New Arrivals · Religion

February 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Essential kundalini yoga : an invitation to radiant health, unconditional love, and the awakening of your energetic potential

February 21, 2017
Virginia, Karena, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2017.
xviii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Presents an introduction to kundalini yoga, discussing its philosophy and basic principles, with exercises for yoga sets, meditations, and advice for overcoming energy blocks.

Love from heaven : practicing compassion for yourself and others

February 20, 2017
Byrne, Lorna, author.
214 pages ; 22 cm
We are all pure love -- Learning to love yourself again -- The ties of brotherly and sisterly love -- Friendship is love -- Love of strangers -- Loving your parents as people in their own right -- Love of animals -- Love of children -- Making the conscious decision to love your own life -- Love of our planet -- Our unrealistic expectations of romantic love -- Loving your enemies and those you find hard to love -- Love from heaven.
Lorna Byrne sees angels and speaks to them every day. She sees so much more than angels, though: she sees love as a physical force, emanating from those she observes. In this inspiring book, Lorna reveals what angels have taught her about love and how we can unlock the love stored within all of us. While we can't destroy or diminish this love, we can release more of it and love others and ourselves more fully. With her unique insight into love, she has also created a seven-day program with exercises you can do each day in order to have more self-appreciation. By the end of the program, you will not only feel more love in the universe, but you will also have a greater understanding of yourself and your inherent inner power.

A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870

February 20, 2017
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, 1938- author.
xxv, 484 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Introduction: An indignation meeting : Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1870 -- "Wonder on wonder strikes my sense" : Ohio, Connecticut, and Maine, 1836-1838 -- "There was many Sick among the Saints" : from the Half-Breed Tract to the British Mission, 1839-1841 -- "I now turn the key to you" : Nauvoo, Illinois, 1842 -- "a favor which I have long desired" : Nauvoo, Illinois, and a journey East, 1843 -- "Menny feemales was recieved in to the Holy Order" : Nauvoo and beyond, 1844-1845 -- "Mud aplenty" : crossing Iowa, 1846 -- "Wrote some in my earley Biography" : Camp of Israel, Winter Quarters, Omaha Nation, 1847-1848 -- "All are busy preparing to go either East or West" : Mormon Trails, 1847-1850 -- "My pen is my only weapon" : The Log Row, Salt Lake City, 1850-1851 -- "the revelation on plurality of wives was read" : Salt Lake City, Hong Kong, Hindoostan, Liverpool, 1852 -- "Synopsis of my labors" : Wilford Woodruff household, 1853 -- "we now must look after the poor" : Utah Territory, 1852-1855 -- "What a life of wandering" : San Bernardino, California, 1856-1857 -- "The house was full of females" : The Fourteenth Ward, 1857-1858 -- "The records of this House" : Utah Territory, 1858-1872.
"A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. The never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage," whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writing of this small group of Mormon women who've previously been seen as mere names and dates, has brilliantly reconstructed these textured, complex lives to give us a fulsome portrait of who these women were and of their "sex radicalism"--the idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children." -- Publisher's description

Peter : keys to following jesus

February 20, 2017
Gray, Timothy, 1968-
San Francisco, CA : Ignatius Press ; Greenwood Village, CO : Augustine Institute, 2016.
xii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Foreword -- 1. Put out into the deep: the making of an apostle -- 2. Capernaum: village of coming consolation -- 3. Faith not fear; walking in trust -- 4. Peter the Rock: the primacy of Jesus -- 5. Peter and the keys: the primacy of the Church -- 6. In the shadow of the Galilean: Peter's rising leadership -- 7. Discipleship at a distance: Peter and the passion of Christ -- 8. Peter and Pentcost: the transformaing power of the Holy Spirit -- 9. Peter Bar-Jonah: how Peter came to Rome -- 10. Quo Vadis; Peter's way fo the cross.
"Biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray masterfully guides you through the tumultuous and inspiring life of Peter--from his "yes" to Jesus's call along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, to his denial of Jesus, from his preaching of Jesus Christ, to his martyrdom in Rome. Using Sacred Scripture and Tradition, Dr. Gray highlights important lessons from Peter's life..."--Back cover

When it all comes together

February 20, 2017
Tims, Riva, author.
Lake Mary : Charisma House, 2017.
xiv, 205 pages ; 21 cm
Puzzled -- This is not what I expected -- The tapestry of life -- Embracing the dreaded puzzle pieces -- Defining moments -- God will restore -- Keep moving forward -- Double honor for your shame -- Don't run from God -- Step into a new dimension.

Norse mythology

February 16, 2017
Gaiman, Neil, author.
299 pages ; 22 cm
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.-- adapted from author website.

Through the eyes of hope

February 15, 2017
Buchanan, Lacey, author.
xvi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
When life takes a turn -- Trusting God when things go wrong -- For better or for worse -- Tests, trials, and tears -- Strength in weakness -- A long stretch of night -- Searching for answers -- Public outcry -- A community of special kids -- Hatred from behind the keyboard -- The viral video -- Gifts from strangers -- Media frenzy -- Another Buchanan baby! -- Growing up.

Chasing slow : courage to journey off the beaten path

February 15, 2017
Loechner, Erin, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
293 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
Viral sensation and star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she'd built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title "The Nicest Girl Online" as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her. She had arrived at the ultimate destination. So why did she feel so lost? In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle-one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs-her husband's brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism-Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace

The official Catholic directory.

February 9, 2017
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

Every season prayers : gospel-centered prayers for the whole of life

February 6, 2017
Smith, Scotty, 1950- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
330 pages ; 22 cm
Prayers for all occasions -- Praying through scriptures verse by verse -- Prayers for preaching the gospel to our hearts -- Prayers for expressing our feelings, stories, and struggles to God -- Prayers for listening to the heart of God -- Prayers of lament -- Short and simple prayers -- Prayers for married couples -- What does Jesus pray for us? a ten-day prayer journey through the high priestly prayer of Jesus -- Prayers of confession -- Prayers for the season of Advent -- Prayers for the season of Lent and Passion Week.

Love unending : rediscovering your marriage in the midst of motherhood

February 6, 2017
Thompson, Becky (Rebecca F.), author.
x, 214 pages ; 21 cm
Day 1: greet lovingly -- Day 2: speak kindly -- Day 3: touch him purposefully -- Day 4: listen intently -- Day 5: thank him frequently -- Day 6: pray continually -- Day 7: forgive immediately -- Day 8: expect gracefully -- Day 9: serve joyfully -- Day 10: reach out intentionally -- Day 11: fight fairly -- Day 12: prepare expectantly -- Day 13: honor consistently -- Day 14: correct sparingly -- Day 15: choose wisely -- Day 16: connect intimately -- Day 17: join in willingly -- Day 18: profess passionately -- Day 19: discover daily -- Day 20: love unexpectedly -- Day 21: interact patiently -- Before we end.
"Presents a twenty-one day Christian journal for mothers with thoughts that focus their attention on their marriage and the way to integrate their romantic feelings for their husband with the love and feelings of responsibilities they have for their children."--Provided by publisher.

Why the Reformation still matters

February 6, 2017
Reeves, Michael (Michael D.), author.
Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, [2016]
223 pages ; 21 cm
Justification, how can we be saved? -- Scripture, how does God speak to us? -- Sin, what is wrong with us? -- Grace, what does God give us? -- The theology of the cross, how do we know what is true? -- Union with Christ, who am I? -- The spirit, can we truly know God? -- The sacraments, why do we take bread and wine? -- The church, which congregation should I join? -- Everyday life, what difference does God make on Monday mornings? -- Joy and glory, does the Reformation still matter?

Dorothy Day : the world will be saved by beauty : an intimate portrait of my grandmother

February 3, 2017
Hennessy, Kate, 1960- author.
New York : Scribner, 2017.
xii, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The mystery of grace -- The mystery of love -- The mystery of freedom -- The art of human contact.
"Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. Her life has been revealed through her own writings as well as the work of historians, theologians, and academics. What has been missing until now is a more personal account from the point of view of someone who knew her well. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty is a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrayal as written by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy" -- Publisher's website

The hope of Lent : daily reflections from Pope Francis

February 3, 2017
Francis, Pope, 1936- author.
viii, 167 pages ; 17 cm
"If you're inspired by Pope Francis's message and his commitment to Gospel living, and looking for ways to make that part of your daily life during the season of Lent, 'The hope of Lent' can keep Pope Francis's heart- and mind-changing wisdom close at hand."--Back cover.

Sin bravely : a memoir of spiritual disobedience

February 3, 2017
Rowe, Maggie Wallem, author.
248 pages ; 23 cm
As a young girl, Maggie Rowe took the idea of salvation very seriously. Growing up in a moderately religious household, her fear of eternal damnation turned into a childhood terror that drove her to become an outrageously dedicated Born-again Christian regularly slinging Bible verses in cutthroat scripture memorization competitions and assaulting strangers at shopping malls with the good news that they were going to hell.

The gospel of world peace

February 2, 2017
Albert, Preston, author.
xi, 635 pages ; 22 cm
"This book details the author's personal experiences with and opinions about physical and mental health."--Page vii.
The awakening -- Spiritual journey -- Spirituality -- Cycle of incarnation -- Evolution of soul -- History of religion -- Carnal institutions of men -- Prophets -- Holy men -- Prophecies -- What is the truth? -- Messianic figures -- Christianity -- Lost doctrines -- Vibration & energy -- Spirit mix -- Health -- Astrology -- Science -- Energetic processes -- Planet health -- Hypocrisies and inconsistencies -- Mormonism -- Islam -- Worship -- The coming age of peace.
"The book covers several divine concepts such as reincarnation, purpose of the Christ, and uniting scientific and spiritual theories."--Provided by publisher.

Selected writings : diary entries and private revelations

January 24, 2017
Evans, Cora, 1904-1957.
San Mateo [California] : The Mystical Humanity of Christ Publishing, 2016. ©2016
138 pages ; 23 cm
"Excerpts from A servant of God"--Page 1 of cover.
Introduction -- Catholic doctrine -- The diary of Cora Evans: excerpts -- The writings of Cora Evans: excerpts -- Homilies by Father Frank Parrish, S.J. -- Biographical data of Cora Louise Evans -- Prayer for the intercession of Cora Evans.

History of the church

January 24, 2017
Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340, author.
Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2016]
xiii, 509 pages ; 22 cm.
Translated into English from Rufinus's Latin translation; orignally written in Greek.
"A new translation, with scholarly commentary and notes, of Rufinus's modified translation and updating of Eusebius's Historia ecclesiastica. The history covers the period from the first century A.D. to the death of Emperor Theodosius in 395 A.D."-- Provided by publisher.

Invincible living : the power of yoga, the energy of breath, and other tools for a radiant life

January 23, 2017
Jagat, Guru, author.
New York, NY : HarperElixir, [2017]
263 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Kundalini yoga is for everyone -- You and your body -- Endless beauty -- Self healing -- Fully stress free -- Balanced emotions -- The mind -- Sweet relations -- Sex is science -- Prosperity -- Creativity -- Quantum destiny.
A senior Kundalini Yoga instructor outlines a radical understanding of yoga as a broader principle for living, demonstrating simple, breath-driven exercises and quick meditations designed to reset well-being regardless of age and background.

A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura

January 20, 2017
Markey, Eileen, author.
New York : Nation Books, [2016]
v, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Four dead in El Salvador -- Between city and sea -- Into the silence: novitiate -- The Bronx is mission territory -- Siuna: away in jungle -- A changing mission -- Into Managua -- The convent is in the street -- Mission to the United States -- Into the darkness -- In the valley of death -- Epilogue: A terrible beauty.
"An investigative journalist - drawing on interviews, letters and declassified government documents - provides an up-close account of what a faith that does justice looks like as she explores the full and complex life of Sister Maura Clarke, one of the four American women raped and murdered by the U.S.-trained military of El Salvador in 1980,"--NoveList.

Administrative records

January 20, 2017
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844, author.
Salt Lake City : Church Historian's Press, [2016-]
volumes <1-> : illustrations ; 26 cm.
[v. 1]. Council of Fifty Minutes, March 1844-January 1846.

Cradle of the Arts : Mother of God Catholic Church, Covington, Kentucky

January 20, 2017
Tenkotte, Paul A., author.
Cincinnati, OH : Stevie Publishing, ©2016.
237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Letters to a young Muslim

January 19, 2017
Ghobash, Omar Saif, 1971- author.
xvii, 244 pages ; 20 cm
The questions you face -- The gray area -- Landscapes of Islam -- Wealth, opportunity, and repentance -- Fragments of memory -- The limits of what we can know -- My first dark days -- Who on Earth told you that? -- What is true Islam? -- "Islam is a religion of peace" -- Crisis of authority -- Responsibility -- The perspective of an outsider -- Path to fundamentalism -- Violence -- Role models -- The challenge of freedom -- Our complex entanglement with the west -- Revelation and reason -- Sermons and what to expect in the mosque on Fridays -- Good deeds and bad deeds -- The Quran and the search for knowledge -- How we construct ourselves and the past -- Men and women -- Free speech and the silence within ourselves -- A closer look at a moral conundrum -- The Muslim individual.
"Omar Saif Ghobash was born in 1971 in the United Arab Emirates--the same year the country was founded--to an Arab father and a Russian mother. After a traumatizing experience losing his father to a violent attack in 1977, when he was only six years old, Ghobash began to realize the severe violence that surrounded him in his home country. As he grew older, eventually being appointed as the UAE Ambassador to Russia in 2008, he began to reflect on what it means to be a Muslim, establishing a moral foundation rooted in the belief of the hard grind that is the crux of spiritual and practical living. This book is the result of the personal exploration Ghobash went through in the years after his father's death. The new generation of Muslims is tomorrow's leadership, and yet many are vulnerable to taking the violent shortcut to paradise and ignoring the traditions and foundations of Islam. The burning question, Ghobash argues, is how moderate Muslims will unite and find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world. Letters to a Young Muslim will explore how Arabs can provide themselves, their children, and their youth with a better chance of prosperity and peace in a globalized world, while attempting to explain the history and complications of the modern-day Arab landscape and how the younger generation can solve problems with extremists internally, contributing to overall world peace"-- Provided by publisher.


January 12, 2017
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844.
Salt Lake City : The Church Historian's Press, [2013]-
v. : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Planned publication in 12 volumes.
v. 1. July 1828-June 1831 / Michael Hubbard MacKay, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, William G. Hartley, volume editors -- v. 2. July 1831-January 1833 / Matthew C. Godfrey, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, William G. Hartley, volume editors -- v. 3. February 1833-March 1834 / Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Brent M. Rogers, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, William G. Hartley, volume editors -- v. 4. April 1834-September 1835 / Matthew C. Godfrey, Brenday W. Rensink, Alex D. Smith, Max H. Parkin, Alexander L. Baugh, volume editors.

Revelations and translations

January 12, 2017
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844.
Salt Lake City : Church Historian's Press, c2011-
v. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Volumes 1-2 measure 27 cm.
An additional Revelations and translations, Manuscript revelation books volume was published in 2009 in an unnumbered oversized facsim. ed.
v. 1. Manuscript revelation books / Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, Steven C. Harper, volume editors -- v. 2. Published revelations / Robin Scott Jensen, Richard E. Turley Jr., Riley M. Lorimer, volume editors-- v. 3 pt. 1. Revelations and translations : Printer's manuscript of the book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 1-Alma 35 / Royal Skousen, Robin Scott Jensen, volume editors -- v. 3 pt. 2. Revelations, and translations : Printer's manuscript of the book of Mormon, Alma 36-Moroni 10 / Royal Skousen, Robin Scott Jensen, volume editors.
Volume 3 pt. 1-2, Joseph Smith and his associates created two manuscripts of the Book of Mormon. The original manuscript was created while the text of the Book of Mormon was actually being dictated. Only roughly 30 percent of this original manuscript survives as a result of extensive water damage. The printer's manuscript, which is almost entirely complete, is a copy of the original that was created to facilitate the publication of the first edition of the Book of Mormon. This volume is a facsimile edition of the printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon. The manuscript is presented here with full-color photographs of each page and color-coded transcripts that show which revisions were made by which scribe.

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