Book Reviews

Asking for a Friend A lively look at 16 advice-givers as cultural shapers and morality makers. Questing
The Second Coming of the KKK Insightful analysis of the scary impact of the KKK in the 1920s and its enduring legacy. Shadow
Zen in the Age of Anxiety Insights, epiphanies, and good medicine for what ails us as individuals and as a society. Transformation
One Kiss or Two A cross-cultural exploration of the meaning and impact of greeting rituals. Kindness
Training in Tenderness An immensely appealing tribute to the spiritual practice of an open heart. Openness
More Together Than Alone A masterwork on community animated by visionary vigor, philosophical rigor, a cross-cultural purview, and a poetic sensibility. Unity
People Get Ready A call to politicians and citizens to address the loss of work and rising economic inequality. Vision
How to Raise Kind Kids Creation of a positive family culture where virtues like kindness and respect are upheld. Kindness
How Democracy Ends An insightful analysis of democracy's mid-life crisis and the factors contributing to its death rattle. Meaning
Richard Rohr - Essential Teachings on Love Teachings from a Franciscan priest designed to awaken us to the awareness that love is the foundation of everything. Love
The Courage Way An overview of successful programs for cultivating courage among individuals and groups. Meaning
The Ashokan Way Lyrical and pensive essays on the beauty and bounties of place. Attention
You Are Special A sampler of spiritual wisdom from the beloved host of the public television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Love
The Life of Yogananda A biography covering the life and work of India's spiritual ambassador to the West. Teachers
Morning Homilies IV The Pope's insights into Catholicism's resiliency and liberating values. Hope
The Pope's Cat A delightful story for children of a stray cat rescued from the street by the Pope. Kindness
On the Brink of Everything Reflections on gaining insights and finding new ways to engage with life as we age. Teachers
Good Neighbors A creative and enlightening book on neighbors, democratic public life, and the rigors and toxins of politics in America Hope
In Search of Wisdom Wisdom shared by three seed persons who have a firm grasp on what is important. Meaning
Unbelievable Ways of reshaping and renewing twenty-first century Christianity Faith