Science & Spirituality

By Leland P. Stewart and Mary Anneeta Mann

The book Science and Spirituality is intended to encourage people to meditate upon their daily lives and to look at the course of our present civilization and their participation in it.    It includes a review of the world’s great religions and modern spiritual movements,  as well as brief articles on the spirituality, cultures and indigenous traditions of Africa, North America and Australia.

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There Are No Enemies: A Practical Philosophy of Life

by Mary Anneeta Mann

There Are No Enemies explores a Practical Philosophy of Life for humankind based upon reverence for life and Th e Science of Being Altogether first offered by Aristotle, the Philosopher. Human beings are all deemed to share a common spirituality which c an be accessed by the individual conscience and is divine, operating in the field of understanding.

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A CHRONICLE OF HOLISTIC HEALTH

This series of nine Journals of Holistic Health constitutes a chronicle of the new health system resulting from the holistic health movement. These journals brought in the new paradigm that has become the standard for responsible health care. The articles are written by prominent leaders in health care — people whose names you will recognize. They provide a comprehensive summary of the many facets of holistic health — integrating body, mind and spirit.

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The Art of Peace
Stephen Longfellow Fiske
A PERSONAL MANUAL ON PEACEMAKING AND CREATIVITY

Words And Drawings By
Stephen Longfellow Fiske
FOREWORD BY ALAN COHEN

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*The following list was compiled by UDC Minister, Nathan Michon
How to Be A Perfect Stranger (6th Edition): The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook
Edited by Stuart Matlins and Arthur Magida
This book lists numerous different world religions and many branches of Christianity, explaining the bare bones basics of each tradition, providing basic statistics, important websites and contact information, advice about what to wear to a service and introductory descriptions about what to expect and manners to follow. It also includes special holidays and rituals in each tradition along with basic manners for each of those.
This book can be purchased HERE
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Practical Psychology for Pastors, 2nd Edition
By William Miller and Kathleen Jackson

This is a great compilation of advice for working with individuals who come to you in times of need, whether you are a pastor or not – and certainly great for any interfaith minister. It gives a brief introduction to things like how to sit and have a posture that is welcoming, tips on different types of listening skills and pastoral counseling skills that can help you to help others find the answers that they need. It also provides good advice about when to refer out to a psychologist or other expert, how to do that, and ethical guidelines.

This book can be purchased HERE.
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In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling Second Edition (Practical Theology) 2nd Edition
By Emmanuel Larty
When trying to care for others, it is important to recognize that different backgrounds in religion, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation can lead to some very different life experiences. This book provides useful advice on recognizing those factors when working with and caring for others.
This book can be purchased HERE.
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Assessing Spiritual Needs
by George Fitchett
“How do pastors, chaplains, and caregivers assess the spiritual well-being and needs of the people they minister to? … Pastoral caregivers find that the effectiveness of their ministry is enhanced when they are able accurately to identify problem areas and needs in the spiritual lives of the people with whom they work” And in this book, George Fitchett provides an assessment model he helped develop in order to do that.
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The Work of the Chaplain
By Naomi Paget and Janet McCormack
Chaplaincy has a deep link to interfaith work as most chaplains are trained to care for the spiritual needs of those of any background. This particular book is a key introduction to those interested in such chaplaincy work.
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Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook
Edited by Rabbi Stephen Roberts
Although written primarily for chaplains and by those from Christian and Jewish backgrounds, this is a great general manual for caring for those from any tradition on a wide variety of issues that a minister might come across. However, the charting, assessment, and organizational focuses are especially useful for those interested in chaplaincy forms of care.
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Interfaith Ministry Handbook: Prayers, Readings and Other Resources for Pastoral Settings
Compiled by Matt Sanders
Prayers, blessings, and readings from a variety of traditions and in a variety of languages; as the title suggests, it is a useful handbook for an interfaith minister.
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