Moving Through Fear (Paperback)
Cultivating the 7 Spiritual Instincts for a Fearless Life
Tarcherperigee, 9781585428380, 270pp.
Publication Date: March 17, 2011
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A powerful and important new work that will help readers develop their spiritual instincts and move from a life of fear to one of freedom.
In seeking truth, success, and ultimately a happy life, there is no escaping fear; even while we may not always perceive it, fear is ever present. But what is it? What are we afraid of-really-and what can we do about it? These are the questions that Jeff Golliher answers in Moving Through Fear
, a sensitive, personal, and wholly inspiring work of guidance.
In this original and exciting work of spiritual self-help, Golliher illuminates five insights about fear, and then reveals-chapter by chapter-the seven instincts that can allow each of us to move from a life of fear to one of freedom. As we cultivate each of these seven instincts, we will in turn be creating a life where fear doesn't rule our emotions and hold our lives hostage.
Through a mix of stories and anecdotes, Golliher illustrates the nature of man-from his cultivation of love and justice to the power of community-before tackling fear and its role in these aspects of our lives. Spiritual practices follow, and the reader is encouraged to develop his tools for navigating and ultimately moving through fear.
About the Author
Rev. Jeffrey Mark Golliher, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist and priest in the Episcopal Church, has traveled widely to understand the spiritual dimension of the environmental crisis. For over 10 years, he was Canon for Environmental Justice and Community Development at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Today, he is a parish priest and spiritual director, working with people who want to live in more spiritually-aware, healthy, and sustainable lives. As the environmental representative for the worldwide Anglican Communion at the United Nations, he has organized global conferences on spirituality, ecology, and community development, and he has written and edited numerous books and articles on these subjects for the church and the United Nations. He was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. He and his wife, Asha, live in upstate New York.
Praise For Moving Through Fear: Cultivating the 7 Spiritual Instincts for a Fearless Life…
"Through a skillful, balanced blend of sympathetic insights into the human condition and wise observations gleaned from the Bible, Golliher creates satisfying reading for a general—rather than strictly faith-based—audience that neither preaches nor attempts to proselytize."
"With intimate and affecting prose, Golliher brings home a message that is at once comforting, socially conscious, and resounding in its bold spiritual wisdom."