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The Confessions of St. Augustine

by Kristen Rabe

This is a clear, conversational presentation of a classic Christian work. In Naxos’s new audio recording of The Confessions of Saint Augustine, British actor Mark Meadows offers a compelling, earnest interpretation of one of the most... Read More

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Grassroots Zen

by Kristen Rabe

"Grassroots Zen" is an enlightened, pragmatic guidebook that will deepen and enliven spiritual practice. In "Grassroots Zen", Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger offer an interpretation of Zen that is approachable and uniquely American.... Read More

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Celestial Mechanics

by Kristen Rabe

This is imaginative work about a man’s quest for true connection. A sprawling, fantastical work about a man’s spiritual journey, "Celestial Mechanics" is the first novel by William Least Heat-Moon, who is well-known for his... Read More

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Untangling Self

by Kristen Rabe

Buddhist principles hold the key to social change, according to this title that works on many levels. In "Untangling Self", Andrew Olendzki offers an accessible, powerful discussion of how the ancient wisdom of Buddhism can transform... Read More

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Apocalyptic Anxiety

by Kristen Rabe

Anthony Aveni’s "Apocalyptic Anxiety" is an astute and engaging guide to the many themes and variations of apocalyptic thinking in American history. Whether the end is envisioned as a religious second coming or the realization of a... Read More

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A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare

by Kristen Rabe

This book is a deeply moving and informed exploration of the beauty, mystery, and community of the natural world. In A Week in Yellowstone’s Thorofare, Michael Yochim weaves together elements of memoir and natural history to create a... Read More

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Practicing the Tao Te Ching

by Kristen Rabe

For the individual seeker interested in exploring Tao, this work will speak sincerely to the heart and mind. In "Practicing the Tao Te Ching", Solala Towler offers a thoughtful and practical guide to the practice of Taoism. Many books... Read More

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Listening to the Savage

by Kristen Rabe

Follow the meandering of this river, listen attentively to the poetic silences of this lovely work. The exquisite Listening to the Savage: River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies is a book to be savored. Barbara Hurd offers an evocative,... Read More

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