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St. Clair, Moriah S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pathways United Publications 1998

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 150 ST. C

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs officiates over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who freely take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter Mara prepares for her wedding day under the observant eye of Hope Slaughter, Mara reveals a deadly secret that threatens to shatter the entire community.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR THE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF THE

Chapman, Clay McLeod

Summary: "Richard doesn't have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah's elementary school, and the dream of becoming a real artist some day. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school playground with a birthday card for Richard tucked...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Russell, Bailey J.

Summary: The Portal in Hawthorne Harbor is opening. Aaron Hawthorne must keep it closed. He plans the ritual and counts on his nephew John to assist him. But John is preoccupied with strange dreams, and thoughts that do not seem to be his own. When John steals items from Aaron's house that jeopardize the ritual, it seems he wants the Portal to open.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Claw, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC RUS

Summary: "Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they've created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, they share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weiser Books, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299.94 BEC

Brundle, Joanna

Summary: Worship is the giving of praise and thanks to one God, to many gods and goddesses, or to spirits, according to the religious beliefs of the worshipper. This diverse and interesting series takes a look at ceremonies and rituals that celebrate and commemorate the defining moments in our lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Book Life 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 203.8 BRU

Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Baptist churches with the Reverend Wallace Charles Smith, senior minister at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Topics of discussion include the core principles of individual soul liberty, congregant equality, and church autonomy; the right of every Baptist to interpret the Bible in his or her own way; the impetus of post-Civil War...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: The iconography of hell-a grim warning and arguably a form of behavior control-dates back to ancient times. This program surveys the landscape of damnation as it has been portrayed as Tartarus, Gehenna, Hell, Jahannam, Naraka, and modern-day apocalyptic horror. Representative works of art include the doom painting at Salisbury's Church of St. Thomas, Lorenzo Maitani's relief The Last Judgment...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Hinduism with Sadhvi Vrnda Chaitanya of Arsha Vijnana Mandiram. Topics of discussion include the history of Hinduism; the Vedas, which are typically committed to memory; the meaning of the words karma, samsara, and moksha and their relationship to one other; the concept that everything is God and that secular and sacred therefore are one;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Containing nearly a sixth of the world's population, India is home to almost a billion people, more than half of whom live in rural villages. This program provides an overview of topics such as the caste system as it exists in the holy Hindu town of Varanasi and the massive pilgrimages to Allahabad, where millions of Hindus come to ritually bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A 14th-century English mystic who enclosed herself for life in order to fully develop her relationship with God after a series of revelations, Julian of Norwich and her writings are still studied by Christian theologians. Her prose, some of the most terrifying and compelling, is the first to refer to God as "She," forging the way for inclusive language that is used in many Bibles today. This...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Throughout history, the crucifix has been to Christians a symbol both of suffering and of overcoming suffering. How, in a world filled with genocide, pandemics, and mass starvation, has Christianity been able to reconcile the concept of divine mercy with rampant human misery? Citing the story of Job, Angela of Foligno, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, this program examines the roots of faith within...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Quakerism with Deborra Sines Pancoe, a member of Abington Friends Meeting in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Topics of discussion include definitions of the terms Quaker and Friend, George Fox and the founding of Quakerism, William Penn and his "Holy Experiment," unprogrammed and programmed worship among different denominations of Friends, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program discusses the significance of rituals, and the necessity for defined sacred space both traditional and nontraditional. Rituals discussed include the Eucharist, or Communion, meditation, and others. The practice of placing the mezuzah at the door of a Jewish home is presented within the context of the home as a sacred space; Buddhist meditation ceremonies are relegated to specific...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about the United Church of Christ with Hans Holznagel of the UCC Church House in Cleveland, Ohio. Topics of discussion include how the UCC came to be, the importance of social justice in UCC philosophy, and the "God Is Still Speaking" outreach campaign and "You're Welcome Here" television advertisements. In addition, the Reverend Felix Carrion...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Beck, Richard

Summary: "During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 BEC

Kore-eda, Hirokazu

Summary: Follows one day in the life of the Yokoyamas, as they gather for a commemorative ritual.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN STI

Summary: Prehistoric art often renders animals in spiritual, even divine, form-but primitive beast images can also reflect a degree of humanity. This program sifts through the complexity of the animal-god concept, identifying the place of the lion, the giraffe, the wolf, the elephant, and many other creatures in a wide range of myths and religions. With detailed observations of sculpture, carvings, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about the Assemblies of God with Maury Davis, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee. Topics of discussion include the riveting story of how Pastor Davis was touched by Christ while a teenage convict; background on the Pentecostal movement; Cornerstone's missionary work in Kenya; and the defining truths of Assemblies of God...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Palos Verdes Stake President Maurice Lam. Topics of discussion include the meaning of the term Latter-day Saints, the life and death of the prophet Joseph Smith, the core values of the LDS Church, The Book of Mormon as the key to the Bible, the structure and organization of the LDS...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: An illiterate common woman, Constance of Rabastens' visions of the apocalypse and prophecies of the coming of the Antichrist resulted in her imprisonment at the hands of the Inquisition and the Archbishop of Toulouse. In this program, McMaster University's Madeleine Jeay places Constance of Rabastens in the historical context of the tumultuous 15th century, including the Hundred Years' War, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Evangelical Protestantism with Senior Pastor Lon Solomon of McLean Bible Church, in McLean, Virginia. Topics of discussion include what it means to accept Jesus Christ as one's savior and messiah; how Pastor Solomon, raised Jewish, was himself born again in Christ; McLean's mission to impact secular Washington, D.C., with the message of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: In this program a group of young Hindus define the Bhagavad Gita's Four Paths to God and reflect on which path he or she feels the most affinity with-Bhakti (Devotion), Jnana (Knowledge), Rajah (Contemplation), or Karma (Action). With feedback from experts such as Jay Lakhani, director of the Vivekananda Centre in London, the teens examine the practices and philosophies of the paths, explaining...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Christmas, Easter, Passover, Yom Kippur, Bar or Bas Mitzvah, and other significant feasts and rituals of the Christian and Jewish faiths are discussed in this program. Jesus is shown as the role model for Christian behavior as exhibited by the early martyrs and saints. Protestantism's rejection of saints as religious icons is examined. The spiritual characters of specific modern "saints,"...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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