New Titles in the Church Library

New Titles in the Church Library

Stop by the library to review some of the new books recently added to our library collection:

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, delves into the practice of mindfulness to navigate stress, pain, and illness. Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, applies mindfulness meditation to stress reduction and presents practical techniques to harness the innate wisdom of mindfulness meditation practices. Through this comprehensive guide, readers learn to cultivate resilience, awareness, and compassion, enabling them to confront life’s challenges with equanimity. With insights drawn from scientific research and personal anecdotes, the book serves as a roadmap for integrating mindfulness into daily life, fostering profound transformation and well-being.

Grief—A Philosophical Guide, by Michael Cholbi

“Grief—A Philosophical Guide” by Michael Cholbi explores the complex and universal experience of grief. Drawing from philosophical perspectives, Cholbi examines the nature of grief, its causes, and its impact on individuals and society. Through engaging and insightful analysis, he navigates the philosophical terrain surrounding loss, mourning, and the search for meaning in the face of profound sorrow. Cholbi delves into questions of ethics, identity, and the human condition, providing readers with a thoughtful and compassionate guide to understanding and coping with grief in its various forms. This book serves as a valuable resource for anyone grappling with loss and seeking philosophical insight into the grieving process.

On Not Knowing, by Emily Ogden

“On Not Knowing” by Emily Ogden is an exploration of uncertainty and its significance in literature, psychology, and everyday life. Ogden delves into the complexities of not knowing, examining how it manifests in various contexts and its implications for understanding ourselves and the world. Through engaging narratives and insightful analysis, she challenges conventional notions of knowledge and embraces the transformative power of uncertainty. This book invites readers to embrace ambiguity, curiosity, and the creative potential of not knowing, offering a fresh perspective on the human experience and the pursuit of meaning in an uncertain world.

Wonder Struck—How Wonder & Awe Shape the Way We Think, by Helen De Cruz

“Wonder Struck” is an exploration into the transformative power of wonder and awe, revealing how these emotions profoundly influence our perspectives and perceptions. Through storytelling and insightful analysis, the book invites readers on a journey to embrace curiosity and marvel at the world around them. With each page, it inspires a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of life, fostering a mindset of gratitude and openness. “Wonder Struck” reminds us that through wonder, we can unlock new possibilities, cultivate creativity, and forge deeper connections with ourselves and others, ultimately shaping a more enriched and fulfilling existence.

As with all of our books, these volumes are available for loan. Please stop by the library to explore and browse among our wonderful collection!

If you have questions or suggestions for the library, please send an email to: library@uuce.org

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