Religion

I've been thinking... : reflections, prayers, and meditations for a meaningful life book cover

I've been thinking... : reflections, prayers, and meditations for a meaningful life

Maria Shriver

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Religion, Self Help

"As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field--a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion--a place of joy."

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Shriver compels her readers to live with thoughtfulness, gratitude, and kindness. -Candice

Party of one : truth, longing, and the subtle art of singleness book cover

Party of one : truth, longing, and the subtle art of singleness

Joy Beth Smith

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Religion, Self Help

"With humor, self-awareness, and been-there perspective, Party of One delves into the insecurities and struggles of singleness and encourages you to find the good, the true, and the beautiful, to delve headfirst into community, and stop pressing pause on a life you never expected." --

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Sort of a 'sex and the single [Christian] girl', from the editor of Christian Times magazine. -Candice

Girl, wash your face : stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be book cover

Girl, wash your face : stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be

Rachel (Event planner) Hollis

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Religion, Self Help

Drawing from her life experiences as a lifestyle guru, the author presents a guide to becoming a joyous, confident woman by breaking the cycle of negativity and burnout and pursuing a life of exuberance. With unflinching faith-- and rock-hard tenacity-- Hollis shows readers how to give yourself grace without giving up.

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Hollis' book helps one to look beyond the negative stories we tell ourselves, in order to get at what really is important and fulfilling in life. -Candice

The Triumph of Christianity : How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World book cover

The Triumph of Christianity : How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

Bart D. Ehrman

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History, Religion

In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen - one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.

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For those nights where you find yourself wondering why the Christian belief system ended up eclipsing so many others. Full of fantastic history. -Candice

The Road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple book cover

The Road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn

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Biographies, History, Religion

A portrait of the cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy.

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Guinn does a masterful job of drawing in the many elements of Jones' life that, in hindsight, all played some part in making him the person he came to be. I was surprised to find that, at the end of the book, some sort of sense was made of the awful situation. -Candice