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American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland

A highly readable, multifaceted look into the topics of faith and living in America today. The level of intimacy within these pages invests readers not only in the unfolding human story but also in the history of the land.


Will the Circle Be Unbroken? A Memoir of Learning To Believe You’re Gonna Be Okay

Followers of “Sean of the South” or Dietrich’s podcast will relish this revelatory, faith-filled memoir.

Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life

The purpose of this memoir, which is highly recommended for all spirituality collections, is not to impress but to inspire readers to find a thread connecting them to humanity and the courage to explore the many facets of oneself. A cross between Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and Pema Chödrön’s When Things Fall Apart, this more than succeeds.


Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

With passionate advocacy, Madrick addresses a systemic problem with a simple solution. His argument will appeal to those who champion economic policy change that centers the child.

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

A unique, engaging memoir peppered with Bible verses to help illustrate how dogma can both shape and distort the truth. An excellent addition to collections containing Amber Scorah’s Leaving the Witness and Tara Westover’s Educated.

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

A compelling story offering insight into the Jehovah’s Witnesses, their mission work, and the hardships a former believer faces as an apostate.


Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

This scholarly text will be of interest for those researching Mormonism, especially its segregated history.

The Most Important Thing: Discovering Truth at the Heart of Life

A highly accessible text delving into various religious traditions with a heavy focus on Zen contemplation. For readers who appreciate the writings of Eckhart Tolle, Michael Singer, and Osho.

Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen

A solid primer for anyone, from educator to entrepreneur, who seeks to cultivate success through basic steps of mindfulness.

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