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Previous Post March 2017 Reading List
This month, in celebration of Easter we will be reading books that focus on spirituality and mindfulness. For most of us, religion has always been something we didn’t necessary choose. Maybe you were raised in a Catholic, Jewish or Muslim family and that religion naturally became apart of you. For me, it was Baptism. I was raised on the belief that Jesus died for my sins and was resurrected to ascend to heaven. That God is the creator and we are all made in his image.
Throughout my years I’ve felt both confidence and doubts in my faith. How can I be sure that my religion is the true religion? How can I be sure of a story from thousands of years ago? I mean, the bible was written long before our modern society. Maybe the people of that time simply didn’t understand events that could so easily be explained through logic and science. I’ve come to learn that questioning your religion doesn’t mean you lack faith but is instead the first step to fully examining and understanding your own beliefs.
Whatever your faith, this month we will read books that explore the journeys in finding your own spiritual path as well as learning to be open-minded to everyone else’s. Religion will probably always be one of our biggest divider but we must respectfully coexist and welcome each others differences. In this list you will find a book for every person. So pick one and read along, goodreads everyone! And Happy Easter!!
1. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
Book Excerpt: If you decide that you’re going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique there is. You don’t have to learn Sanskrit or read any scriptures. You don’t have to renounce the world. You just have to really mean it when you say that you choose to be happy.
2. Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
Book Excerpt: In the quiet of an early morning, honesty finds me. It calls to me through a crack in my soul and invites the real me to come out, come out, wherever you are. Not the carefully edited edition of the me I am this year. No, honesty wants to speak to the least tidy version of the woman I’ve become. The one I can’t make look more alive with a few swipes of mascara and a little color on my lips.
3. Mindwise by Nicholas Epley
Book Excerpt: Apparently, it can be easy to forget that other people have minds with the same general capacities and experiences as your own. Once seen as lacking the ability to reason, to choose freely, or to feel, a person is considered something less than human.