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From the PublisherJean Houston author of The Passion of the Possible Roger Housden's exhilarating journey deep into the heart of the new America of Spirit demonstrates an extraordinary fact: The spiritual center of the world is now in the collective soul of America. Housden is a prophet of what will become, in the next ten years, so huge a growth in spiritual awareness as to precipitate an ontological shift in human consciousness. Sacred America is a truly splendid achievement.
Marianne Williamson author of Healing the Soul of America Sacred America is an inspiration from start to finish. In stunning, visual prose, with the lives of ordinary individuals and communities as his material, Housden brings to light the intelligence of the heart that lives in us all. This is authentic, democratic spirituality for the twenty-first century.
Coleman Barks author of The Essential Rumi Roger Housden wanders far and listens deeply to sound the spiritual depths of our culture. Beautifully written, with a keen European sensibility, this important book honors the uniqueness of the American spirit in a way that perhaps only an outsider could do. There are stories here to read over and over.
Larry Dossey author of Prayer Is Good Medicine Amid the chaos and materialism of contemporary culture, a spiritual renaissance is emerging. Roger Housden, like de Tocqueville in the nineteenth century, chronicles how these changes can be found in every niche of our society. This book is good medicine — a powerful antidote to the doom-and-gloom scenarios that abound at the turn of the millennium.
Jeremiah Abrams author of The Shadow in America Sacred America is one of the finest books I have read in years. Roger Housden, an Englishman, uncovers the inner lives of ordinary Americans who inspire us not only to follow the call of our own deepest loves and longings but to have faith in our common future. This is storytelling of the very best kind.
Peter Coyote actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall Roger Housden's wonderful book is the perfect antidote for those falling into depression about the condition of our national spirit. Far from the Beltway and the centers of media, he has found honest, natural spirituality blooming vigorously among the people, despite the toxins of our public life. Turn off your radio and TV, put the paper in the cat box where it belongs, and tune into Sacred America for a real spiritual education and a shampoo for your soul.
Wayne Muller author of Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest In Sacred America, Roger Housden uncovers a groundswell of ordinary seekers who astound, delight, and inspire us with their simple wisdom and everyday faith. In illuminating the seeds of spirituality that are growing throughout the land, Housden gathers us into a deepening, sacred family.