New Arrivals · Religion

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

NIV Zondervan study Bible : New International Version

August 28, 2015
©2015
xxxi, 2880 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
"Built on the truth of scripture and centered on the gospel message".
"[I]n addition to the notes on the biblical text, this study Bible provides an excellent collection of charts, maps, brief essays providing historical circumstances when each biblical book was written, and many photos and illustrations" -- Book jacket flap.

Si shu ji zhu

August 27, 2015
|6880-01 Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200.
|6880-04 Shanghai : Guo xue zheng li she : Shi jie shu ju fa xing, 1937.
6 volumes in 1 (double leaves) ; 19 cm
|6880-05 At head of title: Fang gu zi ban.

One Islam, many Muslim worlds : spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands

August 25, 2015
Baker, Raymond William, 1942-
©2015
xiii, 375 pages ; 25 cm.
The mystery of Islam's strength -- Oases of resistance and reform -- Guidance from the center -- Heralds of renewal -- Medieval pathways and Ibn Battuta -- Contemporary networks and Fahmi Huwaidi -- God's "signs" and democracy in Islam -- The Islamist imaginary -- The epochal story of Islam and the common people -- The "river of life".

For the love : fighting for grace in a world of impossible standards

August 25, 2015
Hatmaker, Jen, author.
©2015
xvii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Your very own self. Worst beam ever ; On turning forty ; On calling and Haitian moms ; Fashion concerns ; Run your race ; Not buying ; Tell the truth ; Thank-you notes (part 1) -- All these people who live in your house. Hope for spicy families ; Surviving school ; Dear kids ; Marriage: have fun and stuff ; Jesus kids ; Thank-you notes (part 2) -- Friends, neighbors, strangers, and enemies. Supper club ; Porches as altars ; Quirky ; Difficult people ; Bonus supper club menu ; Thank-you notes (part 3) -- Church, church people, not-church people, and God. Poverty tourism ; Dear church... ; If social media were around ; Thank-you notes (part 4) ; Dear Christians, please stop being lame ; On women.
"Bestselling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves"--Jacket.

Buddhism for dudes : a Jarhead's field guide to mindfulness

August 24, 2015
Stribling, Gerry, author.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2015]
126 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
"In "Buddhism for Dudes," Gerry "Strib" Stribling, former Marine and all-around good guy, answers questions on life and living with a healthy dose of Buddhist wisdom for the regular guy. Strib takes a good look at who the Buddha was, meditation, karma, and more. With good humor and without sentimentalism (plus a sprinkling of hilarious cartoons), he explains these down-to-earth insights in everyday language. Showing how Buddhism boldly approaches life's problems head on, unflinching and alert--like a soldier in a forward listening post in the dark of night--Strib emphasizes the Buddhist call to moral action for the good of oneself and others."--Provided by publisher.

The mind connection : how the thoughts you choose affect your mood, behavior, and decisions

August 24, 2015
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York : FaithWords, 2015.
ix, 236 pages ; 24 cm.
Section 1: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Outlook on Life -- Chapter 1: The Life You've Always Wanted to Live -- Chapter 2: Mind, Mouth, Moods, and Attitudes -- Chapter 3: How to Think When Life Gets Difficult -- Chapter 4: Choose Your Attitude -- Chapter 5: Anyone Can Be Happy -- Chapter 6: The Power of Focus -- Section 2: How Your Thoughts Affect the World Around You -- Chapter 7: Would You Want to Be Friends with You? -- Chapter 8: Positive Self-Talk -- Chapter 9: Thoughtless Actions -- Chapter 10: The Power of Perspective -- Chapter 11: What Do You Think About That Person? -- Chapter 12: Anybody Can Change -- Chapter 13: Why Aren't You Like Me? -- Section 3: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Physical and Emotional Health -- Chapter 14: Your Thoughts and Stress -- Chapter 15: The Mind-Body Connection -- Chapter 16: The Mind-Performance Connection -- Chapter 17: Where Did All My Energy Go? -- Section 4: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Walk with God -- Chapter 18: Thinking About What God Thinks About You -- Chapter 19: Thoughts and Behavior -- Chapter 20: The Mind-Mouth Connection -- Chapter 21: How to Get Your Mind Back When You Feel Like You Have Lost It!.
"Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It's all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions and influences how you relate to yourself, to other people, and to God. In THE MIND CONNECTION, Joyce Meyer expands on the wisdom of her bestselling books Battlefield of the Mind and Power Thoughts to explain how to improve the quality of your thoughts and your life. She explores the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes, so that you can develop and maintain the right mental position--no matter what challenges you face. Through practical advice and Scriptural insights, Joyce will help you learn to think with purpose, gain greater confidence, and claim the fulfilling life you were meant to lead. "-- Provided by publisher.

5 minutes with Jesus : making today matter

August 24, 2015
Walsh, Sheila.
©2015
192 pages ; 17 cm

Wild in the hollow : on chasing desire and finding the broken way home

August 24, 2015
Haines, Amber C.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2015]
205 pages ; 21 cm
The homesickness -- Rebel -- Capacity: one -- Becoming kin -- A harness on the wind -- Hungry -- A wolf revision -- Thirsty -- Secret hiding place -- Doula -- Sustain -- Muscle memory -- Seed of desire -- See through -- Hope of the exiled -- Whole in the sick places -- Siblings in the wild yard.

Training hearts, teaching minds : family devotions based on the shorter catechism

August 24, 2015
Meade, Starr, 1956-
Phillipsburg, N.J. : P & R, ©2000.
349 pages ; 23 cm

What to do when you don't know what to do

August 18, 2015
Jeremiah, David, 1941- author.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C Cook, 2015.
363 pages ; 22 cm
Includes readers guide.
First edition published under the title Turning toward Integrity by Victor Books in 1993.
What to do when the heat's turned up -- What to do when wrong seems right -- What to do when the mirror doesn't lie -- What to do when justice isn't blind -- What to do when faith doesn't work -- What to do when your tongue isn't tied -- What to do when wisdom is foolish -- What to do when worship turns to war -- What to do when your goals are not God's -- What to do when your net worth is worthless -- What to do when you're in a hurry and God isn't -- What to do when pain leads to prayer.
Sometimes the big and small decisions in life seem overwhelming. How do you know what choices to make about your career, kids, relationships? Even when you make good decisions, how do you avoid temptation along the way? In this book, the author walks you through the book of James to glean God's wisdom on issues such as finances, faith, and decision making.

Not by sight : a fresh look at old stories of walking by faith

August 18, 2015
Bloom, Jon, 1965-
Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway, c2013.
208 p. ; 21 cm.
"Where Is Your Faith?" (James Zebedee and Fear) -- "Neither Do I Condemn You" (The Adulteress and Guilt) -- She Still Had to Go Home (The Adulteress and Sin's Consequences) -- Doubt in the Darkness (John the Baptist and Doubt) -- Dismembering an Idol (Zacchaeus and Idolatry) -- Why Are You Disappointed? (Joseph Barsabbas and Disappointment) -- Can You Bear Uncertainty? (Would-Be-Disciple and Provision) -- "I Will Never Believe" (Thomas and Skepticism) -- The Night the Angel Didn't Come (James Zebedee and Death) -- Facing a Painful Decision (Joseph the Carpenter and Guidance) -- Stables of Desperation Are the Birthplaces of God's Grace (Joseph the Carpenter and Trust) -- (Un)Planned Detours (Joseph the Carpenter and Guidance -- "Do Not Be Afraid" (Jehoshaphat and Fear) -- What Love for God Looks Like (Simon the Pharisee and Worship) -- When a Rock Sunk Slowly (Peter and Faith) -- Faith That Makes Jesus Marvel (The Centurion and Faith) -- Are You Content with Weaknesses? (Paul and Humility) -- Ask! (The Leper and Provision) -- "Do You Believe This?" (Martha and Death) -- When You Aren't Sure What to Do Next (Peter and Waiting) -- Jesus Chooses and Uses Failures (Peter and Restoration) -- When a Rebuke Became a Reward (Zechariah and Unbelief) -- Hope for Our Beloved Unbelievers (Jesus's Siblings and Evangelism) -- Success Can Be Perilous (King David and Selfishness) -- More Than Enough (Philip and Provision) -- God's Purposes Can Be Opposite of Our Perceptions (The Man Born Blind and Suffering) -- The Eyes Jesus Opened First (Cleopas and Disillusionment) -- "What I Am Doing You Do Not Understand Now" (Peter and Sanctification) -- Staying Faithful When Things Get Worse (Joseph and Perseverance) -- Serve in the Shadow God Places You (Andrew and Humility) -- The Day of Your Deliverance Is Decreed (Disabled Woman and Suffering) -- Has Jesus Been Worth It? (Paul and Christian Hedonism) -- Powerful, Pragmatic Pawn of Providence (Pontius Pilate and Governing Authorities) -- "Follow Me" (Levi and Grace) -- When Following Jesus Means Going Home (The Gadarene and Appointment)
"Trusting Jesus is hard. It requires following the unseen into an unknown, and believing Jesus's words over and against the threats we see or the fears we feel. Through the imaginative retelling of 35 Bible stories, Not by Sight gives us glimpses of what it means to walk by faith, counsel for how to trust God's promises more than our perceptions, and the way to find rest in the faithfulness of God" -- Publisher description.

Why I am a Salafi

August 14, 2015
Knight, Michael Muhammad, author.
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, c2015.
378 pages ; 21 cm
"The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a "Golden Age" from which all subsequent eras can only decline. In Why I Am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight confronts the problem of origins, questioning the possibility of accessing pure Islam through its canonical texts. Why I Am a Salafi is also a confrontation of Knight's own origins as a Muslim. Reconsidering Salafism, Knight explores the historical processes that informed Islam as he once knew it, having converted to a Salafi vision of Islam in 1994. In the decades since, he has drifted away from Salafism in favor of an alternative Islam that celebrates the freaks, misfits, and heretical innovators. What happens to Islam when everything's up for grabs? Can an anything-goes Islam allow space for reputedly intolerant Salafism? In Why I Am a Salafi, Knight explores not only Salafism's valorization of the origins, but takes the Salafi project further than its advocates are willing to go, and reflects upon the consequences of surrendering the origins forever" -- page 4 of cover.

It is about Islam : exposing the truth about Isis, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate

August 14, 2015
Beck, Glenn, author.
New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2015.
viii, 263 pages ; 22 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots, to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran, those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions. The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself."--provided by publisher.

Beyond buggies and bonnets : seven true stories of former amish

August 14, 2015
Nixon, Brenda.
[S.l.] : Living Parables, Incorporated., 2015.
116 p. ; 23 cm.
Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 - Mosie -- Chapter 2 - Harvey -- Chapter 3 - Jonas (aka Josh) -- Chapter 4 - Sarah -- Chapter 5 - Monroe -- Chapter 6 - Verna -- Chapter 7 - Marvin -- Appendices -- A. Resources for further reading -- B. Amish parents' letter to "wayward" child -- C. Catching the fence jumpers: How you can help -- D. Swartzentruber ordnung -- E. Glossary.
Rare, compelling accounts of seven Amish who ventured beyond their strict Swartzentruber or conservative Old Order, to join the "forbidden" English - non-Amish - world. Get authentic insights inside their fiercely private sects. Learn, laugh, be astonished, and awed as you read these compassionately written stories by a "Mom to ex-Amish."

Things not seen : a fresh look at old stories of trusting God's promises

August 13, 2015
Bloom, Jon, 1965-
Wheaton : Crossway, 2015.
220 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Onward : engaging the culture without losing the gospel

August 11, 2015
Moore, Russell, 1971- author.
©2015.
ix, 224 pages. ; 22 cm.

The battle plan for prayer : from basic training to targeted strategies

August 11, 2015
Kendrick, Stephen, 1973- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : B&H Publishing Group, [2015]
vii, 256 pages ; 22 cm
"Readers will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life"--Amazon.com.

Fervent : a woman's battle plan to serious, specific, and strategic prayer

August 11, 2015
Shirer, Priscilla Evans, author.
Nashville TN : B&H Publishing Group 2015
190 pages : 22 cm.

The world from a spiritual perspective : a collection of insightful essays from Aish.com

August 10, 2015
Blech, Benjamin, author.
©2012
380 pages ; 24 cm
Living a good life -- Pop culture -- Personal relationships -- Autobiographical musings -- Jewish holidays -- World events.
"Over the course of many years writing for Aish.com, I commented on a wide range of topics--from movies to Bernie Madoff to Tiger Woods to the killing of Osama bin Laden--as well as a host of other major and minor noteworthy events. What connects these essays is nothing less than Judaism. And that's because for me Judaism means looking at the entire world through the lens of a divinely ordained perspective known as the Torah. Judaism isn't just a religion that teaches us how to relate to God. It's a way of life that is meant to make us wiser, more contented and better people. This collection of essays explores the how viewing the world from a spiritual perspective can uncover new avenues of understanding and elevate our daily lives."--Back cover.

The Upanishads

August 10, 2015
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
ix, 194 pages ; 21 cm.
"This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today's readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy. The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the work's philosophical and spiritual subtlety, while others convey its poetry at the cost of literal meaning. This new translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes fills the need for an Upanishads that is clear, simple, and insightful - yet remains faithful to the original Sanskrit. As Western Sanskrit scholars who have spent their lives immersed in meditative practice, Katz and Egenes offer a unique perspective in penetrating the depths of Eastern wisdom and expressing these insights in modern yet poetic language. Their historical introduction is suited to newcomers and experienced readers alike, providing the perfect entry to this unparalleled work"-- Provided by publisher.

How to read (and understand) the Bible : meeting God in the book you love but never fully understood

August 7, 2015
Richards, Larry, 1931- author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, [2015]
273 pages ; 21 cm

The argument-free marriage : 28 days to creating the marriage you've always wanted with the spouse you already have

August 7, 2015
Weaver, Fawn, 1976-
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xi, 243 pages ; 21 cm

The bridge builder : the life and continuing legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

August 7, 2015
Chafets, Zeʼev, author.
New York : Sentinel, [2015]
xiv, 254 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"An authorized biography"--Front cover.

Sacred marriage : what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?

August 7, 2015
Thomas, Gary (Gary Lee), author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
271 pages ; 22 cm
"Revised and updated"--Front cover.

An intelligent life : Buddhist psychology of self-transformation

August 5, 2015
Yokoyama, Kōichi, 1940-
Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2015.
135 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The search for identity -- Consider the mind -- Consider karma -- Ego -- Things outside the mind -- Nature -- Life is relationship with others -- The theory of interdependency -- Love comes from the source -- Forgetting the self -- The three great aims in life -- Developing a culture of intelligence -- Finding health deep within the mind.

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