New Arrivals · Religion

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

Praying God's will for your life

March 21, 2017
Omartian, Stormie.
Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, ©2001.
vii, 183 pages ; 21 cm
Praying to know God's will for your life -- Praying to know God as a powerful presence -- Praying to know God as your Savior -- Praying to know God as your heavenly Father -- Praying to know God as Lord over every area of your life -- Praying to know God as a name that answers your every need -- Praying to move on with the Lord -- Praying for a solid foundation in God's truth -- Praying to know the power of prayer -- Praying to understand the freedom in praise -- Praying for release from unconfessed sin -- Praying to forgive yourself, God, and others -- Praying to see the link between obedience and blessing -- Praying to say yes to God each day of your life -- Praying to remain separate from the world -- Praying to be baptized -- Praying to have fellowship with other believers -- Praying to know how to give yourself away -- Praying to be reminded of Jesus' sacrifice -- Praying to be able to walk in faith -- Praying to find comfort in the center of God's will.
Praying God's Will for Your Life is a book about the way of life and a heart attitude that are God's will for everyone who knows Him. The way of life encompasses three important components: an intimate relationship with God, a solid foundation in God's truth, and a commitment to obedience.

Only love today : reminders to breathe more, stress less, and choose love

March 20, 2017
Stafford, Rachel Macy, 1972- author.
©2017
324 pages ; 22 cm
Spring : Opening Up -- Summer: Shining Through -- Fall: Wrapping In -- Winter: Holding On.
"In a beautiful book based around the four season, a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today is perfect to pick up at any time of the year and find hope and encouragement to address your current challenge or need -- family, parenting, relationships, finding peace in a stressed out world. Stafford offers you strength and vision for a new and more connected way to live. This is a timeless book of inspiration to remember and live for what really matters,"--Amazon.com.

Holy Bible : authorized King James version.

March 20, 2017
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2009]
1749 pages ; 23 cm
"Containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Words of Christ printed in red letter."
The books of the Bible in alphabetical order -- Epistle dedicatory -- The Old Testament -- The New Testament.

At home in the world : stories and essential teachings from a monk's life

March 20, 2017
Nhất Hạnh, Thích, author.
Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2016]
187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Life in Vietnam -- War and exile -- The blossoming of Plum Village -- At home in the world -- I have arrived.
This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories span the author's life and they are used to enrich and teach the Dharma. There are stories from his childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam, stories from his years as a teenaged novice and as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam. He also shares from his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.

Detours : the unpredictable path to your destiny

March 20, 2017
Evans, Tony, 1949- author.
Nashville, TN : B & H Publishing Group, 2017.
viii, 208 pages ; 24 cm.

Finding God in the waves : how I lost my faith and found it again through science

March 20, 2017
McHargue, Mike, author.
New York : Convergent Books, [2016]
xiv, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Lost and found. Dinosaurs in Sunday school ; Binge reading the Bible ; A foolish bet ; Secret agent man ; Love seat confessional ; NASA and bacon numbers ; The horse leaves the barn -- God in science, Happily ever after? ; Einstein's God ; The God we can know ; Teach us, neuroscience, to pray ; Jesus ; Take me to church ; The Good Book ; Finding God in the waves -- Axioms about Christian faith.
"'Science Mike' draws on his personal experience to tell the unlikely story of how science led him back to faith. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray, how fundamentalism affects the psyche, and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us"--Dust jacket flap.

Adorned : living out the beauty of the gospel together

March 14, 2017
Wolgemuth, Nancy DeMoss, author.
©2017
352 pages ; 24 cm
A woman adorned and adorning -- A woman under God. Doctrine, you, and Titus 2 ; Don't give up on that modeling career ; Grow up and step up ; Revival of reverence -- A woman under control. You don't say ; At liberty ; A "Sophron" state of mind ; Passionate about purity -- A woman under her roof. Taste of heaven ; Need help lovin' that man ; An unexpected blessing ; Life-givers in training ; Instruments of grace -- Epilogue. A woman overjoyed.
"This rich study of the instructions to women in Titus 2 provides a roadmap to help you experience the kind of community and influence God designed you to have in the church and the world."--Jacket flap.

Pontius Pilate : deciphering a memory

March 13, 2017
Schiavone, Aldo, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
238 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Italian as Ponzio Pilato: un enigma tra storia e memoria"--Title page verso.
Introduction -- One night in the month of Nisan -- Roman Judaea and the work of the fifth prefect -- God and Caesar -- The destiny of the prisoner -- Into the darkness -- Sources and historiography.
The renowned classicist presents a revisionist portrait of Pontius Pilate that reconstructs the social, religious, and political climates behind his fateful encounters with Jesus.

Lost books of the bible : being all the gospels, epistles, and other pieces now extant attributed in the first four centuries to Jesus Christ, his apostles and their companions ; not included, by its compilers, in the authorized New Testament; and, the recently discovered Syriac mss. Of Pilate's letters to Tiberius, etc.

March 9, 2017
New York Chartwell Books, 2016.
viii, 276 pages ; 22 cm.
After the writings of the New Testament were selected from the numerous Gospels and Epistles then in existence, what became of the books that were rejected by the compilers? Apocryphal texts are non-canonical books, similar to texts of biblical origin written just after Jesus crucifixion. Although they are not part of the Scripture, these verses are authentic to their time. These pages contain, among others, stories of Jesus as a child and the other miracles that Mary made. Lovers of biblical literature will find here obscure, but unquestionable, origin texts authentic to the time.

Unashamed : drop the baggage, pick up your freedom, fulfill your destiny

March 9, 2017
Caine, Christine, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
207 pages ; 23 cm
Schooled in shame -- The power of shame -- Reaching for freedom -- Woman on purpose --You get to choose -- The beauty of the wilderness -- God moves in so we can move on -- He healed my mind -- Heart and soul --Tear down the walls -- The bungee cord of shame -- Your new image.
In Unashamed, Christine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame--in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women--and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life. In her passionate and candid style, Christine leads you into God's Word where you will see for yourself how to believe that God is bigger than your mistakes, your inadequacies, your past, and your limitations. He is not only more powerful than anything you've done but also stronger than anything ever done to you. You can deal with your yesterday today, so that you can move on to what God has in store for you tomorrow--a powerful purpose and destiny he wants you to fulfill. --Amazon.com.

My utmost : a devotional memoir

March 6, 2017
Halford, Macy, author.
©2017
357 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A beautifully written and heartfelt memoir by a young woman from Dallas, Texas, exploring the Evangelical Christianity of her childhood and its meaning to her in the present through the classic daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest. Raised in an Evangelical household by her beloved grandmother and mother, Macy Halford eventually leaves Dallas for college and a career in journalism in New York City. As her work and friendships increasingly take her into a more secular world, Halford finds her Evangelicalism evolving in interesting directions. Yet she continues to read My Utmost for His Highest-a classic Christian text, beloved by millions of Evangelicals around the world-every day. Eager to understand Utmost's unique ability to bridge her two worlds, she quits her coveted job at The New Yorker in order to look more deeply into the background of the devotional-with its daily selection from the sermons and writings of the Scottish Evangelical preacher Oswald Chambers-wrestling with who Oswald really was, what ideas informed his teaching and beliefs, and why the book means so much to her. Interweaving her own story with that of the Chamberses (Oswald died ministering to British soldiers in World War I Egypt; his devoted wife spent her life publishing his speeches, sermons, and books), Halford gives us a captivating and candid memoir about what it means to be a Christian, a reader, and a seeker in the twenty-first century. --Provided by publisher.

Preparing for Easter : fifty devotional readings from C.S. Lewis

March 1, 2017
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
x, 213 pages ; 19 cm

The love dare

February 28, 2017
Kendrick, Stephen, 1973-
Nashville, Tenn. : B & H Publishing Group, ©2013.
xv, 235 pages ; 22 cm
The Love Dare has become an exciting, enriching journey for couples around the world. It can now become yours. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, this 40-day journey challenges husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Now featuring revised chapters, new bonus material, and access to a free online marriage evaluation, this is the best Love Dare experience ever! --from back cover.

Strangers in a strange land : living the Catholic faith in a post-Christian world

February 27, 2017
Chaput, Charles J., author.
©2017
271 pages ; 22 cm
Resident aliens -- Of blessed memory -- Why can't it be like it was -- The topography of flatland -- Love among the Eloi -- Nothing but the truth -- Darkness at noon -- Hope and its daughters -- Rules for radicals -- Repair my house -- A letter to Diognetus -- The city of man.
The archbishop of Philadelphia presents a hopeful treatise for Catholics on how to live the faith with confidence in today's post-Christian culture while evaluating the reasons behind declining Catholic numbers.

Cherish : the one word that changes everything for your marriage

February 24, 2017
Thomas, Gary (Gary Lee), author.
©2017
233 pages ; 22 cm
To love and to cherish -- The only woman/man in the world -- Marriage as ballet -- Your honor -- When cherishing goes to war -- A bride made beautiful -- Interlude: I almost quit -- Cherishing words -- Your spouse is unique -- This is how your spouse stumbles -- The art of cherishing your spouse -- Becoming someone your spouse wants to cherish -- Biblical power to keep on cherishing.
"Thomas [believes] that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words"--Amazon.com.

The genius of Judaism

February 24, 2017
Lévy, Bernard-Henri, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xiv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Translated from the French.
Includes index.
The glory of the Jews. The new guise of the oldest form of hate ; What should we do? What can we hope for? ; The strength of the Jews ; Jewish France ; How modern Judaism abolished the idea of revolution -- The temptation of Nineveh. What does it mean to be a Chosen People? ; Thus spake Jonah ; The Ninevites of Ukraine and Libya ; The lesson of Nineveh ; Does God arrive as an idea or through faith?
Offers an exploration of what it means to be a Jew, rooted in the Talmudic tradition of argument and conflict.

Give your child the world : raising globally minded kids one book at a time

February 24, 2017
Martin, Jamie C., author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
226 pages ; 23 cm
The world in our homes -- Falling in love with the world -- The good earth: a love story -- Practical ways to invite the world into your home -- The power of story -- Read the world -- The joy of other lands: how to use the reading lists -- Children just like me: multicultural books -- Bring the rain: Africa -- Number the stars: Europe -- The weaving of a dream: Asia -- Silent music: Middle East -- Wagon wheels: North America -- A harvest of hope: Latin America -- Sailing off: Australia, Oceania, and the Polar regions.
Six hundred titles that explore the globe are shared in reading lists organized by region, country, and age range.

The Islamic Jesus : how the King of the Jews became a prophet of the Muslims

February 24, 2017
Akyol, Mustafa, 1972- author.
©2017
275 pages ; 22 cm
Meeting James -- The King of the Jews -- The Jewish Christian 'heresy' -- A rebirth in Arabia -- The missing link -- Mary and her baby -- The Qurʼanic Jesus -- Islamic Christology -- A second coming? -- What Jesus can teach Muslims today.
Looks at the Islamic view of Jesus, exploring its origins in the seventh century and how it relates to the views of the Jews and Christians of the day.

Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta : daily meditations

February 24, 2017
Saxton, Heidi Hess, author.
Cincinnati : Servant, 2017.
xvi, 159 pages ; 16 cm

The tenderness of God : reclaiming our humanity

February 24, 2017
Ahlgren, Gillian T. W., 1964- author.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2017.
168 pages ; 23 cm
At moments in history, individuals have embodied the gospel message with creativity and passion. One such moment began when a returned veteran named Francis Bernardone found a whole new world in a desolate space just outside Assisi: a leper colony. Drawn to discover the incarnate God, and joined by a collaborator as able and determined as he, Francis and Clare of Assisi's desire to live authentically in gospel simplicity ushered in a revolutionary sensitivity to the presence of God within the human community. Today, eight hundred years later, the first pope to take the name Francis invites us to engage the "revolution of tenderness" to which we are "summoned by the God who became flesh." The example of Pope Francis gives us a new and vivid sense of just how compelling radical sincerity and reverent encounter with others can be. Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, 'The Tenderness of God' invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how to recapture our humanity and nurture our God-given capacity to live meaningfully and joyfully in communion with others.

Fierce : women of the Bible and their stories of violence, mercy, bravery, wisdom, sex, and salvation

February 24, 2017
Connor, Alice, author.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2017.
x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Theology for the people"--Back cover.

Praying the Angelus : find joy, peace, and purpose in everyday life

February 23, 2017
Dees, Jared, author.
Notre Dame : Ave Maria Press, 2017.
xiv, 141 pages ; 18 cm

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.
©2014
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.
©2017
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

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