New Books Network

Linville Meadows, “A Spiritual Pathway to Recovery from Addiction: A Physician’s Journey of Discovery” (The Meadows Farm, 2020)
Addiction occurs among physicians at the same rate as in the general population, about 10%. Unlike the general population, however, an intensive rehabilitation program, geared specifically for their profession, vastly improves their chances of finding long-term sobriety. Over 70% of these physicians will be clean and sober-and practicing medicine-five years... Read More
Sue Stuart-Smith, “The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature (Scribner, 2020)
Sue Stuart-Smith, who is a distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener, offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives. The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares,... Read More
Yehoshua November, “Two Worlds Exist” (Orison Books, 2016)
Yehoshua November’s second poetry collection, Two Worlds Exist (Orison Books), movingly examines the harmonies and dissonances involved in practicing an ancient religious tradition in contemporary America. November’s beautiful and profound meditations on work and family life, and the intersections of the sacred and the secular, invite the reader–regardless of background–to... Read More
Mel Schwartz, “The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love” (Sounds True, 2017)
How would you like to experience your life? It’s an intriguing question, and yet we’ve been conditioned to believe our life visions and goals are often unattainable—until now. With The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love (Sounds True, 2017), psychotherapist Mel Schwartz... Read More
Jeffrey J. Kripal, “The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge” (Bellevue Literary Press, 2019)
A “flip,” writes Jeffrey J. Kripal, is “a reversal of perspective,” “a new real,” often born of an extreme, life-changing experience. The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge (Bellevue Literary Press, 2019) is Kripal’s ambitious, visionary program for unifying the sciences and the humanities to expand our... Read More
Andrew Seaton, “Spiritual Awakening Made Simple” (O-Books, 2020)
In this inspiring and, above all, practical book, Andrew Seaton guides us to our true nature, the peace-filled observing awareness beyond the mind. Spiritual Awakening Made Simple: How to See Through the Mist of the Mind to the Peace of the Here and Now explains how, beginning in our infancy,... Read More
Monica Coleman, “Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith” (Fortress Press, 2016)
Monica A. Coleman‘s great-grandfather asked his two young sons to lift him up and pull out the chair when he hanged himself, and that noose stayed in the family shed for years. The rope was the violent instrument, but it was mental anguish that killed him. Now, in gripping fashion,... Read More
A Conversation with Seth Powell about Yogic Studies
Today I talked with Seth Powell, founder of Yogic Studies “where the studio meets the academy” rendering rigorous research accessible to studios, teachers, and students. Beyond completing his Yoga Studies doctorate at Harvard University, Seth is at the cutting edge of online education, at the intersection of academic expertise and... Read More
Philip Butler, “Black Transhuman Liberation Theology: Technology and Spirituality” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
In his book Black Transhuman Liberation Theology: Technology and Spirituality (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), Philip Butler explores what might happen if Black people in the United States merged technology and spirituality in their fight towards materializing liberating realities. The discussions shaping what it means for humans to exist with technology and... Read More
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part II: Living Landscapes
Join us as we continue discussion with Dr. Christopher Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Layola Marymount University as we dive into his new book Living Landscapes: Meditations on the Five Elements in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Yogas (SUNY Press, 2020). The ancient Indian philosophers conceptualized the... Read More