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Inspiring Generosity

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In recent years I have been studying generosity – the motivations for it and its power to transform the lives of individuals, organizations, communities and cultures. This work has now culminated in my award-winning book Inspiring Generosity, published by Wisdom Publications. You can preview and buy the book here.

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“The best thing I have read on the path of generosity.
Warning: this book might change your life.”

David Loy, author of The World is Made of Stories

“Read it and you will love it!”

Robert A. F. Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies,
Columbia University, and President, Tibet House USA

“Truth explodes from every page…”

Stephen Cope, author of The Great Work of Your Life

Inspiring Courage

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It takes courage to live a human life. We all have varying degrees of courage. For some, it is buried deep in hearts and psyches; for others, it is a bright light that guides every step. But, for all of us, finding courage can be a choice we make every day – often in the quietest of ways. There is great courage in living life to the fullest, living with authenticity and a sense of alignment with one’s most deeply held values. And sometimes, simply getting up every day and putting one foot in front of the other is an act of immense courage.

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“Touches the heart and fills you with spirit.”

Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

Inspiring Courage is an inspiration.”

Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

 Inspiring Courage is food for the heart longing to live fully and exuberantly!”

Stephen Cope, Author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling

Inspiring Foregiveness

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How can we live our lives in the light of greater forgiveness? What does it mean to forgive or to be forgiven? Why is forgiveness a struggle for so many, especially as we move into maturity and take stock of goals, dreams, and disappointments? In her deeply inspiring new book, Barbara Bonner offers the reader a roadmap built from the wisdom of poets, philosophers, and others who have found the path to forgiveness against all odds. From Desmond Tutu to Margaret Atwood, from Mary Oliver to Congressman John Lewis, Bonner weaves together the words of scholars, visionaries, poets, and activists to create a timely, gorgeously crafted, and essential volume that will help the readers find their way to the light of greater forgiveness.

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“Beautiful. Filled with courage, sweet mercy, and heart wisdom that can set you free.

Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“A gem in her collection of poetry quotes, and stories all meant to inspire us on our path towards understanding and achieving forgiveness.”

Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

“An inspiring celebration of the greatest human virtue.”

David Loy, author of Ecodharma; Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis