- Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Brian McLaren offers a timely and imaginative exploration of Christian identity and a credo for a bold, brand-new world of multi-faith action based on true hospitality rather than hostility.
- The Welcoming Congregation: Henry G. Brinton examines what it takes to practice hospitality as a Christian community.
- My Life in Jewish Renewal: Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi and Edward Hoffman have put together a wild, robust, and creative memoir of a pioneer in interspirituality and one of the founders of Jewish Renewal.
- Swami Vivekananda: Swami Vivekananda and Victor M. Parachin present a top-notch collection of the essential writings of the Hindu spiritual teacher who introduced yoga to the West.
- The Huston Smith Reader: Huston Smith and Jeffrey Paine offer a wonderful crosscut of writings from Huston Smith from the past 60 years.
- A New Religious America: Diana L. Eck holds up the spiritual practice of hospitality as a necessity in a time when there are more American Muslims than Episcopalians, Presbyterians, or Jews.
- How to Be a Perfect Stranger: Stuart Matlins and Arthur Magida are the editors of a handy volume on how to practice hospitality among 17 religious groups in pluralistic America.
- The Mystic Heart: Wayne Teasdale's yearning for a universal communal mysticism arises from his experiences with multi-faith sharing — i.e. hospitality.
- The Myth of Religious Superiority: Paul F. Knitter edits this book of 17 essays by religious scholars defending pluralism and spiritual hospitality.
- Show Me Your Way: Howard A. Addison examines a pioneering interfaith approach to spiritual direction.
- The Divine Deli: John H. Berthrong proclaims that the next wave of spirituality will see more multiple religious participation (MRPing).
- Five Voices, Five Faiths: Amanda Hughes edits an accessible collection of essays that demonstrate the value of hospitality in interfaith adventures.
- A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides: Andrew Harvey delivers an inspiring and admirable work of multifaith hospitality.
- Arise, My Love...: William Johnston imagines a global Christianity that is hospitable to all religions.
- The Dignity of Difference: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks makes a good case for hospitality in a world of global religious and economic strife.
- Constantine's Sword: James Carroll advocates hospitality as an antidote to the excessive anti-Semitism of the Christian church over the centuries.
- Reclaiming the Church: John Cobb Jr. challenges believers to infuse their faith and practice with hospitality and a deeper respect for the mystery of God.
- Born Again and Again: Jon M. Sweeney, a progressive Christian, models hospitality as he takes an autobiographical jaunt through his fundamentalist childhood and finds surprising gifts there.
- Muslim-Christian Relations: Ovey N. Mohammad calls for an expansion of Muslim-Christian dialogue and cooperation.
- Following Muhammad: Carl W. Ernst urges everyone to respect the rich meanings in Islam.
- Islam Is...An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion: Mary Margaret Funk, a Benedictine nun, offers a salutary and illuminating work of interfaith wisdom derived from her experiences with Muslim-Catholic dialogues.
- Happiness Here and Now: Elizabeth West harvests the benefits of interfaith dialogue between Buddhists and Christians.
- The Other Side of the Mountain: Thomas Merton's last volume of journals puts on display the breadth of his understanding of the spiritual practice of hospitality.
- The Gethsemani Encounter: Donald Mitchell and James Wiseman reap the harvest of the 1995 five-day meeting of Christian and Buddhist monks at Merton's home.
- Radical Hospitality: Father Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt celebrate hospitality as a spiritual necessity in fearful times.
- The Holy Intimacy of Strangers: Sarah York explores hospitality as a way to neutralize our natural tendency to rush to judgment.
The Holy Man by Susan Trott revolves around Joe, a 72-year-old teacher who resides in a "no-frills monastery." Pilgrims wait patiently in line outside his door to see him. His favorite bit of wisdom is: "If you look on everyone you meet as a holy person, you will be happy." Joe's Zen-like approach enables an angry man to befriend his temper; a grieving man, his possessiveness; and a persecuted woman, her dependence upon an enemy. Joe is a world-class teacher of hospitality.
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