Book Reviews

The World-Ending Fire A fine collection of essays from the prolific farmer, philosopher, and author. Meaning
Tribe A thoughtful and provocative call to learn the meaning of community from indigenous peoples. Meaning
Letters to a Young Activist Wise advice to the coming generations of concerned citizens. Teachers
Desert A deft collection of short poems on the desert of the American West. Wonder
The Art of Mystery An elegant analysis of fiction and other art forms that probe mystery and stimulate our wonder and imagination. X-The Mystery
They Will Inherit the Earth Mapping a creative vision of nonviolence and environmental renewal. Peace
Howard Zinn Speaks A sturdy, radical, and thought-provoking collection of speeches. Justice
The Rich and the Rest of Us A challenge to change America's dialogue on race and justice to include concern for the poor. Justice
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