• Path to Change
    Path to Change
    Pope Francis recounts his early life, including his relationship with his mother and his grandmothers, former girlfriends and childhood sweethearts, as well as the psychoanalysis he underwent aged 42. Dominique Wolton asks Pope Francis about his decision not to live at the grand Apostolic Palace, about his views on the future of Europe, all within the context of politics, society, and the role of the Church. No subject is taboo, with paedophile priests, divorce, and the role of women in the church all coming into the discussion.

    Dominique Wolton, French sociology and politics specialist, reveals the fascinating inner thoughts of His Holiness, including personal truths and stories from his early life never before made public. Recorded over the course of a year, these warm and human encounters freely address the major issues of our time: peace and war, politics and religion, globalization and cultural diversity, fundamentalism and secularism, Europe and migrants, ecology, inequalities in the world, ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, the individual, family, time, trust and joy.

    ISBN: 9781529002294
    Publication date: 09/08/2018
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Francis, Pope
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Penguin Book of Hell
    Penguin Book of Hell
    From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a twelfth-century Irish monk--a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, in which gluttons, liars, heretics, murderers, and hypocrites are made to endure crime-appropriate torture; and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. Drawing upon religious poetry, epics, theological treatises, stories of miracles, and accounts of saints' lives, this fascinating volume of hellscapes illuminates how Hell has long haunted us, in both life and death.

    ISBN: 9780143131625
    Publication date: 03/12/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Bruce, Scott G.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Priests De La Resistance
    Priests De La Resistance
    Whoever said that Christians had to be meek and mild hadn't met Father Kir - parish priest and French resistance hero, immortalised by the Kir Royale. And they probably weren't thinking of Archbishop Damaskinos who, when threatened with the firing squad by the Nazis, replied, 'Please respect our traditions - in Greece we hang our Archbishops.'

    Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. From taking a bullet for a frightened schoolgirl in Alabama to riding on the bonnet of a tank during the liberation of France, each of the hard-drinking, chain-smoking clerics featured in Priests de la Resistance were willing to give their lives for a world they believed in - even as their superiors beckoned them to safety.

    In this spellbinding new collection, the Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie, bestselling author of A Field Guide to the English Clergy, presents fifteen men and women who dared to stand up to fascism, proving that some hearts will never be conquered.

    ISBN: 9781786076724
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Butler-Gallie, The Revd Fergus
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Pursuing Peace
    Pursuing Peace
    This follow-up to Saints and Stirrers brings the history of the Christian-inspired peace movement up to the present.

    Quaker pacifism, nuclear testing in the Pacific, Maori land alienation and cultural dispossession, apartheid in South Africa, protests at Waihopai and changing attitudes to Anzac Day are some of the topics that are of intense contemporary interest.

    ISBN: 9781776561827
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Troughton, Geoffrey
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Stories of the Saints
    Stories of the Saints
    Saints are ordinary men and women who touch the world in extraordinary and inspiring ways. Sometimes they prevail, sometimes they come to a tragic end-but always they change the world they live in for the better. In this freshly told and boldly illustrated book, children will find the stories of the best-known and best-loved saints, from Augustine to Mother Teresa (officially canonized as St. Teresa of Calcutta). Meet Joan of Arc, whose faith inspired her to lead an army when the king's courage failed. Francis of Assisi, whose gentleness tamed a man-eating wolf. Christopher, whose medal is often worn by travelers. Valentine, a bishop in the time of ancient Rome who spoke so often of Christ's love that his saint's day, February 14, has been associated with courtly love since the Middle Ages. St. Thomas Aquinas, the great teacher. Peter Claver, who cared for hundreds of thousands of people on slave ships after their voyage as captives. Bernadette, whose vision of Mary instructed her to dig the spring that became the healing waters of Lourdes. Each tale is more vivid than the last; also included in each entry are the saint's dates, location, emblems, and patronage. Taken together, they create a rich and entertaining history of faith and courage.

    ISBN: 9780761193272
    Publication date: 02/03/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Wallace, Carey
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Tao of Pooh
    Tao of Pooh
    "What's this you're writing?" asked Pooh, climbing onto the writing table.
    "The Tao of Pooh," I replied.
    "The how of Pooh?" asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I had just written.
    "The Tao of Pooh," I replied, poking his paw away with my pencil.
    "It seems more like ow! of Pooh," said Pooh, rubbing his paw.
    "Well, it's not," I replied huffily.
    "What's it about?" asked Pooh, leaning forward and smearing another word.
    "It's about how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances!" I yelled.
    "Have you read it?" asked Pooh...

    Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism.

    Follow the Pooh Way in this humorous and enlightening introduction to Taoism, with classic decorations by E.H. Shepard throughout.

    ISBN: 9781405293785
    Publication date: 26/11/2018
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Hoff, Benjamin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Tao Te Ching
    Tao Te Ching
    'What is rooted is easy to nourish What is recent is easy to correct' Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe. Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translation is accompanied by ancient Chinese paintings that beautifully reflect Lao Tzu's timeless words. * An illustrated edition of one of the most widely translated texts in the world. * Features the best of classical Chinese painting * A modern, accessible translation which reflects the poetry of Lao Tzu's words. * 'Beautiful and accessible; the English, as 'fluid as melting ice,' is a joy to read throughout' The New Republic. * 'I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchell's is by far the best.' James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces.

    ISBN: 9780711236493
    Publication date: 02/04/2015
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Tzu, Lao
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Tibetan Book of the Dead
    Tibetan Book of the Dead
    In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism--traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation--death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Ch gyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

    ISBN: 9781611806960
    Publication date: 20/08/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Itallie, Jean-Claude Van
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Tong Sing
    Tong Sing
    The words 'Tong Sing' mean 'know everything book.' No wonder the traditional Chinese almanack contains information on everything from astrology to herbal remedies, Taoist philosophy to the interpretation of dreams.
    Drawing his inspiration from this centuries-old work, but using his own research and adapting the contents to appeal to a modern audience, Charles Windridge has compiled a fully updated book that will answer every question the reader can ask about the ancient Chinese way of life.
    Whether you want to know the best time to conceive a child, understand more about Confucianism or prepare your own dim sum, Tong Sing can tell you how.
    Inspired by one of the most successful books ever published in China, this book will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about 'Tong Sing'.

    ISBN: 9780857834546
    Publication date: 08/02/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Windridge, Charles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Tough Mind and a Tender Heart
    Tough Mind and a Tender Heart
    Advocating love as strength and non-violence as the most powerful weapon there is, these sermons and writings from the heart of the civil rights movement show Martin Luther King's rhetorical power at its most fiery and uplifting.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    ISBN: 9780241473252
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Jr., Martin Luther King,
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Unbelievers
    If Nietzsche announced God is dead, Alec Ryrie charts in this book the time of death, who killed him, and what kind of murder weapon was used.

    Why have Western societies that were once overwhelmingly Christian become so secular? In Unbelievers, the award-winning author of Protestants reminds us that atheism did not appear out of thin air. It has its own history.

    Unbelievers looks back to the middle ages when it seemed impossible not to subscribe to Christianity, through the crisis of the Reformation and to the powerful, challenging cultural currents of the centuries. The religious journey of the Western world was lived and steered not just by the celebrated thinkers of the day - the Machiavellis and Michel de Montaignes - but by men and women at every level of society, whose voices and feelings permeate this book in the form of diaries, letters and court records.

    Ryrie traces the roots of atheism born of anger and doubt born of anxiety, arguing that faith waxes and wanes with these emotional responses to the times, rather than any intellectual revolution. To understand how something as intuitive as belief is shaped over time, we must look to an emotional history - one with potent lessons for our still angry and anxious age.

    ISBN: 9780008299828
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Ryrie, Alec
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Way of a Pilgrim
    Way of a Pilgrim
    Here, see my belongings- a bag of dry crusts on my back and the Holy Bible in my breast pocket; that's it'In 1884 a slim volume containing four short tales appeared in Russia. They told of a pilgrim, a lone wanderer, led by his quiet curiosity and a deep spiritual longing to undertake a lifelong journey across the land. The story of this gentle figure and his travels - through forests, fields and steppes, encountering priests and professors, nuns and convicts on the way - became a beloved spiritual guide around the world, immortalized in the pages of JD Salinger's Franny and Zooey as the 'small pea-green cloth-bound book' that Franny keeps close in her handbag. At its heart, it is a paean to peace, prayer, consolation and silent contemplation. Translated with an introduction and notes by Andrew Louth

    ISBN: 9780241201350
    Publication date: 31/01/2019
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Louth, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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