• The Art of Immersion: Frank Rose charts the innovative ways in which the Internet and its emphasis on participation instead of passivity is transforming our connections in the transmedia world.
  • Driven to Extinction: Richard Pearson offers an ideal resource for citizens concerned about our connections and the dangers of climate change and the future of biodiversity on the planet.
  • Alone Together: Sherry Turkle provides abundant insights and creative observations on our machine mediated lives and what this means for intimacy, solitude, and being connected.
  • Our Religious Brains: Ralph D. Mecklenburger pays a rousing tribute to the important role of our brains in connecting us on our spiritual journeys.
  • The Cosmic Dance: Joyce Rupp offers enthralling and reverent readings of the deep connections between human beings and the natural world.
  • Invisible Lines of Connection: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner uses lively illustrative material from his own life — from computer games to jury duty — to demonstrate that we are all connected to each other through the grace of God.
  • To Every Thing There Is a Season: Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon are wed to the verses from Ecclesiastes to celebrate the kinship of all peoples through time and space in this age of global spirituality.
  • Other Ways of Knowing: John Broomfield shows that indigenous cultures have much to teach us about the connections between all beings over time and space.
  • Connect: Edward M. Hallowell challenges us to rebuild connections in our lives by being a part of something larger than ourselves.
  • A Call for Connection: Gail Bernice Holland pays tribute to the work of various individuals and organizations connected by a common goal of creating a "whole new culture."
  • Living Affinity: Master Hsing Yun spells out practices that grow out of envisioning the interdependence of all things.
  • Nature's Way: Ed McGaa, Eagle Man, shares Native American ways that emphasize the ties that bind us to the natural world.
  • Call Me by My True Names: Thich Nhat Hanh ponders in his poetry the "interbeing" that links us together with all of life.
  • Build Me an Ark: Brenda Peterson shares the meaningful connections she has experienced with animals over the course of her lifetime.
  • Kindred Spirits: Allen M. Schoen, a veterinarian, writes about spiritual connections to the animal world.
  • Cybergrace: Jennifer J. Cobb emphasizes the life-enhancing values of computer technology and urges us to pursue its connections.
  • Reinventing Medicine: Larry Dossey celebrates the wedding of science and spirituality in a book about the role connections play in the art of healing.
  • Your Sixth Sense: Belleruth Naparstek contends that psi ("the knowing and sensing that overleaps logic, analysis and rational thought") is an opening of the heart that connects us to others.
  • Prayers for Healing: Maggie Oman presents a wonderful collection of 365 blessings, poems, and meditations from around the world that demonstrates the art of making connections.
  • Dimensions of Prayer: Douglas V. Steere, a Quaker, sees intercessory prayer as an intensely social act that connects us to others.
  • Reclaiming Spirituality: Diarmuid O'Murchu celebrates the spiritual renaissance of our time as an alternative to religious fanaticism and religious indifference; connections play a big part in this option.


E. M. Forster's novel Howards End is about two families in Edwardian England who have an indelible impact upon each other. The overarching theme of the story is the attempt to reconcile the divisions that tear our souls apart and keep us from seeing life whole, splits between rich and poor, city and country, male and female, mind and heart. Margaret, one of the main characters, thinks: "Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer."

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