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Spiritual Memoirs - Individuals' accounts of their own experiences of spirituality.

Related categories: History & Biography / Spirituality /
Related booklists: Buddhism - Books by & about the Dalai Lama, Spirituality in Liverpool and Merseyside, Health and Wellbeing - Memoirs,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats by Robert Inchausti
    Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats - by Robert Inchausti

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781611804171 | ISBN 10: 1611804175

    It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired - iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael M ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
    In the Days of Rain - by Rebecca Stott

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008209193 | ISBN 10: 0008209197

    WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD   In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Chris ... more

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  • Cover image of book Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero by Michael Ford
    Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero - by Michael Ford

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780809153084 | ISBN 10: 0809153084

    Now revised, with a new introduction and reflections on events since 9/11, this spiritual portrait of Father Mychal Judge is a remarkable testimony to the hope and courage that he brought to thousands of people, not only as the New York City fire cha ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles by Carolyne Larrington
    The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles - by Carolyne Larrington

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784538484 | ISBN 10: 1784538485

    Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart: The Real-life Initiation of an Everyday Shaman by Ya’Acov Darling Khan
    Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart: The Real-life Initiation of an Everyday Shaman - by Ya’Acov Darling Khan

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781808221 | ISBN 10: 1781808228

    'Shaman', which means 'intermediary between spirit and the natural world', is a much over-used and maligned word. It is not a title one can give oneself; it is a vocation and a student is traditionally given this 'job title' by their elders and teach ... more

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  • Cover image of book If Women Rose Rooted: The Power of the Celtic Woman by Sharon Blackie
    If Women Rose Rooted: The Power of the Celtic Woman - by Sharon Blackie

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910463253 | ISBN 10: 1910463256

    Aged 30, Sharon Blackie found herself weeping in the car park of the multinational corporation where she worked, wondering if this was what a nervous breakdown felt like. Somewhere along the line, she realised, she had lost herself and so began her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service by Alastair McIntosh and Matt Carmichael
    Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service - by Alastair McIntosh and Matt Carmichael

    £19.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857843005 | ISBN 10: 0857843001

    Over the past half century the issues facing activists have changed, as has our understanding and awareness of spirituality. For activists, spiritual philosophy is rising up the agenda because it offers distinct, tried and tested approaches to deep q ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
    Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion - by Sam Harris

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784160029 | ISBN 10: 1784160024

    For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harriss new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.   From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and new ath ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Met a Monk: Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom by Rose Elliot
    I Met a Monk: Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom - by Rose Elliot

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780288369 | ISBN 10: 1780288360

    Pioneering vegetarian food writer Rose Elliot hones her characteristically warm and engaging narrative style to share her fascinating introduction to Buddhism. Having never truly been convinced on the idea of single specific spiritual practice desp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
    Black Elk Speaks - by John G. Neihardt

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780803283916 | ISBN 10: 0803283911

    Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Young Atheist
    The Young Atheist's Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God - by Alom Shaha

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781849547222 | ISBN 10: 184954722x

    The story of a man who lost his faith, but found much, much more. Foreword by Jim Al-Khalili. Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Quran without ... more

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  • Cover image of book Enlightenment Ain
    Enlightenment Ain't What it's Cracked Up to Be: A Journey of Discovery, Snow and Jazz in the Soul - by Robert K. C. Forman, Ph.D.

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846946745 | ISBN 10: 1846946743

    What if you spent years of your life seeking spiritual enlightenment, but were looking in the wrong place over a long time? It's happening right now to millions of seekers around the world. That's why Dr. Robert Forman has written his revolutionary b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Battersea Park Road to Paradise by Isabel Losada
    The Battersea Park Road to Paradise - by Isabel Losada

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907486395 | ISBN 10: 1907486399

    Shes the Starbucks-addicted, exercise-allergic and self-confessed sceptical author of The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment now join Isabel Losada for further travels in the realms of the soul, the senses and the sheer absurdity of life, from a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719567780 | ISBN 10: 0719567785

    For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn't mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fou ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Warrior
    A Warrior's Life: A Biography of Paulo Coelho - by Fernando Morais

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007281404 | ISBN 10: 0007281404

    Paulo Coelho is a worldwide phenomenon. At a time when he is coming up to the fantastic achievement of 100 million copies sold worldwide across all his books, his fans will be delighted with the first ever official biography of Paulo, an in-depth loo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman
    Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything - by Elizabeth Gilbert

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747585664 | ISBN 10: 0747585660

    A funny, tender, utterly beguiling story about a woman's search for happiness.  Its 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. Shes in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, theyre trying for a baby and she doesnt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen
    Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu - by John Allen

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846040641 | ISBN 10: 1846040647

    Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Thomas Laird
    The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama - by Thomas Laird

    £30.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843541455 | ISBN 10: 1843541459

    This book records the first time the Dalai Lama has spoken at length about the story of Tibet.  Over the course of three years, journalist Thomas Laird had eighteen personal audiences with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in candid, intimate intervie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections by Paulo Coelho
    Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections - by Paulo Coelho

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007235803 | ISBN 10: 0007235801

    Like the Flowing River is an intimate collection of Paulo Coelho's reflections and short stories, written from 1998 to 2005. These are powerful tales of living and dying, of destiny and choice, of love lost and found. Sometimes humorous, sometimes s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Love There That
    The Love There That's Sleeping: The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison - by Dale C. Allison, Jr

    £19.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780826419170 | ISBN 10: 0826419178

    From his days as the "quiet Beatle" to his successful and critically admired solo career, George Harrison produced a memorable body of music. His songs "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun" are two of the Beatles' best, and beginning with his remarkab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing with Witches by Lois Bourne
    Dancing with Witches - by Lois Bourne

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780709080749 | ISBN 10: 0709080743

    Dancing with Witches answers questions which have puzzled followers of witchcraft for a generation.  In particular Lois Bourne's close friendship with the enigmatic Gerald Gardner enables her to shed light on the revival of the witch cult. She w ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Somewhere Else: Gospel Reflections from an Emerging Church by Barbara Glasson
    I Am Somewhere Else: Gospel Reflections from an Emerging Church - by Barbara Glasson

    £17.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780232525977 | ISBN 10: 0232525978

    "Faith, like life, begins as a gift not a doctrine. I move, I breathe, I see, I relate, I love."�I Am Somewhere Else presents a spirituality arising from the experience of an unusual and innovative ministry in the centre of Liverpool. Barbara Glass ... more

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  • Cover image of book From My Sisters
    From My Sisters' Lips - by Na'ima, B Robert

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780553817171 | ISBN 10: 0553817175

    Covered from head to toe, with only her eyes visible, the sight of a Muslim woman on a Western city street rarely fails to provoke a strong reaction. Feelings of shock, horror, revulsion, pity - or even fear - are not uncommon. But have you ever wond ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dance of 17 Lives; The Incredible True Story of Tibet
    The Dance of 17 Lives; The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa. - by Mick Brown

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747568711 | ISBN 10: 0747568715

    In January 2000, a taxi twisted its way up the narrow road leading towards Dharamsala in Northern India - the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. Inside was a fourteen-year-old boy, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, whose arrival was the culmination of a thrilli ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar
    Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim - by Ziauddin Sardar

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781862077553 | ISBN 10: 186207755x

    Ziauddin Sardar is one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, author of more than 40 books on science, religion and culture. This is his account of his life as a restless believer.   "Desperately Seeking Paradise draws on an old Musl ... more

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  • Cover image of book God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time by Desmond Tutu
    God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time - by Desmond Tutu

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781844135677 | ISBN 10: 1844135675

    Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has long been admired throughout the world for the heroism and grace he displayed while encouraging South Africans in their struggle for human rights. In this, his most soul-searching book to date, he shares the spiritual ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hearing Visions Seeing Voices by Mmatshilo Motsei
    Hearing Visions Seeing Voices - by Mmatshilo Motsei

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781919931517 | ISBN 10: 1919931511

    The world is crying out for a leadership that is founded on spiritual values of sharing, compassion, interdependence and mutual respect. In this as in other life matters that involve humanity and human relationships, Africa is well positioned to lead ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom in Exile: The autobiography of the Dalai Lama of Tibet by Dalai Lama
    Freedom in Exile: The autobiography of the Dalai Lama of Tibet - by Dalai Lama

    £9.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780349111117 | ISBN 10: 0349111111

    In 1938 a two-year-old boy was recognised through a traditional process of discovery as being the reincarnation of all previous Dalai Lamas, the spiritual rulers of Tibet. Taken away from his parents, he was brought up in Lhasa according to a monasti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conversations with God: Book One by Neale Donald Walsch
    Conversations with God: Book One - by Neale Donald Walsch

    £9.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780340693254 | ISBN 10: 0340693258

    Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence - questions about love and faith, life and death, good and evil. Suppose God provided clear, understandable answers. It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. It can happen to you. You a ... more

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