New Books Network

Naftali Rothenberg, “Rabbi Akiva’s Philosophy of Love” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
Is love between man and woman the source of wisdom and the cornerstone of moral life? Naftali Rothenberg says it is, based on the works and life of the first century Jewish scholar and sage, Rabbi Akiva. In Rabbi Akiva’s Philosophy of Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) Rothenberg explores the philosophy... Read More
Rachel Stolzman Gullo, “Practice Dying” (Bedazzled Ink, 2018)
Rachel Stolzman Gullo Practice Dying (Bedazzled Ink, 2018) is about twins, David and Jamila, who seek meaning and connection from opposite ends of the world. Just as she turns 30, Jamila falls in love with an Indian pastry chef who is temporarily in New York City. When that doomed relationship... Read More
Jeff Warren, “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book” (Spielgel and Grau, 2017)
ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one... Read More
George Kinder, “A Golden Civilization and the Map of Mindfulness” (Serenity Point Press, 2018)
In this interview, George Kinder, a global thought leader and mindfulness meditation teacher, talks about his latest book, A Golden Civilization & The Map of Mindfulness (Serenity Point Press, 2018).  He states, “If we want our children to live in a Golden Civilization, the first step is for each of... Read More
Anne Cushman, “The Mama Sutra: A Story of Love, Loss, and the Path of Motherhood” (Shambhala, 2019)
Sutra is the Sanskrit name for a short spiritual teaching, and it comes from the same root as the English word suture, or stitch. This story of motherhood as a path to awakening is, says yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman, “an homage to the long threads that run through all human... Read More
Nico Slate, “Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet: Eating with the World in Mind” (U Washington Press, 2019)
In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks with Nico Slate, professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, about the intersections between diet, spirituality, health, and politics for one of the world’s most famous nonviolent political activists, Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Slate, who researches anti-racist activism in the United States and India,... Read More
Joan Watts, “The Collected Letters of Alan Watts” (New World Library, 2017)
Alan Watts (1915-1973) was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. Joan Watts, Alan’s eldest daughter, is the co-editor (along with her sister, Anne) of the new volume, The Collected Letters of Alan Watts, out now in hardback and paperback from New World Library (2017).... Read More