Spiritual Path: A Road Map to Joy and Rejuvenation

Jan Phillips. Quest (PGW, dist.), $14.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-8356-0917-3
Recent decades have seen a steady rise in the number of individuals who have broken free from traditional religion and yet still want to live a life of faith. For those embarking on this quest, as well as those already on a spiritual journey, this book identifies the signposts of a spiritual path with a lucidity and succinctness rarely articulated by others. Interweaving story, poetry, and reflections on her own spiritual journey, Phillips elegantly answers the fundamental questions: what is the spiritual path? Who else is on it? And where does it lead? Road-sign metaphors such as “yield” (the surrender that yields fruit) or “curves ahead” (the spiritual path is never a straight road) provide familiar images for the core concepts of this “pilgrimage inward [where] the destination is awareness.” Seasoned seekers will recognize other common signs along the spiritual way: a daily commitment to peace, mystical paradox, self-forgiveness, compassion, harmonious relationships, and moments of enlightenment. And while the path itself is hardly new, this book provides an innovative and inspirational map of the landscape that typifies 21st-century spiritual consciousness. (July)
Reviewed on: 05/13/2013
Release date: 07/01/2013
Genre: Nonfiction
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