The Reverend Dr. June Maffin has published three books. The first is out of print and no longer available. The most recent … Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul is available in both paperback and e-book formats. The second … Disturbed by God: A Journey of Spiritual Discovery is available in e-book format. Information about both is below.
Soulistry – Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality (ISBN: 978-1-84694-615-8) is now available on Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and local booksellers. Two YouTube videos have been produced: : The \”Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul\” book YouTube video
The book offers readers an opportunity to engage more deeply in the spiritual journey, re-connect with the intangible soul-essence of life and experience rich spiritual growth.
Through a series of almost 80 inspirational quotations from ordinary and extraordinary human beings (i.e. Joan Chittister, Martin Buber, Margaret Guenther, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Aristotle, John Wesley, Paul Tournier, the Dalai Lama, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Meister Eckhart, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus of Nazareth, Joy Harjo, Mattie Stepanek, Kahlil Gibran, Wangari Maathai and many more) around the world living in different centuries … along with accompanying Soul-Questions … this creative book draws attention to the connection between the sacred and secular, creativity and spirituality, art and soul – challenging, nurturing and encouraging the reader’s spiritual journey in a unique way.
This unique book encourages readers to realize their creative potential, deepen their awareness of the presence of the holy around them, recognize and celebrate their inner wisdom, and embrace life in new ways.
REVIEWS OF “SOULISTRY-ARTISTRY OF THE SOUL”
One of the most difficult challenges in modern life is to make space for the soul, setting aside the eternal chatter that has invaded every niche of our existence. SOULISTRY is a marvelous method of finding the silence and attention that a healthy soul requires.
Dr. Larry Dossey – Author, Physician
Expect your soul to be nourished and your creative spirit to be released through Soulistry!
Alisa E. Clark – author
Soulistry is a magic word of open soul searching. Here is a book that promotes love, kindness, health, wisdom and happiness. It will awaken your body, mind and spirit.
Henry Landry – Author, Buddhist Teacher
In Soulistry, spiritual teacher June Maffin has gathered from her own deep experience a heap of treasures: words of wisdom from across the ages, to which she has attached some very pertinent and moving questions for self-reflection and self-examination. It’s a book I would give to any seeker.
Donald Grayston – Co-Director, Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, Co-Director
As I read this beautifully written and encouraging book, a sense of peace fell over my heart. I encourage you to explore Soulistry to help nourish your spiritual life.
Jean Wise – Author: Healthy Spirituality
Traveling through Soulistry, stopping to drink in the 80 quotes of wisdom, Journal Prompts, and listening to your heart’s response in answering the Soul-Questions, brings the reader into a sacred journey. – Ann Smith, Co-Director of Circle Connections
If we take the book’s provocative Soul-Questions seriously, answers well up from our souls and we will be motivated to go further into ourselves than perhaps we have ever gone.
Sr. Gloriamarie Amalfitano – Community of Solitude
“Soulistry—Artistry of the Soul gives an excellent series of signposts to your interior life, a way of discovering your true self as you are now, and finding creative ways to re-shaping that self in a healthier direction. In other words, deeper.”
— The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, Bishop, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
“Like so many explorers who kept a diary of their adventures, this guide to journal keeping gently asks the questions that only the traveler can answer.” [full review]
— Mary Lawler, Artist and Marketing Director for ArtId
“This can become a treasured bedside book, or be at hand beside a favorite armchair for dipping into in quiet moments, snatched from busy lives. It is non-denominational and fully ecumenical, so will appeal to seekers of deeper spirituality of any religious persuasion.”
— Sheila Waters, teacher, author and calligrapher
“Great work! One of the most difficult challenges in modern life is to make space for the soul, setting aside the eternal chatter that has invaded every niche of our existence. SOULISTRY is a marvelous method of finding the silence and attention that a healthy soul requires.”
— Dr. Larry Dossey, physician, author of nine books and much sought-after speaker
“You will be challenged, inspired and deeply moved by all that Dr. Maffin and Soulistry have to offer you regardless of your background, creative abilities or spiritual experience. Expect your soul to be nourished and your creative spirit to be released through Soulistry.”
— Alisa E. Clark, author of “Dancing in the Doghouse”
“Whether the reader wants to heal loss, transform restrictive attitude and behavior patterns, or explore the personal spiritual journey, this book will support, encourage, and clarify the reader’s goal.”
— Dr. Nancy Reeves, psychologist, spiritual director and author
The book is available globally – bookstores in Canada order through NBN Canada or Ingram Books. U.S. bookstores use Ingram Books; elsewhere in the world it’s through ILMP(International Literary Marketplace) and listed either under John Hunt Publishers, O-Books or Circle Books.
“Disturbed by God: A Journey of Spiritual Discovery” (originally published by Anglican Book Centre in Canada and Forward Publishers in the US) is now out of print. It is now available as a PDF file: $15.00 US.
We often overlook those moments when God speaks to us, those times when the Creator “disturbs” our lives. Could it be that we miss those moments because we tend to look for dramatic evidence of God’s direction, when ordinary instances abound, if only we were aware of them? Although this book is a record of such disturbances in the life of the author, you may want to use it to reflect on your own faith journey and to become more aware of God’s disturbances in your life.
CHAPTERS: Framed by poetry in the Prologue and Epilogue, the Chapters narrate the life of an ordained (in the Anglican/Episcopal church) woman.
REFLECTION STARTERS: Reflection Starters follow each section of the narrative and include questions which are designed to:
- Encourage attention to the situations (God-incidences) in your life you may have ignored, not noticed or forgotten
- Challenge deeper reflection about your life / ministry / work / relationships
- Enhance your understanding of spirituality, religion, Christianity etc.
- Nurture your spiritual journey
APPENDICES: provide information to help you work with the material in the book.
May your journey with the Holy One who called you into being, continue to “disturb” your life in ways that are exciting, challenging, nurturing, encouraging and fulfilling!