Making Peace with God: A Practical Guide

Making Peace with God: A Practical Guide

by Harold H. Bloomfield, Philip Goldberg
     
 

How often do we wish to pray, to meditate, or to otherwise relate to a higher power only to find ourselves stymied by confusion or doubt? In Making Peace with God, bestselling authors Harold Bloomfield and Philip Goldberg explore how the unresolved experiences of childhood and the burning complexities of adulthood frequently derail our efforts to reach a

Overview

How often do we wish to pray, to meditate, or to otherwise relate to a higher power only to find ourselves stymied by confusion or doubt? In Making Peace with God, bestselling authors Harold Bloomfield and Philip Goldberg explore how the unresolved experiences of childhood and the burning complexities of adulthood frequently derail our efforts to reach a mature understanding of religion and spirituality.

This immensely useful guide examines persistent doubts and questions, and transforms them into tools that can be used to discover what lies behind our spiritual yearnings. Readers can choose from among nine religious "personality drives" to better understand their expectations of, and struggles with, the idea of Divinity. Making Peace with God leaves us with a renewed understanding of ourselves and a clearer sense of our spiritual calling.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Therapy trumps theology in this self-help guide to personal spiritual peace. Counselors inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Bloomfield and Goldberg (coauthors of Making Peace with Your Past) advocate a psychologically sensitive and highly syncretistic personal faith for the religious and nonreligious alike. "We are all pieces of God yearning for the peace of God," they announce, even including atheists in their sweeping statement. With uplifting anecdotes, personal vignettes, and inspiring quotations from an eclectic mix of religious sources (cited with little regard for their original context), the authors encourage spiritual seekers to pursue enlightenment. The chapters offer pathways through doubt, suffering, guilt, and shame toward awakening to consciousness of God and growing beyond self-centered spirituality. The text argues that religions that stress the distinction between God and world are really seeking union with the divine, although they tend to create soul-damaging religious institutions. Designed for do-it-yourselfers, the book sacrifices understanding the faiths of others on the altar of self-awareness. Steve Young, McHenry Cty. Coll., Crystal Lake, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585421596
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Drs. Harold Bloomfield and Philip Goldberg are the coauthors of Making Peace with Your Past.

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