Recommended Reading

Hardy's Book List

I love to read. Friends who know me, know that I read a lot and widely. Next to learning from my mistakes and successes in life, reading is probably how most of my learning happens.  Metaphorically speaking, when I read, I feel like I'm drinking green tea with someone who has something interesting, insightful and helpful to convey about a particular subject that we have a mutual interest in.  Sometimes, after reading a blog or book, I email an author with a follow up question or comment, and to my surprise, even very busy and well known authors and world class scholars will often take the time to dialogue.

My intention in this part of JCC'S web is to make about one book recommendation each month and over time, cover a range of themes that are relevant to spiritual understanding, personal growth, and maturing in love. These are books that I have read and would be happy to discuss with anyone interested. Stating the obvious: I don't necessarily agree with everything in these books I am recommending, but certainly put them forward as stimulating resources for learning.

So here we go!


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The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian McLaren

Guess what I'm doing while on holidays in Alabama besides playing with darling granddaughter Winsla, lounging in the pool, running with Andrew, eating delish vegetarian food, and just enjoying being with family? Wait for it ----

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......reading! And have I got a good one for you!  Most people would have some concerns about how things are developing with us humans on planet earth. Some of our problems can be traced back to our understanding of God. I wish I could give a copy of this book to every person on earth and have us all in discussion-action groups and see where we go!  Well, this fall we can start such a discussion-action group using this book. Who's in for it? Email me at