The Best Spiritual Writing

By Philip Zaleski (Editor); Stephen R. Prothero (Introduction by)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121534, 244pp.)

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

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Description
A new volume of the critically acclaimed spiritual writing series, with an introduction by bestselling author Stephen Prothero

Boasting an impressive selection of personal essays, articles, and poems by today's leading luminaries, "The Best Spiritual Writing 2013" captures our nation's spiritual pulse and offers readers an opportunity to explore the most nourishing writings on spirituality published in the past year. As in previous editions, Philip Zaleski draws from a wide range of journals and magazines to build an anthology of stimulating works by some of the nation's most esteemed writers such as Adam Gopnik, Edward Hirsch, and Melissa Range. The result is a book, ideal for gift giving, that will appeal to religious thinkers, atheists, and people of all faiths and beliefs.




About the Author
Philip Zaleski is senior editor of Parabola magazine, coauthor of Gifts of the Spirit, and author of The Recollected Heart. His writing on the subject of religion and culture appears regularly in such national publications as The New York Times Book Review and Reader's Digest. He teaches religion at Smith College.

Stephen Prothero is a professor of religion at Boston University. He is the author of "The White Buddhist "and "Purified by Fire: Cremation in American Culture," He has written for "Salon "and other publications.



Praise For The Best Spiritual Writing

Praise for The Best Spiritual Writing of 2013:

"This always-pleasing volume is particularly strong entry in a strong series; for all libraries and individuals seeking the best in spiritual reading."
Library Journal
 




Selected Praise for The Best Spiritual Writing Series:

“Zaleski’s compilation of spiritual writings restores ‘best’ to its rightful exceptional place. . . . It is a curious literary party at first glance, but the diverse forms, voices, topics, gradually coalesce into something bigger and more elegant, something spiritual and extraordinary.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

 


“There is enough here to feed the hungry heart for years to come.”
—Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence


“Illuminating . . . This anthology, as always, is a rich feast.”
National Catholic Reporter


“Zaleski has repeated his annual miracle, uniting another year's worth of various and thought-provoking pieces. Essential for individuals who have read earlier volumes, and an excellent place to start for those who have not.”
Library Journal, starred review


“[A] luminous collection.”
Chicago Tribune


“Like a very fine friend returned from a year’s voyaging, laden with delights and treasures to share, Philip Zaleski brings us, here again, another trove of well-wrought, luminous, soul-bracing gifts.”
—Thomas Lynch, author of Apparition & Late Fictions


“[A] reliably bracing volume.”
—June Sawyers for Booklist, starred review


“Those who embrace variety will find plenty to sink their teeth into.”
The Christian Science Monitor

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