Meditations of John Muir

Meditations of John Muir

Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

Meditations of John Muir

Nature's Temple

Meditations of John Muir

Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

Meditations of Walt Whitman

Earth, My Likeness (Large Print 16pt)

Meditations of Walt Whitman

In revising Leaves of Grass for its 1856 edition, Walt Whitman sacrificed the large pages of the first edition, meant to accommodate his long lines of verse, for smaller pages, with the idea that the reader would be able to enjoy the ''ideal pleasure''; ''to put a book in your pocket and off to the seashore or the forest.'' It is with this same ideal in mind that Chris Highland has assembled the fourth book in the successful Meditations series, Meditations of Walt Whitman, a pocket-sized compendium of passages from Leaves of Grass. Whitman's lifelong endeavor, Leaves of Grass, is the culmination of his poetic work, published first in 1855, and constantly revised until its last edition in 1881, eleven years before his death. In Meditations of Walt Whitman, passages from Leaves of Grass are paired with the words of a variety of historical and contemporary thinkers, such as Margaret Fuller, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jane Goodall, Mark Twain, Marc Chagall, Helen Keller, Buddha, Dante, and Bhagavad Gita.

Meditations of Henry David Thoreau

A Light in the Woods (Large Print 16pt)

Meditations of Henry David Thoreau

When Henry David Thoreau died at the age of forty-four in 1862, he had written a forest of articles and essays that eventually earned him a reputation as a first-rate naturalist, conservationist, and social critic. His gravesite in Concord, Massachusetts, is a pilgrimage site for readers who still turn to Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Maine Woods, ''Civil Disobedience,'' and ''Walking'' for inspiration. Thoreau was a supreme articulator of America's conscience when the country was industrializing, facing battle over slavery, and developing its public education system. His thoughts are brook-clear and strangely prescient today.

Meditations of Margaret Fuller

The Inner Stream

Meditations of Margaret Fuller

Carries forward the popular and portable meditations series that includes Muir, Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman and Burroughs. 60 selections paired with quotes and photographs revealing lessons of Nature.

Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of Emersons writings reveal the essence of his spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it. Complementing each passage is an inspirational quote from historical and comtemporary luminaries including Margaret Fuller, the Dalai Lama, and Jack Kerouac, and voices from Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.

Omer

A Counting

Omer

The counting of the Omer begins with the escape from enslavement to the wandering path of freedom, leading to a mystical encounter with God, Sinai and Torah. This volume, beginning with its informative contextual introduction, provides a spiritual guide for a personal journey through the Omer toward meaningful and purposeful living. Beautiful and evocative readings for each day, matched with the daily Omer blessing, offer a transformative path from Passover to Shavuot.

Little Book of Bathroom Meditations

Spiritual Wisdom for Every Day

Little Book of Bathroom Meditations

Who doesnÆt have a stack of magazines in their bathroom? Now your reading pile can include something more interesting than People has to offer! This collection of short aphorisms, spiritual wisdom, and food for thought is perfect for bathroom reading. The Little Book of Bathroom Meditations is filled with quotes, parables, and wise words from such authors, visionaries, and figures from the past 20 centuries as Matthew Arnold, Kahlil Gibran, Jonathan Swift, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowksi, Liza Minelli, James Joyce, George Santayana, Chaucer, the Dalai Lama, Rabelais, and many, many more. Packaged in a way that makes even the heaviest gurus accessible to the masses, The Little Book of Bathroom Meditations makes for a cute gift book, stocking stuffer, or impulse buy for the spiritually curious.

Getting More Out of Mass

Getting More Out of Mass

God always has more for usmore of this love, more of his grace, more of his peace. Getting More out of Mass will guide individuals and groups in experiencing God in Mass. Each booklet features five sessions, including a Scripture passage, a short commentary, and questions for discussion and reflection. Suggested prayer exercises for during the week deepen the reader's connection with the Lord and help set the pattern for a regular time of daily prayer and reflection. These books were especially designed for individuals or parish groups that have limited time but are looking for a great impact. They are perfect for any small group or for parents whose children are attending religious education classes. Award-winning author and speaker Mark Hart, editor of the series, introduces each booklet and, in his engaging style, assures us that there really is"something more" that the Lord wants to give us!

A Freethinker's Gospel

Essays for a Sacred Secular World

A Freethinker's Gospel

A collection of columns by Chris Highland, first published in the Asheville Citizen-Times. Highland is a secular "freethinker" who muses on the natural world, faith, and being a non-believer in a religious society; offers reflections on interfaith work, the search for self-discovery, and the commonalities that bind us.