New Arrivals · Religion

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Unity and diversity in the New Testament : an inquiry into the character of earliest Christianity

May 27, 2016
Dunn, James D. G., 1939-
London : SCM Press, 2006.
lv, 520 pages ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 1990.
I. Introduction -- II. Kerygma or Kerygmata? -- III. Primitive confessional formulae -- IV. The role of tradition -- V. The use of the Old Testament -- VI. Concepts of ministry -- VII. Patterns of worship -- VIII. Sacraments -- IX. Spirit and experience -- X. Christ and Christology -- XI. Jewish Christianity -- XII. Hellenistic Christianity -- XIII. Apocalyptic Christianity -- XIV. Early Catholicism -- XV. The authority of the New Testament.
A challenging textbook for level two and three New Testament scholars. The new material is the author's critical refinement of all the original issues covered. New Testament study, the synoptic question, and the origins of Christianity are all fundamental areas of study on theology undergraduate degrees today.

33 days to morning glory : a do-it-yourself retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration

May 26, 2016
Gaitley, Michael E.
195 pages ; 22 cm
"This do-it-yourself retreat touches on the inspiring life of St. Louis de Montfort and the personal journeys of outstanding modern-day Christian models. It integrates the basic truths of our faith. It is a moving and transformative journey"-- Review excerpt by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, back cover.

The case for Jesus : the biblical and historical evidence for Christ

May 26, 2016
Pitre, Brant James, author.
viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The quest for Jesus -- Were the Gospels anonymous? -- The titles of the Gospels -- The early Church fathers -- The lost Gospels -- Are the Gospels biographies -- The dating of the Gospels -- Jesus and the Jewish messiah -- Did Jesus think He was God? -- The secret of Jesus's divinity -- The Crucifixion -- The Resurrection -- At Caesarea Philippi.
Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps into the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of different questions, including: If we don't know who wrote the Gospels, how can we trust them? How are the four Gospels different from other gospels, such as the lost gospel of "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas? How can the four Gospels be historically true when there are differences between them? How much faith should be put into these writings? As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the apostolic authorship and historical truth of the traditional Gospels.

God is always hiring : 50 lessons for finding fulfilling work

May 26, 2016
Brett, Regina., author.
xi, 273 pages ; 21 cm
When you don't get what you want, you get something better, experience -- Everything changes when you change -- Burying your talents won't make them grow -- What they call you is up to them. What you answer to is up to you -- In this drama of life, there are no small parts -- Give others a second chance to make a first impression -- Every job is as magical as you make it -- There's a time for everything but not always at the same time -- Only you can determine your dollar worth -- Even the mistakes belong -- If you're going to doubt anything, doubt your doubts -- Sometimes the job you want is the job you already have -- Most of the time, the only person in your way is you -- God is still speaking -- Make gentle the life of this world -- Sometimes your mission is revealed moment by moment -- When things fall apart, they could actually be falling into place -- When you fail, fail forward -- Choice, not just chance, determines your destiny -- It's not about what you can do, but what God can do through you -- Instead of trying to be the best in the world, be the best for the world -- If you can help someone, do; if you can hurt someone, don't -- It's important to know both your superpower and your kryptonite -- God completes our work -- Not everything that counts can be counted -- Don't confuse your work with your worth -- Clear the path for the person who comes after you -- Just because someone isn't on your path doesn't mean they're lost -- Expand your comfort zone to make others more comfortable -- There's no whining on the yacht -- No one can drain you without your permission -- There's more to life than making it go faster -- Instead of planning a better life, start living one -- The world needs people who are fully alive -- The best use of your life is to love -- To find out who you are, let go of who you aren't -- Align yourself first, then take action -- The most important boss to answer to is the small still voice within -- Power is an inside job -- It's up to you to launch your life -- Things don't happen to you; they happen for you and for others -- Don't die with your music in you -- Nothing you want is upstream, so stop struggling -- Create a pocket of greatness right where you are -- Even when you feel invisible, your work isn't -- You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give -- Be somebody's hero -- For networking to work, we all have to be the net -- If you don't want regrets at the end of your life, have no regrets at the end of each day -- Find your grail. Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.
"Beloved columnist and bestselling author Regina Brett offers her special brand of uplifting, yet practical advice to help readers find fulfillment in their work . . . and to deal with unexpected challenges. In this ... collection, Brett focuses on how we relate to our work, or lack of work, and the seeking of something deeper and more meaningful in our career and life. With essays like 'Every job is as magical as you make it' and 'Only you can determine your worth,' this book relates tales of discouragement turning into hope, and persistence paying big dividends."

Keeping your kids on God's side

May 26, 2016
Crain, Natasha, 1976-
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
269 pages ; 22 cm

Wild and free : a hope-filled anthem for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough

May 26, 2016
Connolly, Jess, author.
Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2016.
238 pages ; 22 cm
For all the fullness of God available to His daughters, we often feel limited by two defining insecurities: "I am too much," and "I am not enough." Co-authors and best friends Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan have felt the same, until one essential question turned the tables on it all: If God is wild and free and he created women, what does this mean for us today? Wild and Free is an anthem and an invitation in equal parts to find freedom from the cultural captivity that holds us back, and freedom to step into the wild and holy call of God in our lives. With fresh biblical insight tracing all the way back to Eve and a treasury of practical application, Jess and Hayley reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus. Because you don't have to be everything to everyone. You don't have to try so hard to button it up and hold it together. And you certainly don't have to quiet the voice that God gave you when he created you to sing. Wild and Free will help you shake off the lies of insecurity in your life, and step forward to maximize your God-given influence for his glory and the world's good.

Mary wept over the feet of Jesus : prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible : a "graphic novel" containing adaptations of certain Biblical stories

May 24, 2016
Brown, Chester, 1960- author, illustrator.
Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2016.
270 pages ; chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm

The journey within : exploring the path of bhakti ; a contemporary guide to yoga's wisdom

May 23, 2016
Radhanath, Swami, 1950- author.
San Rafael, CA : Mandala, 2016.
300 pages ; 24 cm

Second chances : finding healing for your pain, regaining your strength, celebrating your new life

May 23, 2016
Smith, Pat, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
190 pages ; 23 cm

NLT : illustrated study Bible : New Living Translation.

May 23, 2016
A27, 2567, [16] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Includes indexes.

Walking to Jerusalem : discovering your divine life purpose

May 23, 2016
Hill, E. Christopher, 1968- author.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C Cook, 2016.
304 pages ; 22 cm

KJV standard lesson commentary.

May 18, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Standard Publishing Co.
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contains scripture from the "King James version." Lessons based on the International Sunday school lessons.

Queer virtue : what LGBTQ people know about life and love and how it can revitalize Christianity

May 17, 2016
Edman, Elizabeth M., 1962- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
xiv, 181 pages ; 24 cm
The path of queer virtue -- On the inherent queerness of Christianity -- Identity -- Risk -- Touch -- Scandal -- Adoption -- A priestly people -- Pride -- Coming out -- Authenticity -- Hospitality -- A wild, reckless dream of love.
"Frustrated by the notion that zChristian love = tolerance,y Edman argues that Christianity, at its scriptural core, is not a tradition that is hostile to queer people but is, in fact, itself inherently queer. Edman reveals how zqueeringy Christianity—that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about gender and sexuality--can illuminate contemporary Christian faith and shows why queer Christians are gifts to the Church,"--NoveList.

Not forgotten : the true story of my imprisonment in North Korea

May 13, 2016
Bae, Kenneth, author.
Nashville : W. Publishing Group, [2016].
xviii, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Driven by his passion to help the people of North Korea, Bae moves to neighboring China to lead guided tours into the secretive nation. Six years later, after eighteen successful excursions in and out of the country, Ken is suddenly stopped at the border: he inadvertently brought his hard drive, that reveals the true nature of his visits, to customs. He is arrested, brought to Pyongyang for further questioning, and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor. His crime? Attempting to overthrow the North Korean government"

A way to God : Thomas Merton's creation spirituality journey

May 13, 2016
Fox, Matthew, 1940- author.
Novato, CA : New World Library, [2016]
308 pages : illustrations ; 22cm

Remembering God's mercy : redeem the past and free yourself from painful memories

May 11, 2016
Eden, Dawn, 1968- author.
xv, 141 pages ; 22 cm

The American martyrology : including all the Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church generally venerated in the United States of America : together with the Venerables, the Servants of God, and others who died with the reputation of sanctity or martyrdom

May 11, 2016
Salvucci, Claudio R., compiler.
Merchantville, New Jersey : Arx Publishing, [2015]
xiii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"This work is in some ways an update to Fr. Holweck's list, and in some ways an entirely new effort."--Page ii.
"Most American Catholics are familiar with St. Katharine Drexel, St. John Neumann, St. Kateri Tekakwitha and Ven. Fulton Sheen. But have how many have heard of Bl. Lucas Tristany? Or Ven. Solanus Casey? Or Ven. Theresa Dudzik? Or Servant of God Gwen Coniker? The American Martyrology helps the faithful recall the heroic lives and deaths of dozens of men and women of God with strong connections to the United States. Arranged in calendar form, the Martyrology is, in effect, a catalog of national sanctity which assists the faithful to remember those who have died with a reputation for holiness and encourages us to "private devotion toward the Servant of God and the spontaneous spreading of his reputation of holiness or martyrdom and of intercessory power." [Sanctorum Mater, Art. 117]."--Page [4] of cover.

Commentary on Genesis

May 9, 2016
Didymus, the Blind, ca. 313-ca. 398.
Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, 2016.
xii, 235 pages ; 22 cm.


May 9, 2016
Rothschild, Jennifer, 1963-
Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
246 pages ; 22 cm
The ME in GoMEr -- The wedding -- When you say "I do" to I am -- Married with children -- The affair -- Gomerisms -- Faulty bow syndrome -- Intervention -- Idolotrinkets -- Where to you get your idolotrinkets? -- The slave block -- The buy back -- The boundaries that keep you free -- If you ain't got yada, you ain't got nada.
Author Jennifer Rothschild has a story for you. It's about an unlikely couple, an unusual courtship, a beautiful wedding, and an illicit affair. Despite this situation, the marriage did not fail. It flourished. Here is the story of Hosea's love for Gomer--a woman who might have disappeared into her transgressions if not for the love of her husband. It's a beautiful illustration of the story of God and Israel.

Angel insights : inspiring messages from and ways to connect with your spiritual guardians

May 6, 2016
Richardson, Tanya Carroll, 1974- author.
Woodbury : Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd, 2016.
xv, 270 pages ; 21 cm

Myths of the ancient Egyptians

May 6, 2016
Dawson, Patricia (Patricia Adelaide), author.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
The importance of mythology -- Who were the Egyptians? -- The floods of the Nile -- The kingdoms of Egypt -- Society's pyramid -- A large family of gods -- Egyptian gods' family tree -- Gods : rulers of life and death -- Stories and myths -- How the world began -- Ra's wrath -- The dying god Osiris -- The poisoning of Horus -- The quarrel of Horus and Seth -- The birth of a great king -- Glossary -- Ancient texts of the Egyptian myths -- The living myths.

The more of less : finding the life you want under everything you own

May 6, 2016
Becker, Joshua, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, [2016]
230 pages ; 19 cm
Becoming minimalist -- Good riddance -- Minimalism your way -- The fog of consumerism -- The want within -- Take it easy -- Troubleshooting -- Experiments in living with less -- Maintenance program -- The minimalist family -- Shortcut to significance -- An intentional life -- Don't settle for less.

Ruthless : Scientology, my son David Miscavige, and me

May 6, 2016
Miscavige, Ron, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
244 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, Ruthless tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology"

Taking sacred back : the complete guide to designing and sharing group ritual

May 5, 2016
Linde, Nels, 1953- author.
Woodbury : Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd, 2016.
xii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Distinctly you : trading comparison and competition for freedom and fulfillment

May 5, 2016
Martin, Cheryl, author.
Minnesota : Bethany House, [2016]
224 pages ; 22 cm
Distinctly you blockers: Letting others define you; Letting you define others; Those three C's: comparing, competing, coveting; A small view of God; A large view of yourself; Fickle feelings; Distractions; Disappointment with God; Destructive speech; A bad attitude; Spiritual apathy; Seeing failure as final -- Distinctly you builders: Let God define you; Do you best; A big view of God; Focus; Limit limitations; Adjust your attitude; Soul fitness; Designer wardrobe; Prizing wisdom; Count the cost; Live in the now; Control you.
Cheryl Martin shows women how to develop their God-given uniqueness rather than becoming fixated on what they are not or do not have. Distinctly You unveils the actions and attitudes that may be sabotaging women and explores ways women can engage and build up their unique talents, interests, and strengths.--provided by publisher.

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