Spirituality

  • Alchemist, The: Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist tells the simple tale of a shepherd who journeys to the pyramids of Egypt to find his treasure is truly timeless. The lessons told of the discovery of your personal legend, being your one true purpose, and of understanding omens, are ones that speak to all people regardless of religion.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book – Widely used to attempt to treat many addictions, from alcoholism and heroin addiction to marijuana addiction, as well as overeating, sex addiction, gambling addiction, & even family members of alcoholics, with a strong spiritual and social emphasis.
  • Blue Like Jazz: Donald Miller – Nonreligious thoughts on Christian Spirituality – resh and original voice may change the way Christians view the “status quo” faith and build a bridge to seekers who believe that organized religion doesn’t meet their spiritual needs.
  • Book of Secrets, The: Deepak Chopra – Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life – Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are.
  • Eat, Pray, Love: Elizabeth Gilbert – One women’s search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia. The spiritual journey of someone in a tremendous amount of pain, to a balanced, loving human.
  • Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill: Ricard & Browner – Never has happiness as an emotional and physical state of being been so widely discussed. Ricard helps readers form new patterns of interaction with themselves and with the larger world, working toward happiness step by step, starting with 20 minutes of daily mind training and meditation.
  • I And Thou: Martin Buber – One of the major themes of the book is that human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships. All of our relationships, Buber contends, bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the Eternal Thou.
  • In Pursuit of Joy: Gary Green – Green tells his own deeply moving story of a journey from depression and alcohol problems to a life of peace with himself and the world.
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Richard Bach –  Jonathan is a symbol to all those who refuse to conform for the sake of conforming, instead teaching love, forgiveness, and how to reach your true potential.
  • Lost Art of Being Happy, The: Tony Wilkinson – Spirituality for Sceptics: Arguing that spirituality is not about religion but about living happily, this guidebook offers advice on the skills of the inner life—the mind and emotions—that are needed for a life of gladness. Updated! 06/16
  • Manual for Living: Chernoff – Reality: A User’s Guide to the Meaning of Life – He offers straightforward guidance for achieving lasting happiness, overcoming fear of death and finding fulfillment and true purpose.
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: Annie Dillard – An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons-a personal narrative highlighting one year’s exploration on foot in the author’s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia.
  • Power of Now, The: Eckhart Tolle – He says the book “represents the essence of my work, as far as it can be conveyed in words”, and that it “can be seen as a restatement for our time of that one timeless spiritual teaching, the essence of all religions”.
  • Prophet, The: Kahlil Gibran – The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.
  • Seat of the Soul, The: Gary Zukav – Zukav guides readers into the spiritual realm in his bestselling The Seat of the Soul. Zukav questions the Western model of the soul, alleging that the human species is in the midst of a great transformation, evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses–“external power”–to one that pursues power based upon perceptions of the soul–“authentic power.”
  • Spirituality: Forms, Foundations, Methods: Kees Waaijman – This textbook is a systematic guide to the extensive field of spirituality. The multiform phenomenon of spirituality: the spirituality of ordinary people, the great spiritual traditions and the force of counter-movements.
  • Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu – This unique edition of the Tao Te Ching features: the first comprehensive verbatim translation of the entire text of the Tao Te Ching; literal character definitions that allow the reader to create his or her own interpretation.
  • Think On These Things: Krishnamurti – Free Book: The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life.
  • Traveler’s Gift: Andy Andrews – Weaves a fictional tale about a man who loses his job and money, but finds his way after he is magically transported into seven key points in history.
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: Mitch Albom – Even after his death, Morrie has continued to touch people as he relates his ideas of love (both accepting love and giving love), shunning popular celeb culture in favor of more nurturing values and non-attachment.
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The: Dan Millman – This classic tale, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us, moving readers to laughter and tears — even to moments of illumination — as they rediscover life’s larger meaning and purpose.
  • Wild At Heart: John Eldredge – In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul

 

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