SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

The Way of Gratitude: A New Spirituality for Today

Random. May 2020. 240p. ISBN 9780525511410. $26. REL
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Guengerich (senior minister, All Souls Unitarian Church, New York; God Revised) pens a guide for those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious,” promoting gratitude as a way to create a more fulfilled life. Guengerich’s personal understanding of the problematic theological narrative is shared through stories from his formative years of being raised in the Conservative Mennonite Church. His spiritual journey and metamorphosis of belief outlined within these chapters assist seekers who question their own faith, or lack thereof, to find empowerment within a gratitude practice. This book provides a framework into the practice with exploratory chapters offering insight on why and how giving thanks can be a transformative spiritual practice.
VERDICT A broad range of readers will appreciate Guengerich’s concise blend of spirituality and self-help, with a bonus of poetry and contemplative quotes from his “First Light Meditations” guide.

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