For an alternative to "Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond" I suggests "The Experience of Samadhi: An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation" by
Richard Shankman. Some opinions about "Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond" where declared here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10974
, at the middle/end of the thread, by the way.
The good part about the book by Ajahn Brahm is the easy language, the many stories he use to illustrate his points and the humor.