The charter stated that Cluny was to be "totally exempt from any ecclesiastical or lay authority or interference," and under the authority of the papacy in Rome only. The local abbot was "in charge," both a blessing as Cluny began to grow in power and influence, and a curse, as it caused many jealousies and problems throughout its existence.
Redemption by Alister McGrath
This is the third book in Alister McGrath's series called Truth and Christian Imagination.
Praying Our Days, by the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold
"Praying Our Days,", by the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold, former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Hospitality remains the most important tenet of the Judeo-Christian message, the authors maintain, setting out to examine how food may have influenced the meaning of biblical text. Both a cookbook and a reference book, Cooking with the Bible, by the Rev. Rayner "Rusty" Hesse Jr. and Anthony Chiffolo, provides not only recipes for the adventurous chef, but also the historical setting, the cultural significance and preparation methods.
Good Neighbors Bad Times
Once upon a time there was a village in the Black Forest of Germany called Benheim. The families, who had lived there for generations, were a mix of Christians and Jews. These people were happy and content living together, helping each other when the need arose, sharing whatever they had. But that was before Hitler.
Malcolm Boyd today.
King James Bible
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible, a work of religious, political and linguistic force that continues to shape the thinking and vocabulary of much of the English-speaking world. Two copies of first editions of the Authorized Version, as it was known when printed in 1611, are in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas at the Quayle Bible Collection at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, along with first or early editions of works that led up to the creation of the Bible authorized by King James I of England.
I Have Called you Friends
All God's Creatures
Author Sybil MacBeth employs drawings to enhance prayer life
Castle of dread: Door of No Return chronicles Atlantic slave trade from Ghana
The Gospel Side of Elvis by Joe Moscheo
Book cover art is part of an altar piece of the 16th century by Matthias Grunewald.
The Living Church
In The Living Church John Stott shares with his readers what he has learned. After serving as longtime rector of All Souls, London, Stott is both influential and well-known far beyond the Church of England. His many books, preaching and teaching and 60 years in urban ministry, as well as traveling and speaking throughout the world, have made that a certainty. In 2005, he was honored by Time as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
The Gift of Years
When Joan Chittister talks about her latest book, she implores her audience to realize that it is the first generation to experience life that can be lived into the 80s and 90s.
Gospel in the Global Village
Kathleen Norris is escorting "acedia" back into vogue through her latest book, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life (Riverhead Books, 336 pp., $25.95).
A Labyrinth Pilgrimage
"A Labyrinth Pilgrimage" (Amazon, $4.95) by Chris Radke is a pilgrim's journey for Lent using a cross labyrinth that the author created for use in Christian spiritual formation classes.
Queen Bees & Wannabes
Holy Superheroes: Exploring Faith and Spirituality in comic books (Navpress, 190 pp, $12.99).
Hellboy forsakes his demon heritage to fight for good.
Anthology publishes shorter poetic works of J. Chester Johnson