This special reading list was put together after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but it will be helpful during any difficult time in your life.

If you are feeling anger,
read Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh.

If you are struggling with the meaning of citizenship,
read Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time by Paul Loeb.

If you are feeling fear,
read The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron.

If you want to explore the many levels of forgiveness,
read Calm Surrender: Walking the Hard Road of Forgiveness by Kent Nerburn.

If you are in need of hope,
read Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God by Cynthia Bourgeault.

If you are looking for inspiration,
read Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden.

If you want to know more about Islam,
read Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong or Responses to 101 Questions on Islam by John Renard.

If you are yearning for justice,
read Living a Life that Matters: Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success by Harold S. Kushner (see chapter on “Wild Justice: The Seductive Pleasure of Getting Even”).

If you need help with mourning,
read Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death by Sarah York.

If you are seeking peace,
read Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action by John Dear.

If you are experiencing suffering and loss,
read After the Darkest Hour: How Suffering Begins the Journey to Wisdom by Kathleen A. Brehony.