The Soul's Religion

The Soul's Religion This Long Awaited Companion Volume To The Bestselling Care Of The Soul, Is Thomas Moore At His Most Provocative, Celebrating The Mystery Of The Spiritual And Rejecting Simplistic Paths To Religious Vision.In The Soul S Religion Moore Goes Beyond The Precepts Of Tradition And External Religious Practice To Show How Readers Can Find The Spirit Moving In Everyday Life In This Challenging And Comprehensive Revisioning Of Religion And Spirituality, Moore Provokes The Reader To Reimagine How A Rich And Personal Spiritual Life Can Be Within The Grasp Of Every Seeker.

10 thoughts on “The Soul's Religion

  1. says:

    This was a delicious book and one I will return to for reflections There were so many things written that, as I age, I found extremely important regarding spirituality Moore writes like music and was a joy to read.

  2. says:

    I borrowed this book from the library on a whim and found it actually pretty good I haven t read his other books, and can t exactly remember much from this one, but the one thing that I think made it completely worthwhile was his notion about how we read spiritual texts and puruse spirituality to better embrace the mystery and not to understand it I feel as if I want to KNOW what it all means, and for it to be concrete, but really we sho...

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    confessionI wish Thomas Moore was my dad.Oh I know, he s not so very much older than me, but his tender wisdom, dispensed with such tolerance and care his warmth and sense of playfulness and above all his attentive appreciation of the other, are all qualities children need to blossom into confident, creative and capable adults.If he was my dad he might have been able to offer me some spiritual guidance,and guaranteed lively conversation at the dinner table that would have pre empted the heavy silences punctuated by meaningless chatter that so stultified my soul and ruined my digestion.That said,can I be trusted to give a useful account of this book I think so.The fact that I love TM and loved this book does not outweigh my opinion that, while introduced as a sequel of sorts toCare of the Soul Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life,comparing the two,SR lacks somewhat in complexity,intensity and impact In a seven star sysyem I would give a 6 in the GR system, 4 will have to do.TM certainly does a thourough job of cataloging contemporary dissillusionment with organi...

  4. says:

    Each time I sat to read this book, I felt like I was wearing a warm and fuzzy blanket Moore writes from the heart For someone who is a seeker, his writing is a welcome and supportive addition to my journey.

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    I find it difficult to fairly evaluate this book It was on the whole very good, though at times I found it to get bogged down That may be my own struggle with what I found to be some inconsistencies in Moore s thought around monasticism, which I found to be a bit idealistic at times especially for someone who left the monastery Considering the book as a whole, he seems to drift a bit on the issue of religious authority and at times almost contradicts himself ...

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    Our capacity to see through the imperfections of Religion that is accessible only to the imagination schooled in the sacred My favourite author He walk this time with religious activities about some absurd perceptions of practices and thoughts Any amount of change may destroy the concept of religion.If we go deep you may look so muc...

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    The Soul s Religion Thomas MooreCultivating a profoundly Spiritual Way of Life A companion to Care of the Soul.HarperCollinsThe Soul s Religion is essentially a rendition of Thomas Moore s personal journey through and towards spirituality.He touches again and again upon his birth given religion, Catholicism, but stands apart from it, open to the entry of other forms of spiritual understanding While he is willing to acknowledge the shortcomings of Catholicism, he appreciates also the modes of worship and philosophical outlook it provides.The Soul s Religion offers a refreshing advocacy of the allowance of mystery into our lives, in combination with the idea that no belief or spiritual outlook should be fixed Moore invites the reader to an openess of mind and heart and he encourages the exploration of the material world as a mode of living spiritually.Thomas Moore s willingness to be wrong makes The Soul s Religion a gentle invitation to explore our own beliefs about the meaning of life ...

  8. says:

    Moore s other books, Care of the Soul and Soul Mates were much better than this one This book has an airy quality to it, I never feel quite grounded while I m reading it However, one quote impressed me in the way it spoke to my life practicing therapy was my spiritual practice an...

  9. says:

    This was not my favorite of his books Moore always has a keen insight, a comforting word, a guiding story, and he never comes across as pedantic There were lots of great thoughts in this book too, but somehow it didn t cohere for me I ended up distracted and had to force myself to finish it ...

  10. says:

    In general this book isn t quite doing it for me There are insights I appreciate and that provoke thought, but there s something didatic about the tone that often doesn t sit well I find myself thinking about Rachel Naomi Remen s books and appreciating the modesty of her approach to similar themes.

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