Seeking the Sacred
Six people share a major step they’ve taken on their spiritual journey:
Thomas Moore, author, Care of the Soul, writes about The Quest.
Marion Woodman, author, Coming Home to Myself writes about Awakening the Soul.
Romeo Dallaire, author, Shake Hands with the Devil, writes about Trial, The Struggle.
Stephen Lewis, special envoy to the UN for HIV/AIDS in Africa, writes about Empowerment.
Martin Rutte, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work writes about The Work of Humanity: Project Heaven on Earth.
Taken together, you’ll deepen your own spiritual path. We come to an understanding that our enlivened spirits can thrive, flourish and add value to the world regardless of the existence of evil, pain or suffering. When our spirits remain alive, when we understand the joys and the sufferings in life, and still operate out of hope and light, the world has the opportunity to create Heaven on Earth.
How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth
A fascinating octopus of a book on global change, reaching in all directions at once.
– Library Journal
This collection of 101 essays from some of today’s most notable thinkers and leaders focuses on the large problems of society, as well as every day challenges, and encourages readers to envision a positive change. The essays explore the themes of peace, democracy, prosperity, racial harmony, ecology, and health, encouraging readers to find meaning in their own lives and share it with others.
Glimpses of Heaven on Earth
Glimpses of Heaven on Earth provides its readers with meaningful and inspiring quotations, culled from across the globe and throughout time on topics ranging from peace to racial harmony to health. You may recognize some of these quotes, especially those by the likes of Mother Theresa, William Penn, and Nelson Mandela. Other quotes will be less familiar, but you will want to refer to all of them time and time again, as you gain insight into how you can make your world and the world around you a better place for all.
Creating Heaven on Earth: Taking Small Steps in the Right Direction
Dr Nicholas Beecroft, a Military and Organizational Psychiatrist, has spent 25 years exploring the worlds of Medicine, Psychiatry, Business, International Relations and the Military. In the Future of Western Civilization Series, he interviews visionary leaders to discover their inspiring, positive and practical visions for the future and challenges them with incisive questions.
The End of Poverty
Hailed by Time as one of the world’s hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. Now a classic of its genre, The End of Poverty distills more than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones. Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. Explaining his own work in Bolivia, Russia, India, China, and Africa, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that challenge the world’s poorest countries.
The End of Illness
CAN WE LIVE ROBUSTLY UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life.
The Untethered Soul
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul—now a #1 New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.
Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
The Responsibility to Protect
Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All
The Responsibility to Protect captures a simple and powerful idea. The primary responsibility for protecting its own people from mass atrocity crimes lies with the state itself. State sovereignty implies responsibility, not a license to kill. But when a state is unwilling or unable to halt or avert such crimes, the wider international community then has a collective responsibility to take whatever action is necessary. R2P emphasizes preventive action above all. That includes assistance for states struggling to contain potential crises and for effective rebuilding after a crisis or conflict to tackle its underlying causes. R2P’s primary tools are persuasion and support, not military or other coercion. But sometimes it is right to fight: faced with another Rwanda, the world cannot just stand by.
Forging the path to a
nuclear weapon-free world
Apocalypse Never illuminates why we must abolish nuclear weapons, how we can, and what the world will look like after we do. The twenty-first century has ushered in a world at the atomic edge. The pop culture days of Dr. Strangelove have been replaced by the all-too-real single day of 24. Tad Daley has written a book for the general reader about this most crucial of contemporary challenges. Apocalypse Never maintains that the abolition of nuclear weapons is both essential and achievable, and reveals in fine detail what we need to do — both governments and movements — to make it a reality. Daley insists that while global climate change poses the single greatest long-term peril to the human race, the nuclear challenge in its many incarnations — nuclear terror, nuclear accident, a nuclear crisis spinning out of control –poses the single most immediate peril.
I Believe in Zero
First-hand, human stories of hope, resilience, determination, and family: a call to see the world’s children as our own, by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
In I BELIEVE IN ZERO, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl M. Stern draws on her travels around the world, offering memorable stories that present powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons about life. I BELIEVE IN ZERO reflects her–and UNICEF’s–mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five from 19,000 each day to zero.
Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
Imagine a workplace that really works: creativity and purpose are nourished, challenges are shared, employees are acknowledged and care for each other, and the heart is permitted its full expression. Too good to be true?
Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work is a collection of true stories from people in businesses, organizations, factories, schools and hospitals, who are not afraid to bring their soul to work. At times funny, touching, wise and inspiring, these tales show the daily courage, compassion and creativity that take place in workplaces everywhere. Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work is a rich resource for those of us who want a life-affirming workplace.