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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.

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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,

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer. With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.

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.

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.

The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World - No 'damsels in distress' here! Stories of brave, challenging and intriguing women from the past and every continent.

The World's Religions (Plus) by Huston Smith. Explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and native traditions. Emphasizing the inner—rather than the institutional—dimension of these religions; attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and Jesus; conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination.