Book on the Serenity Prayer
Based on the Serenity Prayer, Eileen Flanagan’s newest book The Wisdom to Know the Difference: When to Make a Change–and When to Let Go is full of stories of people finding the courage to change their lives (and sometimes the world), as well as stories of letting go and finding peace.
The book has received positive reviews from the Dalai Lama, Phyllis Tickle, Karen Casey, and Brent Bill. It has been on four bestseller lists and won a silver 2010 Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth/Psychology. It was also first runner up in the spirituality category of the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award. For more information or an excerpt, see the upper right sidebar.
“The Wisdom to Know the Difference is about being able to change... What is important is that we can make a change and transform ourselves into better, happier people.”
Other Books and Essays
Parenting may expand our hearts, show us our own limitations, make us feel more dependent on God, and at the same time limit our opportunities for quiet time to listen for God’s guidance. In this Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Eileen Flanagan shares her own struggles with these issues and invites readers to consider how to support the spiritual lives of parents. You may purchase God Raising Us: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice from Pendle Hill. Read a review by blogger Chris M.
Who's Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers offers the perspectives of a cross-section of women who are living out their beliefs. It includes Eileen Flanagan's essay, "A Pellet of Poison," which explores her efforts to avoid passing on racism to her children. Check out Caroline Grant's review.
Eileen Flanagan explores the lessons she learned in the process of finding a partner and deciding to marry. Drawing on original personal interviews, Listen with Your Heart: Seeking the Sacred in Romantic Love shows how loneliness and fear offer opportunities for spiritual growth, how listening to your inner voice can bring peace and clarity, and how romantic love can be a spiritual path. You can read endorsement quotes from Harville Hendrix and other relationship experts on this reviews page.
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