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A Book of Hours
Thomas Merton

Sorin Books, 2007

Thomas Merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Now, for the first time, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours , a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours". Editor Kathleen Deignan mined Merton's voluminous writings, arranging prayers ...
  
  











  



  
Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology Is Transforming Spiritual Life
Judy Cannato

Sorin Books, 2010

The best-selling author of Radical Amazement articulates a transforming vision of spirituality that examines the intricate connectedness of the physical and spiritual worlds, a phenomenon she calls the "field of compassion." In the tradition of Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Judy Cannato invites spiritual seekers to embrace the way in which an understanding of religion and the spiritual path is informed and illumined by cutting-edge ...
  
  











  



  
Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice
Christine Valters Paintner

Sorin Books, 2013

In this first book to explore photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective, Christine Valters Paintner builds on the process of contemplative creativity she introduced online at Abbey of the Arts and in her book The Artist's Rule . She considers how a camera can help readers open "the eyes of the heart." More than a book on photographic technique, Eyes of the Heart is about cultivating photography as a spiritual practice. ...
  
  











  



  
The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom
Christine Valters Paintner

Sorin Books, 2011

Christine Valters Paintner, author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection. This twelve-week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity. Summarized in the phrase "pray and work," The Rule of St. Benedict provides the inspiration for Christine Valters Paintner's ...
  
  











  



  
Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times
Robert J. Wicks

Sorin Books, 2012

With over 50,000 copies sold, Riding the Dragon has for a decade made itself an indispensable spiritual and psychological guide to readers experiencing seasons of adversity. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author with personal reflections and fresh perspectives on today's challenges. "Don't try to slay your dragons; learn to ride them!" Drawing on Eastern and Western traditions, psychologist Robert Wicks ...
  
  











  



  
Radical Amazement: Contemplative Lessons from Black Holes, Supernovas, and Other Wonders of the Universe
Judy Cannato

Sorin Books, 2006

This book offers a collection of thoughtful and practical reflections, prayers and meditations which unifies the worlds of science and religion, weaving profound spiritual lessons.
  
  











  



  
Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day
Macrina Wiederkehr

Sorin Books, 2010

With over 25,000 copies sold of the hardcover version, this paperback edition of Macrina Wiederkehr's bestselling book invites readers to learn how to pray the hours through the practice of consciously pausing at the seven sacred moments of each day, making their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage. Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers for many religions, ...
  
  











  



  
When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature
Thomas Merton

Sorin Books, 2003

This first collection of Thomas Merton's nature writings serves as a primer on eco-spirituality. Thomas Merton: millions know him as the author of The Seven Storey Mountain, the international bestseller and a modern spiritual classic. Now, in the first collection of his writings on nature, Merton is revealed as a man whose spirituality is rooted in nature, an environmentalist ahead of his time. These writings serve as a primer on ...
  
  











  



  
A Teen's Game Plan for Life
Lou Holtz

Sorin Books, 2007

After decades of helping to mold teenagers into adults as a highly successful football coach, including a national championship as the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Lou Holtz shares a common sense message with teens in an easily understood game plan for life. He speaks clearly and persuasively to a generation that is "being asked to make important decisions that have adult consequences earlier than any previous generation." "In today's ...
  
  











  



  
Water, Wind, Earth & Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements
Christine Valters Paintner

Sorin Books, 2010

Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, "Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire" is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, Paintner suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Contemplate what ...
  
  











  



  
Tickle Your Soul
Anne B. Smollin

Sorin Books, 1999

Believing that humor is the "handmaid of spirituality," Anne Bryan Smollin offers ways of living happier lives and helping those around us enjoy us -- and life. Tickle Your Soul enables readers to "wrinkle their faces with smiles" and avoid "drying up their souls like prunes." Captured in a happy blend of psychological and spiritual principles, coupled with anecdotes and folk wisdom, Tickle Your Soul delivers joy, health and wellness.
  
  











  



  
Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity
Catherine Whitmire

Sorin Books, 2001

Most of us living in this complex and time-pressured era have moments when we wish we were living simpler, more meaningful lives. Sometimes these wishes are fleeting desires, but for many today the search for a life of greater simplicity and meaning has developed into a deep longing. There are many routes to simplicity. This book focuses on and provides direction to the gimmick-free spiritual path followed by Quakers. For over three centuries ...
  
  











  



  
Are You Really Listening?: Keys to Successful Communication
Paul J. Donoghue, Mary E. Siegel

Sorin Books, 2005

This is an invaluable guide to effective communication. It asks "Why do we often feel cut off when speaking to people closest to us?" and "What is it that keeps so many of us from really listening?" It provides a thoughtful look at the reasons why people don't listen. Filled with easy-to-learn listening techniques, "Are You Really Listening" is a guide to the secrets and joys of listening and being listened to.
  
  











  



  
Fragments of Your Ancient Name: 365 Glimpses of the Divine for Daily Meditation
Joyce Rupp

Sorin Books, 2011

With over one million books sold in her career, Joyce Rupp presents her newest undertaking: a unique collection of daily meditations that draw from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and other sources, offering wisdom and insight about the God who is beyond all names. Bestselling author Joyce Rupp once again proves herself a wise and gentle spiritual midwife, drawing forth 365 names of God from the world's spiritual treasury. Fragments of Your ...
  
  











  



  
The Circle Of Life: The Heart's Journey Through The Seasons
Joyce Rupp, Macrina Wiederkehr

Sorin Books, 2005

We long for connections in the midst of disconnected lives--connections to ourselves, to others, to the world we live in. Most of all we yearn to connect with the sacred. In The Circle of Life Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr invite us to listen carefully and closely to the wisdom of each season. Using reflections, poems, prayers, and meditations, they explore the relationship between the seasons of the earth and the seasons of our lives. The ...
  
  











  



  
When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy: The Making of a Religious Naturalist
Chet Raymo

Sorin Books, 2008

Best-selling author of sixteen books and a long-time writer of the popular column "Science Musings" in the "Boston Globe," Chet Raymo invites readers to explore "the beautiful and terrible mystery that soaks creation." In what he describes as a "late-life credo," renowned science writer Chet Raymo narrates his half-century journey from the traditional Catholicism of his youth to his present perspective as a "Catholic agnostic." As a scientist, ...
  
  











  



  
Nobody's Child Anymore: Grieving, Caring and Comforting When Parents Die
Barbara Bartocci

Sorin Books, 2000

As longevity expands so too does the reality that increasing numbers of people become Nobody's Child Anymore. Unlike most books on grieving the loss of a parent, Barbara Bartocci takes a comprehensive approach from caring for a dying parent through finding new meaning beyond grief. Barbara Bartocci, who has lost both of her parents, speaks from experience and offers poignant vignettes approaching hard questions with compassion and a wealth of ...
  
  











  



  
Prayers to Sophia: A Companion to "The Star in My Heart"
Joyce Rupp

Sorin Books, 2010

This work aids readers in reaching new spiritual depths through the exploration of feminine images of the divine. This book of meditative prayers offers 50 entries that include a verse from biblical wisdom literature and conversation starters for women's book groups.
  
  











  



  
The Contemplative Heart
James Finley

Sorin Books, 1999

James Finley recognizes the depth and range of today's spiritual yearning and refuses to settle for anything but its most profound possibilities. He opens our everyday living to the contemplative traditions, practices, and teaching that have been traditionally the preserve of the monk, and he does so without diluting them. The Contemplative Heart, enables readers to realize that wherever we live, whatever we do, the richest possibilities of a ...
  
  











  



  
Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith
Judith Valente

Sorin Books, 2013

In this meditative spiritual memoir, Judith Valente, celebrated PBS religion journalist and celebrated poet, invites readers along on her transformative pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced life--and promises to do the same for her readers. The first time Judith Valente ...
  
  











  








   



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