The Best Spiritual Books of ...
Awake and Alive A collection of interviews with six novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani whose teacher and spiritual guide was Thomas Merton.
Awakenings One of our great living spiritual writers urging us to wake up and see.
Between the Listening and the Telling Accounts of how storytelling can be used for soul care, often in unexpected places.
Birthing the Holy Inspiration from archetypal images and interpretations of the Virgin Mary that reveal ways to find new growth and greater vitality in your life.
Buddhish Buddhism for mindfulness practitioners wanting to go deeper.
Daddy Speaks Love Reflections on the bond between fathers and children, building a more compassionate world. For Children
Dearest Sister Wendy Nearly three years of correspondence between the art historian and religious Carmelite and a book publisher and author about art, God, and some of the major religious figures of the twentieth century.
Do I Stay Christian? Answers from one of our most eloquent Christian teachers for those asking: Why bother?
Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest Reasons and practices for keeping a Sabbath and the joy and delight that result from it.
God Is a Black Woman A psychologist and theologian's explorations of the Sacred Black Feminine juxtaposed to the "whitemalegod" who needs to be knocked down.
God Is Here Creative new paths from a rabbi for finding what’s sacred in our lives.
Hagitude Celtic and Indigenous wisdom for adult female flourishing.
Here A wide-ranging tour through time, space, and questions to help a little girl find her bearings and discover ways to help on planet Earth. For Children
How to Heal Our Divides, Volume Two Essays from writers of different traditions on resources, ideas, and places for healing interpersonal divides and our alienation from the Earth.
How to Inhabit Time A philosopher on the spiritual significance of keeping time, drawing wisdom from the book of Ecclesiastes and well-known authors.
How We Live Is How We Die A Buddhist perspective on contemplating your death and transforming your pain into awakening.
Judaism without Tribalism A rabbi's vibrant, re-imagining of Judaism, with new looks at the meaning of teshuvah and tikkun, Jews as a tribe or family, and fresh approaches to sacred texts.
Let Your Heartbreak Be Your Guide An invitation, conveyed through personal stories, wisdom teachings, scriptural insights, and contemplative practices, to embrace our pain as a path to transformation.
Life Is Hard A philosopher's assertion that meaning is found in the moments of life in our unpredictable, ultimately senseless, world.
Little Houses A seaside story that sparks spontaneous wonder and helps build it into a lifelong practice. For Children
Living a Committed Life An inspiring map to discovering the meaning and purpose of your life.
Love in the Library A heart-stirring book about love flourishing even in the unjust conditions of an incarceration camp. For Children
Love Is Everything A year's worth of daily readings from Hadewijch of Antwerp, a thirteenth century Beguine and mystic who focused her writing on transformation through Love.
Make Every Move a Meditation Suggestions of physical movements and exercises that can be combined with a mindfulness practice.
Making Peace with Death and Dying A caring and intelligent book of practices for understanding death and end of life.
Maxims for Mutuality A helpful study tool for Christians willing to be sensitized to how Catholic teaching and liturgy can be anti-Jewish.
Meditations with Cows A beautiful written and illustrated memoir about species-to-species love, the modern food system, western ranch life, and global warming.
Night on the Sand A story about two refugees who find that mutual sharing and caring provide vital support amid catastrophic displacement. For Children
On Repentance and Repair A rabbi's teachings on forgiveness as requiring justice that involves repair, making amends, and meaningful change.
Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free The quest for freedom, seen through the eyes of the leader of the movement to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. For Children
Open Wide My Heart A journal by the great Benedictine sister Macrina Wiederkehr filled with short introspective reflections on her yearning for God and to love radically.
Peace Is a Doing Word Spiritual practices for making “peace” a verb in your life.
Pilgrimage to the Museum A fascinating tour of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art paying special attention to iconography and symbols relating to God.
Poetry Unbound A collection of poems from living poets plus commentaries on how each answers basic questions about why we are alive.
Practice of the Presence A fresh translation of one of the classic works of Christian spirituality about the brother who showed how to love God in the simplest, most ordinary ways.
Ritual An exploration of what ritual is and means in our lives during a wide variety of occasions.
Roar Like a Goddess A blend of Hindu wisdom and self-help advice illustrating how the divine feminine in the form of Hindu goddesses are exemplars for women today.
Sacred Nature An urgent plea to redeem ourselves and our world because nature is sacred and holy.
Sacred Sendoffs A guide to honoring creatures, wild and domesticated, now and at their time of death.
Sonorous Desert Accounts of listening to what reverberates when we are quiet from experiences in the Arizona desert and the writings of the desert hermits of Christian antiquity.
Surviving Storms A multidimensional overview of the storms in our time and the spiritual practices and attitudes needed to help us face them.
The Bear Is My Father Insights for living well, with spirit, from a great late Indigenous medicine man.
The Death of Sitting Bear A collection from a Native American poet for loving and singing to the Earth and each other.
The Dharma Bum’s Guide to Western Literature A lively introduction to great works of literature as gates to joy and enlightenment.
The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon A memoir that turns into a passionate appeal for faithful people to build an equitable American future.
The God Who Riots A Mexican-American activist's portrait of Jesus that may look unfamiliar to many Christians.
The Inside Story Recommendations of embodiment tools for loving your maturing self and correcting distorted body images.
The Kabbalah of Light A masterwork from the lineage holder for the Kabbalah of Light offering 160 imagery exercises for delving deep into one's subconscious and finding ways to apply what is learned there to daily life.
The Night Is Long but Light Comes in the Morning Meditations, intended for white people, from a Black woman who has spent her lifetime working in the field of racial healing.
The Path of Aliveness Meaningful instructions and clarifications combining everyday practicality with attentiveness to Zen texts and classic Zen and Quigong teachings.
The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse A startling and stimulating collection of poems from poets of many spiritual traditions as well as agnostics, Nones, Earth-lovers, and humanists, with a fine sampling of mystics.
The Way of Love An anthology of stories, essays, and poems by spiritual writers from many traditions on finding occasions for loving more completely right where you are.
The Way of the Empath A welcome guide on how to cultivate your sensitivity to see, hear, and bring healing to others.
Tuesdays in Jail A memoir showing how we’re all imprisoned by something from a woman who taught journaling to prisoners.
We Need to Build Inspiration and plans from an interfaith organizer for creating an America that values religious diversity and pluralism.
What Makes Us Human? A Q&A session with an Artificial Intelligence processor that has been fed the texts of the world religious scriptures and other sources and has synthesized the world’s spiritual wisdom.