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Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition

by Louis Markos

For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and poets have tried to pierce through the veil of death to gaze with wonder, fear, and awe on the final and eternal state of the soul. Indeed, the four great...

The Eloquent Peasant

by Loren R, Fisher

Four thousand years ago, Egyptian society struggled with the downfall of the Old Kingdom, which brought an end to material success and introduced anarchy and chaos. Out of this period of crisis came such literature...

On War, Whimsy, and The Way: Random Thoughts Over the Years

by Joseph Palen

This is a collection of thoughts I have had over the past ten years since retirement. They are mostly in poetic form--some rhyme, others don't. I am bringing them to print mainly for my children and grandchildren....

A Whole Which Is Greater: Why the Wisconsin "Uprising" Failed

by Paul Gilk & David Kast

In November 2010, Republican Scott Walker was elected Governor of Wisconsin. In something of a Tea Party sweep, the iconic Russ Feingold lost his seat in the U.S. Senate and the Wisconsin legislature became...

Cracking the Pot: Releasing God from the Theologies that Bind Him

by Christine Berghoef

In this engrossing memoir, Christine Berghoef takes us on a journey exploring the simplicity and complexity of faith. Growing up certain she knew what life with God entailed, Berghoef soon found out otherwise....

The Forbidden Word

by James Henry Harris

This book is about a Black man's reading of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for the first time while in graduate school. The story captures his emotional experience with Twain's use of the racial...

Faith and Madness: A Spiritual and Psychological Journey

by Sarah Slagle Arnold & Eugene H. Peterson

Nobody loves a father like his daughter. That truth comes through powerfully in this memoir. Sarah was enchanted by her father; she loved him with all her young heart. But when she turned five, her father began...

Between Mirage and Miracle: Selected Poems for Seasons, Festivals, and the Occasional Revelation

by J. Barrie Shepherd

In this volume, Shepherd selects from these, and from other unpublished works, to shape a series of poems that seek to portray and even illuminate, to some extent, the life of the spirit. They begin by tracing...

The State of Determination

by Aaron J. Nicholson

In summer of 2008, Aaron J. Nicholson set out to complete the unthinkable: a 460-mile solo backpacking trip across the State of Oregon without resupplying food or gear. Carrying an immensely heavy pack containing...

Six Sundays toward a Seventh: Spiritual Poems by Sydney Lea

by Sydney Lea

These poems--selected from the award-winning poet's output over four decades--more explicitly than any of his prior volumes address the centrality of Christian vision to his aims and aspirations. Lea looks unflinchingly...

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll: My Life on Record

by Joel Heng Hartse

If this book moves, I hope it moves in the way pop songs do. There will be a lot of talk about songs, but inasmuch as this is a book about listening to music, it's also about how listening to music makes us...

The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

by Martin Amis

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum,...

Tolstoy: An Approach Bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

by Janko Lavrin

This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a...

Tolstoi: The Teacher

by Charles-Baudouin

The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores...

Through All the Plain

by Benjamin John Peters

We kill. We come home. We move on. But the violence haunts. And then it questions. Was I justified in Iraq? Is there meaning in violence? For some, the answer comes easily. For others, one question leads to...

King Saul

by John C. Holbert

King Saul is based on the Biblical story of the first king of Israel. It retells the story in a fresh way, offering new looks at the three major characters--Saul, Samuel, and David--and the events that brought...

Still Working It Out: Poems

by Brad Davis

In various voices and with a range of strategies, these poems speak of and into the collisions we experience day in and day out--collisions with nature, art, language, religion, family, imagination, new and...

Food for Jackals: Three Short Novels

by John Zeugner

These novellas track three meaning-making, moral skirmishes: a thickening tennis pro on the Florida-New York teaching circuit grapples with weakening personal commitments and a fading serve; a dispirited short-term...

His Real Life

by Catherine Hoffmann

His Real Life is about the young life of the West's dominant figure, Jesus of Nazareth. Its focus is on his central desire to live a full human life on earth, not only as his parents' loving child and as a son...

Valentio Di'buondelmonte: A Tragedy in Five Acts

by Haig Khatchadourian & Roy Arthur Swanson

Valentio Di' Buondelmonte is a Tragedy in Five Acts, in two Parts, based on tragic historical events in Florence, Italy, in 1215 A.D. Part I consists of the Tragedy in Elizabethan English, in blank verse; Part...