[NTSC does not endorse or promote these books & resources. Rather they are recommendations given by many different congregation members, with diverse interests, who want to share materials that have helped them on their spiritual paths.]
After the Ecstasy, The Laundry: How the Heart Grows on the SpiritualPath by Jack Kornfield - Kornfield writes with insight into our own human-ness as we embark on our own self-revealing paths and comes to realize that we are only human, but that our consciousness can be awakened and further reaching. When we fall short of our heightened selves, it is only natural to feel bad about it. However, the gift is that you are aware that you have had a sinking, the slipping and ultimately the longing and desire to step into the light once again is the Gift….from J.O.
A Little Book of Thank Yous - Letter, Notes & Quotes by Addie Johnson - It is amazing book which as the inside jacket says so clearly makes one "Rediscover the joys of gratitude!"…from F.C.
Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth - Eric Butterworth was a well-known Unity minister based in NYC for 35 years. Spiritual Economics reminds us that we can all live abundantly in a world that is constantly tell us that there is never enough or that the economy is bad…from F.C.
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World by Rev. John Shelby Spong. Rev. John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark for 24 years. He talks about how religion has taken the bible and through their interpretations have misquoted and misused the true meaning of the bible…from F.C.
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff - Humor makes the 'spiritual' path so much more fun!…from B.L.
The Mananam Series - Writings from the Spiritual Traditions of the World
Mananam is Sandskrit for 'Reflection upon the Truth'. Each book of this series is a compilation of authors/articles covering a single subject. "Saints and mystics from all spiritual traditions sing a universal melody - a melody reminding us that the ultimate purpose of life is to awaken to our Divine Nature...the Divine within and to see that One in everyone and everything."
I have subscribed to this series for many years and find their choice of modern and older writers speak to my spiritual questions in very 'practical for today' terms that inform my day-to-day life. My favorites are: "Divine Purpose", "Life is a Gift: Living is an Art" and "Prayer". www.ChinmayaPublications.org …from B.L.
The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind’s Capacity for Joy by Susyn Reeve with Joan Breiner. Susyn is a member of the NTSC community and frequent guest speaker…from M.E.
How to Use the Science of Mind: Principle in Practice by Ernest Holmes…from S.DeM
Prayer: How to Pray Effectively From The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes…from S.DeM
When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd Author of “The Secret Life of Bees” (also highly recommended) - This story, using symbols & metaphors, is an inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, active waiting, spiritual awakening and Divine Grace…from M.E.
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine by Sue Monk Kidd - A graceful account of awakening and transformation; of the journey to capture the feminine soul and to live authentically…from M.E.
Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self by Joyce Rupp - A six-week daily reading/reflection/meditation/prayer/scripture using the image of the door as an opening to your heart, knocking, opening, standing in the threshold, closing and beyond…from M.E.
Heart-Centered Metaphysics: A Deeper Look at Unity Teachings by Paul Hasselbeck…from N.R.
The Prayer Way to Health, Wealth and Happiness by Lowell Fillmore
Practical book of Truth Affirmations A Unity classic…from L.O.
Discover the Power Within You: A Guide to the Unexplored DepthsWithin You by Eric Butterworth, Unity Minister. - A classic work.
The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Lifeby Marianne Williamson. This book examines change as a spiritual necessity and offers the reader insights into the meaning of embracing the next step of one’s life…from S. DeM.
The Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady – Lessons in Truth, How I Used Truth, God a Present Help These are clear, concise works of New Thought philosophy and metaphysical Christianity. Emilie Cady (1848-1941) is one of the founding voices in New Thought. She studied with Emma Curtis Hopkins, Emmet Fox, the Fillmores and Ernest Holmes and was greatly influenced by Emerson…from M.E.
Illuminata: A Return to Prayer by Marianne Williamson. Prayers for everyday life
Treat Yourself to Life and The Science of Successful Living: The Spiritual Formula for a Joyous Lifeby Raymond Charles Barker.
RELIGIOUS SCIENCE & UNITY... New Thought Classics
Taking The Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chodron - Buddhist wisdom – “valuable tools for change in uncertain times”.
A Course In Miracles – a classic - should be read as a group experience.
www.scienceofmind.com - Science of Mind magazine, your daily manual for spiritual living, offers a spiritual perspective on world events as well as tools for your spiritual practice, all based on the life-affirming Science of Mind philosophy. Filled with practical as well as inspirational content, Science of Mind will change your life. And don't miss our ever-expanding line of Science of Mind book titles!
"Parabola - Where Spiritual Traditions Meet" Each quarterly issue covers one subject...eg: "Love", "Giving and Receiving", "Awakening"...with articles by major modern and ancient thinkers from all traditions, Eastern and Western. This is one of my "must have" magazines that has helped and inspired my spiritual growth and path. www.parabola.org … from B.L.
"Creative Thought - Awakening Humanity to its Spiritual Magnificence" A monthly magazine from the International Centers for Spiritual Living "bringing forth our natural creative pow er through the conscious daily use of spiritual laws to heal, inspire and enrich our lives." This is my daily bedside inspiration/treatment that gets my juices going in the right direction…from B.L.
"On Being", talks with Krista Tippet - "is a spacious conversation....about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit." She interviews great people, with emphasis on the 'spirit' that moves their lives. The latest interview I watched was with Roseanne Cash...fascinating! Web site: http://being.publicradio.org/ …B.L.
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