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  • Love Will Have the Final Word

    Love Will Have the Final Word

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jason Gray
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Centricity Music (Universal) (2014, Mar 3rd).
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    All Music Guide - Matt Collar The fourth studio album from singer/songwriter Jason Gray, 2014's Love Will Have the Final Word, features more of the Christian singer/songwriter's melodic, passionate rock music. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Meredith Andrews) and Cason Cooley (Matt Redman, Mindy Gledhill), Love Will Have the Final Word finds Gray moving in a more mainstream, radio-friendly direction with pleasing results. Gray has always evinced an inspirational presence on record and here he applies this energy to a handful of songs that showcase his warm vocals and uplifting lyrics. Musically, the songs on Love Will Have the Final Word have an organic, somewhat acoustic vibe that fits nicely ... See more details below Eligible for . more

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  • National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation

    National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jean-Pierre Isbouts
    Format:   
    Publisher:   National Geographic (2013, Nov 5th).
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    Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who's Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation. From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that brings to life the fascinating characters of the Old and New Testatments of the Bible. From the fall of Adam and Eve to Judas' betrayal of Jesus, the key events of the Bible are expressed through the lives of hundreds of people. Told through exquisite art and artifacts, intriguing sidebars, and unique family tree features, this illuminating volume tells the stories of Biblical characters and highlights their greater meaning for mankind. more

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  • A History of Religion in 51/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses

    A History of Religion in 51/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   S. Brent Plate
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    Publisher:   Beacon Press (2014, Mar 11th).
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    A leading scholar explores the importance of physical objects and sensory experience in the practice of religion.  Humans are needy. We need things: objects, keepsakes, stuff, tokens, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk, and treasure. We carry special objects in our pockets and purses, and place them on shelves in our homes and offices. As commonplace as these objects are, they can also be extraordinary, as they allow us to connect with the world beyond our skin.   A History of Religion in 5½ Objects takes a fresh and much-needed approach to the study of that contentious yet vital area of human culture: religion. Arguing that religion must be understood in the first instance as deriving from rudimentary human experiences, from lived, embodied practices, S. more

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  • Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

    Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Romm
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Knopf (2014, Mar 11th).
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    From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The New York Times Book Review), a  high-stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of history on the grand scale. At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as tutor to twelve-year-old Nero, future emperor of Rome. Controlling them both, Nero’s mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius. more

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  • Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

    Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Hisham Aidi
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    Publisher:   Pantheon (2014, Mar 4th).
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    This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in the War on Terror. Hisham Aidi interviews musicians and activists, and reports from music festivals and concerts in the United States, Europe, North Africa, and South America, to give us an up-close sense of the identities and art forms of urban Muslim youth. We see how the current cultural and political turmoil in Europe’s urban periphery echoes that moment in the 1910s when Islamic movements began appearing among African-Americans in northern American cities, and how the Black Freedom Movement and the words of Malcolm X have inspired the increasing racialization and radicalization of young Muslims today. more

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  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nabeel Qureshi
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    Publisher:   Zondervan (2014, Feb 11th).
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    An Unexpected Journey from Islam to Christianity In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man's heart---and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus. more

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  • the white album

    the white album

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   ~ Hillsong United
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Hillsong Music (2014, Mar 3rd).
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    All Music Guide - David Jeffries With Hillsong Young & Free, the Hillsong Church introduced electro beats and EDM anthems into their CCM mix of music projects, but that group's target audience was teens and tweens, as if adult worshipers never hit the dancefloor or dreamed electric dreams. Built for the 20-plus crowd that might crave a little synth with their CCM, The White Album: Remix Project takes Hillsong United favorites and hands them over to producers and DJs for repurposing. The results are either expected yet spot-on or surprising plus very welcome. Falling into the first category is the big hit "Search My Heart," which soars like a royal EDM vocal number thanks to some reworking from ... See more details below Eligible for . more

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  • Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

    Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Esther
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Convergent Books (2014, Mar 18th).
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    I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp “modesty vision” that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away.Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I’m all set for the end of the world. Selah. A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire.Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to “break her will”). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. more

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  • Keeping the Faith Without a Religion

    Keeping the Faith Without a Religion

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Roger Housden
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Sounds True; 1 edition (2014, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   184

    What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. "Faith," writes bestselling author Roger Housden, "implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life's twists and turns." At a time when more and more people self-identify as "spiritual but not religious," Housden's new book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientism. He invites us to investigate: . Faith and belief-how the unattainable desire for certainty has come to replace our true understanding of faith . more

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  • Story of the Jews,

    Story of the Jews,

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Simon Schama
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Ecco (2014, Mar 18th).
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    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day.It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.It spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. more

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