Religion is under attack today. But it is the original true teachings of the world's religions driving the backlash, or man's misguided interpretations of those truths? While virtually all true believers claim their God embodies love and goodness, it often seems like the world's great religions disagree on most important issues. A growing number of individuals and interfaith organizations say that's a myth.
In this groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book, David Lundberg convincingly demonstrates that it's the common held teachings of every major faith that are the real story, and what's more, they have the power and promise to being us all together.
Through a systematic exploration of over 800 key excerpts from the world's sacred texts, the author distills 33 principles, common to all world religions, that form the foundation of love, wisdom, personal power, and abundant life. These essential principles easily resonate within us, as they are one with our true, divine, and eternal nature. They form the foundation and the heart of spirituality and religion.
Regardless of your faith, following these shared principles will enable you to:
- Be fully and totally tuned in to God
- Incorporate love into every aspect of your life
- Experience higher levels of peace and joy
- Take control of your life and achieve success
- Improve the quality of all your relationships
- Rediscover your zest for living
Given that all we share, established in these pages, is far grander than what we don't if enough people embrace these timeless truths, world peace could become a real possibility.
Whether you're a new or seasoned spiritual seeker, churchgoer, world peace advocate, or religious scholar, this exquisite collection of spiritual teachings will inspire and empower you to enjoy a life of greater love, wisdom, and success.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For hundreds of years, mankind has used religion as a source of division and a justification for war (our God is better than your God). This book looks at the very deep similarities between the world's major religions. Each of the thirty-three major points are illustrated with quotes from each religion's holy books. Along with the Talmud, Bible and Qu'ran, there are also quotes from the Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita (Hinduism), the Dhammapada (Buddhism), the Tao Te Ching (Taoism) and the Doctrine of the Mean (Confucianism). Here are some of the areas in which the world's religions are similar. Life, with God, is Good, God gave us free will, so we are responsible for all we create. We are a part of God. There is One, All-Knowing, All-Powerful God, who created all good things. Maintain inner peace. Give praise and gratitude to God for all the blessings of life. God is Everywhere and Eternal. Live with moderation and balance in this world. Your body is God's temple, so keep it in good condition. Always live by the Golden Rule. Help others and be charitable. Do no harm. Be patient. Respect others and don't judge them, unless their choices will harm the innocent. Be honest and merciful toward others. Acquire wisdom and knowledge to help you accomplish your goals. Use effort, persistence and discipline to help achieve your goals. Step away from the religious radicals and hotheads, on all sides, and the world's religions are not so different, are they? This book can be opened to any page, and it will show that the different conceptions of God around the world are very similar. It is recommended for everyone, religious or non-religious.