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The Source of Miracles: 7 Steps to Transforming Your Life Through the Lord's Prayer Paperback – Bargain Price, November 9, 2010
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Kathleen's unique style of historical fiction combines unprecedented field research with inspired storytelling. Her books have sold over a million copies and are published in almost 40 languages while appearing in approximately 80 countries.
Her first non-fiction work, The Source of Miracles, is a life-changing handbook about prayer and spiritual practice which was influenced by Kathleen's studies of Catharism in France. It was chosen by Oprah's book editor as a holiday gift selection in 2009.
Kathleen has just released her first ebook in her series, Legends of the Divine Feminine, based on the provocative Scottish folktale, THE BALLAD OF TAN LIN. This series is a unique hybrid of fiction and non-fiction, with each featuring a novella followed by extensive author's notes on the history, research and inspirations and how each tale brings us to a new understanding of what the Divine Feminine means to us today. A percentage of all profits from theis series are donated to charities supporting women and children (see below for details).
Kathleen is currently at work writing her fourth full-length novel, The Boleyn Heresy, an explosive and previously untold account of Anne Boleyn's heretical education in France. These lost years of Anne Boleyn have been thoroughly researched in multiple languages, using sources inexplicably ignored by most Tudor scholars, to provide an exciting and controversial account of the infamous queen who changed the world.
Kathleen is a dedicated activist, and commits a portion of her time and royalties to organizations that protect women and children from the horrors of human trafficking and sexual slavery. She has teamed with The Emancipation Network and Made by Survivors to fund and participate in programs which provide shelter and safety for victims of abuse, and raise awareness of this global epidemic. Visit www.MadeBySurvivors.com to see how you can join Kathleen in saving lives.
Kathleen shares her life with her partner, author Philip Coppens, and her three sons in the US and Europe.
Top Customer Reviews
For one, McGowan's methodology is not based on new age philosophies that are so new that if they were human beings, they could not get a drink in a bar. Instead, hers is based on the Lord's Prayer, coupled with one of the most remarkable creations of medieval Europe: the Chartres labyrinth.
The Lord's Prayer is recited by billions of people, but most Christians recite it without thinking. That is where almost all go wrong: Jesus taught the prayer to this followers for a specific reason and McGowan has reshaped the prayer to its original format: a step by step process through which people can reflect on their daily life and activities, work through the challenges, leading to fulfilment and happiness.
What makes the book unique is that McGowan was also able to identify that this teaching was present within the Chartres labyrinth - in retrospect an obvious conclusion, seeing that the labyrinths in the Gothic cathedrals of Europe were specifically created for such ends: they were mini-pilgrimages, which would provide insight and transformation to the user.Read more ›
The author continues 'I am about to introduce you to the most powerful tool for changing your life-and changing the world-that you will likely ever encounter. However, there are a few disclosures and guidelines that you need to be aware of here at the onset. There is a hard fact that we have to deal with up front, so here it is:there is no such thing as instant gratification in the world of the spirit. Real change requires real effort and dedication. This is not 'fast-food' spirituality like so many of the techniques that have become popular recently. Those instant manifestation programs may make you feel good by satisfying your initial hunger, but they will ultimately leave you nutritionally deprived and bloated a few hours later, rather like a double cheeseburger and hot apple turnover washed down with a thirty-two ounce bucket of soda'.
So be forewarned this is a book for mature adults who want to develop the discipline needed to realize that prayer often teaches us, over time, the difference between what we think we want and what we need. In some ways this book reminds me of another favorite book Write It Down, Make It Happen:Knowing What You Want And Getting It by Henriette Anne Klauser. Buy both books and improve your life.
This book is not preachy or judgemental in any way. Instead, Kathleen provides her readers with tools to help us along our own spiritual journeys. I found the steps to be very helpful in my own life and reflected a great deal of what I already believed to be the core of my spirituality.
I was so impressed by this book that I purchased many copies and gave them to my dearest friends as gifts.
If you choose to purchase this particular book I hope you find it as helpful as I did.
I do like her idea of using the "six petals of the rose" as a correlation to the Lord's Prayer and I think that is useful. However, I found myself too impatient to take the time to do exercises she includes which, according to some reviewers, is an important aspect of the book.
If you like reading first hand stories you will probably enjoy the book since the author includes many events from her life as she outlines the main concepts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wonderful book! I've been saying The Our Father since I was a young child. Now after reading this book I say the prayer with so much more understanding and reverance. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Lord's Prayer has given me a whole new understanding and acceptance of what happens in this world.
I know there is a reason for many of these atrocities that take place. Read more
What a great read. Recommended by my minister and this book has changed the way I look at life. Give as gifts to family and friend's and it is well received. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ellen yetz
We are using this book in our Rebekah Circle as a study guide. I ordered these for our new members.
We are only half way throught the book, but we are enjoying it very much.
Sometimes you find something that is timely for "right now." This book was that for me. I have used the ideas
and found them very instrumental in my life.