12 Basic Books

At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden by Yossi Klein Halevi is a courageous bridge-building masterwork offering a healing antidote to hatred and violence among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Middle East.

Coming Home by Lex Hixon is a trailblazing primer on the non-exclusionary path of the world's mystical traditions that celebrates the contemplative awareness that unites them all.

The Coming Interspiritual Age by Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord provides an encyclopedic map of the evolutionary advances in the age of interspirituality, presented with a rare blend of high-powered energy, enthusiasm, and zeal.

Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds by Victor M. Parachin offers a model for hospitality as a way for Christians to enrich their faith with the principles and practices of Eastern religions.

InterSpiritual Meditation by Edward W. Bastian provides ideas behind and instructions for a practice combining prayer, contemplation, and meditation so that contemplatives of diffent traditions can have a shared experience.

It's Really All About God by Samir Selmanovic charts an unusual spiritual journey through the contemporary religious scene with its robust spirituality and interfaith experiments.

The Mystic Heart by Wayne Teasdale is a pioneering work that presents a bold and imaginative vision of the fruits of multifaith sharing and collaboration as well as the blueprints for global mysticism.

One River, Many Wells by Matthew Fox is a wide-ranging and substantive sourcebook of the spiritual wisdom of the world's religions, including scriptural texts and the writings of ancient and modern mystics.

Stalking Elijah by Rodger Kamenetz chronicles the author's six-year quest to learn more about Jewish mysticism that also demonstrates the value of emphasizing practice over belief.

Tales of Wonder by Huston Smith and Jeffrey Paine is an autobiography by the great scholar of world religions describing a creative, visionary, edifying,
and appealing spiritual adventure.

Wisdom Walk by Sage Bennett is an excellent overview of the wisdom and practices of nine world religions, including stories from people of different traditions about the search for meaning in daily life.

Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian by Paul F. Knitter gives a thoughtful and illuminating account of the interfaith journey of a respected Christian theologian and advocate of religious double belonging.

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