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(Re)Defining Moments
Dennis Merritt Jones
Paths to and practices for living an authentic life.

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
A playful and entertaining book to draw out your wonderosity.

A Joyful Path
Center for Progressive Christianity


A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Charles Marsh
A substantive and engaging biography of one of the towering 20th century Christian theologians.

A Literary Education and Other Essays
Joseph Epstein
Essays that showcase a top-drawer writer's erudition, creativity, and wisdom.

A Person Is Like a Tree
Yitzhak Buxbaum
An exploration of the many meanings of the Jewish holiday known as the New Year of the Trees.

Adventures with Barefoot Critters
Teagan White
An alphabet book featuring adorable little critters romping through the months of the year having adventures.

Ask the Beasts
Elizabeth A. Johnson
An exploration of the connections between the scientific insights of Charles Darwin and the Christian ideal of the presence of God in the natural world.

Awaken the Inner Shaman
Jose Luis Stevens
Ways of tapping into your Inner Shaman and opening to a path of adventure and transformation.

Be Nobody
Lama Marut
An out-of-the-box book on taming the ego.

Beauty, Wonder and Belonging
James Conlon
An exciting and illuminating book of hours based on a deep appreciation the cosmos and its many mysteries and delights.

Belief Without Borders
Linda A. Mercadante
Far and away the best assessment of the Spiritual But Not Religious movement and its many meanings.

Brave Parenting
Krissy Pozatek
A presentation of the essentials of transformational parenting.

Bumblebee Bike
Sandra Levins
The journey of a young thief who sees the errors of his ways and decides to change.

College and University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century
Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Essays from chaplains in a time of transition at campuses.

Colliding Worlds
Arthur I. Miller
Fascinating report on the creativity and enthusiasm afoot in the arenas where science and art are renewing each other.

Companions in Hope
Robert J. Wicks, Thomas E. Rodgerson
Wise counsel on caring for those in crisis.

Confronting Chronic Pain
Steven H. Richeimer, Kathy Steligo
Wise physical, mental, and spiritual counsel for those dealing with chronic pain.

Constructive Wallowing
Tina Gilbertson
A very practical book on embracing negative emotions as a key to healing and wholeness.

Dancing on the Head of a Pen
Robert Benson
A relaxed, pensive, and insightful glimpse into the writing life.

Dear Panda
Mariam Latimer
How a plucky little girl creatively deals with a scary assignment at her new school.

Eager to Love
Richard Rohr
A robust and revelatory portrait of Francis and Clare.

Evocative Objects
Sherry Turkle
Fascinating essays on the many roles objects play in our everyday lives.

Flashlight
Lizi Boyd
The wonders a boy sees at night when he focuses his attention.

Foodopoly
Wenonah Hauter
A hard-hitting critique of the big corporations which control our farms and food system.

Fully Alive
John Main , ed. Laurence Freeman
Reflections on the simplicity and humility of Christian meditation.

Grace at Table
Donna Schaper
The value of a gratitude practice before meals.

Hickory Dickory Dog
Alison Murray
The nursery rhyme used to describe to playfulness of a dog who follows his human companion to school.

How Do You Pray
Celeste Yacoboni
An inspiring and eclectic anthology which reveals the diversity of ways to pray.

How to Be Spiritual But Not Religious
Victor M. Parachin
Quotes, questions, and practices from the flexible and flowing traditions of the East to combine into your own spiritual hybrid.

I Feel Five!
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Touching story about a little boy's disappointment that fifth birthday doesn't seem to bring any genuine change into his life.

Like a Child
Timothy J. Mooney
A challenge to get in touch with our childhood self and to cultivate spiritual renewal

Lila
Marilynne Robinson
A novel about the mysteries of grace, love, trust, aging, and transformation

Living a Gentle, Passionate Life
Robert J. Wicks
Following a spiritual path based on single-heartedness and simplicity.

Living With Your Body and Other Things You Hate
Emily Sandoz, Troy DuFrene
A handy and helpful resource for those struggling with negative body images.

Meister Eckhart
Matthew Fox
An imaginative resource that reveals how the thirteenth century mystic and visionary still stirs up our consciences and our consciousness with spirit and with spunk.

Mindful Compassion
Paul Gilbert , Choden
A substantive presentation of practical mindfulness and compassion practices.

Minding the Earth, Mending the World
Susan Murphy
A Zen teacher's medicine kit for regaining our humanity by re-storying and restoring the good earth.

Nancy Knows
Cybele Young
An imaginative story for children about remembering things.

Never Say a Mean Word Again
Jacqueline Jules
A wonderful cross-cultural tale about the spiritual art of turning an enemy into a friend.

On Looking
Alexandra Horowitz
A fascinating invitation to make the most out of ordinary walks around the block.

Outrageous Openness
Tosha Silver
Creative and soul-stirring essays on being open to God's guidance in our daily lives.

Plant Spirit Medicine
Eliot Cowan
Spiritual ways to connect with plants.

Powers of Two
Joshua Wolf Shenk
A celebration of the creative collaboration of pairs.

Prayers at 3 A.M.
Phil Cousineau
An edgy and creative anthology of poems, chants, and songs about the allure and mysteries of the night.

Profiles in Christian Courage
Kerry Walters
Profiles of 18 courageous Christians.

Quest
Aaron Becker
A visually alluring story about two children who go on a quest to save a king.

Reality, Grief, Hope
Walter Brueggemann
Hard-hitting prophetic counsel from a feisty Biblical scholar.

Sabbath as Resistance
Walter Brueggemann
A hard-hitting and prophetic attack on the culture of NOW which devalues the Sabbath.

Sacred Butterflies: Poems, Prayers and Practices
James Conlon
A mix of poem-prayers and spiritual practices for those celebrating the universe story

Second Wave Spirituality
Chris Saade
Charts a worldwide movement of engaged spirituality.

Sensation
Thalma Lobel
A fascinating report from a new scientific frontier.

Simply Merton
Linus Mundy
Stirring wisdom passages from Thomas Merton's journals

Storytelling and Spirituality in Judaism
Yitzhak Buxbaum
An edifying and illuminating overview of Hasidic storytelling

Teilhard's Mysticism
Kathleen Duffy
A lively, enlightening, and assessable overview of Teilhard 's melding of spirituality, science, and mysticism.

Thank You, God
J. Bradley Wigger
A devotional celebration of a day during which we tally up our thanks for all God has given us.

The (Un)Common Good
Jim Wallis
A critique of American selfishness and a call for serving the common good.

The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
A clever and creative story about the rebellion of crayons who want more respect and consideration.

The Days Between
Marcia Falk
Insights into the Jewish High Holidays from a master of devotional writing.

The End of Absence
Michael Harris
Top-drawer thoughts and insights in the digital world and our need for more solitude.

The Endless Practice
Mark Nepo
A grand spiritual call to say yes to life, to open our hearts, to improvise, and to be the light of the world.

The Human Age
Diane Ackerman
An optimistic picture of the future where wonder is a major spiritual practice.

The Impulse Society
Paul Roberts
A razor-sharp critique of the hedonistic, self-centered Impulse Society.

The Legend of Saint Nicholas
Anselm Grun
A simple and elegant account of the life and ministry of Saint Nicholas.

The Life and Teachings of Hillel
Yitzhak Buxbaum
A summing up of the teachings of a revered Jewish sage.

The Myth of the Spoiled Child
Alfie Kohn
An assessment of the criticism of today's parents as being too permissive with their spoiled and entitled kids.

The Oldest Story in the World
Phil Cousineau
A generous tribute to stories and the art of storytelling.

The Organized Mind
Daniel J. Levintin
Tips from a bestselling neuroscientist on organizing our lives.

The Rebirthing of God
John Philip Newell
A presentation of eight features for a renewal of Christianity plus the guides who can show us how.

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy
Solala Towler
An explanation of the passion, balance, mutuality, and harmony inherent in the watercourse way.

This Changes Everything
Naomi Klein
A cogent and brilliant overview of global warming and its economic and political ramifications.

This Day in June
Gayle E. Pitman
A children's book that salutes the enthusiasm and pride of members of the LGBT community as they march together in parade.

Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully
Janice Levy
Why trying to be special and standing apart from the crowd can lead to loneliness.

Undermining
Lucy R. Lippard
A sad and troubling portrait of the degradation of nature in the Southwest.

Untangling the Mind
D. Theodore George, Lisa Berger
A treatment program to help people trying to cope with extreme emotions.

Vampires Are Us
Margot Adler
An enlightening examination of our obsession with vampires.

Virtual Unreality
Charles Seife
A crisp and clearly written probe of the many ways digital information is changing us and the worlds in which we live.

Waking the Buddha
Clark Strand
A tribute to a Buddhist lay movement that is demonstrating a new way of being religious.

War of the Whales
Joshua Horwitz
A remarkable book on the plight of the whales when military values are more important than anything else.

What If . . . ?
Anthony Browne
An example of how negative stories about what might happen can nearly ruin our experiences.

Who's Next Door
Mayuko Kishira
A charming children's picture book about finding ways to be friends with people who are very different from you.