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The Bookstore features a variety of resources for contemporary spirituality:


Popular authors include Paula D’Arcy, Joyce Rupp, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Pema Chodron, and James Martin. 
Topics include social and environmental justice, grief and aging, Christian mystics and prayer, Eastern spiritualities and Buddhism, spiritual direction, Centering Prayer, and more.

We have a wide variety of books and daily reflection for the Lenten season including the new title

-Jesus Wasn't Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent.  Contributors include Walter Brueggemann, Rabbi Sandy Sasso and Bishop Richard Sklba (from the Diocese of Milwaukee).

Other new titles include:

- Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety by Henri Nouwen.  Though he died over 20 years ago, Nouwen is still relevant in this never-before-published work as he offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant.

-Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN (a four-step meditation) by Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance.

- Living a Loved Life: Awakening Wisdom Through Stories of Inspirtation, Challenge and Possibility by Dawna Markova, author of I Will Not Live an Unlived Life.  These stories show you how to glean wisdom hidden in your greatest difficulties and lead you to value your own unique existence.

-Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World, by Pema Chodron.  From the jacket, "In an increasingly polarized world, Pema offers us tools to find common ground, even when we disagree, so we can build a stronger and broder sense of community."

Special sale: Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life by Robert Wicks.  Hardcover. Retail price: $20; special price $10 (limited supply).
No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life by Robert Wicks. Paperback. Retail price: $14.95; special price $8 (limited supply).

Handmade and Fair Trade Items

  • Hand-crafted jewelry, loom weavings, and baskets made by S. Kathleen
  • Turned wooden prayer bowls made by Jerry Rupp, with a prayer card by Joyce Rupp
  • Earth Prayer Beads from the Sisters of Green Mountain Monastery
  • Holy Land Stone keepsakes from Jerusalem
  • Fair Trade Divine Chocolate that benefits family farmers in Ghana
  • Ornaments for Orphans (supports vulnerable children in Africa)
  • Organic cotton socks by Maggie's Socks
  • Singing bowls from Nepal- a new order has just arrived

Other Unique Items

  • Soaps and lotions from Gifts for the Journey benefiting women survivors of violence, abuse, and exploitation
  • Framed and unframed prints, including "The Last Supper" by Bodhan Piasecki
  • CDs including Native American flute music, relaxing instrumentals for meditation or massage, and popular artists such as Peter Mayer and Sara Thomsen
  • Payerful Pretzels and St. Hildegard Crunch from Monastery Baked Goods
  • Insulated coffee cups with lids.  Each cup has an inspirational message.
  • InnerSpirit Rattles, fired clay rattles crafted in Alpine, TX, by J Davis Studios


  • 50% off all Brush Dance cards
  • Cards by Anne
  • Ministry of the Arts
  • and many others
For more information about Siena Retreat Center's Bookstore, call 262-898-2590 or e-mail