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Religious books and religious texts will help you learn all about different cultures and beliefs. Our religious books are perfect for people who want to find out more about different religions and cultures from all around the world.

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    In the Days of Rain (Hardback)

    Rebecca Stott

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    Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is the Costa Biography Award Winner 2017

    Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is a fascinating yet shocking memoir about her experiences growing up in - and breaking away from - a fundamentalist Christian cult.

    Any readers who were left stunned and captivated by Bad Blood and Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal will find themselves fully immersed in this incredible true story. Rebecca recalls how her father begged her to help him write a memoir while on his deathbed. He wanted to talk about his family's experiences in a fundamentalist Christian sect but every time he reached a certain point, the painful memories all became too much.

    The sect were a closed community who believed the world is ruled by Satan and lived by a number of strict rules - women had to wear headscarves and any non-sect books were banned. Although Rebecca was born into the sect, she needed to know more about their culture and asked intelligent yet dangerous questions while growing up. She soon discovered her father, an influential preacher, had been asking the same questions.

    Here Rebecca talks about her father's ongoing struggle between faith and doubt and how this affected their relationship and livelihood for a long time after breaking away...
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    The Holy Bible (Paperback)

    An Award or Presentation Bible in the King James Version: ideal as a gift or to keep. The full text of the popular size King James or Authorized Version Bible is presented in this beautiful, straightforward black imitation leather paperback.
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    NIV Holy Bible (Paperback)

    New International Version

    The world's most popular Bible translation in modern English, presented in paperback as a literary classic. As the sacred text of Christianity, the Holy Bible has long been the world's bestselling book. Its incredible stories and profound teachings have shaped our culture and its values underpin our way of life. Love it or loathe it, there's no doubting that this work has a fundamental place in history, and as such is a 'must read' for anyone seeking to understand the development of modern society. With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated in 2011, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study. This Bible also features: Clear, readable 7.25pt text easy-to-read layout shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible reading plan quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations. This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.
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    The Librarian of Auschwitz (Paperback)

    Antonio Iturbe

    Readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice will love this story about the smallest library in the world - and the most dangerous.

    Fourteen-year-old Dita and her parents are taken from Prague and sent to live in Auschwitz, imprisoned by the Nazis. Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp when Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious books the prisoners have smuggled past the guards - and she agrees.

    And so Dita becomes the secret librarian of Auschwitz, responsible for the safekeeping of the small collection of titles, as well as the 'living books'. But books are dangerous, they make people think. And nowhere are they more dangerous than the children's block - where the slightest transgression can result in execution...
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    Heroes (Paperback)

    Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry's companion to Mythos finds the popular comedian, actor, presenter and director retelling incredible stories of mortals, monsters, quests and adventures.

    Stephen reveals all about Jason's journey aboard the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece; wittily examines how Oedipus attempted to solve the riddle of the Sphinx; and discovers how Bellerophon captured the winged horse Pegasus to slay the monster Chimera.

    These action-packed stories show just how brave humans can be - and exactly what we're capable of...
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    Complete "Come and Praise" (Paperback)

    Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor

    The most popular schools song and hymn book ever! Combines Come and Praise 1 and 2, giving you the words for 149 traditional and contemporary hymns and songs in one volume.
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    NIV Anglicised Gift and Award Bible (Paperback)

    New International Version

    With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.This Bible also features: Clear, readable 7.25pt text easy-to-read layout shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible reading plan quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations.British Text This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. More about the translation This revised and updated edition of the NIV includes three main types of change, taking into account changes in the way we use language day to day; advances in biblical scholarship and understanding; and the need to ensure that gender accurate language is used, to faithfully reflect whether men and women are referred to in each instance. The translators have carefully assessed a huge body of scholarship, as well as inviting peer submissions, in order to review every word of the existing NIV to ensure it remains as clear and relevant today as when it was first published. Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.
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    Moeen (Paperback)

    Moeen Ali

    Longlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards Longlisted for The Telegraph's Sports Book Awards - Autobiography of the Year, 2019 One of the Daily Mail's and the Observer's Books of the Year, 2018 The match-winning superstar of the England cricket team finally shares his remarkable personal story in this eagerly-awaited autobiography. Moeen traces his journey from backyard cricket to the county game and his first-class debut as a teenager, through to his international debut at the relatively late age of 27 and the golden summer of 2017, when he was anointed Player of the Series against South Africa with thousands of England fans chanting his name. But cricket is just one part of Moeen's life. His upbringing in the tough Sparkhill neighbourhood of Birmingham and the awakening at eighteen that led him to become a devout Muslim have given him a social conscience unusual for an elite athlete but have also attracted controversy. Here, for the first time, Moeen tells his side of the story. Talented, tenacious and thoughtful, Moeen Ali is a true all-rounder.
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    The Mythology Book (Hardback)

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    More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in myths and legends. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Revisit your favourite myths and discover brand new ones- discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, Thor with his mighty hammer, and Hades, ruler of the underworld. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths this book delves into the stories woven by the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
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    The Green Wiccan Spell Book (Hardback)

    Silja

    This is the must-have grimoire for every modern-day witch who wishes to discover a world of boundless possibilities, with spells for attracting more love, money and luck into your life, cleansing your home, healing a rift in a friendship, and much more. This lavishly illustrated compendium, written by Celtic Wiccan High Priestess Silja, covers a wide-ranging array of spells. With an easy to difficult rating system, Silja makes it simple for anyone to learn the basics and then progress to more advanced practices. She explains the history of magic and magical theory, and shares love spells and potions, seasonal rituals, vision quests and meditations. Throughout there are tips, tricks and handy advice on how to continue your magical journey. Whether you are looking to practise your craft alone or with a coven, The Green Wiccan Spell Book has everything you need to advance your magical studies.
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    NIV Holy Bible (Hodder Classics) (Paperback)

    New International Version

    The world's most popular Bible translation in modern English, presented in paperback as a literary classic. As the sacred text of Christianity, the Holy Bible has long been the world's bestselling book. Its incredible stories and profound teachings have shaped our culture and its values underpin our way of life. Love it or loathe it, there's no doubting that this work has a fundamental place in history, and as such is a 'must read' for anyone seeking to understand the development of modern society. With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated in 2011, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study. This Bible also features: Clear, readable 7.25pt text easy-to-read layout shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible reading plan quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations. This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.
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    NRSV, Gift and Award Bible, Leather-Look, Black, Comfort Print (Paperback)

    Zondervan

    Bibles make great gifts! The leather-look NRSV Gift and Award Bible is economically priced so you can share the life-changing Word of God with more people. Perfect for special events or acts of kindness, this Bible is arranged in two columns, along with a presentation page for gift-giving, maps, and other Bible helps. The exclusive NRSV Comfort Print (R) text delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars. Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy. Features: The text of the New Revised Standard Version (Protestant canon), vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability Exclusive Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print (R) typeface Double-column format Presentation page Full-color maps 8.1-point print size
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    The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali (Paperback)

    Sabina Khan

    A timely and honest coming-of-age story that explores the complicated relationship between identity, culture, family, and love. Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents' expectations, but lately she's finding that impossible to do. She rolls her eyes when they blatantly favour her brother and saves her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don't know about. If she can just hold out another few months, Rukhsana will be out of her familial home and away from her parents' ever-watchful eyes at Caltech, a place where she thinks she can finally be herself. But when she is caught kissing her girlfriend Ariana, her devastated parents take Rukhsana to Bangladesh, where everything she had been planning is out of reach. There, immersed in a world of tradition and arranged marriages, Rukhsana finds the perspective she's been looking for in her grandmother's old diary. The only question left for her to answer is: Can she fight for the life she wants without losing her family in the process?
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    The Qur'an (Paperback)

    MAAbdel Haleem

    'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.
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    The Joy of God (Paperback)

    Mary David, OSB

    Sister Mary David Totah was a nun of the Benedictine contemplative community of St Cecilia's Abbey on the Isle of Wight. American by birth, she was educated at Loyola University, the University of Virginia and Christ Church, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career, she entered religious life in 1985. For 22 years until her early death from cancer she guided the young nuns of her abbey with enthusiasm, wisdom and wit. The spirituality to be found in the pages of this book demonstrates to the reader why her influence should have been so great and so deep. Her notes to the novices deal with issues of relevance to a world beyond the cloister: What is the meaning of suffering? How do we cope with living with people who annoy us? How do we relate to a God we cannot see? How do we make the big decisions of life? Sister Mary David's teaching was both profound and intensely practical, suffused with faith in God's joy in our work, leisure, community and family life but above all in our view and understanding of ourselves. This book, with an introduction by Abbot Erik Varden OCSO (author of The Shattering of Loneliness) shows us how to realize the Joy that is God.
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    The Rings Of Saturn (Paperback)

    WG Sebald

    Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind What begins as the record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia becomes the great, constellated story of people and cultures past and present: of Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, of fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms. A rich meditation on the past via a melancholy trip along the Suffolk coast, The Rings of Saturn is an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.
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    Global Jewish Foodways (Paperback)

    Hasia R. Diner

    The history of the Jewish people has been a history of migration. Although Jews invariably brought with them their traditional ideas about food during these migrations, just as invariably they engaged with the foods they encountered in their new environments. Their culinary habits changed as a result of both these migrations and the new political and social realities they encountered. The stories in this volume examine the sometimes bewildering kaleidoscope of food experiences generated by new social contacts, trade, political revolutions, wars, and migrations, both voluntary and compelled. This panoramic history of Jewish food highlights its breadth and depth on a global scale from Renaissance Italy to the post-World War II era in Israel, Argentina, and the United States and critically examines the impact of food on Jewish lives and on the complex set of laws, practices, and procedures that constitutes the Jewish dietary system and regulates what can be eaten, when, how, and with whom. Global Jewish Foodways offers a fresh perspective on how historical changes through migration, settlement, and accommodation transformed Jewish food and customs.
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    So What's The Story? (Paperback)

    Barbara Glasson

    Our story. Your story. Your neighbour's story. God's story. Life is an intricate tapestry of stories. How can we better understand other people's? How can we better express our own? How can a deep engagement with these stories be helpful to our life and witness, and on what occasions can they be unhelpful? This insightful new book by the 2019-20 President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference explores these questions, and may be studied privately or in groups. Each chapter includes points for reflection, points for connection, and a suggested prayer.
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    A Conversation With Jesus... on Relationships (Hardback)

    David Helm

    She wasn't particularly spiritual. She was looking for something else. A series of failed relationships behind her, she kept hoping for a real connection. Something that would last forever. Something that would satisfy that desire within her. And then she met Jesus. Her trip to get water from the well turns into a discussion about living water - and a relationship with the living God. A relationship better than all her previous relationships, that will endure, and give her the satisfaction she has been seeking.
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    The Hearth Witch's Kitchen Herbal (Paperback)

    Anna Franklin

    The Hearth Witch s Kitchen Herbal is an herbal with a difference it shows how to use the herbs and spices most of us already have in our kitchens for home remedies, personal care, spiritual practice, and magic. The follow-up to the bestselling Hearth Witch s Compendium (9780738750460), this practical guide includes more than 150 recipes and highlights 23 plants, spices, and herbs. For each plant, you will discover magical correspondences, history and lore, culinary uses, cosmetic uses, medicinal uses, notes of caution, and recipes. From basil to black pepper and from compresses to cough drops, this comprehensive guide shares everything you need to know for living the hearth witch way.
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    Unicornucopia (Hardback)

    Caitlin Doyle

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    Over 200 pages of legends, spells, facts and rainbow food recipes! Do you need a little more rainbow in your life? What about sparkle? Look no further. Unicornucopia is here! Packed full of over 200 enchanting pages of legends, spells, facts, crafts, and unicorn food recipes, Unicornucopia: The Little Book of Unicorns is the ultimate compendium of all things unicorn. DID YOU KNOW? The existence of unicorns wasn't disproved until as late as 1825 * A recipe for how best to cook unicorn was discovered in a medieval cookbook * Throughout history, unicorns have been described as everything from mice with horns to magical rhinoceros * Unicorn horns were believed to cure fevers, purify poisons, prolong youth, and act as an aphrodisiac Full of gorgeous full-colour illustrations and plenty of joyful whimsy throughout, Unicornucopia includes everything you could ever want to know about these magical creatures, all in a gorgeous, covetable, rainbow-edged package. It's the perfect gift for every unicorn lover in your life!
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    A History of the Bible (Hardback)

    John Barton

    A uniquely ambitious study of the Bible's creation - how it came to be written, how its contents were selected - and how it really relates to the religions that endorse it.

    This book tells the story of the Bible, explaining how it came to be constructed and how it has been understood. John Barton describes how the narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems and letters which comprise the Bible were written and when, what we know - and what we cannot know - about their authors and what they might have meant.

    The readings shed new light on even the most familiar passages, exposing not only the sources and traditions behind them, but also the busy hands of the scribes and editors who assembled and reshaped them. Untangling the process by which some texts which were regarded as holy, Barton demonstrates that the Bible is not the fixed text it is often perceived to be, but the result of a long and intriguing evolution
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    NRSV, Pew and Worship Bible, Hardcover, Burgundy, Comfort Print (Hardback)

    Zondervan

    The durable, beautiful NRSV pew Bible for your sanctuary! NEW EDITION! This burgundy hardcover Pew Bible replaces our former burgundy hardcover ISBN 978-0310902355. The NRSV Pew and Worship Bible is a durable hardcover Bible perfect for your church pew or classroom. Expertly designed for the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) text, Comfort Print (R) delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars. Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy. The double-column format is printed on heavy paper and set in a quality hardcover binding. Features: The text of the New Revised Standard Version (Protestant canon), vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability Exclusive Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print (R) typeface Durable hardcover binding with high-quality paper Double-column format 10.1-point print size
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    Celtic Witchcraft (Paperback)

    Mabh Savage

    Learn how Celtic legend and mythology can bring magic into your daily life. Walk with the Tuatha De Danann and hear their wisdom on the wind. See colour as a doorway to a magical world. Speak to animals and become one with the turn of the seasons. Including practical exercises that can be performed by witches of all abilities, this book will teach you how your Celtic forebears are still alive, in the sorcery and skill of the magical practitioner
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