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The Battle for God
The Battle for God
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679435972
Focusing on the rise of fundamentalism in three major religions, the author of A HIstory of God and Jerusalem reveals how these movements in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam were born out of a dread of modernity. 40,000 first printing.
Breaking the Islam Code
Breaking the Islam Code
Paperback      ISBN: 0736926380
World events won't let North Americans ignore Muslims anymore. Whether those Muslims are villagers in Iraq or neighbors down the street, Breaking the Islam Code offers everyday Christians profound insight into the way Muslims think and feel. J.D. Greear's ability to communicate challenging heart truth, plus his expertise in Christian and Islamic theology and two years' experience in a Muslim-dominated area, make him the perfect author for this empowering, insightful, reader-friendly book. It transcends traditional apologetics, focusing on helping Christians *understand what is deep in Muslims' hearts, behind their theology—which will lead to friendship and effective communication of the gospel *respectfully turn many of the primary objections into opportunities to share the faith *avoid unnecessarily offending Muslims they're interacting with Readers will be excited that sharing Christ with Muslims is something they can do—as everyday Christians in their own cities, campuses, and workplaces. www.breakingtheislamcode.com
God: A Human History
God
A Human History
Hardcover      ISBN: 055339472x
From the bestselling author of Zealot and host of the new CNN series Believer comes a fascinating account of humanity’s struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today.
The Case for God
The Case for God
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307269183
Evaluates the role of religion in history and the modern world, stating that today's expressions of faith are considerably removed from those of previous generations while arguing that an increased awareness of past insights may help to build a faith that speaks to an increasingly polarized society.
Pagan Rites of Passage
Pagan Rites of Passage
Paperback      ISBN: 1567181112
Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion
Strange Gods
A Secular History of Conversion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375423753
A provocative social history of the secular forces driving conversion in the Western world refutes beliefs about personal reinvention and divine grace to explore such factors as the unifications between church and state, interreligious marriage, faith change in adulthood and the forced conversions of slaves.
Fast Facts on False Teaching
Fast Facts on False Teaching
Paperback      ISBN: 0736912142
World-renown cult experts Ron Carlson and Ed Decker combine their extensive knowledge to give readers quick, clear facts on the major cults and false teachings of today. Short, informative chapters contrast the cults' theologies with the truth found in God's Word. Readers will discover the key facts on— - Atheism - Buddhism - Evolution - Hinduism - Islam - Satanism - And more Fast Facts® on False Teachings is an easy-to-use resource that provides powerful insights for sharing the biblical gospel with people ensnared by false religions and philosophies.
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0029079373
"Karen Fields has given us a splendid new translation of the greatest work of sociology ever written, one we will not be embarrassed to assign to our students. In addition she has written a brilliant and profound introduction. The publication of this translation is an occasion for general celebration, for a veritable 'collective effervescence.' -- Robert N. Bellah Co-author of Habits of the Heart, and editor of Emile Durkheim on Morality and Society "This superb new translation finally allows non-French speaking American readers fully to appreciate Durkheim's genius. It is a labor of love for which all scholars must be grateful." --Lewis A. Coser
One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History
One Nation, Under Gods
A New American History
Paperback      ISBN: 0316100013
The author of Songs for the Butcher's Daughter examines the religious history of America from the Puritans and the books of Thomas Jefferson to the Salem Witch Trials and the cults of the 1960s and the rise of non-traditional Christian politicians today. 25,000 first printing.
Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe
Italian Witchcraft
The Old Religion of Southern Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 1567182593
Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by respected author Raven Grimassi is more than just a book about Witchcraft. It is a complete Book of Shadows. In it you will find the history of this ancient tradition, its legends and myths, as well as the rituals and rites that you can do today. You can be a Strega! The book includes a full set of rituals that you can do. You'll find rituals for all of the Italian Witchcraft holidays including Shadow Fest, Lupercus, Tana's Day and more. You'll also find rituals for the Full Moon, births, funerals. There is a practical side to this book, too. It is filled with instructions so that you can cast spells and work with the powers of incense, oils, herbs, and candles. You'll learn to work with the magick of the Moon and Stars. You'll be able to do protection rituals and learn how to cure someone who has received the "Malocchio" (Evil Eye). Many of the mysteries revealed here have never been published before. You'll learn secret gestures of power and secret symbols. And you can use them all! Also revealed are the secrets of the tools of the Italian Witch. You'll learn how to prepare the "Spirit Blade" and the ritual wand. You'll learn how to make the Spirit Bowl and use to consecrate other tools and talismans. If you're looking to discover real Witchcraft, or if you're already a Witch but are thinking about other traditions, this is the book for you.