Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Review: Desperately Seeking Spirituality by Meredith Gould

I have a new book review up at The Englewood Review of Books. This time around I review Desperately Seeking Spirituality by Meredith Gould. An excerpt:

Early in Desperately Seeking Spirituality, Meredith Gould writes, “Annoying reminder: spiritual awakening is a process, not a one-time enlightenment event” (7). There is so much to this quote that captures the book’s essence.

First, “annoying reminder.” You will not find here the typical air of reverence, awe, inspiration, and peace that characterizes most books on prayer and spiritual practice. As Gould notes from time to time and as the title indicates, spirituality is not a simple thing to nurture and pursue and it can and does feature moments of confusion, frustration, and irritation.

Read the rest at the Englewood Review of Books.