A religious leader and a leadership expert offer fresh strategies for spiritual renewal
In this beautifully written and necessary book, two prominent authors the Dean of San Francisco s Grace Cathedral and the President of the Center for Leadership Renewal deliver a timely antidote to the stressed-out, spiritually barren lives that too many people accept as the price of success. Their message is simple: by taking time out to give thanks for life s everyday pleasures and surprises we open ourselves to joy and wonder and plant the seeds for spiritual renewal. Organized around themes inspired by the four seasons of the year, the book starts with spring, exploring the gifts of creation, nature, family, and the importance of spring cleaning in every sense of the term. We move to summer, where we read about the healing power of play, the beauty of our five senses, and the importance of rest. In the autumn section, the authors discuss finding our own life story, feeding our minds, and taking transformative journeys. Finally, with winter, we read about the holiday table, friendship, changing the world, and ultimately, gratefully facing the reality of being mortal creatures who are alive now. "Seasons of Grace offers a cornucopia of practical advice, astute reflections, beautiful excerpts from literary and spiritual works, and moving true-life stories. It is destined to become a spiritual classic.
Alan Jones, PhD (San Francisco, CA), an Episcopal priest and the Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, is a well-known speaker and the author of many previous books, including "Living the Truth, "Passion for Pilgrimage, and "Soul Making.
John O Neil (San Francisco, CA), President of the Center for Leadership Renewal, has worked with clients such as AT& T, Accenture, and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, and is a fellow of the World Economic Forum. His previous books include "The Paradox of Success.
Diana Landau is a freelance writer.