Some Books on Animal Rights and Spirituality for You to Consider

Following is a list of books that might of interest to you, suggested to me by one of our members. I have only read about half of them, but they all seem to be in alignment with the Compassion Consortium Tenets of Agreement. And they provide insight into the treatment of animals and Veganism under the precepts of a number of different religions:


The Social Lives of Animals, Ashley Ward

Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, Jonathan Balcombe

Animal Grace: Entering a Spiritual Relationship with Our Fellow Creatures, Mary Lou Randour

Animals, Nature & Albert Schweitzer, Editing & Commentary, Ann Cottrell Free

A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science & Ethics, Paul Waldau and Kimberley Patton, editors

Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, Victoria Moran

Disciples: How Jewish Christianity Shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church, Keith Akers

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy, Matthew Scully

The Dominion of Love: Animal Rights According to the Bible, Norm Phelps

A Faith Embracing All Creatures: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Care for Animals, Tripp York

The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights, Norm Phelps

Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith, and What to Eat for Dinner, Ellen Kanner

Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism & the World’s Religions, Rynn Berry

For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action, Charles C. Camosy, PhD

The Forgotten Teachings of Charles Fillmore: How Our Relationship with Animals Connects to Universal Love, Spiritual Development and World Peace, Rev. Carol Saunders

God's Covenant with Animals: A Biblical Basis for the Humane Treatment of All Creatures, J.R. Hyland

The Inner Art of Vegetarianism: Spiritual Practices for Body and Soul, Carol J. Adams

The Jewish Vegan, Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity, Keith Akers

The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness, Lani Muelrath

The Missing Peace: The Hidden Power of Your Kinship with Animals, Tina Volpe and Judy Carman

Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith, Sarah Withrow King

Vegetarian Christian Saints: Mystics, Ascetics, & Monks, Dr. Holly Roberts

Vegetarian Judaism: A Guide for Everyone, Roberta Kalechofsky, PhD

Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet, Richard H. Schwartz, PhD

Yoga and Veganism: The Diet of Enlightenment, Sharon Gannon


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