New Arrivals · Religion

August 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The cure for the "perfect" life

August 18, 2014
Lipp, Kathi.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014].
254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Pensées

August 18, 2014
Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662.
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
xix, 297 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : E.P. Dutton, 1958.

Our Lady of Victory Church pictorial directory, Spring 1997.

August 18, 2014
Galion, Ohio : United Church Directories, 1997.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Includes a letter from the pastor, photographs of church activities and groups, captioned portraits of church members.

The rosary collector's guide

August 15, 2014
Hoffner, Gloria Brady, author.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., [2013].
152 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Educating the wholehearted child : a handbook for Christian home education

August 15, 2014
Clarkson, Clay, author.
Anderson, IN : Apologia/WholeHeart, [2011]
xi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Discipleship, whole books, and real life! Wholehearted Christian home education for ages 4-14"--Front cover.
A wholeHearted journey for home -- Christian homeschooling -- taking a step of faith toward home -- Home: The christian home -- learning to be at home with Christ -- The christian homeschool -- learning at home to be with Christ -- Home nurture -- shepherding your child's spirit to long for God -- Home discipleship -- shaping your child's heart to live for God -- Home education -- strengthening your child's mind to learn for God -- Learning: The Whole Hearted learning model -- living and learning together at home -- The WholeHearted learning home -- creating a home you can learn within -- The WholeHearted learning child -- understanding your child -- The WholeHearted learning youth -- beyond the WholeHearted child -- Methods: Discipleship studies methods -- the study of the Bible -- Disciplined studies methods -- the study of the basics -- Discussion studies methods -- the study of ideas -- Discovery studies methods -- the study of learning -- Discretionary studies methods -- the study of living -- Living: Family -- keeping the vision alive -- Structure -- keeping the homeschooling together -- Order -- keeping the home together -- Support -- keeping the spirit strong -- The challenge -- keeping faith in the family -- Resources: Books for the WholeHearted family -- Books for WholeHearted learning -- Forms for WholeHearted learning.
"Whether you are a first-time homeschooler or a long-term veteran, this comprehensive guide will equip and empower you for your journey of faith as a family. Discover the joy of bringing relationship-based, book-centered learning back into the natural daily life of your home" --Cover, p. 4.

Manhood restored : how the gospel makes men whole

August 14, 2014
Mason, Eric Eric M.)
©2013
202 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The life and death of manhood -- The impact of daddy deprivation -- The restorer of manhood -- Restored worldview -- Restored sexuality -- Restored vision -- Restored family -- Restored church -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Scripture index.
Addresses the cultural and spiritual crises of modern manhood and presents a gospel-centered vision that points men back to God's original intent for their lives.

The handy mythology answer book

August 13, 2014
Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2014].
xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger's Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology. "-- Provided by publisher.

Moment maker : you can live your life or it will live you

August 11, 2014
Whittaker, Carlos, 1973-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2013]
173 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: the moment that made me -- Created moments. Creating value ; Creating hope ; Creating joy ; Creating perspective ; Creating thankfulness -- Received moments. Receiving focus ; Receiving insight ; Receiving faith ; Receiving life ; Receiving truth -- Rescued moments. Rescuing weakness ; Rescuing silence ; Rescuing feelings ; Rescuing opportunities ; Rescuing patience -- Conclusion: the moment that made me a moment maker -- Afterword: the moment-making method.
In Moment Maker, Carlos explains his methodology for living intentionally and claiming moments that touch the lives of others, whether that be his family, his friends, his colleagues, or total strangers.Carlos isn't asking anyone to make a big investment in time, energy, or money. He is simply uncovering the investment of attention. You don't have to buy tickets to special events or orchestrate elaborate surprises. You just have to be aware---of your surroundings, the people you encounter, the things that interest those important to you, the opportunities that present themselves---and be prepared to seize those moments and see lives changed. --Publisher's description.

Apologetics beyond reason : why seeing really is believing

August 8, 2014
Sire, James W.
Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2014]
160 pages ; 23 cm

God and the gay Christian : the biblical case in support of same-sex relationships

August 8, 2014
Vines, Matthew, author.
[Colorado Springs, Colorado] : Convergent Books, [2014].
213 pages ; 22 cm
A tree and its fruit -- Telescopes, tradition, and sexual orientation -- The gift of celibacy -- The real sin of Sodom -- The abominations of Leviticus -- Excess passion and the unnatural acts in Romans 1 -- Will gay people inherit the kingdom of God? -- The biblical argument for marriage equality -- What the image of God teaches about gay Christians -- Seeds of a modern reformation.

Anointing fall on me : accessing the power of the Holy Spirit

August 7, 2014
Jakes, T. D.
Shippensburg, Pa. : Destiny Image Publishers, [2008].
238 p. ; 17 cm.
"Previously published 1997 by Pneuma Life Publishing ISBN 1-56229-113-0"--T.p. verso.

Exodus 20-40

August 6, 2014
Johnstone, William, 1936- author.
Macon, Georgia : Smyth & Helwys Publishing Inc., ©2014.
xxvi, 518 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Accompanied by a CD-ROM located in back pocket of book, which offers the commentary text, Sidebars, and visuals in a fully indexed and searchable form, for Windows or Macintosh format. Adobe Reader 11.0 or higher.
"The 'Ten Commandments' stand at the center of the book of Exodus in chapter 20 and provide the key to what the book is about. They refer to the story in Exodus 1-19 that tells who God is and what God has done for Israel. They refer forward to what God expects of Israel in response, as the second half of the book begins to explain in Exodus 20-40."--Publisher's description.

Team us : marriage together

August 5, 2014
Slater, Ashleigh Kittle.
Chicago, IL : Moody Publishers, [2014]
166 pages ; 21 cm
"Life, better together"--Cover.
I do, of course -- Grace like sweeping -- Goodbye me, hello us -- Yours, mine, and ours -- Conflict 101 -- A lighthearted marriage -- The lost months -- Pink slips and other losses -- The parent trap -- The friendship inventory -- Finishing well.

A view from the buggy

August 5, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
234 pages ; 22 cm

Fantastic gift of fall.

August 4, 2014
Mackall, Dandi
Nashville, TN. : B & H Kids, 2014
1 v.(unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm x 21 cm.
"B & H Parent Connection Bonus Feature Included" - Cover.
Autumn leaves turning color, pumpkins beside doorsteps, and family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving are just some of the wonders celebrated in Fantastic Gifts of Fall

Simply Merton : wisdom from his journals

August 4, 2014
Mundy, Linus.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, 2014.
138 pages ; 18 cm
"In his search for God, Thomas Merton wrote on timeless themes and questions we still wrestle with today. Simplicity, nonviolence, honesty, mystery, and even death and eternity--these topics and more permeated Merton's writings. This book distills the wisdom of Merton's dozens of books and voluminous journals into the enduring themes most relevant to readers today."--Back cover.

Zen mind, beginner's mind

August 4, 2014
Suzuki, Shunryū, 1904-1971.
Boston ; London : Shambhala, 2011.
xx, 148 p. ; 21 cm.
Right practice. Posture ; Breathing ; Control ; Mind waves ; Mind weeds ; The marrow of Zen ; No dualism ; Bowing ; Nothing special -- Right attitude. Single-minded way ; Repetition ; Zen and excitement ; Right effort ; No trace ; God giving ; Mistakes in practice ; Limiting your activity ; Study yourself ; To polish a tile ; Constancy ; Communication ; Negative and positive ; Nirvana, the waterfall -- Right understanding. Traditional Zen spirit ; Transiency ; The quality of being ; Naturalness ; Emptiness ; Readiness, mindfulness ; Believing in nothing ; Attachment, nonattachment ; Calmness ; Experience, not philosophy ; Original Buddhism ; Beyond consciousness ; Buddha's enlightenment.

Face to face with Jesus : a former Muslim's extraordinary journey to heaven and encounter with the God of love

August 4, 2014
Habib, Samaa.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Chosen, [2014]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Explosion -- Miracle child -- Growing up Muslim -- Civil war -- Famine -- The Holy Book -- Tremendous revelations -- Encounter with love -- Walking with Jesus -- Supernatural strength -- The cost of following Jesus -- Supernatural bodyguard -- The seeds grow -- The old becomes new -- A bold faith -- Salvation of the household -- Heaven -- Fighting for my life -- Healing miracles -- Deliverance -- Miraculous transformations -- Provision by heaven provider -- Acts of faith -- Go to the end of the earth -- Going to America -- Epilogue: Four dreams.
"The thrilling and heart-wrenching true story of a former Muslim woman's journey to heaven and back when she was victim of a terrorist bombing"-- Provided by publisher.

The supernatural power of a transformed mind : access to a life of miracles

August 4, 2014
Johnson, Bill, 1951- author.
©2014
171 pages ; 23 cm
Pastor Bill Johnson delivers powerful and practical teaching, revealing how you were designed to bring heaven to Earth and how it all starts with your thought life. When you mind is transformed, heaven becomes more than a place you go to one day--becomes the supernatural power that you release wherever you go today!

The best yes : making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands

August 1, 2014
TerKeurst, Lysa.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]
viii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
The author discusses how to cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love; how to escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no; how to overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process; and, how to rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

The story of the Philadelphia Eleven

July 31, 2014
O'Dell, Darlene, 1962-
New York : Seabury Books, 2014.
xiv, 250 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
On the 40th anniversary of the irregular ordination of the group of women who became known as the "Philadelphia Eleven," Darlene O'Dell introduces us to the women involved, the paths that brought them together on that momentous day - and what has changed (or not changed) in the life of the church over the intervening years. This is the first book to document the story in first-person interviews.

Africa's brave heart : Robert Moffat

July 29, 2014
Howat, Irene.
℗2014
172 pages ; 18 cm.
The story of a Scottish minister and his wife in Africa - the precursors to David Livingstone. With a sword, a shovel, a Bible, and great courage, Robert used the skills he had learned growing up in a Scottish village to translate the Bible into Tswana and to share God's love with Africa.

Own it : leaving behind a borrowed faith

July 28, 2014
DiMarco, Michael, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : B&H Publishing Group, [2013]
v, 168 pages ; 22 cm
"As seen in the major motion picture Grace unplugged"--Cover.
Renting, borrowing, or faking your faith is a waste of time. The DiMarcos challenge readers by asking what it means to really "own" your faith rather than just automatically or blindly following in the footsteps of friends or parents. They help you navigate what to do when faith meets real world challenges. When you take hold of your faith, it's really God's love that takes hold of you.

A path to life's fullness : a new perspective on the teachings of Jesus

July 25, 2014
Costa, Manuel J.
North Charleston, SC : CreateSpace, c2012.
xviii, 152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Following Jesus : biblical reflections on discipleship

July 24, 2014
Wright, N. T. (Nicholas Thomas), author.
©1994
xvii, 120 pages ; 22 cm.
First American edition published 1995.
"This edition includes a new preface in which Wright reflects on the book's origin and significance for him personally and on its continued relevance to believers even though our global context has changed. Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books-- Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation--looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. In the second part of the book Wright takes six key New Testament themes--resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life in a new world--and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples." from Publisher's description.

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