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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
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Paul: A Biography
A historical biography, which will appeal to believer and non-believer alike, of the life and thought of St Paul.
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Travels with a Primate: Around the World with Archbishop Robert Runcie
nostalgia retelling of Archbishop Robert Runcie, Terry Waite, and Richard Chartres, travelling the globe.
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Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
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History of Islam in 21 Women
The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi provides an intimate window into American Muslim life, describing how a passionate pursuit of Islam led him to Christ through friendship, apologetics, dreams and visions. *Expanded edition now includes an updated epilogue and new bonus content.
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Faith and Courage: Praying with Mandela
Join Makgoba on his journey towards faith - from his boyhood in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, as the son of a ZCC pastor, to Bishopscourt and spending time with Mandela. The archbishop reveals his pastoral approach to this world icon, and writes eloquently about the influence Mandela had on his ministry to church and nation.
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Aisha al-Ba'uniyya: A Life in Praise of Love
This new entry in the highly regarded Makers of the Muslim World series introduces one of the greatest women mystics in Islamic history
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Keeper of Faith
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Paul: A Very Brief History
Concise historical introduction to St Paul and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.
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Thomas More: A Very Brief History
Concise historical introduction to Thomas More and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.
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Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practising
The Archbishop of York's behaviour was 'never that expected of a cleric, rarely that expected of a pirate'...
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In Love with the World: What a Buddhist Monk Can Teach You About Living from Nearly Dying
The renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher recounts the adventure story of his life and brush with death during his four-year wandering retreat, combined with innovative meditation techniques for a more enlightened and happier life.
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Book of Sarah
Distilled from thousands of diary drawings begun in her parents' garden shed back in 1996, Sarah Lightman's The Book of Sarah is an alternative bible to the one she moved away from, along with the religious Jewish lifestyle she followed as a teenager.
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Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of A Yogi - the best selling autobiography of all time is a spiritual classic for all seekers on the path to personal growth. This complete edition is the only one that incorporates all of his wishes for the final text, including the extensive material he added after the 1946 edition and a CD of exerpts of rare recorded talks with the voice of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda himself.
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Aleister Crowley: The Biography - Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master - and Spy
Blowing the myths wide open, this exciting exploration of the notorious Aleister Crowley, packed with previously unpublished information, is the true story of a poet, explorer, mystic, mountaineer, philosopher, prophet and spy
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Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin shows how this one man's life takes us beyond the crude stereotypes of the `Clash of Civilisations' even while his legacy helps explain them: an intimate portrait of a towering figure of world history that is thrillingly relevant today.
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Book of Margery Kempe
The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.
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God's Biker: Motorcycles and Misfits
The story of how Sean Stillman, a shy preacher's son from Reading, started and led a long-term outreach to the motorcycle clubs and street people of Swansea.
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To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
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Accidental Social Entrepreneur
Grant Smith is not a visionary, he's a problem solver. When confronted with the poverty he witnessed in Africa, he did the only thing he knew how - business. Both humorous and realistic, Smith tells of his successes and failures with diverse projects, challenging us to consider how we might use the resources we have been given to change lives.
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Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography
For nearly fifty years at the head ofCalcutta's Missionaries of Charity, the Albanian-born Agnes GonxhaBojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, advocatedfor the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for theafflicted, and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism.
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Julian of Norwich: A Mystic for Today
An inspiring commentary on the spiritual writings of one of the greatest English mystics.
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George Muller: Delighted in God
George Muller's life is a powerful answer to modern scepticism. In the early 1830s he embarked upon an extraordinary adventure.
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Life of Milarepa
Tells the story of the Tibetan people. This title offers an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint.
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Mercy Within Mercy: Georges and Pauline Vanier and the Search for God
Georges and Pauline Vanier were the parents of Jean Vanier, the co-founder of the L'Arche communities. They lived an intensely spiritual life, influenced mainly by the Carmelite tradition. Mercy Within Mercy is the warmly-told story of their life together through World War Two and the second half of the 20th Century, drawing on many letters and journals by Georges and Pauline themselves and those closest to them., An incredible thirst for God can be seen in the lives of this couple, who were always striving in spite of (and through) human imperfection. The excerpts from letters and journals in this volume show a rare example of the contemplative life and struggles in prayer of an active and prominent married couple. The Vanier story is unique in that it forms a direct link back to the spiritual teaching that includes St., Therese and the Carmelite tradition in its emphasis on simplicity, trust in God's love, and self-abandonment to the mercy of God. After Pauline's death in 1991, an investigation began into the possible introduction of their cause for beatification as a married couple.
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Twice-Rescued Child: An orphan tells his story of double redemption
The story of Thomas Graumann, rescued first as a child from the Nazis and then a second time when he gave his life to Christ. It would be the start of a lifelong mission.
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Dementia from the Inside: A Doctor's Personal Journey of Hope
A GP describes their experience of dementia.
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Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse
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Athanasius of Alexandria: His Life and Impact
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Footprints in the African Sand: My Life and Times
The autobiography of Dr Michael Cassidy.
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Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age
Best known as a fine composer, the twelfth-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a religious leader and visionary, a poet, naturalist and writer of medical treatises. This book paints a portrait of her extraordinary life against the turbulent medieval background of crusade and schism, scientific discovery and cultural revolution.
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100 Great Philosophers Who Changed the World
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Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution
A new exploration of Karl Marx's life through his intellectual contributions to modern thought
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Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru
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Into the Magic Shop: A neurosurgeon's true story of the life-changing magic of mindfulness and compassion that inspired the hit K-pop band BTS
A life-changing memoir of the power of mindfulness and how it helped a boy without hope to find a new future. Now a leading neurosurgeon, Dr James Doty shares practical tips for meditation and visualisation techniques in this inspiring true story of the woman who taught him to think magically.
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Extraordinary Case of Sister Liguori
The remarkable but true story of a young Irish nun who flees her convent in Wagga Wagga, NSW, barefoot, in her nightgown, on a foggy winter's night in 1920, setting the scene for a religious storm unprecedented in Australia's history.
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Light Between Us: Lessons from Heaven That Teach Us to Live Better in the Here and Now
`A marvellous book' Dr Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven`She can pick up personal facts impossible to fathom by deduction or guesswork." Jeanette Winterson, Sunday Telegraph `We all have psychic experiences in our lives that connect us to one another and to those we love on the Other Side.
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Best of Three Worlds: A soulful, cultural and historical journey across three continents
Immerse yourself in the enchanting recollections of a childhood in Africa and an adult life in Britain overlaid throughout with Indian spiritual and cultural influences.
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Under Their Very Eyes: The astonishing life of Tom Hamblin, Bible courier to Arab nations
Tom Hamblin has smuggled tens of thousands of Bibles into the Arab peninsula, finding a clandestine network of believers. This is his story.
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Love That Made Saint Teresa: Secret Visions, Dark Nights and the Path to Sainthood
Part biography and part spiritual reading, this book brings to light little-known stories from Mother Teresa's life that will help you to grow in your love of God.
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Waking Up in Paris: Overcoming Darkness in the City of Light
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Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad
Interspersed with spiritual and philosophical meditations, this book shows how Muhammad's message can be used to address controversial issues - from the treatment of the poor and the role of women to the interpretation of jihad and relations with other religions. It introduces non-Muslims to the story of the Prophet and to the riches of Islam.
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Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
The first part of Pope Benedict's 'personal search for the face of the Lord' presents the person of Jesus Christ, offering a fresh understanding of his teachings.
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Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped---in the 1960s. Then, after another 18 homeless years, God moved, and a godly woman named Deborah prayed, listened, and obeyed. Mountains began to move, beginning with her husband, Ron, an international art dealer accustomed to the world of art-collecting millionaires.
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Life and Soul: How to Live a Long and Healthy Life
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Franciscan Way of Life: Brother Ramon's quest for holiness
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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard
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Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work
A popular biography of one of the most creative and prolific figures of the early twentieth century.
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Cole and Sav: Our Surprising Love Story
Popular YouTubers Cole and Savannah LaBrant share their inspiring love story, highlighting the redemptive, surprising nature of God at work in our lives, and how He graciously steps in and turns our messes into something beautiful.