Religion & Faith (30)

Live Better

ISBN: 9781849539883

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Your spiritual journey can take many forms, and it’s important to choose the path that’s right for you. This handbook will introduce you to traditions and p...


Your spiritual journey can take many forms, and it’s important to choose the path that’s right for you. This handbook will introduce you to traditions and practices with the power to open your heart and broaden your mind. Along with practical tips and enlightening quotes, the insights here are stepping stones towards a better life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 135 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 07-02-2017


$24.99
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The Little Book of Spirituality

ISBN: 9781849537131

Author: Harper Dean    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. Jim Rohn To be spiritual is to connect, through heart...


Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. Jim Rohn To be spiritual is to connect, through heart and mind, with something greater than oneself – and this can take many forms, from simple actions to deep meditations. This little book offers inspirational quotes, everyday activities and insights into existing practices for those who wish to enrich their own spiritual journey.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2015


$17.99
Sanctuary

ISBN: 9781877578960

Publisher: Otago University Press

To feel safe and sacred in this world, I need to treasure the sanctuary within me … Sanctuary: The discovery of wonder is an engaging and moving book full of ...


To feel safe and sacred in this world, I need to treasure the sanctuary within me … Sanctuary: The discovery of wonder is an engaging and moving book full of spiritual insight, wisdom and warmth. It is the result of a decade of exploration and contemplation of the concept of sanctuary by Julie Leibrich, a poet and writer, formerly a research psychologist and Mental Health Commissioner. Sanctuary is written in a way that happily combines reason and imagination, poetry and critical thinking, knowledge and originality, producing a highly readable and rewarding book. Sanctuary cuts across genres: at once a spiritual memoir; a collection of personal journal entries and brief discourses; and a window into the views of influential writers, thinkers and poets, and of the author’s friends and acquaintances. Julie Leibrich’s life journey has led her to discover through ‘wondering, wandering and wonderment’ the elements of the world and self that are most sacred. It is truly wonderful … the reading experience in itself became a sanctuary. – Judi Clements, CEO, NZ Mental Health Foundation Leibrich’s experience may well be signalling an important ‘change of heart’ in the whole field of spirituality and mental health. – Professor Phil Barker, www.psychminded.co.uk It touches and moves me with its language and insight … [offering] such energy and hope. – Linden Lynn, author/artist, England


Bind: paperback


Pages: 228


Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$40.00
Slipping The Moorings

ISBN: 9780473311940

Author: Richard Randerson    Publisher: Matai House

Richard Randerson's life and ministry have spanned a period of profound change in New Zealand and the wider world. During this time the Church has sometimes led...


Richard Randerson's life and ministry have spanned a period of profound change in New Zealand and the wider world. During this time the Church has sometimes led, but often lagged, on a bewildering array of issues: marriage of divorcees, ordination of women, anti-nuclear and anti-apartheid protests, same-sex relationships, abortion, poverty, inequality in economics and justice, treaty settlements, church constitutional change, prayer book rewriting, contemporary theology, inter-faith relations, genetic modification, civil marriage, same gender marriage and the priestly vocations of gays and lesbians. Richard has been in the thick of many of these defining battles down through the decades. His memoir is not just the story of one man's work in Church and Society through decades of turbulent change. It is a font of wisdom and practical advice for those seeking God's help today on society's even greater challenges.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 243


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$29.50
Prayer First Aid Kit

ISBN: 9781849537346

Author: Victoria Lorenzato    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether you’re in need of advice, comfort or an outlet for joy in happy occasions, the world of prayer can offer a safe and reassuring place to express your f...


Whether you’re in need of advice, comfort or an outlet for joy in happy occasions, the world of prayer can offer a safe and reassuring place to express your feelings and search for answers. Let this collection of inspiring and illuminating prayers for every occasion help you resolve the dilemmas in your life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 108 x 165 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$29.99
Pushing Boundaries

ISBN: 9781927322178

Author: Hugh Morrison    Publisher: Otago University Press

We know a lot about the early missionaries who came to New Zealand from 1814 and how Christianity developed through their complex interactions with Māori. Less...


We know a lot about the early missionaries who came to New Zealand from 1814 and how Christianity developed through their complex interactions with Māori. Less well known are the ways in which settler churches of Aotearoa New Zealand reached out to engage in missionary activity in other parts of the world. Pushing Boundaries is the first book-length attempt to tell the story of the evolution of overseas missionary activity by New Zealand’s Protestant churches from the early nineteenth century up to World War II. In this thought-provoking book, Hugh Morrison outlines how and why missions became important to colonial churches – the theological and social reasons churches supported missions, how their ideas were shaped, and what motivated individual New Zealanders to leave these shores to devote their lives elsewhere. Secondly, he connects this local story to some larger historical themes – of gender, culture, empire, childhood and education. This book argues that understanding the overseas missionary activity of Protestant churches and groups can contribute to a more general understanding of how New Zealand has developed as a society and nation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 340


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-02-2016


$45.00
Monasteries and Monastic Orders

ISBN: 9783848000630

Author: Kristina Kruger    Publisher: h f Ullmann

How did the monks, nuns, and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the rela...


How did the monks, nuns, and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the relationship between the monasteries and worldly authorities? And what was the source of the power that the religious orders were able to exercise in political affairs at various times? Are the remarkable cultural accomplishments of the cloisters simply the fruits of great self-discipline, or did they also result from a privileged way of life? Who were the men and women who entered monasteries? Knowledgeable responses to these and many other questions, in conjunction with opulent illustrations, make this an impressive volume that is destined to become a standard on the subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 234 x 324 mm


$49.99
Ars Sacra

ISBN: 9783848008957

Author: Rolf Toman    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen ce...


Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen centuries of sacral art, architecture, and culture, from the late antiquity to the middle ages, renaissance, baroque, art nouveau to works by contemporary artists such as Marc Chagall and Gerhard Richter.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 800


Dimensions: 250 x 380 mm


$240.00
The Pope's Army

ISBN: 9780824520588

Author: Robert Royal    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

With the recent elections of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope's Army." Now bestselling a...


With the recent elections of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope's Army." Now bestselling author Robert Royal takes us through the colorful 500-year history of the military guard that has witnessed every major Vatican event for half a millennium. Topics include the guard's origins, the Medici Popes, the sack of Rome, the Napoleonic War, the unification of Italy, the Pope's imprisonment; World Wars I and II; and the Nazi occupation of Rome. Perfect for those seeking a greater understanding of the Vatican's inner-workings, Robert Royal's bestselling book on the Swiss Guard is now available in paperback.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 134 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2016


$45.00
Angelus & Diabolus : Angels and Devils

ISBN: 9783848007509

Authors: Maria-Christina Boerner, Rolf Toman, Achim Bednorz    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Angels, devils, and demons have played a significant role ever since the emergence of religious beliefs. As messengers from other worlds, be they harbingers of ...


Angels, devils, and demons have played a significant role ever since the emergence of religious beliefs. As messengers from other worlds, be they harbingers of good news or tempters, they touch the fundamental hopes and fears of every human being while at the same time depicting the eternal battle of good and evil. In Christian art, angels and devils, with their human-like aspects allied with their angelic or devilish nature, were a favorite theme of painters and sculptors, as their imagination was set free to create artworks that fascinate in every respect, including masterpieces like “The Last Judgement” by Giotto di Bondone, “The Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” by Hieronymus Bosch, or “The Gates of Hell” by Auguste Rodin, to name but a few. Angelus & Diabolus is the first publication of its kind to offer a visually stunning collection of the most beautiful and breath-taking pieces of art reflecting this exciting contrast between Heaven and Hell. Seven comprehensive chapters examine the topic from various angles like the nature, the duties and the hierarchy of angels, the downfall of sinful angels, angelic choirs, the pain of hell, imaginations of the end of the world, or the manifestations of heaven. Substantial texts by art historian Dr. Maria-Christina Boerner are accompanied by striking pictures by photographer Achim Bednorz, some of which show rarely seen details and make otherwise hidden elements accessible to the beholder. This tome comprises an unprecedented compilation of this timeless subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 800


Dimensions: 288 x 438 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$399.00
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