Published today! July releases at John Hunt Publishing

26/07/19 | By Ben Craib

We have an especially strong line-up of titles publishing this month - from Christianity to the afterlife, being your true self to the state of today's political landscape, there's a book for you just screaming to be read!

6th Books

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I’ve Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like - Initiation By Spirits - Sherrie Dillard

The extraordinary travels of a young, alone and broke psychic.

The heart-warming and adventurous true story of a young woman on her own at age seventeen, broke and surrounded by talkative spirits that don’t want to go away. Living in-between the physical world and the spirit realm, yet feeling a stranger in both, Sherrie Dillard criss-crossed the country by bus, train and hitchhiking in a search for answers.

Along the way she was led to help the poor and homeless on skid row, install water systems in Mayan Indian villages, live alone in a tent in the mountains and make art with juvenile offenders. It was in these diverse environments that she came face to face with saints, angels and dark spirits and learned to trust her psychic ability.

From her early secret encounters with spirits who guided and ultimately saved her life, Sherrie Dillard finally accepted that what made her different and odd, was also her greatest gift.

I’ve Never Met A Dead Person I Didn’t Like, is a powerful story for anyone who listens to - or doubts their own intuition and the presence of their loved ones on the other side. Even in our darkest hour, in the depths of loneliness and overwhelming challenges, divine guidance and miracles are always present.

Circle Books

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The Friendship of Jesus and God's Secret - The ways in which His love can affect us - John Woolley

The way in which we see God's relationship with us can be revolutionised by reading The Friendship Of Jesus and God's Secret. So many struggling Christians have not come across the way in which His love can affect us.

This book will open a new dimension in our thinking - combined with practical ways of immediately making what we are learning part of our lives. The result? A larger place for the love of Jesus in our hearts, whoever we are!

This combined book features wisdom from two otherwise-unavailable John Woolley texts, and will speak to young and old readers alike. From the author of the bestselling devotional I Am With You.

Christian Alternative Books

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Quaker Quicks - Money and Soul - Quaker Faith and Practice and the Economy - Pamela Haines

If money troubles your soul, try this down-to-earth Quaker perspective on economies large and small.

The economy, as we usually encounter it, has nothing to do with values or faith. After all, the “invisible hand” caters to no religious belief. It is all a matter of science, we are assured: economists have mastered the mathematical formulas for growth and prosperity. Our role as individuals is simply to work, consume and save, each adding our bit to the sum totals of economic activity that will keep the system humming along; the experts will take care of everything else.

This breezy values-free story, however, is unlikely to be a comfortable fit for anyone who takes seriously the challenge of bringing our faith into the world. Knotty issues around economics crop up at every turn, especially if we are willing to ask the big questions: What is the economy for? How much is enough? What needs to be equal? How is well-being best measured? Who should decide?

In Money and Soul this search for answers, through a Quaker lens, gives a taste of the power of applying faith values to our economic story.

Chronos Books

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My Pagan Ancestor Zuri - A parallel journey: Christchurch to Stonehenge - Ken West

Meet Zuri, our sophisticated pagan ancestor as she lives her life in Christchurch in 2200 BC. It is the Neolithic period and the first civilisation in Britain along the mystical River Avon, an area called 'Avonlands'. Her rituals and mythology embrace nature to a degree that we no longer understand. Her tribe is contrasted with the wealthy pensioners, the oldest population in the UK, who now live where her hut once stood. Most have abandoned the dirty air of London for the picturesque Dorset coast.

This is a social history of two tribes living in the mysterious region of Stonehenge, with today’s pensioner tribe living to twice Zuri's age, growing overweight and unfit, and when not idly writing books, overwhelming the NHS.

Iff Books

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Conversations with Socrates and Plato - How a Post-Materialist Social Order Can Solve the Challenges of Modern Life and Insure Our Survival - Neal K. Grossman

An imaginary, extended dialogue with Plato, Socrates, Spinoza and William James presents philosophical ideas that have never been more relevant for Western civilization.

Neal K. Grossman discusses how a post-materialist social order can solve the challenges of modern life, and insure our survival.

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Pandeism: An Anthology of the Creative Mind - An exploration of the creativity of the human mind - Knujon Mapson - Amy Perry

Following on from Pandeism: An Anthology this new volume brings you three returning authors and a dozen new ones, including renowned physicist and theologian Varadaraja V. Raman, communications professor and poet John Ross, Jr., mixed martial artist turned musician Jimmy "Ninja" Chaikong, Judaism author Roger Price, and mythohistorian Julian West.

The theme of this volume is the creativity of the human mind - in art, in poetry, in recasting historical events in mythological terms, in film and television, and, indeed, in prose theological writing.

A creative mind is a fire which gives light to the head, warmth to the heart, and nourishment to the soul, and we are blessed to present talents sufficient to fuel many a conversation to come. Indeed, perhaps the creativity of the human mind is a flickering echo of a greater mind which we all occupy.

Moon Books

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Pagan Portals - Western Animism - Zen & the Art of Positive Paganism - Melusine Draco

A Zen approach to the World, the Universe and Everything.

Many of today’s disenfranchised pagans in the West appear to be seeking a spiritual connection to life without feeling the need to become a witch, a Wiccan, a shaman, Heathen, or a Druid. Here the Shinto approach fulfils the basic need for a belief system based on what we would define as simple animism and ancestor worship in accord with the world’s other, authentic, animistic traditions such as the Australian Aboriginal and Native American way of life; while Zen provides the intellectual stimulation rising from the simplicity of basic folk-belief to elevate the soul to a higher level of mysticism.

Southern Cunning

Southern Cunning - Folkloric Witchcraft in the American South - Aaron Oberon

Southern Cunning is a journey through the folklore of the American South and a look at the power these stories hold for modern witches. Through the lens of folklore, animism, and bioregionalism the book shows how to bring rituals in folklore into the modern day and presents a uniquely American approach to witchcraft born out of the land and practical application.


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The Art of You - A guide to shaping your unique place in the beautiful mosaic of life - Vanessa Tucker

You are a masterpiece - an unfolding work of art, beautiful in the moment and growing every day.

The Art of You invites you to answer your call; it presents the perception-shifting vision that both you and your life are creative acts and shows you how to see the exquisite masterpiece you came here to be.

Vanessa Tucker harnesses the alchemy of her therapeutic and spiritual practise, her intuitive gift as a teacher, and her dark and illuminating personal experiences, and distils them into tools you can use to rediscover yourself.

Packed with narrative paintings, inspiring stories, and practical exercises, she presents five innovative ways of looking at yourself and guides you through an empowering creation process that enables you to: step into your feminine wisdom, connect with your cosmic power and reclaim your beauty, leading you into an empowering space of love and wholeness.

Are you ready to answer your creative calling?

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Soul Murmurs - Seasonal words of spiritual wisdom to enlighten the soul - Anita Neilson

From the author of Acts of Kindness from your Armchair and the uplifting Healing Words blog, comes this new offering for those seeking deeper meaning to life. Soul Murmurs is a must-have collection of poetry and prose imbued with spiritual wisdom from east and west. Each page, resonating with peace and calm, offers comfort and moments of reflection in a fast-moving world.

In this compilation you will discover: meditative verses which speak to the heart and soul; silent cries of longing for meaning; joyful searching for the Divine within and in the wider world; autobiographical vignettes offering insight on aspects of human life that we all experience. Gathered under seasonal headings to echo the eternal cycle of life, each page reverberates with inspiration, spiritual encouragement and suggested action points to uplift the reader throughout the year.

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Wisdom for Living - Learning to Follow Your Inner Guidance - Reynold Ruslan Feldman - Sharon Clark

We live in uncertain, even dangerous times. If we were ships, we’d be traveling in rough waters and dense fog. Without a navigation system, we’d soon be sunk - literally. We need to know where and how to navigate to keep ourselves safe as we pursue our individual life journeys.

Wisdom for Living is an invaluable resource and guide for strengthening, developing, and accessing your own inherent wisdom nature. Each of us comes hard-wired with the equipment needed to navigate the rough waters of life. This equipment is our intuition or gut feelings, available to all. Yet like the GPS in a car or phone, we need to learn to access, use, and trust it.

These short essays suggest how you can find wisdom in a variety of people, places, and things. You are encouraged to keep a wisdom journal (WJ) in which you respond to a motivating question at the end of each essay. In this way, you will create a personal handbook for guiding your life while using your inner guidance to deal with challenges.

Zero Books

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Other People's Politics - Populism to Corbynism - J.A. Smith

How did Trump and Brexit go from laughable impossibilities to everyday reality? Why did digital media stop being cool and progressive, and become a reactionary, brainwashing nightmare? And, how did the Left get its act together and start winning again?

From right to left, Other People's Politics is the indispensable guide to post-2016 life.

'Other People's Politics is to contemporary political debates what Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own was to early feminism: a call for progressives to work tirelessly so that everyone is granted the material conditions necessary for reading a difficult book like James Joyce's Ulysses, if they choose to.' Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance in Greece's SYRIZA government


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