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Best Spiritual Books of 2014
Reviews of spiritually literate children's books

To Be a Man
NURTURING
To Be a Man: A Guide to True Masculine Power by Robert Augustus Masters — A reframing of conventional views of manliness that opens doors to new possibilities for this besieged gender.
Read the review and an excerpt on nurturing.


The Only Little Prayer You Need
DEVOTION
The Only Little Prayer You Need: The Shortest Route to a Life of Joy, Abundance, and Peace of Mind by Debra Landwehr Engle — An explanation of the need for and benefits of a prayer for healing of fear-based thoughts.
Read the review and an excerpt on transformation.


All the World
FAITH
All the World: Universalism, Particularism and the High Holy Days by Lawrence A. Hoffman — Assessments of universalism and particularism by Jewish thinkers of all persuasions.
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Gems of Wisdom
IMAGINATION
Gems of Wisdom: A Book of Elder Poetry and Prose by Nader R. Shabahangi — Wisdom carried in the poems of men and women from assisted living facilities in California.
Read the review and an excerpt on reverence.


Hop, Skip, Jump
IMAGINATION
Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life by Marney K. Makridakis — A creative resource packed with ideas that will take you to places not usually on your map.
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Joyfully Aging
JOY
Joyfully Aging: A Christian's Guide by Richard Bimler — A rousing collection of essays in support of active elders.
Read the review and an excerpt on hope.


Your Psychic Pathway to Joy
JOY
Your Psychic Pathway to Joy: A Simple Guide to Living Lightly by Sonia Choquette — A nifty little book on joy as a spiritual virtue centered on intuition, discernment, and imagination.
Read the review and an excerpt on Joy.


The Real Cost of Fracking
JUSTICE
The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families by Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald — Stories about human and animal illnesses and deaths caused by fracking in their communities.
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Sounding the Trumpet
JUSTICE
Sounding the Trumpet: How Churches Can Answer God's Call to Justice by J. Alfred Smith, Sr. and Brooks Berndt — A collection of letters in which a social justice minister is spurred on by the wise counsel of his former homiletics teacher.
Read the review and an excerpt on vision.


The Zimzum of Love
LOVE
The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage by Rob Bell and Kristen Bell — A Christian couple's understanding of the flow of energy in a marriage in a space where they can thrive.
Read the review and an excerpt on love.


Soul Feast
MEANING
Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie J. Thompson — A primer on understanding and doing the central spiritual practices of the Christian faith.
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Book Title
PRACTICE
Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get it by Roman Krznaric — Empathy as the Imaginative Leaps taken to identify with others.
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Rediscovering Reverence
REVERENCE
Rediscovering Reverence: The Meaning of Faith in a Secular World by Ralph Heintzman — A tribute to reverence and its circle of virtues.
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Another Politics
TRANSFORMATION
Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements by Chris Dixon — A reconfiguration of radical politics and transformative social movements.
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Mussar Yoga
ZEAL
Mussar Yoga: Blending an Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice with Yoga to Transform Body and Soul by Edith Brotman — A wedding of the body practice of yoga with the Jewish self-study practice of Mussar.
Read the review and an excerpt on zeal.


a-vision-for-the-aging-church
VISION
A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors by James M. Houston and Michael Parker — Ideas for how churches can expand their ministries to elders.
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What's Worth Knowing
YOU
What's Worth Knowing by Wendy Lustbader — Elders share their stories, experience and wisdom.
Read the review and an excerpt on beauty.


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Children's Books


Anna's Heaven
IMAGINATION
Anna's Heaven by Stian Hole — Beautifully illustrated story about a caring daughter who takes her restless father on a healing journey.
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100 Things That Make Me Happy
JOY
100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz — A picture book illustrating the practice of counting blessings.
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Mine!
KINDNESS
Mine! by Sue Heap — A picture book that shows how a little girl learns to quit being possessive and selfish.
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That's a Mitzvah
KINDNESS
That's a Mitzvah by Liz Suneby and diane Heiman — A lively and joyful teaching tool for parents.
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Just Right for Two
LOVE
Just Right for Two by Tracey Corderoy — A delightful story about a dog who learns how important it is to have a friend.
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Lullaby
NURTURING
Lullaby by Debbie Friedman — A soothing and loving children's picture book about the grace and presence of God.
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The Sheep Go on Strike
PEACE
The Sheep Go on Strike by Jean-Francois Dumont — Another winning morality tale about community life.
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Shh!
PEACE
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton — A questing tale for children that illustrates the problem with aggressive behavior.
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The Book with No Pictures
PLAY
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak — A thoroughly engaging children's book that gives parent readers a chance to be really silly.
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Once Upon a Memory
QUESTING
Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden — A stunning children's picture book about wonder and connections.
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Books & Audios for Spiritual Journeys
Whether you are exploring sacred texts, spiritual teachings, novels, poetry, cultural criticism, essays, or children's books, when reading exercises your faith, fires your imagination, stirs your soul, and expands your circle of compassion, it is a spiritual practice. Frederic and Mary Ann share some specific ways they deepen their reading experiences.

Making Reading Sacred
10 Reasons Why I Love Reading and Reviewing Spiritual Books
Book Awards
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Special Features
Books That Speak to Your Condition: A new series in which we will "prescribe" books to address what might be happening in your life. We hope you find these suggestions helpful.
An Inclusive Approach to Prayer: Descriptions of eight multifaith prayer books.
One Nation Under God?: A collection of books that describing the changing landscape of American religion and the growing segment of the population with no religious affiliation or who describe themselves as spiritual but not religious.
SkyLight Illuminations Series: A round up of a series of books on sacred texts from Skylight Paths.
Refining Character as Elders: An annotated bibliography of the best resources for character development late in life.
Tell Me a Story: We have chosen 16 of our favorite collections of spiritual teaching stories from the world's religions.
Best Spiritual Books of 2012: Our choices of the books that most impressed and inspired us — highly recommended for your spiritual journey.
Douglas Wood — A Voice of the Heart: A profile of the remarkable writer and his books for all ages
Children's Books on the Unity of the Human Family: A joyful series of photographic essays
Thanks for Everything, Bill: An Open Letter to Bill Moyers on the Occasion of His Retirement
Jesus Books: a bibliography of titles revealing a wide spectrum of ideas about his teachings, ministry, and mission
100 Multifaith Resources: Resources that explore all the wonderful possibilities for broadening our understanding of both spirituality and practice in our world where people of different traditions are intentionally interacting.
Modern Spiritual Masters Series: An outstanding collection of the essential writings of key teachers from many traditions.
Spiritual Perspectives on September 11: Catholic, Buddhist, Anglican, and others, plus photograph collections
Summer Reading Suggestions: Beyond the Typical Beach Reads
The Spiritual Path of Grief: A collection of comforting words of wisdom from contemporary teachers
A Devotional Toolkit for Times of Crisis: 50 practices from the world's religions and the resources that best describe them.
Books That Speak to Your Condition: a special reading list put together after the 9/11 terrorist attacks — helpful for any difficult time
The Wonder Writers: seven writers who will turn you toward the pole of wonder.
Rich Deposits of Mystical Wisdom: a beguiling fable by Roger Housden and an amazing collection of translations by Daniel Ladinsky that are welcome resources for pilgrims on a mystical path.
The Spiritual Dimensions of Conscious Aging: Good books, videos, and audios that signal a broadening and deepening of the way we see aging.
Interviews
Renee Trudeau on nurturing the soul of your family.
Andrew Harvey on adab, the Sufi practice of courtesy and respect.
Mary Pipher on self-care, happiness, the value of Buddhist practices, and her memoir Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
Elizabeth Lesser on creating your best life, practices for difficult times, connecting with nature, spiritual teachers and mentors, and the role of pain in the spiritual life.
Thomas Moore on the process of becoming a person through your experiences, obedience to one's calling, imagination, mystery, and his book A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do
Sam Keen on wonder, reverence, and his book Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds
Megan McKenna on justice, following Jesus, and her book On Your Mark
Robert Thurman on Infinite Life
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of God's Paintbrush, on children's spirituality
Phil Cousineau on The Olympic Odyssey
Book Galleries
The 12s: Galleries of Inspiring Quotations and Images on Spiritual Practices
A Gallery of Contemplative Photography from the book The Practice of Contemplative Photography
Books & Quotes on Joy and Mirth a collections from a variety of books and authors
Winter: Images and Quotes for Reflecting on the Meanings and Messages of the Season
Prayers for Our Leaders: Prayers collected for the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States
Shoe Fleur: from photographer Michel Tcherevkoff, a gallery of shoes and purses made from flowers
Meinhard Craighead: A Retrospective: images from the Southwestern artist's Crow Mother and the Dog God
The Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration of Our Place in Nature: David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell with Maria DeCambra point out connections that give meaning
Put on a Happy Face: Pop culture images to make you smile
Buddha: Asian statues beautifully photographed by Jon Ortner
Talking to God: Stunning photographs of individuals talking to God in their own ways in diverse settings
Timeless Prayers for Peace: Multiple Christian prayers for various settings
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