Reading List


The Five Principles

The Five Principles by Ellen Debenport

The Five Principles offers an intelligent, practical, accessible exploration of the essential teachings of the Unity movement founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. These principles reflect the laws of the universe that apply to everyone, all the time. They show up in most religions and are all reflected in the teachings of Jesus Christ. The author shares with the reader how to work through these principles, apply them in life and watch the outcomes.

The Government of Eden

The Government of Eden by Joel Goldsmith

A compilation of Joel Goldsmith’s teaching from excerpts of his lectures that reveals the truth that the qualities of life that we are looking for do not originate in the outer world, but in the consciousness of the individual. Here is an enlightening message of assurance, conviction and hope based on Joel’s actual experience as a renowned mystic, healer and teacher of the twentieth century.

spiritual economics

Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth

Eric Butterworth tells us in straightforward, easy language that we have the power and the means to live abundantly. He shares simple ideas on how to work with the flow of life. How to develop a prosperous attitude about money, health, and love. How to reverse financial adversity and create true security. Eric’s book puts in clear and concise form the spiritual laws that govern your prosperity. This book is the foundation for a beginning path to true spiritual living and prosperity.

lessons in truth

Lessons in Truth by Emilie Cady

Lessons in Truth is a clear, concise representation of New Thought ideas and metaphysical philosophies. For the past 100 years, Unity students have used this “course of twelve lessons in practical Christianity” to show us how to empower our personal lives and enhance our spiritual growth. Dr. Cady encourages us to find our truth in our own hearts and then apply that truth in all areas of our lives. This book is a basic for the new student and a necessary read periodically for the older student as we continue our spiritual path. A permanent book in our library of life.

Myrtle Fillmore's Healing letters

Myrtle Fillmore’s Healing Letters by Myrtle Fillmore

In 1890, Myrtle Fillmore co-founder of Unity, formed what was to become Silent Unity. She received letters asking for spiritual advice on how to deal many of life’s challenges. Her loving answers to these requests are the basis for this book of healing letters that contain wisdom, insight and practical advice that help us deal with many situations we may face today. Myrtles loving and witty personality shines through in this collection of her letters.

A course of Love by Mari Perron

A Course of Love by Mari Perron
There is a way that can take you beyond where all your learning has taken you. It can take you to the truth of who you are. It is the way of the heart. A course of love is a course for the heart. Remarkably, it bypasses the mind ( the domain of the ego) and uses thought to go beyond thought. This is your invitation to live the purposeful, meaningful life of the new. Note: the publisher recommends reading the addendum, Learning in the time of Christ, at the rear of the book before beginning the book itself.

Open Mind, Open Heart

Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating

The practice of Centering Prayer also known as meditation which Father Keating presents in Open Mind, Open Heart is the beginning of the process of spiritual growth. This is a gentle exploration into the actual stages of this Christian based spiritual journey and provides a road map for the ups and downs that are experienced on this path. The book also helps us understand the wonderful life benefits that accrue from the contemplative life’s journey. A great basic for the new seeker.

Invitation to Love

Invitation To Love by Thomas Keating

This book is a sequel to Father Keating’s Open Mind, Open Heart. It outlines the strategies to sustaining, growing and deepening our relationship with God. It illustrates how regular contemplative practice can initiate a process within us that might be called “divine therapy” or cleaning up our foibles and staying on a productive, loving path in life.