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.
Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God (Cloister Books) by Cynthia Bourgeault. Shows how to recognize this hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and renewal.