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  • Christians In A Cancel Culture

    $15.99

    It’s not a matter of where to stand, but how to stand

    You hold truths about sensitive issues like gender, sexuality, and salvation to be biblically evident. You know friends, family members, and coworkers who hold opposing views to be self-evident. So where do you go from here?

    If you’re struggling to speak wisdom about controversial and personal subjects with compassion, conviction, and Christlike grace, Christians in a Cancel Culture is the guide you need. This book will affirm your understanding of the Bible’s views on sin, salvation, the afterlife, gender identity, homosexuality, and abortion, while teaching you…
    *why today’s world has grown so hostile to Christians and biblical values
    *the do’s and don’ts of responding to opposing beliefs
    *how you can sustain good relationships with those who feel threatened by God’s truth

    Walking in faith isn’t about fighting culture wars but witnessing Christ’s restorative love to those who haven’t yet found it. Christians in a Cancel Culture will inspire you to address today’s controversies without compromising your beliefs, and provide you with the tools to do so effectively. Continue Reading Christians In A Cancel Culture

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  • 10 Commandments Of Progressive Christianity

    $7.99

    A cautionary look at ten dangerously appealing half-truths.

    In 1923, J. Gresham Machen, then a professor at Princeton Seminary, wrote his classic text, Christianity and Liberalism. The book was a response to the rise of liberalism in the mainline denominations of his own day. Machen argued that the liberal understanding of Christianity was, in fact, not just a variant version of the faith, nor did it represent simply a different denominational perspective, but was an entirely different religion. Put simply, liberal Christianity is not Christianity.

    What is remarkable about Machen’s book is how prescient it was. His description of liberal Christianity–a moralistic, therapeutic version of the faith that values questions over answers and being good over being right–is still around today in basically the same form. For this reason alone the book should be required reading, certainly for all seminary students, pastors, and Christian leaders.

    Although its modern advocates present liberal Christianity as something new and revolutionary, it is nothing of the sort. It may have new names (e.g., emerging or progressive Christianity), but it is simply a rehash of the same well-worn system that has been around for generations.

    The abiding presence of liberal Christianity struck me not long ago when I came across a daily devotional from Richard Rohr that listed ten principles he thinks modern Christianity needs to embody. These ten principles are actually drawn from Philip Gulley’s book, If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus. In that devotional series, ironically titled Returning to Essentials, Rohr sets forth the ten principles as a kind of confessional statement of modern liberalism (while at the same time pretending to deplore confessional statements). They are, in effect, a Ten Commandments for progressive Christianity.

    Indeed, these ten sound like they were gathered not so much on the mountaintop as in the university classroom. They are less about God revealing his desires and more about man expressing his own–less Moses, more Oprah.

    But take note: each of these commandments is partially true. Indeed, that is what makes this list, and progressive Christianity as a whole, so challenging. It is a master class in half-truths that sound appealing on the surface until you dig down deeper and really explore their foundations and implications. Benjamin Franklin was right when he quipped, Half the truth is often a Continue Reading 10 Commandments Of Progressive Christianity

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  • Freedoms Last Stand

    $22.95

    Freedom’s Last Stand provides profound insight and historical perspective to the American Counterrevolution and one of the most polarizing issues that America faces today – the battle between conservative and liberal ideologies. In the middle of one of the most important elections in our nation’s history, Clifford Ribner builds a powerful case for where we are now, and where we need to go if we want to preserve freedom in this country. Drawing from his in-depth historical research, he explains exactly what the founding fathers intended with the constitution, and how decades of liberal policies have not only eroded its original intent, but have turned it on its side. This book masterfully demonstrates the complete moral bankruptcy of all forms of collectivism, and exposes the history behind its use of deceit and other tactics to gain a socialistic stronghold in America. Clifford Ribner is both an expert on law and American history which give him a unique perspective on both the problems we must address and the solutions we must enact to remain a free nation. The time to act is now, and this book provides answers to some of the most challenging questions of our day. Continue Reading Freedoms Last Stand

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  • This Side Of The Global Wall

    $9.99

    A few of us have too much. We struggle with obesity, overstuffed closets, and storage space for our favorite CDs. Meanwhile, on the other side of the wall, masses of people lack clothing, nutritious food, and a Christian witness. Using interesting graphs, charts, and pictures, this book illustrates the astonishing imbalances of this world’s economy and our place in it. Continue Reading This Side Of The Global Wall

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  • Multicultural Church : Embracing Unity And Restoration

    $9.99

    Despite the progress our country has made in Civil Rights over the past century, Sunday morning is still one of the most segregated times in America. It seems like the only people striving to lead in the area of racial reconciliation are politicians, activists, and celebrities. Pastor Dan Willis wants to know… Where is the church? What can the people of God do to become leaders again and not just be Johnny-come-lately followers? The art of bringing harmony to the masses lies in the love all should see in the church of God. If the church is to make a difference and return to relevance in this world, the only option is multicultural ministry. If leaders are not prepared to minister to this growing culture, then American Christianity is in danger of becoming nonessential to the body of believers. For years, Dan Willis has led a growing, multicuItural Christian community in the suburbs of Chicago. In The Multicultural Church, Dan shares what he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and what can be done to successfully minister to a diverse culture. Continue Reading Multicultural Church : Embracing Unity And Restoration

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  • God And Cancel Culture

    $24.99

    64% of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom.

    This book will help you realize the seriousness of the battle before us and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good-to bring hope. It will document what is happening in our country, how believers can respond, and why we can look expectantly to the future. This is the time for neither religious fatalism nor political inaction. No matter how bad things get in the culture or in government, the Bible is true and God has plans and purposes we don’t understand-and in the end we win.

    Things are chaotic in America. Liberal policies are advancing. A rash of executive orders appears to be moving the nation closer to socialism and a one-world government. And conservatives, including many Christians, are being censored as never before. There’s even a term- cancel culture-which 64 percent of Americans believe poses a threat to their freedom, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. (Among Republicans, that figure is even higher at 80 percent.) The term applies to all conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, but it’s part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. It almost seems this is the beginning of the end and the Antichrist will appear at any time. You pick the cultural or political issue, and there likely is not even the semblance of widespread agreement. It seems that Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, potential division, and actual separation on many fronts. Instead of going forward, much of the church seems to be moving backward or standing still, waiting for what’s next.

    In some ways Christians cancel each other in debates over non-essentials. There is no going backward if we want to remain effective and engaged. Paul wrote that all things work together for those who are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28, MEV). That calling is active, purposeful, and energetic. We can take the initiative and move forward from where we are.

    The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on rather than get into circular firing squads. We are called to advance on every front. This book will assess and affirm the different approaches playing out. The body needs clarity and unity- and has little of both right now. Wounded armies want hope, focus, and encouragement. This book will not throw anyone overboard who is standing for the truth in some Continue Reading God And Cancel Culture

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  • Power Keys : 5 Secrets To Unlocking Gods Power

    $12.99

    In a nation whose motto has been, One nation under God and where modern technology and the largest ministries ever gathered stream Bible instruction through the Internet, over radio and television 24/7, why are we experiencing a tsunami of wickedness? Dr. Collings addresses what he believes is the answer to this dilemma in his book, Power Keys: 5 Secrets to Unlocking God’s Power.

    Dr. Collings shares in a very clear presentation the need for anointed leadership. He opens God’s Word to show who the Holy Spirit is and how one can find the power to make an impact on their family, friends and community around them. Dr. Neal Weaver states, The author covers a number of areas in a way that shows his insight and experience. I thought the section on the Holy Spirit was exceptional. I would recommend his book to both ministers and layperson alike. It is powerfully written and easy to read. Continue Reading Power Keys : 5 Secrets To Unlocking Gods Power

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  • Human Machine

    $7.99

    Do we move forward and deal with whatever comes, or do we pretend to not know it is coming? Being prepared is being conscious of the negative things that will happen. The way we deal with these occasions needs to be improved so that when a moment like this arises, our emotions are in check.

    A person has explained their sentiments on how you can be equal on one side and beneath on the other. There are some people who never work for anything and never receive consequences for bad behavior. Then there are people that work for everything. Who you are as a person and the decisions you make play a huge roll in how repercussions affect your path in life. The struggle has its advantages; it prepares you for absolutely anything, even the unknown. Respecting all life from every race, status, or culture is key when dealing with your issues. Continue Reading Human Machine

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  • Awakening The Hearers

    $12.99

    Awakening the Hearers is a collection of poems that speak to the conscience of America and the church. It is a wake up call that shines light on the darkness that is slowly covering the earth and hardening the heart of man. These poems are as trumpets blasting that serve as a warning to all who have ears to hear. Continue Reading Awakening The Hearers

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  • Divided Race In A Mixed Society

    $11.99

    In America a large percentage of every race of people seem to improve their living standards or conditions, find fulfillment of their dreams except for one race of people. How is that possible? Is it their destiny? Is it a preplanned plot by the framers of the constitution of this nation to allow or enforce this? Is it a demonically influenced scheme that would hinder this achievement?

    The purpose of this book is not to criticize or to condone this condition, but to serve as an awakening call that will cause this race of people that has been lulled or serenaded to a state of nonchalance, irresponsibility, slothfulness, and low self-esteem. This present condition seems to be contagious because it continues to grow worse with each succeeding generation. Perhaps this book will stimulate a desire to motivate this race of people to rise up and better themselves by using their God given abilities. Continue Reading Divided Race In A Mixed Society

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  • I-Choice : Staying Human In A Digital Age

    $17.95

    This lively new book explores the impact of technology on humanity, and the call for human beings to engage technology in a human way.

    With humor and spiritual insight, Fr. Lemieux invites us to explore the choice to stay human in the digital era, and the many questions and problems we face as we make that choice daily. Continue Reading I-Choice : Staying Human In A Digital Age

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  • Now You Know

    $17.95

    Platinum Publishing Publication

    Now You Know will transform the way you think about sales.

    Are you a sales achiever? Do you sometimes feel like you haven’t quite figured it out? Are you performing at the highest levels in your personal and professional life? If not, get ready, because Now You Know is a book that will move you from an average salesperson, to a top 5% influential sales master!

    You can read and memorize all the pitches, scripts, and closing tips you want, but without applying these 7 laws, you are destined for mediocrity at best. That may be a strong statement, but the top money earners in sales know it to be true.

    This is not a book about tactics. It’s about the 7 laws, that when applied within any sales system will revolutionize your business and help you achieve the results you desire.

    Over the past decade, Ryan Chamberlin has trained some of the top sales people in the United States by teaching them these 7 principles that only the top pros know. He calls them the 7 Laws of Sales. If you are not where you want to be in your life or your business, Now You Know is designed to take your sales strategy, and your team, to the highest possible level. Continue Reading Now You Know

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  • Roland Allens The Ministry Of Expansion

    $12.99

    Roland Allen was one of the most influential mission thinkers of the twentieth century. As a High Church Anglican, he had great respect and value for Church tradition, but was quick to confront cultural preferences when they appeared to contradict biblical prescriptions.

    The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity reflects his thoughts that dealt with Communion-related activities in the Majority World where the Anglican Church did not have well-developed church structures and priests. In this work, Allen argues that there are times and circumstances when non-clergy must take the lead in the administration of Holy Communion. Written around 1938, The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity has remained unpublished until now. The work you hold represents one of the last book-length manuscripts written by Allen and includes a collection of articles by contemporary Allen scholars. Though nearly eighty years since he first put pen to paper, Allen’s principles and convictions still speak to the Church with great gravitas. What should be the response when the Church’s cultural preferences are unable to keep up with the work of the Spirit on the mission field? This was a not only a question in Allen’s day, but one for every generation of believers. Continue Reading Roland Allens The Ministry Of Expansion

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  • Christians In The Movies

    $78.00

    Portraying Christians In Film

    Piety And Passion: The Silent Era

    He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother: The 1930s

    There Are No Atheists In Foxholes: The 1940s

    The Age Of The Epic: The 1950s

    The Times, They Are A’Changin’ The 1960s

    The Flower Children’s Hour: The 1970s

    Heaven Help Us: The 1980s

    Broken Vows: The 1990s

    Amazing Grace: The Millennium And After

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    Christians in the Movies traces the arc of the portrayal in film of Christians from 1905 to the present. For most of the first six decades, the portrayals were favorable and even reverential. By contrast, from 1970 on, Christians – and especially Catholics – have often been treated with hostility and sometimes outright ridicule. This book explores the shift through in-depth reviews and commentaries on over 100 important films, as well as briefer discussions of 75 additional films with Christian themes or characters. Continue Reading Christians In The Movies

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  • Religion Race And The American Presidency

    $42.95

    Preface
    Gaston Espinosa
    Evangelicals And The American Presidency
    Corwin Smidt
    Mainline Protestants And The American Presidency
    Laura R. Olson And Adam L. Warber
    Catholics And The American Presidency
    David C. Leege
    Seculars And The American Presidency
    Lyman A. Kellstedt
    Women, Religion, And The American Presidency
    Katherine E. Stenger
    Jews And The American Presidency
    David G. Dalin
    Muslims And The American Presidency
    Brian Robert Calfano, Paul A. Djupe, And John C. Green
    Asian Americans, Religion, And The American Presidency
    So Young Kim
    African Americans, Religion, And The American Presidency
    Melissa Harris-Lacewell
    Latinos, Religion, And The American Presidency
    Gaston Espinosa

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    The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and religious voting constituencies including African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, Mainline Protestants, Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews, women, the non-religious, and more. Religion, Race, and the American Presidency focuses on the roles of these racial and religious groups in presidential elections over the last forty years, and in elections since 2000 in particular. Drawing upon survey data, interviews, and case studies of recent presidents, the contributors examine the complicated relationships between American presidents and key racial and religious groups. The paperback edition features a new capstone chapter on the 2008 elections.

    List of Contributors
    Brian Robert Calfano, David G. Dalin, Paul A. Djupe, Gaston Espinosa, John C. Green, Melissa V. Harris-Lacewell, Lyman A. Kellstedt, So Young Kim, David C. Leege, Laura R. Olson, Corwin Smidt, Katherine E. Stenger, and Adam L. Warber.

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  • Sacred Fury : Understanding Religious Violence

    $27.95

    History, marred with the actions of fundamentalist and extremist groups, continues to highlight religion as a cause for violent action. But how ‘religious’ is this violence? And what drives the faithful to attack in the name of their beliefs? Charles Selengut brings together approaches from a wide range of disciplines to comprehend forms of religious violence around the globe. Drawing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 9-11 attacks, Heaven’s Gate, the Catholic sex abuse scandals, and many other recent cases, Sacred Fury explains the logics behind these faith driven acts. In this expanded second edition, Selengut pays special attention to the Iraq War, and the theology and organization of Al-Qaeda.

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  • Sacred Fury : Understanding Religious Violence

    $80.00

    History, marred with the actions of fundamentalist and extremist groups, continues to highlight religion as a cause for violent action. But how ‘religious’ is this violence? And what drives the faithful to attack in the name of their beliefs? Charles Selengut brings together approaches from a wide range of disciplines to comprehend forms of religious violence around the globe. Drawing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 9-11 attacks, Heaven’s Gate, the Catholic sex abuse scandals, and many other recent cases, Sacred Fury explains the logics behind these faith driven acts. In this expanded second edition, Selengut pays special attention to the Iraq War, and the theology and organization of Al-Qaeda.

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  • War And Genocide (Revised)

    $29.95

    Preface: War And Genocide: Race And Space

    Preconditions: Antisemitism, Racism, And Common Prejudices In Early-Twentieth-Century Europe

    Leadership And Will: Adolf Hitler, The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, And Nazi Ideology

    From Revolution To Routine: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938

    Open Aggression: In Search Of War, 1938-1939

    Experiments In Brutality, 1939-1940: War Against Poland And The So-Called Euthanasia Program

    Expansion And Systematization: Exporting War And Terror, 1940-1941

    The Peak Years Of Killing: 1942 And 1943

    Death Throes And Killing Frenzies, 1944-1945

    Conclusion: The Legacies Of Atrocity

    Sources And Suggestions For Further Reading

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    In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the handicapped, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi program of conquest and genocide-purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space-and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, the book is immediate, human, and eminently readable.

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  • Holocaust : A Concise History

    $26.95

    Preface: War And Genocide: Race And Space

    Preconditions: Antisemitism, Racism, And Common Prejudices In Early-Twentieth-Century Europe

    Leadership And Will: Adolf Hitler, The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, And Nazi Ideology

    From Revolution To Routine: Nazi Germany, 1933-1939

    Open Aggression: In Search Of War, 1938-1939

    Experiments In Brutality, 1939-1940: War Against Poland And The So-Called Euthanasia Program

    Expansion And Systematization: Exporting War And Terror, 1940-1941

    The Peak Years Of Killing: 1942 And 1943

    Death Throes And Killing Frenzies, 1944-1945

    Conclusion: The Legacies Of Atrocity

    Sources And Suggestions For Further Reading

    Additional Info
    In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this history traces not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the handicapped, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi program of conquest and genocide-purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space-and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including illustrations and firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, the book is immediate, human, and eminently readable.

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  • Warrant For Terror

    $23.95

    Since September 11, 2001 much has been written about Islamist terrorism, arguing that it is a perversion that has hijacked Islam in the service of social, political and economic grievances. However, such accounts cannot explain why other people that can lay claim to similar or more serious grievances have not developed such devastating religious terrorist ideologies. Moreover, many of the terrorists themselves have attested to their own religious motivation and their belief that they acted in accordance with the precepts of Islam.

    In Warrant for Terror Shmuel Bar examines fatwas–legal opinions declaring whether a given act under Islam is obligatory, permitted, or forbidden. Fatwas serve as a major instrument by which religious leaders impel believers to engage in acts of jihad. Bar argues that fatwas, particularly those that come from the Arab world, should not be dismissed as a cynical use of religious terminology in political propaganda. Many terrorists testify that they were motivated to act by them. Indeed, this book shows that Islamic law plays a central role in determining for believers the practical meaning of the duty to jihad.

    Bar examines the underlying religious, legal, and moral logic of fatwas and the depth of their influence, particularly in contrast to alternative moderate Islamic interpretations. He explores the wide scope of issues that fatwas deal with, covering almost all facets of Islamic law of war: the justification for declaring jihad; the territory in which the jihad should be fought; whether women and children may participate in jihad; the legality of killing women, children and other non-combatants; the justification for killing hostages and mutilating their bodies; and the permissibility of diverse tactics and weapons, including suicide attacks and even nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
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  • Contemporary Issues In Bioethics

    $40.00

    Introduction

    Part One: Theological Issues

    Religion And Bioethics: A Value Added Discussion

    Playing God Or Playing Human

    Horizon Analysis And Moral Stance: An Interpretation Of Cardinal Bernardin’s Consistent Ethic Of Life

    The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy And The Common Good

    Part Two: Issues At The Beginning Of Life

    Reflections On The Moral Status Of The Pre-embryo (with Allan B. Wolter, OFM)

    A Catholic Reflection On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Cloning, Uniqueness And Individuality

    Reproductive Technologies: Ethical And Religious Issues

    Theological Parameters: Catholic Doctrine On Abortion In A Pluralist Society

    Part Three: Issues Concerned With Genetic Medicine And The Care Of Ill Patients

    Perspectives On Medical Ethics: Biotechnology And Genetic Medicine

    Theological Perspectives On Cancer Genetics And Gene Therapy: The Roman Catholic Tradition

    The Meaning And Validity Of Quality Of Life Judgments In Contemporary Roman Catholic Medical Ethics

    Part Four: Issues At The End Of Life

    Terminal Sedation: A Catholic Perspective

    The PVS Patient And The Forgoing/Withdrawing Of Medical Nutrition And Hydration

    Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: Assessing Papal Statement

    Implications Of The Papal Allocution On Feeding Tubes

    Assisted Nutrition & Hydration And The Catholic Tradition: The Case Of Terri Schiavo

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    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Authors James Walter and Thomas Shannon offer a fresh analysis from the Catholic tradition and show how a specifically Catholic perspective might inform public discussion on these issues. In an age where it is claimed that religion should not be part of ethical discussion on bioethical issues, this book takes a decidedly different tack and shows that the Catholic tradition has something very important to offer.

    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics combines clear, concise and accessible prose with teachable case studies on such issues as reproductive cloning, quality of life and clinical decision making, and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Divided into four sections–theological issues, issues at the beginning of life, issues with genetic medicine and the care of ill patients, and issues at the end of life– this book is ideal for use in college, university, and seminary courses on bioethics, as well as for medical professionals, policy makers, and individual readers.

    Offers a fresh analysis of the Catholic tradition and its place in bioethics debates

    -Leading bioethicists explain the religious dimension of current bioethics controversies

    -Organic treatment of bioethical issues, working from beginning to end-of-life issues that confront us, integrating ethical and theological insights into each discussion

    Ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics

    -Numerous case studies are included to enhance the learning experience of students
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  • Contemporary Issues In Bioethics

    $88.00

    Introduction

    Part One: Theological Issues

    Religion And Bioethics: A Value Added Discussion

    Playing God Or Playing Human

    Horizon Analysis And Moral Stance: An Interpretation Of Cardinal Bernardin’s Consistent Ethic Of Life

    The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy And The Common Good

    Part Two: Issues At The Beginning Of Life

    Reflections On The Moral Status Of The Pre-embryo (with Allan B. Wolter, OFM)

    A Catholic Reflection On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Cloning, Uniqueness And Individuality

    Reproductive Technologies: Ethical And Religious Issues

    Theological Parameters: Catholic Doctrine On Abortion In A Pluralist Society

    Part Three: Issues Concerned With Genetic Medicine And The Care Of Ill Patients

    Perspectives On Medical Ethics: Biotechnology And Genetic Medicine

    Theological Perspectives On Cancer Genetics And Gene Therapy: The Roman Catholic Tradition

    The Meaning And Validity Of Quality Of Life Judgments In Contemporary Roman Catholic Medical Ethics

    Part Four: Issues At The End Of Life

    Terminal Sedation: A Catholic Perspective

    The PVS Patient And The Forgoing/Withdrawing Of Medical Nutrition And Hydration

    Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: Assessing Papal Statement

    Implications Of The Papal Allocution On Feeding Tubes

    Assisted Nutrition & Hydration And The Catholic Tradition: The Case Of Terri Schiavo

    Additional Info
    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Authors James Walter and Thomas Shannon offer a fresh analysis from the Catholic tradition and show how a specifically Catholic perspective might inform public discussion on these issues. In an age where it is claimed that religion should not be part of ethical discussion on bioethical issues, this book takes a decidedly different tack and shows that the Catholic tradition has something very important to offer.

    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics combines clear, concise and accessible prose with teachable case studies on such issues as reproductive cloning, quality of life and clinical decision making, and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Divided into four sections–theological issues, issues at the beginning of life, issues with genetic medicine and the care of ill patients, and issues at the end of life– this book is ideal for use in college, university, and seminary courses on bioethics, as well as for medical professionals, policy makers, and individual readers.

    Offers a fresh analysis of the Catholic tradition and its place in bioethics debates

    -Leading bioethicists explain the religious dimension of current bioethics controversies

    -Organic treatment of bioethical issues, working from beginning to end-of-life issues that confront us, integrating ethical and theological insights into each discussion

    Ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics

    -Numerous case studies are included to enhance the learning experience of students
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  • Islam West Debate

    $27.95

    Introducing The Debate
    Alex Roberts
    What We’re Fighting For: A Letter From America
    60 U.S. Intellectuals
    What We’re Fighting For: A Follow-Up
    Saleh Bashir, Hassan I. Mneimneh, And Hazem Saghie
    Key Intellectualism
    Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh
    The Letter Is American, The Schizophrenia Islamic
    Saad Mehio
    Options Are Limited
    Movement For Islamic Reform In Arabia (MIRA)
    How We Can Coexist
    153 Saudi Intellectuals
    Please Prostrate Yourselves Privately
    Abul Bara, Center For Islamic Research And Studies
    Letter To The American People
    Osama Bin Ladin
    Reading An Enemy: Analyzing Al-Qa Ida’s Letter To America
    David Blankenhorn
    What We’re Defending: A Letter From Makkah In Response To The Open Letter From Sixty American Intellectuals
    Safar Al-Hawali
    Can We Coexist? A Response From Americans To Colleagues In Saudi Arabia
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    Saudis Ban Paper With U.S. Scholars’ Letter
    Alan Cooperman
    American Values Abroad
    Claudia Winkler
    The First Point Of Disagreement
    Dawud Al-Sharyan
    Learning Through Letters
    Rasha Saad
    The New Intra-Arab Cultural Space In Form And Content: The Debates Over An American Letter
    Hassan I. Mneimneh
    The Need For A Paradigm Shift In American Thinking: Middle Eastern Responses To What We’re Fighting For ; Together With The Democratic Iraq Initiative And The Sharon Initiative
    Chibli Mallat And Colleagues
    Pre-Emption, Iraq, And Just War: A Statement Of Principles
    9 U.S. Intellectuals
    A World Of Justice And Peace Would Be Different
    103 German Intellectuals
    Letter From U.S. Citizens To Friends In Europe
    140 U.S. Intellectuals
    Is The Use Of Force Ever Morally Justified?
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    The U.S.-German Conversation
    Claudia Winkler
    In The Twenty-First Century, There Is No Longer Any Justification For War
    70 German Intellectuals
    Just War And Internationalism: Oppositional Or Complementary?
    Alex Roberts
    The Arab World And The United States: A Just War?
    Abdulrahman Al-Salimi

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    In 2002, sixty prominent American intellectuals released an open letter defending the use of military force against al-Qa’ida. The letter sparked an impassioned international debate unlike any other, in which jihadists, journalists, liberal Muslims, and German pacifists engaged one another on the most pressing issues of our time: terrorism, U.S. policy, and Islam-West relations.

    A valuable resource for specialist and non-specialist alike, this volume chronicles that debate and includes contributions from both sides of the political spectrum in America and the Middle East-and even from al-Qa’ida.

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  • Islam West Debate

    $70.00

    Introducing The Debate
    Alex Roberts
    What We’re Fighting For: A Letter From America
    60 U.S. Intellectuals
    What We’re Fighting For: A Follow-Up
    Saleh Bashir, Hassan I. Mneimneh, And Hazem Saghie
    Key Intellectualism
    Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh
    The Letter Is American, The Schizophrenia Islamic
    Saad Mehio
    Options Are Limited
    Movement For Islamic Reform In Arabia (MIRA)
    How We Can Coexist
    153 Saudi Intellectuals
    Please Prostrate Yourselves Privately
    Abul Bara, Center For Islamic Research And Studies
    Letter To The American People
    Osama Bin Ladin
    Reading An Enemy: Analyzing Al-Qa Ida’s Letter To America
    David Blankenhorn
    What We’re Defending: A Letter From Makkah In Response To The Open Letter From Sixty American Intellectuals
    Safar Al-Hawali
    Can We Coexist? A Response From Americans To Colleagues In Saudi Arabia
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    Saudis Ban Paper With U.S. Scholars’ Letter
    Alan Cooperman
    American Values Abroad
    Claudia Winkler
    The First Point Of Disagreement
    Dawud Al-Sharyan
    Learning Through Letters
    Rasha Saad
    The New Intra-Arab Cultural Space In Form And Content: The Debates Over An American Letter
    Hassan I. Mneimneh
    The Need For A Paradigm Shift In American Thinking: Middle Eastern Responses To What We’re Fighting For ; Together With The Democratic Iraq Initiative And The Sharon Initiative
    Chibli Mallat And Colleagues
    Pre-Emption, Iraq, And Just War: A Statement Of Principles
    9 U.S. Intellectuals
    A World Of Justice And Peace Would Be Different
    103 German Intellectuals
    Letter From U.S. Citizens To Friends In Europe
    140 U.S. Intellectuals
    Is The Use Of Force Ever Morally Justified?
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    The U.S.-German Conversation
    Claudia Winkler
    In The Twenty-First Century, There Is No Longer Any Justification For War
    70 German Intellectuals
    Just War And Internationalism: Oppositional Or Complementary?
    Alex Roberts
    The Arab World And The United States: A Just War?
    Abdulrahman Al-Salimi

    Additional Info
    In 2002, sixty prominent American intellectuals released an open letter defending the use of military force against al-Qa’ida. The letter sparked an impassioned international debate unlike any other, in which jihadists, journalists, liberal Muslims, and German pacifists engaged one another on the most pressing issues of our time: terrorism, U.S. policy, and Islam-West relations.

    A valuable resource for specialist and non-specialist alike, this volume chronicles that debate and includes contributions from both sides of the political spectrum in America and the Middle East-and even from al-Qa’ida Continue Reading Islam West Debate

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  • Tikkun Reader : 20th Anniversary (Anniversary)

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    Introduction
    Michael Lerner

    Approaching God

    An Ocean With Many Shores
    Jorge Ferrer
    A God That Is More Than Loving
    Amitai Etzioni
    Enchanted Agnosticism
    Kirk Schneider
    Pentecostalism And The Future Of Christianity
    Harvey Cox
    The God Beyond God
    Daniel Matt
    Redemption And The Ontological Mystery
    Robert Inchausti

    Jewist Identity And Survival

    The Kindest Un-Cut
    Michael Kimmel
    Making Judaism Cool
    Jonathan Schorsch
    Burning In Hell, Conservative Movement Style
    Judith Plaskow
    Ten Ways To Recognize A Sephardic Jewess
    Ruth Setton
    Crossing The Ethnic Divide
    Nan Fink

    Judaism

    Notes On Jewish Spirituality
    Gershon Winkler
    The Woman In The Balcony: On Reading The Song Of Songs
    Daphne Merkin
    A Kabbalah For The Environmental Age
    Arthur Green
    Quantum Cosmology And Kabbalah
    Joel Primack
    Religious Restoration Or Religious Renewal
    Arthur Waskow
    On The Growing Edge Of Judaism: Reb Zalman At Eighty
    Or Rose
    Life As Sacred Narrative
    Estelle Frankel
    In Your Blood, Live: Re-visions Of A Theology Of Purity
    Rachel Adler
    Starting On My Spiritual Path
    Naomi Wolf

    The Holocaust & Its Lessons

    The Holocaust’s Life As A Ghost–Lingering Psychological Effects
    Zygmunt Bauman
    Tainted Legacy: Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto
    Lawrence Langer
    The Paradigm Challenged–Study Of The Holocaust
    Daniel Goldhagen

    Israel

    Seven Pillars Of Jewish Denial
    Kim Chernin
    We The Peacemakers
    Mohammed Nimer
    The Ideological Roots Of Christian Zionists
    Tony Campolo
    Compromise For Peace
    Yitzhak Frankenthal
    Healing Israel
    Cherie Brown

    Spiritual Politics

    An Interview On Spiritual Politics With Michael Lerner & Cornel West

    Contemporary American Spirituality
    Daniel Berrigan
    Economies Of Meaning
    David Korten
    Experts And Citizens: Rethinking Professionalism
    William Sullivan
    Healing Our Hearts
    Deepak Chopra
    Be Not Afraid
    Jim Wallis
    The Force Of Nonviolence
    Lama Das
    Confronting Evil
    Andrew Kimbrell
    Power And Cooperation
    Jonathan Schell
    Spiritualizing Foreign Policy
    Peter Gabel
    Earth Democracy
    Vandana Shiva
    A Spirituality Of Resistance
    Roger Gottlieb
    The Challenge Of The Twenty-First Century
    Fritjof Capra
    Techno-Utopia?
    Jackson Lears
    After The End Of History
    Julian Levinson
    Millennial Possibilities
    Neale Walsch

    Additional Info
    For the past twenty years, Tikkun magazine has advanced liberal ideals, featuring articles on such important issues as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jewish culture, and the intersection of religion and politics in the United States. Tikkun Reader is a collection of the best of Tikkun magazine since its inception, providing the most cohesive collection of writings articulating the progressive, left-leaning religious perspective on some of the most important issues facing both Jews and non-Jews today. This collection includes contributions by such people as: Daniel Matt, Judith Plaskow, Arthur Green, Arthur Waskow, Estelle Frankel, Naomi Wolf, Zygmunt Bauman, Cornel West, Daniel Berrigan, David Korten, Deepak Chopra, Jim Wallis, Jonathan Schell, Vandana Shiva, Roger Gottlieb, Fritjof Capra and many more. Thematically arranged essays focus on a variety of topics, including Approaching God, Jewish Identity, Judaism, Israel, the Holocaust, and Spiritual Politics. An introduction by founder and editor-in-chief Michael Lerner sets the stage and places the readings in context.

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  • Reapproaching Borders : New Perspectives On The Study Of Israel-Palestine

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    Introduction: Investigating Borders In The Case Of Palestine/Israel

    Narrating The Past

    Filling A Gap In The Chronology: What Archaeology Is Revealing About The Ottoman Past In Israel
    Uzi Baram
    Remembering Jewish-Arab Contact And Conflict
    Michelle Campos
    Re-Approaching The Borders Of Nazareth (1948-1956): Israel’s Control Of An All-Arab City
    Geremy Forman

    Constructing Healthy Identities And Landscapes

    Defining National Medical Borders: Medical Terminology And The Making Of Hebrew Medicine
    Sandy Sufian
    Contested Bodies: Medicine, Public Health, And The Mass Immigration To Israel
    Nadav Davidovitch, Rhona Seidelman And Shifra Shvarts
    Seeing The Holy Land With New Eyes: Undocumented Labor Migration, Reproductive Health, And The Fluctuating Borders Of The Israeli National Body
    Sarah S. Willen
    Masculinity As A Relational Mode: Palestinian Working-class Gender Ideologies And Categorical Boundaries In A Jewish-Palestinian Mixed Town
    Daniel Monterescu
    From Water Abundance To Water Scarcity (1936-1959): A ‘fluid’ History Of Jewish Subjectivity In Historic Palestine And Israel
    Samer Alatout

    Shaping Citizens And Space In Palestine/Israel

    Seizing Locality In Jerusalem
    Alona Nitzan-Shiftan
    Present And Absent: Historical Invention And The Politics Of Place In Contemporary Jerusalem
    Thomas Abowd
    Framing The Borders Of Justice: Shari’a Courts In Israel And The Conflict Between Secular Ideology And Islamic Law
    Mousa Abou Ramadan
    Modernity And Its Mirror: Three Views Of Jewish-Palestinian Interaction In Jaffa And Tel Aviv
    Mark LeVine
    Concluding Remarks

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    Territorial borders, identity borders, and many other kinds of social and cultural borders are constantly questioned in Israel-Palestine. Reapproaching Borders: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel-Palestine explores the concept of borders, how they are imagined and actualized in this deeply contested land. The book focuses on the implicate relations between Palestinian Arabs and Jews, providing new insights into the origins and dynamics of the conflicts between them. Emphasizing the history of the non-elite members of both communities, the book sees the relations between Jews and Palestinian Arabs as embedded and reflected in areas of daily living, such as in the spheres of architecture, commerce, health sexuality, and the courts. Using the voices of the new generation of scholars, Reapproaching Borders demonstrates the continued saliency of older themes such as ownership and rights to the land, but as they intersect with the newer areas of inquiry, such as sexual identity politics and spatial relations.

    List of Contributors
    Moussa Abou Ramadan, Thomas Abowd, Samer Alatout, Uzi Baram, Michelle Campos, Nadav Davidovitch, Geremy Forman, Mark LeVine, Daniel Monterescu, Rhona Seidelman, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Shifra Shvarts, Sandy Sufian, and Sarah S. Willen.

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  • Radical Islams Rules

    $85.00

    Foreword
    R. James Woolsey
    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    About The Center For Religious Freedom

    Introduction: The Rise Of Extreme Shari’a
    Paul Marshall
    Shari’a In Saudi Arabia, Today And Tomorrow
    Stephen Schwartz
    Shari’a Law In Iran
    Mehrangiz Kar
    Shari’a In Pakistan
    Maarten G. Barends
    Shari’a In Sudan
    Hamouda Fathelrahman Bella
    Nigeria: Shari’a In A Fragmented Country
    Paul Marshall
    Islamization And Partial Shari’a In Malaysia
    Peter G. Riddell
    Islamization, Creeping Shari’a, And Varied Responses In Indonesia
    Peter G. Riddell
    Democracy And Islam In The New Constitution Of Afghanistan
    Rand Corporation
    Conclusion: American Responses To Extreme Shari’a
    Nina Shea
    Index

    About The Contributors

    Additional Info
    A major feature of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of the West is the rapid growth of a starkly repressive version of Islamic shari’a law, often fueled by funds and support from Saudi Arabia. The central purpose of Islamists, including terrorists, is to impose such law in all Muslim lands, and then throughout the world in a new Caliphate. Despite its importance, this worldwide growth of extreme shari’a is under-documented and little understood. By a comparative study over the last twenty-five years of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia, this book shows its terrible effects on human rights, especially the status of women and religious freedom, of Muslims as well as religious minorities, and on democracy itself. It also shows that such laws are a direct threat to the American interest of advancing democracy and human rights, that the United States lacks a policy for dealing with the spread of extreme shari’a, and concludes with policy recommendations for the United States regarding specific countries confronting extreme shari’a.

    –This book leans of twenty-five years worth of information to show the terrible effects extreme shari’a law has on human rights, women’s rights, and democracy itself.

    –Shows how the United States can correctly combat extreme shari’a through specific policies aimed at those countries most affected by this movement.

    — Radical Islam’s Rules says that the goal of extreme shari’a is not to terrorize but ultimately to spread their law to all parts of the world in a new Caliphate.
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  • Human Face Of Globalization

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    Introduction: Encounters…

    Chapter I: Diversity, Geography, Cultures

    In The Beginning Was Geography

    Cultural Indicators

    Culture & Modernity

    Chapter II: From Multicultural To Mestizaje

    Recognizing Differences

    Beyond Multiculturalism

    What About Mestizaje?

    Chapter III: The Vocabulary Of Mestizaje

    The Vocabulary Of Marginality

    The Scale Of Colors

    From Contempt To Recognition

    Chapter IV: Mestizaje Recognized

    Inescapable Diversity

    A Desired Totality

    Between Body And Dream

    Chapter V: A (Hi)Story Of Desire And Violence

    The Flesh Of Empires

    Legendary Figures

    The Labyrinth Of Contradiction

    Chapter VI: Democracy: Rupture And Turning Point

    Mestizaje Doesn’t Exist: Cornelius De Pauw

    Inegalitarian Mestizaje: Arthur De Gobineau

    Liberty Protests: Alexis De Tocqueville

    Chapter VII: The Transformation Of Bonds

    Shifting Boundaries

    Binary Or Ternary Dialogue

    The In-Between Zones

    Chapter VIII: Symbology Shattered

    Nebulous Images

    The Body At Stake

    Reinvention At Work

    Chapter IX: A Memory With A Future

    Vasconcelos, Or Cosmic Utopia

    A Profound Reversal

    The Future’s Unpredictable Element

    Conclusion: A Paradigm For Humanity

    Additional Info
    International immigration, massive migrations, economic globalization and a world-wide communications revolution have brought about a mixing of races, cultures and lifestyles unprecedented in human history. What are the implications of this phenomenon? What options present themselves a battle of cultures for power; a move toward communitarian cooperation, or, something new, the evolution of racially and culturally mixed societies?

    Anthropologist and sociologist Jacques Audinet proposes an alternative to culture wars and simple multiculturalism as he explores the history and evolution of mestizaje, the mixing of races and cultures resulting in a third and new force able to ease the tensions between the original two. Audinet reviews the tragic history of imperial and colonial conquests and traces the growth of mestizaje, especially stimulated by literature, music and sports.

    Audinet argues that, instead of chasing or preserving the illusion of pure races, we need to face the shifting boundaries of peoples and cultures. He acknowledges the uncertainty of the changes, but emphasizes the essential role that mestizaje can play in the avoidance of racial and cultural clashes while pursuing equality as part of the promise of a democratic society Continue Reading Human Face Of Globalization

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  • Human Face Of Globalization

    $55.00

    Introduction: Encounters…

    Chapter I: Diversity, Geography, Cultures

    In The Beginning Was Geography

    Cultural Indicators

    Culture & Modernity

    Chapter II: From Multicultural To Mestizaje

    Recognizing Differences

    Beyond Multiculturalism

    What About Mestizaje?

    Chapter III: The Vocabulary Of Mestizaje

    The Vocabulary Of Marginality

    The Scale Of Colors

    From Contempt To Recognition

    Chapter IV: Mestizaje Recognized

    Inescapable Diversity

    A Desired Totality

    Between Body And Dream

    Chapter V: A (Hi)Story Of Desire And Violence

    The Flesh Of Empires

    Legendary Figures

    The Labyrinth Of Contradiction

    Chapter VI: Democracy: Rupture And Turning Point

    Mestizaje Doesn’t Exist: Cornelius De Pauw

    Inegalitarian Mestizaje: Arthur De Gobineau

    Liberty Protests: Alexis De Tocqueville

    Chapter VII: The Transformation Of Bonds

    Shifting Boundaries

    Binary Or Ternary Dialogue

    The In-Between Zones

    Chapter VIII: Symbology Shattered

    Nebulous Images

    The Body At Stake

    Reinvention At Work

    Chapter IX: A Memory With A Future

    Vasconcelos, Or Cosmic Utopia

    A Profound Reversal

    The Future’s Unpredictable Element

    Conclusion: A Paradigm For Humanity

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    International immigration, massive migrations, economic globalization and a world-wide communications revolution have brought about a mixing of races, cultures and lifestyles unprecedented in human history. What are the implications of this phenomenon? What options present themselves a battle of cultures for power; a move toward communitarian cooperation, or, something new, the evolution of racially and culturally mixed societies?

    Anthropologist and sociologist Jacques Audinet proposes an alternative to culture wars and simple multiculturalism as he explores the history and evolution of mestizaje, the mixing of races and cultures resulting in a third and new force able to ease the tensions between the original two. Audinet reviews the tragic history of imperial and colonial conquests and traces the growth of mestizaje, especially stimulated by literature, music and sports.

    Audinet argues that, instead of chasing or preserving the illusion of pure races, we need to face the shifting boundaries of peoples and cultures. He acknowledges the uncertainty of the changes, but emphasizes the essential role that mestizaje can play in the avoidance of racial and cultural clashes while pursuing equality as part of the promise of a democratic society Continue Reading Human Face Of Globalization

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  • Freedom Vs Intervention

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    Preface

    Introduction

    Motorcycle Helmet Laws

    Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Recreational Use Of Marijuana

    Abortion

    Parental Refusal Of Beneficial Medical Treatment For For Their Children

    Private Property Rights And The Endangered Species Act

    Index

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    In Freedom vs. Intervention, Daniel E. Lee addresses questions around such controversial issues as abortion, legalization of physician-assisted suicide and recreational use of marijuana, and the right to refuse medical treatment, taking an innovative approach by applying traditional just war criteria to questions of intervention. Noting that intervening in the lives of other people is always a costly option, he argues that it should be done only if there are compelling reasons for doing so, only if it is the last resort after other options have been exhausted, and only if there is reason to believe that intervening will make the situation better, rather than worse. And in all cases, he suggests, this ethic of reluctant intervention should be accompanied by compassion and understanding. The accessible tone and topical focus of this volume make it a compelling text supplement for undergraduate and continuing education courses in ethics and contemporary moral proble Continue Reading Freedom Vs Intervention

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  • Freedom Vs Intervention

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    Preface

    Introduction

    Motorcycle Helmet Laws

    Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Recreational Use Of Marijuana

    Abortion

    Parental Refusal Of Beneficial Medical Treatment For For Their Children

    Private Property Rights And The Endangered Species Act

    Index

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    In Freedom vs. Intervention, Daniel E. Lee addresses questions around such controversial issues as abortion, legalization of physician-assisted suicide and recreational use of marijuana, and the right to refuse medical treatment, taking an innovative approach by applying traditional just war criteria to questions of intervention. Noting that intervening in the lives of other people is always a costly option, he argues that it should be done only if there are compelling reasons for doing so, only if it is the last resort after other options have been exhausted, and only if there is reason to believe that intervening will make the situation better, rather than worse. And in all cases, he suggests, this ethic of reluctant intervention should be accompanied by compassion and understanding. The accessible tone and topical focus of this volume make it a compelling text supplement for undergraduate and continuing education courses in ethics and contemporary moral problems.

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  • Telling Our Lives

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    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    Daughters Of Diaspora: Negotiating Family And Cultural Heritage

    A Friend Of My Mind: Co-Construction And Cooperation In Extended Conversations

    The House That Words Built: Education And Dissidence

    For Every Border, A Bridge: Identity, Hybridity, And Moral Selves

    Work As Prayer: The Spiritual Dynamics Of Professional Lives Within And Against The Academy

    Interwoven Lives, Cosmopolitan Visions

    Bibliography

    Index

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    Telling Our Lives explores how three working-class women–from Jewish, African-American, and Irish-American backgrounds–connect across their differences through storytelling and conversation. Three distinct voices intertwine in this book as the authors, now college professors, discuss family legacies of diaspora and dislocation, analyzing how these have shaped their personal and professional lives. Social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and spirituality intersect and diverge in these pages, as the authors reflect on how they have been enriched and transformed by the relationships forged in the process of storytelling. Continue Reading Telling Our Lives

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  • Telling Our Lives

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    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    Daughters Of Diaspora: Negotiating Family And Cultural Heritage

    A Friend Of My Mind: Co-Construction And Cooperation In Extended Conversations

    The House That Words Built: Education And Dissidence

    For Every Border, A Bridge: Identity, Hybridity, And Moral Selves

    Work As Prayer: The Spiritual Dynamics Of Professional Lives Within And Against The Academy

    Interwoven Lives, Cosmopolitan Visions

    Bibliography

    Index

    Additional Info
    Telling Our Lives explores how three working-class women–from Jewish, African-American, and Irish-American backgrounds–connect across their differences through storytelling and conversation. Three distinct voices intertwine in this book as the authors, now college professors, discuss family legacies of diaspora and dislocation, analyzing how these have shaped their personal and professional lives. Social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and spirituality intersect and diverge in these pages, as the authors reflect on how they have been enriched and transformed by the relationships forged in the process of storytelling. Continue Reading Telling Our Lives

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  • At The Heart Of Terror

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    Who Is Attacking America?

    Islam, Muslim Extremism, And Anti-Americanism

    The Muslim Brotherhood And Hizbullah: Radical-Moderates

    The Jihadist Movement And How It Evolved

    The Jihadist War Plan

    The Jihadist War Machine

    The Allies Of The Jihadists: Those Who Make Terror Possible

    How Israel And Its Middle Eastern Neighbors Fight Terror

    The Future: Winning The War On Terror

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    This readable and deeply informed book examines the threat that Islamic extremists pose to the United States and provides a balanced and nuanced discussion of Iraq as a test case of America’s war on terrorism. Explaining the basics of Islam and guiding the reader through the intricacies of each significant extremist group, the authors answer key questions: Who are the Jihadists and how do they fit within the broader context of the Islamic religion? What is their war plan and how do they operate? Who are their allies and what are their weaknesses? What is the experience of Israel, the Islamic world, and the United States in fighting Islamic extremists? How can they be defeated?

    Drawing on decades of experience in the Middle East, the authors provide the only current analysis of the vulnerabilities of the Jihadists, linking those weaknesses to concrete strategies to defeat them. The Palmers trace the movement far beyond Osama bin Laden and the now-splintering al-Qaeda into a range of autonomous networks. The authors also provide extensive information on the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbullah, and other extremist groups attempting to achieve an Islamic state by more-or-less peaceful means. Their relationship with the Jihadists and their potential for violence are explored in detail. The book also provides the first in-depth discussion of the evolution of a vibrant Hizbullah organization in Iraq.

    This vitally important work reflects the authors’ thorough understanding of the culture and history of the Muslim world. Careful in its analysis, its subtle observations pay tribute to the authors’ thirty years of working with Middle Eastern organizations and conducting pioneering studies in the areas of Arab psychology and political behavior. The Palmers effectively combine an engaging writing style and extensive personal experience into an invaluable resource for both policy makers and general readers.

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  • With Or Against The World

    $65.00

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Did 9/11 Change The World?

    Forgotten Depths

    Earliest Sources Of The West’s Design On The World

    Western Christendom

    The Rise Of The Modern State

    The American Republic: Witness To The End Of History

    Wilsonianism: From Witness To Vanguard

    Another American Century?

    Justifiable Warfare And Visions Of Peace

    What Role Among The Nations?

    Bibliography

    Index

    Additional Info
    The events of 9/11, followed by the Bush administration’s actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, have fueled a new debate about America’s foreign and defense policies in the post-Cold War world. The debate has produced a torrent of books. This book argues that current policy making and reactions to terrorism cannot be understood properly without going back to the roots of America’s civil-religious nationalism as well as to the Muslim roots of radical Islamism. After setting that stage in Chapters One and Two, the book goes on in the next three chapters to uncover the political and religious roots of the modern state, a western invention now dominant throughout the world. Chapters Six through Eight focus on the United States–at its founding, in the era of Woodrow Wilson and World War I, and today, post-9/11. The aim here, at the core of the book, is to show how a modest, constitutionally limited state became the carrier of a grandiose, civil-religious, nationalism (city on a hill; redeemer nation; American exceptionalism) that accounts for much of the ambivalence of America’s approach to international relations to the present day. Chapter Nine focuses on contemporary questioning of just war doctrine, and Chapter Ten argues for a new priority of international institution building in America’s approach to world affairs Continue Reading With Or Against The World

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  • End Of Illusions

    $125.00

    I The Peacemakers

    A Road Away From War
    Albert W. Palmer
    Putting Christianity In Cold Storage
    Albert W. Palmer
    On Saving Civilization
    Charles Clayton Morrison
    What Can America Do For Peace?
    Charles Clayton Morrison
    A War For Imperialism
    Charles Clayton Morrison
    The Same Old War
    John Haynes Holmes
    The Causes Of War–Hitler
    John Haynes Holmes
    Nazi Atrocities And The American War Fever
    Paul L. Blakely
    All Will Be Lost By War
    Paul L. Blakely
    A Clash Of Imperialisms
    Ernest Fremon Tittle
    What Can Christians Do?
    Georgia Harkness
    What, Then, Should Churches Do?
    Georgia Harkness
    Keeping Christ Above The Strife
    Harry Emerson Fosdick
    II The Prophets

    An End To Illusions
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    Why The Church Is Not Pacifist
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    Christian Faith And The World Crisis
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    First Letter To The French Protestants
    Karl Barth
    Second Letter To The French Protestants
    Karl Barth
    A Letter To Great Britain
    Karl Barth
    Five Mournful Years For Jewry
    Stephen S. Wise
    Enemy Of Human Freedom
    Stephen S. Wise
    The Crime Of Crimes
    Stephen S. Wise
    The Darkest Political Tyranny
    John Bennett
    Irresponsible Idealism
    Henry P. Van Dusen
    The Christian As Citizen
    Henry P. Van Dusen
    Defending Justice Despite Our Own Injustice
    Lynn Harold Hough
    The Barbarian Alternative
    Lewis Mumford
    The Aftermath Of Utopianism
    Lewis Mumford
    III The Gathering Storm

    War And Peace

    America’s Responsibility In The Present Crisis

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    The rise of Islamic radicalism has led to heated discussions about how best to address the threat of religious terror. Disputes covering the right and wrong of war with Iraq, and the even bigger war on terrorism, continue to rage across America. But this is not the first argument of this nature–America was faced with a similar moral dilemma on the eve of World War II. Fascism was conquering Europe, and religious leaders across the nation vehemently debated how to confront Nazi Germany.

    In The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler’s Gathering Storm, Joseph Loconte brings together pieces from the most significant religious thinkers of the pre-war period. In these essays, the writers eloquently and passionately present their arguments for going to war or maintaining the peace. In doing so, they explore issues vibrantly relevant today, including the Christian cause for war, the problem of evil, and America’s role in the world. These urgently written pieces connect the past with the present and resonate with renewed clarity and poignancy.

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  • Moral Soundings : Readings On The Crisis Of Values In Contemporary Life

    $75.00

    Preface

    Introduction

    I Morals And Money

    The Spirit Of Capitalism 2000
    David Bosworth
    Interventions: Autonomy, Humility, And Self Direction

    Markets And The Social Structure Of Morality
    David Marsland
    Interventions: Autonomy As Self-Sufficiency

    Two Cheers For Capitalism
    James B. Twitchell
    Interventions: Does Capitalism Subvert Or Support Autonomy?

    II The Promise Of Equality

    Nihilism In Black America
    Cornel West
    Life, Liberty, Property
    Richard Pipes
    Still The Land Of Opportunity?
    Isabel V. Sawhill
    Interventions: Are We Equal In Our Capacity To Make Our Own Decisions?

    The Moral Demands Of Global Justice
    Thomas Pogge
    Interventions: Is Personal Autonomy Compatible With Justice For All?

    III Where Love Meets Obligation: The Family In Turmoil

    Philosophical Reflections On The Family At Millennium’s Beginning
    Jean Bethke Elshtain
    Why Marriage?

    Reconcilable Differences: What It Would Take For Marriage And Feminism To Say I Do.
    Jane Smiley
    Interventions: Negotiating Dependence And Independence

    IV Coping With Hi-Tech Cowboys

    The Age Of Genetic Technology Arrives
    Leon Kass
    What’s At The Bottom Of The Slippery Slope: A Post-Human Future?
    Jerry Weinberger
    Interventions: Can We Control Technology?

    V In God We Trust-or Do We?

    Can We Be Good Without Hell?
    Jerry L. Walls
    Everything I Like About Religion I Learned From An Athiest
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    Interventions: Is Obedience To God Compatible With Making My Own Decisions?

    VI Global Conflict

    The Future Of History: Francis Fukuyama Vs. Samuel P. Huntington
    Stanley Kurtz
    The Clash Of Ignorance
    Edward W. Said
    Interventions: Hybrid Identities And Autonomy

    VII It’s All Good: Life Among The Relativists

    Are We Living In A Moral Stone Age?
    Christina Hoff Sommers
    Of Cave Dwellers And Spirits: The Trouble With Moral Absolutes
    Dwight Furrow
    Interventions: Autonomy And Objectivity

    VIII Renewals

    Ecological Humanism: A Moral Image For Our Emotive Culture
    Steven Fesmire
    American National Pride
    Richard Rorty
    Society In The Postmodern Era
    Albert Borgmann
    Interventions: How To Reconcile Moral Freedom And Moral Responsiveness

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    Moral Soundings takes a fresh new approach to introducing students and general readers to contemporary ethics. Rather than surveying the standard fare in a typical anthology format, Furrow collects diversified essays around a structured theme: does Western culture face a moral crisis of values? Prominent voices in the humanities and social sciences provide a range of perspectives on a concentrated set of ethical questions dealing with such topics as family values, the morality of capitalism, the benefits and dangers of new technologies, global conflict, and the role of religion.

    Unlike point/counterpoint books that often oversimplify the complexity of ethical questions, the readings in Moral Soundings provoke critical engagement and help students to recognize and emulate the logical development of arguments-all in engaging and easily accessible language. Readings are supplemented with helpful chapter introductions, study questions, and strategically placed editorial commentary to encourage further discussion and reflection. These features make Moral Soundings an ideal primary or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in ethics, contemporary moral issues, and social and political philosophy.

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  • Genetics : Science Ethics And Public Policy

    $30.00

    Biotechnology And The Threat Of A Posthuman Future
    Francis Fukuyama
    Crossing Species Boundaries
    Jason Scott Robert And Franoise Baylis
    Genetic Counseling And The Disabled: Feminism Examines The Stance Of Those Who Stand At The Gate
    Annette Patterson And Martha Satz
    The Natural Father: Genetic Paternity Testing, Marriage, And Fatherhood
    Gregory E. Kaebnick
    Ethics Of Preimplantation Diagnosis For A Woman Destined To Develop Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
    Dena Towner And Roberta Springer Loewy.
    Procreation For Donation: The Moral And Political Permissibility Of Having A Child To Save A Child.
    Mark P. Aulisio, Thomas May And Geoffrey D. Block
    Population Screening In The Age Of Genomic Medicine
    Muin J. Khoury, Linda L. McCabe, And Edward R.B. McCabe
    Navigating Race In The Market For Human Gametes
    Hawley Fogg-Davis.
    How Can You Patent Genes?
    Rebecca S. Eisenberg
    Monitoring Stem Cell Research: Chapter II. Current Federal Law And Policy
    The President’s Council On Bioethics
    Nuclear Transplantation, Embryonic Stem Cells, And The Potential For Cell Therapy
    Konrad Hockedlinger And Rodulf Jaenisch

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    Over a decade ago, the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on issues in biotechnology, genetic counseling and the disabled, population screening, race-based gamete selection, stem cell research, reproductive freedom and preimplantation diagnosis, procreation for organ and tissue procurement, and other critical areas where moral and ethical dilemmas are emerging from new and existing practices, policy, and legislation.

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  • Living The Catholic Social Tradition

    $119.00

    Foreword
    Bishop John J. Leibrecht
    Preface
    Monika K. Hellwig
    Part I: Framing Essays

    Living The Catholic Social Tradition: Introduction And Overview
    Kathleen Maas Weigert
    Social Change Strategies For The Future Of Metropolitan Areas
    David Rusk
    From Industrialization To Globalization: Church And Social Ministry
    Thomas J. Massaro, S.J.
    Catholic Social Teaching: Starting With The Common Good
    Todd David Whitmore
    Part II: Case Studies

    Introduction To Case Studies
    Rev. Robert J. Vitillo
    Young Visionaries In The South Bronx
    Alexia K. Kelley
    The Resurrection Project
    William P. Bolan
    The Neighborhood Development Center
    Steven M. Rodenborn
    Oakland Community Organizations’ Faith In Action: Locating The Grassroots Social Justice Mission
    Joseph M. Palacios, S.J.
    COPS: Putting The Gospel Into Action In San Antonio
    Patrick J. Hayes
    Coalition Of Immokalee Workers
    Kathleen Dolan Seipel
    Baltimore: BUILD And The Solidarity Sponsoring Committee
    Kathleen Dolan Seipel
    Students Against Sweatshops
    Christopher C. Kelly
    Resource Section

    About The Authors

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    In a time when the global and national economies seem to favor so few and harm so many, when the threats to the common good are so prevalent and so deep, how do people of faith think about these issues and act with those who are most vulnerable? Living the Catholic Social Tradition: Cases and Commentary addresses these challenges through contemporary theory and research conducted within the framework of the rich Catholic social tradition.

    Co-editors Kathleen Maas Weigert and Alexia Kelley combine four essays from leading scholars with eight concrete case studies based on community social justice projects across the country. This unique combination of theory and reflective practice provides university students and adult learners with a framework for understanding the Catholic social tradition and a demonstration of its positive social impact on the people it serves.

    The reader first learns about the challenges facing Catholic universities in educating the current generation about the Catholic social tradition. The next essays provide insights into the ways in which the tradition frames and contributes to social change; approaches to understanding the key concepts and documents that make up the tradition; and an understanding of the forces confronting change agents in major metropolitan areas. Undertaken by younger scholars and activists, the eight case studies tackle the issues that grass roots groups and visionary leaders face as they try to bring about positive change in their communities.

    Living the Catholic Social Tradition will help readers assess and address different social justice issues within the framework of Catholic social thought. In that process, readers are called upon to think how they might not only contribute to the tradition, but develop it further, thus bringing the Catholic social tradition alive in contemporary times. Continue Reading Living The Catholic Social Tradition

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  • Credible Signs Of Christ Alive

    $64.00

    This accessible and stirring book not only introduces readers to the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic antipoverty and social justice program sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, but also inspires us to service. With John P. Hogan as our guide, we are invited to walk with those who serve and those who are served in confronting the daily reality of poverty as well as the root causes and structures that cause it. Written with the skill of a journalist and the passion of a social justice reformer, Credible Signs of Christ Alive highlights six exemplary CCHD-funded projects that represent successful joint efforts between the working poor–including whites, African-Americans, Latin Americans, and a variety of immigrant groups including, Africans, Asians, Hispanics, and Russians–and the non-poor. Complete with case studies, reflection questions, suggested actions, contacts, and optional further reading, this book tells the story behind the poverty statistics, mines the hope behind the headlines, and makes real the power of faith to transform the world. Continue Reading Credible Signs Of Christ Alive

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  • Concise History Of Euthanasia

    $22.95

    Obedient Unto Death

    This Troublesome Shore

    Method Of Escape

    A Higher Morality?

    In God We Trust

    Collision Course

    Cradle And Grave

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    In this first book to explore the history of euthanasia worldwide since classical antiquity, distinguished historian Ian Dowbiggin exposes the many disturbing themes that link present and past in the concept of the right to die. His deeply informed history traces the controversial record of mercy-killing, a source of heated debate among doctors and laypeople alike. Dowbiggin examines evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death, taking into account the societal and religious values placed on sin, suffering, resignation, judgment, penance, and redemption. He also examines the bitter struggle between those who advocate for the right to compassionate and effective end-of-life care and those who justify euthanasia by defining human life in terms of biological criteria, utilitarian standards, a faith in science, humane medical treatment, the principle of personal autonomy, or individual human rights. The author considers both the influence of technological and behavioral changes in the practice of medicine and the public’s surprising lack of awareness of death’s many clinical and biological dimensions.

    Dowbiggin reminds us that the stakes in the struggle are enormously high, with the lives of countless vulnerable people hanging in the balance. His provocative historical perspective will be indispensable as patients, families, governments, and the medical community debate when it is time to let go of life. Bound to spark controversy, this book takes issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing either assisted suicide or actual lethal injection (mercy-killing) and raises profound personal and collective questions on the future of euthanasia.

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  • New World Empire

    $24.95

    Introduction: Islamic Terrorism As Power Politics

    Apartheid Without Borders: The New Globalism And Its Enemies

    Marching As To War: 9/11 And The Making Of Neoglobalism

    Second Front: Anti-Terrorism And The Plight Of Post-Crash Reform On The Rim

    South Asian Meltdown: Hindutva, Jihad, And The Politics Of Indo-Globalism

    Politics Of The Islamic Revival: Civil And Uncivil Islamism In Afganistan And Central Asia

    Proxy Power: Iraq And The Roots Of Arab Resistance

    The Neoglobalization Of Iraq: Empire And Resistance In A New Key

    Conclusion: All About Us

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    In New World Empire, William H. Thornton offers an alternative road map for America’s relations with the Islamic world. He cogently argues that neoglobalist policies adopted by the United States after 9/11 have missed a priceless geocultural opportunity. With the White House rushing to distinguish friend from foe and us from them, a huge part of the Muslim world has been pushed into the ‘them’ camp. Meanwhile, America itself has been redefined in stark contrast to this phantom adversary. The resulting ‘New World Empire’ fails to recognize that jihadic militants have their worst enemy in civil Islam. Thornton sets forth a powerful case for salvaging this vital link between the United States and the world it has lost. As the enemy of our enemy, civil Islam should be our closest ally.

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  • New World Empire

    $70.00

    Introduction: Islamic Terrorism As Power Politics

    Apartheid Without Borders: The New Globalism And Its Enemies

    Marching As To War: 9/11 And The Making Of Neoglobalism

    Second Front: Anti-Terrorism And The Plight Of Post-Crash Reform On The Rim

    South Asian Meltdown: Hindutva, Jihad, And The Politics Of Indo-Globalism

    Politics Of The Islamic Revival: Civil And Uncivil Islamism In Afganistan And Central Asia

    Proxy Power: Iraq And The Roots Of Arab Resistance

    The Neoglobalization Of Iraq: Empire And Resistance In A New Key

    Conclusion: All About Us

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    In New World Empire, William H. Thornton offers an alternative road map for America’s relations with the Islamic world. He cogently argues that neoglobalist policies adopted by the United States after 9/11 have missed a priceless geocultural opportunity. With the White House rushing to distinguish friend from foe and us from them, a huge part of the Muslim world has been pushed into the ‘them’ camp. Meanwhile, America itself has been redefined in stark contrast to this phantom adversary. The resulting ‘New World Empire’ fails to recognize that jihadic militants have their worst enemy in civil Islam. Thornton sets forth a powerful case for salvaging this vital link between the United States and the world it has lost. As the enemy of our enemy, civil Islam should be our closest ally.

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  • Behind The Silence

    $27.95

    Foreword
    Arthur Kleinman
    Introduction

    Listening To The Silence: The Absence Of Public Debate And Its Meaning

    ‘Instructions’ From Above: Official Positions

    The Forgotten Controversies: Heritage Of Imperial Times

    Tidings From The Populace: Consensus And Contention In The Survey Results

    Bitterness Beyond Words: Women’s Narratives

    An Inquiry Into Coerced Abortion: Sociocultural And Ethical Issues

    Fulfilling Discordant Duties: Doctors’ Narratives

    The Challenge Of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Taking Seriously China’s Internal Plu

    Appendix: The Pilot Study, The Survey, And The Interviews

    References

    Acknowledgements

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    Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world’s most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Bringing to light the range of Chinese views and experiences, Nie Jing-Bao draws on extensive primary sources and intensive fieldwork, including surveys by and interviews with hundreds of rural, urban, and overseas Chinese. Nie’s exploration of the multi-layered meanings of public silence, official pronouncements, forgotten controversies from the Imperial era, public and private consensus and disagreement, women’s personal stories, and doctors’ narratives provides compelling evidence on the remarkably varied, sometimes critical, and often tormented voices of the Chinese people. Revealing a surprising range of beliefs and feelings concerning the morality of abortion and fetal life, the book nevertheless finds widespread acceptance of national population policies. It also examines the personal anguish and complex socio-cultural and ethical issues entwined with coerced abortion essential to enforce birth-control policies. In addition, the author argues, the abortion issue illustrates the importance of taking seriously China’s internal plurality if Westerners and Chinese are to develop a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue Continue Reading Behind The Silence

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  • Behind The Silence

    $75.00

    Foreword
    Arthur Kleinman
    Introduction

    Listening To The Silence: The Absence Of Public Debate And Its Meaning

    ‘Instructions’ From Above: Official Positions

    The Forgotten Controversies: Heritage Of Imperial Times

    Tidings From The Populace: Consensus And Contention In The Survey Results

    Bitterness Beyond Words: Women’s Narratives

    An Inquiry Into Coerced Abortion: Sociocultural And Ethical Issues

    Fulfilling Discordant Duties: Doctors’ Narratives

    The Challenge Of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Taking Seriously China’s Internal Plu

    Appendix: The Pilot Study, The Survey, And The Interviews

    References

    Acknowledgements

    Additional Info
    Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world’s most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Bringing to light the range of Chinese views and experiences, Nie Jing-Bao draws on extensive primary sources and intensive fieldwork, including surveys by and interviews with hundreds of rural, urban, and overseas Chinese. Nie’s exploration of the multi-layered meanings of public silence, official pronouncements, forgotten controversies from the Imperial era, public and private consensus and disagreement, women’s personal stories, and doctors’ narratives provides compelling evidence on the remarkably varied, sometimes critical, and often tormented voices of the Chinese people. Revealing a surprising range of beliefs and feelings concerning the morality of abortion and fetal life, the book nevertheless finds widespread acceptance of national population policies. It also examines the personal anguish and complex socio-cultural and ethical issues entwined with coerced abortion essential to enforce birth-control policies. In addition, the author argues, the abortion issue illustrates the importance of taking seriously China’s internal plurality if Westerners and Chinese are to develop a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue Continue Reading Behind The Silence

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  • Murdering Myths : The Story Behind The Death Penalty

    $24.95

    Introduction

    The Story We Tell

    The Incoherency (and Immorality) Of Punishment

    The Rules Of The Game

    Rectification Through Suffering

    The Story’s Vices

    Habits Begotten By Violence

    Making The Three Rs Stick

    Of Monsters And Men

    The Story’s Broken Promise

    Living A New Story

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    In the thirty years since the reinstatement of the death penalty, nearly 1,000 people have been executed, and over 3,500 people currently sit on death row in America’s prisons. At the same time, a wide range of activists, scholars, and researchers have raised profound questions about the execution of innocent people, racial bias in sentencing, and capital punishment’s failure to act as a deterrent. Why, then, do most Americans still support the death penalty?

    In Murdering Myths: The Story Behind the Death Penalty, Judith Kay goes beyond the hype and statistics to examine Americans’ deep-seated beliefs about crime and punishment. She argues that Americans share a counter-productive idea of justice–that punishment corrects bad behavior, suffering pays for wrong deeds, and victims’ desire for revenge is natural and inevitable. Drawing on interviews with both victims and inmates, Kay shows how this belief harms perpetrators, victims, and society and calls for a new narrative that recognizes the humanity in all of us.

    Insightful and thought-provoking, Murdering Myths is a fresh look at one of the most contentious issues in American life Continue Reading Murdering Myths : The Story Behind The Death Penalty

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  • Murdering Myths : The Story Behind The Death Penalty

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    Introduction

    The Story We Tell

    The Incoherency (and Immorality) Of Punishment

    The Rules Of The Game

    Rectification Through Suffering

    The Story’s Vices

    Habits Begotten By Violence

    Making The Three Rs Stick

    Of Monsters And Men

    The Story’s Broken Promise

    Living A New Story

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    In the thirty years since the reinstatement of the death penalty, nearly 1,000 people have been executed, and over 3,500 people currently sit on death row in America’s prisons. At the same time, a wide range of activists, scholars, and researchers have raised profound questions about the execution of innocent people, racial bias in sentencing, and capital punishment’s failure to act as a deterrent. Why, then, do most Americans still support the death penalty?

    In Murdering Myths: The Story Behind the Death Penalty, Judith Kay goes beyond the hype and statistics to examine Americans’ deep-seated beliefs about crime and punishment. She argues that Americans share a counter-productive idea of justice–that punishment corrects bad behavior, suffering pays for wrong deeds, and victims’ desire for revenge is natural and inevitable. Drawing on interviews with both victims and inmates, Kay shows how this belief harms perpetrators, victims, and society and calls for a new narrative that recognizes the humanity in all of us.

    Insightful and thought-provoking, Murdering Myths is a fresh look at one of the most contentious issues in American life Continue Reading Murdering Myths : The Story Behind The Death Penalty

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  • Freeing Gods Children

    $30.95

    Herod’s Challenge

    Their Blood Cries Out

    The Barriers Of Babel

    Prepare Ye The Way

    He Sent A Jew

    The Hand Of Providence In Congress

    Gentle As Doves, Cunning As Serpents In The Sudan Battle

    Go Forth

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    With the dawning of the 21st Century a new human rights movement burst unexpectedly onto the global stage. Initially motivated by concern for persecuted Christians around the world, unlikely alliances emerged, and the movement grew to encompass a broader quest for human rights. Now, American evangelicals provide grassroots muscle for causes joined by a wide array of activists–from Jews to Catholics, feminists to Pentecostals, African American leaders to Tibetan Buddhists–in the most important human rights movement since the end of the Cold War.

    Given unprecedented insider access, author Allen D. Hertzke charts the rise of this faith-based movement for global human rights and tells the compelling story of the personalities and forces, clashes and compromises, strategies and protests that shape it. In doing so, Hertzke shows that by bringing attention to issues like religious persecution, Sudanese atrocities, North Korean gulags, and sex trafficking, the movement is shaping American foreign policy and international relations in ways unimaginable a decade ago.

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  • 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The Earth (Revised)

    $12.99

    This best-seller is completely revised and updated with 50 new ways children can improve the environment.

    In the spirit of An Inconvenient Truth, John Javna and his 14-year-old daughter, Sophie, offer 50 environmentally inspired, kid-powered approaches to reducing waste and improving the world around us.

    Each earth-saving entry begins with a Take a Guess question followed by an overview of Did You Know facts that put the topic into perspective. What You Can Do and See For Yourself sections offer encouraging tips and resources that allow children to put their knowledge into action around their homes, schools, and communities.

    Written in a straightforward and approachable manner, The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth will link each activity with 50 different environmental groups to create special interactive projects.
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  • September 11 2001

    $14.95

    On Tuesday September 11, our world changed forever. The United States was attacked by an unknown terrorist organization. Word of this attack spread instantaneously around the world. Billions of people woke up on September 12 to find that the front page of their local newspaper was devoted to the tragedy of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

    September 11, 2001 is a collection of 150 front pages of major newspapers throughout the world.
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  • We Will Not Be Silenced Workbook (Workbook)

    $14.99

    In his best-selling book We Will Not Be Silenced (100,000+ copies sold), author and pastor Erwin Lutzer unravels the complex threats faced by Christians in a society weaponizing issues related to race, equality, sexuality, and beyond to divide individuals and undermine freedom. With this companion guide, you’ll gain practical tools for responding to culture’s hostility with Christlike strength and compassion, learning how you can best speak the truth with love.

    Whether you’re reading individually or with a group, this workbook will lead you to:

    *appreciate God’s unchanging nature and truth in an era of dissent and deteriorating standards

    *identify and reject secular perspectives and pressures-from both outside the church and within-that have crept unnoticed into your life

    *commit yourself to action and prayer as you testify of Jesus’s love in a world that denies Him

    You are not alone in fighting this battle! This study guide will encourage you to continue standing boldly for your faith and enrich your understanding of how to do so effectively. Continue Reading We Will Not Be Silenced Workbook (Workbook)

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  • Messy Truth : How To Foster Community Without Sacrificing Conviction

    $17.00

    From the author of Messy Grace, a former pastor raised by gay parents, comes a compassionate playbook to help Christians, church staff, and ministry leaders create a culture of belonging without sacrificing theological convictions.

    What should we do? This is a question many Christians are asking as they face shifting societal norms, conflicting opinions, and often inaccurate scriptural interpretations regarding those who identify as LGBTQ+.

    Caleb Kaltenbach believes there’s a more helpful question: What am I willing to do to keep and build influence with ______________?

    Caleb knows our love for others is best measured by the lengths we’ll go to help them. He also recognizes that people find and follow Jesus better in community than in isolation. As a child raised by three activist gay parents, Caleb experienced firsthand the outrage of some Christians. That’s why he is committed to creating a sense of belonging for all people.

    True community can happen only when Christians are intentional in infusing their attitudes, systems, and values with grace and truth. This hopeful, practical book offers tools for encouraging church involvement, strengthening personal relationships, increasing empathy, and engaging in pivotal conversations about grace and truth with our whole community.

    Fostering a culture of belonging is a messy process, but it holds a massive possibility for everyone involved: a growing relationship with Jesus. Continue Reading Messy Truth : How To Foster Community Without Sacrificing Conviction

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  • Mama Bear Apologetics

    $16.99

    Raise Them to Value God’s Design

    Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. As a parent, it’s up to you to help your children understand God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world.

    In the footsteps of the bestselling Mama Bear Apologetics comes this invaluable guide to training your kids to know and respect God’s design in a world that has rejected it. This book will equip you to;

    *understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself

    *identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality under the guise of Christian-sounding words like love, identity, tolerance, and justice

    *teach your kids to treat those who hold different beliefs with gentle, Christlike compassion without compromising biblical values

    As society continues to blur the lines of what is good, true, and acceptable, God’s standards remain clear and unchanging. This book will give you the wisdom to confidently raise your children to understand sex and gender through a biblical lens. Continue Reading Mama Bear Apologetics

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  • Freedom Is Costly But Priceless

    $15.99

    The key to America’s future begins with exploring our past. In Freedom Is Costly, But Priceless, Dave Meyer shares the importance of our nation’s true history–learning about our rich, godly heritage and discovering Who and what has made this nation so great. God’s Word was an integral part of our nation’s founding, and His Word is still the key today to restoring our families, schools, churches and communities.

    When it comes to the future of this nation, each one of us plays a greater role than we can possibly imagine. God has given us the ability to become an unquenchable force for good in our families, schools, churches and communities. We each have an indispensable part to play, and Dave Meyer outlines where to begin and how to take meaningful steps to make a positive change in government and society. Continue Reading Freedom Is Costly But Priceless

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  • Familia Un Lugar De Sanidad Y

    $15.00

    Esta es la pregunta que nos planteamos cuando vivimos en un tiempo en el que el nucleo familiar esta cada vez mas difuminado y borroso,?y cuando cada dia hay mas inseguridades. Justamente en esta epoca tan convulsa e incierta,?es cuando se necesita redescubrir el lugar que ocupa la familia en el proceso de sanidad y crecimiento de cada ser humano. En este libro se dan las pautas innegables para que la familia tenga la capacidad de autoevaluarse, ser critica consigo misma?y busque las soluciones; no en el lamento de lo que no se posee, sino en la motivacion de que el futuro puede ser distinto, cambiante y sanador.

    This book is a step by step guide to help families to critically evaluate themselves and seek and apply solutions wherever needed. Nothing will ever come from lamenting past opportunities. It is hope in a different, wholesome and fulfilling future what should get us `going Continue Reading Familia Un Lugar De Sanidad Y

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  • Ecologia Y Cambio Climatico

    $12.00

    Este libro, analiza la importancia del cambio climatico. Quiere entender sus causas, consecuencias y encontrar las soluciones para este problema, partiendo de lo que la Biblia dice al respecto. Hay cristianos a los que no le preocupa el tema de la ecologia,?ya que piensan que lo importante es el alma, lo inmaterial,?no lo material. Hay otros que piensan que es un tema importante pero no lo consideran una responsabilidad personal. Pero para los autores de este libro, ambas posturas estan equivocadas; ya que Dios creo todas las cosas, entre ellas, el mundo y al ser humano, por lo tanto, somos responsables de cuidar la creacion de Dios. Este libro… es una seal del despertar ecologico que, dilatadamente, esta experimentando el movimiento evangelico a nivel mundial. !(Ya) era hora!. Continue Reading Ecologia Y Cambio Climatico

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  • Evangelio Y Comunicacion

    $9.00

    Este basico hace un analisis de la comunicacion desde la prensa evangelica de los ultimos tres siglos; examina los medios de comunicacion cristianos actuales y la comunicacion mas importante y fundamental: la transmision del Evangelio. En el primer articulo de este libro, Juan Antonio Monroy, hace un recorrido por la prensa evangelica publicada desde la Reforma hasta nuestros dias. El segundo articulo, escrito por Pedro Tarquis, analiza los medios de comunicacion cristianos actuales y tambien considera los principios que deben regirlos. En tercer lugar, Jose de Segovia reflexiona sobre como debemos comunicar el Evangelio hoy, habla sobre la comunicacion entre Dios y el hombre y como piensan las personas y la sociedad en la que vivimos. Este Basico tambien contiene los premios del XXIV Certamen Gonzalez- Waris en la categoria de relato y poesia: Vacaciones accidentadas de Mari Cendrero Martin y !A ti, Cain! de Jose Luis Medina Rosales. Continue Reading Evangelio Y Comunicacion

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  • Familias Creativas Y Eficaces

    $16.00

    Este libro quiere conocer a la familia y sus dinamicas, ofrecer recursos y encontrar soluciones a los problemas habituales que se plantean dentro de ellas en el dia a dia.Te enseara a acercarte a las dificultades centrandote en lo que funciona para potenciarlo y estimularlo, y encontraras ideas, recursos y herramientas para tratar con tus pensamientos, con tus emociones y en las relaciones con los demas.Las familias, son un sistema de multiples interacciones, con sus reglas, con sus alegrias y tristezas, con sus tensiones, con sus crisis. Nos encontramos ligados a ella, por diversos vinculos y caracteristicas que forman parte de nosotros. Vale la pena estar en paz con ella y, desde esa actitud de reconciliacion y aceptacion, plantear los pasos para superarnos. Esteban Figueirido vuelca parte de su formacion, ejercicio profesional y su propia vida personal, poniendo a nuestra disposicion su larga experiencia en el cuidado de familias.

    This book was written with a view to helping families sort out the countless problems we face day in day out, providing in every situation the relevant patterns to apply. Difficulties are no unsolvable. Given the right frame of mind and adequate tools, crisis can be transformed into opportunities for character building and growth. Families are multifunction systems, exposed both to joys and sorrows. Personal relationships can be a source of conflict, but attachment and belonging are integral part of a wholesome life. Why not have a go at making family relationships work? Esteban Figueirido puts to our service his expertise and know-how, placing in our hands a most impressive arrangement of tools and techniques, sharing with us experiences both personal and professional. Continue Reading Familias Creativas Y Eficaces

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  • Crisis

    $10.00

    Nadie puede escapar a las crisis, ya que en un momento u otro, a todos nos llega el momento de pasar por dificultades; pero no todos reaccionamos de la misma manera ante los problemas. Como debemos enfrentar la crisis?, como reaccionar ante los problemas?, que hace Dios mientras nosotros sufrimos? Este libro nos ayuda a considerar algunas de las realidades sobre la intervencion divina en las crisis y a volver una y otra vez a lo que la Palabra nos muestra en cuanto a su enfoque y proposito. Tener esta perspectiva en cuenta nos permite, no solo afrontar las situaciones adversas de forma mas equilibrada y con mayor dosis de consuelo, sino entender mejor el sentido de las crisis, en su conjunto y contexto, y profundizar en la persona y caracter del mismo Dios. Continue Reading Crisis

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  • Peligros Del Alcohol

    $8.99

    Mini El Centinela delivers one truth-filled article from the full-sized, 16-page monthly El Centinela, in a convenient 8-page zine-ette that can be slipped in a book, purse, or pocket. Continue Reading Peligros Del Alcohol

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  • Bien Gerer La Maladie

    $14.99

    Wendy Wallace knows how hard it can be to deal with constant health issues. Based on her 20-year journey through chronic illness, Doing Well at Being Sick shares her personal story to encourage those who are traveling a similar road in life and to help others understand the daily struggles. In addition to presenting biblical truths that show how sickness can bring opportunities for spiritual growth, Wallace also gives sensible advice on communicating with health care professionals and understanding how the system works. This insightful book provides a message of hope to help readers cope with the day-to-day challenges of chronic illness.
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  • Mundo Que Cambia

    $17.99

    An Agustin Agency Title

    El 26 de diciembre 1991, tuvo lugar un hecho de extraordinaria importancia en la Historia universal. Se trato de la disolucion de la Union Sovietica, un acontecimiento de enormes repercusiones que pocos habian previsto. A decir verdad, solo el historiador Andrei Amalrik y el premio Nobel Alexander Solzhenitsyn , disidentes rusos, habian tenido el valor y la vision para anunciar que semejante seismo tendria lugar. Aunque es indiscutible que la Guerra fria concluyo, no son pocos los que pretenden seguir analizando la situacion actual del globo desde la perspectiva de un periodo historico que termino hace cuatro decadas. Pretender comprender el presente con paradigmas de la Guerra fria – incluso con los de izquierdas y derechas – constituye una equivocacion de consecuencias perjudiciales. La Historia ha seguido avanzando y al igual que habria constituido una necedad pretender comprender la Europa de finales del siglo XIX sobre lo que fue la vida de Napoleon, destronado definitivamente en 1815, es absurdo, e incluso ridiculo, entender nuestro mundo sobre la base de la Guerra fria. Nuestro mundo ha seguido cambiando desde 1991 y lo que resulta aun mas relevante es que ese conjunto de cambios es constante e implica desafios colosales con los que nunca antes ha tenido que enfrentarse el genero humano. Lejos de ser la democracia y la libertad realidades que se imponen de manera casi natural, lo cierto es que se encuentran mas amenazadas que nunca y que esa amenaza no solo es externa sino, en buena medida, tambien interna. Un mundo que cambia es un intento de explicar que es verdaderamente la democracia y su fragilidad, y que es la agenda globalista, la cual amenaza a el patriotismo y la continuidad de la misma democracia. Continue Reading Mundo Que Cambia

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  • In Defense Of Nature

    $22.95

    Ecology calls to mind nature out there-trees, rivers, oceans, animals, birds, the air, distinct ecosystems. But as Benjamin Wiker argues, an obvious part of nature has been mysteriously left out of the environmental movement: our own nature-human nature, especially its essential moral aspects.

    In Defense of Nature shows that while both nature and human nature are equally important, there is a significant obstacle threatening the acceptance of this expanded account of ecology. The Left understands the exquisite, delicate harmony of the natural order, and why environmental pollution is harmful. The Right understands the exquisite, delicate harmony of the human moral order, and why moral pollution is harmful. Each side will tell you how very little a deviation it takes to cause disaster to the natural or to the moral order. But each refuses to see the other’s argument.

    In Defense of Nature allows both the Left and the Right to see what the other sees so clearly, and how it all fits together, from toxic landfills and global warming, to internet addiction and human trafficking. Continue Reading In Defense Of Nature

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  • Like A Flood

    $16.99

    There are two floods sweeping over America. One is dark and is sweeping away the Christian foundation upon which America was founded. The other is born of the Spirit, holy, and filled with hope and power. Which tidal wave are you and your family destined to catch? Like a Flood. We all see it coming-the large, dark wall of secular culture that is crashing over the shores of our homes and nation. As the identity and godly values that once were the foundation of our great nation are being drowned in the undertow of secular sin, confusion, spiritual darkness and fear, we look to the heavens and ask, What are we to do now, God? At the same time, another force is forming over the surface of the deep. It is dwarfing the tidal wave of darkness. It is . . . Like a Flood. Like a flood, the Lord shall raise up a standard. This is a flood of hope, boldness, truth, and spiritual power rushing forth over the earth pushing back the dark wave of sin, despair and hopelessness. Like a flood, He sweeps into our homes, our churches, and over our nation with the power and boldness we need to stand on the Word that is impossible to be voted out or silenced. In this book, Like a Flood, Lisa Cherry explains the darkness we are facing as Christians and as a nation. She also examines the Scriptures and shows us that this is the day we have been preparing for. It is not time for us to run and hide. We have been created for such a time as this. In these pages are the practical keys that we must know now to live fearless, bold and loving lives, in honor of our King. You and I are the standard the Lord will use for the sake of His heavenly kingdom. Some in this day will hear His voice and be ready for whatever the next season brings. Others will be swept away unnecessarily in the waves of doubt, confusion, compromise and discouragement. Continue Reading Like A Flood

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  • Unraveling The Mystery Of People

    $14.95

    Haven’t You Wondered?

    Have you ever wondered WHY people do the things they do?

    Has anyone ever made you scratch your head because you just don’t get them?

    Are some relationships easy for you while others are difficult?

    Unraveling the Mystery of People allows you to understand in an easy and entertaining style how people are hardwired and how that hardwiring affects personal interactions. Understand yourself better and the environment in which you best thrive – creating a more satisfying work setting. Build stronger, easier relationships by understanding the underlying reasons for interpersonal difficulties. Lastly, have a more enjoyable life as you better understand why you do what you do and why others do what they do! Continue Reading Unraveling The Mystery Of People

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  • Pharmakeia : A Hidden Assassin

    $14.00

    In this book I unmask what I consider to be one of the greatest adversaries of this century, the spirit of Pharmakeia. This spirit controls the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Millions of people are captive, believing the answers to their sickness is found in medication. Within these pages, you will read things you never imagined could be true. You will get to know the real purposes behind the great drug companies and their spiritual undercurrents.

    You will understand the origin of sickness, how to destroy it in the power of Jesus Christ, how to break the bonds of Pharmakeia and the structure it has built up in your mind and in your body to kill you. Dr. Ana Mendez Ferrell. Continue Reading Pharmakeia : A Hidden Assassin

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  • Its A God Thing

    $13.95

    Experience the reality of a rural homeless shelter and see how God truly intervenes. Continue Reading Its A God Thing

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  • Sanidad Para El Corazon Amarga

    $15.00

    Este libro es uno cuyos resultados han beneficado a decenas de millares de personas. La amargura es el resultado de un espiritu herido y desolado (destrozado) por la perdida, la injusticia y la traicion. El lector en las paginas de este libro, encontrara paso por paso la formula divina de sanidad a traves del amor y el perdon. Lo que al lector le parece imposible, se hace posible por medio del amor a Dios y al projimo. Para ser perdonado, es necesario perdonar. Para poder sanar, !es necesario amar! El perdonar es un mandamiento de Dios, sin embargo, el perdonar es un decision del ofendido. El corazon amargado busca venganza, pero el corazon que perdona, busca sanidad. El hecho de tener un emocion reprimido de enojo o de ira causara amargura. Dios desea que la persona se deshaga de la ira, del enojo lo mas pronto posible. El perdonar es el antidoto de Dios para la amargura.
    El libro es para aquellas personas que han sufrido qualquier mal trato sexual o fisico. Fue escrito para las victimas de divorcio, adulterio, violacion, asalto e incesto. Esta obra fue escrita para promover la sanidad y para ayaudar que la gente recupere aquello que la amargura y acontecemientos pasados le han robado y para que vivan vidas sanas y productivas.

    This book is one that has benefited thousands of people. Bitterness is the result of a hurt and devastated spirit caused by a loss, an injustice or a betrayal. The reader of these pages will find a step by step divine formula for healing through love and forgiveness. What seems impossible to the reader, becomes possible by means of loving God and your neighbor. To be forgiven you have to forgive. In order to heal you have to love! Forgiveness is a command from God, however, forgiveness is a decision of the offended. The bitter heart seeks revenge, but the forgiving heart seeks healing. The fact of having a suppressed emotion like anger or rage causes bitterness. God desires that a person get rid of the rage, the anger as soon as possible. Forgiveness is God’s antidote for bitterness.

    The book is for those people who have suffered whatever kind of sexual or physical abuse. It was written for the victims of divorce, adultery, rape, assault or incest. This work was written to promote health and to help people recover from whatever bitterness or past events that have robbed them of that and also so they can live healthy and productive lives. Continue Reading Sanidad Para El Corazon Amarga

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  • Voluntad De Vivir

    $5.95

    Archbishop Jose Gomes, renowned expert on death and dying issues, explains what every Catholic needs to know in order to effectively and morally prepare for the inevitable death of our loved ones and even ourselves. With changing values and modern medical technologies to deal with, this booklet explains how to approach end-of-life issues and prepare for death in a way consistent with our Catholic faith. You will learn the answers to these important issues and more: What dignified death means to a Catholic. Why euthanasia, even if well intended, is murder. What the culture of life really means. Whether a Catholic should have a living will . Which medical practices are immoral. Pope John Paul II s criteria for ordinary vs. extraordinary means. What is morally mandated for palliative care.
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  • Construyendo Restaurando Y Gov

    $3.50

    La naturaleza de la Iglesia del Nuevo Testamento es apost lica y puede ser definida con 3 palabras: construir, restaurar y gobernar. Estas tres cualidades est n tambi n en cada uno de los creyentes nacidos de nuevo. As como tambi n no hay tal cosa como una Iglesia Apost lica del Nuevo Testamento sin el Bautismo en el Esp ritu Santo. Necesitamos el poder del Esp ritu Santo en nuestras vidas y en nuestras iglesias, no podemos tener el poder del Esp ritu Santo sin el Esp ritu Santo. Comprendiendo como Dios te creo y mando su Esp ritu Santo para su prop sito te dar el poder de hacer grandes cosas para Cristo. Continue Reading Construyendo Restaurando Y Gov

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  • Rest For The Justice Seeking Soul

    $14.99

    Susan K. Williams Smith is a minister and activist who has been on the front lines of social and racial justice for many years. As she has marched shoulder-to-shoulder to resist systematic oppression, she has heard the same question over and over: How are we going to get through this? Rest for the Justice-Seeking Soul was birthed out of those cries.

    Here is a soul-care manual for social justice-seeking believers who stand in constant vigilance against all forms of racial, class, and gender oppression. The fight for justice and equality is an exhausting daily grind–and the work is never over. That’s why it is incumbent upon all who speak and advocate for the less fortunate to practice self-care. You can’t fight when your tank is empty.

    In response to the many calls and emails she has received from friends, clergy, and strangers who are in utter despair and even deep depression, she has created ninety daily devotions to provide a daily spoonful of hope and encouragement, a healing balm to strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees (Hebrews 12:12). Lift your gaze upward toward a better future by allowing God to restore harmony and focus in your soul and justice in your community. Our God is bigger than whoever is oppressing you. As the old hymn states, Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Continue Reading Rest For The Justice Seeking Soul

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  • Jesus Economy : A Biblical View Of Poverty The Currency Of Love And A Patte

    $15.99

    You know people around the world are struggling. A homeless man holds a sign that reads, Anything helps. A poor child lives in a slum swarming with flies. A refugee mother is on the brink of starvation. You ask yourself, But what can I do about such big problems?

    You’re looking for long-term solutions. John D. Barry shares incredible, and often shocking, stories about working among the impoverished and unchurched in the U.S. and abroad. And since Barry is a Bible scholar, Jesus’ Economy is also deeply rooted in the Scriptures. It is a personal, sometimes funny, often heartbreaking account that presents a revolutionary pattern for lasting change.

    Jesus’ Economy is based on self-sacrifice. His currency is love. It’s called Jesus’ Economy because it’s about creating a spiritual and physical economy for those who need it most. Here is a thoroughly biblical and compassionate pattern for addressing issues of poverty and offering the hope of the gospel. Jesus’ Economy

    – Shows how you as an individual can best encourage renewal in your community.
    – Demonstrates how your church community or any group can alleviate poverty.
    – Presents a unified plan for creating jobs, spreading the gospel, and meeting basic needs.
    – Focuses on community development and sustainability– lasting change, globally and locally.

    Jesus’ Economy is a call to address our own spiritual poverty–as people who can too easily become distant from Christ–and it is a call to address the physical poverty all around us in a smart and sustainable way. Jesus’ teachings show that with simple, everyday choices, you can make the world a better place and create enduring change. Here’s how to live Jesus’ economy–a currency of love.
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  • Reaching Your Addicted Loved One

    $16.99

    As a teenager, Victor Torres was a gang warlord and heroin addict on New York City’s violent streets. Through the ministry of David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, Victor had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ and came to realize that God had a purpose for his life. Victor has spent the last forty-five years helping tens of thousands of young men and women find freedom from drug addiction and gang life. Now, he answers your toughest questions about your addicted loved one. Without pulling punches or promising easy answers, Victor provides wisdom and expertise that can lead you toward success.
    Some of the questions Victor addresses are…
    -How can I know if my loved one has a substance abuse problem?
    -How can I tell the difference between helping and enabling?
    -What if my loved one refuses to get help?
    -When should I call the police?
    -What should we look for in a treatment program?
    -What can I expect when my loved one comes out of treatment?
    -How do I prepare for relapse?

    God did not create your loved one to be an addict or a loser. On the contrary, God created him or her for a better life. Although, for the moment, it may seem like you are losing your loved one, they still have a God-given destiny and a purpose. No matter how bad the picture may look now, there is always hope.
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  • Christianity And Politics

    $14.99

    Melody believes if every Christian will shine their light (Christ in them) brightly, no matter the cost, we will live the most fulfilled life ever imagined. She started a Christian nonprofit in 2010 called Hesed Consulting, where she assists other nonprofits in the area of financial and human resources development. Melody has a heart for people and seeing the body of Christ unified. Hence, Christianity and Politics is an overflow of this passion. To allow something as worldly as politics to divide us plays into the strategic hands of the enemy. This book is written to Christians who find unrest in the weight of politics and its ability to divide the Church and harm relationships. Melody prays that your spirit is quieted after reading her book and you are freed to politic from biblical conviction and insight, versus loyalty to this world’s systems. Continue Reading Christianity And Politics

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  • Preguntas Dificiles Respuestas

    $9.95

    William Lane Craig offers answers to questions commonly asked by Christians struggling with doubt or fear, showing that the only sure foundation for hope is God Himself. Includes chapters on some of the most volatile social issues of our day, including abortion and homosexuality.
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  • Debate Acerca De La Homosexual

    $1.95

    Stanton L. Jones presents an overview of the Christian understanding of sexuality in general and then skillfully tackles the revisionists of Scripture who are challenging the traditional Christian position of homosexuality. He then calls for Christians to act with compassion and yet continue to speak the truth without fear. This booklet will no doubt spark further inquiry into this timely topic for all who read it.
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  • Movimiento De La Nueva Era

    $1.95

    What is the New Age movement? Is it a conspiracy? What can Christians do about it? In the last ten years the New Age has shifted out of the counterculture into the mainstream of society. Today its effects are felt in almost every aspect of life–medicine, politics, science, psychology and even religion. –Fortune 500 corporations routinely send their managers to New Age seminars to expand their minds and increase productivity. –Entertainer Shirley MacLaine has written two best-selling books that chronicle her conversion to the New Age. –Doctors and therapists increasingly employ healing techniques that are based on pantheistic principles. –Even advertisers on radio and television, in tune with New Age ideas, are telling us that we have unlimited potential. Douglas Groothuis explains how the New Age combines Eastern mysticism with Western optimism and why it has become so popular. His thorough, biblical analysis helps Christians know how to respond to this aggressive movement.
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  • Stop Child Abuse Before It Happens

    $89.95

    This much-needed resource provides a prevention plan to minimize risk in your ministry and a biblically based abuse prevention plan protect your children. Your concern when choosing the individuals you place in positions of authority, and your willingness to train them in proper conduct around children and youth, will project a positive image to your community! Covers the church’s biblical, moral, and legal responsibilities; understanding abuse; profiling victims and offenders; the prevention program (training, screening, and more); policies, procedures and forms.

    Benefits of using this resource:
    * Protects the children in your church (babies through teens)
    * Addresses necessary legal issues for the church
    * Builds your church’s credibility
    * Provides proper forms and application procedures for ministry workers
    * Is designed for any size church or organization
    * Can be used in churches, group homes, retreats, Christian schools, day care centers, camps…
    * Gives step-by-step instruction for establishing an abuse prevention plan

    Includes: 153-page manual with leader’s guide, reproducible forms and applications in print and on CD, and 2-hour awareness and training seminar on DVD.

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  • That Kind Can Never Change Can They

    $11.99

    The true story of one man’s struggle with his own homosexuality. The author’s path to victory is shared so that others may know that nothing is impossible with God. Continue Reading That Kind Can Never Change Can They

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  • Stone Soup For The Community

    $21.99

    Center For Faith And Health
    A compelling account of community transformation through a faith-based coalition. It features lessons learned about working together to renew a distressed, inner city neighborhood, by weaving dozens of individual stories, photos, history, culture, and scholarship into one master story-much like the fable of stone soup for the community. Continue Reading Stone Soup For The Community

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  • Space At The Table

    $15.99

    Can an evangelical theologian and his gay son overcome the differences in belief that threaten to destroy their relationship? For Brad and Drew Harper, that question wasn’t theoretical-and neither was the resounding yes they found after years of struggle. Writing to each other with compassion, grit, and humor, Brad and Drew take us on their journey as parent and child from the churches of middle America to the penthouses of New York’s party scenes, through a pastor’s-kid childhood and painful conversion therapy to the hard-won victories of their adult relationship.

    But Space at the Table is more than just a memoir. It is a guide, showing us a way through the roadblocks that threaten to devastate both families and the broader evangelical and LBGTQ communities. Speaking from their own experience, Brad and Drew offer an invitation to join them in a place where love is stronger than the beliefs that divide us. Continue Reading Space At The Table

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  • Slavery In The Land Of The Free

    $12.99

    Slavery in the Land of the Free tackles the issue of human trafficking head on from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author and trafficking victim Theresa Flores and author PeggySue Wells. Written for teens and young adults, this book explores who, what, where, why and how questions in a way thats easy to understand. Flores weaves her personal story of how she was trafficked in with helpful statistics and graphs to create a realistic overall picture of what one of the biggest injustices in the modern era entails. Continue Reading Slavery In The Land Of The Free

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  • No One Wants To Play With Me

    $12.95

    Relationships become bountiful when the FRUIT of God’s SPIRIT is present in our lives. Marty, the moaning mallard duck blames everyone else for his miserable life in book 7 of the Duck Ponder Series. Continue Reading No One Wants To Play With Me

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  • Bully Be Gone

    $12.95

    Billy’s BULLYING is wasted on Betty and Barney as they use Jesus’ example of faith to arm themselves against the enemy in the 5th book of the Duck Ponder Series. Did you know that Jesus was BULLIED? Teach your child how the Bible addresses bullying while enjoying the humor of these feathered characters captured in color photography. Continue Reading Bully Be Gone

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  • How To Overcome The Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century

    $15.95

    Defender Publishing LLC

    The world is quickly becoming a frightening place. The growing threat of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction is widespread. Pandemics and emerging diseases loom. The dollar is devalued and foreign markets are looking for new global currency. Nanotechnology, biotechnology and related fields of emerging science hold promise of hope and peril. Philosophy is expanding to include transhuman dreams of redefining what it means to be human. Threats against personal liberties, foods and fuels are growing. Cults are witnessing unprecedented growth while Christian’s around the world are witnessing ever-increasing persecution. Never before have people faced such fear-inspiring issues. In How To Overcome The Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century, 20 experts in fields of science, politics, warfare, finance, ethics, theology and prophecy offer experienced advice on how not only to survive these unsettling but to thrive. Continue Reading How To Overcome The Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century

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  • National Sunday Law (Reprinted)

    $4.95

    National Sunday Law explains exactly who the beast is, what the image of the beast is, and what the mark of the beast is. A fascinating book and a must for anyone in search of the truth. National Sunday Law is less than 100 pages with medium size print, a very quick read. National Sunday Law was first published in 1983 and is now in its 100th printing with 34.4 million in print. Continue Reading National Sunday Law (Reprinted)

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  • Servitude And Freedom

    $32.99

    Highlights the importance of engaging with Christian history and of tradition. This book illustrates the contribution that Church tradition can make to contemporary contentious dialogs on issues such as sexuality, violence, global warming. Continue Reading Servitude And Freedom

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  • Response And Responsibility

    $32.00

    Christians are often disturbed by secularisation. The author, a social psychologist, analyses why this is the case. This encouraging text highlights the opportunities which secular society offers to the church and invites Christians to engage with it on love. Continue Reading Response And Responsibility

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  • Sharing Gods Planet

    $13.00

    The earth is ailing and human beings are responsible. This report explores the causes and consequences of human damage to the environment and suggests how Christians can respond. It argues that to perceive the earth as alien and inert matter to be exploited is fundamentally wrong. Human beings are part of God’s one whole creation in which they have a unique role, as does every other bit of creation. Sharing God’s Planet outlines: The development of thinking that permitted environmental disfigurement The levels and effect of human activity in the atmosphere, the water systems of the earth, the soil and the world of living organisms Biblical and theological perspectives to underpin a Christian ecological theology. This book contributed to the Synod debate on climate change in February 2005. It includes practical exercises, discussion points and activities for individuals and churches. Continue Reading Sharing Gods Planet

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  • Making Sense Of Generation Y

    $23.99

    For Generation Y, born after 1982, Margaret Thatcher is a piece of social history, relationships happen over the internet and music marks their territory. How does this generation think about the world? What does their spirituality look like? And what implications does this have for the Church?

    Based on original research, Making Sense of Generation Y explores how young people aged 15-25 draw on popular culture to shape their worldview and spirituality. The results of this research suggest that many of the Churchs previous assumptions about this generation have been wrong.

    How can the Church begin to reconnect with this generation? Making Sense of Generation Y grapples with this challenging question and suggests ways forward.

    This title is essential reading for clergy, youth workers and all those wishing to engage with young people. Continue Reading Making Sense Of Generation Y

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  • How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Christian

    $7.99

    Did you know that changing just one high energy lightbulb to a low energy one saves 75kg of carbon dioxide a year? That’s 7,500 party balloonsful.

    This full-colour book provides hundreds of practical ideas for making SMALL changes to your lifestyle that can make a BIG difference to the environment. In eight sections ‘How Many Lightbulbs?’ will inspire you, your church and your community towards actions that will reduce your ecological footprint, from turning off the tap, to starting a church compost heap.

    Start making strides to shrink your ecological footprint today.

    This booklet supports the Church of England’s major Shrinking the footprint campaign. See http://www.shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org for more details.

    A percentage of profits from this title will go to support the Friends of St James’ Gardens, Liverpool. This project was set up in 2001 with the aim of restoring the garden beside Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and encouraging its use by residents and visitors. See www.stjamescemetery.co.uk/Friends.htm Continue Reading How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Christian

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  • Rethinking Sentencing : A Contribution To The Debate

    $15.99

    This report, commissioned by the Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England, is an important contribution to the national debate on the future of sentencing and the role of the courts. It considers the efficacy and integrity of the current criminal justice system and the principles of restorative justice, responsible sentencing, rehabilitation and atonement from a Christian perspective.

    Ecumenical and up-to-date with current legislation, the report is edited by Peter Sedgwick, until recently, the Policy Adviser for the Home Affairs department in the Church of England. Peter Sedgwick is one of the Churches’ leading experts on the criminal justice system.

    Contributing authors: Stuart Dew, David Faulkner, Lord Justice Laws, Tim Newell, Stephen Pryor, Bishop Peter Selby. Continue Reading Rethinking Sentencing : A Contribution To The Debate

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  • Fault Lines : The Social Justice Movement And Evangelicalism’s Looming Cata

    $24.99

    We are standing on shaky ground.

    As a wave of violent riots protesting the death of a black man at the hands of police shook the nation in the summer of 2020, most Americans were shocked. Christians nationwide, eager to fulfill their God-given calling to bring peace and reconciliation, took to pulpits and social media in droves to affirm that black lives matter and proclaim that racial justice is a gospel issue.

    But what if those Christians, those ministers, and those powerful ministries don’t know the whole story behind the new movement that’s been making waves in their congregations? Even worse: what if they’ve been duped into adopting a set of ideas that not only don’t align with the Kingdom of God, but stand diametrically opposed to it?

    In this powerful book, pastor, professor, and leading cultural apologist Voddie Baucham explains the sinister worldview behind the social justice movement and how it has quietly spread like a fault system, not only through our culture, but throughout the evangelical church in America. He also details the devastation it is already wreaking–and what we can do to get back on solid ground before it’s too late.

    Whether you’re a layperson who feels like you’ve just woken up in a strange new world and wonder how to engage both sensitively and effectively in the conversation on race, or a pastor who’s wondering how to deal with increasingly polarized factions within your congregation, this book will provide the clarity and understanding you need to either hold your ground, or reclaim it. Continue Reading Fault Lines : The Social Justice Movement And Evangelicalism’s Looming Cata

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  • Enemies And Allies

    $26.99

    Do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace? One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where’s it all heading?

    New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg, based in Jerusalem, skillfully and clearly explains the sometimes-encouraging, sometimes-violent, yet rapidly shifting landscape in Israel and the Arab/Muslim world. Enemies and Allies will take readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change.

    Includes exclusive, never-before-published quotes, insights, and analysis from the author’s conversations with some of the most complex and controversial leaders in the world:
    *Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)
    *Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    *Jordan’s King Abdullah II
    *United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ)
    *Israeli prime minister Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli president Reuven Rivlin Continue Reading Enemies And Allies

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  • We Will Not Be Silenced

    $17.99

    When You Want to Speak Up but Aren’t Sure What to Say

    You’ve witnessed-and experienced-how Christians are silenced or intimidated because of their beliefs. To merely uphold biblical perspectives is rejected as bigotry and even hatred. Certain segments of today’s culture are quick to shame and pressure everyone to conform to their expectations.

    If you find yourself becoming discouraged by the growing tide of hostility, We Will Not Be Silenced will lift your heart by revealing you are not alone in this battle, while also giving you guidance on how to live your faith with courage. You will learn how to…
    *identify the harmful views being normalized in America and respond to them with truth and gentleness
    *thrive in the face of persecution and display Christlike love through your words and actions
    *show genuine compassion to those who live secular lifestyles without affirming their life choices

    We Will Not Be Silenced will equip you to move beyond fear and joyfully accept the challenge of representing Christ to a watching world that needs Him more than ever before. Continue Reading We Will Not Be Silenced

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  • Mama Bear Apologetics

    $16.99

    #RoarLikeAMother

    The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. Their attraction is their appeal. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do to protect her children and raise them in the truth?

    Mama Bear Apologetics is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through honest storytelling and practical application, this band of Mama Bears offers tools to train your kids how to spot the lie traps intended to trip them up and the steps to take to stand strong on God’s Word.

    Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, When you mess with our kids, we will demolish your arguments? Join the Mama Bear movement and raise your voice to protect your kids. Continue Reading Mama Bear Apologetics

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