Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor

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Leaving the Episcopal priesthood and turning to teaching at Piedmont College in Georgia, Barbara Brown Taylor examines the world’s religions with her sheltered and mostly Christian students.  She writes of her field trips to mosques, synagogues, Hindu and Buddhist temples in nearby Atlanta.  Borrowing the parts of other religions that speak to her, she crafts a beautifully written and deeply profound examination of her own faith.

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ISBN: 9780062406576
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Published: HarperOne - March 24th, 2020

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy - Anne Lamott

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In her latest brief meditation on spirituality, Anne Lamott does not hold back in baring her struggles with addiction, bouts of revenge, and self entitlement. She is known for her candidness and in this volume does not relent in telling personal stories that have shaped her view of the world and how to act in it, even from childhood. In the end, the reader can see that the only way to really live is to give mercy and have the courage to accept it as well.

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ISBN: 9780735213586
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

At Home in the World - Thich Nhat Hanh

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While best known for his commitment to Zen Buddhism and nonviolence, Thich Nhat Hanh is also a prolific author.  His latest is presented to us as his memoirs, but readers will soon discover that the book is less a straight-ahead autobiography than his accumulated 90 years of wisdom through vignettes of daily life and lessons learned.  Thich Nhat Hanh takes us from his childhood in Vietnam and his days at a monk novice to the establishment of Plum Village in France and his international travels and meetings with Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Merton.  However, these events themselves are always tangential to how they deepened his practice and furthered his commitment to building a true, lasting peace in the world.  During a time where many of our customers have come in sharing feelings of deep anxiety over the recent political developments and in society’s collective ability to take care of all its members, many readers may appreciate the deep well of compassion and knowledge contained herein.

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By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781941529423
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Published: Parallax Press - November 1st, 2016