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Love & Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow (Complete Works of Forrest Church) by Forrest Church, Church has been justly celebrated as a writer of American history, but his works of spiritual guidance have been especially valued for their insight and inspiration. As a minister, Church defined religion as "our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die." The goal of life, he tells us "is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for."

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. Digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women.

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt. The definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history, explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0156701537/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_cV5Rwb06R2R25

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker J. Palmer, Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.”

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson. When you learn how to die, you learn how to live. https://www.amazon.com/dp/076790592X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kt6JxbG09166C

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker J. Palmer. Speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives-lives that are congruent with our inner truth-in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470453761/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7SY5vb0HQ74SQ

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.

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer. With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer 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.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown. Fear often stops us. Our vulnerability remains hidden in inaction; the judgments we carry about ourselves serve no purpose other than to add to our beliefs of “not being good enough.” Reminds us that we can dare to be vulnerable in our live, whatever “hat” we wear. We discover not only greater courage but a wholehearted way to embrace life.

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin. Harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385348614/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_vIzaxb00KT41B