Religion

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    Atheist Manifesto
    The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
    By Michel Onfray
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This hugely controversial work demonstrates convincingly how the world’s three major monotheistic religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—have attempted to suppress knowledge, science, pleasure, and desire, condemning nonbelievers often to death. Not since Nietzsche has a work so groundbreaking and... [READ MORE]
    Crossing into Medicine Country
    A Journey in Native American Healing
    By David Carson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Of Choctaw descent, David Carson has absorbed and sought out Native American spiritual knowledge since growing up in Oklahoma Indian country. He distilled some of that knowledge in his Medicine Cards, the hugely successful divination system based on traditional animal medicine that became a New Age best-seller... [READ MORE]
    Threading My Prayer Rug
    One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
    By Sabeeha Rehman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    ONE OF BOOKLIST'S TOP TEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS OF 2016ONE OF BOOKLIST'S TOP TEN DIVERSE NONFICTION BOOKS OF 2017Honorable Mention in the 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Awards, Spiritual CategoryThis enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim... [READ MORE]
    Wise Thoughts for Every Day
    On God, Love, the Human Spirit, and Living a Good Life
    By Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Peter Sekirin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    During the last years of his life, Leo Tolstoy kept one book invariably on his desk, read and reread it to his family, and recommended it to all his friends: a compendium of wise thoughts gathered over the course of a decade from his wide-ranging readings in philosophy and religion, and from his own... [READ MORE]
    Is one ever truly ready to face death? Can one, without faith, view death as a beginning rather than an end, an annihilation? This moving, touching, and enlightening book—a moving elegy from the mind of one of this century's major statesmen—addresses these and many other poignant questions relative to... [READ MORE]
    Crossing into Medicine Country
    By David Carson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    David Carson's personal story of his initiation into the mysterious healing rites of the Choctaw with medicine woman Mary Gardener. Through her teachings and his own mind-bending experiences, he gives us a glimpse into an alternate reality.... [READ MORE]
    Jewish Wisdom for Daily Life
    Sayings of Rabbi Menahem Mendl of Kotzk
    Edited by Miriam Chaikin, Translated by Gabriel Lisowski, Illustrated by Gabriel Lisowski
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Rabbi Menahem Mendl was a Hassidic master renowned for his wisdom throughout Europe. The spiritual leader of the Jews in a small stetl called Kotzk in a corner of Poland, he was nevertheless so famous that he was he was referred to far and wide as the Kotzker. His wise sayings—about human nature, how... [READ MORE]
    Belief or Nonbelief?
    A Confrontation
    By Umberto Eco, By Carlo Maria Martini, Translated by Minna Proctor, Introduction by Harvey Cox
    (Arcade Publishing)
    One is the beloved author of The Name of the Rose, a celebrated scholar, philosopher, and self-declared secularist; the other is a preeminent clergyman and a respected expert on the New Testament. In this intellectually stimulating dialogue, often adversarial but always amicable, these two great men,... [READ MORE]
    Threading My Prayer Rug
    One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
    By Sabeeha Rehman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Named one of Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction Books of 2017 Now in paperback, a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today. Honorable Mention in the 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Awards, Spiritual Category Named on Booklist's Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books of 2016, Threading My... [READ MORE]
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