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A TRANSLATOR ON BEAUTY AND MEANING IN THE BIBLE
Written by SARAH RUDEN

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 03/28/2017

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-90856-8

A dazzling reconsideration of the original languages and texts of the Bible, in both the Old and the New Testaments, from the acclaimed scholar and translator of Classical literature (“The best translation of the Aeneid, certainly the best of our time” —Ursula Le Guin; “The first translation since Dryden that can be read as a great English poem in itself” —Garry Wills, The New York Review of Books) and author of Paul Among the People (“Astonishing . . . Superb” —Booklist, starred...

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CONFRONTING RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE
Written by JONATHAN SACKS

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-805-24334-5

Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award (Modern Jewish Thought and Experience, Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson)

In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God. If religion is perceived as being part of the problem, Rabbi Sacks argues, then it must also form part of the solution. When religion becomes a zero-sum...

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DECODING THE STORY OF THE FLOOD
Written by IRVING FINKEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/17/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80439-6

When a small, peculiar, palm-sized clay tablet made its way to the desk of Irving Finkel, Assyriologist and Assistant Keeper at the British Museum, Finkel could hardly believe his luck. What he discovered was a missing piece in the story of Noah and the Ark. In this captivating, absorbing work of scholarship, Finkel, a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, leads the reader on a detective hunt for the prototype of Noah’s Ark—from cuneiform wedges to bundles of reeds, from ancient Babylon to...

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REFLECTIONS ON THE BOOK OF NUMBERS

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 02/24/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-805-24304-8

The newest book in Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s award-winning series of commentaries on the hebrew bible.
 
The book of Numbers is the narrative of a great failure. What should have been for the Israelites a brief journey from Mount Sinai to the Holy Land becomes a forty-year death march. Both before and after the devastating report of the Spies, the narrative centers on the people’s desire to return to Egypt, to undo the miraculous work of the Exodus. At its heart are speeches of complaint and...

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THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF JESUS
Written by LARS MUHL

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

On Sale: 12/23/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-780-28832-1

Jesus Christ spoke Aramaic. Behind this language lies a secret transpersonal psychology. It contains a message that turns central New Testament themes upside down. By reading Jesus' message through Aramaic eyes, new possibilities for enlightenment are possible and a new vision of human potential is realized.

This book contains transliterations of Jesus' Aramaic sayings and interpretations based on many sources including the Nazareens and the Therapeutae of Alexandria.

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Written by PATRICIA STORACE

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-70755-1

From the author of the acclaimed Dinner with Persephone comes a radically original novel about four women who invite us to imagine the divine anew: what if “a woman’s point of view” were also God’s?

Patricia Storace's Eve begins by telling us her version of what happened in Eden, and by revealing that our familiar constellations conceal other heavens we have never allowed ourselves to see. Each of the four subsequent chapters is the story of one of these new zodiacs, featuring images central...

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Translator EVERETT FOX

Format: Hardcover, 880 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-0-805-24181-5

The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume in Everett Fox’s landmark translation of the Hebrew Bible.

The personalities who appear in the pages of The Early Prophets, and the political and moral dilemmas their stories illuminate, are part of the living consciousness of the Western world. From Joshua and the tumbling walls of Jericho to Samson...

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JESUS IN THE NO-SPIN ZONE
Written by ROBERT M. PRICE

Format: Trade Paperback, 287 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-1-616-14966-6

Killing Jesus, the bestselling blockbuster by Bill O'Reilly, claims to be a purely historical account of the events in the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. New Testament scholar Robert M. Price (a member of the Jesus Seminar) shows how unfounded this claim is in this critical review of O'Reilly's work. In fact, he judges the book to be the number one source of misinformation on Jesus today. Ignoring over one hundred years of New Testament scholarship, O'Reilly and his coauthor,...

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HOW TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY--AND PROTECT YOUR WALLET--THROUGH BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
Written by CHAD HOVIND

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Multnomah

On Sale: 07/15/2014

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-601-42479-2

In Godonomics, author and leading pastor, Chad Hovind, argues that the only sure solution to any economic crisis—from federal budget deficits to a family's overspending—is to follow God's principles and adopt biblical values and practices. The book presents a comprehensive strategy that not only guards against the greed that causes many to criticize capitalism, but also assures that the neediest receive adequate assistance. Hovind delivers a proven, workable approach that doesn't cater to...

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THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD
Written by BRANT PITRE

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 03/11/2014

Price: $23.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43545-5

By Dr. Brant Pitre, author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and a professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jesus the Bridegroom offers a thought-provoking examination of Jesus's messianic role in first-century Palestine.
     In Jesus the Bridegroom, Dr. Pitre delves into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this...

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UNFORGETTABLE PEOPLE AND TIMELESS STORIES FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION
Written by JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 11/05/2013

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-21159-1

Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who’s Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation.

From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that brings to life the fascinating characters of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. From the fall of Adam and Eve to Judas’ betrayal of Jesus, the key events of the Bible are...

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A BIBLICAL JOURNEY FROM NAZARETH TO THE CROSS
Written by EDWARD SRI

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $21.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34803-4

Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being--a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn.

In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the...

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