Saturday, September 24, 2016

Book Review: The Hope

by Andrew Harvey


In his book, The Hope, A Guide To Sacred Activism, Andrew Harvey brings his usual passion and compassion to address the many crises that face us in our world. His approach is not from how to fix our problems, but from a perspective of a spiritual call to transform, personally and as a human race. In this lies his sense of hope, a belief that we are being brought to a point of rebirth into a higher order.  He invites us to be spiritual warriors, to wake up to what is before us, not to stay or go to sleep, or to offer a spiritual bypass, believing it’s all in ‘god’s hands’. He believes it is ours to take responsibility for our world and to not only engage a higher consciousness but to find what is ours to do and contribute. He shares his own personal awakenings and that of his friend/teacher, Father Bede Griffiths, in becoming aware of the oneness/the unity of all life. The second half of his book, he walks us through practices that can support us on our own journeys of becoming more conscious and living from our greater selves. This is my second time through this book, and it is well worth the read.

Review by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, a staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

The Hope is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

Book Review: The Hope

by Andrew Harvey


In his book, The Hope, A Guide To Sacred Activism, Andrew Harvey brings his usual passion and compassion to address the many crises that face us in our world. His approach is not from how to fix our problems, but from a perspective of a spiritual call to transform, personally and as a human race. In this lies his sense of hope, a belief that we are being brought to a point of rebirth into a higher order.  He invites us to be spiritual warriors, to wake up to what is before us, not to stay or go to sleep, or to offer a spiritual bypass, believing it’s all in ‘god’s hands’. He believes it is ours to take responsibility for our world and to not only engage a higher consciousness but to find what is ours to do and contribute. He shares his own personal awakenings and that of his friend/teacher, Father Bede Griffiths, in becoming aware of the oneness/the unity of all life. The second half of his book, he walks us through practices that can support us on our own journeys of becoming more conscious and living from our greater selves.

Review by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, a staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

The Hope is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Book Review: Beauty and the Soul

by Piero Ferrucci


In his book, Beauty and the Soul, Piero Ferrucci addresses the issue of finding more beauty in our lives, not only for the pleasure it can bring us, but as a healing agent for ourselves and our world. He expounds on and expands our cultural idea of what beauty is and where it can be found. Through personal experience and the sharing of other’s experiences, he takes us on a journey of seeing our world through the eyes of beauty. He invites us to look for it, with the awareness that it is always available. Then he explores how this new way of seeing and living can transform us. Through this ever new awareness we can become ambassadors for beauty, for those around us and life itself.

Review by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, a staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

Beauty and the Soul is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Free Event: Seeking Jordan with Matthew McKay

A Stepping Stones Books and Gifts Free Event


SEEKING JORDAN
with author Matthew McKay, Ph.D.

Date:  Friday, September 9
Time:  7 pm
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa
2075 Occidental Road

In this inspiring evening, author Matthew McKay will explain how he gained access to knowledge he never thought it was possible to possess, after searching for, finding, and communicating with his murdered son through channeled writing sessions. He will also share the compelling wisdom his son shared with him about things like knowledge about death, the spirit world, life purpose, and the nature of the visible and invisible universe.

Please join us for this enlightening event.

This free event is sponsored by Stepping Stones Books and Gifts. No Reservations or Tickets are required.

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