New Arrivals · Religion

June 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A guide through the New Testament

June 29, 2015
Sinclair, Celia B., 1954-
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/J. Knox Press, ©1994.
143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm

Overcoming crisis : the secrets to thriving in challenging times

June 29, 2015
Munroe, Myles, author.
265 pages ; 23 cm
Encouraging Christians to obey God's command to take dominion over the Earth's resources, Munroe shows how applying the time-tested principles of God's kingdom can help people overcome crisis and thrive during hard days ahead.

Buddha for beginners

June 25, 2015
Asma, Stephen T, author.
Danbury, CT, USA : For Beginners, [2015]
xii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.


June 25, 2015
Soards, Marion L., 1952-
Macon : Smyth & Helwys, 2015.
xxiv, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Galatians 1 -- Galatians 2 -- Galatians 3 -- Galatians 4 -- Galatians 5 -- Galatians 6.

The Buddha's wife : the path of awakening together : her story and readers companion

June 24, 2015
Surrey, Janet L.
New York : Atria Books ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2015.
xxxvi, 283 pages ; 22 cm
"What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? For the first time, The Buddha's Wife brings this rarely told story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure while also examining the practical applications her teachings have on our modern lives. Princess Yasodhara's journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering. But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and "ordinary" relationships. While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary mediation, Yasodhara's experience speaks of the Path of Right Relation, of achieving awareness not alone but together with others. The Buddha's Wife is comprised of two parts: the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodhara's fascinating story, and then the second part is a reader's companion filled with life lessons, practices, and reflections for the modern reader. Her story gives readers a relational path, one which speaks directly to our everyday lives and offers a doorway to profound spiritual maturation, awakening, and wisdom beyond the solitary, heroic journey"-- Provided by publisher.

Lughnasadh : rituals, recipes & lore for Lammas

June 24, 2015
Marquis, Melanie, 1976-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, 2015.
210 pages ; 18 cm.

Captivating : unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul

June 22, 2015
Eldredge, John, 1960- author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2010]
xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
The heart of a woman -- What Eve alone can tell -- Haunted by a question -- Wounded -- A special hatred -- Healing the wound -- Romanced -- Beauty to unveil -- Arousing Adam -- Mothers, daughters, sisters -- Warrior princesses -- An irreplaceable role.
Every woman was once a little girl and every lilttle girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. The message of captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live.He offers to come now as the hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live a fully alive and feminine woman.

A force for good : the Dalai Lama's vision for our world

June 19, 2015
Goleman, Daniel, author.
New York : Bantam Books, 2015.
x, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction by the Dalai Lama -- A world citizen -- Reinvent the future -- Looking inward -- Emotional hygiene -- The kindness revolution -- Partnering with science -- Looking outward -- A muscular compassion -- Economics as if people mattered -- Care for those in need -- Heal the earth -- A century of dialogue -- Educate the heart -- Looking back, looking ahead -- The long view -- Act now.
For more than half a century, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. Here, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. Much more than just the most prominent exponent of Tibetan Buddhism, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is also a futurist who possesses a profound understanding of current events and a remarkable canniness for modern social issues. When he takes the stage worldwide, people listen. This book combines the central concepts of the Dalai Lama, empirical evidence that supports them, and true stories of people who are putting his ideas into action--showing how harnessing positive energies and directing them outward has lasting and meaningful effects. Goleman details the science of compassion and how this singular guiding motivation has the power to: break such destructive social forces as corruption, collusion, and bias; heal the planet by refocusing our concerns toward our impact on the systems that support all life; reverse the tendency toward systemic inequity through transparency and accountability; replace violence with dialogue; counter us-and-them thinking by recognizing human oneness; create new economic systems that work for everyone, not just the powerful and rich; design schooling that teaches empathy, self-mastery, and ethics. Now, when the world needs his guidance more than ever, the Dalai Lama shows how every compassion-driven human act--no matter how small--is integral for a more peaceful, harmonious world, building a force for a better future.--From publisher description.

Happiness according to Jesus : what it means to be blessed

June 16, 2015
Schuller, Robert V., 1981-
Brentwood, TN : Worthy Publishing, 2015.
xiv, 237 pages cm
Happiness and suffering -- Salty do-gooders -- Rabbis yoke -- Anger is like a headache -- Missing the mark -- Healing broken families -- The easy honest life -- Courageous peacemakers -- Unstoppable love -- Secretly good -- Prayer is letting go -- Feasting on the sprit -- Spiritual wealth -- Birds and lilies -- Letting go of self-righteousness -- Ask, seek, knock -- Bearing the fruit of the spirit -- Build it on the rock.

So dear to the heart of God

June 16, 2015
Cook, Bill James.
[Ohio?] : Bill J. Cook, ©1978.
10 leaves ; 28 cm
Cover title.

Gay and Catholic : accepting my sexuality, finding community, living my faith

June 12, 2015
Tushnet, Eve.
Notre Dame, Indiana : Ave Maria Press, [2014]
215 pages ; 22 cm

Seven deadly sins : settling the argument between born bad and damaged good

June 12, 2015
Taylor, Corey, 1973-
Boston : Da Capo, 2012.
viii, 253 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
In the beginning, or, How I learned to love the ceiling fan -- Wrath of the con -- Lust disease -- Bonfire for vanity -- Three-toed sloth -- My Waterloo -- I'm with envy -- Greedy little pigs -- Glutton for punishment -- For your consideration...the new magnificent seven -- The dramatic conclusion -- After the credits.
The lead singer of two hard-rock bands chronicles his life of debauchery and looks at what it really means "to sin," arguing that sinning cannot be that bad if it is a distinct trait of all humans.

Happy habits for every couple

June 11, 2015
Lipp, Roger.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2009]
219 pages ; 22 cm
Rev. ed. of: The marriage project. c2009.

A lifelong love : what if marriage is about more than just staying together?

June 11, 2015
Thomas, Gary (Gary Lee), author.
334 pages ; 22 cm
The magnificent obsession -- Growing together -- The journey toward love.
The author focuses on three key elements to having a strong marriage: an obsession with God creating a marriage that blossoms through worship, a desire to pursue a deeper kind of love, and intentionally pursuing onesness. The book guides the reader through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up many marriages, enabling a married couple to grow in love instead of disappointment.

Encountering truth : meeting God in the everyday

June 11, 2015
Francis, Pope, 1936-
xlviii, 364 pages ; 25 cm
Originally published in Italy as La Verità è un Incontro: Omelie Da Santa Marta in 2014.
"The morning homilies from St. Martha's Chapel"--Cover.
A collection of highlights from homilies given from March 2013 to May 2014. Along with summaries by Radio Vaticana (who recorded and transcribed the homilies) and edited by Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, these reflections provide intimate moments of inspiration, simplicity, and a glimpse into the thoughts and words of Pope Francis that very few get to experience.

Midsummer : rituals, recipes, & lore for Litha

June 10, 2015
Blake, Deborah, 1960-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, [2015]
220 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Old ways -- New ways -- Spells and divination -- Recipes and crafts -- Prayers and invocations -- Rituals of celebration -- Correspondences for midsummer.

Guaranteed pure : the Moody Bible Institute, business, and the making of modern evangelicalism

June 10, 2015
Gloege, Timothy E. W., author.
Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
xv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Christian workers. Christian work ; The problem of the masses ; Power for service ; The crisis of evangelical realism -- Christian consumers. Religion on a business basis ; A consuming faith ; Pure religion ; The name you can trust.

Flash : the homeless donkey who taught me about life, faith, and second chances

June 10, 2015
Ridge, Rachel Anne, author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015.
xix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Flash, a stray donkey, wanders onto the Ridge family's rural Texas property one night and ends up staying. Ridge--blogger, artist, wife, mother, and entrepreneur--recounts his story and the wisdom God gave her using this unlikely source.

Spiritual defiance : building a beloved community of resistance

June 10, 2015
Meyers, Robin R. (Robin Rex), 1952- author.
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2015]
xx, 144 pages ; 22 cm
The church is dead, long live the church! -- Undone: faith as resistance to ego -- Undone: faith as resistance to orthodoxy -- Undone: faith as resistance to empire -- Resisting the reign of the Christian status quo.

Born bad : original sin and the making of the Western world

June 10, 2015
Boyce, James, 1964-
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2015]
250 pages ; 24 cm

Unlikely : setting aside our differences to live out the Gospel

June 5, 2015
Palau, Kevin, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Howard Books, [2015]
xix, 199 pages ; 24 cm
"Foreword by Sam Adams, former mayor of Portland"--Cover.
Something old, something new : an unlikely background -- Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got : an unlikely context -- Finding common ground : unlikely relationships -- A new day at Roosevelt high school : an unlikely partner -- The powerful role of unity : an unlikely prerequisite -- What moves us will move the world : unlikely stories -- Building the foundation : an unlikely movement -- Get local, dig deep : an unlikely mission -- An Oregonian reflection on a talking, walking Gospel : unlikely outcomes.
"In 2007, Kevin Palau and a few dozen pastors approached Portland's mayor and posed the question: How can we serve you with no strings attached? Officials identified five initial areas of need--hunger, homelessness, healthcare, the environment, and public schools--and so began a partnership, CityServe, between the city and a band of churches seeking to live out the gospel message. Since then, the CityServe model has spread like wildfire, inspiring communities across the country to take up the cause in their own cities"--provided by publisher.

Structures of grace : Catholic organzations serving the global common good

June 4, 2015
Ahern, Kevin.
Maryknoll : Orbis Books, 2015.
xii, 217 pages ; 24 cm

The surrender experiment : my journey into life's perfection

June 4, 2015
Singer, Michael A., author.
252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Shares stories from the author's pursuit of enlightenment, from his years as a hippie introvert and successes as a computer engineer through his work in humanitarian efforts, counseling readers on how to navigate confusing aspects in the spiritual journey.


June 3, 2015
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.

Faith versus fact : why science and religion are incompatible

June 2, 2015
Coyne, Jerry A., 1949- author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2015.
xxii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
The problem -- What's incompatible? What is science? ; What is religion? ; The incompatibility ; Conflicts of method ; Conflicts of outcome ; Conflicts of philosophy -- Why accommodationism fails. The varieties of accommodationism ; Science versus the supernatural ; What about miracles? ; Three test cases ; Was the evolution of humans inevitable? ; Theological problems with theistic evolution -- Faith strikes back. The new natural theology ; Is science the only "way of knowing"? ; The scientism canard -- Why does it matter? Child abuse : faith as substitute for medicine ; Suppression of research and vaccination ; Opposition to assisted dying ; Global-warming denialism ; Does faith have any value? ; Can there be dialogue between science and faith?
The best-selling author of Why Evolution Is True discusses the negative role of religion in education, politics, medicine and social policy, explaining how religion cannot provide verifiable or responsible answers to world problems.

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