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Simple, beautiful and nourishing, this book is a necessary reminder that the renewable energy we need most is people power!
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

At age forty-nine, Eileen Flanagan had an aching feeling that she wasn’t living up to her potential—or her youthful ideals. A former Peace Corps volunteer who’d once loved the simplicity of living in a mud hut in Botswana, she now had too many e-mails in her inbox and a basement full of stuff she didn’t need. Increasingly worried about her children’s future on a warming planet, she felt unable to make a difference—until she joined a band of singing Quaker activists who helped her find her voice and her power.

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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.
The Dalai Lama

Based on the Serenity Prayer, 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. It has been on four bestseller lists and won a silver 2010 Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth/Psychology.

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Flanagan takes a uniquely spiritual view of “finding the path that will unleash the great love within us.” She. . .offers a gentle, comforting alternative to “shopping” for a partner.
Publisher's Weekly

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.

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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 spiritual nurture. In God Raising Us: Parenting as a Spriritual Practice, Eileen Flanagan shares her own struggles with these issues and invites readers to support the spiritual lives of parents.


Whose Your Mama! The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers is a unique collection of essays by a diverse cross-section of women who share candidly about their struggles to live out their beliefs through motherhood. It includes Eileen Flanagan’s essay, “A Pellet of Poison,” which explores her efforts to avoid passing her mother’s racism on to her children.