• 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 Exorcisms
    Penguin Book of Exorcisms
    The belief in invisible, malevolent demons that haunt and possess human beings dates back thousands of years-as far as religion itself. And for just as long, exorcists have performed elaborate rituals to cast out the devil and other evil spirits. Today, exorcism is as popular as ever, with a majority of Americans believing in demonic possession and exorcists fielding more and more requests.

    The Penguin Book of Exorcisms brings together accounts of demonic banishments through the ages and throughout the world, including newly translated primary sources and testimonies that have until now been hidden away in library vaults. From the exorcism of an Egyptian princess to a previously unpublished account that calls into question the famous Anna Ecklund case to a nineteenth-century account of a Russian man possessed by a "werewolf demon," these terrifying, astonishing, and informative texts reveal the messy and ambiguous nature of exorcisms and demonstrate how our beliefs have evolved over time. Whether you're a demonology expert or your knowledge comes only from blockbuster horror movies like The Exorcist or Hereditary, this is one book you'll want to have in your possession.

    ISBN: 9780143135470
    Publication date: 17/11/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Laycock, Joseph P.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • 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: Hardback
    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
  • Senior Moments: Ageing Disgracefully: A timelessly funny cartoon collection by Whyatt
    Senior Moments: Ageing Disgracefully: A timelessly funny cartoon collection by Whyatt
    An amusing cartoon collection on ageing by Tim Whyatt, the creator of the award winning 'Traces of Nuts' greeting card range, depicting the highs, lows laughter and indignities of later life!Everyone has at some stage had a 'senior moment' whether you've called your child by the wrong name, returned from the supermarket without the one item you went out for in the first place or even moaned at the annoying kid who is playing their music too loud.Senior Moments: Ageing Disgracefully is an amusing collection of some of the best of two-time 'Henries' winner, Tim Whyatt's hilarious imagery, depicting the highs, lows, laughter and indignities of later life.

    ISBN: 9781787410923
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Whyatt, Tim (Cartoonist)
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $14.99
  • 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: Hardback
    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
  • Thomas Merton An Introduction to His Life Teachings and Practices
    Thomas Merton An Introduction to His Life Teachings and Practices
    Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and one of the most influential spiritual figures of the 20th century. His writings and thoughts have influenced generations and his legacy of interfaith understanding and social justice endures to this day. Merton was a prolific writer, best known for his bestselling autobiography Seven Storey Mountain along with his numerous other works on contemplation, monastic life, poetry, and social issues. Thomas Merton: His Life, Teachings, and Practices offers an exploration of Merton as a monk, as a writer, and as a man. Author Jon Sweeney delves into Merton's life and ideas with an appreciation for his work and a deep understanding of the spiritual depth that it contains.

    Thomas Merton offers a unique view of Merton, braiding together his thoughts and practices with the reality of his life to create a full portrait of this pivotal figure. The Merton revealed in its pages is a source of inspiration and insight for those wrestling with questions of faith and spirituality. At its core, the book is about the search for wholeness-a search Merton undertook himself throughout his lifetime and one readers can also embark on as they draw inspiration and guidance from his life.

    ISBN: 9781250250483
    Publication date: 27/07/2021
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Sweeney, Jon M.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • 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
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