Welcome to the seventh video discussion from the Universal Heart Book Club - where your co-hosts Stephanie Dowrick and Walter Mason discuss our special finds of the month. This month each of us (quite independently!) chose books that offer a wonderful depth of thought and openness on reading, writing, reflection and the unfolding gaining of often life-saving insight. The books are Janet Conner's 30-day exploration of deep journaling, Writing Down Your Soul and Kim Rosen's exceptional adventure in reading poetry and discovering its literal "saving graces", Saved by a Poem.
You will also find our written reviews of these two accessible, beautiful books below, as well as a range of other very fine articles including Jane Goodall's hosting of our new and very special feature "The Reading Life". (And have you noticed our fabulous new banner above, designed by Melbourne graphic artist Marko Cakarevic? We love its exuberant brightness!) As you read the books we feature each month, please feel free to share your views in our comments section. It's easy using "Anonymous" if you don't have Google email. Those conversations are essential to this being the "book club" we envision. Many thanks to our dear friend William Suganda for the marvellous job he has done filming this short conversation.
Juliet Batten of Susan Murphy's Minding the Earth and earlier we had an excellent article by Susan on writing that important book. To purchase any of the books we feature or any other book you are seeking, you can take advantage of our bookstore links (above right). The small % returned to us supports the Universal Heart Book Club.