My Books

My Books

The Activist’s Tao Te Ching – I poured my spirit into this book. “Active Quietism” or “Quiet Activism” is difficult to communicate and raises many questions, but it is so very important. It contains the essence of my journey.



The Sage’s Tao Te Ching – One of my more popular books, written about twelve years ago – explores the path of growing older with grace, flexibility, and wisdom. (Still growing)



The Parent’s Tao Te ChingMy best-selling book – written more than twenty years ago, it explores my own growth as a parent and offers an easier, simpler, and more natural way of being a parent.



The Couple’s Tao Te ChingI wrote this book to examine an easier, more natural way to relate to one’s significant other. Love relationships are overlaid with the stress of modern society. Let’s return to the way of natural love.



The Tao of Forgiveness – I was asked by the publisher, Tarcher/Penguin, to write on this theme. It was a real stretch for me but I enjoyed the process immensely. A valuable book, I hope.



A Path and a Practice – This book contains one of my own translations of The Tao Te Ching and offers ways of making that ancient text a practical guide for daily life.



The Caregiver’s Tao Te ChingNancy and I wrote this book together. It grows out of Nancy’s work as a Hospice professional and our own experience with caregiving.




Walking the Tao – This book contains one of my new translations of the Tao Te Ching plus a detailed commentary I wrote to accompany it.



Day by Day With the Tao Te Chingthis book is a daily meditation guide using verses from the Tao Te Ching.



Lost in the Tao – a collection of essays and poems reflecting what Taoist living might look like in today’s society; how it might transform our work, our leisure, our communities, our families, and our lives.



Thirty Days of Tao – a daily guide that takes the reader through a month of learning to live with ease and contentment amidst the chaos of modern life.



The Time is Tao – this is a sharing of the personal journal that I wrote as I went through the Tao Te Ching as a meditative practice.