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  • Concise Guide To The Quran

    $22.99

    What is so unique about Islam’s scripture, the Quran? Who wrote it, and when? Can we trust its statements to be from Muhammad? Why was it written in Arabic? Does it command Muslims to fight Christians? These are a few of the thirty questions answered in this clear and concise guide to the history and contents of the Quran.

    Ayman Ibrahim grew up in the Muslim world and has spent many years teaching various courses on Islam. Using a question-and-answer format, Ibrahim covers critical questions about the most sacred book for Muslims. He examines Muslim and non-Muslim views concerning the Quran, shows how the Quran is used in contemporary expressions of Islam, answers many of the key questions non-Muslims have about the Quran and Islam, and reveals the importance of understanding the Quran for Christian-
    Muslim and Jewish-Muslim interfaith relations.

    This introductory guide is written for anyone with little to no knowledge of Islam who wants to learn about Muslims, their beliefs, and their scripture.

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  • Popular Handbook Of World Religions

    $24.99

    Your Guide to Understanding the World’s Most Prominent Religions

    Religion holds a commanding presence in our individual lives and in our communities. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about other faiths but weren’t sure where to start, The Harvest HandbookTM of World Religions is a clear and insightful guide to understanding and interacting with followers of the top belief systems globally, from Atheism to Judaism, Buddhism to Islam, Jainism to Sikhism, along with many others.

    This compilation from today’s religious scholars, including Dr. John Ferrer, Dr. Norman Geisler, Dr. R. Douglas Geivett, and Dr. Ron Rhodes, will help you learn the basics of each belief system and how they are lived out in contemporary culture. You will also discover how the tenents of each faith compare with those of Christianity.

    Whether you seek to understand other religions or want to find ways to engage with people of another belief system, this ready-friendly guide will equip you to distinguish various religions around the world and more effectively convey the gospel message to people of other faiths.

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  • Embracing The Inconceivable

    $24.00

    Written by a woman who is both a Zen roshi and a Christian, this book is a highly readable guide to help people of either faith (or those who share both) to experience the complex joy at their intersections and interstices. It includes sections on prayers and practices for those wishing to explore and apply the thoughtful insights provided by the author.

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  • What Do Our Neighbors Believe Second Edition

    $20.00

    The current social and political climate makes it easy to benefit from religious misunderstanding. Political and religious leaders create fear of the religious other in order to drum up support for themselves. But the best way to combat deliberate misrepresentation is to provide accurate, timely information about the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

    Originally published in 2007, What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Second Edition organizes the three belief systems, asking the same questions of each: When and where did each originate? What are the sacred writings? What kind of leaders does each have? What are their most essential beliefs? New sections explore current ethical questions and issues, including the deliberate use of misinformation about Islam to bolster power and generate fear and the recent rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes. By introducing the common aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the authors make understanding their genuine differences and their many similarities much more possible.

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  • How To Present The Gospel To A Muslim

    $10.99

    Many Christians are not prepared to preach to others about Christ. The seeming unpreparedness has an underlying tone of fear to reach out to unbelievers. But we have been commanded to make all men his disciples, and this we must do. The testimony of the Quran about the Bible confirms that in Muhammad’s time, Christians and Jews coexisted in Arabia.

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  • My Neighbours Faith

    $14.99

    Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Conflicts involving Christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, suspicion and even hatred, in some cases leading to violence. My Neighbour’s Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience. It presents the human face of Islam–the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state–in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam.

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  • Human Rights In Islam The Uprisings In North Africa

    $10.00

    A National Library Of South Africa Title

    The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya resulted from decades of oppressive, subservient and destructive iron fist rule. From colonialism to homogeneous rulers, the majority of Muslim population countries witnessed no relief of suffering under these rulers.The Muslim dictators grossly defamed the comprehensive model Islam offers for all aspects of life until the dissenting voice braved the military rule and confronted the dictators’ status quo.The book chronicles the history and events that finally led to the departure of Ben Ali, Mubarak, and Qaddafi. The book also offers a discussion on the discourse on the various factors that contributed to the final moments of the dictator’s departure.Islamic Human Rights documents, with the Qur’an as the point of departure not only look to the individual but also provide guidelines and caution to rulers. It is a religion that provides guidelines to a complete way of life, incorporating all social stratification of a population. Reform strategies lie in Islamic academia and intelligentsia. Continuous research will enable Muslim populations to integrate and challenge modernity in an all- embracing productive and effective partnership agreement.Human Rights in Islam – the Uprisings in North Africa, provides a relevant reference to both students and the general public interested in the protection of human dignity and the violations of Human Rights in Islam.

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  • Case Against Jihad

    $19.95

    Mantua Books Ltd. Title

    The Case Against Jihad is above all a powerful repudiation of terror.

    Jihadi violence has become an international menace in recent decades. While law enforcement agencies have done the best they can to protect innocent people, jihadi ideology thrives among some segments of Islamist communities, waiting to be tapped whenever the political situation permits it.

    The Case Against Jihad provides an ideological challenge to the doctrine of armed jihad. It makes a compelling case against jihadi violence and international terror. It is only by refuting the underlying ideology that the world can hope to eradicate terror in the name of radical Islam.

    The first part of this book discusses the various meanings of jihad and the second presents a series of original arguments. It examines the historical roots of the ideology, the historical precedents of jihad, as well as the doctrine as it appears in the canonical literature of Islam.

    The arguments against jihad include a comparison between Islam’s law of Qisas and lex talionis, the flawed reasoning behind the juristic doctrine of Naskh or abrogation, and jihad in the context of the Geneva Conventions, among others.

    Farzana Hassan challenges the ideas that sprang from the sociopolitical forces in the formative years of Islam but which some Islamists would force upon citizens of the twenty-first century.

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  • World Religions Made Easy

    $5.99

    From Islam and Judaism to Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism, quickly get a handle on 30 different belief systems and how they compare to Christianity with this pocket-sized book!

    In addition to covering world religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, World Religions Made Easy also explains the relationships between these religions and other groups, including Mormons, Sikhs, and the Nation of Islam.

    Features:
    * Each religion’s origin
    * Key writings
    * Key beliefs and practices
    * Perspective on salvation, the Trinity, and the afterlife
    * Religions included:
    -Scientology
    -Taoism
    -Sikhism
    -Neopaganism & Wicca
    -New Spirituality
    -World Mission Society of God
    -And many more

    Strengthen your understanding of Christianity and get practical insight into different faiths so that you can be a more effective witness.

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  • Quran Problem And Islamism

    $19.95

    Mantua Books Ltd. Title

    Salim Mansur’s The Qur’an Problem and Islamism is about religion and politics, about Muslims and Islam, and the internal debate within the world of Islam about Islamic reform and what it entails. The author discusses the difference between Islam, as a world religion within the Abrahamic tradition of monotheism, and Islamism, as a political ideology and a theology of jihad, and how historically Islam as a religion was turned into the ideology of Islamism, or political Islam. The sacred text of Islam is the Qur’an, and the challenge of any text lies in how it is read, understood, and practiced. The “Qur’an problem” has been right from the outset of Islamic history following the demise of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, in how to read, understand, interpret, and apply the meaning of the Qur’an in the lives of Muslims, and how this “Qur’an problem” remains the source of violence among Muslims at the present time as it has been in the past. It is the contention of the author that any reform of Islam that will assist Muslims reconcile with the modern world of science and democracy, and contribute to peace among them and with the rest of the world, must begin with a positive resolution of the “Qur’an problem.”

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  • Dynamics Of Muslim Worlds

    $35.00

    Contents
    Preface
    Introduction (Evelyne A. Reisacher)

    Part I: Regional Perspectives
    1. Mission In A World Gone Wild And Violent: Challenging The Monochromatic View Of Islam From A “Silent Majority” Position (Martin Accad)
    2. The Western Frontier: Euro-Islam And The Remaking Of Global Faith (Philip Jenkins)
    3. Christian-Muslim Relations And Ethos Of State Formation In West Africa (Nimi Wariboko)
    4. Islam In South Asia: Dynamics Of Contemporary Muslim Societies In Hyderabad Deccan (David Emmanuel Singh)

    Part II: Thematic Analyses
    5. Negotiating From The Margins: Women’s Voices (Re)Imagining Islam (Cathy Hine)
    6. The Islamic Punishment For Blasphemy: Diversity In Sources And Societies (Gordon Nickel)
    7. Shari’a In A Globalized World: Historical Overview, Regional Contrasts, And The Challenge Of Pluralism (David L. Johnston)

    Part III: Missiological Assessments
    8. Diversity And Change In Contemporary Muslim Societies And New Emphases In Missional Approaches (John Jay Travis)
    9. Peacemaking Initiatives Among Muslims (Rick Love)
    10. Defining Islam And Muslim Societies In Missiological Discourse (Evelyne A. Reisacher)

    List Of Contributors
    Author Index
    Subject Index

    Additional Info
    The 2016 Missiology Lectures at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies explore the current state of the Muslim world and the implications for Christian mission and interreligious dialogue.

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  • Christian Barriers To Jesus

    $22.99

    Hindus often have a high view of Jesus, but they struggle with traditions and customs around Christianity and church. Christian Barriers to Jesus uniquely challenges readers to examine nine barrier-producing Christian traditions from three perspectives: * Concerns Hindus commonly raise about the traditions * Assumptions Christians may hold about the traditions * Teachings of Jesus and Scripture that often question the Christian traditions that confuse, offend, and alienate Hindus from Jesus. This book suggests that we are not asking deep enough questions about what is essential for following Jesus and what is non-essential human invention. If we truly care about Jesus, we must honestly address where those non-essential traditions unnecessarily alienate millions of people from him.

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  • Encountering Islam : Christian Islam Relations In The Public Square

    $44.99

    What do Christian Churches say Islam is? What does the Church of England say Islam is? And, in the end, what space is there for genuine engagement with Islam? Richard Sudworth’s unique study takes as its cue the question of political theology and brings this burgeoning area of debate into dialogue with Christian-Muslim relations and Anglican ecclesiology. The vexed subject of Christian-Muslim Relations provides the presenting arena to explore what political theologies enable the Church of England to engage with the diverse public square of the twenty-first century.

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  • Despotism In Iran

    $23.00

    To realize just why it is necessary to understand despotism in Iran you only have to remember that despotism has a 2500 year history. To believe that it can be quickly abolished is nothing but a naIve dream.

    In Despotism in Iran the “how” of despotic rule is dissected, rather than the “why.” The “why” is related to the history of Iran and is not a concern in our time. In modern times there is no historical necessity for this type of government to rely on.

    Many of the assertions in Despotism in Iran apply to other nations and countries with similar backgrounds who have suffered or currently suffer under despotic regimes.

    Despotism in Iran is a translation of the work of Hassan Ghazi Moradi.

    M. Reza Abrishamchian was born in Tehran. His hope is to educate a broad audience regarding the ancient civilization of Persia or Iran. He believes that knowledge and understanding will foster peaceful coexistence.

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  • Empires Of Dirt

    $16.00

    As it self-destructs, the strategy of secularism (the idea that nations can be religiously neutral) is splitting between American exceptionalism and radical Islam. American exceptionalism, the belief that “America” is more than a nation, is folly. Radical Islam is obviously wrong as well, but Muslims at least own the nature of the current cultural conflict. You must follow somebody, whether its Allah, the State, or Jesus Christ.

    This important and timely book is an analysis of the changing face of religion and politics and also an extended argument for Christian expression of faith in Jesus Christ. This does not mean a withdrawal from politics to our own communities and churches. Instead, we Christians must take what we have learned from the wreck of secularism and build a Christendom of the New Foundation: A network of nations bound together by a formal, public, civic acknowledgement of the lordship of Jesus Christ and the fundamental truth of the Apostles’ Creed.

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  • Engaging With Jewish People

    $12.99

    Introduction
    Understanding Jewish People
    1. Who Are These People?
    2. What They Believe
    3. Why They Believe
    4. What They Think Of Christians
    5. What You Must Never Forget
    Engaging With Jewish People
    6. Establishing Friendship And Trust
    7. Bringing Up Uncomfortable Topics
    8. Pointing To The Scriptures
    9. Answering Objections
    10. Connecting With The Body Of The Messiah

    Additional Info
    Many Christians are fearful of engaging in conversations about their faith with Jewish people-knowing that there are complex issues and suspicions that lie deep beneath the surface. And yet there are many points of contact, and much common ground.

    This short book is designed to help both Christians and whole churches understand more about the variety of Jewish people we might work with, meet or know, and to reach out to them with the good news of the gospel. Written at a level that everyone can understand, this book emphasizes the importance of forming loving, honest and open relationships as part of the way we engage with our Jewish friends.

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  • Faithful Neighbors : Christian Muslim Vision And Practice

    $22.95

    Based on the strong, on-going work of the Center for Anglican Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, Faithful Neighbors outlines an introduction to the rationale for interfaith work through both theological and practical viewpoints, using stories from real experiences of interfaith cooperation to offer encouragement, inspiration, and practical steps to do the same. The book has eight chapters in three main sections. Section one provides a Christian and Muslim rationale for engaging with the Other. Section two outlines stories of those involved in interfaith work in a series of contexts: academic research, intercultural, pastoral care, youth work, and peace work. The concluding section details recommendations and resources for best practice. Faithful Neighbors exhorts both Muslims and Christians to be faithful neighbors drawing on their traditions and real life practice for the sake of life-giving community.

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  • Isis : Management Of Savagery

    $17.00

    In 2014 the extremist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed territory in Syria and declared itself a state. But, as Ambassador Abdullahi Alazreg writes, the conflict between the Muslim Middle East and the West has existed for centuries. In recent decades, young Muslims across the globe have flocked to support Muslim countries when those countries have been attacked. The political failure of Middle Eastern governments and misguided Western intervention has created power vacuums that lead to extremism and violence.

    As a Sudanese ambassador who has served in the West, Alazreg has a unique global view of Muslim issues. He shares his findings with clarity and great passion as he makes an effort to understand – though never condone – ISIS’ rising presence in the Middle East. His use of meticulous research and personal interviews should go far to debunk ISIS myths common in the West.

    Though ISIS is steadily moving from an ideology to an actual state with territory controlled, Alazreg makes it clear that, more than a physical war, we are in a war of ideas. Therefore, only superior ideas will win. Rather than more futile battles and foreign entanglements, the West should act on principles of justice, equality, and charity. Because ISIS permits only a narrow interpretation of Islam, it is not suited for our changing times. Extremism of all kinds can only be defeated if both the West and East, together and independently, work to build and expand human rights.

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  • Sharia In The Modern Era

    $110.00

    Written by the Qadi (judge) of the Shari’a Court of Jerusalem and former director of the Shari’a Court system in Israel, this book offers a unique perspective on the religious law of Muslim minorities living in the West. Specifically, it explores the fiqh al-aqalliyyat doctrine of religious jurisprudence developed by modern Islamic jurists to resolve the challenges of maintaining cultural and religious identity in majority non-Muslim societies. The author examines possible applications across numerous cultural and geographical contexts, answering such questions as: what are the rules for assuming political and public roles, and should one deposit money that incurs interest? Building on a growing scholarship, this book aims to resolve points of view and facets of religious law that have been neglected by previous studies. Accessibly written, Shari’a in the Modern Era is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding among readers of all faiths.

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  • Jewish Law From Jesus To The Mishnah

    $29.00

    In this volume E. P. Sanders presents five studies that advance the re-examination of the nature of Jewish law that he began in Jesus and Judaism (Fortress Press, 1985). As usual, he is able to shed new light on old questions and demonstrate that many accepted interpretations are misguided.

    A chapter on “The Synoptic Jesus and the Law” considers how serious the legal issues discussed between Jesus and his opponents would have been, had they been authentic. Two chapters explore whether the Pharisees had oral law, and whether they ate ordinary food in purity (the thesis of Jacob Neusner). A study of Jewish food and purity laws in the Greek-speaking Diaspora bears on the particular point of law which led to the argument between Peter and Paul at Antioch. At last, Sanders turns to a pointed essay that sets his own approach to rabbinic traditions and the Mishnah in distinct contrast from that of Jacob Neusner. A new preface points to the enduring contribution of these compelling and influential studies.

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  • Seeking The Unseen

    $17.99

    Buddhism claims no god, yet spiritual realities abound in popular practice. What are these realities? What do they mean to the practitioners? How can understanding these realities inform Christ-followers seeking to communicate the good news of Jesus in ways that all can understand and relate to? In answer to these and other questions, SEANET proudly presents its twelfth volume,

    Seeking the Unseen: Spiritual Realities in the Buddhist World. Christian practitioners
    from thirteen different Buddhist cultures share insights gained from their wideranging
    experiences and perspectives. From Sri Lanka to Japan, from China to the Philippines, these women and men, Asian and Western, present on a topic that is often missing in mission literature today.

    And for readers seeking personal insight into the growing spiritual complexities of their own place in the postmodern world, lessons from these authors will guide you with practical principles from engaging, firsthand cultural encounters.

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  • God And The Big Bang

    $18.99

    Weaving modern cosmology and ancient Jewish mysticism together can help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe.

    Mysticism and modern science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? Drawing on the insights of physics and kabbalah, Daniel C. Matt uncovers the sense of wonder and oneness that connects us with the universe and God. We “embody the energy” of the big bang, writes Matt. God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us.

    To discover the presence of God, Matt draws on both science and theology, both fact and belief, and on the truths embodied in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, as well as Judaism. He shows the parallels between ancient kabbalah and contemporary astronomy and cosmology, using everyday language to describe how science and religion together can enrich our spiritual understanding.

    This update of the award-winning first edition gives us a fresh look at the growing topic of science and spirituality. In a rich dialogue between the physical and the spiritual, it takes us on a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey to help us find our place in the universe and see the universe reflected in ourselves.”

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  • True Jihad 2nd Printing

    $15.99

    For some, the word “Islam” evokes thoughts of violence, strange clothing, and even stranger rituals. But what is Islam? In True Jihad, take a journey through history and encounter nomadic tribes, caravans, superstitions, and a prophet determined to drag his people out of the fog of antiquity and into the mainstream of Abrahamic faith. An expert in Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern culture, author Mark S. Pfeiffer offers a thorough, concise history of an ancient religion that continues to flourish around the world, including in North America. In addition, he stresses the importance of loving Muslims and sharing the gospel with them despite our differences. Pfeiffer discusses Muslim belief and practice, and addresses some of the questions most commonly on the minds of non-Muslims. He provides a simple, step-by-step guide to befriending Muslims, developing relationships with them, understanding their worldview and theology, and effectively sharing the gospel with them. Timely and honest, True Jihad offers you everything you need to know about Islam and ministry to Muslims. Take a journey that will not only change your view of Muslims, but might change your view of ministry altogether.

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  • Paradise And Hell In Islamic Traditions

    $29.99

    The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shi?i world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.

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  • Paradise And Hell In Islamic Traditions

    $84.99

    The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shi?i world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.

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  • Renewing The Process Of Creation

    $24.99

    17 Chapters

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    This daring blend of Jewish theology, science and Process Thought fleshes out an appreciation of creation in light of science that allows us to articulate a deeper sense of space and time and the wonders of being alive. It explores the ethical implications of humanity’s role as partner in creation and the concept of land Earth and Israel as holy.”

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  • Hajj : Pilgrimage In Islam

    $79.99

    Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world converge on Mecca and its precincts to perform the rituals associated with the Hajj and have been doing so since the seventh century. In this volume, scholars from a range of fields – including history, religion, anthropology, and literature – together tell the story of the Hajj and explain its significance as one of the key events in the Muslim religious calendar. By outlining the parameters of the Hajj from its beginnings to the present day, the contributors have produced a global study that takes in the vast geographies of belief in the world of Islam. This volume pays attention to the diverse aspects of the Hajj, as lived every year by hundreds of millions of Muslims, touching on its rituals, its regional forms, the role of gender, its representation in art, and its organization on a global scale.

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  • Study Of Denominations

    $29.99

    The world of Christendom is full of different churches and beliefs. Who are all of these groups? Where did they come from? What do they teach? Are they consistent with what God intended through Jesus Christ? A STUDY OF DENOMINATIONS is a handy guide for Christians as they strive to talk to people in their lives about matters of faith. It accomplishes this by exploring the doctrines of various Christian denominations and movements compared with the teachings of the Scriptures. It is divided into four parts:

    Part I – Discussions of denominations
    Part II – Various movements within Christianity
    Part III – Frequently discussed doctrines
    Part IV – Early movements in Christianity

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  • Islam And Terrorism Revised And Updated Edition

    $14.99

    Gabriel says that terrorists are practicing Islam just as Muhammad intended. As a child, Gabriel grew up in a Muslim family in Egypt and was heavily indoctrinated. By the age of twelve he had memorized the entire Qur’an. He went on to become a top student at the most prestigious Islamic university in the world, Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt. As a student and professor of Islamic history, he rubbed shoulders with those who are at the forefront of propagating the tenets of Islamic terrorism. He actually took classes with Sheik Umar Abd al-Rahman, who was convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bomb attack and is now in prison. In this eye-opening book Gabriel explains:
    *How Islam was influenced by the warlike Arabian culture of the 7th century
    *Atrocities committed by Muhammad in the name of Allah
    *The story of the Egyptian student who came to study education in America and went on to write the first handbook of terrorism in the twentieth century
    *The prominence of jihad (war against infidels) in Islamic theology
    *How Egyptian fundamentalists murdered and robbed Christians to raise funds for terrorism
    *The difference between a moderate Muslim and a fundamentalist Muslim

    For the readers of this book, the motive behind Islamic world activity will no longer be a mystery. Each action is rooted in the philosophy of Islam. Now both the Christian and the political world must decide how to react to Muhammad’s revelation.

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  • Freemasonry Invisible Cult

    $15.99

    Jack Harris, a former “Worshipful Master” of a Masonic lodge, authoritatively speaks about one of the most deceptive cults in the United States today. Freemasonry is a false religion, teaching that men can approach God not through the finished work of Jesus Christ but through their own abilities. This secret organization has entangled ministers, elders, deacons, trustees, Sunday school teachers, and people all over the world in a web of lies and satanic rituals–all of which are veiled with the language of the Bible! Discover how you can share the light of Christ with those living in the darkness of Freemasonry and how they can be set free from its deception.

    But after reading and studying various Masonic authors, he realized that Freemasonry considers Jesus Christ to be no greater than Moses, Elijah, Mohammed, or Buddha. Needless to say, his faith and trust in the teachings of Masonry were shaken.

    He began to converse with pastors, read the Bible, pray, and debate with other Masons about who Jesus Christ is and where absolute truth is to be found. This went on for two years, until one night he decided to watch a Billy Graham crusade on TV.

    As he listened to Reverend Graham preach, he finally saw himself as God saw him, a sinner without hope and on his way to hell. That night he got on his knees and asked Jesus Christ to forgive him for his sins, come into his life, save him, and be the Lord of his life. At that moment, he accepted the God of the Universe, Jesus Christ, and rejected the god of Freemasonry. He was set free by the One who is the Truth, Jesus Christ. The shackles of Masonic lies were broken.

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  • Walking The Path Of The Jewish Mystic

    $18.99

    16 Chapters

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    Deepen your understanding, harness the power of the Infinite inside you, and connect to your own soul. This unique guide to the nature of both physical and spiritual reality explores the body’s energy centers, the many dimensions of the soul, the Divine nature, and the unfolding relationship between the lower and the higher realms.

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  • Our Religious Brains

    $18.99

    Groundbreaking and accessible. Reviews the theological implications of cognitive science, current theory on how our brains construct our world and why we should be loyal to one faith if all major religious traditions deal effectively with universal human needs.

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  • Masking And Unmasking Ourselves

    $18.99

    Whatever the context in which it is worn, our clothing is often our most powerful form of communication. As in any great literature, the language of putting on and taking off clothing in the Bible–especially the narratives that turn on the symbolic use of clothes–can provide us with a sense of the overarching worldview of the biblical writers. Yet, by immersing ourselves in the symbolic language and stories of the Bible, we can also gain insight into ourselves and our own lives.
    In this engaging look at interpretations of clothing in the Bible, renowned Torah scholar and midrashist Norman Cohen presents ten paradigmatic Bible stories that involve clothing in an essential way, as a means of learning about the text, its characters and their interactions. But he also shows us how these stories help us confront our own life dramas, our own stories. In doing so, he presents Torah as a mirror, reflecting back to us our own personalities, ambivalences, struggles and potential for growth. By helping us uncover the “garments of Torah,” Cohen shows us how to shed our own layers of insulation to reveal our authentic selves.

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  • Chosen : Reading The Bible Amid The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    $17.00

    “The conflict is only ‘seemingly’ beyond solution, because all historical-political problems have solutions, if there is enough courage, honesty, and steadfastness.”

    In Chosen?, Walter Brueggemann explores the situation in modern-day Israel that raises questions for many Christians who are easily confused when reading biblical accounts of God’s saving actions with the Israelites. Are modern Israeli citizens the descendants of the Israelites in the Bible whom God called chosen? Was the promise of land to Moses permanent and irrevocable? What about others living in the promised land? How should we read the Bible in light of the modern situation? Who are the Zionists, and what do they say?

    In four chapters, Brueggemann addresses the main questions people have with regards to what the Bible has to say about this ongoing issue. A question-and-answer section with Walter Brueggemann, a glossary of terms, study guide, and guidelines for respectful dialogue are also included. The reader will get answers to their key questions about how to understand God’s promises to the biblical people often called Israel and the conflict between Israel and Palestine today.

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  • Jewish Ethical Values

    $19.99

    15 Chapters

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    With insightful commentary, passion and expertise, Rabbis Sherwin and Cohen guide us through selections from classic Jewish ethical literature, offering clear explanations of the historical context of each writing and thoughtful applications of their wisdom on the problems we grapple with today.

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  • Rhythms Of Jewish Living

    $18.99

    With his engaging overview of the sacred times, places and ideas of Judaism, Rabbi Marc Angel gently reclaims the natural, balanced and insightful teachings of Sephardic Judaism that can and should imbue modern Jewish spirituality, drawing on classic sources from the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry and the great mystics of Safed.

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  • Jewish Spiritual Parenting

    $18.99

    11 Chapters

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    Spiritually nourishing approaches to help you become more insightful, inspired parents and raise soulfully engaged children. Kipnes and November share their hard-won parenting techniques and spirit-filled activities, rituals and prayers to help you cultivate strong Jewish values and cherished spiritual memories in your own family.

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  • Effective Discipling In Muslim Communities

    $35.00

    Muslims who come to Christ face momentous spiritual, psychological and social obstacles that drive many new believers to abandon their faith. Often conversion and discipleship are framed by individualistic Western models, without acknowledging the communal cultural forces that constrain and shape new believers. Effective discipleship requires a more relational, holistic process of Christian identity development and spiritual formation in community. In this comprehensive resource, missiologist Don Little engages the toughest theoretical and practical challenges involved in discipling believers from Muslim backgrounds. He draws on New Testament principles, historical practices and interviews with seasoned disciplers ministering in a dozen countries across the Muslim world. Addressed here are key challenges that believers from Muslim backgrounds face, from suffering and persecution to spiritual warfare and oppression. Also included are implications for the role of discipling in church planting among Muslims.

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  • Islam Rising

    $6.99

    ISLAM RISING: The Middle East and Us by Dr. Stuart Robinson sheds light on a complex issue. Secular political leaders and media minders have marginalized religion unless it serves their professional interests. Historical memory hardly extends beyond yesterday’s sound bites or delves deeper than the flutter of social media comment. ISLAM RISING summarizes elements of how enduring turmoil in the Middle East has arisen and some implications for the rest of the world.

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  • Sexual Violation In Islamic Law

    $98.00

    This book provides a detailed analysis of Islamic juristic writings on the topic of rape and argues that classical Islamic jurisprudence contained nuanced, substantially divergent doctrines of sexual violation as a punishable crime. The work centers on legal discourses of the first six centuries of Islam, the period during which these discourses reached their classical forms, and chronicles the juristic conflict over whether or not to provide monetary compensations to victims. Along with tracing the emergence and development of this conflict over time, Hina Azam explains evidentiary ramifications of each of the two competing positions, which are examined through debates between the H?anafi- and Ma-liki- schools of law. This study examines several critical themes in Islamic law, such as the relationship between sexuality and property, the tension between divine rights and personal rights in sex crimes, and justifications of victim’s rights afforded by the two competing doctrines.

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  • Engaging With Muslims

    $14.99

    1. Who Are These Muslims We Meet Every Day?
    2. Prayer
    3. Presence
    4. Proclamation
    5. Persuasion
    6. Love Your Muslim Neighbor

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    Many Christians in the west are fearful of engaging in conversations about their faith with Muslims-believing that they will be hostile to Christian beliefs and discussions about the Bible.

    This short book is designed to help both Christians and whole churches understand more about the variety of Muslims there are living in the West, and to reach out to them with the good news of the gospel. Written at a level that everyone can understand, this book emphasizes the the importance of forming loving relationships-something that all Christians are able to do.

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  • Koran

    $16.00

    ‘Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original’ The Times The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world’s most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle. Also available from Penguin: The Koran with Parallel Text 9780141393841

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  • Ethical Wills And How To Prepare Them

    $18.99

    Part 1: Traditional Wills
    Part 2: Wills From The Holocaust
    Part 3: Wills From The Land Of Israel
    Part 4: Wills Of Modern And Contemporary American Jews
    Part 5: Three Wills From Classics Of Modern Jewish Literature
    Part 6: A Guide To Writing Your Own Ethical Will

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    Ethical wills are precious spiritual documents, summing up what the writers have learned in life, and what they want most for, and from, their families. This unique combination of “what is” and how to offers a step-by-step process to help you prepare an ethical will of your own and provides a wide range of contemporary ethical wills for examples.”

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  • Increasing Wholeness : Jewish Wisdom And Guided Meditations To Strengthen A

    $19.99

    1. Seeking Greater Wholenes
    2. Body
    3. Heart
    4. Mind
    5. Spirit
    6. Hand
    7. Inner Peace

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    Combines Jewish tradition, contemporary sciences and world spiritual writings with practical contemplative exercises. Will help you balance and integrate mind, body, heart and spirit, reach out to the Divine, and be more fully present and effective in your life.

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  • Ahrimani Enlightenment

    $9.00

    “Both good and evil are equal forces in a constant war that maintains equilibrium. We have been under the law of ‘Light, ‘ and it has shown itself to be abusive, enslaving, and stifling to the betterment of mankind.” Thus opens the Ahrimani Enlightenment by Dastur Adam Daniels, a tome that serves as a guide for those who choose to worship Ahriman, providing key articles of faith, prayers, and rituals. Ahriman is of course the nemesis of Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism, and here he is interpreted as the true essence of the universe, assisted by Melek Taus, the illuminating light, guardian, and ruler of Earth in this system. For the uninitiated, the church of Ahriman seeks to break away from the conventional association with traditional Satanists, “due to the understanding that Satan is a fallen angel subservient to the slave master Jehovah. Traditional Satanists believe that in the end, Satan and Jehovah will war,” and Satan will emerge the victor. However, Ahriman is an equally unstoppable force. The Dark Ages, dominated by the Catholic Church, based their spiritual enemy, Satan, on Ahriman. About the author Adam Daniels holds a sixth degree black belt in aikido and a black belt in judo. After killing an assailant in self-defense, Dastur discovered he could find little solace in the religions and spiritual systems he could find. A critical statement in a Satanic Bible, however, enabled him to turn his life around, and he has never since looked back, even finally finding a way to fuse Satanism with Eastern spirituality.

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  • New Membership And Financial Alternatives For The American Synagogue

    $19.99

    1. The Shifting Relationship Of The Synagogue And The Jewish Community
    2. Voluntary Dues
    3. No Dues Or “Gifts Of The Heart”
    4. Transactional Membership
    5. Open Membership
    6. The No-Membership Model
    7. The Tiered Model
    8. Special-Interest Membership
    9. The Community Campus: An Approach To Financing Institutional Physical Structure 10. The Co-op Model
    11. The Hybrid Model

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    Provides synagogue and communal leaders with a thoughtful process and the ingredients necessary to consider important changes in the synagogue. Includes provocative new models for membership and synagogue finance; examples from successful synagogues, bolstered by illustrations from the private sector; and practical steps for implementing change.

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  • Jewish Wisdom For Growing Older

    $16.99

    15 Chapters

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    Offers inspiration and guidance to help you make greater meaning and flourish amid the challenges of aging. It taps ancient Jewish wisdom for values, tools and precedents to frame new callings and beginnings, shifting family roles, and experiences of illness and death. For seekers of all faiths; for personal use and caregiving settings.

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  • Cross And The Cow Belt Of India

    $17.95

    The “Cow Belt” of India, so called because the majority of the people living in this region consider the cow to be sacred, stretches across the central plains of India. This land, the birthplace of Hinduism, is one rich in history but long ruled by superstition, false idols, the caste system, and the pursuit of nirvana. Through the arrivals of St. Thomas at the coast of Kerala in A.D. 52, Vasco da Gama on the west coast of India in 1498, and William Carey, the father of the modern missionary movement, in Bengal in 1793, God opened the door for Christianity to enter into the country, but yet even today, many in India’s heartland still worship a myriad of other gods and goddesses. Given Christianity’s past inroads, why has it not been able to successfully penetrate this region? And now that the Indian government has closed the country to foreign missionaries, how can native Christians fulfill Christ’s commission to preach the gospel to all people-including those in the Cow Belt? In “The Cross and the Cow Belt of India,” author Paul Pathickal, who lived in the region for fifteen years, seeks to answer these questions by surveying India’s unique history, religious system, and cultural distinctions-factors that make the Cow Belt one of the most challenging but ripe mission fields in the world today. In particular, he explores:
    * The origins of orthodox Hinduism
    * The Hindu scriptures
    * The many gods in Hindu worship
    * The doctrine of karma and rebirth
    * The caste system and politics in India

    The people of the Cow Belt can be reached for Christ, and in this book you will discover proven and practical strategies for how this can be accomplished. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Indian missions!

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  • Does The Soul Survive

    $18.99

    16 Chapters

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    Draws on Jewish texts to share that belief in near-death experiences, reincarnation, past-life memory and the work of mediums is in fact true to Jewish tradition. Rabbi Spitz looks squarely at both sides of the issues in this updated second edition, including the discrepancies in near-death experiences and other accounts.

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  • Repentance At Qumran

    $59.00

    Mark A. Jason offers a detailed investigation of the place of repentance in the Dead Sea Scrolls, addressing a significant lacuna in Qumran scholarship. Normally, when the belief system of the community is examined, “repentance” is usually taken for granted or relegated to a peripheral position. By careful attention to key texts, Jason establishes the importance of repentance as a fundamental way of structuring and describing religious experience within the Qumran community. Repentance was important not only for entry into the community and covenant but also for daily governance and cultic activities, and even for authenticating understanding of the end times. Jason shows, then, that repentance was a central and decisive element in shaping that community’s identity and undergirded its religous experience from the start. Further, comparison with relevant texts from the Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha shows that the Qumran community represented a distinctive penitential movement in Second Temple Judaism.

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  • What Every Christian Needs To Know About Passover

    $16.99

    Understand the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples and its ancient roots in the Jewish Passover, and discover what it can mean to a Christian celebration of Communion and Easter today.

    The Passover was celebrated by Jesus and the disciples the last time they were together. Now popular speaker and writer Rabbi Evan Moffic brings an understanding to the Last Supper that will forever change how Christians celebrate Communion and prepare for Easter. Beginning with the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history, Rabbi Moffic shows how these inform the roots of Christianity as he weaves together history, theology, Jewish practice and observances. Then he provides the background and resources for Christians seeking to experience an authentic Jewish Passover Seder and integrate it into their own preparation for Easter. Rabbi Moffic brings an informed and ancient perspective, explaining and bringing to life the source of so many of our modern Christian practices.

    By exploring and explaining the ritual and story surrounding the Jewish Passover, Rabbi Moffic shares with Christians the wisdom and inspiration of the Hebrew Bible-what Christians call the Old Testament-in a way that increases appreciation and understanding of the culture in which Jesus lived and taught. For contemporary Christians desiring to enrich their understanding of the faith they practice today, this book offers deeper understanding of their spiritual heritage shared with Judaism.

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  • Paul Within Judaism

    $39.00

    In these chapters, a group of renowned international scholars seek to describe Paul and his work from “within Judaism,” rather than on the assumption, still current after thirty years of the “New Perspective,” that in practice Paul left behind aspects of Jewish living after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). After an introduction that surveys recent study of Paul and highlights the centrality of questions about Paul’s Judaism, chapters explore the implications of reading Paul’s instructions as aimed at Christ-following non-Jews, teaching them how to live in ways consistent with Judaism while remaining non-Jews. The contributors take different methodological points of departure: historical, ideological-critical, gender-critical, and empire-critical, and examine issues of terminology and of interfaith relations. Surprising common ground among the contributors presents a coherent alternative to the “New Perspective.” The volume concludes with a critical evaluation of the Paul within Judaism perspective by Terence L. Donaldson, a well-known voice representative of the best insights of the New Perspective.

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  • God Faith And Identity From The Ashes

    $25.00

    Almost ninety children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors from sixteen countries explore how their parents’ and grandparents’ experiences of the Shoah helped shape their identity and their attitudes toward God, faith, Judaism, the Jewish people and the world. Their reflections will inform and inspire people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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  • Cambridge Companion To Sufism

    $30.99

    Sufism, the mystical or aesthetic doctrine in Islam, has occupied a very specific place in the Islamic tradition, with its own history, literature and devotional practices. Its development began in the seventh century, almost immediately after the early conquests, and spread throughout the Islamic world. The Cambridge Companion to Sufism traces its evolution from the formative period to the present, addressing specific themes along the way within the context of the times. In section discussing the early period, the devotional practices of the earliest Sufis are considered. The section on the medieval period, when Sufism was at its height, examines Sufi doctrines, different forms of mysticism and the antinomian expressions of Sufism. The section on the modern period explains the controversies that surrounded Sufism, the changes that took place in the colonial period and how Sufism transformed into a transnational movement in the twentieth century. This inimitable volume sheds light on a multifaceted and alternative aspect of Islamic history and religion.

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  • Doubt In Islamic Law

    $118.00

    This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Intisar A. Rabb calls into question a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, that notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history. Instead of rejecting doubt, medieval Muslim scholars largely embraced it. In fact, they used doubt to enlarge their own power and to construct Islamic criminal law itself. Through a close examination of legal, historical, and theological sources, and a range of illustrative case studies, this book shows that Muslim jurists developed a highly sophisticated and regulated system for dealing with Islam’s unique concept of doubt, which evolved from the seventh to the sixteenth century.

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  • Engaging With Atheists

    $14.99

    1. Who Are The Atheists?
    2. Beliefs And Practices
    3. Engaging Personally
    4. Engaging With The Gospel
    5. Engaging With The Bible
    6. How Can A Church Engage?
    7. Conclusion And Resources

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    Many Christians are fearful of engaging in conversation with atheists-believing that they will be hostile to Christian beliefs and conversations about the Bible. How can we share God’s love with people who don’t even believe he’s there?!

    This short book is designed to help both Christians and whole churches understand more about the questions and issues that atheists of various kinds have about Christian faith, and to reach out to them with the good news of the gospel.

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  • Engaging With Hindus

    $14.99

    A. Understanding Hindus
    1. A Global Faith
    2. What Do Hindus Think Of Christians And Christianity?
    3. Our Approach
    4. Who Is A Hindu?
    5. What Do Hindus Believe And Practise?
    B. Engaging With Hindus
    6. Love
    7. Listen And Learn
    8. Present Christ Positively
    9. Pray
    10. Preparing For Discussion
    11. Understanding Hindu Questions
    12. How Should A Church Engage With Hindus?

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    Hindus represent the third largest faith in the world, and yet many Christians know very little about their beliefs and lifestyle.

    This short book is designed to help both Christians and whole churches understand more about Hindus, and to reach out to them with the good news of the gospel. Both practical and warm, this book shows that every Christian is able to share their faith with Hindu friends and neighbors.

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  • Lullaby

    $18.99

    Beloved singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman’s touching music comes alive for your child in this charming adaptation of her bestselling and beloved song Lullaby. Beautiful and soothing imagery will capture your child s imagination while Debbie s comforting assurance of God s protection will make bedtime a peaceful and intimate experience.”

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  • Thats Mitzvah

    $8.99

    Adapted from the award-winning It’s a It’s a It’s a Mitzvah, this whimsical board book helps children explore the joys of doing good deeds and mitzvot. Lively text and illustrations introduce preschoolers to the everyday kindnesses that mark the beginning of a Jewish journey and a lifetime commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world).”

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  • Christian Muslim Friend

    $14.99

    Can Christians and Muslims be friends? Real friends?

    Even in a post-September 11 era of alienation and religious violence, David Shenk says yes.
    In Christian. Muslim. Friend., Shenk lays out twelve ways that Christians can form authentic relationships with Muslims, characterized by respect, hospitality, and candid dialogue.

    Rooted in his fifty years of friendship with Muslims in Somalia, Kenya, and the United States, Shenk invites Christian readers to be clear about their identity, develop trust, practice hospitality, confront distortions of both faiths, and seek out Muslims committed to peace.

    He invites readers to both bear witness to the Christ-centered commitments of their faith while also reaching out in friendship with Muslims. Through astounding stories of his animated conversations with Muslim clerics, visits to countless mosques around globe, and pastors and imams who join hands to work for peace, Shenk offers tested and true paths to real relationships.

    A compelling resource with practical application for mission personnel, Sunday school classes, and any Christian who rubs shoulders with people of Islamic faith in their neighborhood or workplace.

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  • Embracing The Divine Feminine

    $16.99

    This fresh translation renders the Song of Songs as Lady Wisdom offering seekers physical and spiritual intimacy with her so that they might awaken to the unity of God, woman, man and nature. Facing-page commentary provides historical, religious and spiritual insights from Christianity and Judaism as well as comparisons to other translations.

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  • Recovery The 12 Steps And Jewish Spirituality

    $16.99

    The first comprehensive approach to successfully integrate classic Jewish spirituality with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. It draws on Jewish resources theological, psychological and ethical that speak to the spiritual dimension of the disease, and shows how the principles of Jewish spiritual recovery directly align with the AA 12 Steps.”

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  • Living The Life Of Jewish Meditation

    $18.99

    Walks you through the fundamentals of daily meditation, with specific guidelines and practical techniques grounded in Judaism, and benefiting from Eastern traditions, for each stage of the life of meditation. Includes mantras, visuzalizations and contemplation exercises.

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  • Chutzpah Imperative : Empowering Todays Jews For A Life That Matters

    $21.99

    This exploration into the heart of Judaism shows that it’s time to reconnect with the ancient ideal of chutzpah (Jewish self-empowerment). Seeks to revive collective Jewish life and draw new generations to the Jewish tradition’s vital, significant and timely message by reasserting the Bible’s prescription of human possibility and responsibilities.

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  • History Of Islamic Societies 3rd Edition

    $60.99

    This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus’ history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam’s worldwide diffusion. The history is divided into four parts. Part I is a comprehensive account of pre-Islamic late antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the early Islamic empires; and Islamic religious, artistic, legal and intellectual cultures. Part II deals with the construction in the Middle East of Islamic religious communities and states to the fifteenth century. Part III includes the history to the nineteenth century of Islamic North Africa and Spain; the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; and other Islamic societies in Asia and Africa. Part IV accounts for the impact of European commercial and imperial domination on Islamic societies and traces the development of the modern national state system and the simultaneous Islamic revival from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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  • History Of Islamic Societies 3rd Edition

    $132.00

    This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus’ history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam’s worldwide diffusion. The history is divided into four parts. Part I is a comprehensive account of pre-Islamic late antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the early Islamic empires; and Islamic religious, artistic, legal and intellectual cultures. Part II deals with the construction in the Middle East of Islamic religious communities and states to the fifteenth century. Part III includes the history to the nineteenth century of Islamic North Africa and Spain; the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; and other Islamic societies in Asia and Africa. Part IV accounts for the impact of European commercial and imperial domination on Islamic societies and traces the development of the modern national state system and the simultaneous Islamic revival from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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  • Judaisms 10 Best Ideas

    $9.99

    What does Judaism have to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a system of values? With warmth, humor and down-to-earth explanations, leading spiritual teacher Arthur Green offers his answer to this question. An enticing look into timeless Jewish wisdom that will encourage you to explore the riches of Judaism for yourself.

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  • Secrets Of A Soulful Marriage

    $16.99

    Noted couples therapists Jim and Ruth Sharon draw on over forty years of professional and personal experience to offer useful perspectives, tools and practices to cultivate a soulful relationship with your partner. Combines insights from psychology, the world’s spiritual traditions, and the experiences of many kinds of committed couples.

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  • All The World

    $24.99

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Part 1: Universalism And Particularism: Speaking Generally
    Part 2: Views From Philosophy And Literature
    Part 3: “All The World” Remembered: Its Impact On Generations
    Part 4: The Liturgy
    Part 5: Interpretations From The Field
    Notes
    Glossary

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    This examination of universalism and particularism in Judaism seeks answers to the complex question, “Why be Jewish?” It explores the universalistic definition of the Jews’ historic destiny, the role Jews must play simply by virtue of being human, and Judaism s part in helping Jews play that human role with uniquely Jewish passion and commitment.”

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  • Shii Islam : An Introduction

    $27.99

    During the formative period of Islam, in the first centuries after Muhammad’s death, different ideas and beliefs abounded. It was during this period of roughly three centuries that two particular intellectual traditions emerged, Sunnism and Shi’ism. Sunni Muslims endorsed the historical caliphate, while Shi’i Muslims, supporters of ‘Ali, cousin of the Prophet and the fourth caliph, articulated their own distinctive doctrines. The Sunni-Shi’i schism is often framed as a dispute over the identity of the successor to Muhammad, whereas in reality, Sunni and Shi’i Muslims also differ on a number of seminal theological doctrines concerning the nature of God and legitimate political and religious authority. This book examines the development of Shi’i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. In an accessible yet nuanced manner, it conceives of Shi’ism as a historical project undertaken by a segment of the early Muslim community that felt dispossessed. This book also covers, for the first time in English, a wide range of Shi’i communities from the demographically predominant Twelvers to the transnational Isma’ilis to the scholar-activist Zaydis. The portrait of Shi’ism that emerges is that of a distinctive and vibrant community of Muslims with a remarkable capacity for reinvention and adaptation, grounded in a unique theological interpretation of Islam.

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  • Shii Islam : An Introduction

    $93.00

    During the formative period of Islam, in the first centuries after Muhammad’s death, different ideas and beliefs abounded. It was during this period of roughly three centuries that two particular intellectual traditions emerged, Sunnism and Shi’ism. Sunni Muslims endorsed the historical caliphate, while Shi’i Muslims, supporters of ‘Ali, cousin of the Prophet and the fourth caliph, articulated their own distinctive doctrines. The Sunni-Shi’i schism is often framed as a dispute over the identity of the successor to Muhammad, whereas in reality, Sunni and Shi’i Muslims also differ on a number of seminal theological doctrines concerning the nature of God and legitimate political and religious authority. This book examines the development of Shi’i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. In an accessible yet nuanced manner, it conceives of Shi’ism as a historical project undertaken by a segment of the early Muslim community that felt dispossessed. This book also covers, for the first time in English, a wide range of Shi’i communities from the demographically predominant Twelvers to the transnational Isma’ilis to the scholar-activist Zaydis. The portrait of Shi’ism that emerges is that of a distinctive and vibrant community of Muslims with a remarkable capacity for reinvention and adaptation, grounded in a unique theological interpretation of Islam.

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  • Partner In Holiness 2

    $35.00

    Brings together the teachings of Hasidic master Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev and the practice of mindfulness meditation. Covering the Five Books of Moses, these two volumes present accessible translations of selections from Kedushat Levi with Rabbi Slater’s commentaries and spiritual practices to illuminate their message.

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  • Buddhism And Law

    $88.00

    As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this interdisciplinary volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. Buddhism and Law draws on the expertise of the foremost scholars in Buddhist studies and in law to trace the legal aspects of the religion from the time of the Buddha to the present. In some cases, Buddhism provided the crucial architecture for legal ideologies and secular law codes, while in other cases it had to contend with a preexisting legal system, to which it added a new layer of complexity. The wide-ranging studies in this book reveal a diversity of relationships between Buddhist monastic codes and secular legal systems in terms of substantive rules, factoring, and ritual practices. This volume will be an essential resource for all students and teachers in Buddhist studies, law and religion, and comparative law.

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  • Behind Communism

    $14.95

    Here is persuasive, unassailable proof that it was Jewish revolutionaries who invented and supervised the horrors and ravages of Communist totalitarianism. Karl Marx, a Zionist Jew, was inspired by Moses Hess, a Zionist Jew, to formulate the dogma of the Communist system. Then, Lenin, a Zionist Jew, teamed up with Trotsky, a Zionist Jew, and other Illuminati, Zionist Jews to seize the Russian Empire and turn it into a massive, bloody, killing and torture factory rivaling anything George Orwell (1984) could have ever conceived. In this groundbreaking book, you will be shocked to discover what and who is BEHIND COMMUNISM.

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  • Partner In Holiness 1

    $35.00

    Brings together the teachings of Hasidic master Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev and the practice of mindfulness meditation. Covering the Five Books of Moses, these two volumes present accessible translations of selections from Kedushat Levi with Rabbi Slater’s commentaries and spiritual practices to illuminate their message.

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  • Polygamous Wives Writing Club

    $33.95

    A fascinating look into the lives of nineteenth-century polygamous Mormon wives
    The Church of Latter-day Saints renounced the practice of plural marriage in 1890. In the mid- to late nineteenth century, however–the heyday of Mormon polygamy–as many as three out of every ten Mormon women became polygamous wives. Paula Kelly Harline delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine such women, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.

    Polygamous wives were participants in a controversial and very public religious practice that violated most nineteenth-century social and religious rules of a monogamous America. Harline considers the questions: Were these women content with their sacrifice? Did the benefits of polygamous marriage for the Mormons outweigh the human toll it required and the embarrassment it continues to bring? Polygamous wives faced daunting challenges not only imposed by the wider society but within the home, yet those whose writings Harline explores give voice to far more than unhappiness and discontent.

    The personal writings of these women, all married to different husbands, are the heart of this remarkable book–they paint a vivid and sometimes disturbing picture of an all but vanished and still controversial way of life.

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  • Engaging With Muslims In Europe

    $12.00

    VTR Publications
    In Europe one finds Christian communities and Muslim communities living in close proximity to each other. Muslims and Christians pass each other in the streets, stand next to each other waiting for the bus or metro, live next to one another in streets, share apartment buildings with each other, study in the same universities, have their lunches in the same business canteens, shop in the same shopping centres. Nevertheless, they are essentially strangers to each other. Only a small minority of Churches and Christians in Europe are engaged with Muslims through meaningful and loving relationships which provide opportunities to witness to them about the truth of God. The European Ministry to Muslims Network of the European Leadership Forum seeks to equip the Church in Europe to relate to Muslims with a compassionate heart, an informed mind, an involved hand and a witnessing tongue. In this book members of the network and others write about their engagement with Muslims in Europe.

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  • Facing Islam Engaging Muslims

    $15.00

    What is Islam? Is it violent-as the actions of some Muslims would lead us to believe? Or is it peaceful-as Muslim spokesmen portray it? With this unique resource, you can examine the Qur’an, the Hadith (authoritative traditions), the lives of Muhammad and of his disciples, and discover the answer for yourself. Explore the endless variety of Muslims. Get a handle on this wide array through understanding three key dimensions: * doctrine (what they officially believe). * syncretism (their inclusion of non-Islamic beliefs). * piety (how closely they practice their faith). Learn how to use this information about Islam and Muslims to: * Engage Muslims with the truth. * Respectfully show them how Scriptural truths have been misunderstood throughout Islamic history. * Remove roadblocks that keep them from knowing God through Isa al Masikh (Jesus the Messiah). Discover why more Muslims have become believers in Jesus in the past thirty year then all of history.

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  • Mussar Yoga : Blending An Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice With Yoga To Tr

    $18.99

    A clear and easy-to-use introduction to Mussar Yoga a blending of Jewish and Eastern spiritual practices. Intended for the novice as well as the yoga expert and for people of all faiths, each exercise is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, helpful photographs, mantras and journaling exercises.”

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  • Connecting With Muslims

    $18.00

    How can we build bridges with Muslims? Muslims are our coworkers, neighbors and friends. But Christians don’t always know how to build relationships with Muslims. Fouad Masri provides practical ways for Christians to initiate conversations and develop relationships with Muslims. He offers insights into Muslim culture and helps Christians understand and relate their Muslim friends. Masri addresses seven common questions that Muslims ask about Jesus and the Christian faith, providing sensitive answers that winsomely guide Muslims to Jesus without arguing or awkward debating. With real-life stories of fruitful conversations and genuine relationships, Masri helps readers see Muslims as Jesus sees them, without fear, with love, hope and expectation. You don’t need a Ph.D. in Islam to share your faith with a Muslim. You just need the heart of an ambassador. Discover how.

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  • Grand Central Question

    $20.00

    Foreword By Josh McDowell
    Prologue: What Truth Costs – What Truth Is Worth
    Chapter One: Grand Central Questions

    Part I – Secular Humanism Or The Gospel — Which Provides Us With Intrinsic Value And Objective Purpose?
    Chapter Two: Secular Humanism – The Secular Search
    Chapter Three: Saying Nothing As Loud As We Can
    Chapter Four: Will The Real Humanism Please Stand Up?

    Part II – Eastern & Western Spirituality Or The Gospel — Which Gives Real Answers To Suffering?
    Chapter Five: Pantheism And Pain
    Chapter Six: Escaping The Escapism

    Part III – Islam Or The Gospel — Which Tells Us About God’s Greatness?
    Chapter Seven: From Whence Comes God’s Greatness?
    Chapter Eight: God’s Greatness And The Preservation Of The Gospel
    Chapter Nine: God’s Triune Greatness
    Chapter Ten: Greatness Incarnate

    Epilogue: A Worldview That Views The Whole World
    Acknowledgments

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    Part 1: Theology And Practice
    Part 2: Historical Insights
    Part 3: The Liturgy
    Part 4: Interpretations And Reflections
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C
    Notes
    Glossary

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