A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century by John Buehrens. For over a generation, conservative religion has seemed dominant in America. But there are signs of a strengthening liberal religious movement. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. House for Hope shows how religious liberals have countered fundamentalists for generations, and provides progressives with a theological and spiritual foundation for years…
The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality) by Eknath Easwaran. Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle; contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga.
The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade. Observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience.
The Sacred Depths of Nature by Ursula Goodenough. Makes an important contribution to the ongoing dialog between science and religion, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195136292/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Nz6Twb194A6P8
20-Minute Retreats: Revive Your Spirit in Just Minutes a ... collection of step-by-step practices from ancient cultures, world religions, and psychological disciplines provides readers with the self-renewing, spiritually, uplifting rewards of retreat anytime, anywhere. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0805064516/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_8sJqxb15FAEMD
The Unity of Truth: Solving the Paradox of Science and Religion by Allen A. Sweet. Seeks to help resolve the ongoing battle between religion and science, delivering a thoughtful narrative designed to open minds and hearts. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1475930607/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_k96Twb0ZQS91E
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter. Argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003F1WMAC/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6RQhxb1QSA81Z