"Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation"
by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
The enlightening memoir of a reluctant spiritual seeker who finds much more than she bargained for when she travels to India.
As a Stanford grad getting her PhD in Psychology, Sadhvi Saraswati was comfortable with her life. When she agrees to travel to India to appease her husband, Sadhvi would have never imagined that she would be embarking on a journey of healing and awakening.
The book describes Sadhvi's odyssey toward divine enlightenment and inspiration through her extraordinary connection with her guru and renewed confidence in the joy that life can bring. Now one of the world's preeminent female spiritual teachers, Sadhvi recounts her journey with wit, honesty, and clarity. Says Deepak Chopra, "Her inspiring wisdom illuminates the path to healing, happiness, and inner peace." Purchase at https://amzn.to/3hGY0uD.
"The Dreamcatcher Codes"
by Barbara Newman
"This book is a homecoming. It is medicine for the soul and it is frankly glorious. Savor it, share it, be touched deeply by it."
Four girls. Four directions. One purpose. A YA novel filled with imagination, adventure and hope.
Powered by the elements earth, air, fire, and water, and secret messages from mystical dreamcatchers, four girls begin a quest to recover the stolen piece of the sacred Crystal Horseshoe. Snatched by a giant raven, this ancient talisman holds the Codes of Nature and is the key to its survival. The four girls bravely face what lies ahead. But time is running out. Purchase at https://amzn.to/3uip5Jn.
"The Essence of Nathan Biddle"
by J. William Lewis
This timeless coming-of-age tale has been likened to "discovering 'The Catcher in the Rye' all over again." Kit Biddle, a rising prep school senior, finds himself tangled in a web of spiritual quandaries and intellectual absurdities, compounded by his Uncle Nat's unspeakable acts which he claims were direct orders from God.
The tragedy haunting his family follows Kit like a dark cloud. When the brilliant Anna dismisses him, Kit spirals into self-destruction. But when his irrational decision to steal a maintenance truck and speed aimlessly down the highway ends in a horrific accident, Kit is forced to examine his perceptions of his life. Beautifully written and profoundly moving. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2SNarfw.
"Sugar Birds: A Novel"
by Cheryl Grey Bostrom
Harris Hayes has taught his daughter, Aggie, the ways of the northern woods. When her mother's depression worsens, Harris shows the girl how to find and sketch the nests of wild birds as an antidote to sadness. Aggie is in a tree far overhead when her unpredictable mother spots her and forbids her to climb. Angry, Aggie accidentally lights a tragic fire, then flees downriver. She lands her boat near untamed forest, where she hides among the trees and creatures she considers her only friends.
Perfect for fans "The Scent Keeper," "The Snow Child," and "The Great Alone," this is a layered, evocative coming-of-age story set in the breathtaking natural world where characters encounter the mending power of forgiveness. Purchase at https://amzn.to/3stiDyA.
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