Religion & Faith (21)

The Grail Tarot

ISBN: 9780764358920

Author: John Matthews    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The Grail legend is one of the most famous mysteries the world has ever known. This 78-card Tarot deck with spectacular Renaissance-style art relates to the que...


The Grail legend is one of the most famous mysteries the world has ever known. This 78-card Tarot deck with spectacular Renaissance-style art relates to the quest for this sacred Christian relic and connects it to our desire to understand the puzzles within our own lives. Characters drawn from over 2,000 years of fascinating Grail history--including the enigmatic Knights Templar, one of the most influential groups of the Middle Ages--take their place in the Major Arcana. The suits are represented by the four Grail Hallows: Stone, Sword, Lance, and Vessel. Discover the symbolism and stories of the Grail as a universal and potent representation of the search for truth, and find how to connect them with your own spiritual quest.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2020


$79.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
A First Book of The Lord's Prayer

ISBN: 9781782701811

Publisher: Award Publications

A first introduction to the timeless words and wisdom of the most important prayer of the Christian faith.


A first introduction to the timeless words and wisdom of the most important prayer of the Christian faith.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 220 x 218 mm


$12.99
The Little Book of Spirituality

ISBN: 9781786855176

Author: Lucy Lane    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Connect to your inner self and the world around you with this uplifting pocket guide. Filled with inspiring quotes, insights into a wide range of philosophies a...


Connect to your inner self and the world around you with this uplifting pocket guide. Filled with inspiring quotes, insights into a wide range of philosophies and useful tips on how to practise spirituality in your everyday life, this little book will help you along your own spiritual journey and instil within you a sense of peace and happiness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-07-2018


$19.99
Love Is Love

ISBN: 9781786852304

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Love is… strength. Love is… pride. Love is… all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statement...


Love is… strength. Love is… pride. Love is… all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statements to make you realise love is love is love is love!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
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
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
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 $120.00
Windows on a Women's World

ISBN: 9780947522421

Author: Susannah Grant    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand The first 10 Dominican sisters arrived in Dunedin in 1871. The congregation expanded rapidly, establishing school...


The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand The first 10 Dominican sisters arrived in Dunedin in 1871. The congregation expanded rapidly, establishing schools throughout Otago and Southland, and eventually reaching as far north as Auckland. For most of their first century in New Zealand the Dominican sisters were teaching nuns, living in large enclosed convents cut off from the outside world. In the mid-1960s the Second Vatican Council ushered in a period of radical change. The sisters moved out of their convents and into small homes in their local neighbourhoods; out of their schools and into new roles in education, social justice, pastoral care and spirituality. Today they are an ageing congregation that is diminishing in size. Susannah Grant was given full access to the congregation’s rich archives in order to write this book, from the point of view of an ‘outsider’. She has also completed a large number of oral histories with the sisters. In this moving and beautifully written book she chronicles the astonishing transformation of the New Zealand Dominican sisters from a strictly enclosed body of religious teachers to a congregation of religious women who are integrated in the wider community and engaged in a range of active ministries, while still remaining deeply committed to shared Dominican ideals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 328


Dimensions: 200 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2017


$49.95
One Man's Religious Journey

ISBN: 9780473261252

Author: Ewing Stevens    Publisher: Logos House Ltd

*Explores the growth and development and changes in one man’s faith over 87 years

*Debates and analyses, in the light of modern scholarship, key ...


*Explores the growth and development and changes in one man’s faith over 87 years

*Debates and analyses, in the light of modern scholarship, key Christian doctrines.

*Speculates on the possible survival or otherwise of the Christian church in the world

Ewing’s life has known many twists and turns. He is still an ordained Presbyterian minister and has been a minister in another calling since 1979.
His faith has been shaped through illness for 5 years with tuberculosis, his theological training for the church, his experiences of the suicidal death of a son, the death of his wife and remarriage, the controversy over a book he wrote about the life of Jesus, his work over nearly 20 years with questioning and rebellious youth and 50 years of radio broadcasting.
Ewing has always questioned his Christian faith and some of the ancient doctrines of the Christian church in the light of the scientific age. The virgin birth of Jesus, the miracles, stories of Jesus’ resurrection and place of the Christian church in a world of many beliefs.
His aim is to encourage his readers to question what they believe and to be honest in their thinking about faith. And to encourage the adoption of a belief system that leads to a moral approach to the whole of life through this philosophical auto biography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 191


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2014


$29.00
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