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Center Street

The Political Pope

George Neumayr
Authors:
George Neumayr

Although Pope Francis is beloved by many, some conservative Catholics believe that the Pope, who was educated in socialist Argentina, embraces many of the policies and rhetoric of the hard left.George Neumayr argues that, for many decades, the left has worked to undermine the Catholic Church, perhaps the most powerful conservative institution in the world. In the twentieth century, communists and leftists spread liberation theology and modernism throughout the Church. Now the radical left has succeeded at the Church's highest level.This book is the untold story of the left's effort to enlist the Vatican in its global world order - and the battle to stop it. The stakes are enormous - because the Pope is not just a symbol for Catholics, but a symbol of morality and justice to billions across the world.In Pope Francis, the left has found a pope who emboldens the Church's enemies and undercuts its friends, a pope who propagandizes for the Western elite's most cherished causes while eroding the deposit of faith. He is, as they once said of Barack Obama, "the one they have been waiting for."

FaithWords

A Stroke of Faith

Mark Moore
Authors:
Mark Moore

Mark Moore always believed he was in charge of his life. All that changed on a beautiful Saturday morning in May 2007. Suddenly he was no longer in control of anything. Though his life will never return to his pre-stroke normality, through this crisis, he has gained a deeper understanding of the centrality of God's role in his life and in all of our lives. A STROKE OF FAITH tells the story of moving from acceptance to surrender and from hope to faith. It reveals God's work in Mark's life as He transformed him from thinking he had everything under control to knowing God has had control all along.

New Harbinger

After Awareness

Greg Goode
Authors:
Greg Goode

It was a feeling of separation and a need for nonphysical nourishment that led Greg Goode on a spiritual search, sorting through a variety of traditions and their doctrines, and eventually to non-duality and the Direct Path approach to self-inquiry. In this book, he offers an accessible, non-dogmatic guide to this process, sharing secrets of the Direct Path that are rarely revealed.Rather than a prescriptive, step-by-step book, After Awareness is a presentation of how the Direct Path works, examining lesser-known aspects of the path and providing context, examples, and critiques of its methods. You'll learn how to use the tools of non-dual self-inquiry-as well as when to discard them-and find a set of less doctrinaire terms and pointers for discussing non-dual awareness and the Direct Path in a twenty-first-century context.With this open, pragmatic, and deconstructive approach, you'll see the Direct Path from all angles and be able to draw your own conclusions. You'll also discover ways to talk about self-inquiry and non-dual awareness in mixed settings. Most important, you'll learn how an exploration that begins with everyday perspectives and experiential investigations into the nature of the "I" can lead to a sense of true peace, free from all judgments and self-consciousness.

Basic Books

Letters to a Young Catholic

George Weigel
Authors:
George Weigel
FaithWords

Indivisible

James Robison, Jay W Richards
Authors:
James Robison, Jay W Richards
Magpie

The Pocket Book of Revelation

Hugh Barker
Authors:
Hugh Barker

The Book of Revelation is the apocalyptic final book of the the New Testament. In the final confrontation between heaven and hell, the worlds of heaven, earth, and hell are invoked. Using real and symbolic characters, the cryptic nature of this work has made it a source of controversy amongst scholars and religious thinkers. It has an enduring fascination for both Bible students and lay readers.

Da Capo Press

The Portable Atheist

Christopher Hitchens
Authors:
Christopher Hitchens
Basic Books

Without Roots

Joseph Ratzinger, Marcello Pera
Authors:
Joseph Ratzinger, Marcello Pera
Da Capo Press

God's Breath

Aaron Kenedi, John Miller, Thomas Moore
Authors:
Aaron Kenedi, John Miller, Thomas Moore

For millennia seekers of truth have found God in a handful of sacred texts. Now God's Breath gathers together selections from seven of the world's major wisdom traditions. The title comes from a Zen saying, "To understand God is to listen. Listen to Jesus and Muhammad and Buddha, but don't get caught up in the names. Listen beyond them listen to God's breath." Elegantly presented with detailed woodcuts and enlightening introductions by noted scholars, leading thinkers, writers and spiritual teachers including Huston Smith, Karen Armstrong, Reynolds Price, Stephen Mitchell, Marcus Borg, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, the Dalai Lama, and others, the selections include excerpts from the Book of Genesis, the Tao Te Ching, the Book of Rumi, the Gospel of John, the Bhagavad Gita, the Qur'an, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. "A valuable compendium of sacred texts.... This is an essential companion for students of world religions."- Publishers Weekly

Basic Books

Stairways To Heaven

Robert W. Fuller
Authors:
Robert W. Fuller

From Native Americans' use of tobacco for solemnizing oaths to the spread of New Age religious beliefs in Haight-Ashbury coffeehouses, drugs have been intimately associated with American spirituality. In Stairways to Heaven , Robert Fuller presents a rarely considered but very important dimension of American religious history,the use of mind-altering substances as an aid to spirituality,in a clear, engaging style. Fuller's entertaining narrative illustrates how such substances as peyote, jimson weed, hallucinogenic mushrooms, LSD, marijuana, wine, and coffee have stimulated ecstatic revelations of spiritual truth and strengthened the social bonds that sustain communities of faith. Stairways to Heaven is unique in the study of American religious history in two ways: first, it demonstrates that the ritual use of mind-altering substances has contributed to the innovation and diversity that characterize American religious life second, it uses interdisciplinary research into the religious uses of drugs to shed light on the controversial legal, ethical, and spiritual controversies that surround drug use in the contemporary United States. The book's final chapter assesses the usefulness of drugs in the quest for a mature, life-affirming, community-building, creative spirituality.

George Weigel

George Weigel is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading authorities on the Catholic Church. Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington's Ethics and Public Policy Center and lives in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Greg Goode

Dr. Greg Goode is known for a unique combination of penetrating insight, comfort with both Eastern and Western sources, and a down-to-earth sense of humor. He is the author of Standing as Awareness, Nondualism in Western Philosophy and many popular articles. Greg studied psychology at the University of California, and philosophy at the University of Rochester and the Universität zu Köln. He became drawn to self-inquiry initially through the work of Brand Blanshard, George Berkeley, the Chinmaya Mission and Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Greg's spiritual search came to its sweet conclusion through the Direct-Path influences of Francis Lucille and Sri Atmananda. Greg is a member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association and serves as the technical consultant for their peer-reviewed journal, Philosophical Practice.

Iván Sende

Iván Sende is an illustrator and author who studied illustration at the Escola de Arte e Superior de Deseño Pablo Picasso in Coruña, Spain. His first published book as an illustrator was Usha, followed by Lía e as zapatillas de deporte / Lía and Sports Shoes, O monstro das palabras / The Monster of the Words, and Volvo! O regreso de Usha, all written by Galician author María Reimóndez and published by Xerais. Bea was his first book as an author. In 2015, Sende illustrated Mark Wiersma and Miguel Mosqueira's Sira e o robot: Adventures on Titan. His work has been short-listed twice for the Merlín Award, one of the more important prizes for children's literature in Galician language.

Joel Osteen

JOEL OSTEEN is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. He is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 45,000 people attend services there every week. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world. His 24-hour channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and millions of social media followers have prompted numerous publications to name him as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. You can visit his website at www.joelosteen.com.

John Miller

is professor ofearly modern history at QueenMary's, London. He is a highlyacclaimed historian and authorof After the Civil Wars, and TheStuarts. He is on the boardof the Historical Associationand the Institute of HistoricalResearch.

Joyce Meyer

JOYCE MEYER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Bestsellers include God Is Not Mad at You; Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits; Living Beyond Your Feelings; Power Thoughts; Battlefield of the Mind; and The Confident Woman. Joyce holds conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world.

Nicholas Blincoe

Nicholas Blincoe lived in in Bethlehem for over twenty years. He is a best-selling, award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter and is currently a critic and leader writer for the Daily Telegraph.

Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins is a distinguished professor of history at the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University. The author of twenty-seven books, Jenkins divides his time between Texas and Pennsylvania.

Shmuley Boteach

RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH, whom The Washington Post and Newsweek call "the most famous Rabbi in America," stands among the world's most recognizable and passionate voices on values, spirituality, and relationships. He is the international bestselling author of over thirty books, including Kosher Sex. The Winner of the London Times Preacher of the Year Competition, the National Fatherhood Award, and with thirty years' experience in relationships counseling, "America's Rabbi" lives in the New York metropolitan area with his wife and nine children.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore is the author of the phemonenal bestseller CARE OF THE SOUL. He lived as a Catholic monk for 12 years and later became a psychotherapist, with degrees in theology, musicology and religion. He now lectures extensively throughout the world.