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I am now reading "A Year With Rumi" for the second time, receiving a daily dose of his poetry (as translated by Coleman Barks) and it's become a focal point for my daily meditation. Rumi is my "soul friend". For me his verse never fails to penetrate deep into the heart and strip away our religious misconceptions.
Honorable mention goes to "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield (a kind of handbook for the spiritual seeker), "The Marriage of Sense and Soul" by Ken Wilber (on reconciling science and faith) and "Care of the Soul" by Thomas Moore...all of which helped to guide me away from authoritarian religion and into a more adventurous, participatory, and healing path of spirituality.