How Do We Know When It's God?

How Do We Know When It's God?

by Dan Wakefield, William Solis
     
 
A memoir of a ten-year period that began when a profound religious reawakening interrupted decades of atheism and hard-living. The unexpected challenge of maintaining his faith over the long haul brings Dan Wakefield to the realization that spirituality is not static and that each day holds the promise of renewal.

Overview

A memoir of a ten-year period that began when a profound religious reawakening interrupted decades of atheism and hard-living. The unexpected challenge of maintaining his faith over the long haul brings Dan Wakefield to the realization that spirituality is not static and that each day holds the promise of renewal.

Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News - Elizabeth Cobb
Like the title, the book asks how to discern between fake idols and actual signs. Mr. Wakefield offers no easy answers.Aware that all people, even thereligious ones, are liable to err, he hopes to guide readers through the rough paths of life with the understanding that in the end faith can still hold answers.
San Francisco Examiner
An honest, humorous look at the role spirituality has played in helping Wakefield get past various life crises....Unprentious and well-written.
New Age - Stephen Lyons
Ultimately, Wakefield does not answer his own daunting question, but what he offers instead more than compensates: crisp, intelligent writing, a wonderful sense of curiosity, and the inspiring tale of his spiritual quest....With each new effort to expand his horizons, Wakefield discovers the unifying themes of love, creativity, and faith that are found in all paths.
Publishers Weekly
An engrossing story as well as a guide to spiritual maturity....With breathtaking honesty, Wakefield shows that real spiritual faith requires that we be explorers, open to the possibility that our wrong turns and mishaps might lead to the richest territory of all.
Chicago Tribune - Connie Lauerman
Wakefield's religious reawakening in 1985 was just a beginning. "How Do We Know When It's God?" chronicles what came after, acknowledging doubts, questions, backsliding, and even a loss of faith in his ability to discern God's will in his life. It could be described as a "how-not-to-do-it book."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016346649
Publisher:
Beech River Books LLC
Publication date:
02/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
259
File size:
714 KB

Meet the Author

DAN WAKEFIELD is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter who grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Columbia College in New York City. His book, RETURNING: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, was described by Bill Moyers as “one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I’ve ever read.” His books THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE: WRITING A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY and CREATING FROM THE SPIRIT: A PATH TO CREATIVE POWER IN ART AND LIFE grew out of workshops he leads at churches, synagogues, adult education centers, health spas and retreat centers throughout the country. His memoir HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN ITS GOD? continues the story of his spiritual quest.

His novels GOING ALL THE WAY and STARTING OVER were produced as feature films, and his memoir NEW YORK IN THE FIFTIES is the basis of a documentary of the same name, which was aired on the Sundance Channel and distributed as a DVD. Wakefield created and served as Story Consultant for the NBC prime time series “James at 15.”

He is the recipient of the Bernard DeVoto Fellowship at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a National Endowment for the Arts award, a Rockefeller Foundation grant in Writing, and a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard.

Wakefield served as Writer in Residence at Florida International University from 1994-2010, where he received the Faculty Award in Mentorship. He is currently on the faculty of the Low Residency MFA in Writing program at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and continues leading his writing workshops around the country.

To learn more or to contact the author, please visit his website: www.danwakefield.com.

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