New Arrivals · Religion

September 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Eat pray hustle : dream chasing God's way: a Bible study

September 26, 2016
Cunnington, Havilah, author.
[Place of publication not given] : Havilah Cunnington , [2015]
99 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Eat Pray Hustle is a 20 day Bible study derived from the life of Abraham. He was a man just like us, and he was on the road to his promise. He had a dream deposited in him as a seed, and he was doing everything he could to help it grow. He was eating, praying, and hustling most days...just like many of us! This whole study is designed to help you understand the attributes of a God Dream. We will uncover what a Dream Chaser looks like and the signs of your greatest dreams revealed. We will expose what Dream Killers look like and what we can do to stay protected. We will learn to nurture the dream, care for it and live it out. Understanding these truths will change your life and give you a lasting legacy of fulfilled promise. Why wait any longer to chase your God dreams? You can start today!"--page 4 of cover.

Majesty and glory : synagogues in the Land of Israel

September 23, 2016
Gellis, Israel.
Jerusalem : Carta, 2011.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it

September 22, 2016
Visotzky, Burton L.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
245 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Greek, Roman, Hellenist. Jew -- Like a fish out of water? : stories of Judaism in historical context -- Judaisms of the Oikoumene : who were the Jews in the Roman world? -- Esau, Edom, Rome : what did the rabbis really say about the Romans? -- Rabbis learn the three Rs : reading, writing, and Roman rhetoric -- How many languages does a Jew need to know? -- Love of wisdom and love of law : in pursuit of philosophy and justice -- History where it happened -- The handwriting on the wall (and the floor and ceiling) : Roman Jewish art -- From temple cult to Roman culture.
"Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were named after the Roman political institution, the Sanhedrin - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek. Historians have long debated the (re)birth of Judaism in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cult by the Romans in 70 CE. What replaced that sacrificial cult was at once something new-indebted to the very culture of the Roman overlords-even as it also sought to preserve what little it could of the old Israelite religion. The Greco-Roman culture in which rabbinic Judaism grew in the first five centuries of the Common Era nurtured the development of Judaism as we still know and celebrate it today. Arguing that its transformation from a Jerusalem-centered cult to a world religion was made possible by the Roman Empire, Rabbi Burton Visotzky presents Judaism as a distinctly Roman religion. Full of fascinating detail from the daily life and culture of Jewish communities across the Hellenistic world, Aphrodite and the Rabbis will appeal to anyone interested in the development of Judaism, religion, history, art and architecture. "-- Provided by publisher.

The universe has your back : transform fear to faith

September 22, 2016
Bernstein, Gabrielle, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back,New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life."-- Provided by publisher.

The bard and the Bible : a Shakespeare devotional

September 21, 2016
Hostetler, Bob, 1958- author.
Franklin, TN : Worthy Publishing, 2016.
1 volume unpaged ; 22 cm
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
"The Bard and the Bible pairs 365 short passages from the King James Version of the Bible with lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon and the power of God's Word will enrich the reader's understanding and appreciation of both, and provide new ways to encounter and respond to God through His Word. A year of daily readings in both Shakespeare and the King James Version yields intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration for readers, enlarging their minds as it changes their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Getting religion : faith, culture, politics, from the age of Eisenhower to the era of Obama

September 20, 2016
Woodward, Kenneth L., author.
New York : Convergent Books, 2016.
447 pages ; 24 cm
Embedded religion -- A fusion of faith, culture, and politics -- Mediating religion -- When the secular was sacred -- Entrepreneurial religion -- Movement religion -- Religion and revolution -- Women's liberation and the feminization of religion -- Experiential religion -- Alternatives to religion -- Sacred families -- Piety and politics: the Republicans and the religious right -- Religion as politics: the Democrats.
"Blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with ... reporting and ... historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture, and politics influenced each other in the second half of the twentieth century"--Dust jacket flap.

Fear fighters

September 20, 2016
Franklin, Jentezen, 1962-
Lake Mary, Fla. : Charisma House, 2009.
vii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Facing off with your fears -- Much ado about nothing -- Your refuge from fear -- Your fight of faith -- Fight for your family -- The fear of not having enough -- Fighting the fear of failure -- Overcoming the fear of people -- No fear of eternity.
Addresses the common fears people face today, including violence, terrorism, and death, and discusses how to use faith and spirituality to battle against such anxieties.

The Jewish book of grief and healing : a spiritual companion for mourning

September 14, 2016
Woodstock, Vermont : Jewish Lights Publishing, [2016]
xii, 157 pages ; 24 cm
"Contributors: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL -- Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW -- Dr. Norman J. Cohen -- Rabbi Mike Comins -- Rabbi David A. Cooper -- Rabbi Rachel Cowan -- Rabbi Edward Feinstein -- Rabbi Nancy Flam -- Rabbi Lori Forman-Jacobi -- Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC -- Debbie Friedman -- Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, PhD -- Nan Fink Gefen, PhD -- Rabbi Neil Gillman, PhD -- Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL -- Rabbi Arthur Green, PhD -- Dr. David Hartman -- Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD -- Rabbi Margaret Holub -- Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar -- Rabbi Lawrence Kushner -- Rabbi Maurice Lamm -- Rabbi Naomi Levy -- Rabbi David Lyon -- Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler -- Rabbi James L. Mirel -- Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky -- Rabbi Daniel F. Polish, PhD -- Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso -- Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis -- Rabbi Dannel I. Schwartz -- Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz -- Rabbi Rami Shapiro -- Rachel Josefowitz Siegel -- Rabbi Shira Stern, DMin, BCC -- Rabbi Nancy Wechsler-Azen -- Karen Bonnell Werth -- Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, DMin -- Dr. Ron Wolfson -- Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman"--Page [4] of cover.
"Beloved and respected spiritual leaders from across the Jewish denominational spectrum share insights from their experience, Jewish tradition and their personal encounters with grief and healing. This wide range of perspectives, offered with grace and compassion, will be a treasured resource in your time of grief. Whether mourning a recent loss or experiencing pain from old scars, you will be encouraged and challenged to be fully, vulnerably present to your emotions; forgive your own shortcomings and those of others; and remain open to love despite pain and uncertainty."--Page [4] of cover.

Money-savvy kids : parenting penny-wise kids in a money-hungry world

September 13, 2016
Albrektson, J. Raymond.
Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, ©2002.
xi, 212 pages ; 22 cm

The world in flames : a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult

September 12, 2016
Walker, Jerald.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016].
x, 197 pages ; 22 cm

Unmasking Mother Teresa's critics

September 9, 2016
Donohue, William A., 1947- author.
Manchester, New Hampshire : Sophia Institute Press, 2016.
x, 115 pages ; 18 cm
"Discovering" Mother Teresa -- Her critics emerge -- What's driving the attacks? -- Christopher Hitchens -- Aroup Chatterjee and Hemley Gonzalez -- Canadian critics strike -- Consorting with the rich and famous -- Where did the money go? -- Critics assess the quality of care -- More accounts on the quality of care -- Mother Teresa confounds her critics -- Deriding her lifestyle and beliefs -- Mother Teresa's "dark nights" -- Assessing her miracles.

What if God wrote your bucket list?

September 9, 2016
Payleitner, Jay K., author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
190 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword by Josh McDowell -- Got a bucket list? -- Set goals -- but not in concrete -- Drive through the storm -- Become like little children -- Be last in line -- Reconsider rules carved in stone -- Go to funerals -- Love and be loved -- Don't put God in a box -- Come to the garden -- Put a price on your head -- Get fired -- No excuses -- Bounce off brick walls -- Redefine vacation -- Entertain angels -- Shun easy money -- Create -- Get schooled at the country fair -- Get out of hot water -- Practice your penmenship -- Live grudge-free -- Take note of any quick fix -- Lill 'em with kindness -- Uncover secrets of generations past -- Make sure you're missed -- o typical bucket-list stuff -- Peek into dark corners -- Get nose-to-nose with an alligator -- Dredge up mud-filled Schlitz cans -- Strive valiantly -- Talk to me -- Dodge counterfeit happiness -- Attend a wild game night -- Harvest a fruit -- Keep the opposite of a to-do list -- Run with scissors -- Advocate science -- Ask to play football -- Go beyond golden -- Be a friend -- Be ready to die -- Arm yourself for mockers -- Untangle the conundrum of nice people -- Be your brother's keeper -- Celebrate quirks -- Reciognize Jesus -- Week wise counsel -- Know the Pythagorean Theorum -- Give credit where credit is due -- Do the right thing -- Write your tombstone -- Finsih what you start.
"Go bungee jumping. Tango. See the Eiffel Tower. Swim with sharks. Bucket lists can get pretty crazy! But what if God wanted you to think even further outside the box? To pattern your life after the one who said some pretty crazy things himself: "Love your enemies." "Store up treasures in heaven." "Seek first his kingdom and righteousness." If you checked every item off your bucket list, would your life be complete? In these pages you'll find 52 items to help you revamp your must-do list ... Run with scissors. Bounce off brick walls. Celebrate quirks. Banish grudges. Dodge counterfeit happiness. Peek into dark corners. Get fired. Enlist invisible reinforcements. Get nose-to-nose with an alligator. As you check off God's bucket list, you may find yourself doing things you never thought possible. Jay Payleitner helps you get your priorities straight with the most important relationship in your life--you and God."--Publisher's description.

1992 directory of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, Aurora, Indiana.

September 9, 2016
Chattanooga, TN : Olan Mills, [1992]
1 volume (various pagings) : color and black and white illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Western Hills Church of Christ, Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 8, 2016
Galion (Ohio) : United Church Directories, 1986.
24 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"He is the vine; we are the branches."--Cover.

The strength of her witness : Jesus Christ in the global voices of women

September 7, 2016
Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2016]
xiii, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction / Elizabeth A. Johnson -- Part I: The Easter experience. Encountering and proclaiming the risen Jesus / Sandra Schneiders -- The significance today of Jesus' commission to Mary Magdalene / Teresa Okure -- Rising with Mary: Re-visioning a feminist theology of the cross and resurrection / Joy Ann McDougall -- Part II: Sweeping overviews. Women and Christ: Toward inclusive Christologies / Ellen Leonard -- "But who do you say that I am?" An Australian feminist response / Elaine Wainwright / Dictionary of feminist theologies / Kelly Brown Douglas, Carter Heyward, Francine Cardman -- Feminist anti-Judaism and the Christian God / Judith Plaskow -- Part III: A symphony of voices. Who is Jesus for Asian women? / Chung Hyun Kyung -- Christology from an Asian woman's perspective / Virginia Fabella -- Jesus Christ and the liberation of women in Africa / Teresia M. Hinga -- Jesus Christ / Mercy Amba Oduyoye -- Australian Aboriginal women's Christologies / Lee Miena Skye -- Lord of the insignificant: A Christ for Ni-Vanuatu women / Judith Vusi -- Masculinity, femininity, and the Christ / Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer -- Jesus Christ: Life and liberation in a discipleship of equals / María Pilar Aquino -- Black women's surrogacy experience and the Christian notion of redemption / Delores Williams -- Subjectification as a requirement for Christological construction / Jacqueline Grant -- From Satas to Santas, Sobrajas no more: Salvation in the spaces of the everyday / Loida I. Martell-Otero -- Christ, the man for others / Dorothee Soelle -- Part IV: Fresh takes on the body of Christ. Engendering Christ / Kwok Pui-lan -- Marking the body of Jesus, the body of Christ / M. Shawn Copeland -- Christology between identity and difference: On behalf of a world in need / Jeannine Hill Fletcher -- Christ as bride/groom: A Lutheran feminist relational Christology / Kathryn Kleinhaus -- Christmas: "And became hu/man" / Teresa Berger -- The passion of the womb: Women re-living the Eucharist / Astrid Lobo Gajiwala.
The Gospel of John recounts the story of an encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at the well. After their conversation, she goes out to tell her neighbors about the mysterious stranger, and many of them believed "on the strength of her witness." These essays, drawn from around the world, reveal the many ways that women have reflected on and borne witness to the person, teaching, and praxis of Jesus Christ in light of their own varied contexts. These contexts include their struggles for life amidst wrenching poverty, racism, and violence; their experience of being female in male-dominated structures in the church and society; and their commitment to promote justice in view of the human dignity of women, all done in tandem with their faith relationship with the living God. (Publisher)

Tried by fire : the story of Christianity's first thousand years

September 7, 2016
Bennett, William J. (William John), 1943-
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2016.
xvi, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Scattered sheep -- The first saints -- Defining doctrine -- Brutal opposition -- Egypt and the great persecution -- Church, state, and emperor -- Tares among wheat -- Saving wastelands -- Fathers know best -- Doctors' orders -- Two giants -- From ancient to medieval -- Christianity in the early Barbarian kingdoms: the Barbarians become Arians -- The Byzantine Empire -- Crescent and cross -- Europe is born -- Decline and reform -- Northern lights -- The face of God and Schism.
In this moving and accessible narrative, Tried by Fire speaks across centuries to offer insight into the people and events that shaped the faith that continues to shape our lives today.

Loaded : money and the spirituality of enough

September 7, 2016
King, Heather, 1952- author.
Cincinnati : Franciscan Media, 2016.
xix, 123 pages ; 21 cm

Five marks of a man

September 7, 2016
Tome, Brian, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Amazon Digital Services LLC], [2016]
121 pages ; 21 cm
"The simple code that separates men from boys"--Cover.
"Brian Tome believes there are five marks that every authentic man in history has displayed, and pursuing them can be life-altering. It's a simple, ancient code that all fathers, sons, and husbands need to know, but is rarely taught. While the world is full of fluffy and confusing ideas about how men should behave, Tome uses his practical experience in leading men to expose the clear, simple truths about what makes men most effective. Just knowing these five marks, however, is not enough. True transformation comes from aggressively pursuing them in your everyday life."--Back cover.

All things made new : the Reformation and its legacy

September 1, 2016
MacCulloch, Diarmaid, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xii, 452 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Part I. Reformations across Europe -- Christianity: the bigger picture -- Angels and the Reformation -- The Virgin Mary and Protestant reformers -- John Calvin -- The Council of Trent -- The Italian Inquisition -- Part II. The English Reformation -- Tudor royal image-making -- Henry VIII: pious king -- Tolerant Cranmer? -- The making of the Prayer Book -- Tudor queens: Mary and Elizabeth -- William Byrd -- The Bible before King James -- The King James Bible -- The Bay Psalm Book -- Part III. Looking back on the English Reformation -- Putting the English Reformation on the map -- The latitude of the Church of England -- Modern historians on the English Reformation -- Thomas Cranmer's biographers -- Richard Hooker's reputation -- Forging Reformation history: a cautionary tale -- And finally: the nature of Anglicanism.

Next level dad : bringing faith and fun to fatherhood

August 31, 2016
Polen, Derek L., author.
[United States?] : Goal Line Group, LLC, [2016]
117 pages : 1 illustration ; 21 cm
Next level journey -- The reason for 40 ways -- God driven -- CFO (Chief fun officer) -- Get in the game -- Every day is a classroom -- Ready to be a next level dad? -- A prayer for you.
"Whether you are a soon-to-be father, father of young kids, or a veteran father, it is always helpful to have more ideas to help us become the best father we can be. Using God's word and personal experience, Next Level Dad provides 40 different ways to help dads in their important role. The ideas shared in the book will guide and inspire dads to bring faith and fun into their father roles. It also provides ideas to be more involved and teach our children ways to be successful in life. Next Level Dad will help you take being a father to the next level!"

God where is my Boaz? : a woman's guide to understanding what's hindering her from receiving the man and love she deserves

August 31, 2016
Labossiere, Stephan, author.
101 pages ; 21 cm
"It's time to get the love and relationship GOD has had waiting for you all along. "GOD Where's My Boaz" is a woman's guide to understanding what is hindering her from receiving the love and relationship she truly deserves. A straight forward and easy to read book that will help you: Recognize and overcome the obstacles in love & relationships -- Take steps towards truly becoming the blessing you hope to receive -- Feel empowered, encouraged, and focused on progress These aren't tips and tricks on how to get a man. This book will assist you in taking a deeper look within which will help you prepare and position yourself for the love and man that is truly best for you."--Back cover

No God but one : Allah or Jesus?

August 30, 2016
Qureshi, Nabeel, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
316 pages ; 22 cm
"A former Muslim investigates the evidence for Islam and Christianity"--T.p.
An in-depth look at the critical differences between Christianity and Islam. Sharing personal stories from converts and followers of both religions, the author addresses controversial topics including jihad, the Crusades, the Trinity, and shari'a law while unveiling fundamental and enduring doctrinal distinctions.

God vs. religion : 10 reasons to break free from the bondage of religious tradition

August 30, 2016
Dollar, Creflo A.
New York : Faith Words, [2015]
xiii, 155 pages ; 24 cm
Religion teaches that money is the root of all evil -- Religion blames problems on the sovereignty of God -- Religion allows a judgmental spirit to divide the church -- Religion makes people try to earn their way to heaven -- Religion promotes the idea that God uses calamity to teach his people -- Religion turns church services into forums for emotionalism and entertainment -- Religion turns prayer into a "form of godliness" with no power -- Religion says, "the devil made me do it" -- Religion believes it's okay to sin under grace -- Religion allows people to be selfish.

Searching the scriptures : find the nourishment your soul needs

August 30, 2016
Swindoll, Charles R., author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
xiii, 272 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: A testimony from the chef -- Stage one: Finding the food -- Surveying the shelves: understanding the basic story of the Bible -- Considering true nourishment: discovering the transforming nature of the Bible -- Stage two: Preparing the meal -- Choosing the recipe: pursuing the treasures of scripture -- Reading the ingredients: observing the text -- Understanding the nutrients: interpreting the text -- Comparing the flavors: correlating the text -- Adding the spices: applying the text -- Stage three: Serving the feast -- Setting the table: preparing to dig into God's word -- Tasting a sample: learning where we fit in the story -- Feeding the hungry: presenting the truth -- A final word: Bon appétit: providing nourishing meals for yourself and others.

Caring for creation : inspiring words from Pope Francis

August 24, 2016
Francis, Pope, 1936-
Cincinnati : Franciscan Media, 2016.
viii, 182 pages ; 20 cm
God's loving plan for creation -- Everything is connected -- The roots and consequences of the current crisis -- Called to protect God's handiwork -- Toward a healthier planet -- Letter of Pope Francis establishing September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation -- Prayers for our earth.

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