Surprised by Joy
The Shape of My Early Life
An autobiography of a Christian concentrating on the part of his life when he turned to atheism and eventually recovered his faith
Combines fact and folklore in exploring the history and culture of the mysterious Celtic priests
The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels
2nd Edition Paperback
Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical relationship of Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
The Zen master introduces the newcomer to the practice, nature, and basic attitudes of Zen meditation
The Supreme Ultimate
A comprehensive text that includes a study of the origins and history of Tai Chi/ a detailed analysis of its relationship to Western philosophy, the I Ching, Tao te Ching, yoga, and Zen. The author also ties its use to esoteric systems, and discusses health and Chinese medicine in relation to Tai Chi. Includes several hundred detailed photographs showing application of the positions.
The Way of Perfection
The sixteenth-century saint and reformer provides advice for those interested in dedicating themselves to a life of prayer, and discusses the Lord's Prayer and its teachings
Search for the Twelve Apostles
Profiles the twelve apostles, discussing what happened to the men who answered Jesus' call to follow him, the impact they had on the world, and what they did after Jesus' resurrection and ascension.
The Secret Teachings of Jesus
Four Gnostic Gospels
This first translation of Gnostic texts from the Nag Hammadi manuscript, intended for a general audience, includes "The Secret Book of James," "The Gospel of Thomas," "The Book of Thomas," and "The Secret Book of John."
Meditations With Hildegard of Bingen
Medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen's timeless writing and divine inspirations invite us to celebrate life and delight in the goodness of creation. Here is an excellent introduction to her words.
Songs of Zion
Features gospels, spirituals, ethnic benedictions, chants, and songs from the African-American Liberation that reflect black heritage and traditions and the contemporary black experience. *Accompanist's Edition.