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rootzdawta 04-03-2008 10:06 AM

Can you point me to a good daily devotional book? I'm not Christian or otherwise religious. I have Until Today by Iyanla Vanzant but I find that to be on the side of believing in God = Good/the Holy Spirit and sometimes, it's a bit much. I just need something that gives a thought for the day, something that spurs you to think, change, grow spiritually and emotionally. Buddhist thought and philosophy often resonates with me. I gravitate LoA/universal laws and principles. I have Meditations to Heal Your Life by Louise Hay--something along those lines but done for each day of the year. Any suggestions? TIA.

StarJune 04-07-2008 08:32 AM

I'd like to know too. Right now I am on a Jewish path but people always ask and I usually recommend the Bible because that is what inspires me. I read the Torah first thing in the morning and right before bed. It helps me to have a peaceful and focused day and I sleep better after reading. Makes me positive.

I have a friend who is struggling with christianity so I would love to recommend something "non-religious" for her.

: Subbing to see if anyone has any ideas.

wombatclay 04-07-2008 07:44 PM

I like:

The Celtic Spirit
daily meditations for the turning year
by Caitlin Matthews

It's a nice daily book. I've used it for a half dozen years now. Each day has a quote or line of song, a longer paragraph or two about the theme of the day, and a meditation or activity that ties into that theme. It's generally "spiritual" in tone and aimed primarily at pagans or individuals interested in British Isles spirituality/myth/tone. Matthews and her partner write extensively in that field btw.

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Spirit-.../dp/0062515381 lets you "look inside" the book. I also have her Celtic Devotional but that book helps you create a much more detailed "daily practice" and isn't (I think) the sort of book you want.

StrongSingleMama 04-08-2008 03:57 PM

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