Spirituality and the Awakening Self
The Sacred Journey of Transformation
by David B. Benner
"David Benner is a trusted companion, who helps us navigate the complex possibilities of personal awakening, of becoming more than we are, of movement beyond changed behaviors into changed being."
—John Kiemele, founder and executive director, Selah Center
"Being human is a lifelong journey of becoming." Read more about the new book on the sacred journey of transformation by psychologist and spiritual guide David G. Benner.
By David G. Benner
"God is not absent. It is we who fail to notice divine presence. It's all a matter of awareness." Read an excerpt from Chapter One.
What renowned spiritual directors, authors and scholars are saying about David Benner's new book.
In this new interview, Dr. Benner reflects on the deeper meaning of transformation, “waking up” and why we resist it, and who his favorite mystic of all time is.
"Anything David Benner writes is worth reading, and this is no exception. Read and be fed with real food!"—Richard Rohr
By David G. Benner
Contrary to popular opinion, Christian mystics are surprisingly relevant to modern life and their message is much more practical than usually realized.
By Tony Jones
Benner’s book is significant for those of us who are drawn to mysticism but are also chastened by our training in the sciences.
By Carl Gregg
Brenner points toward a mature mysticism which leads not to alienated, navel-gazing narcissists, but to a deep sense of interconnectedness and union with others, with Creation, and with God.
By Jana Riess
If religion is about claiming truth (and, for some people, holding a monopoly on truth) transformation is about being possessed by Truth with a capital T.
By Bruce G. Epperly
We need an awakened nation, and people committed to awakening the spirit of interdependence at every level of our society.
By Susan Sevier
Change is hard. And, as Dr. Benner points out, true transformation is even harder. But not impossible...