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Paul the Traveller

By: Bradford, Ernle

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books,u. S.: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002382


With the narrative skill and superb sense of place and time for which he is famous, Ernle Bradford brings to life the man we know as Saint Paul - the thirteenth apostle and great Christian missionary of the first century. Born into the Jewish aristocracy of Asia Minor - he was the son of a Pharisee - it was inevitable that he should travel to Jerusalem to study in the Temple; perhaps it was also inevitable that he should have been part of the enraged crowd that stoned to... View more info

The Christian Funeral

By: Jackson, Edgar N.

Price: $6.46

Publisher: New York, Channel Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002095


In this broadly based analysis of the Christan funeral, Dr. Jackson explains its significance, meaning, and function. An illuminating study of its history is given along with a probing evaluation of the demands and expectations placed upon it by modern society. The Christian funeral is seen as an effective vehicle for encouraging emotional stability, realistic self-appraisal, and spiritual insight on the part of all concerned. Included are 20 sample meditations that carr... View more info

The Strangeness of the Church

By: Jenkins, Daniel

Price: $5.01

Publisher: Garden Ciy, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TS-01001


This book discusses the necessity of the church, several parts of the bible and how the church relates to them, and the future of the church. The red cloth binding is fine, no wear but has the remnants of a label wrapped around the front, spine, and back.188 pages, all fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Escape

By: Jessop, Carolyn; Palmer, Laura

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Broadway Books: 2007

Seller ID: 004176


This is a dramatic first person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect. The author was born into a radical polygamist cult. At eighteen, she was married off as the fourth wife of a fifty-year-old man. She had eight children in fifteen years. When the leader began to preach the apocalypse, she knew she had to get out with her children. She chose freedom over fear and left. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Sacred Roads: Adventures from the Pilgrimage Trail

By: Shrady, Nicholas

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Harper San Francisco: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002385


From the book: "The pilgrim's progress is both an interior journey, a spiritual exercise, and a physical journey toward an actual site imbued with a divine character. The condition of the pilgrim, in fact, comes remarkably close to that of the hero. By abandoning familiar, worldly surroundings, submitting (oneself) to physical hardship and sometimes considerable danger, paying homage or doing penance at a holy site, pilgrims, like heroes, know that they will return f... View more info

The Dalai Lamas of Tibet

By: Tendar; Thubten Samphel; His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Foreword by)

Price: $13.34

Publisher: New Dehli, India, Lustre Press/Roli Books: 2004

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 003014


Nestling amidst the great Himalayas, the tiny kingdom of Tibet evokes images of monasteries, meditating monks, Buddhism and, towering above them all, the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan diaspora is perhaps the only community in the world today wherein the spiritual head also dons the mantle of political leadership. This book journeys through Tibet - the exile of the current (fourteenth) Dalai Lama and his followers and their epic escape to seek refuge in India - the abrupt trans... View more info

Trial: the Life and Inevitable Crucifixion of Jesus

By: Thomas, Gordon

Price: $5.98

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Lion Publishing Plc: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002296


NEW - 'A suspenseful drama. A moving soliloquy. The pace is quick and compelling. The Jesus presented is real, painstakingly real. As a result, the magnanimity of the sacrifice - in view of anyone's faith - is overwhelming. ' (David Jensen, Washington Times) This powerful book is a top-flight investigative journalist's detailed examination of the life and death of Jesus. Compellingly readable, it amounts to a modern dramatization of the known facts which lead to some sta... View more info

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In the Shadow of the Prophet: the Struggle for the Soul of Islam

By: Viorst, Milton

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, U. S. A., Westview Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001844


Astutely blending history, reportage, and political analysis, (Viorst's) odyssey gives readers a new lens for comprehending the ferment in the Muslim world. " - Publisher's Weekly. The Middle Easy has long been a volatile yet vital region in world politics. In his captivating new book, journalist Milton Viorst iluminates the complex struggle to reconcile the Muslim community's fierce determination to live by traditional Islamic law and beliefs while fulfilling their ... View more info