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God, No!

by Penn Jillette

FROM THE LARGER, LOUDER HALF OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS MAGIC DUO PENN & TELLER comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist's experience in the world. From performing blockbuster shows on the Vegas Strip to the adventures of fatherhood, from an ongoing dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right to the joys of sex while scuba diving, Penn Jillette's self-created Decalogue invites his reader on a journey of discovery that is equal parts wise and wisecracking. God, No! is a roller coaster of exploration as Penn shows that doubt, skepticism, and wonder--all signs of a general feeling of disbelief--are to be celebrated, rather than suppressed. And he tells some pretty damn funny stories along the way. that libertarians have no heart or atheists have no soul need to read this book. Because Penn Jillette has a lot of both." -- MATT STONE and TREY PARKER, creators of South Park and the award-winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon"There are few people in the country who question more boldly, brashly, and bravely than my friend Penn Jillette. This book is funny, provocative, and profane. But is it right? God, no!" --GLENN BECK"This planet has yielded exactly one mutual friend for Glenn Beck and me and that friend has written a brilliant book called God, No! Penn reveals 'the big secret of magic,' tells you why tattoos are perfect expressions of atheism and exactly what to eat when you know you're going to vomit later." --LAWRENCE O'DONNELL"Penn Jillette is a twenty-first-century Lord of Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, funny, Rabelaisian, impossible and unique. There isn't--couldn't be--better not be--anybody like him." --RICHARD DAWKINS, bestselling author of The Greatest Show on Earth and The God Delusion

The God of All Comfort

by Hannah Whitall Smith

This precious volume illuminates the true meaning and message of God, particularly in this age of so much doubt and fear: Become closer to God, believe what He has promised, and your troubled hearts will be filled with joy, for He will supply your needs, He will provide deep and lasting peace and comfort.

The God of Hope and the End of the World

by John Polkinghorne

In this engaging book, a leading scientist-theologian draws on ideas from science, scripture, and theology to address the question of hope and disillusionment found in the bible and other sources.

The God of Intimacy and Action

by Tony Campolo Mary Albert Darling

Praise for The God of Intimacy and Action"Tony Campolo...and Mary Darling...are like gunpowder and a spark. The result is a dynamite book that many have been waiting a long time for."--Relevant Magazine"In 25 years, when we look back as journalists chronicling this era of religious reawakening--this book likely will turn up as a classic....This book is both a manifesto--and a sturdy guidebook--for the journey of reclaiming much that has been lost."--David Crumm, founder of Read the Spirit"Tony Campolo and Mary Darling...are two first rate minds grappling with classical and contemporary theology, and then adding to that a set of concrete practices...The Network of Spiritual Progressives (including those of us who are not Christian) can draw much wisdom and guidance from this book."--Tikkun Magazine"I know both Tony and Mary personally and can testify to the genuineness of their search for spiritual wholeness. It is a search that always holds in creative tension a profound intimacy with God through Christ with a vigorous engagement in the social realities of our day."--Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline"Darling and Campolo sift through the dirt of Christendom and uncover the precious treasures of our faith."--Shane Claiborne, founding member of The Simple Way community; author of The Irresistible Revolution; and recovering sinner

God of Love

by Mirabai Starr

God of Love is Mirabai Starr's passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths. She shares an overview of essential teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, prophetic calls for peace and justice, and for the first time in print, deeply engaging narratives from her own spiritual experiences. She guides readers to recognize the teachings and practices that unify rather then divide the three religions, and sheds light on the interspiritual perspective, which celebrates the Divine in all paths. It is Mirabai's hope that this book will serve as a reminder that a dedication to lovingkindness is the highest expression of faith for all three religions.EARLY REVIEWS FOR God of Love"Mirabai Starr takes us out dancing with the One. God of Love is a confluence of the currents of Judaism, Islam and Christianity all emptying into the great ocean of Love."-Ram Dass, Author Be Here Now"In a time of division between people, this book - which is a masterful blend of research, storytelling, poetry, and memoir - is like a sacred magnet, pulling on the spiritual heart of all seekers."-Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute; Author, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow"Mirabai Starr writes of the divine from a luminous gene inherited by only a few. We hear The True Song in each word she attributes to the holy. It is more than just her song; it is the Melody of the Spheres translated by an astute musician. We are always touched by the genuine in her call to the reader to love and love well, to see with the sacred eye of beauty."-Ondrea & Stephen Levine, Authors Embracing the Beloved"Mirabai's book has brought me great consolation."-Daniel Berrigan, S. J. activist-priest; Author, No Gods but One"This book brilliantly reminds us that in the heart of the Abrahamic traditions there burns a singular divine flame."-Rev. Robert V. Thompson, Author A Voluptuous God"A wonderful and 'perfect' book. Highly recommended."-Rabbi David A. Cooper, Author God Is a Verb"[God of Love] will expand your vision and inspire your search; I recommend it with great joy." -Andrew Harvey, Author The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism"At home in the three great Abrahamic traditions, Mirabai Starr takes us on a deeply personal journey 'Toward the One,' exploring aspects of the 'God of Love' as seen through the eyes of Jewish, Christian and Muslim mystics. This is a book which will delight the seeker of sacred connections between these traditions and those who look forward to a day when Jerusalem, the city shared by all these faiths, will be a house of prayer for all people."-Reb Netanel Miles-Yepez, Co-Author A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters

The God of Second Chances, Experiencing His Grace for the Rest of Your Life

by Stephen Arterburn

One of the greatest misconceptions is the belief that accepting Christ automatically assures us of a life free from problems. The truth is, all of us have made mistakes, and we will continue to make them long after our initial commitments to Christ. The differences in our lives will be found in how we handle our problems-whether we just give up or whether we reach beyond ourselves for the help of Someone greater. In The God of Second Chances, best-selling author Stephen Arterburn invites us to experience, as he has, the redemptive love of God. Breaking the destructive, painful cyde of sin and its consequences is not easy, and it often requires a transformation beyond what we know to be possible. But when we discover the courage to believe that nothing is impossible with God, we suddenly find ourselves face-to-face with His infinite grace. And it is this surprise of that grace that is so life-changing...enabling us to turn our pain into lessons of faith. Stephen Arterburn is the founder of New Life Clinics, the largest provider of Christian counseling and treatment throughout the United States and Canada and is also the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program heard on over one hundred outlets and at www.newlife.com.

God of Tarot (Tarot #1)

by Piers Anthony

Brother Paul studied the card, and the picture formed before him. He stepped forward and suddenly he was inside the picture, advancing toward the bridge. The cloaked figure heard him and began to turn. The face came into full view. There was no face. There was only a smooth expanse of flesh, like the face of an incomplete store-window mannequin...

The God of the Hive (Mary Russell #10)

by Laurie R. King

In Laurie R. King's latest Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mystery, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author delivers a thriller of ingenious surprises and unrelenting suspense--as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice. It began as a problem in one of Holmes' beloved beehives, led to a murderous cult, and ended--or so they'd hoped--with a daring escape from a sacrificial altar. Instead, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath and the limitless resources of those they've thwarted. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with powerful connections.Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes. With Holmes' young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn't know she had. But has the couple already made a fatal mistake by separating, making themselves easier targets for the shadowy government agents sent to silence them? From hidden rooms in London shops and rustic forest cabins to rickety planes over Scotland and boats on the frozen North Sea, Russell and Holmes work their way back to each other while uncovering answers to a mystery that will take both of them to solve. A hermit with a mysterious past and a beautiful young female doctor with a secret, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed man of the cloth, Holmes' brother, Mycroft, and an Intelligence agent who knows too much: Everyone Russell and Holmes meet could either speed their safe reunion or betray them to their enemies--in the most complex, shocking, and deeply personal case of their career. From the Hardcover edition.

God of the Underdogs

by Matt Keller

Matt Keller shows every underdog that God chose people just like them to do his work and change the world.Have you ever felt like an underdog? Like you don't have the ability or confidence to pursue your dreams? The Bible is full of ordinary people the world considered underdogs. Yet God chose them to do his work.In God of the Underdogs, pastor Matt Keller tells his own story of being an underdog as well as the stories of the underdog heroes in Scripture. Men and women like Moses, Esther, King David, Samuel, Joseph, Paul the Apostle, and even Jesus. The stories and scriptures you'll read will inspire you to face down the excuses holding you back, and you will be free to pursue your destiny as never before!Maybe you're thinking, My past is too dark. "But it's your past," Matt assures you. God of the Underdogs will show you that the Creator of the universe wants you to accomplish great things for him. He wants to use your life in a way he will use no one else's. Don't shrink back from your destiny; lean into it. The Bible says you are a friend of God. Beloved. Highly esteemed. Known. More than conquerors. God sees your potential. It is your inability, not your perfection, that makes you an underdog worth using in God's eyes. So rise up, underdog! God has a special plan for your life.

God of Thunder

by Alex Archer

Archaeologist Annja Creed narrowly escapes an attack by unknown figures when she tries to collect a package near her loft. She later learns that the sender--an old colleague named Fellini--has been brutally murdered.Fellini had been researching the Hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder, and had linked it to a Viking warrior and a twelfth-century Latvian village. A coded message in Fellini's package leads Annja on a wild chase along the canals of Venice to Latvia for more clues to an ancient treasure. Rumored to be hidden deep in the forests of Latvia for nine hundred years, this fabled prize is also sought by a ruthless corps of mercenaries. And they will do anything to find it. Including killing Annja Creed.

The God of War: When I Rode with N. B. Forrest: The Letters of Henry Wylie

by Robert S. Chambers

Experience the reality of the Civil War. Feel the desperation and chaos of battle, suffer the hardships of inclement weather and deprivation, share the camaraderie that only war can forge. And ride with Nathan Bedford Forrest as he blazes a trail through America military history.

The God of Yes

by Jud Wilhite

The Christian life is often defined as "no." What starts with a desire to reject descructive things morphs into a "no" to people, enjoyment, laughter, pleasure, success, and ultimately life itself. Before we know it, we've reduced the Christian faith to a huge rejection of just about everything God has created. Is it any wonder why many in our culture think of Christianity and "no" comes to mind?We need perspective. We need more than just "no." We need to experience a divine "yes" to all of life as a gift from God.Ecclesiastes, through Solomon's journals, gives us a huge dose of reality. Solomon's entire experience is a counterintuitive "yes" to God and every aspect of life. It provides a framework for a faith that squares off with reality and finds it infused with meaning.THE GOD OF YES will explore this counterintuitive approach and provide clear application on how faith can infuse meaning to the monotony of everyday life. It will flip Ecclesiastes upside down to show that it is actually affirming life in all of its parts with God at the center. It will challenge the reader that his or her life can look different even if nothing changes externally.

God on Paper: The Bible—The Wildest Story of Passion and Pursuit You’ll Ever Read

by Bryan C. Loritts

The Bible is the most quoted book in the western world, and likely the most misunderstood. It is often thought to be little more than religious mythology, or a collection of moral and ethical guidelines, or a series of quaint but irrelevant legends. But what if the Bible were read on its own terms, as a highly personal and unbelievably passionate love story? What if the Bible is really a wild tale of relentless pursuit, the diary of a God who can't bear to be separated from the people he loves? InGod on Paperyou'll share in a conversation that takes a new look at Scripture, a dialogue that entertains doubts and questions about the value-and the validity-of the Bible. And you'll encounter an amazing love story of divine proportions. Go ahead and join the conversation. You might be surprised by what you find.

God on Trial

by Peter Irons

An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided?from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in The Courage of Their Convictions, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America?s growing religious wars.

God on Trial

by Peter Irons

An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided?from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in The Courage of Their Convictions, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America?s growing religious wars.

God on Your Own

by Joseph Dispenza

After spending eight years in a monastery, Joseph Dispenza walked away from his life as a monk and the religion of his youth in search of a different kind of spiritual path. Outside the confines of organized religion, Dispenza was able to create a spiritual life that gives direction and meaning to all he does and all he is. God on Your Own is written for anyone who has left (or is thinking of leaving) organized religion but wants to continue on a spiritual path. Written by noted author and retreat leader Joseph Dispenza, this book provides a spiritual road map for those who want to make the transition from conventional religion toward a richer and more satisfying direct relationship with the Source, without rules, dogmas, or doctrines. Throughout the book, Dispenza offers wise, compassionate guidance, speaking as one seeker to another. He has made this journey himself, gleaning spiritual truth from across traditions and practices.

The God Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God

by Matthew Alper

Are human beings hard-wired to believe in God? If so, what would the consequences be and how would such hard-wiring impact mankind's belief in eternal life, morality, and a sovereign God?

The God Particle

by Richard Cox

There is a divine spark within us all. In one man, that spark is about to explode. American businessman Steve Keeley is hurtled three stories to the cold cobblestone street in Zurich. In the days that follow, a doctor performs miraculous surgery on Keeley, who wakes up to find that everything about his world has changed. He seems to sense things before they happen, and he thinks he's capable of feats that are clearly impossible. It's a strange and compelling new world for him, one he quickly realizes is also incredibly dangerous. Meanwhile at a $12 billion facility in hardscrabble North Texas, a super collider lies two hundred feet beneath the Earth's surface. Leading a team of scientists, Mike McNair, a brilliant physicist, works to uncover one of the universe's greatest secrets-a theoretical particle that binds the universe together, often called The God Particle. When his efforts are undermined by the man who has poured his own vast fortune into the project, McNair begins to suspect that something in his research has gone very, very wrong. Now, these two men are about to come together, battling mysteries of science and of the soul-and venturing to a realm beyond reason, beyond faith, perhaps even beyond life and death.

The God Particle

by Tom Avitabile

When the smallest imagined particle of matter threatens to destroy all that matters, science and religion collide on the world stage and within the corridors of power. Presidential Science Advisor William "Wild Bill" Hiccock and his top-secret Quarterback Operations Group (QUOG) has already faced down some of the most sinister high-tech rivals imaginable. Now they must face one that can eliminate all life on Earth in an instant.THE GOD PARTICLE is a super-kinetic thriller that pits brains, religion, political power, and common humanity against the onslaught of extremely dangerous, narrowly focused scientific exploration into the fabric of creation, complete with a plot to shoot down one of the President's helicopters. Fringe religious groups - but not the usual suspects - engage in terror. Ugly espionage is set against the beauty of the Cote D'Azur. The romance of Paris offsets the grit of Boston's South of Roxbury while the Euro-pop discos of Switzerland punctuate the quest.In the end it comes down to one question: Can former FBI agent Brooke Burrell, now QUOG's lead operative, choose between her personal and professional life in time to solve the puzzle and stop it all?

God Particles

by Thomas Lux

God Particles displays the distinctive originality and unpredictability that prompted the Washington Post Book World to name Lux one of this generation's most gifted poets. A satiric edge, tempered by profound compassion, cuts through many of the poems in Lux's book. While themes of intolerance, inhumanity, loss, and a deep sense of mortality mark these poems, a lighthearted grace instills even the somberest moments with unexpected sweetness. In the title poem Lux writes, "there's no reason for God to feel guilt / I think He was downhearted, weary, too weary / to be angry anymore . . . / He wanted each of us, / and all the things we touch . . . / to have a tiny piece of Him / though we are unqualified, / of even the crumb of a crumb." Dark, humorous, and strikingly imaginative, this is Lux's most compassionate work to date.

The God Pocket

by Bruce Wilkinson David Kopp

God wants to put a face on giving - and the face he has in mind is not yours, but his. What if you could take something out of your pocket today that would make God wonderfully personal and absolutely real to someone who, only minutes earlier, had been secretly calling out to God for help, for an answer, for any shred of evidence that He cares? Discover the incredible resource that's small enough to fit in your wallet or purse, yet big enough to change someone's life - starting with yours. In The God Pocket, Bruce Wilkinson tells you what that little something is, explains how to deliver God's provision to someone in need, and shares how God is ready to reveal Himself through you. The God Pocket Prayer Dear God,Today I ask to be sent to show Your love and deliver Your funds to the person You choose. I carry Your provision in my God Pocket, and I am ready and willing. I am Your servant, Lord. Whenever You nudge me, I will respond! Here am I - please send me!From the Hardcover edition.

The God Problem

by Howard Bloom

God's war crimes, Aristotle's sneaky tricks, Einstein's pajamas, information theory's blind spot, Stephen Wolfram's new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you're about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That's the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot--the father of fractal geometry--rebelled against his uncle.You'll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you've never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science's most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you'll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom's provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe--the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory--which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize-winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown.

The God Problem: Expressing Faith and Being Reasonable

by Robert Wuthnow

The United States is one of the most highly educated societies on earth, and also one of the most religious. In The God Problem, Robert Wuthnow examines how middle class Americans juggle the seemingly paradoxical relationship between faith and reason. Based on exceptionally rich and candid interviews with approximately two hundred people from various faiths, this book dispels the most common explanations: that Americans are adept at keeping religion and intellect separate, or that they are a nation of "joiners." Instead, Wuthnow argues, we do this--not by coming up with rational proofs for the existence of God--but by adopting subtle usages of language that keep us from making unreasonable claims about God. In an illuminating narrative that reveals the complex negotiations many undertake in order to be religious in the modern world, Wuthnow probes the ways of talking that occur in prayers, in discussions about God, in views of heaven, in understandings of natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, and in attempts to reconcile faith with science.

God Project

by John Saul

The God Project

by John Saul

Something is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts. Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs. Something that strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something is taking the children one by one. Now, an entire town waits on the edge of panic for the next nightmare. there must be a reason for the terror. they all know it. But no one ever suspected...From the Paperback edition.

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