Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul: Your Personal, Portable Support Group with Stories of Healing, Hope, Love and Resilience by Jack Canfield http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1623610214/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_CbL4tb03QRH4E
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.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue. Anam Cara is gaelic for “soul Friend.” This book explores spirituality and the path of being a soul friend to oneself and with others. It is a book of ancient teachings, stories, and blessings from an author too soon lost to us.
Self: Caring for Our Best Gift by Tom Owen-Towle. Our very being is God’s gift to us. Caring for our self is our best way of saying “Thank You!” We possess minds, bodies, spirits, hearts, souls, and consciences, and each of these six distinct realms of the self must be tended daily in one manner or another. Nurturing the whole self is the most important job we have as earthlings.
Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron. The best-selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1611800765/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UfQTvb19GC2DR
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.
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.
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.
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…