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Spirituality and the Awakening Self

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

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

"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.

Read an Excerpt

Read an Excerpt

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 People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

What renowned spiritual directors, authors and scholars are saying about David Benner's new book.

Waking Up: A Q&A with David Benner

Waking Up: A Q&A with David Benner

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.

Also by Benner: Soulful Spirituality

Also by Benner: Soulful Spirituality

"Anything David Benner writes is worth reading, and this is no exception. Read and be fed with real food!"—Richard Rohr

Being and Becoming: Learning from the Mystics

Being and Becoming: Learning from the Mystics

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.

Book Club Roundtable

Awaken Yourself

Awaken Yourself

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.

A Guide to Firsthand Experience with God

A Guide to Firsthand Experience with God

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.

The Not So Big Faith

The Not So Big Faith

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.

The Awakening Self and the Awakening Community

The Awakening Self and the Awakening Community

By Bruce G. Epperly

We need an awakened nation, and people committed to awakening the spirit of interdependence at every level of our society.

Unfolding, Defined...

Unfolding, Defined...

By Susan Sevier

Change is hard. And, as Dr. Benner points out, true transformation is even harder. But not impossible...

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