God on Your Own - Finding A Spiritual Path Outside Religion

God on Your Own - Finding A Spiritual Path Outside Religion

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After spending eight years in a monastery, Joseph Dispenza walked away from his life as a monk and the religion of his youth in search of a different kind of spiritual path. Outside the confines of organized religion, Dispenza was able to create a spiritual life that gives direction and meaning to all he does and all he is. God on Your Own is written for anyone who has left (or is thinking of leaving) organized religion but wants to continue on a spiritual path. Written by noted author and retreat leader Joseph Dispenza, this book provides a spiritual road map for those who want to make the transition from conventional religion toward a richer and more satisfying direct relationship with the Source, without rules, dogmas, or doctrines. Throughout the book, Dispenza offers wise, compassionate guidance, speaking as one seeker to another. He has made this journey himself, gleaning spiritual truth from across traditions and practices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 15mm | 404g
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0787983128
  • 9780787983123
  • 554,915

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Joseph Dispenza and I have much in common. We know monastic life firsthand, and we know Christian theology. When we were very young, something stirred to turn us, toward an unknown spiritual focus; though the forms shifted over the years, the path of seeking is intact. I admire many elements in his story, especially his willingness to pursue intuition in service of his unique spiritual destiny. He takes the spiritual life seriously and yet wears it lightly.
--from the foreword by THOMAS MOORE

Dispenza offers a thoughtful, openhearted, profoundly humane vision of authentic spirituality lived outside the walls of conventional religion. He shows how, through honest, persistent seeking, we can open to the direct experience of the sacred, beyond belief.
--DEAN SLUYTER, author, Cinema Nirvana: Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies

Every now and then a book nourishes our deepest and often unstated need. For those of us stepping out from organized religion, learning to incarnate the divine and to discern the deeper meaning of all great mystical revelation as sovereign persons, this book is literally a God-send! We are taken on a journey to spiritual freedom and fulfillment as a personal revelation. It's a remarkably good book.
--BARBARA MARX HUBBARD, president, Foundation for Conscious Evolution

A piercingly honest look at humanity's weakest condition, belief. In this work, Joseph Dispenza stokes the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual drive within each of us to know God and not surrender ourself to some dogma of belief. An oracle work in which readers will be challenged to know their calling, define their life, and live on purpose.
--DAVID A. MOREHOUSE, David Morehouse Productions
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Table of contents

Foreword, by Thomas Moore. Introduction: Taking Back Your Soul. PART ONE: BEGINNING. 1. A Larger Picture. 2. Beyond Religion. PART TWO: SEEKING. 3. Sacred Skeptic. 4. Beliefs. 5. Discernment. 6. Obstacles. PART THREE: BUILDING. 7. Detachment. 8. Innocence. 9. Responsibility. 10. Peak Experience. PART FOUR: BEING. 11. Service. 12. Heaven on Earth. Afterword. Bibliography. The Author. Index.
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Review quote

"...sound, intelligent reflection." (Publishers Weekly, February 27, 2006)
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About J Dispenza

Joseph Dispenza is the cofounder of LifePath Retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he writes and is in practice as a spiritual counselor. Dispenza is an acclaimed author of numerous articles and books including The Way of the Traveler and Live Better Longer. He is a former university professor and monk who lived a monastic life for several years.
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