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My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging
My Grandfather's Blessings
Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging
Paperback      ISBN: 1573228567

In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive.

Dr. Remen's grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness, heals our loneliness, and connects us more deeply to life.

Life has given us many more blessings than we have allowed ourselves to receive. My Grandfather's Blessings is about how we can recognize and receive our blessings and bless the life in others. Serving others heals us. Through our service we will discover our own wholeness—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Anam Cara
A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Paperback      ISBN: 006092943x

Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging

John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as:

  • Light is generous

  • The human heart is never completely born

  • Love as ancient recognition

  • The body is the angel of the soul

  • Solitude is luminous

  • Beauty likes neglected places

  • The passionate heart never ages

  • To benatural is to be holy

  • Silence is the sister of the divine

  • Death as an invitation to freedom
Lectio Divina: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures
Lectio Divina
Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures
Paperback      ISBN: 0824517369

Lectio divina is letting our Divine Friend speak to us through his inspired and inspiring Word, according to M. Basil Pennington, the late priest, retreat master, and prominent lecturer in the Centering Prayer movement. This ancient Christian practice requires faith, humility, openness, and fidelity. Father Pennington sets the process of praying the Scriptures in the context of meditation, contemplation, compassion, and action. He calls it a way of friendship wherein we pay attention to the love letters from the Lord. Lectio, as a satisfying mental and emotional experience, can be enhanced by reading different translations of the Bible, using commentaries, participating in Bible study groups, and using the resources of Scripture-oriented websites.

The Art of Theological Reflection
The Art of Theological Reflection
Paperback      ISBN: 0824514017

Here is a book for the millions of Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe theological reflection as the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian tradition. Their practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.

The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation
The Long Road Turns to Joy
A Guide to Walking Meditation
Paperback      ISBN: 093807783x

The simple practice of walking with attention and mindfulness can bring a spirit of prayer into everyday life. This book concentrates on this form of meditation, whilst walking and taking in the sights and atmosphere. It instructs in walking not in order to arrive, walking just for walking.

Calming the Mind: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Cultivation of Meditative Quiescence
Calming the Mind
Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Cultivation of Meditative Quiescence
Paperback      ISBN: 1559390514

To stabilize the mind in one-pointed concentration is the basis of all forms of meditation. Gen Lamrimpa was a meditation master who lived in a meditation hut in Dharamsala and who had been called to teach by the Dalai Lama. He leads the meditator step-by-step through the stages of meditation and past the many obstacles that arise along the way. He discusses the qualities of mind that represent each of nine levels of attainment and the six mental powers.

This book was previously titled Shamatha Meditation.
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere
Meditations on the Buddhist Path
by Khema
Paperback      ISBN: 086171198x

In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation. Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both.

Servant Leader
Servant Leader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0849996597

Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets.

Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership:

  • the head (leadership assumptions and methods)
  • the hands (application and leadership behavior)
  • the heart (edging God out)
  • the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.)

The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming power of this unconventional approach. Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.

Seasons of Grief and Healing: A Guide for Those Who Mourn
Seasons of Grief and Healing
A Guide for Those Who Mourn
Paperback      ISBN: 0806640367

Drawn from Jim Miller's best-selling Winter Grief, Summer Grace, this small book makes a thoughtful, inexpensive gift or a give-away item from pastors, counselors, lay visitors, and others.

Meditations from Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1
Meditations from Conversations with God
An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0425161692

Suppose you could make God a part of your everyday life.

Suppose you could ask questions about love, faith, life and death, good and evil--and God answered in a way that you could truly understand.

Neale Donald Walsch asked, and God responded.

With these meditations from the pages of Conversations with God the conversation continues, every day. Read. Respond. Watch. Listen. God is always there. Always, and all ways...