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New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion

From the Publisher: Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality. The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.

"Reflections on finding peace, beauty, and fulfillment in everyday life, illustrated by the author's experiences with tending her new home's venerable but neglected Japanese garden. The author is a Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher"-- Provided by publisher.

Palmistry Every Day provides a unique look at the ancient practice of chiromancy, and teaches you how to read palms for yourself and others.

The author describes how Americans' good intentions can have unintended consequences and urges individuals, churches, and organizations to move to a more thoughtful path of community development.

An introduction to palm reading with clear photographs and illustrations to help you identify lines, shapes and skin patterns. Discover the secrets of your destiny and interpretyour character, and that of your family and friends, with this ancient and mysterious art.

A new method for measuring and dramatically increasing your level of hope. Hope is more than a feeling. It's the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.

"... the authors show us how to let go when we need to, and how to start over. A guide to increasing our emotional and mental flexibility, assessing our goals, and knowing when to hang in or bail out, it tackles our tendencies to overanalyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on situations we actually need to avoid. In a culture which perceives quitting as a last resort, Alan Bernstein and Peg Streep show that it's an essential tool for a happy and successful life. They reveal simple truths which apply to goals in all areas of life including love, relationships, and work"-- Provided by publisher.

"In the year since he was elected, Pope Francis's simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, Pope Francis has captured the attention of a world longing for an authentic message of hope--we want to hear what he has to say. Collected from Pope Francis's speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, the church of mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. From how to be citizens of the world to answering God's call for evangelization, Pope Francis's deep wisdom reminds us that the Church must move beyond its own walls and joyfully bring God's mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists."--P. [4] of cover.

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