Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Argues we dramatically undervalue introverts; shows how much we lose in doing so; charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture; introduces us to successful introverts. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people.
The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders by Jacob Needleman. Explores their core of inner beliefs; their religious and spiritual sensibilities; and their individual conception of the purpose of life.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz www.amazon.ca/...
Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage) by Alain De Botton. Argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it.
Common Ground, Uncommon Gifts: Growing Peace and Harmony Through Stories, Reflections, and Practices in the Natural World by MSW Barbara A. Meyers. A manual for self-discovery,
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Christiane Northrup M.D. www.amazon.ca/...
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell. outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.
Infinity in Your Hand: A Guide for the Spiritually Curious by William H. Houff. Spiritual growth is an intensely personal undertaking. While we can learn from the journeys of others, it is only through taking out our own beliefs, understanding them, and sharing them that we reveal to our true self. Discover that those who listen to their inner wisdom come to a new and expansive appreciation of that Old Testament command, "Be still and know I am God."
Taking Back Faith: Heretical Thoughts for a New Century by Matthew Tittle. “Matt Tittle is a preacher who has been touched with the ability to provide it all: ideas that allow the purpose of one’s life to emerge, stories that stretch one to deeper spirit, and wisdom gained from the insights of his own living. We are fortunate to have this budding new preacher in our midst. He is helping us to grow into our best selves!” —Reverend Dr. Lee Barker, president, Meadville Lombard Theological School
The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World) by Karen Armstrong, In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history’s most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity’s sacred text, and how its interpretation changed over time.
Care of Mind/Care of Spirit: A Psychiatrist Explores Spiritual Direction by Gerald G. May.For millions turning for answers to the world of the spirit, May shows how psychiatry and spiritual direction are alike, how they complement one another, and how they ultimately diverge.