Dorling Kindersley

DK Publishing, 2010

A brand new edition of this exceptional guidebook has added hotel and restaurants and new walking tours of Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai.

Marianne Race, CSJ

Laurie Brink, OP

Wipf and Stock, 2008

The liturgical readings of the church year are set against the inspiring landscape of the Holy Land, as lectionary Scripture is paired with photographs and thoughtful reflections on the land of faith.

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Robert Frager

James Fadiman, editors

HarperCollins, 1997

This is an excellent introduction to the writings of a great range of Sufi wisdom teachers who are part of this mystical stream of Islam.

Patricia Donegan

Yoshie Ishibashi

Shambhala, 2009

This is a beautifully-rendered book of haiku love poems from ancient to modern, with elegant illustrations.  The editors divide the book into three sections: yearning, passion, and remembrance, expressing the range of love's experience.  It makes a lovely romantic gift.  

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N. T. Wright

Fortress Press, 2003

The meaning of the resurrection of Christ is the subject of this book by the Anglican biblical theologian and popular author. It's a treasure trove of information and insight and must-reading for those looking for a thorough study on the resurrection as understood in the First and Second Testaments.


Karen Armstrong

Knopf, 2006

The earliest beginnings of religion in the ninth century BCE is the subject.  Armstrong, Bestselling author and world-renowned religious historian unveils for the reader this fascinatingly unique period of religious ferment known as the Axial Age. 

Eugene H. Peterson
Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008

The gospel stories and prayers are freshly revealed as Peterson walks alongside Jesus in his ministry. The author's study of the words of Jesus, especially his prayers, is powerful. He takes you to those moments in the gospel story.

John Donne

Donald C. Dickson, editor

Edition 3

W. W. Norton, 2006

Every lover of the English language must sample the poems from the literary genius of John Donne which are contemporary with the King James Bible. 

Eugene H. Peterson

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005

Peterson urges us to sink our teeth into the Bible and get it under our skin as he shows us how to revel in its language and to write sermons with respect for the power of their subject.

Jelaluddin Rumi

Coleman Barks, translator

HarperOne, 2010

This is the complete lyric poem by Rumi, bestselling poet in the United States today, although he was a Sufi mystic who lived 800 years ago.

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