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

A Broken Hallelujah
Liel Leibovitz
A fetching overview of the life, the music, and the meaning of Leonard Cohen as a spiritual seeker.

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 Maryknoll Book of Poetry
Michael Leach, Doris Goodnough, Helen Philips
A festive and warm-hearted collection of poems.

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.

Buddha's Daughters
Andrea Miller, The Editors of the Shambhala Sun
A sensitive and stirring anthology of writings by female spiritual teachers in the West.

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.

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

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

Experiencing Spirituality
Ernest Kurtz, Katherine Ketcham
A collection of wonderful, soul-shaking, and thought-provoking stories.

Thich Nhat Hahn
Wise counsel on creating a path of fearlessness.

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

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

Getting Older Better
Pamela D. Blair
Ideas and insights on a wide range of subjects for women living in the other country of age.

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 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.

Light the Flame
Andrew Harvey
A collection of short prayers from many traditions.

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

Megan Elias
An admirably eclectic and enlightening book on lunch written with elan and creativity.

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.

Larry J. Peacock
The 2nd edition of a multi-purpose devotional resource for personal spiritual growth and retreats.

Brigid Schulte
A thought-provoking look at the plight of working women, our time-starved culture, marriage and family life.

Paradise in Plain Sight
Karen Maezen Miller
A Zen master who is a connoisseur of the commonplace on what she has learned from her garden.

Robert J. Wicks
A robust study of openness and the virtues which emanate from this spiritual quality.

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

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.

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.

Reflections of Amma
Amanda J. Lucia
A solid and substantive overview of the life and service of the hugging saint.

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.

Thalma Lobel
A fascinating report from a new scientific frontier.

Stuff Matters
Mark Miodownik
A spiffy celebration of stuff such as steel, concrete, and glass.

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 December Project
Sara Davidson, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
An illuminating overview of the life and wisdom of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

The Divide
Matt Taibbi
A hard-hitting look at the shameful happenings in America resulting from severe economic inequality.

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

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 Naked Future
Patrick Tucker
A fascinating look at what our entry into the world of telemetry means.

The Next America
Paul Taylor, The Pew Research Center
A hugely informative and insightful look at upcoming generational clashes.

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

The People's Platform
Astra Taylor
Giant corporations squeezing money and power through the Internet

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 Sufi Path of Annihilation
Nevit O. Ergin
Sufi poems and sayings from the Itlak path of Sufism.

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

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.

To Save Everything, Click Here
Evgeny Morozov
An attack on solutionism and Internet-centrism.

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

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

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 Christians Can Learn from Other Religions
J. Philip Wogaman
A sturdy call to listen and learn from all religions and spiritual paths.

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.

Words and Images that Seep into the Soul
James Phillips Noble
Quotations and poems that reveal a Protestant minister's questing spirit.