the end of life in both practical and spiritual matters. From making a will and planning a memorial service to finding peace in the toughest circumstances, Approaching the End of Life offers practical and spiritual guidance to anyone wrestling with the end of a life. The book also includes practical resources such as a service planning checklist and a template for a funeral or memorial service.

Mahabharata : a modern retelling

July 16, 2015
Satyamurti, Carole, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xxxviii, 888 pages : map ; 25 cm
"Innovatively composed in blank verse rather than prose, Carole Satyamurti's English retelling covers all eighteen books of the Mahabharata. This new version masterfully captures the beauty, excitement, and profundity of the original Sanskrit poem as well as its magnificent architecture and extraordinary scope" -- provided by publisher.

Zen : the authentic gate

July 15, 2015
Yamada, Kōun, 1907-1989, author.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2015]
xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm

Abba's child : the cry of the heart for intimate belonging

July 15, 2015
Manning, Brennan, author.
xix, 169 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword by Jon Foreman of Switchfoot--Cover.
"Is an impostor robbing you of God's love? We've bought into the lie that we are worthy of God's love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world and to God. We hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection. Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith. All this time God is calling us to take the mask off and come openly to Him. He longs for us to know in the depth of our beings that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God's child--Abba's child--and experience His pure pleasure in who we are. Brennan Manning encourages us to let go of the impostor lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life."--Back cover.

A long letting go : meditations on losing someone you love

July 13, 2015
McEntyre, Marilyn Chandler, 1949-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.
xi, 123 pages ; 22 cm

Mabon : rituals, recipes, & lore for the autumn equinox

July 13, 2015
Rajchel, Diana.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, 2015.
227 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Old ways -- New ways -- Spells and divination -- Recipes and crafts -- Prayers and invocations -- Rituals of celebration -- Correspondences for Mabon.

Keep your love on! : connection, communication & boundaries

July 13, 2015
Silk, Danny.
Redding, Calif. : Red Arrow Media, c2013.
163 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Anchor & flares : a memoir of motherhood, hope, and service

July 9, 2015
Braestrup, Kate, author.
New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.
327 pages ; 22 cm.
A devoted Christian family woman recounts the wrenching loss of her first husband and her joyful years of raising a blended family before confronting fears surrounding her son's decision to enlist in the military.

Here and now : living in the Spirit; with guide for reflection

June 30, 2015
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
New York : Crossroad, ©2003, ©1994.
227 pages ; 19 cm
"Guide for Reflection" copyright 2003.
Living in the present -- Joy -- Suffering -- Conversion -- Disciplined living -- The spiritual life -- Prayer -- Compassion -- Family -- Relationships -- Who we are -- Afterword -- Guide for reflection.

A guide through the New Testament

June 29, 2015
Sinclair, Celia B., 1954-
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/J. Knox Press, ©1994.
143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm

Overcoming crisis : the secrets to thriving in challenging times

June 29, 2015
Munroe, Myles, author.
265 pages ; 23 cm
Encouraging Christians to obey God's command to take dominion over the Earth's resources, Munroe shows how applying the time-tested principles of God's kingdom can help people overcome crisis and thrive during hard days ahead.

Buddha for beginners

June 25, 2015
Asma, Stephen T, author.
Danbury, CT, USA : For Beginners, [2015]
xii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.


June 25, 2015
Soards, Marion L., 1952-
Macon : Smyth & Helwys, 2015.
xxiv, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Galatians 1 -- Galatians 2 -- Galatians 3 -- Galatians 4 -- Galatians 5 -- Galatians 6.

The Buddha's wife : the path of awakening together : her story and readers companion

June 24, 2015
Surrey, Janet L.
New York : Atria Books ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2015.
xxxvi, 283 pages ; 22 cm
"What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? For the first time, The Buddha's Wife brings this rarely told story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure while also examining the practical applications her teachings have on our modern lives. Princess Yasodhara's journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering. But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and "ordinary" relationships. While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary mediation, Yasodhara's experience speaks of the Path of Right Relation, of achieving awareness not alone but together with others. The Buddha's Wife is comprised of two parts: the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodhara's fascinating story, and then the second part is a reader's companion filled with life lessons, practices, and reflections for the modern reader. Her story gives readers a relational path, one which speaks directly to our everyday lives and offers a doorway to profound spiritual maturation, awakening, and wisdom beyond the solitary, heroic journey"-- Provided by publisher.

Lughnasadh : rituals, recipes & lore for Lammas

June 24, 2015
Marquis, Melanie, 1976-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, 2015.
210 pages ; 18 cm.

Captivating : unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul

June 22, 2015
Eldredge, John, 1960- author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2010]
xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
The heart of a woman -- What Eve alone can tell -- Haunted by a question -- Wounded -- A special hatred -- Healing the wound -- Romanced -- Beauty to unveil -- Arousing Adam -- Mothers, daughters, sisters -- Warrior princesses -- An irreplaceable role.
Every woman was once a little girl and every lilttle girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. The message of captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live.He offers to come now as the hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live a fully alive and feminine woman.

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