For the Love of God: Handbook for the Spirit

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A wonderfully diverse collection of original writing from a wide range of thinkers and teachers who want to share their personal experinces of the divine. For the Love of God gathers some of the most revered late twentieth-century teachers in religion and psychology including Marianne Williamson, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa to provide much needed spiritual nourishment.
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Overview

A wonderfully diverse collection of original writing from a wide range of thinkers and teachers who want to share their personal experinces of the divine. For the Love of God gathers some of the most revered late twentieth-century teachers in religion and psychology including Marianne Williamson, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa to provide much needed spiritual nourishment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577310983
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
In 1997, Richard Carlson, Ph.D., published a little book that became a big phenomenon. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and It's All Small Stuff was an instant bestseller, spawning a line of Don't Sweat books that cover everything from motherhood to money matters.

Biography

Richard Carlson, whose Ph.D. is in psychology, is considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress-reduction around the world. He is the author of fifteen popular books including the runaway bestseller, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff, which was named the No. 1 bestselling book in America for two consecutive years, a feat never before achieved in publishing.

Dr. Carlson has become a worldwide phenomenon as well. His books appear in over 100 countries, resulting in over 40 million people worldwide reading one of the books in the Don't Sweat series. In 1997, he was chosen by People magazine as one of the most intriguing people to watch in the world and has been a popular guest on shows such as The View, Oprah, Today, and CNN.

Author biography courtesy of Hyperion Books.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northern California
    1. Education:
      San Jose State University, Pepperdine University; Ph.D., Sierra University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword
Editors' Introduction
1 The Awakening Spirit 1
Love, Compassion, and Tolerance 3
Creation Spirituality 8
The Long Journey Home 16
The Secret in the Center 24
2 The God Within 31
Grace, Gratitude, and the Sacred Experiences 33
God Lost and Regained 38
What Personal Life? 45
God as Essence 55
An Invitation to God 59
3 Discovering God 71
Burning for God 73
Leaning Toward the Light 83
Encounter with God Through the Senses 91
Open to the Great Mystery 97
God as Global Love 103
Awakening to the Dharma 109
4 Embracing God, Embracing Life 115
The Power of Small Things 117
The Community of God 125
The Process of God 132
Alive with God 137
5 God in Everyday Life 143
Life as God 145
The Peace of the Divine Reality 152
Who Speaks? 159
Encountering God 166
Walking Home 172
Compassion in Action 179
Afterword 183
About the Contributors 187
About the Editors 201
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