What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. “Faith,” writes bestselling author Roger Housden, “implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life’s twists and turns.” At a time when more and more people self-identify as “spiritual but not religious,” Housden’s new book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientism.
Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It amazes, startles, pierces, and transforms us. Listen to Roger:
Roger’s best-selling and much loved anthology of transformational poems that transcend culture and time. Includes many contemporary poets including Mary Oliver, Billy Collins and David Whyte.
In this unforgettable tale, a restless young man is moved by the ecstatic poetry of the Sufi mystic Rumi to embark on a life-changing pilgrimage.
This book is a companion in poetry and prose along the journey of love and marriage. It is a song of praise to the love between two people, and to the commitment to that love demonstrated in marriage.
Every one of these poems has struck me a blow, a direct hit, each of them, into the heart of hearts. Every one of them has opened a door for me to go deeper into my own experience, my own joys and sorrows, my own longings, and into the silence that surrounds all of this, all of us, always. Read Excerpt
As this book shows us,“When you die, God and the angels will hold you accountable for all the pleasures you were allowed in life that you denied yourself.” Tennis star Maria Sharapova says that this is “One of the most inspirational books I have ever read.” Read Excerpt
How the incredible life and work of Rembrandt can serve as a wise and honest mirror to clarify our own hopes, struggles and aspirations. Read Excerpt