Sam Keen is one of today's most respected thinkers. Known throughout religious and philosophical circles alike, he has spent his life asking the "big questions." In his new book, Keen approaches the questions:
- What does religion offer us in today's world?
- How has religion failed us?
- Must we choose between religious fundamentalism and atheism - or is there a hopeful alternative?
- How can religion address the challenges and violence we face every day?
- What role does our loss of appreciation for the sacred play in these events and how can we rediscover it?
- How can we create a religion that is a source of hope, that brings reverence and compassion back to life, and is thus a powerful force of positive change in the world?
Surprisingly, the answers are not missing, only forgotten. In thought-provoking prose, Keen reminds us that these answers lie at the heart of religion - in our understanding of the sacred - and shows us how to access them. by recovering the experience of the sacred we may renew our own relationship with God and discover the religious commons we all share, ending the differences that have divided Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists.