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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher (April 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585427063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585427062
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for  THE ART OF BEING:

"May this book be your special friend, an introduction to Power and Presence...the essence inviting you to be you."
—Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, Agape International Spiritual Center

"If you are seeking more peace, presence, and calm comfort, this book must accompany you on your journey."
—Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, Author of the New York Times best seller, If Life Is a Game, These the Rules: Ten Rules for Being Human

"If you want to close the gap between your humanity and your divinity, read The Art of Being."
—Walter Starcke, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Double Thread

Praise for Your (Re)Defining Moments:

“In Your (Re)Defining Moments, Dennis Merritt Jones wisely guides his readers into a joyful exploration and discovery of their Original Self that was shot out of eternity into this three-dimensional world to deliver their gifts, talents, and skills as only they can.”
 —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning: A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential
 
"This noble work is filled with truths that can take your life to a new level. Dennis Merritt Jones brings a wealth of experience, insight, and vision to the table. His thoughtfulness and eloquence speak loud and clear."
 —Alan Cohen, author of Relax into Wealth
 
“In Your (Re)Defining Moments, Dennis Merritt Jones offers a compass that leads us inward to the authentic Self, that unique spark of Life we were the moment we were born. Dennis reminds us that we still are that unique being and proves it by giving us clear, practical, loving guidance on how to courageously bring our authentic Self to daily life. When you read this book you will embark on the journey of becoming who you were born to be.”
 —Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, MCC, author of the New York Times-bestseller If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules
 
“Each of us has been created for the purpose of fitting into a divine mosaic that works in perfect harmony with everyone and everything else, and the next major expansion of consciousness on this planet will inevitably occur when we as individuals embrace our own nature and begin working with each other and the physical world with an attitude of cooperation and reverence. It is this truth that is so evidently present in Dennis’s new book, Your (Re)Defining Moments.”
Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual Living
 
“Here is a book for those who have read the books, done the workshops, but still sense their own epiphanies are simpler, deeper, closer. If personal identity as we have come to know it is a socially constructed wilderness, Dr. D. paves a direct path through the classic conundrums of consciousness—the sovereign Self of western civilization, the transcendent No-Self of mysticism and the east, and the pristine Now Moment that thrives only in our choice to honor its worth.”
Dr. Barbara E. Fields, executive director of the Association for Global New Thought, director of Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, director of The Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, former program director of Parliament of the World's Religions
 
Your (Re)Defining Moments is a powerful antidote to aimless and hollow living. Dennis Merritt Jones has crystallized a path of awakening to free us from the trance states of limiting personal assumptions and inauthentic purposes. Reading this wonderful book is like a deep caress...a precious homecoming with the miracle and magic seeded in each of our souls.”
Dr. Roger W. Teel, Spiritual Leader at Mile Hi Church in Denver, Colorado
 
“Dennis Merritt Jones's newest work, Your (Re)Defining Moments, makes the powerful distinction between personal discovery and personal 'uncovery.' Ours is not a journey forward but a vertical plunge inward to what has always existed. Liberating and gloriously written, Your (Re)Defining Moments is a treasured contribution to a welcomed renaissance in spiritual literature.”
Dr. David Ault, author of Where Regret Cannot Find Me
 
“Through personal anecdotes and probing questions to the reader, Your (Re)Defining Moments gives us access to an engaging self-study on the nature of being and how to live a thoughtful and authentic life.  Dennis Merritt Jones’s down-to-earth style and direct approach to spirituality makes reading this book enjoyable and soul-satisfying.  Balanced with sincere kindness and a gentle sense of humor, this book takes on big ideas such as redefining original sin, re-examining the pursuit of happiness, and admitting we have to let go of some of the past, to make room for what can be.  Dennis’s latest book confirms why I have been a longtime fan of his writing: it’s inspiring, thought provoking, and encouraging.”
Edward Viljoen, author of The Power of Meditation
 
Your (Re)Defining Moments offers a most compelling and convincing opportunity for us all to remember who we have come here to be.  In this book, Dennis Merritt Jones brings a gift of extraordinary insightfulness to everyone who seeks spiritual awakening.”
Rev. Dr. John B. Waterhouse, president of Centers for Spiritual Living
 
“You could spend a lifetime searching for your authentic Self, and defining who you are. Or you could read Dennis Merritt Jones’s beautiful new book Your (Re)Defining Moments and be gently fast-tracked through the process. Life begins with each moment, with each choice. This is an easy one.”
Lissa Coffey, celebrity lifestyle and wellness expert and author of What’s Your Dharma: Discover the Vedic Way to Your Life’s Purpose
 
“Dennis Merritt Jones’s writing reminds me of a cashmere blanket—warm and comfortable without being too heavy. This book encourages the reader to rework their lives without being preachy or overly challenging. A perfect read before bed.”
Rev. Kathianne Lewis, DD, Senior Minister & Spiritual Leader, Center for Spiritual Living
 
Your (Re)Defining Moments by Dennis Merritt Jones is a must read for everyone on the spiritual path.  He is a true Spiritual Master who graciously shares his wisdom, allowing it to unfold in your own mind as gently as a rose opens to bloom. Dr. Jones has written a modern, 21st century guidebook for seekers of truth and students of spirituality. I predict this book will be used as curricula by many teachers.”
Chris Michaels, author of The Power of You
 
Your (Re)Defining Moments...is an amazing book! Dennis Merritt Jones is masterful, guiding us to a deep state of soul remembrance. He reminds us that we were born to be fully expressed and that each moment is an opportunity to choose greatness.”
Cynthia James, author and speaker

Praise for THE ART OF UNCERTAINTY:

"The Art of Uncertainty inspires and provides practical tools that can benefit all."
—Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul
 
“With The Art of Uncertainty, readers can chart a course for learning how to live in the "I don't know" while maintaining a sense of inner-peace and optimism. This simple but beautifully wise and practical book is a gem. Don't step into the unknown without it.”
—Claudia Abbott, Science of Mind magazine

“With warmhearted clarity and transcendental common sense, Dennis Merritt Jones addresses the complexities, obstacles, joys, and ultimate fulfillment of walking the spiritual labyrinth home to the True Self. This is a book to read, reread, practice and embody.”
—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation~Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential

“Masters throughout the ages have taught us to come to the edge of our current belief system and take a leap of faith beyond the known...If you are ready to expand your vision of a life worth living this is a book you will want to read.”
—Gay Hendricks, author of The Big Leap

“Dennis' new book arrives with divinely right timing in my life and in the life of anyone contemplating next steps. How good it is to have this guide to leaning wholeheartedly into the mystery of change and walking in faith toward the full expression of one's potential.”
—Dr. Kathy Hearn, Community Spiritual Leader, United Centers for Spiritual Living
 
“Dennis Merritt Jones is a brilliant and gifted teacher. His newest work is not only insightful, but gives great tools for each of us to live a life of joy: No Matter What!”
—Mary Morrissey, author of No Less Than Greatness

About the Author

Dr. Jones had a multifaceted career prior to joining the ministry in search of his “purpose.” That process led him to focus the past twenty-five years in the human potential movement and the field of spirituality as a minister, teacher, personal coach and lecturer. Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones has written what those in the field are referring to as “A guide to conscious living.” Spirituality is simply the art and practice of consciously being spiritual. THE ART OF BEING is a user friendly manual to help you become acutely aware of how to live more mindfully on a day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment basis and thus create more peace and happiness in your life – and, in the lives of those around you. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Dennis Merritt Jones has been involved in the human potential movement and the field of spirituality for the majority of his life as a teacher, author and keynote speaker. His most recent award winning book is "The Art of Uncertainty ~ How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It." Jones is also the award winning author of "The Art of Being ~ 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life" and "How to Speak Science of Mind." Dennis writes a free weekly MindfulPurpose E-Message available through his website, www.DennisMerrittJones.com, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post.

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I read this wonderfully, inspiring book every day!
Judie Mitchell
Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones is the leader of a New Thought community called One Spirit, in Simi Valley, CA.
Sande ash
A must for anyone who wishes to improve their life and live a more spiritually.
C.B.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sande ash on April 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Seldom have I been so excited about sharing a book with you. For so many reasons!

First, the subject matter totally enthralls me. I have been a Metaphysical `seeker' for 25 years now, & I still get so jazzed when I read material that hits the mark and nails the message. This one does that for me.

Secondly, the 101 chapters are concise little vignettes or tomes of wisdom, each less than 2 pages long. (Think James Patterson here). Which, to today's busy reader, means that you can grab a chapter at any convenient moment and meditate on that message throughout your day. That is exactly how I have enjoyed the book this week. Normally, I attempt to sit & complete a book for review in one fell swoop. However, reading Dr. Jones' book was like having dessert at all hours of the day. So of course I wanted to stretch out that experience.

After each chapter is a section called `Mindfulness Practice' which challenges you to put the lesson into everyday life practicum. And I found those gems to be the icing on the cake. Some were easier to do than others, but always they caused me to reflect and dig within just a little deeper.

Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones is the leader of a New Thought community called One Spirit, in Simi Valley, CA. He is a teacher, leader and facilitator of this growing community. More can be learned about him on his website [...]

You will be excited to know that soon `The Art of Being; More Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life' will be released.

I always share my favorite parts of a book with you, and more than a few of the 101 `ways' jumped out at me. I particularly was impressed with Chapter 20; `Just Give It All Up'. The idea that surrendering ourselves to the Higher Power, is literally `giving it UP'.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Azarchi on April 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The Art of Being is a practical guide to meaningful spiritual practices that help us recognize the divinity that has always existed within each of our beings. Dr. Jones provides "Mindfulness" practices in the back of each chapter that help bring this recognition into our consciousness. My wife, daughter and I are now reading it together for the third time. Each time we read a chapter, we find something new and inspiring. I highly recommend it, it can be life transforming.
Stuart Azarchi
Hamilton, NJ
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. O'NEIL on April 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have been a fan of Dennis Merritt Jones for many years and I have found this book to be inspiring and offers people practical ways in which to redirect their thinking. As a universal community we can all use Mr. Jones teachings as a guide in which to look at things in a "different", more helpful light without feeling like the task is impossible. One is given the tools in which to open their minds and hearts with his mindfulness practices without feeling overwhelmed. Fantastic for people who are "searching" as well as others who have already "found".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jude Smith on June 25, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have never before been motivated to post a review on Amazon. However, as the facilitator of a series of 6 week book studies on the topic of spirituality, with The Art of Being having been our latest study, I felt motivated to write due to the overwhelming and unified positive response of participants. Previous to this study, we engaged in a 6 week discussion of Eckhart Tolle's book, A New Earth. Since The Art of Being is a collection of essays centered around the topic of being present and living on purpose, it seemed like a natural next title, for Jones's book takes the principles identified so well by Tolle, and applies them, through essays followed by mindfulness practices, to real life. With the language given to us from A New Earth, we joyfully were able to use the essays in The Art of Being to springboard into marvelously rich discussions concerning relevant applications to every day life. The Art of Being allowed A New Earth to come alive for this group. It took principles of being and turned them into practice, and turned our group from being a class, to being a "sangha" (As Jones describes), or a spiritual community. It is a book whose value grew with each visit. In the words of one of the participants, comparing our last two studies, "Reading A New Earth was like enjoying a fine meal. Reading The Art of Being was like finishing with a delectable dessert."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on April 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have not heard one word out of Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones that is not only brilliant, but very relevant to living a life today on purpose. This book is a must read if you want to get more out of your existance each and every day!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenpo-Jujitsu Teacher VINE VOICE on December 6, 2009
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This is quite a nice collection in one book. It is well written and has applicable items for anyone working on their spiritual development.

I have been reading a chapter a day, reflecting on it, and putting the ideas into practice as best I can.

I am looking for other works by the author at this time...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judie Mitchell on May 26, 2009
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I read this wonderfully, inspiring book every day! I simply flip open to any page and allow all the wisdom from the pages to envelope me in PURE, Peaceful Energy!! I was given the miracle of listening to Dennis in person at one of his many lectures and the same Energy comes through in his written word. This book will change your life forever when you practice with Intention and Embrace this spiritual guide to feeling God's Presence within and understanding your Truth which summons Peace, Hope, Wisdom and Love!
Namaste,
Judie Mitchell, CLC
Certified Spiritual Life Coach
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