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The New York Times bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classic Care of the Soul. 
 
Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions—and others who have lived wholly without religion—hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.
 
Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence.
 
At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of One’s Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.
A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work.

In Thomas Moore’s groundbreaking book Care of the Soul, he wrote of “the great malady of the twentieth century…the loss of soul.” That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in A Life’s Work, Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves—our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. A Life’s Work is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be.

Moore reveals the quest to find a life’s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life’s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don’t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process—the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making—that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going.

A Life’s Work is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life’s biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities.
NO VILLAINS, NO HEROES is a moving historical novel of the 1912 Hillsville Massacre, the most shocking crime in the state of Virginia, and a cautionary tale for our own time about the true meaning of law and justice.

No Villains, No Heroes dramatizes a shocking episode in Virginia history. In March 1912 Floyd Allen was convicted of assault in Carroll County, in Virginias Blue Ridge. When he announced, Gentlemen, I aint a-goin, a gun battle erupted in the crowded courtroom between law officers and the Allen clan. Five people were killed; seven wounded. Floyd and his young son Claude were executed a year later. Other Allens served long prison sentences. But who were the villains? Who were the heroes? In this moving historical novel, the narrator, a detective called in to hunt down the fugitives, grapples with these perplexing questions and the true meaning of law and justice.

This exciting novel tells the story of a once-famous but now largely forgotten episode in Virginia history, the Hillsville Massacre of March 1912, recalled in vivid detail by Carter Hayne, a private lawman on the scene. His experience is so transforming that it turns him into a crusading lawyer who dedicates his life to advancing criminal justice. It effortlessly recreates an age and place, pre-modern America 100 years ago in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the setting for an event so complex and weighty, even primal, that it is, as Hayne says, just like a Greek tragedy.
Kirkpatrick Sale, author of 12 books, including The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream.

 Regarded as Ireland's national bard, Thomas Moore was a poet, satirist, composer, and political propagandist, as well as a close friend of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Moore’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Moore's life and works

* Concise introduction to Moore’s life and poetry

* Excellent formatting of the poems

* Text based on the THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO. EDITION, 1895 of Moore's poetry

* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry

* Easily locate the poems you want to read

* Includes Moore's prose – including his six volume biography of Lord Byron

* Features a bonus biography - explore Moore's intriguing life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Life and Poetry of Thomas Moore

BRIEF INTRODUCTION: THOMAS MOORE

COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS MOORE

DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS


The Poems

LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER


The Prose

MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN

THE EPICUREAN

LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON, WITH NOTICES OF HIS LIFE


The Biography

THOMAS MOORE by Richard Garnett


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