A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive

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"Robert Taylor shares his remarkable life story in his book, A New Way to Be Human. He eloquently illustrates that when we have the courage to open our hearts we are capable of living an authentic life of gratitude."
—Deepak Chopra, best-selling author of Spiritual Solutions

"A New Way to Be Human will become well thumbed as you return to it time and time again to be reminded of what is essential to your ...

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Overview

"Robert Taylor shares his remarkable life story in his book, A New Way to Be Human. He eloquently illustrates that when we have the courage to open our hearts we are capable of living an authentic life of gratitude."
—Deepak Chopra, best-selling author of Spiritual Solutions

"A New Way to Be Human will become well thumbed as you return to it time and time again to be reminded of what is essential to your journey: that God longs for us to be people of love and compassion."
—Desmond M. Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate

"Taylor shares his story and the lessons he has learned and makes this wisdom easy to understand through practical lessons and experiences. He is a wounded healer and in love's service only the wounded healer can serve."
—Bernie Siegel, MD, author of A Book of Miracles and Love, Medicine & Miracles

"Robert's book is a refreshing, honest and straightforward approach to capturing that sense of wholeness and humanness. This book gives tangible ways to start looking at your own life story for clues about who you truly are."
—Helene Gayle, CEO and President of CARE

"Stop whatever you're doing, and read A New Way to Be Human immediately. This book gave me new lenses for viewing the world, and instead of feeling pessimistic about my times, I now see my culture and fellow inhabitants in all of their beautiful, promising potential."
—Chely Wright, Country & Western singer and author of Like Me

"If you are searching to create a holistic spiritual framework of love, compassion, justice and mercy, this book will become a wondrous companion."
—Nora Gallagher, author of Practicing Resurrection and Things Seen and Unseen: a Year Lived in Faith

"Reading [Robert's] story, and particularly the life challenges he was able to overcome, you will become inspired to move beyond your own difficulties into a life of deeper purpose."
—Jonathan Klein, CEO of Getty Images

A New Way to Be Human is an invaluable guide for individuals intent on transforming their lives, revolutionizing our society, and refining our world. It is for those who seek:

  • An impactful life of meaning and purpose, love and hope, compassion and delight
  • The courage to cross the boundaries of religion and move beyond the demonizing debates about gender equality and human sexuality
  • The spiritual wisdom discovered in the many forms and disguises of the Holy

By identifying 7 pivotal, universally recognizable life occurrences as spiritual pathways, A New Way to Be Human will immediately connect you to actionable personal spiritual practices.

From his miraculous physical healing as a teenager in Cape Town, to fighting apartheid alongside Desmond Tutu, to his eventual appointment as one of the United State's highest ranking, openly gay Episcopal priests, Robert's life shows anyone how to integrate personal spirituality with a legacy of compassionate purpose in the world—and invites others to do the same.

Go to www.robertvtaylor.com/publications/book-club

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As a teenager, Robert V. Taylor experienced a miraculous healing; in later decades, he worked tirelessly fighting apartheid with Bishop Desmond Tutu; and then, after moving to the United States, he became the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop. Now, in A New Way to Be Human, he shares insights about seven pivotal spiritual pathways that can lead us to become more fully alive. New age wisdom delivered with verve.

Lisa Echenthal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601632159
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/22/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 775,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert V. Taylor is a nationally recognized leader, author, and sought after speaker who invests his life in helping individuals and organizations to realize their full human potential and impact in the world. Born and raised in South Africa, Robert saw firsthand the difference that could be made when oppressed people are given the freedom to discover their voices, trust their imaginations, and find the courage to be who they are. Robert continues to explore integrating personal spirituality and values-driven strategies with the question of how we each leave a footprint of compassion in the world—both at home and in the corporate marketplace. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Thank you Robert Taylor for such an inspiring and refreshing boo

    Thank you Robert Taylor for such an inspiring and refreshing book! You take us through a wonderful journey of self-discovery while sharing your life’s rich stories. One of my favorites is “Coming Home”. I re-discovered some memories of my own. I enjoy how you can keep returning to stories in this book. You find yourself re-thinking of your own life and personal growth. Realizing the changes of how you view things in your past as your lens of life continues to grow and change. A New Way to Be Human takes you on a voyage of discovery through the waves of our lives. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    When I first read the title: “A new way to be human&rdquo

    When I first read the title: “A new way to be human”, I was a bit put off. I’m not looking for a new way to be human but to find deeper fulfillment in the humanness I already am. But I was intrigued and the idea of becoming fully alive drew me in. In this book, Robert V. Taylor, through the sharing of his own incredible life story, challenges and welcomes each of us to discover our own life narrative and to understand the power we have to create a better life for the world and ourselves. Refreshingly, this is not sappy, feel good new age nonsense. Robert gives practice advice, situated from his calling as an Episcopalian priest and a passionate advocate for social justice, in a way that will resonate with all people of faith and conscience. It is beautifully written and often made me smile. Check it out.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    What a great book! So often I find myself 'stuck' playing one o

    What a great book! So often I find myself 'stuck' playing one or two notes, over and again, instead of playing the SONG of life--perhaps you can relate? In his book, A New Way to Be Human, Robert Taylor lovingly walks you through a process for self-examination and transformation--helping you to live life more fully and, dare I say, with a song in your heart. To me, his voice is authentic and compassionate--never preachy or clinical--and the wisdom he shares is extremely impactful. The ingredients are as you might imagine (examine your life-story without judgment, share and find connections with the people in your life, live in full awareness--observing 360 degrees instead of just the narrow path before you, discover the 'one-ness' shared by all humanity, etc., etc.), but the author's 'stepping stones' approach will guide you through a process for re-discovery and absorption of these ingredients into your daily life. The message is interwoven with interesting stories that illustrate and illuminate each lesson, while also making them infinitely relatable--helping you to recognize the invitations for incorporating each lesson into your own life. I've read a lot of what you might call 'self-help' but this book is special: you'll find a loving and practical life-coach in Robert Taylor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    You know when a book arrives in your life totally in sync with y

    You know when a book arrives in your life totally in sync with your journey? That's my experience with "A New Way To be Human." I'm re-reading Louise Hay's masterpiece "You Can Heal Your Life." When some physical ailment crops up, her book's revelations on how our mind creates illness & imbalance in our body always sets things aright. And now, beautifully in sync with Louise Hay's work, comes Robert Taylor's spiritual guidance on releasing ourselves from the visible & invisible enclosures we create for ourselves. I find his book to be the perfect healing companion to Louise Hay's book.

    I recommend this brilliant combination of books to all suffering from ailments in mind, body or spirit. They work great in meditation, offer authentic practices that heal and restore, and both provide gentle yet structured (and fun!) guidance on getting your ship back on course with full sails.

    I'm finding joy in discovering new ways to be human. It's refreshing, releasing. Thank you, Robert Taylor, for sharing your story of courage and for reminding us of the unimaginable freedom & gifts awaiting each of us when we change from our old ways of being human.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    I struggle with how to be who I am supposed to be and how I can

    I struggle with how to be who I am supposed to be and how I can achieve my greatest good. For many reasons, doing the right thing in the right way is very important to me. Finding guidance is an everyday quest. A New Way To Be Human is proving to be an excellent guide. The stepping stones for each pathway are written with love, insight and clarity. I will refer back to this book often and will recommend it to anyone who, like me, is searching for more joy and freedom in life and in spirit. Sandy S.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Inspirational and engaging

    A New Way To Be Human, by Robert Taylor, is both inspirational and engaging. It provides a timeless resource for those of us seeking to live more fully into our values. Each section includes suggestions for new practices to guide a reader who is looking for active pathways to follow. Having completed my first read of this book, I now plan to use it as part of my regular meditations.

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