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The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck, Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual. Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps to distinguish dependency from love; to become a more sensitive parent.
The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring, Parker Palmer. A deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, frenetic lives many of us lead. Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions, shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life-giving action. Celebrates the problems and potentials of the active life, revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves, the world, and God.
Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care, Christina Puchalski. Provides much-needed definitions and charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and other groups. Presents models of spiritual care that are broad and inclusive, and provides tools for screening, assessment, care planning, and interventions. Advocates a team approach to spiritual care.
When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church by Lillian Daniel. The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality--but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion?
No Act of Love is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia by Richard L. Morgan. offering practical ways to help, this book serves as a reminder that every act of love brings positive transformation to the recipient, to the giver, and to the world.
The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning by Ernest Kurtz. I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely.