Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West

Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West

by Benjamin Austin Riggs


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That we all want to live meaningful, happy lives is self-evident. The question is, how? Finding God in the Body answers this question with spiritual practice. Finding God in the Body draws from the wisdom of the world's traditions--Buddhism, contemplative Christianity, Judaism, and Twelve-Step spirituality--to present a modern view of embodied spirituality. It turns inward to examine the human condition, meeting personal suffering with heartfelt insight and transformative practice. Ben Riggs leaves no stone un-turned, addressing each stage of the journey as he explores the space between fundamentalism and atheism to uncover a spirituality that resonates with the modern, Western mind. Then he binds that view to an actionable path of self-analysis, prayer, and meditation, which introduce the reader to the God of the body. This book is a much-needed addition to the corpus of spiritual literature, and a must-read for all modern seekers. Purchase your copy today. ____________________________"In Finding God in the Body, Ben Riggs shows us the possibility of experiencing God as an intimate, intensely personal, and deeply affecting presence. Within our bodily awareness, in the immediacy of the present moment, we can behold God's mind, His love, and His glory throughout the universe. And in doing so we can experience true salvation and find our own place within the infinity of divine reality. This is a most remarkable, unusual, profound book that is certain to transform the spiritual lives of all who read it." ~ Dr. Reginald Ray, author of Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body and Indestructible TruthIn Finding God in the Body Ben Riggs delivers a heartfelt and deeply experiential message of engaged faith. He outlines some pragmatic methodologies of contemplative and progressive Christianity, drawing on personal experience and practice of Buddhist and Christian meditation. He offers relevant and meaningful analysis of scripture along with the words of mystics and philosophers from diverse traditions. Riggs invites exploration through self analysis, study, prayer and meditation. He gently coaxes, guides and rekindles our connection to God in a way that profoundly speaks to modern Western sensibilities. --Rev. Roger Wolsey, author of Kissing Fish: Christianity for People Who Don't Like Christianity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692760222
Publisher: Benjamin Riggs
Publication date: 12/30/2016
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 593,001
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Riggs is a meditation teacher, author, essayist, and columnist. He has studied and practiced in both Buddhist and Christian monasteries in India and the United States. Currently, he lives in Shreveport, LA where he serves as the director of the Refuge Meditation Group.

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