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The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood
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4.0 out of 5 stars One to Watch, 24 May 2013
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Very well written with a great premise and storyline spanning generations, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to further books from this author.


The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims
The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Timely Book for our Fragile World, 6 Feb. 2013
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I really loved the way this book is built around the imagery of the Tent of Abraham and the story of his hospitality to strangers, with all the meaning held therein. This story is, of course, common to all three major monotheistic faiths, and the writers likewise come from those traditions. Sharing their experiences of working with others to bring hope, peace, co-operation and greater understanding in the world without in any way minimising the challenges to themselves and all involved, they invite us to a greater thoughtfulness and understanding of the issues and the part our faith traditions have played in this ongoing saga.
I would recommend this book to all who are interested and even despairing of the situation, most especially, those willing to listen with open minds and hearts without expecting pat or 'easy' answers.


An Altar in the World: Finding the Sacred Beneath Our Feet
An Altar in the World: Finding the Sacred Beneath Our Feet

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5.0 out of 5 stars An Oasis of Sanity, 6 Feb. 2013
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A lovely book, full of common-sense celebration of our earthiness and connection to the world around us.
A breath of fresh air after so much unfortunate dislocation between ourselves and the Creation of which we are a part.
I would recommend this book to anyone, whether they have a particular faith tradition or not, but particularly to those
with or from a Christian background who feel unease at the 'too-heavenly-minded-to-be-any-earthly-use' stream of stuff.
Barbara Brown Taylor, in her writings, shares her own journey with great honesty and thoughtfulness, and I, for one, am very glad to have found her.


The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus
The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus
by Neil Douglas-Klotz
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Depths, 19 Mar. 2011
I cannot recommend this book highly enough (& indeed, anything by this author) to anyone who really seeks to understand the words of Jesus. Whether you are of any faith or none, this book shows so clearly how very much we miss through our unconscious cultural/religious preconceptions. In showing how the Semitic languages work, and how very different our Western concepts of God, ourselves and nature are from the world-view of Middle Eastern culture, whole new levels of meaning are revealed which are healing, precious, and SO much bigger than we could ever imagine. Life affirming, life enhancing and especially relevant now. Truly remarkable.


Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Life: Open Mind, Open Heart / Invitation to Love / Mystery of Christ
Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Life: Open Mind, Open Heart / Invitation to Love / Mystery of Christ
by Thomas Keating O.C.S.O.
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Centering/Contemplative Prayer, 19 Mar. 2011
Fr Keating is the clearest guide I have ever come across on this subject, and I heartily recommend his books to all who are seeking insight/being drawn to this path. Love, humility & a great sense of humour are keynotes in his works, and he is such a blessing in somehow explaining the unexplainable! Will lead you to undiscovered and unimaginable depths.


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