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The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
Dr.Jeffrey S. Bland, Dr. Mark Hyman

HarperWave, 2014

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path ...


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds
Charles MacKay

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

A new edition of the timeless classic.


Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
David Bentley Hart

Yale University Press, 2010

In this provocative book one of the most brilliant scholars of religion today dismantles distorted religious “histories” offered up by Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and other contemporary critics of religion and advocates of atheism. David Bentley Hart provides a bold correction of the New Atheists’s misrepresentations of the Christian past, countering their polemics with a brilliant account of Christianity and its message of ...


Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”— The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” ...


Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
Husain Haqqani

PublicAffairs, 2013

The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential military ally, to a seedbed of terror. America—to Pakistani eyes—has been a guarantee of security, a coldly distant scold, an enthusiastic military enabler, and is now a threat to national security and a source of humiliation. The ...


Delusion in Death (In Death, Book 35)
J. D. Robb

Berkley, 2013

It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions ...


Delusions (Book Two In Affinity Series), 2012

Can Fate be wrong? When all signs point to a certain someone, do you just blindly follow? What if that person turns out to be someone you hate? Could Destiny be so cruel? Lisa Miller is busy with family, work, friends and…revenge. Her last summer in high school should be spent, having fun. But ever since Logan Tate played a prank on her,she spends all of her free time trying to get even. Unfortunately Logan's not making it easy for her, he's ...


The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions
David Berlinski

Basic Books, 2009

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s ...


The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
Evgeny Morozov

PublicAffairs, 2012

Updated with a new Afterword “The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran. But as journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov argues in The Net Delusion , the Internet is a tool that both revolutionaries and authoritarian governments can use. For all of the talk in the West about the power of the Internet to democratize societies, regimes in Iran and China are as stable and ...


The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins

Mariner Books, 2008

A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for ...


Richard Dawkins The God Delusion: A Catholic Response, 2012

In this interesting piece; the author argues that Richard Dawkins has failed in his attempts to put a good rational argument for atheism. The professor uses the rather feeble approach of setting up straw men only to dismantle them with great relish. These repeated mischaracterizations of faith do the atheist camp no favours. All it does is betray a vitriolic personal agenda. It is argued that The God delusion has helped to perpetuate two major ...


End Time Delusions: The Rapture, the Antichrist, Israel, and the End of the World
Steve Wohlberg

Treasure House, 2005

Will Christians vanish in a rapture? Will seven years of apocalyptic terror overtake those left behind? Will one future Mr. Diabolical - the antichrist - rise to control the world? Will he enter a rebuilt Jewish temple, claiming to be God? Will Earth's nations attack Israel at Armageddon? Best-selling books like Left Behind and popular apocalyptic movies predict such things. Are they correct? No area of Christianity has been subject to more ...


A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials
Frances Hill

Da Capo Press, 2002

This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing one."


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds: Volume 1, 2, and 3 (Illustrated and Bundled with ..., ..., 2014

This is a collection of the following three books. The collection has active table of contents for readers to access each chapter of the following titles: 1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds: Volume 1, 2, and 3 – Charles MacKay 2. The Psychology of the Stock Market – George Charles Selden 3. How to Invest When Prices are Rising – Irving Fisher The above three books have a considerable impact on the history ...


The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins - Summarized, 2013

The text of “The God Delusion” is NOT included with this summary. When it was first published, Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” sparked immediate debate from both scientists and theologians alike. For those who are curious about Dawkins’ arguments but have not had time to read his book, this concise summary provides a window into the key insights contained in it. This summary can be read alone or as a companion to the ...


The Delusion of Disbelief: Why the New Atheism is a Threat to Your Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness
David Aikman

Tyndale House Publishers, 2008

The last few years have seen a great assault upon faith in the publishing world, with an influx of books denouncing religious belief. While attacks on faith are not new, what is notable about these books—several of which have hit the bestseller charts—is their contention that belief in God is not only deluded, but dangerous to society. In The Delusion of Disbelief, former Time senior correspondent and bestselling author David Aikman ...


The Jesus Delusion, 2010

G.M. Jackson deconstructs the myth of Jesus with humor and wit. If you are a fan of "The God Delusion," then "The Jesus Delusion" is a must read. This ebook is part one of a series and contains 4312 words.


Billy Joel - Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano, Op. 1-10
Billy Joel

Hal Leonard, 2001

(Piano Solo Personality). Fantasies & Delusions is the next chapter in Billy Joel's life-long love affair with the piano. Before the world-renowned "Piano Man" ever discovered pop, he grew up studying classical piano, already feeling the influences of Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann and many others. Although he ran away with the seductress named Rock'n'Roll as a teenager, 30 years later he returns to where he began to pay tribute ...


Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions
Diana Johnstone

Monthly Review Press, 2002

Military interventions on supposedly humanitarian grounds have become an established feature of the post-Cold War global order. Since September 11, this form of militarism has taken on new and unpredictable proportions. Diana Johnstone's well-documented study demonstrates that a crucial moment in establishing in the public mind and above all, within the political context of liberalism and the left the legitimacy of such interventions was the ...


The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism
Patrick Madrid, Kenneth Hensley

Our Sunday Visitor, 2010

Full-Scale Frontal Assault on New Atheists Stronghold... "...With remorseless logic, wit, skill, and boundless, joyful enthusiasm, The Godless Delusion lays waste that stronghold, routs the enemy, occupies the high ground for Christ their king, and dares anyone to retake it." Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, professor of philosophy, Boston College, co-author of Handbook of Christian Apologetics In this hard-hitting book, apologetics experts Patrick ...



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