Books on the Blog

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Abbey, Edward, Desert Solitaire

Arendt, Hannah, Eichmann In Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Armstrong, Karen, The Case for GOD. (Random House, NY. 2009). First Anchor Books Edition, 2010

Baldwin, James, Go Tell It on the Mountain, (copyright, 1952), Modern Library Edition, 1995

Bourgeault, Cynthia, The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart

Buber, Martin. Good and Evil. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1953.

Buechner, Frederick. Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons. Harper Collins publishers, New York, 2006. 

Cain, Susan, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Campbell, Joseph, Myths to Live By

Collier, James & Christopher, My Brother Sam is Dead

Day, Dorothy, The Long Loneliness

de Botton, Alain. The Course of Love: A Novel. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2016.

de Waal, Esther, A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict

Eiseley, Loren, The Immense Journey. Random House, NY. 1957.

 The Unexpected Universe. A Harvest/HBJ Book, 1969

 The Night Country. Scribner’s Sons, New York. 1971.

Ferrante, Elena.  My Brilliant FriendBook One: Childhood. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Europa editions. 2012 (27th printing, 2018).

Forché, Carolyn. What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance. Random House, Penguin Press, 2019, Penguin books, 2020. 

Funke, Cornelia, Dragon Rider

         Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather. Translator Anthea Bell. 2016.

George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves

Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Metropolitan Books, New York: 2014.

Halifax, Joan. Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death. Shambhala Publications. Boston, 2008.

Heschel, Abraham J. The Prophets. Harper Collins Publishers Inc., New York, NY. Harper Perennial Classics edition published 2001 by Susannah Heschel.

Huxley, Aldous, The Perennial Philosophy

Ingalls, Laura, Little House Books

Irving, Debby, Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Iyer, Pico, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells.  Alfred Knopf, NY 2019

Jung, Carl. The Portable Jung, Edited by Joseph Campbell

Keating, Thomas, Open Mind Open Heart

Kingsolver, Barbara, The Poisonwood Bible. Harper Collins, New York, New York, 1998. This edition: HarperPerennial Modern Classics, New York, 2005.

Lane, Belden C., The Solace of Fierce Landscapes

Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There. Oxford University Press, New York. 1948. paperback edition, 1968.

Levertov, Denise. Life In The Forest. A New Directions Book. New York,  1978.

Levi, Carlo. Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year. Ferrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1947. Translated by Frances Frenaye. With Forward by Carlo Levi, 1963. Introduction copyright, 2006 by Mark Rotella

Levi, Primo. The Periodic Table. (1975). Translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal. Everyman’s Library, Knopf, NY 1995.

Mannix, Kathryn. With The End In Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom In An Age of Denial. Little, Brown and Company, New York. 2018

Matthiessen, Peter. The Snow Leopard (1978). Published by the Penguin Group with Introduction by Pico Iyer (2008)

McCann, Colum. Zoli. 2006. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks. 

Muir, John, The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

Norris, Kathleen, Amazing Grace

Acedia & Me

The Cloister Walk

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography 

Nouwen, Henri, Reaching Out: The Three Movements of Spiritual Life

The Inner Voice of Love

Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation

Peterson, Eugene H. Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at its Best. Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove IL, Second Edition, 2009.

Powers, Richard. The Overstory.  W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 2018.

Remen, Rachel Naomi, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. RiverHead Books, The Berkley Publishing Group, NY, 1996.

Richardson, Dr. Robert Jr., Thoreau: A Life of the Mind. University California Press, California, 1986.

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY, 1980.

Ryden, Hope, Wildflowers Around the Year

Sacks, Oliver, The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Solnit Rebecca, The Faraway Nearby, and The Mother of All Questions

Teasdale, Wayne, A Monk in the World: Cultivating a Spiritual Life

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre, The Making of a Mind: Letters From a Soldier Priest (1914-1919)

The Phenomenon of Man

Vanier, Jean, Community and Growth

Weil, Simone, Waiting For God. (letters & Essays)Translated by Emma Craufurd with an Introduction by Leslie A. Fiedler. Harper and Row Publishers, 1951.

White, E.B., Charlotte’s Web

Wiman, Christian. My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY 2013