The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodos, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. The stories of Exodus - a magnificent tapestry of classical biblical, talmudic, and midrashic interpretations; literary allusions; and insights from the worlds of philosophy and psychology into a narrative that gives us fascinating new perspectives on the biblical themes of exodus and redemption.
How do you get past the limitations of the scientific method and hard materialism? Ask Alfred North Whitehead, Russell's collaborator on Principia Mathematica and a brilliant scientific mind. Whitehead's holistic as opposed to atomic view of the world and our experience thereof is well worth a read.
Excerpts on website: This collection is designed to inspire and sustain activists and others who are working for a better world. Shick draws on his four decades of activist experience to offer motivation and encouragement to those just starting out as well as reflections and insights to veteran justice-seekers. Brimming with poignant and inspirational quotations and verse from Jesus to Shakespeare to Edna St. Vincent Millay, Rachel Carson and Maya Angelou.
Citing dwindling faith among Catholics and Protestants who represent the majority of moderate Christians in America and the ongoing debates between atheists and extreme believers, a Unitarian Universalist senior minister draws on his own experiences to argue in favor of modern perspectives that blend current scientific understandings with traditional values about morality and community.
Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate by Sharon Salzberg. The Insight Meditation twelve-month correspondence course is an unparalleled home immersion in vipassana meditation and philosophy, presented by the cofounders of the Insight Meditation Society, Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. Cultivate the sacred environment of a retreat in your own home, with the help of a personal instructor.