Friday, April 30, 2010

What do you believe? Is your faith strong, or uncertain, or do you have none? Are you interested in learning more? Does reading about religion reinforce your views or widen your perspective?

From books of prayer to calls for atheism, from deep spirituality to quizzical skepticism, perspectives on faith are represented at the library. A few examples:

How to know God by Deepak Chopra

10 things your minister wants to tell you (but can't, because he needs the job) by Oliver Thomas

Our journey to the sky : a guide to the process of spiritual formation by Mary K. Delurgio

The faith club : a Muslim, Christian, Jew-- three women search for understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner

How to expand love by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The heart of the Buddha's teaching by Thich Nhat Hahn

Rise, let us be on our way by Pope John Paul II

Nothing : something to believe in by Nica Lalli

The Bible : a biography by Karen Armstrong

The end of faith by Sam Harris

The art of the inner meal : nourishing mind, body, and spirit by Donald Altman

Surprised by joy by C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. A priest and a rabbi were sitting together on an airplane, chatting, when the flight attendant came by with dinner. "You ordered the kosher meal, sir?" "Yes, thank you," said the rabbi, and the two men set up their trays and began to eat.

    "Tell me, rabbi," said the priest, "just between us, have you ever eaten non-kosher food?"

    "Oh, yes," said the rabbi, "long ago, when I was younger, I had a ham sandwich."

    "Good, wasn't it?" said the priest.

    "Yes," admitted the rabbi. "Yes, it was."

    They ate in silence for a few minutes. Then the rabbi said:

    "Tell me, father. Just between us. Have you ever made love to a woman?"

    "Yes," the priest admitted, "long ago, before I took my vows."

    "Better than a ham sandwich, wasn't it?"


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