Spirituality and Religion

Research and personal struggles have led these authors to a greater understanding of religious and spiritual concepts. These books are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

God's Not Dead : Evidence for God in an Age of UncertaintyGod’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty by Rice Broocks
Arguments borrowed from logic, science, philosophy and Christian scripture provide starting points for a discussion about God’s existence.

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T.D. Jakes
Rediscover natural aptitudes and reclaim wisdom from past experiences to become in touch with your intuition and inner knowledge.

Profiles in Christian Courage: Extraordinary Inspiration for Everyday Life by Kerry Walters
From physical challenges to moral dilemmas, accounts from inspiring people encourage bravery in everyday life.

The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury
Interrelated short stories create a connection with the people closest to Jesus, including Mary, Joseph, Jesus’ brother James, John the Baptist, Zechariah and Elizabeth.

Opening Heaven's Door : Investigating Stories of Life, Death, and What Comes AfterOpening Heaven’s Door: Investigating Stories of Life, Death and What Comes After by Patricia Pearson
Deeply affecting stories of deathbed experiences, nearing death awareness and life after death are occurrences that console and comfort.

The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church by Pope Francis
Compilation of essays, speeches and homilies by Pope Francis share his vision of a church that exists among and for the people.

Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend
Fifty years old when he enlisted as an Army chaplain during WWII, a Lutheran minister was recruited to minister to the twenty-one Nazis leaders awaiting trial at Nuremberg.

Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider
Blogger and founder of the Simple Mom online community tells the story of her family’s ongoing quest to live more simply, fully and intentionally.

I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference by Thom S. Rainer
Church membership provides the privilege and joy of making a positive impact on the community.

Plain and Simple : A Journey to the AmishPlain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender
An urban California woman is drawn into the beautiful yet austere life of an Amish community, describing the ultimate effects their simple values have when she returns to the city.

The New Kitchen Mystic: A Companion for Spiritual Explorers by Mary Hayes Grieco
Insights and personal stories combine to offer healing words of wisdom about enlightenment, fulfillment and hope that can be found within ordinary circumstances.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott
According to the author, finding meaning and peace when life goes out of balance after personal devastation begins when the shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric are sewn back together one stitch at a time.

Immortal Diamond : The Search for Our True SelfImmortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr
The authentic self is formed under the intense pressure of our lives and must be uncovered and separated from the ego that surrounds it.

Wisdom Walk: Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the World’s Spiritual Traditions by Sage Bennet
Ordained minister examines rituals from many religions and traditions and makes them accessible to readers.

Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Devine by Eric Weiner
After a health scare, an agnostic by default undertakes a worldwide exploration of religions with the goal of finding a personal understanding of the divine.

Originally published on November 21, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express