Drawing on the inspirations of the world's religions, this book contains highlights from all the major traditions. It includes extracts from the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Buddhist scriptures, Zen and Taoist collections, African and native American oral traditions, the poems of Zarathustra, the Hebrew scriptures and Hasidic literature, the New Testament and the letters of the early fathers, Christian mysticism, the Quran and Sufi mysticism. The book is divided into 12 chapters covering different religious traditions, each with 31 readings on successive pages. It can be read by most age groups and can be used as a means of education, reference or inspiration, perhaps as an annual cycle of readings. An introduction to each tradition covers origins, teachings, expression and themes relevant to readers today.