I was excited to find a book on writing as a spiritual practice written from a Jewish perspective. As it turns out, the book draws from a wide range of faith traditions for inspiration and reflection. The exercises are good and would facilitate both spiritual growth and improvements in your writing, although how the latter happens isn't spelled out. The overall emphasis of the book (moving beyond self to Self--relinquishing the ego) I found a bit strange. That's not to say I don't think it valuable; I just believe that spiritual growth always entails seeing the self in a broader human context--community, faith, history, tradition--and that writing necessarily connects us beyond the individual to others and the Other. So: Good exercises, odd theory.Writing-the sacred art Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice
Published on August 13, 2012 15:12 • 115 views
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