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.
'A joyful, intelligent and compassionate work.' Liz Graham, Australian Yoga Journal
In this richly hopeful and encouraging book, Choosing Happiness author Stephanie Dowrick invites us to discover what makes our lives and relationships sacred, satisfying and meaningful. She demonstrates through moving personal stories-including her own-how a compassionate, more loving perspective will always support us. As crucially, she shows how we can feel safer, calmer and more confident as we increasingly understand and value our own lives and life itself.
'Seeking the Sacred offers great insight, inspiration and wisdom whatever your spiritual path.' Nova Magazine
'A thought-provoking book that will resonate with readers of any religious, cultural or philosophical background.' Kevin Mark, Australian Bookseller & Publisher
'Seeking the Sacred is beautifully written and extraordinarily insightful ... I think this is her best book so far.' Rosamund Burton, Good Reading
'Courageous and original, she asks the most difficult questions with enormous heart and intelligence. This is an intimate book, and a powerfully encouraging one, and I finished it braver than when I began.' Joyce Kornblatt, author of A Reason for Wings
About the Author
Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, has the rare distinction of writing critically acclaimed, much-loved best sellers. Her books include Choosing Happiness, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Creative Journal Writing, The Universal Heart, In the Company of Rilke, Seeking the Sacred, The Almost-Perfect Marriage and Everyday Kindness. Her most recent books are The Moon Shines Out of the Dark, a picture book for children illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, and the highly-praised Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love. Formerly a publisher (and founder of The Women's Press, London), and also a trained psychotherapist, Stephanie Dowrick writes and teaches on some of the most significant issues of our time. Her particular gift is anticipating readers' 'big questions' and writing about them in ways that are encouraging and transformative. She also writes widely in the Australian media. She was "Inner Life" columnist for Good Weekend Magazine 2001-2010, and has been a frequent guest on ABC Radio for many years. She was ordained in 2005 as an Interfaith Minister, is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, co-hosts the Universal Heart Book Club, is active on social media, and is a highly-regarded speaker and workshop leader in Australia and New Zealand. Since 2006 she has led popular, spiritually inclusive services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. In 2014 she will teach the Writers' Workshop for the Faber Academy.
'Courageous and original, she asks the most difficult questions with enormous heart and intelligence. This is an intimate book, and a powerfully encouraging one, and I finished it braver than when I began.' - Joyce Kornblatt, author of A Reason for Wings.