John R. Mabry

Oblivion Flight: A Military Science Fiction Space Opera Epic (The Oblivion Saga Book 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Jeff Bowers has been resurrected by an alien race—leaving him with mysterious powers…powers that could turn the tide of galactic war in the humans’ favor. While testing those powers, a final experiment lands Jeff and his crew in an alternate reality, very much the same as their universe…and very different. Uncertain who to trust, Jeff discovers nothing is as it seems.
Oblivion Threshold: A Military Science Fiction Space Opera Epic (The Oblivion Saga Book 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
It isn’t a war—it’s a massacre. Mindless mechanical aliens are destroying everything in their path. And their path is heading straight for Earth. "Oblivion Threshold" is the first book in the thrilling Oblivion Saga. If you love "Star Trek" and "Starship Troopers", you simply cannot pass up this adventure.
Integrating Ecology and Justice in a Changing Climate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,670. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ethics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Environmental politics
As unprecedented changes are happening around the planet, the climate emergency poses an existential threat to humankind and to all life on Earth. This book provides tools for thinking through these complex issues and facilitating the emergence of healthy, convivial, contemplative, and just ways of being in the world.
Meditations on the Way of the Cross
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This is a different sort of Way of the Cross devotion. It's a book of meditations on how Christ in His passion came to embrace our lives, with all our struggles and sufferings -- in our relationships with family, in being the victim of discrimination in mental or physical illness, in disability, in loneliness. Christ is imminent, in His passion and death, in our own lives human beings.
Looking to Nature: Exploring a Modern Way of Being Spiritual Without the Supernatural
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
As involvement in traditional religion is declining, many are exploring ways that a spiritual sense can be grounded in the natural world. This book explores topics that can be considered, ideas of influential teachers, and a range of views that have been discussed. It also points to additional resources, including emerging groups, for those who would like to learn more.
How to Be a Writer without Writing a Book
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,410. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Discover the differences—and similarities—between marketing writing and medical writing, science writing and speech writing, and developmental editing and proofreading. Here is a concise and fun to read reference of writing career options. If you love to write, hate when people ask what genre, and curious about how to make a go of writing as a career, this is the book for you.
A Sukkah in the Shadow of Saint Ignatius: Essays on the History of Jewish-Christian Relations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution, & Conflict
"A Sukkah in the Shadow of Saint Ignatius" is a trio of essays commemorating the 2017 and 2018 University of San Francisco Speaker Series in the History of Jewish-Christian Relations. The essays contained in this volume explore the two-millennium history of Jewish-Christian relations through focused investigations of central topics.
The Contemplative Skeptic: Spirituality for the Non-Religious and the Unorthodox
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 178,820. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Skeptical but drawn to spirituality? Explore the best of both worlds. "The Contemplative Skeptic" is a journey into the nexus of doubt, wisdom, and healthy contemplative practice. If you find value in spirituality but are weary of the fearmongering and appeals to credulity that so often accompany traditional dogmatic approaches, then you’ll love this book.
The Worship of Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,220. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Chaplaincy instructor Jun Battacharya only needs one more tour of duty to retire, and he is determined that his last semester will be quiet and uneventful. But the very day he lands on the planet Skagway a mining accident forces him to launch his students into action with zero training. Then he gets a mysterious invitation from the local alien species that will shatter his world...
Christ and the Multiverse: Following Jesus in Our Wild, Infinite Creation
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
If you find the interplay between science and faith both hopeful and exciting, and are looking for the path to reality that manifests your best possible self, then this is the book for you!
Storytelling for Leadership: Creating Authentic Connections
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,690. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2020 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
Drawing on his experience as both an award-winning PBS filmmaker and human rights advocate, Charles Vogl offers this practical and concise guide to teach leaders (and those who aspire to lead) how to present authentic, emotionally resonant stories that specifically serve their leadership roles.
Merlin: A Druid's 21 Rules of Life
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Ancient, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
This highly relevant novel presents Merlin in his historical context, and follows him through many thrilling and unexpected adventures, all of which are rich in healing...and very useful in our troubled times.
Starting Therapy: A Guide to Getting Ready, Feeling Informed, and Gaining the Most from Your Sessions
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,920. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
"Starting Therapy" is an easy-to-read guide for anyone new to therapy or eager to learn more about it. It makes sense that you’d want to know what you’re signing up for before your first session. This book answers your questions before you hit the couch.
Everyday Psalms: Ancient Prayers in Everyday Language
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayer, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
"Peter Santucci’s new translation of Psalms offers a fresh and down-to-earth rendering of the Hebrew text. Frustration, questioning, and complaint, alongside praise, joy, and trust—Santucci invites us to experience the wide range of the psalmists’ deepest emotions: faith and fear combined. Clearly the Bible’s message is for us today! Enter in and Enter in and enjoy!" —Dr. Lynell Zogbo
Irony and Jesus: Parables, Miracles & Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,140. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Is it possible that both Jesus and the gospel writers were using literary devices to weave a variety of meanings into the fabric of Jesus’ life and the stories he told? On the surface, the stories appear to mean one thing, but beneath the surface surprises lurk.
Carlos Duarte Costa: Testament of a Socialist Bishop
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Catholicism
Carlos Duarte Costa: Testament of a Socialist Bishop examines the bishop’s life, thought, influences, and discusses his lasting legacy. In an age when the relationship between faith and politics is more hotly debated than ever, the words and witness of this extraordinary individual are as relevant, incisive and portentous as they were seventy-five years ago.
Beyond Borders: Reflections on the Resistance & Resilience Among Immigrant Youth and Families
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,530. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Ethics
In this volume, the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition at the University of San Francisco has compiled essays from educators across the Jesuit network offering testimonies, best practices, and methods on how we ought to respond to the realities of global migration with courage, compassion, and coaction.
Moving to Mexico: Relocation as a Rite of Passage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Discover the five stages involved in a life transition and how others have moved from one country to another; get a look into what makes Mexico so attractive to many retirees; explore what inspires emigrants to move to a different country and their rites of passage into their new lives. If you’re thinking of making a move this book will provide inspiration and supportive guidelines.
The Power: Berkeley Blackfriars Book Two
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Religious
A freak accident leaves the Berkeley Blackfriars helpless in the face of their demonic foes. Bereft of their powers of exorcism, they must rely on their quick wits and good humor to survive as all around them a horde of the damned is growing. Meanwhile, an even more deadly power is looming on the world stage which, if left unchecked, will lead to the wholesale slaughter of an entire people.
The Kingdom: Berkeley Blackfriars Book One
Price: Free! Words: 111,860. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Religious
A thrill ride from beginning to end, THE KINGDOM combines suspense, tragedy, whimsy, and horror in almost equal measure. Its world is peopled with characters that are poignant, complicated, and maddeningly human. Laced with a rich mythology worthy of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the smart religious iconoclasm of Garth Ennis' Preacher comic book series, THE KINGDOM is an utterly unique adventure.
The Glory: Berkeley Blackfriars Book Three
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 178,820. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Religious
Berkeley is a smoldering ruin. Bloodthirsty demons prowl the streets. A revenge-crazed magician ascends into heaven, vowing to bring it down in flames. The Glory is the third book in the Berkeley Blackfriars series, but it is a standalone adventure and can be enjoyed all on its own. If you love supernatural suspense laced with humor and danger, you’ll love J.R. Mabry’s Berkeley Blackfriars' books.
Great Moments in Biblical Flatulence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Religious, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ahhh the church fart... Perhaps one of the most highly regarded laughs in annals of humor (No, not anals, ANNALS). A singular source of humor since the dawn of time. This is a book of Biblical Fart Jokes. That’s it. Biblical Fart Jokes. And you know what? You are allowed to laugh. Don’t let the finger pointers win. Laugh out loud. Besides, f you hold a laugh in that air has to escape somewhere!
Scott & Jesus: Lost Comedy Duo of the Scriptures
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Religious, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LAUGH. Jesus did. He must have. How could any human being (or divine being) made of love and joy spend all his life being a scowler and fun-spoiler? This book is the comfy flannel night-shirt counterpart to that too-tight T-shirt we are so often forced to wear when we talk about faith and religion. Sit back. Relax. Allow yourself to laugh.
Sexual Mindfulness: Getting the Most Out of Your Sex Life Through Moment-by-Moment Awareness
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Look at each sexual encounter with your partner as something new & unique because you've learned that each moment in life IS new & unique. Your lovemaking will never go stale if you can bring moment-by-moment mindfulness to each sexual encounter. Imagine what you sex life would be like if you and your partner could approach each sexual experience in such a mindful, open way.
Slow Travels in Unsung Spain
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,580. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A warts 'n’ all trip through some of Spain’s hidden gems: towns, cities, landscapes and cultural highlights that are typically overlooked by foreign tourists. A sweet-and-sour travelogue uncovering a deeper Spain that has a rich culture and past, alive and well which the Spanish often keep to themselves.
At the Time of Death: Symbols & Rituals for Caregivers & Chaplains
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,840. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Death is inevitable, mysterious, and often confusing. Regardless of the religious background of the patient and the loved ones gathered at the deathbed, there are elements of symbol and ritual that take on a pronounced role and a greater importance as one is facing the end of life.
Look to the East: A Ritual of the First Three Degrees of Freemasonry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,990. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Institutions & Organizations, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious history
This book contains the complete work of the Entered Apprentice, Fellow-craft, and Master-mason's Degrees, along with their ceremonies, lectures, etc.
Sede Vacante: The Life and Legacy of Archbishop Thục
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,770. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Blasphemy, Heresy, & Apostasy
This book painstakingly reconstructs ARCHBISHOP THỤC's remarkable story: from French Indochina to the Japanese occupation; from the Communist revolution to the doomed US-backed puppet regime; from Thục’s exile to his role in Vatican II. it explains why, now more than ever, Catholics and non-Catholics alike should be aware of Sedevacantism.
Grow Your Church
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Rev. Tracy Barnowe, an ordained UCC pastor and a nationally-recognized expert in church growth, has systematically created, taught, tested, and refined church growth methods with hundreds of churches in numerous denominations over 20 years, tracking the results to ensure they are reliable and replicable in any church setting by ordinary people.
God, Land & Freedom: The True Story of I.C.A.B.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,780. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Catholicism
Two decades before Vatican II, the Brazilian Catholic Church, or I.C.A.B., abolished Latin, celibacy, and Confessions, embraced religious freedom, and redefined the pope as just another bishop.This remarkable story has never been told before. Much archival material has been translated for the first time. The I.C.A.B. theology is explained and the exploits of its founders are revealed.
Catholic Identity in Context: Vision and Formation for the Common Good
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,590. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
The essays in this volume invite the reader, in different ways, to consider Catholic identity not only in terms of "who we are?" but "what are we for?" To be sure, identity and mission are deeply interconnected but offer different starting points for reflection and formation. At the heart of those questions is the challenge of building the common good within the Church and for the world.
The Demon Bunny of Ipswich: A Berkeley Blackfriars Story
Price: Free! Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A podunk town. A demonic rabbit. An exorcist with no idea what she's doing... Kat is pissed when her prior sends her to Ipswich, a godforsaken town in the middle of nowhere, to confront a demon-ravaged rabbit. But as she begins to investigate, she discovers a pattern to this possession—one that strangely includes her...
The Mindful Pilgrimage: A 40-Day Pocket Devotional for Pilgrims of Any Faith or None
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
Have you ever wanted to walk the Camino or take another pilgrimage? Are you looking to start a new practice at home or abroad? Jeanette Banashak, PhD, EdD, co-founder and director of The Spiritual Guidance Training Institute, a fellow pilgrim and educator for over 20 years, has crafted an accessible guide for anyone desiring to go deeper into their spiritual journey.
Prayer in Motion: Connecting with God in Fidgety Times
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement
"“I hope that this book starts you on a journey of transforming how you think about the busyness of your days. Whether or not you believe you can currently manage stepping away from the bustle of life in order to make time for God, at least there are ways to think about how God is with you in the noise and clamor.”
Today I Gave Myself Permission to Dream: Race and Incarceration in America (Lane Center)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,190. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Penology
In April 2017, the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought sponsored a roundtable discussion on race and incarceration. The resulting essays lifted the role of spirituality and creative expression as essential to the survival and transformation of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. This book is an expression and expansion of that conversation.
Fun Rhymes for the End Times: The Book of Revelation in Rhyme
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Poetry » Epic
If you believe the Book of Revelation is a detailed and accurate account of the End of Days and how God will choose the righteous and leave the rest behind and anyone who makes fun of this sacred work is committing this book anyway.
The Vampire, His Kith and Kin: A Critical Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 181,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The first serious, fully documented study of the vampire, in folklore and history. Included are the authoritative text with translated passages, the original illustrations and additional photographs, rare contextual and source materials, examples of the author's correspondence, and a biographical chronology and essay.
Spiritual Direction 101
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,980. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Counseling, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Spiritual Direction 101 brings spiritual guidance down to earth, making it accessible to people from a variety of spiritual and religious traditions. This book gives you the nitty-gritty “here’s how it’s done” information, such as tips, tools, stories and descriptions to assist spiritual directors and build awareness in those seeking spiritual help.
St. Mary's Private Dancer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,640. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Religious
It was no surprise when sex worker Marnie called retired pastor Shepherd Murdoch for help. But when Shep arrived at Marnie’s house, she found the kitchen covered in blood, a young son left behind and Marnie nowhere to be found. A nagging sense of duty draws her into a dangerous underworld as she searches for Marnie and tries to take care of her boy.
The Inklings and King Arthur: J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, & Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 284,770. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Although studies of the “Oxford Inklings” abound, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious and relevant questions about government, gender, violence, imperialism, secularism, and spirituality through their stories of the Quest for the Holy Grail. This rigorous and sophisticated volume studies does so for the first time.
The Year of Drinking Magic: Twelve Ceremonies with the Vine of Souls
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
The Year of Drinking Magic: Twelve Ceremonies with the Vine of Souls is more than a collection of spell-binding accounts of journeys to the spirit realm; it’s also an inspiring roadmap for individuals in search of deep personal healing, accelerated spiritual growth and a call to action in saving our living Earth from the predations of our technocratic material culture, disconnected from Source.
Charles-Joseph, Prince de Ligne: Selected Letters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,550. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Charles-Joseph, Seventh Prince de Ligne, was from a prominent family in Hainaut, Belgium, and served in the army of the Hapsburg empire.This collection of letters and notes focuses on some of his political ideas or on his preening as a "man about town." All have been vetted for their reliability: gay, but not licentious; serious, but not stodgy; both profound and lighthearted.
Take and Read: Christian Writers Reflect on Life’s Most Influential Books
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,720. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Well-known, well-respected figures in the church and theological community offer captivating theological and personal reflections about the important role that books play in our lives. Through the contributors’ own words, the life and vitality, the energy and enthusiasm, that books, specifically theological and spiritual ones, can have not just for ourselves but for them as well.
Creating a Rich and Meaningful Life in Long-Term Care
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,180. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Drawing on two decades of experience in long-term care, Ms. Konarzewski discusses how to help elders thrive, grow, and live with more joy, inspiration, and purpose. Practical tips and tools for designing programs are interwoven with uplifting stories. Programs include honoring wisdom, celebrating lives and dreams, and healing through nature, poetry, massage therapy, and the expressive arts.
The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 172,990. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
The Vampire in Europe deals with the subject of vampirism from a historical point of view and presents the evidence which gave rise its growth and dissemination in many lands. Included in this critical edition are the authoritative text, rare contextual and source materials, illustrations, criticism, contemporary reviews, and Greek and Latin translations. A biographical note is also included.
The Symbolism of the Psalms: A Spiritual Commentary
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 542,490. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / Old Testament
NEWLY REVISED AND IN ONE VOLUME. This work demonstrates that the Psalms are centered on the Lord and His spiritual kingdom and the celebration and victory over evil. The wars of David in the Psalms describe the spiritual temptations experienced by Jesus in resisting the power of hell to redeem humanity, and these spiritual concepts can be applied personally to one's own spiritual development.
Lettres pastorales, mandements, sermons, déclarations et circulaires de Mgr René Vilatte, 1892-1925
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,900. Language: French. Published: April 21, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History
MGR SERGE A. THERIAULT est surintendent général pour le Canada, Conseil international des Églises communautaires (C.I.É.C). Il est aussi évêque de son Rite catholique chrétien et recteur de la paroisse Saint-Bernard et Saint-Grégoire d'Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada. Il a écrit une dizaine de livres et a contribué à plusieurs publications sur l'histoire de Église la théologie et le counseling pastoral.
Pastoral Letters and Instructions, Sermons, Statements and Circulars of Mgsr. Rene Vilatte 1892-1925
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History
BISHOP SERGE A. THERIAULT has authored 10 books and contributed to several publications in Church history, pastoral theology and counseling.
Women of Vision: Sixteen Founders of the International Grail Movement
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,660. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions
Despite historic advances in women's recognition and equality over the past half-century, the significant roles played by Roman Catholic laywomen in church and society still go largely unacknowledged. With "Women of Vision", Marian Ronan and Mary O'Brien contribute substantially to remedying this situation.
Saint Somebody Central Catholic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,670. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Coming of age
In a world primed to consider them a bunch of nobodies, one teacher sees them all as saints. John Christopher, a married father of two, tells the tale of his rookie year on the faculty in a forgotten little school full of unforgettable students.
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Soul Journeys: Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways for Wholeness and Understanding
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Comparative Religion, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Soul Journeys provides a profound conversation between Shamanic practice and experiences of Christian prayer. We are guided by seasoned practitioners, with deep theological understanding. Ancient practices of Christian life are animated in fresh ways through this conversation. The energies of the earth, often neglected in Christian practice, are given voice through Shamanic understanding.
Starting Spiritual Direction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
If you are new to spiritual direction, then this book is written for you. In it you will find everything you need to know before stepping into a spiritual direction session for the first time: what this ministry is about, what you can expect in a session, what you can expect from your spiritual director, and how to make sure you make the best use of your time.
Light from Light: Seven Christian Mystics
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
When you hear “mystic” or “mysticism,” you might think of something secret, arcane, maybe even dangerous. But that’s not really accurate. Every religious tradition has mystics—you might be one yourself and not even know it! In this little book are the stories of seven favorite mystics. They have brought a lot of joy and, even more, inspiration. Perhaps they will inspire you too.
Brief Grislys
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,950. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The idea was simple: tell the scariest story you can, in less than 1,000 words. It sounds easy, but it isn’t. A thousand words sounds like a lot until you start writing. In this collection, a wide variety of writers—some professional, many previously unpublished—try their hand at the tricky balance of suspense and brevity.
People of Faith: An Interfaith Companion to the Revised Common Lectionary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,860. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Comparative Religion
People of Faith provides a handy resource to help foster a very sense of kinship between Christians and other faith traditions. For each Gospel reading of the three-year common lectionary cycle, this book provides a "sister" reading from the scriptures of a non-Christian religion. Each selection is thematically related to the Gospel reading assigned for the day.
Tao Te Ching: The Book of the Way and Its Power
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual
The principle scripture of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching, consisting of just 5,000 Chinese characters, is one of the most sublime, meaningful, and downright practical works of mysticism in the human canon. This new translation by John R. Mabry is simple, poetic, and profound. Cleaving closely to the Chinese text, this translation succeeds in being not only readable and accurate, but beautiful as well.
God is a Great Underground River
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,410. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
John Mabry's essays, articles, homilies, and "Deep Ecumenism" magazine columns are collected here, contrasting and illuminating the wisdom of various faith traditions,
I Believe in a God Who is Growing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 44,600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Sermons / General
In this series of sermons, the Rev. Dr. John R. Mabry provides an entertaining and coherent introduction to process thought and interprets the most fundamental aspects of Christian theology-including the Apostles' Creed and the Sacraments-in light of its unique perspective.
Salvation of the True Rock: The Sufi Poetry of Najat Ozkaya
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious art
Najat's writings were thought to be lost to the world, until religion scholar John Mabry discovered a hand-copied manuscript in the Bu Bir Şaka mosque. Translating in the free, contemporary style of Coleman Barks' Rumi or Daniel Ladinsky's renderings of Hafiz, Mabry has brought Najat back to life, restoring his challenging yet oddly comforting poetry to the world...kind of.
The Monster God: Coming to Terms with the Dark Side of Divinity
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
The God of anger and judgment has been with us since the dawn of time, and surfaces widely today in the theology and experience of believers of all kinds of faith. This personal memoir provides a reflective, easy to read theological and philosophical analysis of how this god came to haunt our collective imaginations, how we can come to terms with him and where we go from here.
The Way of Thomas: Insights for Spiritual Living from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
What were Jesus' original teachings, and how do they differ from the story told by the Christian church? What is the real story of early Christianity? Can we find a Jesus that is relevant as a spiritual guide for people today? These and many other questions are addressed in this popular presentation of the teachings of this mystical Christian text.
Jesus Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,830. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament
In this intriguing collection of short stories (and one novella), John Mabry allows us to do just that. With vivid and often delightful prose, he brings these compact Gospel stories to expanded, breathing life. Teeming with conflict, emotion, and humor, these stories reveal the humanity behind the Bible's characters like nothing you've read before.
A Christian Walks in the Footsteps of the Buddha
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,110. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Comparative Religion, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
From December 2013 through March 2014, Christian pastor John Mabry went on a most amazing pilgrimage -- to visit the most significant sites of the Buddha's life and to reflect deeply on what he saw, in conversation with his own faith. Part travelogue, part history lesson, part comparative theological reflection, the adventure captures both the frailty and profundity of the human religious quest.
Heretics, Mystics & Misfits
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,730. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Blasphemy, Heresy, & Apostasy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
The history of Christianity if filled with misfits. This collection of sermons introduces us to heretics and mystics from the very earliest church to the present day, including the Gnostics, Origen, Julian of Norwich, Michael Servitus, Emanuel Swedenborg, Soren Kierkegaard, Madame Blavatsky, Teilhard de Chardin and many, many more.
God As Nature Sees God: A Christian Reading of the Tao Te Ching
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
Through a brilliant and lucid translation, John R. Mabry shows how the "Tao Te Ching" not only closely parallels Jesus' teachings but actually illuminates core elements of the Christian faith that we often overlook or ignore. In showing us how the world perceives its Creator it reveals the Gospel as more compassionate, relevant, and universal than we ever imagined.
God Has One Eye: The Mystics of the World's Religions
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution, & Conflict, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
Mystics are not popular amongst the orthodox of any religion. In fact, almost every one of the religious leaders who founded world religions began their careers as mystics who spoke about what they had seen, and were promptly declared heretics. Just think of the Buddha, of Jesus, or of Muhammad. All of them were heretics, all of them were mystics, and all of them changed the way we view reality.
Crisis and Communion: The Remythologization of the Eucharist
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Sacraments
Every time the church has encountered crises, its understanding and performance of the Eucharist has shifted to help it meet that crisis. This book documents those shifts and asks the important question: what crisis is the church facting today, and how must the Eucharist change again to meet the challenge?

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