At a time when religion is frequently seen as a cause of prejudice or violence, or as irrelevant to our most pressing personal or global concerns, the eternal truths of a truly inclusive spiritual wisdom have never been more badly needed - or more urgently sought. In this exciting and highly engaging book Stephanie Dowrick invites us to go way beyond our usual ambitions for psychological insight or spirituality. Weaving personal stories of sacred seeking with an inspired vision of life's possibilities, she shows how 'the sacred' becomes meaningful in today's world through perspective and behaviour - and especially through the ways we think about and treat other people, and care for ourselves. Here is a book that invites a deepened engagement with all of life, including the transcendent. It offers greater confidence, gratitude and a renewal of courage and hope as well as peace of mind. It also goes straight to the heart of some of our most complex contemporary dilemmas: identity, relationships, suffering, meaning and purpose, the desire to heal and connect rather than harm.
Practical and serene as well as richly hopeful, Seeking the Sacred offers a profound, affirming conversation about life that is inspiring, generous and unconditionally inclusive.