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1. Guideposts

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Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Magazine Ever
My great-grandmother bought subscriptions to Guideposts for all of her grandchildren year after year. I grew up eagerly reading the stories every month since I learned to read in grade school. When my sister and I married and moved out, my mom continued the tradition by paying for our subscriptions every year. After I read each issue, I pass it along to my girlfriend, who then passes it to her neighbor. My husband and I buy subscriptions every year for our seven adult nieces and nephews, as well as for several friends. These stories never fail to put me in a better mood. Whenever I'm feeling down or I can't sleep, I pick up a Guideposts. Usually, I can't put it down until I've read the whole issue. The stories are all from real, normal, everyday people. They get my mind off of myself, remind me of God's faithfulness, and put life in proper perspective. This is the only magazine of which I can honestly say you will not be disappointed. It is worth the price, many times over. Everyone with whom I've shared it has grown to love it, too. I feel that it's the best gift I can give someone I care about.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ruined by Offers
I agree with the other person who stated that he had to stop subscribing to this mag because of all the offers received. Ever since Norman Vincent Pearle who originally created this magazine passed away they started to bombarde people with offers to spend more money all the time and it gets riduculous! I always loved the magazine with the true stories,and would resubscribe but had to stop for the same reason and it's a shame.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interfaith Magazine
I highly recommend Guideposts Magazine. It makes a great gift for the hard-to-buy type, and it is a magazine that comes across as open and honest, without being "preachy." I say it's an interfaith magazine, however it's rare to see articles about Muslims, who certainly must have uplifting stories of their own to tell. Nevertheless, it's a great little magagzine to read when you want to read a little something while in bed, when you have a little break from the kids, or when you need something a little more positive in your life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Uplifting stories for all people
Guidepost is one of the best magazines around. The stories are true and inspirational . They give you hope and make you feel good about life.I can never get enough of them . I recommend it for people all the world over.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keeping Up the Faith
The Guideposts magazines help keep my faith going. I love these
magazines because they are not focus on specific religion (Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, etc.) and articles are written by
readers with their everyday life. If I start to have doubt, reading the magazine usually help erase doubt. If I start to feel low/no spirit, the magazine usually really UPlift my spirit. I have been a subscriber for about 20 years. ... Read more


2. First Things
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Publisher: Religion and Public Life
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Contains debates, commentary, and head-on examinations of the most critical religious and moral questions confronting Americans today.
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Naked Public Square
First Things is one of the best sources for in-depth analysis and reflection upon current trends in the church and the world from a scholarly, Christian perspective. It isn't a bunch of neoconservatives sitting around trying to figure out how to bring the Latin Mass back. It IS a thoughtful critique of modern culture with helpful remedies to the general intellectual and cultural trends that are sliding further into banality and often outright moral bankruptcy. Contributors range from both left and right of the political/theological spectrum, but the editor in chief, Fr Richard Neuhaus, is perhaps the leading catholic intellectual in the United States and he clearly pilots the magazine to the right- which isn't a bad thing. The good father's sharp wit and intellectual powers are always at full throttle.

Mostly Roman Catholic in perspective, but it appeals to anyone interested in the Naked Public Square.

You may also want to subscribe to Touchstone, a journal of Christian thought.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite journal
The oft-cited theory that religion is private, and has no place is public life is laid bare as absurd in this chewy, wonderful journal. At the basis of any important issue are religious/spiritual convictions that animate our approach and shape the contours of our thinking. This magazine helps one refine our engagement with the issues of our day.

I find it amusing that many say that is it "conservative." The truth is that most liberal ideas cannot bear sustained inquiry, and Fr. Neuhaus and his writers make that painfully obvious.

You can get a free issue for your review at any time by request. I hope you be hooked and stay , as I have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Caution: No Pictures Inside!!!
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First Things, on the other hand, forces the reader to deal with the issues, instead of providing an easy way out with all those "great" pictures, graphs, tables, and other easy-digestibles our culture seems to need before its members can understand anything over an eighth grade education.

This is not a journal for the knee-jerk conservative or the knee-jerk liberal--if you're not willing to think about it, don't read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You
A great mag, that escapes from the pitfalls of shrill daily politics and 24-hour news cycles. If Time or Newsweek is a magazine you read on the subway to work, First Things is a work to be enjoyed early on a quiet Sunday morning before the rest of the house wakes. This was one of the magazines that got me through as a student at Harvard, where just about every ideology/philosophy/religion from extreme secularism to gaia-earthworship was acceptable---except the lovers of the Fish. I think I could have formed a radical sect of Pokemon-Manicheans that would have been more popular than Christianity. Anyway, I mention this experience not to evoke cheap sympathy, but merely to say how good this magazine is---First Things was shared by Catholics around Harvard like a skin mag is shared at a summer camp---quietly, carefully, and hidden under the bed. Great magazine on timely events from a timeless perspective--- also its funny and inspiring.

2-0 out of 5 stars Cranky Neocon Pap
If you're the kind of person who thinks that our invasion of Iraq fits the definition of "just war", that we need to bring back the tridentine mass, that women in church should be seen and not heard, and that modern society is going to hell in a handbasket because of those damn liberals, then this magazine is for you. Otherwise, give your money to the poor. ... Read more


3. Sojourners
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Publisher: Sojourners Magazine
Sales Rank: 426
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Challenging for Christians
Christians live in an difficult age when disbelief is the norm, mediocrity defines many faiths, and passivity is not a choice of strength, but of fear. "Sojourners" discusses the real life of a believer.

"Sojourners" challenges all of those points. What does it mean to be a relevant Christian? With a myriad of complex social issues that Christians often respond to as a matter of politics and avoid examining the bibical principles.

Hunger. Homosexuality. Homelessness. Third world unrest. War. Gender leadership (in the Church).

What do you think?

"Sojourners" addresses and facilitates thinking about these issues. Don't expect it to preach to the choir. It is, in some ways, like "Moody Magazine," with an emphasis on world issues.

Read "Sojourners" carefully, with your Bible in hand. Disagree or agree with them, you'll like find yourself more passionate about one side or another of an issue.

I fully recommend "Sojourners."

Anthony Trendl ... Read more


4. Archaeology Odyssey
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Publisher: Biblical Archaeology Society
Sales Rank: 388
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars

You Should Dig This


I've subscribed to this since I first read it. The first issue I saw was number two I think. Like many other issues since, that one was devoted for the most part to a single topic -- in that case the Etruscans -- and was rivetting. I hardly noticed I was on the beach sucking up UV and ice water. This is easily my favorite magazine, and certainly is my all-time favorite magazine about archaeology and history. It blew _Discovering Archaeology_ off the map, despite better distribution for its competitor.

A focus on Bible related archaeology seems to be a problem for some narrow-minded folks when they see BAR. _Archaeology Odyssey_ is published by BAR, but isn't "Biblical". ... ... Read more


5. Discipleship Journal
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Publisher: NavPress Periodicals
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I can't let go of an issue!
Discipleship Journal takes me back to the days when I used to run to the mailbox each day to find out if something had arrived for me. The whole of it is a gift, pure and simple. Whether I need suggestions for an icebreaker at a small group I lead, inspiration from authors like Mark Buchanan and Paul Thigpen, or thoughtful pieces on Biblical interpretation and application, it's there. Each issue contains a suggested daily Bible study guide that individuals or groups can use, corresponding to different pieces in the issue, along with relevant passages from the Old and New Testaments.
And the artwork alone is amazing. The editors seek out talented and accomplished artists who view their art as part of their spiritual life and communication with God. Some of the covers and interior prints are frameworthy.
DJ is hard to find on newsstands. Although many Christian bookstores carry it, I recommend this subscription since it will save you money. Besides, why pass up on the fun of actually looking forward to getting the mail...at least six times a year!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great spiritual helps magazine
I have been a subscriber to DJ for over twenty years. There is no fluff in this magazine, just milk and meat to challenge the believer to go higher in their walk with Messiah.
There are bible studies, helps, great photos, and great art.
The bad side is that there are only four issues a year.
The good side is that those four issues are chock full of stuff to help you grow more like Jesus.

5-0 out of 5 stars Meaty, Challenging, Instructive
"Discipleship Journal" does what many other Christian magazines do not do. It provides instruction, and challenges the reader to be directly and fully engaged in a Christ-focused faith. While others may talk about Christianity, DJ asks you to pursue Christ through responding to Scripture.

This isn't an evangelistic magazine, like "Decision," or an encouraging magazine, per se, like "Moody." It is for the Christian looking to grow in his or her faith by examining themselves and what God's word says.

It is not for the passive pew sitter. This for the Christian who wants his or her faith to impact the days between Sundays.

There is nothing watered-down here. It is published by NavPress, who, like their counterparts, the college ministry Navigators, know the crucial necessity of biblical study by the everyday Christian. Whether it is a discussion about Satan's favorite lies, how to study a particular book of the Bible, or an explanation of what prayer is an is not, DJ is the sort of publication that will cause you to pause mid-page and realize something new about our Lord and his ways.

This is a great tool for two or three people to use together. Even a small group... to go through the articles, week by week and discuss them and what this means in real life. I've even heard of CCD and Sunday school classes asking everyone to read selections from a certain issue as fodder for the next week's class.

I fully recommend "Discipleship Journal." Expect your faith to grow.

Anthony Trendl ... Read more


6. Spirituality & Health

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Asin: B00006KXX2
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Publisher: Spirituality & Health Inc
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Enlightened reading for the enlightened reader
I picked up a copy of Spirituality & Health a couple of years ago at a bookstore and sent in the subscription card right away. This magazine is wonderful if you're looking for a magazine devoted to putting a spiritual persceptive on life. This magazine covers everything; mind, body, and spirit, the total package. In the back there are also listings of upcoming events that the spiritually inclined may be interested in. I highly recommend this magazine, as I always catch myself saying to someone, "I just read this awesome article in Spirituality & Health..." ... Read more


7. Magnificat
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Publisher: Magnificat
Sales Rank: 905
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Information and Inspiration
Magnificat is the best daily Missal I've seen, and it's really catching on in our parish. Besides morning and evening prayers and readings, and complete Mass details, each day includes a powerful meditation written by a different spiritual writer--the diversity of these authors is amazing. There are also mini-biographies of Saints sprinkled throughout, including many who may not be familiar. Each month's edition starts out with an essay devoted to a seasonal issue of apologetics, theology, spirituality, or liturgy. The booklets are just small enough to fit in a pocket or purse, and the subscription includes a special edition for Holy Week with full details of all Masses and much more. All in all a great value.

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST daily missal for Catholics with art & articles
Magnificat includes daily Scripture readings, morning & evening prayers, reflections on daily and Sunday Mass readings, a longer article at the end with Old Masters artwork, plus a section including the variety of prayers used at every Mass so you can bring it with you to follow along. A beautiful publication I look forward to every month. ... Read more


8. Guideposts - Large Print Ed
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9. Shambhala Sun
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10. SpiritLed Woman
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Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars SpiritLed Woman
I have subscribed to many magazines over the years but, I have never had one that was so inspirational, and hitting home with at least one or more of the articles. When I have been down and come home to find my new copy my whole attitude changes and I know that there will be something in this issue that will help me get closer to God. I like it so much that I took advantage of the last offer to renew and give someone a free year of it. Plus I sent a friend of mine a subscriptiion for a Christmas gift last year. She was going through a really rough time and I knew that your magazine had helped me so I knew it would help her. You are doing a great job!!! Keep up the good work!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Spiritual Magazine
Spirit Led Woman is a wonderful Christian magazine. There are articles with a variety of topics, that relate to all areas of life. There is even a Devotional Section with Bible verses to read, and topics for prayer.
A very good magazine for any Christian woman who wants to read more about her faith.

5-0 out of 5 stars Spirit Led Woman magazine
I recommend this magazine to all Christian women who have a passion to know God and maintain a personal relationship with Him. The magazine is packed full of articles ranging from personal testimonies, articles written by well-known authors, pastors,and ministers that will aid you in your daily walk with the Lord,devotional readings and so much more. I have found this magazine to be encouraging, instructional and just plain good wholesome reading for women at all stages of their spiritual walk. Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!
This is a magazine that every Christian woman should have in there home just to read occasionally or everyday. It has articles that deal with everyday living and issues. I recommend this magazine to every woman who wants to be favored by God or who seeks after God's own heart. ... Read more


11. Reiki News Magazine
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Publisher: Vision Publications
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars very informative
This magazine has some wonderful articles on many different aspects of Reiki. The last issue had an article on treating animals with Reiki that was very good. I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reiki Mastership
I have not read yet, trying to subscribe. I will be completing my mastership next Tuesday, February 11th, 2003, with Carla Priest, Reiki Master/Teacher of Harwich, Ma. on Cape Cod ... Read more


12. What Is Enlightenment

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5-0 out of 5 stars Re-Defining Spirituality For An Evolving World
How would you like to read a thought-provoking magazine that is re-defining spirituality for an evolving world and is dedicated to a revolution in human consciousness and culture?

What Is Enlightenment? provides a platform for a growing movement of evolutionary thinkers who share a sense of urgency about the need for human beings to transform, spiritually and ethically, in order to change the world. Through in-depth interviews, investigative reporting, cultural critique, and dialogue, What Is Enlightenment? asks the hard questions of the new science and the ancient traditions, art and culture, business and politics, in order to forge a coherent spiritual foundation for an increasingly chaotic world.

Magazine founder and Editor-in-Chief Andrew Cohen has a tireless passion for spiritual inquiry. His always-evolving vision pushes the edge of contemporary thinking as many search for a radical new moral and philosophical architecture for the 21st Century. Cohen has brought together leading thinkers-mystics and materialists, philosophers and psychologists-to call for a higher and wholly contemporary synthesis of the spiritual truths found in the East and the empirical rigor of the West. He believes that spiritual transformation is not only an imperative for human evolution, but also for our very survival.

Bringing forward the visions and voices of cosmologists and psychologists, scientists and social activists, as well as today's spiritual leaders and pioneers, What Is Enlightenment? seeks to create the largest possible context for understanding what it means to be a human being today.

This is one of my absolute favorite magazines, especially as one who tends to view the world from an "everything connects to everything" perspective. I love the fascinating dialogues between Andrew Cohen and Ken Wilber in the The Guru And The Pandit section, as well as the insightful discussion of contemporary media (including books, movies, and board games), ancient culture, ethics, art, science, spirituality and more.

A few of the questions that have been addressed in What Is Enlightenment? include:

*Is sex an essential part of the spiritual path or is it an empty promise that distracts us from realizing our full human potential?
*Is the ego our fiercest enemy on the spiritual path or our greatest ally in negotiating the vicissitudes of life?
*Can scientific inquiry lead us to the same transcendent knowledge that the world's spiritual traditions speak of?
*Are miracles real?
*Will America be remembered as the architect of the world's first global democracy or as a power-hungry rogue nation that precipitates a tragedy of epic proportions?
*How does significant change occur?
*What does it mean to be in the world but not of it?
*Is God a pacifist?

Here are a few of the fascinating articles and reviews you'll find in What Is Enlightenment?:

*A review of the movie What the #$*! Do We Know?!
*Synchronicity Goes To Hollywood - Searching for a postmodern religion on the set of The Celestine Prophecy: The Movie
*The Gospel According to Pop Culture - Buffy, Neo, and Dr. Seuss bring Christian morals to the mainstream
*Naked on Stilts: Notes From Burning Man
*If the Shoes Fit, Wear It - Sex and the City finds its moral footing!
*In Search of a New Moral Compass
*A Not-So-Trivial Pursuit - Enlighten: a new board game that puts you faith to the test
*Real Men Have Broken Hearts - If thousands of Christians men can keep their promises, can they change the world?
*Music Stirs More Masses Than You Think - From the Big Bang to Brahms, acoustic vibrations choreograph the movements of the cosmos

Contributors to What Is Enlightenment? have included Byron Katie, Ram Dass, Don Beck, Father Thomas Keating, Eckhart Tolle, Duane Elgin, Ammachi, Jean Houston, Fritjof Capra and the Dalai Lama.

One of the reasons I love this magazine so much is because its foundation is based on curiosity about the human predicament, as well as where we've been on the evolutionary ladder and where we are headed. I highly recommend What Is Enlightenment?, especially if you love to ponder the big questions of life, expand your awareness, and explore paths to integration and unity. ... Read more


13. National Catholic Register
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Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars If I had to chose only one publication - this would be it.
Of all the Catholic magazines and newspapers we receive, National Catholic Register is my favorite because it gives a weekly overview of what is happening in our nation, around the world and within the Church. It is written in a tone that is neither "liberal" nor "ultra traditional" but solid in the Catholic faith. NCR also contains social commentary, spiritual essays/ meditations, and has a back cover-"front page" of pro-life news. Their acticle are excellent (without being over my head) and indepth (without being too long for my busy life). I highly recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars A very relevant, intelligent and well-written newspaper
When I first subscribed to the Register, I wasn't sure if I was going to get a well-done paper or just a cheaply edited, not-so-good account of issues important to Catholics. The former was definately the case, and I read the Register faithfully every week. I was immediately impressed with how well the paper is edited and how intelligent the articles and commentaries are. The Register provides a thorough, unbiased and informed account of what is happening in the Church throughout the world, what is happening with Catholic families and institutions, as well as a host of other issues that are on center stage today. The perspectives are from a truly Catholic point of view but are not propaganda pieces. The intelligence of the reader is employed and stimulated in the presentation of the issues.

I highly reccommend the Register to anyone, Catholic or not, who wants to read intelligently written and relevant articles about the Church, morality, arts and culture, education, and other issues of importance to the Church and the modern world.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great alternative to the "national catholic reporter."
If you're looking for a faithful catholic newspaper, the national catholic register is the way to go. Where the reporter goes wrong, the register goes right. That is to say, the reporter is a sad excuse for a "catholic" newspaper. They claim to be free of church influence, and the irony is that they really are.

The register has been around for quite a long time, and I would suggest checking it out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real News! Real Catholic!
The Register holds a special place in our house... my husband and I try very hard to be charitable when it arrives and not say "Its MINE" and lock ourselves away in the bathroom (away from the six children). My oldest children (10 and 8) are now starting to make time to read it. They especially enjoy the back page, with pro-life news and the cartoon of "Umbert the Unborn." This paper isn't as shrill and depressing as "The Wanderer." The Register is also ten times more deserving of the "Catholic" title than "The National Catholic Reporter." the Register doesn't shy away from problems in the Church, but neither does it turn a blind eye to the GOOD things going on, either. We live, after all, in the springtime of evalngelization!

5-0 out of 5 stars This Newspaper Brought Me into the Church
Yes, it's true. Nine years ago, while attending the Catholic Church, out of convenience, with my wife, I first picked up the National Catholic Register. It was sitting in a rack outside of the sanctuary.

I quickly became hooked. The paper offered a perspective that I had never read before and each week I couldn't wait to read the next issue.

In the process, the paper also taught me about the faith. I converted from the Lutheran Church to Catholicism in 1995. Never did I expect that I would one day write and edit for the newspaper.

Yet, that is what I do today. I serve as features correspondent and Culture of Life editor, so I'm hardly unbiased. Still, it's a wonderful paper - filled with insightful commentary, news from a perspective you will not see elsewhere, and is hopeful. Most importantly, it's in line with Church teaching. I still read the paper from cover to cover each week.

If you've never seen the newspaper, or have confused it with the less-than-faithful National Catholic Reporter, do yourself a favor and subscribe today. You won't be sorry.

It's a great gift for friends, family, or children who have fallen away or need to be reawakened to the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith. ... Read more


14. Biblical Archaeology Review
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Publisher: Biblical Archaeology Society
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Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Study of the archaelology of the bible. Latest archaeological finds, news on dig opportunities, book reviews, editorials, etc.
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5-0 out of 5 stars It's nice to get the other perspective
Everything "academic" today is viewed through naturalistic, secular lenses. A priori, anything "religious" is debunked and rejected. This isn't fair to the evidence--to approach that evidence with the conclusion that a naturalistic explanation is the ONLY explanation possible. A naturalistic explanation may be the correct one, and usually is--even believers insist upon an economy of miracles in human history. But it still isn't scholarly to assume naturalism to the exclusion of supernaturalism. Let the evidence speak and only draw conclusions warranted by such. The left believes that--until the evidence contradicts its assumptions. Forced naturalism is just as wrong as forced supernaturalism. The secular left is every bit as "religious" as the religious right, but there is nothing that makes them foam at the mouth any faster than that truth. But I learned it a long time ago, and I think for myself, something that, frankly, neither left nor right seems capable of doing very much any more. Just throw the opposing view in the trash, because we don't want our cosy little world view challenged by facts and reasoning.

Morality, since the Enlightenment, has become a matter of left vs. right, rather than eternal truth, and that can be even be seen from the division over the "helpful/unhelpful" review votes of this journal. Truth is irrelevant any more; we threw our brains in the trash long before we tossed any disagreeable magazines there.

The field of archeology hasn't escaped the exclusionary bias. If we think scientists are wholly objective, then we have been taken in by the greatest swindle in history (and we have). A naturalistic explanation must be found for everything so, again, a priori, the Biblical text has to largely be rejected if it contradicts "received" secular "wisdom". The Bible is always wrong if it contradicts a secular archeologist's "interpretation" of his data. And believe me, archeology is very little without the human interpretations. Archeologists will insist upon their "objectivity," but that's intellectual arrogance gone to seed. They have to interpret their data and make great leaps with those interpretations. The BAR, nicely, puts some balance back into the field. It doesn't, a priori, excluded opposing views. There are secular archeological journals that will interpret everything from a naturalistic perspective. The BAR interprets from a Biblical perspective. It doesn't assume, automatically, that the Bible isn't to be believed. And that's the only fair approach.

If you're tired of having atheism rammed down your throat and would at least like to hear the other side, then here's a good magazine to get.

2-0 out of 5 stars Scholarship Deconstructed
There was a time when biblical archeology was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or a life, when the Biblical Archaeology Review was a part of that pleasant dalliance. Unfortunately, lines have been drawn in the sand, and the armies marshaled into the fray. Somehow everything has become a religious matter, and BAR, rather than playing the part of impartial presenter of the issues has let itself become a part of the problem.

I really don't have a set opinion on the over-arching veracity of the Bible. It simply isn't a necessary part of my religious beliefs that the Bible be absolutely and perfectly factual. So in a discussion about the authenticity of a particular artifact what I want is science and corroboration. Unfortunately BAR has gotten embroiled in the controversy over the James Ossuary and has moved well past the point of scholarly return.

Nor is this the only conflict where they have taken sides. The dating and significance of the Ahwat ruins is another sore point. And they seem to be at war with the Israel Antiquities Authority. This simply does not make for the kind of solid journalism that should mark a field of study that is important to many people of dramatically different faiths. The sad thing is that there are no alternatives that can claim the broad coverage the BAR once provided.

Once the writers veer off from the agruments and vitriol, they manage some interesting discussions, but personally, I would hold off from a subscription. Use the money to do a bit of research and find books and academic materials that may be a bit less exciting to read, but will be much more informative.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just read the first issue!
All I can think of is how great this journal is. BAR pulls no punches, and the articles are very well written. Biblical discoveries are analyzed from different angles, with contributions coming from a diverse base of experts. Certainly worth every penny!

1-0 out of 5 stars A SUNDAY SCHOOL PRIMER POSING AS A JOURNAL
If you are an unquestioning believer and are looking for a magazine that both poses as an objective archeology journal while reinforcing your recieved faith-based beliefs, then this is the periodical for you. Biblical Archeology Review (BAR) is dedicated to 'proving' that the Bible's text is the best source of information on the ancient Biblical world rather than empirical archeological evidence. BAR's standard has reached an all time low recently with its editor's oportunistic promotion of the now debunked James ossuary. It serves as a cautionary tale of the predetermined and crack pot modus operandi employed by BAR. The equation goes like this: 1. The text of the Bible is not to be questioned and 2. If you can find any archeological artifact or discovery that you can bend and twist beyond all context to support #1 than you can get it published in BAR. Also, ever present within BAR is a fear and deprication of independant empirical archeology which interprets archeological evidence without predetermined beliefs as having a primacy over the Bible's text (a text that each generation was free to constantly redact to fit its own political exigencies of the day). BAR articles of full of unproven faith-based assumptions and are of little use to the serious student of Biblical archeology. Unfortunately, I wasn't warned about this and subscribed to an entire year, now every few months I have to waste a few seconds taking BAR from my mailbox directly to the trash can where it belongs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cancel my subscription. Not!
It seems that at least one letter to the editor in each edition of Biblical Archaeology Review and its companion magazine, Bible Review, has a request to 'cancel my subscription'! Indeed, at one point upon renewing my subscription, I received the bonus gift of a small book that bore the title 'Cancel My Subscription!' These are letters which come from people who have found something offensive or unsettling among the many articles in an issue. And that is perfectly understandable -- these magazines are touching upon very core beliefs in a way that is no respector of interpretative frameworks. BAR and BR are wonderful at letting the scholars, reviewers and other contributors speak for themselves. In fact, one might go so far as to say that the controversies are encouraged -- for every reader who cancels, there are many more who are thankful for the illumination of differing viewpoints.

Biblical Archaeology Review has to its great credit early calls to the end the monopolistic tactics that the review team of the Dead Sea Scrolls seemed to have, and seemed to be poised to keep the scrolls out of the public view for yet another generation of scholars.

BAR takes issue with those who block the free transmission of knowledge and the free exercise of research. They have also taken public issue with archaeologists (the community with whom one would think they need to stay in good standing) for their fairly regular failure to publish results of archaeological research in a timely manner, or at all. And, as much archaeological research involves an element of destruction (when you move one layer off another layer, the top layer is usually destroyed -- documentation of what was removed is critical, or else it really is lost) archaeologists who do not report what they've done are really burying the past more securely than any ocean tide or sand dune could.

The Biblical Archaeology Society (which produces these two magazines and a third, which I haven't read extensively and so do not yet feel qualified to review) also hosts regular seminars and gatherings. When I went the the AAR/SBL (American Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical Literature) conference last year, I also attended the BAS seminars held nearby. These are wonderful occasions, with noted scholars who regularly appear in the pages of BAR and BR, with groups of people, both amateurs and professionals, who are intensively interested in the topics presented. And, of course, one of the questions which always arises is, 'Where is Hershel?'

This refers to Hershel Shanks, editor and founder, who has, through his efforts and style, seemed to have established an instant rapport with his readers, such that those who have never met him feel they are on a first-name basis.

BAR has various sections with short newsy updates and in-depth articles on current archaeological problems, issues or discoveries. They also highlight personalities. Some scholars have regular columns (Elie Wiesel has been contributing a regular column to Bible Review for the past few years on significant figures from the Hebrew Scriptures).

Articles include an examination of current archaeological investigations and digs, as well as past digs that were not adequately covered. Architectural and artifact analysis is done, with extensive scientific reporting, but not so much that the articles are inaccessible to the interested layperson. Textual analysis and new interpretations are presented, both on newly discovered biblical and proto-biblical texts (the Dead Sea Scrolls aren't the only ones), as well an non-biblical texts from the region, to illustrate better the culture and society. There is usually at least one article on a major player in the field, again past or present, often in an interview with Hershel Shanks.

For the low price, one gets a wonderful magazine that always leaves one wanting more. Glossy pages, beautiful photography, interesting maps and diagrams -- this magazine is a visual feast as well as an intellectual treat. Biblical Archaeology Review invests as much in the outstanding photography (for which it has won awards) as it does in the clear and precise writing. BAR is not afraid to contradict itself (archaeological evidence is often susceptible to multiple, sometimes conflicting interpretations) and will be up front with what it does and does not believe. It does not purport to support any particular doctrinal or dogmatic view, inviting the reader to take what is presented and work for her or himself the implications for faith, both spiritual and historical.

Read it to find out what you agree with; don't be afraid to disagree -- write in and tell them about it! Just don't cancel your subscription! ... Read more


15. Parabola
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Essays, poems, commentary, reviews and selections from the world's myths, folklore and spiritual heritage and in depth issues on concerns of the day.
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5-0 out of 5 stars great stuff
Anyone willing to enlarge their understanding of themselves and their place on a planet that urgently requires us all to listen to and appreciate each other, will find at least one, if not many offerings in any issue of this thought provoking and consistently well rounded publication that will illuminate a mystery, spark a quest, satisfy a deeply felt hunger for insight and meaning, or re-sanctify the common day. True, some might ask if we really need the unnervingly nebulous and impractical "nonsense" of myth and lore, of mystery, imagination, art and symbol. As Joseph Campbell is said to have remarked, any hound can live an apparently satisfactory life without the slightest need or desire for all this, and that is perfectly fine, but it is, after all, a hound's life.

1-0 out of 5 stars Would be Funny if it Wasn't Just Sad
I am an open minded, thoughtful person, interested in new viewpoints if well argued. I received this magazine subscription as a gift, and thought that perhaps there might be some genuinely insightful creative thinking within it. What it actually contains, however, is a bunch of utter nonsense, which essentially teaches that it's OK to do whatever you want; that there is some type of 'spirituality' you can embrace to allow you to do what you wish, while simultaneously feeling good about yourself. If you are looking for substance go elsewhere.

This theme of self congratulatory, self esteem at any cost runs like a vein throughout these pages, a perfect example of spirituality without genuine commitment. I read through the latest edition, which claimed to be about marriage, but really was about how to destroy marriage as an institution. On the cover of the issue, for your further enlightenment, is a painting of a bride, groom, and giant rooster, with musical accompaniment by a goat playing a cello. It is actually a painting by Marc Chagall, titled 'The Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower', and here evidently used to promote any variety of alternative marital arrangements. For badly reasoned doubletalk you can't get much worse than "Parabola." Here, for instance, is a direct quote, ostensibly on the subject of marriage, taken from page 17 of the Spring 2004 edition: "Sovereignty develops when two partners grow into a marriage wholeheartedly, with commitment. Conversely, marriage grows from the development of autonomy. This dynamic is subsumed within the persons of the triple goddess, with the crone meditating the information's passage."

So is that all clear now? Basically, what we have here is a bunch of self indulgent polytheists telling you to do what you want, that every religion is equal, and that every set of beliefs, no matter how preposterously based, is equal. If you actually believe that, than this is the PERFECT magazine for you. If you believe that there are standards of good, evil, right, and wrong this is not the magazine for you. You will also want to check out the sponsors of the magazine, one of which I just have to mention (even though most are worthy of a mention) here. On the back cover is a big, color advertisement for "Uniting Inner and Outer: A Sufi Conference" which contains this delicious, and enlightening line: "This container of love for different Sufi Orders will continue at this year's conference, with the theme of uniting the inner and outer. Through lectures, meditation, music, dance, dreamwork, and zikr we will share in this tradition of lovers." Please excuse my absence: I plan to be doing something productive those three days.

I am absolutely in favor of people being able to believe whatever they want, whatever they have reasoned for themselves. Likewise, when I see people printing preposterous propositions based on self indulgent egoism, I have the right to call it like I see it, so here is how I see it: This is nonsense.

5-0 out of 5 stars beyond the usual intelligence
a lovely magazine filled with insights that go beyond just about anything else. The spectrum of human mystical/spiritual experience is covered with eloquence and uniqueness.

I wish magazines like this were available when I'm waiting to have my teeth worked on or my car fixed. The human mind is polluted by so much sports and celebrity trash - that works like this end up soothing the soul and revivifying the mind.

Editors - you have done a brilliant job, indeed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Myth, tradition and the search for meaning
I first discovered Parabola about ten years ago. This is a magazine (more of a book, really) that is filled with meaning, and as well it should be, because the point of the periodical is to clarify meaning, in myth, in symbol, in language, in song, and in the essence of meaning itself.

Now, before you start thinking, 'My goodness, this is just too esoteric for me!' do ponder the various parts of your daily life. You are surrounded by meaningful symbols, that this magazine might possibly help you appreciate more.

Why do we stop at a red light, and go at a green light, rather than the other way round?

There is a symbolism inherent here. Our daily life is a fight for consciousness against the deadening factors of existence; this magazine can be one more tool in the arsenal of helping to stay awake.

'Whoa! Too mystical for me!'

Not really. At least, not always. In preparing my review of a book on Sufi practices, I pulled an issue off the shelf from 1997, whose theme is Conscience and Consciousness. This has a lead article on the Sufi way of understanding by Tim Winter, entitled The Saint with Seven Tombs -- in it, he combines reflection on poetry, calligraphy, geography and history to weave an interesting and enlightening story of Sufi practice. Beyond this article, it includes writings on social, cultural, and worship practices from across the world: Michael Tobias writes on Islands of Nonviolence, emphasising the ecological peacefulness in the philosophies in India; Roger Lipsey explores the thought and philosophy of Dag Hammarskjöld on matters of conscience, and others go off on tangents (there is even a section entitled Tangent).

Included in each edition are many book reviews which explore topics related to the theme of the issue, as well as the more general themes of Parabola, being thought and philosophy, myth and meaning, spirituality and humanity. This is an extraordinarily rich collection of essays that come regularly.

It is my pleasure to have had this item added to Epinions. For over twenty-five years, Parabola has covered the spiritual and cultural traditions of the world in art, essay, and story. There are occasional interviews as well. They also publish books, one of which was recently chosen by a distinguished panel as one of the hundred best spiritual books of the century, And there was light, by Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French Resistance.

This is a wonderful magazine. Search for it, and find some meaning.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine
This magazine does a wonderful job of approaching myth from all fronts. From psychology to spirituality, there are many views presented. This makes for wonderful reading and insights. If you like Carl Jung or Joseph Campbell you'll probably enjoy this publication. ... Read more


16. Moon Shadows

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5-0 out of 5 stars Moon Shadows rocks my socks!
I really enjoy reading and writing for Moon Shadows. Everytime I read this mag I feel like things make a little more sense in life. Why things are the way they are. Moon Shadows also gives little life lessons that can guide me through the tough times. Thanks for creating Moon Shadows!

4-0 out of 5 stars Moon Shadow Shines Vright
Moon shadow is an incredible magazine,that offers readers deep insights to life its process,and the unfoldment of spiritual ideals. Not just another magazine....Charles lightwalker at
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5-0 out of 5 stars From the Publisher
Moon Shadows is an inspiring compilation of writers from varied backgrounds who come together to share teachings, insights, wisdom on the spiritual practices ranging from Angels, Tarot, Astrology, Reiki, Meditation, Dream Interpretation, Native American Spirituality, Wiccan Topics, Feng Shui and Environmental Awareness and Responsibility. However, Moon Shadows is not limited to the aforementioned subjects.

In each month you will receive valuable information concerning the aspects of the Stars and Moon and how they can affect your daily walk. You will be given insights into human and spirit behavior and how your choices affect your life and the lives around you.

You can find more information about our magazine as well as sample articles on our website at www.mnshadows.com

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
This magazine covers everything - it's not confined to one perspective or view, yet it encompases the unique views of all of its contributors and readers.There's been a visual progression of growth and maturity in the magazine, which shows the dedication behind its creation and presentation.I love the monthly covers and look forward to each new issue just to see the new faerie artowork of artist Jessica Galbreth.The covers are impressive.All the information included in the magazine is informative, useful, and timely - and the magazine isn't overwhelmed with advertisements.There are some, as there are with any reputable publication, but not such that they out-weigh the useful content.It's a well balanced publication well worth its subscription price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I've been looking for
Really great!I've been looking for something like this for a couple years now, and I happened to stumble across Moon Shadows in a Borders.My friends love me for finding it, too.Check it out, or you'll miss out! ... Read more


17. Bible Today

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18. Communio : International Catholic Review - English Ed
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19. Brio

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Pick
Brio is a great magazine for Christian girls. The magazine has friendly staff that take questions in the mail or on the computer. There is good advice that is helpful to all girls: clothes, make-up, guys, school and much, much more. Beauty tips and music reviews are given also. The fashion articles give the best ways to be stylish and modest. At the end of every issue there is a Bible study to follow along with for that month; to help you learn Scripture and be a better Christian. The magazine is awesome!

5-0 out of 5 stars good Christian magazine
A good friend of mine let me borrow her Brio magazines a few years back, and I've been hooked ever since. It is one of the few magazines I've read that gives readers the feeling that they are part of the Brio family. The very first issue I ever picked up had a story on missions, and another on true love. It had a comic in the back and several advice colummns, including the imfamous "Dear Susie" column written by the editor of Brio. Instead of bringing readers down with excessive articles on beauty, makeup, and how to get a guy, Brio talks about God and Christianity...and not in the haphazard way that many secular teen magazines do. The magazine emphasizes a relationship with God, and the entire magazine is centered on that alone. (Amen!) Readers also get stories on Christian celebrities, advice on music and movie choices, and sometimes a column appears where guys express their opinions about Christian girls. So if you are a Christian girl who is sick of reading regular teen magazines, Brio is for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read
This magazine is really fun. They adress a lot of interesting topics and you learn a lot from it, especially if you are questioning faith. They keep an open mind and accept everyone's point of view. Unlike other magazines, you can read through it once and know everything that is inside.

5-0 out of 5 stars life changing!
The magazine Brio changed my life. It helped me get on track with my relationship with God no other magazine ever did. I would recommend it to any young teen who wants to read a good magazine, but also learn about Jesus. Brio and Beyond is a great mag. for older teens/college age.

4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Grace
This magazine is the one if you're not sure about your faith. Every one story, every quiz, every comic is on your faith od God. It has cool stuff to order, like notebooks, CDs, and interesting novels. It has advices from A-Z. Critics on music, and more. I really enjoy this magazine, the only one without Ads! ... Read more


20. America

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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Journal of opinion on current events, historical events, spiritual events, family, books, films and television for Catholic people.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
I really enjoy America Magazine. I just finished my first year at a Jesuit university. I participate actively in Campus Ministry and also advocate social justice initiatives. Often, I lack the time to keep up with the news, and rarely hear about less publicized social issues around the world. America really analyzes the world situation and presents on social issues both domestic and abroad. Additionally, the magazine speaks to current Catholic issues, including liturgy, beliefs, current events, literature, vocations, and upcoming Sunday readings. A family friend gave me a subscription as a high school graduation present. With no doubt in my mind, this is the best magazine I have ever subscribed to. Even if you are not Catholic, the magazine offers fantastic articles on world news and social issues. ... Read more


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