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Taking the time to slow down and reflect is key to living a more intentional and better life. Even if you’re not religious, books on religion and spirituality are worth reading because they help you better understand yourself, your life purpose, and the world. More often than not, books on spirituality also inspire you to become a better person. Pick up one of these new titles and see how reading can impact your outlook on life and the world around you:
The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard
National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard returns with a mesmerizing story about the Holocaust from a child’s point-of-view. Both heartbreaking and inspiring, “The Book of Aron” will change the way you understand heroism and the impact of war on today’s youngest generation.
The Community Table by JCC ManHattan
JCCs are hives of activity, cultural epicenters of modern Jewish life. This cookbook highlights anecdotal contributions from Jewish Community Centers all across the nation, celebrating the eclectic community and all of its flavors.
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
A business book on success at heart, “The Art of Work” is about discovering your life’s purpose. Jeff Goins explains that the point where our interest connects with the needs of the world is where we begin living for a larger purpose. His new title will encourage you to discover what you were meant to do, and to start doing it.
Jesus Without Borders by Chad Gibbs
Chad Gibbs explores what it means to be a Christian outside of America in “Jesus Without Borders.” Examining this religious lifestyle from Beijing to Rio de Janeiro, Gibbs wrestles larger questions on spirituality by questioning how American culture may skew our understanding of the faith.
Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
Rachel Held Evans’ memoir examines what it truly means to be part of a church. Based around seven sacraments, “Searching for Sunday” is a journey on finding hope, overcoming cynicism and community.
The Road to Character by David Brooks
“I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it,” explains David Brooks, a New York Times columnist and bestselling author. Looking at some of the world’s most inspiring leaders and greatest thinkers, Brooks demonstrates how we can rethink our priorities and strive to live lives marked by moral depth.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A timeless classic on following your heart, “The Alchemist” is Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece on self-discovery. His tale about a young Andalusian shepherd boy teaches the importance of pursuing dreams and learning to read the omens in your life.
The Mindfulness Coloring Book by Emma Farrarons
Any activity, when done right, can be an exercise in mindfulness. Emma Farrarons’ “The Mindfulness Coloring Book” is a simple solution to stress management, blending the time-tested tradition of meditation with the popular trend of adult coloring books.
Wanderlust by Jeff Krasno
This book is a road map for people engaged in yoga, striving to cultivate their best selves through exercise, inspiring art and healthy foods. “Wanderlust” guides you to find your personal path with yoga instruction, playlist suggestions, thought-provoking art and other ideas made famous by the Wanderlust festival.
Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
Instagram’s famous @Yoga_Girl tells the story of her transition from her self-destructive teenage years to her bohemian life built through yoga and meditation in Aruba. The book features step-by-step yoga sequences, breathtaking tropical backdrops and simple recipes for a healthy lifestyle.
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