John R. Mabry

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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
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, Fiction » 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 blasphemy...buy 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.
From Faith to Freedom: A Gay Man’s Escape from Christian Fundamentalism
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of one man who survived the Bible Belt and came to terms with his homosexuality via a zig-zagging journey of sexual and spiritual exploration.No matter your orientation, the ups and downs within these pages are sure to offer insight into the joys and struggles of one queer journey through fundamentalism into freedom.
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, Vol. 1: A Spiritual Commentary
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 178,780. 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
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.
The Beacons of Larkin Street
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,600. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Religious
There’s a lot to love about the women of Saint Lydia’s in San Francisco. After getting rid of a predatory male pastor, they found an ordained woman to shepherd their flock. The five Beacons, their prickly minister and a young Mexican prostitute all took risks, made mistakes and followed their hearts to set a wild new course for their historic interracial, interdenominational congregation.
Sitting with Lao-Tzu: Discovering the Power of the Timeless, the Silent, and the Invisible in a Clamorous Modern World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Taoism
This book is about a way of returning to one’s own true life. This book will introduce anyone newly exposed to Lao Tzu to a wisdom that we already know at our deepest level, but seem to have forgotten on the turbulent and distracted level of everyday living. Includes a new translation of the Tao Te Ching with attention to the recently discovered Ma-Wang-Dui texts.
Poems of Conformity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,310. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Charles Williams's novels are legend, his poetry profound, and as a member of the Inklings, he contributed to the mythopoetic revival in contemporary culture.
Finding Seekers: How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice from Beginning to Full-Time Employment
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,680. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Counseling, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Fulfill your calling as a spiritual director with this "insider's report from the trenches," based on Bruce Tallman's experience of being a full-time spiritual director since 2002 and his research on how successful counselors set up their practices had made this "required reading" because of its practical, down-to-earth insights on every aspect of developing a spiritual direction practice.
Pray for Justice: Thirty Days of Morning & Evening Prayer for Catholics and Other Peaceful People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian
The core Christian message is a commitment to peace and social justice. The core of a Christian's spiritual life is a commitment to a robust cycle of prayer and contemplation. "Pray for Justice" links the two in a masterful re-working of the Liturgy of Hours. A welcome resource for anyone who takes the intersection of prayer and social justice seriously.
Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,960. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
When published in 1938, "Taliessin through Logres" received widespread critical acclaim. Alongside its partner "The Region of the Summer Stars", it stands as one of the most profound and challenging of Williams's works -- and one of the most important to understanding him fully. In this new edition, both books are found together, with a new introduction by Williams scholar Sørina Higgins.
Leaves of Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
The natural world comes alive in Charles Burack's luminous collection of poems. The poet meets trees, flowers, birds, spiders, cats, seals, and other wondrous and endangered creatures as equals. They share their wisdom and beauty, love and fear, humor and suffering and inspire in him profound ponderings, playful antics, and startling realizations.
Kiss the Earth When You Pray
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This collection of poems explores the confounding, restless joy of encountering the Holy; Father Zosima speaks of the elemental Love that surrounds us and the mystery that is closer to us than the air we breathe.
I Can See Your House from Here!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
God is the author of joy. Read the opening words of either of the Genesis stories (wait there's more than one?) and you'll meet a being who creates everything with love and happiness. It's easy to imagine God dancing through creation flinging a paintbrush dipped in light. This book, like its predecessor, celebrates the God who laughs.
The Apocalyptic Gospel: Mystery, Revelation, and Common Sense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
This book provides reasonable, biblical solutions to many of the longstanding puzzles and enigmas in Revelation, and invites Christians to rediscover the crucified Christ at the heart of Armageddon. Written for an ecumenical and interdenominational audience, it offers readers a more-fruitful Christian eschatology, one that realizes all things in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
G.E.M. Anscombe and Human Dignity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,960. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
The essays in this volume reflect the difficulty, complexity, yet importance of the concept of human dignity, attesting to the significance of the concept of dignity for many different kinds of ethical issues. By describing and in some cases defending Anscombe's incisive perspective and moral commitment, these essays convey Anscombe's contributions to understanding of the value of human life.
G.E.M. Anscombe and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
Essays on one of the most provocative and highly regarded philosophers, examining her thoughts on personhood, the soul, the will, and the doctrine of double effect; an exploration of her lasting impact not only on philosophy, but on the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Islam at Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,290. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
On April 10-11, 2015 the University of San Francisco hosted the national conference, “Islam at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities.” The overall aim of the conference was to examine he mission, objectives, and identity of Catholic Jesuit colleges and universities in light of the expansion of the study of Islam and the growing presence of Muslim faculty, staff, and students on on our campuses.
The Chapel of the Thorn: A Dramatic Poem
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,820. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Plays » Medieval
The Chapel of the Thorn is a two-act verse drama in which Christians and pagans contend for control of the Crown of Thorns. Its themes of spiritual tension, sacred vs. secular power, and religious war are as powerful now as they were when Williams wrote this play just over one hundred years ago. It is here published for the first time.
A Myth of Shakespeare
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare
This play contains no thesis of Shakespeare's life, character, or genius, except that he was a born poet and working dramatist. The scenes included were intended, quite mythically, to represent barely possible incidents in his life, passages read to or by his friends, or performances in his theatre.
The Silver Stair
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Long out of print, "The Silver Stair" is Charles Williams's first published work, as well as his first collection of poems, now once again available from the Apocryphile Press.
Poetry at Present
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Essay » Literature
This book is meant as an introduction to the works of certain contemporary poets, for those readers who do not know them, while not being, it is hoped, entirely without interest for those who do.
Windows of Night
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Charles Williams was one of the finest, one of the most unusual, theologians of the 20th century. His mysticism is palpable--the unseen world interpenetrates ours at every point, and spiritual exchange occurs all the time, unseen and largely unlooked for. His novels are legend, his poetry profound, and as a member of the Inklings, he contributed to the mythopoetic revival in contemporary culture.
Divorce
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Charles Williams was one of the finest, one of the most unusual, theologians of the 20th century. His mysticism is palpable--the unseen world interpenetrates ours at every point, and spiritual exchange occurs all the time, unseen and largely unlooked for. His novels are legend, his poetry profound, and as a member of the Inklings, he contributed to the mythopoetic revival in contemporary culture.
The Figure of Beatrice
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,270. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Essay » Literature
One of the most ambitious essays in the interpretation of Dante our time has seen...his interpretation of the role of Beatrice is a subtle and individual one.
Witchcraft
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,720. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
"These pages must stand for what they are-a brief account of the history of that perverted way of the soul which we call magic, and with the reaction against it. No one will derive any knowledge of initiation from this book. I have not wished to titillate or to thrill; so far as I can manage it, this is history, and accurate history."
Stories of Great Names
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
The purpose of this book is to provide brief biographies of certain historical figures whose names have for long been prevalent in English literature. These names are used not only in correct historical allusions, but as imaginative ideas; myths, one might almost say, of the English mind.
Queen Elizabeth
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,630. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The life of Elizabeth represents, in English history, the longest and most spectacular period of a change in society. That change began before her. It was the change from a society directed, at any rate in theory, by a metaphysical idea, to a society directed, both in theory and practice, by nothing but he continual pressure of events. It is a change completed in our day.
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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: Fiction » 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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