New Arrivals · Religion

August 20, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The devil in the city of angels : my encounters with the diabolical

August 19, 2019
Romero, Jesse, author.
xv, 120 pages ; 23 cm
"Romero reveals the harrowing details of his experiences with the demonic while working for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Discover the true stories of spiritual warfare being waged in the streets and alleys of L.A."--Amazon website.

The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values

August 15, 2019
Howe, Ben (Conservative blogger), author.
New York : Broadside, 2019.
xxiii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The shift -- The new good news -- The old good news -- Tired of losing -- The altar of winning -- State of the church -- True victory.
Offers the history of the Christian Right and analyzes the rhetoric evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to stay with the Republican Party.

Parenting forward : how to raise children with justice, mercy, and kindness

August 14, 2019
Brandt, Cindy Wang, 1978- author.
Grand Rapids : Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019.
xi, 169 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction : Parenting for a better world -- 1. A whole gospel for a whole child -- 2. Good news for the body -- 3. Parenting for imagination -- 4. Healthy spirituality -- 5. Parenting for racial justice -- 6. Parenting for gender equality -- 7. Parenting for economic and environmental justice -- 8. Parenting for inclusion -- 9. Children as radical hope
A progressive Christian parenting book with a social-justice orientation. How do we build a better world? One key way, says Cindy Wang Brandt, is by learning to raise our children with justice, mercy, and kindness. In Parenting Forward Brandt equips Christian parents to model a way of following Jesus that has an outward focus, putting priority on loving others, avoiding judgment, and helping those in need. She shows how parents must work on dismantling their own racial, cultural, gender, economic, and religious biases in order to avoid passing them on to their children. zBy becoming aware of the complex ways we participate in systems of inequal­ity or hierarchy,y she says, zwe begin to resist systemic injustice ourselves, empower our children, and change our communities.y

When your child is grieving

August 14, 2019
Ford, Amy E., author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2019]
206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Preface: begin with the most important thing -- Provisions for the journey -- When you're grieving, too -- Rest, breathe, connect -- Speaking the unspeakable -- The really big feelings -- The crazies -- It's so messed up (when your teen is grieving) -- Saying goodbye to someone special -- Blessed are those who mourn -- Remembering -- Loss of a parent -- Death or disability of a sibling -- Loss of a family -- When to get professional help -- Let the little children come -- And great will be your children's peace -- Afterword: the next step.
"'It will never happen to us' But it did. Your child is experiencing what one in every five children in the U.S. experience before the age of 18--death of a loved one or an equally painful loss. How do you help your child get through this, especially when you might be dealing with your own grief? God sees your family's pain and longs to ease it. Dr. Amy Ford is a licensed professional counselor, professor, and mom who specializes in complex psychological issues, such as trauma and grief. She wants to share the latest research and her expertise with you, to not only help you and your child get through this difficult time, but to fully heal from it. Amy will walk alongside you through the healing process with spiritual encouragement and practical advice that addresses your child's specific needs. You will gain the wisdom, skills, and follow-through you need to mend your child's broken heart. Grief is a scary emotion, especially for a child, but if dealt with proactively, it can be successfully overcome. Your child will get through this...and so will you"-- Provided by publisher.

Speak life : creating your world with your words

August 14, 2019
Ruonala, Katherine.
[Place of publication not identified] : Katherine Ruonala, 2019.
187 pages ; 21 cm
"We all have the power to change our lives and our relationships with the words we speak. Many of us float through life proclaiming only the things that we can see. However, we have a God-given ability to partner with the Holy Spirit to affect the world around us with our words. Once we understand God's perspective, we can speak life into every part of our existence. Let Katherine show you how wonderful your future can be by partnering with God's promises and speaking life into every situation. As you read Speak Life you will learn: that God is totally with you, in you, and for you, how much power God has given you through your words, how to bring God's promises into existence, what the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are saying about you, the keys to transforming your circumstances and relationships, the treasure trove of promises waiting to be released by your words." --

River of fire : my spiritual journey

August 13, 2019
Prejean, Helen, author.
xvii, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: Novice -- Part II: Teaching and learning -- Part III: London, Ontario -- Part IV: Becoming an adult church -- Part V: River Rapids -- Afterword -- Appendix: A letter to Pope Francis.
The author of Dead Man Walking, the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty, shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion are not mutually exclusive.

42 seconds : the Jesus model for everyday interactions

August 9, 2019
Medearis, Carl, author.
xiv, 154 pages ; 21 cm

Surrendered--the sacred art : shattering the illusion of control and falling into grace with twelve-step spirituality

August 9, 2019
Shapiro, Rami M., author.
xxiii, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
"To live the surrendered life -- a life no longer centered on control and hence no longer at odds with the ordinary suffering of everyday living. Rabbi Rami closely examines the first three steps of Twelve-Step recovery to help us cut through the denial, illusions, and falsehoods that bind us in our fight with addictions of all kinds. He draws upon his half-century engagement with Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Islam, as well as his own and other people's struggles in Twelve-Step recovery, to guide us in our awakening to reality's freedom and the path to living joyously and well."--Provided by publisher.

Defending boyhood : how building forts, reading stories, playing ball, and praying to God can change the world

August 7, 2019
Esolen, Anthony M., author.
xii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
The arena to enter -- Brothers to gather -- Mountains to climb -- The man to follow -- Work to do -- Songs to sing -- Enemies to slay -- Life to give.
"Western civilization has no more eloquent defender than Anthony Esolen. he has taken up its mantle and been persecuted for doing so. More than most, Esolen knows the vital importance that its foundational principles still hold today. If we hope to regain today's culture, we must be reminded of the truths that too many have forgotten. Following on his compelling prior volume Defending Marriage, Esolen returns, this time in defense of boys and an experience of boyhood that is on the wane, if not extinguished, in many quarters of the modern world. He masterfully illuminates the threats our precious sons face from the purveyors and promoters of political correctness, too often hiding in plain sight. And he tackles head-on the misguided and ultimately doomed--though not before it has done much mischief--project of blurring the distinctions between boys and girls. Drawing on his own in many ways all-American boyhood, Esolen, at times wistfully, at times playfully, and at times prophetically--in the literal sense of employing the thunder of an Old Testament prophet--details what a good boyhood once was and what it can be again." --Dust jacket flap.

The Livingstone of South America : the life & adventures of W. Barbrooke Grubb among the wild tribes of the Gran Chaco in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, the Falkland Islands & Tierra del Fuego

August 5, 2019
Hunt, R. J. (Richard James), 1874-1938.
Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, 1928.
xvi, 347 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.

The twentysomething soul : understanding the religious and secular lives of American young adults

July 31, 2019
Clydesdale, Timothy T. (Timothy Thomas), 1965- author.
xi, 242 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
"Drawing from hundreds of interviews with devout believers, resolute skeptics, and everyone in between, The Twentysomething Soul tells an optimistic story about the lives of today's young adults." -- dust jacket flap.

Faces of Muhammad : Western perceptions of the prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to today

July 30, 2019
Tolan, John Victor, 1959- author.
xii, 309 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Mahomet the idol -- Trickster and heresiarch -- Pseudoprophet of the Moors -- Prophet of the Turks -- Republication revolutionary in renaissance England -- The enlightenment prophet : reformer and legislator -- Lawgiver, statesman, hero: the Romantics' prophet -- A Jewish Muhammad? The view from Jewish communities of nineteenth-century Central Europe -- Prophet of an Abrahamic faith -- Conclusion.
Heretic and impostor or reformer and statesman? The contradictory Western visions of Muhammad. In European culture, Muhammad has been vilified as a heretic, an impostor, and a pagan idol. But these aren't the only images of the Prophet of Islam that emerge from Western history. Commentators have also portrayed Muhammad as a visionary reformer and an inspirational leader, statesman, and lawgiver. In Faces of Muhammad, John Tolan provides a comprehensive history of these changing, complex, and contradictory visions. Starting from the earliest calls to the faithful to join the Crusades against the "Saracens," he traces the evolution of Western conceptions of Muhammad through the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and up to the present day. Faces of Muhammad reveals a lengthy tradition of positive portrayals of Muhammad that many will find surprising. To Reformation polemicists, the spread of Islam attested to the corruption of the established Church, and prompted them to depict Muhammad as a champion of reform. In revolutionary England, writers on both sides of the conflict drew parallels between Muhammad and Oliver Cromwell, asking whether the prophet was a rebel against legitimate authority or the bringer of a new and just order. Voltaire first saw Muhammad as an archetypal religious fanatic but later claimed him as an enemy of superstition. To Napoleon, he was simply a role model: a brilliant general, orator, and leader. The book shows that Muhammad wears so many faces in the West because he has always acted as a mirror for its writers, their portrayals revealing more about their own concerns than the historical realities of the founder of Islam.

The lifestyle of a prophet : a 21-day journey to embracing your calling

July 30, 2019
Goll, Jim W.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Chosen, ©2013.
277 pages ; 22 cm
"This unique, hands-on 21-day guide helps all believers develop intimacy with God so they can hear his voice clearly--and then proclaim his words faithfully"--Provided by publisher.

Kingdom come : finding holy in the here and now

July 30, 2019
Zaldivar, Melissa, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2019.
213 pages ; 23 cm
Kingdom and presence -- The goodness of nearness -- Kingdoms and kings -- Safety is not simple -- Our work matters -- On being known -- Kingdom mystery -- Just do the dang thing -- Kingdom instinct -- Where do we go from here?

Zur Erinnerung an das goldene Jubiläum der evangelisch-reformierten Salems Gemeinde von Cincinnati, Ohio : 1837-1907.

July 30, 2019
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Evangelish-Reformierten Salems-Kirche], 1907.
64 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original paper wrappers tied with multi-colored yarn at spine.
A program from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Evangelish-Reformierte Salems-Kirche (Salem Evangelical Reformed Church) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Includes a history of the church, photographs of buildings and architectural details, portraits of past and current pastors, and portraits of various church organizations and members of the congregation.

Be brave in the scared : how I learned to trust God during the most difficult days of my life

July 29, 2019
Lenaburg, Mary (Mary E.), author.
Notre Dame, Indiana : Ave Maria Press, [2019]
xiv, 140 pages ; 22 cm
Out of control -- Blame game -- When it rains -- Running on empty -- The lies we tell ourselves -- Acceptance -- Sacrifice and self-gift -- Mercy in the mess -- Who you really are -- Surrendering fears -- Forward with grace -- Choose joy.
"Everyone has difficult days. More often than not, they're the result of the messes that come our way, the messes we make ourselves, and the messes others make for us. Be Brave in the Scared is sought-after Catholic speaker and writer Mary Lenaburg's first book. Lenaburg writes with honesty and attitude as she shares how the overwhelming demands of caring for her severely disabled daughter ultimately taught her how to trust God, accept his will, and choose joy in every circumstance"-- Provided by publisher.

The hero with a thousand faces

July 26, 2019
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987, author.
xiii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue: The monomyth. Myth and dream ; Tragedy and comedy ; The hero and the god ; The world navel.
Since its release in 1949, The Hero With a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

Gospel women at the United Nations : Handmaids of the Sacred Heart doing public theology

July 25, 2019
Scott, Margaret D., author.
ix, 134 pages ; 22 cm.
"This book offers a reflection on the development of the commitment of a group of Catholic Sisters to the poor and to social justice, from teaching poor children in a convent basement to being involved in public theology at the United Nations. After a brief discussion of the emergence and definitions of public theology and an analysis of the social teaching of the Catholic Church, it offers insights into the history and modus operandi of the United Nations and the network of NGOs, including faith-based RNGOs, that work closely with it on behalf of human rights and development. The interaction between these three protagonists forms the background for the story of a coalition of Catholic Sisters with NGO status at the United Nations whose determination is to be Gospel women, engaging in public theology in the public square. Finally, it offers some thoughts concerning future challenges and uncertainties facing the United Nations that will impact the Sisters and their commitment to the poor and the planet."--Back cover.

Ferocious warrior

July 25, 2019
Jakes Coleman, Cora, author.
Lake Mary, Florida : Charisma House, 2019.
xvii, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Ferocious faith -- The gift from betrayal -- Press your way through -- Be still -- Free to be ferocious -- Think like a warrior -- The weapons of a warrior -- The principles of prayer -- Lift yourself up -- Ferocious victory.
"You are a warrior. It's time to think like one. This book isn't about winning pretty. It's about punching through your pain, delivering a fatal blow to the enemy, and experiencing ferocious victory. Learn how to : activate your faith with prayers and affirmations, experience and maintain your deliverance, and sharpen your spiritual weapons that bring victory. Cora Jakes Coleman shares keys that helped her through battles with depression, insecurity, and infertility. Learn how to train with your pain, push with your prayers, and conquer what's trying to conquer you."--book jacket

Infiltration : the plot to destroy the Church from within

July 24, 2019
Marshall, Taylor, author.
Manchester, New Hampshire : Crisis Publications (an imprint of Sophia Institute Press), [2019]
xv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The smoke of God and the smoke of satan -- Alta vendita: satan's revolution in tiara and cope -- Our Lady of La Salette -- Attack on the Papal states in 1870 -- Pope Leo XIII sees demons gather on Rome -- The alleged conversation between God and satan -- Infiltration of the Church by secret societies and modernism -- The World War I conclave -- Our Lady of Fatima -- First apparition of Fatima -- Second apparition of Fatima -- Third apparition of Fatima and the secret of Fatima -- First part of the secret: the vision of hell -- Second part of the secret: the consecration of Russia -- Fourth apparition of Fatima -- Fifth apparition of Fatima -- Sixth apparition of Fatima -- Conclave of 1922: Pope Pius XI -- Communist infiltration of the priesthood -- Papal conclave: Pius XII -- Pius XII as the Pope of Fatima -- Communist infiltration of the liturgy -- The woeful illness of Pius XII: three crypto-modernists -- Mysterious conclave of 1958 -- Pope John XXIII opens the third secret -- Does the third secret have two parts? -- Vatican II: modernism on parade -- Conclave of 1963: Paul VI -- Crypto-modernism and nouvelle théologie -- Theological infiltration of Vatican II -- Infiltration of the liturgy -- Ottaviani intervention against Pope Paul VI -- Archbishop Lefebvre and the traditionalist resistance -- Resistance to the novus Ordo Missae -- Infiltration in the Vatican Bank under Paul VI -- Infiltration in the mysterious death of John Paul I -- The infiltration of John Paul II's pontificate -- Saint Gallen mafia: homosexuality, communism, and Freemasonry -- Ratzinger vs. Bergoglio in Papal conclave 2005 -- The infiltration and plot against Benedict XVI -- Infiltration in the Vatican Bank and the butler of Pope Benedict XVI -- Infiltration and the election of Pope Francis -- The problematic teaching of Pope Francis -- Solving the current crisis -- Become a modernist Catholic -- Become an atheist -- Accept the Protestant position -- Accept the Eastern Orthodox position -- Accept the Sedevacantist position -- Accept the Resignationist position: is Benedict still pope? -- Accept the recognize and resist position -- Spiritual weapons against demonic enemies.
"Discusses how, for two hundred years, some members of the Catholic Church have worked to destroy the Church."-- Provided by publisher.

Does God want us to be happy? : the case for biblical happiness

July 23, 2019
Alcorn, Randy C., author.
180 pages ; 18 cm
"This book is adapted from Happiness ©2015 by Randy Alcorn"--Title page verso.

Catholicism and citizenship : political cultures of the Church in the Twenty-first century

July 22, 2019
Faggioli, Massimo, author.
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2017]
xxii, 165 pages ; 23 cm
"A Michael Glazier book."
Inter-ecclesial relations and the public square: bishops vs. religious orders between Vatican II and Post-Vatican II -- Church and world in Pope Francis' ecclesiological shift: evolution or crisis of the new ecclesial movements? -- Beyond the paradigm "hegemony or persecution." the church facing pluralism -- Prophetic church and established church. Pope Francis and the legacy of the Constantinian age -- An interrupted reception of Gaudium Et Spes. church and modern world in American Catholicism -- Ecclesiology of mercy. a vision for the church in 21st century.

#Parasha : weekly Insights from a leading Israeli Journalist

July 22, 2019
Rahav, Siṿan, author.
xiii, 333 pages ; 22 cm
"For Sivan Rahav-Meir, the Torah is a fountain of wisdom for relationships, education, government, finances, self-growth, and beyond. A seasoned journalist in Israel, she has interviewed heads of state and senior political officials, and has uncovered exclusive stories that have impacted the discourse in Israel. With a wealth of real-life experience, she applies her insights to the weekly Torah portion. The author shares brief reflections on the Torah from sources past and present, infused with a thought-provoking message for the entire family. What began as short posts shared on social media has stimulated ongoing conversation among religious, traditional and progressive families. Now, she brings her inspiration to the English-speaking public" -- back cover.

Praying : finding our way through duty to delight

July 19, 2019
Packer, J. I. (James Innell)
Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2006.
319 pages ; 22 cm
The God we pray to -- The path and the by-paths -- Brooding -- Praising -- Prayer checkup -- Asking -- Complaining -- Hanging on -- Joining in -- With my whole heart -- Postscript to Christians becalmed in their praying.
Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves. ... Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together." With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on. In Praying the authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Yet they don't just teach us about prayer; they challenge and inspire us to do it by pointing us to a clearer realization of the reality of God and his character. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.

Everybody wants to win : nobody wants to wait

July 19, 2019
Gill, Marcus, author.
Lake Mary, Florida : Charisma House, [2017]
xv, 203 pages ; 21 cm
Are we there yet? -- How to win at the waiting game -- It's all about trust -- It's all about seeing what God sees -- It's all about how you wait and pray -- It's all about discerning God's perfect will -- It's all about coming into agreement with God -- How to embrace God's timing -- God's timing for discovering your purpose -- God's timing for your relationships -- God's timing for releasing his favor -- God's timing for your healing -- God's timing for your prosperity -- Don't give up.

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