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Beyond the Meditation Cushion: Mindfulness in Everyday Life | Meg Salter

Mike’s note: What follows is a powerful portion of Mind Your Life: How Mindfulness Can Build Resilience and Reveal Your Extraordinary, by Meg Salter. It’s a Speakeasy book selection this month. Do you review books? Apply here! I never thought I would feel this comfortable in my own skin. What happened that transformed a stammering child into an adult […]

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Containing the Sacred: How Jung Led Me A̶w̶a̶y̶ ̶F̶r̶o̶m̶Toward Christianity | Kenneth Kovacs

Mike’s note: The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is upon us. During this momentous occasion – with much to celebrate, grieve, and be curious about –  it feels appropriate to share this excerpt from the Speakeasy book review selection, Out of the Depths. In these pages, Reformed pastor and scholar Kenneth Kovacs puts the ground-breaking psychological […]

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Re-Visioning Religion | The Story of Our Time | Robert Atkinson

Mike’s note: Here’s an excerpt from the Speakeasy book review selection, The Story of Our Time. In these pages, Dr. Robert Atkinson offers a deeply thoughtful narrative of conscious evolution drawn from the cumulative wisdom of the world’s religions. The Story of Our Time traces love’s unifying power throughout history to love’s presence in our midst. Don’t […]

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Terrifying Freedom | Linda Smith

What follows is a Speakeasy excerpt from Terrifying Freedom, Linda Anne Smith’s debut novel. Amidst the large number of women joining the community, Sr. Rebecca Marise drew no particular attention. She entered at nineteen with some college education—typical of many—and went through the formation process in stride with the rest. Her reports were consistently positive yet […]

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