Book Title: When 'Spiritual but Not Religious' is Not Enough
Author: Lillian Daniel
Format: Hardback | 224 pages
Publication Date: 14 Feb 2013
People find it comfortable and convenient to create their own version of God-but can they really face the God who created them? The phrase "I'm spiritual, but not religious has been used so much as a blanket statement of faith that it has become a cliche. Some users have been damaged by particular traditions; others cannot settle for just one. Often "religious people" - especially if they are open-minded and progressive themselves - don't know how to respond. Lillian Daniel answes the dilemma with real, compelling stories of what a life of faith can truly be: odd, wondrous, God-soaked and worth trying. Here are people looking for God in the midst of everyday life, unashamed to be "religious" in the full and wonderful sense of the word. Private "spiritual life" keeps people self-focused and vague, depriving them of centuries of careful religious thought, current debate, and most importantly, a community of support. It is not remarkable to see God in sunsets and mountaintops; what is remarkable is to find God in the midst of fallible human beings.
When "Spiritual but Not Religious" is Not Enough is the book for people who want to find God in nature and in other weird places: prison, airports, yoga classes, committee meetings, and even the weirdest of all places, the local church.