After a lifetime spent on the road, a tireless speaker on spirituality and personal development, Maurice Smith finally made the greatest discovery of his life. He learned the art of happily going nowhere. ‘The irony of our journey through life is that really there is nowhere to go. In the words of the mystic, “This is it. Nothing Happens Next.”
In this short direct book, beautiful book, a natural storyteller brings ancient spiritual wisdom alive with a simple message: ‘Relax. Be still and know.’
There is a spirituality in travel, especially when understood from the perspective of the Christian tradition of pilgrimage. Drawing from stories of both the Israelite people and the saintly tradition of pilgrimage, a broad and sustaining vision emerges.
In this challenging work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to outsiders, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom.
Our society shuns weakness and glorifies strength. By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover greater compassion, trust, and understanding. This spirit of inclusion has extraordinary implications for the way we live our lives and build our communities.
by Kenneth Steven
In the sixth century Celtic Christian monks are thought to have made dangerous and difficult journeys from the west coast of Scotland to seek solitude in Iceland. This evocative, pared-down sequence of poems – the imaginary fragments of a lost manuscript – tells their remarkable story, one that is all but forgotten today.
The real 'work' of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me.
The late Henri Nouwen was one of the twentieth century's greatest spiritual writers, and this book brings together two of his most inspirational pastoral works, reissued to mark the twentieth anniversary of his death.
Life of the Beloved asks how one can live a spiritual life in a completely secular culture. The greatest challenge, concludes Nouwen, is to bridge the gap between secular and sacred within the human self as a human being beloved of God.
Our Greatest Gift is a mediation on dying. Dying and death can often bring fear, but the experience of dying and caring for the dying can become the deepest experience of love. Now encourages us to ask, 'How can my death become fruitful in the loves of others?'. Ultimately, it is the greatest gift we have to offer.