Books tagged: psychology of religion

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Grief and God: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,730. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Psychology of Religion, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
In many religious traditions, God is believed to be responsive to the needs of believers, and in difficult times, the faithful turn to God for comfort and guidance. When God is viewed as a benevolent protector that can shield us from harm, what happens to faith -- and healing -- when God fails to provide that protection?
Enlightened Ones
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A literary novel that reveals the secrets and personal stories of the members of a powerful, brainwashing cult.
Against The Grain: The American Mega-Church and Its Culture of Control
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Narroway Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Administration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Institutions & Organizations
How can something meant for such good go so bad? Against the Grain takes you inside the mega-church machine, dissects the structure of these monolithic temples (claimed to be dedicated to God), and shows them for what they really are: huge mega-businesses that survive by using fear, guilt and psychological terror to control their followers.
Book Of The Ancient Messenger Rahmotep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,360. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology
The author or 'scribe' states that the ‘burden' or commission, to write this book was placed on him in January, 1987, after visiting the tombs of the ancient pharaohs in Egypt. At which time he realized an emotional and conscious communication with a spirit, he describes as the 'Guidon' who relates the story of Rahmotep. It took until December, 2011 for the last word to be typed.
Answering Aunt Bertha ... Regarding Her God And Faith
Price: Free! Words: 72,680. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
An aging unbeliever responds to an aunt's proselytizing in this frank critique of religious thought and behavior. The author's decades-old quest to better comprehend and explain believers and their faith-driven ways leads to some novel conclusions. Primal instincts figure prominently in this forthright contemplation of why modern humans continue to embrace the beliefs of ancient men.
Religion, Language, Narrative and the Search for Meaning
Price: Free! Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Psychology of Religion
This is a book about religion from a secular standpoint which nevertheless takes its subject seriously. Contrary to some secularists I don't think religion is likely to disappear any time soon. I try to develop a way of thinking about religion, using two main clues: language and narrative. Narrative is how most religious people encounter their religions, because humans are story-telling animals.
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