Religion and Spirituality

Add to your understanding of faith and devotional life. Borrow books about religion and spirituality from the Lititz Public Library.

What the Qur'an Meant : And Why It MattersWhat the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters by Garry Wills
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and religious scholar redirects his lifelong focus on Christianity, examining the original text of the Qur’an and showing parallels with the Old and New Testaments.

Say to These Mountains: A Biography of Faith and Ministry in Rural Haiti by Elizabeth Turnbull
Wallace Turnbull, the author’s grandfather, was one of Haiti’s pioneers in development and missions, changing countless lives and influencing national policy over seventy years.

God: A Human History by Reza Aslan
A majority of people from all religions attempt to understand the divine by giving God human traits, bestowing both good traits, like compassion and justice, as well as bad traits, such as greed, bigotry, and violence.

Holy Rover : Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and GodHoly Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God by Lori Erickson
Raised on an Iowa farm, the author grew up to travel the world and eventually become a writer specializing in holy sites.

Seven Lessons from Heaven by Mary C. Neal
Using experiences from a 1999 kayaking accident that took her life and what happened next, the author describes encounters with angels and explains she was sent back with knowledge for experiencing joy in daily life.

The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us by Sarah Arthur
Appointed to a suburban church after three years in an urban Christian community, the author and her husband embarked on a yearlong experiment to implement twelve small but radical changes.

Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey
Abandon the pressure to achieve and embrace an imperfect, grace-filled life of joy.

Why Buddhism Is True : The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and EnlightenmentWhy Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright
Meditation can serve as the foundation for spiritual life and hold the key to clarity and enduring happiness.

Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want by Maria Goff
A little planning can lead to a life filled with passionate purpose.

A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith and Determined Parenting by Karla Akins
The mother of a child with autism shares how she reclaimed her faith after her son received a violent, life-altering diagnosis.

Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of this Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker
Telling stories of her own triumphs and tragedies, the author shows how to live in the moment and lead a vibrant, courageous life.

Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing by Rebekah Gregory
The author lost her leg in the terrorist bombing and is now a motivational speaker encouraging people with a message of faith and hope.

The Book of Joy : Lasting Happiness in a Changing WorldThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, who have suffered soul-crushing violence and oppression, offer Eight Pillars of Joy that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

The Godwink Effect: Seven Secrets to God’s Signs, Wonders, Answered Prayers by Squire Rushnell
This collection shares stories about people whose lives were changed by specific and extraordinary answers to their conversations with God.

We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God in Lost Places by Roger Thompson
Follow adventures that kindle spiritual reflection, personal growth and deeper family connections, such as surfing California’s coastlines, stargazing southwestern deserts or fly-fishing in remote mountains.

The Boy Who Knew Too Much: An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy’s Past-Life Memories by Cathy Byrd
Distraught at her very young son’s uncanny revelations, a mother takes a journey of discovery that shakes her beliefs to the core and changes her views on life and death.

November 17, 2017