New Arrivals · Religion

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Practicing peace

August 14, 2018
Chödrön, Pema, author.
©2006
x, 88 pages ; 15 cm
"Anger is a universal human emotion, and it can manifest in some pretty nasty ways. But it is also amazingly workable. In this guide to the practice of inner peace, Pema Chödrön shows us how to recognize anger in ourselves when it first begins to rise, how to sit with the discomfort it causes, and how to let it dissipate. By taking responsibility for the seeds of aggression in our own hearts and minds, we can help create a new culture of compassion for ourselves and for the world." -- Provided by publisher.

Theology for ministry : an introduction for lay ministers

August 14, 2018
Hahnenberg, Edward P.
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, 2014.
xiii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Called ... -- By God ... -- Through Christ ... -- In the spirit ... -- With others ... -- For others.
"Theology for Ministry is for beginning ministry students, seasoned lay leaders, and anyone in between who wants to learn more about the faith that feeds their call to serve. Six easy-to-read chapters introduce the main areas of theology that every lay minister ought to know: the notion of vocation, the doctrine of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, church, and ministry."--Back cover.

The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised : with complete concordance, embracing every passage of scripture in the largest editions : Apocrypha and Psalms.

August 14, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : A. Nielen, [1892?]
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm
Major pagings Genesis to Malachi is paged 9-[772], Apochrypha is paged 1-104, Matthew to Revelation is paged 777-1017, The Psalms of David in metre is paged [1]-36.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection ib gound in bound in embossed leather, with gilt lettering and metal clasps. Cover detached.
An introductory history of the manuscript and early printed editions of the Holy Bible -- History of Herod, King of the Jews / G.F. Maclear -- A comprehensive and illustrated history of the books of the Old and New Testaments / Alfred Nevin -- Biographical sketches of the translators and reformers / William F.B. Jackson -- Religious denominations, their history and creeds / William H. Munroe -- Science and revelation, or, The triumph of the Bible over criticism -- Scripture difficulties -- Animated nature as found in Bible times and lands / James P. Boyd -- Patriarchs, priests, prophets, and kings; or, Striking characters, scenes, and events of Old Testament history / James P. Boyd -- Historical illustrations of Bible texts derived from ancient coins and gems of the period of time from Alexander the Great to the destruction of Jerusalem, 336 B.C. to 138 A.D. / A.L. Rawson -- Coins, money and weights of the Bible / F.W. Madden -- Valuable chronological and miscellaneous tables -- Views from photographs of recent surveys in the Holy Lands -- A new self-pronouncing dictionary of the Bible / William Smith -- Bible stories for young people -- A self-pronouncing dictionary of scripture proper names / S.W. Williams -- [The Old Testament] -- Apochrypha -- The parables of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, unfolded and illustrated -- The parallel edition of the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus, Christ, translated out of the Greek: being the verse set forth A.D. 1611, arranged in parallel columns with the revised version of A.D. 1881 -- The Hoffmann gallery or original New Testament illustrations -- The Thorvaldsen Gallery -- A chronological index to the Holy Bible -- Four thousand questions and answers on the Old and New Testaments intended to open up the scriptures for the use of students and Sunday school teachers -- Evangelists and deacons. Mark, Luke, Philip, Nicholas, Titus, and Timotheus -- Betrayal and crucifixion of our Saviour -- The resurrection and ascension of Christ -- A new practical concordance to the Old and New Testaments; or, An alphabetical index to the Bible -- The Psalms of David in metre.

Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life

August 13, 2018
Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940- author.
©2018
xx, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God's omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an "atheist awakening" intent on holding the country to its secular principles"--Provided by publisher.

Boundless compassion : creating a way of life

August 9, 2018
Rupp, Joyce, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Sorin Books, 2018.
211 pages ; 23 cm
Week one: compassion as a way of life -- Week two: welcoming ourselves -- Week three: the river of suffering -- Week four: from hostility to hospitality -- Week five: a thousand unbreakable links -- Week six: becoming a compassionate presence.

Go bravely : becoming the woman you were created to be

August 9, 2018
Wilson Hussem, Emily, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Ave Maria Press, 2018.
xiv, 142 pages ; 21 cm
Go bravely -- Remember who you are -- Be kind to other women -- Depend on him -- Date with purpose -- Just keep swimming -- Find your gaggle -- Choose chastity -- Be open to the jump -- Honor those who love you most -- Give it all you've got -- Love yourself -- Clothe yourself in strength -- Forgive and forget -- Keep calm and follow God -- Exercise your no muscle -- Love your body -- Ignore the haters -- Radiate with light -- Live it up.
As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God? Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time.

The history of jihad : from Muhammad to ISIS

August 9, 2018
Spencer, Robert, 1962- author.
New York : Bombardier Books, Post Hill Press, [2018]
440 pages ; 22 cm
The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam. It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century.

A history of silence : from the Renaissance to the present day

August 9, 2018
Corbin, Alain, author.
Cambridge, UKMedford, MA : Polity, [2018]
v, 156 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Translated from the French.

Prayers of boundless compassion

August 9, 2018
Rupp, Joyce, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Sorin Books, [2018].
xii, 105 pages ; 18 cm

The mystery of the Trinity revealed : the revelation of the Triune God

August 8, 2018
Bosse, T. R.
Union, Ky : Dove & Word Publishing, 2017.
141 pages ; 22 cm
"For over 2000 years, scholars and theologians have searched diligently for answers to Christianity's most vital doctrine without success. Little did they know that it was impossible to completely comprehend the Trinity without the help of technology. To compound the problem, this technology only became available within the last 50-75 years. With this new understanding, it was found that the Trinity was never a mystery as most people believed. God had to reveal it according to His Word (Luke 12:2) and only within His timing which He had appointed to be in these end-times as the necessary technology became available. "The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed" ranks as perhaps the most significant revelation for the Church in our lifetime, if not all time. A groundbreaking disclosure that affects all religions of the world. Due to today's modern day technology, we are able for the first time in the 2000 year history of Christendom to answer all the questions surrounding the so-called mystery to the Trinity. This book answers all those questions that both skeptics and Christians have long been asking in times past concerning Trinity's reality and validity. By integrating the knowledge of today's technology with the hundreds of Scripture passages relating to the Trinity in the Bible, we are able to provide an accurate picture of the Trinity without the covering of the so-called mystery. "The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed" provides practical realistic answers as never before presented since the documention of the term Trinity was first originated. Over one half of a TRILLION inhabitants of the earth's population do not believe in the Trinity, and according to the standards listed in the Bible for salvation, all 500,000,000 plus of them are lost. That does not have to be with this new revelation that fully explains and reveals the biggest mystery in the history of the world. It is a game-changer for both Christianity and also the rest of the world." -- Amazon.

What God wants every dad to know

August 6, 2018
Merritt, James Gregory, 1952-
©2013
183 pages ; 22 cm
Being fathers in a world of fatherlessness -- God's letter to dads -- Learn to discern between friends, foes and fools -- It doesn't take much to say a lot -- Lower your temper-ature -- Develop the discipline of discipline -- Don't be afraid of birds or bees -- Work is important... but it's not everything -- Strive to be fiscally fit -- Be good and be godly -- Is there a hero in the house?

The wisdom of no escape : and the path of loving-kindness

August 6, 2018
Chödrön, Pema, author.
©1991
x, 117 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published as Awakening Loving-Kindness by Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Loving-kindness -- Satisfaction -- Finding our own true nature -- precision, gentleness, and letting go -- The wisdom of no escape -- Joy -- Taking a bigger perspective -- No such thing as a true story -- Weather and the four noble truths -- Not too tight, not too loose -- Renunciation -- Sending and taking -- Taking refuge -- Not preferring Samsara or Nirvana -- That dharma that is taught and the dharma that is experienced -- Sticking to one boat -- Inconvenience -- The four reminders.
"It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves. And we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms is simple but not easy: learn to open ourselves up to life in all circumstances. In this guide to true kindness for self and others, Pema Chödrön presents a uniquely practical approach to doing just that. And she reveals that when we embrace the happiness and heartache, inspiration and confusion, and all the twists and turns that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a true wellspring of courageous love that's been within our hearts all along."--Amazon.com.

A future of faith : the path of change in politics and society

August 6, 2018
Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee.
©2018
viii, 308 pages ; 25 cm
Peace and war -- Religion and politics -- Europe and cultural diversity -- Culture and communication -- Otherness, time and joy -- "Mercy is a journey from the heart to the hand." -- "Tradition is a movement." -- A destiny
Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations, open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication and conflict around the world, now published here, along with addresses or extracts of addresses given for various occasions during his papacy.

Unshakable hope : building our lives on the promises of God

August 6, 2018
Lucado, Max, author.
©2018
xiv, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical notes.
Max Lucado offers encouraging, practical guidance for overcoming difficult circumstances and gaining inner peace, building resolve, and walking into a better future.

The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis

August 6, 2018
Jacobs, Alan, 1958- author.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
xix, 256 pages ; 22 cm
The Casablanca Conference -- Dramatis Personae: 1 september 1939 -- Prosper, O Lord, our righteous cause -- The humanist inheritance -- Learning in war-time -- Demons -- Force -- Interlude: other pilgrims, other paths -- The year of our Lord 1943 -- Approaching the end -- Stunde null.

Fresh eyes on famous bible sayings: discovering new insights in familiar passages

August 3, 2018
Newton, Doug, author.
©2018
205 pages ; 21 cm
Includes questions for reflection and discussion.
Find hidden truths in the biblical phrases we say the most. What do we do after we "put on the full armor of God"? What does knowing "the kingdom of God is within you" have to do with our relationship? How does Jesus' use of the Golden Rule differ from versions of the rule found in other religions? This book answers these questions and more using Scripture-reading techniques we can then use of our own to discover life-changing truths from the Scripture passages we know the most.

Fresh eyes on Jesus' miracles : discovering new insights in familiar passages

August 3, 2018
Newton, Doug, author.
©2018
206 pages ; 21 cm
Includes questions for reflection and discussion.
"What does the calming of the sea have to do with Jesus' work defeating evil in our lives? How does His feeding of the five thousand refocus our call to serve? This book offers insight we never knew were hidden in the Bible's most familiar passages. From the wedding at Cana to Peter's miraculous catch and more, this book offers cultural context, modern-day insights, and spiritual depth to awaken our hearts and minds. Most importantly, he equips us to study Scripture with fresh eyes and join God's miraculous work in the most ordinary moments"--Back cover.

Forever : a Catholic devotional for your marriage

August 2, 2018
Angel, Jackie Francois, author.
Boston, MA : Pauline Books & Media, [2017]
x, 163 pages ; 19 cm

The Devil's delusion : atheism and its scientific pretensions

August 2, 2018
Berlinski, David, 1942-
New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
xvii, 237 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Published in the United States in 2008 by Crown Forum"--Title page verso.
No gods before me -- Nights of doubt -- Horses do not fly -- The cause -- The reason -- A put-up job -- A curious proof that God does not exist -- Our inner ape, a darling, and the human mind -- Miracles in our time -- The cardinal and his cathedral.
A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. This incisive book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be--indeed must be--the ultimate touchstone for understanding the world--Cf publisher's description.

Fresh eyes on Jesus' parables : discovering new insights in familiar passages

August 1, 2018
Newton, Doug, author.
©2018
206 pages ; 21 cm
Includes questions for reflection and discussion. - Back cover.
Hello, Turkey / The hidden treasure -- Another day, another denarius / The vineyard workers -- Where should the emphasis go? / The lost son -- When your cupbards are bare / The friend in need -- Before you cast stones / The unmerciful servant -- These words? What words? / The wise and the foolish builders -- An overdone and underdone "well done" / The five talents -- The taming of the shrewd / The shrewd manager -- What "one" are we talking about? / The lost sheep -- Streetlights / The good Samaritan.
Offers a new perspective on Jesus' stories to His disciples. --Back cover.

The mountains are calling : making the climb for a clearer view of God and ourselves

July 31, 2018
Stephens, Jarrett, 1978- author.
Colorado Springs : Multnomah, 2018.
xiv, 209 pages ; 20 cm
And I must go -- Mt. Moriah: the God who is provider -- Mt. Sinai: the God who is holy -- Mt. Carmel: the God who is trustworthy -- Mt. Desolate yet familiar: the God who is intimate -- Mt. Eremos: the God who is father -- Mt. Hermon: the God who is Jesus -- Mt. Olivet: the God who is near -- Mt. Calvary: the God who is love -- Mt. No Name: the God who sends -- The last mountain: the God who is returning.

Runaway Amish girl : the great escape

July 31, 2018
Gingerich, Emma J., 1987-
[Bloomington, IN] : Rising Phoenix Press, 2014.
174 pages ; 23 cm
Growing up Amish and leaving the fold, Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri, at the age of eighteen. Her memoir Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape captivates even the timid reader. Disagreeing with the beliefs of Amish traditions and upbringing, the pressure became too much for her to bear. Forced to make a personal decision, Emma found the courage to leave the only life she had ever known. She had no idea the emotional turmoil she'd inflict on her family and friends. The emotional reaction of her parents, brothers and sisters, are gut wrenching. Considered no longer a daughter and a sister, temporarily exiled, Emma finds a way to be free. Education becomes her priority as she finds her place in this "English" world. This true story is a rare glimpse into the life of a brave young woman.

A fool's guide to actual happiness

July 26, 2018
Van Buren, Mark, author.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2018]
xiii, 244 pages ; 17 cm
Section I: Concepts & beliefs. Self-help or self-hate? ; Is happiness really a warm puppy ; The present moment ; The three marks of existence ; How to use suffering to cultivate compassion ; Karma ; Two aspects of mind -- Section II: Applications & practices. Mindfulness ; Meditation ; Just say yes ; Shenpa ; The two wings of meditation practice ; Compassion ; Forgiveness -- Section III: Putting it all together. Inspiration : the key to peace ; Going deeper ; Don't drink the Kool-Aid! ; Your feelings matter ; You are not alone ; Life as a path to awakening ; Fearlessness ; A good sense of humor ; Honesty & gentleness ; Two sides, same coin ; Clarity, not perfection.
"Let's face it: we all have a motivating drive to become better. What we have and who we are never seem to be good enough. This feeling that something is wrong or needs to be fixed causes us to continuously run around, chasing after what we feel will finally fulfill us. But what if these very conditions that we are constantly trying to escape from could be used as a way to awaken ourselves-- to connect with the peace already within us? A Fool's Guide to Actual Happiness offers a realistic roadmap for working towards inner peace without needing to be someone you're not. With humor and refreshing simplicity, Van Buren shows how everything life throws at you, good or bad, can be used as a means to cultivate compassion, wisdom, and loving-kindness. This book allows you to explore who you are-- warts and all-- and gives you tools to love and accept what you find"--Page 4 of cover.

Joey : how a blind rescue horse helped others learn to see

July 26, 2018
Bleakley, Jennifer Marshall, author.
©2018
x, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes group discussion questions.
At the height of his show career, a beautiful Appaloosa became injured, and he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect. A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvation--and blind. Then he came to Hope Reins, a ranch dedicated to helping kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted by teaching these children to care for rescued animals.

Fearless prayer

July 26, 2018
Hazen, Craig J., author.
©2018
167 pages ; 18 cm
An exposition on prayer in relationship to the verse John 15:7: 'If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whaterver you wish, and it will be done for you.'.

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