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Text Box: National Geographic Concise History of World Religions: An Illustrated Time Line (2011)
Edited by Tom Cooke. This volume chronicles the evolution of humanity’s religious life from prehistory to the present age. World’s major religions  including  Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are discussed in terms of their contributions to human thought and arts.  A great gift book. Hardcover, large size in over 350 pages. A sequel to National Geographic Geography of Religion (2006).
Text Box: Rumi’s Little Book of Life (2012)
Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin. Subtitled: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit. Another beautiful anthology of Rumi.
Text Box: Dream Work (1986)
One of the greatest American poets living today, Mary Oliver won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.  Published by the Atlantic Press, 90 pages.
Text Box: The World’s Religions (2009, 5oth anniversary edition)
Huston Smith’s best known and perhaps the most-widely read book on world’s major religion. It has also been published as The Illustrated World’s Religions (1995).
Text Box: The Way of Chuang Tzu(1965)
By Thomas Merton.  A translation (from the French) and introduction by the renowned Christian mystic, monk and author Thomas Merton. 
Text Box: William Wordsworth: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics, 2005)
With an introduction and notes by Stephen Gill. 
Text Box: Rumi’s Little Book of Love (2009)
Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin. Subtitled: 150 Poems That Speak to the Heart. Elegant translations from the quatrains of Rumi.
Text Box: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Penguin Classics, 1981)
An original translation from the Persian by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs.  True to the original poems.
Text Box: Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (2001, 2005)
By Bruce Feiler. An interesting journey through history and religion in the Holy Land. Also a PBS documentary film and Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey.
Text Box: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Oxford World’s Classics, 2010)
Edward Fitzgerald immortalized Omar Khayyam and himself by his rendition of the Persian poet’s quatrains (rubaiyat) into charming English verse.
Text Box: A Thousand Mornings (2012)
Mary Oliver’s latest book of poetry published by Penguin, 96 pages.
Text Box: The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters (2012)
By Stephen Addis. Published by Shambhala.
Text Box: Where God Was Born: A Journey to the Roots of Religion (2005)
Another interesting travel-history-religion book by Bruce Feiler looking at the common roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Text Box: A Little History of the Science (2012)
By Willaim Bynum, published by Yale University Press. Science is fascinating, especially how it has developed through time.
Text Box: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine (2009)
Huston Smith’s much-awaited autobiography.  
Text Box: There is a God (2007)
By Antony Flew with Roy Abraham Varghese. Subtitled: “How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind.” A thought-provoking book.
Text Box: Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters (2008, 35th Anniversary Edition)
Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English. Together with artistic photographs and the Chinese version. Chuang Tsu was a Taoist master and poet who lived in the 4th century B.C. China.
Text Box: The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Poetry Library, 1998)
1120 pages. Wordsworth (1771-1850) remains a legend in English poetry.
Text Box: God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist (2007, 2008)
By Victor J. Stenger, a professor of physics. A thought-provoking and ambitious book.
Text Box: A Little Book of Language (2011)
By David Crystal, published by Yale University Press. The renowned English linguist explains the inner and outer world of language in a non-technical language.
Text Box: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (2005, 2006)
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A wonderful book to read and read again. 
Text Box: Understanding Our Mind: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology (2006)
By the renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. A relaxing and enlightening book.
Text Box: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trails (1998, 2006)
A national best-seller by Bill Bryson. A travelogue from Georgia to Maine.
Text Box: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America (1989, 2001)
Another fascinating travelogue and best-seller by Bill Bryon. A witty writer rediscovers the vacation car trips of his childhood.