The Mantram Handbook, Eknath Easwaran, Nilgiri Press.
This book gives an in-depth look at mantrams from their spiritual origins to their practical application in everyday life. Sri Eknath Easwaran presents the usefulness of mantram repetition for maintaining a calm mind during stressful times and also at the end of life. We used this book as a guide to teaching mantram repetition in our early research conducted in healthcare settings. Several spiritual backgrounds are represented including Christianity and examples of Christian mantrams.
Strength in the Storm: Creating Calm in Difficult Times, Eknath Easwaran, Nilgiri Press.
This easy-to-read book presents the tools of mantram repetition, slowing down, and one-pointed attention from Sri Eknath Easwaran's 8-point spiritual program. Introductory segments written by his wife, Christine, are combined with anectdotal stories and examples of how these tools can help us manage life's difficulties. It is written for non-spiritual seekers and has a strong emphasis on how to better control our responses to life's stressors.