The spiritual soul has no concept of religion, it only knows spirituality - this is the objective for humanity and the Higher Power.
Religious beliefs have created rifts among humanity for millennia, segmenting us into factions, each confident in their exclusive path to the divine.
Transcending religion doesn't imply discarding it or the valued traditions it encompasses. Instead, it proposes a fresh perspective that unites humanity around a common spiritual purpose. By viewing life through the lens of the spiritual soul, we can grasp what the divine has consistently sought from humankind.
Instead of entrenching ourselves in religious exclusivity, this work proposes a new paradigm where the lines between social, religious, and political differences are blurred. The response to exclusion is inclusion. The inclusion of different faiths, different cultures, colors, nationalities, sexual orientations, and beliefs all merge to create a fantastic tapestry of vibrant colors that make up humanity centered around a single goal - increased spirituality to realize a divine plan for humanity.
“By prioritizing spiritual altruism over strictly ritualistic religious practices, we find enriched ways to connect with the Divine and also embrace inclusivity over division.”
Kindness, Compassion, Restraint, Mercy and Justice; these are the attributes of our Spiritual souls.
Blending fiction with reality, this book intertwines concepts of spiritual living through the journey of Adam and Esther (a fictional couple based upon the true experiences of an interfaith family). As an interfaith and interracial pair, they navigate the treacherous waters of racism and exclusion, confronting prejudices both within their families and the larger communities they inhabit.
Delving into humanity through the lens of the soul and spirit, this work seeks to discern the
desires of a higher power for mankind. Unshyingly probing the soul's inner dynamics and its sway
towards both love and hate, it confronts topics like religion, love, sex, hate, and death, even
questioning the higher power's expectations of humanity. Ultimately, it suggests a novel
framework for moving beyond religious constructs to embrace an ultimate form of spirituality.
This is a revolutionary work that suggests a framework that transcends entrenched religious division and proposes to break down the barriers of seclusion and blur the lines of social, religious, and political differences. The response to exclusion is inclusion. The inclusion of different faiths, the inclusion of different cultures, colors, nationalities, sexual orientations, and beliefs all come together to create an amazing tapestry of vibrant colors that make up humanity centered around a single goal - increased spirituality to realize a divine plan for humanity.
“When we substitute the destination for the path, we are losing sight of the objective of religion and dividing humanity based on exclusive religious practices.”
"No single religion can claim exclusive rights to God, nor can any assert that they offer the "only path" towards salvation."
Unless you have a passion for religion or spirituality, books delving into these topics can be challenging to connect with. Gideon skillfully weaves a fictional married couple, Adam and Esther, embodying all the struggles and triumphs of interfaith marriage. Through their heartfelt journey, this book vividly illustrates how genuine human connections prevail over the confines of religion. It's a powerful testament to the enduring significance of our shared humanity and the beauty of embracing diversity. 'Transcending Religion to Find Spirituality' is a transformative work that transcends religious boundaries, offering a profound vision of unity and spirituality for all.
Gideon Paull's Transcending Religion to Find Spirituality is a welcome and necessary guide through what can be the maze of contemporary religious thought. From his vast knowledge of scriptures from the Jewish bible as well as the ideas of the two souls, Paull's book is a powerful companion to modern spirituality.
Based on Paull's life experience, the book adds remarks from John Wesley, Sigmund Freud, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. It is worth reading (and re-reading) as the kaleidoscope of ideas provides inspiring and meaningful thoughts for today.