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The New Testament in Its World

The book takes you inside the minds of the first-century faithful and the leaders of the New Testament, providing context to their experiences, challenges, and triumphs. It is essential for anyone seeking an understanding of the New Testament in its early Christian context from a historical, literary, and theological perspective.

The Spiritual Man

The Spiritual Man is a comprehensive guide on spirituality that explores the nature of man's spirit and the importance of inner life. The book delves into the significance of intuitive knowledge, communion with God, and the influence of the soul and body on man's spirituality. The author features a blend of theology, personal insight, and scriptural investigation to offer guidance on living a spiritual life.

Autobiography of a Yogi

This book is a deeply personal story of the life of Paramhansa Yogananda, a well-known Indian yogi who brought yoga and meditation to the West. It offers a firsthand account of his remarkable experiences, his teachings, his meetings with spiritual leaders, and his profound insights into yoga and spirituality.

The Convoluted Universe

'The Convoluted Universe - Book One' dives into complex metaphysical theories related to Dolores Cannon's studies on UFOs and abductions. It looks into the mysteries of the Universe, such as interdimensional times, the transforming DNA structure of the human body, the existence of parallel universes and the role of energy in the universe. This book is a synthesis of lost knowledge and continued exploration of the unknown.

Theories of Primitive Religion

The book 'Theories of Primitive Religion' critically examines various anthropological theories on religion found amongst primitive societies. Throughout the book, the author, E.E. Evans-Pritchard, provides his views on these diverse theories, often demonstrating their inadequacies through logical analysis and field research documentation.

Casting Your Cares Upon the Lord

"Casting Your Cares Upon the Lord" is a religious book by Kenneth E. Hagin that guides readers on how to trust in God and release their worries and anxieties to Him, based on teachings from the Bible. It emphasizes the importance of faith, prayer, and the power of God's Word in overcoming life's difficulties and challenges.

Motives for Materialism

The book "Motives for Materialism" explores the historical, social, and philosophical reasons behind the trend towards materialism, particularly in Europe, and its relationship with religion, science, and human instincts. It also discusses the impact of materialism on societal structures, its connection with socialism, and its role in resistance and heroism.

Kitab Al-Iman

"Kitab Al-Iman" is a religious text written by Abū Bakr ‘Abdullāh ibn Muhammad ibn Abī Shaybah Al-Kūfī, which discusses the concept of faith (Iman) in Islam. The book includes narrations and teachings from the Prophet Muhammad and other Islamic leaders, focusing on the nature of faith, its importance, and its role in guiding moral and ethical behavior.

The Triumphant Church

The Triumphant Church is a religious text that emphasizes the victory of the Church of Jesus Christ over Satan, asserting that believers should not see themselves as militant or defeated, but triumphant. The book encourages believers to understand and exercise their authority in Christ, and to live in the victory that Jesus has already won, rather than constantly battling with the devil.

When Helping Hurts

"When Helping Hurts" is a book that provides a new perspective on poverty alleviation, focusing not just on economics but also on the poverty of relationships between man and God, man and man, man and creation, and man and self. It offers practical advice and strategies for churches and individuals to transform their good intentions into effective, lasting change that respects the dignity and potential of the materially poor.

Peshawar Nights

Peshawar Nights is a transcript of a series of religious debates that took place over ten nights between Sultanu'l-Wa’adhim Shirazi, a Shi'i scholar, and Sunni scholars in Peshawar, India (now Pakistan) in 1927. The discussions cover major topics relating to Shi'ism including the death of the Prophet, successorship, companions, infallibility, Muta' (temporary marriage), and the family of the Prophet.

You Goddess!

"You Goddess! Life Lessons from Awesome Immortals" is a book that explores the stories of various goddesses from different cultures and mythologies, using their tales to draw out life lessons and insights for modern women. The authors reinterpret these ancient myths from a modern perspective, aiming to empower women by challenging enduring stereotypes and celebrating female power in all its forms.

Conversations with the Earth

"Conversations with the Earth" is a book by Dr. Yafi Yair that explores the concept of channeling and communicating with various elements and energies of the Earth, discussing humanity, consciousness, and the shift in Earth's evolution.

The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Power Of Positive Thinking is a self-help book that teaches readers how to overcome obstacles and achieve success by changing their mindset to focus on positive thoughts and faith. It provides practical techniques and principles for achieving a fulfilling, happy, and successful life.

The Tao of Love and Sex

The Tao of Love and Sex is a book that explores the ancient Chinese Taoist philosophy of love and sex, emphasizing the importance of sexual harmony, controlled ejaculation, and female satisfaction in achieving overall well-being and longevity. It provides practical advice and techniques for enhancing sexual prowess and maintaining a fulfilling sexual relationship.

Maps of Meaning

"Maps of Meaning" is a book by Jordan Peterson that explores the relationship between belief systems, mythology, and the human perception of the world, aiming to explain how our minds form meaning from chaos.

The Great Dechurching

The Great Dechurching is a book that explores the significant decline in church attendance in America, examining the reasons behind this trend and offering theological and practical recommendations for engaging those who have left the church. It provides data-driven insights and profiles of different types of dechurched individuals, aiming to equip church leaders and members to understand and address this phenomenon.

Dark Night of the Soul

"Dark Night of the Soul" is a spiritual guide by St. John of the Cross that explores the soul's journey from a state of abandonment and darkness to a loving union with God.

Healing Body & Soul

"Healing Body & Soul" is a comprehensive guide to holistic health, exploring the integration of physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being from an Islamic perspective. It provides practical advice on diet, exercise, mental health, and spiritual practices.

Preaching

The book "Preaching" is generally about the art and practice of delivering sermons, focusing on the techniques, principles, and theology behind effective preaching.

Karma

"Karma" is a novel that explores the complex web of human emotions, relationships, and cultural conflicts, set against the backdrop of the Indian independence movement and the partition of India.

The Way of the Superior Man

"The Way of the Superior Man" is a guidebook for men that explores masculinity, relationships, and personal growth, aiming to help men understand and embody their authentic masculine presence.

The Toxic War on Masculinity

"The Toxic War on Masculinity" explores the historical and societal evolution of masculinity, challenging the notion of 'toxic masculinity' and arguing that the secular script for masculinity has become distorted, leading to negative stereotypes and misunderstandings. The book advocates for a return to a biblical concept of manhood, highlighting the positive aspects of masculinity when directed towards virtuous ends.

Ufo of God

"UFO of God" is a personal account of Chris Bledsoe's encounters with unexplained phenomena, including UFO sightings and interactions with otherworldly beings. The book explores the spiritual and divine aspects of these experiences, challenging conventional interpretations of UFOs and suggesting a connection with human consciousness and the divine.

Awakening Osiris

"Awakening Osiris" is a spiritual guide that uses ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices to inspire personal growth and enlightenment. It explores the journey of the soul through life, death, and rebirth, offering insights on self-discovery, transformation, and the power of words and memory.

Ethik

"Ethik" von Spinoza ist eine philosophische Untersuchung der menschlichen Natur und Moral, die die Macht der Vernunft und die menschliche Freiheit betont, um ein Leben nach den Prinzipien der Vernunft zu führen. Es stellt die Frage, ob eine Ethik mit dem modernen Naturbegriff vereinbar ist und behandelt das Problem der Naturnotwendigkeit und Freiheit.

Wild at Heart

"Wild at Heart" is about the exploration and recovery of a man's true nature, his passions, and his heart, which are given by God. It encourages men to embrace their inherent desires for adventure, battles, and beauty, and to live a life of freedom, passion, and risk.

Islam and Politics

"Islam and Politics" explores the complex relationship between Islam and politics, examining the historical context, the role of Islam in modern politics, and the challenges and issues associated with establishing Islamically oriented states and societies. It also delves into the diversity of interpretations and implementations of Islam in different political contexts, from state Islam to Islamic movements.

Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is a spiritual and philosophical dialogue between Prince Arjuna and the god Krishna, who serves as his charioteer. It explores profound concepts such as duty, righteousness, selflessness, devotion, and the paths to spiritual enlightenment.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a comprehensive guide on how to live fully and die fearlessly, based on ancient Tibetan teachings. It offers practical advice, meditative exercises, and personal anecdotes to illuminate the stages of living, dying, death, and rebirth.

Buddhism for Beginners

"Buddhism for Beginners" provides an accessible introduction to the key principles of Buddhism and offers guidance on how to integrate these teachings into daily life. It covers a wide range of topics including the essence of Buddhism, meditation, love and compassion, karma, and the Buddhist traditions.

The Art of Happiness

"The Art of Happiness" is a guide to achieving happiness by training the mind, understanding the true sources of happiness, and making conscious decisions that lead to a happier life. It emphasizes the importance of mental outlook, compassion, and spirituality in cultivating a lasting sense of joy.

Beten, um Ergebnisse zu erzielen

"Betend Ergebnisse Erzielen" ist ein Leitfaden, wie man effektiv betet, indem man verschiedene Arten von Gebeten und ihre spezifischen Regeln versteht, sowie die Bedeutung von Glauben, Hingabe und Verständnis für Gottes Willen. Es betont die Kraft des Gebets, um gewünschte Ergebnisse zu erzielen, Heilung zu erfahren und Herausforderungen zu überwinden.

Die Kraft des Jetzt

Die Kraft der Gegenwart ist ein Leitfaden zur spirituellen Erleuchtung, der die Bedeutung des Lebens im gegenwärtigen Moment betont und die Befreiung von der Dominanz des Geistes hervorhebt. Es zielt darauf ab, eine Veränderung im menschlichen Bewusstsein hin zu einem erleuchteteren und friedlicheren Zustand zu erleichtern.

Warum der Buddhismus wahr ist

Warum der Buddhismus wahr ist, konzentriert sich auf die naturalistischen Aspekte des Buddhismus und erforscht, wie seine Kernideen mit der modernen Psychologie und Philosophie übereinstimmen und wie diese Ideen die Sichtweise auf sich selbst und die Welt revolutionieren können. Das Buch zielt darauf ab, die Gültigkeit dieser zentralen buddhistischen Ideen und ihr Potenzial für eine persönliche Transformation und ein klareres Verständnis der Realität zu demonstrieren.

Die Kraft des Rituals

Die Macht des Rituals handelt davon, alltägliche Aktivitäkeiten in seelenvolle Praktiken zu verwandeln, die eine heilige Grundlage für das Leben schaffen und den Menschen helfen, tiefere Verbindungen mit sich selbst, anderen, der natürlichen Welt und dem Göttlichen zu finden.

Heilige Natur

"Sacred Nature" erforscht die uralte menschliche Verbindung zur natürlichen Welt und betont die Bedeutung der Anerkennung und Wiederherstellung der Heiligkeit der Natur. Es taucht in verschiedene religiöse und philosophische Traditionen ein, um zu zeigen, wie sie die Natur verehrten und schlägt Wege vor, diese Ehrfurcht in das moderne Leben zu integrieren, um Umweltkrisen zu bewältigen.

Grenzen

Grenzen handeln davon, persönliche Grenzen zu verstehen und umzusetzen, um das emotionale, geistige und körperliche Wohlbefinden zu schützen, während gleichzeitig gesunde Beziehungen gefördert und persönliches Wachstum ermöglicht wird.

Super Anzieher

Super Attractor handelt davon, in seine innere Kraft und spirituelle Verbindung einzutauchen, um mühelos gewünschte Ergebnisse im Leben anzuziehen, während man eine Kraft der Liebe und Positivität in der Welt wird.

Das Königreich Gottes ist in Dir

Das Königreich Gottes ist in Dir ist eine philosophische Erforschung der Lehren Jesu Christi, insbesondere mit Fokus auf das Konzept der Gewaltlosigkeit gegenüber dem Bösen. Es argumentiert, dass die wahre Essenz des Christentums in der inneren spirituellen Vollkommenheit jedes Einzelnen liegt und dass gesellschaftliche und politische Veränderungen dieser persönlichen Transformation natürlich folgen werden.

Das Universum steht hinter Dir

"Das Universum steht hinter dir" handelt davon, Angst in Glauben zu verwandeln und zu lernen, dem Universum zu vertrauen, um dich auf deiner Lebensreise zu führen und zu unterstützen.

Übernatürlich Werden

"Becoming Supernatural" handelt davon, Grenzen zu überschreiten und das volle Potenzial zu erkennen, indem wissenschaftliche Entdeckungen mit tiefen Lehren aus der Vergangenheit kombiniert werden. Dies ermöglicht es den Einzelnen, einen neuen Körper, Geist und ein neues Leben zu erschaffen.

Die Schönheit dessen, was übrig bleibt

The Beauty of What Remains erforscht die tiefgreifenden Lektionen, die uns Tod und Verlust über das Leben, die Liebe und die Bedeutung der Konzentration auf das, was wirklich zählt, lehren können. Es teilt persönliche Geschichten und Erfahrungen, um Trost und Anleitung zu geben, die Schönheit zu umarmen, die nach dem Verlust bleibt.

Die nächste richtige Sache

In The Next Right Thing geht es darum, Entscheidungen zu treffen und ein sinnvolles Leben zu gestalten, indem man sich darauf konzentriert, in jeder Situation das nächste Richtige zu tun. Es bietet Anleitung und praktische Ratschläge, um die Entscheidungen und Herausforderungen des Lebens zu meistern.

The God Delusion

"The God Delusion" is a critique of religion and the belief in a supernatural creator, arguing that belief in God is not only irrational, but potentially harmful to society. It advocates for the understanding of the universe through scientific discovery rather than religious belief.

Praying To Get Results

"Praying To Get Results" is a guide on how to pray effectively by understanding different types of prayers and their specific rules, as well as the importance of faith, dedication, and understanding God's will. It emphasizes the power of prayer in achieving desired results, healing, and overcoming challenges.

Super Attractor

Super Attractor is about tapping into one's inner power and spiritual connection to effortlessly attract desired outcomes in life, while becoming a force of love and positivity in the world.

The Beauty of What Remains

The Beauty of What Remains explores the profound lessons that death and loss can teach us about life, love, and the importance of focusing on what truly matters. It shares personal stories and experiences to provide comfort and guidance in embracing the beauty that remains after loss.

Sacred Nature

"Sacred Nature" explores the ancient human bond with the natural world, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and restoring the sacredness of nature. It delves into various religious and philosophical traditions to highlight how they revered nature and suggests ways to incorporate this reverence into modern life to address environmental crises.

The Kingdom of God is Within You

The Kingdom of God is Within You is a philosophical exploration of the teachings of Jesus Christ, particularly focusing on the concept of non-resistance to evil by force. It argues that the true essence of Christianity lies in the internal spiritual perfection of each individual, and that societal and political changes will naturally follow this personal transformation.

The Power of Now

The Power of Now is a guide to spiritual enlightenment that emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment and freeing oneself from the dominance of the mind. It aims to facilitate a shift in human consciousness towards a more enlightened and peaceful state.

The Universe Has Your Back

The Universe Has Your Back is about transforming fear into faith and learning to trust the Universe to guide and support you on your life's journey.

Becoming Supernatural

Becoming Supernatural is about transcending limitations and realizing one's full potential by combining scientific discoveries with deep teachings from the past, enabling individuals to create a new body, mind, and life.

Boundaries

Boundaries is about understanding and implementing personal boundaries to protect one's emotional, mental, and physical well-being, while fostering healthy relationships and personal growth.

The Power of Ritual

The Power of Ritual is about transforming everyday activities into soulful practices that create a sacred foundation for life, helping individuals find deeper connections with themselves, others, the natural world, and the divine.

The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing is about making decisions and creating a meaningful life by focusing on doing the next right thing in any given situation, offering guidance and practical advice for navigating life's choices and challenges.

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True focuses on the naturalistic aspects of Buddhism, exploring how its core ideas align with modern psychology and philosophy, and how these ideas can revolutionize one's view of themselves and the world. The book aims to demonstrate the validity of these core Buddhist ideas and their potential to bring about personal transformation and a clearer understanding of reality.

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