July 9, 2024

The Way: Meaningful Spirituality for a Modern World

Author: Larry Jordan
Amazon Rating: 4.2
Genre: Religious/Non-Fiction
Price: $3.99   FREE (Price may have changed. Last verified on 7/9)
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The Way integrates religion and science and reconciles Eastern and Western worldviews, confirming with the mystics and the scientists that everyone is related, and everything is connected.

This book recognizes the perennial philosophy that underlies many spiritual traditions. Reading The Way is like having a cup of coffee with Bart Ehrman, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Albert Einstein.

The book has a “theory of everything” feel to it. Like a TED talk, it is deeply personal with broadly universal themes.

The Western worldview is based on separation. In the Bible, everything is separated, light and dark, land and water, animals and people. In church, people are separated too, clergy and laity, men and women, straight and LGBTQ+ people.

The Eastern worldview is based on Oneness. The mystics and the scientists see the world this way too. Any perceived sense of separation between ourselves and others is illusory. In the East, God is “a part of us,” not “apart from us.”

The first half of the book deconstructs an old belief system based on dualistic Christian theology. The deconstruction is interesting, not angry or judgmental.

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