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Books

The books section contains a brief and eclectic sample of the wonderful diversity and richness of thought, ideas and images that can shine a light into the deepest recesses of our darkness and despair and help initiate a new journey of self awareness, healing and hope.


Wisdom for Our Times

You can transcend all negativity when you realise that the only power it has over you is your belief in it. As you experience this truth about yourself you are set free”. Written by Eileen Caddy – excerpt from the book:

Wisdom For Our Times Helen Exley, Exley Publications, UK/USA

This book contains some of the wisest words ever written about the most important human values – kindness, perseverance, hope and courage”.

Web: www.helenexleygiftbooks.com




On Death and Dying Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. 

"In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-Ross first explores the now famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Through simple interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professional who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

www.simonandschuster.com


 Death Is of Vital Importance Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

 This book is compiled from tape recordings of lectures given by Dr. Kubler-Ross on the subject of death and dying. It includes lectures on "Death Does Not Exist":  "Life, Death and Life after Death": "Healing in our Time": "Making the Most of the Inbetween".


 www.stationhill.org



Walking in the Garden of Souls George Anderson & Andrew Barone
 
"This book, which has been called 'the roadmap to peace' and 'riveting and inspirational' by reviews, helps readers to understand loss as an experience of life, and how to recover, grow and live again".
 
Web: www.georgeanderson.com/books.htm
 
 

Benedictus

Benedictus John O’Donohue, Bantam Press

Today when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words…This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change…”

Web: www.johnodonohue.com



Anam Cara

Anam Chara John O’Donohue, Bantam Press

A book of celtic wisdom with a rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry and spirituality. This work will have a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it”.

Web: www.johnodonohue.com



The Power of Now

The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle New World Library, USA

This book shows us how to discover for ourselves the grace, ease and lightness that come when we simply quieten our thoughts and see the world before us in the present moment”.

Web: www.newworldlibrary.com




A New EarthA New Earth Eckhart Tolle Penguin Group, USA

In this book Tolle exposes the fears that hang over us all and shows how each of us can find happiness and health through a series of simple, life-affirming steps”.

Web: www.penguin.com




Healing GriefHealing Grief James Van Praagh, Random House Large Print, USA

Reclaiming life after any loss. This book reveals how the devastating sorrow of a loss can transform our lives into incredible opportunities for growth and bring about a sense of renewal and focus to our lives”.

Web: www.randomlargeprint.com




This Blinding Absence of LightThis Blinding Absence of Light Tahar Ben Jelloun, Penguin Group

This novel, based on the true story of a prisoner incarcerated for almost twenty years in a secret prison complex in the Moroccan desert, is a wrenching yet exquisite celebration of the human spirit and its determination to survive”.

Web: www.penguin.com




Man's Search for MeaningMan’s Search for Meaning Victor E Frankl A Touchstone Book, USA

In this book, Dr. Frankl, an eminent Austrian Psychiatrist, gives a moving account of his life amid the horrors of the Nazi death camps, chronicling the harrowing experience that led to his discovery of his theory of logotherapy. This theory stresses man’s freedom to transcend suffering and find a meaning to his life regardless of his circumstances”.





The Way to love

The Way to Love - The Last Meditations of Anthony De Mello

"In this pocket sized book, Anthony De Mello grapples with the ultimate question of love, insisting love springs from awareness and that it is only when we see others as they are that we can begin to really love. Thirty-one meditations which will help the reader live from moment to moment a life made full and happy and transparent through awareness".

Web: www.amazon.com



Transforming Lives - Sue & Richard Cansdale

"Transforming Lives is a well balanced, informative, attractively illustrated book, celebrating what has been achieved through transplantation. It contains over 30 inspiring, true stories by donor families, recipients of transplants and medical professionals involved with transplantation. It is not ‘just a book of sad stories’. It is lifted by beautifully written poems and humorous one liners from children".

Web: www.legacyoflife.org.uk



An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love - Richard Carlson & Kristine Carlson

"If you had one hour to live and could make just one phone call, who would you call? What would you say? Why are you waiting? An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love is a profoundly moving book that shows the importance of treasuring every day as the incredible gift it is.

Web: www.RichardCarlson.com / www.hodder.co.uk






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