New Arrivals · Religion

March 13, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A history of Islam in 21 women

March 12, 2020
Kamaly, Hossein, author.
©2019
viii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India.

Own your everyday : overcome the pressure to prove and show up for what you were made to do

March 12, 2020
Dooley, Jordan Lee, author.
©2019
xii, 226 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction: Your brokenness is welcome here -- Part one: Where do I start? You can't walk through walls -- What are your really after? -- Breakthrough begins with you -- Part two: Getting unstuck. Overcoming impostor syndrome with intentional action steps -- Overcoming disappointment with a different perspective -- Overcoming shame by sharing -- Overcoming comparison with compassion and communication -- Overcoming perfectionism by prioritizing -- Overcoming distraction with discipline -- Part three: What to do now. Focus on who you are, not what you do -- Redefine success -- Let it go, girl -- Get out of your own way -- Stop waiting, start living.
A rising star in the podcast, young entrepreneur, and faith space presents The Purpose Driven Life for the next generation. Jordan Lee Dooley has built a massive online following, and her "SHE" podcast garnered over 1 million downloads within 12 weeks of its debut. Widely recognized for her tagline "Your Brokenness is Welcome Here," Jordan has become a go-to source that women around the world look to for daily inspiration to find their purpose in life. Now for the first time in book form, she is helping you-and them-discover how to chase after something more while also finding contentment where you are, with what you have. Rooted in faith and jam-packed with tangible takeaways, this book pairs Jordan's relatable voice with her unique perspective, powerful motivation, and practical tools to equip you to: *tackle disappointment, perfectionism, comparison, and distraction *remove labels and break out of the box of expectations *identify and eliminate excuses and unnecessary stress about an unknown future *overcome the lie that you can't live your God-given purpose until you reach a certain goal or milestone.

The princess and the prophet : the secret history of magic, race, and Moorish Muslims in America

March 10, 2020
Dorman, Jacob S., 1974- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2020]
311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: organic mosaics -- Old Kentucky -- Oriental magic -- Muslim masons -- Imperial inferno -- Hindoo magic -- White tops -- Death dance -- Professor Drew -- Chicago rackets -- Black Mecca -- Power brokers -- Moorish science -- Machine politics -- Moorish factions -- Chicago justice -- Epilogue: the bridge.
"How the circuses, dance halls, and midways of the Gilded Age provided the cultural ferment and freedom that led to the creation of the Black Muslim movement in America"-- Provided by publisher.

The power worshippers : inside the dangerous rise of religious nationalism

March 10, 2020
Stewart, Katherine, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
342 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Church and party in Unionville -- Minister in to power -- Inventing abortion -- The mind of a warrior -- Up from slavery : the ideological origins of Christian nationalism -- The uses and abuses of history -- The blitz : turning the states into laboratories of theocracy -- Converting the flock to data -- Proselytizers and privatizers -- Theocracy from the bench, or how to establish religion in the name of "religious liberty" -- Controlling bodies : what "religious liberty" looks like from the stretcher -- The global holy war comes of age -- Epilogue.
For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and to impose its vision on all of society. America's religious nationalists aren't just fighting a culture war, they are waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy. Stewart pulls back the curtain on the inner workings and leading personalities of a movement that has turned religion into a tool for domination. She exposes a dense network of think tanks, advocacy groups, and pastoral organizations embedded in a rapidly expanding community of international alliances and united not by any central command but by a shared, anti-democratic vision and a common will to power. She follows the money that fuels this movement, tracing much of it to a cadre of super-wealthy, ultraconservative donors and family foundations. She shows that today's Christian nationalism is the fruit of a longstanding antidemocratic, reactionary strain of American thought that draws on some of the most troubling episodes in America's past. It forms common cause with a globe-spanning movement that seeks to destroy liberal democracy and replace it with nationalist, theocratic and autocratic forms of government around the world. Religious nationalism is far more organized and better funded than most people realize. It seeks to control all aspects of government and society. Its successes have been stunning, and its influence now extends to every aspect of American life, from the White House to state capitols, from our schools to our hospitals.

Let me prey upon you : breaking free from a minister's sexual abuse

March 10, 2020
Kirkham, Sandy Phillips, author.
©2019
258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cover, spine and title page have the words "Let me pray with you" crossed out and the words "prey upon" added on top of the text.
Sandy Phillips Kirkham details her account of how a charismatic youth minister preyed upon her, a betrayal which left her broken, with a shattered faith, and the ultimate shame of being blamed and forced from the church she loved. From their very first meeting, the new youth minister slowly and methodically turned the sacred relationship of a trusted spiritual leader to one of abuse: sexual, emotional, and physical. When his actions were discovered, he was simply moved to another church, leaving Sandy to pay for his deeds. She was not his first victim, nor would she be his last. Despite a successful and happy life as a wife, mother, and friend, Sandy successfully concealed her abuse for twenty-seven years until a trigger forced her to face the truth. Sandy's story will take you on her journey of healing which began in 2004, first by seeking justice and closure from both the pastor and the church.

Dorothy Day : dissenting voice of the American century

March 9, 2020
Loughery, John. author.
©2020
436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Beginnings -- Awakenings -- Causes -- Moorings -- Ardor -- Contentment -- Called to God -- Purpose -- Hospitality -- Challenge -- Prelude -- War -- Burdens -- Revival -- Resistance -- Pacem in Terris -- Burning -- Journeys -- Endings -- Deo Gratias --Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
"The first full-length biography of its subject in forty years, this book separates the myths from the facts about America's most radical pacifist, critic of US foreign policy, Catholic activist. Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century is the life story of the American icon Pope Francis I mentioned alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Lincoln for her revolutionary aspirations to a more humane and sustainable future." front book flap.

Hardcore Zen : punk rock, monster movies, & the truth about reality

March 9, 2020
Warner, Brad, author.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2015]
xvi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Prologue -- Gimme Some Truth -- Dork-Boy and the Godhead -- Inner Anarchy -- Zen and the Art of Making Monster Movies -- Small and Stupid Dreams -- If Only ... -- The Great Heart of Wisdom Sutra -- "Don't Worry, It Will Come ... With Enlightenment!" -- Why Gene Simmons Is Not a Zen Master -- The World of Demons -- In My Next Life I Want to Come Back as a Pair of Lucy Liu's Panties -- That's Zen Master Know-It-All to You, Buddy! -- No Sex with Cantaloupes -- Revenge of the Pod People -- Pass Me the Ecstasy, Rainbow, I'm Going to Nirvana on a Stretcher! -- Eating a Tangerine Is Real Enlightenment -- Hardcore Zen -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author.
"This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation, "--Amazon.com.

Goodbye, yesterday!

March 6, 2020
Trimm, Cindy, author.
Lake Mary, Florida : Charisma House, [2020]
xv, 221 pages ; 19 cm
At head of title on cover: Activating the 12 laws of boundary-defying faith.
"FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE PRAYER WARRIOR'S WAY; THE ART OF WAR FOR SPIRITUAL BATTLE; HELLO, TOMORROW!; AND COMMANDING YOUR MORNING SELLING MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES COMBINED. Your yesterday does not define your tomorrow. This book will set you free from the past, change the way you see yourself, and push you to pursue your future and all that God has for you. Each of us is born with a seed of greatness, but in many of us, it never grows to maturity because we don't realize our full potential. We continue to live day-to-day based on the failures, defeatist attitude, and purposelessness of the past rather than acknowledging that we were created for more. Using insights gained from the Book of Genesis, Goodbye, Yesterday! teaches readers the 12 principles of faith they need to be set free from the past, change the way they see themselves, and move fully into all that God has for them to do and to be. It enables readers to renegotiate their future, redefine their destiny, reestablish their dominion in a world of chaos, and realize their full potential as God's representatives on the earth. This book will help readers move beyond the self-defeating behaviors and mind-sets of the past and embrace the "awesome" person God designed them to be!"-- Provided by publisher.

A heart full of peace

March 6, 2020
Goldstein, Joseph, 1944-
Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2007.
x, 110 pages ; 18 cm
Previously published: Transforming the mind, healing the world. New York : Paulist Press, ©1994.
Based on the Wit lectures given at the Harvard Divinity School in 1993.

When the rain speaks : celebrating God's presence in nature

March 6, 2020
Svoboda, Melannie.
New London, CT : Twenty Third Publications, 2008.
viii, 151 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.

The four laws of love : guaranteed success for every married couple

March 6, 2020
Evans, Jimmy.
Dallas, TX : XO Publishing, 2019
xxvi, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
"This book sounds a wake-up call for every kind of marriage, including those that are barely surviving and those that seem to operate on autopilot. Couples who follow these simple guidelines recognizing the original intent and purpose of marriage will inject new life into their unions."--Provided by publisher.

Resisting throwaway culture : how a consistent life ethic can unite a fractured people

March 6, 2020
Camosy, Charles Christopher, author.
Hyde Park, NY : New City Press, [2019]
374 pages ; 22 cm
An ethic that consistently protects and supports life -- Sex pratices and cultures -- Reproductive biotechnology -- Abortion -- The poor and the stranger -- Ecology and non-human animals -- Euthanasia and the margins of human life -- State-sponsored violence -- Toward a politics of encounter and hospitality.

The Dalai Lama : an extraordinary life

March 5, 2020
Norman, Alexander, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
xxii, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"The first definitive biography of the Dalai Lama--a story by turns inspiring and shocking--from an acclaimed Tibetan scholar with exceptional access to his subject"-- Provided by publisher.

On the bright side : stories about friendship, love, and being true to yourself

March 5, 2020
Shankle, Melanie, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2020]
213 pages ; 22 cm
"As Melanie Shankle - New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Big Mama blog - opens up with humor and great stories about friendship, love, and what it takes to be true to yourself, you'll be encouraged to find your way again in a world that can make you feel a little bit crazy"-- Provided by publisher.

You are enough : revealing the soul to discover your power, potential, and possibility

March 5, 2020
Desai, Panache, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2020]
222 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: an invitation -- The promise -- The possibility -- Conditioning -- Your core wounding -- The essential self -- Vibrational transformation -- Awareness -- Acceptance -- Flexibility -- Consciousness at 33,000 feet -- The shift -- Enter the heart -- Harmony -- The five commitments -- Trust and surrender -- Acknowledgements.

The Wormwood prophecy

March 5, 2020
Horn, Thomas R., author.
Lake Mary : Charisma House, 2019.
viii, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Welcome to Wonderland -- Eyes on the Skies -- Our Destiny Beyond Earth -- Planetary Ping-Pong -- His Name Is Wormwood -- As It Was in the Days of Pharaoh...Etymology of "Wormwood" -- Fictional Cataclysm Narrative.
"Does the Bible predict an asteroid...or something else? This book will challenge your interpretation of end-times theology and help you sharpen your understanding in light of current times. Does Revelation 8:10-11 describe an asteroid? Is the Wormwood star from Revelation 8 already headed toward Earth? Are NASA and high-level government officials aware of an asteroid that is on a collision course with our planet? Is that why President Trump sanctioned a colossal increase to planetary defense? Do the prophecies from ancient cultures and religions across the globe all point to a catastrophic planetary event that has scientists and politicians taking extreme preventative measures under the public radar? Earth is not currently prepared for the scope of impact that may be just around the corner, and people in high places know it... But what will the biblical Wormwood actually be? Traditional scholarly interpretation claims it will be an asteroid. Others postulate that the eschatological poisoning of one-third of all Earth's waters and the devastation of our planet's ecology might not be as detectable as we may believe: it could hit suddenly and without warning, like an angel of God appearing in the sky with fire and light, bringing judgment in an instant. Follow Thomas Horn as he blazes a trail through these questions and many others, posing answers that very few in the church today are willing to provide. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Examines asteroid threats to Earth, including Apophis (named after the Egyptian god of chaos), which is a topic of serious discussion among experts in planetary defense Includes interviews with government impact specialists, scientists, Bible scholars, and prophecy experts"-- Provided by publisher.

Five to thrive : how to determine if your core needs are being met (and what to do when they're not)

March 3, 2020
Koch, Kathy, author.
Chicago, IL : Moody Publishers, [2020]
238 pages ; 19 cm
Becoming whole -- Chutes and ladders: how everything connects -- Security: who can I trust? -- Identity: who am I? -- Belonging: who wants me? -- Purpose: why am I alive? -- Competence: what do I do well? -- The Change process.
"Answering 5 questions that can change your life Whom can I trust? Who am I? Who wants me? Why am I alive? What do I do well? Dr. Kathy Koch draws on Scipture and decades of seminars and workshops geared to the educational community to show us how intelligence and worth take different forms in each of us, but how they ultimately find their roots in Jesus. "Trying to meet our needs in anyone or anything other than Jesus Christ can result in a temporary or shallow sense of wholeness, but not a long-lasting or authentic, real, actual, legitimate, true genuine wholeness," writes Dr. Kathy. With humor and vulnerability she gives you the tools to develop an authentic sense of self and a positive outlook on the future. Take the time to ask yourself these five questions, and discover the answers as you journey with Dr. Kathy toward hope and wholeness. You'll be glad you did-for the rest of your life"-- Provided by publisher.

Meeting the Protestant challenge : how to answer 50 Biblical objections to Catholic beliefs

March 3, 2020
Broussard, Karlo, author.
El Cajon, California : Catholic Answers Press, [2019].
287 pages ; 21 cm

D. Didacus de Guzman, Dei Sanctae quae sedis et romanae Ecclesiae Apostolicae gratia Patriarcha Indiarum ... Vidimus, legitimus, & diligenter inspeximus, fel. recor. Gregorij PP. XIII. literas apostolicas in fauorem S. Cruciatae, & expeditionis co[n]tra Turcas, & infideles concessas, ac earum prorogatione, & extensione ad alias praedicationes & publicationes faciendas ...

February 28, 2020
Catholic Church. Pope (1623-1644 : Urban VIII)
[Spain?l. : [publisher not identified], [1624?]
1 sheet : vellum . ; 58 cm.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is a vellum sheet with a printed document.
A printed document (likely a Crusade bull) from the Catholic Church concerning Diego de Guzman. Guzman was a Catholic church official who was named Patriarch of the West Indies and Archbishop of Tyre in 1616, Commissary Apostolic of the Bull of the Crusade in 1620, and appointed as Archbishop of Seville in 1625. Document was printed on vellum with illustrations printed in the top corners and with seal and signature "DonDiego Guzman, Patriarcha de las indias" printed at the bottom.

Parable of the brown girl : the sacred lives of girls of color

February 27, 2020
Adams, Khristi Lauren, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2020]
xvi, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Parable of the weak brown girl -- Parable of the insecure brown girl -- Parable of the voiceless brown girl -- Parable of the Fass brown girl -- Parable of the alienated brown girl -- Parable of the angry brown girl -- Parable of the white-acting brown girl.
The stories of girls of color are often overlooked and ignored rather than valued and heard. Instead of relegating these young women to the margins, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life.

Telling God's story : a parent's guide to teaching the Bible

February 26, 2020
Enns, Peter, 1961-
Charles City, Va. : Olive Branch Books, ©2010.
103 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In this accessible and engaging book, Peter Enns provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible. Written for lay readers but incorporating the best scholarly insights. Telling God's Story avoids sectarian agendas. Instead, Enns suggests beginning with the parables of the Gospels for the youngest students; continuing on with the more complex stories of the Old and NewTestaments for middle grade students; and guiding high school students into an understanding of the history and culture of biblical times."--Publisher's description.

The next right thing : a simple, soulful practice for making life decisions

February 26, 2020
Freeman, Emily P., 1977- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2019]
250 pages ; 23 cm
"For those who are overwhelmed or facing decision fatigue; how to discover a simple and freeing way forward by doing one next right thing at a time"--Provided by publisher.

The characters of Christmas : the unlikely people caught up in the story of Jesus

February 25, 2020
Darling, Daniel, 1978- author.
Chicago : Moody Publishers, 2019.
179 pages ; 21 cm
"Learn something new about Christmas as you explore the oft-overlooked characters behind the Christmas story, like the wise men, Simeon, Anna, and Herod."--Provided by publisher.

Praying women : how to pray when you don't know what to say

February 25, 2020
Walsh, Sheila, 1956- author.
©2020
196 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Pray when you don't know what to say -- Pray because God is waiting for you -- Pray and don't give up -- Pray hardest when it's hardest to pray -- Pray through your pain -- Pray when God seems silent -- Pray with the power of the word of God -- Pray with your armor on -- Pray when you need a breakthrough -- Pray from a place of victory.
"Bestselling author and speaker invites women to experience the incredible power of prayer through ongoing conversation with God, inspiring them to develop a lifestyle of prayer that will change their hearts-and the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Acres of diamonds : discovering God's best right where you are

February 24, 2020
Franklin, Jentezen, 1962- author.
©2020
216 pages ; 24 cm
Why not now? -- How diamonds are born -- The "stay here" command -- Open my eyes -- Hell in the hallway -- Let it take you up -- Let down your bucket -- Focus on the positive -- Take this job and love it -- How to be a hero -- If you're in it, you can win it -- Heaven, the ultimate acres of diamonds -- Appendix: Acres of diamonds.

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