Saturday, August 13, 2016

Book Review: Beauty and the Soul

by Piero Ferrucci

In his book, Beauty and the Soul, Piero Ferrucci addresses the issue of finding more beauty in our lives, not only for the pleasure it can bring us, but as a healing agent for ourselves and our world. He expounds on and expands our cultural idea of what beauty is and where it can be found. Through personal experience and the sharing of other’s experiences, he takes us on a journey of seeing our world through the eyes of beauty. He invites us to look for it, with the awareness that it is always available. Then he explores how this new way of seeing and living can transform us. Through this ever new awareness we can become ambassadors for beauty, for those around us and life itself.

Review by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, a staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

Beauty and the Soul is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Free Event: Seeking Jordan with Matthew McKay

A Stepping Stones Books and Gifts Free Event

with author Matthew McKay, Ph.D.

Date:  Friday, September 9
Time:  7 pm
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa
2075 Occidental Road

In this inspiring evening, author Matthew McKay will explain how he gained access to knowledge he never thought it was possible to possess, after searching for, finding, and communicating with his murdered son through channeled writing sessions. He will also share the compelling wisdom his son shared with him about things like knowledge about death, the spirit world, life purpose, and the nature of the visible and invisible universe.

Please join us for this enlightening event.

This free event is sponsored by Stepping Stones Books and Gifts. No Reservations or Tickets are required.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

August Store Hours Change

Beginning in August, Stepping Stones Books and Gifts store will no longer be open on Saturdays.  Sunday through Wednesday hours will be unchanged.

    Sunday                9:30am to 1:30pm
    Mon, Tue, Wed   11am to 6:30 pm
    Thu, Fri, Sat        Closed

Of course, our website  will continue to be available 24/7.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Book Review: Path of Compassion

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh brings his intelligence and gentleness to the telling of the story of Siddhartha awakening into the Buddha in his book, Path Of Compassion. He presents the Buddha’s life from the awareness that The Awakened One was a human who realized his true nature through his own exploration, a journey that was guided from within and without. While telling the Buddha’s life in the light of a man already endowed with an inner awareness that led and informed him,  Thich Nhat Hanh allows us to appreciate our own inner qualities and yearnings that lead us, and shows us how life presents to us that which moves us forward. From this very personal perspective of storytelling, The Path Of Compassion introduces the teachings and practices of Buddhism in a softer and more natural light, which gives them a more understandable and approachable place in our own lives. It opens the door wide for us to honor our own journey of discovery of who we are as the One Consciousness, not separate from, but interconnected to this story of awakening.

Review by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, a staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

Path of Compassion is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

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