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By Anne E Neimark. 1980
Traces Father Damien's life, from his birth in 1840 to his death of leprosy in 1889. His accomplishments in the… leper colony on the Hawaiian island of Molokai attracted worldwide attention and generated support for research and treatment of leprosy. For junior and senior high readers. c1980.
By Perry Garfinkel. 2006
Why does an idea that's 2,500 years old seem more relevant today than ever before? How can the Buddha's teachings… help us solve many of the world's problems? Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity - and ended up discovering himself in the process. 2006.
By Charles W Colson. 1976
By John A Munro, Margaret Outerbridge. 1990
By Carole C Carlson. 1983
By John Oliphant. 1991
An investigation into the life of legendary cult leader Brother Twelve. Edward Arthur Wilson, otherwise known as Brother Twelve, founded… a messianic cult, the Aquarian Foundation, on Vancouver Island in 1927. Oliphant traces the development of the cult and the repercussions which followed its collapse. c1991.
By Joni Eareckson Tada. 1986
Over 20 years ago, Joni was in an accident which left her a quadriplegic. She examines why life in Christ… is so important, and how the Holy Spirit brings choices through which people can change. c1986.
By Martin E Marty. 1981
A distinguished Church historian's assessment of what has been happening in the world and church over the last forty years,… amplified by his own personal recollections. He calls for an ecumenical dialogue between faiths and challenges us to be more responsive to God. 1981.
By Karen Armstrong. 2001
A biographical study of the revered religious leader, traditionally thought to have died in India in 483 B.C. Traces the… main events of his life, from his renunciation of family through his quest for enlightenment, as evidenced in his teachings. Examines his philosophy for its message to humanity. Bestseller. 2001.
By John Charles Pollock. 1981
Biography of 18th century clergyman John Newton, a one-time slave whose life was transformed. According to his journals, he was… "a wretch," a prodigal son, lost and "blind," but was saved by amazing grace to become a great hymn writer, evangelist and author. 1981.
Albert Schweitzer's mission: healing and peace : with hitherto unpublished letters from Schweitzer, Nehru, Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and Kennedy
By Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins. 1985
Recounts the author's visit to Schweitzer's African jungle hospital in 1959. Also includes the correspondence between Cousins and Schweitzer on… the nuclear arms race, with additional letters from Khrushchev, Kennedy, Nehru and Eisenhower. 1985.
By Nadia Bolz-Weber. 2015
Tattooed, angry and profane, this former stand-up comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to… serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people--a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and worships alongside these "accidental saints," Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace--a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn't have been on their own. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, 'Accidental Saints' demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. 2015.
By Thomas Merton, Naomi Burton Stone. 1988
By John Cornwall. 1989
On the night of 28 September 1978 John Paul I died unexpectedly after a reign of thirty-three days. Rumours of… foul play and a series of conspiracy theories began to circulate. John Cornwall was invited by the Vatican to conduct a new investigation into the true circumstances of Papa Luciani's death and the allegation that he was poisoned in an assassination plot involving senior prelates of the Roman Catholic Church. 1989.
By William C Martin. 1991
By Joni Eareckson Tada. 2009
The founder of a Christian disability advocacy organization, herself quadriplegic, uses biblical scripture to explain the contradictions between misfortune and… God’s goodness. Describes her response to her own teenage accident and her state of mind forty years later. Advocates living in the "now" and discusses reasons for suffering. 2009.
By T. F Rigelhof. 1995
Rigelhof began life as a devout Catholic, and eventually became a priest, despite much religious confusion and personal anger. Now… a former priest and a teacher of religion, he examines his own experiences in the light of the religious hunger that makes itself felt in today's cults and storefront churches. A devotee of Thomas Merton, Rigelhof provides a religious analysis of the recent past and the forseeable future. 1995.
By Claire Llewellyn. 2003
By Martha Nibley Beck. 2005
As "Mormon royalty" within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented… by the Church's high elders in an existence framed by the strictest code of conduct. As an adult, she moved to the east coast, outside of her Mormon enclave for the first time in her life. When her son was born with Down syndrome, Martha and her husband left their graduate programs at Harvard to return to Utah, where they knew the supportive Mormon community would embrace them. But when she was hired to teach at Brigham Young University, Martha was troubled by the way the Church's elders silenced dissidents and masked truths that contradicted its published beliefs. Most troubling of all, she was forced to face her history of sexual abuse by one of the Church's most prominent authorities. 2005.
By Frank Collins. 1997
Following a life of gang-led petty crime and poverty in Newcastle, Frank Collins finally joined the SAS. After spending time… in America and Northern Ireland there was nothing he didn't know about guns and killing. Then, out of the blue, he experienced an extraordinary religious conversion, so powerful that he was compelled to change his life. He is now ordained as a Church of England minister.