More About the Author
Author, speaker, thinker, interfaith activist, and spiritual teacher. Dr.McSwain's message is candid, but respectful of all spiritual traditions, as well as humorous and uplifting. He speaks in Roman Catholic parishes, mainline Protestant churches, in Evangelical congregations as well as to company employees and corporate leaders in a variety of venues. His message inspires people to achieve their highest purpose in life and to enjoy a spiritually-connected and balanced life. His public speaking covers a broad range of topics including generosity, interfaith dialogue, spiritual formation, ethics, ecology, and social justice.
The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God
In this his most recent book, author Steve McSwain summons a new kind of spirituality--one that truly connects people to God and to each other, regardless of race, nationality, or faith.
The survival of humanity is at stake," writes McSwain. "Virtually every conflict--between nations, religions, even between people within the same religion--has been the inevitable consequence of the narcissistic notion in practically every religion that assumes, 'We're right; You're wrong!' 'We're in; You're out!' 'We're the chosen ones; You're not!' Such insanity must end, if humanity is to survive."
The Enoch Factor is a disarmingly candid memoir on how misdirected religion has become, including Christianity. It calls for an end to religious dogmatism and fundamentalism and the consequential crisis of faith that is driving millions to question lifelong beliefs, to change religions, or to abandon faith altogether.
More than a personal odyssey, The Enoch Factor is a testament to the possibility of a spiritual awakening, one that genuinely transforms the human condition. With fresh insights into the teachings of Jesus, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and New Age thought, Dr. McSwain shows readers how to experience a spirituality beyond the distinctions and divisions that have divided people and religions for eons. It is in The Enoch Factor that readers discover what the author describes as "the sacred art of knowing God."
Not just another book about God...but an eloquently written masterpiece..."
- Janet Pfeiffer, four-time award-winning author of The Secret Side of Anger
"Confrontational, challenging, even radical...this book sits at the bleeding edge of modern religious thought."
- Ryan Warnberg, Producer, Sony Records, New York
"A book you may want to argue with from start to finish...but be warned: you may learn how to walk with God."
- E. Glenn Hinson, Christian Historian and Theologian
"If you want a no holds barred assessment of organized religion...you'll find it here."
- Frank R. Hatfield, Retired Public School Superintendent
"The Enoch Factor makes me hopeful for the future of faith."
- Joseph Phelps, Minister
The Giving Myths: Giving then Getting the Life You've Always Wanted
Widely regarded by leaders from virtually every branch of Christianity as one of the most thought-provoking books on generosity and Christian giving ever written. "Most books simply rehash the same worn-out methodology, theology, or rationale for living a generous life and of giving," wrote one reviewer. "The Giving Myths, on the other hand, is fresh, creative, and takes the issue of generosity straight to its Source."
The author questions the most common myths about giving, such as "Give and You'll Get Rich" and "Tithing is the Standard for Giving." Then, he guides readers to an inner experience of spiritual transformation, the secret to becoming a generous person. Since its publication, Dr. McSwain has made dozens of radio and television appearances and has accepted numerous invitations to host seminars, conferences, and to deliver speeches on the subject, "Giving, then Getting the Life You've Always Wanted."
Dr. McSwain's Mantra for Living is:
"Receive everything as a Divine gift to you;
Learn from everything as your gift to yourself;
Live what you learn as your gift to the world."
Steve holds a doctorate and, for twenty-plus years, he was a senior minister in some of America's largest churches. For more than a decade now, he has crisscrossed the country delivering his interfaith message and speaking to and inspiring individuals, organizations and religious audiences to...
"Achieve their dreams of faith;
Aspire to live an abundant and generous life; and, to
Awaken to their spiritual identity and destiny in this world."