Spirit & Wisdom
Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected (Harper San Francisco, 2010) is a book that offers guidance to the millions of people attempting to find the right balance between computers, cell phones, blackberries, iPods – and their creative lives.
David Anderson is the pastor of the Episcopal church in Darien, Connecticut. He also writes columns for several newspapers and lives with his wife, cookbook author Pam Anderson, and their two teenage daughters.
Breakfast Epiphanies and Other Unexpected Encounters of the Spirit (Beacon, 2002), of which Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and Connect writes: “…a witty, warm, and wise bouquet of stories written from the stuff of everyday life by a man whom you like immediately…and feel sad to say good-bye to when this all-too-short visit draws to a close…a joy to read, and a comfort to reread.”
Reverend Candace Chellew-Hodge
Reverend Candace Chellew-Hodge serves as associate pastor of the Garen of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC., and is the founder of the first online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians called WHOSOEVER, which now reaches nearly one million people every year.
Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians (Jossey-Bass, 2009).
*Work in Progress: Liberally Speaking: A Christian Point of View
Kirk Byron Jones D. Min. PhD
Kirk Byron Jones D. Min. PhD was a pastor for twenty years. He teaches social ethics and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts.
Holy Play: Five Steps for Living Your Divine Purpose (Jossey-Bass, 2007).
The Jazz of Preaching (Abbingdon, 2004).
Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down (Abbingdon, 2003).
Rest in the Storm (Judson Press, 2001).
Patricia Madson is one of the foremost teachers of improvisation in the country
Improv Wisdom: Unscripting Your Life – a Book for Anyone Who Believes They Can’t Think on Their Feet (Crown/Belltower, 2005).
A handbook for applying the techniques and philosophy of improvisation as a system for personal growth.
Diana Durham is a poet who was born in England and now resides in the United States.
The Return of King Arthur: Completing the Quest for Wholeness (Tarcher, 2004). A revolutionary interpretation of Arthurian myth that can change the way we live our modern lives.
On a Spaceship With Beelzebub is a memoir of a spiritual journey from within the Gurdjieff movement.
Marshall Glickman after retiring from the corporate world at the ripe age of twenty-four, Marshall left fiscal stress behind and moved to Vermont. He is the editor and publisher of an environmental magazine, Green Living, and lives with his wife and two children.
The Mindful Money Guide: Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Finances (Ballantine Books, 1999).
Zen by the Brush, illustrated by Seiko Morningstar (STC, 2003)
Serenity in Motion (Warner, 2003) is a guide to applying the lessons from Quiet Corner in a wider, wilder world.
Work From the Inside Out: Seven Steps to Loving What You Do (Random House/Harmony, 2002) explores the quest for joy in work through mindfulness.
Just Listen: A Guide to Hearing Your Own True Voice (Broadway Books 1999) earned the following praise from Robert Gerzon, author of Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety: “…[Nancy] gently guides you on the path to experiencing greater serenity and discovering the passionate life you were born to live.”
Find a Quiet Corner: A Simple Guide to Self-Peace (Warner 1995) A nurturing handbook to quiet times and quiet places. A classic.
Mirabai Paula Starr
Mirabai Paula Starr is an adjunct professor of philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico. Her translations of the Spanish mystics have been acclaimed for their clarity, beauty, and accessibility. Mirabai is also a certified bereavement counselor.
St. Teresa of Avila: My Life (Shambhala Books 2006).
Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross (Riverhead Books).
The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila (Riverhead).
Caravan of No Despair: a Memoir of Loss and Transformation. (Sounds True, 2015).
Melissa Gayle West, Ph.D.
Melissa Gayle West, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist and program director of harmony Hill Retreat Center for Holistic Healing. She lives in
Exploring the Sacred Labyrinth (Broadway Books, 2000; One Spirit, 2001).
Nina Wise is a writer, teacher, and performance artist who has performed for audiences around the world.
A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self Expression and Celebration for Those Who Have Time for Neither (Broadway, 2002) is Nina’s profoundly liberating guide to unlocking the creative spirit.
“This wonderful book could change my life,” Isabel Allende.
“…No one else I know so intimately joins the sublime and the absurd…” Natalie Goldberg.
Tad Wise is an author, actor, singer/songwriter, English teacher, journalist, and stonemason. He is also the father of three.
Tibetan Buddhist Altar Book (Chronicle, 2004).
Blessings on the Wind: The Meaning of Tibetan Prayer Flags (Chronicle, 2002).
Nourishing Wisdom: A New Understanding of Eating (Random House/Bell Tower, 1991) was endorsed by Dr. Larry Dossey, author of Recovering the Soul, who said “this book could forever change the way you think about food.” A classic.
Cyndi Lee is the director and founder of the OM Yoga Center.
Yoga Body Buddha Mind (Riverhead Books, 2004).
Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi
Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi with Ronald Miller. Reb Zalman is a beloved and respected preeminent rabbi and teacher whose belief in the universality of spiritual truth has led him to study with Sugi masters, Buddhist teachers, Native American elders, catholic monks, and humanistic and transpersonal psychologists.
From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older (Warner Books, 1995, 1998 ) is the first American work to acknowledge the archetype of “sage.” New edition (Hachette)
“Extraordinary…a magnificent view of aging.” – Larry Dossey M.D., author of Healing Words.
“As in his teaching, Reb Zalman put in this volume much warmth, human compassion, and necessary wisdom.”
Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace.