Spirituality & Religion

The Lost Art of Scripture

The Lost Art of Scripture

Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception....

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God in the Qur'an

God in the Qur'an

Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacke Miles gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the world’s second largest,...

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Living with the Gods

Living with the Gods

In the same format as his best-selling books A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation—the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent...

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This Life

This Life

A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This...

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The Face of Water

The Face of Water

In this dazzling reconsideration of the language of the Old and New Testaments, acclaimed scholar and translator of classical literature Sarah Ruden argues that...

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Interior States

Interior States

Winner of The Believer Book Award for Nonfiction"Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight...

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The Souls of China

The Souls of China

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, The Christian Science MonitorChina is in the midst of one of the world’s great spiritual awakenings:...

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A House Full of Females

A House Full of Females

From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced,...

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My Utmost

My Utmost

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...

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Bewilderments

Bewilderments

Through the magnificent literary, scholarly, and psychological analysis of the text that is her trademark, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg tackles the enduring puzzlement of the book of...

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The Latter Days

The Latter Days

At twenty-two, Judith Freeman—born and raised in a Mormon community—had abandoned her faith, but found herself working in the church-owned department store in...

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Strange Gods

Strange Gods

In a groundbreaking historical work that focuses on the long, tense convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with an uncompromising secular perspective, Susan Jacoby...

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Accompany Me

Accompany Me

In her deeply affecting and profound portrait of illness and how it can dramatically alter the fabric of our lives and our faith, Nora Gallagher depicts the process of alienation she experienced...

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Apostle

Apostle

A profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles—a book both for those of the faith and for others who seek...

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Not in God's Name

Not in God's Name

***2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner***In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon...

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Battling the Gods

Battling the Gods

How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief...

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Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life

Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life

From the beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, deeply moving and illuminating reflections on what it means to live a good life. As a congregational rabbi...

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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

A Washington Post Notable BookIn 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to...

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The Girl from Human Street

The Girl from Human Street

In his intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history—a memoir of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love—award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen...

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Meditations on Intention and Being

Meditations on Intention and Being

Yoga has never been more popular. Throughout the United States, people are turning to this ancient practice as a response to the pressures of today’s hectic world.   In...

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The Lost Book of Mormon

The Lost Book of Mormon

Is The Book of Mormon a Great American Novel? Avi Steinberg thinks so. In this quirky travelogue—part fan nonfiction, part personal quest—he follows...

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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

A reissue of a classic Christian text from the founder of the Jesuit Order.The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyla is the core work of religious formation for members of the...

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The Catskills

The Catskills

The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties—Delaware,...

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Find a Way

Find a Way

Hillary Clinton said that Find a Way would stay with her through the general election:  “When you’re facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of...

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