To many true believers, America is, was and always will be a Christian nation. It was founded by Christians, and its success as a political experiment rests solidly on the Protestant religion.
Surprisingly few historians and scholars of religion seriously consider what vast numbers of Americans actually believe and experience in their spiritual lives. Jeffrey J.
Two points stand out about this short book. First and foremost is the Dalai Lama himself. The book’s message pales beside the author himself. He laughs.
“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
“offer[s] a rare glimpse into the military establishment and how it treats people who are marginalized by the mainstream American public.”
". . . should be required reading for all Western policymakers who keep making the same mistakes regarding Islamic terrorism."
The body of scholarship dedicated to analyzing, understanding, and changing America's enormous carceral complex is growing fast.
Graeme Wood traces the origins of this work and his pursuit of greater understanding of the Islamic State to having almost been killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul in 2004.
“a highly engaging, charming read . . .”
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
Deepak Chopra MD and Menas Kafatos PhD’s new book, You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters, is a powerful, compelling discussion of an emerging perspective in
In recent times of rising Islamophobia, rampant misinformation about Islam, and political rhetoric against Muslims, books showcasing the positive aspects of Muslims in America are very welcome.
For anyone not familiar with the term, this book’s title will make little sense until a definition of treyf has been supplied.
“How God Became God is an excellent tool for furthering spiritual development.”
Atheism: The Case Against God is a reissue of a 1979 title by the same name. Author George H.
“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.”
“For Christians wanting to understand the first followers of their faith, or the skeptic wanting to understand how this faith was formed, this book is a good place to start
“a compelling read, well researched, and interesting.”
Marriage is impossible.
“a well-written, family memoir that tackles broad questions of identity . . .”
“Rather than theological bickering or ‘irrelevant moral imperatives,’ Wathey reminds us of our humanism and our hubris.”
This book comes just after the celebrated U.S. visit of Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina), the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
“Whether you are a believer, an agnostic, or an atheist, this book is about you.”
“This book may not change hearts or minds, but it will provoke thought and discussion—and that is a contribution.”
This big biography of Philip Whalen (1923–2003) brings the man, his vision, and his writings up close.