Entries tagged with “Books”

3 Must-Try Practices for Book Lovers

If you are a bibliobibuli, try these practices to joyously continue your exploration of books.

Become a Soul Nerd

(Re)learn to read deeply. The mental stillness required for a long read allows your mind to formulate a moral position. This kind of bibliotherapy provides a healing place for the soul.

Books We Love 2021

Discover your new reading list: S&H’s guide to books we love, from upcoming titles to past favorites.

Calling for a New Kind of Christianity

Brian McLaren is a prolific author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. He is a former church founder and pastor and is a leader in what is being called “Emergence Christianity.”

Diane Butler Bass on “Freeing Jesus”

Diana Butler Bass discusses her new book, “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.”

Faith After Doubt: Explore Spirituality With Doubt

In his new book, Faith After Doubt, the author, speaker, activist and public theologian Brian McLaren talks about why doubting faith is both so painful—and so necessary.

Find Peace in the Embrace of an Oak Tree

Oak trees symbolize strength, nobility, and wisdom. Spending time under their canopy can bring solace and peace.

Latest Message from Water: Is Dr. Emoto a Spiritual Madoff?

Ten years ago this magazine received an advance copy of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s book Messages from Water, with its dramatic photographs of ice crystals said to be shaped by words, music…

Little Free Library

I spent the last three days with my friend and teacher, Andrew Harvey, at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville. He was our guest speaker for Wisdom House's annual Mystic Heart Retr…

Podcast: Author Natalie Goldberg on Haiku

Author Natalie Goldberg talks about reading and studying haiku as a spiritual practice.

Podcast: Author Sarah Wilson on Reclaiming Your One Wild and Precious Life

Individualism and capitalism are simply not working. Author Sarah Wilson talks about the challenges we face as humans, such as climate change and racial injustice, and proposes healthier systems to heal a fractured world.

Podcast: Author, culture critic, and activist Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones inspires people to overcome fear, become audacious, and show up.

Podcast: Brian McLaren, author, and advocate for a new kind of Christianity

What is brewing in U.S. Christianity? Brian McLaren discusses how we can embrace spiritual doubt to reach higher levels of transcendence and inclusion.

Podcast: Dr. Lydia Dugdale on the Lost Art of Dying

Anticipating our mortality via the lost Medieval practice of ars moriendi.

Podcast: Hala Khouri, on Trauma

The idea of collective trauma and individual trauma have shaped the work of yoga teacher, therapist, and activist Hala Khouri.

Questing for Ancient Ritual

A writer of historical fiction shares how she uncovered 2,000-year-old rituals that are still relevant today.

Review: Haiku as Meditation in "The River of Heaven"

I have always found haiku, with its spare text and deeply penetrating insight, a perfect doorway to meditation. With scarce means—the haiku form allows a mere 17 syllables in…

Spirituality and Books

“Books are my best friends ...” says Rabbi Rami, discussing the connection between spirituality and books—and why he chooses company carefully.

The Zig Zag Life with Natalie Goldberg

Rabbi Rami talks to Natalie Goldberg about discovering her practice, how writing is meditation, and her latest book The Great Spring.

Think Verb, Not Noun

Breath action into everyday words. “You might be surprised at how many nouns in the English language can be used as verbs.”