Robert Peterson

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Weatherford<p>The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined …

Jerusalem

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sebag Montefiore<p>“This is an essential book for those who wish to understand a city that remains a nexus of world affairs.” —<i>Booklist</i> (starred)<i><br>Jerusalem</i> is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, …

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

• <b>Author:</b> Denise A. Spellberg<p>In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, …

The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism

• <b>Author:</b> Joyce Appleby<p>"Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative—and destructive—glory." —The New York Times Book Review<br>With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, …

Zealot

• <b>Author:</b> Reza Aslan<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer</b> <br>Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what …

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY Audiobook Excerpt

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Jerusalem

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Armstrong<p>Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly …

Jeffrey’s Reading Progress for Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths - Oct 13, 2013 12:23PM

Finding Faith and Purpose: 6 Quotes from Karen Armstrong

It wasn't until author Karen Armstrong left her life as a nun that she found her faith—and her true self. Here are six lessons we can learn from her.

Tao Te Ching

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Mitchell<p>Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a …

Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph Atwill<p>Was Jesus the invention of a Roman emperor? The author of this ground-breaking book believes he was. "Caesar’s Messiah" reveals the key to a new and revolutionary understanding of Christian origins.