New Arrivals · Religion

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The book of beasties : your A-to-Z guide to the illuminating wisdom of spirit animals

June 22, 2018
Seidelmann, Sarah Bamford, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2018.
363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Your marriage today ... and tomorrow : making your relationship matter now and for generations to come

June 21, 2018
Loritts, Crawford W., author.
©2018
151 pages ; 22 cm
The vision and the mission -- Where we come from -- The banks of the river -- Habits that transform marriage -- Gifts: what every wife needs -- Gifts: what every husband needs -- How two imperfect people resolve conflict -- The great handoff.

The magic ten and beyond : daily spiritual practice for greater peace and well-being

June 21, 2018
Gannon, Sharon, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2018]
xiv, 97 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A TarcherPerigee book."
Introduction to the way -- The way to use this book -- Week one-awakening the way: gratitude -- Week two-blessing the way: giving blessings -- Week three-nourishing the way: feeding the birds -- Week four-connecting to the way: Asana -- Week five-moving through the way: dance -- Week six-sweeping the way: Kriyas -- Week seven-shining the way: Kapalabhati -- Week eight-directing the way: Pranayama -- Week nine-being the way: meditation -- Week ten-giving away: relaxation -- A story.

Natural meditation : refreshing your spirit through nature

June 20, 2018
Kipfer, Barbara Ann, author.
©2018
283 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Natural Meditation acknowledges that nature has a lot to teach us about going with the flow, letting go, awareness, calm, silence, and pausing. Whether you practice these meditations in actual natural settings or on a cushion at home, this book will inspire you to spend more time in nature.

Evolving humanity and biblical wisdom : reading scripture through the lens of Teilhard de Chardin

June 19, 2018
Sabin, Marie Noonan, author.
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press Academic, [2018]
xviii, 175 pages ; 22 cm
Job and the evolution of God -- Ascent, secrets, ecstasy: elements of Jewish mysticism in the Gospels -- From the personification of wisdom to the person of Christ: the evolving of the divine feminine -- God's wisdom hidden in the riddle of the Christ -- God's wisdom "reactualized for the present hour" -- God's spirit (wisdom) as the animating force of the future -- God's wisdom made flesh and dwelling among us -- "The flesh made word" or humanity evolving towards a unifying consciousness?

Evolutions : fifteen myths that explain our world

June 18, 2018
Harman, Oren Solomon, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Fate : the birth of the universe -- Hubris : the creation of the solar system -- Motherhood : the Earth and the Moon -- Immortality : life comes to the planet -- Love : the web of life -- Freedom : symbiosis -- Death : sex -- Pride: the origins of multi-cellularity -- Jealousy : the invention of the eye -- Curiosity : onto land -- Solitude : into the air -- Sacrifice : return to the sea -- Memory : the beginnings of consciousness -- Truth : language is born -- Hope : tricks of the mind.
"An artful exploration of how the language of science has replaced old mythologies" -- Provided by publisher.

Inspired : slaying giants, walking on water, and loving the Bible again

June 15, 2018
Evans, Rachel Held, 1981- author.
©2018
xxiv, 236 pages ; 22 cm
The temple -- Origin stories -- The well -- Deliverance stories -- The walls -- War stories -- The debate -- Wisdom stories -- The beast -- Resistance stories -- The water -- Gospel stories -- The sea -- Fish stories -- The letter -- Church stories.
"Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries."--Back cover.

Costly grace : an evangelical minister's rediscovery of faith, hope and love

June 14, 2018
Schenck, Robert L., author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xvii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
The author recalls his life as a controversial Washington, D.C. evangelical minister and spiritual advisor to America's political class. He begins with his conversion from Judaism to born-again Christianity, and then finding his calling in public ministry. He chronicles his years as an activist leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement, brazenly mixing ministry with Republican political activism. Finally he reflects on his unconscious abandonment of Christian principles in the face of fame and influence, and ultimately his return to the lessons Jesus imparted. Today Schenck works to liberate the evangelical community from a politicized gospel, urging partisan conservatives to move beyond social battles and forsake the politics of hate, fear, and violence.

31 days to happiness : how to find what really matters in life

June 13, 2018
Jeremiah, David, 1941- author.
©2004
xxiii, 337 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published under title: Searching for heaven on earth : Nashville, TN : Integrity Publishers, ©2004.

How to pray : reflections and essays

June 13, 2018
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xvii, 157 pages ; 19 cm

Come matter here : your invitation to be here in a getting there world

June 11, 2018
Brencher, Hannah, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2018]
238 pages ; 22 cm

Your comeback : your past doesn't have to determine your future

June 11, 2018
Evans, Tony, 1949- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2018]
219 pages ; 22 cm
My own comeback -- Pt. 1: Examples of comebacks -- Think different -- Embrace the unusual -- Don't stay down -- Keep moving forward -- Stare down the challenge -- Pt. 2: Ingredients of comebacks -- Develop endurance -- Seek wisdom -- Practice patience -- Accept direction -- Pursue greater intimacy.

KJV standard lesson commentary.

June 7, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Standard Publishing Co.
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: 2017/18-<2018/19> Colorado Springs, CO : Standard Publishing, part of the David C. Cook family.
Contains scripture from the "King James version." Lessons based on the International Sunday school lessons.

The NIV standard lesson commentary.

June 7, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Standard Publishing, 1994-
v. : ill. ; 22-24 cm
Imprint varies: 2017/18-<2018/19> Colorado Springs, CO : Standard Publishing, part of the David C. Cook family.
Contains scripture from the "New International Version." Lessons based on the International Sunday School Lessons.

We are many : a history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 1898-1971

June 6, 2018
Mahoney, Benedicta.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1982.
406 pages ; 28 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original brown pictorial boards.

You are beloved : living in the freedom of God's grace, mercy, and love

June 4, 2018
Schuller, Bobby, 1981- author.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2018]
xv, 183 pages ; 24 cm
The creed of the beloved -- You matter to others and they matter to you -- You're not what you do as a vocation -- You're not what you do morally -- You're not what you do, but you'll do great things -- You're not what you have -- You're not what you have, but gratitude will give you more -- You're not what others say about you -- You're not what others say about you, so be vulnerable -- You don't have to worry -- You don't have to worry, how to view stress -- You don't have to hurry -- You can trust your friend Jesus -- Share His love with the world, joy.

The little book of Sufi stories : ancient wisdom to nourish the heart

June 4, 2018
Charlottesville : Hampton Roads Pub., 2018.
xxiv, 206 pages ; 18 cm

Zen in the age of anxiety : wisdom for navigating our modern lives

June 4, 2018
Burkett, Tim, author.
Boulder : Shambhala, [2018]
xi, 170 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Wounding and splintering -- Being human -- The trance of unworthiness -- Sex -- Money -- Failure is just an experience -- Suturing and healing -- The wisdom of humility -- Suturing what was rent asunder -- Brain plasticity, mirror mind, and enlightenment -- Transforming knowledge into wisdom through everyday life -- Living and dying in a state of readiness -- Healing our world, together.

Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy

May 30, 2018
Brenner, Gail F., author.
Oakland, CA : Reveal Press, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
ix, 206 pages ; 23 cm

Everything is here to help you : a guide to your soul's evolution

May 30, 2018
Kahn, Matt, author.
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2018.
xv, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Making sense of your soul's journey -- Ending the inner war -- Freedom from the spiritual microscope -- How everything helps -- Balancing the masculine and the feminine -- The four foundations of self-love -- The golden question -- The five stages of surrender -- Fulfilling your mission -- Clearings, activations & integrations -- Clearings -- Activations -- Integrating your experiences -- Creating a new reality -- Why we are here -- Daily practices.
"In this book, spiritual teacher and intuitive Matt Kahn redefines the spiritual path for the modern-day seeker, and offers original, innovative ways to resolve fear, unravel judgments, and learn how to view life from a clear, expanded perspective. By redefining our understanding of the spiritual journey from the point of view of the soul, Matt breathes fresh life into all aspects of the healing journey to usher in a revolutionary and loving approach to personal growth" -- Amazon.com.

The ology : ancient truths ever new

May 30, 2018
Machowski, Martin, 1963- author.
Greensboro, NC : New Growth Press, 2015.
xi, 257 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The ology of God. God always was and always will be ; God is three in one ; God created everything out of nothing at all ; God is all-powerful ; God is in control ; God knows all things ; God is everywhere ; God is perfect -- The ology of people. God created man and woman in his image ; The first husband and wife ; God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden -- The ology of sin. Sin ; Satan's first temptation ; Sin entered the world through Adam ; Sin separates us from God and from each other ; Sin always brings judgement ; God's promise of salvation ; God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden ; Sin spreads like a disease -- The ology of the promise and the law. God makes a promise ; God keeps his promise ; The ten commandments of God ; Breaking one law breaks the whole law ; God's holiness cannot be in the same place as sin ; God gave a way to cover sin ; Jesus is the sacrifice we need -- The ology of Christ. The son of God comes to earth ; The son stepped off his throne ; Jesus always loved god and people ; Jesus is completely human ; Jesus is completely God ; Jesus died in our place ; Jesus's resurrection defeated death ; We are safely hidden in Christ ; Jesus sends his disciples on a mission -- The ology of the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit ; The Spirit arrives on Pentecost ; The Holy Spirit : God's best gift -- The ology of adoption into God's family. Chosen ; Called ; Born again ; Faith ; Jesus paid it all ; Adopted -- The ology of change. Sin isn't in charge anymore ; Set apart, holy for God ; We grow a little at a time ; Put off the old, put on the new ; The Holy Spirit helps us fight against sin ; The fruit of the Spirit ; Running the race to the end -- The ology of the church. The church is built with living stones ; The church is God's temple ; We gather to worship ; The Lord's supper ; Baptism ; The gifts of the Spirit ; Persecution of the saints -- The ology of the end times. A picture of the future ; The return of Christ ; The final judgment ; A very different day for all God's children ; The new heavens and earth ; The special place where God lives with his people ; The final wedding -- The ology of God's word. God wrote the Bible through people ; God's word is true ; God talks to you and you talk to God ; The Bible is our spiritual food ; The Holy Spirit helps us understand God's word ; The word of God lives forever.
"The Ology is a beautifully illustrated storybook that clearly explains transformative truths from the Bible. Within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth is connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are on display and easier to understand. The addition of Bible references that support the truths in each spread and questions for further discussion make this a resource that families can use with all of their children. Families who read this book will be giving their children a gift that will last a lifetime -a solid foundation of biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them"--Publisher description.

Faith that matters : 365 devotions from classic Christian leaders

May 29, 2018
New York : HarperOne [2018].
392 pages ; 21 cm.
"In these insightful devotions from some of Christianity's most revered authors, discover a God who stands beside you as a friend, behind you to protect, below to lift you up, and in front of you to guide"--Back cover.

Mindful of race : transforming racism from the inside out

May 29, 2018
King, Ruth (Diversity Consultant), author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2018
viii, 265 pages ; 21 cm

The sanctuary of our souls : the history of Plum Street Temple 1866-2016.

May 25, 2018
Isaac M. Wise Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio)
©2017
111 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original color pictorial paper boards.
"Celebrating 150 years" written on title page and cover.

Sex, Jesus, and the conversations the church forgot

May 24, 2018
Isom, Mo, 1989- author.
Grand Rapids : Baker Publishing Group, 2018.
189 pages ; 21 cm
Let's call it like it is -- The whys where we must begin -- Virginity, purity, and the gray area in between -- You are what you see -- Wandering for worth -- In the myth of darkness -- From "why him?" to "why? him." -- Participating in the healing -- Impurity from impatience -- Unrealistic sexpectations -- Sex is not a sin: God's illogical redemption.
"In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church's guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles.Enough is enough, says Mo Isom. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, she shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling readers back to God's original design for sex--a way to worship and glorify him. This book is for the young person tangled up in an addiction to pornography, for the girlfriend feeling pressured to go further, for the "good girl" who followed the rules and saved herself for marriage and then was confused and disappointed, for the married couple who use sex as a bargaining tool, for every person who casually watches sex play out in TV and movies and wonders why they're dissatisfied with the real thing, and for every confused or hurting person in-between. Sex was God's idea. It's time we invited him back into the bedroom."--Back cover.

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