New Arrivals · Religion

June 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Inspired : slaying giants, walking on water, and loving the Bible again

June 15, 2018
Evans, Rachel Held, 1981- author.
xxiv, 236 pages ; 22 cm
The temple -- Origin stories -- The well -- Deliverance stories -- The walls -- War stories -- The debate -- Wisdom stories -- The beast -- Resistance stories -- The water -- Gospel stories -- The sea -- Fish stories -- The letter -- Church stories.
"Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries."--Back cover.

Costly grace : an evangelical minister's rediscovery of faith, hope and love

June 14, 2018
Schenck, Robert L., author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xvii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
The author recalls his life as a controversial Washington, D.C. evangelical minister and spiritual advisor to America's political class. He begins with his conversion from Judaism to born-again Christianity, and then finding his calling in public ministry. He chronicles his years as an activist leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement, brazenly mixing ministry with Republican political activism. Finally he reflects on his unconscious abandonment of Christian principles in the face of fame and influence, and ultimately his return to the lessons Jesus imparted. Today Schenck works to liberate the evangelical community from a politicized gospel, urging partisan conservatives to move beyond social battles and forsake the politics of hate, fear, and violence.

31 days to happiness : how to find what really matters in life

June 13, 2018
Jeremiah, David, 1941- author.
xxiii, 337 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published under title: Searching for heaven on earth : Nashville, TN : Integrity Publishers, ©2004.

How to pray : reflections and essays

June 13, 2018
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xvii, 157 pages ; 19 cm

Come matter here : your invitation to be here in a getting there world

June 11, 2018
Brencher, Hannah, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2018]
238 pages ; 22 cm

Your comeback : your past doesn't have to determine your future

June 11, 2018
Evans, Tony, 1949- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2018]
219 pages ; 22 cm
My own comeback -- Pt. 1: Examples of comebacks -- Think different -- Embrace the unusual -- Don't stay down -- Keep moving forward -- Stare down the challenge -- Pt. 2: Ingredients of comebacks -- Develop endurance -- Seek wisdom -- Practice patience -- Accept direction -- Pursue greater intimacy.

KJV standard lesson commentary.

June 7, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Standard Publishing Co.
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: 2017/18-<2018/19> Colorado Springs, CO : Standard Publishing, part of the David C. Cook family.
Contains scripture from the "King James version." Lessons based on the International Sunday school lessons.

The NIV standard lesson commentary.

June 7, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Standard Publishing, 1994-
v. : ill. ; 22-24 cm
Imprint varies: 2017/18-<2018/19> Colorado Springs, CO : Standard Publishing, part of the David C. Cook family.
Contains scripture from the "New International Version." Lessons based on the International Sunday School Lessons.

We are many : a history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 1898-1971

June 6, 2018
Mahoney, Benedicta.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1982.
406 pages ; 28 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original brown pictorial boards.

You are beloved : living in the freedom of God's grace, mercy, and love

June 4, 2018
Schuller, Bobby, 1981- author.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2018]
xv, 183 pages ; 24 cm
The creed of the beloved -- You matter to others and they matter to you -- You're not what you do as a vocation -- You're not what you do morally -- You're not what you do, but you'll do great things -- You're not what you have -- You're not what you have, but gratitude will give you more -- You're not what others say about you -- You're not what others say about you, so be vulnerable -- You don't have to worry -- You don't have to worry, how to view stress -- You don't have to hurry -- You can trust your friend Jesus -- Share His love with the world, joy.

The little book of Sufi stories : ancient wisdom to nourish the heart

June 4, 2018
Charlottesville : Hampton Roads Pub., 2018.
xxiv, 206 pages ; 18 cm

Zen in the age of anxiety : wisdom for navigating our modern lives

June 4, 2018
Burkett, Tim, author.
Boulder : Shambhala, [2018]
xi, 170 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Wounding and splintering -- Being human -- The trance of unworthiness -- Sex -- Money -- Failure is just an experience -- Suturing and healing -- The wisdom of humility -- Suturing what was rent asunder -- Brain plasticity, mirror mind, and enlightenment -- Transforming knowledge into wisdom through everyday life -- Living and dying in a state of readiness -- Healing our world, together.

Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy

May 30, 2018
Brenner, Gail F., author.
Oakland, CA : Reveal Press, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
ix, 206 pages ; 23 cm

Everything is here to help you : a guide to your soul's evolution

May 30, 2018
Kahn, Matt, author.
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2018.
xv, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Making sense of your soul's journey -- Ending the inner war -- Freedom from the spiritual microscope -- How everything helps -- Balancing the masculine and the feminine -- The four foundations of self-love -- The golden question -- The five stages of surrender -- Fulfilling your mission -- Clearings, activations & integrations -- Clearings -- Activations -- Integrating your experiences -- Creating a new reality -- Why we are here -- Daily practices.
"In this book, spiritual teacher and intuitive Matt Kahn redefines the spiritual path for the modern-day seeker, and offers original, innovative ways to resolve fear, unravel judgments, and learn how to view life from a clear, expanded perspective. By redefining our understanding of the spiritual journey from the point of view of the soul, Matt breathes fresh life into all aspects of the healing journey to usher in a revolutionary and loving approach to personal growth" --

The ology : ancient truths ever new

May 30, 2018
Machowski, Martin, 1963- author.
Greensboro, NC : New Growth Press, 2015.
xi, 257 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The ology of God. God always was and always will be ; God is three in one ; God created everything out of nothing at all ; God is all-powerful ; God is in control ; God knows all things ; God is everywhere ; God is perfect -- The ology of people. God created man and woman in his image ; The first husband and wife ; God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden -- The ology of sin. Sin ; Satan's first temptation ; Sin entered the world through Adam ; Sin separates us from God and from each other ; Sin always brings judgement ; God's promise of salvation ; God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden ; Sin spreads like a disease -- The ology of the promise and the law. God makes a promise ; God keeps his promise ; The ten commandments of God ; Breaking one law breaks the whole law ; God's holiness cannot be in the same place as sin ; God gave a way to cover sin ; Jesus is the sacrifice we need -- The ology of Christ. The son of God comes to earth ; The son stepped off his throne ; Jesus always loved god and people ; Jesus is completely human ; Jesus is completely God ; Jesus died in our place ; Jesus's resurrection defeated death ; We are safely hidden in Christ ; Jesus sends his disciples on a mission -- The ology of the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit ; The Spirit arrives on Pentecost ; The Holy Spirit : God's best gift -- The ology of adoption into God's family. Chosen ; Called ; Born again ; Faith ; Jesus paid it all ; Adopted -- The ology of change. Sin isn't in charge anymore ; Set apart, holy for God ; We grow a little at a time ; Put off the old, put on the new ; The Holy Spirit helps us fight against sin ; The fruit of the Spirit ; Running the race to the end -- The ology of the church. The church is built with living stones ; The church is God's temple ; We gather to worship ; The Lord's supper ; Baptism ; The gifts of the Spirit ; Persecution of the saints -- The ology of the end times. A picture of the future ; The return of Christ ; The final judgment ; A very different day for all God's children ; The new heavens and earth ; The special place where God lives with his people ; The final wedding -- The ology of God's word. God wrote the Bible through people ; God's word is true ; God talks to you and you talk to God ; The Bible is our spiritual food ; The Holy Spirit helps us understand God's word ; The word of God lives forever.
"The Ology is a beautifully illustrated storybook that clearly explains transformative truths from the Bible. Within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth is connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are on display and easier to understand. The addition of Bible references that support the truths in each spread and questions for further discussion make this a resource that families can use with all of their children. Families who read this book will be giving their children a gift that will last a lifetime -a solid foundation of biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them"--Publisher description.

Faith that matters : 365 devotions from classic Christian leaders

May 29, 2018
New York : HarperOne [2018].
392 pages ; 21 cm.
"In these insightful devotions from some of Christianity's most revered authors, discover a God who stands beside you as a friend, behind you to protect, below to lift you up, and in front of you to guide"--Back cover.

Mindful of race : transforming racism from the inside out

May 29, 2018
King, Ruth (Diversity Consultant), author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2018
viii, 265 pages ; 21 cm

The sanctuary of our souls : the history of Plum Street Temple 1866-2016.

May 25, 2018
Isaac M. Wise Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio)
111 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original color pictorial paper boards.
"Celebrating 150 years" written on title page and cover.

Sex, Jesus, and the conversations the church forgot

May 24, 2018
Isom, Mo, 1989- author.
Grand Rapids : Baker Publishing Group, 2018.
189 pages ; 21 cm
Let's call it like it is -- The whys where we must begin -- Virginity, purity, and the gray area in between -- You are what you see -- Wandering for worth -- In the myth of darkness -- From "why him?" to "why? him." -- Participating in the healing -- Impurity from impatience -- Unrealistic sexpectations -- Sex is not a sin: God's illogical redemption.
"In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church's guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles.Enough is enough, says Mo Isom. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, she shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling readers back to God's original design for sex--a way to worship and glorify him. This book is for the young person tangled up in an addiction to pornography, for the girlfriend feeling pressured to go further, for the "good girl" who followed the rules and saved herself for marriage and then was confused and disappointed, for the married couple who use sex as a bargaining tool, for every person who casually watches sex play out in TV and movies and wonders why they're dissatisfied with the real thing, and for every confused or hurting person in-between. Sex was God's idea. It's time we invited him back into the bedroom."--Back cover.

The last Shaker apostate : Augustus Wager and Union Village, Ohio

May 24, 2018
Sakmyster, Thomas L., author.
Clinton, N.Y. : Richard W. Couper Press, 2018.
153 pages : illustration, portrait ; 23 cm

Sacred pathways : discover your soul's path to God

May 24, 2018
Thomas, Gary (Gary Lee)
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2010.
265 pages ; 22 cm
"Updated and expanded" --Cover.
Loving God -- Where is your Gethsemane? -- Naturalists : loving God outdoors -- Sensates : loving God with the senses -- Traditionalists : loving God through ritual and symbol -- Ascetics : loving God in solitude and simplicity -- Activists : loving God through confrontation -- Caregivers : loving God by loving others -- Enthusiasts : loving God with mystery and celebration -- Contemplatives : loving God through adoration -- Intellectuals : loving God with the mind -- Tending the garden of the soul.
In this revised and updated edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a path of worship that frees you to be you. It will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.- Back cover.

The Gospel comes with a house key : practicing radically ordinary hospitality in our post-Christian world

May 23, 2018
Butterfield, Rosaria Champagne, 1962- author.
Wheaton : Crossway, 2018.
240 pages ; 22 cm
Radically ordinary hospitality -- Priceless: the merit of hospitality -- The Jesus paradox: the vitality of hospitality -- Our post Christian world: the kindness of hospitality -- God never gets the address wrong: the providence of hospitality -- The Gospel comes with a house key: the seal of hospitality -- Judas in the church: the borderland of hospitality -- Giving up the ghosts: the lamentation of hospitality -- The daily grind: the basics of hospitality -- Blessed are the merciful: the hope of hospitality -- Walking the Emmaus Road: the future of hospitality -- Feeding the 5000: the nuts and bolts and beans and rice.

At play in the lions' den : a biography and memoir of Daniel Berrigan

May 23, 2018
Forest, Jim (James H.), author.
Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2017]
xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016), a Jesuit priest and poet, was one of the preeminent Christian peacemakers of his time. After gaining notoriety in 1968 through his role, along with his brother Philip, in destroying Vietnam-era draft files as part of the Catonsville 9, he helped elevate the Christian conscience with regard to issues of war and violence. Resistance to the Vietnam War was followed by decades of protest against nuclear weapons, including his participation in the first "Plowshares" action, the symbolical disarming of nuclear warheads. But Berrigan's efforts on behalf of life also involved care for the dying and ministry to those suffering from AIDS. Jim Forest, who worked with Berrigan in building the Catholic Peace Fellowship in the 1960s, draws on his deep friendship over five decades to provide the most comprehensive and intimate picture yet available of this modern-day prophet. Extensive photographs and quotations from Berrigan's writings complete the portrait."

I'd like you more if you were more like me : getting real about getting close

May 23, 2018
Ortberg, John, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Tyndale Momentum is the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xvii, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Are you with me? -- Let's get this straight -- Born to bond that way -- Your bid ... -- Me, myself, and lies -- The joy of jury duty -- We should all be committed -- Something there is that doesn't love a wall -- Naked and unafraid -- The deep down dark -- This time it's personal -- Houston, we have a problem -- Who will cry at your funeral? -- At last.

The sacred slow : a holy departure from fast faith

May 22, 2018
Chole, Alicia Britt, author.
Nashville : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xvii, 325 pages ; 21 cm

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