Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion
"We have come to admire Buddhism for being profound but accessible, as much a lifestyle as a religion. The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha, a figure widely respected across the Western world for his philosophical insight, his teachings of nonviolence, and his practice of meditation. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today?"--P.  of cover.
A guide to celebrating the rhythm of life's calendar of events, as well as the Christian liturgical year, focusing on God's love in our lives. Greer weaves her own faith story with original recipes, crafts and entertaining ideas, creating a personal narrative that is a modern take on timeless traditions.
Describes how the author freed herself from crippling fear through taking up karate and used her newfound empowerment to take charge with her husband, her boss and her daughter's bossy Girl Scout troop leader.
Drawing on recent scientific research, looks into the nature of time perception and offers insight into ways of managing time, planning for the future, and generally taking advantage of the quirks of time perception.
Extra sensory is a pop-science look at the untapped abilities of human beings, from ESP to telekenesis and other real life sciences that are currently being studied today.
An investigation into the role of the spirit world in directing the course of human events details the occult practices of world leaders while examining the impact of visions and unearthly voices in influencing the choices of native cultures, prophets, and military figures.
An examination of the paradox at the core of female sexuality argues that public-life requirements often directly contrast with intimate desires.
In this basic introduction to faith, D.A. Carson takes seekers, new Christians, and small groups through the big story of scripture. He helps readers to know what they believe and why they believe it.
"Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might look like"--Dust jacket flap.
The authors argue that the intensely private and insular Amish have devised creative ways to negotiate with modernity that have enabled them to thrive in America. The transformation of the Amish in the American imagination from "backward bumpkins" to media icons poses provocative questions. What does the Amish story reveal about the American character, popular culture, and mainstream values? Richly illustrated, The Amish is the definitive portrayal of the Amish in America in the twenty-first century.
"... describes how people get into a caretaker role with a borderline or narcissist and how they can get out"--From publisher description.
An internationally known psychologist shares the biblical wisdom that has shaped him into the successful, joy-filled person he is today, providing advice on how to revitalize one's life both spiritually and practically with excerpts from Proverbs.
Argues that each individual's life is a never-ending story, and uses the elements of a story to show readers how to understand their lives better, showcasing the "big picture" God writes in each person's story.
"Leaving so few traces of himself behind, Thomas Aquinas seems to defy the efforts of the biographer. Highly visible as a public teacher, preacher, and theologian, he nevertheless has remained nearly invisible as man and saint. What can be discovered about Thomas Aquinas as a whole? In this short, compelling portrait, Denys Turner clears away the haze of time and brings Thomas vividly to life for contemporary readers--those unfamiliar with the saint as well as those well acquainted with his teachings. Building on the best biographical scholarship available today and reading the works of Thomas with piercing acuity, Turner seeks the point at which the man, the mind, and the soul of Thomas Aquinas intersect. Reflecting upon Thomas, a man of Christian Trinitarian faith yet one whose thought is grounded firmly in the body's interaction with the material world, a thinker at once confident in the powers of human reason and a man of prayer,
A philosophy professor offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss, and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life, and free will.