Spiritual But Not Religious

Author: Robert C. Fuller
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195146806
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Fuller traces the history of alternative spiritual practices in America including astrology, Transcendentalism, and channeling.

Belief Without Borders

Author: Linda A. Mercadante
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199931003
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A dramatic rise in ''nones''—individuals without religious affiliation—has taken place in less than two decades. Many of these people are seekers who self-identify as ''spiritual but not religious (SBNR).'' In Belief without Borders, theologian Linda Mercadante, once an SBNR herself, sets out to find them and let them speak for themselves.

When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough

Author: Lillian Daniel
Publisher: Jericho Books
ISBN: 1455523100
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The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality--but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion? Minister and celebrated author Lillian Daniel gives a new spin on church with stories of what a life of faith can really be: weird, wondrous, and well worth trying. From a rock-and-roller sexton to a BB gun-toting grandma, a church service attended by animals to a group of unlikely theologians at Sing Sing, Daniel shows us a portrait of church that is flawed, fallible--and deeply faithful. With poignant reflections and sly wit, Daniel invites all of us to step out of ourselves, dare to become a community, and encounter a God greater than we could ever invent. Humorous and sincere, this is a book about people finding God in the most unexpected of places: prisons, airports, yoga classes, committee meetings, and, strangest of all, right there in church.

Life S Too Short To Pretend You Re Not Religious

Author: David Dark
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899421
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For many of us, the word "religious" immediately evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? David Dark argues that it's not that simple. The ease with which we put the label on others without applying it to ourselves is an evasion, a way of avoiding awareness of our own messy allegiances. Dark writes: "If what we believe is what we see is what we do is who we are, there's no getting away from religion." Both incisive and entertaining, Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious combines Dark's keen powers of cultural observation with candor and wit. With equal parts memoir and analysis, Dark persuasively argues that the fact of religion is the fact of relationship. It's the shape our love takes, the lived witness of everything we're up to for better or worse, because witness knows no division. Looking hard at our weird religious background (Dark maintains we all have one) can bring the actual content of our everyday existence—the good, the bad and the glaringly inconsistent—to fuller consciousness. By doing so, we can more practically envision an undivided life and reclaim the idea of being "religious."

Being Spiritual But Not Religious

Author: William B. Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351607057
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In its most general sense, the term "Spiritual but Not Religious" denotes those who, on the one hand, are disillusioned with traditional institutional religion and, on the other hand, feel that those same traditions contain deep wisdom about the human condition. This edited collection speaks to what national surveys agree is a growing social phenomenon referred to as the "Spiritual but Not Religious Movement" (SBNRM). Each essay of the volume engages the past, present and future(s) of the SBNRM. Their collective contribution is analytic, descriptive, and prescriptive, taking stock of not only the various analyses of the SBNRM to date but also the establishment of a new ground upon which the continued academic discussion can take place. This volume is a watershed in the growing academic and public interest in the SBNRM. As such, it will vital reading for any academic involved in Religious Studies, Spirituality and Sociology.

My Spirit Is Not Religious

Author: Tina Sacchi
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614483698
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My Spirit is Not Religious: A Guide to Living Your Authentic Life, is an inspirational guidebook designed to assist people in transitioning from lifelong traditional religious beliefs that have constricted their lives and behaviors to spiritual beliefs that are innate to their beings. My Spirit is Not Religious also benefits those people that have no religious background but may be experiencing societal religious pressure or those people who are not affected by religion and want to connect with their own spirituality and their inner essence NOW.

Relig Ish

Author: Rachelle Mee-Chapman
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827203039
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When it comes to religion, "choose one" is no longer your only option. You can be spiritual-but-not-religious or not particularly religious at all-yet still have a robust system of beliefs and values that guides you. Creating your own set of eclectic spiritual practices is not a sign that you are a faith-less person but rather a faith-ful person responding with honesty to an increasingly expanding world. If faithfully attending church isn't helping you live out your values in everyday ways, becoming relig-ish may be the answer! Rachelle Mee-Chapman's new book Relig-ish will help you: Create a set of spiritual practices that fit into your daily life and honor the things you value most. Develop right-fit spiritual practices for yourself and your family outside of going to church. Shake off harmful religious messages and embrace truths that won't damage yourself or your soul. Build bridges towards your religious family members by identifying the common values that are the bedrock beneath your beliefs. Discover that your soul is not at risk and you are not lost in your wondering, wandering post-church world.

Spiritual But Not Religious

Author: Reid B. Locklin
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814630037
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Can spirituality be separated from "the complications of religious institutions"? Convert and theologian Reid Blackmer Locklin thinks not. Combining personal experience with insights from Hindu and Christian traditions, Locklin offers "Spiritual But Not Religious?," a guide to institutional commitment in a world characterized by religious pluralism.

Keeping The Faith Without A Religion

Author: Roger Housden
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622031652
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A Compelling Exploration of the Emerging Secular Spirituality What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to be rational. "Faith is not the same as belief," writes bestselling author Roger Housden. "A nonreligious faith allows us to live with uncertainty, change, and mortality—to embrace life in all its sublime beauty." For the many who self-identify as "spiritual but not religious," Housden’s book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to blind dogmatism or nihilistic scientism. He invites us to investigate: Faith and belief—how our hunger for certainty and easy answers impedes the growth of a mature spirituality Guidance for building a personal faith based on your own inner experience How faith in life’s uncertainty can lift us through hard times—even when we know there are no guarantees Love, joy, and beauty—what these experiences can teach us about the intelligence of the universe Today, many of us seek a new approach to spirituality that honors both the rational and the mystical in equal measure. With Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, Roger Housden offers a guidebook for free-thinking seekers—an inspiring call to step beyond the need for one absolute truth and trust ourselves to the unfolding of our singular, extraordinary life.

The Sovereign Soul

Author: Kaite McGrew
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452555699
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Independently spiritual women can often feel alone in their "religions of one," without the structure to support spiritual growth, or the foundation that faith needs to flourish. Without the support of organized religion, it can be hard to make time, create space, cultivate tradition, or build community so faith can deepen. The Sovereign Soul: A Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Woman's Guide to Living a Soul-Centered Life speaks to those challenges and walks the independently spiritual woman through the process of re-discovering her unique relationship with her Sovereign Soul, and then building her life around that relationship. A step-by-step system of practical exercises and activities to: * Serve your Sovereign Soul's mission with great satisfaction and joy * Create a successful and reliable spiritual practice you can count on * Identify your real needs and meet them in soulful ways * Transform your physical space with Soul-welcoming changes * Release the barriers to a Soul-centered life peacefully, with ease * Experience time in a way that is satisfying and meaningful * Build your spiritual tribe for community, support and inspiration Part guidebook, part love story, The Sovereign Soul: A Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Woman's Guide to Living a Soul-Centered Life is for all smart, soulful women who long to know themselves deeply but have not yet figured out how to shape a life that supports that. If you have been unable yet to collect energy around your spiritual journey, to bring that journey to the forefront of your life - if you think you have to choose between an organized religion and a hit-or-miss, back-burner kind of faith, then this book was written for you. Isn't it time to put your relationship with your Sovereign Soul first for a change, and call on the most powerful, present, loving part of you for a rich and meaningful life?