Friday, March 21, 2014

New & Novel: Religion & Spirituality for Adults & Youth

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
 ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Sometimes it pays just to slow down and look around.  We spend so much time rushing around from A to B and back again in our own little bubble of home and work, sometimes without taking a moment to stop, take in the world around us, and breathe. Interested in slowing down your hectic pace and looking for deeper meaning? Here are a list of books for all ages that inquire about the nature of different religions and encourage a spiritual practice. Take one home today! Bring one home to read with the little ones!

For Adults

Living With a Wild God: A Memoir by Barbara Ehrenreich

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World by Thomas Moore

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho A. Tutu

The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by contributors Shulamit Ambalu, Michael Coogan, Eve Levavi Feinstein, et al.

And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas

The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever by Adam Leith Gollner

The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic by John Shelby Spong

God in Proof: The Story of a Search, From the Ancients to the Internet by Nathan Schneider

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends With Your Mind by Pema Chodron

For Youth

Believe by Sarah Aronson

Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

The Garden of My Imaan by Farhana Zia
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond

The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever by Benjamin Morse

The Path of Names by Ari Goelman

Zayde Comes to Live by Sheri Sinykin
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan

Inspired by articles published in Booklist magazine from November 2013.   

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