James Wetherbee

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The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion

That Chih is captivated by the Dalai Lama is beyond question. But this effusive narrative falls just shy of a hagiography. Perhaps for this reason, Chih’s biography fails to capture the depth of this remarkable human being, the Tibetan people, and the distinctiveness of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Streams in the Wasteland: Finding Spiritual Renewal with the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Although there are not enough anecdotes from desert mothers and fathers to fully appreciate them, Arndt’s book (citing Anglican, Orthodox, and Catholic sources) succeeds in showing that they were not some curious aberration but a genuine response that has repeated itself throughout Church history.
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How To Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment

Cleary brings a modern and neglected voice in applied ethics to a level that readers have recently seen with Aristotle and the Stoics.
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Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters

Telling rich stories about people and communities across a vast religious spectrum, Smietana delivers his insights on reimagining American Christianity and organized religion more broadly.
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God Is Here: Reimagining the Divine

By integrating Eastern practices to illuminate her own spiritual tradition and personal encounters, Spitzer moves beyond merely touting the benefits of mindfulness exercises, even while one wonders whether the Big Person can be integrated with these metaphors and practices or must be left behind.
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God: An Anatomy

Stavrakopoulou demonstrates scholarly acumen and popular flair.
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Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer

To advocate for a non-productive spirituality, Sherrill focuses on the pragmatic benefits of contemplation and offers a handful of spiritual life hacks for readers in need of advice or guidance.
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One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America

Yancey and Quosigk lean toward identifying conservative Evangelicalism as historical Christianity

Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence

As with mysticism, highly personal accounts of Jesus run the risk of portraying the Jesus one wants to see, rather than encountering the transformative power of the Spirit. Bass neatly avoids most of this and so provides a portrait of Jesus for progressive Christians of all stripes that is as tangible, compelling, and biblical as the Christ of their more fundamentalist counterparts.

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