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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal

by Hubert Wolf & Ruth Martin

A true, never-before-told story—discovered in a secret Vatican archive—of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent.

In 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the...


Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism

by Immanuel Etkes & Jeffrey M. Green

The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism


Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God

by Jack Miles

With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken...


Zen Encounters with Loneliness

by Terrance Keenan

Embark on a poignant and sometimes comic journey through Zen, poetry, and the transformative, personal practice of writing.

In Zen Encounters with Loneliness Terrance Keenan weaves together poetry, memoir, and...


bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America

by Yossef Bodansky

"Fascinating account. I strongly recommend it."  —Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

World-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky explores the transformation of Osama bin Laden from a once promising engineering student...


This Boy's Faith: Notes from a Southern Baptist Upbringing

by Hamilton Cain

An unforgettable memoir about growing up Southern, grappling with faith, and confronting a childhood colored by religion, Bible Belt culture, and a mother who minces words better than a food processor

 

A child...


The Unhappy Medium: Spiritualism and the Life of Margaret Fox

by Earl Wesley Fornell & Lowell Collins

"Here, Mr. Split-Foot, do as I do!" exclaimed the child, and the spirits obeyed her command. Thus, in 1848, thirteen-year-old Margaret Fox inaugurated the age of spiritualism. Those early spirit manifestations...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.


In My Brother's Image: Twin Brothers Separated by Faith after the Holocaust

by Eugene L. Pogany

In My Brother's Image is the extraordinary story of Eugene Pogany's father and uncle-identical twin brothers born in Hungary of Jewish parents but raised as devout Catholic converts until the Second World War...


Lessons from San Quentin: Everything I Needed to Know about Life I Learned in Prison

by Bill Dallas & George Barna

If Bill Dallas didn’t have it all, he had most of it. A diploma from a prestigious university, a lucrative career as a top California real estate entrepreneur, and more than enough money to fund a life filled...


Beyond The Mist: The Story of Donald and Dorothy Fairley

by David C. Thompson

To the west of the Great Forest the gray waves of the Atlantic hurl themselves onto the shimmering beaches of Gabon, West Africa. And under the 100,000-square mile canopy of the Great Forest live millions of...


The Great Reformer

by Austen Ivereigh

A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions

An expansive and deeply contextual...


The Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

by Nabil Mouline & Ethan S. Rundell

Followers of Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam's Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide expansion of...


Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

by Anita Shapira

David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon...


Love is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

by Cynthia Bourgeault & David Steindl-Rast

This is a guide-book for those who are called to the path of conscious love.


Surrendered Showgirl: One Life Divinely Rescued and Powerfully Transformed from Stripper to Saint

by Dana McCartney Candillo

A Riveting and Powerful Memoir of the transformation and metamorphosis of a young girl living the "glamourous life" of a model and a stripper, whose life de-railed and de-escalated to a rapid halt! It is the...


John Nelson Darby: Prophetic Pioneer

by Marion Field

Marion Field focuses on Darby's development and life without judging doctrinal issues: she chronicles the story of a brilliant advocate of an insightful but controversial theology.


A Heart for Imbabura: The Story of Evelyn Rychner

by Charles W. Shepson

A Heart For Imbabura: The Story of Evelyn Rychner is about persecution, romance, celebration-of the life and ministry of Evelyn Rychner, missionary to Ecuador, has it all. In spite of danger, hostility and indifference,...


Married to a Bedouin

by Marguerite van Geldermalsen

'"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"'

Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah...


Johnny Be Good: Out from the Darkness: an Incredible True Story

by Johnny Kinch

Johnny Be Good the true-life story of a small time celebrity whose life went horribly wrong due to drink and drugs. Actor, Johnny Kinch, tells his story in a bare-all book about how he became an alcoholic, was...