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Philip Zaleski is the author and editor of several books on religion and spirituality, including The Recollected Heart, The Benedictines of Petersham, and Gifts of the Spirit. In addition, he is coauthor with his wife Carol Zaleski of Prayer: A History and The Book of Heaven. Zaleski is also the editor of the acclaimed Best Spiritual Writing series (1998 - present). His essays and reviews on religion, culture, and the arts appear regularly in national periodicals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and First Things. Zaleski was for many years a book critic for the Boston Phoenix, and later worked as executive editor and senior editor at Parabola Magazine, where he contributed frequent essays on Christianity and other world religions. During this period he also published a pioneering essay on Vladimir Nabokov's lepidoptery, which won him the David McCord Essay Prize. In 1999, Zaleski compiled, under the auspices of HarperCollins Publishers, an influential list of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century. Zaleski has taught religion, literature, film, and creative writing at Wesleyan University, Smith College, and Tufts University.

One of Zaleski's main subjects is prayer, which he has described in a television interview as "communication between the human and transcendent realms, an act that for most people means talking with a personal God, coming into the presence of a Person who cares about them and loves them and can offer them help. This communication may in time become a two-way street, as God responds. Vast numbers of people report this sort of experience and make it the basis of their daily lives, people who wake up every morning, pray, and believe that they have been in communion with God. They pray to God and receive an answer. And this relationship makes people profoundly happy, which tells us that prayer is something essential to our nature, as if it were hardwired in us." [1]
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Total Books: 14
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007
2007 - The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618833467
ISBN-10: 0618833463
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Prayer A History
2006 - Prayer a History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618773602
ISBN-10: 0618773606
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Prayer A History
2005 - Prayer a History (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780618152889
ISBN-10: 0618152881
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Prayer Fashions Man  Frithjof Schuon on the Spiritual Life
2005 - Prayer Fashions Man Frithjof Schuon on the Spiritual Life [Library of Perennial Philosophy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780941532655
ISBN-10: 0941532658
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Seeing God Everywhere  Essays on Nature and the Sacred
2004 - Seeing God Everywhere Essays on Nature and the Sacred [Perennial Philosophy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780941532426
ISBN-10: 0941532429
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Outdoors & Nature
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The Best Spiritual Writing 2002
2002 - The Best Spiritual Writing 2002 [Best Spiritual Writing] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060506032
ISBN-10: 0060506032
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Best Spiritual Writing 2001
2001 - The Best Spiritual Writing 2001 [Best Spiritual Writing] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062517722
ISBN-10: 0062517724
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Gifts of the Spirit  Living the Wisdom of the Great Religious Traditions
Gifts of the Spirit Living the Wisdom of the Great Religious Traditions
The Recollected Heart A Monastic Retreat With Philip Zaleski
1995 - The Recollected Heart a Monastic Retreat with Philip Zaleski (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060697815
ISBN-10: 0060697814
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Recollected Heart A Guide to Making a Contemplative Weekend Retreat