in New Zealand (and please see the
'Recordings & Books' page for information about books being available
There have been about 50 books
written by Joel Goldsmith. His first book was The Infinite Way,
followed by Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture. The
titles of the books themselves are very interesting, informative (and
helpful!), including titles such as Living The Infinite Way;
Practising the Presence; The Art of Meditation; The Art of Spiritual
Healing; The Contemplative Life; Consciousness Is What I Am; The
Gift of Love; Realisation of Oneness; A Parenthesis in Eternity; The
Thunder of Silence; and Living Between Two Worlds.
Some of the latest books to be
published in the last ten years are based on the Monthly Letters that Joel
sent to students around the world and which had never appeared before in
book form. Some of these titles are The Only Freedom; The
Art of Spiritual Living; God Formed Us for His Glory;
and Living by the Word.
Joel recommends that when
starting to read his books, the following three are the most suitable to
begin with -
Living the Infinite Way; Practising the Presence;
The Art of Meditation
- therefore, in this activity we try to make
sure that these books are available in as many libraries as possible.
In New Zealand the Joel Goldsmith Library
Activity was set up many years ago and is operated by volunteer students
to place Joel's books in public libraries around New Zealand. In this way
the public are able to 'discover' his writings and we all appreciate
the benefit of this! This Library Activity is
funded by people who feel drawn to support it by making donations which are
used to buy Joel's books and gift them to public libraries.
The Joel Goldsmith Library Activity
can be contacted through the following address:
P.O. Box 32-392
North Shore City 0744.
or by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please type in the subject reference 'Library')
The public libraries in the
main centres of New Zealand now have an excellent selection of Joel's books.
136 libraries have been contacted and most of these will have 3 or more of
Joel's books, depending on the shelf space. In 2009 we focused upon
contacting the prisons in New Zealand and found the response overwhelmingly
receptive, and consequently placed 130 of Joel's books into their libraries.
Since then we have received correspondence from prisoners who have found these
books and have been inspired. In the two years from 2010 to 2012 alone, another 176 Joel Goldsmith titles
were gifted to libraries around New Zealand and included the Rarotonga Public Library.
This work continues.
The message contained in every one of these Joel Goldsmith books includes
practical spiritual principles which, when understood and applied, enrich
our everyday living.
In 2017 there was a change of
library workers (all dedicated volunteers) and the system has been
re-organised into an easier computer format.
If books written by Joel are
not available in your library, you could ask your librarian to contact
us at the above address with the prospect of us gifting his books to your
library. You can request a particular title and if it is in stock, we
would forward it to your library.