Having spent 35 years studying interfaith teachings, Lozoff speaks with a humble authority, drawing upon the wisdom of Buddhism as effortlessly as he quotes Saint Paul or recounts stories from Judaism. As a seeker, he knows what it takes to sustain a spiritual practice, which is why half of his book is devoted to this crucial task. Although he offers practical advice, he never falters into a superficial "how to" voice. Rather, Lozoff uses a spiritually mature narrative to demonstrate how life can be a meaningful process, instead of "a climb to the top." Essays include a practice for facing fears, mantras for everyday life, and a prayer of humility.
Where the first half of the book addresses the "Inner Journey of Communion," the second emphasizes "The Outer Path Toward Community." Considering his life work, such as offering spiritual guidance to prisoners, it is not surprising that Lozoff gives equal time to living a life of service. Starting with understanding one's life calling, and moving through commitments to loved ones and the greater world, this section sings with intelligence, nudging us beyond practice and into a life worth living. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Glad I found this one-it's a life-changer. Bo Lozoff was a good and faithful servant to the world-and he will be missed on this plane and he evolves on for all of us!Published 2 months ago by Douglas S. Haight
There are practices from different spiritual/religious traditions that give meaning and structure to a person's life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by annette kahmann
Reading the book for the a second time! I really enjoyed it.Published 5 months ago by Denise Keinonen
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in helping those who have been or are presently incarcerated. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Juanita Bailey
I gave the book this rating mainly because it 'gelled' for me. There was -- and still is -- an earlier hard-back edition in our local public library in the Religious / Self Help... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard L. Roberts
love love love ALL Bo's books read so far! LIFE INSPIRING, life changing just cannot say enough good about this authors books.Published 9 months ago by chaz
If your open to ideas for living a better life this book was the best Ive read and used. Covered new ideas and gave steps to practice in a way I was able to apply. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. L. Herzer
I'm enthralled with this book and it's practical compassionate approach to making one's life more meaningful. I love the prayers.Published 19 months ago by Arlene Ball
This is a powerful book with tools to live a better life with more love for all living things. Children need to be appreciated, not praised. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Carole