Monday, 11 July 2016 Spirituality
The Spirituality of Judaism
David Hartman’s book, A Living Covenant centers on two important topics on the subject of Jewish spirituality. The first deals with the allegation that traditional Judaism excessively concerns itself with matters of “law” to the extent that a mechanical approach, in matters of faith and relating to God, is realized. This arguably degenerates into “legalism.” The second topic relates to how mankind approaches God within and without the scope of Jewish particularity. Both of these topics are inter-related to each other. Regarding how mankind approaches the subject of “knowing God,” Hartman contends that two ways are possible...Read More
Messages Of Life From Death Row Spirituality In Prison
Although I have yet to read the book “Messages of Life From Death Row” by Pierre Pradervand, I found the following review and I will be looking for this book on my next visit to a book store. If you have read it, or get a chance to read it, please let me know what you think.
(PRNewsChannel) / October 19, 2010 / GENEVA / ‘Messages of Life from Death Row’ (ISBN 1439235600) by sociologist and activist Pierre Pradervand features correspondence between the author and a death row inmate who contends he is innocent.Read More
Accused of murder in 1986, Houston native Roger McGowen was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death...
Monday, 11 July 2016 Spirituality
The Spirituality of Being Versus Doing
Daily Insight into Living Consciously from The Little Prince
When we glimpse how vastly different consciousness is as a way of living from the unconsciousness in which we have floundered, we want to fix up our life by embarking on a “spiritual journey.”
We start reading all kinds of books, listening to talks, going to retreats, praying, meditating, and affirming.
We begin working various programs, practicing laws of attraction, meeting in groups to study courses on spirituality.
All of this is meant to change our situation.
What we don’t usually realize is that we are seeking to make things different by using the same fundamental approach that got us where we are: doing.
A conscious life isn’t about doing, but about being.
But being isn’t an inacti...Read More
Sunday, 17 July 2016 Spirituality
Christian Audio books
Christian mp3 audiobooks present religious education and enlightenment in a practical, digital format. The stress and time constraints of modern lifestyles frequently get in the way of spiritual studies. For those who do not wish to give up their spiritual pursuits, Christian audiobooks make a effortless and portable alternative to heavy tomes. What is really a Christian Audio tracks Guide? An audio tracks guide is an audio tracks file of a narrator reading a specific ebook. These files could be located on compact disks, cassette tapes, and in downloadable format from the internet. They can be played at residence on a stereo system, in your car, or on the go with an audio player. Christian audiobooks are those that pertain to the practice of the Christian religion...Read More
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 Spirituality
Spiritual Teachings – My Favourite Spiritual Books
There are many wonderful spiritual books available, and I particularly love the books of the poet saints. They speak passionately about what it means to swim in the depths of eternal love. You can’t go wrong with those teachings. There’s nothing to complain about or disagree with either, because these poet saints were in the state that they speak of while they were writing. They were in the state of Love.
Often when you read their books, you begin to experience that same Love in your own heart because this Love is timeless. It doesn’t just exist once and then it’s over. When you read the words, some of them will just jump right into your heart. You could even feel a tear come to your eye because they move you to your core.
I also appreciat...Read More
Saturday, 23 July 2016 Spirituality
Eckhart Tolle Books and Audio Books
Many people now know who Eckhart is. He is a motivational teacher of German origin who has lived most of his adult life in Canada. Today, at the age of 61, Tolle is one of the Western world’s most sought after spiritual teachers, and his association with Oprah Winfrey – thanks to the 10-week course that Oprah held with him – has boosted his popularity among the general population immensely.
Eckhart Tolle has had 4 books published so far, of which The Power of Now became a New York Times bestseller and was translated into 33 languages. Similarly, his latest book, A New Earth: Awakening to Life’s Purpose, has also topped the NYT bestsellers list...Read More
Saturday, 23 July 2016 Spirituality
Continuing Insight from The Little Prince
Have you found that there aren’t too many people you can talk meaningfully with about the deep issues of life?
This was the experience of the little boy, now grown into a man whose career is that of a pilot. Occasionally he would come across a person who appeared to be fairly “clear-sighted,” as he put it. He’s referring to someone who seems to be somewhat aware—we might say conscious.
The pilot would show this seemingly conscious person his Drawing Number One. Did the person have real understanding?
If the individual concluded that the drawing was of a hat, then the pilot didn’t go any deeper into conversation with this individual but talked about surface issues such as bridge, sports, politics, and fashion—the things the avera...Read More
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Spirituality
Spirituality and Religion
What are the differences between spirituality and religion? These two concepts are often misunderstood and one confused with the other. Both do however, seemingly have the same message, which is one of love and offer a path to God.
It would seem that ones interpretation of God is at the core of the misunderstandings that riddle the human race.
Here we will look at the different approaches on offer
Fear and Love:
Often religions take the approach of fearing a God and would have you take its word for it. Religion plays on peoples fear to do the right thing so they will not suffer eternally at some time in the future.
The spiritual approach to God is through the self seeking path of love...Read More
Sunday, 7 August 2016 Spirituality
Do Christian Books Really Sell
I have often wondered if Christian books sell as well as general market books. With the rise (and near fall) of mega-bookstores such as Barnes and Noble and Borders, we really have not seen any noticeable expansion of Christian bookstores. As I stroll the isles of the mega-bookstores, the Christian section (which is usually combined with all spirituality) has not grown either, in fact has decreased in size. According to statistics from the Christian Booksellers Association, approximately 2500 locally owned and operated Christian Bookstores have closed over the past 5 years. So has this once niche market fallen victim to mass merchants and or the economy?Read More
Unfortunately, the deeper I got into the topic, the more questions I foun...
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 Spirituality
Five Titles – Books For Midlife Women
There are lots of books about aging and many are not worth buying. There are books by guys who are now on their second or third wives (ultimate bummer: college tuition and private nursery school applications at the same time!), spiritual tomes by assorted Oprah-fueled nutjobs, or those perky types who claim the best is yet to come, if you’d just put on a red hat and a caftan.
These books are none of those.
Here are five no-nonsense, non-fiction titles you may find useful as you shift to your fifties.
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood, by Suzanne Braun Levine. This is the single best book you can read if you’re between the ages of 35 and 60...Read More