I have had an obsession with books since I was in elementary school. I joined my first “book of the month” club in the eighth grade, and remember one of my first books to come in the mail was Charles Dickens ” A Tale of Two Cities”.
“It was the best of times-it was the worst of times”
With the books first sentence, I was hooked for life on the written word.
Since then, I have collected books at library sales, book stores, second hand book shops, and yes, Amazon.
I have a Kindle full of the free and 99 cent books, but I will forever prefer holding a hard copy in my hand, flipping back and forth through the pages- the smell and feel of the paper is imprinted in my neural pathways.
Simply browsing through the library is like smelling a good meal–it is its own sensuous delight.
There are various ways we come upon materials that guide us, inspire us, and sometimes transform us. Occasionally I stumble upon material as I browse the library stacks (admittedly this is the old-fashioned way, but I love it) – or surfing the net. But I have often been guided to wonderful sources through the recommendations of others.
This page is my attempt to pay that debt forward. It will include a variety of books, articles, essays, poetry, music, movies, concerts, and theatre. I will attempt to keep this updated with new reviews as I experience them. I hope you find something on this page that will do for you what it has for me.
Women: From time upon time, it has been women more than men who have demonstrated a capacity for a fervent spirituality and devotion to God, who is love itself. Here are listed women spiritual writers who’s writings have played a major role in my spiritual journey.
Men : Here on this page are spiritual mentors I discovered over the years. These writings have changed and continue to change my life. I hope this page (as well as the page on spiritual women writers) will stir up your curiosity enough to pick up one of these volumes and try it yourself.