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Looking For God In All The Wrong Places

Looking For God In All The Wrong Places

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by Marie D. Jones
     
 
Got God?
Everybody searches for the divine. But so many of us keep seeking our "Higher Power" in inappropriate places-like drugs, alcohol, sex, money, power, even other people. "Looking for God in All the Wrong Places" is a spiritual field guide that uses humor, insight, and experience to examine the people, places, and things we often mistake

Overview

Got God?
Everybody searches for the divine. But so many of us keep seeking our "Higher Power" in inappropriate places-like drugs, alcohol, sex, money, power, even other people. "Looking for God in All the Wrong Places" is a spiritual field guide that uses humor, insight, and experience to examine the people, places, and things we often mistake for our Higher Power. By revealing the detours, pitfalls, and roadblocks along the path to union with the divine, this enlightening and entertaining book provides a powerful navigational tool spiritual seekers can use to avoid looking in the wrong places and get to where God can truly be found.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931044424
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
03/14/2003
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

MARIE JONES is a New Thought minister and widely published writer of inspirational essays, gift books, short stories, and magazine articles. She is also a screenwriter, and has produced a children’s storybook video series for Gigglebug Farms Productions, as well as several direct-to-video projects. She holds a Masters degree in metaphysical studies and is a licensed pastoral counselor. She lives and writes in California.

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Looking For God In All The Wrong Places 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those rare spiritual books that actually makes you think and laugh as well as feel as though you are getting some enlightenment! The author is truly a master at the reverent and the irreverent and I can't remember when I've enjoyed reading a 'spiritual' book so much! Filled with essays about everything from why religion is dangerous, how other people become our Gods, why celebrity worship is hurting our society, nationalism and the dangers of loving country more than humanity, and so much more, with lots of punchy laughs and powerful 'a-ha's' mixed in. I cannot wait until the Rev. Jones writes another book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Looking For God in All the Wrong Places' is not a book about religion. It doesn't preach and it doesn't support any particular belief. What it does do is give the reader an opportunity to journey back to themselves. I have always found God to be rather elusive in my life. As I wandered through all the wrong places looking for God with author, Marie D. Jones, I saw myself and people I know in her examples. Whether it's being an alcoholic, workoholic, or chocoholic, most of us put our energy into something outside ourselves to find solace. But what we're really doing is sublimating our pains beneath our obsessions. By the time I finished the book, I realized that finding God in my life didn't have to be so hard. And I wasn't going to find it outside myself. Out there I only find escape. When I realized through quiet times of prayer, meditation, or just being in nature, I could find peace without needing to escape, I felt relieved. I plan to use this inspiring book as my reminder to take time daily to find God right where I am.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for all people looking for a relationship with God in a simplistic, logical and good feeling approach. You will be turning pages in this book with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book, just read Deepak's 'How To Know God' and Karen Armstrong's 'History of God' and those books are so detailed and bogged down...this one was light and enlightening in comparison!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like books that combine spirituality with a sense of history, and I like the way the author talks about how the use of God has allowed people to get away with so much killing, abuse, corruption, etc... The chapters are short and funny and pretty profound when you think about them. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a real spirituality that is not based on making excuses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With all the hell going on with the war today, there are some really powerful and timely chapters in this great book I found about nationalism, religious fanaticism, etc... Not preachy stuff, or too bogged down, but will get you thinking and shaking your head up and down in total understanding. I like the flow and pacing of this book, not depressing or difficult like some other spiritual books. Lot of humor and wisdom mixed in with personal stuff author went through. I read it fast the first time, and plan to re-read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love books that teach great lessons while entertaining you and this book is a blast to read. The ideas, concepts and insights are so on the mark, and yet you have so much fun reading the essay-style chapters you don't realize how much you are getting out of it until you close the book. LOTS to think about and chew on, and will really make you re-examine where you give your power away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love spiritual books that use humor and personal essay-style insight, and are not heavy handed and preachy. This book is so personal, fun, humorous and insightful, and the things the author talks about EVERYONE can relate to. We always look for GOD in the lowest places, like drugs and money and our jobs and celebrities and religious leaders, who least deserve our worship, then wonder why we are so miserable! This book was such a blast to read, and gave me a lot to think about and strive for on my own spiritual quest.