Recommended Books


Collected Poems, Wendell Berry
The Art of Drowning,
Billy Collins
Quilting: Poems, Lucille Clifton
The Book of Light, Lucille Clifton
The Terrible Stories, Lucille Clifton
Origins of Evening, Robert Gibbs
The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets, Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Ancestors’ Song, Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories, Maria Mazziotti Gillan
All That Lies Between Us, Maria Mazziotti Gillan
The Gift, The Subject Tonight is Love,
Only Bread, Only Light, Stephen Kuusisto
A Long Time Traveling,
Michael L. Newell
Stranger to the Land
, Michael L. Newell
Traveling without Compass or Map,
Michael L. Newell
19 Varieties of Gazelle, Words Under the Words
, Naomi Shihab Nye
A Selected History of Her Heart: Poems, Carole Simmons Oles
Waking Stone: Inventions on the Life of Harriet Hosmer, Carole Simmons Oles
Night Watches: Inventions on the Life of Maria Mitchell, Carole Simmons Oles
Poetry: New and Selected,
Mary Oliver
Poetry Handbook
, Mary Oliver
The Essential Rumi,
Coleman Barks
American Psalm, World Psalm, Nicholas Samaras
Hands of the Saddlemaker,
Nicholas Samaras
The Arrival, Daniel Simko


Home Economics, Wendell Berry
What Matters, Wendell Berry
From the Holy Mountain, William Dalrymple
Heart Over Heel, Chis Harrison
River Notes, Barry Lopez
Desert Notes, Barry Lopez
Winter Count, Barry Lopez
Dakota, A Spiritual Geography, Kathleen Norris


Inner Pilgrimage

The Bible, a Biography, Karen Armstrong
What Are People For, Wendell Berry
The Gift of Years,
Joan Chittister
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting, 
Marva Dawn
Christian Meditation,
James Finley
Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hahn
Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hahn
Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel
Contentment, Robert A. Johnson
Inner Gold, Robert A. Johnson
Living Your Unlived Life, Robert A. Johnson
Owning Your Own Shadow, Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche, Robert A. Johnson
The Essential Henri Nouwen, Robert A. Jonas
The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Life of the Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen
The Courage to Teach, Parker J. Palmer
Forty Day Journey, Parker J. Palmer
Let Your Life Speak, Parker J. Palmer
To Know As We Are Known, Parker J. Palmer
Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinavasan

Pilgrimages Into the World

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago
, David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson
No Destination
, Satish Kumar
Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer

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