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The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin
Lynn C. Bauman

White Cloud Press, 2012

The discovery of the Gospel of Thomas has created an immense flurry of curiosity and speculation. Is the text authentic? Are these the true sayings of Jesus? If they are, what does this mean for contemporary faith? In this new edition of Lynn Bauman's unique work, readers are able to read this controversial with the help of Bauman's sensitive introduction to the Gospel of Thomas, his literal-academic translaton, then his fresh translation based ...
  
  











  



  
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice — 10th Anniversary Edition
Paul Grilley

White Cloud Press, 2012

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. With over 80,000 copies sold, Grilley's book has been enhanced with new materials describing the evolution of Yin Yoga within the Yoga world over the last decade plus new reference materials on anatomy and the practice of Yin Yoga. Yoga as practiced in the ...
  
  











  



  
Gifts from the Enemy (The humanKIND Project)
Trudy Ludwig

White Cloud Press, 2014

Gifts from the Enemy is the powerful and moving story based on From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography by Alter Wiener, in which Alter recalls his loss of family at the hands of the Nazis and his internment in five prison camps during World War II. This picture book tells one moving episode during Alter's imprisonment, when an unexpected person demonstrates moral courage in repeated acts of kindness to young Alter during ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
Bernie Clark

White Cloud Press, 2012

Bernie Clark's The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on how to practice Yin Yoga, including descriptions with photographs of 30 Yin Yoga asanas. All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally, however Yin Yoga works the deeper levels of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and ...
  
  











  



  
Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations
MIchael Sells

White Cloud Press, 2007

Approaching the Qur’án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án presents ...
  
  











  



  
Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith (I SPEAK FOR MYSELF)

White Cloud Press, 2014

Father Factor explores the intersection between faith and fatherhood, probing the resonance and dissonance created when men examine fatherhood in all its permutations, and how it is informed by and informs their faith. There are a wide variety of Christian faith perspectives represented in the book and many ethnicities. The contributors include ministers, professors, a real estate agent, an actor, nonprofit leaders, stay-at-home dads, and a ...
  
  











  



  
Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth's Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness
Mary Reynolds Thompson

White Cloud Press, 2014

Reclaiming the Wild Soul takes us on a journey into Earth’s five great landscapes — deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands — as aspects of our deeper, wilder selves. Where the inner and outer worlds meet we discover our own true nature mirrored in the Earth's wild beauty and fierce challenges. A powerful archetypal model for transformation, the “soulscapes” return us to a primal terrain rich in knowing, healing, ...
  
  











  



  
The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation
Jay Harman

White Cloud Press, 2014

Today, an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers are turning to nature to find elegant solutions to human problems. The principle driving this transformation is called biomimicry, and Harman shares a wide range of examples of how we’re borrowing from natural models to invent profitable, green solutions to pressing industrial challenges. Aimed at a business audience, aspiring entrepreneurs, ...
  
  











  



  
Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation: A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam's Holy Text (Islamic ...
Raymond Farrin

White Cloud Press, 2014

The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous revelations that are often unclear in placing in an overall context. Structure and Qur’anic Interpretation , aimed both at readers familiar with the Qur’an and at those opening it for the first time, differs from other books on ...
  
  











  



  
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim

White Cloud Press, 2011

Muslim American women are the subject of endless discussions regarding their role in society, their veils as symbols of oppression or of freedom, their identity, their patriotism, their womanhood. Yet the voices and life experiences of Muslim American women themselves are rarely heard in the loud rhetoric surrounding the question of Muslims in America. Finally, in I Speak for Myself, 40 American women under the age of 40, share their ...
  
  











  



  
Enduring Love: Inspiring Stories of Love and Wisdom at the End of Life (The humanKIND Project)

White Cloud Press, 2014

As a hospice nurse and photographer, Mary Landberg has the honor to witness and capture in photographs the unwavering expression of love that endures between people living with terminal illness and their loved ones. She has had the privilege of bringing her camera into a most sacred and vulnerable time in peoples lives. The great similarity in the dying process regardless of economic status, age, or any cause or place of death is the way ...
  
  











  



  
Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building
M. Yaqub Mirza

White Cloud Press, 2014

Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building by Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza provides readers with a balanced and sensible approach to financial planning and security. The book is unique in that it is written by a leading Muslim financial expert who draws on Islamic teachings while showing how these Islamic values are consistent with Jewish and Christian values. Though the primary audience may be American Muslims, anyone ...
  
  











  



  
A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness
Martin Shaw

White Cloud Press, 2011

Martin Shaw's writing rattles the cages of souls. In A Branch from the Lightning Tree, Shaw creates links between the wildness in landscape and language, with myth being the bridge between the two. Shaw uses four great myths from Welsh, Norwegian, Siberian, and Russian territories that explore the process of leaving what is considered safe and predictable and journeying out into wild, uncertain areas of nature and the psyche. Shaw's work ...
  
  











  



  
Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith (I SPEAK FOR MYSELF)

White Cloud Press, 2013

American Christian Women under 40 are being theologically trained in unprecedented numbers, accessing leadership in their communities through both orthodox and unorthodox avenues, and balancing the roles of professional, wife, mother, girlfriend, and friend. With all of the perceived progress, why do they feel like their young voices still aren’t being heard? And if they found the courage to speak, what would they want to say? The latest book ...
  
  











  



  
Yin Yoga
Paul Grilley

White Cloud Press, 2002

Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the ...
  
  











  



  
Everything Starts From Prayer: Mother Teresa's Meditations on Spiritual Life for People of All Faiths

White Cloud Press, 2009

At the Home for the Dying in Calcutta, Mother Teresa often cared for residents as they approached the end. As she ministered to one illness-ravaged man, a visitor overheard her whisper a few words to him. These simple words embody some of Mother Teresa’s most profound wisdom. She said, “You say a prayer in your religion, and I will say a prayer as I know it. Together we will say this prayer and it will be something beautiful for God.” These ...
  
  











  



  
Secrets of the 7th Day: How Everyone Can Find Renewal Through the Wisdom and Practices of the Sabbath ...
Sara Schley

White Cloud Press, 2014

Life is hectic. Moms, dads, kids — all of us — are running at breakneck speed. We need to find ways to be renewed — as individuals, as families, and in our communities. Sara Schley, who runs at her own breakneck speed as wife and mother of twins while leading a successful company consulting to businesses on sustainability, has found soul-saving sanity and renewal through her family's observance of the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat). Secrets of ...
  
  











  



  
The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

White Cloud Press, 2008

Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009 Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people. The Muslim Next Door offers easy-to-understand yet academically sound answers to these questions while also dispelling ...
  
  











  



  
Way of the Winding Path: A Map for the Labyrinth of Life
M.A. Eve Eschner Hogan

White Cloud Press, 2003

We spend lifetimes looking for our spiritual path as if it is something lost that we must find — we seek, rather than see that we are always on a spiritual journey. While we cannot step off the path, we can certainly get lost and disoriented. Way of the Winding Path offers simple, practical steps for experiencing life as a spiritual pilgrimage, and serves as a map guiding you to find your way with ease, grace, and clarity. Through ...
  
  











  



  
Song of Survival: Women Interned
Helen Colijn

White Cloud Press, 1995

Thrown into the whirlwind of dark forces unleashed with the onset of World War II, a young woman, Helen Colijn, her sisters, and father flee the oncoming Japanese army. Helen Colijn's account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II — the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war responded to their dire circumstances. The conditions were ...
  
  











  








   



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