I have been in a process of cleaning things out, making room for something new. I have several books that I have either read or probably won’t get a chance to read and I thought some of my readers might be interested in. All you have to do is read over the list, select one or two titles that interest you, then leave a comment with your request. I will email you for your mailing address and send it to you by media mail. Read through the comments before requesting a title to make sure it wasn’t claimed already. I will try and go in and cross off the ones requested as they go.
I would rather these books end up in homes where people want them, plus its fun to send real mail. I promise I am not selling your mailing addresses to some database somewhere!
So what’s the catch? Just a desire to spread a little bit of generosity in a season that can too often make people feel crazy.
If you aren’t sure about a title, feel free to look up the description at Amazon.com. It would take me too long to provide links for all of them.
The Practice of Poetry edited by Robin Behn and Chase Twichell Sabbaths by Wendell Berry A Meeting of Mystic Paths: Christianity and Yoga by Justin O’Brien Plain and Simple by Sue Bender Burning Bright: Anthology of Sacred Poetry edited by Patricia Hampl Vespers: Contemporary American Poems of Religion and Spirituality edited by Suarez and Can Cleave Odd Angles of Heaven: Contemporary Poetry by People of Faith edited by Craig and McCann Heaven in Stone and Glass: Experiencing the Spirituality of Great Cathedrals by Robert Barron Centering: In Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by M.C. Richards What Really Matters to Me: A Guided Journal by Robyn Conley-Weaver The Book of Self-Acquaintance: A Guided Journal by Margaret Tiberio The Art of Soul: Meditations for the Creative Spirit by Joy Sawyer Life Prayers from Around the World by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon The Art of Ritual by Beck and Metrick The Art and Craft of Paper-Making by Sophie Dawson Tabletop Fountains: 40 Easy Projects to Make by Dawn Cusick Your Life As Story by Tristine Rainer Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott Making a Literary Life by Carolyn See If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland The War of Art: Breaking Through the Blocks to Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
There will be some more listings in a few days as I weed through piles.
Blessings, Christine Valters Paintner
Such a witness to the abundance that already exists in the world! Thank you for your gift of sharing wonderful titles.
Hi Antony, I will post some more at the end of the weekend. It has been fun setting these books free! Blessings to you! Christine
I am too late in reading this to get in on any of the titles I would have wanted. Oh well, the list is always too long anyway…. Great idea Christine, and thanks for doing this.
What beautiful generosity! If it is not claimed yet, I would like Justin O’Brien’s book on Christianity and Yoga.
Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses! I just went to the post office and mailed all the books for which I have already received addresses. There are still a few books left, so feel free to claim them. I’ll do another round of this probably next Monday, once I get all my papers graded. Such fun to release these tomes into the world and make connections with you.
Wow, such great responses to your generous and ingenious book-give-away-sweepstakes! I would love to make a new, warm home for Burning Bright ;)
Thank you so much. You have inspired me to do this too.
Wow. What a great idea. I’d love to ask for 2 titles, if I may, and please explain what media mail is because I want to make sure to pay for shipping……
If I may, I’d love Centering, In Pottery, Poetry and the Person and I’d love The War of Art, Breaking through …
Again, what a wonderful gesture.