For All Who Hunger
Emily M. D. Scott
Emily Scott didn’t plan on becoming a pastor when she started a “Dinner Church” for misfits in Brooklyn. Every week, this diverse collective of people broke bread with each other, sang hymns, and did their best to make conversation around the table. When Hurricane Sandy slams New York, the unlikely congregation finds out just how important community can be, as they bail water out of basements and canvass emptied apartment buildings. Scott shows us how these small acts of connection hold immense power.
A Wild Love for the World
This collection of writings explores the inspiring lifework of Joanna Macy, a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and ecology, a teacher, and an activist. Spiritual leaders, deep ecologists, writers, and activists all explore Macy’s life, in essays interwoven with eleven pieces of writing by Macy herself. Find words of wisdom and belonging in this inspiring collection.
The Authenticity Project
For Nines who struggle to reveal themselves to others, this is a novel about connection through authenticity. It begins when Julian Jessop, artistic loner, writes the truth about his own life in a green journal and leaves it in a cafe. Then the cafe owner Monica writes her own entry, and deposits the book in a wine bar across the street. Soon, others find the notebook and add their own truths to it, leading them all to meet and form friendships in real life at Monica’s cafe.
Nines place a high value on peace. They are always seeking to connect with other people in an agreeable and receptive way. This type is often very spiritual, as they yearn for connection with the cosmos and the spiritual skills to maintain a certain peace of mind. Nines are capable of becoming excellent mediators, provided they learn how to productively handle conflict. A nine who has not yet learned how to say “no” to others, and let go of a fear of disagreements, will back down and appease others instead of mediating effectively. Some of this comes from a sense that they don’t have a special identity of their own, and that others’ needs matter more than theirs. Being able to express their individuality and communicate their desires helps Nines to get along with others in a healthy way.