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PLURAL MARRIAGE AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN EARLY MORMONISM, 1835-1870

Format: Hardcover, 512 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 01/10/2017

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-59490-7

From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive, and determination. 

A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by...

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FAITH, CULTURE, AND POLITICS FROM THE AGE OF EISENHOWER TO THE ERA OF OBAMA
Written by KENNETH L. WOODWARD

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Convergent Books

On Sale: 09/13/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90739-9

Blending personal narrative with the story of Christianity in the United States over the last fifty years, Kenneth L. Woodward, the award-winning former editor of Newsweek, follows religion through American history. From the myopic optimism of the 50s, through the Civil Rights Era and the rise of evangelicalism to today, Woodward explores the importance of religion in the American experience and its impact on our history and politics. Getting Religion is ideal for courses on religion,...

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A MEMOIR
Written by JUDITH FREEMAN

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 06/07/2016

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-90861-2

An arresting, lyrical memoir about the path the author took—sometimes unwittingly—out of her Mormon upbringing and through a thicket of profound difficulties to become a writer.

At twenty-two, Judith Freeman was working in the Mormon church-owned department store in the Utah town where she'd grown up. In the process of divorcing the man she'd married at the age of seventeen, she was living in her parents' house with her four-year-old son, who had already endured two heart surgeries. She had...

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A MEMOIR
Written by TRACY K. SMITH

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80407-5

One of the Best Books of the Year
The New York Times * The Washington Post * San Francisco Chronicle *Denver Post * Oprah.com

In Ordinary Light, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy K. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. Here is the story of a young artist struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief,...

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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE DAILY ACTS THAT MAKE UP A CATHOLIC LIFE

Format: Hardcover, 432 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 02/23/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90317-9

The popular mother-daughter team behind the hit website TheCatholicCatalogue.com helps readers to discover, rediscover, and embrace some of the smells and tastes, sounds and sensations, holidays and seasons of the Catholic life. This collection of prayers, crafts, devotionals and recipes will help readers make room in their busy lives for mystery and meaning, awe and joy. 

This beautifully designed book will help readers celebrate Catholicism throughout the years, across daily practice and...

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A SECULAR HISTORY OF CONVERSION
Written by SUSAN JACOBY

Format: Hardcover, 512 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-42375-8

From the best-selling author of The Age of American Unreason, a provocative social history of the secular forces driving conversionfor better and for worse—in the Western world, from the transformation of the Jewish Saul into Christianity's first proselytizer Paul to the twenty first-century revival of violent religious coercion by radical Islamic terrorists. 

In this original and riveting exploration, Susan Jacoby argues that conversion—especially in the free American "religious...

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CHANGING WHO YOU ARE BY LOVING WHERE YOU ARE
Written by LéONCE B. CRUMP
Foreword by MATT CHANDLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Multnomah

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-601-42554-6

God is not wiping this world away. He is in the midst of renovating it. 

Léonce Crump, lead pastor of Renovation Church in the urban core of Atlanta, invites you to do what God did when He wanted to make a difference in this world – move in.
 
Whether you’re a pastor looking to plant a church, a missionary preparing to serve in a far-off land, a family preparing to move into a new community, or a follower of Jesus simply looking to engage more deeply in your current neighborhood, Léonce...

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ANSWERS ON TRUTH, PEACE, LOVE & THE POWER OF FAITH
Written by TONIA JENKINS

Format: Hardcover, 112 pages

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

On Sale: 12/29/2015

Price: $12.50

ISBN: 978-1-578-26581-7

Presented in a clear, stylish format, Questions for Jesus poses universal questions, with answers drawn from the Bible’s timeless wisdom. Exploring ideas ranging from love, to peace, to faith and forgiveness, Questions for Jesus is rich with meaningful quotes and meditations on each issue, as every chapter helps to bring you into a deeper connection with God—all while fitting in your pocket.

This inspirational book makes a wonderful gift for anyone seeking greater personal happiness and a...

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A QUEST FOR THE BOOK THAT JUST MIGHT BE THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
Written by AVI STEINBERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/24/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94836-6

Is The Book of Mormon a Great American Novel? Avi Steinberg thinks so. In this quirky travelogue—part fan nonfiction, part personal quest—he follows the trail laid out in Joseph Smith’s book. From Jerusalem to the ruined Mayan cities of Central America to upstate New York and, finally, to Jackson County, Missouri—the spot Smith identified as the site of the Garden of Eden—Steinberg traces The Book’s unexpected path and grapples with Joseph Smith’s demons—and his own. Literate and funny,...

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ATHEISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Written by TIM WHITMARSH

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95832-7

How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities.

Homer’s epic poems of...

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WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND
Written by DAVID K. SHIPLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44751-4

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews

In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism.

Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler...

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RELIGION AND THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Written by KAREN ARMSTRONG

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94696-6

With a new postscript

In these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare. In these pages, one of our greatest writers on religion, Karen Armstrong, amasses a sweeping history of humankind to explore the perceived connection between war and the world’s great creeds—and to issue a passionate defense of the peaceful nature of faith.  

With unprecedented scope,...

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