By showing how Jesus' teachings relate to our inner depths, this book guides us toward a more conscious and creative life. The Kingdom Within explores the significance of Jesus' teachings for our interior life -- that inner reality that Jesus called "the kingdom of God." It is Sanford's conviction that contemporary Christianity has overlooked this inner dimension of Jesus' teachings and so has lost touch with the human soul.
Illustrated with case histories and dream material drawn from the author's work as a psychotherapist, The Kingdom Within examines such characteristics as extroversion and introversion, masculinity and femininity, thinking and feeling, and sensation and intuition to show how Jesus met the criteria of wholeness or fullness of personhood. Step by step, Sanford helps us to shed the outer mask, to eschew sin, which "means living in enslavement to what we don't know about ourselves," and to follow the road of consciousness, which leads to "a great treasure waiting only to be discovered."
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About the Author
John A. Sanford, a Jungian analyst and Episcopal priest, is the authorof The Kingdom Within, Invisible Partners, Healing and Wholeness,Dreams and Healing, Evil: The Shadow of Reality, What Men Are Like,and The Strange Trial of Mr Hyde. He lives I in San Diego, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a spiritual director in a mainline Christian conference and have studied many books pertaining to spiritual formation. I think this book is the most insightful discussion of the real meaning of the Great Psychologist, Jesus Christ. As I read Sanford, I was blown away by the new reality that I became aware of.
John A. Sanford is so easy to read and reveals so many important and fascinating details about the journey to the kingdom. This book is a must read for anyone seeking union with the Divine. I will be forever grateful I was led to his books! I highly recommend this book & Mystical Christianity as essential reading for any Christian on the inward journey to their True Self!!