Experiencing Spirituality: Finding Meaning Through Storytelling (Hardcover)

Finding Meaning Through Storytelling

By Ernest Kurtz, Katherine Ketcham

Tarcherperigee, 9780399164170, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2014

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Description

From the authors of contemporary classic "The Spirituality of Imperfection" comes this long-awaited sequel.
A great master once said, The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story. In "Experiencing Spirituality," Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham take readers on a journey through storytelling as a means of self-discovery. Recounting and interpreting great wisdom stories from all ages and all cultures, as well as telling many of their own, the authors shed light on such experiences as awe, wonder, humor, confusion, and forgiveness.
In story after story, seekers look to those whose lives reveal a special quality sometimes called spirituality and ask the masters what they must do to attain that same quality. The answer is simple: Come, follow me, and see how I live. "Experiencing Spirituality "teaches through the example of human experience.


About the Author

Ernest Kurtz received his Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University in 1978. He taught American history and the history of religion in America at the University of Georgia and Loyola University of Chicago.

Katherine Ketcham is the cofounder and executive director of a grassroots nonprofit organization called Trilogy Recovery Community, which helps youth and their family members with alcohol and drug problems.


Praise For Experiencing Spirituality: Finding Meaning Through Storytelling



Praise for The Spirituality of Imperfection:

“A brilliant anthology of wisdom stories from all the great traditions centered around a most compelling and discerning issue.”  —M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled

“I love this book and I’ve been foisting it on people for years. It’s wonderful.” —Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies, Grace (Eventually) and Operating Instructions



“You remember these stories…. They become a part of you, a part of your own spirituality.” —Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly



“Sometimes a reviewer wants to stop writing about a book and simply stand up and cheer.... The wisest book I've read in a long time.” —Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Meaning and Medicine



“This is an inspiring guide, offering comfort not only to those in 12-step recovery programs but to those who want to stop striving for personal perfection and start living.” Publishers Weekly



“I think this book comes closer to the real meaning of spirituality than anything I've looked at in the last twenty years.” —John Bradshaw, author of Homecoming

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