The Spirituality of Imperfection

Storytelling and the Search for Meaning

By Ernest Kurtz; Katherine Ketcham (Joint Author)
Bantam Books, Paperback, 9780553371321, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 1993

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Description

I Am Not Perfect is a simple  statement of profound truth, the first step toward  understanding the human condition, for to deny  your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and  your own humanity. The spirituality of  imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew  prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and  Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is  timely. This insightful work draws on the wisdom  stories of the ages to provide an extraordinary  wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone  thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in these  troubled times.



Who are we? Why so  we so often fall short of our goals for ourselves  and others? By seeking to understand our  limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain,  we being to ease the hurt and move toward a  greater sense of serenity and self-awareness.  The Spirituality Of Imperfection brings  together stories from many spiritual and  philosophical paths, weaving past traditions into a  spirituality and a new way of thinking and living that  works today. It speaks so anyone who yearns to find  meaning within suffering. Beyond theory and  technique, inside this remarkable book you will find a  new way of thinking, a way of living that enables  a truly human existence.




About the Author
Ernest Kurtz is the author of "Not-God", one of the definitive histories of Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as other books on spirituality and alcohol dependency and recovery.

Katherine Ketcham is also the co-author of "Under the Influence", "The Spirituality of Imperfection", "Beyond the Influence", "The Power of Empathy", and other books.



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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