Have Hope

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Find Hope Even in the Darkest Times with This Collection of Poems, Prayers, and Inspirational Quotes

“Have Hope is an essential companion to turn despair into hope, and put belief into action toward creating a better future.” —Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women

#1 New Release in Spiritual Meditations

A life-affirming collection of 365 poems, prayers, and meditations that can support you through any trial and that you can carry with you wherever you go.

Inspirational words to help you navigate life's challenges. Reverend Maggie Oman Shannon, M.A., spiritual leader of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco, is the author of nine previous books that explore cross-cultural forms of prayer and spiritual practice. Now, for those of us dealing with events such as the global pandemic and with personal battles of life comes her latest book, Have Hope.

Daily affirmations for every need. Have Hope offers you daily affirmations and a hope-filled moment from history for each day. Now more than ever, we need inspirational words that can help create moments of peace. Through the everyday stress of your life, Have Hope is the perfect collection of prayers, meditations, and inspirational quotes that you can turn.

In Have Hope, Reverend Maggie Oman Shannon provides:

  • A collection of 365 daily affirmations for every occasion
  • Wisdom from every era and every major faith tradition
  • Ways to find hope through daily inspirational words and insightful meditations

If you enjoyed books like Prayers for Calm, I Really Needed This Today, or This Just Speaks to Me, then you’ll love Have Hope. Also, you will want to read and own Maggie Oman Shannon’s Prayers for Healing.

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Prayers for Healing

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Daily Meditations and Prayers from Around the World 

“...I hope that people of all faiths as well as those who do not believe in a religion will find inspiration and understanding here that in some way contributes to their own inner peace. And I pray that through that inner peace they too will become better human beings and help create a happier, more peaceful world.” —The Dalai Lama

#1 New Release in Buddhism, Sacred Writings

Discover the power to heal through many meditation and prayer voices. This interfaith book provides insight from various religious and cultural texts that touches on our pain and inspires the healer within all of us to be reminded of hope and faith so that we may live a deeper, more meaningful, and fully self-expressed life.

Create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration. Maggie Oman creates a healing space for readers in her deeply spiritual book Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World. During moments that are filled with despair, illnesses, depression, or spiritual longing, Prayers for Healing draws on the power of wise and healing devotionals for reflection and deep mediation.

Embrace physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Prayers for Healing demonstrates the transformative nature woven through the power of prayer and wisdom, drawing from a select collection of influential spiritual leaders, philosophers and thinkers of our time that include:

  • The Tao Te Ching 
  • The Koran 
  • The Torah 
  • Native American texts 
  • The Bible 
  • Thich Nhat Hanh 
  • Wendell Berry 
  • Jack Kornfield 
  • Rumi 
  • Rainer Maria Rilke 
  • Marian Wright Edelman 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Marianne Williamson 

If you have found that works such as Prayers That Bring HealingEarth PrayersPrayers of Hope for CaregiversPrayers for Hard Times, or Prayers for Hope and Healing have brought inspiration into your life, then this book is an invitation to cementing your inner healer. 

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Prayers for Hope and Comfort

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In a world that feels increasingly fragile, people will continue to look for new prayers and new ways to pray. While there are a number of anthologies of prayer available, no book until now has attempted to provide a collection that focuses specifically on prayers for a wide range of modern challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hope and Comfort covers issues facing individuals (illness, addiction)/ those challenged in relationships (aging parents, divorce)/ local communities (natural disasters, unemployment)/ the larger world (poverty, hunger, war)/ and creation itself (loss of rainforests, species extinction, global warming).

Prayers for Hope and Comfort offers readers solace, comfort, and hope, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves. The book contains selections from some of the world's most profound poets and thinkers: David Whyte, Eckhart Tolle, Sister Joan Chittister, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as traditional prayers and verses from every time and place.

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Way We Pray

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The Way We Pray is the first book to explore prayer practices from the world's many religions. Author Maggie Oman Shannon presents and celebrates fifty wonderfully diverse prayer practices, creating the perfect guide for spiritual explorers everywhere.

Among the powerful and colorful rituals described in the book are walking a labyrinth, speaking affirmations, writing in a gratitude journal, displaying prayer flags, dressing in ceremonial costumes, reading sacred scriptures, listening to the resonant sounds of a prayer bowl, drawing a mandala, counting prater beads, fasting, writing haiku, and chanting.

For each practice described, Maggie Oman Shannon offers historical details, meanings and interpretations, and stories and anecdotes from practicioners she interviewed. She also includes suggestions for bringing these rituals into one's existing spiritual practice.

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