New Arrivals · Religion

February 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The next Mormons : how Millennials are changing the LDS church

February 22, 2019
Riess, Jana, author.
312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction : the changing face of Mormonism in America -- The continuity of religious belief -- Called to serve : adolescence and the missionary experience -- Rites of passage and the LDS temple -- Single Mormons in a married church -- Millennial women and shifting gender expectations -- Minority Mormons and racial attitudes -- Rainbow fault lines : LGBT inclusion -- Navigating religious practice for a new generation -- Social and political views among current and former Mormons -- The realignment of Mormon religious authority -- Exodus : millennial former Mormons -- Conclusion : a Mormonism for the twenty-first century.

In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy / Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.

February 22, 2019
Martel, Frédéric, 1967- author.
London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019.
xv, 555 pages ; 25 cm
"Published [simultaneously] in France as Sodoma by Éditions Robert Laffont ... 2019"--Title page verso.
Part I, Francis -- Part II, Paul -- Part III, John Paul -- Part IV, Benedict.
"A startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican. In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis - all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. It derives from a system founded on a clerical culture of secrecy which starts in junior seminaries and continues right up to the Vatican itself. It is based on the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia. The resulting schizophrenia in the Church is hard to fathom. But the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay. "Behind rigidity there is always something hidden, in many cases a double life." These are the words of Pope Francis himself and with them, the Pope has unlocked the Closet. No one can claim to really understand the Catholic Church today until they have read this book. It reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing." --

100 days to brave : devotions for unlocking your most courageous self

February 21, 2019
Downs, Annie F., 1980- author.
viii, 232 pages ; 19 cm
Introduction -- Brave enough to start -- Brave enough to be you -- Brave enough to believe God -- Brave enough to dream -- Brave enough to work hard -- Brave enough to love others -- Brave enough to face change -- Brave enough to persevere -- Brave enough to pursue healing -- Brave enough to serve -- Brave enough to be where you are -- Brave enough -- Thank you.
Life's challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. Being brave wasn't easy or simple. But it was good. A compilation of best-of writings and new pieces on bravery to help you embrace the path and the plan God has for you, whether you're making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition or facing a fear.

How the Bible actually works* : *in which I explain how an ancient, ambiguous, and diverse book leads us to wisdom rather than answers--and why that's great news

February 20, 2019
Enns, Peter, 1961- author.
[San Francisco] : HarperOne, 2019.
viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

When faith fails : finding God in the shadow of doubt

February 19, 2019
Done, Dominic, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, [2019]
xxii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
"Pastor Dominic Done reveals how doubt can deepen faith and provides readers with a way to wrestle and ask questions while growing ever closer to God"-- Publisher's description.

The way of the warrior : an ancient path to inner peace

February 19, 2019
McManus, Erwin Raphael, author.
New York : WaterBrook, 2019.
234 pages ; 21 cm.
The warrior fights only for peace -- The warrior seeks to become invisible -- The warrior finds honor in service -- The warrior gains mastery over their mind -- The warrior owns defeat -- The warrior harnesses their strength -- The warrior becomes one with all things -- The warrior stands in their pain.
"To experience and establish peace, we must first confront the battles that rage within. McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention"--Provided by publisher.

Girl, arise! : a Catholic feminist's invitation to live boldly, love your faith, and change the world

February 18, 2019
Swinarski, Claire, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Ave Maria Press, [2019]
xv, 110 pages ; 22 cm

Gay girl, good God : the story of who I was and who God has always been

February 18, 2019
Perry, Jackie Hill, author.
xiv, 193 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Who I was -- Who I became -- Same-sex attraction and... -- Afterword.
"Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?" --

Tao classic of longevity and immortality : sacred wisdom and practical techniques

February 15, 2019
Sha, Zhi Gang, author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2018]
xxii, 175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Tao natures -- Tao body -- Attain Tao.
"An essential guide to achieving health, balance, joy, peace and more by applying ancient spiritual wisdom in an all-encompassing practical technique for one's entire being and entire life"-- Provided by publisher.

100 inspirational quotes and the life-changing scriptures behind them

February 14, 2019
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 15 x 17 cm
Those who know and love Joyce Meyer often say it's her straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is approach to teaching the Bible that resonates with them so strongly. For more than forty years now, God has given Joyce the ability to take Biblical principles and express them in ways that stick with you. In this book, you'll find many of her most familiar sayings--along with the scriptures that inspired them--that will help keep your mind focused on God's Word so you can live with more peace and joy in your day-to-day routine. The truth is, "where the mind goes, the man follows," and these godly, practical words of wisdom will make a positive impact that will turn your day around!

The daily flame : 365 love letters from your inner pilot light

February 14, 2019
Rankin, Lissa, 1969- author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2019.
405 pages ; 24 cm
Love letters from your inner pilot light -- Taking your inner pilot light into the world -- Inner pilot light manifesto.
"The Daily Flame is a 365-day reader by New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed physician Dr. Lissa Rankin. Each day, you'll receive a new message from your Inner Pilot Light, the spark of divinity within. Let these encouraging and empowering love letters help you connect with your own intuition, purpose, and deepest truth"--Page [4] of cover.

Praying circles around your marriage

February 14, 2019
Schmidgall, Joel, author.
231 pages ; 22 cm
"Praying Circles Around Your Marriage draws from the life-changing principles in the bestselling book The Circle Maker to empower you to fulfill the God-given dreams for your marriage"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond blessed : God's perfect plan to overcome all financial stress

February 13, 2019
Morris, Robert (Robert Preston), 1961- author.
Nashville : Faith Words, 2019.
xi, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Start here! -- Maximum impact, minimum stress -- More than a budget -- Your perspective of provision -- The CFO of "You, Inc." -- First things first -- Humbly grateful, not grumbly hateful -- Happy heart, happy home -- There is enough -- Great gain -- The witness stand -- Aim before you shoot -- Hearses don't pull U-Hauls -- Hello, Mr. Budget -- To debt, or not to debt -- Blessed to be a blessing.
Explains that the way the way for Christians to eliminate financial stress and achieve economic goals is to follow the principles of stewardship not just in money matters but throughout life.

God will not fail you : a life of miracles in the Middle East and beyond

February 11, 2019
Doctorian, Samuel, 1930-
Washington, DC : Believe Books, ©2006.
xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

I think you're wrong (but I'm listening) : a guide to grace-filled political conversations

February 8, 2019
Holland, Sarah Stewart, 1981- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2019.
xvi, 205 pages ; 22 cm
"Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument. More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers say there is a better way. As working moms on opposite ends of the political spectrum and hosts of a fast-growing politics podcast, Holland and Silvers have learned how to practice engaging conversation while disagreeing. In I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), they share principles on how to give grace and be vulnerable when discussing issues that affect families, churches, the country, and the world. They provide practical tools to move past frustration and into productive dialogue, emphasizing that faith should inform the way people engage more than it does the outcome of that engagement. This urgently needed new book reveals how to talk about politics in a way that inspires rather than angers and that pays spiritual dividends far past election day"-- Provided by publisher.

Show up for your life : what the girl you'll be tomorrow wants you to know today

February 8, 2019
Hurst, Chrystal Evans, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2018]
316 pages ; 22 cm
Offers guidance for young readers who try to be all God proposed them to be while carrying on with a positive, significant life.

Walking meditation : easy steps to mindfulness

February 8, 2019
Nguyen, Anh Huong, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, [2019]
99 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Conscious breathing meditation -- Slow walking meditation -- Walking meditation in nature -- Walking meditation in public places -- Walking meditation to embrace your emotions -- Going further -- Final blessing.

How we sleep at night : a mother's memoir

February 7, 2019
Cunningham, Sara.
134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

When the clouds roll in : finding contentment in the midst of the storm

February 7, 2019
Maryon, Amy, author.
[United States?] : [Amy Maryon], 2015.
116 pages ; 23 cm
Work self-published by author using CreateSpace.
"Uncopyright 2015"
"Have you been experiencing the 'cloud of doom' more times than you would like in your life? Does it seem that the clouds get heavier and heavier until they engulf you and you don't know how to make them go away? This book has been written to help women overcome the obstacles that cloud out their vision of what God has for them. It covers four key areas: unforgiveness, taking offense, the need to control, and devaluing ourselves. God wants you to have fullness of Him and a life that is filled with overwhelming joy. When those storm clouds start rolling in, it can be hard to see the goodness that God has for us. This is meant to be used as a tool to remove those clouds and allow you to find contentment in the midst of the storm"--Page [4] of cover.

What if it's true? : a storyteller's journey with Jesus

February 5, 2019
Martin, Charles, 1969- author.
xxv, 293 pages ; 24 cm
The Word become flesh--and dwells among us -- We're all bleeders -- The chorus of the unashamed -- What are you taking to the grave? -- Talk to the hand--JCILOA -- What's that you're carrying? -- The toughest thing you and I will ever do -- Choose this day -- You will be hated by all -- No gone is too far gone -- The deepest wound of the human soul -- The peg on which everything hangs -- Will you bear his name? -- Epilogue.
"Writing as our guide, Martin uses a storyteller's imagination to illuminate key moments from the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. In addition, Martin shares key moments from his own life journey as a disciple--and bondservant--of Christ and a mentor to others. The result is a striking exploration of truth that helps us not just think differently, but live differently. Today." -- From page 4 of cover.

Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church art & architecture : "a beacon on the hill".

February 5, 2019
Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati, Ohio : Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church, [2016?]
1 sheet (10 unnumbered panels) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 46 cm, folded to 23 x 10 cm

The world's greatest religious leaders : how religious figures helped shape world history

February 4, 2019
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
2 volumes (xxxiv, 797 pages) ; 26 cm
Volume 1. A-L -- volume 2. M-Z.

Shameless : a sexual reformation

January 30, 2019
Bolz-Weber, Nadia, author.
[New York] : Convergent, [2019]
viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sanctus -- Build-a-bear -- This shit is free -- Double-stranded helix -- Holy resistance -- The rocking chair -- The fireplace -- I smell sex and candy -- Terminal agitation -- There is also magic -- Hi, my name is -- Benediction.
"Nothing gives church folk anxiety quite like the subject of sex. And that's why in Shameless, Pastor Nadia sets out to reclaim the conversation for a new generation. In the spirit of Martin Luther, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation of the way believers understand and express their sexuality. To make her case, Bolz-Weber draws on experiences from her own life as well as her parishoners', then puts them side by side with biblical narrative and theology to explore what the church has taught and about sex, and the harm that has often come as a result. Along the way, Bolz-Weber reexamines patriarchy, gender, and sexual orientation with candor but also with hope--because, as she writes, "I believe that the Gospel can heal the pain that even the church has caused." As with her previous books, Bolz-Weber offers an honest, affirming and intellectually robust experience on the pages that speak to skeptic and believer alike"-- Provided by publisher.

Glaphyra on the Pentateuch

January 29, 2019
Cyril, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, approximately 370-444, author.
Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, 2018.
xii, 354 pages ; 22 cm.

This moment is your miracle : the spiritual tools to transcend fear and experience the power of the present moment

January 28, 2019
Hoffmeister, David.
Oakland, CA. : New Harbinger Publications, 2019.
ix, 203 pages ; 23 cm.

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