The Order of Universal Interfaith
(OUnI)
Reading list for Interfaith - Interspiritual -
Integral Ministers and lay-leaders
As part of its mission to assist qualified interfaith-interspiritual-integral
ministers and lay leaders with recognition and accreditation as spiritual
servants to the world, members of OUnI and its family of spiritual
communities are working with representatives from interfaith seminaries and
communities, and other interfaith organizations, to create a list of vetted and
approved books that help the movement define itself and its calling to serve
all paths.

This list below is only a draft.  To add or comment on a book on this list,
please contact Brother Nomi Naeem OUnI at
integralfriends@yahoo.com.

DRAFT LIST
2 March 2012
Based on the work of The BIG I Conference Project:

(Those who suggest will add several sentences about each book and its
relevance and importance to the movement.  Future categories will be:
Interfaith-Calling and Vision, Interspirituality, Integral Spirituality, and
History. Books on Chaplaincy and Death/Dying are appended to the end of
this list in their respective categories already.  We are also compiling a list of
important documents that we draw upon for vision and calling.

TRENDING ON "BIG I Theology" discussion group right now:

Theologies of Religions
by Paul Knitter
(Suggested by Rev. Fran Bagdasarian)









Also:




DRAFT LIST

The World's Religions
by  Huston Smith
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
Print  http://tinyurl.com/cs2uzjr
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7argn8d

The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World's
Religions
by Br. Dr. Wayne Teasdale
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d5d9jb2
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/c3erom2

Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and
Postmodern World
by Ken Wilber
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7kab3ab
Kindle:

Seeking the Sacred: Transforming Our View of Ourselves and One Another
by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Dowrick
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/c3nobla
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/d8rgla9

Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth
by Rev. Dr. Theodore Richards
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/bmo3ybw

One River, Many Wells
by Matthew Fox
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cysq7dh

Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human
Spirituality
by Jorge N. Ferrer
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/c3b32nz
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cvwve97

The Varieties of Religious Experience
by William James
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/csscxtr
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7qrthka

Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars
from Each Tradition
by Arvind Sharma (Editor)
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6pjsx5l
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cyczwja

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
by Karen Armstrong
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/bteltww
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cnueg9x

The Case for God
by Karen Armstrong
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6lzndz5
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/888q7zt

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Campbell, Joseph
(Suggested by Rev, Theodore Richards)
Print:http://tinyurl.com/blb9n6n
Electronic:http://tinyurl.com/d7rhctv

Essential Sacred Writings From Around the World
by Mircea Eliade (Editor)
(Suggested by Rev. Theodore Richards)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/c5ub8sa

Mystical Theology: The Science of Love  
by William Johnston  
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7t8yvwx

Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women  
by Jane Hirshfield (Editor)
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/8xotuop

The Essential Mystics: Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions
by Andrew Harvey
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7dtrz86

The Art of Being and Becoming
by Sufi Hazrat Inayat Khan
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/73vphpw

What Religion is in the Words of Swami Vivekananda  
by Swami Vivekananda (Author), Swami Vidyatmananda (Editor)
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/758js9x

The Marriage of East and West
by Bede Griffiths, Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/77qomj3

In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So
Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers
 
by Stephanie Dowrick
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6rp7p6c
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7e8ft5u

Universal Wisdom: A Journey Through the Sacred Wisdom of the World by
Bede Griffiths
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7sz23yy

The Experience of God: Icons of the Mystery  
by Raimon Panikkar
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7fxkxpp
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/6lukpmx

The Intra-Religious Dialogue, Revised Edition   
by Raimon Panikkar
(Suggested by Rev. Stephanie Dowrick)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6ubp4gw

Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path
by Mariana Caplan
(Suggested by Rev. Franne Demetrician)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d5oj5sa
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cvuby8b

The Seeker's Guide (previously published as The New American Spirituality)
by Elizabeth Lesser
(Suggested by Rev. Franne Demetrician)
Print; http://tinyurl.com/86yvttx
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/6lzjwnh

The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and
West
by Aldous Huxley
(Suggested by Rev. Franne Demetrician)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/c5o87xg
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/89azhax

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives
by Wayne Muller
(Suggested by Rev. Franne Demetrician)
Print:http://tinyurl.com/d7wn48h

Coming of the Cosmic Christ
by  Matthew Fox
(Suggested by Rev. Franne Demetrician)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6s7q8sy

The Book: The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
by Alan Watts
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d5shpe2
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cd8uajc

Tales of the Hasidim
by Martin Buber
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print; http://tinyurl.com/cad5nx9
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cqy8okd

The Way of Man
by Martin Buber
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print; http://tinyurl.com/ca2w4yb

The Trail
by Franz Kafka
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d2vg5s9
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/d3kfwg5

The Castle
by Franz Kafka
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cv6oeb6
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/d663t4b

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
by Friedrich Nietzsche
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7oygo4s
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/84zojgf

The Island
by Aldous Huxley
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/ccg2lmj
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cp2u2xy

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d4s3qr3
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/chon24m

Nineteen Eighty-Four  
by George Orwell
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/bqevovv
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/c66nubg

The Book of Questions  
by Edmond Jabes
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print:  http://tinyurl.com/cdhvr9r

The Glass Bead Game  
by Hermann Hesse
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/84sydpp

First and Last Freedom  
by  J. Krishnamurti
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/csshd8u
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cutsvkz

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna  
by Swami Nikhilananda  
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/buyslhs
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/ce45t62

Talks With Ramana Maharshi: On Realizing Abiding Peace and Happiness
by Ramana Maharshi
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cguupup

I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj  
by Nisargadatta Maharaj (Author), Sudhaker S. Dikshit (Editor), Maurice
Frydman (Translator)
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d2palo9

The Life Divine
by Sri Aurobindo
(Suggested by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cfp3zo7
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/cnwrcn7

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
by Gregg Michael Levoy
(Suggested by Rev, Frances Bagdasarian)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cdm6g7s

Boundless Love: Transforming Your Life with Grace and Inspiration
by Miranda Holden
 
(Suggested by Rev. Peter Lloyd)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7eu56pl
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/727gb7q

Spirituality, Ethics, and Relationships in Adulthood,  
by edited by Melvin E. Miller & Alan N. West
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7towqca

Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future  
by Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, Betty Sue Flowers
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print; http://tinyurl.com/7kk8om7
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7fa2r4b

Authentic Happiness  
by Martin E.P. Seligman
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6razxjs
Electronic:http://tinyurl.com/7xyazdr

Nonviolent Communication  
by Marshall B. Rosenberg
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7me39z3
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7bhxfqx

Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for
Meaning
 
by James W. Fowler  
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7kwttrs

The Compassionate Life  
by Marc Ian Barash
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman
)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7m5jere
Electronic:http://tinyurl.com/7qe5pn8

The Translucent Revolution  
by Arjuna Ardagh
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6papecg
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7fartkx

The Marriage of Sense and Soul  
by Ken Wilber
(Suggested by Rev. Lynne Feldman)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7t23bqu
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/8a5klwc

The Direct Path: Creating a Journey to the Divine Through the World's
Mystical Traditions  
by Andrew Harvey
(Suggested by Rev. Diane Berke)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7u93tl9

The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism  
by Andrew Harvey
(Suggested by Rev. Diane Berke)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/83fgka4
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/6rpg2p7

Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power & Creativity of Your Dark Side  by
David Richo  
(Suggested by Rev. Diane Berke)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/77vd378
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/6mlyqvy

Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair
by Miriam Greenspan
(Suggested by Rev. Diane Berke)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7weawrz

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
by Richard Rohr  
(Suggested by Rev. Diane Berke)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/75xje5q
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7dzl8qf

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
by Jack Kornfield  
(Suggested by Rev. Peter Lloyd)
 
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6vzddk7
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7mublwh

The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions  
by Philip Novak  
(Suggested by Rev. Bob Salt)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/79oehpc
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/87x49d3

God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World  
by Stephen Prothero  
(Suggested by Rev. Bob Salt)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6tfwly4
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7tlgzop

A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the
World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation
 
by Diana L. Eck  
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/84qxcpy
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/8x74sdg

Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World's Religions Can Come
Together
 
by Dalai Lama
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington
)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7euff9z
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7kfyova

Bede Griffiths: An Introduction to His Interspiritual Thought
by Wayne Teasdale  
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print:http://tinyurl.com/7xeld2j
Electronic:http://tinyurl.com/79oxktj

Awakening the Spirit, Inspiring the Soul: 30 Stories of Interspiritual
Discovery in the Community of Faiths
 
by Wayne Teasdale (Editor), Martha Howard (Editor)
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/8y6gjqx

Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really
Matters
 
by Robert Augustus Masters  
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/793q6xp
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/6vryfgc

The Myth of Religious Superiority: Multi-Faith Explorations of Religious
Pluralism (Faith Meets Faith Series in Intereligious Dialogue)
 
by Paul F. Knitter (Editor)
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7kqmkrz

Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You: Universal
Spiritual Insights Distilled from Five Religious Traditions
by Joan Chittister  
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/72x6sxy
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/85hbnyb

Wisdom Walk: Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the
World's Spiritual Traditions
 
by Sage Bennet
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print:http://tinyurl.com/7znrcj2
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7n2vdwx

Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America  by
Gustav Niebuhr  
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print:http://tinyurl.com/769qx3p

Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred
Ground
 
by Barbara A. McGraw (Editor), Jo Renee Formicola (Editor), Diana L. Eck
(Foreword)
(Suggested by Rev. T. S. Pennington)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7p8bzgn
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/84b59cr

The Search for Common Ground  
by Howard Thurman
(Suggested by Rev. James Speights)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/8ab93vk

The Unity of Mystical Traditions: The Transformation of Consciousness in
Tibetan and German Mysticism (Studies in the History of Religions, Vol. 107)
by Randall Studstill
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/ctkpa62

Religious Pluralism and the Modern World: An Ongoing Engagement with
John Hick
 
by Sharada Sugirtharajah (Editor)
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cnd4pde

A Monk in the World: Cultivating a Spiritual Life
by Wayne Teasdale (Author), Ken Wilber (Foreword)
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/d5sy7zw
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/ca4zwq2

InterSpiritual Meditation: A Seven-Step Process Drawn from the World's
Spiritual Traditions
by Edward W Bastian (Author), Netanel Miles-Yepez (Editor) (Suggested by
Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7ubhq76

Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway between Christianity and Yogic
Spirituality
by Russill Paul  
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/cerrgeq
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/d2wrrq9

The Common Heart: An Experience of Interreligious Dialogue
by Netanel Miles-Yepez (Editor), Ken Wilber (Foreword)
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7z3cvkd
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/bnoz39g

East and West: The Mystical Connection
by Father Bede Griffiths and Michael Toms (Audible Audio Edition - Jan 1,
2008) - Unabridged  
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Audio Download: http://tinyurl.com/6vn5ulo  
See Also:
http://tinyurl.com/7hg74yo http://tinyurl.com/7tuy6q9
http://tinyurl.com/7vld4kc http://tinyurl.com/6vsqvxz

The New Face of Mystical Spirituality-The Emerging Church &
Interspirituality
Ray Yungen (Actor), Lighthouse Trails Publishing (Director) | Format: DVD
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
DVD: http://tinyurl.com/74598u9

Spiritual Leaders Who Changed the World: The Essential Handbook of the
Past Century of Religion
 
by Ira Rifkin (Editor), Robert Coles (Foreword)
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/789phph
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7kyg5ha

Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages: Stories of Enlightenment
by Robert Ullman, & Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/75ncb4e
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7c2jept

Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi & Meister Eckhart
by Reza Shah-Kazemi   
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/7egq9pr
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7orx9af

The Essential Frithjof Schuon (Library of Perennial Philosophy) [Paperback]
by Frithjof Schuon (Author), Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Editor)
(Suggested by Brother Nomi)
Print: http://tinyurl.com/6o2puen
Electronic: http://tinyurl.com/7o5ovt4

Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramahansa Yogananda
(Suggested by Rev. Julie Williams)
http://tinyurl.com/77dz8zl
http://tinyurl.com/7hw2und
 

Five Books Of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah         
by Ellen Frankel
(Suggested by Rev. Julie Williams)
http://tinyurl.com/6poe9rj
         

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate
Freedom
by B. K. S. Iyengar
(Suggested by Rev. Julie Williams)
http://tinyurl.com/7oyqrep
http://tinyurl.com/74dfutq  

Beyond Religion The Personal Search for Truth
by Barbara Meyer
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
                 

The Interfaith Alternative: Embracing Spiritual Diversity
by Rev. Steven Greenebaum
(Suggested by Br. Nomi)  
                

The Word of the Light
by Thomas D. and Cynthia E. Lynch
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)
                 

Faith and Interfaith in a Global Age
by Marcus Braybrooke
(Suggested by Rev. Tim Miner)  
  

Emerging Heart: Global Spirituality and the Sacred
by Beverly Lanzetta
(Suggested by Br. Dr. M. Darrol Bryant)

Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God
by Elizabeth A. Johnson   This is a new book 2007, 2011,2012
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

How to be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook
Edited by Stuart M. Matlins and Arthur J. Magida
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind
by Roger Walsh
(Suggested by Ulrike Fell)

God beyond Boundaries: A Christian an Pluralist Theology of Religion
by Perry Schmidt-Leukel
(Suggested by Ulrike Fell)

Chaplaincy-and Pastoral-Spiritual Presence

The Practice of Pastoral Care: a postmodern approach
by Carrie Doehring 2006
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

Pastoral Care and Counseling: Redefining the Paradigms
Edited by Nancy J. Ramsay 2004
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

Handbook for Chaplains: Comfort My People
by Mary M. Toole 2006
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

The Sword  of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty -
First Century
Edited by Doris L. Bergen 2004
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

Death and Dying

The Sacred Art of Dying: How World Religions Understand Death
Kenneth Kramer 1988
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)

Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death, and Grief: Diversity in Universality
Edited by, Donald P. Irish, Kathleen F. Lundquist, and Vivian Jenkins
Nelsen - 1993
            
(Suggested by Rev. Jean A. Leone)