The Tapestry library is open…

The Tapestry library of world wisdom traditions and natural science lines the wall opposite Rev. Kent’s desk in his study.

Each subject area is labeled on the shelves:

  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Taoism
  • Judaism
  • Catholicism
  • Protestantism
  • Gnosticism
  • Islam
  • Sufism
  • Spirituality
  • Natural Science
  • African-American and
  • Native-American

The Tapestry library is an open door to explore these areas of knowledge.

One point of emphasis is mysticism — the high ground where spirituality and science meet. Mysticism is defined as “direct communication with ultimate reality.”

The Tapestry library invites you to many sources that transcend belief systems and rise to the level of values and visions.

Millions of readers who are not Buddhist have benefitted from the teachings of Buddha.

Millions of readers who are not Hindu have benefitted from the sayings of Gandhi.

Millions of readers who are not Jewish have benefitted from Martin Buber’s “I and Thou” world of dialog.

Millions of readers who are not Protestant have benefitted from the message of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Millions of readers who are not Catholic have benefitted from the reflections of Thomas Merton.

Millions of readers who are not Muslim have found treasures in the poetry of Rumi.

Millions of readers who are not atheist have been thrilled by the cosmos as described by Carl Sagan.

The Native American section in our library is extensive and honors a wisdom tradition deeply connected with nature and founded on environmental sustainability.

On Sundays, if the door to Kent’s study is open, feel free to come in. If the door is closed, please respect the private meeting occurring. On weekdays, call the office to be sure the building is open.

On the bookshelf is a check-out sheet, with spaces for your name, title of the book, and dates borrowed and returned.

May you enjoy the library!