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Bibles

King James BibleKing James Bible
Barry Moser
Virtuoso book designer and illustrator Barry Moser devoted nearly five years to the greatest book project of all. Moser has hand-crafted, designed, and illustrated a magnificent Bible. Its revolutionary impact lies in its illustrations - haunting, sometimes dark but always luminous, described by Newsweek as "engravings with the brooding power of magical realism." No connoisseur of great art or fine bookmaking, no religious or spiritual reader will want to be without this edition. It is a rich heirloom gift for holidays, holy days, and every day of the century to come.
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Gutenberg BibleThe Gutenberg Bible
The Gutenberg Bible (also known as the 42-line Bible) was printed by its namesake, Johann Gutenberg, in Mainz, Germany around 1454-1455 using moveable type. This Bible is the most famous incunabulum and its production marked the beginning of the mass production of books in the West. Very few original copies remain - there are only five in the United States, for example - but reproductions and reprints are available.

 

New International Version BibleNew International Version Bible
The New International Version has become the world's most popular modern English Bible translation. It is renowned for its accuracy, clarity and dignity of language.

 

Douay Rheims BibleDouay Rheims Bible
This is a scrupulously faithful translation into English of the Latin Vulgate Bible by Saint Jerome. The Latin Vulgate was approved by the Council of Trent 1545-63. The New Testament was printed in 1582, and the Old Testament in two volumes in 1609-1610. The Douay-Rheims Bible remains a favorite with many Catholics and scholars.

 

RevolveRevolve: A New Look At The New Testament
Nelson Bibles
The best-selling Bible version of 2003, Revolve is the new look for teen Bible publishing. Special features includes Blabs (Q & A), 12 month-long calendars, Love Notes from God, Issue articles, Basics of Christianity Articles, Quizzes, Beauty Secrets, Guys Speak Out!, Relationship articles, Truth or Dares, Devotional Reading Plans, and more.
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Judaism

RevolveThe Torah: The Five Books of Moses
The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

 

RevolveJewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History
Joseph Telushkin
All the answers are here. Jewish Literacy, written by an esteemed rabbi, is a compendium of 346 short chapters on the essential trends, concepts, and personalities of Jewish history, religion, and culture.

 

Religious Criticism & Atheism

What the Bible Really SaysWhat the Bible Really Says
Manfred Barthel
What is the significance of the numbers 7 and 12 in the Bible? Was Jesus a member of a radical sect? Are King Solomon's mines real? The origin of the stories of the Bible is examined through textual analyses and historical perspectives, guiding-the-reader to a deeper understanding of the Old and New Testaments.
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Atheism and Alienation
Joseph Lewis

A Study of the Philosophical Sources of Contemporary Atheism
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The Book Against God
James Wood
The story of a husband and wife, a father and son, faith and disbelief, and a hero who couldn't tell the truth if his life depended on it, The Book Against God is at once hilarious and poignant; it introduces an original comic voice--edgy, elegiac, lyrical, and indignant--and, in the irrepressible Thomas Bunting, one of the strangest philosophers in contemporary fiction.
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Recommended By Our Booksellers

The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America
Kimberly Blaker
On September 11, 2001, Americans witnessed horrific carnage inspired by religious extremism. We saw that religious fundamentalists will stop at nothing to reign terror on those they regard as their enemies. In our response, we began to focus on the oppressive treatment of women and children in other parts of the world where religious fundamentalism rules.
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Recommended By New Boston Books

 

The Power of Positive Prophecy
Laurie Beth Jones

From the bestselling author of Jesus, CEO and The Path comes a hopeful and illuminating guide to using prophecy in everyday life.
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Recommended By Majeck Books

 

Morning and EveningMorning and Evening
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
For tens of thousands of Christians over the last century, Charles Haddon Spurgeon's Morning and Evening has been a daily devotional guide through life's ups and downs. Morning and Evening offers readers the best of Spurgeon's insight and wise counsel on themes that are as relevant to our day as they were in his day.
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Recommended By Majeck Books

 

World Religions

A Sourcebook of the World's Religions
Joel Beversluis

This book explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays explore interfaith community and spiritual practices such as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. Portraits of all the major religious traditions are also included.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World's Religions
Brandon Toropov, Luke Father Buckles

You're no idiot, of course. You can find India on a world map better than Columbus could, and you learned to pronounce the name of the new guy at work on his first day. But when it comes to understanding what your next-door neighbors believe, you feel like you just dropped in from another planet. Make yourself at home! The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World's Religions is the perfect introduction to the faiths and practices you've wondered about.
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The Kid's Book of World Religions
Jennifer Glossop, John Mantha (Illus.)

With objectivity and accessibility, this overview looks at the histories, scriptures, places of worship, religious leaders, gods and major festivals that are the foundations of many of the world’s religions. Features a glossary and an index.
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The World's Religions
Huston Smith

Smith's masterpiece explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania. Huston Smith is widely regarded as the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authority on the history of religions.
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Religions of the World
Lewis M. Hopfe

Written for the beginning student, this comprehensive text begins with an exploration of the almost universal concepts found within the Native American and African religions. Hopfe's remaining chapters cover a complete history of all living religions from their inception to the present, including those which originated in India, China, Japan, and the Middle East. All Books By Lewis M. Hopfe