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Zen Encounters with Loneliness

by Terrance Keenan Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Embark on a poignant and sometimes comic journey through Zen, poetry, and the transformative, personal practice of writing.

In Zen Encounters with Loneliness Terrance Keenan weaves together poetry, memoir, and...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie Lehigh University Press (November 05, 2014)

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.


The Great Reformer

by Austen Ivereigh Henry Holt and Co. (November 25, 2014)

A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions

An expansive and deeply contextual...


Love is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

by Cynthia Bourgeault & David Steindl-Rast Monkfish Book Publishing (November 17, 2014)

This is a guide-book for those who are called to the path of conscious love.


Shaman Pathways - Trees of the Goddess: A New Way of Working With the Ogham

by Elen Sentier Moon Books (July 25, 2014)

Work with the Trees of the Goddess and the old ways of Britain.


An American Cardinal

by Christina Boyle St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

The most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States had humble beginnings. Timothy Michael Dolan was born in Maplewood, Missouri in 1950. From an early age, those around him knew that he would become...


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

by Jonathan Gold Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth–fifth century C.E.) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahayana tradition, and his concise, influential...


The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey

by Blanche Barton Feral House (August 18, 2014)

An inside view of the provocative man who created the Church of Satan and wrote The Satanic Bible.


The Terrorist's Son

by Zak Ebrahim Simon & Schuster/ TED (August 11, 2014)

An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

What is it like to...


Pope John Paul II

by Tad Szulc Scribner (June 17, 2014)

A comprehensive and exclusive biography on one of the most pivotal figures of the 20th century: Pope John Paul II.

As the spiritual head of more than one billion Catholics and a world statesman of immense stature...


Muhammad: His Character and Conduct

by Adil Salahi The Islamic Foundation (August 18, 2014)

A presentation of the Prophet's character: his love for family and follower, leadership before persecution, and spiritual devotion to God.


The Beer Drinker's Guide to God

by William B. Miller Howard Books (May 06, 2014)

It’s no accident that Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine! Written by an Episcopalian priest-slash-bar owner, this thoughtful, well-written book of spiritual essays distills lessons about the...


Memoirs of a Jesus Freak

by Kent Allan Philpott, Katie L C Philpott & Larry Eskridge Earthen Vessel Publishing (April 08, 2014)

In Memoirs of a Jesus Freak, Kent Philpott tells of going to the hippies in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in early 1967 and the unusual outpouring of the Holy Spirit with signs and wonders that...


Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

by St. Teresa of Avila Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this classic of Christian mysticism, a Carmelite nun describes her struggles and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood, spiritual crises, and embrace of the contemplative life.


Zen's Chinese Heritage

by Andy Ferguson, Steven Heine & Tenshin Reb Anderson Wisdom Publications (March 09, 2011)

Zen's Chinese Heritage traces twenty-five generations of inlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait...


Keep Me in Your Heart a While

by Dosho Port Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2008)

"After my death I will come back and haunt over you, checking on your practice." Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of the greatest pioneers of Zen in America, said this frequently, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow...


Like a Waking Dream

by Lhundub Sopa, Paul Donnelly & Dalai Lama Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

Among the generation of elder Tibetan lamas who brought Tibetan Buddhism west in the latter half of the twentieth century, perhaps none has had a greater impact on the academic study of Buddhism than Geshe Lhundub...


Novice to Master

by Soko Morinaga & Belenda Attaway Yamakawa Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2012)

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and...


The Lawudo Lama

by Jamyang Wangmo & Dalai Lama Wisdom Publications (September 23, 2013)

The Lawudo Lama presents two life stories along with an extended introduction laying out their social and cultural context. It takes place in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, the home of the famous Sherpa...


Great Disciples of the Buddha

by Nyanaponika, Hellmuth Hecker & Bodhi Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2012)

A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series.

Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters...


Blue Jean Buddha

by Sumi Loundon Kim & Jack Kornfield Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

In an age when the Dalai Lama's image has been used to sell computers, rock stars have used tantra to enhance their image, and for many, Nirvana calls to mind a a favorite band, what does Buddhism mean to twenty-somethings?...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


One Hundred Days of Solitude

by Jane Dobisz Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods....


The Voice that Remembers

by Joy Blakeslee, Adhe Tapontsang & Dalai Lama Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

When Adhe Tapontsang--or Ama (Mother) Adhe, as she is affectionately known--left Tibet in 1987, she was allowed to do so on the condition that she remain silent about her twenty-seven years in Chinese prisons....


The Pastor

by Eugene H. Peterson HarperOne (February 22, 2011)

In The Pastor, author Eugene Peterson, translator of the multimillion-selling The Message, tells the story of how he started Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland and his gradual discovery...


Pope John Paul II

by Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest (May 16, 2011)

From his survival of Nazi-occupied Poland to his joining the priesthood and ascension to the papacy, this account of Pope John Paul II offers unique insight to the man who would be pope with personal stories...


The Broken and the Whole

by Charles S. Sherman Scribner (March 11, 2014)

A wise, uplifting memoir about a rabbi’s search for understanding and his discovery of hope and joy after his young son suffered a catastrophic brain-stem stroke: “Deeply moving, extraordinarily thought-provoking,...


Indie Spiritualist

by Chris Grosso Atria Books/Beyond Words (March 04, 2014)

From a recovering addict, musician, and tattooed indie culturist: a guidebook for today’s generation of spiritual misfits who crave a dogma-free path.

Brutally honest and radically unconventional, Chris Grosso’s...


Manifesting Michelangelo

by Peter Occhiogrosso & Joseph Pierce Farrell Atria Books (January 04, 2011)

“And then it happened . . . a ray of illumination shot straight up and down to the left and the right, forming a pair of axes. My heart began to beat very fast, yet I didn’t blink. I couldn’t have taken...


More Than Conquerors

by Megan Hustad Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

Megan Hustad and her family try to reconcile an evangelical upbringing in a post-Christian America

When Megan Hustad was a child, her father uprooted their family from Minneapolis to embark on a cross-cultural...


Journey to Mindfulness

by Henepola Gunaratana & Jeanne Malmgren Wisdom Publications (October 01, 1998)

Bhante Gunaratana - Bhante G., as he is affectionately called - has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain...


Broken on the Back Row

by Sandi Patty Howard Books (June 30, 2008)

The heart of a mom is wrapped up in the people she loves -- her children, her husband, her co-workers, her friends. She wants to give them the very best of herself, but sometimes her busy schedule gets in the...


Escape From China

by Zhang Boli Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

Who can forget the images, telecast worldwide, of brave Chinese students facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square as they took on their Communist government? After a two-week standoff in 1989, military forces suppressed...


Hope Endures: Leaving Mother Teresa, Losing Faith, and Searching for Meaning

by Colette Livermore Atria Books (December 02, 2008)

The searing memoir of an extraordinary woman who served as a nun for eleven years in Mother Teresa's order, Hope Endures is a compelling chronicle of idealistic determination, rigid discipline, and shattering...


Fields of Grace

by Hannah Luce & Robin Gaby Fisher Atria Books (October 22, 2013)

In this remarkable tale of hope and survival, Hannah Luce tells how, as the sole survivor of a terrible plane crash, she came to grips with her faith: “a calamitous, fascinating memoir, written with surprising...


The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership

by Al Sharpton Cash Money Content (October 08, 2013)

Lord knows, Rev Al has had his personal and very public ups and downs - but he's come out bigger and better than ever. Though the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation is as fiery and outspoken as ever about the events...


Rebbe

by Joseph Telushkin Harper Wave (June 14, 2016)

“One of the greatest religious biographies ever written.” – Dennis Prager

In this enlightening biography, Joseph Telushkin offers a captivating portrait of the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, a towering...


Lincoln's Bishop

by Gustav Niebuhr HarperOne (May 27, 2014)

In the tradition of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals comes Gustav Niebuhr's compelling history of Abraham Lincoln's decision in 1862 to spare the lives of 265 condemned Sioux men, and the Episcopal bishop...


Cardinal Bernardin's Stations of the Cross

by Eugene Kennedy St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2013)

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, the archbishop of Chicago, had long been considered the leader of American Catholicism and was so widely respected throughout the world that he was thought to be the only American...


Rolling Away the Stone: Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism

by Stephen Gottschalk Indiana University Press (January 26, 2011)

This richly detailed study highlights the last two decades of the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a prominent religious thinker whose character and achievement are just beginning to be understood. It is the first book-length...


In Pursuit of Religious Freedom: Bishop Martin Stephan's Journey

by Philip Stephan Lexington Books (April 07, 2008)

In Pursuit of Religious Freedom tells the story of Martin Stephan, a religious leaders whose leadership, vision, and courage stemmed from a fifteenth-century ancestry grounded in the reformations of John Huss...


Have a Little Faith: A True Story

by Mitch Albom Hachette Books (June 14, 2011)

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men,...


Gandhi's Experiments with Truth: Essential Writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi

by Richard L. Johnson Lexington Books (November 17, 2005)

This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from...


Destiny and Decision: The Molding of a Minister in the Twentieth Century

by Fred R. Zimmerman Hamilton Books (August 06, 2013)

In this autobiography of a Christian minister, Fred R. Zimmerman tells the story of his life on the stage of world events that affected him either directly or indirectly. This is a story not primarily of a person...


Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

by Nadia Bolz-Weber Jericho Books (September 10, 2013)

Now a New York Times bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term "pastrix"(pronounced "pas-triks," a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy,...


Junipero Serra

by Steven W. Hackel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2013)

A portrait of the priest and colonialist who is one of the most important figures in California's history

In the 1770s, just as Britain's American subjects were freeing themselves from the burdens of colonial...


Soil and Sacrament

by Fred Bahnson Simon & Schuster (July 15, 2013)

Part spiritual quest, part agricultural travelogue, this moving and profound exploration of the joy and solace found in returning to the garden is inspiring and beautiful.

A POWERFUL, PERSONAL STORY OF HOW GROWING...


My Spiritual Journey

by Dalai Lama & Sofia Stril-Rever HarperOne (October 12, 2010)

In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. The Dalai Lama’s most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey...


Memories of Muhammad

by Omid Safi HarperOne (November 17, 2009)

In Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, leading Islamic scholar Omid Safi presents a portrait of Muhammad that reveals his centrality in the devotions of modern Muslims around the world. This religious...


His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Oral Biography

by Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald S. Strober Wiley (May 02, 2008)

The Dalai Lama is the most beloved spiritual and political leader of our time. For believers and nonbelievers alike, this gentle monk embodies the spirit of compassion, love, and nonviolent resistance to tyranny....