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The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness
4.13
really liked it
I was first attracted to this book by the name of the book and the picture on the front of the book. The author suggests that the picture on the front ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing
3.71
liked it
This was a clear and interesting brief history and comparison of psychodrama and family constellations. There were some case studies and some guidelin ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
3.95
it was amazing
I just completed rereading this book in order to give my current review as a response to the material. I was swept up in the author's ability to creat ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
 
The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
4.14
liked it
Reawaken to the power of the imaginal. This book is about a more esoteric relationship with a living soul of Jesus.

The first part of the book starts
...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.98
really liked it
There was a melancholy to this book that was highlighted by regular references to "boarded up Japantown" within the familiar names of streets and dist ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
And the Mountains Echoed
4.03
it was amazing
"Opening herself up like this, voluntarily, to a lifetime of worry and anguish. It was madness, sheer lunacy. A spectacularly foolish and baseless fai ...more
not set
Jun 22, 2013
 
Out Stealing Horses
3.79
it was amazing
I liked meeting the narrator, Trond, and hearing from him more than he typically shared with people in his village. Here is an example of how he desc ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
3.60
liked it
This author started her tale in the body of a young school girl. The child has just survived a trauma in her family of origin and is transplanted to ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
Middlesex
3.98
liked it
It took me a little while to get into the book. It was difficult to imagine how a brother and sister could choose to be partners in life and hide the ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
 
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh
3.90
it was amazing
Compassion, Unconditional Love and Oneness were described by the Muslin, Christian and Jewish authors in an effort to share a "Core Belief" from which ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
Tender Graces
3.74
really liked it
Family, and how alcohol affects the dynamics of a family, was explored. Poverty, and how alcohol affects the dynamics of poverty of family, was explor ...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
 
Angle of Repose
4.27
liked it
This book received the Pulitzer prize so I probably should have liked it better. Perhaps the length of the book and the rather sad ending lowered my r ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
Broken for You
3.79
really liked it
I was drawn in to this book by the setting on Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. I have walked in this area of Seattle and seen many mansions of varying des ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes Crisis
4.25
it was amazing
This is an amazing book which easily catalogues a variety of ways people emerge into deeper aspects of spirituality. Grof chose the word "emergency" b ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Foundations Of Psychodrama: History, Theory, And Practice
4.00
really liked it
I have perused several of Adam Blatner's books but this time I took the time to closely read the entire book. I find this author very articulate and w ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
 
Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses
3.53
liked it
I like Yoga and so I was naturally drawn to this book written by a woman who lived in Seattle and found Yoga to be compatible with her life. I actuall ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
Being Polite to Hitler
2.83
really liked it
The book seemed to start a bit slow and it was a bit difficult at first to keep track of all the characters as it was a story about a very large famil ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.17
it was amazing
This was truly an amazing book. It was a strange choice for me was because it was science fiction. The story is rather incredible and difficult to ima ...more
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding
3.75
it was amazing
Three women want to help their children relate to the variety of religions in NYC. Jewish and Christian holidays are celebrated in the schools but not ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.04
liked it
This book had some interesting insights about the ideal of extroversion in today's world. To discover research about the strenghts and weaknesses of ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Islam: The Religion and the People
3.62
it was ok
I find this book easy to read and very informative. It has a precise way of outlining the faith and a nuanced way of describing the people and culture ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
 
Buddha Wept
3.79
it was amazing
It is interesting to me to think of certain people as being born with more spiritual sensitivity than others. The heroine in the story is named Ona wh ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
really liked it
I read this book and listened to the CD. I enjoyed the CD more than reading the book. I think this was because the book was written in the form of let ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Dec 16, 2011
 
The Lake of Dreams
3.17
really liked it
I was impressed by the way the author wove the distant (hidden) past of her biological family into the choices of the main character in late young adu ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith
3.84
it was amazing
The second book written by these three faith leaders, addresses some of the more difficult questions in each tradition. Each author wrote a section on ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
 
The Art Of Play: Helping Adults Reclaim Imagination And Spontaneity
3.62
really liked it
The author is making a case for non-competitive play in adults. He values the philosophy of psychodrama and especially the use of imagination, creativ ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
1Q84
3.88
liked it
This book was recommended by a person who said it was based on the Orwell book 1984. I was surprised to find very little connection to Orwell's book a ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
Shadow Tag
3.37
it was ok
The characters in this book were interesting. The two main characters had obsessive qualities that led to their doom. The obsessions would build and s ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing
3.99
it was ok
This was a very practical book on the technique of focusing. Eugene Gendlin's book of 1982 was much more interesting to me as a study of the possibili ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
Stillness Speaks (The Power of Now)
4.31
liked it
I listened to this book on CD and thought the author read the book very well. I appreciated his silences as well as his spoken words. I especially lik ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
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