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Trusted Source Community Picks

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One of the great pleasures of shopping for books is the experience of combing through dozens of interesting titles to find just the right book. But finding the right book isn't always easy. Bookshop tries to help by talking (sometimes incessantly) about our favorite books. However, Bookshop always felt that it would be great to reach out to the many experts we have in our community to learn more about which titles they recommend.

Bookshop's Trusted Source Program features books that are recommended by experts in our community. We choose a Trusted Source Partner to hand-select titles in their area of expertise; titles customers can rely upon to be great books. Whether it is a respected doctor recommending books on health or a vintner giving their favorite picks on the subject of wine, you'll know that Trusted Source titles have a "stamp of approval" from your community experts.

For our summer 2011 Trusted Source Program we asked Bob Stahl to recommend some of his favorite books.

Bob Stahl, PhD., founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction programs at Dominican Hospital, O’Connor Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Bob serves as a Senior Teacher for Oasis—the institute for mindfulness-based professional education and innovation of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Bob is a co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and Living With Your Heart Wide Open. Bob is a teacher at Vipassana Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society.

Bob Stahl recommends:

Radical Acceptance
by Tara Brach

A wonderful book on breaking free from what Tara calls, the “trance of unworthiness.” Tara’s writing is both deeply personal and universal. That you can heal from your deep wounds through mindfulness and compassion. I have recommended this book to many!

Full Catastrophe Living
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

This is the founding book on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. There are 450 programs in the USA alone and many more throughout the world. Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of the foremost leaders in bringing mindfulness into medicine, psychology, science, education, and business.

Everyday Blessing: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
by Jon & Myla Kabat-Zinn

This is a wonderful book on mindful parenting. More than a “how to” book, it is a “how to be” book. My wife and I have used these principles in our own parenting. Truly wonderful!

A Path with Heart
by Jack Kornfield

The book title says it all—a truly a wise and compassionate book. I have recommended it to many people when they want to grow deeper in mindfulness meditation practice. Jack’s writings are very accessible, useful, and kind.

by Sharon Salzberg

This is a lovely book on cultivating loving kindness, compassion, and empathy for oneself and the world. Sharon Salzberg’s teachings and writings have deeply contributed to making the practice of Lovingkindness accessible in our own language and culture and into the larger western world.

Bob Stahl


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