John R. Mabry

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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: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,720. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 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 and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and 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.
Candlelight & Blessings: Symbols and Rituals for Death and Grieving
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,730. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
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.
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 and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
*FRENCH EDITION* BISHOP SERGE A. THERIAULT has authored 10 books and contributed to several publications in Church history, pastoral theology and counseling. *FRENCH EDITION*
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 and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,660. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues, Nonfiction » Religion and 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 and 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,680. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Counseling, Nonfiction » Religion and 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 and 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: $6.99 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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: $6.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $6.99 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: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,720. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 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.
Henry VII
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,190. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Henry VII is less spectacular than his descendants, but not less interesting or even exciting. The first of the Tudors has been less written about than any (except Edward VI). He supplanted a dynasty and subordinated an aristocracy; he collected a treasure and created a fleet. But he created also the engine of monarchy.
He Came Down from Heaven and The Forgiveness of Sins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
These two long essays make up, with The Descent of the Dove, Charles Williams' principal theological writing. With these books and with The Figure of Beatrice the reader is as fully equipped as possible for studying the religious thought of this brilliant poet, novelist, essayist and historian.
The Image of the City (and Other Essays)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,410. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
When Charles Williams died in 1945 there remained to us of his work, besides his published books and those which he had in preparation for the press, a number of essays which had appeared in periodicals and elsewhere, many of which contain important statements of his ideas. A selection of these is printed here.
Outlines of Romantic Theology
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,570. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
"Romantic theology is the working out of ways in which an ordinary relationship between two people can become one that is extraordinary, one that grants us glimpses, visions of perfection. In experiencing romantic love, we experience God: He has been in the experience from the beginning, and the more we learn about it, the more we learn also about Him."
Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of Knowing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,990. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Gnosticism
Rich in imagery, nostalgic in tone, long banished to the realm of notorious heresy, the myths of the Gnostics took root in the fertile imagination of the nineteenth century's artistic movements. In 1945, a library of Gnostic writings surfaced form the Egyptian desert, allowing the movement to speak with its own voice.
Latinitas Memorabilis: Latin for Living, Loving, Learning and Laughing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Latin
Why be interested in Latin if you're not a kid trying to get into a good college or a person of any age who wants to develop Harry Potter-type spells? John Sullivan, a gentle sit-down comic who has loved Latin for over 62 years, invites you to see what you can learn from the quotes, their translations, and commentary. Crescat et floreat cognitio vestra! (May your knowledge increase and flourish!)
Interfaith Ministry Handbook: Prayers, Readings & Other Resources for Pastoral Settings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,120. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
Here are prayers, blessings and readings from a variety of faith traditions and languages, and prayers designed especially for chaplains who work in hospital or hospice settings. A topical listing of favorite readings found in the Bible, lyrics to favorite hymns, a relaxation exercise, and thoughts on prayer provide additional support for chaplains in their service.
A Ragged God: Poems & Reflections
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Dan Turner is a poet of profound insight and spirituality. This book collects poems across several decades, with themes ranging from family, nature, spirituality and the poignant pursuit of justice.
Charlie the Flatulent Christmas Angel and Other Poetic Stories of Joy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
"Charlie the Flatulent Christmas Angel" is the heart-warming (cheek-flapping) story of the only angel to receive God's special gift of marvelous methane memories. Gather you family around the fire (but not too close), as Charlie releases a squeaker of Christmas cheer.
Under the Mercy: Charles Williams and the Holy Graal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Essay » Literature
Peirano demonstrates an incisive intuition for Williams' poetry and a mastery of Williams' genius couched in his poetic Arthurian mythology. The author pulls aside the supposed veil of obscurity that, for too long, has discouraged all but a few from confronting the liveliness and vivacity of Charles Williams' imagination.
Einstein's God
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
Albert Einstein's genius included a spiritual sense that fits comfortably with science. With quotes that illustrate Einstein's views, and with a look at how spiritual feelings may be understood and valued by modern science, this book shows a way of being spiritual that does not include belief in the supernatural.
Magical Healing: A Health Survival Guide for Magicians and Healers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,910. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
"Magical Healing" explores esoteric dynamics of health, plus various healing modalities and magical self maintenance, including magical visionary healing, energy dynamics, use of tarot as a healing aid, working magically with herbs and homeopathy, ritual cleansings and good old magical common sense.
Saving Cinderella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Whether used as a browse-through reference, a bedtime story book, or a crash course on literacy, SAVING CINDERELLA:FAIRY TALES AND CHILDREN IN THE 21ST CENTURY offers the general reader a compelling glimpse into the life of the archetypal Sad Girl Who Makes Good and why reading her story can make your child a better reader.
Priests, Gnostics and Magicians
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,680. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
An amazing book that highlights one of the most well-kept secrets in the history of contemporary religion -- the independent catholic movement; specifically, the subsection of this movement influenced by occult philosophy. A must read for anyone interested in occult history or independent catholic heritage.
Disciples: How Jewish Christianity Shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,340. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / History
A book about the disciples of Jesus would typically start with Jesus himself: first there was Jesus, then he had disciples. This book suggests a fundamentally different story: first there was a movement, then Jesus emerged as its leader. The history of Jewish Christianity takes our understanding of Christian origins into a completely new realm.
Who Are The Independent Catholics?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / General
This book introduces interested people to the Independent Catholic movement in a friendly, easy-to-read style that will not tax their patience or their wallets. The movement is wonderfully diverse, and this book focuses on the most common varieties of Independent Catholicism in hopes of providing a short, useful orientation to the newcomer.
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Books

Starting Spiritual Direction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,200. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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 and Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion and 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 and 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.
God is a Great Underground River
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,410. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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.
The Monster God: Coming to Terms with the Dark Side of Divinity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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 and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,110. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,730. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Blasphemy, Heresy & Apostasy, Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict, Nonfiction » Religion and 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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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