In Search of Morality: How You Can Live a Fulfilling Life from the inside Out

In Search of Morality: How You Can Live a Fulfilling Life from the inside Out

by Robert A. Schuller
     
 

Robert Schuller says we can't change our culture by changing our laws, but society can be changed from the inside out. You can have a fulfilling life today, he says, because morality comes from the inside out.See more details below

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Robert Schuller says we can't change our culture by changing our laws, but society can be changed from the inside out. You can have a fulfilling life today, he says, because morality comes from the inside out.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Schuller, Director of the Rancho Capistrano Spiritual Growth Center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., here offers his solution to what he sees as a moral crisis in contemporary America. In the first part of his book, the author argues modern American culture encourages individuals to abdicate their moral responsibility. To make his point, Schuller cites the rise of violence, the lack of respect for authority and a rise in drug use in America today. The problem, as Schuller sees it, is that individuals often look outside themselves to find morality. Schuller believes that morality comes from the "inside out." For him, a change in heart brings about a change in the way one acts in the world. In a second section, then, Schuller lists nine virtues-love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control-that issue from an inwardly centered morality. Schuller's use of clichs (e.g. "They were using language that would make a Marine blush") makes for a simplistic book in which he never demonstrates how an inwardly centered morality based on love is really any different than a self-centered morality. (July)
Library Journal
Popular Christian author, minister, and radio/TV personality Schuller considers the absence of morality from everyday life in America, arguing that legislation can not provide a solution to a problem that is spiritual in nature. Disagreeing with right-wing fundamentalists who would like to see Christian beliefs ensconced in legal code, Schuller explores what it means for Christians to accept individual responsibility by living lives that are transformed by the Spirit, thereby bringing collective change to a world in need of moral values. Schuller offers a refreshing perspective on Christian living based on clear arguments and a nonjudgmental approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800717353
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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