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Sea ShellsCome right in.  Enjoy a glass of sherry and listen to string quartets while seated in a comfortable, overstuffed leather chair in this wonderful ambiance.  Of course, you'll have to hallucinate the sherry, the string quartets, and the chair, although one of these days we may manage to get the string quartets.

NEW!  Sunny Apartments: The Thought of Henry Wood (1834-1909), by Deb Whitehouse, Ed.D. Available in softcover and Kindle editions through Amazon by clicking on the links. This material originally appeared as a series of Philosopher’s Stone columns that I later edited. Alan vetted every word of them at my request. Only the first few new chapters came later. You can read the two introductory chapters on Amazon by clicking on “Look Inside”. Be sure to tell your friends and your church book store manager.

Please note:  We have a limited number of copies of Alan's The Problem Is God  (published by Stillpoint in 1984; edited by Caroline Myss in a previous existence).  You can have one for $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling (priority mail).  Write to us at Dr. Deb Whitehouse, 11143 Merganser Way, New Port Richey, FL 34654. Enclose a check or money order for $15.00 and include your name and address.  US funds and shipping addresses only.  These are new copies.  We will include a free copy of Alan's little booklet, "God in a Nutshell", representing some of his earlier thinking but still helpful.

Books co-authored by Alan and Deb

  • New Thought: A Practical American Spirituality

Revised Edition, published by Author House (2003).

This book is a unique, lively, readable survey of the New Thought movement, distinguishing it from New Age, explaining how to use New Thought's practice of the presence of God for healing of body, relationships, and finances. It introduces the authors' new interpretation of New Thought in terms of a process philosophy inspired by the writings of Alfred North Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, and others. Meditations are included.

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  • Practicing the Presence of God for Practical Purposes

Published by Author House (2000).

The authors take up one by one the terms Practicing, the Presence of God, and Practical Purposes and show how they work together to bring us health, wealth, and happiness. This book provides more detail than New Thought: A Practical American Spirituality, covering topics such as "What to Do When the Roof Falls In" and the problem of evil (which is only a problem if God is good; otherwise, what would you expect?)

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Kindle editions of some of Alan's earlier writings are also available through Amazon.  Search "C. Alan Anderson" under Books. 


Books by other authors

 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby: His Complete Writings and Beyond, Including the Missing Works of P. P. Quimby, Ronald A. Hughes, Editor


 David Ray Griffin

Griffin and John B. Cobb, Jr. are the co-founders of the Center for Process Studies.  Below are a few of his titles that we have found most helpful, along with links to Amazon for purchasing them online.

  • Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith

  • Parapsychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality: A Postmodern Exploration

  • Religion and Scientific Naturalism: Overcoming the Obstacles

C. Robert Mesle

Mesle is the author of an easy-to-read process theology primer.  The final chapter is by John Cobb.

  • Process Theology: A Basic Introduction

Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox is one of the New Thought writers best known outside of New Thought, partly because of his influence on and involvement in the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous.  All of his works are easy to read and inspirational, placing great emphasis on development of good character as part of one's spirituality.

Recently, new Emmet Fox writings have been edited and published posthumously by New Thought ministers JoAnn and Cecil Corsiatto.  For more information about these books or to purchase them, click here:

Patricia Adams Farmer

  • Embracing a Beautiful God

 Patricia, a process thinker and Disciples of Christ minister, has written a beautiful book of short meditations, perfect for bedtime or meditation time reading.  They range from exuberant humor to pathos, laughter to tears, as the author describes her own efforts and those of others to practice the presence of God.  Patricia has a gift for story-telling along with the ability to see beauty in "small, ordinary things of daily life.  So take a 'Beauty break'", as Marjorie Suchocki puts it in her Foreword.  To purchase the book, click here:

Terry McBride

  • The Hell I Can't!

This book details the amazing story of a complete and permanent healing from a horrible illness, using New Thought principles coupled with appropriate use of orthodox medicine.  Terry is a remarkable person who has dedicated his life to helping others find the path to healing as he did.