Congratulations to our 2013 Nautilus Book Award Winners!

The Wizard of Us by Jean Houston

Silver Medal Winner in Personal Growth/Self Help/Psychology

The Wizard of Us invites readers to take a journey of a lifetime. With specific easy-to-follow exercises and incredible "aha-moments," Houston teaches readers to expand their minds, open their hearts, and find the courage to connect with their own life journey and envision the world as they choose to create it.

Using The Wizard of Ozas a guide, houston defines the hero's journey through the skills and internal qualities found in the feminine self. Readers seeking a creative exploration of self-understanding, realization, and improvement will find a connection to the larger world story as they explore Oz as never before.

"There's no place like home" is the call to a profound journey of self-discovery and untapped potential. Dorothy's journey is the key to your own inner-life's journey and outward ocmmunity change.


A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life by Lama Marut

Silver Medal Winner in Religion/Spirituality—Eastern

A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life is an honest, fearless, and often humorous manifesto standing as a practical and achievable (if not radical and revolutionary) blueprint for creating and sustaining happiness in an age of consumerism, self-absorption, and stress. The book will connect with a broad range of readers of all ages, races, religious and non-religious, and Buddhist or non-Buddhist backgrounds.

Lama Marut's provocative yet compassionate guide argues against the capitalist idea that happiness is a consumer product, sold to us by the best advertising agencies. Through a series of meditations, exercises, and insights, Lama Marut offers a fresh take on our quest for happiness and the good life, here and now.



Awakening the Brain by Charlotte Tomaino

Silver Medal Winner in Science/Cosmology

Dr. Tomaino teaches readers how to harness the power of the brain to permanently change their experience in the world--both physically and spiritually. With her unique experience of being both a doctor and a nun, Dr. Tomaino has observed the power that spirit and faith have on the neurological function and structure of the brain. Operating from a spiritual and compassionate core, Tomaino mixes spirituality and science in language that is easy for the layman to understand and integrate, giving people a whole new perspective on their lives.

In Awakening the Brain, neuropsychologist and former Catholic nun Dr. Charlotte Tomaino explores the relationship between the brain and spirituality. With her unique experience of being both a doctor and a nun, Dr. Tomaino has observed the power that spirit and faith have on the neurological function and structure of the brain. Operating from a spiritual and compassionate core, Tomaino mixes spirituality and science in language that is easy for the layman to understand and integrate, giving people a whole new perspective on their lives.


Soul Searching by Sarah Stillman

Silver Medal Winner in Midgrade/Teen Nonfiction

An updated, indispensable guide to empowerment and self-discovery for teens.

While fashion magazines, television programs, and websites emphasize the superficial and foster insecurities, Sarah Stillman directs teen girls to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. Originally written when the author was just sixteen, Soul Searching has been fully updated and expanded to address the concerns of today’s teens, bringing girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment. Through fun quizzes, insightful exercises, and provocative statistics, Stillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood.


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