BOOKS AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFLUENCED MY THINKING

BOOKS AND THINKERS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY SPIRITUAL AWARENESS

Many books have been assimilated into this brain and may still be in there, rattling around somewhere. Here are ten books that have helped me develop a hypothesis about what is real and how it all fits together.

(In no order of importance)

  1. Man’s Search for Meaning

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201205/mans-search-meaning

  1. The Little Prince

http://www.angelfire.com/hi/littleprince/frames.html

3.The Phenomenon of Man

https://archive.org/details/ThePhenomenonOfMan

  1. The Art of Loving

http://pdf-objects.com/files/ErichFromm_TheArtOfLoving

_1956_148pp.pdf

  1. Six Thresholds of Life https:thecenterforcontemplativepractice.org
  2. 6. I-Thou and I-It http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/I-Thou
  3. 7. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Brief_History_of_Time

  1. The Cistercian Way by Dom Andre Louf, O.C.S.O.

https://www.amazon.com/Cistercian-Way-Studies-76/dp/0879079762

  1. The Liturgy of the Hours https://divineoffice.org/welcome/
  2. New Jerusalem Bible

 

List four books that have influenced your life. They don’t have to be spiritual ones, but they should be book that have shaped how you think about purpose, your purpose, what reality looks like, how all reality fits together, how to love fiercely, and what you are going to do to prepare for death.

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That in all things, God be glorified. –St. Benedict

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