The Six Spiritual Practices are a new formulation of a very old set of teachings and disciplines. If you apply them regularly, you will have more energy and vitality, more focus, more compassion, more clarity, and more joy. And these effects will ripple outward into your marriage and family, your parenting, your workplace, your friendships, your neighborhood and city. These practices will change your life and transform your community. They will connect you and the people around you to Purpose, the experience of belonging to something infinitely greater than ourselves.
"Here is a book that provides practices that will awaken your heart and help us all to ventilate the world with tenderness." --Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Plot: This uplifting and wholehearted guide to spiritual living offers a consistent, clear, and highly readable structure.
Prose: The author writes with warmth, ease, and intimacy--the veritable equivalent of sitting with the parish priest over coffee.
Originality: This work is very much in keeping with familiar formulas found in self-help titles purporting to possess a key to acting with compassion and purpose. The book's mysticism may strike readers as overly general in nature.
Character/Execution: Readers who take the book's instruction to heart, may indeed discover incremental improvements in their interpersonal relationships. The “masters of the Egyptian desert” stories do little to enhance the book's overall credibility or resonance.
Date Submitted: October 01, 2019