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Seeking the Sacred :  Transforming our view of ourselves and one another - Stephanie Dowrick

Seeking the Sacred

Transforming our view of ourselves and one another

By: Stephanie Dowrick

Paperback | 25 October 2010 | Edition Number 1

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An inclusive and open exploration of our connection with something greater than ourselves and our search for the spiritual - a provocative and accessible read for those making up their own minds about God, faith, spirituality, and the nature of belief in 21st-century life.

Imagine the world we would live in if we dared to see all of life as sacred - unconditionally.

At a time when religion is increasingly seen as a cause of prejudice and division, or as irrelevant to our most pressing concerns, the eternal truths of a genuinely inclusive spiritual wisdom have never been more urgently needed or sought.

In Seeking the Sacred, Stephanie Dowrick invites us to go beyond cultural divisions and religious clich and to discover what makes our lives sacred, satisfying and meaningful. Weaving personal stories - including her own - with an inspired vision of life's most healing possibilities, she shows how the sacred can transform the way we understand and value life, changing forever how we interact with others and care for ourselves.

This is a book for the spiritually curious as well as those already engaged with the deeper questions.

Richly hopeful and encouraging, Seeking the Sacred unravels some of our most complex contemporary dilemmas and speaks to the heart of our deepest yearnings.

About The Author

Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, is the author of a number of books including five number one bestsellers, including Intimacy + Solitude, Forgiveness + Other Acts of Love and Choosing Happiness: Life + Soul Essentials. Her most recent book is In the Company of Rilke. Stephanie has been writing the 'Inner Life' column in Good Weekend (Sydney Morning Herald and the Age) since 2001 and contributes more generally to the Age and the Herald. She travels widely in Australia and overseas to give workshops, talks and retreats on a variety of contemporary issues. Born in New Zealand, Stephanie lived in Britain for many years where she was the founder of The Women's Press. Since 1983 she has lived in inner city Sydney with her family. She is a trained psychotherapist and an ordained interfaith minister. Stephanie Dowrick is also an ambassador and motivational speaker for Breast Cancer Network Australia and an Adjunct Fellow with the Writing + Soci.