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In my quest for spirituality, it's occured to me that I have lots of friends from every walk of life.

So. I ask. What book do you recommend as particularly life changing/spiritual? What has influenced your life?

For me, it was the Book of Mormon. I've read it 4 times, and it's probably my favorite book of scripture. I don't necessarily agree with the Mormon faith, but I believe that the Book is as true an accounting as the New or Old Testament.

What do you read?


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Jul. 1st, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
The Taoist "Way of Virtue", it's what brought me to the faith in the beginning and what keeps me here years later. :)
Jul. 1st, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
I enjoy the book of Ecclesiastes(from the Old Testament) very much.

"What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? I have seen the work which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves." - Ecc. 9:10, although I'm not sure of the reference or exact wording.
Jul. 1st, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
These two books,"Dropping ashes on the Buddha" The Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn and "Comfortable With Uncertainty" by Pema Chodron both have had a profound impact on the way I perceive the world around me. They also have inspired me to be more selfless, more kind, and have challenged me to be introspective.

Jul. 2nd, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
I see plenty of people are going to cover the East... so I won't.

Instead, I offer Calvin Miller's The Singer, a retelling of the story of Jesus that made me cry and gave me nightmares. It's a trilogy, but I only ever found the first two books. I note, though, that they're selling them on Amazon as an omnibus. Hmm. Might have to buy that.

How can you stop reading a book that begins, "For most who live, hell is never knowing who they are. The Singer knew, and knowing was his torment." ...? (I can't. I just clicked on the 'Search inside' function on Amazon, read the first page, and now I'm reading the entire excerpt. *sigh* :)
Jul. 2nd, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
Living Wicca by Scott Cunningham
The Golden Bough by James Frazier
Aradia a Gospel of Witches
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Taliesin - Merlin - Aurthur by Stephen L. Lawhead
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