Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh; contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader is—in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking a part—and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace.
Mindfulness in Plain English: Revised and Expanded Edition by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. With his distinctive clarity and wit, "Bhante G" takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. We already have the foundation we need to live a more productive and peaceful life — Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work.
Twenty-two prominent ministers, lay leaders and theologians discuss the future of Unitarian Universalist social justice work. Their thoughts and hopes for the future are captured in this inspiring collection of essays. Grounding this mission in an historical context, these voices address questions like: How does our faith hold brokenness, injustice and suffering? and How do we develop a prophetic voice?
Our Whole Lives, Adults. Using values, communication skills and spirituality as starting points, this program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages. Builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships, affirms diversity and helps participants accept and affirm their own sexuality throughout their lives. Suggests 12 workshops, plus introductory and concluding sessions, but adaptable for many formats.
The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology by Forrest Church. Described by Cornel West as “a towering public intellectual and the leading universalist philosopher of his generation,” Forrest Church was one of the preeminent liberal theologians of our time. His final gift, The Cathedral of the World, draws from the entire span of Church’s life’s work to leave behind a clear statement of his universalist theology and liberal faith.
In Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, Chris Stedman tells his story as a former Evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist who now works to bridge the divide between atheists and the religious. On Sale 10/1/13. Paperback $15.00.