The Spirituality of Imperfection

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The Spirituality of Imperfection

Storytelling and the Search for Meaning

By Ernest Kurtz; Katherine Ketcham

Bantam Books, Paperback, 9780553371321, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1993

Description
I Am Not Perfect is a simplestatement of profound truth, the first step towardunderstanding the human condition, for to denyyour essential imperfection is to deny yourself andyour own humanity. The spirituality ofimperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrewprophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages andChristian disciples, is a message as timeless as it istimely. This insightful work draws on the wisdomstories of the ages to provide an extraordinarywellspring of hope and inspiration to anyonethirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in thesetroubled times.


Who are we? Why sowe so often fall short of our goals for ourselvesand others? By seeking to understand ourlimitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, we being to ease the hurt and move toward agreater sense of serenity and self-awareness.The Spirituality Of Imperfection bringstogether stories from many spiritual andphilosophical paths, weaving past traditions into aspirituality and a new way of thinking and living thatworks today. It speaks so anyone who yearns to findmeaning within suffering. Beyond theory andtechnique, inside this remarkable book you will find anew way of thinking, a way of living that enablesa truly human existence.



About the Author
ERNEST KURTZ is the author of Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A.: The Story, and Shame and Guilt. He holds a Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard and is currently affiliated with the Center for Self-Help Research at the University of Michigan. KATHERINE KETCHAM is the co-author of five previous nonfiction books, including the bestseller Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism (Bantam) and Witness for the Defense: The Accused, The Eyewitness, and the Expert Who Puts Memory on Trial, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection.


Praise For The Spirituality of Imperfection

"An  inspiring guide, offering comfort...to those who  want to stop striving for perfection and start  living."--Publishers Weekly  

"A brilliant anthology of  wisdom stories from all the great traditions centered  around a most compelling and discerning  issue."--M. Scott Peck

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