Read the Spirit Books

Blue Ocean Faith


People and churches across America are discovering that their secular friends and neighbors have been unknowingly waiting for the chance to experience the good God. Blue Ocean Faith is a network of churches that have seen thousands of secular people—from Harvard deans to public housing residents—connect with God. Blue Ocean founder Dave Schmelzer details six […]

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Suzy Farbman was a successful author whom Oprah introduced to the world as an expert on the tough challenge of saving a marriage. But, behind the scenes, Suzy’s world would soon fall apart. An ominous diagnosis threatened more than the career of this savvy writer for magazines including Better Homes and Gardens. Back from Betrayal, […]

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Guide for Caregivers


In one out of three American households, someone is a caregiver: women and men who give of body, mind and soul to care for the well being of others. These millions need help, more than financial and medical assistance. They need daily, practical help in reviving their spirits and avoiding burnout. Who are these caregivers? […]

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Every Day We Are Killing Cancer


“It’s cancer.” The words devastated Heather Jose. As doctors warned about tough odds, Heather faced the challenge head on. She pulled together friends as caregivers, her own inner resources and the best in medical care. She also wrote letters to her daughter Sydney so the little girl would remember Mom, just in case. A hand-lettered […]

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A ‘Cute’ Leukemia


The shocking L-words struck like hammers: “Laid off,” then, “Leukemia.” Like millions of Americans, Rodney Curtis feared for his life and his family. But what that deadly acute leukemia didn’t know was: It was dealing with the Spiritual Wanderer, the columnist who is famous for finding humor and wisdom in daily life. Rodney started by […]

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The New Bullying


The New Bullying: How social media, social exclusion, laws and suicide have changed our definition of bullying–and what to do about it is primarily concerned with the issue of how bullying has changed from about 1997 to 2012. The authors’ thesis was that bullying has changed considerably, but that some adults are not aware of […]

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Guide for Grief


Don’t Face Grief Alone Let an experienced and compassionate expert help you or your loved one through the difficult times Everyone dies. Every family grieves. People are terrified of admitting that we are aging, let alone dying. Many families get stuck in unhealthy patterns of grief. In his new Guide for Grief, Dr. Rodger Murchison […]

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Image of the book Blessed are the Peacemakers by Daniel L. Buttry

In the pages of Blessed are the Peacemakers, you will meet more than 100 heroes, but most of them are not the kind of heroes our culture celebrates for muscle, beauty and wealth. These are peacemakers—and the world needs to hear their stories now more than ever. In his book, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Buttry […]

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Friendship and Faith


Friendship and Faith is a book about making friends, which may be the most important thing you can do to make the world a better place–and transform your own life in the process. Making a new friend often is tricky, as you’ll discover in these dozens of real-life stories by women from a wide variety […]

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Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins

Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins

James Bond, Bible Study and Seven Deadlier Sins Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins & 007’s Moral Compass is a book that will open your eyes and fascinate you with the many guises of evil in our times. Author Ben Pratt shares his discovery of the major spiritual themes woven into Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. This book that […]

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This Jewish Life

This Jewish Life

Stories of Discovery, Connection and Joy In This Jewish Life, fifty-four voices enable readers to experience a calendar’s worth of Judaism’s strengths — community, healing, transformation of the human spirit, and the influence of the Divine. Within these pages are stories of joyous engagement and poignant loss. This Jewish Life is a year in the life of a […]

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Glitter in the Sun


A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga God anticipates at some point in your life you will realize there is something missing—and will realize it is Him. To that end He plants clues and hints and pictures of Himself everywhere: a glorious sunset, a perfect “coincidence,” a novel (or the entire Twilight […]

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Dancing My Dream


“In my 75 years, I have read countless autobiographies and spiritual works. Warren Petoskey’s uplifting memoir ranks among the best. Dancing My Dream is written simply, flowingly and lovingly by a man of immense dignity and hard-won spirituality. It meshes the Native American with the Christian. It is for believers and nonbelievers, for those of […]

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Spiritual Wanderer


Who is the Spiritual Wanderer? He’s an ordinary person like you and me. When he crawls out of bed each morning, he needs to find a cup of frozen coffee before he can contemplate searching for spiritual answers in the cosmos. As his day unfolds, Rodney Curtis looks everywhere for meaning and hope–and always for […]

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Conversations with My Old Dog


Do you Ever Talk to Your Dogs? Author Rob Pasick confesses that he does… Conversations with My Old Dog is a great book to: Console a friend or family member who has lost a loved pet Support someone who is facing the loss of a beloved pet Gain insight into the spiritual connection between people and […]

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Our Lent


The annual observance of Lent, the season of spiritual reflection leading to Easter, is growing across the U.S. Around the world, 2 billion men and women mark Lent as a part of the Christian calendar, but most do not pause on a daily basis to enjoy Lent’s rich opportunity to reflect on the life of […]

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The Beauty of Ramadan


More than 1 billion Muslims fast in the holy month of Ramadan, revitalizing their faith, celebrating the holy Quran and renewing their commitment to helping needy people around the world. The Beauty of Ramadan is a simplified guide booklet to these sacred traditions, written for Muslims and non-Muslims as well. The book also is useful […]

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Interfaith Heroes


Interfaith Heroes is an inspiring 31-day reader, showcasing short biographies of men and women throughout history who have crossed traditional boundaries of religious groups to build stronger communities. The dramatic story of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is included as well as biographical sketches of Mahatma Gandhi and St. Francis, among the more […]

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Interfaith Heroes 2


We need heroes like these now more than ever! Volume 1 in this Interfaith Heroes series shared 31 heroic stories. This Volume 2 tells more than 40 additional stories of men and women who crossed religious boundaries to strengthen their communities, help the needy and make peace. Together, the two volumes span many centuries and […]

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Breaking In


Breaking In is the insider’s guide to landing–and acing–your newspaper internship. These are your strategies for applying, interviewing, succeeding and then using your newspaper internship to launch your career. This book is based on the web site, which Joe Grimm, recruiting and development editor at the Detroit Free Press for nearly 20 years, created as […]

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Ask the Recruiter


Want to land a job in news media? Joe Grimm is The Recruiter. The veteran journalist is such an expert at finding jobs in newsrooms that he was asked to create and write the popular Ask the Recruiter column for the Poynter Institute, the leading nonprofit in training mid-career journalists. After decades of working with […]

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Balanced Leadership in Unbalanced Times


Balanced Leadership in Unbalanced Times is Dr. Robert Pasick’s valuable new toolbox of leadership strategies for men and women who want to improve their performance at work and in the community. Dr. Pasick is a popular writer, psychologist and leadership coach who you may recognize from his many radio and TV appearances, including Oprah. Coaching […]

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