Explores what life may have been like for Mary, Joseph and Jesus, and celebrate the many ways in which Mary serves as a model of holiness for all women and men; as the archetype of motherhood; and as a source of tenderness, comfort, protection and peace.
Compassionately guides you through the practicalities of facing and finally accepting brokenness in your life_a process that can ultimately bring mending. A clear-eyed, kindhearted method based on teachings and practices from many religious traditions.
Breaks down the barriers that lie in the way of spiritual fulfillment, showing you that rules were made to be broken, and how it's possible—and imperative—for you to discover a rewarding spiritual life that fits your own personality, your own path.
Pairing legend with fact, memory with history, this volume examines the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and conveys the true story of this great mystic, whose leaping flame of spiritual realization continues to influence the modern spiritual search.
The first American edition of the conversations and teachings of the Holy Mother as recorded by her disciples, both lay and monastic, this fascinating collection brings to life the Holy Mother’s teachings on human affliction, self-control, and peace in ways both personal and profound.
LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives
6 x 9, 240 pp
LGBTQI people and allies, clergy, activists and scholars explore LGBTQI inclusion in their religious communities, addressing how their faith’s teachings have been traditionally interpreted, the ways in which inclusion is being consciously constructed or denied, and where LGBTQI people can find support within the tradition.
Offers insight into Tagore's heavenly desires, his ongoing quest for Brahama Vihara, and illuminates the remarkable diversity that made him the most important bridge between the spirituality of the East and West in the first half of the twentieth century.
Presents the core teachings of Tanya, with insightful commentary that will deepen your understanding of the soul and how it relates to and manifests the Divine Source from which all life comes, in which all life lives and to which all life returns.
Experience the wisdom and power of Lao Tzu's words even if you have no previous knowledge of the Tao Te Ching. Provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes helpful historical background, explains the Tao Te Ching’s poetic imagery, and elucidates the ancient Taoist wisdom that will energize your spiritual quest.
An exploration of the hopes, fears, joys, frustrations, gifts and limitations that influence teachers of all kinds every day. Includes stories of many teachers in conventional and unconventional settings, reflection questions, practices and activities to help you reinvigorate your passion for your vocation, your students and your subject.
How the Information Revolution Affects Our Spiritual Lives
6 x 9, 176 pp
Explores the role of new spiritual communities, the personal relationships we have with our gadgets, helping you think about the many, often subtle, ways technology has seeped into every aspect of our lives and changed the way we do faith.
This important and inspiring book for children, parents, teachers and character-education programs uses vibrant pictures, fascinating profiles, and a wealth of intriguing information to bring to life the passion and actions of some of the past century’s greatest leaders.
Through penetrating reflections and practical tips for uncovering the blessed wonder in our lives—even in trying circumstances—Jay Marshall shows you how to recapture the goodness, holiness and abundance that saturate our world.
Adapted from the award-winning It's a ... It's a ... It's a Mitzvah, this whimsical board book helps children explore the joys of doing good deeds and mitzvot. Lively text and illustrations introduce preschoolers to the everyday kindnesses that mark the beginning of a Jewish journey and a lifetime commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor
6 x 9, 240 pp
Be informed and inspired, delighted and supported, encouraged and entertained by stories and prayers on the work of the Church—from the unique perspective of clergywomen from around the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Through enjoyable biography, activities inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh's values and beliefs, and poems written by the teacher himself, this book will show you how to be braver, more caring, and happier in your own life.
A Personal Journey into Sufism, Buddhism, and Judaism
5½ x 8½, 240 pp
An intimate account of what intensive spiritual practice is like, with an ultimate message that is supremely inspiring: The spiritual path is completely within our reach, whoever we are, whatever we do, as long as we are willing to try.
Presents a selection of Vivekananda's most inspiring lectures and a glimpse of his life through newspaper reports from the time, personal reminiscences from disciples and others close to him, and impressions of his life and message from world leaders.
Takes us inside the monastery walls to present details of what it's like: the physical work, common meals, conversations with the monks and other residents, meditation, and other activities that fill an ordinary week.
The timeless account of an anonymous wanderer who set out on a journey across nineteenth-century Russia with nothing but a backpack, some bread, and a Bible, with a burning desire to learn the true meaning of the words of St. Paul: "Pray without ceasing."
Exploring Theological Differences for Mutual Understanding
6 x 9, 192 pp
Explains why Jesus is of interest to Jews and drives home an important lesson of our time—that Christians and Jews can be worlds apart theologically, but also very close in mutual understanding and cooperation toward desirable human goals.