New Arrivals · Religion

May 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

October 31, 1517 : Martin Luther and the day that changed the world

May 3, 2016
Marty, Martin E., 1928- author.
Brewster MA : Paraclete Press Inc., 2016.
xi, 114 pages ; 20 cm
An invitation -- Repentance here means a change of heart -- A five-hundred-years-ago argument over penance -- Justification by faith versus the penance system -- Five hundred years of conflict -- Repentance calls for dialogue, dialogue focuses on repentance -- Ecumenists repent: the change of heart -- From mere diversity to reconciled diversity -- Reconciled diversity over justification -- Sacraments and practices among repentant Christians -- Can one day change the world? -- The ninety-five theses.

Total pardon : an extraordinary love story

May 3, 2016
Yazzie, Wilford, author.
[United States?] : Cowcatcher Pub., [2015]
228 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
An inmate who starts out a pen pal and ends up a husband-that's sketchy territory, but in Wil and Linda Yazzie's case, it turned out to be sacred territory. She was a devoted Christian. He was a hopeless alcoholic whose addictions robbed him of decades of his life, yet he goes from career criminal to Hollywood actor and devoted minster with a message. If it weren't for the unconditional love and faithful prayers of his wife, Linda, Wil would be dead-like most of his drinking buddies. Total Pardon is an extraordinary, true reversal-of-destiny story that offers radical hope for those struggling with addiction.

The new international lesson annual.

May 2, 2016
Nashville : Abingdon Press,
v. ; 24-26 cm.
"Text in NRSV and NIV"--Cover (varies: 2013/14- has text in CEB and NRSV).

Better together : because you're not meant to mom alone

April 28, 2016
Savage, Jill, 1964- author.
Chicago : Moody Publishers, [2016]
255 pages ; 20 cm

Soul sisters : devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women

April 27, 2016
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher-Penguin, [2016]
xxv, 225 pages : portraits ; 18 cm

Frequency : tune in, hear God

April 25, 2016
Morris, Robert (Robert Preston), 1961-
Nashville : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2016.
xxi, 199 pages ; 24 cm
How can I hear God? -- The beauty of being sheep -- Why hear from God? -- Go to the Bible -- Hear God's voice through worship -- Value his voice -- Call for confirmation -- Be a steward of God's voice -- Recognize God's voice through relationship -- Hear God's voice for others -- Hear God's voice for a breakthrough -- Closing prayer.

The sisterhood : how the power of the feminine heart can become a catalyst for change and make the world a better place

April 25, 2016
Houston, Bobbie, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2016.
x, 258 pages ; 22 cm

The faith of Christopher Hitchens : the restless soul of the world's most notorious atheist

April 25, 2016
Taunton, Larry.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2016]
xvi, 201 pages ; 22 cm

Siddhartha's brain : unlocking the ancient science of enlightenment

April 22, 2016
Kingsland, James, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices

April 21, 2016
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2010.
6 volumes (cxvi, 3200, I-51 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
v. 1. A-B -- v. 2. C-D -- v. 3. E-H -- v. 4. I-M -- v. 5. N-R -- v. 6. S-Z.
Entries examine every major belief and significant practice around the world as well as the religious history of each and key religious communities.

Practicing the Tao Te Ching : 81 steps on the way

April 20, 2016
Towler, Solala, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2016.
xii, 306 pages ; 22 cm

Six memos from the last millennium : a novelist reads the Talmud

April 20, 2016
Skibell, Joseph, author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2016.
xxi, 240 pages ; 24 cm
A novelist reads the Talmud : an introduction -- Timeline of relevant events, according to rabbinic tradition -- Memo one. Rabbi Yohanan and Rabbi Shimon Ben Lakish -- Eros and alchemy in the waters of the Jordan -- Memo two. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai -- Turning the hearts of fathers -- Memo three a, b, and c. Rabbi Elazar ben Rabbi Shimon, Rabbi Pinhas ben Yair, and Rabbi Judah ben Gerim -- Towards the hearts of sons -- Memo four. Rabban Gamliel II of Yavneh, Rabbi Joshua ben Hananiah, and Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus -- The gate of a broken heart -- Memo five. Rabbi Akiva, Shimon ben Azzai, Shimon ben Zoma, and Elisha ben Avuyah -- Revelation, retribution, perdition, ecstasy, and bliss : an epic canvas.

Prude : misconceptions of a neo-virgin

April 20, 2016
Lloyd, Carrie, author.
©2016
185 pages ; 20 cm
Developed from: The Virgin monologues / Carrie Lloyd. Milton Keynes, UK : Authentic Media, ©2015.
"In the dating game, the V-word has become as strange and complicated as the Love-word, with purity as outdated as pay phones. In this candid, humorous account of the true-life trials of dating, the author shares the wisdom she's gleaned in her quest for love in a modern world. She guides with grace and honesty through the often hush-hush topics of sex, porn, shame, female competition, misconceptions about purity, and those dreaded 'waiting till marriage' conversations. Meet Carrie Lloyd."--Page [4] of cover.

My badass book of saints : courageous women who showed me how to live

April 19, 2016
Johnson, Maria Morera.
Notre Dame, Indiana : Ave Maria Press, [2015]
xxii, 136 pages ; 22 cm
In this edgy, honest, and often audacious book of Catholic spirituality Maria Morera Johnson explores the qualities of 24 holy women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances. Johnson shares her experience as an educator of at-risk college students, and caregiver for a husband with Lou Gehrig's disease. Through humorous, empowering, and touching portraits of 24 spiritual mentors who inspired her, Johnson shows how their bravery, integrity, selflessness, perseverance, and hope helped her and can help others have courage to reach for a closer connection to God. She presents remarkable holy women and saints-including Irena Sendler who helped smuggle children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II-in a way that brings their vivid personalities to life and helps readers live out the challenges of their lives with virtue and conviction. The book includes a group discussion guide.

Colors of goodbye : a memoir of holding on, letting go, and reclaiming joy in the wake of loss

April 19, 2016
Vaudrey, September, author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Vermillion -- Payne's grey -- Indigo -- Burnt sienna -- Cadmium green light -- Cerulean blue -- Hansa yellow -- Gallery -- About Katie's art -- Discussion questions -- September's favorites on grief and loss -- Leave ripples: two ways to give life.

Feisty & feminine : a rallying cry for conservative women

April 19, 2016
Young Nance, Penny.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2016.
224 pages ; 24 cm
Feminine conservatives face an esther moment -- The devaluation of women -- Sexual assault and politics -- Marriage and true tolerance -- Abortion and the sanctity of life -- The real war against women -- The rise of islamic extremism and the need to fight back -- Beyond our borders: why israel matters to christians -- Seasons : work, family, life, and balance -- A vision for the future.

Raising the perfectly imperfect child : facing challenges with strength, courage, and hope

April 18, 2016
Vujicic, Boris, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2016.
xi, 209 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Perfectly Imperfect Child -- A Shocking Birth -- A New Normal -- Blessed Are His Children -- The Medical Maze -- Brothers and Sisters -- Nick in the Mainstream -- Roots and Wings -- Growing Together Not Apart -- A Matter of Faith.
Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is the inspiring, powerfully transparent story of how two unprepared and overwhelmed parents–Boris and Dushka Vujicic–overcame their grief, fears, and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished, faith-filled, and perfectly imperfect son. Through their stories, Boris offers practical advice and encouragement for all parents facing a “new normal” when raising a special needs or unique child. With transparency and tenderness, he addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges, as well as offering insight on how to equip a child for happiness and success in life.

Spiritual sobriety : stumbling back to faith when good religion goes bad

April 18, 2016
Esther, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Convergent Books, 2016.
x, 179 pages ; 21 cm
When good faith goes bad: spiritual sobriety defined -- Twisted belief: reality and the religious addict -- Rehab for junkies: searching for the real God -- Beautiful humility: developing a sober thought life -- Tame the wildfire: the discipline of kind speech -- The genius of moderation: how sobriety keeps us from burnout -- Unclench: sobriety in our relationships -- True religion: recovery in our churches -- Speed bump: relapse -- Good enough: a last word.
"Filled with stories and warm, practical advice, Spiritual Sobriety offers a gentle path out of the desperate cycles of craving-euphoria-hangover and into a freer, clean-and-sober faith practice."--Page [4] of cover.

Looking for lovely : collecting the moments that matter

April 14, 2016
Downs, Annie F., 1980-
Nashville, Tennessee : B & H Books, [2016]
x,194 pages ; 22 cm
Intensely personal, yet incredibly powerful, this book will spark transformative conversations and life changing patterns. No matter who we are and what path God has us on, we all need to look for lovely, fight to finish, and find beautiful in our every day!

Outlive your life : you were made to make a difference

April 12, 2016
Lucado, Max.
Waterville : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

New catholic encyclopedia : Supplement 2012-13 : ethics and philosophy

April 12, 2016
Detroit, Michigan : Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
4 volumes ; 29 cm
V. 1. A-D -- v. 2. E-K -- v.3. L-Q -- v.4. R-Z, Index.
This supplement covers a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion.

New Catholic encyclopedia. Supplement 2011

April 12, 2016
Detroit, [MI] : Gale / Cengage Learning, c2011.
2 v. (xxxvi, xvi p.887) : ill. ; 29 cm.
"In association with the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C."
v. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-Z
This supplement covers the areas of art, music and literature. It includes articles written by specialists and scholars, bios of the beatified and canonized since 2010 as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: Internet and the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, and women artists and Catholic art.

Kosher USA : how coke bacame kosher and other tales of modern food

April 8, 2016
Horowitz, Roger, author.
©2016
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Prologue: Uncle Stu's question -- 1. My family's sturgeon -- 2. Kosher coke, kosher science -- 3. The great jell-o controversy -- 4. Who says it's kosher? -- 5. Industrial kashrus -- 6. Man-O-Manischewitz -- 7. Harry Kassel's meat -- 8. Shechita -- Conclusion: Kosher ethics/ethical kosher? -- Epilogue: Remembering, discovering, thanking.
"The history of how a set of ancient laws and regulations adapted to modern practices of American food production and foodways"-- Provided by publisher.

The KJV Prophecy study Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments

April 7, 2016
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Bibles, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2016]
xxxiii, 1307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"King James Version"--Spine.
"The beloved KJV translation is available in a brand-new prophecy study Bible edition. All-new study helps include: Highlighted passages mark every prophecy in the Bible. 70 articles help readers understand prophetic passages, from end-times prophecy to historical and messianic prophecy. 200 pull-out study notes help modern readers better understand what the original audience heard. 100 devotional takeaways/life application point readers toward the majesty of God and the hope found in Jesus Christ. Timelines help put prophets, prophecies, and their fulfillments in historical context. Topical cross-references allow readers to quickly find what the Bible has to say on a particular prophetic subject. Maps help identify the cities and nations that are the objects of specific prophecies. Prophecy glossary."--Publisher's description.

Agnostic : a spirited manifesto

April 7, 2016
Hazleton, Lesley, 1945- author.
New York : Riverhead, 2016.
212 pages ; 22 cm
Beyond either/or -- The three-letter word -- In doubt we trust -- Mystery play -- Making meaning -- The sense of an ending -- Everything and more -- Imperfect soul.
"A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging--and ultimately the most honest--stance toward the mysteries of existence,"--Amazon.com.

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