God Within: Our Spiritual Future-As Told by Today's New Adults

God Within: Our Spiritual Future-As Told by Today's New Adults

by Editors at SkyLight Paths Publishing
     
 

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The result of a nationwide challenge extended to young adults to share their experiences among a dizzying array of spiritualities, this earthy, thought-provoking collection showcases the voices that are defining the future of religion, faith and belief.See more details below

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The result of a nationwide challenge extended to young adults to share their experiences among a dizzying array of spiritualities, this earthy, thought-provoking collection showcases the voices that are defining the future of religion, faith and belief.

Editorial Reviews

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"This collection will appeal to the older adult who is looking for insight into the complex spiritual and religious lives of this exciting new generation. More crucially, it will serve as a rallying cry for new adults who, within the shock of self-recognition, will be encouraged to explore and articulate their own spiritual wisdom, thereby enriching us all."
Paul Raushenbush, multi-faith spiritual advice columnist and music-page producer for Beliefnet.com

"These new adults are not only searching for spiritual meaning, but are actively creating their own spiritual identities.... A great read for both spiritual seekers and believers."
Joanna Laufer and Kenneth Lewis, authors of Inspired Lives: Exploring the Role of Faith and Spirituality in the Lives of Extraordinary People

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"What kept me interested in Christianity was something very basic: the idea that God lowered himself and became a man so that we could relate to him better.... Christians...spent their time talking to a God who knew what it was like to get hungry, to go swimming, to be tempted."
contributor and frequent contributor to Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Christian Century Leah Taylor, Marketing Assistant Jewish Lights Publishing/SkyLight Paths Publishing
Jodi Werner
"At my Bat Mitzvah I read from a photocopy of a haftorah. I was not allowed to hold the Torah with my own hands, and I was not shown that the Torah was my book of guidance as a Jew. The absence of these gestures spoke volumes about the double-edged sword a girl is entrusted with when she becomes a woman...when I was given the rites of passage, it did not feel as through I had received full and equal rights."
Sumi Loundon
"My father was reluctant to express his own belief system because he wanted to let my feet find the path best for me intuitively. The downside of this liberal religious education was that rather than choosing one religion I made a pastiche of practices. I had, to some extent, a case of spiritual indigestion."
contributor and editor of Blue Jean Buddha

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893361157
Publisher:
Skylight Paths Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
SkyLight Lives Ser.
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

SkyLight Paths is the publisher of many award-winning personal growth books for people of all faith traditions—and none.

Jon M. Sweeney is an author and editor recognized for his ability to communicate religious ideas and history in uncomplicated language. He is also the author of The St. Francis Prayer Book and editor of The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis, a Literary Guild, Crossings, and History Book Club selection. He was the cofounder and editor-in-chief of Skylight Paths Publishing for several years before joining Paraclete Press as associate publisher. He lives in Vermont with his wife and their two children.

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Let me be frank: I am scared.... As I open myself to the light of Allah, what flaws will it reveal, what corrections will it require? Heroes and prophets have come and gone; the poor are still with us, and they are more ragged than ever. Can I face the immensity of this injustice, call it my responsibility, and taste the rust of my own powerlessness in the face of it?"-Eboo Patel, contributor and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core

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