Religion

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    The Templars and the Shroud of Christ
    A Priceless Relic in the Dawn of the Christian Era and the Men Who Swore to Protect It
    By Barbara Frale
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages and their sacred treasure.For a certain period in history, the Knights Templar—the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages—secretly guarded the Shroud of Turin. Worshipped in a relentlessly secret manner, and known in its... [READ MORE]
    Meditations for New Moms
    Reflections, Scripture, and Wisdom for Mommy's First Year
    By Sandra Drescher-Lehman
    (Good Books)
    How does a new mom face the wonder and the wear that a baby brings? What happens to the woman she was? Is it normal to laugh and cry simultaneously? Sandra Drescher-Lehman, in her disarmingly forthright way, gives language to the eternally long hours of being with babies, the holy moments that change... [READ MORE]
    What We Believe Together
    Exploring the “Shared Convictions” of Anabaptist-Related Churches
    By Alfred Neufeld, By (photographer) Merle Good, Introduction by César García
    (Good Books)
    Today, more than 1.7 million Christians are members of Mennonite-related churches. They are scattered across eighty-three countries. They trace their history to the Anabaptist movement, a part of the sixteenth-century Radical Reformation in Europe.What beliefs do these heirs of the free-church movement,... [READ MORE]
    The Brick Bible
    A New Spin on the Old Testament
    By Brendan Powell Smith
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Brendan Powell Smith has spent the last decade creating nearly 5,000 scenes from the bible—with Legos. His wonderfully original sets are featured on his website, Bricktestament.com, but for the first time 1,500 photographs of these creative designs—depicting the Old Testament from Earth’s creation to... [READ MORE]
    Wise Thoughts for Every Day
    On God, Love, the Human Spirit, and Living a Good Life
    By Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Peter Sekirin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    During the last years of his life, Leo Tolstoy kept one book invariably on his desk, read and reread it to his family, and recommended it to all his friends: a compendium of wise thoughts gathered over the course of a decade from his wide-ranging readings in philosophy and religion, and from his own... [READ MORE]
    The Wisdom of Pope Francis
    Edited by David Birch
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A collection of wisdom from one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders.When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pope, he took the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, a figure renowned for his humility, wisdom, and concern for the poor. Since then, Pope Francis has followed in his... [READ MORE]
    It's All True
    Walking by Faith in a Funky World
    By Jeff Slaughter, Foreword by Amy Grant, With Randy Winton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Jeff Slaughter is known throughout the world for both his amazing passion in worship leadership and his awe-inspiring lyrics, estimated to have been sung by forty-six million children worldwide. Yet, what’s less known about Jeff Slaughter is the tough journey of heartbreak and loss, joy and victory that... [READ MORE]
    Jesus on Forgiveness
    Words of Mercy from the Son of God
    Edited by Joseph B. Healy
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The act of forgiveness is not something that comes easily to most of us. Too often we become angry or judgmental instead of forgiving others. It can be difficult to remember we have all made mistakes or done things we regret, and we would want to be forgiven in turn. Alexander Pope famously wrote, “To... [READ MORE]
    God Jul
    A Swedish Christmas
    By Anders Neumuller
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas and of Scandinavian tradition and folklore. Here, gnomish elves meet Santa and children... [READ MORE]
    The Star Spangled Buddhist
    Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism and the Quest for Enlightenment in America
    By Jeffrey Ourvan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Americans of various faiths read about Buddhism, are interested in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists. They’re part of what’s been described as the fastest-growing religious... [READ MORE]
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