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Gathering the Presence of the Divine In You, Through You, and As You
By Janet Conner
"This profound but practice-based book is a joy to recommend! It surely represents a new and needed wave in spiritual teaching, where teachers like Janet Conner are not afraid to speak of divine intimacy—yet in a way that is far beyond mere sentiment—and which invites the reader to actual experience. Water is good, but Janet changes it into intoxicating wine."
—Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., author of Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and many more
"My favorite part of this book is its celebration of paradox. With her succulent writing, joyful spirit, and refreshing vulnerability, Janet Conner expertly guides us into a sacred relationship with all that is. She is not prescribing easy answers; she is inviting us into the living mystery, which is love, which is, as it turns out, who we really are."
—Mirabai Starr, translator of Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Julian of Norwich, award-winning author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
"Janet Conner's Soul Vows is a mirror reflecting the Presence that is you. You don't so much read this book, as peer into it and allow it to show you what you already know and who you already are. You won't be disappointed."
—Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent
"This is a wonderful book, gracefully & wisely written. Anyone on a spiritual path will learn a great deal from it."
—Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
"With elegant, graceful, poetic prose, Janet Conner shows herself again to be one of our most gifted spiritual writers. This book is like the song of the soul ... a fascinating and inspirational glimpse into one woman's evolving understanding of the spiritual path – the journey that merges the profane with the Sacred ... the human world with the Divine. The greatest insight this book offers is the realization that we – all of us – come from Love and ... ultimately ... return to Love. There is no other origin ... no other destination ... no other place to be."
—Ramananda John E. Welshons, author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart
"In Soul Vows, Janet Conner has provided seekers with a sure, rich and deeply fulfilling path to spiritual advancement and genuine knowingness. It is one thing to hold a theoretical sense of the Divine, and quite another to open to immersion in the Indwelling Beloved. I invite you to feast upon and savor the wisdom and practices within this powerful book, for you will be lavishing yourself in the exquisite possibilities of your True Nature!"
—Dr. Roger Teel, Senior Minister, Mile Hi Church, author of This Life is Joy
"Janet Conner has written a beautiful-yet-practical book that is no less than a map to discover our mystical heart. In Soul Vows, she illuminates the way, step by step, so that we can learn to listen and trust our own still small voice, guiding us to our deepest union with Life. Read this book and you will discover the path that leads to the Divine within."
—Joel Fotinos, author of My Life Contract
"Like the sun's sacred vows to give this earth warmth and
life, so too should each heart love all creatures. May this
new book by Janet Conner help unfurl the wings of many.
May blessed words, as they can, complete us. Discovering
the Presence that makes the atoms dance will reveal our
own astounding beauty and a wild, holy, majestic giving
like the mountains and the sky."
—Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling translator of Hafiz, Rumi and other poet saints, The Gift, Love Poems from God, I Heard God Laughing, Purity of Desire and more
"Janet Conner's Soul Vows teachings have been a gateway to my mystical self, an initiation to a sacred journey of feeling grounded in the Earth while connected to the Divine. This book takes you on a life-changing escapade of finding your inner truths and powerfully infusing yourself with them daily. Janet is an extraordinary story-teller and spiritual teacher—there is no one quite like her—and this book is rich with creative connections and discoveries, as Janet takes you deep into your self-awareness and your relationship with divinity. Janet masters the complex and then gives you her synthesis and the specific keys to the Kingdom. Opening this book is like lifting the lid on an ancient Treasure Chest, full of sacred secrets and invitations. My gratitude to Janet and her wisdom is infinite and I will be buying a case of Soul Vows to share with everyone I care about. This book will absolutely become a spiritual classic for all time."