• Notre Dame a Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals
    Notre Dame a Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals
    Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

    "The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking" - Ken Follett

    In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world - the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth.

    ISBN: 9781529037647
    Publication date: 29/10/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Follett, Ken
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Now and Zen Notes from a Buddhist Monastery with Illustrations
    Now and Zen Notes from a Buddhist Monastery with Illustrations
    A charming introduction to Buddhist life and thought from a practising Japanese monk

    'In Japan we have an expression, 'Float like Cloud, Flow like Water'. Its meaning is: to live free and unconstrained, like floating cloud or flowing water.'In this short introduction, Eiyu Murakoshi brings a refreshingly light touch to the philosophy and practice of Zen Buddhism. Reflecting on his own monastic life and the many lessons he has learnt through Buddhist teachings, this insightful and charming book, accompanied by Murakoshi's own illustrations, shares a warm and humorous perspective on life inside a temple.

    ISBN: 9780241433751
    Publication date: 27/08/2020
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Murakoshi, Eiyu
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Open to God
    Open to God
    Pope Francis's impact on the modern world has already proved extraordinary. It is no surprise that he was voted Time magazine's Person of the Year (in 2013), joining the likes of Martin Luther King (1964) and President John F. Kennedy (1961). Francis has turned the Catholic Church upside-down, flung open the windows of the Vatican and started to purge the church of corruption, nepotism and financial skulduggery. But above all he is engaged with the poor, the starving and the marginalised. He has made important visits to troubled spots in the world and invariably people say his appearances change everything.

    Pope Francis is in constant dialogue with the outside world and with the universal Catholic Church. He likes being asked questions, finding it easy to respond, and maintains a good relationship with the press. In this new book are some of his most valuable engagements in dialogue form with people of all sorts and kinds. On the one hand, there is his recent engagement with priests in Colombia who are locked in a struggle for human rights. In another lengthy piece, he talks about the importance of scripture, in a way which shows how this is a living source of inspiration. Also included are the texts of the Pope's most recent addresses in Myanmar, Peru and Chile.

    Open to God: Open to the World offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind and workings of this entirely different Pope. As we see in these conversations the Franciscan revolution is under way and, in spite of Francis's critics, the revolution will roll on and new horizons will be opened for the one and a half billion Catholics in the world today.

    ISBN: 9781472959010
    Publication date: 26/07/2018
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Francis, Pope
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Other Shore
    Other Shore
    This new translation of the Buddha's most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation. In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, one of the most important and well-known sutras in Buddhism. The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centers throughout the world. This new translation came about because Thich Nhat Hanh believes that the patriarch who originally compiled the Heart Sutra was not sufficiently skillful with his use of language to capture the intention of the Buddha's teachings--and has resulted in fundamental misunderstandings of the central tenets of Buddhism for almost 2,000 years. In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh provides the new translation with commentaries based on his interpretation. Revealing the Buddha's original intention and insight makes clear what it means to transcend duality and pairs of opposites, such as birth and death, and to touch the ultimate reality and the wisdom of nondiscrimination. By helping to demystify the term "emptiness," the Heart Sutra is made more accessible and understandable. Prior to the publication of The Other Shore, Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentaries of the Heart Sutra, called The Heart of Understanding, sold more than 120,000 copies in various editions and is one of the most beloved commentaries of this critical teaching. This new book, The Other Shore, supersedes all prior translations.

    ISBN: 9781941529140
    Publication date: 20/05/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Hanh, Thich Nhat
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Outgrowing God A Beginner's Guide
    Outgrowing God A Beginner's Guide
    Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn't.

    Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being.

    For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read.

    ISBN: 9781784164201
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Dawkins, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 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
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