Recommended Reading

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We are gathering short introductions or reviews of books that we have found valuable, informative, and inspiring in nurturing Spirituality for Mission. If you have recommendations that you believe would be helpful to our readers, please call our attention to them. Or, better yet, do a short introduction or review that you would be willing to submit to us for publication here along with a picture of the book.  Thank you! And fruitful reading to you!

On the Brink of Everything Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

Parker Palmer, turning 80, doesn’t want to fight the gravity of aging but collaborate with it, viewing it as a passage of discovery and engagement. His twenty-four brief essays and several of poems offer a mixture of reality, possibility, story, and reflection that is soul stirring, even fun....

The Book of JOY: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

The Book of JOY is a treasure! You will meet His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as they share their learnings, wisdom, and laughter befitting close friends who admire and enjoy one another. “Joy practices” and a reader’s guide” invite you to share in their beautiful joy....

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is mind-blowing. A delightful read, it has power to profoundly deepen and expand our contemplation of nature. It is a rich resource for praise, reverence, and caring service, for growth in prayer and spiritual growth. Treat yourself to an amazing contemplative experience....

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

This book might come as a surprise. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is not a theological treatise on the next life, nor a personal narrative of a near-death experience. Rather, in this fast-paced, intriguing, and often surprising book, Albom provides some valuable lessons for this life. ...

Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril

Looking for a readable and rich theological work that could revolutionize your spirituality, satisfy your mind with its wisdom, and liberate your spirit? One that is conscious of the vast cosmos and the fragility of Earth, the daunting new contexts of contemporary human consciousness? I have it for you!...