The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions, 4th Edition: A Revealing Comparison of the Faiths That Shape the Lives of Millions

Alpha - This edition also now features a chapter on Sikhism, a new chapter on the afterlife, more coverage of religious extremism in the 21st century, and additional online resources making it the most up-to-date volume available. Outdoes the competition with more chapters on current and ancient religions? Appeals to students, theologists, and those generally interesting in religions around the world.

. The updated guide to differences - and similarities - of faiths around the world. In this revised and updated edition of the popular guide to the many faiths followed around the world, modern and ancient religions are extensively covered as well as New Thought religions.





Life Hacks: Any Procedure or Action That Solves a Problem, Simplifies a Task, Reduces Frustration, Etc. in One's Everyday Life

Adams Media - You'll also learn how to make the most out of any situation with fun, problem-solving tricks like creating an impromptu iPod speaker from toilet paper rolls or snagging a free doughnut at your local Krispy Kreme shop. Filled with 1, 000 valuable life hacks, this book proves that you don't have to search very far for the perfect solution to everyday problems.

Each informative entry helps you discover quicker, at the office, more efficient techniques for completing ordinary tasks around the home, and just about anywhere. Simple solutions to everyday problems!wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life.

Life Hacks: Any Procedure or Action That Solves a Problem, Simplifies a Task, Reduces Frustration, Etc. in One's Everyday Life - From folding a fitted sheet to removing scuffs from furniture, this book offers simple solutions to a variety of everyday problems.





21 Rituals to Change Your Life: Daily Practices to Bring Greater Inner Peace and Happiness

Watkins Publishing - Most of us have no idea that what we repeatedly do creates our lives, the decisions we make, we think our future is shaped by big events, the thoughts we have but, this book will show you that it is your daily actions that are the key. Over the last few decades neuroscientists and psychologists have discovered that there is more power in 'I do' than 'I think'.

To effect long-lasting meaningful change our actions need to be filled with a sense of personal meaning and power – they need to be ritualized. The rituals in this book have been designed as symbolic acts providing a framework for anyone to use to create positive change in their lives. However, if an action is repeated enough times it becomes habit but habits lack thought, consideration and presence.

21 Rituals to Change Your Life: Daily Practices to Bring Greater Inner Peace and Happiness - The 7 morning rituals are designed to help you 'wake with determination', the 7 afternoon rituals focus on 'living on purpose', and the 7 evening rituals are about 'retiring with satisfaction'. Creating personal ritual in our lives allows us to bring the presence of the sacred into the everyday. Aristotle said 'you are what you repeatedly do'.





Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

HarperOne - A meditation on dying and caring, Our Greatest Gift gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another. One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time—an author ranked with C. S. The beloved bestselling author of with open hands, grief, loss, and Making All Things New shares his own experiences with aging, The Wounded Healer, and fear in this important and life-altering work.

. Lewis and thomas Merton—Henry J. M. Nowuen, takes a moving, personal look at human mortality in Our Greatest Gift.





Executive Summaries of the Bible

Destiny Image - These executive summaries of the bible from The Prayer Bible—A Modern Translation, are instrumental for anyone desiring a comprehensive yet compact synopsis of the greatest Book ever written. Each summary includes a key word, key verse, and the theme of the specific book of the Bible. Also included is a prayer that brings together the basic foundation of the book, which opens communication between God and  the reader.

Use this book as a reference and as a resource for:Ideas for teaching/preaching outlinesBible study groupsPersonal devotionsIntroducing unsaved individuals to the Bible.





The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible: Understanding the Big Picture Book-by-Book

Bethany House Publishers - Using a conversational tone, they cut right to the heart of the matter, focusing on two main questions: "What does it say?" and "Why does it matter?"Whether you're a seasoned reader of Scripture or reading it for the first time, you're sure to come away with a better understanding of what the Bible is all about and why it is the most important book you'll ever read.

A friendly overview of Every Book of the BibleReading the Bible can be intimidating. Made up of sixty-six "books" ranging in subject matter from history to instruction, this all-time bestseller is frequently misunderstood, from poetry to prophecy, even by those who read it regularly. In this easy-to-read handbook, two respected Bible professors will help you make sense of the Bible, book-by-book.





All the Names in the Bible A to Z Series

Thomas Nelson - Not only are there hundreds and hundreds of them, but some can be difficult to pronounce and tough to remember. No other resource supplies such a comprehensive list with so many valuable pieces of information. Features include: complete list in one convenient volume includes the names of all people, mountains, and nations in the Bible  Meaning of the name, rivers, cities, a paragraph of description, towns, and Scripture passages where the name is found .

For anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of the Bible’s many people and places, All the Names in the Bible is the perfect choice. This comprehensive resource lists every person and place mentioned in the Bible and cites helpful information,  including the pronunciation of the name, the Greek or Hebrew meaning of the name, a paragraph of description, and a list of Scripture passages where the name is found.

All the Names in the Bible A to Z Series - Even the most savvy bible scholar will admit that it can be challenging to learn all the names in the Bible. All the names in the bible is a fun and engaging handbook that includes every name in the Bible in one handy volume.





Essential Chakra Meditation: Awaken Your Healing Power with Meditation and Visualization

Althea Press - Whether you’re new to meditation or have some experience, this book offers you everything you need to create internal balance and start healing today. Essential chakra meditation includes:awaken your healing power—Learn how guided meditations can keep your energy flowing—reducing stress, easing fatigue, and bringing balance back to your busy life.

Understanding your chakras—detailed descriptions of the Root, Throat, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Third Eye, Heart, and Crown chakras provide you with the information needed to diagnose and treat blockages. Essential mantra and mudras—Enhance your meditation and mind-body healing with mantras short chants and mudras hand postures for each chakra.

Essential Chakra Meditation: Awaken Your Healing Power with Meditation and Visualization - Master the art of chakra healing and help free yourself from worry and exhaustion. Unlock your healing power with chakra meditation. Your chakras are your body’s vital energy centers, and their health can impact your physical and mental wellbeing. Drawing on rich traditions and hundreds of years of knowledge, Essential Chakra Meditation shows you that practicing intention and purpose can transform your mind, body, and spirit.

Discover how to unblock your energy through a series of guided meditations—each tailored to treat a specific chakra.





The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us

HarperOne - This is a terrific book. ". John shelby spong, author of re-claiming the bible for a Non-Religious World writes, "Levine and Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. In the meaning of the bible: what the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, preeminent biblical scholars Douglas A.

Knight and amy-jill levine deliver a broad and engaging introduction to the Old Testament—also known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible—offering a wealth of compelling historical background and context for the sacred literature that is at the heart of Judaism and Christianity. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights.





A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts

Mariner Books - In fact, many more scriptures were written and just as important as the New Testament in shaping early-Christian communities and beliefs. Not meant to replace the traditional New Testament, Taussig hopes, this fascinating work will be, the first of several new New Testaments. Booklist. Important both historically and theologically.

Over the past century, many of those texts that were lost have been found and translated, yet are still not known to much of the public; they are discussed mainly by scholars or within a context of the now outdated notion of gnostic gospels. In a new new testament Hal Taussig is changing that. With the help of nineteen important spiritual leaders, he has added ten of the recently discovered texts to the traditional New Testament, leading many churches and spiritual seekers to use this new New Testament for their spiritual and intellectual growth.

A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts - Remarkable .  .  . Readers will not be able to see the New Testament in the same way again. Marcus borg, what he did and taught, restoring a carefully select few of them to their rightful place in the broad conversation about who Jesus was, author of The Heart of Christianity  “A New New Testament does what some of us never dreamed possible: it opens the treasure chest of early Christian writings, and what all of that has to do with us now.

Barbara brown taylor, author of leaving church and an altar in the World   There are twenty-seven books in the traditional New Testament, but the earliest Christian communities were far more vibrant than that small number might lead you to think.





Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Are Urban Legends & Sunday School Myths Ruining Your Faith?

Multnomah - But it doesn’t have to be so. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. In this delightfully personal and practical book, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous. People don’t set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends.

Because the truth is meant to set us free—not hurt us. Respected bible teacher larry osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous, including: • Faith can fix anything • God brings good luck • Forgiving means forgetting • Everything happens for a reason • A godly home guarantees good kids Get ready to be shocked, relieved, and inspired in the pages of Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.

Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Are Urban Legends & Sunday School Myths Ruining Your Faith? - Until life proves they’re not. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster: confusion, a distrust of Scripture, feelings of betrayal, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God.