How to Be an Adult in Faith and Spirituality
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Popular best-selling author and therapist David Richo provides here a detailed and straightforward vision of what faith and spirituality can look like in adult consciousness. He explores our inherited and often childlike understanding of God, religion, and life's plaguing question. He then offers adult alternatives in the light of mysticism, depth psychology, and the evolutionary cosmology. He looks at the differences between religion and spirituality in the light of their similar components: beliefs, a moral code, rituals, and devotion. The emphasis is on self-help so the chapters outline exactly how human maturation in faith thrives best with religious views that are open ended rather that parochial, metaphorical rather than literal, and respectful of our potential rather than rigidly demanding of obedience. How to Be an Adult in Faith and Spirituality is written for the average person and is not biased toward or against any religious tradition. It can be of assistance to us in designing an expansive and adult spiritual path. This book is a gentle reply to the atheism of our postmodern world though it does not recommend a return to the "God in the sky" but rather an opening to the transcendent, the More within and around us everywhere, where adult faith abounds.
Paulist Press, 9780809146918, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 2, 2011