Book Reviews

Ghosts of Gold Mountain A portrait of and tribute to the Chinese immigrants who did more than their share in transforming America during the late 1800s. Connections
Liberty and Freedom A fascinating, detailed, and well-written history of how America's founding ideals have been conveyed through images and events. Meaning
The Zen Book of Life Wisdom to open hearts and minds. Teachers
Awaken Every Day A dazzling daybook with spiritual practices for when the rubber hits the road. Joy
The Last Unknowns A book of questions to get you thinking about what you want to know. Questing
Identity A look through a philosophical lens at the role identity plays in today's politics. Meaning
The Robots Are Coming! A wake-up call about the changes underway in the work arena. Meaning
1619 1619 as a challenging year in Jamestown Shadow
A Little Rule for Beginners A pocket-sized summary of the Rule of Benedict. Faith
For the Inward Journey Poignant, creative, and remarkable meditations by the theologian and mystic. Teachers
Autumn Light An enchanting and lyrical tribute to love, beauty wonder, impermanence, and Kyoto. Love
Zen Traces Koans from Zen Buddhists combined with wisdom from American writers. X-The Mystery
Ecodharma Essays calling us to do what we can to bring healing to the tormented earth. Meaning
Worried? Actually good reasons why it's hard to stop worrying in a dangerous world. Shadow
The Pursuit of American Character An inventive contribution to American Studies books Meaning
Last Call for Liberty Vim and vigor from an Evangelical Christian on freedom. Meaning
Resilience A brain-training program with experiential and increasingly complex exercises for responding to stress. Nurturing
Sacred Living Imaginative practices and affirmations for living a heart-centered, soulful life. Transformation
Hanging Onto Hope Wise and inspiring counsel on a spiritual practice desperately needed in our times. Hope
Holy Grounds A spiffy paperback meditation on the rich spiritual connections between religion and coffee. Connections