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Title:
Keeping the faith without a religion
Author:
Housden, Roger.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2014.
Physical Description:
xviii, 139 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. "Faith, " writes bestselling author Roger Housden, "implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life's twists and turns." At a time when more and more people self-identify as "spiritual but not religious, " Housden's new book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientism. He invites us to investigate: faith and belief-how the unattainable desire for certainty has come to replace our true understanding of faith; becoming your own spiritual authority-guidance for building a personal faith based on your own inner experience; how we can integrate a regular spiritual practice into our lives without subscribing to a particular tradition, and more. Today millions of people are seeking a new approach to spirituality that honors both the rational and the mystical in equal measure. With Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, Roger Housden offers a guidebook for this growing population of free-thinking seekers-an inspiring call to step beyond the need for answers and trust ourselves to the unfolding of our singular, extraordinary life. -- Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
The spirit of now -- Trust the knowing -- Trust the mystery -- Trust the dark -- Trust the joy -- Trust the changes -- Trust the imperfection -- Trust the letting go -- Keep faith with beauty -- Keep faith with kindness and love -- Keep faith with the human spirit.
ISBN:
9781622030910

9781622030927
Format :
Book

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What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. 'Faith, ' writes bestselling author Roger Housden, 'implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life's twists and turns.' At a time when more and more people self-identify as 'spiritual but not religious, ' Housden offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientis


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Library Journal Review

Housden (Ten Poems To Change Your Life) has long proven adept at selecting poems to go with everything-from God to goodbye to dancing to India-but this venture is a little different. Here, his purview is prose and keeping faith not so much in God as in life itself, through trust-trusting its process and remaining present in it. VERDICT Housden's readers, whether through his pieces in O, The Oprah Magazine or his best-selling "Ten Poems" series, should enjoy this genial, brief book on a spirituality that does not exclude but also does not necessitate God. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction The Spirit of Nowp. vii
Chapter 1 Trust the Knowingp. 1
Chapter 2 Trust the Mysteryp. 21
Chapter 3 Trust the Darkp. 35
Chapter 4 Trust the Joyp. 49
Chapter 5 Trust the Changesp. 55
Chapter 6 Trust the Imperfectionp. 65
Chapter 7 Trust the Letting Gop. 79
Chapter 8 Keep Faith with Beautyp. 91
Chapter 9 Keep Faith with Kindness and Lovep. 105
Chapter 10 Keep Faith with the Human Spiritp. 121
Bibliographyp. 133
Acknowledgmentsp. 137
About the Authorp. 139

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