Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Ronald Rolheiser in Against an Infinite Horizon Ronald Rolheiser's on blessings.
Christina Baldwin in Storycatcher Christian Baldwin on the art of discovering meaning in our lives through telling our stories.
Anne Rice in Christ the Lord An imaginative tale about a childhood identity struggle of Jesus Christ.
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator in Theology Brewed in an African Pot Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator's prayer expressing African devotion.
Michael Schuman in Confucius What Confucian values contribute to Asian and other cultures.
Natalie Goldberg in Long Quiet Highway Natalie Goldberg on the important role teachers play in helping us be awake and alert.
Andrew Harvey in The Way of Passion Rumi as a cultivator of heart, passion and personal transformation.
Richard Rohr in Things Hidden Richard Rohr's interpretation of forgiveness in Noah's Ark.
Pema Chodron in Start Where You Are Pema Chodron on cultivating compassion through the big squeeze of inspiration and real situations that are uncomfortable.
Mary Catherine Bateson in Composing a Further Life Mary Catherine Bateson on how Adulthood II is characterized by the wisdom culled from long lives and rich experiences.
Gayle D. Beebe, Richard J. Foster in Longing for God Richard J. Foster and Gayle D. Beebe on leading an active life and practicing contemplation in spiritual formation.
Eitan Fishbane, Lawrence Fine, Or N. Rose in Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life Jeremy Kalmanofsky on the mystical idea of being a portion of God on high.
Freda Crane, Sarah Conover in Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs Saadi's story of a thief who discovers what it really mans to be a rich man.
Thich Nhat Hanh in The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh on contemplating our interdependence and connections.
Peggy Rosenthal in Praying Through Poetry A poem of hope from American naturalist and essayist Wendell Berry.
Kwok Pui-lan in Globalization, Gender and Peacebuilding Kwok Pui-lan on the importance of the world's religions uniting and working together for peace.
Ann Holmes Redding, Jamal Rahman, Kathleen Schmitt Elias in Out of Darkness Into Light Jamal Rahman's instructions in four Sufi heart practices – Sacred Naming, Sacred Light, and Gazing Upon the Heart, and Adoring the Heart.
David Steindl-Rast in A Listening Heart Brother David Steindl-Rast's salute to the spirituality of sacred sensuousness and the importance of a grateful, listening heart.
Susan Jacoby in Never Say Die Susan Jacoby on baby boomers facing ageism and the myth of age-defying bodies.
Denise Breton, Stephen Lehman in The Mystic Heart of Justice Denise Breton and Stephen Lehman on mystic justice, or being with our whole being.
Robert Ellsberg in The Saints' Guide to Happiness Robert Ellsberg on the lives of saints as pathways to learning.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Toward a True Kinship of Faiths His Holiness the Dalai Lama on compassion as the convergence point of commonality in all religions and the foundation of all true happiness.
Gary Snyder in The Gary Snyder Reader Gary Snyder brings us this poem about connections with Earth.
Matthew Fox in The Reinvention of Work Matthew Fox on the meaning of work.
Richard Rohr in The Good News According to Luke Richard Rohr on the necessity to flaunt biases to see from other points of view in order to do what is just.
David L. Weaver-Zercher, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven N. Nolt in The Amish Way Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher on the Amish practice of simplicity by banishing modern appliances.
Deidre Cornell in Jesus Was a Migrant Deirdre Cornell on the communion line at church as a migration.
Jay McDaniel in With Roots and Wings Jay B. McDaniel on the face of god and green and red grace.