Tall Pine Press

Books and resources for pilgrims and leaders

New Release, June 2022

Learning Social Literacy

Can social life become more civil? Are children learning to care about themselves as well as other people? In a world that says it values relationship, do we understand what's involved in meeting human need so people can flourish in these relationships? This book offers a perspective on making human connections more stable and satisfying and claims that the exchange depends on learning how to read and interpret what's going on during social interaction. Social literacy is the ability and willingness to read what's going on during our encounters with others so that we remain true to ourselves (authentic) and yet remain well connected to other people (integrated).

Love Builds Brains

You'll never look at child development the same way again.

Dr. Clinton lays out the early years' journey of attachment, self-regulation, connection, resilience and well-being, and does so with scientific explanations measured out in understandable doses. This book is full of deeply researched wisdom, offered in a conversational style. It's like having a coffee and a chat with Jean as you sit at her kitchen table.

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(CanadianPaediatric Society review – Emmett Francoeur)

JeanClinton delivers the strongest of arguments for the need to zero in on early years to nurture and promote the mental health of children. She describes how the brain’s plasticity makes it exquisitely capable of change, particularly in the early years but also over the lifespan. She does so with the special touch of a mother-grandmother-physician who knows about “feeling felt” and the need for the “drip-by-drip” consistent and sensitive responsiveness of the loving caretaker.


Spiritual Styles Assessment - Adult

We each make a difference... differently

The underlying assumption behind the Spiritual Styles Assessment is that human beings are spiritual. That is, we all have a capacity for developing a felt sense of connection to people and places, even to ideas. This sense of connection allows us to engage with the world and contribute to it.

In the Assessment, we describe the currencies or tools that people use to make the world a better place, and we identify these tools in four groups: word, emotion, symbol action.

The questions in the Assessment, and the resulting chart, help participants better understand themselves and those around them. This becomes very helpful in fostering collaboration and reducing personal conflict.

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Welcome to Tall Pine Press

Tall Pine Press aims to produce and distribute books that will encourage the human spirit and enable all people to find better ways to live well together.