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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
by Robert Hass and Stephen Mitchell
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The best collection of wedding-related poetry I found. The editors also include an useful primer on wedding service scripts (in case you're writing your own), presenting standard examples from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Zen traditions.... (read more)

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The Case for God
The Case for God
by Karen Armstrong
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Karen Armstrong writes about religion the way that Michael Pollan writes about food — methodically, insightfully, and with an obvious passion for the subject matter. Covering everything from antiquity's caves deep below the earth to the modern... (read more)

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
by Karen Armstrong
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A thoughtful guidebook designed to make for a kinder humanity, Armstrong's inspiring and transformative examination of altruism and empathy will hopefully reach the wide audience it rightly deserves.... (read more)

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God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right
God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right
by David James Duncan
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David James Duncan, the author of God Laughs and Plays, uses his collection of "churchless sermons" to build a rebuttal platform against conservative fundamentalist politicians and to illuminate the genuine teachings of Jesus. Without overtly making a... (read more)

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Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
by James Carroll
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"An impressive dissection of anti-semitism by an ex-Roman Catholic priest. His starting point is the placing of crosses at Auschwitz and the ensuing controversy over the canonization of Edith Stein. As a Jew, I have understood the presence of anti... (read more)

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Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott
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Readers of Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Lamott's previous book on spirituality, will find here the same thoughtfulness and humor we've come to love. Whether writing about battles with her son, her mother's death, the church she's found to... (read more)

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The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
by Karen Armstrong
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Part of the Books that Changed the World series, this is a great overview of the history, writing, and translations of the Bible. Armstrong never fails to entertain and impress.... (read more)

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
by Donald Miller
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Miller's latest book is a meditation on the hard lessons he learned about himself while watching his bestselling memoir Blue Like Jazz turned into a narrative film. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is inviting and engaging — and just might inspire... (read more)

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The Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital
by Chris Adrian
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You would think that any novel attempting to conflate the best elements of Scrubs, Noah's Ark, and Lord of the Flies would necessarily be too overwrought and/or gimmicky, but this story is intensely compelling from its first pages. Adrian is obviously... (read more)

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Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
by Stephen G Bloom
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"You have got to read this book. The clash of cultures portrayed in this small town in Iowa is illuminating and riveting. When Orthodox Jews move into Postville and open a kosher slaughterhouse, local (and non-Jewish) Iowans figure this is just another... (read more)

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The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
by Robert Wright
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Robert Wright's The Evolution of God is a fascinating history of religion in all its forms, from the beginning stirrings of theology to the conflicting faiths we live with today. This intelligent, accessible, and thorough book gives us new insight into... (read more)

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Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott
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Anne Lamott's books give me the sensation of a refreshing spring rain. Suddenly, everything looks clean, bright, and just plain noticeable again. Her surprising turns of phrase, her wit, and her ability to write with a light but insightful hand make this... (read more)

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
by Anne Rice
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Anne Rice certainly does her homework. Although she writes fiction, she is well-versed in the historical background of her subjects. Christ the Lord is no exception. The story centers on Jesus' life as a seven-year-old. Rice presents Jesus at this age as... (read more)

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Sisters
Sisters
by John J Fialka
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Sisters is the story of the pioneering work of the Sisters of Mercy in the United States. Strong women, many of significant social status and means, chose to live lives of poverty and service in the United States. Rebuked as "papists" and initially... (read more)

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Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
by Stephen Prothero
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Having called us a nation of "religious illiterates" on the first page, Steven Prothero had me intrigued and ready to read Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Prothero contends that while contemporary America values its position as a... (read more)

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