Every person who wants to grow needs great resources. Here are some that I use and recommend that will help you in your personal growth. Hopefully, they’ll help you as much as they’ve helped me.
We list only material that we are certain will help you in your personal journey toward authentic spiritual growth, your pursuit of greater happiness, learning the skills required to mature your unconscious primitive ego, and most importantly, helping you to understand the insights of integral consciousness…the unfolding next stage of human development.
- “A New Christianity for a New World” – Bishop John Shelby Spong on the News and Christian Faith
- Progressive Christianity – Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent, and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience. Spiritual Resources and Networking for an Evolving Faith
Science and Nonduality (SAND) – The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on.
- SelfGrowth.com – SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
Dick is an avid reader and has a large library of books that he loves. We have put together a list of some of his favorites. Visit our Amazon page for a list of suggested books.
Note: Some of these resources are free, and some aren’t. Those that are paid resources are affiliate products or services, meaning if you buy them using the links below, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support in using these Amazon links to purchase Amazon products. Please know that I have personal experience with all of the following resources, which is why I recommend them.
Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Paperback) Michael Dowd – Embracing evolution and evolving our human consciousness is one of the most important goals facing us as a species. Every problem we face as we struggle to become a compassionate global species is related directly to human consciousness. Learning to mature and evolve our primitive ego consciousness mean learning to work with the evolutionary process. Evolution unfolds using increased complexity, increased communication, and increased cooperation.
The Miracle of Change: The Path to Self-Discovery and Spiritual Growth. Wholey, Dennis – This book explores the emotional and spiritual aspects of change and guides us on the path to accepting and even welcoming the changes that are at the heart of living. It features the personal reflections of more than sixty individuals — from well-known celebrities to anonymous contributors
The Seat of the Soul. Zukav, Gary – In The Seat of the Soul, Zukav has made an important contribution toward deepening our ability to understand spirituality growth in evolutionary language. Someone once said that until we have a language to talk about a subject, we are unable to talk about important things.
Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential by Barbara Marx Hubbard I recommend this book highly and encourage you to read it at the same time as The Seat of the Soul . These two books will significantly expand your understanding of the importance of intentional spiritual growth as we evolve into a more loving species. These two books capture some of the basic concepts taught at Stonyhill.
The Silence of God; Meditations on Prayer. Carse, James P. – This is a wonderful book on the importance of silence and listening. Carse is a very articulate writer who has done a fine job of exploring the spiritual life and the difference between head knowledge and a knowing wisdom that comes from mystical experience. “In genuine teaching the teacher cannot say what is being taught nor can the student say what is being learned.”
Awareness: The Perils And Opportunities Of Reality by Anthony deMello – Awareness is a book that should be everyone’s bookshelf and read annually. It is a delightful collection of stories, insights and thoughts on what it means to live our lives fully in touch with reality…..to challenge the sleep-walking illusions we all carry about the world, ourselves, and our relationships with other. Don’t miss this one. It’s one of the best wake up books you will ever read.
The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck – This is one of the classics on self-growth. It is another of the seminal books that anyone interested in personal growth and growth in self-awareness will want to read and re-read from time to time.