How to Be an Adult in Faith and Spirituality

Overview

Part of psychology health is growing up not only in mind but in how we see the questions of faith and spirituality. To this end this book provides a detailed and straightforward vision of what faith and spirituality can look like in adult consciousness.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback
$13.68
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$16.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $6.61   
  • New (3) from $10.48   
  • Used (4) from $6.61   
How to Be an Adult in Faith and Spirituality

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$13.55 List Price

Overview

Part of psychology health is growing up not only in mind but in how we see the questions of faith and spirituality. To this end this book provides a detailed and straightforward vision of what faith and spirituality can look like in adult consciousness.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809146918
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 601,072
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Healthy Self, Healthy Beliefs 9

The Power of Childhood 14

Stages of Growth and Faith 16

Auditing Our Religion 48

Pondering the Criteria of an Adult Religion 22

Chapter 2 What Is Religion? 26

Four Elements 29

Early Religion 35

The Religion of Patriotism 40

When Patriarchy Rules 43

Chapter 3 What About Spirituality? 50

A Cosmic Dimension 54

Egoic Religion and Spiritually Aware Religion 55

How Spirituality Makes Love Universal 57

Showing the Wholeness That We Are 59

Chapter 4 What Is Faith? 64

Faith and Fact 68

Room for Both Science and Faith 70

Firsthand Faith 72

Poems, Not Headlines 74

When Faith Falls into the Void 77

The Void and Depression 83

Walking through the Valley of the Shadow 85

Chapter 5 Practicing Adult Faith 88

We Accept Life's Givens 88

We Are Open to Many Traditions 89

We Appreciate Metaphor 91

We See Prayer Differently 95

We Are Free from Superstition 99

We Are Free from Obsession with Religion 103

We Ponder the Afterlife 106

Chapter 6 What Is Meant by God? 112

Out There or in Here? 112

The Supernatural 118

Three More Ways of Describing the Divine 121

A Mystical View 121

The Depth View 123

An Evolutionary View 126

Chapter 7 Mystery and Metaphor 130

Are There Atheists? 134

How We Might Take God Personally 137

God and Evil 141

Noticing Our Own Dark Side 145

Befriending the Shadow through Loving-kindness 150

Epilogue: The Call to Be Cosmic 153

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)