Restoring Life’s Missing Pieces

Winner of Spirituality & Practice’s “Best Spiritual Book of 2011”

Explore humankind’s timeless, universal and deeply spiritual desire to reunite with people, places and things for the sake of healing and wholeness. Whether we wander far from home or reminisce from our favorite armchair, people of all faiths or none whatsoever undertake journeys to remember and restore the missing pieces of our stories, psyches and souls.

This award-winning book breaks new ground as it guides readers in their quests to answer one of life’s most abiding questions: “Who do I say that I am?”

Enter the world of reunions with new eyes as you venture to live and answer questions such as:

  • In what ways can reunions–from a single memory to Facebook–mirrors help us to live and explore questions about our true selves?
  • What might our feelings, beliefs and practices concerning real and imagined reunions say about our longings, belongings, attachments, unfinished business, hopes, expectations, fears and puzzling past in our efforts to be the authors of our lives?
  • What can recent neuroscientific and psychological discoveries about the mind, the brain and our unconscious behaviors and motivations tell us about our yearnings to recover life’s missing pieces for the sake of re-union within?
  • What is the holy Spirit of Re-Union and what does this mysterious presence in our lives want us to know when it awakens, heightens and guides our longings to forge deeper connections and re-connections with ourselves and the Divine?

AWARDS & Endorsements

S&P Book AwardNamed Best Spiritual Book 2011 by Spirituality & Practice


I’ve been reading Caren Goldman for many years and consider her one of the very best writers in the spiritual area. With this book on re-union she has surpassed her own high standards. It’s a joy to read for sheer style and covers a very important topic inside and out. I’m happy to say that it’s a book about the deepest part of the soul.  I’m telling you, you won’t regret putting this book on the top of your nightstand pile.” – Thomas Moore, best-selling author of Care of the Soul

This unusual and creative work is designed for those who are deeply involved in the social media; those feel attached to people, places, and things from the past; and those who are keen on reunions of all types….Caren Goldman makes a good case for doing the inner work necessary to transform our lives through the spiritual practices of remembering and re-connecting with all that is meaningful in our lives and experiences.” – Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat,  Spirituality & Practice.

Caren Goldman offers up a rich, profound, and wide ranging meditation on time, memory and cohering parts of the self, through re-connecting with past times and places through the vantage point of who we are now.  Take your time with this book, enjoy its intellectual heft, and relish these pages!” – Belleruth Naparstek, best-selling author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal and creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery series.

With characteristic creativity, humor and insight … equips [you] to embark on a sacred journey toward wholeness…. An intricately designed meditation on the power of reconciliation.” – Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, best-selling author, Holy Hunger

Goldman is a brilliant storyteller. You can sink into her words and allow them to point the way back to yourself in order to remember and retrieve crucial missing pieces of your life.” – Sandra Ingerman, MA, best-selling author, Soul Retrieval and How to Thrive in Changing Times

[Stirs] contemplative instincts through the acts of remembering and reuniting…. Leads us on a journey of reconciling who we are and who is important to us.” –Peter L. Steinke, best-selling author, A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope

Invites you to tend your stories and find new beauty in your past. From there, you can create a glorious world of self-acceptance and creative truth. Very highly recommended.” – Jennifer Louden, best-selling author, The Life Organizer Jennifer Louden, best-selling author, The Life Organizer

Order Now